J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort

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Email: grizzlystore@sbcglobal.net
Address: 7552 Lake Davis Road. Portola, CA. 96122

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Save this date!  Upcoming Father's Day Fishing Derby is June 16, 2018. The procedes support our local Volunteer Fire Department (Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Department).

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Date As Reported
Jul 16, 2017 Fishing Report.
Lake level is 95% full. Water temp is 74 to 76 degrees.

Trout have been coming up into the shallows in the morning to feed. By 10 they have gone deep...20 to 25 ft.
For bank fishing early Mallard has been doing well.

Warm water fish, Bass, Blue Gill, Pumpkin Seed, and Cats are being caught all day,
Jul 07, 2017 At Old Camp 5 (on the North side), the sunfish, bass, and a few trout are being caught. Ed went through his bucket of worms in an hour a couple of days ago. Great fun, especailly for the kids.
Jul. 07, 2017 We had another fish plant on Wednesday. Three trucks. Planted at the dam again (remember you are not supposed to fish in the dam area) since the water gets deep and cooler there quickly.
Jul. 05, 2017 Fishing has definetely improved!  Details are available on our Facebook page.
Jun. 28, 2017 We had a fish plant of approximately 2000 pounds of fish today!  Next scheduled fish plant is next week.
Jun. 20, 2017 Thanks to everyone that showed up for the Father's Day Fishing Derby!  Our Volunteer Fire Department (EPRFD) thanks everyone! All that showed up had a great time.

The fly fishermen ruled the derby!  Good job!  Photos of the derby are posted on our Facebook page.

The current lake leve is 98%.
Jun. 11, 2017 Lake level is 101%
Water temp has droped to the mid to high 50's

Fly fishing report, off of Fairview, trolling flies; several fish were caught yesterday and one this morning before the snow fluries. All in the 20 1/2 to 25 inch range.
The fish stomachs were full of damsals.

A couple of fish were caught yesterday morning off of Grizzly campground, about 25 inches.
Jun. 03, 2017 Fishing update.
Lake level is 102%. Water temp 63 degrees.
John Baiocchi, from Northern Sierra Fly Fishing; was out with a group today. They were over at Old Camp 5, saw a lot of fish rising. Damsal hatch has started.
Lots of fish in the shallows.

Bank and trolling are fair, mixed between no fish and several fish being caught.

Folks trolling have been seeing a lot of fish on the fish finders, mostly 7 to 25 feet.
May 30, 2017 Fishing reports this weekend was a mixed report.  Some folks did real well; while others did not do as well. 
May 21, 2017 Fly fishermen have been reporting seeing a few damsels today.
May 20, 2017 Fishing improved today Some boats had ten fish or more by noon.
May 19, 2017 Roads around Lake Davis are open.
Thank you Forest Service Road crew!!!!
Trees and snow are gone on the main road.
Most fishing access areas are open, some are tree challenged.
Julio caught a nice 4 pounder yesterday.
Lake Level is 105% full.
Fishing report update.
Ed Dillard was out yesterday. Landed 25 fish, using Dick NIte Copper Red Head, depth 7 to 25 feet.
May 08, 2017 The boat dock is in the water @ Lighting Tree.  The boat dock is still not in the water @ Honker.  Both boat ramps are now accessible.
May 06, 2017 Reminder:  Deer are starting their migration to Lake Davis.  We have seen several deer over the last few days. They DO NOT make a good "hood ornament"!
We ask that the fishermen on the lake come by the store and give us an updated fishing report so that we can share the information with other fishermen!  Thanks!
May 02, 2017 Just got back from checking the lake.
Coot bay is now accessible. Honker Cove is getting there.
Fishing is slow for us humans. The Osprey are doing well, however.
Best results seem to be trolling worms.
Lake level is at 108%
Apr. 26, 2017 Just drove the east side road, up to the dirt. It is open and dry, snow and trees are removed.   Thank you Plumas County Road Crew!
Mallard Cove is easy access for everyone, Be careful the water is high and the banks are wet and may be a bit unstable.
Coot Bay, Honker Cove boat ramp and Lightening Tree boat ramp all have large snow berms when you turn into them. Looks like a couple of people have tried to break through them but they are still too deep
Apr. 24, 2017 Upcoming Fishing Derby is June 17, 2017.  Follow this link for the poster.
Apr. 24, 2017 Lake Level is 109%.  The water is still going over the spllway.  It is beautiful.  Access to the lake is still a "challenge", since the access roads still have serveral feet of snow on them.  The ice is ALMOST all gone on the lake.  There are new photos on our FaceBook Site.
Apr. 07, 2017 Spillway video April 7, 2017; from Scott Chandler Photography
Apr. 09, 2017 The lake level is currently at 111%. There is significant open water North of Mallard Cove. Our friends from "The Door Man" were flying their drone today, got to look at the video. Besides the open water there are some good sized cracks in the ice.

