Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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Monday, January 16th, 2017

    • Report: Lake Camanche hasn't seen much sunshine since the heavy storms of last week but at lease the fishing has been great!
      Lake Camanche is currently at 79% of capacity and the water level continues to rise.
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      The California Dept. of Water Resources is estimating that Lake Camanche is receiving 5,123 cubic feet per second of water flowing from Pardee and releasing 4, 960 CFS. To see the most current information regarding water levels please go to: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES
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      Friday 1/13/17 Mt. Lassen release 3,000 lbs. of trout with 1,000 lbs. planted to the pond and 1,000 lbs. to both shores at the boat ramps. Another release of 1,200 lbs. is expected this week before the weekend. Watch our FB page for the plant update. https://www.facebook.com/LakeCamanche

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 49

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got out Saturday, little foggy to start but turned into a beautiful winter day.. Water was VERY high. The bite was slow as you can imagine after a week of storms blowing through. We threw a plethora of baits to no avail.... but any day fishing is better than a day working right,,,
      HI COOCH !!!

      Tips: Layers.....lol

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

    • Report: Big Break Marina shown after this week's storm

      Delta Fishing Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon ok

      Very little pressure from anglers on the river again this week,. Decent tides combined sunny days ahead to be setting as the winter bite continues.. Still there is some really cool water and tough bites for black bass but should warm a bit quicker with the dirty water.

      Hook Line and Sinker Tournament this weekend out of Russo’s Marina will be a grind.

      Isleton Fishing Report

      Very Few Sturgeon anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting. Cold dirty water has slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.

      Rio Vista Fishing Report

      Still the best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or sardine filets. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report

      Area is under a lot of pressure from the High water. Anglers avoid the area as much emergency equipment is working the area West of Walnut Grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      Black bass bite is hopeful as water temps stabiliz. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and slow rolling blades searching ledges near flats. Others looking to beat the Dirty conditions are pitching jigs in the gaps. Occasionally a nice sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

      Black bass bite OK but Slow down with Debris moving through more consistently. It’s no secret what a little High can do. Jigs are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits.

      West Delta Fishing Report

      Sturgeon leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Chain Island. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.

      Contra Loma Fishing Report

      Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Catfish biting is slow. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area. Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook Or YouTube.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 47

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Wow, felt like being on a new lake today with all the rains we got. Launched about 6:45am, off the lake at 10:30am. No more ramp walking, water came up 59.93 feet this week, and only 60 foot to go to match last years high water mark. Lots of BIG wood now, be careful. I think the water puddles around my home are cleaner, water looks like mud, stained the most I have ever seen. Fishing is as good as the water looks, not good. Although I did get 4 spots, but none with any size and they were loners, no hot locations. All fish were 13-14" range, typical of the one in the picture, which shows the stained water well. Looks like no fishing next week, as more rains coming. Too windy to get close to the N. fork, made my boat act like a kite, so gave it up without a serious try. Picture in fishing forum.

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

    • Report: Larry Hemphill » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:03 pm

      Bullards Bar is closed to all boating until further notice. I think this went into effect yesterday. The log boom that is in front of the spillway was destroyed by the high water outflow. Our local paper said it would remain closed until the overflow at the spillway is over. I think you saw the video that was posted here yesterday. By the way, those videos were amazing - thank you!! I will keep you posted if I hear anything new, or when the lake reopens. It could be awhile. The spotted bass are excited about all their new shallow water homes and condos!!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

    • Report: From Lake Berryessa News


      Lake Level Status: 1/11/17 (10AM)

      The lake level is now at 417.4 feet - 22.6 feet below Glory Hole - up 3.9’ since yesterday - and the highest it’s been in 3 years! This is already 6.3’ higher than last year’s highest level of 411.1’ on 4/12/16 and higher than 412.0 (highest) on 3/7/15 and 415.7 (highest) on 4/8/14

      The lake level at this time last year was 397.1 feet, 20.3 feet lower than today.

      The level has risen 18.8 feet since its low of 398.6 feet on 10/23/16.

      Rainfall total (as of 1/11/17) is 19.88 inches, 10.78 inches more than last year at this time.

      The latest rainfall (10.81 inches since Jan. 3) has raised the lake level by 10.8 feet (1 foot rise per inch of rain for this period) and it is still rising. At this rainfall rate we’d only need about 23 more inches of rain to fill the lake.

      At the present level, Lake Berryessa holds 1,149,708 acre-feet of water - 71.9% of its 1,600,000 A-F capacity.

