Lake Berryessa is an iconic lake located in Napa Valley, California. It is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities.
Fishing at the lake consists of a variety of species including bass, catfish, trout, and crappie. In recent years however, the lake’s water levels have been affected by the area’s drought conditions.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation began releasing water from Lake Berryessa in May 2019 in an effort to increase the water levels and alleviate drought conditions in the area. This was a welcomed announcement for fishing enthusiasts who had experienced a decrease in fish stocks due to low water levels.
The U. Bureau of Reclamation has continued to release water from Lake Berryessa throughout 2020 and the lake is now open for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake has seen a resurgence in fish stocks with healthy populations of bass, catfish, trout, and crappie now available to anglers.
There are certain restrictions on fishing at Lake Berryessa which include specific regulations on size limits and bag limits which are set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Lake Berryessa is now open for fishing after years of low water levels due to drought conditions in Napa Valley, California. The U. Bureau of Reclamation has released water from the lake throughout 2020 resulting in healthy populations of bass, catfish, trout and crappie being available for anglers to catch subject to certain regulations set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.