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Guide To Taking Kids Fishing In California

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Ideas and locations to take kids fishing.

Kids fishing

Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

Places to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Golden State.

Clear Lake
- Redbud City Park

- Roeding Park

Los Angeles
- Alondra Park Lake
- Belvedere Park Lake
- Cerritos Park Lake
- Debs Lake
- Downey Wilderness Park
- Echo Park Lake
- Hollenbeck Lake
- Kenneth Hahn Rec Area
- La Mirada Park Lake
- Lake Balboa
- Lake Elizabeth
- Legg Lake
- Lincoln Park Lake
- Peck Road Park Lake
- Reseda Park Lake

- Aquatic Park
- Cesar Chavez Park
- Cull Canyon Lake
- Estuary Park Pier
- Fruitvale Bridge Park
- Lake Chabot
- Lake Merritt
- Lakeshore Park
- Portview Park Pier
- Quarry Lake
- Shorebird Park

Orange County
- Centennial Regional Park
- Clark Regional Park
- Craig Regional Park
- Eisenhower Park
- Huntington Central Park
- Irvine Park
- Mason Regional Park
- Mile Square Park
- Salt Creek Beach
- Tri-City Park
- Yorba Park

- Contra Loma Park
- Ellis Lake Park
- Heather Farm Park
- Tilden Regional Park
- Newhall Community Park

- Ancil Hoffman Park
- Bannon Creek Park
- Discovery Park
- Elk Grove Park Lake
- Gibson Ranch Park
- Mather Regional Park
- McKinley Park
- Miller Park
- Southside Park
- William Land Park

San Bernardino
- Seccombe Lake Park

San Diego
- Chollas Lake Park
- Lake Morena Park
- Lake Murray Park

San Francisco
- Golden Gate Park
- North Lake
- South Lake

San Jose
- Almaden Lake Park
- Coyote Creek
- Lake Cunningham Park
- Vasona Lake Park

Santa Cruz
- Westlake Park

Santa Rosa
- Lake Ralphine

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in CA

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for additional tips to create a successful day of fishing for kids.

Kids Fishing Video

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Kids fishing photo

Take a kid fishing and you might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them with their prized catch. We will happily post it here.


Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

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Help us identify other youth fishing spots in CA.

If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.