Hensley Lake

Current Temperature:
88°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.84 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Hensley Lake
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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 in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 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.
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):
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!!
Hensley Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Hensley Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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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):
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!
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 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.
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):
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.
Hensley Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hensley Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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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 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:
05:46 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:06 PST







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

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