From the DFW website:
Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? What's that? You say you never learned to fish?
If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. CDFW offers two Free Fishing Days each year. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try. Some CDFW Regions offer a Fishing in the City program where you can go fishing in the middle of major metropolitan areas perhaps just a few blocks from your home. Fishing in the City and free fishing day clinics are designed to educate novice anglers about fishing ethics, fish habits, effective methods for catching fish, and fishing tackle. You can even learn how to clean and prepare your catch so you can enjoy it for dinner that night.
There it is, no fishing license required. However, it's $7 to park and $5 for a daily fishing permit at the lake. In July the catfish and Bass will be active in this area, so chicken livers and worms will be your best bet. If you get there real early in the morning you have a small chance to catch trout with worms or power bait.
If you do not have a fishing pole, tackle, or bait, please feel free to come as many of us have plenty of extra rods. Just comment below so we know how many extra to bring. We will be fishing all day long so drop in whenever you feel. There is cell phone reception here, so we can pass out phone numbers if you can't find us.
This area is just to the right of the boat launch area. There are picnic tables, BBQs, restrooms and even a little store extremely close by. This is a great cheap way to spend the day with the family outside at the lake, while introducing them to fishing.
I will be bringing charcol for the BBQs along with some hot dogs and hamburgers. If we want to grill up some fish we catch too, I will have fresh tortillas for some amazing fish tacos.
I hope to see you guys soon!