The Fishing Report
Its a great time to fish here at Amador no matter what you are fishing for. Another load of 1200lbs of trout were planted this past Friday the 19th. The trout are still hanging out around 15′ deep. Night Crawlers, Kastmasters, Spinners, and Powerbait are all working well right now for shore fisherman. Rapalas still are the lure of choice for trollers. Many reports of Bass being caught lately, mostly by accident while trout fishing. They seem to be biting on almost anything, I’m thinking that they are definitely prespawn feeding. More and more Crappie are being caught too. We are still rising in water with only 4.5 feet to go! We are very enthusiastic about all the fish pictures people have been sharing on Facebook, keep it up everyone! Check us out on Facebook for more catches and details.
Logan reeled in a beauty trolling the back of the lake with a Rapala, weighing 4.34lbs
Bryan Wilson from Eldorado Hills got his 5 fish limit on 2/19 in the launch cove with spinners.
Warm weather is upon us and the fish are still hanging out a bit deeper at up to 15 feet. With some rain in the forecast this week it could make a good day of fishing for those who don’t mind getting a little wet. There is another plant of 1200lbs scheduled for this week. The water still is a little murky so using bait that is super stinky and shiny lures like Kastmasters are beneficial. Night crawlers and Power Bait seem to be the bait of choice for shore fisherman over this last week. Boaters have been successful trolling the outer edges of the lake still, and have been fishing the back coves of the lake. Reports have been made of more bass being caught towards the back of the lake. Which means that possibly the crappie and blue gill may be on the move too. There is water in places on the lake that haven’t been full in some time so don’t overlook fishing in the back of coves; even if you have to hike a bit it may be rewarding. Check us out on Facebook for more catches and details.
Check out Shawn Burrell from Elk Grove with two nice rainbows, the big fish was 4.60 lbs. This pic was from Tuesday but green power bait seemed to be working well off the dock, nice catch!
Mike Davis posted this picture stating that all these were caught on a Silver/blue Kastmaster by dam last weekend. No tagged fish but they were all nice size.
Had a nice Valentines day fishing with his sweetheart. His catch weighed 3.52 lbs
Good golly Miss Molly, there have been some monsters coming out of here! Bank and Boat fisherman alike have been killing it right now. We have had many fish ranging from 5lbs up to a whopping 12lbs! With all this beautiful sunny weather the fish have gone down slightly deeper with reports of fish being caught up to 12 feet down. Boaters are still doing good trolling the outer edges of the lake using broken back Rapalas and white grubs. People fishing from shore and the dock have been successful with power bait and Kastmasters. A 12lb trout was caught in the spillway area using pink sonic bait fish. We are also seeing some bass being brought in, must be the warmer weather triggering them to start their pre-spawn feeding. In other news the Reservation book opens this weekend and it books up quick, so make your reservations soon. Check us out on Facebook for more catches and details.
Nice bass guys!
Alfred Owyoung had the fight of a lifetime as he reeled in this 12.02lb monster rainbow. He was fishing from his boat out at the spillway and hooked up by casting a Pink Sonic Baitfish lure.
Jerry Smith had a good day fishing. He was trolling with a broken back Fire Tiger Rapala and hooked into a beauty weighing 7.84lbs
FISHING REPORT – WEEK OF 2/1/16
Doesn’t get any better than this at Amador right now. The fishing has been great and the weather has been beautiful with more good weather to come all week. We are currently only 6 feet from full. The handicap ramp will be hooked up to the big fishing dock later this week. We also have another plant of 1200lbs scheduled to come this week. Fish are still shallow and close to shore. The water is slightly muddy right now so on these sunny days shiny lures work well. Night Crawlers, Power Bait, and orange and white Curly Tail Grubs are doing good. There have been some nice catfish that have been caught in years past with churned up waters like it is now, so you may take your chance at catfishing too. Check us out on Facebook for more catches and details.
Here is a very nice 2 1/2lb Crappie caught by Lucas Taylor who is 9 yrs old. He was trolling a grub in mountain springs.
LUNKER ALERT!!! Everyone from Santa Cruz had a good day off fishing. The big fish was 8 pounds caught by Tommy Carrillo, using gold power bait from the dock.
