Catfish provided the best bite at Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche - Wallace, CA

by Lake Camanche Staff
(209) 763-5121

Lake Camanche's current elevation is 213.22 ft. above sea level . The inflow from Lake Pardee is currently at 11 c.s.f. and the spill is at 0 c.s.f. The outflow from Lake Camanche is currently 0 c.s.f. and the lake is 64% full. Lake conditions are updated daily on EBMUD's website.

North Shore & South Shore
Weather is going to be great this week with temperatures expected to sit in the low 90's all week long! We will see partially cloudy skies here and there, however the lake water is warm and perfect for swimming in! Weather info courtesy of

FREE Movie Nights!
This week's movies are: Bedtime Stories (Saturday), Heavyweights (Sunday). Movies are shown at the amphitheater just across from the Gold Run campground, start at sundown, and are free to our overnight and day use guests.

Paddleboard rentals now available!
Our boards are great for beginners and range in size from 11' to 11'6" long. Rental includes a leash, paddle, and life vest; our helpful marina staff will gladly provide instruction before you hit the water. We have 2 paddleboards at each shore available, please call ahead to reserve! North Shore (209)763-5166 or South Shore (209)763-5915. $20/hour or $80/day to rent.

Camanche Reservoir Cleanup is Sept 21, 2013 It's time for the annual Camanche Reservoir Cleanup, held every year in conjunction with California Coastal Commission's Coastal Cleanup Day and the Great Sierra River Cleanup.

Water temperature at the launch ramps is at about 76 degrees. Summertime temperatures have trout hanging out 45 to 50 feet deep out by the dam and any anglers looking to catch trout are having the best luck bringing them in by trolling with down riggers.

The warm weather has Bass hiding out in the shady river banks or out near the dam and we haven't seen too many of them this week.

Catfish are still the fish that the majority of fishermen are catching and they seem to biting just about anything but are particularly fond of chicken liver! Pictured above is Javier Niceler & family of San Lorenzo, CA. This family had a great time fishing the main lake this weekend. On Saturday they were excited to reel in a 5.14 lb. catfish. They fished again on Sunday and had luck bringing in 2 more catfish and a carp. This family said they caught all of their fish using shredded wheat cereal.


Both stores are open 7 days a week.
Camanche Recreation Area is open 365 days a year.
Gate hours are 5:00 am - 11:00 pm

North Shore Marina (209)763-5166
Sun -- Thur: 7:00am - 4:30pm
Fri -- Sat: 7:00am - 9:00pm

South Shore Marina (209)763-5915
Sun -- Thur: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Fri -- Sat: 7:00am - 10:00pm

South Shore Grill
Fri -- Sun: 11:00am - 7:30pm

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