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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 Whiskeytown 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. Whiskeytown 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:
40.625802
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Shasta
Longitude:
-122.575439
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-03-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
only one nice trout yesterday, friday, up near the top, about 15 ft of water under bridge, slow
Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown 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 63 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.
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Whiskeytown Lake 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!!
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

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!
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Night crawlers on a windy day in a deep channel caught two nice ones today
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Rating:
3
Whiskeytown 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.
Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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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.
Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Rating:
2
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Whiskeytown Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The Carr Power House is a great place for planted Brooke Trout. Some days you can catch your 5 limit within an hour. Kastmasters, Power Bait and Salomon Eggs work great.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

05:45 PST

Sunset:

20:30 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full