Fishing in California

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Top Fishing Spots in California

Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park is on the shores of California’s largest freshwater lake.
Shasta Lake
Located in beautiful northern California, is the largest reservoir in the state.
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
Californai 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.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in California

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

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

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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