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Hensley Lake, CA
2016-05-25
Trout biting from the shore near buck ridge using pink sparkle power bait... [more]

Briones Reservoir, CA
2016-05-16
Fishing is not allowed in Briones Reservoir. On May 14th, 2016, several anglers were cited by law enforcement. Fishing is allowed at San Pablo reservoir. www.ebmud.com. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Pine Flat 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. Pine Flat 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:
36.873450
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Fresno
Longitude:
-119.290569
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Private
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Guest
2016-02-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 59
Pine Flat fishing was tough .The amount of bass tournaments has effected the lake .If you fish the lake a lot you avoid the tournament weekends and times and go several days after one . I caught 7 Dinks mostly plastics and spoons and most of them have hook marks in there mouths from being caught before . Fish are in the 1lb to 2 lb mark . I caught a smallmouth that was caught on a pignjig that was 2.3 lbs . She had eggs .All bass were released . There is a difference in fishing here when there have been no tournaments for a week .It is my opinion the less pressure the better the bite . 2/19/2016
Guest
2011-01-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 52
"Wide open after the all the recent rains...jigs, worms dropshot all work. Caught fish from 10 - 40 feet. best 5 went 10lbs. Lot 1.5 to 1.75lb. fish to be caught."
Pine Flat Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Pine Flat Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish early in the morning.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
66 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Pine Flat Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Pine Flat Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 66. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Pine Flat Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Pine Flat Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I catch them deep at 65 feet in feburary .Most of the time i use live bait as they seldom take artifical lures and jigs . I spent years to find the right spot and they are there every single year for the last 6 years .You can get limits with up to 4lb crappie . Pineflat is not known for its crappie but those that have found out the spot and what to use and technique enjoy haveing this monopoly on the lake . By the way the crappie at pineflat are extremely tasty and clean tasteing .
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Pine Flat Lake Walleye Rating:
2
Pine Flat Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Dont fish for them here they don't exist in this lake!
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pine Flat Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Pine Flat Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- catfish are heating up because I went there may 1st 2010 and caught 12 in 30min.Catfish are spawning this time so you can just go out there and find a spot where there is a lot of vegetation and flat planes under the water.
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.
Pine Flat Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Pine Flat Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Spotted bass are mostly caught around March through May and where there are many bait fish. They will often bite around 12 o clock and 3 o clock when it is very sunny. The most used and most affective lures are usually plastic worms and crawdads. To find these fish,look for heavy vegetation or trees.
The average length is 15 inches or more. Identifying them is a little tricky with a largemouth bass.To identify,look for three clues the mouth and the color. The mouth of a largemouth bass goes pass the eye while the mouth of the spotted bass doesn't. Also spotted bass has a tongue patch. The color of a largemouth bass is olive green and has a black line going through the middle of its body. The color of a spotted bass is dark green and has a black line,like the largemouth, going through the middle of its body followed by many spots.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 66 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Pine Flat Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Pine Flat Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Tip of the decade. Don't waste your time. There are no White Bass in this lake. LOL.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pine Flat Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
Pine Flat Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are trout and kokanee salmon in the lake. The fish do not stay in deep places. They bite on power bait and most of the time the kokanee salmon will eat shad running along the surface on the lake.
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

05:43 PST

Sunset:

20:06 PST

Moon Phase:


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