We have received over two feet of new snow over the weekend.

More informtion is on our Facebook page.

All that we need now is for the access roads to be plowed and opened.
Apr. 05, 2017 Lake level is 106%.  The water is still going over the spillway.  It is beautiful; however, if you come up to look at it...please stay away from the edges as they are soft.  The lake still has ice on it and is extremely dangerous as it is very thin.  Access to the lake is still not possible, since the access roads still have several feet of snow on them.  Hopefully ice out happens soon and the reoads are cleared.

Happy Fishing!
Mar. 26, 2017 Lake level is 104%. With the melt off the lake is getting a few more acre feet in than what is going out.
Amount of water today 86,432 acre feet; last year 53,372 acre feet.
There is still ice on the lake but it is very unsafe.
Mar. 24, 2017 The water is goiing over the spillway! We have posted videos on our FaceBook page:  Follow us on FaceBook
Mar. 20, 2017 This morning when I checked, the lake is now at 100% full.  It has not gone over the spillway yet.  Should any day now.
Mar. 18, 2017 The lake is at 98.57% full.
The water is still a little ways from the spillway.
Last year at this time we had 50,638 acre feet of water in the lake; today we have 81,818 acre feet.
Ice is getting very unreliable. Can see areas that are thinning, and folks are breaking through at the edges, yesterday gentleman dropped into about 4 feet of water, getting out was the challenge.
Mar. 07, 2017 We have received several additional feet of snow over the last couple of days.  The result is that the Lake Level is now 98% full!!!!
Feb. 27, 2017 Lake level is 97% full!!!
Feb. 25, 2017 Ice report:
Soft in some spots around the edges, one person got wet up to his knee. Several inches of snow on top before you hit solid ice, from 3 to 6 inches.

Depending on who we talked to some did not even get a nibble, others were limiting out.

Remember the ice is not offically monitored. It is up to you to decide if it is safe or not.
Feb. 19, 2017 Fishing update:

Nice 3+ pound fish are being caught in the dam area.

The lake is 92% Full!!

The ice is about the same; 4 inches good hard ice, several inches of soft ice on top and the edges are a bit soft.

Ice is not offically monitered and it is up to you to decide if it is safe or not.
Feb. 17, 2017 Ice report.

The edges are a bit mushy in spots, especially in coves. About 3 to 4 inches of good hard ice and several more inches of softer ice. He did the “bounce “ test and the holes did not fill up.
That said, remember the ice is not officially monitored and it is up to you to decide if it is safe or not.
Feb. 15, 2017 The lake is now 90% full !!!!
Feb. 12, 2017 88% !!!!! 1296 acre feet storage change. Yes we had melt off yesterday. Until Wednesday highs in the high 40's and low 50's nights in the 20's. Chance of rain Wednesday night.
Feb. 10, 2017 On our Facebook page is a short video of what is going on here today. Fox 4 News out of Reno put up a drone. It is bad for the folks along the river and low lying areas, the rest of us are okay. There have been a few houses damaged by water flow on its way down hillsides.
Feb. 09, 2017 Lake level is 78%.
1693 acre feet rise in the last 24 hours.
Feb. 08, 2017 Snow and rain on Monday. Raining today.
Yesterday you could see areas of the lake where the ice has melted.
Jan. 30, 2017 Parking update for Fishing Derby 4 Feb 2017
Just came back up from town a little bit ago, the county has cleared the dam area, the area across from the dam and catfish cove parking. They were in the process of clearing out the old camp 5 Turn. 
Jan. 29, 2017 Lake / Ice Report
Lake level is 72% full

7 inches of snow on the ice
15 inches of "white" ice
9-10 inches of hard "clear" ice

Fish were caught at Mallard and Catfish Cove on Thursday.

Talking with the Ice Derby Coordinators, the Ice Derby for  04 Feb 2017 is a go.  Here is the link to the web site for More Information.

Remember ice conditions are as reported and the ice is not officially monitored. It is up to you to determine if the ice is safe or not.
Jan. 16, 2017 Lake Report

Lake is 69% full.

