The Fishing Report

Fishing Report- Week of 4/24/17 Posted

We released 3600lbs of Lightning Trout yesterday 4/24/17, on top of the 1200lbs of Rainbows on Friday 4/21!!!  Trout are still shallow 5-7ft deep and relatively close to shore.  Many boaters have been bait fishing the shore line in the back of the lake with great success.  Shore fisherman have been doing good pretty much all around.  Night Crawlers, Garlic PowerBait, and Power Eggs are doing good.  When the sun is out shining Kastmasters work well.  Bass are still on the shore and fishing has been great.  Some of the Bass have already spawned while others are just getting on their beds.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!




Lake level is currently full and surface temp is at 55 deg. The launch ramp is all pavement and WIDE open for launching. Lassen Rainbows are being stocked but the Lake Amador Trout Farm will be opening back up soon!!!


10/28/16—–3100lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

OCTOBER 2016 TOTAL = 3100lbs

11/10/16—–1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

11/17/16—–1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

11/23/16—–1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

NOVEMBER 2016 TOTAL = 3600lbs

12/01/16—–1850lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

12/08/16—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

12/15/16—–1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

12/22/16—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

12/30/16—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

DECEMBER 2016 TOTAL = 6650lbs

01/19/17—-2400lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

JANUARY 2017 TOTAL = 2400lbs

02/03/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

02/10/17—-2400lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

FEBRUARY 2017 TOTAL = 3600lbs

03/02/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

03/09/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

03/16/17—-600lbs LIGHTNING TROUT!! + 1800lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

03/24/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

03/31/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

MARCH 2017 TOTAL = 7200lbs

04/07/17—-1200lbs LIGHTNING TROUT!!

04/14/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

04/21/17—-1200lbs (10% Trophy up to 12lbs)

04/24/17—3600lbs LIGHTNING TROUT!!!!!

2016-17 SEASON TOTAL = 31,350 lbs

Fishing Report- Week of 4/3/17 Posted

Lately fishing has been better in the morning for all anglers.  Fish seem to be shallower in the morning hours (about 5ft) and slightly deeper (up to 10-15ft)  by the afternoon.  Either way all reports weather shallow or deeper are that Trout are close to shore.  Bass are still on the shoreline.  In the past week we have started to hear reports of Crappie being caught, still not hot fishing yet but its starting! We have another plant of Lightning Trout coming later this week.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

Fishing Report- Week of 3/27/17 Posted

Luckily the water clarity remained unaffected by the storms last week, but with the temperature fluctuations from raining and sunny its been good for some and others a little tougher. Reports from fisherman this weekend were that the Trout are still somewhat shallow in the 10ft range and not far off shore. We have been planting every week this month and we got our first load of Lightning Trout on the 16th! Bass bite is still hot!! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

Fishing Report- Week of 3/20/17 Posted

Warmer weather has taken the Trout to the 4-7ft range but still close to shore.  Trolling and using lures like Kastmasters are continuing to get better and better as water clarity improves.   The Carson Arm is still a good area for bait fishing.  The dock has been producing well for night fisherman!  For boaters other than trolling, bait fishing the shoreline in the less pressured areas in the back of the lake are paying off.  The Bass bite is ON!!  Bass are on the shore and some have even moved on to beds.  They are hungry preparing for the coming spawn so they are biting on almost everything!  We like to encourage catch and release while the Bass are on their beds so they can have the chance to repopulate the lake.  There were some reports of Bluegill and Crappie this past weekend,  which will continue to pick up as the weather warms.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

03/15/17 Steve Burke from Lodi was trolling with a perch Rapala and limited out by 945am!!!! Wow!

03/13/17 Jim, Gordon, and Dayton from Placerville came out and hit the spillway with green PowerBait.

Fishing Report- Week of 3/12/17 Posted

Sunny weather has brought on the Trout bite, his past week and weekend it was hot!  Trout are still shallow and close to shore at the moment, but as the weather warms this week fishing in shady areas may pay off.  Trolling is continuing to pick up, broken back Rapalas have been doing well.  Lots of reports of Bass, fisherman state that they are on the shoreline.  We heard from shore anglers saying that Bass were being caught on the corners of the Dam and along the Overflow Point. The water clarity is getting better every day now and visibility is a few feet at this point.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

Papa Greg sure knows his stuff, he caught his limit. Changing between Power eggs and PowerBait did the trick.




