Fishing in California
As salmon are an ocean fish and reside in the colder waters in
the Pacific Northwest, Northern California waters are the most
popular for salmon fishing in California. Some areas are stocked
for additional salmon fishing.
Salmon Fishing Lakes In California
Lakes with a population of salmon in Northern California include
Lake Almanor, Lake Berryessa, Bullards Bar Reservoir, Folsom Lake,
Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta. In Central California, Lake Don Pedro,
Lake Tahoe and Silver
Lake are the primary lakes with a notable salmon population.
No major lakes in Southern California contain salmon.
The California state record chinook salmon (king salmon) was caught
out of the Sacramento River. Paper Mill Creek produced the
California state record coho salmon. Lake Tahoe was home to the
CA state record kokanee salmon.
5 Members of The Pacific Salmon Family
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending
on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies.
For more details check here for articles
about fly fishing for salmon in California.
California Salmon Fishing
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fishing for salmon. Find information on basic trends and seasonal
patterns of salmon. Look here for tips, recommended tackle, techniques
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