Caples Lake - Kirkwood, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mackinaw Trout

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5 lbs.
I caught this 21 inch 5 pound trout at Caples Lake on July 1, 2018 on power bait from the shore. Lost one of similar size on a lure.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mike Waara
Mike Waara
4 lbs.

Caples Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Brown Trout 6 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 6 lbs. 6-06-2016 View Report
Brown Trout 5 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 5 lbs. 7-04-2018 View Report
Brown Trout 4 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 3 lbs. 2 oz. 6-10-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 2 lbs. 6-22-2016 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
10-14-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
9-16-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
7-29-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-10-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
5-27-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
5-24-2019 Caples Lake Update
The lake has slush and ice on it... more »
Doug Busey
5-12-2019 Lake Still Has Plenty of Ice on It
The lake still has plenty of ice on... more »
Doug Busey
4-19-2019 Lake Still Has A Lot Of Snow
The lake still has a lot of snow... more »
Doug Busey
3-29-2019 Ice Fishing Still Unimaginable
They received another 18 inches of snow last... more »
Doug Busey
2-28-2019 Wait Until the Spring Thaw
Wait until the spring thaw to do any... more »
Doug Busey

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