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02-01-2006, 04:48 PM
Haven't posted in awhile. There are a couple of sniffer boats heading to Camanche on Saturday. Just wanted to know of any reports on the water clarity. We know the areas to fish but just concerned if any runoff has messed it up. Thanks!

02-02-2006, 11:56 AM
I fished Camanche last week. The water was clear but the fishing was lousy. Trolled the west end in the morning with no action . Around 11 the lake got real choppy so we moved up river past the narrows. Caught 1 LM bass, that was it for the day. F&G planted 1000# and Camanche planted 1200# last week at N. shore. Hopefully the bite will have improved by now. Might go tomorrow, can't decide if I should try Pardee on opening day or go back to Camanche. Decisions, decisions. *;D ;D * ---fish hawk

http://www.norcalfishing.com/current.html for latest report

02-02-2006, 12:02 PM
Exerpt from local fishing report:

The Lake Camanche Fishing Report - January 30, 2006

Lake Camanche's current elevation is 214.08 feet above sea level, a drop of
3.48 feet since last Sunday. The lake should continue to drop this
week. Water
is currently flowing into Camanche at 1404 c.f.s. and water is flowing
out of
Camanche at a rate of 3000 c.f.s. Surface water temperature at the
marina is
53 degrees. The water is clear, with a Secchi reading of 12 feet.

Gate hours for North and South shores are 5 A.M. TO 11 P.M.

TROUT: This week was very good for trollers and shore fishermen alike
here at
Lake Camanche. Jerry Mullen (from Fishermen's Warehouse of Rocklin), and
Yen (from IWE Sports of Sacramento) caught 2 gorgeous limits of trout on
Monday. They were trolling near Hat Island in 5-10 feet of water with
lures in blue and rainbow colors. They had 10 fish with a total weight
of 24
pounds, and their big fish was 3 -4 pounds. We would like to thank the
Wheels &
Reels Fishing Club for having their monthly trout derby here on
Wednesday. They
are a group of retired gentlemen who fish for trout, and their group had
a big
fish of 4 pounds, and five 3 pounders. They are always looking for new
members who like to fish for fun; for more info call Joe Grandchamp at
916-390-6207. The Fire Tiger Rapala continues to be one of the hottest
lures on the lake,
with numerous limits being reported using that lure. On the cloudy days top
lining on the surface is the best bet, and down 5-10 feet or so on the

The shore fishing at North Shore Day Use Point has been excellent, with
limits of trout being caught on Power Bait, as well as
combinations. Kastmasters, Magic Bullets, and Power Bait are always good
at the South Shore Pond, especially early and late in the day.

This week's trout plant of 1,200 pounds of fantastic Mt. Lassen rainbows
be split between the South Shore Pond and South Shore Launch ramp. Last
Thursday California Fish & Game planted 1,000 pounds of trout at North
Shore, and
Lake Camanche planted 1,200 pounds of trout at North Shore.

Rod Bender
02-02-2006, 07:17 PM
Munstermun, lets go get them on Saturday. This is the time of year when we have had our best days at Camanche. Maybe a little rain in the morning, who knows with the weather forecaters these days.

02-02-2006, 11:16 PM
last sunday on randy's boat....a couple
1 on a shad imo...7:45
1 on white grub headed orange power ball..10 am
1 on methiolade (red) ditto 11:15
#1 neer dam
#2 & 3 above narrows on north side :o
surface to 10' down 2.2 mph

the only reason I'm up is I can't sleep
going tomorrow to pick my new boat up and I feel like a little kid............bare with me ;D :D :o 8) ???

02-03-2006, 07:31 AM
Thanks to all who responded. The information was great. Will post over the weekend on the outcome. FISH ON!