Enjoy fishing at Livermore fishing lakes during sunrise.

Cast Your Line at the Best Livermore Fishing Lakes

Put fishing on the top of your itinerary on your next trip to the Bay Area. Livermore Valley is known as a great place to relax by sipping wine or visiting the spa. Relax differently on your next getaway when you visit the best Livermore fishing lakes. Enjoy Livermore’s natural beauty in its purest form as you sit by the water, cast a line, and wait peacefully for a bite. Before you go, find out what you should bring and explore a couple of different options for your fishing excursion. Request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of local recommendations for more outdoor recreation as well as other things to do in Livermore Valley, CA.

Livermore’s Top Fishing Lakes

What to Bring

Before planning a fishing trip, it’s important to know what you need to bring. We’ve created this short checklist for you to mark off as you begin planning! Bear in mind that this is just a general checklist, and licensing and equipment requirements needs may vary by location.

Top Five Things to Bring On Your Fishing Trip:

  • Fishing license. Be sure to check with the city’s ordinances where you will be fishing to ensure you have taken all necessary steps for permission to fish there.
  • Cash. In case you need to pay for fees, parking, more bait, etc.
  • Fishing equipment. Some fishing sites allow you to rent equipment! If they don’t, bring your own fishing poles, bait, etc.
  • Appropriate fishing gear. Be sure to invest in sunscreen, sun shirt and/or long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses, etc.
  • Cooler. Be sure to bring a cooler to keep snacks and drinks fresh and cool! If your fishing site doesn’t allow coolers, be sure to bring a backpack.

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area is part of the East Bay Regional Park District. This district supplies their 11 fishing lakes with seasonal game fish such as rainbow trout and channel catfish. Anglers can delight in catching a variety of fish at this Livermore fishing lake. Experienced fishers can cast their line at this lake so long as they are in accordance with the park’s rules and regulations. The EBRPD also offers fishing classes for those new to the sport!

Los Vaqueros

Los Vaqueros is a fishing lake with a variety of fish. This fishing hole is home to trout, largemouth bass, catfish, and more! No matter how big of a catch you’re casting for, reel it in at this Livermore fishing lake. Before you get started trying to reel in the big ones, visit Los Vaqueros the first Saturday of every month to participate in a fishing clinic. These clinics are free and will teach you everything you need to know about fishing.

Relax at The Purple Orchid

Come back to your luxuriously appointed guest room after spending a day at Livermore fishing lakes. Retire your fishing gear and slip into a warm bath in our Celestial Moon – Deluxe King Room. During cooler months, turn on your in-room fireplace and cozy up after soaking in the tub. Or, in warmer months, enjoy our amazing amenities like a pool and hot tub area.

Stay in the Celestial Moon suite at the Purple Orchid.

Even though fishing is a tranquil activity, you can still treat yourself at our state of the art spa. Your skill will appreciate our Cooling Soothe body treatment after a day of fishing in the sun.  Browse all of our spa services and guest rooms. Then, book your Livermore Valley getaway with us.

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