San Luis Reservoir
Current Temperature:
59°
Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.02 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Sugar Pine Reservoir, CA
2017-08-08
Went on 8/7/17. We were fishing for trout from shore using powerbait. We used salmon peach and garlic,the salmon peach was being more productive. 4 people came with us and we all caught limits... [more]

Lake Combie, CA
2017-08-06
Absolutely great, I reccomend wacky rigging a senko with no weight and just letting it sink under the docks, my only problem is the grass is a little high which leads to a bit of snags here and there.... [more]

Lake Combie, CA
2017-08-03
excellent fishing from shore; best bait was a plastic "worm" that I used a weighted hook for. Cast out and bring in at a medium speed, avoiding picking up the grass on the bottom.....if too much gr... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com San Luis 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. San Luis 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:
37.0508390000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Merced
Longitude:
-121.1338490000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
10+ ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-05-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fised at The floodgates-DAM-WITH LIVE BATE. Taged fish at20-33to45ft\'etc. ONE NICE HIT STRIPED THE BATE.Then the WIND,,,CAME UP AND ARE DAY WAS CUT SHOURT.
Guest
2014-05-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
4-bay bit is alittle slow/water temp is 63 /bit shoud be getting better.You who know 4-BAY KNOW IT\'S the WIND;;;that plays a big part in the game...R.A.H
Guest
2014-04-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
some one PLEASE aneything about The 4-bay striper bite..whats up-???
Guest
2013-06-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 81
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Backlash
2011-09-12
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing in the early morning is becoming really good. Wind is a BIG factor so plan your trip accordingly. Crank bait, and top waters are working well. right now.
San Luis Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
San Luis Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you see trees in the water by the shore, one of the best lure to use is Senko
worms.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 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.
San Luis Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
San Luis Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
San Luis Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
San Luis Reservoir 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!
San Luis Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2.5
San Luis Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
San Luis Reservoir Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
San Luis Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
San Luis Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
San Luis Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3
San Luis Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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San Luis Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
San Luis Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- never caught a bass at this lake but i did caught many striped bass here. the striped bass are very common in this lake than other fishes. the striped bass can be fished with ancovies or with blood worms. you can try using crank bait when it gets darker. striped bass usually are more active during the night if you are using crank bait. the crank bait that i prefer anyone to use is the bomber A pearl yellow.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
San Luis Reservoir Trout Rating:
2.5
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:27 PST

Sunset:

19:49 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full