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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, chinook salmon and kokanee salmon at Trinity Lake in California.

Trinity Lake, CA

Located in the northwest part of the state in Trinity County, an easy drive from Redding, CA, Trinity Lake offers 16,500 acres of varied fishing opportunities. You can fish for both warm-water and cold-water species which both thrive in this picturesque, mountain lake.

Fish from shore, from a fishing boat, or rent a houseboat and take the whole family fishing. Hailed an excellent bass fishery - especially smallmouth, you can also fish for hand-size bluegill or monster trout and salmon. There are plenty of places to camp around the lake, and convenient places to launch a boat.

Primary fish species residing in Trinity Lake.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures
Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Chinook salmon Kokanee salmon

Trinity 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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Fishing Boat Rentals

Trinity Alps Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoons
530 410-2354

Trinity Lake Resort & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
530 286-2225

Marinas

Trinity Alps Marina
1 Fairview Marina Dr
Lewiston, CA 96052
530 410-2354

Trinity Lake Resort & Marina
45810 State Highway 3
Trinity Center, CA 96091
530 286-2225

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bowerman Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, north side, off Guy Covington Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Clark Springs Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Ranier Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Fairview Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Fairview Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Minersville Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Granite Peak Road, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Stuart Fork Public Boat Ramp
Located on the west side of the lake, off Highway 3, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Tannery Gulch Lake Access
Located on the west side of the lake, off Tannery Gulch Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Trinity Center Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, west side, off Mary Ave, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Tannery Gulch Campground - 530 275-8113

Hayward Flat Campground - 530 275-8113

Bushytail Campground - 530 275-8113

Ackerman Campground - 530 275-8113

Trinity Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Trinity Lake
Trinity Lake Resorts & Marinas
45810 State Highway 3
Trinity Center California 96091
530 286-2225

 

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Trinity Lake in Northern California.

Excellent smallmouth bass fishing in northwest CA.

Fishing at Trinity Lake, in California.