Fisherman Smashes Lake Amador Record with 20-Pound Trout

Photo: Lake Amador Resort

Lake Amador, located just southeast of Sacramento, is a popular lake for Northern California anglers. This week, a record-breaking trout pulled from the water shows exactly why.

Fisherman Juan Garcia pulled a 20.12-pound hookjaw male cutbow trout out of the water, smashing the lake’s previous record by more than 3 pounds. The fish measured in at 32.5 inches in length and was caught using chartreuse Power Bait on a 4-pound line.

See the announcement from Lake Amador Resort:

Amador is popular for anglers due to its hefty planting program which plants roughly 50,000 pounds of trout every year from October through May. Their private planting program is completely based on their fishing fees, a unique program in the state. The lake also holds a large population of Blue Catfish, Crappie, Blue Gill, Bass, Carp and also has a healthy supply of shad minnows. Here is a map of the fishing opportunities:

The lake offers a dual-lane boat launch and 113.5 miles of shoreline fishing. For more information on fishing on Lake Amador, go here.

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