Paso Robles Things to Do: Fine Fishing Spots

Located north of Los Angeles and south of San Francisco, California's Paso Robles is a beautiful place to stay. If you're looking for Paso Robles things to do, be sure to check out some of the many fine fishing spots in the area. Along with the fishing, Paso Robles offers a beautiful downtown, several golf courses and Hearst Castle, or the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. The area is also well know as wine country. BBonline recommends getting up early, grabbing your fishing gear and heading out to enjoy one of the treasures of the California coast.

Lake Nacimiento

Most of the best fishing in the area occurs at Lake Nacimiento, located just to the northwest of Paso Robles. Lake Nacimiento is the only lake in California that is stocked with white bass. Other fish that can be caught in the lake include regular bass, catfish, crappies and bluegills. Originally built to provide flood control for local farming, Lake Nacimiento has turned into one of the major tourist attractions of the area. It offers two boat launch ramps that are available to the public, as well as a full marina. If you don't have your own, boat rentals are available on-site. You can camp out here or just take a day trip from your Paso Robles Bed and Breakfast. In addition to fishing from a boat, there are many places to set up along the shore for a relaxing day of angling. While the lake is a popular destination for all kinds of water sports, if you explore the many coves and inlets along the shoreline you should be able to find some excellent fishing spots.

Head out to Sea

If you want a little more adventure from your fishing, Paso Robles' convenient location off the coast of California means you have plenty of options. Your best bet is to head to Morro Bay, just southwest of Paso Robles. The bay offers some beautiful scenery in Morro Bay State Park, and is a great jumping off point for your deep sea fishing expedition. Here are some of the local places to go to set up your trip.

Virg's Sportfishin'
1215 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, California
(805) 772-1222
www.virgs.com

Virg's has a number of boats ranging from mid-size to large, and books deep sea fishing up and down the central coast of California. They have a tackle shop on-site. If you're still looking for Paso Robles things to do, consider booking a whale watching trip, also available from Virg's Sportfishin'.

Central Coast Sportfishing
801 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, California
(805) 704-2084
www.centralcoastsportfishing.com

Central Coast Sportfishing offers deap sea fishing charters and sport-fishing, as well as scenic tours. Their ship is the Rita G, a 50-foot Uniflite that has tackle, bait and rods available to rent on board.

Morro Bay is best know for its rock fish, and the season for them usually runs from May through November. Other fish that can be caught out on the deep include salmon, halibut and albacore. Deep sea fishing is a great experience to add to your vacation, especially if you're a fishing aficionado, so grab your Paso Robles things to do list, and head on out from your Paso Robles Inn to jump on board a deep sea charter.