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Welcome to 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
San Francisco
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
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Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
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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.
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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
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- these bass fish love dicks
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- Fish on dock with night crawlers and pier bait
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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.


07:22 PST


16:49 PST

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% Illuminated
Days to Full