Lake Camanche Nets Color

Trout Pond, Lake Camanche (10/11/19) Terry Willard

With a reputation for “Monster” fish, Lake Camanche between Ione and Valley Springs, northeast of Stockton, is known for going big.

The record catfish caught there weighed 27.6 pounds, large mouth bass bent the scale at 18.17 pounds, a trout came in at 19.42 pounds and its record crappie weighed 3.16 pounds.

As a fly fisherman, I don’t think I could have landed any of them. Though landing fall color is far easier.

The lakeshore literally glows with warm colors in October, as seen in Terry Willard’s photographs of native wetland grasses, Fremont cottonwood and exotic trees.

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