Advisory for Fish that Migrate

American shad, Chinook (king) salmon, steelhead trout, striped bass, and white sturgeon caught in California rivers, bays, and coastal ocean waters

 

These fish (called "anadromous") travel up rivers from the sea to breed.  That is why you might catch them in different places--rivers, ocean, or bays.  This advice applies to these species caught in any of these water bodies, but NOT in lakes or reservoirs.