Jenkinson Lake

El Dorado - California


  • 29 catches

  • 98 followers

  • 3 spots

Located in an area surrounded by conifer forest. Jenkinson Lake offers clear water with low water hazards fall and winter. Marina, RV sites. Accessible campsites and bathhouse.

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Jenkinson Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Was gonna give Jenkinson a shot this morning. This is the screen shot from the webcam. Decided it was a little too smokey. Hoping the smoke clears out soon.

  2. Details: 15 in. Rainbow Trout with a broken back Rapala flatlining

    Left my phone in the truck, so no pics, caught 2 and lost 2 and my buddies lost 3, all flatlining broken back Rapala 250' of line out

  3. Details: 18 in. Rainbow Trout with a broken back Rapala flatlining

    Left my phone in the truck, caught 2 and lost 2 at the boat, my buddies lost 3, all flatlining with broken back Rapala 250, of line out

  4. 2 lb. 3 oz. 15 in. Smallmouth Bass

  5. Bad news. Was gonna sneak over to the monument next to the first dam for a few casts. An iron ranger has been installed. Guess the free area isn't free anymore.

    1. Tom Shirley 0
      Grant I live 8 miles from the monument. Have thought about the pass. But I use a float tube instead of boat. Reason I thought about it isn't so much for Jenkinson ...more but for Caples and Silver lake because the pass works up there too. I fish a lot on the highway 88 lakes. Jenkinson just gets so crowded as soon as the weather warms up. Was up there last weekend fishing Red lake and Carson River.
    2. Grant Thomas 0
      Tom, if you're up there enough, you might look into a year pass, I have it for my truck and two boats, If I remember it is like $160 for a vehicle and $125 for ...more the boat, but then it's like $60 for extra vehicles and boats(each)
    3. Tom Shirley 0
      Grant I went and checked the EID website and now there is a $5 walk in fee for Jenkinson. Since Memorial Day is coming up I keep expecting to see something near ...more the second dam since the $5 fee also applies to the bike and walking trails.
    4. Grant Thomas 0
      Tom, I heard that the day parking spots by the gatehouse are still free( that's of course if you're there early enough to get one) and I haven't seen ...more anything up by the second dam.
    5. Tom Shirley 0
      It is an easy way to collect fees. There is a bin with envelopes on the left side (can barely see it in pic). Than you put your name and license plate number on ...more the envelope and put your money in and seal it. Just drop envelope in the slot. The rangers come collect it each night. That just took away my last free fishing spot. At least it is only 5 dollars to park there.
    6. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Yes what is that??lol
    7. Noah Shapiro 0
      Whats an iron ranger?
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  6. Trout on spoon. Fun fight on ultralight gear.

    13 in. Rainbow Trout with a Blue and Chrome Kastaway Spoon

  7. Probably not the ideal time but with the winter we had I had to get out and try a few casts by the first dam before the next storm rolls in. Just one small brown ...more trout so far.

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