Collins Lake - Browns Valley, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, White Crappie, Lightning Trout

Latest Photos

7 lbs.
Jim & Melissa Goehring were happy to be showing off their 7lb trout caught trolling a triple teaser lure. Sherri Tham caught her trout down by the dam.
10 lbs. 2 oz.
Bob Hess was fishing with his buddy and long time Collins Lake angler Mark Evans when he hooked and landed this monster 10lb 2oz rainbow trout using a red & gold crocodile lure out along the main channel.
Mark Evans
Irene and Lily caught five trout at the south end of the park near the dam using Powerbait, including a Lightning Trout!
Laura caught an 8.5lb using a Rapala and then added a 4lb fish to her stringer. Taylor Terrell’s first fishing trip at Collins Lake turned out well with 3 trout, including a beautiful Golden Rainbow “Lightning” Trout caught mid-lake with watermelon grubs only about 10ft down.

Collins Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Channel Catfish 14 lbs. 9-13-2016 View Report
Rainbow Trout 10 lbs. 2 oz. 4-05-2023 View Report
Channel Catfish 10 lbs. 8-05-2016 View Report
Rainbow Trout 9 lbs. 14 oz. 1-20-2022 View Report
Channel Catfish 9 lbs. 13 oz. 8-05-2016 View Report
Rainbow Trout 9 lbs. 2 oz. 1-23-2020 View Report
Rainbow Trout 9 lbs. 3-12-2021 View Report
Channel Catfish 9 lbs. 8-05-2016 View Report
Rainbow Trout 9 lbs. 5-16-2020 View Report
Rainbow Trout 8 lbs. 8 oz. 11-03-2020 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
6-12-2023Largemouth BassCollins Lake 
5-29-2023Redear SunfishCollins Lake 
5-01-2023Rainbow TroutCollins Lake1600
4-10-2023Rainbow TroutCollins Lake1000
4-03-2023Rainbow TroutCollins Lake2000

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
8-28-2023 Collins Lake Report
August 28th 2023: Wind Calm, Water Clear, Surface... more »
Collins Lake Staff
4-5-2023 Trolling Trout Takes Off
Collins Lake is still 100% full and occasional... more »
Collins Lake Staff
3-7-2023 Lots of Trout Over 7lbs & Big Bass!
The weather sure has been the talk of... more »
Collins Lake Staff
3-1-2023 Hog of a rainbow trout
Well, that cleared up quickly… It’s still chilly out... more »
Collins Lake Staff
11-30-2022 Lots of Action at Collins Lake
Did a little Collins lake fishing yesterday!! Lightning... more »
Shaun Rainsbarger‎

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