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About The Lake

Eagle Lake is nationally known for its trophy Eagle Lake Trout. The average size fish caught at Eagle is 3 - 5 pounds with the record fish caught being around 15 pounds. Trolling is the most popular method of fishing at the lake, but many fish are also caught from shore by floating nightcrawlers off the bottom.

Eagle Lake (which is the second largest natural lake in California) is located about 17 miles northwest of Susanville. The northern end of the lake is mostly characteristic of high desert country. Brush and junipers cover the surrounding area. Rocks and patches of reeds makeup the shoreline. The south end of the lake is forested with pines, cedars, and firs. This is where the the twenty unit Bureau of Land Managment campground and the five National Forest campgrounds are located. The Eagle Lake marina and boat launch are also located at this end of the lake.

Fishing at Eagle Lake opens each year on the Memorial Day weekend and closes on Dec. 31.