Lake Camanche and the surrounding areas are experiencing a major heat wave. Temperatures have been in the 100’s for the last few days and it’s forecasted to remain in the 100’s through next weekend. Please stay hydrated and be safe out there.

Pardee Lake continues to spill over their dam and is showing 101% on the CDC water page. Lake Camanche is back up to 91% full as of this report was at 230.34′. They have lowered the release at Camanche to just 1,118 C.F.S. which is definitely helping to fill the lake faster. For the most accurate updated elevation information go to:


Please be advised that gasoline is temporarily unavailable due to maintenance work.

Pictured above: Last week’s fish, Matt and Matt Browne Jr. from Valley Springs. We are Camanche regulars….
1st fish 6.2 lb Spotty caught by Matt Jr. East of the narrows using a wacky worm.
2nd fish 9.1 lb Largemouth caught by Matt Sr. near little hat island using a 1.5 KVD Crankbait.
3rd fish 6.4 lb Largemouth caught by Matt Sr. near little hat on a Carolina rig brush hog.
And 4th fish is a PB 8.2 lb Spotted bass caught by Matt Sr. Near Little hat island using a green pumpkin with black flake wacky rigged worm.

Left: Michael Orchard of Ione brought this fatty in on Father’s Day. It weighed in at 14.1 lbs. He reported that he caught off the North Shore Day Use Point area and listed Robo worm for bait.

This puts Michael on the top of the leader board for the bass category in the Monster Fish Contest which could win him an annual pass! Good luck Micheal!

Right: Chris Ouchida emailed us this picture of this monster and wrote:

“Hello,  I wanted to share this with the Camanche staff because it was a once in a lifetime fish. Yesterday I caught a 15lb+ largemouth bass around 7PM.  My BogaGrip scale was bottomed out at 15lb so the fish was easily over 15 – when we called the dock to see if we could get an official weight, we hit the answering machine saying it was closed since it was past 5.  That being said, we took a few pictures and released the fish. Perhaps this could have been a new record – here’s a picture for you to decide. Tight lines! Chris ”

Left: Robbie Dunham one of our local anglers posted this picture of him and his wife Kim and commented, “Lake Camanche 6/17/17 Trout, Speedy Shiners, 30′ to 45′, 2.7 to 3.0 GPS, Little Hat Island River Channel

Right: Frank and Sean of Ione was fishing Houseboat Cove for catfish and brought in this nice stringer with the largest weighing in at 7.91 lbs. They listed sardines and anchovies for bait.

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