California’s top five lakes and lakes and rivers for pike fishing are:
- Folsom Lake
- Lake Tahoe
- Lake New Mellons
- Comanche Reservoir
- Lake Davis<
Looking for a pike weighing 40 pounds? Any of these proven California Barracuda fishing spots can be used.
Barracuda fishermen are very successful on the coastline of the main peninsula between the two tributaries of the main river of Lake Folsom. They also thrive in Folsom Point and Beal’s Point near the dam.
Lake Tahoe is a 35-acre lake in Iron County, California. Its lowest point is 32 feet deep. Species include musk, breadfish, largemouth bass, pike and walleye. Since the lake is located in California and Nevada, you must have an appropriate freshwater fishing license in one of these two states to be able to fish legally. It can be used as live bait only after it is caught in the water. There is a list of live bait you can use, just make sure you are up to date before fishing.
New Melones Lake
The stream channel and entrance are ideal places for fishing. Pike still exists in the area. Pike anglers fishing from the bank have achieved record successes under the Highway 49 bridge and near the fishing spot at Glory Hole. Barracudas can be found near underwater trees, near steep slopes, and on the head of the arm.
Comanche Reservoir is an artificial lake in the San Joaquin Valley, California, at the intersection of Amado, Calaveras, and San Joaquin counties. The Comanche Dam, built in 1963, controls the waters.
Lake Davis is an artificial lake in Plumas County, California, near Portola in the Sierra Nevada. The Grizzly Valley Dam was built in 1966 as part of the California Water Resources Plan to maintain water sources.