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Lewiston Lake

Lewiston Lake Kayaking

Lewiston Lake Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

When you travel to Northern California, you’ll discover striking views of soaring woodlands and glistening lakes and streams. When anglers talk about the incredible California fishing, often they really mean “Northern California fishing. ”By far, one of the most rewarding kayak angling experiences in Northern California is at Lewiston Lake. Lewiston Lake Kayak Fishing

The fishing prospects are endless. If a serene scenic setting is what you’re searching for while trolling for trout, take a paddle around Lewiston Lake. The area surrounding Lewiston Lake offers some of the most picturesque views imaginable. The diversity of topography from dense forests to marshlands provides a wide array of vistas at this "must see", one-of-a-kind kayaking, fishing and camping destination

Kayak anglers who fly fish from their kayaks, have a field day at this paddling paradise. It is guaranteed to provide you with an abundance of trout, bigger than you could ever imagine. You could spend the entire day here, hooking one after the other. In addition to being a premier trout fly fishing destination due to the ideal water and the hordes of aquatic insects that trout thrive upon, trolling for trout is also another method frequently used at Lewiston Lake by kayak anglers. The best upstream location for trout fishing is from Lakeview Terrace Resort. To catch larger Eagle Lake Rainbow trout, fish at the base of Trinity Dam where the water enters into Lewiston Lake. 

The upper end of the lake fishes much like a large spring creek. Most of the fish are hatchery raised rainbows and browns, but they can be as shy and selective as wild trout.
Kayak fishing is permitted year-round from sunrise to sunset. There is a universal 10 m.p.h. boat speed limit on the lake which cuts down on the noise, boat wake and crowds since jet and waterskiing are not allowed.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 47 53 59 66 75 84 92 91 85 73 55 47
Low 31 33 35 37 42 48 52 51 45 39 35 31

Open: Boating is permitted year-round from sunrise to sunset. All of the campgrounds are open all year except for Mary Smith Campground, which is open from May 1st to October 31st. There is a 10 m.p.h. boat speed limit on the entire lake.

Fees: There are camping fees (and a parking fee at Pine Cove Trailer Park and Marina).

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookLake Facilities: The lake facilities include two boat launches and hand launch accesses, boat rentals, groceries, a snack bar, fishing, power boating and swimming. Jet and waterskiing are not allowed.  Pine Cove Marina Ph: 530 778-3770


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