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Larry Hemphill - Instruction/Guide Service

Lake Amador
Elevation: 485 feet
Surface Acres: 425

Lake Amador Resort is located in the foothills of the Sierras and is only one hour from Sacramento or Stockton and two hours from the entire Bay area.

Weekly trout plants of up to 5000 pounds, averaging 2-6+lbs each provide not only fabulous fishing, but also the best catching ratio in the country. Besides trout, Lake Amador held the Largemouth Bass record for Northern California for over 10 years at 17.1 lbs. which still stands as the individual lake record was set by Tim Kamura, of Sacramento. The bass fishing is simply superb!

The lake was first planted in 1969 and was one of the first Northern California lakes to get Florida-strain largemouth.

Other trophy fish are also abundant. Huge Catfish up to 40 pounds are caught all summer long. Slab side Crappie and 2 pound Bluegill round out the bountiful fish population that is waiting to provide you with hours of exciting fishing entertainment. You will also find a well-stocked bait & tackle store along with a full line of rental boats located in the lodge.

Lake Amador now has an expanded launch ramp with new docks and a paved parking area. The parking area is now lighted at night for those nocturnal fishing adventures. No Jet Skiís or Water Skiing allowed.

For more information, you can call (209) 274-4739

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Name: mnuzum Date: 2014-06-20
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 76 Water Clarity: 2
Report: We flat killed them from 5:30am until 1pm. Top Water bite with spooks & buzzbaits and crank baits in the morning and football jigs in the later part. Caught over 50 quality fish with biggest around 5lbs. the rest of the fish were all decent quality from 2-4lbs. Awesome and fun day at the lake.

Tips: Fish were all over.

Name: JakeV77 Date: 2014-06-14
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: Water Clarity: 1
Report: Well I haven't posted a report in a couple of years, figured I'd give it a shot. Fished amador today from 5:30-3:00with a couple of buddies, caught around 30 fish to 3.5 lbs. Tried some top water early for one 2 pounder. Decided to slow down, so started throwing a nail weighted senko and started ripping into them. A lot if the fish were really yellow with red mouths so i figured they have been feeding heavily on craw dads. Decided to switch it up so put on a 12 inch ribbon tail and started roping em, caught a few 3+ punders. Ended the day with some jig fish and some crank fish. Hadn't bee out there in a bit, Great Lake.


Name: Larry Hemphill Date: 2014-06-07
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 78-82 Water Clarity: 2
Report: No 22 1/2 lb limit yesterday - but a good limit for a good client and myself. We caught about 13-14 bass total with a 14+ lb limit. This was his first visit to Amador, telling me he was hoping to at least catch a 5 pounder. He basically answered his wish with a nice bass a hair under 5 lbs! Such good guiding - LOL! He caught most of the bass - several in the 2 1/2 to 3 lb range. I had a few great opportunities too. Broke off the first BIG bass I hooked and missed another big one right after dark. The action slowed after midnight and we quit about 1:30 am. No shad showing on the surface and zero topwater bite at dusk.

Tips: He bought some baits there after we had some good sandwiches! One of them was a black spinnerbait which served him well. Most of his quality bass including the big one were caught on that bait. He fished it very well! The 10" Power worm bite has started - if I could just land them! He did well with them also - black/blue was a good color for us. I even caught one on a jig - just for fun! Most bass were in the 10 to 25 foot range. Only one rude boater this time - cut right in front of us - on plane - as we were heading towards the bank. Oh well.

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