Weather beautiful (check), water level rising (check), good fishing (double check)! Bass, trout and catfish are the topic this week.
Hot spots for trout were reported trolling out by the buoy line in front of the dam, by the floating restrooms and down the Narrows. Bass were reported moving to shallow warmer waters. Look for temps at least 62-64 degrees no more than 6-15 feet deep. The south cove is starting to fill which is ideal for the bass, warmer waters and plenty of vegetation. Catfish were reeled in off the day use area at south shore. The pond bite remains hot with the weekly plants.
1,200 lbs. of Mt. Lassen trout were planted on Friday with 600 lbs. going into the pond and 600 lbs. into the main lake. To date, a total of 39,900 pounds of rainbows, including 13,900 pounds into the pond. 1,200 lbs. are expected again this week before the weekend.
Camanche lake levels continue to rise as heavy releases from Pardee flow into Camanche. Pardee Lake is at 99% full and is releasing 1,338 C.F.S. as of this report into Lake Camanche. Camanche is releasing only 243 C.F.S. which as of this report makes he lake 38.94′ to spill level and it was 49.11 from spill level two weeks ago.