Thursday, January 2, 2014
Camp Roberts has announced the Camp Roberts Hunting and Fishing Program will resume in 2014.
The Hunting and Fishing Program had been suspended in 2011 due to construction projects on the base.
For more information, visit http://www.calguard.ca.gov/CR/Pages/Camp-Roberts-Hunting-and-Fishing.aspx
Hunting will resume on January 17th. Fishing at Camp Roberts is currently still closed for the season. In accordance with CDFW regulations, the Lower Nacimiento is not open to fishing until the Saturday preceding Memorial Day (May 24th). We hope to have more updates about Camp Roberts fishing as the opener nears.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Lower Nacimiento River is the only summer tailwater fishery located near San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties. It is unique in that its virtual length is located on an army base. Unlike other river systems in California, permission to use any part of it must be granted.
You can visit camprobertsjlus.com for more information. If you want to offer your input you can email it to Kami Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE take a few minutes and offer your own input, and help preserve angler access to our ONLY local tailwater!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Camp Roberts has suspended its fishing and hunting program for the rest of 2011 and for most of 2012 due to several new construction projects on base.
“Temporary closure of the camp’s fishing and hunting program is essential to facilitate construction and ensure safety of the public during the construction period,” said Colonel Barbara A. Nuismer, Camp Roberts Garrison commander.
Additionally, plans are in the works with San Luis Obispo County, Caltrans and construction contractors to ensure that the high volume of equipment coming to the installation does not affect the surrounding residents or impact normal traffic flow.
Officials anticipate fishing and hunting will resume once the construction is completed near the end of 2012. These programs on Camp Roberts are open to the public and are operated by the State Fish and Game Department. Last year, close to 6,000, mostly on weekends, came on base to fish and hunt.
To gain further information on the program closure and construction progress, please contact Suzi Thomas at 238-8308 or email@example.com or Major Jonathan Shiroma at 916-854-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Last season, only 2 trout were reported caught to the Camp Roberts DFG station. There were numerous pikeminnow caught, and 2-3 reports of bass.
For more information on the Camp Roberts Fishing Program, visit:
The flows are currently a very fishable 220 cfs. The flows should remain constant throughout the weekend.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
NO TROUT WILL BE STOCKED.
2011 Camp Roberts fishing schedule:
For fishing hours and other info visit
Sunday, March 27, 2011
A series of March storms sent Lake Nacimiento over the brink and down the spillway this weekend. According to the USGS Lower Naci River Flow Gauge, the flow spiked after midnight Saturday night as the reservoir exceeded its maximum elevation of 800' and began to spill.
The last time Naci exceeded 800' was in May, 1983, according to data on the MCWRA website. It came close to spilling in 1995 and 1998 when it reached 799'.
The flow gauge data shows the Lower Naci flow last night far exceeded the maximum peak of record, 7000 CFS in 1969.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The MCWRA has initiated releases from Nacimiento and San Antonio Reservoirs to comply with required Steelhead Smolt Outmigration flow criteria as described in the National Marine Fisheries Biological Opinion for the Salinas Valley Water Project. Release rates will vary, depending on natural river flow and weather conditions, to meet target flows at specified United States Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow stations.
Here are the details from the NMFS Biological Opinion for the Salinas Valley Water Project: Downstream Migration of Smolting Steelhead. To facilitate the downstream migration of smolts and rearing juvenile steelhead in the Salinas River during normal category water years, MCWRA will provide, beginning March 15th, reservoir releases (hereafter referred to as “block flows”) when the following flow triggers are met:
• the water year type is dry-normal, normal-normal, or wet-normal,
• combined storage of Nacimiento and San Antonio reservoirs is 150,000 AF or more, and
• 125 cfs or higher at the Nacimiento River below Sapaque Creek gage (USGS stream gage 11148900), or 70 cfs at the Arroyo Seco below Reliz Creek gage (USGS stream gage 11152050).
If block flows are triggered between March 15 and March 31, 700 cfs will be provided at the Salinas River near Soledad (USGS stream gage 11152000) for 5 days, and then thereafter 300 cfs will be maintained in the Salinas River near Spreckels (USGS stream gage 11152500) until April 20. If the block flow triggers occur in April, 700 cfs will be provided at the Salinas River near Soledad for 5 days, and then thereafter 300 cfs will be provided at Spreckels for an additional 15 days. Thus, the duration of the block flow will range from 20 to 45 days.
To read the entire Biological Opinion, visit: http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/SVWP/SVWP_Final_BO_6-21-07.pdf
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Anglers caught zero trout in the final Camp Roberts fishing opportunity of the season, October 16th and 17th. Pikeminnow and suckerfish were the only reported catch.
83 anglers tried their luck in the Lower Nacimiento River this season; 1 single trout was caught twice, on two seperate occasions.
The MCWRA is currently attempting fish surveys in the Lower Naci, as required by the NMFS. We will pass on any updates from these surveys when they become available.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This weekend is the final opportunity of the season to fish the Lower Nacimiento River. Camp Roberts will be open for fishing Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th.
For more info on limited fishing at Camp Roberts, check out http://www.calguard.ca.gov/CpRbts/Documents/Final%20Hunt%20Fish%202010%20Schedule.pdf