Camp Far West Lake and Reports

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Saturday, Dec 3
Hi: 59 ° F
Lo: 40 ° F
Today
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 1%
Tonight
Mostly Clear
Precip: 0%

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

  • Water Temp: 80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished with two of my daughters and hit the water a few minutes before sunrise. Started around the island on the south end of the dam and my oldest quickly boated two keepers around a pound and a half each dropshotting People's worm in 5-15' of water. She called the score 2-0-0.
    I responded quickly by hooking a solid 3.5 that threw the hook at boat and she updated my score to -2.
    We fished until 1230 and finished with our best five going 7.82. Even managed to catch a 3# channel cat on a drop shot back near the quarry.

    Tips: Dropshotting is a great producer for the kids, and anything in red, pink, purple works great! Best fish were on the inside of main lake points.

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

  • Water Temp: 60-62

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Not a bad day on the water. Caught 10-12 fish while in four hours on the water. At least one hour of which was used getting the kids un-snagged or re-tying lines. Most fish caught up the Bear River arm on plastics. Couple out of Rock Creek as well, too windy to locate any beds.

    Tips: Plastics was all I could get bit on, threw a spinner bait and a crank bait with no luck.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

  • Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Took my 6 year old son out sun morning/afternoon. Fished the Bear river arm and the flats north of the dam. Non stop action, most dinks but fun! The better fish where on the flats, spotties probably moving up to spawning area. All fish were caught in less than 10ft, tried deeper but nothing. 21 total with biggest maybe 2.5lbs. Son outfished me again-- Camp Far is great for getting kids hooked on fishing!
    City: Loomis

    Tips: One on lipless, a few on small swimbait, a couple on dropshot, and non-stop on split-shot hula grubs

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

  • Water Temp: 58-60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: First time at the lake in almost a year and it fished GREAT. I took a rookie fisherman, my 2 year old, and 6 year old and still got bit. Fished from 7:45-1:30 and caught about 20 in total. Tried the main body and Rock Creek first thing and blanked in two hours of fishing. We moved to the Bear River arm and started whacking them. Caught 5 rats on a drop shot and the rest on a tube. Biggest five were a conservative 17-18 lbs, with a 7 lb largemouth being the donkey. Fast action and easy to pattern once we got bit.

    Tips: All fish were on inside of points that were protected from the wind. Most fish were in 15-20 feet, only one shallow in about 6 feet. Two fish were spitting up Bluegill when I got them in the boat.

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished 4 hours and landed 6 in the 1.5 to 2 lb. range. Skies were overcast with little to no wind. First fish came on a lipless crank bait. Next 5 were all top water. The bite seemed to turn on with the presence of a slight 5 minute rain shower. Saw several other bass anglers landing fish. Overall the lake seemed to be producing for most of us.
    City: Lincoln

    Tips: With the water level rising so fast, be extra cautious of floating debris everywhere.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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    Water Temp: 51-55

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Overall the bite for the tournament was slow. We caught 5 "CFW cookie cutters" early and then after 10 o clock it died and we only managed 4 12"ers. It took 8 lb for cash and 10.2 lb to win.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: So how was the bite for that tournament today?
    City: Granite Bay

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Annual Tournament at Camp Far this weekend. Verified 21 Boats confirmed so far. Late sign ups at the entrance. $60 dollars for the team for late sign up. Only 20 Percent chance for rain on Saturday. You will receive a number and for blastoff and it will be a random draw for the first to go out. Should be fun. See you out there.

    Tips: Fish with friends and have fun Saturday.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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    Water Temp: 56-59

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished noon till 5. Nothing on tubes or jigs. A few missed bites on drop shot in the bear river arm. Water was very dirty from the recent rain. Saw some other boats on the water but never saw anyone pull a fish.
    City: Lincoln

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 49.2

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Good bite for fish right now using jigs. Give it a shot.

    Tips: Boat ramp is still good to launch from.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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    Water Temp: not sure

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I fished form 7:00 to 10:30, the lake is LOW!. A few more weeks and i will not be able to put my boat in the water.
    I fished main, bear river arm secondary points. I had a great day,cought 4 largemouth, 4.6 to 7.7lbs,three spots 2 to 3.6.
    All the bass were cought on plastics, watermelon color in 10 to 15 ft.

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 60-63

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Second week in a row that I have been there and the lake is full and clear. Last week a shallow running crankbait was the ticket and this week it was the tube. Fish are all the way into the coves and beds can be found everywhere. The wind helped fishing along the windblown banks and we caught a bunch with the largest only a 3 pounder. There is no better time to hit this lake than right now.

