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01-14-2008, 04:24 PM
Hi! I am fishing Hensley lake this weekend, any tips? We went last weekend and only caught a small one on a drop shot. Any feedback would help. Thanks!

01-15-2008, 01:21 PM
Here's the latest report courtesy of the Fresno Bee newspaper:

Hensley Lake

**Bass **Trout **Catfish **Crappie

Few bass or trout reports. A trout plant is scheduled for next week. The lake came up 738 acre-feet to 14% capacity.

Call: 225-1838, 292-3474, 673-5151

During spring to late fall, I would slowly troll minnows by the dam for keeper LMB. But you can really catch them anywhere, as long as you have covers for them. It's kind of early for a good bite. Good luck out there.

01-15-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks! I will throw everything Sat and post what worked (if anything works at all!)

01-17-2008, 03:11 AM
The last I heard Lake Hensley only has 11% capacity.

It normally has 24 miles of shoreline so at 11% that means there's 2.64 miles of the lake left!

You might want to call 559 673-5151 before you go.

I doubt the boat launch is accessible.


01-17-2008, 09:34 AM
If Hensley Lake doesn't work for you, you can also try Eastman Lake which is only a 20 minute drive away. Good Luck!

01-28-2008, 07:37 AM
Thanks everbody! Went up and caught a four pounder on a swimbait. Other than that the lake was dead. If you are lokking for trout, you might want to hit it up, I was going for bass.