Calm before the storms. 1/6/17

The storms kept rolling in with lots of rain and high winds which didn’t make for the best fishing week. The lake levels have been crazy too. Due to flooding concerns EBMUD engineers dramatically lowered Lake Camanche in anticipation of the continual storm surges. Since Wednesday January 4th the release from Lake Camanche was approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second! That dropped the lake level down to 64% from 70% as of Monday 1/9/17.  As of Sunday 1/8 Pardee Lake has started to spill over. Pardee has also increase their releases which has already made a difference in the level of Lake Camanche which as of this print 1/10/17 has brought the lake level back up to 68%.


Release from Lake Camanche 1/6/17.


The California Dept. of Water Resources is estimating 12,816 cubic feet per second of water is flowing from Pardee into Lake Camanche. Those of you that would like to keep track can go to: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES






Dave Gliebe was out with other bass anglers the 1st of the year and caught this monster 13.5 lbs. large mouth. I have to apologize for the late post but it took me awhile to track Dave down at Bass Pro in Manteca to get his permission to post his picture. I don’t have the particulars of what and where but you can always stop in and ask for him in the fishing department. He release this beauty unharmed back into the lake.








Left: Kody Sackett of Ione got in before the storms to catch this very nice stringer of trout from the pond using rapala on Friday 1/6. Total weight of stringer was 11.36 lbs. with the largest coming in at 4.71 lbs.

Right: Kody posted the biggest to Instagram.



Hungry? The north Shore Cafe is open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays for breakfast and lunch.








Thank you to all that choose to fish Lake Camanche and to all those that shared your pictures!









2016 Monster Fish Contest Winners of the 2017 Annual Day Use Pass

16.55 lbs. Trout – Frank Mitchum

27.06 lbs. Catfish – Jeff Howard

8.65 lbs. Bass – Kyle Porter


                 Best Picture of the New Year!