Lake Camanche Fishing Report 12/3/17

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Lake Camanche Fishing Report 12/3/17

Lake Camanche dipped down and then returned to 70% while Pardee Lake has risen up to 98% full. Both lakes are releasing heavier amounts with Lake Camanche sending approximately 777 C.F.S. through the gates and Pardee releasing approx. 1,289 C.F.S. into Camanche at time of this report. Lake elevation was 217.10 as of 12/3. With higher releases of colder water from Pardee and cooler over night temps Lake Camanche’s water temperature is cooling down. On 12/3 the water temps at the north ramp was 59 degrees. 

For the most up to date information you can go to: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES

Mt. Lassen trout farm made their delivery on Friday 12/1 dropping 1,800 lbs. They split their load 3 ways with 600 lbs. to the pond and both north/south ramps. We will receive another load this week of 1,800 lbs. next week .

Left: Jack Carroll posted this shot of their trip and commented, “Camanche, north shore day use…no hits for hours…packing up the truck to go, …boom! 3.5 lbs acrobat on chartreuse eggs just before dark…in case you can’t tell by our facial expressions, we were stoked!!!!”

Right: Cynthia Lenard posted this shot of herself and son 11/28 on FB from a family fishing outing. Got to love those smiles! Looks like they were fishing between Big Hat Island and the dam.

Left: Dave King posted this shot to Gold Country Fishing  on 11/27 and wrote,  “I’d like to say the bass bite was on today at Camanche but it was only good till about 9 am for us, but I did manage to land my pb today 7 lbs. 5 oz. Hope everyone had a good thanksgiving weekend. Caught on a drop shot.”

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Right: Jeremy Ray Bailey posted this shot recently from his trip to the lake on 11/18. He was bank fishing and posted, “South shore, left of boat ramp. 11/18/17 caught both on power eggs with garlic salt, 1 red and 1 white egg. I’m 6 feet tall, for scale.”

All 4 photos above: Andrew Orr, aka @andfreworr5414 on Instagram posted this shot on 12/1 and wrote, “Well today at Camanche I go my PB(personal best) 8.7 pounds. What a rush fish came out of the water 2 times on a rip gait with treble hooks don’t know how it stayed button!”

4 pictures above: Kristy Carpentier posted these pictures of herself and husband Mike to FB with this great report, “Camanche today 11-25-17
Up at 3:30 and on the water just before 7am. Started in the narrows trolling Speedy Shiners for one grab/miss on the topliner. Although the weather was sunny and beautiful there, We weren’t marking many fish so we moved out to the main lake where it was completely draped in thick fog.
Here we boated two 16” trout. One on a firetiger Speedy Shiner and one on a Kastmaster. We had a few hits on Gvf Lures flashers and Gold digger combo as well as a rainbow Serpent Spoon that didn’t stick.
Everything that was touched was in the top ten ft of water. The fish were scattered so it was hit or miss on where to find them. We did see some big marks down in the 40-60ft range but they didn’t want to play with us.
When the fog finally lifted it was replaced by a smoke blanket that went as far as you could see. It certainly smelled like a fire. Does anyone know where it was coming from? It was still really bad all the way back into Concord so it must be a pretty substantial fire wherever it is.
Anyways it has been a great week off of work. I managed to go fishing three times and may even squeeze in a couple of hours tomorrow! Again very blessed and thankful for so so many things!
Until next time my friends…M&K Fishing.”

Left & right: Local angler and Lake Camanche regular Robbie Dunham was out 12/1 with his wife Kim and brought in these beautiful trout which he posted on FB.

He said, “Lake Camanche 12/1/17, Grub bite is ON, Me and my Wife.” Thanks for the share Robbie!

Left: Jill Reslow, aka @ajrenslow70 on Instagram posted, Purple it is! #funtimes #bassfishing

Right: Austin Baker, aka @austinbarkk also on Instagram posted this spotted bass over the Thanksgiving weekend and wrote, “These guys made me work for it this weekend. This one went 3.10 which was the only decent one we could fine.”

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