Big Rainbow Caught At Caples Lake

3 lb Rainbow 8.12.15


From Caples Lake Resort:


This 3-pound trophy rainbow trout was caught by Sacramento resident Don Lewis, trolling with a florescent white and red Needlefish in 22 feet of water in the middle of Caples Lake.

Don also hooked a “big” Mackinaw using a Kastmaster, but it was unfortunately lost getting it into the boat.

The lake level is only 4 feet down from 100 percent capacity, incredible news in this drought year. El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) increased the outflow on August 10 from 13 to 50 cfs which results in a decrease in lake level of 2 inches per day.

Fishing is picking up again here at Caples Lake so reserve your cabin or lodge room now and take advantage of our midweek rates starting on Monday August 24 (open until October 19).

Guest docking is available for our cabin or lodge guests.

The Store and Marina are open daily from  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with 12-foot to 14-foot  Gregor aluminum fishing boats with 8HP Hondas for only $55/$65 (half day rental) and eight single kayaks/eight double kayaks for only $20 to $25 (two-hour rental).

Caples Lake Resort