Guide To Fishing At San Luis Reservoir In Central CA
AKA: San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and striped bass at San Luis Reservoir in California.
Bragging size striped bass are caught with regularity at San Luis Reservoir, a 12,700 acre lake, located in the west central part of the state, 10 miles west of Los Banos. Just five miles off Interstate 5, this is an easy getaway for a weekend of boating, camping and fishing.
Bass, crappie, trout, catfish and bluegill inhabit the relative shallows of the fourteen miles of shoreline wrapping the lake. Stripers roam the deeper channels and ledges, many growing to trophy size. Lake levels drop and rise often, and the area can be excessively windy at times. Primary boating access is via the nice boat launch ramp and facilities at the Dinosaur Point State Park Entrance Station, on the west side of the lake on Dinosaur Point. A second boat landing is located at the Basalt Day Use Area in the southeast corner of the lake.
Primary fish species residing in San Luis Reservoir
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San Luis Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Dinosaur Point State Park Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Dinosaur Point Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Basalt Campground - 209 826-9709
San Luis Creek Campground - 209 826-1197
Medeiros Campground - 209 826-1197
Los Banos Creek Campground - 209 826-1197
Santa Nella RV Park - 209 826-3105
San Luis Reservoir CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
San Luis Reservoir
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
31426 Gonzaga Road
Gustine, CA 95322
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San Luis Reservoir in Central California.
General Fishing Info
Fishing for big striped bass in west central CA.