Fishing / Fly Fishing

The Feather River and numerous lakes and streams await you in Eastern Plumas County.
Lakes are open year-round, with great ice fishing in the winter. Frenchman Lake and Lake Davis are both easily accessible via plowed roads in the winter. Ice is not officially monitored, so check locally for reported conditions.

Major Lakes:

Frenchman Lake – is home to Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Catfish.
Lake Davis – is home to Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Catfish, and if you like crayfish they are abundant! Lake Davis is also home to an annual fishing derby in February.
Gold Lake, Salmon Lake and Sardine Lake – are home to Mackinaw, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. All three lakes are situated in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
Camping and/or Lodging facilities are available at Lake Davis, Gold Lake, Salmon Lake and Sardine Lake. Click on Lodging for more information.

Water recreation is also available at all of the above lakes. Click on Water Sports for more information on water recreation, launching facilities and boat rentals.

River and Streams The Middle Fork of the Feather River and all streams are closed for a portion of each year beginning in the fall and lasting until mid-spring. Check Department of Fish and Game fishing regulations or locally for exact dates each year.

Middle Fork of the Feather River – has Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Bass. The head waters for the Middle Fork of the Feather River is in the very scenic Sierra Valley where there are numerous fishing, canoe and tubing access points, as well as points farther down the river.
Little Last Chance Creek and Jamison Creek – are home to Rainbow Trout.
Lodging and/or Camping facilities are available near the Middle Fork of the Feather, Jamison Creek and Little Last Chance Creek. Click on Lodging for more information