Fishing in Nevada County
Long Ravine Campground at Rollins Lake Resort
Escape to the country. 346-6166. Just off 1-80, 2 miles from Colfax. Cafe and Market, Campground, Dock, Water Craft Rentals, Beach, Swimming, Floating Slide.
The Lure Resort
California fly fishing resort . Eleven individual housekeeping cottages and eight log camping cabins surrounded by fourteen beautiful riverfront acres providing a serene environment for your enjoyment. Located in the heart of the magnificent Tahoe National Forest we are open year round. Fly Fishing, Skiing, Mt Biking. PO Box 95, Downieville, CA 95936 (800) 671-4084
Peninsula Camping & Boating Resort on Rollins Lake
Located on Rollins Lake in beautiful Grass Valley, 300 acres, Come for a weekend or stay for a week, with great fishing, water sports, boating, biking or just sitting around the campfire.
Rollins Lake Resorts • Fantastic Fishing & Water Sports, 26 Miles of Wooded Shoreline, 4 Launch Ramps & Gas Dock, 4 General Stores / 2 Restaurants 250+ Campsites / Full Hook-ups Available, 4 Unique Family-Owned Campgrounds to Serve your Needs ... Conveniently Located Just off I-80 Between Sacramento and Reno.
Scott's Flat Lake : Off Hwy. 20 east of Nevada City. Catchable Brown Trout planted yearly, repopulating Kokanee Salmon. Brown Trout, large and small mouth Bass, Bullhead, Perch, Sunfish, shore fishing, boat rentals.
18848 State Hwy. 20, Nevada City, Ca 95959; (530) 265-5302.
Stampede Reservoir: Off I-80 seven miles east of Truckee. Catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Also Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Lake Trout.
Boca Reservoir: Off I-80 seven miles east of Truckee. Catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Also Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon.
Truckee River: From Truckee to Grey Creek, accessible from I-80. Large Brown Trout, small population of Rainbow Trout. Restrictions.
Little Truckee River: Section between Stampede and Boca Reservoirs. Brown Trout reproducing naturally, also Rainbow Trout.
Prosser Reservoir: Off Hwy. 89 north of I-80 from Truckee. Fingerling and catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Brown Trout reproducing naturally.
Alder Creek/Prosser Creek: Off Hwy. 89 north of I-80. Best in Spring, small numbers of native Brook and Rainbow Trout.
Sagehen Creek: Off Hwy. 89 north of I-80. Small, wild Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout in reaches of creek. Above Hwy. 89 bridge, regulations.
Englebright & Martis Creek Lakes : State Hwy.267 south of Truckee. Catch and release, only artificial lures with single barbless hooks. (530) 587-8113 campground info
Donner Lake: I-80, two miles west of Truckee. Catchabe Rainbow Trout planted yearly. Some Mackinaw, Kokanee, popular with anglers, several piers, boat launching.
Soda Springs/Norden Area: Accessed north of I-80. Warren Lake, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout planted yearly, accessible by hiking trail only. Summit Lake, Fingerling Brook Trout planted yearly, accessible by hiking trail or very rough 4-WD road. Negro Canyon Creek, small population of Brook Trout.
Cisco Grove: Off I-80 to the north. Lake Sterling, Brook and Rainbow Trout fishery, Fingerling Trout planted every year. Fordyce Lake, Brown or Rainbow Trout planted yearly, public access limited, no boat launching facilities. Mossy Ponds, small number of Brook Trout, series of granite potholes. Sand Ridge, Buzzard Roost Lakes, Brook Trout planted every two years. Paradise Lake, Rainbow Trout in lake, Brook Trout in meadow pools.
Grouse Lakes Area: Hwy. 20 from either I-80 or Nevada City to Bowman Road. Following lakes in area closed to motor vehicles. Fingerling Rainbow Trout planted every year or every two years in Penner Lake, Shotgun Lake, Culbertson Lake, Round Lake, Milk Lake, Long Lake, Five Lakes Basin, Sandford Lake. Big Island Lake, Lake Trout planted in past reproducing naturally, difficult to catch from bank, also stocked with Rainbow and/or Brown Trout Fingerlings, popular. Little Island Lake, Brook Trout reproducing naturally, Rainbow Trout fingerlings planted yearly, popular. Hidden Lake, self sustainig Brook Trout. Glacier Lake, Golden Trout planted yearly.
Bowman Lake: Bowman Road, 16 miles north of Hwy. 20. Fingerling Rainbow and Brown Trout planted yearly, larger Browns found, boat angling better.
Fuller Lake: Off Bowman Road. Catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly, some Brown Trout, good access for bank fishing.
Rucker Lake: Off Bowman Road. Contains special strain of Rainbow called Redband Trout, popular.
Lake Spaulding: Off Hwy. 20 near I-80 at Spaulding Road. Fingerling Rainbow and Brown Trout planted. Native Rainbows, Browns and Brook Trout, Carp and Pond Smelt.
Bear River: Hwy. 20 near Bowman Road. A few catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly, some Native Brown and Rainbow Trout.
South Fork Yuba River: Hwy. 20 to Washington Road. Catchable Rainbow Trout planted yearly, easily accessed near town of Washington.
Tahoe National Forest maps and information available at:
631 Coyote St.
Nevada City, CA 95959