Coyote Lake Fishing Guide

Coyote Lake is a 450-acre artificial lake in Santa Clara County, California, between Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The reservoir is impounded by Coyote Dam, a 140-foot high, 980-foot long, earth and rock dam built in 1936. It holds 23,244 acre feet of water when full and is 3.5 miles from one end to the other end of the lake and is 100 feet deep towrds the middle of the lake.

Coyote Lake is known for its “world-class” population of black bass as well as largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel carp and Eurasian carp. Rainbow Trout is no longer stocked here.

Please Note: Coyote Lake has an entry and launch reservation fees for watercraft along with inspection fees.

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Popular Types of Fish at Coyote Lake

Coyote Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill and White Crappie.

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Rainbow Trout

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Bass

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Bluegill & Sunfish

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Catfish

Directions to Coyote Lake

Coyote Lake Address:
10840 Coyote Lake Road
Gilroy, CA 95020