Camanche’s elevation was 217.62 and 70% full at the time of this report. Releases have dropped to approx. 451 C.F.S. while receiving 132 C.F.S. from Pardee Lake.

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Lake surface temperatures are still warm at 66 degrees. Last Thursday 11/2/17 we had 3,600 lbs. of Mt. Lassen trout in a split load delivered to the pond and both north/south ramps. Expecting 2,400 lbs. this week sometime before the weekend. Total plants since 10/27 8,400 lbs.

Right: Matt Frazier of Undercover Sportsman was out on Sunday 11/5 posted to social media, “This is what a bad day looks like at Lake Camanche. Disneyland is an understatement. @modernoutdoormedia @bisoncoolers @mercurymarine

Above: Instagramer, @Rickfromcamanche posted the 3 shots above and commented, First shot -“Tough day fishing on Camanche on Saturday 11/4. Finished 4 in the tournament despite the windy and rainy conditions. Had a blast fishing Camanche with Rich Hale! #catchandrelease” (The tournament was the Manteca Bassin Buddies tournament which benefited the Jr. Bass Club.)

Back on 11/5 Rick, wrote, “Another great day on he lake #fishing_with_Dave. Caught a bunch. #catchandrelease

Left: Lin Myers posted this picture on Facebook 11/8 and said, “A fun day was had today with Daryl Lewis”

South shore pond

Both pictures above: Regular Camanche angler Robbie Dunham wrote this great report of his trip, “Date Day with my Bride November 3rd 2017 (Kim Dunham) Wanted to try out Lake Camanche!!!! So after a couple of Plants, wanted to see how it goes!!!! Launched right at Day Break. Dropped down four Grubs right outside the North Shore Marina. Worked this Area for a while, Then over to the Rockwall. Nothing there, so off to the Mouth of the Narrows. Finally a solid grab on the planer board, Crappie!!! Grrrr!!! Released Safely… Then has we turned back towards the Marina, Inside rod gets hit, So fed him some line and rod loads up, Fish On!!! nice Rainbow. Then has i was setting the line back out, the other gets hit. Missed It. Then as we made our way back towards the Point, Planer Board again gets hit. Bass Grrrr!!!! Then i said, if we got hit at the Mouth of the Narrows, lets go inside. Just as we almost got to China Gulch, Noticed the inside rod is acting weired… So i fed it some line and it loads up. Fish On… This time it has some weight to it. Get up here Bride, So Kim is On It… So i see this fish, it looks to be 6 or 7 pounds. So i started clearing Lines… Fighting the Wind and we were pretty close to the bank. I grab the first rod, the other inside one… Start reeling like a mad man. Half way to the boat and the rod loads up, Dam it… Were tangled. Wait the line is going the other way. Doubled up trying to clear lines. So slid the net under this 1 1/2 pounder. Kim is still fighting the Beast. Cleared one Planer Board… Then the fish is heading for the other one. So started clearing the last rod when she say’s ” It’s Here” Dropped the fourth rod and grabbed the Net. Slid the net under this Huge 26 1/2″ 6 Pounder… Was we both Happy!!! YEP!!!! So after a few more passes, for nothing we headed in with Our 4 Rainbows. Here are some Photo’s of Our 4 Fish.
We got Video of the Big One!!! Maybe put Video on Later… Until Next Time… Robbie & Kim (Team Koke Machine)…”

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Right: Instagram follower, Drymarchon_melanurus_rudidus posted, “Well the trout didn’t bite much better, but at least the indigos will eat good!!”

Left: Tom Valente, aka @tvalente74 posted to Instragram 11/4, “Highs and Low’s today. Lost a swimbait, caught a fish and found a floating giant. Horrible to see this beast dead! Almost 30″ and 14.12 lbs.”

Right: Song Vang also posted to Facebook on 11/6, “Limit today big fish weighing in at 4 1/2 lbs”

South shore pond

Left & Right: Wesley Jones, aka, @pokerfishin wrote, “who cares if they float? The new Ned Worm by @robowormUSA prefromed just fine today a Camanche.” He also wrote, Check out this big ol’ kitty! Thought I had a monster spot! 8 lb 4oz and 27.75″!

Three shots above: David Khacho, aka @castaway209 posted to Instagram on 11/4, “3rd place finish and A couple chunks on my carrot stix check them out at

Right: Mike Clark posted this info on FB, “I took a quick trip to Camanche yesterday to see how things were shaping up. Water was 64.7° which is about a 5° drop from a week ago. I lost one fish, landed one fish(16.5”) and had a few more strikes. Fished about two hours.”


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