Black Butte Lake
Current Temperature:
45°
Est Water Temperature:
At or below freezing(What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.34 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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2016-02-13
Majority of bass are in 60 to 80 feet. 4 inch grubs, slowly through the schools.... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Black Butte Lake 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. Black Butte Lake 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:
39.780403
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Glenn
Longitude:
-122.378805
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
4460
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Lake Management:
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2014-03-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
My son and I went fishing out at Angler\'s Cove a few weeks ago (sorry a little old now). The water is clean and clear but the water level is upsettingly low. Large trees that were once completely covered by water are now almost completely exposed. We were standing and fishing from the bank in the same spot we casted to last year (and that was the furthest cast we made). Fishing was horrible. We were out 8 hours and didn\'t even get one bite. For us, even on the worse days this is very abnormal. We used every bait in the book. Night crawlers, liver and anchovies for cats, threw a few bass plugs, jigged for panfish. Nothing worked. It\'s sad to see this lake this low and it is the lowest I\'ve seen it in 15 years. Hopefully things will improve with the coming rains. Fished early March 2014.
Black Butte Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Black Butte Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Black Butte Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Black Butte Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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- Was on the lake 03/23/13. I boat & scanned the whole lake & water is extremely low. Besides the
dam, the Deepest was 9ft at Orland camp. All forest is exposed giving crappies no area to breed yet.
Water still too cold for crappies to start breeding anyways. We found a school of shad deep at the
dam near eagles past and caught a total of 24 crappies in 5 hours during noon time. Had to
constantly chase and locate the moving fish. Use white jigs and live minow then jig deep. Night
fishing off shore with lamp does okay. Without more water into the lake, I doubt we will have a
plentiful of fish next year.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Black Butte Lake Walleye Rating:
2
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Black Butte Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Black Butte Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish spots are at its peak this time of year. A person may catch about 10 of them with some
good dip bait. Shad are great for bigger catfish. The water temp is high and the catfish are
coming out of their holes 2 eat. Mating season has just ended and they are hungry.
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.
Black Butte Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Black Butte Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fishing off the bank at campsite #36 I managed to land 3 keeper spotted bass with a 3.5 lb the big one of the group. Somewhat difficult to catch from the bank as I tried just about everything in the box from small spinners and spoons, to artificial worms and plastics and some topwater plugs without a strike. Finally found a shallow diver rattler/crankbait shad imitation that did the trick - they wouldn't touch anything else and I only managed to catch three fish in about 2-3 hours fishing (over the course of two days).
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Black Butte Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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Black Butte Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Black Butte Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

08:05 PST

Sunset:

18:41 PST

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