Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lake Amador Update

The long awaited stocking of Cutbows at Lake Amador has begun.  I ran out there this morning and talked to Laurie to see if the initial planting was successful and she said that even though the surface temperature is 70 degrees, planting 1000 lbs. per day started Monday and will probably continue.

So far Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday was 1000 lbs per day and the fish are doing OK. As far as catching them, here is the key for now. Power Bait is slow, but Kastmasters in silver are what's taking them. The main reason for the silver is that Laurie said that the Shad bloom is the biggest she's seen in, well being the gentleman I am I won't reveal the number of years, but suffice it to say that she's been fishing this lake for a loooong time. Fishing from daybreak for about two hours seems to do the trick.

The water level is very low so be careful making your way to the water. If the storms that are expected next week pan out the rain will add badly needed new oxygen to the lake and fishing will improve markedly. If we get a lot of rain, the lake should turn and again, the fishing will improve.

That's all I have for now.




  1. Hi is the bite after daybreak? any info on that? I might be heading there tommorow but getting there late around 9:30 a.m.

    1. Laurie just said that the best time for her has been from daybreak for about two hours. There were people fishing when I was out there at about 0900, but I don't know if they were catching anything. Over the past years I've caught fish all day, but these are special conditions until it gets cold.

    2. Thanks Mark, appreciate the report.