Bass Lake Fishing Guide

Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing lake that i slocated just 17 miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park and is a hidden gem of the Sierra at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Bass Lake is open all year for fishing.

Bass Lake is warm water lake that is 5-mile long and a 1/2 mile wide with the deepest point appox. 100ft near the dam.

Bass Lake offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Black Crappie, Bluegill and Channel Catfish.

Fishing with downriggers is popular from Miller's Landing up to Fawn Point, the dam and around the Wishon Boat Ramp.

The limit is five per day, 10 in possession. State fishing regulations apply.  California fishing license required for ages 16 and above.

Please note that Bass Lake has a 5 MPH speed limit that is enforced before 8 am every morning. This is a great time for shoreline fishing for Bass.

Bass Lake Boating
Bass Lake is nearly five miles long and is surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Boat launching facilities, mooring and rentals are available at several Bass Lake marinas.

Free public boat launching facilities are available at the Wishon Boat Launch, located at the south end of the lake.

There is a fee to use boats and watercraft, which are based on the horsepower of the boat or watercraft. Registration is located at the Sheriff's tower along the north shore.

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Directions to Bass Lake

Bass Lake is located one hour north of Fresno, California via State Hwy 41 and Road 222. Take Hwy 41 to Oakhurst, three miles north of Oakhurst take Road 222 turnoff to Bass Lake.

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