Continued warm temperatures and clear skies made for another great week of fishing!
With no rain in the forecast for a while EBMUD water managers continue to work hard at bringing down the lake levels of both Pardee and Lake Camanche’s in anticipation for the spring runoff of the Sierra snowpack. Pardee Lake at 99% has stopped the uncontrolled spilling but is still releasing approximately 3,557 C.F.S. Lake Camanche continues to release close to 5,000 C.F.S. bringing the lake down to 86% full or 226.37 ‘ elevation as of this report. For the most accurate up to date elevation information go to http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES
Thursday 3/9 Mt. Lassen Trout dropped 1,800 lbs. of rainbows with 900 lbs. going to the pond and 900 to the north ramp. This week we will receive 1,200 lbs. of trout before the weekend. As of 3/9 we have had total of 37,650 lbs. of trout planted with 13,350 lbs. going into the pond.
Thank you to all that choose to come to Lake Camanche and to those that share your pictures/information!
Randy Pringle, The Fishing Instructor Guide Service wrote an interesting must read article on fishing Lake Camanche on Westernbass.com. Click to read. http://www.westernbass.com/article/lake-camanche “Lake Camanche, it’s not just a name, it’s an adventure…HA HA!”
CHECK THIS OUT! Nick Stepps of Herald brought in this huge 3.88 lbs. crappie on 3/11/17. He listed location as north shore and was using swimbait. This puts Nick on the top of the leader board in the Monster Fish contest. If this weight hold through December 31, 2017 Nick will win a 2018 Annual Day Use pass!
Below: 12 year old Cianna Perkin of Linden stopped in on Saturday 3/11 with her 5 lb. trout & 2 lb. crappie. She was fishing out by the bridge using a white jig.
Below: Jon Lippincott was out this week and left this message to other anglers, “Try slow trolling 1-2 mph with Rapala no. 7 with red belly around Hat island. I just use a 3-4 foot leader attached to barrel swivel and try to keep the bait swimming and moving different direction during the troll by moving rod tip position and occasional jerking of bait to simulate sporadic swimming pattern. I hope this works as well for you as it does me. Good luck”