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Bass Lake

Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Jan 17 2023
Bass 2 Trout 2 Kokanee 0 Snow fell in the region over the weekend, and part of the RV park was evacuated last week. Fishing has been a minimal activity with the weather conditions. A webcam of the launch ramp is available at basslakeca.com.

About

Located just 20 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake is inside the Sierra National Forest so additional permitting is required.

The 1,170-acre lake is well stocked with rainbow trout, kokanee, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish.

Motorboats are allowed on the lake but there is a five-mile-per-hour limit on the lake until 8 am and then later in the evening to accommodate anglers.

This is a popular lake for jet skis, water skiers, and recreational boats, so trolling can be a challenge with the frequent wakes during the day.

The shoreline offers a wide variety of docks, piers, and natural outcroppings for the shore angler.



Techniques & Tips

If youre after the solitude and quiet that comes with fishing, get there early in the morning just before sunrise. Youll find the best fishing of the day for trout on spinners, worms, and Powerbait before the lake gets busy.

Later in the day, bottom fishing for catfish with stink bait, liver, or balls of bread is often good. Use a large hook and heavier weight braided line for cats.

Kokanee require a little more work than trout, but spinners and spoons of moderate size on sunny days will get strikes.

Bluegill and crappie are nesting fish, best jigged for after finding them on a fish finder. Stationary fishing from a boat with monofilament line, worms on size eight to size 10 hooks, or 1/8th ounce lead head jigs with rubber minnows works well.






Tuesday, Jan 17 2023



Weather Report

Bass Lake Weather

Access Info

Nestled among tall pine trees this popular recreation area provides opportunities for camping, boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking. Bass Lake is located one hour north of Fresno via State Hwy 41 and Road 222. Take Hwy 41 to Oakhurst, three miles north of Oakhurst take Road 222 turnoff to Bass Lake.

Regulation/Proclamation

Fish and Game Regulations CA


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Bass Lake


Rating - Fair

Bass 2 Trout 2 Kokanee 0 Snow fell in the region over the weekend, and part of the RV park was evacuated last week. Fishing has been a minimal activity with the weather conditions. A webcam of the launch ramp is available at basslakeca.com.

About

Located just 20 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake is inside the Sierra National Forest so additional permitting is required.

The 1,170-acre lake is well stocked with rainbow trout, kokanee, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish.

Motorboats are allowed on the lake but there is a five-mile-per-hour limit on the lake until 8 am and then later in the evening to accommodate anglers.

This is a popular lake for jet skis, water skiers, and recreational boats, so trolling can be a challenge with the frequent wakes during the day.

The shoreline offers a wide variety of docks, piers, and natural outcroppings for the shore angler.



Techniques & Tips

If youre after the solitude and quiet that comes with fishing, get there early in the morning just before sunrise. Youll find the best fishing of the day for trout on spinners, worms, and Powerbait before the lake gets busy.

Later in the day, bottom fishing for catfish with stink bait, liver, or balls of bread is often good. Use a large hook and heavier weight braided line for cats.

Kokanee require a little more work than trout, but spinners and spoons of moderate size on sunny days will get strikes.

Bluegill and crappie are nesting fish, best jigged for after finding them on a fish finder. Stationary fishing from a boat with monofilament line, worms on size eight to size 10 hooks, or 1/8th ounce lead head jigs with rubber minnows works well.


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