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Welcome to Prado 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. Prado 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
San Bernardino
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
No Access
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Boats
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
The trout bite at Prado does not exist. They\'ve let the lake go the water condition will make you want to vomit. It\'s filled with debree and bird poop. !!!No fish here!!!
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Sorry, the catfish weighed 3#
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
On Oct. 15 2011 we caught 1- catfish on a night crawler and bucket full of blue gill, which we released. Too small! But it was a good day
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Bluegill bite was great caught me limit. l
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
"i went fishing here friday the 26th and sunday the 28th of march. I went to catch trout and left with my limit both days. The water is starting to warm up so trout will start wearing off right about now, time to start trying to get some cats and large mouth."
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
LM Bass fishing is good with small swim baits or spinner baits near cat tails on south side. please leave fishing reports because no one ever does.
Prado Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Prado Lake 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 65 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.
Prado Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
Prado Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Prado Lake Crappie Rating:
Prado Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Prado Lake Walleye Rating:
Prado Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- In the early spring, the Walleye are right close to shore or congregating around
areas with sand like a sand bar or a Wild Rice bed with a sandy bottom. They
will also be found in the weeds or around rocky point, which are close to an
area with sand. The location of sand is very important because that's where they
spawn. They will also spawn in river current. At this time of year the Walleyes
are very aggressive and will hit just about any lure.

When the water starts to warm up, you will find that the Walleyes will go a
little deeper or hide in the thick weeds. At this time of year, jigs with white
twistertails are the best. You can try other colors but white is what works best
in the far north so make sure you bring lots of them. Bring unscented
twistertails. The scented Power Baits do not work in the north. Buy unscented
tristertails and do not spray scent on your lures. Salted baits do work well in
the north and so do salted minnows.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prado Lake Catfish Rating:
Prado Lake 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.
Prado Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 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.
Prado Lake White Bass Rating:
Prado Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prado Lake Striped Bass Rating:
Prado Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Striped Bass Fish are anadromous fish meaning they spend there entire time in sea
water and shores, they will migrate up freshwater rivers when it's time to spawn
during late spring and summer.

Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prado Lake Trout Rating:
Prado Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- An excellent place to fish for trout is by the playground, and cast your bait against the current for
improved chances to get your bait bitten.
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.


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