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Whether casting off on saltwater or freshwater, California is teeming with fantastic fishing! Your angling adventure can be on a chartered fishing trip on the shores of the Pacific Ocean or in a fish-filled lake or river. Battle behemoths on a deep-sea fishing expedition or reel in some trout on Big Bear Lake. Monster bass inhabit Lake Casitas, Clear Lake, and the San Joaquin River while coastal California teems with salmon, seabass, yellowtail, and bluefin tuna. Enjoy the fruits of fishing at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, which is home to some of the country’s freshest seafood.
Featured Fishing Resorts and Lodges in California
At Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, remember to bring your rod, so you can do some catch-and-release fishing on the resort's private, spring-fed Alisal Lake, teeming with bass and bluegill! Plus, guided trips and fly-fishing lessons are also available!
With four alpine lakes - June, Gull, Silver, and Grant Lakes - just minutes away from Reversed Creek Lodge, fishing enthusiasts of all ages will truly find paradise right here. Head out on an unforgettable fishing excursion and make Reversed Creek Lodge your home base!
Fish for salmon on the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe, an angler's paradise! Chinquapin features two piers and a pier attendant to make your fishing trip even easier! Spend your day out on the water waiting for that trophy catch. If you're here with the family, it's the perfect place to teach the kids how to cast their first line!
Lake Tahoe combines some of the best fishing and scenery in all of California! Whether you're into fly fishing or looking to cruise the waters and fish out of a boat, it all can be done and there's a number of experienced and qualified guides to make it all easier! Your next trophy fish awaits in Lake Tahoe!
Situated on the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake, Tsasdi Resort is the perfect destination for fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Here, you have immediate access to the lake's endless fingers brimming with trophy trout, bass and kokanee salmon. Tournaments in the area draw die-hard fishermen from across the country to these abundant waters.
Seeking out a new setting to cast out a reel in hopes of mounting your next trophy fish? How about a retreat to The Ridge Tahoe where you can fish daily out of the world-famous Lake Tahoe. With visibility up to 75 feet below its surface, Lake Tahoe is home to more fish than you can comprehend!
Fishing in the Mammoth Lakes regions is known as some of the most challenging, yet most rewarding fishing you can do on the West Coast. Many of the local lakes, including Twin Lakes, Lake George and Lake Mary, are stocked annually with rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout. Find the perfect accommodation from Seasons 4 and make it your...
Use one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing charters to help ensure you find a hot spot full of lake trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. You can easily walk to the lake shore from many of the Tahoe Tavern properties, giving you the ultimate access your fishing paradise.
Bahia Resort Hotel, located in San Diego has some great fishing opportunities! So make sure your San Diego vacation includes a fishing charter out into the Pacific Ocean for some quality deep sea fishing. And don't worry if you're not an expert. The guides will make sure to take you right to where the fish are biting!
Lake Oroville is known as one of the best bass fishing lakes in western USA. When you stay with Lake Oroville Marina, you're right on the water for endless fishing adventures! The marina offers day boat rentals that make it easy to get out into the lake to cast your line. It's the perfect California fishing trip!
Trinity Lake offers the perfect place to test your angling skills. This northern California lake is renowned for its world-class bass and trout fishing. Grab the tackle, rent a boat or bring your own, and cast a line! Your next trophy fish awaits at Trinity Lake!
Located on the shores of breathtaking Lake Tahoe, Meeks Bay Resort & Marina is the perfect place to cast your line. Their full-service marina offers a variety of boat rentals to choose from for your fishing excursion, along with fishing charters and tours. The lake is teeming with many species, including the world-famous Mackinaw trout!
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