El Capitan Reservoir

Current Temperature:
54°

Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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El Capitan Reservoir
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El Capitan Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com El Capitan Reservoir 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. El Capitan Reservoir 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

County:
San Diego

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
32.912400

Longitude:
-116.782226

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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El Capitan Reservoir Community Fishing Reports


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El Capitan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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El Capitan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- red crawler worms drop shot
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
El Capitan Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
El Capitan Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   4.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
El Capitan Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   0/5
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El Capitan Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   2/5
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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.
El Capitan Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
El Capitan Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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El Capitan Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
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El Capitan Reservoir Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
El Capitan Reservoir Trout Rating:
   5/5
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El Capitan Reservoir 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:
05:43 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:45 PST







El Capitan Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

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