Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, due east of Modesto, California, Don Pedro Lake offers 160 miles of shoreline with 13,000 surface acres of water to enjoy. Boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and houseboating are some of the major water-oriented activities enjoyed at the Lake.

The Don Pedro Recreation Agency has been stocking Florida strain, Black Bass, in the lake on an annual basis since the early 1980s. Bass weighing up to 18.5 lbs. have been caught in the reservoir in recent years

Although not as abundant, Smallmouth and Spotted bass are also among the fish to be caught at Don Pedro Lake.

Our bait recommendations

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