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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout and kokanee salmon at Huntington Lake in California.

Huntington Lake, CA

Picturesque scenery of green trees and blue skies surround this trout fishing paradise in the high mountains near Black Butte, CA. Huntington Lake covers 1,420 surface acres and is located sixty miles northeast of Clovis. Several marinas, three excellent boat launch facilities, lots of campgrounds, and multiple options for boat rentals make this a great get-away for vacation activities.

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Huntington Lake, nestled in the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, is a picturesque destination known for its exceptional fishing opportunities. Anglers flock to this beautiful alpine lake to cast their lines and try their luck at catching a variety of fish species. One of the most popular species in Huntington Lake is the rainbow trout. These feisty and vibrant fish provide thrilling fights and are highly sought after by anglers. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout to ensure a consistent fishing experience throughout the season.

In addition to fishing, boating, and camping, Huntington Lake offers a host of other recreational activities. The surrounding area is a paradise for hikers, with numerous trails offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and forests. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot various bird species and possibly catch glimpses of deer and other wildlife. Nearby, visitors can explore the scenic beauty of the Sierra National Forest or take part in water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and swimming.

With its scenic beauty, abundant fish population, boating opportunities, and camping facilities, Huntington Lake is a prime destination for fishing and outdoor recreation in California. Whether you're an avid angler seeking a peaceful fishing retreat or a nature lover looking to explore the stunning Sierra Nevada region, Huntington Lake offers a memorable experience for all.

Quality fishing is a bonus when fishing from shore, a kayak or a boat. Spring is an ideal time to catch big German browns, and fishing for rainbow trout is generally good all season.

Primary fish species residing in Huntington Lake.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Rainbow trout Brown trout Kokanee salmon

Huntington Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is a beloved activity at Huntington Lake, and the lake is well-suited for it. Anglers and boating enthusiasts can take advantage of the calm waters to explore the lake, access prime fishing spots, and enjoy water sports. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are welcome on the lake, providing options for different preferences. The lake offers boat ramps and rentals, making it convenient for visitors to launch their boats and embark on their fishing or boating adventures.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Huntington Lake Resort Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
559 326-6687


Huntington Lake Resort Marina
58730 Huntington Lake Rd
Lakeshore, CA 93634
559 326-6687

Rancheria Garage Marina
62311 Huntington Lake Rd
Lakeshore, CA 93634
559 893-3234

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Huntington Boat Ramp & Launching Site
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, north side, off Huntington Lake Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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Camping is a popular option for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility and natural beauty of Huntington Lake. The lake features several campgrounds equipped with amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms. Camping near the shores of Huntington Lake offers a serene setting and allows anglers to wake up to stunning lake views and enjoy peaceful evenings under the starry sky. It's the perfect opportunity to bond with nature and create lasting memories with family and friends.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Rancheria Campground - 559 893-2111

Deer Creek Campground - 559 855-5355

Gold Arrow Camp - 800 554-2267

Kinnikinnick Campground - 559 297-0706

Huntington Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Huntington Lake
Huntington Lake Resort & Marina
58730 Huntington Lake Rd
Lakeshore, CA 93634
559 893-6750


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