Merced River

Details

Location:
Wawona, CA
United States United States
Coordinates:
37.34914, -120.97504
Depth (max):
28 Feet
Distance:
145 Miles
Description:

The Merced River , in the central part of the U.S. state of California, is a 145-mile (233 km)-long[1] tributary of the San Joaquin River flowing from the Sierra Nevada into the Central Valley. It is most well known for its swift and steep course through the southern part of Yosemite National Park, and the world-famous Yosemite Valley. The river's character changes dramatically once it reaches the foothills and the lowlands, becoming a slow-moving waterway meandering through irrigated fields.

Of the fish, there were 26 species found in the lower Central Valley portion of the river, including Sacramento sucker, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and carp, all but three of which are resident species, and some of which were intentionally introduced by humans. The three anadromous fish species that still use the lower Merced are the chinook salmon, Pacific lamprey and striped bass. The upper section of the river, defined as the stretch from Lake McClure to the headwaters, had 11 species of fish.

Spot Access:
Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Swimming Area, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating
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Map

Map for 37.34914, -120.97504
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

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Guides

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Tim Bermingham's Drift Boat Guide Service

My name is Tim. Starting up my guide business in late 1991, I've been an independent fishing guide for 14 years now. I have the location, experience, equipment and knowledge to provide you with a to...
Jamestown, CA, United States United States

Lodges

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Big Creek Inn

Closest B&B lodging to the south gate of Yosemite National Park. A 3 guest room inn ideally located just two miles from Yosemite in Fish Camp, CA. Situated right on Big Creek, each room has a priv...
Fish Camp, CA, United States United States

Tournaments

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