Fishing Permit: No fees are charged at this time and no permits are issued. Registration is required each fishing trip to FHL.
Fished Species: Bass, bluegill, and catfish may be caught in FHL ponds and reservoirs.
Follow these steps to fish at FHL:
Purchase the appropriate CDFG license, tags, and stamps.
Review FHL (see FHL regulations section), and CDFG (http://www.dfg.ca.gov) regulations.
Call the Hunting and Fishing Information Line at (831) 386-3310 on Thursday evening for days of the week each pond and reservoir is open for fishing.
Anglers must register each trip with Environmental Division for access to Fort Hunter Liggett at either the Check Station registration window on weekends or the Environmental Division Office on weekdays.
Fishing registration hours are normally from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday and Tuesday, 7:00-3:30 Wednesday through Friday, 6:00 – 2:30 Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.
Present the following documents for registration:
a completed fisherman registration form (available at the check station or the Environmental office),
a valid California fishing license, and applicable tags and stamps, and
Check-in and check out is mandatory each time you fish.
Check into up to three (3) open ponds to receive a training area pass (one Creel Card per pond).
Report your harvest from each pond on the specific creel card for each pond.
Checkout is mandatory at the end of your trip, prior to leaving FHL. Return both copies (yellow and pink) of the Creel Card to the check station in the main door drop slot.
Minor fisherman may register when accompanied by an adult with photo identification.
Visitors: Each fisherman is allowed one non-fishing visitor.
FHL Regulation 420-26, Game Law Enforcement, summary -- All visitors must comply with FHL and CDFG regulations, (see at http://www.dfg.ca.gov).
Year round fishing is permitted in ponds and reservoirs and as military training allows.
The following reservoirs are open for fishing on FHL: Coleman, Milpitas (TA 2), Del Venturi (TA 9), Generals (TA 19), Hughes, Woodrow, El Piojo (TA 24), Twin Valley, (TA 27), and Gravel Pit (Cantonment).
Fishing hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset except for Gravel Pit where fishing is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week.