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Hi: 60 ° F
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Precip: 54%

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Anderson is now CLOSED, water level too low to launch. Won't reopen till 14 April 2013.

    This leaves Calaro which was a ZOO on Sunday.
    City: Monterey

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 72-74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fab4 Derby was held on Monday, Sept 17th. Was on the water at 8:30 and off by 5:00. Right away caught 2 keepers around the ramp area on Carolina rig using 5" green weenie(20-25 feet deep). Caught another bass using the same technique on the east shore inside one of the coves. Also picked up a Crappie on a crappie jig inside the weeds. In the afternoon, picked up 3 more keepers on C-rig with green weenies. Tried cranking alot of the day but did not pick up any fish.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: The lake looks perfect for cranking or jerkbaits but they did not produce a single bite. For us, the active fish were all in the 18-22 ft depth. The bite was extremely soft. No tap, just a little heavier.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 72'-75'

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Started straight across from ramp in the weed patch. Picked up two dropshot fish, both around 1 1/2lbs.. Continued North along east bank picking up a few dinks. Boat traffic was minimal at that time. Wind and boat traffic picked up so we switched to cranking. Worked our way back toward the ramp picking up six fish between 1 3/4-2 1/2lbs. Top 5 around 10lbs.
    City: Santa Clara

    Tips: Fish are feeding mainly on shad. Most fish were caught in the chocolate water between 3ft. to 12ft. Strikes are violent. Very fun! Dropshot slow, crank fast. Tight Lines

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 73.4

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Finally got my boat on back on the water after a 10 month hiatus due to my slow progress on recarpeting her.

    Launched around 12:00 and took 3 laps of the lake to burn of the bad gas and get the RPM's back to normal.

    Lake is very low. Island to the left of the ramp is fully exposed. Both the North and South shallow ends are now dry land. Trees to the South of the bridge exposed.

    Was very windy all afternoon. One blowup on a frog in the weeds and that was it.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Don't let gas sit in a half empty fuel tank for 10 months without putting in some stabilzer. The ethanol pulls water into your fuel tank!

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    Water Temp: 72'-74'

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished North end in 3ft. to 6ft.. Caught one 1 1/4lb. on Robo Oxblood red flake 6in. dropshoting along weed line. Boat traffic was nuts! Got off by noon.
    City: Santa Clara

    Tips: Fall is almost here. The fishing is about to get good. The boat traffic will lessen soon. We hope! Tight Lines

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 51 - 53

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Been fishing Anderson a couple of weeks. Catching 3 to 10 fish per day, with largest going about 2 lb, and average about 1 1/4 lb. Easiest to catch on 4" drop shot worms. Better fish coming on Senkos or 6" Texas rig. Darker shades of worm on cloudy days, lighter colors on sunny. Fish are at about 24 ft.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: In about 3 weeks, the fishing should be really good.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 53'

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 2pm till 4:30. Son caught a 2# on dropshot, I picked up a 2 1/2# on rattletrap. Shad pattern on both.
    City: Santa Clara

    Tips: Fish were up shallow chasing shad! Pockets off main points held fish.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 54

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Started 8 0clock , went right and hit the first three point on the main lake . Drop shot was the only thing I could get them to eat. Biggest was 2 maybe 2 1/2.. Graphed fish in 25 to 40 feet suspended , could not catch them tho .

    Any tips for catching suspended fish or just fish in general on this lake this time of the year would be appreciated.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 60's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water by 1pm and was off at 4pm. Ran to the left most end of the lake to hit up some rocky points and work some structure. My buddy picked up the first one pounder on a silver and blue Ratl-trap. I switched to a shad color clackin-rap and tied into the next 1 lber. Seemed they would not get any bigger either. A couple more off the points and a final one working submerged trees. A little rain, 2 hours of no wind, tons of wildlife, pretty good 3 hours of fishing...
    City: Sunnyvale

    Tips: Shad or silver Ratl-trap or similar was key. Work points in about 4-6 feet of water. On muddy banks, work structure for hookups.

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 69

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished 9-12. Overcast and thought it would be a good top water or crank bait day. Neither worked for me. Caught 9 bass all under 2 lbs and all on drop shot 4 "robo. Another guy said he caught a couple of nice bass on top water. Tried spinner bait and carolina rig and nothing.

