Visitors who like to fish can find many locations in Marin County for fresh and salt water fishing. Some of the popular places include the following:
China Camp State Park – This roughly 1,600-acre State Park on the east side of San Rafael has plenty of accessible shoreline fronting San Pablo Bay. Fishing from the park’s scenic points, as well as its historic pier at China Camp Village, is very popular, with anglers hoping to catch striped bass, sturgeon, halibut, and other species. A valid fishing license is required except from the pier, which doesn’t require a license. Best Address to Access is at China Camp Village Pier, 100 China Camp Village Road, San Rafael. Parking is $5.00. Open Daily from 8:00 a.m. til sunset. For more information, please visit www.friendsofchinacamp.org
McNear’s Beach Pier / Marin County Parks - Just east of China Camp State Park, this 55-acre county park allows fishing without a license from its substantial bayfront pier. It’s a good spot for halibut, striped bass, and sturgeon. Varieties of perch and shark are also present. Address: 201 Canterra Way, San Rafael
Parking is free and check the website for hours as they change seasonally. For more information on McNear's Beach, please visit here.
Fishing is permitted in all seven of the Marin Municipal watershed lakes. Licenses are required. Please call 415-945-1194 for current fishing conditions or visit www.marinwater.org.