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Guide To Fishing At Lake Sonoma In Central CA

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Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and redear sunfish at Lake Sonoma in California.

Lake Sonoma, CA

Everything you need for water-related recreation is available at Lake Sonoma, a 2,680 acre lake, located in the northwest part of the state, only ten miles west of Cloverdale. This scenic reservoir has fifty miles of shoreline to explore, and it's loaded with fish. Bass, crappie, trout, catfish and sunfish all thrive here in good numbers and size.

Access to the shoreline for bank fishing is somewhat limited due to the terrain, but most campgrounds have areas available. The Lake Sonoma Boat Launch is located on the southwest corner of the lake at the bridge on Rockpile Road. A launch ramp is in the back of Yorty Creek, on the east side of the lake off Shady Lane. The Lake Sonoma Resort Area Marina has a boat launch ramp off Marina Road.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Sonoma

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Rainbow Trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish

Lake Sonoma Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Sonoma Resort & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoons
707 433-2200


Lake Sonoma Resort & Marina
4200 Skaggs Springs Rd
Geyserville, CA 95441
707 433-2200

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Sonoma Public Boat launch
Located on the east side of the lake, on the west end of Rockpile Road Bridge, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Sonoma Resort Area Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a California fishing license.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Liberty Glen Campground - 707 431-4533

Lake Sonoma Marina Campsites - 707 433-2200

Homestead Camp at Lake Sonoma - 877 431-4533

Loggers Campground at Sonoma Lake - 877 431-4533

Thumb Camp at Lake Sonoma - 877 431-4533

Cloverdale / Healdsburg KOA - 707 894-3337

Boat-In Campsites - 707 431-4533

Lake Sonoma CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Sonoma
Lake Sonoma Marina, Resort Area
4200 Skaggs Springs Rd
Geyserville, CA 95441
707 433-2200


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Lake Sonoma in Central California.

Fishing for bass, crappie, trout and catfish in northwest CA.

Lake Sonoma, in California.