Lake Camanche’s elevation was up to 224.25′ and 81 percent full as of this report. Pardee Lake was still at 101% of capacity and releasing water over the spillway.  Lake Camanche was receiving 3,579 cubic feet per second from Pardee Lake while releasing 2,501 C.F.S. into the Mokelumne River again at the time of this report.  

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2 photos above, right and 3 below: Just a few pictures from the Angler’s Press Future Pro Tournament! Click for full Lake Camanche Results


3 above & 2 below: Local angler and trout whisper, Robbie Dunham was out several times over the last two weeks showing folks how it’s done and reported the following.

Top left: “Lake Camanche 5/13/19, Main Lake / Speedy Shiners, 5.4lbs
What a Great two Days…
Monday was a Mother’s Day Gift to a couple of Mom’s… Patricia and Janet.
Patrica had never caught a fish. Well i Fixed that. Not only did she catch a Fish, She Landed the Biggest of the day. A 5 pound 4 ounce Beautie!!! The girls took turns and had a great day with 7 in the box and lost 3 more!!!”

Top middle: “Lake Camanche 5/17/19,  10 by 11:00am, Still kicking out some nice Rainbows!!! Guys wanted to Learn the Lake & How to use Downrigger’s!!! They were Delta Guys!!! Branching off to the Mother Lode Lakes… Little Breezy, but was still trollable!!! 10 in the box by 11:00am. With 3 that didn’t want to join the Ice Party!!!”

Top right: May 11, “What an Awesome Fun Day at Lake Camanche!!! Michael and his Grandson Logan and I spent the day trolling!!! Well didn’t take to long and Logan Boats the First Fish… A Giant. 7 Pounds and 2 ounces. Well that’s a great way to start the day. Then we just kept going towards the dam and pick up 3 more. Then the “Kiss of Death” The Wind and Breeze, quits. Not good!!! So we moved around for a while. Picking up a couple here and there. So we started to head back towards the ramp and almost had a double. So the fish count was: 8 on the Limit Stick. Had a couple come off near the boat and another 3 grabs that didn’t stick. Other fish were: 4.2 and a couple of 3 pounders… I want to Thank Mike and Logan for an Awesome Day. Robbie”

Below: “Tuesday: 5/14/19 I had Steve that wanted to learn how to use down-riggers and catch some Lassen Rainbows. So after doing some chatting, we lowered our lures down. Wasn’t long and fish on. lost it. Then we had four in the box. Made a circle back to where we were catching. Then it Happens, 33′ rod is crushed. I grabbed the rod and knew it had some weight to it. I was Right. Slid the net under this 7 pound 0 ounce Brute. Just Awesome Colors and not one Copod. Beautiful Fish.”

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Gasoline is once again available at the North Shore Boat Dock!

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Left & right: Part time Camanche resident, Larry Valdez Sr. posted these shots to FB on 5/19 and commented, “This has to be the prettiest bass I caught this year gorgeous”

Right: Joshua Gardner posted this shot to the Gold Country Fishing Report FB page on 5/13. No other information was reported.

Left: Instagramer, charlie_hustle2o9  posted on 5/14 saying, “Had a chance to kill some time @lakecamanche south shore and finessed some bass. I want to start exploring north shore since especially i have a kayak now. Any fellow kayak fisherman wanna set up a trip to north shore in the near future?…”

Right: Part time Camanche resident, Mike Leong, aka @mleong876 posted this cool shot on Instagram 5/20 writing, “Flying Bass!








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