Local Spots: Lower Kings River

Fishing along the lower Kings river provides many challenges and opportunities to local anglers.[memberonly]Whether you like to go out on a boat, wade into the water, or fish from the banks of the river, the Lower Kings River’s got you covered.

Avocado lake is a fish shaped lake northeast of Fresno. It has many picnic tables and public restrooms.

The Lower Kings River passes behind Avocado lake. Trout fishing varies depending on the season. This area is stocked with fish. From behind Avocado lake up to Alta Weir, be sure to use barbless hooks and release everything you catch. Game wardens frequently patrol this area.

Above Alta Weir, all the way to the dam (with exceptions noted on the map) you can keep up to five trout. 

When the fishing bug hits you mid-winter when the upper Kings is covered in snow, the Lower Kings should be one of the first places you think of to go. Whether you live in Visalia, Fresno or Dinuba, it’s a short trip.

Kings River Conservation District has put together a brochure to help local anglers find just the right spot below Pine flat dam.  The map seen below is included in that brochure Click here for the complete brochure.

To open a full size printable map of the area, click on the smaller map seen below: