Hot week at the pond, bank fishing and trolling! As the weather warmed up so did the fishing. Favorite reported baits this week were rapala, shad colored robo worms,  live worms, crankbait,  fire tiger lure, orange power eggs, rainbow power bait rubs with hatchery dust and garlic rainbow power bait. Water temperatures on top were reported from 47 to 53 degrees depending on the area. Favorite spots were out by the dam, Little Hat island, Narrows, Houseboat Cove, south shore day use (Willows) and of course the pond.

As of 02/12/16 Camanche Recreation have planted 30,300 lbs. of Mt. Lassen trout with a total of 9,700 lbs planted into the pond. Next week we are expecting an additional 1,200 lbs. – 600 lbs. to be delivered to the north shore ramp and 600 lbs. to the pond. Be sure to check back here or Facebook for the update. 

Be sure to check back here or Facebook for the update. 

The inflow from Pardee Lake is up!  528 c.s.f. as of 02/08/16 and the outflow from Lake Camanche was at 161 c.s.f.  As of this report Lake Camanche was 60.38′ to spill level.

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Doug Hunger2.6 (720x960) (300x400)Doug Hunger reported this past weekend, “My son and I fished Camanche today, we trolled from the launch to the bridge my son landed a bass on a rapala. We fished for cats for a bit with no success, so we trolled back to the launch and I caught a bass pulling a rapala.”





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Teena Padilla 2.4 (540x960)Left: “Well, we got the skunk off the boat today. But not what we’re looking for. Pesky Bass.” was reported to us by Arnold & Teena Padilla of the Gold Country Fishing Report while trolling the Narrows on 2/4/16.


Right: Frank Orland shared this photo and comment on FB on 2/5/16. “A nice fish like this 5.2 pounder turns a slow day into a nice day. Caught by John Diregolo.”


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Jim Rider 2.28Right: Doug Hunger also reported fishing with Jesse Elston and Jerry Meeks on 2/7/16, “We fished Camanche today, we had mixed success. One bass and one trout, both were caught trolling. Marked a ton of fish, missed a bunch of hits all in all a good day.” Pictured to the right is Jesse Elston.

Left: Jim Rider and Nick Rider repurposing with their message of eat fresh fish!
From 1/28/16 trip to Camanche.




Brandon Alexander posted these photos and comment on FB 2/8,  “My dad and I caught these fish today on the south shore using shad colored robo worms!!”

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Russ Wullenwaber (720x960)Russ Wullenwaber posted these two lovely pictures of Desirea Battle from 2/6/16 fishing the trout pond.







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Left: Chris and Angelo Devincenzi of Stockton hooked these nice looking trout while fishing the Narrows on 2/6/16. The largest weighed in at 6.97 lbs.

Right: Thomas Ferreiro of Orangevale was fishing out at Little Hat island using crankbait on Saturday 2/6/16 to catch this stringer of bass.




DSCN5544 (1280x960) (1280x960)Central Valley Anglers had a nice 17 boat tournament out at Lake Camanche on Saturday 2/6/16. Big Fish: Dominic Bechtold and Steve Quintal tied for 2nd & 3rd, 3.35 lbs each with Tim Hutchins taking first with top trout 3.64 lbs. Central Valley Anglers




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Left: Lonnie  Putz of Valley Springs shared is picture his on FB from 2/7/16 and said, “Fished North Shore for 5 hours and caught 2.”

Right: Ethan Rondo shared this photo shared of his stringer from 2/5/16 while fishing the pond.



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Left: Buddy Gene Castillo bank fishing at south shore day use 2/6/16Brent Tracy (1280x960)
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Right: Brent Tracy landed this 7.67lbs 26″ trout at the pond on 1/29/16.