Folsom Lake provides habitat for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. Many bass over 10 pounds have been taken from the lake and the record largemouth bass topped 16 pounds. The lake also holds good populations of rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, crappie, bluegill and catfish.
The South Fork section of the lake is known for producing trophy-size bass. Among the most popular fishing hot spots are New York Creek Cove, Hancock Creek, Jacks Shack, and Deep Ravine. Up the North Fork many of the inlets and coves have submerged boulders that provide good cover for fish. Fishermen often focus on the area around Anderson Island. Farther up the canyon the Rattlesnake Bar area is well known for its superior fishing.
Around the main body of Folsom Lake anglers have a lot of success along the shore of the main peninsula between the two river forks. They also do well down near the dam at Folsom Point and Beal's Point.
9035 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Website: Fisherman's Warehouse
Complete line of fishing tackle; ranked as one of the best by local fishermen
Sacramento Pro Tackle
2390 Northgate Blvd., Sacramento, CA
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Kiene's Fly Shop
2654 Marconi Ave., Sacramento, CA
Website: Kiene's Fly Shop
Respected around the state as one of the best.
2799E. Bidwell St., Folsom, CA
Website: Sports Authority
6640 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin, CA
Website: Sportsman's Warehouse
Full line of fishing gear
Will Fish Tackle
11944 Masters Court, Auburn, CA