Fishing

Fishing


Fish in a Collapsed Volcano

At Crater Lake, you can fish for salmon and trout amidst a breathtaking setting. It’s believed that the lake contained no fish until the late 1800s, when people stocked the lake with six species. Two of those species survive today – Kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. Because they aren’t native to the lake, you’re encouraged to fish – you don’t need a license and there’s no limit on how much you catch. (You must use artificial bait, though, so you don’t inadvertently introduce an outside species to the lake.)

You can fish along the shoreline any time, weather permitting. You can access Crater Lake’s shore with the 1.1-mile Cleetwood Trail. In the summer, when boat tours are running, you can also fish from Wizard Island.