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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth, spotted bass, channel catfish, white crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill and kokanee salmon at New Bullards Bar Reservoir in California.

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA

Considered to be one of Northern California's top kokanee salmon fisheries, New Bullards Bar Reservoir offers a broad range of fishing opportunities. The lake has healthy populations of bass, catfish, crappie and trout. In addition to great fishing this picturesque lake is an ideal setting for family vacations.

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New Bullards Bar Reservoir, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a diverse angling experience. The reservoir boasts a rich variety of fish species, making it an excellent spot for both recreational and competitive fishing. One of the primary species found in New Bullards Bar Reservoir is the spotted bass. These feisty and aggressive fish provide an exciting challenge for anglers, with opportunities to catch both quantity and quality-sized bass.

In addition to spotted bass, the reservoir is home to other popular game fish such as rainbow trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon. Rainbow trout are stocked annually, providing a thrilling fishing experience, especially during the cooler months. Brown trout, known for their wily nature, offer a rewarding challenge for anglers looking for a bit of excitement. Kokanee salmon, landlocked relatives of sockeye salmon, provide both a thrilling fight and a delicious catch.

Apart from fishing, New Bullards Bar Reservoir offers a host of other recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy swimming, water skiing, and jet skiing on the reservoir's calm waters. The surrounding forests provide opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, and wildlife observation, allowing anglers to embrace the beauty of the natural surroundings.

With its diverse fishery, ample boating opportunities, and scenic camping spots, New Bullards Bar Reservoir is a sought-after destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in California. Whether you're targeting bass, trout, or salmon, or simply seeking a tranquil camping getaway, New Bullards Bar Reservoir offers a memorable and rewarding outdoor experience.

Camping, houseboat rentals, boating and sailing are all at your disposal. Jet ski, pleasure boat and pontoon boat rentals are also available from Emerald Cove Marina.

Primary fish species residing in New Bullards Bar Reservoir.

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

New Bullards Bar Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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New Bullards Bar Reservoir offers ample boating opportunities, allowing anglers to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing locations. The reservoir has multiple boat ramps available for easy launching, accommodating a range of watercraft, including fishing boats, kayaks, and pontoon boats. Boaters can enjoy the scenic beauty of the reservoir and find their ideal fishing spots while enjoying a day on the water.


New Bullards Bar Reservoir Marina
12571 Marysville Rd
Dobbins, CA 95935
877 692-3201

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bullards Bar Reservoir Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, just north of the dam, west side, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Dark Day Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Dark Day Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available near New Bullards Bar Reservoir, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. Campgrounds offer a range of camping options, including tent camping and RV camping, providing a comfortable and convenient base for fishing adventures. Camping near the reservoir allows anglers to maximize their time on the water and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Schoolhouse Campground - 530 692-3200

Rebel Ridge Village RV & Mobile Home Park - 530 288-0902

Madrone Cove Campground

Burnt Bridge Campground

New Bullards Bar Reservoir CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

New Bullards Bar Reservoir
Emerald Cove Marina
PO Box 480
Dobbins, CA 95935
877 692-3201


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New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Northern CA

A nice variety of bass, crappie, trout and salmon fishing in north-central CA.

Fishing at New Bullards Bar Reservoir, in California.