Whiskeytown Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.11 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 18 Knots (21 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. 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. 



Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Whiskeytown Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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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 Fishing

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Whiskeytown Lake Crappie Fishing

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- Catching Crappie Baits:

Mini Night Crawlers

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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 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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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 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:
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.
08:33 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:42 PST

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