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Stretched out over deep canyons, river valleys, and surrounded by great wildlife, Yosemite National Park is a beautiful spot with breathtaking waterfalls. It is located east of San Francisco, Northwest of LA and Northwest of Las Vegas.  It possesses the tallest waterfall in the United States, and a wide variety of fishing opportunities. 

Yosemite offers top-notch fishing opportunities for anglers of all kinds. Mariposa County offers some of the best sport and fly fishing to go along with an abundance of streams, and mountain lakes.  And to top it all off, it has some brilliant trout keepers.

It’s a go-to spot for parents, where they come to teach fishing to their kids. However, one needs to follow the regulations enforced by the State of California, which should be followed at all times. Make sure to check the specific regulations on the state site before leaving, as they change frequently.

Anyone above the age of 16 who wants to fish, needs to acquire a state fishing license, which can be easily obtained at the California fishing license link at the bottom of our site.  It can also be obtained before even departing for the trip at Department of Fish and Wildlife license offices found all around the state. Horses and mules can be hired for a multi-day guided trip, where the best fishing spots will be pointed out. 

Fly Fishing Yosemite

Yosemite is famous for fly fishing at its wonderful creeks, beautiful rivers, lakes and popular wild trout locations that are so peaceful. It provides fishermen and travelers with a huge variety and range of fishing opportunities with a variety of rivers, and over 250 lakes and ponds. So, there is enough water available for all anglers to cast a line. On the Merced River, there is an option for spring fishing which one should not miss while visiting here.

For the ease of anglers -  whether new or experienced, fly fishing guides are available, which makes it easier for visitors to become familiar with: the area, fishing regulations, fishing gear, appropriate knowledge of fish species available, fish seasons, season-wise water levels, and the best time to fish.  This is one way to really enjoy the stream and river fishing Yosemite has to offer.

Yosemite's scenic location, and wide range of fish available, makes it one of  the most prestigious mountain lakes to visit for an ecstatic fishing trip. Two delightful spots are effectively accessed by the Tioga Road - May and Gaylor Lakes.

A one-mile climb to May Lake gives you a splendid chance to angle, with views of the Sierra Nevada's peaks. At Tioga Pass, a one-mile climb takes you to the high-elevation Gaylor Lakes. Catching brook trout in both areas is easy. 

Fish Species 

raindbow trout

Rainbow Trout

brown trout

Brown Trout

brook trout

Brook Trout

Yosemite National Park offers a lot to its visitors when it comes to fishing. Serene spots, a long stretch of easily accessible water, and a wide variety of fish species are a few of the best things that Yosemite has to offer.

Fish that you might easily find at Yosemite are a wide range of trout, the Sacramento sucker, California roach, hardhead, riffle, sculpin and Sacramento pike-minnow. These species are locals in this area, but not that common, and are considered somewhat rare. Trout Fishing at Yosemite has the largest population, with large amounts of brook and brown trout to go along with an abundance of rainbow trout.

Lakes and reservoirs for fishing are available throughout the entire year, while river and stream season begins in April, and ends in November. There are a couple of options where fishing is opened after June, so that rainbow trout production is protected.


Yosemite Swimming
Yosemite Picnic
Yosemite Hiking Trails
Yosemite Pet Friendly
Yosemite Restrooms
Yosemite Horse Back Riding

Yosemite is home to beautiful creeks, rivers, and lakes. So, planning a fishing trip down the river is one of the most thrilling experiences here at Yosemite, California. Visitors can hire some of the best Yosemite fishing guides here with who will help make your experience incredible. 

There are no boats or watercraft allowed anywhere in Yosemite National Park, so lakes just outside of this area, such as Bass Lake are your best bet if you're looking for boating.  


Yosemite Lodging

Yosemite Valley Lodge

Rush Creek Lodge

Yosemite Southgate

When you land at National Park, Yosemite, one has to explore it thoroughly and to do that lodging has to be at par. Yosemite has some of the best family-sized cabins, Hotels with top-notch facilities, affordable resorts, and private campsites to make the trip worth it. 


Campground Map

Yosemite Creek

White Wolf

Hodgdon Meadow

Crane Flat

Tamarack Flat


Porcupine Flat

Bridalveil Creek

Camping at Yosemite offers a wide variety, with 13 different campgrounds to choose from, some requiring reservations, but most being first-come, first-serve.  During peak seasons it may be difficult to get a spot, so it's best to show up early in the day. Campground reservations at Yosemite should be made relatively far in advance if you want to ensure a spot, as they tend to fill up quickly.

Yosemite RV Camping

RV hookups with sewer, water, and electrical are not available in Yosemite, however, there are dump stations available at Upper Pines campground year-round and at the Wawona and Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds during the summer.  Tent camping is available at all campgrounds in the area, while only 10 accommodate RV's.  Campgrounds have bathrooms with drinking water and flushing toilets and hot showers can be purchased in several places.

Most of the lodges are located in the mountainous surroundings which offer a scenic view from the accommodation to go along with some of the best outdoor activities offered by these hotels. Campgrounds at North pine is one example of a breathtaking location at Yosemite National Park.

Outside Attractions


Yosemite Sightseeing


Yosemite Hiking


Yosemite Beauty

Many of the anglers come with their families to Yosemite for fishing. So, what should the families and kids do at Yosemite while fishing? 

Yosemite National Park offers some outstanding outdoor attractions which keep everyone busy. Even after a fishing day, one can opt for outside entertainment.

Sightseeing adventures, hiking, horseback riding, museum tours, glacier point visits, nature tours, history tours (for history buffs), and waterfall/wildlife tours are some of the things that visitors can have fun with.








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