^{This cheat sheet provides a quick index to regulations. For precise regulation on on individual species, please refer to the official document - 2022-2023 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations (PDF)}

- White Shark
- Green Sturgeon
- Giant Sea Bass (A.K.A. Black Sea Bass)
- Garibaldi
- Groupers - gulf and broomtail
- Rockfishes: bronzespotted, cowcod, yelloweye
- Salmon - ing (a.k.a. Chinook), pink, sock- eye, silver, and chum
- Steelhead (rainbow trout)
- Refer to Fishing Season Closure: [Southern], [Central], [San Francisco], [Mendocino], [Northern]

- Anchovy, northern
- Butterfish, Pacific (a.k.a. Pacific pompano)
- Herring, Pacific
- Herring, round
- Jacksmelt
- Mackerel, jack (a.k.a. Spanish mackerel)
- Mackerel, Pacific (a.k.a chub mackerel)
- Queenfish (a.k.a. herring)
- Sanddabs - all except Pacific (for Pacific sanddab see “Flatfish, Other”)
- Sardine, Pacific
- Sculpin, Pacific staghorn (a.k.a. bullhead)
- Topsmelt
- Tuna, skipjack
- Ratfish

- Barracuda
- Bass, Striped
- Bonito, Pacific
- Basses, kelp, barred-sand, and spotted-sand
- Cabezon
- Greenlings, A.K.A Sea Trout
- Scorpionfish. A.K.A Sulpin
- Halibut, California
- Lingcod
- Seabass, White
- Shark, Leopard
- Sheephead, California
- Sturgeon, White
- Yellowtail

- Smelt, surf
- Surf Perch, Generial. except Redtail Perch
- Surf Perch, Shiner
- Thornyheads
- Pacific Cod
- Codling
- Dolphin fish, A.K.A Dorado
- Flatfish, other
- Mudsucker, long jaw
- Prickback Monkey-face, A.K.A Monkeyface eel
- Rattail, A.K.A Grenadier
- Sablefish, A.K.A Black cod
- Sharks, spiny, dogfish, and soupfin
- Smelt, Surf
- Tuna, Albacore
- Tuna, Bigeye and yellowfin
- Ocean Whitefish
- Whiting, Pacific. A.K.A Pacific Hake
- Unspecified Flatfish
- Unspecified Finfish: White Croaker, Opaleye, Sargo, california, Lizardfish, etc

- Rockfish, Black
- Rockfish, Vermilion
- Rockfish, Canary
- Rockfish, Copper
- Rockfish, Quillback
- Marlin
- Rockfish, Bocaccio. A.K.A Salmon Grou er
- Sharks, sixgill and sevengill
- Sharks, blue, shortfin, mako, and thresher
- Swordfish
- Trout, other than steelhead
- Tuna, Bluefin

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**- Sec. 27.60(a) - size limit:
**28" total length / 17" alternative length.**- Sec. 28.25 - seasonal limit:
**-**

**prohibited**- Sec. 29.05(b)(1)

**prohibited**

- limit:
**2**- Sec. 27.85(b) - size limit:
**18 inches North of Pt. Conception. No limit at the South**- Sec. 27.85(c)(1) and (2) - seasonal limit:
**year-round**- Sec. 27.85(a)

- limit:
**10**- Sec. 28.32(a) - size limit:
**24" fork length or 5 pounds, but 5 fishes less than the limit may be taken**- Sec. 28.32(b) - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**5 combined**- Sec. 28.30(b) - size limit:
**14" total length / 10" alternative length**- 28.30(a) - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**10 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.28(b) - size limit:
**15"**28.28(c) - seasonal limit:
**year-round. Closed to boat Jan1-Feb28**- Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit: ? Sec. 1.39
- seasonal limit: ? Sec. 1.39

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a),**20 combined, 10 for individual species of Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, all skates, ratfish, all grenadiers, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead.**- Sec. 28.49(b)(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a),**20 combined, 10 for individual species of Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, all skates, ratfish, all grenadiers, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead.**- Sec. 28.49(b)(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit: Sec. 1.91(a)(11)
- size limit: Sec. 1.91(a)(11)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 1.91(a)(11)

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a), 28.49(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a), 28.48(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 28.48(a)

**prohibited**

- limit:
**10 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10.**- Sec. 28.29(b) - size limit:
**12"**- Sec. 28.29(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit: Sec. 1.91(a)
- size limit: Sec. 1.91(a)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51, and 28.48(a)

**prohibited**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 28.00

- limit:
**5 south of Point Sur, Monterey County; 3 at north**- Sec. 28.15(a) - size limit:
**22"**- Sec. 28.15(b) - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**1**- Sec. 28.20(b) - size limit:
**-**- Sec. 28.20(c) - seasonal limit:
**May 1 to 15, June 1 to 15, July 1 to 15, August 1 to 15, and September 1 to October 31; 25,220 pounds quota**- Sec. 28.20(a)

- limit:
**10 gallon, 100 pounds. ~520 fish**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit: Sec. 1.49
- size limit: Sec. 1.49
- seasonal limit: Sec. 1.49

