Modesto Reservoir
Current Temperature:
43°
Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.99 (Normal)
Wind Speed:
North-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
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Modesto Reservoir
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Modesto Reservoir 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. Modesto Reservoir 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:
37.675981
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Stanislaus
Longitude:
-120.659597
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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2014-02-25
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
2\\21\\14 caught two bass one 13\' other 18\'
Modesto Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Modesto Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 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!!
Modesto Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Modesto Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 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.
Modesto Reservoir Crappie Rating:
4
Modesto Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Modesto Reservoir Walleye Rating:
3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Modesto Reservoir Catfish Rating:
3.5
Modesto Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Modesto Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
2
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted 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.
Modesto Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Modesto Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Modesto Reservoir Trout Rating:
3.5
Modesto Reservoir Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- One tip for trout fishing is you could use a crankbait it has to be a predatory
looking crankbait it could be a shad, a shrimp, and different kinds of fish
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:36 PST

Sunset:

18:53 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full