Folsom Lake

Folsom, California

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This reservoir, just 30 minutes from Sacramento, is a wonderful place for largemouth and smallmouth bass action. Folsom is also a pretty darn good trout fishery. The roaring American River provides high-quality water throughout the entire year, though droughts and seasonal conditions affect the lake’s water levels. When the pond is full, you have about 12,000 acres to investigate. Trout plants begin around November and continue into April on most years. Bass are stocked year-round. Types of Fish: Rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, and panfish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
Fly Fishing California

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Fly Fishing California

by Ken Hanley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

This reservoir, just 30 minutes from Sacramento, is a wonderful place for largemouth and smallmouth bass action. Folsom is also a pretty darn good trout fishery. The roaring American River provides high-quality water throughout the entire year, though droughts and seasonal conditions affect the lake’s water levels. When the pond is full, you have about 12,000 acres to investigate. Trout plants begin around November and continue into April on most years. Bass are stocked year-round. Types of Fish: Rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, and panfish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Ken Hanley/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Folsom
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Local Contacts: Eldorado National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Folsom Lake

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May 2018