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**2**- Sec. 28.27(b) - size limit:
**22"**- 28.27(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**1**- Sec. 28.50 - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b), 28.49(b)(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a), 28.49(b)(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit: Sec.28.28(b),28.29(b),28.55(b), Sec. 1.91(b)
- size limit: Sec. 28.28(c), 28.29(c), 28.55(c)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**10 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.55(b)(2) - size limit:
**-**Sec. 28.55(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**3 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.55(b)(2) - size limit:
**-**Sec. 28.55(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**10 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.55(b)(2) - size limit:
**-**Sec. 28.55(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**10 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.55(b)(2) - size limit:
**-**Sec. 28.55(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**1 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.55(b)(3) - size limit:
**-**Sec. 28.55(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**1 within Rockfish Cabezon, Greenling of combined 10**- Sec. 28.55(b)(4) - size limit:
**-**Sec. 28.55(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- prohibited

- limit: Sec. 1.91(a)(7)
- size limit: Sec. 1.91(a)(7)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 1.91(a)(7)

- limit:
**20 combined, 10 for individual species of Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, all skates, ratfish, all grenadiers, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead.**- Sec. 28.49(b)(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

**prohibited**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**5**- Sec. 28.54(b) - size limit:
**10"**Sec. 28.54(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**1 for south of Pt. Conception in 3/15-6/15; 3 otherwise**- Sec. 28.35(c) - size limit:
**28"**- Sec. 28.35(a) - seasonal limit:
**year-round**28.35(b)

- limit:
**3**- Sec. 28.56(b) - size limit: Sec.
**36"**- 28.56(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

**prohibited**

- limit:
**1 per species**- Sec. 28.41 - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**2 per species**- Sec. 28.42 - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**1 soupfin. 20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species of Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, all skates, ratfish, all grenadiers, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead.**- Sec. 28.49(b)(2)and(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**5**- Sec. 28.26(b) - size limit:
**12"**- Sec. 28.26(c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit: *20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species of Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, all skates, ratfish, all grenadiers, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead.** - 28.49(b)(3)
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**25 pounds combined**- Sec. 28.45 - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**1 per day; 3 per year**- Sec. 27.90(b) - size limit:
**40"-60" fork length**- Sec. 27.90(c) - seasonal limit:
**year-round. but see other regulation:**Sec. 27.90(a), Sec. 27.95 - report card required

**prohibited**

- limit:
**20, not including shiner surfperch; but 5 for San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay**- Sec. 28.59(c)(1) - size limit:
*10.5" for redtail. None for others*- Sec. 28.59(d) - seasonal limit: Sec. 28.59(b)

- limit:
**20 within 20 finfish combined**- Sec. 28.59(c)(2) - size limit:
**-**- Sec. 28.59(d) - seasonal limit: Sec. 28.59(b)

- limit:
**2**- Sec. 28.40 - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

**prohibited**

- limit:
**3**- Sec. 27.70(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**10 for Point Conception South; 25 for North. in addition to 20 finfish limit**- Sec. 28.38(a) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**2, in addition to 20 finfish limit**- Sec. 28.38(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**no limit.**- Sec. 27.60(b), Sec. 28.38(c) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a), Sec. 28.38(d) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a), Sec. 28.58(b) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a), 28.49(b)(3) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 27.20 through 27.51

- limit:
**10**- Sec. 28.37(a) - size limit:
**24"**- Sec. 28.37(b) - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**20 finfish combined, 10 for individual species.**Sec. 27.60(a) - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit:
**50 combined**Sec. 29.87 - size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.05(a) and (b)

- limit:
**3 per day, 18 per year**- Sec. 29.15(c) - size limit:
**7"**- Sec. 29.15(d) - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.15(a) and (b)
- Emergency regulations: season open in May, June, August, September and October.
- report card required

**prohibited**

- limit: Sec. 29.05
- size limit: Sec. 29.05(a) and (c)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 29.05(a) and (b)

- limit: Sec. 29.05(a)
- size limit: Sec. 29.05(a), 29.10(b), 29.20(a) and (d)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 29.05(a) and (b), 29.20(b)
- gear limit: No hydraulic hand pumps. 29.20(c)

- limit: Sec. 29.40(b)
- size limit: Sec. 29.05(c), 29.10(b), 29.20(d), 29.40(c)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 29.20(b), 29.40(a) and (d)

- limit: Sec. 29.45(b)
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.20(b), 29.45(a)

- limit: Sec. 29.25
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.20(b)

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- limit: Sec. 29.30
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.20(b)

- limit: Sec. 29.35(a)
- size limit: Sec. 29.05(c), 29.10(b), 29.20(d), 29.35(b)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 29.20(b)

- limit:
**10**- Sec. 29.85(a)(3) - size limit:
**5.75 inches**- 29.85(a)(7) and (c) - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.85(a)(1) and (2)(A) and (B)

- limit:
**35**- Sec. 29.85(b)(2) - size limit:
**4 inches**- Sec. 29.85(b)(3), and(c) - seasonal limit:
**year-round**- Sec. 29.85(b)(1)

- limit: Sec. 29.85(d)
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.05(a)

- limit: Sec. 29.90(b)
- size limit: 29.90(c) and (e)
- seasonal limit: Sec. 29.90(a)
- report card required

- limit: Sec. 29.86
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.05(a) and (b)

- limit: Sec. 29.55
- size limit:
**10 pounds** - seasonal limit: Annual quarantine issued by CDPH: no take from May through October. Biotoxin Information Line: 1-800-553-4133

- limit: Sec. 29.60(a)
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

**prohibited**

- limit: Sec. 29.70
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit:
**-**

- limit: Sec. 29.88(b)
- size limit:
**-** - seasonal limit: Sec. 29.05(a)