Lake Camanche Fishing Report 12/16/18

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Lake Camanche Fishing Report 12/16/18

Holding at 72% Lake Camanche’s elevation was 218.92′ at the time of this report. The Lake was releasing approx. 339 C.F.S. while receiving 533 C.F.S. from Pardee again at the time of this report.

Mt. Lassen Trout planted on Thursday 12/13 releasing 900 lbs. into the pond. They also planted 900 lbs. at the south shore boat ramp and 1,200lbs. to the north shore ramp for a total of 3,000 lbs. We are expecting 3,600 lbs. sometime before next weekend with 1,200 lbs. to each drop locations. The pond plant will be mixed rainbows and lightning trout.

Water temperatures were reading 56-57 degrees at the north ramp reported by staff.

Cover & all 3 photos above were shared by Ge Moua on Sunday 12/9/18.  He wrote on FB, “Perfect weather for fishing but it was a tough day at Camanche. 6 hours of fishing took home 6 fish, 1 fish per hour. All on speedy shiner 5-10 ft narrow and main lake. Tip of the week….I switch my treble to Mustad KVD Elite Series Triple Grip Hooks and my catch ratio has been very good. So far 11 out of 11, haven’t lost any fish at the boat like before. Solid hook ups!”

Right: Longtime Camanche anglers, Gene Buoy and Ty Courtroul sent us this picture from earlier in the week. Bass are biting!

Left & right: Chuck Taylor shared these pictures and report on FB, Gold Country Fishing Report and wrote, “Fished Camanche yesterday. We ran towards the dam, rods loaded with speedy shiners. Made a couple runs along the buoy line then shot towards little hat, then hat, then the main body and back again. 5 long hours, for nada. We finally pulled up and went to the narrows, changed my approach entirely. This time white grubs, and GVF spinbugs on the slow troll. I wasn’t even finished putting all the lines out and we had fish on behind the planner board on the grub. The next 3 hours was on fire compared to our morning. We ended with 5 fish in the boat, but I must of lost 6 or 7. After losing 3 in a row, I finally called it a day. I had enough. Jen caught the big fish at 3.7 pounds. All fish came on topwater. One grub line had a 1/8 oz weight, the other grub and spinbugs with flashers had no weights. The setback was 110ft on the grubs, 125ft on the spinners. 1.4mph.”

Right: Robbie Dunham of the Koke Machine Guide Service posted this shot on FB 12/12/18 and wrote, “Grub Bite is On!!!”

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Left & right: @stephvkay on Instagram posted these shots on 12/14 and commented that her Dad was comparing his 3 lbs. trout to her 7 lbs. trout. Looks like they did well.

Right: Steven Gribaudo also posted to Facebook and commented, “2nd fishing trip with my son on the boat today and the lure he picked out yesterday at the Fishermen’s Friend hooked up.” 12/9/18

Get in on the fun and join our Lighted Boat Parade!

Cash & prizes for top 2 finishers for decorated boats over 25′ and boats under 25′. Prizes for 2nd & 3rd place winners as well. All entries will receive a gift certificate for a future date free entrance for vehicle and boat!

Call 209-763-5121 Option 10 for details

3 shots above: Thomas Brian posted to the Gold Country Fishing Report of his trip out to Camanche on 12/9 writing this report, “Gvf Lures and I hit the water around 645 head out to big hat with no bites decided to head over to the narrows and managed to pick 3 fish for the day 3 bites 3 fish .. Fish were from the surface to 13ft … was definitely a slow day but not a bad day great weather good friend and company…”

Left & right: Instagramer @lumpiashooter13 posted these photos on 12/8 and wrote, ” Last fishing trip of the year. We did GOOD today here at @lakecamanche trout pond. My first lightning trout. 19 inches probably around 3-4 pounds, put a hell of a fight. My wife caught her rainbow that measured around 16 inches. Both are stocked from I believe Mt. Lassen.”

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