How Is the Fishing at Lake Kaweah?

If you’re looking for a great fishing spot in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, then look no further than Lake Kaweah. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Three Rivers, Lake Kaweah is one of the most popular fishing spots in this area.

Lake Kaweah is a picturesque lake that is fed by the Kaweah River, which originates from nearby mountain springs and snowmelt. The lake has a variety of fish species including catfish, bass, trout, crappie, bluegill and sunfish. The lake is also known for its plentiful supply of Kokanee Salmon.

For anglers looking to catch some of these species, there are several options available. The lake has numerous boat ramps and marinas that offer access to its waters.

From these locations you can rent boats or launch your own vessel to explore the lake’s many coves and bays. There are also several areas where you can wade or shore fish along the shoreline.

The best time to fish at Lake Kaweah depends on what species you are Targeting. For bass and catfish, early spring is best as these fish move into shallow waters to feed on baitfish that spawn during this period.

Trout fishing is best during the late spring when water temperatures reach their peak. During summer months, crappie and bluegill can be found near weed beds in deeper parts of the lake while Kokanee Salmon can be found near submerged logs and other structures from late summer through early fall when they spawn.


Lake Kaweah provides excellent fishing opportunities for anglers with its wide variety of gamefish species and plenty of access points for boats and bank fishing alike. Depending on what species you are Targeting, different times throughout the year offer prime conditions for successful catches so make sure to plan accordingly!

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Michael Allen