The ice in the dam area has a good 14 inches of snow and slush on top of the ice. The ice is about 6 inches, but you need to factor in the weight of the junk on top so it is equivalent to about 3 to 4 inches. The edges were very soft and mushy today.

The ice is not officially monitored so it is up to you to decide if it is safe or not. Right now most are deciding the ice is not safe.
Dec. 21, 2016 Next fishing derby is the Winter Derby.  It will be @ Lake Davis Feb 04, 2017.  More Information.
Dec. 16, 2016 Good news!
As reported by the Sacramento Bee, nearly a decade after state officials last dumped chemicals into a Plumas County lake to kill off nonnative predatory fish, state water regulators are going to allow the reservoir to fill to the brim this winter.

The Department of Water Resources lowered Lake Davis near Portola in the 1990s to prevent storms from washing predatory northern pike into the waterways below the dam and begin killing native fish.

In 2007, state fisheries officials used a chemical in the 84,000-acre-foot reservoir to kill the fish. The lake was kept low in the following years as a precaution. A similar chemical treatment was conducted in 1997, but the pike were again found in the reservoir two years later.

The reservoir is formed by Grizzly Valley Dam on Big Grizzly Creek, a tributary of the middle fork of the Feather River. Lake Davis provides drinking water to the nearby city of Portola.

For more info here is a link to the Sacramento Bee Web site.
Nov. 23, 2016 Got snow?
We got about 3” last night. The trip from the campground to the office this morning was “interesting”. The snow plow had not came by yet; so 4WD all the way. The snow plow has cleared Lake Davis Road and Grizzly Road a few minutes ago.
Check out the Lake Davis Web cam. Can't even "see" the lake because of all of the snow.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Nov. 18, 2016 The dock at Honker cove was pulled out today!
Nov 13, 2016 Fishing has been good for most. A nice 5 pounder was caught yesterday at Mallard Cove.
Bank- powerbait or worms
Fly- woolies, black, olive, rust, cinnamon
Trolling ?
Dock will be pulled out of Honker Cove this week.
Oct 31, 2016 Fishing has been good, except for the stormy days.
Bank at Mallard Cove and Lightening Tree (at the point) worms or powerbait
Fly, west side and north end. Woolies.
Trolling; do not have a report..
The Dock at Honker Cove is scheduled to come out mid Novemeber, weather dependent.
Lake Level is 56%
Oct 17, 2016 Fishing leading into he storm this weekend had been good. No reports since Thursday.
Lake level is 56%. Temp was 58 degrees on tuesday.
Oct 04, 2016 The snow is ALMOST gone!  Pictures are on our Facebook web page!  :-(
Oct 03, 2016 GOT SNOW?  Yesterday we received our first snow of the 2016 season.  With the cooler weather, the fishing has improved.  Several fishermen came into the store over the weekend and reported that they did REAL WELL!
Lake level is 56%
Fly and Trolling has seen several limits plus. Many hook ups, but a lot of lines have been broken.
Trolling has been at 15 feet plus in the channel, or in the morning shallower and along the edges of the weeds.
Fly, along the edges of the weeds.

Trolling: Dick Nite Copper Red Head; Needlefish in Red Dot Frog or Metallic Perch. Also Wooly Buggers in Black, Olive, or Cinnamon.
Fly: Wooly Buggers in Black, Olive, or Cinnamon
Shore: Mallard Power Bait or Nightcrawlers.

We have three hunter groups in the campground.  They have five tags between them.  So far, they have harvested three great looking deer!  They will be posting their pictures on our FACEBOOK page soon!  Good job!
Sep 15, 2016 With the cooler weather the lake is cooling and down and fishing is improving.
Lake temperature in the morning has been in the low to mid 60’s
The lake is 57% full
Fly and Trolling has seen several limits plus. Many hook ups, but a lot of lines have been broken. I do not have a current report on bank fishing.
Trolling has been at 15 feet plus in the channel, or in the morning shallower and along the edges of the weeds.
Fly, along the edges of the weeds.
Sep 15, 2016 For our hunters, we have Federal Duck Stamps in stock.
Aug 17, 2016 Lake level is 60%
Temp is in the low 70's
Trout fishing is hit and miss; one day is good the next is slow. Bank fishing need to have a good arm and have a nice long cast to get into the deeper water. Trolling fish are being caught around 35 ft.
Cat fishing at Coot Bay is doing well.
No report on fly fishing.

