Folsom Lake

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
63° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.85 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Folsom Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

Folsom Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Folsom 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. Folsom 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

County:
El Dorado

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.770947

Longitude:
-121.086503

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
200

Normal Elevation (ft):
466

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Folsom Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Folsom Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Folsom Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- LIVE CRAWFISH SLIDING SINKER 1/2 OZ. WT. WITH 3 FOOT LEAD,LIVE BABY BULLFROGS,BOLOGNA
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Folsom Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Folsom Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use dark colored poppers in the larger coves and closed boat ramps during the evening. Dont overwork the popper. Works more often then not. Also you can try rooster tails right as the moon comes out right befor the lake closes. Run the lure just next to trees and cat tails just off shore.
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!!
Folsom Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Folsom Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.8/5
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Folsom Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Folsom Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Folsom Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.1/5
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Folsom Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no walleye in this lake
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Folsom Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Folsom Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.1/5
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Folsom Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Sliding sinker above a swivel with a foot or more leader size 4 to 6 shank hook with chicken liver. Bite started around 6, and got 3 within an hour. Look for any inlet cove with a creek running into it, rocks running into the water is also a good sign too.
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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.
Folsom Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Folsom Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- drop shot 6-8lb. test flurocarbon, 3/16, to 1/4oz dropshot weight with a 4 to 8 inch robostyle worm in natural colors, might even drop the line size to 4lb. test depending on the "bite". 20 to 40ft deep. (ledges and main points) look for underwater trees, humps or chunk rock on your sonor. And don't abanden the topwater bite, as well as spinnerbaits and crankbaits. but if slow dropshot is the ticket.
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.
Folsom Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Folsom Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no white bass in this lake. but, would be a great sportfish to add.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Folsom Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Folsom Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- stripers in folsom lake reaching about 30 or 35 lbs hitting crankbaits top water poppers and live bait on a sliding sinker rig almost anywere in the lake were there is cover like over hanging trees and submerged rocks
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Folsom Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Folsom Lake Trout Rating:
   2.9/5
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Folsom Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Worm worms worms




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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Folsom Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:
06:03 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:58 PST







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

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