Caples Lake

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.26 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Caples Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-07-14
I have been regularly fishing Keystone for striped Bass for about four weeks right now. The trips I have been doing are very early morning trips, and they have been producing good numbers of Stripers ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-07-11
This past week has been pretty typical for Old Hickory in July. We have had some good days but mixed in with those good days are the days the fish make us work. Every year around now the fish seem to ... [more]

-Ian Huey

California Reports

Caples Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Caples 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 Caples 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!

Caples Lake is Located

In the Historic Carson Pass Area of the Northern California Sierras.

The 600 acre Caples Lake is at 7806′ elevation,

1 mile east of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort

30 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California.

Within the El Dorado National Forest

 


State:
California

County:
Alpine

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
600

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.695963

Longitude:
-120.048968

Water Clarity:
10+ ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
52

Normal Elevation (ft):
7806

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Caples Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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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 61 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.
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Caples Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Caples Lake Crappie Rating:
   2/5
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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!
Caples Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Caples Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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Caples Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Caples Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
Caples Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Caples Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Caples Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Caples Lake White Bass Rating:
   1/5
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Caples Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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

[ Trout Info ]
Caples Lake Trout Rating:
   3.4/5
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Caples 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.
Sunrise:
05:58 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:14 PST







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

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