View Full Version : Trout and a cabin on a lake?

02-13-2007, 08:03 PM
Hey everyone,

I've got three days next week (family on school vacation) and am looking for recommendations on a lake to go to that has good trout fishing and cabins to stay in. I have a boat, three kids, and a wife (not listed in order of importance!) ... and will be coming from the bay area ...

Any recommendations? Last year we went to Bass Lake, which was fun, but are looking for something else. Thanks for any help!


02-13-2007, 08:36 PM

02-13-2007, 08:57 PM
Collins is a nice place with great facilities for the kids (Ice Cream) and a good planting program. Might want to check what the run off has done to the water color.

Camanche is another place that has Cabins, clean facilities and a good Trout stocking program. Camanche gets less muddy runoff and tends to stay clear even with a lot of rain. Clear water makes the fishing a challange this time of year when they are on the surface.

02-14-2007, 06:12 AM
Comanche information on motel rooms and cabins:
if you go there please post a report as I have never stayed at the cabins or motels and am curious to how they are.

02-14-2007, 07:06 AM
A little further but worth it IMO Lake Almanor

02-14-2007, 08:47 AM
Lake Tulloch has some cabins right beside the lake.


We stayed there last September and had a great time! Caught quite a few tasty trout during our stay.


02-14-2007, 01:16 PM
Lake Tahoe if you can get there...

02-14-2007, 09:51 PM
Thanks everyone ... good suggestions ... I'll let you know what we decide and how it goes ...


02-15-2007, 01:43 AM
Rent a motorhome and then you can go where ever you want. No limitations then.

02-15-2007, 01:12 PM
FYI - Collins is really stained right now, they went up 7 feet with the rain.

02-15-2007, 01:36 PM
I'd also suggest Camanche. The fishing there has been really good the past month.

South Shore units are available as single rooms only, North Shore units can be single or adjoining rooms

there phone # is (209) 763-5121

You can email me if you need more information.


02-15-2007, 02:34 PM
Berryessa also has some tiny and a bit bigger than tiny cabins right the water. I prefer Berryessa Marina. Next to the Islands. But I think they all have these units. They are cabins on traillers.

02-15-2007, 02:52 PM
And dont forget to try Caples Lake after the thaw. They have some great little cabins on the lake.

02-15-2007, 03:12 PM
Berryessa is probably a good suggestion but the quality of the rainbows has been an issue for the past few years (copepods :-[ )

Another nice lake with cabins right on the water is Bucks lake but I don't know about the snow there this time of year. Also, Shaver lake out of Fresno has some nice cabins on it.

Let us know if you find "the spot". (we won't tell anyone!)

02-15-2007, 03:49 PM
Upper Blue Lakes (Lake County). The Narrows Resort has cabins, a large dock, boat slips, and you will probaly have the place to yourself this time of year. They also have an arcade for the kids. Great trout fishing. Check out their web site.

02-15-2007, 03:57 PM
Another jewel is Salmon Lake (lakes basin area) just north of Sierra City of Hy 49.

02-15-2007, 05:14 PM
And dont forget to try Caples Lake after the thaw. They have some great little cabins on the lake.

any contact information? website?

02-16-2007, 08:55 AM
And dont forget to try Caples Lake after the thaw. They have some great little cabins on the lake.
I think "great" is a stretch, little is right on....great in that they are right on the lake, pretty basic and rustic though.

02-16-2007, 10:06 AM

There is also a campground across the HY 88.