Bucks Lake

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Bucks Lake

Location and Size: This high mountain lake is set at an elevation of 5,155 feet 10 miles west of Quincy. The lake has a surface area of 1,827 acres with 14 miles of shoreline.

Season: Fishing season is year-round, but heavy snows prevent access to the lake from November through May or June most years.

Boating: Three paved boat ramps are available.

Camping and Lodging: A private concessionaire operates five family campgrounds and one group campground. There are approximately 63 family camping units and 3 group units. There are no restroom facilities on Lower Bucks Lake, so camping will be restricted to self contained vehicles. Campsites may be reserved through Reserve USA (1-877-444-6777). Each Campground has piped water with the exception of Lower Bucks Lake. For more information, call Plumas National Forest, District Office at (530) 283-0555, http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/plumas/recreation/rec_areas/bucks.php

Bucks Lake Marina, 530-283-4243, www.buckslakemarina.com, is a full service facility. Lakeview Cabin Rentals, patio and fishing boat rentals, RV park and campground, marina store, boat slips and a boat launch are available.  

Bucks Lakeshore Resort, 530-283-2848, offers marina and boat launch facilities and R.V. camping.

Bucks Lake Lodge, 530-283-2262, www.buckslakelodge.com, has a grocery store, restaurant, bar, gasoline,  cabins, motel rooms and a game room.

Guide Services and Fishing Information: Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy's Guide Service, 530-283-4103, www.bigdaddyfishing.com,

Feather River College Hatchery Information: 530-283-9199.  

Articles & Reports
Huge Mackinaw Reward Bucks Lake Fishermen Huge Mackinaw Reward Bucks Lake Fishermen

Written By: Dan Bacher,
April 26, 2015

Bucks Lake hosts a colorful array of fish species, including brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and kokanee salmon, but it’s the huge mackinaw that dwell in the cold waters of this scenic reservoir that provide the most big fish...

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Sizzling Kokanee Bite At Bucks

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
September 22, 2014

(Chester) At Bucks Lake limits of kokanee are a slam dunk. At Almanor the fishing is much more challenging.

“The kokanee bite at Bucks Lake is unbelievably good,” exclaimed Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service. “On my most recent...

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‘Kokes And Trout Tangle With Trollers

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
September 2, 2014

(Chester) Bucks Lake and Lake Almanor couldn’t be fishing more differently. At Bucks the action is nonstop, while at Almanor strikes are largely nonexistent.

“Kokanee fishing is hot at Bucks Lake for fish to 14 inches and the trout bite...

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Sizzling Kokanee Bite At Bucks

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Chester) At Bucks Lake limits of kokanee are a slam dunk. At Almanor the fishing is much more challenging.

“The kokanee bite at Bucks Lake is unbelievably good,” exclaimed Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service. “On my most recent trip we limited out the boat in...

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‘Kokes And Trout Tangle With Trollers

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

(Chester) Bucks Lake and Lake Almanor couldn’t be fishing more differently. At Bucks the action is nonstop, while at Almanor strikes are largely nonexistent.

“Kokanee fishing is hot at Bucks Lake for fish to 14 inches and the trout bite has come on strong too,”...

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Trollers Work Hard For Trout And Kings

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Chester) “The salmon and trout bite is really soft at Lake Almanor this summer,” said Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service. “Trollers are hooking maybe 5 to 7 fish per day while trolling the East Branch of the Lake.”

The fish are mostly rainbows, with a few...

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Guides and Services
Big Daddy’s Guide Service Big Daddy’s Guide Service

Big Daddy's Guide Service specializes in year-round light tackle fishing adventures on Lake Almanor, Lake Tahoe, Eagle Lake, Bucks...

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C & C Marine C & C Marine

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747 S 9th Street 
Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

7812 Auburn Blvd.
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Bob’s Marine Bob’s Marine

Bob's Marine has been in business as a full sales, service and accessory dealer for 25 years in the same location. We have two full...

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Winkle Family Automotive & Marine Winkle Family Automotive & Marine...

Winkel Family Automotive, formerly Saturn of Reno, is located in Reno, Nevada which also serves the Truckee, Sparks, Carson City,...

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Since 1961 Snag Proof has been committed to "weedless fishing". We’ve produced some the most innovative and productive fishing...

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LUHR-JENSEN LUHR-JENSEN


Eight decades ago, the Luhr-Jensen company was born in an unused chicken coop in rural Hood River, Oregon. It was the height of the...

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Tips & Tactics for Bucks Lake
Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir

Written By: Cal Kellogg

During the winter and early spring month bank anglers often compete with boaters and at times surpass boaters success when it comes to...

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Bank Fishing: Hooking Reservoir Trout When The Water Turns Murky Or Cold Bank Fishing: Hooking Reservoir Trout When The Water Turns Murky Or Cold

Written By: Cal Kellogg

In terms of rain and snow the 2014/15 winter is off to a rip roaring start. If things keep going the way they have been, trouters and...

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Basics For The Bank Bound Trouter Basics For The Bank Bound Trouter

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Prospecting the waters of a lake or reservoir for trout from a boat decked out with downriggers and the latest electronics can be both...

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Weather Report for Bucks Lake

Todays date: Saturday May 30, 2015

Bucks Lake Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Mackinaw
  • Mackinaw
  • Kokanee
  • Kokanee
Whats Biting?

Trout

Mackinaw

Kokanee



Water Level for Bucks Lake

Sorry. We don't have any water level information for Bucks Lake. Our information comes from the USGS.

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