Lake Camanche continues to fill!
Anglers are still rocking it with their stringers of trout even through all this bad weather.
93% full Pardee Lake has been releasing at least 1,300 c.f.s. for a few weeks now and Lake Camanche has come up over 11′ since 2/8/16. As of Thursday 3/10/16 Camanche is 49.11′ from spill level. It won’t be long now that the south shore low water ramp #2 will be closed and #1 low water ramp will be opened for launching. The lake has actually started filling the south shore cove which has been dry so some time. (Pictured to the right)
Caution: Lake conditions are currently still a bit muddy with some floating debris due to continuing rains and releases.
To date 35,100 lbs. of Mt. Lassen trout have been planted at Camanche. A total of 12,100 lbs. have been planted into the pond and the rest into the lake. Another huge plant of 3,600 lbs will be planted this week with 1,200 lbs. dropped in the pond, plus both north and south shore ramps. Be sure to check back here or on Facebook for the update.
Robbie Dunham of Galt and his friend Landon Schadel of West Sac. braved the high winds and weather on Saturday 3/12. Robbie told me by phone that he and Landon limited out with 10 trout between 6:30am and 11am. He also shared with me that he had been trolling at 3.2 mph out in open water on the dam side of the lake. He reported that he was about 8’ down using spoons. The largest weighed in at 3.06 lbs. Thanks Robbie!
Brent Honnoll of Tracy shared his story and picture on the Gold Country Fishing Report of his 3/9/16 trip. He reported, “Fished Lake Camanche today with a buddy. Finished up with limits and 4 lost. All on top 15′ trolling edges and points. 11 to 2 was best bite.
Left: Jeff Higashi of San Jose was out on 3/4 and hauled in this 6 lb. trout using rapala while trolling in the middle of the lake.
Pictured right: Randy Schatzle
Arnold Padilla of the Gold Country Fishing Report shared this comment and picture, “We made it out on Lake Camanche today. A little windy at times. And then a lot of windy at times. Lost a couple and missed a few. But Randy Schatzle was able to boat 4 nice trout today. Had an awesome time fishing Randy. Thanks for joining me.” Thanks for sharing your picture and comments Arnold.
Left: I caught Randy McRoberts and friend at the fishing cleaning station at north shore on Saturday 3/12. It was very windy but they still managed to reel in this nice stringer while fishing the Narrows with nightcrawlers behind flashers. Thanks for sharing the info guys.
Thank you to all those that submitted pictures/information via FB and those that came up to have your pictures/information taken!
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