    Tips: Tubes on a 1/4 darthead worked in 7-10' and when working the coves, many were in only a foot or so of water.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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    Water Temp: 49-54

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing is getting with jigs and worms. Still small bass, the males are moving up to make their beds.
    City: Rocklin

    Tips: small rock, fish slow.

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 49-63

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 2pm to 5pm. Had high hopes due to the stable weather. Hopes dashed until the last 1 minute before I was due to leave. Tried everything earlier,Jigs, Rip Bait etc, had to go back to my go to bait Green Pumkinseed Hula Grub to catch a fish.
    City: W. Sac

    Tips: Dock talk revealed a lot of fish caught on Green Jigs?? The last couple of days my fish have come no shallower than 25 ft on sunny long points. They don't seem to like it moved fast.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 49 to 50.1

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished a couple of hours right before sunset. Mainly wanted to get the boat in shape as it was the first time out in 6 months. 0 reaction bite so I went to my confidence lure on this lake, Green Pumpkin Seed Hula Grub. Caught two clone 1/2 pounders dragging. First was a light bite the second aggressive. Dock talk mentioned that the bite will get hot soon, due to the warming stable conditions. The lake is having it's annual Tourney on 02/23/13.
    City: W.Sac

    Tips: Fish slow. Listening to msic on my Ipod helped me slow down. No reaction bite drag for a small limit.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 48-50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: After taking my Brother in law and his Brother in law (up from SoCa) to Clear Lake the day before they were told today would be quanity not quality. I rigged them with very light spinning tackle using small plastics. They both got their fill of 1-2# fish and some "dinks" thrown in. Wind in the early am was a little strong from the west then switch to the north and calmed down a bit. Bite was better, and the best fish came in the afternoon. I guess that's normal this time of the year. Lake still has some stain but not enough to stop them from spotting the bait!
    City: Roseville

    Tips: Fish your favorite spots with your favorite lures but make sure it's slow. Fish seemed to want it almost stopped except a couple of stupid "teenagers" that bit on the reel up. See everyone on the 23rd!

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 49-50

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Started the day out very cold with temps in the low thirties. Wind changed direction a couple of times throughout the day making it hard to focus because of the chill in the air. Water temp started out at 49 and only warmed to 50 by afternoon. Fish can be caught but you have to keep moving. Found bait sitting over 50-60 feet in the 20-30 foot range but would not bite the spoon or drop shot that I offered them. I might be fishing an up and coming tournament there so I can't give out too much information. I've been out twice this week on Monday and Saturday. Saturday's bite was much better. All small fish nothing over 2.5 pounds. Fish are trying to fatten up but still very thin. I will report everything and how I caught those fish once the tournament is over. Until then take a kid fishing and be good humans.
    City: EDH

    Tips: I will give out that info in a few weeks.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I wanted to Thank the Two Real Bass Guys that helped me this morning at CFW. I had left my key on and ran my Battery dead MY FAULT got into a hurry. But I was able to ask another bass guy to give me a jump I still needed to buy a new battery but they got me on the water to catch a bunch THANK YOU AGAIN
    On the other hand I asked two guys first who were in a smaller boat if they would jump me and he said that he didn't jump start people WTF I don't wish bad things...but WTF. Karma!! I would always help out a fellow Boater.
    Play safe Tight lines
    City: Roseville

    Tips: Crank in the morning and toss jigs in Between points Baby Bass and Morning Dawn were working today Cranking Sexy Shad Square bill's

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Had a delightful time fishing with my wife, pre-Mother's Day fun. We caught 13 total. The biggest went 1.5 LB Of course she caught the big one!! The majority of our fish came on the main lake. We tried the Bear Arm not much action. The further we went up the colder the water was (65 degrees) and less action.
    City: W.Sac

    Tips: Witch's T (Robo worms) in colored water and Sexy Shad Robo worms) in clearer water. 0 reaction bite.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 66-70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished alone for a couple hours in the late morning then picked up my wife, 9 year old son and his friend for a few more hours.. Spent most of the day in the large cove between bear river and the dam. We managed 13 fish (with lots of short strikes), most around a pound with one nice spot that went 2-12. Most were caught on drop shot Aaron's magic roboworms, with a few on green pumpkin senko. All came from 5 to 15 feet of water. Not quite up to some of the recent reports, but everyone caught something, and it was a nice day on the lake.
    City: Foresthill