78% full, Lake Camanche continues to fill reaching an elevation of 222.62′. Pardee Lake was releasing 2,688 C.F.S. into Camanche while Camanche was releasing 2,401 C.F.S. into the Mokelumne River at the time of this report.  Pardee was 101% full and spilling over its dam and is quite the sight to see if you’re in the area. 

For more information regarding water levels, you can visit http://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/javareports?name=RES

We benefited from an overstock of Mt. Lassen’s Lightning Trout last Thursday receiving 900 lbs. all lightning into the south pond. The Lake received 900 lbs. of rainbows to both the north and south boat ramps. The south trout pond was 75°, the south ramp was 73° and the north ramp was 71° at the time of this planting. Next week is questionable for stocking at this point. We’ll know better on Monday if we can stock.

Cover, left & right: John Silvestri and son John Jr. of Galt were out on Saturday  4/20 and caught this 24″ almost 6 lb. trout on the south lake.

Right: Bob Yates posted to The Gold Country Fishing Report on 4/25 and wrote, “Took my grandson out today and he scored! Lake Camanche”

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Right:  chriso916  posted to Instagram on 4/21, “Easter fishing trip was a success.”

Left & right:  Steve Vitkauskas  posted to FB on 4/20 writing, “Lake Camanche was struck by lightning… and an 8 and 5.5 lb rainbow!!!” and, “3.3 lb lightning trout 4/1919 corn yellow power bait”

Right: Marick Cole Vang was out to the south pond on 4/21 and commented on Facebook, “6 lightning and 4 rainbows. I have my uncle the other 3 lightning and forgot to take a picture of it. In total only me and my uncle went so only 10 was the limit. Threw out lime-green powerballs with green chart use power worm and lime-green powerballs and orange power worm. Good Easter fishing day.”
Happy Easter

Left & right: Another Instagramer catching and releasing bass, posted videos on 4/21, Dednbloatd, “Great day @lakecamanche with @mrbounbasstic , lots of decent size fish and a rough ending with plenty of wind and white caps.”

mrbounbasstic wrote, “Fun and unforgettable experience that day! We learned a lot LoL.”

Right: Longtime Camanche angler mleong876 posted to Instagram and commented,  “My Trout worked well for Bass @lakecamanche”

Left & right: Jerry Yatsko and his son, Evan were out to the Free Fishing Event on Saturday 4/20 and posted these comments, “Great day for all the kids that showed up for the kids free fishing event at Lake Camanche! It was awesome to see so many smiles on the kids’ faces. CA fish and game even showed up handing out novelty fishing licenses to the kids. The Gold Country Jr. Bass Club members volunteered throughout the event and even found time to throw a few casts.”

As always, the TMB crankbaits never fail for Evan.

A huge THANK YOU to Jerry and all the other Gold Country JR. Bass club for your volunteering at this event. We couldn’t have done do it without you!

Right:  Brent Tracy  Fished yesterday after the plant and landed a couple. Fished today and landed 5. The Rainbows were also hitting today. Landed 3 of those. I do CNR and fish there 3 to 4 times a week. Today they hit on Yellow and White Power Eggs for me. They are out in deeper water.

Left & right: Brandon Viado posted to our FB page on Monday 4/22 writing, “Caught our first lightning trout! — with Jes Mireles.

Three photos above and two below: Robbie Dunham of  Koke Machine Guide Service has been very busy out at the lake! He was at Lake Camanche on 4/18, 4/23, 4/25 & 4/26. These are his reports, “Jon & Gino (91yr old)(Pictured top right) Had a Great Time reeling in these Lassen Rainbows. Speedy Shiners”, “Lake Camanche 4/25/19, Another Awesome Day, Trolling!!!”
4/26″Today, John and Diana (pictured below) Joined me for a day of Fishing. We launched right at 6:30 and headed straight out to the River Channel. We trolled right down the middle. all the way to the Dam for a total of 6 Fish. Then we found a great bite along the North Wall, by the Dam. Stayed there for a while. Now we’re at 14 fish. Took an hour and a half to find the Devil Fish. Right out in the middle of the Lake. Speedy Shiners 20′ to 40′.”

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