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Guide To Fishing At Lake Berryessa In Northern CA

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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.

Lake Berryessa, CA

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.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish White catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Chinook salmon Kokanee salmon

Lake Berryessa Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Berryessa Boat and Jet Ski Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
707 966-4204

Pleasure Cove Marina, CA
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoons
707 966-9600


Pleasure Cove Marina, CA
6100 CA-128
Napa, CA 94558
707 966-9600

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

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Contact Information

Lake Berryessa
Pleasure Cove Marina
6100 Highway 128
Napa California 94558
707 966-9600


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Lake Berryessa in Northern California.

Quality largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing in northwest CA.

Fishing at Lake Berryessa, in California.