Whiskeytown Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.02 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Whiskeytown Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Whiskeytown Lake 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. Whiskeytown Lake 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!

This is a small lake compared to Shasta.  It also is deceptivly cold all year.  Temps at Shasta will get into the high 70s to low 80s most years but Whiskey town will not barley get to 75. The west end of the lake near the powerhouse will stay in the low to mid 60s.  Now 7-8-10 Shasta is approx 75 dgree average so whiskeytown is likely to only be high 60s, but again the closer you get to the powerhouse the colder the water will get all year.


The lake is not known for good fishing however there are plenty to catch.  many people say the cold areas by the powerhouse are good trout areas and the rest is o.k. for bass.  The good fishing in thisarea is at Shasta lake and at 365 miles of shore (yes 365 miles when full) there is lots of good places and many different species from bass to trout, salmon to sturgen. 



Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

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Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Whiskeytown Lake Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
only one nice trout yesterday, friday, up near the top, about 15 ft of water under bridge, slow
Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Fishing

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Mini Night Crawlers

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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Fishing

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- Night crawlers on a windy day in a deep channel caught two nice ones today
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Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Trout Fishing

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- The Carr Power House is a great place for planted Brooke Trout. Some days you can catch your 5 limit within an hour. Kastmasters, Power Bait and Salomon Eggs work great.
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Whiskeytown Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full 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 opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full 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, it?s 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. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
08:12 PST

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% Illuminated
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17:42 PST

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