View Full Version : Stanislaus River

12-08-2007, 07:16 AM
I was wanting to get out, do some hiking and trout fish. I used to fish rainbow pools. So I looked in the DFG book and it looks to me like that is closed from Nov 15 - last Sat in april. Can anyone confirm that for me, and if so, is there anywhere somewhat nearby I can hike and trout fish right now. I need to get back out be active. Kicking back in my boat fishing while eating has added to me getting lazy and putting on a few too many lbs. Thanks

12-08-2007, 07:41 AM
The only rainbow pools I'm aware of is off hwy 120 above Groveland and is on the south fork Tuolumne river, and yes that is closed until end of April. *

However, you can fish the main Tuolumne river where it crosses Cherry road year round now.

Starting Jan 1st, you can also fish the lower Stan below Goodwin and the lower Tuolumne below Don Pedro.

All of these areas have special winter fishing restrictions so check the regs carefully.

12-08-2007, 08:14 AM
yea thats the place, thanks

Thats 1 hellof a canoe