    Fish were 10-12 ft off steep drops and rocky shoreline.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Drop shot 10-12 feet off vertical cover.

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Very hot WX. Calm winds made the fishing tough. Fished from 10-2 and only caught 12 bass. Caught 7 on crank bait and 5 on drop shot 4" robo worm. All fish were shallow. Cranking at 6-8 ft along rocky shore and mud lines. Same with drop shot. Nice to get a reaction bite finally. Reaction bite should really turn on when the water starts to cool. I was suprised to get bit on crank with the clear calm condtions.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Fish crank bait and drop shot shallow from 1-10 ft along mud lines.

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 2:30 to 5:00 Sunday. Lots of ski boats on the water. Teaching an 8yr old how to bass fish. Caught 14 bass all under 2 lbs. All caught on drop shot 4" robo worm in 3-10 ft of water along rocky shoreline. My 8yr old back seater hooked several on his own - 1st fish on his new Zebco 202 from BPS. He got to reel in all fish and lipped them on his own. He caught the biggest fish. Boat wakes seemed to turn the bite on.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Fish drop shot along mud lines shallow.

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 76

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Labor Day weekend and the lake was really crowded with wake boarders. Fished 2 hrs from 2-4 Pm. Caught 10 bass all under 2lbs. With the boat traffic coming very close I was surprised to boat any fish. The pattern was mud lines. Caught all fish on a drop shot 4" worm shallow along mudline breaks. Was teaching an 8yr old how to fish so he got to reel in a lot of fish and is "hooked" on bass fishing so to speak.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Fish mud lines shallow with drop shot. Wind & boat wake induced waves from deep to shallow water helped position the fish

Friday, August 12th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for a few hours Sat. Thought there would be a good crank bait bite with the partly cloudy sky. Not true. Got one on shallow crank and and 4 on drop shot. Mud lines and points in 5-8ft worked for me. Not a very active bite. Thought I would do a lot better.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Throw shallow in mud lines along rocky shore and on points.

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: The report that follows was meant for Camanche not Anderson. Sorry guys. No spots at Anderson that I know of. I fat fingered the lake address.

    T2

    Tips: Make sure you have the right lake before posting a report.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 73an-79pm

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Great day at Anderson, caught a mess of fish on a variety of techniques all over the lake North and South. In the morning picked up a couple on a white spinner and a few more on a T-rigged Sweet Beaver (California 420). Mid-day to afternoon (got really hot) switched to C-rigged BBrushhog in watermelon and red flake and drop-shot RoboWorm Alive Shads in Sxy Shad and Ayu. Went through two packs, lost the bait on almost every darn fish!
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Bigger fish ~2# hit the spinner, beaver, and brush hog. All the bigger guys were tight up against the bank. The little Anderson specials were all in deeper water ~10-20' using the drop shot.

Friday, June 10th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 67

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fish were active all day. Caught 25 bass all 2.5lbs or less. Only a few really small fish. I fished 2 patterns. First was weeds up shallow 2-7ft with Crig plastics. 2nd was mud lines shallow with drop shot. Larger fish were caught on Crig. Good WX and a fun day. The bite was a little better AM with the clould layer.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Fish weed lines and mud lines shallow with plastics.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for 4 hrs and caught 10 bass all under 2lbs. Tougher than normal bite. Fish are still shallow 1-10ft. Caught them on crank bait, drop shot and Crig plastics.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Fish shallow with plastics.

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished 9-1 today. WX was great. Bite was on early and seemed to slow down around 10:30. Caught 12 bass up to 2 lbs. Caught 2 on crank bait, 1 on tube, and 9 on Crig plastics. All fish were up shallow around shoreline with stick-ups. Water is rising.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Fish shallow with plastics along shoreline with weeds or sticks in the water.

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 63

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished AM 9-12. Caught 14 bass all 2.5 lbs or less but fun. Caught 1 on crank bait, 1 on Senko, and the rest on Crig Plastics. All fish were shallow along banks that had small stick-ups in the water's edge.
    City: Foster City

    Tips: Try reaction baits first. Switch to plastics up shallow were there are weeds in the water.