Fishing Report- Week of 3/6/17 Posted

Beautiful and calm weather is allowing the lake to finally start to clear up. We stocked 1,200lbs on Thursday March 2nd.  Trolling and fishing with lures is starting to pick up again with better clarity, but still this last week white Power eggs and garlic PowerBait have been knocking them out.  Even with sunny weather the Trout are shallow and close to shore.  Bass fishing has been holding strong in the last few weeks with reports of about 10-25ft deep, which equals about 30ft off shore considering the depth of the shoreline.  Brush Hogs and senkos are working well for anglers. We haven’t had many people up fishing for Crappie yet this year, but if you do, please give us your feedback. Good crappie fishing usually isn’t far behind once Bass fishing has picked up!! So go get some!  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

Jeff Alley from Elk Grove had a great day fishing, lost some but caught even more. He caught his limit on PowerBait and green Power Eggs from the far side of the spillway!

Fishing Report- Week of 2/27/17 Posted

What beautiful weather we are having, both fish and fisherman are loving it.  Bass fishing has picked back up in the last couple of weeks and also lots of people catching Trout.  The Spillway is still a hot area for shore fisherman.  With the sunny weather the Dam should be a good area while fishing the debris line, Trout usually like to hang out in the shade underneath.  As usual, PowerBait and Power Eggs are knocking them out when used shallow and close to shore.  Bass fishing has been very good with large jigs, Brush Hogs, and swim baits in the 10-25′ range.  Usually the main hot spot for Bass is up toward the back of the lake this time of year, but some are being caught closer by the Dock and RV Park point.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

Papa Greg caught his limit yesterday with his big fish weighing 4.5lbs. at the Spillway. Green garlic power bait & white power eggs.

Ryan Jones
Baby brush hog
RV point
8 lbs

Jeremy Silvas from Pine Grove did well at the Spillway on green PowerBait. His big fish weighed 3.86!


Fishing Report- Week of 2/20/17 Posted

Its looking better out here, we have the debris wrangled into the corner of the dam so its not drifting out in the lake. The launch ramp is also clear of debris. Water clarity hasn’t changed much with the amount of rain we continue to receive and is still murky. The spillway is still spilling and continues to be a top spot for shore fisherman. The Carson arm, RV Park cove and the Overflow camping point are good areas from shore as well. Still, most of fisherman’s feedback is white Power Eggs, Night Crawlers, and garlic PowerBait. Trout are very shallow in the top few feet of water and still close to shore. Trolling is slow with the water conditions, but bait fishing the shoreline and coves that are only accessible by boat seems to be the way to go. We continue to hear reports that Bass fishing is good towards the back of the lake. The points at mouth of Jackson creek are a popular spot and produces well. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!

Mark Thompson from Ripon today. He caught his limit on green PowerBait at the spillway. His big fish weighed 4.60lbs!

Debe Hall from Orangevale was knocking them out on PowerBait, this was her big fish weighing 5.86lbs!

Billy Huynh from Stockton. 5.88lb trout out of 5 caught. Jackson creek trolling grubs and chartreuse power bait.

Fishing Report- Week of 2/13/17 Posted

Well, we got hammered again with this last storm so needless to say the water condition isn’t too good.  We stocked 2,400lbs this past Friday the 10th.  We also put in the last 100 derby tags, making our total of 300 tagged fish in the lake.  The derby continues until March 19th, so there is plenty of time left to catch yours.  There is a lot of debris floating around, hopefully the wind will be on our side again and we can get some pushed out in the following weeks.  There are still good areas on the lake that are clearer than the main body with a constant water flow like Mt. Springs and in the back of Carson Arm.  The spillway has been a consistently good area for shore fisherman too.  Remember to fish shallow and close to shore, the Trout are looking for food that has been washed in.  There have been some recent reports of good Bass fishing in the back of the lake.  We are currently waiting for results from the Redhook Adventures Tournament from this past Saturday.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!