Moon California Fishing (Paperback)

The Complete Guide to Fishing on Lakes, Streams, Rivers, and the Coast (Moon Outdoors)

By Tom Stienstra

Moon Travel, 9781612381664, 696pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

List Price: 24.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Pack up your rod and reel, stock your tackle box, and discover the best places to cast your line in the Golden State with Moon California Fishing.
  • A Fishing Hole for Everyone: Pick the right spot for you with options ranging from lakes and streams to rivers and reservoirs, rated by number of fish, size of fish, and scenic beauty
  • Strategic Lists: Choose from lists like best freshwater fisheries, best hike-in fisheries, best places to teach kids to fish, and more, including the top places to find California sport fish such as trout, salmon, and steelhead
  • Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions, and details on where to park
  • Skip the Crowds: Have the water to yourself with Moon California Fishing's many off-the-radar spots
  • Expert Advice: Seasoned angler Tom Stienstra offers his experienced insight and honest opinions on each fishery
  • Tips and Tools: Advice on permits, fees, and lodging, background information on climate and landscape, and detailed instructions for novice anglers
Whether you're a veteran or a first-timer, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure.

Exploring more of the Golden State's great outdoors? Try Moon California Camping or Moon California Hiking.

About the Author

For more than 30 years, Tom Stienstra's full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. He has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions, and is a certified pilot.

Tom is the nation's top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He is the outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and broadcasts a weekly radio show, Tom Stienstra's Outdoors Reports, on KCBS-San Francisco. His documentary on the Tulomne River received an Emmy in 2017. Tom has been inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, has been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, and received the President's Choice Award (Newspaper/Website) from the Outdoor Writer's Association of America three times.

You can contact Tom directly via the website