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Bass Lake

Status:  Log in or Register... 03.24.17
Water Tmp:  11.07.12
Level:  03.24.17
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Conditions reports for this lake are available when logged in. Last Conditions Report for Bass Lake: 03.24.17
Bass Lake on FishExplorer has 12 historic conditions reports, 5 historic water temperature updates, 9 historic status updates, 7 historic water level updates, available to subscribers.
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Fish Species in Bass Lake:
Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, (Log in for full fish species list)
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Bass Lake
Managing Agency: Surface Acres: Capacity AF: Elev:
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Originally called Crane Valley Reservoir, Bass Lake’s name came about when a lumber company was force to restock the lake after polluting the waters resulting in a total fish kill. The first dam was built in 1901 on Willow Creek, and subsequently rebuilt in 1910 to form the present day reservoir. Today these waters are used to generate electricity, irrigation, and recreation.

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Getting there:

From Oakhurst take Crane Valley Road (Road 426 east) to south side of lake.

North access, take California 42 north from Oakhurst to Yosemite Forks. Take Road 222 east (Bass Lake Road) to reservoir. Note Road 222 turns into Road 274 (Malum Ridge Road).

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Bass Lake Stocking 2018 to 2020
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