    • Report: From Glory Hole Sports
      Here are some pretty impressive stats for New Melones Reservoir during the last 5 days of storm activity. New Melones is the 4th largest lake in California by volume, holding 2.4 million acre ft. (326000 gallons of water = 1 acre ft.) Jan. 06, lake elevation was at 888.76. During the storm,there was a period where CDEC data indicated over 35000 cu. ft. per second was coming into the lake. At this point, current lake level is 910.46, a rise in elevation of 21.70 ft. This equates to an increase of 127361 acre ft., 41,519,686,000.0 gal. of water, around 62 % of Lake Pardee's capacity. This should be a great year for boating and recreational use of the lake looking forward.
      Glory Hole Point 4 lane boat launch is fully operational, Tuttletown concrete boat launch is in the water, and should be operational at any time.
      Happy Casting
      Glory Hole Sports

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

    • Report: Lake Level Status: 1/10/17 (10AM)
      The lake level keeps rising and is now at 413.5 feet - 26.5 feet below Glory Hole - up 1.5' since yesterday. This is already 2.4’ higher than last year’s highest level of 411.1’ on 4/12/16.
      The lake level at this time last year was 397.1 feet, 16.4 feet lower than today.
      The level has risen 14.9 feet since its low of 398.6 feet on 10/23/16.
      Rainfall total (as of 1/10/17) is 17.1 inches, 8 inches more than last year at this time. This does not include the 0.49 inches that has fallen this morning.
      The latest rainfall (8.8 inches since Jan. 3) has raised the lake level by 9.6 feet (13.1 inches rise per inch of rain for this period) and it is still rising. At this rainfall rate we’d only need about 28 more inches of rain to fill the lake - about 4 more storms like this. Since the lake is shaped like a bowl, as the lake rises it takes more rain to make it rise higher.
      At the present level, Lake Berryessa holds 1,072,612 acre-feet of water - 67% of its 1,600,000 A-F capacity.

    • Report: From Lake Camanche

      The storms kept rolling in with lots of rain and high winds which didn't make for the best fishing week. The lake levels have been crazy too. Due to flooding concerns EBMUD engineers dramatically lowered Lake Camanche in anticipation of the continual storm surges. Since Wednesday January 4th the release from Lake Camanche was approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second! That dropped the lake level down to 64% from 70% as of Monday 1/9/17. As of Sunday 1/8 Pardee Lake has started to spill over. Pardee has also increase their releases which has already made a difference in the level of Lake Camanche which as of this print 1/10/17 has brought the lake level back up to 68%.

      The California Dept. of Water Resources is estimating 12,816 cubic feet per second of water is flowing from Pardee into Lake Camanche. Those of you that would like to keep track can go to: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES
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      Friday 1/6 Mt. Lassen release 2,400 lbs. of trout with 800 lbs. planted to the pond and both shores at their boat ramps. Another huge release of 3,000 lbs. is expected this week before the weekend. Watch our FB page for the plant update. https://www.facebook.com/LakeCamanche/

      Dave Gliebe was out with other bass anglers the 1st of the year and caught this monster 13.5 lbs. large mouth. I have to apologize for the late post but it took me awhile to track Dave down at Bass Pro in Manteca to get his permission to post his picture. I don't have the particulars of what and where but you can always stop in and ask for him in the fishing department. He release this beauty unharmed back into the lake.

      Above: Kody Sackett of Ione got in before the storms to catch this very nice stringer of trout from the pond using rapala on Friday 1/6. Total weight of stringer was 11.36 lbs. with the largest coming in at 4.71 lbs.

    • Report: ATTENTION BOATERS! Due to the recent very wet weather, high flows on the Tuolumne River have carried large amounts of floating woody debris into the upper Tuolumne River Arm of Don Pedro Lake. In order to keep this floating debris out of the rest of Don Pedro Lake, four debris barrier booms have been installed. These booms are currently blocking vessel access to this portion of the lake. They will be re-opened as soon as conditions permit.

Monday, January 9th, 2017

    • Report: From Glory Hole Sports

      Wow!!! The lake came up sixteen feet this past week!!!

      This last storm was great and the lake level came up extremely fast. We will continue to see the lake rise. The weather forecast is calling for another dumping rain storm.

      The dirt launch and the two lane concrete ramp are completely under water. The four lane concrete ramp off of Glory Hole Point is open and they are scrambling to get the docks put in place.

