Fishing

A climate moderated by a wide range of elevations makes fishing possible throughout the year. Depending on when and where you go, species range from rainbow or German trout (with some steelhead, brook and mackinaw), to bass, Kokanee salmon, and pan fish.

Popular spots in the higher elevation include Boca and Stampede Reservoirs and the Truckee River. Favorite foothill locales include the Yuba River, Scotts Flat, Bowman Lake, and the Grouse Lakes Area. Fly-fishing is popular and ice fishing is available. Mountain Hardware in Truckee offers current conditions, tips, maps and gear.

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Alder Creek / Prosser Creek

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Off Hwy. 89, north of I-80. Best in spring, small numbers of…
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Bear River

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Hwy. 20 near Bowman Road - a few catchable rainbow trout planted…
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Boca Reservoir

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Located in the Tahoe National Forest just East of Truckee, Boca…
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Bullards Bar

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Centrally located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Bullards Bar…
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Buzzard Roost Lake

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Brook trout planted every two years.
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Donner Lake

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Donner Lake is a mecca for swimmers, boaters, anglers, picnickers,…

Donner Lake,
Truckee, CA

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Englebright Lake

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Englebright Lake is a man-made reservoir formed along the Yuba…

13104 Marina,
Smartville, CA 95977

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Fordyce Lake

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Fordyce Lake offers brown or rainbow trout that are planted annually.…
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Fuller Lake

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Off Bowman Road, catchable rainbow trout planted yearly, some…
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Grouse Lakes

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The Grouse Lakes area is truly the "land-o-the-lakes.” A long…
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Jackson Lake

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From Hwy 89 north, take Weber, Independence, Jackson turnoff…
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Kid's Fishing Derby at Malakoff Diggins

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This annual event is held each year in May at beautiful Blair…

23579 North Bloomfield Rd.,
Nevada City, CA 95959

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Lake Spaulding

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Off Hwy 20 near I-80 at Spaulding Road. Fingerling rainbow and…
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Lake Sterling

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Brook and rainbow trout fishery, fingerling trout planted every…
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Little Truckee River

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Fish in a section between Stampede and Boca Reservoirs. Brown…
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Paradise Lake

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Rainbow trout in lake and brook trout in meadow pools.
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Prosser Reservoir

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Off Hwy 89, north of Truckee. Fingerling and catchable rainbow…
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Rollins Lake

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This lake is at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Gold Country…