Current Fishing Conditions: May 12, 2013
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Lake Camanche's current elevation is 221.87 feet above sea level. The inflow from Lake Pardee is currently at 11 c.f.s. The spill is at 0 c.f.s. The outflow from Lake Camanche is currently 408 c.f.s. The lake is 77% full & the water temperature is 59'F degrees. Lake conditions are updated daily on EBMUD's website.
North Shore & South Shore
Partly cloudy towards the end of the week with highs in the high 70's to low 90's and lows in the mid 50's to low 60's. Weather info courtesy of www.weather.com.
Mt Lassen Trout delivered 600 lbs to the North shore ramp and 600 lbs to the South shore ramp on Monday, May 13th. Mt. Lassen has planted 23,600 lbs of trout at the lake in 2013.
Camanche Recreation was represented at this last weekend's 17th annual Komen Race for the Cure at Cal Expo. In keeping with the Hawaiian theme, the group showed up in their pink Lake Camanche shirts sporting a beautiful pink lei. It was a beautiful day for the race and the Camanche Recreation team raised $600.00!
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and that makes the start of Free Saturday Night Movies! Movies are shown at the amphitheatre just across from the Gold Run campground, starts at sunset, and are free to campers.
News around the South shore fish cleaning station:
Anglers report trout limits with average fish about 2+ lbs being caught out of the trout pond or trolling by the dam at about 35+ft deep.
Don’t forget! You can win a free 2014 Annual Day Use Pass! All you have to do is catch the largest fish by weight for the 2013 calendar year. Bring your fish to either marina store for a picture and weigh in to be eligible. One pass per fish type (Bass, Trout, Catfish, Crappie). See store or gate for more details.
High temperatures mark the end of the trout planting season so we will have Mt. Lassen Trout make one final trout plant next week with both shores and the trout pond being planted. Steve Bickham of Ione caught a 6.6 lb trout out by Hat Island while fishing with power bait. Art Bickham of Ione also caught a 4.4 lb and 4.33 lb trout by Hat Island while fishing with power bait. Catfish are on the rise. Try early in the morning or at dusk in shallow coves. Fresh vs. frozen chicken livers work best since fresh is less likely to fall apart on the hook.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Camanche Recreation Area is open 365 days a year.
Gate hours for North and South shores are 5:00am - 11:00pm.
North Shore (209) 763-5166
Daily 7:00am — 5:00pm
Daily 10:00am — 3:00pm
South Shore (209) 763-5915
Daily 7:00am — 5:00pm
Marina Grill Hours:
ATTENTION ALL BOATERS
Due to the growing presence of the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel in California, we will be conducting mandatory boater interviews and vessel inspections prior to entry. At this time, East Bay Municipal Utility District has taken several steps to manage this issue at Lake Camanche, Lake Pardee, and San Pablo Reservoir:
1. Vessels from Southern California and outside of California will not be allowed on Lake Camanche, Lake Pardee, or San Pablo Reservoir.
2. All vessels from approved counties will be inspected prior to launch. These inspections should take no more than five minutes per vessel.
In order to pass the inspection, we require that your vessel's water reservoirs (live wells and bilges) be totally dry and that the boat hull be clean. We do not anticipate these procedures to take more than five minutes per vessel, but we do strongly encourage you to arrive early to make sure you get on the water as soon as possible.
Stop by our Facebook page to view our fishing pics, hear about fish plants as they happen, and comment on your Camanche experience! Anglers hanging around the fish cleaning stations who wish to remain anonymous are proof that there are still limits to be caught both off the banks and trolling the main lake.
Got a good story about "the one that got away" or an awesome fish recipe that you'd like to share? Contact us at SWells@tcpcadmin.com or stop by either marina store!
As of June 9th, 2009 E.B.M.U.D will no longer permit any live bait (minnows, crawdads, frogs, etc.) to enter the water of Lake Camanche or any other lakes operated by E.B.M.U.D. Lake Camanche will no longer be selling any live minnows at the marina.
On behalf of Camanche Recreation Company... Boat safely, and happy fishing!