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Philbrook Reservoir, CA
2016-04-29
I have been fishing Philbrook Res. for over 50 years and can tell you flat-out that there are no bass or sunfish of any kind in the lake. Rainbows and browns is all. Check with Calif. Fish and Game if... [more]

Lodi Lake, CA
2016-04-24
I caught 2 bass and 2 salmon using a blue fox super vibrax size 2 ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Bethany Reservoir fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Bethany Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
California
Latitude:
37.777278
Maximum Depth (ft):
50
County:
Alameda
Longitude:
-121.612926
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2013-01-18
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Fish is bitting on stank bait and anchovie , deep water is your best bet to catch nice catfish .
Bethany Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Bethany Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- it is good around shady areas
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Bethany Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Bethany Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- barely any
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Bethany Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3
Bethany Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Haven\'t caught any crappie\'s ever at Betheny. Have caught nice size Bluegills.
8/14/12
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Bethany Reservoir Walleye Rating:
1.5
Bethany Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no walleye
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4
Bethany Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are being caught on night crawlers and jumbo red worms at the pumps.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Bethany Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
2
Bethany Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Bethany Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3
Bethany Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no white bass
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3
Bethany Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- is there striped bass here?
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Trout Rating:
2.5
Bethany Reservoir Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no trout
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:08 PST

Sunset:

19:57 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full