Fishing

While by no means a complete list, let’s take a quick rundown of some favorite fishing locations in Amador and Calaveras Counties:

Amador Creek

Amador Creek is a stream located just 4.2 miles from Plymouth, in Amador County, near Drytown.

Carson Creek

Carson Creek is a stream located just 4.3 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek is a stream located just 3 miles from San Andreas, in Calaveras County.

Channel Arm

Channel Arm is a bay located just 5.3 miles from Jackson, in Calaveras County, near Camp Pardee.

Copper Creek

Copper Creek is a stream located just 1.3 miles from Ione, in Amador County. Alternate names for this stream include Copperwater and Mountain Spring Creek.

Deadman Fork

Deadman Fork is a stream located just 4.4 miles from Plymouth, in Amador County, near Fiddletown.

Else Creek

Else Creek is a stream located just 7.6 miles from Sutter Creek, near Pine Grove.

Esperanza Creek

Esperanza Creek is a stream located just 6.9 miles from Mountain Ranch, in Calaveras County, near Rich Gulch.

French Bar

French Bar is a bar located just 4.4 miles from Jackson, in Calaveras County, near Paloma.

Goffinet Reservoir

Goffinet Reservoir is a reservoir located just 3.2 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Gourley Reservoir

Gourley Reservoir is a reservoir located just 4.1 miles from San Andreas, in Calaveras County, near Paloma.

Grass Valley Creek

Grass Valley Creek is a stream located just 7.6 miles from Sutter Creek, in Amador County, near Pine Grove.

Henderson Reservoir

Henderson Reservoir is a reservoir located just 3.7 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Horse Creek

Horse Creek is a stream located just 4.4 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Icehouse Pond

Icehouse Pond is a reservoir located just 1.1 miles from Sutter Creek, in Amador County.

Jackass Creek

Jackass Creek is a stream located just 2.5 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Jackson Creek Spillway

Jackson Creek Spillway is a dam located just 5.6 miles from Ione, in Amador County, near Buena Vista.

Jesus Maria Creek

Jesus Maria Creek is a stream located just 6.4 miles from San Andreas, in Calaveras County, near Jesus Maria.

Kennedy Reservoir

Kennedy Reservoir is a reservoir located just 1.5 miles from Jackson, in Amador County, near Martell.

Lake Amador

Lake Amador is a reservoir located just 4.1 miles from Ione, in Amador County. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including panfish, catfish, largemouth bass, bream/bluegill, crappie and rainbow trout here. In fact, they are best known for their superb trout fishing, which provides the heaviest planting program in California.

Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche is located 7.7 miles from Ione, in Amador County, near Buena Vista. Lake Camanche is best known for great bass fishing, though it is also a favorite of trout anglers. Other species found in Lake Camanche include rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, spotted bass, catfish, kokanee, crappie, bluegill and sunfish. Shoreline access is available to anglers at both the North and South shores.

Lake Flint

Lake Flint is a reservoir located just 1.6 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Lake Tabeaud

Lake Tabeaud is a reservoir located just 5.8 miles from Jackson, in Amador County, near Electra. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout and rainbow trout here. Alternate names for this reservoir include Tabeaud Reservoir.

Moke River/Middle Fork

Mokelumne River is a stream located just 9 miles from Jackson, in Calaveras County, near Alabama Hill. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, chinook salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, bream/bluegill and striped bass here.

Mountain Spring Creek

Mountain Spring Creek is a stream located just 4.2 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

New Hogan Lake

New Hogan Lake is an artificial lake formed by New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River, whose North and South forks combine, located just 3.1 miles from Valley Springs, in Calaveras County. Fish include Sacramento pikeminnow, Chinook salmon, Sacramento blackfish, Prickly sculpin, Riffle sculpin.

New Melones

New Melones Lake is a reservoir on the Stanislaus River located just 7.1 miles from Angels Camp, in Calaveras County.

North Fork Dry Creek

North Fork Dry Creek is a stream located just 2 miles from Plymouth, in Amador County.

North Fork Jackson Creek

North Fork Jackson Creek is a stream located just .1 miles from Jackson, in Amador County.

North Fork Rancheria Creek

North Fork Rancheria Creek is a stream located just 4 miles from Plymouth, in Amador County, near Lower Rancheria (historical).

Oneida Creek

Oneida Creek is a stream located just 1.3 miles from Jackson, in Amador County, near Martell.

Oregon Bar

Oregon Bar is a bar located just 3.9 miles from Valley Springs, in Calaveras County, near Lancha Plana (historical).

Pardee Dam/Reservoir

Pardee Reservoir is a reservoir located just 4.7 miles from Valley Springs.

Pioneer Creek

Pioneer Creek is a stream located just 10.3 miles from Sutter Creek, in Amador County, near Volcano.

Preston Reservoir

Preston Reservoir is a reservoir located just 1.2 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Rattlesnake Creek

Rattlesnake Creek is a stream located just 3.6 miles from Jackson, in Amador County, near Big Bar.

Rock Creek

Rock Creek is a stream located just 4.5 miles from Ione, in Amador County.

Salamander Creek

Salamander Creek is a stream located just 4.7 miles from Mountain Ranch, in Calaveras County, near Jesus Maria.

South Branch Sutter Creek

South Branch Sutter Creek is a stream located just 9.8 miles from Sutter Creek, in Amador County, near Volcano.

South Fork Dry Creek

South Fork Dry Creek is a stream located just 2 miles from Plymouth, in Amador County.

South Fork Jackson Creek

South Fork Jackson Creek is a stream located just .1 miles from Jackson, in Amador County.

Moke River/South Fork

South Fork Mokelumne River is a stream located just 10.3 miles from Jackson, in Calaveras County, near Alabama Hill.

Stony Creek

Stony Creek is a stream located just 2.7 miles from Sutter Creek, in Amador County, near Ione.

Tanner Reservoir

Tanner Reservoir is a reservoir located just 1 miles from Sutter Creek, in Amador County, near Sutter Hill.

Willow Springs Creek

Willow Springs Creek is a stream located just 4.3 miles from Plymouth, in Amador County, near Forest Home (historical).

Youngs Creek

Youngs Creek is a stream located just 2.3 miles from Valley Springs, in Calaveras County, near Toyon.

Got a favorite fishing hole not on this list? Email us at jmalamed@ledger.news.