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  • When to go fishing in Don Pedro Lake?

  • Fishing is allowed year round in the still waters of Don Pedro Lake. Tributary creeks that are east of highway 49 and flow into the lake are closed between November and April, per California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations.

  • Are there black bass in Don Pedro Lake?

  • Tributary creeks that are east of highway 49 and flow into the lake are closed between November and April, per California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations. The Don Pedro Recreation Agency has been stocking Florida strain Black Bass in the lake on an annual basis since the early 1980s.

  • How big is the lake at Don Pedro?

  • Originally created with a dam on the Tuolumne River in 1923 (the dam was rebuilt in the 1960s), Don Pedro spans 13,000 acres at full pool. Because of its serpentine shape and numerous coves, the lake boasts 160 miles of shoreline. Also commonly called Don Pedro Lake, the reservoir is a popular spot for bass fishing tournaments.

  • What kind of fishing rig to use on Lake Don Pedro?

  • The center channel the traverses the lake is also another prime choice for sustained trolling action. Speedy Shiners, blue/silver Kastmaster, Silver Z-Rays, Triple Teazers, Phoebes, and blades’n crawlers are standard fare. Locals prefer to use smaller flashers with nightcrawlers in the summer months. Fish this rig at 40 to 60 foot depths.