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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout and Eagle Lake trout at Eagle Lake in California.

Eagle Lake, CA

This cold-water fishery, offering rainbow trout and Eagle trout fishing is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy some good old trout fishing. Eagle Lake 24,000 surface-acre feet of natural beauty, located in the northeast part of the state, nearby Susanville, CA. Depending on weather conditions, the lake closes for winter in early winter and re-opens in late May.

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Eagle Lake, situated in the northeastern part of California, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake is famous for its trophy-sized trout, particularly the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout. These trout are known for their vibrant colors and impressive size, attracting anglers from far and wide. The unique environment of Eagle Lake, characterized by alkaline waters and abundant food sources, contributes to the growth and health of these magnificent fish.

Anglers at Eagle Lake can also target other fish species, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and catfish. The bass populations in the lake provide exciting opportunities for bass fishing, with both smallmouth and largemouth bass known for their fighting ability and impressive size. Catfish, particularly channel catfish, can also be found in the lake, adding to the variety of fishing experiences available.

Eagle Lake is not only a paradise for anglers but also offers a range of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The surrounding area provides opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing, allowing visitors to appreciate the natural wonders of the region. Additionally, the lake's pristine waters are perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding, providing a refreshing escape during the warmer months.

With its impressive trout population, diverse fish species, boating opportunities, and camping facilities, Eagle Lake stands as a top-tier destination for fishing and outdoor recreation in California. Whether you're an avid angler targeting trophy trout or simply seeking a tranquil camping experience surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Eagle Lake offers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of nature.

Primary fish species residing in Eagle Lake.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Rainbow trout

Eagle Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a popular activity at Eagle Lake, allowing anglers to explore the vast waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake has several boat ramps where visitors can launch their fishing boats, pontoons, and kayaks. The expansive surface area of the lake provides ample room for boating enthusiasts to enjoy their time on the water and search for their preferred fishing locations.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Eagle Lake Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoons
530 825-3454


Eagle Lake Marina
Boat Harbor Rd
Susanville, CA 96130
530 825-3454

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Eagle Lake Marina Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Boat Harbor Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Stones Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Stones Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping is a popular option for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of Eagle Lake. The lake offers camping facilities with designated campgrounds equipped with amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, there are options available to accommodate different preferences. Camping near the lake allows anglers to enjoy peaceful evenings, wake up to stunning views, and maximize their time on the water.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Eagle Lake RV Park Campground - 530 825-3133

Rocky Point East Campground - 530 257-0456

Christie Campground - 530 825-3212

Aspen Grove Campground - 530 825-3454

Eagle Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Eagle Lake
Eagle Lake Recreation Area
PO Box 1771
Susanville, CA 96130
530 825-3454


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Eagle Lake in Northern California.

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Fishing at Eagle Lake, in California.