Whiskeytown Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.07 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 12 Knots (14 MPH)

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Whiskeytown Lake
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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. 


State:
California

County:
Shasta

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
40.625802

Longitude:
-122.575439

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Whiskeytown Lake Community Fishing Reports
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 Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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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.
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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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.
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

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!
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.5/5
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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 Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Rating:
   2.8/5
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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.
Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Rating:
   1.6/5
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Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Whiskeytown Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Trout Rating:
   3.3/5
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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.
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Whiskeytown Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:55 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:32 PST







Whiskeytown Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing  

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