McClure Reservoir

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McClure Reservoir

Location and History: Lake McClure, located 27 miles northeast of Merced in Mariposa County, features 82 miles of shoreline and 7,100 surface acres. The lake is 867 feet above sea level when full. The Exchequer Mining and Power Company built a dam just upstream of the present site in the late 1880's, but it washed out in 1911.The Merced Irrigation District build the original Exchequer Dam in 1926, followed by completion of New Lake McClure in 1967.

Recreation Areas: McClure has four recreation areas, McClure Point, Barrett Cove, Horseshoe Bend and Bagby, with full service marinas at Barrett Cove and McClure Point. These well maintained recreation areas are owned and operated by the Merced Irrigation District. Fishing boats and houseboats are available for rental at both marinas. Groceries, bait and tackle and boat parts are available at the two stores. For Reservations and Information, call (855) 800-CAMP or get online at www.lakemcclure com.

Camping: Over 600 campsites are available in the four recreation areas at McClure and Lake McSwain Recreation Area. Each have their own table, barbeque grill, and shade ramadas. RV hookups (including electrical and water) are also available. The campgrounds have clean, modern restrooms with hot showers and large group sites available for RV gatherings. All areas offer swimming and sandy beaches. 

Fishing Guide Services: Contact Bruce Hamby at Sierra Sportfishing for salmon and trout trips on McClure at 209-599-2023, www.sierrasportfishing.com. Monte Smith of Gold Country Sportfishing is also available for guided salmon and trout trips at 209-848.2746 or 209-581.4734, www.goldcountrysportfishing.com.

Articles & Reports
Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,
April 3, 2015

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult division with a giant 9.62...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,
March 18, 2015

Amador

(Ione) Trout fishing remains good at Lake Amador, with three fish over 10 pounds landed over the past couple of weeks.

“Ray Nettle landed a 10.72 lb trout one day, then a 9.25 lb. rainbow the next day,” said Debbie Grayson at the...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,
November 16, 2014

Amador

(Ione) The first plant of 5000 pounds of rainbow trout went into Lake Amador on October 24, resulting in great fishing for shore anglers and boaters.

“The next plant will go in during the second week of November,” said Debbie...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult division with a giant 9.62 lb. rainbow he landed while...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,

Amador

(Ione) Trout fishing remains good at Lake Amador, with three fish over 10 pounds landed over the past couple of weeks.

“Ray Nettle landed a 10.72 lb trout one day, then a 9.25 lb. rainbow the next day,” said Debbie Grayson at the Lake Amador Resort. “He limited...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,

Amador

(Ione) The first plant of 5000 pounds of rainbow trout went into Lake Amador on October 24, resulting in great fishing for shore anglers and boaters.

“The next plant will go in during the second week of November,” said Debbie Grayson at the Lake Amador Resort....

read more ››

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Tips & Tactics for McClure Reservoir
Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors

Written By: Joey MonteleoneJackson Kayak

While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent...

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Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir

Written By: Cal Kellogg

During the winter and early spring month bank anglers often compete with boaters and at times surpass boaters success when it comes to...

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Soft Bait Bass Options! Soft Bait Bass Options!

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Artificial softbaits are deadly weapons for bass of all stripes, including largemouths and smallmouths. Always a threat, their combination...

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Weather Report for McClure Reservoir

Todays date: Friday May 22, 2015

McClure Reservoir Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Bass
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Kokanee
  • Kokanee
Whats Biting?

Trout

Bass

Landlocked Salmon

Kokanee



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