Originally Posted by pescador7
Im confused, i just read in the regulation hand book and it states
1.38. CLOSED SEASON.
That period during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks or crustaceans is prohibited.
It states that animals may not be taken and i wont be taking any, just doing C&R the way i see it is that i might be able to fish or unless the word TAKE also means catch. Very brief explanation on the season def.
If you still think you can fish and C&R on a closed stream, I'd highly recommend that you give your local Game and Fish department (or in your case ,Yosemite National Park) a call and get a reading from them first hand.