Immerse yourself in the heart of Whiskeytown Lake, a man-made reservoir established in 1963 and a renowned location for Guided Fly Fishing. Fed primarily by the tunneled waters of the Trinity River and supplemented by three local creeks, this lake offers rich spawning grounds for world-class kokanee salmon, thereby attracting Fly Fishing enthusiasts from all corners.
Whiskeytown Lake is a sanctuary for a diverse range of species, including rainbow trout, king salmon, and largemouth bass. Located six miles west of Redding, the impressive dam reaches about 282 feet high. With a sprawling 36 miles of shoreline, Whiskeytown Lake serves as a vibrant hub of guided fishing on Whiskeytown Lake, boasting numerous campsites, beaches, and state-of-the-art recreational facilities. These include RV camping, a store, marina, floating restrooms, and well-equipped fish cleaning stations.
Fishing remains prolific throughout the summer months, making Whiskeytown Lake an ideal family destination. While the lake hosts a variety of game fish, it’s particularly esteemed for some of the state’s best kokanee salmon fishing, drawing anglers from across the country to experience this Fly Fishing paradise.
At The Trinity Guide, Alex Ross eagerly awaits our guests at Oak Bottom marina, poised to launch the boat and venture out onto the lake for a day of guided fishing. Ample parking is available at the Oak Bottom lake access, accompanied by RV and tent camping, three stores, a family-friendly beach, multiple bathrooms, boat rentals, a fuel dock, and overnight slips. One of the standout features of this area is its expansive boat ramp, typically free from heavy crowds, and equipped with an excellent fish-cleaning station. We look forward to welcoming you here for a memorable Fly Fishing adventure in the morning!