Fishing in California

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Top Fishing Spots in California

Merced River
At Yosemite National Park, at the Merced river families can unplug and connect with nature in the shadow of some of America's most recognizable landscapes.
Yosemite Lake
Cast a line among some of our country’s most breathtaking natural landscapes.
San Diego Lakes
A series of reservoirs located in southern California, offer a variety of fishing.
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Common Catches in California

Kelp Bass
Kelp Bass
The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish with a typical, well-known bass shape.
California Corbina
California Corbina
Unlike most drums and croakers, the California corbina has no air bladder and is unable to make croaking sounds.
California Halibut
California Halibut
California halibut are not known to make any extensive migrations such as its larger northern relatives do.
Coho Salmon
Coho Salmon
An estimated 85 percent of native Pacific coho return to spawn in the same stream where they began their life.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.

California Fishing Tips And Information

Pier & Surf Fishing

Pier & Surf Fishing

Saltwater pier and surf fishing is a great way to start saltwater fishing.

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-sea or ocean fishing involves fishing out on the open ocean.

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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