The Fishing Report
Well its finally here again folks, Trout season! We are starting off the season with a load of over 3,000lbs at the end of this week. We are currently 20ft from full with more weather in the forecast. Bass and Catfishing is still going strong. Bass are still on the surface, and people seem to be knocking them out. A 16lb Catfish was brought through the lodge Sunday morning, unfortunately we didn’t get the gentleman’s name or what bait he was using in the breakfast rush. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We will start stocking Trout again at the end of the month. We will add to the website and post on Facebook when we know which week it will be. So stay posted!
Our annual Moonlighter was a success with a total 16 teams. Steven Bottiller and Dennis Torres took 1st place, with John Mayes and Russ Graves in 2nd, and George and Jordan Padilla in 3rd. Big fish weighed 7.6lbs. Night fishing is still great for Bass and Catfish. Though there have been some smaller catfish in the 3lb range being caught in the day time.
We are currently 10ft from full and still doing good on water this year. Bass and Catfishing at night has really picked up here at Amador. We have gotten reports of some big bites from Catfish in the Jackson creek area. Many Boaters are fishing the rocky points toward the back of the lake for Bass. Still lots of crappie and blue gill along the shore below the Clubhouse and on the Dock. Good luck to all the teams entered into our Moonlighter Tournament this Saturday! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Our Catfish Derby had a great turn out this past week with the winner Joe Faria having big fish weighing 20.12lbs! Paul Saar took second place with largest stringer with 8 fish weighing 18.5lbs, and third place went to Roger Shannon with his stringer of 2 weighing 10.6lbs. A lot of the Catfish caught in the derby were brought in from the Carson Arm area by the back of the campground. Many people are saying there are lots of Blue Gill and Bass down by the big dock. Don’t forget about our annual Moonlighter Tournament coming up this month on the 20th, registration deadline is on the 17th.Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We stocked another 500lb load of Catfish this Tuesday the 2nd for our Catfish Derby. Most of which were 5lbs and up! Good luck to all the fisherman in the derby and have fun. In other fishing news, Bass is still going strong of the rocky points. Reports from fisherman doing good with senkos in about 10-15ft. Crappie and Blue Gill are still being caught around tress in the water, the Big Dock, and in coves with Crappie jigs and red worms. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Bass fishing is great right now with lots of fisherman having successful trips. Reports of them being caught anywhere from 10ft- 17ft in depth on the rocky points, with Senkos working very well. We have our Catfish Derby coming up next Wednesday August 3rd during prime catfishing time. The big dock is still a good area to fish for Crappie and Bluegill as well as any trees in the water.
Trout fishing is very hit or miss with the hot weather. Though some are not having a problem still catching them at night from the big blue dock at 40ft, but it is far and few in between. Lots of Crappie and Bluegill right now and they are great for kid fishing. Red worms and small Crappie jigs work best and are easy to use. Bass are out and about in the lake chasing shad around. We have had quite a few Bass Tournaments lately, one competitor stated that they were knocking them out at 17ft deep and anything with a chartreuse color pattern was hot. The catfish bite is on, they love anything stinky and nasty like chicken liver and scented dough balls. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Trout fishing still seems to be hit and miss this time of year with the hot Summer weather. The Trout being caught are in the main body of the lake at about 45ft down and in Jackson creek in the back of the lake. We heard reports of Lightning Trout jumping in Jackson Creek last week, exciting! Power Bait is working the best, and Night Crawlers are also good. Many people catching Bass with plastic worms from the rocky points all around the lake. We planted another load of Catfish this past Friday the 24th of 500lbs. To catch Catfish either use chicken liver or dough balls. Crappie and Blue Gill are still in the warmer waters of the coves and by the structure of the big dock. We have our annual Moonlighter Bass Tournament coming up in August. We will soon have online registration available for this event. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Trout fishing seems to be hit and miss this time of year with the warming weather. Though some people still are not having a problem catching them. Most of the Trout caught are in the main body of the lake and in the arms with cool water coming in like up Jackson creek in the back of the lake and in Carson arm with the water inlet from Pardee is located. The last few weeks the Trout have been up to 25ft deep but we had reports of them being caught up to 15ft deep, so anywhere in that range is good fishing. Power Bait is still working best, Mice tails, and Night Crawlers are also good. Many people catching Bass with plastic worms from the rocky points all around the lake. To catch Catfish either use chicken liver or dough balls. Crappie and Blue Gill are still in the warmer waters of the coves and by the structure of the big dock. We have our Carp tournament this coming weekend and we are still seeing them now in the coves chasing fry, so come on out and enjoy using your bow or spear and hopefully catch a monster! the last big one caught was only a 1/2lb away from the state record!! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!