Northern California Bass Fishing Reports
The map to the left will take you to each lake's page. There you will find details about lake facilities, launch fees, anglers input and tips on lures and patterns that are catching bass.
On each page there is a link to the FISHING REPORTS PAGE. Let us know about your latest fishing trip by filling out this report . It will be posted on the appropriate lake page.
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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 25 miles east of Sacramento. With over four million visitors each year, this popular area features an 18,000 acre man-made lake that enables visitors to enjoy.
Fishing is perhaps the most popular activity of all and catches include trout, catfish, large and smallmouth bass, perch and kokanee. Bottom fishermen have even been known to catch sturgeon.
The lake features some 10,000 surface acres of water when full, 75 miles of shoreline, extends about 15 miles up the north fork, and about 10 1/2 miles up the south fork of the American River. Lake level normally varies from 466 feet elevation in early summer to a low of 426 feet in early winter.
Folsom Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the California State Park System. The water level of the lake however, dictates the type of recreation and length of the season.
The five locations marked on the map to the right all have concrete launch ramps. There is a $7 day-use fee and a $8 launch fee. Season passes that cover vehicle and launch are $200 and cover a one year period from the purchase date.
Granite Bay- Multi-lane ramp
Rattlesnake Bar- 2-lane ramp (Check to see if rampis open.)
Peninsula- 1-lane ramp
Brown's Ravine- A 4-lane and a 2-lane ramp
Folsom Point- 4-lane ramp
For more information contact theFolsom Lake State Recreation Area(916)988-0205
California Dept. of Water Resources has lake levels for Folsom
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