The Best Fishing Destinations Around Sacramento

Did you know that Sacramento is a fishing haven?

Anglers can cast a line year-round in lakes and rivers for everything from smallmouth bass to trophy trout.

If this sounds like fun to you, the best fishing destinations around our apartments near Sacramento State include:


Flowing for 400 miles, the Sacramento River is the longest river in California. About three-quarters of a million fish use the river every year, and species include sturgeon, striper, and American shad. Anglers can cast a line from a boat or the shore.


Famous for its trout fishing, Lake Amador is a small 425-acre lake with about fourteen miles of shoreline. Is sits in the Sierra Foothills at an elevation of nearly 485 feet. Anglers can cast a line 24 hours a day from the fishing dock. Along with the trout, they'll also find species such as crappie, catfish, and stingers (some have weighed up to 100 pounds).


Nestled at the base of the Sierra Foothills, Folsom Lake spans over 11,000 acres. It attracts thousands of visitors every year, making the recreation area one of the most popular destinations in the California Park System. Over 80 percent come to enjoy activities such as fishing, rowing, and kayaking. Anglers can cast a line for perch, trout, and smallmouth bass, among other species.

Visitors also see the Folsom Powerhouse. It was once called the "greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent," and it produced 11,000 volts of electricity for Sacramento residents between 1885 and 1952. Fishing is just one of the recreational opportunities that you can enjoy as a resident of our apartments near Sacramento State University. To call our community home, please contact us. We would love to arrange a tour where you can see all we have to offer.