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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake McClure 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. Lake McClure 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:
37.636401
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Mariposa
Longitude:
-120.209638
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Private
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Guest
2010-08-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"I went fishing last Saturday, and couldn't get anything but a bluegill to bite. It was pretty warm out so I am guessing the fish were pretty deep, and I tried everything still no results. The topwater action was good, but they just wouldn't hit anything. I can usually get something on a spinnerbait pretty early, not this time"
Guest
2010-07-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
"Went camping on Fri -25th - Sun 27th, caught 3 Rainbows on Fri evening, avg length 16"". On sat evening we landed 7 more of the same, 2 guys, great time!!!"
Lake McClure Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake McClure Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake McClure 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.
Lake McClure Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake McClure 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 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.
Lake McClure Crappie Rating:
4
Lake McClure Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Lake McClure Walleye Rating:
2.5
Lake McClure Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Walleye on this lake
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake McClure Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
Lake McClure Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake McClure Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- First time fishing McClure today. boated a nice 3.0 lb spotted bass on a rapala
5 minutes later a 2 lb black bass same lure...I am coming back, great lake...

I stuck to my game plan, fish the points with a deep diving crank...most seemed to be suspended about 15 feet close to rocky points...

Threw Jigs, senko's, spooks early am and spinner(white with chartruese trailer)...nothing....water temp averages about 61 degrees, No wind, water clarity about 10 feet
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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.
Lake McClure White Bass Rating:
2
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake McClure Striped Bass Rating:
2
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake McClure Trout Rating:
3.5
Lake McClure Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- trout fishing is great in the coves and around the houseboats. Fish at night with some lights and drop your worm/power bait to about 35-60 feet. if you want to catch the bigger fish, pout a little larger piece of bait on and drop it into colder waters.
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:

06:58 PST

Sunset:

18:43 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full