Guide To Fishing At Lake Mendocino In Northern CA
AKA: Mendocino Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and striped bass at Lake Mendocino in California.
Loaded with a nice variety of warm-water fish species, Lake Mendocino is a 1,920 acre reservoir, located in the northwestern part of the state, at Calpella. Striped bass are the big draw here as they are caught in good size and numbers. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are also favored species. Catfish, crappie, bluegill and sunfish also swim in these waters.
About ten miles of shoreline wrap this fertile fishery. Anglers choosing to fish from the bank can find plenty of places to wet a line. Boating access is available at the North Ramp by Kyen Campground off Highway 20, and at the South Ramp off Lake Mendocino Drive. Both are excellent launch ramps with plenty of parking and rest rooms. Fishing is not permitted at the boat ramps.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Mendocino
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Mendocino Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Mendocino North Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Marina Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Lake Mendocino South Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the north end of the dam, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Bushay Recreation Area Campground - 707 467-4200
Ukiah Mobile Home & RV Park - 707 485-1766
Bushay Camp Ground Little Bear Campsite - 707 467-4200
Miti Campground (boat access) - 707 467-4200
Lake Mendocino CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
95470, 1275 Marina Dr
Ukiah, CA 95482
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Lake Mendocino in Northern California.
General Fishing Info
Fishing for stripers and largemouth bass in northwest CA.