Lake Merced

Current Temperature:
54°

Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 22 Knots (25 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Lake Merced
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

Alamitos Perc Lake, CA
2015-04-24
1... [more]

Avocado Lake, CA
2015-04-24
1... [more]

Lake Elsinore, CA
2015-04-18
Caught a 10lbs catfish off the shore at about 2am used blood dough bait for catfish type A bought it at big5. It took my bait almost as soon as I casted my pole. We were on the same road as the ... [more]

Lake Hennessey, CA
2015-04-12
catch a sturgeon ... [more]

Lake Merced General Information
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

County:
San Francisco

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
37.719531

Longitude:
-122.493183

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Lake Merced Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Merced Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Merced Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Merced Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Merced Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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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 Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Merced Crappie Rating:
   2.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Merced Walleye Rating:
   2.7/5
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Lake Merced Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Merced Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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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 Merced Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Merced Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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- 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 Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Merced White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Lake Merced Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Merced Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Merced Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Lake Merced Trout Rating:
   4.2/5
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- Fish on dock with night crawlers and pier bait
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Lake Merced Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:23 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:52 PST







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

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