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SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out

Written By: Dan Bacher,
April 14, 2015

A record number of people, 907 people, participated in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) annual trout derby, cosponsored by the Fish Sniffer magazine, at Rancho Seco Recreational Area on March 28 and 29.

During the two...

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Largemouths Lead Spring Angling Parade

Written By: Dan Bacher,
April 27, 2014

As the water warms up, the rainbow trout are becoming less active and are looking for colder water. Largemouth are coming off their beds and the fishing is picking up.

Ron Calvert of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company rated the bass...

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Rancho Seco Kicks Out Biggest Trout In Derby History Rancho Seco Kicks Out Biggest Trout In Derby History

Written By: Dan Bacher,
April 15, 2014

Rancho Seco Reservoir, a 120-acre year round recreational facility located in the rolling countryside between Galt and Ione, has hosted trout derbies operated by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District every spring since 1993.

But in...

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SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out

Written By: Dan Bacher,

A record number of people, 907 people, participated in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) annual trout derby, cosponsored by the Fish Sniffer magazine, at Rancho Seco Recreational Area on March 28 and 29.

During the two day event, over 3000 visitors...

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Largemouths Lead Spring Angling Parade

Written By: Dan Bacher,

As the water warms up, the rainbow trout are becoming less active and are looking for colder water. Largemouth are coming off their beds and the fishing is picking up.

Ron Calvert of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company rated the bass fishing as “excellent” and the...

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Trout And Bass Excite Anglers

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Rainbow trout are still being caught in large numbers as planting continues at Rancho Seco Reservoir.

The lake management at press time was getting ready for the Rancho Seco Trout Derby set for Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. For more information, call...

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Coming Soon

Rancho Seco Big Bass

Written By: Forum Member: Lunkerdown,
March 11, 2013

Caught this 8 1/4 lber (weighed) by dragging a watermelon drop shot up a drop off from 20' to 14'. It seemed the pattern that I picked up on today was fishing similar structure with a drop shot. Fishing was still pretty slow as I only landed 1 other fish (a dink) during the 6 hours...

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C & C Marine C & C Marine

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Two Locations
747 S 9th Street 
Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

7812 Auburn Blvd.
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Bob’s Marine Bob’s Marine

Bob's Marine has been in business as a full sales, service and accessory dealer for 25 years in the same location. We have two full...

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Winkle Family Automotive & Marine Winkle Family Automotive & Marine...

Winkel Family Automotive, formerly Saturn of Reno, is located in Reno, Nevada which also serves the Truckee, Sparks, Carson City,...

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Snag Proof Snag Proof

Since 1961 Snag Proof has been committed to "weedless fishing". We’ve produced some the most innovative and productive fishing...

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LUHR-JENSEN LUHR-JENSEN


Eight decades ago, the Luhr-Jensen company was born in an unused chicken coop in rural Hood River, Oregon. It was the height of the...

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Tips & Tactics for Rancho Seco Lake
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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Bank Fishing: Hooking Reservoir Trout When The Water Turns Murky Or Cold Bank Fishing: Hooking Reservoir Trout When The Water Turns Murky Or Cold

Written By: Cal Kellogg

In terms of rain and snow the 2014/15 winter is off to a rip roaring start. If things keep going the way they have been, trouters and...

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Weather Report for Rancho Seco Lake

Todays date: Sunday April 26, 2015

Rancho Seco Lake Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Bass
Whats Biting?

Trout

Bass



Water Level for Rancho Seco Lake

Sorry. We don't have any water level information for Rancho Seco Lake. Our information comes from the USGS.

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Species: Bass

Didn't have a scale but the scale on my float goes to 18ins and he was at least 8ins beyond that. It was caught on a 7in Green Weenie Robo Worm

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