Photo of New Hogan Lake, CA

New Hogan Lake Fishing


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.

Map of New Hogan Lake

Best Baits and Lures


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



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Fishing Guides


Gold Country Sport Fishing
(209) 581-4734
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.

Team McFishing
(209) 993-3789
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.

Sierra Sportfishing
Ripon, CA
(209) 599-2023
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
(530) 295-0488
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
(209) 543-6260
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.

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Bait and Tackle Shops


Man Cave Bait and Tackle
55 California St.,
Valley Springs, CA
(209) 772-2289

North and South Shore Stores
Lake Camanche, CA
Lake Camanche Recreation
Fishing tackle

Clements Bait Tackle
18519 E. Highway 88, Clements, CA
(209) 759-3722

Pardee Lake Recreation
4900 Stony Creek Rd., Pardee Lake, CA
(209) 772-1472
Pardee Lake Recreation

Fisherman's Friend
440 E. Kettleman Lane #A, Lodi, CA
(209) 369-0204

Martini's Bait and Tackle Shop
3049 W. Highway 12, Lodi, CA
(209) 333-1692

Valley Bait and Tackle
126 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, CA
(209) 367-4516

Thornton Road Bait & Tackle
9242 Thornton Rd., Stockton, CA
(209) 473-2239

H & R Bait & Tackle
1850 W. Charter Way, Stockton, CA
(209) 463-1938


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