Year Round Fishing in Lakes, Rivers and Streams – An Angler’s Paradise
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 panfish. Included in and out of the forest boundaries is the Yuba River system with its three forks, and the Truckee and Bear Rivers along with their many tributaries. The entire area is dotted with numerous lakes with all levels of access ranging from boat ramped to walk-in wilderness area lakes. You can beat the summer crowds by planning a springtime fishing trip among the wildflowers, or visit in the winter for some classic ice fishing.
Many of our lakes are planted with fresh fish annually so you’re sure to catch something whether you’re fly-fishing, casting off-shore, or boating into the lake. You can even bring your kids to the Fishing Derby at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. If you’re new to fishing or would like to try fly fishing, hire a guide from Reel Anglers Fly Shop to take you to the most prime spots and show you their pro tips. Stay right on the water in a houseboat at Englebright Lake, where you can immediately set off for fishing in the morning!