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Fishing At Folsom Lake In Northern CA

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, bream, green sunfish and kokanee salmon at Folsom Lake in California.

Not far from the Folsom Prison made famous by Johnny Cash, is the great fishery Folsom Lake. This is an 11,400 acre lake, intersecting El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento County. Nine boat launch locations make lake access easy for visitors with boats. Primarily reputed as a bass fishing lake, Folsom also offers good catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish and salmon fishing. Although the lake levels vary a lot, the lake recovers quickly and predictions are for high water levels extend into the future. Fishing from shore and kayak fishing are quite popular here.

Primary fish species residing in Folsom Lake.

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Sunfish Kokanee salmon

Folsom 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: YES

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area - 916 988-0205

Peninsula Campground - 916 988-0205

Loomis RV Park Campground - 916 652-6737

Folsom Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Folsom Lake
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 653-6995

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