Shaver Lake Fish Report

Shaver Lake - Shaver Lake, CA (Fresno County)

by Nor Cal Fish Reports


Even though fall has hit at Shaver Lake and the weather has cooled into the 40's and low 50's, trout fishing remains very good. Most trolling fishermen are having good to great success in catching multiple limits per a morning trip. The water temperature has dropped but the fish are still in the 10 to 20 foot deep column and are still striking spinners tipped with crawler behind weighted flashers or

leadcore line 2 to 3 colors. Steve Frasier of Fresno, has fished Shaver multiple times this past week. One trip he teamed up with Louie Parker of Fresno and caught 30 plus fish to 16 inches in a short time. The next trip he teamed with Nancy Kelly for another successful trip. Frasier has been using Trout Busters tipped with a crawler at 10 to 20 feet deep on his down riggers. He has been fishing the Black Rock, Eagle point and Stevenson Creek areas but remarked that they were catching fish everywhere with double hook ups at times. There were about 10 boats on the water Sunday, but week days find only a couple boats on the water. Frasier and Kelly were fishing Sunday am in mid 40's weather with clear skies.

The lake has risen to about 54% capacity. The Sierra ramp is in good condition and boater's have no problem in launching. The best locations are still in the island, Black Rock and Stevenson Creek areas with a trip across Eagle Point generally productive. Anglers are encouraged to change depths if they do not find fish at those locations. Boaters next year will have an expanded ramp at Edison Camp to launch at. SCE extended the ramp about 50 feet recently.

Bank anglers are finding some success near road's 1 and 2 and near the dam. Power Bait or crawlers work the best. Jarritt Cooper of Tollhouse fished Shaver Sunday morning tossing a Rooster Tail in the road 1 area and had two rainbows in a short period when when Nichols talked with him.

The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project invites anyone interested in attending an SLTTP  meeting, the next will be the 3rd Wednesday of January at the Prather Pizza Factory at 7pm. The SLTTP is taking December off for the Holidays, no meeting is planned.

Dick Nichols (559) 841-3317

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