Great news boat fisherman, the lake is full enough now that we have our second ramp in the water making duel launch lanes. We are currently 13 feet from full. 1200lbs of trout were stocked this last Thursday the 21st, and 100 fish were tagged for the derby. Remember its not to late to sign up for the derby, it goes until March 6th, every tagged fish is a winner. People are still knocking them out shallow and close to shore. The water has a slight tinge to it, so shiny lures work well in catching the eye and attention of the fish. Also, Green Power Bait, Crappie Jigs, and Curly Tail Grubs have been working well. Check us out on Facebook for more catches and details.
The boat dock is even more accessible. The handicap ramp will be hooked up by next week.
Brandon Burrell caught a nice 4 3/4lb trout using green power bait.
With all the wet and rainy weather we have been getting and with more on the way for this week the water level is rising. We are currently 22ft from full and expect to be above the 20′ mark by Wednesday. Luckily there is no big debris floating around, only smaller pieces making there way to the dam. With another load of 1200lbs of fish coming this week those who will face the bad weather will reap the rewards. Remember to fish shallow and close to shore; be active, if you aren’t getting bites keep moving the shoreline. Boaters should troll the outer edges of the lake, or fish the shorelines. Check us out on Facebook page for more catches and details.
Another nice limit caught by Jason Thomas! He was willing to brave the cold wet weather and it definitely paid off. He got his limit in less than 3 hours down below the Clubhouse by fishing shallow and using green Power Eggs — with Jason Divine Fitness
Happy Fisherman trolling with blue rooster tails.
There have been some real lunkers brought in lately. We planted 1,200lbs this last week with another load coming next week. Trout are still feeding in the top 5ft of water and close to shore. Many have been successful using Garlic scented white power eggs, pink power bait, crappie jigs and broken back rapalas. Check out Facebook page for more catches and details.
Stanley Van Muyden caught some whoppers today topping the scales at 8lbs and 9lbs. He fished close to shore from his boat with broken back rapalas. Nice!
Wesley Barrios from Elk Grove just brought in a trophy trout at 8.46 lbs. He was fishing with pink Power Bait by the launch ramp. Looks kind of like a Lightning trout holdover to me, nice catch!
Scotty Beach and his 3 fishing buddies sure hauled in some nice rainbows today. Looks like Power bait, worms, and crappie jigs are the bait to use right after a rain storm. They had 20 fish total, 2 were tagged derby trout and they all limited out for the day!!!
Hope Everyone had happy holidays. Good weather and higher water levels have made for great fishing. With another 1,200lb plant coming this week, we will have planted a total of 14,100lbs this season. Trout are feeding in the top 5ft of water and close to shore. Garlic scented white power eggs, Kastmasters, and trolling with orange and white mice tails are the top bait for the moment. Check out Facebook page for more catches and details.
Check out Patrick Agdipa and his friends who definately had an awesome day fishing. The three of them caught their limits again and 4 of the fish were tagged derby trout!!! The highlight of the trip is when Patrick managed to land a 5.82lb lunker using a Kastmaster and end the fishing trip with a bang!
Amir McMillon was trolling in a rental boat at the back of the lake using mice tails with garlic scented white power eggs and orange power worm. He caught his limit with his big fish weighing 4.78lbs!
Great news, we have come up 15 feet with the recent rain and sit at 32 feet from full. Water quality is good with only light debris making its way to the dam for cleanup. Fishing has been great for both trollers and shore fisherman. Pink power bait, Kastmasters, and small crappie jigs are the top baits right now. Reports of trolling with Rapala’s have yielded well for many fisherman. Keep your bait small and in the top 5 feet. Remember when fishing from shore be active and move the shore line looking for schools of trout.
We stocked our first load of trout on October 22nd 2015 with a weight of 4000lbs to get the season under way. So far we have stocked a total of 12,900lbs. Check out our stocking totals page for more details. With the lingering drought many trout rearing facilities have closed down including our own and getting trout has become quite difficult for many lakes in California. Luckily we were able to secure the same 40,000lbs from Lassen we stocked last year so the fishing should be great.