California Fishing Report, Tackle, and License Info

Fish Species found in California

Largemouth Bass,  Bream, Bluegill,  Rainbow Trout,  Smallmouth Bass,  Catfish,  Crappie,  Brown Trout,  Striped Bass,  Carp,   and 100 more

Bodies of Water in California

Lakes: 2,570   Rivers/Streams: 9,668   Reservoirs: 1,277   Others: 1,723   All: 15,238

Fishing Hot Spots in California

  "I love fishing at Weist lake. I always catch fish there, and wish it was..." Wiest Lake

  "I started at Cat Creek Bridge and actually brought a whole camping set up...." Middle Fork Cosumnes River

  "fourfathom bank a.k.a the north bar has good halibut fishing in the summer..." Four Fathom Bank

  "A nice little spot with some stocked trout. Inline spinners and 3/8th oz..." Long Canyon Forebay

Fishing Spots in California

Featured Tackle Shops in California

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Fishing in the state of California, there are plenty of bodies of water to choose from. In fact, there are 15,238 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Legg Lake, Bon Tempe Lake and San Luis Reservoir. Fish for Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout or Flathead Catfish or one of the other 30 fish found in this state; and if you need gear get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spincasting gear out and find your new honey hole.