Lake Camanche continues to fill reaching an elevation of 221.35′ and 76% full as of this report. The Lake was receiving 3,004 C.F.S. from Pardee while releasing 2,401 C.F.S. into the Mokelumne River.

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Mt. Lassen Trout stocked 900 lbs. of rainbow trout to the south pond and 900 lbs. to the lake at the south boat ramp.

We are excited to announce that the Trout pond will receive 500 lbs. of Lightning Trout and 700 lbs. Rainbows sometime before next weekend. The will be receiving 2,400 Lbs. to the lake split between both shores dropped at the boat ramps.

Cover & right: Brandon Pekarek posted on FB 4/7 and wrote, “Hit Lake Camanche again today with my son and my buddy Ron. In the water at 6:30 and straight for Big Hat Island. Trolled speedy shiners at 14′ at 2.8 mph and had multiple takedowns, sometimes even doubles. We landed the first 6 in less than 2 hours and then finished the day with 3 more for a total of 9. Off the water by noon because It was hot as hell out today and lots of boats. All in all a great day with my son and my work buddy. Answered Question: yesterday the majority of the fish were caught on variations of orange colored lures. But the week before when we caught 13 there was no particular color pattern.”

Left: Brandon’s second post to FB, “Man what an epic day at #LakeCamanche went with a couple of co-workers and my buddies dad to show them how we troll. We were on the water by 6:45 and went straight for Big Hat Island. Put out six rods 4 on the downriggers ranging from 5-20′ and two rods on the surface all trolling Speedy Shiners in various colors with some ProCure scent gel on them. The action was non stop every 20 min we were catching fish, sometimes multiple hookups. The biggest came in at 6 pounds followed by some other fatties along the way. We trolled the island to dam triangle at speeds of 2.8-3.1 m.p.h. We called it a day at 1 pm when the bite finally died but not before landing one last fish on the downrigger bringing the total fish count for the day to 13! The picture shows 12 cuz I forgot one in the live well on accident. All in all, today was a FANTASTIC day and we all had a great time with 27 pounds of fish to end the day.​”

Right: Mike Pascual of Elk Grove hauled in this monster weighing 7.51 lbs. on 4/7/19. He listed is bait as Brad’s cut plug and that he was fishing near the dam.

Right: Instagramer @jmalear posted this shot this week.

Left: Denis Pajazetovic post to social media writing, “Great day today at Camanche lake with my buddy Kevin Jenkins…”

Right: Kevin Jenkins shared his photo & commented, “Had a great day on Camanche. Caught this pig on a Watermelon sinko…”

Right: Instagrammer, evalam32 wrote, I got this fat crappie (Slab) over the weekend. This has to be my PB crappie that belly is bulging. This bad boy hit a 3.8 inch Keitech electric shad color”

Robbie Dunham, of Koke Machine Guide Service, posted the shots left and right on Facebook commenting, “Lake Camanche 4/4/19, Great Time with my Honey!!!, Took turns ’til we boated number 10, Speedy Shiners were used today, Here are some Photos with the new camera.”

Right: Robbie Dunham also posted this shot from 4/12/19. “Another Awesome day on the Lake!! Speedy Shiners / Main Lake”

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All active, reserve, retired, and veteran military personnel receives a 20% discount on Day Use Entry, Boat Rentals (excluding rental of the Party Barges) camping, RV sites, and cottages. Military identification required. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

Right: Yeej Huam posted this stringer on FB on Friday 4/12 caught at the pond.


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Right: Bob Yates posted his pictures on Facebook and commented, “Fished Camanche today. Caught and released 23inch German Brown, kept 2 trout. Above the bridge trolling with shad raps.

Thank you to those who choose Lake Camanche and to those that share your pictures!