Guide To Fishing At Lake Berryessa In Northern CA
AKA: Berryessa Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, chinook salmon and kokanee salmon at Lake Berryessa in California.
If you enjoy catching bass, trout and salmon all from the same spot, Lake Berryessa might become one of your favorite fishing lakes. This is a 20,700 acre lake, located ten miles west of Winters, CA in Napa County. The lake has a nice mixed bag of bass, catfish, crappie, trout, salmon and sunfish.
Depending on time of year, you can focus on a certain species, and at other times you can catch a variety - even from the docks or fishing from shore. For fishing, Berryessa is blessed with both quantity and quality - giving you the opportunity to catch that fish of a lifetime. Bring the family and enjoy all that this lake has to offer.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Berryessa.
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Berryessa Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Lake Berryessa Boat and Jet Ski Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
Pleasure Cove Marina, CA
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoons
Pleasure Cove Marina, CA
Napa, CA 94558
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Capell Cove Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Berryessa Knoxville Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Markley Cove Resort Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Highway 128, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Pleasure Cove Launch Ramp
Located at the southernmost tip of the lake, off Wagg Canyon Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Putah Canyon Campground Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, in the northwest section of the lake, off Berryessa Knoxville Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Steele Canyon Campground - 877 386-4383
Canyon Creek Resort Campground - 530 795-4133
Oak Shores Day Use Area - 707 966-2111
Manzanita Canyon Campground
Lake Berryessa CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Pleasure Cove Marina
6100 Highway 128
Napa California 94558
Fishing lakes in each state.
Lake Berryessa in Northern California.
General Fishing Info
Quality largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing in northwest CA.