Warm temperatures with lots sunshine brought the anglers out for crappie, trout and bass this week. Lake water clarity has been getting better everyday working it’s way back up the Narrows but with impending rains foretasted and Lake Pardee still spilling into Lake Camanche this will change again soon.
EBMUD water managers are working hard at bringing Lake Camanche’s water level down from 97% on 2/24 to 91% by 3/5. They will continue to drop the lake level as much as possible to prepare for the spring snow-pack melt. Elevation of Lake Camanche at the time of this report was approximately 230′ with an outflow of 4,967 C.F.S. and inflow from Pardee at 2,534 C.F.S. For the most accurate elevation information go to http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES
Thursday 3/2 Mt. Lassen Trout dropped 1,200 lbs. of rainbows with 600 lbs. going to the pond and 600 to the south ramp. We will receive another 1,800 lbs. expected some time before next weekend.
Thank you to all that choose to come to Lake Camanche and to those that share your pictures/information!
Below 12 yr. old Aiden Boyd from Roseville brought in this nice 2.35 lb. rainbow on Saturday 3/4 listing that he was fishing out by big Hat Island. No bait was listed.
Below Andre Fontenot was out on 3/2 and posted his comment to Facebook, “Lake Camanche.. Tough bit early, stuck around and started getting a few. First time toplining for trout, screaming drags, line peeling off the reel, a rush! Kastmaster and Yozuri got the ‘bows and Rapala’s and grubs hit the crappie. Got em around Big Hat. Speed 2.5”