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Lake Amador          

Kayaking Lake Amador Photo Credit  Jim Synder

Lake Amador Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

  Lake Amador  lies protected from the wind by low foothills covered with oak trees.   In addition to  pretty arms to explore, thisKayak Fishing Lake Amador small lake with 14 miles of shoreline, offers excellent kayak fishing opportunities

You can canoe it, boat it, tube it,  swim it, fish it, but waterskiing or jet skis  are not allowed. Lake Amador doesn't have a boat speed limit so watch out for fast moving bass boats. Lake Amador has an expanded launch ramp with new docks and a paved parking area. The parking area is now lighted at night for those nocturnal fishing adventures.

Lake Amador is known for it’s "Cutbow" trout which is a cross between steelhead, cutthroat and rainbow trout and its huge largemouth bass The lake’s largemouth bass record weighed in at 15 pounds. The lake also holds largemouth bass, trout, crappie, bluegill and catfish and  is stocked weekly by its own hatchery with 3,200 pounds of trout averaging between 2-6 pounds a piece. The Department of Fish and Game also plant 14,000 rainbow trout annually, which means there’s a whole lot of trout action going on here.

The lake is a pay-to-fish, per person facility. Four fishing derbies are held per year. The gates are closed evenings for day-users, but campers are 24-hour fishing, year-round. Trophy sized German brown trout, rainbow trout, and king salmon await anglers on Lake Almanor. There is a full range of popular areas to fish for trout on this lake.  With increases in water temperatures in Lake Almanor, shift gears and use either lead core or downriggers.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 58 63 66 72 81 90 97 96 91 81 66 58
Low 34 37 39 42 47 52 56 55 52 46 39 34

Kayak Fishing Lake AmadorOpen: Lake Amador is open seven days a week all year for boating, twenty-four hours a day with running lights at night. The campground is open all year. Reservations are accepted from February 1st to Labor Day. The gate opens at sunrise and closes at 10:00 p.m. for day use. There is no posted boat speed limit during the day or at night except in the restricted 5 m.p.h. zones. The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Book

Fees: There are day use, launch, and camping fees, but no pet fee.

Lake Facilities: There is a marina, a swimming pond, sailing, windsurfing, boat rentals, a boat launch, power boating, a snack bar, a grocery store, fishing, bicycling and hiking trails.  Neither waterskiing nor jet skiing are permitted.

Launch Access:    7500 Lake Amador Drive Ione, CA 95640     Ph:209 274-4739





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