Lake Camanche has slowly made its way back up to 76% with an elevation of 221.32′ while releasing approximately 402 C.F.S into the Mokelumne River and receiving approximately 479 C.F.S. from Pardee Lake at the time of this report.

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Mt. Lassen trout farm delivered 2,400 lbs. of rainbows on Friday 1/26/18. 1,200 lbs. went into the south pond and 1,200 lbs were dropped at the north shore ramp. The total plants since October 39,000 lbs. We are expecting an additional 1,200 lbs. sometime before next weekend.

Right: Matt Frazier added a new photo to Instagram and Facebook on 1/16/18 — at Lake Comanche South Shore Rec Area and wrote,
“Well @lakecamanche still has em. Ran into a couple tanks out there today! @frippandfolly @mercurymarine #goboldly@modernoutdoormedia @bassproshops #bassproshop @truckhero @undercoverinfo #bigbass.”

Left: Instagramer, jojo_stay_yankin added this post, “Father Daughter yank session on Sunday out at Lake Camanche. Ran in my good friends@justinmm916 out there. We all had a good time putting the hurt on some rainbows. #YankSquad #teamholeintruder

Cover and above: Kyle Murphy posted on Facebook this terrific report, “EPIC DAY AT LAKE CAMANCHE!
Started the 2018 fishing season at Lake Camanche yesterday. Met up with a staffer from work and his 3 ½ year old son Ryland for a day of trout trolling. Launched from North Shore cloudy skies, but the fog had lifted so plenty of visibility. Started with four lines in at the rock wall @ 0830. Only one drive-by in the Narrows. As we approach Launcha Plana we hit a double and boated one. Short distance later and another fish on but LDR. Circle back around but not more bites. Considered traveling back through the Narrows, but saw that the boats that were in the area had vacated, so nothing going on there. Considering some 411 that Robbie Dunham (Koke Machine) had shared about his most recent trip (a later bite window) we decided to keep going up river. As we approach the bridge another Fish On! We trolled all the way up river getting sporadic take downs but they would not stick. Decided to troll back to main body and if no action would try fast trolling in the main body triangle (Big Hat – Little Hat – Dam). Well, we never made it. As we got near the bridge again (~11 am) we hit a double – landed both. The fish must have woken up late as we trolled back and forth in area with consistent action. When the lures I was choosing were not getting any attention I showed Ryland my lure box and asked for some advice. He points to one and says “That one with work” (Firetiger Cripplure). The cripplure was not out two minutes when the rod goes ‘bend-o’, Fish On! Decided to call it a day at 2:30 pm. Ended the trip with nine trout in the box, three LDR’s and numerous drive-bys. Our bag included a couple of 5 lb’ers. Likely could have caught more as we left the fish chewing. Ryland picked all the productive lures today. Caught fish on a variety of lures (grubs, cripplures, rapalas) trolled from 1.5 to 2.3 mph depending on lures. All fish caught in top 10′ of water. Key for us today was the lure had to have some orange in them.


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$20 Lasagna with Garlic Bread and Salad per person

$20 Chicken Parmigiana with Garlic Spread and Salad per pesron

$15 Stuffed Mushrooms

 $15 Chilled Shrimp Plate for Two: Traditional Shrimp Cocktail, Cilantro Garlic or Ginger Soy                                                  
$13 Caprese for Two: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil – Drizzled with Balsamic Glaze & Olive Oil                                                                                
$9  Tortellini Pesto Salad for Two: Fresh Basil, Sundried Tomatoes, Red Onion     
$13 Strawberry Salad for Two:  Mixed Greens, Red Onion, Strawberries, Craisins, and Toasted Walnuts with Raspberry Vinaigrette
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Homemade Candies      $12  per lb.
Heart Sugar Cookies             $1 ea.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries  $3 ea.
Heart Shaped Brownie         $2 ea.
Italian Lemon Cookies         .75 ea.
Mexican Wedding Cookies  $2  1/2 doz.
Heart Shaped Cake for Two   $12   
Champagne & Fresh Fruit Gelatin Cocktails $10 ea.
Heart shaped Cake for Two   $12 
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Call to order 209-763-5924 Fri-Mon  8:30-3:00 Order by 2/5/18

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Left & right: Rich Coulson posted these shots on 1/13/18 to the Facebook page NorCal Fish Whisperers
 — with Matt Dawson.”

Left: Nate Lemons emailed this shot of his bass to us on 1/15.

Left & right: Instagramer @bassaddict209 posted this shots on social media and hash tagged, “#teamfishingthe209 #dirtyDkings #lipripcrew #reeldope #phenixrods #lewsreels

Right: Michael Leong, aka @mleong876 posted these photos and wrote, “Decided to give the ducks a rest today and fish in our club tournament with my son @angler_warfare. We placed 5th out of 22 boats today.

All three above were posted by Justin Zumbro from two trips out to the lake., 1/13 &1/20. He wrote, “Managed to catch 5 today in deep water, but lost 6! Was foggy and cold! and got out today and caught a few nice ones..”

All three photos above: Addison Williams, aka @addison9482 posted these shots to Instagram on 1/21/18 and commented, “Went to Disneyland today and it was a good day.

Left: Instagramer @tryhardfishing_chris posted, “Another beautiful @lakecamanche spot! Follow our partners for more! @tryhardfishing_marty @tryhardfishing_billy @fishing_4_donkeys @gotembass @wootunsten

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Left: Steven Gribaudo posted his trout to Gold Country Fishing Report on 1/20 and wrote, “Had an awesome solo fishing trip Friday up at Camanche all my fish were caught between the rock wall and the island before the bridge.”

Right: Lake Camanche 1/26/18
Tough Bite!!! Had 7 Grabs – Landing 3… Grubs, Rapalas and Speedy Shiners. Working the top 8’… Trolled from the Ramp to pass the Bridge, back to Big Hat and Cause Way. Should’ve had my 5 but its hard to Land these Crazy Lassen Rainbows by your self… Biggest was 6.2 lbs, next was a 3.8 lbs. Released 1 Crappie. Talking to others it was a slow day. Usually after a couple days of Rain, takes a couple of days to settle down.

Until Next Time…. Robbie (Koke Machine Guide Service)…

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