Calaveras County, Northern California
New Hogan Lake Fishing
Fishing at New Hogan Lake
Fishing at New Hogan Lake is most popular for stripers, especially during the spring and fall months. Other fish caught here include catfish, crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. Trout are no longer planted in the lake, but they can be caught in the Calaveras River. Check the special California Fishing Regulations for the river.
New Hogan is not known for trophy size fish, but in 2006 a 31½-pound striper was taken from the lake by 17-year-old James Puricelli who was visiting from Iowa. The fish was hooked off Deer Point. The previous lake record was 22 pounds.
Where to Fish on New Hogan Lake
Trolling for stripers at New Hogan Lake is popular, but shore fishermen do well also, usually casting from the points from Fiddleneck Day-use area to Coyote Point. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are soften caught around the points, especially where there are structures. Some anglers have reported good luck around the islands.
Catfish are caught during the summer in the shallow areas, especially up the Whiskey and Bear creek arms and allof the inlets along the north shore. Crappies are usually caught off the points.
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Best Baits and Lures
Fishing Guide Services
Which Baits and Lures Are Catching Fish on New Hogan Lake?
Stripers: sardines, shad, anchovies, Rapalas, lipless crank baits and drop-shotting worms
Bass: Plastic Worms, Buzzbaits, South Bend Spinners, Rapala Lures, Senkos, Hula Poppers, Crankbaits and Spinnerbaits in Shad Patterns
Trout: Nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, minnows
Crappie: Small Minnows, Mini-jigs, Nightcrawlers
Catfish: Nightcrawlers, Clams, Mackerel, Chicken Livers, Crayfish
Bluegill: Worms, Mealworms
New Hogan Lake Guide Services
Gold Country Sport Fishing
Website: Gold Country Sport Fishing
Monte Smith knows the gold country lakes as well as anyone. He will supply all the gear you need for a great day on the lake. He'll take you out in his 24-foot Wille Raptor boat loaded with all the electronics and downriggers.
Website: Team McFishing
Doug McArthur has been fishing California's Mother Lode lakes for most of his life. His team of guides are all fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Team McFishing offers half and full-day trips.
Website: Sierra Sportfishing
Bruce Hamby has 40 years of fishing experience. Fish from his fully-equipped 22-foot custom built Jet Boat.
Dale's Foothill Fishing Guide Service
Website: Dale's Foothill Fishing Guide Service
Dale specializes in Kokanee salmon and trout in the Mother Lode on lakes in Amador, Tuolumne, and El Dorado counties.
The Fishing Instructor
Website: The Fishing Instructor
Randy Pringle is a professional angler, tournament fisherman, guide, and fishing instructor. He
fishes Lake Camanche is his fully equipped Alpha 211 Legend.
New Hogan Lake Area
Fishing Tackle and Bait
Man Cave Bait and Tackle
55 California St., Valley Springs, CA
North and South Shore Stores
Lake Camanche, CA
Website: Lake Camanche Recreation
Clements Bait Tackle
18519 E. Highway 88, Clements, CA
Pardee Lake Recreation
4900 Stony Creek Rd., Pardee Lake, CA
Website: Pardee Lake Recreation
440 E. Kettleman Lane #A, Lodi, CA
Martini's Bait and Tackle Shop
3049 W. Highway 12, Lodi, CA
Valley Bait and Tackle
126 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, CA
Thornton Road Bait & Tackle
9242 Thornton Rd., Stockton, CA
H & R Bait & Tackle
1850 W. Charter Way, Stockton, CA