Lake Merced

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.26 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Lake Merced
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
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
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
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
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]

Lake Merced General Information
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!

San Francisco

Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:



Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Lake Merced Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 51 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.
Lake Merced Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 51 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Merced Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Merced Walleye Fishing

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Lake Merced Catfish Fishing

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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 Merced Spotted Bass Fishing

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- these bass fish love dicks
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 Merced White Bass Fishing

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Lake Merced Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Merced Trout Fishing

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- Fish on dock with night crawlers and pier bait
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Lake Merced Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease 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.
07:35 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

19:06 PST

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