Come the first warm days of spring, some of the best lake fishing in California can be had here. Like most foothill reservoirs, Camanche can produce small fish, but if you hit it right in late winter or early spring, bass average two pounds or better. There is a wide variety of fish-bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, catfish-and on a spring or early summer weekend it is possible to catch all of them. During this time, Camanche provides an outstanding fishery-a take-your-pick deal.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.