Hensley Lake

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
70° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.93 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at Knots (0 MPH)

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Hensley Lake
National Pro Reports

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-Ian Huey

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2014-09-22
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-Steve Carroll

California Reports

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

Hensley Lake is surrounded by the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The 1,500 acre lake was created by the construction of Hidden Dam on the Fresno River. The dam is 163 feet high, 5,730 feet long and has a capacity of 90,000 acre feet of water. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, irrigation, resource management, and recreation; the lake attracts a growing number of park visitors each year. Numerous game fish abound in the waters of Hensley Lake. Species include largemouth black bass, carp, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Rainbow trout are planted during the winter months. Some of the best fishing is found in the coves around the lake. Anglers may keep 2 bass over 15" in length. [Hensley Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008

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State:
California

County:
Madera

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1500

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.127595

Longitude:
-119.872264

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
135

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Hensley Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Hensley Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Hensley Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Cast towards submerged rock structure near the shore with minnow pattern baits. Berkley gulp! Minnows work great.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
70 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Hensley Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Hensley Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 70. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Hensley Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Hensley Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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Hensley Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie biting on small crank baits while trolling along the shore.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Hensley Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Hensley Lake Walleye Rating:
   2/5
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Hensley Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hensley Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Hensley Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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Hensley Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are really hitting big chunks of chicken liver and every once in a while a fat night crawler will do the trick. Best time seems to be at or around 6pm. Crappie are also bitting pretty good through out the day when using small redworms.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Hensley Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Hensley Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I was glad to find out bass are in full swing, use a weightless senko rubber worm with a texas rig. The senko color of choice seems to be watermelon with gold flakes and the dark grey smoke color. Use the quick light twitch technique after cast and sink of the senko, most of the time I had luck on the intial sink, but if not try the twitch technique and slow retrieve. Haven't caught no trophy bass yet but, I'm gonna keep trying it's fun in the mean time pulling them out of the water. I would say the size is average right now, so far with what I've caught, use the senko and texas rig set up and good luck.
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 70 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Hensley Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Hensley Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hensley Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Hensley Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Hensley Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- biting left to right, all over size
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hensley Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Hensley Lake Trout Rating:
   3.4/5
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Hensley Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Trout is decent on the day use side (buck ridge) with power bait,night crawlers,and kastmasters.Possible limit if you have the patience,good luck!
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Hensley Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:59 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:37 PST







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

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