Pardee Reservoir Fishing Report

Pardee Reservoir - Ione, CA

by Fred Dorman
(209) 772-1472

Pleasant temperatures forecast for this weekend and beyond. The weather here has been ideal all this week. Expect mid 80's and low 90's throughout the weekend, once again cooling off a bit with breezes during the afternoon. Lake level is unchanged, presently 13 feet below spill. Water at surface unchanged at 78 degrees and 72 at the 20 foot mark. Water clarity is good to 17 feet.

Trolling: Trout are spread out, not congregating in any one location. Try the Narrows, the Barrel Line, the Face of the Dam and the Mouth of the River and up the arm as far as Columbia. Most are hanging in 30 to 50 feet of water. Limits the rule but not quick ones. Reportedly the Trout are partial to sidekicks and worms lately.

Recent Success Stories: Mike Nichols and Grandson got two nice limits of trout trolling in the Narrows earlier this week. Congratulations-well done! Be sure before you head over to the cleaning station stop by the Marina to get those lunkers photographed so we can share your catch and story on the web.

Kokanee: Still good Kokanee fishing in the River Arm. They are going deeper and hitting a little less often and moving up towards Columbia. Anything pink, hoochies, beaded spinners, Uncle Larry's along with 3.0-4.0 dodgers in watermelon, silver and green along with scented corn.

Bank Fishing: Quiet again on the banks this week. Power bait balls, maggots and night crawlers get the nod from the more successful bank anglers. Hanging down from a surface bobber or floating up from the bottom on a sliding sinker, both are working well. Chartreuse, white and rainbow are the preferred power bait colors.

Up coming Events: Kokanee Power hosts their annual Lake Pardee Kokanee Derby on Saturday September 20, 2008. Come join us for this fun fishing event. For more information contact Gary Coe at (916)985-4943 or check out the web at

Pre 1970's Car Show this weekend! This family event has a little something for everyone. Mark you calendars on Saturday September 13th from 8am till 4pm. Lake Pardee will host a car show, free boat tours, a "walking poker run", Bocce Ball tournament, live music and a tri tip BBQ.

Trout Plants: The total planted by The Department of fish and Game is 3000 lbs, and Pardee Lake 55,600 lbs with more plants scheduled for the future.

Fred Dorman, staff writer <*(((-----< Good Luck-Tight Lines

Information-Reservations (209)772-1472

Marina-(209)772-8108 Caf?-(209)772-8107

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