San Luis Reservoir

Current Temperature:
59°

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

San Luis Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-01-29
Fishing has, for the most part, remained good over the last week on Old Hickory. It still remains hit or miss but when you hit them you can catch quality fish as well as good numbers. The fish have r... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

Lake Mendocino, CA
2015-01-27
i caught 1 largemouth bass and a smallmouth the largemouth took the bait instantly right now is a grate grate grate time to get out on the water. ... [more]

San Luis Reservoir, CA
2015-01-27
Been going to the resevoir and taking home keepers the stripers are hitting anchovies noon and late afternoon.... [more]

San Luis Reservoir, CA
2015-01-26
Went to San Luis Reservoir last night and I also notice all the dead birds. I walked around using swim baits, top water lures and zoom super flukes. I had a bite on the Zoom Super Fluke. Not m... [more]

Lake Alpine, CA
2015-01-23
i caught a 3 pound rainbow trout there ... [more]

Lake Emily, CA
2015-01-23
i caught 3 trout on power bait. my suggestion for bait is power bait fish eggs or marshmallows. ... [more]

San Luis Reservoir General Information
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

County:
Merced

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
37.050839

Longitude:
-121.133849

Water Clarity:
10+ ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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San Luis Reservoir Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-01-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Been going to the resevoir and taking home keepers the stripers are hitting anchovies noon and late afternoon.
Guest
2015-01-26
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went to San Luis Reservoir last night and I also notice all the dead birds. I walked around using swim baits, top water lures and zoom super flukes. I had a bite on the Zoom Super Fluke. Not much Action!!
Guest
2015-01-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
I got skunked on Jan 17 2015. Throwing live minnows not even a bite. Something really strange is happening right now at San Luis Resovoir. I kid you not counted 57 dead ducks floating out there checked on some no gun shots could be a water quality issue but I am not a marine biologist so i have no clue. The Park said they have no idea whats going on but I assure you this is a big problem. I am not a bird conservationist but these ducks are dying a horrible way. Anybody else know what I am talking about?
Guest
2015-01-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
I got skunked on Jan 17 2015. Throwing live minnows not even a bite. Something really strange is happening right now at San Luis Resovoir. I kid you not counted 57 dead ducks floating out there checked on some no gun shots could be a water quality issue but I am not a marine biologist so i have no clue. The Park said they have no idea whats going on but I assure you this is a big problem. I am not a bird conservationist but these ducks are dying a horrible way. Anybody else know what I am talking about?
San Luis Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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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 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.
San Luis Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With San Luis Reservoir at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
San Luis Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.1/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 51 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
San Luis Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   2.4/5
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San Luis Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3.4/5
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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.
San Luis Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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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.
San Luis Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
San Luis Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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San Luis Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
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San Luis Reservoir Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
San Luis Reservoir Trout Rating:
   2.6/5
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San Luis Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
08:11 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:23 PST







San Luis Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

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