Apologize for not updating the fishing report more often; we need to have fishermen to stop by or send us an email with their fishing experience so that we can share that with all.
Aug 09, 2016 Lake level is 61%
Water temp has dropped to 70 with the cold front that just came through.
Bank fishing, Mallard Cove, either wade out and cast or need to have a good arm. Powerbait or worms. On the powerbait been hearing many different colors but garlic scent seemed to be the key.
Fly; damsels are still coming off on the west side, hex on the east side about dusk.
Trolling, depth has been variable, deeper in the mid to late morning and afternoon. Wee Dick Nite Copper Red Head, Needlefish in Red Dot Frog, Metallic Perch.

Catfish are being caught at Long Point, Coot Bay, Catfish Cove and Eagle Point.
July 25, 2016 Lake level is 63%.
Same techniuqe reported last weekend as previously used. We appreciate the fishermen stopping by or sending us an email with their fishing experience so that we can share that with all.
Nice fish came into the store!  Check our facebook page for pictures.
July 11, 2016 Lake level is 65%
Water temp has dropped to 68 with the cold front that just came through.
For trout, the morning bite has been early, with it shutting off around 8 to 8:30. With an evening bite starting shortly before dusk.
Bank fishing, Mallard Cove, either wade out and cast or need to have a good arm. Powerbait or worms. On the powerbait been hearing many different colors but garlic scent seemed to be the key.
Fly; damsels are still coming off on the west side, hex on the east side about dusk.
Trolling, depth has been variable, deeper in the mid to late morning and afternoon. Wee Dick Nite Copper Red Head, Needlefish in Red Dot Frog, Metallic Perch.

Catfish are being caught at Long Point, Coot Bay, Catfish Cove and Eagle Point.
June 26, 2016 The lake level is at 66% as of this morning.

