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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, chinook salmon and sturgeon at Shasta Lake in California.

Shasta Lake, CA

As one of the premiere tourist attractions, Lake Shasta gets lots of attention from anglers and vacationers alike. It is a 29,700 acre lake, located near Redding, CA in Shasta County. This famous bass fishery is also home to excellent trout and salmon fishing. Add catfish, sunfish and the potential to catch a monster sturgeon, and you have a great place to go fishing in Northern California. Just a few miles off Interstate 5, it is easy access with lots of amenities. This is a great place for kayak fishing.

Primary fish species residing in Shasta Lake.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass White catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Sunfish Chinook salmon Sturgeon

Shasta Lake Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake
Rentals: Fishing boats and patio boats
530 275-3021

Digger Bay Marina at Shasta Lake
Rentals: Fishing boats
530 275-3072

Holiday Harbor Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and patio boats
530 238-2383

Silverthorn Resort Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, deck boats and patio boats
800 332-3044

Marinas

Digger Bay Marina at Shasta Lake
15090 Digger Bay Rd
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
530 275-3072

Holiday Harbor Marina
20061 Shasta Caverns Rd
O'Brien, CA 96051
530 238-2383

Silverthorn Resort Marina
16250 Silverthorn Rd
Redding, CA 96003
800 332-3044

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bailey Cove Public Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, in the McCloud River Arm, west side, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, at the south end of the Cascade Wonderland Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Centimudi Boat Launch
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Kennett Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hirz Bay Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, west side, off Hirz Bay Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Holiday Harbor Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, in the McCloud River Arm, west side, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Jones Valley Public Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Whiskeytown Shasta-Trinity Nra, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Packers Bay Public Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Packers Bay Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.

Sugarloaf Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Shore Drive, this is a multi-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Shasta Lake RV Resort & Campground - 530 238-2370

Mariner's Point Campground - 530 275-1589

Bailey Cove Campground - 530 275-8113

Lakehead Campground & RV Park - 530 238-8443

Shasta Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Shasta Lake
City of Shasta Lake
1650 Stanton Drive
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
530 275-7400

 

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Shasta Lake in Northern California.

Famously exceptional bass fishing in northern CA.

Fishing at Shasta Lake, in California.