Lake Camanche Fishing Report

Lake Camanche - Wallace, CA

by RB Bass

Air temp 36

Water temp 48

Water clarity 3 ft in main body and up the river 0 clarity

With one of the biggest storms in recent years just coming to a halt I saw an opportunity to fish my home lake Camanche . In the morning it was socked in with fog and had a very cold north wind. Air temps were in the mid 30’s and the lake was on the rise in a big way. I was not too sure what I was in for since the lake had come up 20 ft or so in the past few weeks, I wasn’t sure if the fish would move up with the cold weather and dropping water temps. I started on south shore bluff wall in 30 ft or so and not even a nibble. The bluff wall came to a point and a shallow cove so I tossed a River2sea jig with the Bass Assassin pure craw trailer in about 12 ft of water and Booooom a nice fat 4 pound largemouth was in the boat. I then started targeting the new cover that hasn’t been in water for years and the bigger largemouth were there! The fish were shallow in the 12ft to 17ft range and the dropshot began to play a huge part and caught the big fish! I was dragging the jig every now and then and I would use my lowrance see a arch and drop my Bass Assasin lit’l Tapper in watermelon red down on them with about a 1ft leader and 1/4 ounce weight. I was targeting the spine of the points, but it seemed the fish were on the side of the points farther back. There is still a ton of good fish on the south shore islands they are getting heavily pressured and are a little harder to catch. All in all it was a great winter day. Staying to the north will find you the cleaner water and some better fish.

Report by Michael Coleman

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