California Fishing Areas

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Last updated 11/09/2023

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Contains over 2000 Fishing Areas in California. The file is in GPX format and contains details on the Fishing Areas including amenities.


American River, North Fork
Fishing Area

California USA

Region Code: 2
District: Sierra
County: Placer
Acres: 37 Miles
Elevation: 1,155-4,400 Feet
Fish species:
− Trout Wild

More info: The North Fork American River originates near the crest of the Sierra Nevada, in eastern Placer County, 4 miles southeast of Squaw Valley. It flows nearly 50 miles from Mountain Meadow Lake (7,900 ft), commonly identified as its source, to join the Middle American River. It is designated wild Trout water from Iowa Hill Rd. bridge to Palisade Creek. A very clear stream in a remote, very steep canyon, that is moderate in gradient, with mixed large bedrock pools, riffles, and boulder field pocket water. Vegetation varies from foothill Oak woodland through Yellow Pine belt. Access upper reaches from Soda Springs Rd. south of Interstate-80. Most trails are 3-4 miles and drop about 2,000 ft.Watch for rattlesnakes. Campgrounds near trailheads.

Bass Lake
Fishing Area

California USA

Region Code: 4
District: Sierra
County: Madera
Acres: 2500 Acres
Elevation: 3,500 Feet
− Boat Ramp
− Fish Hatchery
− Fuel
Fish species:
− Bass
− Catfish
− Inland Salmon
− Panfish

More info: Located in a developed area that offers year-round fishing. Bass Lake has a rocky shoreline with brush and forested surroundings. Possible snow in Winter. Marina, bait & tackle, propane, store, resort, RV sites with hookups, primitive campsites and accessible campgrounds and boat ramp.