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Jacobs Canal

Kings County, California.

Jacobs Canal ends in Stratford, California.

207 feet (63 meters)

4.41 miles long (7.10 kilometers)

About The Jacobs Canal

About Jacobs Canal, CA

A freshwater canal with an estimated elevation of 63 meters above sea level, Jacobs Canal can be found within the area of Kings County’s Lemoore City. It is a Californian city founded by Dr. Lovern Lee Moore in 1871. Other great fishing spots nearby are the Burk Side Ditch and Empire Canal, the latter found particularly east of the water body.

Also referred to as Jacobs Ditch by the city’s residents, the canal is monitored and protected by the Resource Conservation Element of the 2035 Kings County General Plan, a conservation and pro-environmental plan that has set policies on the utilization of natural resources such as gas and oil production and conservation development of all Kings County’s water bodies. The plan has established significant advantages in terms of the quality of life for Kings County’s residents ever since it was put to action. 

Jacobs Canal Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Jacobs Canal, CA

Due to the strict implementation of conservation and protection of water bodies - thanks to the Resource Conservation Element - Jacobs Canal is a ditch with a healthy environment where big populations of alburnus bleak, zander, alligator gar, white crappie, bass, wels catfish, asp, black crappie, three-spined stickleback, bream, rudd, ruffe, ide, gudgeon, tilapia, Chinook salmon, muskellunge, channel catfish, trout species (namely brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout), and carp species (namely grass carp, silver carp, and common carp) can be found. Aside from these given marine species, there are also small populations of pike, char, grayling, eel, and perch.

The usual bait to catch fish in Jacobs Canal varies on the type of fish the angler wants to seek. There are fish species such as the alburnus bleak, bream, and asp which prefer to have invertebrates such as May beetles, maggots, or grasshoppers as bait. On the other hand, there are also fish like the black crappie and alligator gar which find smaller fish more appealing as bait. And finally, there are also herbivore fish like the tilapia which would be much more attracted to bait like corn, peas, and small bread pieces.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the subject of fishing techniques, many anglers may find that light tackling, jigging, and spinning are the best go-to fishing techniques. 

Furthermore, the best spots to fish highly depend on the certain fish species that are targeted as there are fish that are more focused on the deep parts of the water body such as trout, and there are fish that opt for shallower areas – one example being the three-spined stickleback.

Jacobs Canal Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Spanning from March until the early weeks of May, spring is usually one of the best seasons to fish in California. During this time, fish species are the most active.

Aside from spring, autumn which typically spans from October until December is also a good season in California when fish are abundant and easier to catch even if many overlook it. 

Spring and autumn share the same reason that explains why fish seem to be more abundant during this time. The water sports a cooler temperature which is very much unlike summer that begins in June and ends in August, and when fish species opt to move to other water bodies where the temperature is cooler.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Spanning from March until the early weeks of May, spring is usually one of the best seasons to fish in California. During this time, fish species are the most active.

Aside from spring, autumn which typically spans from October until December is also a good season in California when fish are abundant and easier to catch even if many overlook it. 

Spring and autumn share the same reason that explains why fish seem to be more abundant during this time. The water sports a cooler temperature which is very much unlike summer that begins in June and ends in August, and when fish species opt to move to other water bodies where the temperature is cooler.

Jacobs Canal Fish Species

All About Fishing in Jacobs Canal, CA

Due to the strict implementation of conservation and protection of water bodies - thanks to the Resource Conservation Element - Jacobs Canal is a ditch with a healthy environment where big populations of alburnus bleak, zander, alligator gar, white crappie, bass, wels catfish, asp, black crappie, three-spined stickleback, bream, rudd, ruffe, ide, gudgeon, tilapia, Chinook salmon, muskellunge, channel catfish, trout species (namely brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout), and carp species (namely grass carp, silver carp, and common carp) can be found. Aside from these given marine species, there are also small populations of pike, char, grayling, eel, and perch.

The usual bait to catch fish in Jacobs Canal varies on the type of fish the angler wants to seek. There are fish species such as the alburnus bleak, bream, and asp which prefer to have invertebrates such as May beetles, maggots, or grasshoppers as bait. On the other hand, there are also fish like the black crappie and alligator gar which find smaller fish more appealing as bait. And finally, there are also herbivore fish like the tilapia which would be much more attracted to bait like corn, peas, and small bread pieces.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the subject of fishing techniques, many anglers may find that light tackling, jigging, and spinning are the best go-to fishing techniques. 

Furthermore, the best spots to fish highly depend on the certain fish species that are targeted as there are fish that are more focused on the deep parts of the water body such as trout, and there are fish that opt for shallower areas – one example being the three-spined stickleback.

Alligator Gar

Habitat: Inland, Nearshore

Weight: 100 - 160 Pounds

Length: 48" - 120"

Ruffe

Habitat: Lakes, Canals, Rivers

Weight: 0 - 1 Pounds

Length: 3" - 10"

Bluegill

Habitat: Lake, Pond, River

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 6" - 16"

Rudd

Habitat: Lake, River, Backwater

Weight: 2 - 5 Pounds

Length: 14" - 24"