Whiskeytown Lake
Current Temperature:
No data Available KBNY°
Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
No data Available
Wind Speed:
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Whiskeytown Lake
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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!
State:
California
Latitude:
40.625802
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Shasta
Longitude:
-122.575439
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-03-15
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 Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Whiskeytown Lake at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth 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. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. 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 smallmouth.
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 47 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 47 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Night crawlers on a windy day in a deep channel caught two nice ones today
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Rating:
3
Whiskeytown Lake 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.
Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Rating:
2
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Whiskeytown Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
Whiskeytown Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

07:04 PST

Sunset:

18:59 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full