Santa Cruz (CA) Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in Santa Cruz (CA)

Brown Trout,  Largemouth Bass,  Crappie,  Bullhead,  Rainbow Trout,  Smallmouth Bass,  Steelhead Trout,  Bream/Bluegill,  Carp,   and 5 more

Santa Cruz (CA) Fishing by Water Type

Lakes: 60   Rivers/Streams: 667   Reservoirs: 117   Others: 203   All: 1,047

Santa Cruz (CA) Fishing Spots

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Santa Cruz (CA) Fishing Licenses

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit California Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the Fishing Spot is open to the public, and respect all signs indicating private property or restricting access.

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For those interested in fishing Santa Cruz's lakes, reservoirs and streams, there are some excellent choices including Meder Creek, Wilder Beach and Cowell Beach. Whether you're fishing for Striped Bass, Crappie or Green Sunfish, or one of the other fish found near Santa Cruz, we can tell you where to find them, how to bring them in, and who's having success. So get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spin casting gear out and find your new favorite fishing spot near Santa Cruz in state. All that, including links to your local fish and wildlife websites, records for a location, photos, videos, GPS coordinates for where the fish can be found, and much more.

Santa Cruz can be found in the great state of California. More specifically, it can be found at 36.9741172790527 and -122.0307998657227. Explore our pages and find your next fishing spot.