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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]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Rancho Seco Reservoi 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. Rancho Seco Reservoi 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:
38.336665
Maximum Depth (ft):
20
County:
Sacramento
Longitude:
-121.092566
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2016-02-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Was an Okay day of fishing. Fish here must be thinking about spawning due to warmer weather because all 3 fish i caught where on beds and i got them to bite by casting a senko and shaking it in the middle of the bed to trigger a strike, i was caught the fish between 1 and 5 pm. Other than sight fishing those 3 i didn\'t get anything else, saw multiple guys catch some trout on powerbait throughout the day, and i also unfortunately saw a guy land a bass and keep it to eat. Please catch and release bass yall, comeon now.
Guest
2016-02-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Was an Okay day of fishing. Fish here must be thinking about spawning due to warmer weather because all 3 fish i caught where on beds and i got them to bite by casting a senko and shaking it in the middle of the bed to trigger a strike, i was caught the fish between 1 and 5 pm. Other than sight fishing those 3 i didn\'t get anything else, saw multiple guys catch some trout on powerbait throughout the day, and i also unfortunately saw a guy land a bass and keep it to eat. Please catch and release bass yall, comeon now.
Guest
2016-02-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 52
Was a tough day out fishing. Only landed 3 bass all around 12\'. There was a lot of people out bass fishing but not a lot of catching going on. Watched a lot of people using drop shots and wacky rigs with no luck. Caught all 3 and almost a fourth on a 5\' swim bait.
Guest
2012-10-07
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 70
Caught a few crappie last week from there...I was on my boat and casting some crappie jig and caught like 5...I rembmer this place was the bomb of catching crappie but now and days it is so slow and barely any left..They should restock crappie and catfish in seco because there is like barely any left...All I catch now and days there are lmb and trout...
Guest
2012-08-17
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
There are NO smallmouth bass in Rancho Seco.
Guest
2012-07-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went a while back and of the dock left of the store landed a 6lb large mouth using a green ribbon tail with black flake
Guest
2012-06-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
6/22/12 went out around 1pm was really windy and chilly today for summer. about 80 degrees. walked the whole north side fishing each cove. saw alot of bass but none were biting, about 4:30 started fishing the dam and caught a large mouth on a popper. was about 1-1.5lbs
Guest
2012-06-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
6-10-12. Water was warm. 2pm-730pm. Used a size 4 and 5 offset hook with senkos. Pumpkin, purple with emerald, white with silver flakes, crawdads - black with red flakes, horney toads, spooks - trout, bass, white. No luck! I exhausted myself. No hits all day. It\'s was still fun. Good luck!!
Guest
2010-10-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
went fishing there with my dad we didn`t catch anything it was odd because we ussually catch fish there 1 after another
Guest
2010-10-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
went fishing there with my dad we didn`t catch anything it was odd because we ussually catch fish there 1 after another
Rancho Seco Reservoi Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Rancho Seco Reservoi Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- try using a kosher dill pickle texas rigged on a 5/0 gomakatsu it did wonders for me good luck
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Rancho Seco Reservoi Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Rancho Seco Reservoi 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!!
Rancho Seco Reservoi Crappie Rating:
3.5
Rancho Seco Reservoi 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!
Rancho Seco Reservoi Walleye Rating:
3
Rancho Seco Reservoi Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rancho Seco Reservoi Catfish Rating:
4
Rancho Seco Reservoi Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Rancho Seco Reservoi Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
Rancho Seco Reservoi Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We went to Rancho Seco on Saturday, April 2nd for the annual Trout Derby Day and it was lots of
fun just getting out - we caught (1) 1/2 lb Bass but saw lots of people catching larger Bass - the
Bass were only going for lures - we saw lots of Trout caught and heard they were going for either
Rainbow Power Bait or fly lures - we fished from before sunup to after sunset - had our best luck,
as did others, on the backside or remote parts of the lake with bigger fish getting caught in inlets or
on open lake deep water
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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.
Rancho Seco Reservoi White Bass Rating:
2.5
Rancho Seco Reservoi White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rancho Seco Reservoi Striped Bass Rating:
3
Rancho Seco Reservoi Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rancho Seco Reservoi Trout Rating:
4
Rancho Seco Reservoi Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use a 3,ft leader with size 12 tri hook
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:

19:56 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full