Folsom Lake

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.24 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Folsom Lake
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Lake Sherwood, CA
2014-12-21
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Folsom Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Folsom 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 Folsom 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!
State:
California

County:
El Dorado

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.770947

Longitude:
-121.086503

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
200

Normal Elevation (ft):
466

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Folsom Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Folsom Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Folsom Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- LIVE CRAWFISH SLIDING SINKER 1/2 OZ. WT. WITH 3 FOOT LEAD,LIVE BABY BULLFROGS,BOLOGNA
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Folsom Lake at 55 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.
Folsom Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Folsom Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use dark colored poppers in the larger coves and closed boat ramps during the evening. Dont overwork the popper. Works more often then not. Also you can try rooster tails right as the moon comes out right befor the lake closes. Run the lure just next to trees and cat tails just off shore.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Folsom Lake at 55 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth 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. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Folsom Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Folsom Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.6/5
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Folsom Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 55 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!
Folsom Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Folsom Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.1/5
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Folsom Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no walleye in this lake
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Folsom Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Folsom Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.1/5
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Folsom Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Sliding sinker above a swivel with a foot or more leader size 4 to 6 shank hook with chicken liver. Bite started around 6, and got 3 within an hour. Look for any inlet cove with a creek running into it, rocks running into the water is also a good sign too.
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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.
Folsom Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Folsom Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- drop shot 6-8lb. test flurocarbon, 3/16, to 1/4oz dropshot weight with a 4 to 8 inch robostyle worm in natural colors, might even drop the line size to 4lb. test depending on the "bite". 20 to 40ft deep. (ledges and main points) look for underwater trees, humps or chunk rock on your sonor. And don't abanden the topwater bite, as well as spinnerbaits and crankbaits. but if slow dropshot is the ticket.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Folsom Lake at 55 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted 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. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Folsom Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Folsom Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no white bass in this lake. but, would be a great sportfish to add.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Folsom Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Folsom Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Folsom Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- stripers in folsom lake reaching about 30 or 35 lbs hitting crankbaits top water poppers and live bait on a sliding sinker rig almost anywere in the lake were there is cover like over hanging trees and submerged rocks
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Folsom Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Folsom Lake Trout Rating:
   2.9/5
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Folsom Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Worm worms worms




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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Folsom 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:
08:23 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:43 PST







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

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