Merced River

Merced River is accessed from Merced via State Highway 140 to Mariposa.  From Mariposa, travel 15 miles on Highway 140 to the river.  The road parallels the river beyond this point.  Highway 140 receives heavy traffic to Yosemite National Park and anglers should only park in turnouts where their vehicle does not impede traffic.  Merced River is located within the California Department of Fish and Game’s Sierra District and various regulations depending on the river segment being fished. 

Within Yosemite National Park:  The season is open from the last Saturday in April through November 15 and only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.  The limit in this segment is 0 rainbow trout and 5 brown trout per day, with a possession limit of 10 brown trout.

 

From the boundary of Yosemite National Park (El Portal) to the Foresta Bridge:  Fishing season is open year around, using only artificial lures with barbless hooks.  The limit in this segment is 0 rainbow trout and 5 brown trout per day, with a possession limit of 10 brown trout.

From Forest Bridge downstream to Lake McClure:  The season is open from the last Saturday in April through November 15 with a limit of 5 trout per day and 10 trout in possession.  In this river segment, fishing season is open the remainder of the year with a day and possession limit of 2 trout.  





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