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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!
State:
California
Latitude:
38.695963
Maximum Depth (ft):
52
County:
Alpine
Longitude:
-120.048968
Normal Elevation (ft):
7806
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
10+ ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
600
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Register

Guest
2014-09-03
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 64
Fished yesterday and caught two limits. One fish was 4.2 lbs and three were a little over 3 lbs. The rest were over two lbs. Used silver flashers and worms. Caught a couple on grubs.
Guest
2012-09-26
Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
19\" rainbow, caught from shore at Woods creek fishing access shoreline, power bait.
Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Caples Lake at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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 Rating:
2
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Caples Lake Walleye Rating:
3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Caples Lake Catfish Rating:
3
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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 Rating:
1
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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 Rating:
1
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Caples Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Caples Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:57 PST

Sunset:

18:43 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full