Kokanee & Catfish are providing the action on Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche - Wallace, CA

by Lake Camanche Staff
(209) 763-5121

A total of 12 Kokanee Salmon were caught this week at Lake Camanche! Robbie Dunham & Nathan Lenard of Galt, CA as well as Will Heinselman & David Paulo of Valley Springs, CA all had some fantastic luck reeling in some nice sized Kokanee!

Warm water temperatures have trout hanging out 45 to 50 feet deep out by the dam. Anglers are having luck bringing them in trolling with down riggers. Bass are hiding out by the lake shore, especially out near Hat Is-land and in the Narrows. Most anglers are catching them using night crawlers.

Catfish are hiding out during the day but are coming out in the shallow, warm waters at night. They're biting anything smelly, especially anchovies and chicken liver. Pictured in Photo #1 is James Estes of Valley Springs, CA and the 7 lb. catfish he caught on the main lake using chicken liver. Jason Perry of Sacramento, CA caught a 3.66 lb at the trout pond using night crawlers.

Pictured Above: David Paulo and Will Heinselman of Valley Springs, CA show off their catch! These men caught 4 Kokanee Salmon on Thursday morning July 25, 2013. David and Will reported that they were fishing out by the Camanche dam. Each Kokanee weighed an average of 2 lbs a fish, bringing in a total weight of 7.90 lbs. for both men.
Photo #2: 3 of the 8 Kokanee that were caught by Robbie Dunham and Nathan Lenard of Galt, CA on July 28, 2013. These fish averaged 2.2 lbs. a fish, however the men did not report which part of the lake the fish were caught in. According to one of our marina staff, one of the men claimed to have caught over 70 Kokanee on Lake Camanche this year!

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