Lake McClure
Current Temperature:
63°
Est Water Temperature:
41° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.20 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Lake McClure
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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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
Lake McClure Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake McClure Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
Lake McClure Crappie Rating:
4
Lake McClure Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
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
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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.
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):
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.
Lake McClure White Bass Rating:
2
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Lake McClure Striped Bass Rating:
2
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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:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:00 PST

Sunset:

18:29 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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