A section of Salt Slough, accessed via the Elk auto tour route, is open to fishing by rod and reel from the bank daily year-round. Refuge visitation hours are 1/2-hour before sunrise to 1/2-hour after sunset (dawn to dusk). Common species include striped bass, crappie, and catfish. No boats are allowed. Please consult California fishing regulations for information on limits and other requirements. A valid California fishing license is required to fish on the refuge.