      Water Conditions
      New Melones Lake is currently holding 726,891 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up sixteen feet this past week and will continue to rise with the recent and upcoming rainfall. It is currently at 900 ft. above sea level and 183 ft. from full. The water clarity is clear in most of the lake with a slight stain in some areas. There is some debris floating on the surface. The water temperature has cooled, with the average being 51-54 degrees.

      THE FOUR LANE CONCRETE RAMP ON GLORY HOLE POINT IS OPEN!!



      Trout
      The lake has turned over and the trout fishing has been really good. Most anglers are catching limits of both planted and holdover rainbow trout. The lake level has been quickly rising with fresh water flowing in all the major tributaries. The trout can be caught in many different areas of lake. Trolling anglers have been top-lining to find success. Try using billed trolling plugs to target different depths near the surface. A Floating Rapala will dive 3' to 7' and a Shad Rap will troll down 8' to 12' depending on line diameter, speed and the amount of line let out. It is best to let out 200' of line to ensure you clear the boat wake. Some anglers have been using spoons tipped will a crawler to catch limits. We have a few cloudy days in the forecast making gold and copper good color choices. It should be clear by the weekend and natural shad patterns will work well. Be sure to experiment with different presentations and colors when you are on the water. Bank anglers continue to haul in some really nice rainbows from the shoreline. Most anglers are catching both planted and holdover rainbow trout. Try using garlic Power Bait with a live crawler or an artificial crawler. The trout are swimming near the shoreline, so a long cast is not needed. Make a short pitch into shallow water and let your bait soak. With a second rod stamp you can use a casting lure to search for fish while your bait soaks.



      Glory Hole Sports Big Fish of the Week goes to Aiden and Aria Carr. They caught a 3-pound, 8-ounce holdover rainbow while soaking Power Bait off of Glory Hole Point.

      We do encourage catch and release of brown trout, as there does not seem to be a large population of them in the lake. Carefully measure, weigh and photograph trophy fish and send us pictures and information.

      Kokanee
      The season has come to an end and the kokanee most likely are done spawning. April is a good month to start targeting the kokanee again.

      Bass
      The bass bite has been good for the last couple of weeks. Most anglers are catching some healthy wintertime spotted bass with the occasional monster largemouth being caught. The lake is coming up extremely fast and changing daily. Some fish will hold deep and wait for conditions to stabilize, while others will move up immediately to investigate newly submerged structure. The fish that are holding on steep banks are less likely to be effected by quickly rising water. Try using a darthead worm fished down rocky bluffs and steep dirt banks. A darthead is a good choice because the fish will eat it on the fall in shallow water or pick it off the bottom in deep water. Natural crawdad colors work well and a bit of chartreuse will trigger strikes in stained water. Many of the shad can be found in the major creek channels. This fresh water flowing into the lake should bring the shad up to shallower water. Look for balls of bait on your fish finder and then try lowering a spoon or dropshot down. If the water has a little stain to it, the spoon is a great choice. Gold is a good color and the vibration of the spoon popping and fluttering will attract fish from a distance. Many fish will hold tight to the bottom and can be caught on jigs and shakeyheads. A jig can be fished slowly across the bottom to tempt those bass that are feeding on crawdads. Try using a light jig when fishing in shallow water and switching to a heavy jig in deep water. The shakeyhead is very weedless and is a great rig for fishing near wood. Try switching soft plastic baits throughout the day until you find the size and color they are looking for. PLEASE PRACTICE CATCH AND RELEASE. Take photos and carefully release the fish back into to the lake to maintain a healthy fish population for generations to come.

      Catfish
      Fishing for catfish during the winter months is usually pretty slow. Large fish can be caught at this time each year, but not many. It is best to use a ball of Power Bait or Float a crawler. This way you will have a chance to catch both trout and catfish. For specially targeting giant cats, try using a whole mackerel with a double hook rig. These fish tend to hibernate during the cold months and will only move to eat a substantial meal.

      Crappie
      Very few anglers have been targeting the crappie. The winter months can be good and the crappie will move into creek arms.

