Courtright Reservoir Fishing Map

Courtright Reservoir fishing map is available as part of iBoating : USA Marine & Fishing App(now supported on multiple platforms including Android, iPhone/iPad, MacBook, and Windows(tablet and phone)/PC based chartplotter.).  

 With our Lake Maps App,  you get all the great marine chart app features like fishing spots, along with Courtright Reservoir depth map. The fishing maps app include HD lake depth contours, along with advanced features found in Fish Finder / Gps Chart Plotter systems, turning your device into a Depth Finder. The Courtright Reservoir Navigation App provides advanced features of a Marine Chartplotter including adjusting water level offset and custom depth shading. Fishing spots and depth contours layers are available in most Lake maps. Lake navigation features include advanced instrumentation to gather wind speed direction, water temperature, water depth, and accurate GPS with AIS receivers(using NMEA over TCP/UDP). Autopilot support can be enabled during ‘Goto WayPoint’ and ‘Route Assistance’.
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Fishing Info for Courtright Reservoir

Courtright Reservoir is a reservoir in Fresno County, California. The reservoir is at an elevation of 8,170 feet (2,490 m) in the Sierra National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, bordering the John Muir Wilderness and the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. The high Sierra reservoir is formed by Courtright Dam in Helms Creek canyon and has a capacity of 123,300 acre-feet (152,100,000 m3). The dam is composed of rock-fill and is 315 feet (96 m) tall, measured from the crest to the original streambed. It was completed in 1958 and is owned by Pacific Gas and Electric. In 1984 the Helms Pumped Storage Powerhouse was added to the reservoir allowing it to pump water from Wishon to Courtright. Its primary purpose is hydroelectricity production. The lake is an "off-river" (or "off-channel") storage reservoir. In addition to the small amount of conventional hydroelectricity production from the flow of Helms Creek, Courtright Reservoir serves mainly as the upper reservoir for the Helms Pumped Storage Plant. Wishon Reservoir, an on-channel reservoir a couple of miles downstream on the Kings River, is the lower reservoir and main water source. During times of peak demand for electricity, when it is most expensive, water is drained from Courtright Reservoir, run through the 1,212 MW Helms Power Plant and empties into Wishon Reservoir. When demand and prices for electricity are low, water is pumped from Wishon Reservoir to Courtright Reservoir using the power plant's reversible turbines. Helms Power Plant is 1,000 feet (300 m) underground in a chamber carved out of solid granite at the north end of Wishon Lake. It is similar to Southern California Edison's Eastwood Powerhouse near Shaver Lake, which is also a pumped-storage plant. Courtright Reservoir is a haven for weekend and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to camp, fish, hike, boat, swim, rock climb, and 4x4 among others. It is surrounded by unique domes of granite that are essentially in the center of the Sierra Batholith and are highly sought after by rock climbers from all around. It is also used during warmer-weather months by local astronomers, such as members of the Central Valley Astronomers, who take advantage of its 8,170 feet (2,490 m) elevation and excellent location for night sky viewing free from light and air pollution. As with many outdoor areas there are some animal transmittable diseases to be aware of. Ticks in the area have been known infect people with the bacterium that causes tick-borne relapsing fever. The yellow-bellied marmot is known to carry cryptosporidium, which can be infectious to humans. Additionally due to the elevation and the thinner atmosphere there has been slightly higher but not dangerous levels of radiation recorded here.

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Courtright Reservoir Fishing Map Stats

TitleCourtright Reservoir
Nearby CitiesLakeshore, Big Creek, Shaver Lake, Wilsonia, Trimmer, Pineridge, Pinehurst, Tollhouse, Cedar Grove, Hartland
Area *1629.85 acres
Shoreline *11.82 miles
Min Longitude-119.00
Min Latitude37.08
Max Longitude-118.96
Max Latitude37.13
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* some Stats may include nearby/connecting waterbodies

Marine Wind Meteogram for Lake/Chart

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Date/TimeSpeed *Dir *
12/09 Sat 06:00PM1.5239.57
12/09 Sat 09:00PM2.5253.32
12/10 Sun 12:00AM0.28157.64
12/10 Sun 03:00AM3.04224.86
12/10 Sun 06:00AM2.95222.1
12/10 Sun 09:00AM3.13223.1
12/10 Sun 12:00PM3.5225.41
12/10 Sun 03:00PM3.46223.28
12/10 Sun 06:00PM1.0951.69
12/10 Sun 09:00PM2.1657.52
12/11 Mon 12:00AM1.02212.7
12/11 Mon 03:00AM2.83219.13
12/11 Mon 06:00AM3.35220.71
12/11 Mon 09:00AM2.91219.36
12/11 Mon 12:00PM2.86220.83
12/11 Mon 03:00PM3.12223.48
12/11 Mon 06:00PM1.7146.06
12/11 Mon 09:00PM2.5250.09
12/12 Tue 12:00AM0.8740.42
12/12 Tue 03:00AM2.83229.16
12/12 Tue 06:00AM2.79228.39
12/12 Tue 09:00AM2.68222.06
12/12 Tue 12:00PM2.88220.11
12/12 Tue 03:00PM3.07228.13
12/12 Tue 06:00PM1.9745.26
12/12 Tue 09:00PM2.947.85
12/13 Wed 12:00AM0.7666.91
12/13 Wed 03:00AM3.56223.27
12/13 Wed 06:00AM3.76222.89
12/13 Wed 09:00AM3.94224.27
12/13 Wed 12:00PM3.87224.54
12/13 Wed 03:00PM3.84225.76
* : UTC Timezone, Speed in meters per sec, and True Direction