Home » Fishing » Trout fishing...

Fishing in Yosemite

Fishing for Yosemite Trout

Brown trout, Brook trout, and native Rainbow Trout can be found in the streams and lakes of Yosemite National Park. There are 58 permanent streams with a combined length of 770 miles for fishing fun. For the angler who likes to get off the beaten path, bring your own fishing gear and explore the magnificent beauty of Yosemite National Park in search of the perfect stream or alpine lake or take one of the guided fishing tours. Fishing equipment rental is available through the guides.

Fishing season is from the last Saturday in April through November 15. Fishing supplies and fishing licenses are available in the Valley. Be sure to check with the Park Service for the fishing regulations for the area you plan to fish.

While the Valley is not the best place for fishing, there are some good spots along the lower Merced River from spring into winter and the Tuolomne River near Hetch Hetchy is great for catching trout. Anglers who want to fish close to the main roads will find Tenaya Lake a good place to start. For the more adventurous there is Buena Vista Lake, 12 miles from Glacier Point and Washburn Lake which is 6 miles from the Valley and covers 39 acres. These are only a few of the many places that Yosemite has available for the fisherman.

Pine Arbor Retreat Home