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Lake Berryessa Fishing Guide

Lake Berryessa is the largest fresh water lake in Napa County, California in the Vaca Mountains that 23+ miles in length, 20,700 acre lake, over 165 miles of shoreline.

Lake Berryessa is a popular fishing location for both cold and warm water species that includes: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bullhead Catfish, White Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, Bluegill.

Lake Berryessa "One of California’s finest fishing lakes!"

Lake Berryessa Best Areas to Fish Fishing

  • The Southern end of Berryessa Lake near the dam in Markley Cove
  • Capell Cove
  • Steel Canyon Inlets
  • Markley Cove
  • The Big Island
  • Portuguese Point
  • Putah Creek
  • Paradise Cove
  • Pope Creek
  • Two ends of the lake

Lake Berryessa Marinas

Markley Cove Marina

Markley Cove Marina is located on the southern shores of Lake Berryessa in little town of Winters, CA. Learn more

At Markey Cove Marina you can launch your boat and various fishing gear, bait and tackle as well as boating ites, sunglases and sunscreen, food, snacs, beer and ice cream.

  • Address: 7521 HWY 128
    Napa, CA 94558
  • Boats Rentals (Ski, Fishing, Pontoon, Boats, Kayaks & House Boats)
  • Store open Mon – Thur, 6am to 7pm & Fri – Sun, 6am to 7pm
  • Gas Dock open Mon – Thur, 8am to 6pm & Fri – Sun, 8am to 6pm

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Pleasure Cove Marina

Pleasure Cove Marina sits between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, just east of the Napa Valley. Learn more

  • Address: 6100 Highway 128,
    Napa California 94558
  • Boats Rentals (Ski, Fishing, Pontoon, Kayaks, Canoes & 50'-70' House Boats)
  • Services: barge work, towing, fuel dock, and pump out.

Lake Berryessa Photos

Popular Types of Fish at Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bullhead Catfish, White Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, Bluegill.

Best Bait, Lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Bass.

Best Bait, Lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Smallmouth Bass.

Best Bait, lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Rainbow Trout.

Best Bait, lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Kokanee Salmon.

White-Crappie

Crappie

Best Bait, lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Crappie.

  • Finesse soft plastics on drop-shot rig
  • Crankbaits
  • Jigs and wacky rigs

Best Bait, lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Spotted Bass

  • Finesse soft plastics on drop-shot rig
  • Crankbaits
  • Jigs and wacky rigs

Best Bait, lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Sunfish & Bluegill.

Channel-Catfish

Catfish

Best Bait, lures and tackle to use at Berryessa Lake for Catfish.

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear

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

Channel-Catfish

Channel Catfish Preferred Bait

Directions to Lake Berryessa, Napa, CA