All we can say is WOW!

Vince Harris of Angler’s Press Future Pro Tour posted to his site, “Anglers light up Camanche – 16 pounds required to make top twenty!”


“Although Lake Camanche is not quite at full pool, the water levels – that now stand higher than they have been in years, have created a bonanza of quality bass that required anglers fishing the 3rd event of the Coors Light FPT’s central valley region, to have nearly 16 pounds – for five, just to get into the top twenty!”

Below see top twenty money finishers: See all at:

Winning team: Bretz/Verna  Bag – 25.09 lbs. Top fish – 10.54 lbs.

And of course ALL 319 Bass were returned to lake!


Trout and a ton of bass were brought this week by anglers. While the Future Pro tour anglers covered the whole lake and up river in the hunt for winning bass, Trout were reported out by Big Hat Island, Little Hat Island and the dam area.

The warmer temperatures from last week has Pardee Lake spilling over into Lake Camanche.  Camanche has begun to slowly refill again.  Elevation at the time of this report was at 216.50′ and 69%.  For the most accurate updated elevation information go to

Friday 5/5/17 Mt. Lassen Trout dropped 1,200 lbs. of rainbow trout with 600 lbs. going to the south pond. 600 lbs. also went into both the north lake at the boat ramp. Since Lake Pardee is spilling colder water into Lake Camanche we should get at least one more plant of trout before the water becomes too warm to plant. We will keep you posted.

Left: Dave Jans and teammate Scott Burton of West Sacramento finished their first Future Pro Tour with a respectable 5 bass weighing in at 16.74 lbs. and top fish weight of 6.21 lbs. placing them in 12th overall.

Left: Howard of Ione on 4/11 with his 8.75 lbs. bass.

Right: Josh Parris pre-fishing for 5/6 Future Pro Tour:

Above: Local angler Robbie Dunham posted to FB.

Lake Camanche!!!! With the Girls 5/6/17

What an Awesome Day!!! The Girls had so much Fun, I did too :)Launched right after a 72 boat Bass Tournament. No Problem this time… Headed out to the main body between Big Hat – Little Hat – Dam area. Didn’t take long and Misty was up on it… She said that was quick, Oh were not done yet Misty!!! Lol So i let the girls take turns until we had a few in the box… They said, Your doing all the work, you can bring in some too… Thanks Girls… Steady Bite all day… Not fast, but steady… I lost 4 fish and the Girls, well they landed every single fish…. They said if i needed some help, they would help me!!!! Lol Here is what worked again today.

Lures: Speedy Shiners
Speed: 2.7 to 3.0 GPS
Depths: 20′ to 35′
Scents: Kokanee Feast
Colors: Copper/Red Gold/Chart Firetiger Purple/Nickel
Areas: Big Hat – Little Hat – Dam

Matt Frazier with his 7.24 lbs. large mouth which helped him to secure 3rd place in the Future Pro Tour on 5/6. Matt reported that his team fished mostly offshore with A-rig (umbrella) and green pumpkin jig. The big one was a bed fish and he landed it fly fishing. Matt told me that his team caught over 30 fish of good quality. Thanks Matt!

Left: Missed adding this picture of Ben Eslely Johnson with a 8.49 lb. stringer of bass form 4/10.

Right: Regular angler, Howard Hom of Ione with his 8.75 lb. bass which he brought in on 4/11.

Left: Amelia and Alfredo brought in this stringer of bass and crappie back on 4/6 using rapalla.  Total weight 7.78 lbs.

Nicole Crouch of Galt brought this 8.54 lb. cat in on Tuesday 5/2/17 while fishing out by the dam near the rocks using skeet reese lure.

Thank you to all of you that choose to come to Lake Camanche and to those that share your pictures with us!