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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Merced 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 Merced 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:
37.719531
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
San Francisco
Longitude:
-122.493183
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
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Guest
2010-09-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 68
Great for fishing for Rainbow trout i caught 5 today in one hour very good lake and stocked fish are catchable i recommend this place.
Lake Merced Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Merced Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Lake Merced Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake Merced 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!!
Lake Merced Crappie Rating:
3
Lake Merced 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!
Lake Merced Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Merced Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
Lake Merced Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Merced Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- these bass fish love dicks
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.
Lake Merced White Bass Rating:
3.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Merced Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Merced Trout Rating:
4
Lake Merced Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish on dock with night crawlers and pier bait
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:10 PST

Sunset:

20:22 PST

Moon Phase:


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