WesternBass Reports
C&C Marine
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

Recent ReportsPost a Report
Name: Larry Hemphill Date: 2014-03-08
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 58-61 Water Clarity: 1
Report: After one of Laurie Lockhart's famous meals, I starting fishing about 4pm (Fri) and had Immediate action - and I mean quick! The second cast with my brown/orange jig produced a great hit and soon a 4 3/4 lb bass. Way to start!! I missed another on the next cast. Within the next hour I landed 2 more between 4 1/2 and 5 lbs! I only caught two more before dark - around 2 1/2 lb each. After dark I was fishing a wall that I have never caught a really big bass, but I continue to fish it. It finally paid off with an earth-shaking hit which let to a tedious net job. She finally jumped into the net and went 6 lbs 1 oz. A few casts later, another good hit and a 3+ pounder found the net. I fished until 11 pm, hoping for the big bite. I did get it, but lost her after a few seconds. So - a 22 1/2 lb limit made the long drive home very easy!

Tips: The lake is up some 20 feet from the low of 60 feet. There is a little debris floating, but not much. There are still a few submerged tree branches sticking up, so be careful. I threw a crankbait some, along with a swim jig. Even at night I threw a few different baits, but the jig is what seemed to please them. The bass I hooked were right on the bank, from 10 to 20 feet.

Name: mnuzum Date: 2014-02-23
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 58 Water Clarity: 1
Report: Nice water temp but struggled with the bite. Managed 4 fish today with the biggest about 2.5 lbs. Suprised reaction did not do good today. lake is very low. Jigs got them for us today.

Tips: Find the bait and you should pick up a few right now. Points were best for us.

Name: nardski Date: 2013-06-28
Location: elk grove
Water Temp: 77-78 Water Clarity: 1
Report: went out monday hoping to fish in the rain, but the sun came out. as the sun went away, we did very well on tw. two of the biggest were on frogs (4lbs). shad were everywhere.

Tips: go early morning or late evening

View All Reports

More Information

Local Weather Street Map Aerial Map Topo Map

  • bass
  • fishing
  • sport
  • western
  • largemouth
  • smallmouth
  • tips
  • tournament