Hensley Lake

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Hensley Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-02-18
There has not been much change over the last month or so in the fishing on Old Hickory but I believe that is about to change. After this weeks absolutely frigid weather and all the snow melt it will b... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

Sardine Lake, CA
2015-03-04
Went up last week and not a bite. No stocking in this lake since last June. Stay away until stocking can be confirmed. ... [more]

Lake Kaweah, CA
2015-02-26
Bass are slow at this time. Spoons and drop shot. Is best right now. One more month and it\'s on.... [more]

Lodi Lake, CA
2015-02-20
i snagged a 15 pound samon off the boat dock this last thanksgiving, and let me tell ya i did not expect that at all but it sure was fun, ill be trying this place again... [more]

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

Hensley Lake is surrounded by the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The 1,500 acre lake was created by the construction of Hidden Dam on the Fresno River. The dam is 163 feet high, 5,730 feet long and has a capacity of 90,000 acre feet of water. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, irrigation, resource management, and recreation; the lake attracts a growing number of park visitors each year. Numerous game fish abound in the waters of Hensley Lake. Species include largemouth black bass, carp, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Rainbow trout are planted during the winter months. Some of the best fishing is found in the coves around the lake. Anglers may keep 2 bass over 15" in length. [Hensley Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008

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State:
California

County:
Madera

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1500

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.127595

Longitude:
-119.872264

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
135

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Hensley Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Hensley Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Cast towards submerged rock structure near the shore with minnow pattern baits. Berkley gulp! Minnows work great.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 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.
Hensley Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Hensley Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 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.
Hensley Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Hensley Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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Hensley Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie biting on small crank baits while trolling along the shore.
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.
Hensley Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Hensley Lake Walleye Rating:
   2/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hensley Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Hensley Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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Hensley Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are really hitting big chunks of chicken liver and every once in a while a fat night crawler will do the trick. Best time seems to be at or around 6pm. Crappie are also bitting pretty good through out the day when using small redworms.
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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.
Hensley Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Hensley Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I was glad to find out bass are in full swing, use a weightless senko rubber worm with a texas rig. The senko color of choice seems to be watermelon with gold flakes and the dark grey smoke color. Use the quick light twitch technique after cast and sink of the senko, most of the time I had luck on the intial sink, but if not try the twitch technique and slow retrieve. Haven't caught no trophy bass yet but, I'm gonna keep trying it's fun in the mean time pulling them out of the water. I would say the size is average right now, so far with what I've caught, use the senko and texas rig set up and good luck.
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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.
Hensley Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Hensley Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Hensley Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- biting left to right, all over size
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hensley Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Hensley Lake Trout Rating:
   3.4/5
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Hensley Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Trout is decent on the day use side (buck ridge) with power bait,night crawlers,and kastmasters.Possible limit if you have the patience,good luck!
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Hensley Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
07:28 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:54 PST







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

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