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Tips for Fishing in California

Make your fishing trip more successful with the right gear.


The best selling fishing gear in California

Best Gear for Saltwater Fishing in California

Stock up on these essentials when fishing off the California coast.

Best Gear for Lake Fishing in California

Stock up on these essentials when fishing in California's lakes


Fishing in California

Learn the ins and outs of fishing in the Golden State

The Golden State is an angler's paradise. California boasts 3,427 of ocean shoreline along with several small islands that are home to some great catches for saltwater anglers. Aside from the ocean shoreline, California has over 35,000 miles of lakeshore that freshwater anglers can enjoy year-round due to California's temperate climate. The species caught in California are varied, with Bass, Trout, and Catfish being common among the inland lakes and deltas. Along the shoreline, Anglers catch everything from Bass, to Rockfish, Bluegill, Halbut, Rays and more. This means its even more important to choose the best bait and gear when headed to the water. If you're looking for a specific species, you want to make the best gear choices based on the wealth of data we have available in the Fishbrain App.

For tips on California Fishing, we recommend this resource, which will help you learn about California fishing regulations, licensing, and more.