Whiskeytown Lake

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Current Temperature:
93°

Est Water Temperature:
50° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.82 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Whiskeytown Lake
Whiskeytown Lake General Information
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. Vital fishing information for Whiskeytown Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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!

This is a small lake compared to Shasta.  It also is deceptivly cold all year.  Temps at Shasta will get into the high 70s to low 80s most years but Whiskey town will not barley get to 75. The west end of the lake near the powerhouse will stay in the low to mid 60s.  Now 7-8-10 Shasta is approx 75 dgree average so whiskeytown is likely to only be high 60s, but again the closer you get to the powerhouse the colder the water will get all year.

 

The lake is not known for good fishing however there are plenty to catch.  many people say the cold areas by the powerhouse are good trout areas and the rest is o.k. for bass.  The good fishing in thisarea is at Shasta lake and at 365 miles of shore (yes 365 miles when full) there is lots of good places and many different species from bass to trout, salmon to sturgen. 


State:
California

County:
Shasta

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
0.00000000000000

Longitude:
0.00000000000000

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 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.
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Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 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.
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Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions:
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.
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Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.5/5
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- Night crawlers on a windy day in a deep channel caught two nice ones today
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Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Rating:
   2.8/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions:
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.
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Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
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.
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Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Rating:
   1.6/5
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Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Whiskeytown Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Trout Rating:
   3.3/5
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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.
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Whiskeytown Lake General Fishing Info
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Whiskeytown Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:38 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:43 PST







Whiskeytown Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

State Parks
http://www.parks.ca.gov/