    • Report: Good morning Shasta Lake!
      With the New Year, we have received a tremendous amount of rain and even snow! With the largest deluge of precipitation arriving yesterday. Unfortunately the warmer water washed away the snow that we had at the McCloud location.
      We started off the year at 1022.20' or 44.80 feet below the full pool level (3,340,120 acre feet of storage). Since that time we have had several storms that doused the area and catch basin for Shasta Lake. Temperatures even dipping down below freezing for several days. The lowest we saw here was 23 degrees. Fortunately it allowed us a short lived experience of some decent snow on the lake! Snow conditions near Yreka and the Oregon border caused closure of Interstate 5 for several hours during the middle of the week causing overnight delays and massive amount of traffic build up in the Redding area.
      Since the first of the year we have gained 6.74' of elevation on the lake and increased the capacity by 166,638 af of water! Our highest inflow during the past several days was at 2 am last night at 100,116 cubic feet per second! An average Olympic sized swimming pool is approximately 88,000 cubic feet! Here are the rainfall totals that I have recorded from our McCloud location:
      01/02 - 0.31"
      01/03 - 3.02"
      01/04 - 0.64"
      01/07 - 1.76"
      01/08 - 6.04"
      January total: 11.77"
      (Rain totals can vary greatly depending location on the lake)
      Here are some other interesting items and comparisons:
      - The lake has risen 4.30 feet in the last 24 hours
      - The lake increased by 54,299,230,907 gallons
      - At the highest flow, the water could fill 1.14 Olympic pools every second
      - Various sources has confirmed the largest rise in water in one 24 hour period was in the winter of 1976-1977 at 18 feet. During that time over 220,000 cubic feet was entering the lake.
      One last item of interest is that our 2016 rainfall totals have actually passed our totals for this year. The biggest factor is that these storms continue through winter and into spring. That and how much the BOR decides to release as we are now in the flood control stages of operation at the dam. Currently at 76% capacity and 120% of the historical average to date.
      I have posted numerous figures and plots as well as weather warnings to indicated the severity of weather that we are experiencing.
      This is something that we are all keeping a close eye on and will keep you posted ;-)
      Until then, stay dry, stay safe and enjoy the New Year!
      Lake Level Report (01/09/2017 at 09:00)
      Lake Elevation: 1028.94' (38.06' below full pool)
      Lake Elevation (2016): 984.52' (82.48' below full pool)
      Storage: 3,506,758 af (estimated)
      Storage (2015): 1,398,142 af
      Outflow: 11,517 cfs
      Inflow: 53,323 cfs
      Precipitation (24 hr @ dam): 1.85"
      Precipitation (Season @ dam): 32.35"
      Precipitation (2016 Season @ dam): 39.81"

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

    • Report: Lake Berryessa News
      12 hrs ·
      3:00 PM Sunday: 3-6" of rain (since midnight) in the Lake Berryessa Watershed!
      HWY 128 is reported to be CLOSED somewhere between Markley Cove Resort and Pleasants Valley Rd.(Winters) due to flooding.
      Berryessa Knoxville Rd. is closed near East Side Rd. due to debris on the road.
      The Lake Berryessa News will provide more details when they become available.

    • Report: DanIsaac » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:00 pm

      Clear Lake this week 1/8/2017

      As everyone Im sure has heard, this storm system has dealt moderate to severe damage throughout Lake county and conditions continue to be iffy at best.

      Major mudslides around the county make navigating treacherous as does moderate to severe flooding in Hidden Valley, Kelseyville, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, and areas in Lakeport
      as well.

      The lake itself continues to race towards full pool despite Cache Creek dam dumping near 3k cfs, and Putah Creek is near flood stage in the Hidden Valley area as well.

      I think I'd exercise some discretion if one really needs to come up early this week, ss the forecast for Thursday through Saturday looks much better, which would give conditions a chance to stabilize a bit.

      Should you choose to take a chance please be aware that there is a ton of debris in the lake
      so be careful!

      Dan

    • Report: NorCalBassnPJ » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:41 am

      No good at Shasta either for me yesterday. Can't say i really gave it a fair shot though. Started out with me casting from the deck and my buddy holding his S-Waver 168 in his hands with his rod stretched forward. I caught his line with my line and the S-Waver slid off his hand and buried one treble point into his thumb way past the barb. he pulled it out we put some superglue on it and we kept fishing. Launching at the Dam was out only option since the snow was coming down hard and sticking in town that morning before i had even left the house. so our options were fairly limited to where we could go launching down there. We stayed in Li'l Backbone all 2 hours that we were there and maybe had 2-3 bites no hookups. fished 1/2 oz football jigs with hula grubs, a little spinnerbait, and would've fished some osprey but that was the rod i hooked my buddy with so I couldn't back the backlash out and use it the rest of the day..Add on to that, my buddy didn't grab any gloves so his hands were numb and frozen the whole time so that was a big reason we came in early. We definitely should have fished deeper in the calmer water but the wind was about perfect for a reaction bite elsewhere on the lake. Just couldn't do much with my buddy getting cold quick and me hooking him first cast didn't help that either. If it would've went to plan we would've bounced around a bit more and tried the mouth of the Sac or some more main body stuff yesterday. But just wasn't gonna happen with how the day got started on a bad note out there. I would say though we were probably the only boat out on the water yesterday with how much snow we got. Now all this snow is melting and its pouring rain up here in Redding. The lake should be pouring water in from everywhere right now. Levels are going to rise quickly and muddy the water. Its a somewhat warmer rain too. Water temps at Shasta are hanging right around 50 degrees, at least down by the dam. I'm sure it fluctuates in different areas by a degree or so..