Fishing is improving, but better yet, the catching is also improving! The bite seems to be starting around 11. Damsals are coming off on the West side and Hex hatch is starting in the early evening just off of Grizzly Camp Ground. Trolling with a Wee Dick Night Copper Red Head. Bank with rainbow power bait or nightcrawlers. If Bank fishing at Mallard the key is to cast way out.
June 20, 2016 The winner of the tandem kayak was Gianna.  Congratulations to her!
June 20, 2016 Thanks to all of the great folks that showed up for the Father's Day Fishing Derby. Everyone that showed up had a great time; even if the catching was a little tough. The fish that were caught were all great fish! Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their great support. The winners of the Derby will be posted soon on our Facebook page!
June 17, 2016 Fishing is improving. The bite seems to be starting around 11 with the cool weather. Damsals are coming off on the West side,
Trolling with a Wee Dick Night Copper Red Head. Bank with rainbow power bait or nightcrawlers. If Bank fishing at Mallard the key s to cast way out.
Jun 16, 2016 Apologize for not updating the fishing report; we need to have fishermen to stop by or send us an email with their fishing experience so that we can share that with all.
Jun 09, 2016 Lake level is at 68%
Temp is in the low 60's in the am
Fishing has been steadily improving.
At Mallard you need to cast as far as you can, the fish are a bit out from the shore
Trolling in the channel and around the big island
Fly on the West Side is doing best, Damsals are starting to come off.
Large numbers per person and not being caught but nice large fish are being caught.
May 23, 2016 Reminder for Hunters. If you want to put in for the deer draw, you must do so by 11:59 PM June 2, 2016.
May 23, 2016 Father's Day Weekend Fishing Derby is June 18th and 19th, 2016.  More information on our FaceBook web site.
May 08, 2016 Fishing Report
Lake level is at 69% full.
Water temp has been in the low 50’s in the morning, rising to mid-50’s in the early afternoon.
On Tuesday the good bite was from about noon to 2pm
Trolling; Needlefish in Metallic Perch or Red Dot Frog at about 6 feet in the early afternoon,.
Fly; midges under an indicator
Bank, no report.
The water is a bit murky from all the rain and runoff.
All fishing access are accessible, some will be muddy.
The dock is in at Honker Cove.
Forest Service is not planning to put the dock in at Old Camp 5.
Apr 22, 2016 It is currently snowing at the campground.  The roads have NOT been plowed yet; so they are extremely slippery.  Please be careful!  No, we DID NOT do another "snow dance"; it must be a left-over from another one.
Apr 18, 2016 The lake is 68% full. 
The boat dock is in the water at Honker!
Reminder:  Deer are starting their migration to Lake Davis.  We have seen several deer over the last few days. They DO NOT make a good "hood ornament"!
Water temp has been in the low 50's.
Camp 5 and Eagle Point are accessible. I did not have time to drive any further on the West side.
Fishing has been slow, water is still a bit on the cold side.
Apr 14, 2016 We received another inch or so of snow last night.  We are expecting about another inch today and a half inch tonight.  The lake needs the additional moisture!
Apr 13, 2016 The lake is 67% full!  We still have alot of snow pack in the highlands. 
The boat dock at Honker's is scheduled to be put in the water this week.  Will post when we hear that it is actually in the water again.
Apr 07, 2016 The Spring Fishing Derby will be Father's Day Weekend, June 18 and 19th.
 Follow this link for the Poster.  Follow this link for the sign-up sheet and rules. A raffle for a great fishing kayak will be held on Sunday of the Father's Day Fishing Derby.   All procedes from the derby will be going to the Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Department.  These volunteers provide great fire protection for out district and are in need of additional equipment; which this derby provides.
Apr 04, 2016 Lake is 66% full.
Fishing is a on the slow side. Folks are average one or two fish a day. The fish are nice.
Had a nice rainbow brought into the store (sorry camera battery was dead) that was nearly 21 inches. She was fishing at Mallard Cove using a worm
Drove the East side of the lake yesterday afternoon. From Honker Cove to Mosquito Slough it is accessible.
There is still a small amount of snow/ice at the bottom of the Honker Cove boat ramp. If you do not need a dock the ramp is launchable. I suggest taking a look first before you back down.
The dock should be going in, in about 2 weeks.
West side is still very snowy and icy. Had folks stuck yesterday.
Mar 31, 2016 Reminder:  Deer are starting their migration to Lake Davis.  We have seen several deer over the last few days. They DO NOT make a good "hood ornament"!
Mar 28, 2016 The "snow dance" worked again.  We got about an 1.5 inches of new snow last night.  The lake is now at 65% as of this morning.
Mar 27, 2016 We had a couple of fishermen in the store over the weekend.  Fishing was great.  Catching was a little slow!
Mar 25, 2016 The "free" fishing days for 2016 are July 2 and Sept 3 IAW CA Fish and Game.
Mar 25, 2016 Lake is at 64% full as of this morning.
Apologize for not updating the fishing report; we need to have fishermen to stop by or send us an email with their fishing experience so that we can share that with all.
Mar 22, 2016 Lake is at 63% full as of this morning.  We got about 6 inches of new snow last night into early this morning. The last "snow dance" obviously helped!  Hopefully that will help the lake level some more! 
Mar 20, 2016 Happy Spring!
Lake is at 62% full
Fish are starting to school around the edges, especially at inlets.
Please note, creeks flowing into the lake do not open until the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Also Honker Cove is always a no fishing area, it is a $500 fine.
Salmon eggs have been working well for bank fishing,
Wooly Buggers, Blood Midge and Egg pattern have been working for fly fishing.
Boat ramps are still inaccessible.
Mar 19, 2016 How's the fishing?
See our FaceBook page for the answer to the question.
Mar 18, 2016 The recent snow/rain has helped the lake level!  As of this morning, the lake level is at 61%!  Probably one more "Snow Dance" this weekend!
Mar 15, 2016 Lake level is 60% this morning!
Mar 14, 2016 It rained/snowed all night last night.  Another "Snow Dance" was done yesterday!
Mar 13, 2016 Lake level is 59%
Just a bit over 10 inches of wet snow after it finally started sticking and what did not melt overnight
Currently still snowing, expect snow through tomorrow. Windy, with strong gusts.
Mar 12, 2016 The lake is at 58% full.
As of this morning it is now fuller than it was May 1, 2015.
Mar 06, 2016 With all the rain, run off, and snow the lake level is at 54%. Over 1,200 acre feet of water into the lake yesterday.
From the dam area yesterday afternoon from the small island north the lake looks to be open.
Mar 06, 2016 We got snow almost all night last night.

The lake level is now at 55%.

