Lake Camanche is best known for great bass fishing, though it is also a favorite of trout anglers. Each year, 60,000 pounds of trout are stocked between October and June, each weighing at least a pound up to trophy sized 8 pounders. The large trout pond at South Shore is a perfect place to take children fishing.
There is also a highly unique Florida-strain largemouth bass plant each year. Other species found in Lake Camanche include rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, spotted bass, catfish, kokanee, crappie, bluegill and sunfish. Shoreline access is available to anglers at both shores. There is also shoreline access upriver, only available by boat.
A small $6.25 fishing access fee is charged per angler, per day. 100% of this money is used to fund our stocking program and improve the lake’s overall fishery.
By law, a state fishing license is required for all fisherman 16 years of age and older. Both daily and annual licenses may be purchased at our marinas.
Due to the growing presence of the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel in California, we will be conducting mandatory boat inspections and interviews prior to entry. Please click here for more information, tips, and a list of prohibited counties.