BASS, BASS, BASS! Again it’s all about the bass this week! Check below for the good size large mouth that were caught and released over the last couple weeks.

Trout and crappie were also reported but most anglers were doing some pre-fishing in anticipation of the yak-a-bass tourney next weekend.

Pardee Lake down to 91% while Camanche is down to 69% or 216.88′ elevation as EBMUD prepares for the spring runoff. For the most accurate updated elevation information go to

Friday 4/14 Mt. Lassen Trout dropped 3,000 lbs. of rainbow trout with 1,000 lbs. going to the south pond. 1,000 lbs. also went into both the south lake and the north lake at the boat ramp. This week we will receive another 1,800 lbs. of trout before the weekend.


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Below: Charles Verostek brought in this 9.5 lb beauty while fishing the California Bass Federation derby on 4/9/17.

Below: 4/9/17 California Bass Federation’s Camanche Derby top 15 finishers.

Above: Instagramer Gotalexis posted this picture on 4/15 stating, “The bite is on! Justin’s 8 lb. bass caught earlier that morning. Had 22 lbs. caught by 10:30.

Kraken_yakin posted the picture above and wrote, “Hit up lake@camanche yesterday (a week ago) with a bunch of other fellow yak anglers and had a blast. Got big fish for the day and a few bucks to go home with. She measured 19 3/8”.

Joshparris11 posted the picture above and commented, “Happy Easter everyone! Next Saturday won’t come soon enough!”

Joshparris also posted the above picture on Instagram with his friend Justin stating, “Fun day at @lakecamanche today with my buddy Justin!

Joshparris11 wasn’t excepting this but posted, “Took over an hour to get my crankbait back! 12 lb line and it was hooked in the back. LOL all I could do was to hold on! #wrongspecies

Wesley Jones, AKA pokerfishin posted this shot above and said, “Nice little bonus fish today while pre-fishing! Biggest Crappie I’ve ever caught!

Pokerfishin also posted the picture above and wrote, “Today’s biggest from pre-fishing Lake Camanche for next week’s Yak-A-Bass tournament! #castcatchrepeat

These two adorable young anglers brought in this 3.30 pound bass fishing by South Shore Marina Cove.

Local angler, Robbie Dunham of Galt shared the picture above of his friends and their stringer. He also listed the following:

Lake Camanche 4/9/17
Speedy Shiners
Surface to 8′
Speed 2.7 to 3.0 GPS
Dam to the Entrance of the Narrows

Mar Rojas was fishing the pond and posted the picture above on Facebook. He wrote, “I had a Okuma SST Ultralight trout 7′ rod, Ultralight Okuma Safina pro spinning reel with a 4 lb. test. Took me a few mins to reel in with a 4 lb test line.

This is the other shot that Mar Rojas posted to FB of the same trout, “Caught this one Today using green powerbait garlic scent.”

Left: Regular angler David Sutch reeled in this nice size 5.41 lb. trout while fishing with his friend Jon Lippincott on Sunday 4/9.

Would you or anyone you know like to work where you can fish? Lake Camanche is starting to hire for the 2017 season. See the flyer below and apply online. Put Camanche or Ione in the search for all available open positions at Lake Camanche.

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