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

    • Report: Delta Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon Reigns
      Still very little pressure from anglers on the river this week, Gonna be a wash out, as some of the most intense rain we have seen in years is bearing down on our area. Short term, hazardous conditions are ahead with 5 inches of rain expected at River level. Long term a much needed “flushing of the system”, while the river may be a wash a great time to stop by and get tips and tricks for higher water conditions.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Debris in river, Sturgeon anglers are heading to 41, Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success. Cooling water have slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.

      Rio Vista Fishing Report
      Still, The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or sardine filets. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Cold blown out conditions, Slow for the trolling anglers, but stripers cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional Sturgeon or Striper those looking for Cold night fun.

      Discovery BayFishing Report
      Black bass bite is Tough. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and a-rigs searching near running water. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are drop shotting Strike King Half Shells and Strike King Finesse worms. Nice sized stripes are grabbing Diamond Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
      Black bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the weather rolling through more consistently. Ripbaits are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swim Baits, like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Sturgeon leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines allow Sherman Island rd.

      Contra Loma Fishing Report
      Trout fishing has been good. They have been biting at the East Side, North side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, power eggs, or mice tails Best catches Reported Bob Petersen caught a 6.3 lb. trout on Power Bait from a boat near the dam John Bloom caught an 9 lb. Black on A-Rig from a boat by Swim Lagoon. Sonny Larson caught a 6 lb. trout each on Power Bait at the East Side of Lake.

      Photo: Charlie King

      Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

    • Report: Gary Dobyns » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:31 pm

      At Shasta I'd start in the rivers. The Sac or Pitt probably. But with Shasta you can catch good ones about anywhere. Oroville report is not good. Caught plenty of fish but nothing worth a crap. Reaction bite killed me as I wouldn't give up on it. Stupid too. The fish simply weren't chasing. Crazy I figured on a shallow water, load the boat on reaction bait bite with this big weather front. It did not happen. Some shallow water fish by anglers today but most guys caught them fairly deep. My best fish came out of 50' on one ounce jig with Yamamoto Hula grub. I sucked today. Shasta had to be better...I hope :)

Friday, January 6th, 2017

    • Report: Lake Level Status: 1/6/17

      The latest 4 day rainfall (2.88 inches) has raised the lake level by 1.8 feet (7.5 inches rise per inch of rain) and it is still rising.

      The lake level is at 405.5 feet - 34.5 feet below Glory Hole.

      From Lake Berryessa News
      The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing to open the Capell Public Launch Ramp but their dock needs some repair first

      The level has risen 6.9 feet since its low of 398.6 feet on 10/23/16.

      At the present level, Lake Berryessa holds 958,207 acre-feet of water - 59.9% of its 1,600,000 A-F capacity.

      The lake level at this time last year was 396.75 feet, 8.75 feet lower than today.

      Rainfall total (as of 1/5/17) is 11.68 inches, 3.4 inches more than last year at this time.

    • Report: Glory Hole Sports
      January 6 at 5:21pm ·
      Water levels at New Melones Lake have risen 2 ft. above the high water mark of last year, which was 886.90 on 6/14/16. With the impending storm coming we could certainly see the 895' mark. That will bring in the 4 lane ramp on Glory Hole Point and 4 lane Tuttletown ramp come in the water within a week!!

    • Report: Gary Dobyns » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 pm

      I'm planning on throwing reaction baits all day but will have a Senko nearby just in case. I know i'll catch them but I worry about size. Oroville has been tough for a bigger bite. I'll start in the rivers and play it by ear after this. Hopefully I get a big bite to get me started. I rigged a rip bait, crank bait, A-Rig, spinner bait, a Chatterbait, and one senko rod.