Rollins Lake – Trout Fishing
Rollins lake is a good trout fishing lake. There gets to be a lot of water skiers and boaters in the summer, but the rest of the year is quiet.
There are 3 access areas. Greenhorn access is the closest to Grass Valley off Highway 174. It is a well marked turn. There is a campground at the end of You Bet Road which is 8 miles on a winding road. This turnoff is before the Greenhorn access turn. Orchard Park is near Chicago Park and puts you in near the damm. There is another access off 174 just outside of Colfax. All three have campgrounds.
Here is one of my trolling routes starting at Greenhorn access. It was about a 5 mile paddle.
This lake is at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Gold Country of the Western Sierra near Grass Valley, California. The lake has a surface area of 900 acres, with 26 miles of shoreline. This is a great lake for sailing and water-skiing with many coves and long stretches of open water. Fishing is good from boat or shore for a wide variety of tout and warm water species. Four campgrounds are available, contact information is below.