Photo of Mokelumne River. Photo by Ken Harker

Photo of Mokelumne River. Photo by Ken Harker

Located Near Sacramento, CA


Mokelumne River Fishing:

The Mokelumne River originates in the Sierra Nevada mountain region and empties out into San Joaquin River. Well known for Salmon and Steelhead the Mokelumne is a top fishing destination in the North central California region. For more information on Mokelumne river fishing access see our Mokelumne fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon





When to Fish

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This river generally offers fishing July through October for Chinook and January through October for Steelhead.

**See California fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 salmon or 1 steelhead per day.

California State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners. Bait:See Regs. Stink:See Regs.


Tackle Tips: Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting flat fish, sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.

Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended in the hot spots!

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