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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:
40.6258
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Shasta
Longitude:
-122.57544
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
2017-09-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 75
Spent the day out on Monday September 11th on my kayak. Fish were out in about 10-20 feet. Responded well to senkos and trick worms in shades of green. Had a few dozen bites, catching more than a dozen nice fish all in the 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 pound range. While I could not get the larger ones to bite, I could see down to 20+ feet and watched multiple fish over 10 pounds follow my bait. A good day fishing!
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
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Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.4
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Whiskeytown Lake at 57 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:
2.8
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Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Rating:
3.4
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- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 57 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!
Whiskeytown Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
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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 Rating:
2.9
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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.
Whiskeytown Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.7
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Whiskeytown Lake White Bass Rating:
1.9
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Whiskeytown Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.6
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Whiskeytown Lake Trout Rating:
3.4
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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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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:31 PST

Sunset:

16:40 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full