San Luis Reservoir
Current Temperature:
45°
Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.21 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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San Luis Reservoir
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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):
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!!
San Luis Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
San Luis 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.
San Luis Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
San Luis 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.
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
San Luis 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.
San Luis Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
San Luis Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
San Luis Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3
San Luis Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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:

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:

06:55 PST

Sunset:

19:22 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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