Fishing in San Jose

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Almaden Lake Park (San Jose)

The lake is fresh water derived from a former quarry, and fishing is permitted. There is a snack bar at the location.

Calero County Park (San Jose)

This is a 3,493 acre park with a large reservoir that has a boat launch and is open year round to both power and nonpower vessels.  Boating reservations can be made (408-355-2201). Fishing is allowed but do NOT eat the fish in Calero Reservoir as they contain high levels of mercury. There are restrooms.

Flycasters of San Jose (San Jose)

Flycasters is a fly fishing club that has monthly speakers, seminars, competitions and fishing expeditions with a focus on education,  preservation and conservation.  Throughout the year, they offer classes to members about Fly Tying, Fly Casting, Knots and various other fly fishing related topics.  The average age of members is over 60 years.

Hellyer County Park Coyote Creek Parkway (San Jose)

Hellyer County Park is 354 acres with Coyote Creek running through the middle of the park.   Fishing is permitted all year round at Cottonwood Lake and during fishing season in the Coyote Creek. Cottonwood Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout from November through late April. There are multiple restrooms throughout the park.  Water is not available so please bring your own.

Joseph D. Grant County Park (San Jose)

Joseph D. Grant County Park, is a  9,560 acre park with 52 miles of trails. Fishing is permitted in one lake and several ponds.