Rancho Seco Reservoi

Current Temperature:
68°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.02 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Rancho Seco Reservoi
National Pro Reports

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2015-04-15
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California Reports

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Rancho Seco Reservoi General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Rancho Seco Reservoi 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. Rancho Seco Reservoi 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:
Sacramento

Inpoundment Type:
Reservior

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
38.336665

Longitude:
-121.092566

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
20

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Rancho Seco Reservoi Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- try using a kosher dill pickle texas rigged on a 5/0 gomakatsu it did wonders for me good luck
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 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.
Rancho Seco Reservoi Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi 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!!
Rancho Seco Reservoi Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi 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!
Rancho Seco Reservoi Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Walleye Rating:
   2.9/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rancho Seco Reservoi Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Catfish Rating:
   4.2/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Rancho Seco Reservoi Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.4/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We went to Rancho Seco on Saturday, April 2nd for the annual Trout Derby Day and it was lots of
fun just getting out - we caught (1) 1/2 lb Bass but saw lots of people catching larger Bass - the
Bass were only going for lures - we saw lots of Trout caught and heard they were going for either
Rainbow Power Bait or fly lures - we fished from before sunup to after sunset - had our best luck,
as did others, on the backside or remote parts of the lake with bigger fish getting caught in inlets or
on open lake deep water
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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.
Rancho Seco Reservoi White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi White Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rancho Seco Reservoi Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Striped Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rancho Seco Reservoi Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Rancho Seco Reservoi Trout Rating:
   3.9/5
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Rancho Seco Reservoi Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use a 3,ft leader with size 12 tri hook
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Rancho Seco Reservoi Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:26 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:40 PST







Rancho Seco Reservoi Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

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