HIGHLAND LAKES

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FISHING CALIFORNIA

Highland Lakes


April 14, 2024

The Highland Lakes fishing area in California, USA, is a great destination for anglers looking to catch trout, bass, and catfish. The area also offers a variety of activities for non-fishing enthusiasts, such as hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Trout fishing is particularly popular in the Highland Lakes. Anglers can expect to catch rainbow, brown, and brook trout, with rainbow trout being the most prevalent. Bass fishing is also a popular activity, with both largemouth and smallmouth bass present in the area. Catfish can be caught throughout the year, but are most active during the summer months.

To increase chances of catching fish, anglers should try using lures that imitate the natural food sources of the fish, such as small jigs or worms for trout, and topwater lures for bass. Live bait, such as nightcrawlers and minnows, can also be effective.

The best time to visit the Highland Lakes for fishing is typically between late spring and early fall, with the average temperature ranging from 70-80°F. During the summer, anglers may want to fish early in the morning or later in the evening when the water is cooler, as fish tend to be more active during these times.

Aside from fishing, the Highland Lakes also offer a variety of activities for visitors. Hiking trails can be found throughout the area, offering scenic views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife. Camping is also available in the nearby national forests, with several campgrounds located within a short drive of the lakes.



Fish Species
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Area Boat Ramps

RAMP ROAD MONO COUNTY
East Walker Watershed, California
FOREST ROUTE 1N10 TUOLUMNE COUNTY
Upper Tuolumne Watershed, California
INDIAN CREEK CAMP GROUND DAY USE AREA
Upper Carson Watershed, California
SUMMIT LAKE TRAIL ALPINE COUNTY
Upper Carson Watershed, California
FOREST ROUTE 1N04, GROVELAND
Upper Tuolumne Watershed, California
TOPAZ PARK ROAD DOUGLAS COUNTY
West Walker Watershed, Nevada
GOLF COURSE OUTER TRAIL CARSON CITY
Middle Carson Watershed, Nevada
JUNCTION BOAT RAMP ROAD EL DORADO COUNTY
South Fork American Watershed, California
MERALS POOL PUT-IN
Upper Tuolumne Watershed, California
AMADOR COUNTY
South Fork American Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

HEADWATERS OF EAST FORK CANYON CREEK (SEC 13, T21N, R10E) TO CONFLUENCE WITH SOUTH FORK CANYON CREEK
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
SEC 17, T25N, R14E TO CONFLUENCE WITH LAST CHANCE CREEK
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
GOLD LAKE HIGHWAY TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
WEST BRANCH NELSON CREEK HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH SQUAW QUEEN CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH RED CLOVER CREEK
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH EAST AND WEST BRANCHES OF NELSON CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
EAST BRANCH NELSON CREEK HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Rock Park

Glendale Park

Rainbow Ridge Park

Newlands Circle

Mogul Park

Idlewild Park

Truckee River Greenbelt

Oxbow Park

Sack Park

Lundsford Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
DONNELL VISTA
POTHOLE DOME
Pothole Dome is a popular point of interest located in the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park in California. There are several good reasons to visit this scenic spot. ...
LEMBERT DOME
Lembert Dome is a breathtaking point of interest located in Tuolumne Meadows within Yosemite National Park, California. The dome is a granite rock formation towering over 8000 feet, and it's ...
TUOLUMNE MEADOWS
Welcome to Tuolumne Meadows, located in Yosemite National Park, California. This breathtaking area offers visitors a chance to experience high-elevation wilderness at its finest. Here are some reasons why you ...
HERMIT VALLEY
PARSONS MEMORIAL LODGE
Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, Parsons Memorial Lodge is a historic building that offers a glimpse into the history of Yosemite National Park. The lodge was built ...
HANGMANS BRIDGE
Hangman's Bridge, located in the Upper Carson watershed in California, is a historical landmark that is shrouded in mystery and legend. The bridge is believed to have been built in ...
TIOGA LAKE OVERLOOK INFO SITE
ANGORA RIDGE
TUOLUMNE MEADOWS VISITOR CENTER
The Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center is a must-visit point of interest in California's Yosemite National Park. There are several reasons why it is worth a visit. Firstly, the center provides ...

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