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Donner Lake Fishing at California

Donner Lake Fishing

15695 Donner Pass Road , Truckee, California, 96161
Category: Activities
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Before you go

Donner Lake Fishing

With kokanee salmon and plenty of Mackinaw, brown and rainbow trout, Donner Lake is a prime attraction for serious and casual anglers alike. Resting 2 miles west of Truckee at an elevation of 5,969 feet, this dazzling lake has a reputation for yielding much larger Mackinaw than nearby Lake Tahoe. It also provides a gorgeous backdrop for a relaxing afternoon in one of the country's most beautiful natural settings.


Hours -

Fishing is legal one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.


  • Fourth of July Fireworks Show
  • Donner Lake Triathlon
  • Fishing tournaments


  • Shore fishing
  • Paddle sports
  • Water skiing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Boat rentals
  • Sailing


  • Where can I get up to date fishing reports?

    Before heading out to the lake, visit www.mountainhardwareandsports.com/fishing-report forin-depth reports featuring key details about weather, water temperatures and the best areas to hook more fish.
  • What kind of fish are at Donner Lake?

    Donner Lake plays host to Mackinaw, brown and rainbow trout. The freshwater lake also contains a large population of Kokanee Salmon.

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