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Guide To Fishing At Lake Don Pedro In Central CA

AKA: Don Pedro Lake, Don Pedro Reservoir

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, chinook salmon, coho salmon and kokanee salmon at Lake Don Pedro in California.

Don Pedro Lake, CA

Long revered as a great lake for largemouth and spotted bass, Don Pedro Lake, aka Don Pedro Reservoir, is also home to a host of other fish species. This is a 13,000 acre lake, located in central part of the state with a marina, public boat launches, camping, picnic areas, and boat rentals.

Popular fish species include bass, trout, salmon, catfish and sunfish. With close to 160 miles of shoreline there is plenty of bank to fish, whether you fish from shore or from a boat. Bass, catfish and salmon weighing over a dozen pounds have come from this lake - with the lake record largemouth over 18 pounds.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Don Pedro.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Brook trout Brown trout Bluegill Sunfish Chinook salmon Coho salmon Kokanee salmon

Lake Don Pedro Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

Today's Weather & Forecast

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Don Pedro Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
209 852-2369

Moccasin Point Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoon boats
209 989-2206


Lake Don Pedro Marina
11500 Bonds Flat Rd
La Grange, CA 95329
209 852-2369

Moccasin Point Marina
11405 Jacksonville Rd
Jamestown, CA 95327
209 989-2206

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Fleming Meadows Boat Launch
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Bonds Flat Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Don Pedro Boat Launch
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Bonds Flat Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Moccasin Point Boat Launch
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Golden Chain Highway 120, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Fleming Meadows Campground - 209 852-2396

Moccasin Campground - 209 852-2396

Lake Don Pedro CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Lake Video

Contact Information

Lake Don Pedro
Lake Don Pedro Marina
11500 Bonds Flat Rd
La Grange, CA 95329
209 852-2369


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Lake Don Pedro in Central California.

Above average largemouth bass and spotted bass fishing in central CA.

Fishing at Lake Don Pedro, in California.