Fishing Report, Monday, September 9, 2013
The days are getting shorter but the surface temperature remains in the mid 70's. The lake level continues to drop, exposing more structure and spawning areas where the bass and sunfish are still visibly active. There have been reports of a few larger bass being caught this past weekend. Water clarity is still good, between 15 and 18 feet. These conditions should continue into October.
For the second year in a row, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has stocked the reservoir with rainbow trout. DFW has planted 1,000-pounds of trout on April 26 and another 1,000-pounds on May 23.
All California State Fish and Game regulations apply. Fishing is permitted only when the Recreation Area is open.
Juvenile Oncorhynchus mykiss. Photo courtesy of NOAA Fisheries
Boat Restrictions at Loch Lomond
Due to the concern regarding contamination of the lake with aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian mussels, private boat launching will be restricted to boats that are stored at Loch Lomond for the season. There is a $25.00 inspection/decontamination fee as well as a $200 annual storage fee. Entrance and launch fees still apply. Annual passes are also available for sale. Space is limited to about 100 boats. (Boat trailer space is not currently available.) Park staff can be contacted by calling 831-335-7424 for more information. The lake has a substantial boat rental fleet that is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) like Quagga and Zebra mussels here.