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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > December 2020 > Best Fishing Lakes in Southern California
Over 7,000 square miles of water makes southern California an attractive fishing destination for anglers of all interests and skill levels. While saltwater enthusiasts eagerly migrate to the abundant coastlines, charter boats, and popular fishing piers, there’s an enchanting allure to the best fishing lakes in southern California. Perhaps it’s the towering forests, astounding mountains, or the unbridled sense of adventure around every curve, but one thing is certain; you will love freshwater fishing in southern California. Period.
If your interest is piqued to investigate further, let’s talk about the best fishing lakes in southern California.
Diverse and many, the extensive selection of fishing grounds and species give you the freedom to build your own adventure. This list of best fishing lakes in southern California will give you a starting point, but it’s always a good idea to do some research of your own before you go. You’ll especially want to review local license requirements and other regulations.
Discover more great places to fish in California using our interactive map. Your great California fishing adventure awaits!
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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