Calaveras County features world-class fly fishing, tackle fishing and boating in the High Sierra hills where you and your fellow anglers can find excellent trout fishing on numerous California lakes and rivers, including the Stanislaus River and the popular New Melones Lake.
First filled in 1983, New Melones Lake has 12,500 surface acres when full and more than 100 miles of scenic shoreline to explore. The lake is framed by topography ranging from the rugged Stanislaus River Canyon cliffs to oak-studded golden Sierra foothills. Fishermen number New Melones Lake among their favorites for its excellent trout, bass, crappie and catfish action. Something's always biting. Hundreds of wildlife species including deer, fox, coyote, beaver, otter, and raccoon, can be seen along New Melones Lake's shore. Up above, eagles, heron, hawks, cormorant and grebe are common sights.
Full service marina on the third largest reservoir in California, slip rentals, luxury houseboats, fishing and patio boats, gas pumpouts, convenience store with camping supplies, ice and groceries. For more on fishing and lake information Click Here