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The Best Fishing in Plumas County

Looking for the best fishing in Plumas County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Plumas County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near Plumas County

  • Portola, California

    Lake Davis

    3.98 mi / 285 ft gain
    Lake Davis is an out-and-back trail located near Portola, California.
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  • Plumas County, California

    Grassy Lake to Long Lake to Bear Lakes Loop

    4.79 mi / 689 ft gain
    Grassy Lake to Long Lake to Bear Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Blairsden Graeagle, California.
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  • Plumas County, California

    Lake Basin Trail to Long Lake to Round Lake Trail Loop

    7.76 mi / 1348 ft gain
    Lake Basin Trail to Long Lake to Round Lake Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blairsden Graeagle, California.
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  • Belden, California

    PCT: CA Section N - Belden to Burney Falls State park

    129.46 mi / 16906 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section N - Belden to Burney Falls State park is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenville, California.
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  • Calpine, California

    Camp at Salmon Creek Campground

    Salmon Creek Campground is a quiet campground in the Northern Sierra Buttes. Since it is right up the road from Sardine Lakes it seems to get overlooked a bit. We were able to reserve three campsites the same week of our trip. There were 11 to choose from! The campground is just passed the turn f...
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  • Sierra City, California

    Sierra Buttes and Sardine Lakes

    4.8
    6.19 mi / 3333 ft gain
    The Sierra Buttes are one of the most scenic mountain features in all of the Sierra Nevadas. Nestled below the buttes are Upper and Lower Sardine lakes which both offer amazing fishing. Sardine Lake Resort lies at the base of the mountains and offers boat rentals, dining and cabin rentals. Just m...
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  • Sierra City, California

    Sardine Lakes

    1.32 mi / 253 ft gain
    Sardine Lakes is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sierra City, California.
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  • Sierra City, California

    Paddle Lower Sardine Lake

    5.0
    Lower Sardine Lake is a short drive from Sardine Lakes Campground.  It has crystal clear water and is a very smooth place to paddle. This is also a popular fishing and kayaking spot. There are many fallen trees in the lake and a couple rocks that come up almost to the surface. The water in genera...
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  • Sierra City, California

    Relax at Sand Pond

    5.0
    Sand Pond is a great place to relax after a day of hiking or paddling. It's located between Sardine Lake Campground and Lower Sardine Lake and is an easy 10 min walk from the campground. Sand Pond has beautiful views of the mountains and is a great place to watch the sunset. There are small fish ...
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  • Susanville, California

    Camp at ​Cheney Creek Primitive Campsite

    3 mi
    Cheney Creek has a bulletin board and toilet but no developed campsites. There is a primitive hike in or bike in campsite at Cheney Creek along the Bizz Johnson Trail, which is beside the Susan River. The primitive self contained camping site is 1.5 miles east of the Devil's Corral Trailhead on t...
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  • Plumas County, California

    Camp at Last Chance Creek Campground on Lake Almanor

    This PG&E campsite is located on the northern most inlet of Lake Almanor and is slightly more remote than the other sites around Lake Almanor. The campground offers spectacular views and easy access to great fishing. To get there, head east out of the town of Chester on Highway 36. After cros...
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  • Susanville, California

    Eagle Lake Recreation Trail

    4.63 mi / 289 ft gain
    Eagle Lake Recreation Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Susanville, California.
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  • Pacific Crest Trail, California

    Camp at Warner Valley

    Warner Valley Campground is at the end of Warner Valley Road. It's 16 dollars a night at a first come first serve basis. As far as the campground it self, there are a few bathrooms and each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. There are 17 sites which isn't a ton but since it's a fairly unuse...
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  • Plumas County, California

    Hike to Drake Lake

    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The hike starts at the Warner Valley Trailhead and winds up the mountain until you reach the lake. The first 2 miles or so are very pleasant walk through the woods until you reach the last portion which is essentially straight up the mountain side. This portion of the trail can be very slippery b...
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  • Old Station, California

    Hike to Snag Lake via the Cinder Cone

    12.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Start from the Butte Lake trailhead, off Highway 44 at the north end of Lassen Volcanic National Park. From the parking lot walk past the little boat launch and the trailhead is obvious in front of you.  Be mentally prepared to be walking in loose sand for most of this trip (and bring ankle or kn...
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  • Old Station, California

    Rainbow Lake Trail

    10.46 mi / 1299 ft gain
    Rainbow Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Old Station, California.
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