Black Butte Lake
Current Temperature:
73° F
Est Water Temperature:
66° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.87 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Black Butte Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Black Butte Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
California
Latitude:
39.7804
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Glenn
Longitude:
-122.37881
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
4460
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2014-03-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
My son and I went fishing out at Angler\'s Cove a few weeks ago (sorry a little old now). The water is clean and clear but the water level is upsettingly low. Large trees that were once completely covered by water are now almost completely exposed. We were standing and fishing from the bank in the same spot we casted to last year (and that was the furthest cast we made). Fishing was horrible. We were out 8 hours and didn\'t even get one bite. For us, even on the worse days this is very abnormal. We used every bait in the book. Night crawlers, liver and anchovies for cats, threw a few bass plugs, jigged for panfish. Nothing worked. It\'s sad to see this lake this low and it is the lowest I\'ve seen it in 15 years. Hopefully things will improve with the coming rains. Fished early March 2014.
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Black Butte Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.4
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
66 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Black Butte Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.9
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 66. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Black Butte Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Black Butte Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Was on the lake 03/23/13. I boat & scanned the whole lake & water is extremely low. Besides the
dam, the Deepest was 9ft at Orland camp. All forest is exposed giving crappies no area to breed yet.
Water still too cold for crappies to start breeding anyways. We found a school of shad deep at the
dam near eagles past and caught a total of 24 crappies in 5 hours during noon time. Had to
constantly chase and locate the moving fish. Use white jigs and live minow then jig deep. Night
fishing off shore with lamp does okay. Without more water into the lake, I doubt we will have a
plentiful of fish next year.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Black Butte Lake Walleye Rating:
2.2
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Black Butte Lake Catfish Rating:
4.2
Black Butte Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish spots are at its peak this time of year. A person may catch about 10 of them with some
good dip bait. Shad are great for bigger catfish. The water temp is high and the catfish are
coming out of their holes 2 eat. Mating season has just ended and they are hungry.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Black Butte Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4.1
Black Butte Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fishing off the bank at campsite #36 I managed to land 3 keeper spotted bass with a 3.5 lb the big one of the group. Somewhat difficult to catch from the bank as I tried just about everything in the box from small spinners and spoons, to artificial worms and plastics and some topwater plugs without a strike. Finally found a shallow diver rattler/crankbait shad imitation that did the trick - they wouldn't touch anything else and I only managed to catch three fish in about 2-3 hours fishing (over the course of two days).
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 66 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Black Butte Lake White Bass Rating:
3.1
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Black Butte Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.8
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Black Butte Lake Trout Rating:
3.6
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

12:51

Sunset:

03:20

Moon Phase:


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