Caples Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.90 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South at 12 Knots (14 MPH)

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Caples Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
The past two days at Skiatook have been as good as it gets. Fish are very active and they are pretty easy to find. we\'ve been fishing with live Shad and have been averaging 50 fish per trip for the p... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
21-23 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Dale Ellis of Hendersonville TN joined me on Monday and Tuesday, then today John Maples of Scottsboro AL fished with me%u2026we caught 25-30 fish each day. A... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Saratoga Lake, NY
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Minnetonka, MN
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

California Reports

San Luis Reservoir, CA
some one PLEASE aneything about The 4-bay striper bite..whats up-???... [more]

Lake Kaweah, CA
Went fishing 4/18/14,4/19/14 and 4/21/14 and caught fish all three days.. The water level is on the rise and the bass are biting. There re a lot of folks out on the water and the shore is lined wi... [more]

Caples Lake General Information
Welcome to 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




Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



Water Clarity:
10+ ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Caples Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 51 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 51 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Caples Lake Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Caples Lake Walleye Fishing

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Caples Lake Catfish Fishing

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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.
Caples Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Caples Lake White Bass Fishing

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Caples Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Caples Lake Trout Fishing

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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.
06:11 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

19:44 PST

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