Catfish are biting this week. Sheila of El Dorado was fishing the dam area for bass 7′ down using a senko lure when she hauled  up this 17.1 lb catfish. This 31″ catfish puts Sheila on the top of the leader board for the catfish category in our Monster Fish  Contest.





Ben Johnson of Elk Grove was fishing off North Shore Day Use on 3/31/15 using nighcrawlers to reel in this stringer with       bass, a catfish  and a crappie. The Crappie was 1.78 lb., catfish 5.5 lb and the largest of the 3 bass was 6.33 lbs.





14 yr old Brianna Kaufman of Citrus Heights caught these two bass while fishing up the Narrows 4/2/15 using “Lure How”. The large one was 3.73 lbs.





10 yr old Kacie Burge of Roseville is pictured with her 5.74 lb rainbow caught at the pond on 3/30 using Rainbow power bait.


Lake Conditions 

Lake Camanche’s current elevation is 182.01 as of 04/01/15. Water temperature at the launch ramp is approximately 64 degrees and the lake is 28% full. The inflow from Lake Pardee is currently 11 c.s.f. and the outflow from Lake Camanche is currently 225 c.s.f. The flow into Camanche varies from 11 cfs to 800 cfs. as EBMUD generates electricity from Pardee’s flow.  At this time they turn on two of the three generating units periodically during the week. Each unit can deliver 400 cfs, thus the 11-800 cfs range.



This angler didn't want to have her picture posted but here 's her 5.2 catfish. Sorry no other information.

This angler didn’t want to have her picture posted but here ‘s her 5.2 catfish. Sorry no other information.



 Due to drought like conditions and the fluctuating lake levels…Camanche would like to remind our guests to “Boat at  your own Risk” as stated in the Rules and Regulations under Boating.

 Currently we have one launch ramp open on South Shore servicing boats 18′ or less. North shore can handle boats of any  size. We are working on opening another ramp on South shore but at this time we don’t have and ETA for that project. 

 We apologize for any  inconvenience this may cause.






1,200 lbs of Mt. Lassen Trout were planted at the South shore pond and south shore ramp on Friday March 27th. Another 1,200 lbs are scheduled for this week. 

Check this out!

20 Passenger

20 Passenger



Do you have party in mind? Why not take it on the water? Our 20 passenger party barge, Samantha will bring the fun to any party. She sports plenty of room, an on-board gas grill, waterside, up-stairs patio area, & private restroom!





20 pass Samantha20 pass


Coming Soon!

Construction started in early January and will be completed this spring.

New Covered Berth soon to be available

New Covered Berth soon to be available

This state of the art covered berth will feature:

  • 22 – 10′ x 25′ slips
  • 26 – 10′ x 30′ slips
  • 2 – 11′ x 30′ slips
  • Galvanized steel frame
  • Environmentally friendly non-slip *ThruFlow decking
  • Winch and cable anchorage
  • Sun Protected Super Span roof system

*ThruFlow design allows for maximum light penetration protecting marine life below.

Other Benefits:

  • Save time, energy and the hassle of hooking up the boat & getting it to the lake
  • Close to some of your favorite fishing spots – Hat Island, Houseboat Cove, the Narrows & fish plant release site
  • Closest dock to North Shore Cafe and Marina Store

Simplify your life get your name on the list today (209)763-5166.

Monster Fish Contest!


How to enter:
To enter the 2015 Monster Fish Contest all you need to do is bring your fish to either North or South shore Marina Store to have your fish weighed and photographed. If you hold the record weight for the 2015 calendar year, you will win a Free 2016 Annual Day Use Pass! One pass will be awarded to the angler who holds the 2015 record weight for each of the following fish:

Bass, Trout, Catfish

RULES & REGULATIONS: Fish must be photographed and weighed during normal store hours at either Marina store using ONLY Camanche Recreation Company’s store scales. Participants must provide the store with their full name, contact information and sign a photo release waiver. One Annual Day Use Pass per fish type will be awarded. Prize is non-negotiable but may be transferred to another person. Program ends December 31, 2015 at 5 pm. Winners will be notified no later than January 14, 2016.

Current Leader Board 

Shelia Zhzeberger 17.1 Lb Catfish

Sheila Zhzelberger 17.01 Catfish








Mario Castillo 15.3 Lb Trout

Mario Castillo 15.33 Lb Trout








11 year old Donovan Henry & Dad - 13.4 lbs Bass

11 year old Donovan Henry & Dad – 13.4 lbs Bass