Recent Monster Fish Record Holders
27.6 lbs. Catfish
Date Caught: 12/3/16
18.17 lbs. Large Mouth Bass
Crank Bait River2Sea V Joint S-110 deep drive
Main Body of Lake Camanche
Date Caught: 6/26/2015
3.16 lbs. Crappie
Date Caught: 3/01/2016
Home of the Monster Fish
Lake Camanche is best known for great bass fishing, though it is also a favorite of trout anglers. Each year, 60,000 pounds of trout are stocked between October and June, each weighing at least a pound up to trophy sized 8 pounders. The large trout pond at South Shore is a perfect place to take children fishing.
There is also a highly unique Florida-strain largemouth bass plant each year. Other species found in Lake Camanche include rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, spotted bass, catfish, kokanee, crappie, bluegill and sunfish. Shoreline access is available to anglers at both shores. There is also shoreline access upriver, only available by boat.
A small $6 fishing access fee is charged per angler, per day. 100% of this money is used to fund our stocking program and improve the lake’s overall fishery.
By law, a state fishing license is required for all fisherman 16 years of age and older. Both daily and annual licenses may be purchased at our marinas.
Due to the growing presence of the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel in California, we will be conducting mandatory boat inspections and interviews prior to entry. Please click here for more information, tips, and a list of prohibited counties.
Current Fishing Report
The Department of Water Resources has Lake Camanche back up to 72% and Pardee Lake down 95% full. Lake Camanche was releasing approximately 340 C.F.S. while receiving approx. 1,171 C.F.S. into Camanche at time [...]
Current Lake Conditions
With the recent warm weather storms the lake is now up to 70% of capacity . Lake Pardee at 97% of capacity is releasing huge amounts into Lake Camanche at 1,345 C.F.S. Lake Camanche in turn is also releasing heavy flows into the Mokelumne River at a rate of 1, 461 C.F.S. This larger flow is a standard procedure for flood control for the lower valley. Lake Camanche’s elevation as of this report at Camanche was 217.41 which puts the lake at 18.09′ from the spillway. Water temps was reported as 53 degrees.
All north and south shore courtesy ramps are open at full capacity.
Note: Gasoline is available at the north and south shore dock for boat fill up.
Fishing Record Holders
|Type||Angler||Hometown||Weight||Date||Bait / Lure||Location|
|Trout||Mark and Mike Seaters||Lodi||19.42 lbs.||05/05/1998||7″ plastic worm, brown||Dam|
|Trout||Ray Miles||Woodbridge||19.37 lbs.||03/28/1998||Jig||Trout Pond|
|Crappie||Aaron Barnhart||Elk Grove||3.06 lbs.||03/11/2007||Red/ Green Jig||Lancha Plana|
|Catfish||Cheryl Way||Ione||26 lbs.||08/16/2009||Whole Anchovy||Upriver|
|Bass||Kevin Miranda||Sacramento||18.17 lbs.||06/26/2015||Crank Bait River2Sea V Joint S-110 deep drive||Main body of the lake|