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California Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re considering a fishing trip to California, you have some great choices for lakes and other waterways throughout the state. Lakes and impoundments include Lake Almanor, Lake Berryessa, Clear Lake, Folsom Lake, Lake Oroville, Lake Shasta, Trinity Lake, Lake Camanche, The Delta, Lake Don Pedro, Lake McClure, Millerton Lake, Lake Nacimiento, New Melones Lake, Pine Flat Lake, Big Bear Lake, Lake Cahuilla, Lake Castaic, El Capitan Lake, Lake Hodges, Laguna Niguel Lake, Lower Otay Lake, San Vicente Lake, Lake Silverwood, Lake Skinner, Lake Sutherland and others.

Many of the lakes in California have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby. California is well known for excellent bass, crappie and trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of catfish, salmon, stripers and sunfish including green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redear sunfish, tilapia, warmouth and white bass which are plentiful in some waters.


USA Fishing - Northern California Fishing Reports

NorCal Fishing News & Reports

The Fish Sniffer
Current fishing reports, weather conditions, fishing news and fishermen photos.

Turner’s Outdoorsman Fishing Reports
Turner’s has partnered with Fishound to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date fishing reports for Southern California available on the Internet.

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

California fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived California fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

Considering a visit to California for a fishing trip? If you are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in California include Redding, San Jose, South Lake Tahoe, Susanville, Salinas, Santa Maria, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento and others scattered across CA, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of California fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in California.