Anglers will find good fishing for smallmouth bass, brown and rainbow trout, and Kokanee salmon at Shaver Lake. Fishing is good for all kinds of fish in the spring and fall. During the summer most fishermen concentrate on rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.
Since the 2011 draw down of Shaver Lake for dam maintenance, the Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project, the Department of Fish and Game, and others have worked hard to restore the fish populations. Spectacular catches in 2012 show that their efforts were successful. See more below.
The bass are often found lurking around rocky points, although most of the bass caught are generally small. Around the dam is a popular spot for anyone after Kokanee. Trollers do well working the area from Boy Scout Cove over to Black Rock.
Good places to seek out rainbow trout are around any of the creek inlets and in the coves near Camp Edison. As cool weather sets in fishing from the shore for trout is more productive than from boats. Among the good spots are The Point and around Dorabelle Cove.
45795 Tollhouse Rd., Shaver Lake
Website: Sierra Marina
Shaver Lake Marina
Located in Camp Edison on the west side of the lake.
Website: Shaver Lake Marina
Shaver Lake Sports
41698 Tollhouse Rd., Shaver Lake, CA
Website: Shaver Lake Sports
Huntington Lake Rd., Lakeshore, CA
Located at the east end of the lake.
Website: Rancheria Enterprises
40827 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, CA
Valley Rod & Gun
2704 Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA
California Bait & Tackle
4516 E. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA
4320 W, Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA
Website: Fishermans Warehouse
Bass Pro Shops
1356 Bass Pro Drive, Manteca, CA
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