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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]

Honey Lake, CA
2016-04-18
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Honey Lake, CA
2016-04-18
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake McClure 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. Lake McClure 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:
37.636401
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Mariposa
Longitude:
-120.209638
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:
Private
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Guest
2010-08-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"I went fishing last Saturday, and couldn't get anything but a bluegill to bite. It was pretty warm out so I am guessing the fish were pretty deep, and I tried everything still no results. The topwater action was good, but they just wouldn't hit anything. I can usually get something on a spinnerbait pretty early, not this time"
Guest
2010-07-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
"Went camping on Fri -25th - Sun 27th, caught 3 Rainbows on Fri evening, avg length 16"". On sat evening we landed 7 more of the same, 2 guys, great time!!!"
Lake McClure Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake McClure Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake McClure Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake McClure Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!!
Lake McClure Crappie Rating:
4
Lake McClure Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Lake McClure Walleye Rating:
2.5
Lake McClure Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Walleye on this lake
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake McClure Catfish Rating:
3.5
Lake McClure Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake McClure Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake McClure Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- First time fishing McClure today. boated a nice 3.0 lb spotted bass on a rapala
5 minutes later a 2 lb black bass same lure...I am coming back, great lake...

I stuck to my game plan, fish the points with a deep diving crank...most seemed to be suspended about 15 feet close to rocky points...

Threw Jigs, senko's, spooks early am and spinner(white with chartruese trailer)...nothing....water temp averages about 61 degrees, No wind, water clarity about 10 feet
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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.
Lake McClure White Bass Rating:
2
Lake McClure White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake McClure Striped Bass Rating:
2
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake McClure Trout Rating:
3.5
Lake McClure Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- trout fishing is great in the coves and around the houseboats. Fish at night with some lights and drop your worm/power bait to about 35-60 feet. if you want to catch the bigger fish, pout a little larger piece of bait on and drop it into colder waters.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:05 PST

Sunset:

19:49 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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