Numerous species of fish exist

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Numerous species of fish exist in Don Pedro Lake, including salmon! Kokanee, King and Silver salmon can be caught at the lake with the Kings reaching weights in excess of 10 lbs!
"Don Pedro" was actually a mid-1800’s land owner of French descent, named Pierre Sainsevain. He was known as Don Pedro by the Mexicans in the area. The land he owned along the Tuolumne River included Don Pedro Bar which is now inundated by Don Pedro Lake.