Caples Lake

Current Temperature:
34°

Est Water Temperature:
36° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.22 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Caples Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-01-19
After a couple weeks of extremely cold winter weather Old Hickory has rebounded well in the last week. 2 weeks ago the temperatures were down right frigid and we were breaking ice leaving the boat ram... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

San Luis Reservoir, CA
2015-01-26
Went to San Luis Reservoir last night and I also notice all the dead birds. I walked around using swim baits, top water lures and zoom super flukes. I had a bite on the Zoom Super Fluke. Not m... [more]

Lake Alpine, CA
2015-01-23
i caught a 3 pound rainbow trout there ... [more]

Lake Emily, CA
2015-01-23
i caught 3 trout on power bait. my suggestion for bait is power bait fish eggs or marshmallows. ... [more]

San Luis Reservoir, CA
2015-01-18
I got skunked on Jan 17 2015. Throwing live minnows not even a bite. Something really strange is happening right now at San Luis Resovoir. I kid you not counted 57 dead ducks floating out there ch... [more]

San Luis Reservoir, CA
2015-01-18
I got skunked on Jan 17 2015. Throwing live minnows not even a bite. Something really strange is happening right now at San Luis Resovoir. I kid you not counted 57 dead ducks floating out there ch... [more]

Caples Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Caples 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. Caples 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!

Caples Lake is Located

In the Historic Carson Pass Area of the Northern California Sierras.

The 600 acre Caples Lake is at 7806′ elevation,

1 mile east of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort

30 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California.

Within the El Dorado National Forest

 


State:
California

County:
Alpine

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
600

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.695963

Longitude:
-120.048968

Water Clarity:
10+ ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
52

Normal Elevation (ft):
7806

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Caples Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 36 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 36 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Caples Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Caples Lake Crappie Rating:
   1.8/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Caples Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Caples Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.9/5
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Caples Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Caples Lake Catfish Rating:
   3/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Caples Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Caples Lake White Bass Fishing

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Caples Lake White Bass Rating:
   1/5
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Caples Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Caples Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Caples Lake Trout Rating:
   3.3/5
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Caples Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
08:13 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:12 PST







Caples Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

State Parks
http://www.parks.ca.gov/