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Via Press Release
08/07/2014 1:32 PM
Some people just know how to have a fun time driving fishing boats on Lake Camanche. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Lake Camanche’s current elevation is 187.69 ft. above sea level. Water temperature at the launch ramp is approximately 65 degrees, and the lake is 33 percent full. The inflow from Lake Pardee is currently 11 cubic feet per second, and the outflow from Lake Camanche is currently 261 cfs. The flows into Camanche currently vary from 11 cfs to 800 cfs. This is because when they are generating electricity from Pardee, the flow is increased from the baseline 11 cfs.

At this time, they are turning on two of the three generating units periodically during the week. Each unit can deliver 400 cfs, thus the 11 to 800 cfs range. The daily water supply may be checked at

Catfish and Kokanee are the news for this week. The best catfish bait was reported as night crawlers. Unfortunately, Kokanee anglers are keeping a tight lip on baits and location.

Catfish were caught at Houseboat Cove and off Eucalyptus Day Use.

Twelve-year-old William Anger, of San Jose, caught two great-looking bass last Saturday, using Zoom Lizard bait while fishing with his dad. They weighed in at 3.12 and 2.92 lbs. Sorry, the location was a secret between father and son.

Carmen Lukas, of Santa Clara, reeled in three carp and a catfish while fishing a day use area on the same day. She reported using shredded wheat for bait, which is a new one to me. Her catfish weighed 6.71 lbs.

There are no speed restrictions on open water at Lake Camanche, but caution is required for safety.

There are two South Shore courtesy ramps available for boaters. There is no “on-lake” fueling available. Gasoline can be found only at the South Shore store gas station. Sorry for any inconvenience.

After an unseasonally cool early week, temperatures for today and the weekend are expected to be in the mid- to upper-90’s. Overnight temperatures should still dip into the mid-60’s.

The Lake Camanche Monster Fish Contest continues. Contestants can 2015 Annual Day Use Passes by bringing their “Monster Fish” to either marina store to be weighed and photographed during normal business hours by CRC staff member.

Whoever holds the record weight for 2014 in any of four categories — Trout, Bass, Crappie or Catfish — will be awarded a 2015 Annual Day Use Pass.

The Monster Fish leaderboard has not changed since last week. The leaders remain: Trout, 14.64 lbs., German Torales; Bass, 12.95 lbs., Dave Merchado; Crappie, 2.51 lbs., Ryan Lipscomb; and Catfish, 17.27 lbs., Jack Brixey.

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