Caples Lake - Kirkwood, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mackinaw Trout



Latest Photos

4 lbs. 8 oz.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mitch Ditton
Micah Ditton
2-1-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy od Chris Leake
1-7-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy od Chris Leake
1-7-2020
5 lbs.
I caught this 21 inch 5 pound trout at Caples Lake on July 1, 2018 on power bait from the shore. Lost one of similar size on a lure.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mike Waara
Mike Waara
7-4-2018

Caples Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Brown Trout 6 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 6 lbs. 6-06-2016 View Report
Brown Trout 5 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 5 lbs. 7-04-2018 View Report
Brown Trout 4 lbs. 8 oz. 2-01-2020 View Report
Brown Trout 4 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 3 lbs. 2 oz. 6-10-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 2 lbs. 6-22-2016 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
9-06-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
7-19-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-21-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-08-2020Brown TroutCDFW 
5-31-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
4-16-2021 The Ice is Getting Questionable
The ice is getting questionable. I would recommend... more »
Doug Busey
4-1-2021 Caples Lake Report
The weather is turning nice for a little... more »
Doug Busey
3-12-2021 Anglers Are Fishing The Dam & Spillway With Fair Success
The lake had 2-3 feet on ice as... more »
Doug Busey
2-26-2021 Latest Report Was 2 Feet of Ice on The Lake
Latest report was 2 feet of ice on... more »
Doug Busey
1-22-2021 Caples Lake Fishing Report
Renee and I ventured up to do some... more »
Doug Busey

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