RB BASS OUTDOORS
Angler Tre Dodd with a lake Camanche fishing and lake conditions report.
Clear and windy
Water Temp: 49-51*
Water Clarity: Light muddy to stained
Finally got out to prefish for a NorCal Bass, Lake Series tournament coming up the following weekend.
Got a late start to the morning. Arrived at the ramp on the north shore around 8am. Went to my first
spot I wanted to start at in the main body of water. Started the day off using a ½oz football Bass Union
Finesse Jig. It was nice to see the water level up it’s been a couple years. Water wasn’t to stained in the
main body, with about 2-3’ visibility. As I worked the point and down the bank in 5-30’, just trying to
cover water. Didn’t have any bites, so I tried the riprap walls with a crankbait. No bites! Water temps
where 49-51*. I tried a few more spots, but nothing was productive.
I started to think where these fish could be. I thought of a spot that might have something there. I headed
through the narrows to my next spot. Started working the bank and still didn’t have any luck. I then
made the decision to fish offshore and within a few casts I landed my first fish at 2plus. Ok I might be on
to something. A few more casts boom another solid 2plus pushing 3. Started covering water and picked
up a few more 2 plus pounders. These fish are still deep, I think the first wave of fish are moving up.
I went to a few more spots with rock. Found some bait and got a few more bites. I wanted to check
one last spot where I’ve done good at hoping to see some fish on the Garmin livescope. Not much there.
So I wrapped up my day with about 12 plus for 5 fish and had something to work with on next Saturday.
I caught all my fish on a Dobyns 703c ChampionXP and 743c Kaden with Fishkool 10# fluorocarbon and a
1/2oz Bass Union Finesse football jig with a dbl tail grub.
Partly Cloudy and light wind
Water Temp: 49-51*
Water Clarity: Muddy to stained
Woke up this morning, its tournament day. NorCal Bass, Lake Series hosting there first tournament at
Lake Camanche. Nice cool morning, partly cloudy with a light breeze. There were 37 teams waiting to
blast off. Its go time RBBASS Mike Coleman and I were ready to go, we’re boat 20. Dave called are
number and off we went to our first spot. Let’s see if the fish are still there. I come off pad and getting setup Coleman says get the net, Really!!! Landed are first spot 2 plus. Then another, there still here and
biting. I was throwing my 1/2 oz Bass Union Finesse football jig. Finally got my first bite nice 2 plus. We
work this area all over, just kept zigzagging. Then I hooked up to a 3 plus and mike caught another. We
had a nice limit by 9 am. We just stayed on the trolling motor all day. We ended catching about 15 2 plus
and only 3 fish under 2 pounds. The spot kept producing fish, just wasn’t giving us the kicker, we needed
or a few more 3’s would’ve been nice. The last couple hours we tried a few different places but didn’t
have any luck. We ended the day with 12.81 for 15 th place. Stan and his partner took first with 19plus
and big fish 5 plus. Big shout out to RBBASS for bringing me aboard. To all my sponsors, thank you. Its
going to be a great season. Can’t wait to get more reports out.