Whiskeytown Lake

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
66° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.82 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Whiskeytown Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-10-21
The fish are really turned on at Skiatook. Shorter days and cooler water temperatures have triggered a feeding frenzy at Skiatook. The fish are trying their best to put on body fat to make it through ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-10-19
Fishing has remained hit or miss for us over the last several weeks with some days being better then others and the quality bite very difficult to find. Most of the same patterns that have been produc... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

Lake Clementine, CA
2014-10-16
On water at first light. Only one other boat trolling for trout and they left before 10. Couldn\'t get any top water going at all. Lots of fish rising with a couple attacking bait balls. Turns out... [more]

Magalia Reservoir, CA
2014-10-16
There is no fishing at Magalia Reservoir. I called water district to confirm. ... [more]

Canyon Lake, CA
2014-10-15
Largemouth bass a good 5 pounds ... [more]

Heenan Lake, CA
2014-10-14
fished last Friday 10/10/14 great day caught 5 fish lost 3 more on break offs 2 fish were in the 5 lb class 2 in the 3 to 4 lb fish need a bigger net next week. thanks for return of my pipe lost in pa... [more]

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. Vital fishing information for Whiskeytown Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 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):
66 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Whiskeytown Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 66. 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:
   3.3/5
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- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

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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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Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Catfish Rating:
   2.8/5
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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 66 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

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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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- 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:
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:
07:36 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:11 PST







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

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