"Snow Dance" was done on Sunday.
Mar 05, 2016 Got Snow?
About 6.75 inches and still falling...
Lots of rain yesterday, very heavy at times during the evening.
With all the rain, run off, and snow the lake level is at 54%. Over 1,200 acre feet of water into the lake yesterday.
From the dam area yesterday afternoon from the small island north the lake looks to be open.
Feb 29, 2016 Ice Report
What a difference a couple of days make.
Lake Level is 52%
There is enough open water at Mallard for bank fishing. Also where the creek runs in on the North side of Coot Bay there is an area open.
The edges are open at Coot and Mallard, but it looks pretty shallow.
Mallard was easy getting in, afternoons will most likely be muddy.
Coot Bay was a bit rough, lots of ice and snow still.
Honker is very rough to get into, would suggest a 4wd vehicle just in case.
There were folks fishing at Mallard this morning.
Feb 28, 2016 Lake level is 51% full and rising. :-)

THE ICE IS NO LONGER SAFE

Edges are opening up and the ice is “soft”

There are small amounts of open water in the Mallard Cove and Coot Bay areas.

Fishing was slow the last couple of days

It will be a few days or so until there is enough open water for fishing.

The road along the East side of the lake is open.
The West side is still has deep snow in a lot of areas. Yesterday a vehicle plowed through and got stuck at Freeman, the rescue vehicle got stuck at Camp 5.
The dirt roads are very muddy. The mud is deep and you run the risk of getting stuck.
Feb 21, 2016 Lake level is 51% full.
The lake is still iced over. There are some small areas of open water.
Mallard Cove area last weekend had about 2 feet of slush from the edges out. Further out it was greater than 5 inches.
No fishing reports.

Remember it is up to you to decide if the ice is safe or not. It is not offically monitored.
Use caution and be safe.
Feb 18, 2016 Weather update:  The "Snow Dance" that was done a couple of days ago really helped.  This morning, I woke up to about a foot of NEW snow (and still snowing).  I had to use 4L in my pickup to get through it since the snow plow had not came through yet.
Feb. 17, 2016 Ice Update:
The weather has been "warming" up the last few days during the day.  This morning, we had high winds.  These factors can affect the ice conditions.  Please check the ice and procede at your caution.   Be careful. It is up to you to decide if it is safe or not and it is not officially monitored.
Feb. 16, 2016 Our parking lot is a MUDDY mess.  We are in the process of re-doinig it; so please bear with us while this is completed.  Another "Snow Dance" was done today.  Hopefully it will help!
Feb 11, 2016 Ice Update:
Drove the East side of the lake a little bit ago.
Up to where the pavement ends just past Lightening Tree is clear and dry. Did not go onto the dirt road, way to muddy.
You can not drive down Lightening Tree boat ramp or campground, because of snow berms.
Drove into Mallard Cove and Coot Bay in 2wd no problem. Lower profile cars may have a problem because of the ruts.
Honker Cove down in 2wd, but had to put into 4wd to get turned around to get out.
Small amount of open water at the edge at Mallard Cove.
Coot Bay also had a small amount of water at the edge, but also where the creek comes in on the north side.
Dam area had folks fishing, the edges look thin to me.
Feb 08, 2016 Everyone that showed up at the Ice Derby @ Lake Davis on Saturday had a GREAT time. If you missed it, you missed a great derby! The winner was a German Brown, caught by Karin Ford, 3.79 pounds, 21.5 inches caught on 4lb test with 3 lb leader using a nightcrawler. Pictures are on our Facebook webpage.
Feb 01, 2016 We got about 4 to 5 inches of new powder snow on Saturday.  Sunday night, we got about 1 to 2 inches of new snow.  It is looking REALLY good for the Ice Fishing Derby this weekend!  Here is a GREAT web site that has the current road conditions: One Stop for Travelers.  We would like to thank CALTRANS for keeping Highway 70 passable.  We would also like to thank Plumas Highway Department in keeping Lake Davis Road and Grizzly Road safe.  The city of Portola keeps the roads clear in the city and the first part of West Street, which turns into Lake Davis Road.  Thanks to all!
Jan 31, 2016 Ice update:
John Pato and his son just went out on the ice and drilled several test holes. They reported that the ice is at least 12 inches at the dam. The ice does get thinner the farther North you are on the lake. Be careful. It is up to you to decide if it is safe or not and it is not officially monitored.
Jan 23, 2016

Ice update.
Thin crust then a few inches of slush then solid ice (do not have a thickness on the solid ice)
Be careful. It is up to you to decide if it is safe or not.

Jan 03, 2016 Lake level is 45%
Ice in the dam area is 8 to 12 inches
Mallard Cove is about 5 inches
North end of the lake about 8 inches.
Fishing in the dam area up by the campgrounds 3 nice fish were caught on Saturday.
Ice is as reported by folks out fishing and is not officially monitored for thickness or safety.
It is up to you to decide if it is safe or not to go on the ice.
Are you looking for some of the "older" historical fishing reports?  Follow this link!