California Top Five Pike fishing lakes & rivers are:
- Folsom Lake
- Lake Tahoe
- New Melones Lake
- Camanche Reservoir
- Lake Davis
Are you looking for a pike up to 40 pounds? Any of these California proven pike fishing locations will do the trick.
Pike anglers have had a lot of success around the coast of the main peninsula between the two river forks across the main body of Folsom Lake. They also flourish at Folsom Point and Beal’s Point, both near the dam.
Lake Tahoe is a 35-acre lake in Iron County, California. It is 32 feet deep at its lowest point. Musky, panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye are among the species.
Since the lake is located in both California and Nevada, you must have a proper freshwater fishing licence from one of the two states in order to fish legally.
Fish can only be used as live bait after they have been captured in the water. There is a list of live bait that you can use, just make sure you’re up to date before you go fishing.
New Melones Lake
The stream channels and inlets are perfect places to go fishing. There are still pike in the area. Pike anglers fishing from the bank record success under the Highway 49 bridge and off the point at Glory Hole. pike can be found near underwater trees, near steep drop-offs, and up at the heads of the arms.
Camanche Reservoir is a man-made lake in California’s San Joaquin Valley, located at the intersection of Amador, Calaveras, and San Joaquin counties. Camanche Dam, which was built in 1963, keeps the waters in check.
Lake Davis is a man-made lake in Plumas County, California, near Portola in the Sierra Nevada. The Grizzly Valley Dam, built as part of the California Water Scheme in 1966, holds its waters in place.