Lake Camanche Fish Report

Lake Camanche - Wallace, CA

by Lake Camanche Staff
(209) 763-5121

Fishing News
Small bass tournaments have been held over the last 4 weekends with good success. Both spotted and large mouth have been caught and released. Favorite areas have been down the narrows and shallow areas around Hat Island.

Since the plant last Tuesday 11/11 trout is the big news. Anglers are catching their limit at the pond and lake. Crappie jig, power bait, crank bait, small rapala and trout magnet were the baits listed this week.

Below Gene Cerruth of Livermore hauled in this catfish last Friday 11/14 using salmon eggs out at Houseboat Cove. This monster weighed in at 11.89 lbs.

Weekly Weather
Weather. com is forecasting possible showers on Wednesday and a 60% chance of rain on Thursday. Temps in the 60s all week. Mostly sunny Friday. Possible showers on Saturday with sunshine returning Sunday staying sunny the rest of next week. Overnight temps continue in the 40s.

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Lake Conditions
Lake Camanche's current elevation is 185.42 as of 11/17/14. Water temperature at the launch ramp is approximately 61 degrees and the lake is 31% full. The inflow from Lake Pardee is currently 11 c.s.f. and the outflow from Lake Camanche is currently 234 c.s.f. The flows into Camanche currently vary from 11 cfs to 800 cfs. This is because when they are generating electricity from Pardee the flow is increased from the baseline 11 cfs at this time they are turning on two of the three generating units periodically during the week. Each unit can deliver 400 cfs, thus the 11-800 cfs range.

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Fishing Report ORO Madre Bass Anglers held their tournament out at Lake Camanche on Sunday 11/9/14. 10 boats, teams of 2, 5 biggest bass limit. Big Bass - 9.03 lbs hauled in by Jerry Harvey. Winning boat - Jerry Harvey & Jason Renners of Valley Springs for $300.00 purse for 23 lbs Tight lipped as usual we did get that most bass were caught fairly shallow down to 15' using a variety of baits. Swim bait, drop shot and darter head were mentioned. ...... Read More

One angler reported going for bass up the narrows this pass week and brought up two, 2 lb size bass along with a 4 lb trout off swim bait. All were released back into the lake. Still waiting for the lake to cool a bit more before we get our fish plants. Lake Camanche is still holding at 32% full with fluctuating releases from Pardee Lake. Weekly Weather Forecasting 70 & sunny today and warming up into the upper 70s for the...... Read More