Alisal Lake Activities

One of the favorite recreational sites at Alisal is our private, 100-acre, spring-fed lake. Tucked away in the foothills, this shimmering jewel is a tranquil setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Some guests like it best for an afternoon of leisurely sunning or picnicking.Alisal Lake Activities

The Alisal lake is teeming with bass and bluegill ready to be landed by rod and reel or fly. If you wish to hone your angling skills, our lake staff is glad to provide traditional fishing and fly fishing pointers or lessons. Our private fleet of boats includes kayaks, canoes, bass boats, electric trolling boats, catamaran and pedal boats.

 

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Fishing

Fishing on Alisal Lake is reserved for guests of the Ranch exclusively.
All bass are natural spawn wild fish and fishing is "catch and release." This combination keeps the lake and the fish unstressed and provides some of the best bass fishing in the state.

Resort Fishing

Guided Fishing Trips

Take advantage of our guide's knowledge of fishing and learn about their habitat. Jason Grupp, our Orvis endorsed guide, will take you out on the bass boat and help you track down fish using traditional spinning tackle or fly fishing gear. If you are a beginner you will be taught how to tie knots, how to cast, what tackle to use, as well as fish identification, handling and the proper releasing method. Naturally we want you to return to shore after successfully catching fish! Ages 8 years & up and all skill levels are welcome.

Guided Fishing Trips (includes equipment rental and bass boat). Four person limit:
7 a.m – 11 a.m.      $240
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.     $180
* Advanced notice is required for all guided fishing trips.

Equipment Rental
Fishing Rod                      $20 Day Use Fee
Fly Rod & One Fly             $20 Day Use Fee
Live Bait                          $5 / extra box
(one free box with rod)
* Guests are welcome to bring their own fishing rods; a $10 charge will apply.

Fly Fishing Instruction

Jason Grupp, our Orvis endorsed guide, will give you a demonstrations of the gear and will work with you on the mechanics of casting. He will take you out on the bass boat to give you some basics on fish habitat and what to look for and why. While out on the water you will spend some time trying to catch bass. After the lesson you will have gained the confidence to go out on your own and apply the skills you have learned.
Lessons:    8 a.m. – 11 a.m.    
$100 per person/four person limit
*Advanced notice is required for all fly fishing lessons.
 

For more information or to schedule a guided trip, contact Guest Services:
Phone:
(805) 686-7700  |  Contact Form - Lake Activities

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Archery & Air Rifle

Archery

Introduce yourself, with the help of knowledgeable instructors, to the ageless art of shooting an arrow from a simple bow at a target. If you are eight and older you may take up the bow and arrow for the first time, or fine tune your marksmanship, under our skilled instructor's guidance, amidst the backdrop of the shimmering lakeshore and giant white oaks.

Archery: $35/person
* Children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Air Rifle

Air rifles at Alisal lake! Come up to the air rifle course and enjoy this fully supervised sport. Skilled instructors will show you the fun, safe way to enjoy the new sport. The course includes paper targets, silhouette targets and gravity fall targets at 10, 15 and 20 meters. If you are 8 years and older, learn the way to handle, sight and shoot and gain more confidence in yourself, all in the beautiful lake setting.

Air Rifle: $35/person
* Children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact Guest Services:
Phone:
(805) 686-7700  |  Contact Form - Lake Activities

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Nature Walks & Bird Watching

Alisal is blessed with an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy it on one of our guided nature walks. Equipped with a Alisal Field Guidebook, your guide will take you around the southern edge of the lake, on a trail rich with flora and fauna. Thriving with a variety of birds, deer, and wildlife, nature walks are favorites with photographers.

* Summer season only or for groups providing two week notice pending availability

For more information contact Guest Services:
Phone:
(805) 686-7700  |  Contact Form - Lake Activities

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Boat Rentals

Alisal Lake has a variety of excellent boating options. The Ranch offers everything from bass boats for the seasoned fisherman to canoes, kayaks and peddle boats for recreational boaters. We have something for everyone. We also offer sail boats, catamarans and stand-up paddle boards.

For more information on Lake Activities contact Guest Services:
Phone:
(805) 686-7700  |  Contact Form - Lake Activities

NOTE:
Bass Boat is priced at half day and full day. Other prices are for 90 minutes and full day.

Bass Boat $100/$150*
Aluminum/Jon Boat $40/$60*
Two Person Electric Boat $40/$60*
Catamaran $30/$45*
Stand Up Paddle Board $30/$45*
Peddle Boat $30/$45*
Canoe $30/$45*
Kayak $30/$45*
Sail Boat $30/$45*

Service charges
Early pick-up (prior to set hours):
30 min. early/$30
1 hour early/$60


*Rates subject to change without notice.

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