Caples Lake

Current Temperature:

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

Barometric Pressure:
29.98 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 14 Knots (16 MPH)

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Caples Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
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
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
There is no fishing at Magalia Reservoir. I called water district to confirm. ... [more]

Canyon Lake, CA
Largemouth bass a good 5 pounds ... [more]

Heenan Lake, CA
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]

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):
With Caples 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.
Caples Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Caples Lake Crappie Fishing

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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!
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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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.
07:18 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

18:11 PST

Caples Lake Links
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