San Mateo County (CA) Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in San Mateo County Area

Rainbow Trout,  Brown Trout,  Striped Bass,  Brook Trout,  Catfish,  Largemouth Bass,  Sturgeon,  Perch,  Smallmouth Bass,   and 10 more

San Mateo County Area Fishing by Water Type

Lakes: 7   Rivers/Streams: 103   Reservoirs: 16   Others: 45   All: 171

San Mateo County Fishing Reports

  "I fished by the rocks on the left of the lake. just drop a trout rig..." Water Dog Lake

  "Ride our bikes to the end of forest view dr. early in the am. I used a..." Spencer Lake

  "At the ends of the beach, there are fish usually. Perch, jack smelt, and..." Devils Slide Beach

  "flylined live hotdogs with 4/0 pink octo hooks and 300# mono. Lost a..." Coyote Point Yacht Harbor

San Mateo County (CA) Fishing Spots

San Mateo County (CA) Tackle Shops

San Mateo County (CA) Fishing Charters

Nearest Campgrounds

Kirby Cove Campground


Coyote Point Campground

Valley Springs 

Boat-In Sites Campground


Liberty Glen Campground


Local Hotel Rooms

San Mateo County (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.

More About San Mateo County (CA) Fishing

Whether you’re fishing for Whitefish, Largemouth Bass or Lake Trout, or one of the other fish found near San Mateo County, we can tell you where to find them, how to bring them in, and who's having success. So find your new favorite fishing spot near San Mateo County, and grab your favorite fishing gear. All that, including links to your local fish and wildlife websites, record catches for a location, photos, GPS coordinates for where the fish can be found, and so much more. So what are you waiting for? Pick a nearby city and get started.