Lake Camanche’s water level has continued to drop slowly reading 87% with an elevation of 228.18′ above sea level. The lake was receiving 615 cubic feet per second of water from Pardee Lake while releasing 791 C. F. S. into the Mokelumne River below the dam at the time of this report.  Surface water temperatures are still warm and ranging between 75° – 77°.

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Cover and right: Kyle Robello, aka ktothewhy916 posted to Instagram and wrote, “My little catfish hunter.”

Left: Robbie Dunham of  Koke Machine Guide Service posted to Facebook and wrote the following report. “Lake Camanche 8/11/19 W O W !!!! W O W!!!! What an Awesome Fish Catching Day!!! Today, I had my Son in Law (Darius) and his Brother in Law (Jeff) with me. We started right out side of the North Shore Marina… Made our troll down towards the Dam. First 2 Fish were some nice Bass. Released… Then we started catching Trout. Darius had BIG Fish today. 5.7lbs Jeff had Second Biggest at 4.3lbs. Should of been done early, but we had 4 come off. Just meant we could stay longer!!! Lol We finished up with there 10 Fish limit at 1:30pm… Not to Bad at the Ramp getting out. Turned out to be an Awesome Day!!!
Next up is my daughter (Kandice) and Jeff’s Wife (Misty)
Get Ready girls, its going to be Fun!!! Here is a Photo of the boys Catch!!!”

Both pictures left and right:  Preston Dennis  posted these two trips to FB 7/7 and 8/10 and wrote, “Catfishing on the south shore on 7/7/2019 Landed this 27.5 pound channel cat on fresh chicken livers . The bite is great 👍”

“Catfishing south shore on 8/ 10/ 2019 caught 6 channel cats biggest was 12 ponds the bite is great!”

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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 or discounts.

Right:Angela Nunes-Gray shared this post on 8/6 but didn’t leave a comment.

Left: Bass hunter, Josh Parris Guide Service posted these beauties on 8/13 and commented, “The big spots are moving up at Camanche!”

Right: Local Trout Whisperer,  Robbie Dunham was back out to the lake this week and posted this report:

“Lake Camanche 8/22/19, Father / Daughter Trip!!!”
“Sara is leaving for College and Dad wanted to catch some fish with her!!! She never has caught a fish before!!!
They took turns til they reached there 10 fish limit!!! Pretty good bite all morning!!! Finishing up at 11:00am Speedy Shiners / 2.7 to 3.0 GPS / 40’ to 60’ Robbie Koke Machine Guide Service”

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