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Thursday, Sep 29
Hi: 74 ° F
Lo: 49 ° F
Today
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 5%
Tonight
Mostly Clear
Precip: 2%

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

  • Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got a late start at 10am and fished until 3pm with my wife. 5 bass went 1.5 to 2 lbs., and one that went 3.5 lb. Nice day with a little breeze...it would have been hot if not for the wind.

    Tips: Use the wind to target your fishing areas when its breezy.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 44

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Averaging just 1 bite per 2hr trip. I broke off a big girl on a senko with #5 Maxima. Next trip I got a #3 on a beaver. No bites today.
    City: Oakhurst

    Tips: Drag plastics slow? I don't know if the fish are refusing my baits or if I am not around fish. I am shore fishing BTW. I wish they would finish the dam ork so I could fish some better spots.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 59

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Finaly got a boat and hit the lake. Bass have yet to spawn. Trout trollers were all doing well. I was skunked for 5 hours until the wind picked up and I limited (released) in 30 minutes on a blade. Sherrif was laying bouys all day and we all know that means goodbye Bass lake 'till fall.
    City: Oakhurst

    Tips: Fish from shore, the Sherrif is in the water. The budget is tight and he needs to write tickets.

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 53

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Belong to a small club.I fished bass lake 4/11/10. Cold and windy but had a great time. Lots of small fish don't move bigger fish are right behind them in deeper water. Fish slow in 15' of water shallow and deep. I took 2nd place with big fish. Several big fish were caught Sunday.
    City: FRESNO

    Tips: Fish slow 15' of water shallow and deep.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

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    Water Temp: Warming

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I fished Thursday with my Dad and nephew with powerbait for 2 slime rockets in 3 hours. Not my thing. The lake looked great so I went back today with my bass gear and it was ON! I caught (and released) a 20 pound limit of spotted bass in 15 minutes with less than 10 casts. Largest fish was just under 7 pounds. I don't have a boat right now so it was all off the bank slow rolling a spinnerbait uphill.
    City: Oakhurst

    Tips: The bite is early. I caught everything before 8:30 and only 1 more in the next 2 hours. I used an 8'6" rod to make long casts to reach the fish which are staging on weedbeds at the breakline in about 20' of water.

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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    Water Temp: ????

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished in the rain for 2 hours near the dam, on the bank. Hooked 3 on a dropshot about 30 feet deep. Landed one nice spot, one came off and one broke me off. 4" dark plastics were working for me. No bites on a splitshot rig.
    City: Oakhurst

    Tips: Take a boat if you got one. Got snagged repeatedly fishing from the bank. Use a 30" leader on your dropshot or your worm will br in the weeds.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fishing was tough. Threw Carolina rigs, drop shot, and cranks. Was bit once on a drop shot. Tough lake to fish due to weed problem EVERYWHERE. Beautiful scenery though.

    Tips: Fish slow-nothing on reaction bites

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished hard off the bank for 4 hours and picked up 2 spots and missed one fish. First fish was just under 2 pounds and the second one was close to 6 pounds and 22" long. Both were caught on a carolina rig and a 7" plastic worm. I did have a crazy blowup on a 7" swimbait but she missed the hooks.
    City: Oakhurst

    Tips: Fish deep and slow on the deep side of the weedline.

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: any recent recent reports on the bass fishing? thinking about going up there but havnt heard anything?
    City: fresno

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: i love this guy. does this guy realize that the world record spot is 9 pounds. he claims he caught some 7 pounders. thats like catching a 16 pound largemouth. the california state record spot is 8# 7 ounces. this guy must be the next kevin vandam nailin those spots
    City: yeeeeeeeeeeee lying is so coooooooooool

    Tips: i love liars that dont really know what there talking about.

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Caught 12 keeper spotted bass and one 3.5# buck off a bed. I was burning a spinner bait but that died when the sun hit the water. Then got 2 on a very small lipless crank and the rest on a 4" roboworm.
    City: Oakhurst

    Tips: Fish 0-6 feet early and 6-12' later in the day

Friday, May 15th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 70-75

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: really big spots here.. caught about 9 spots between 4-7lbs.. a good time right now to fish here if your trying to catch a big spotted bass..
    City: fremont

    Tips: just go out and try..you best leave the lake 1hr before sunset..if you dont youll regret it trust me...........got 20 mosquito bites!!!!!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Decent fishing lot of bass in bedding. makes fishing them a little harder but fun
    City: Fairfield

    Tips: Senkos a must!! just take your time with it. if water is dark go dark color if clear go bright

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 60-70

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Launched around 8am got there late. Lots of bed fish spotted. caught fish on everything from senko, spinners, spooks, and jerk bait. boated about 12lbs by 2pm.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: go out and fish!

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 78-81

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Only a short time to fish. Around 9AM
    picked up a 2# Off the point with the fallen trees, past the Sheriff's tower on a shakey head
    with a "bold bluegill" (brown and chartruese) worm. Fought surprisingly better than the bass I
    normally catch on Anderson. Between 8AM - 8PM the Lake becomes a freeway of skiers, jetskiers,
    and wakeboarders. Cost $35 to register for the year. Tried night fishing for the first time. Got some bumbs on a C-rigged Black Lizard but couldn't get a hook-up. The stars were beautiful.+
    City: Monterey

    Tips: First time on the lake.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Try fishing with a guide. I must say Todd Wittwer is a great guide for Kokanee. He'll tell you all the ins and outs of Kokanee fishing. He's great with families and the advanced. Just ask my twin 3 year old girls. He can be reached at Kokanee.Net. You're a great guy Todd, Thanks!
    City: San Francisco

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

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    Water Temp: 65-67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: THE FISH HERE ARE MOVING UP QUICKLY. THE FISH ARE STARTINING TO SPAWN WITH THIS NEW MOOM AND RISING AIR TEMPS. FISH SHALLOW USING SHAKY HEAD WORMS OR SENKOS IN SHAD COLORS. THE REACTION BITE IS ALMOST THERE. YOU CAN FIND BEDS IN THE BACK OF COVES OR UNDER THE DOCKS. FISH SLOW TO FIND BETTER RESULTS.
    City: CLOVIS

    Tips: SHAD OR WATERMELON WORMS OR SENKOS HAVE WORKED THE BEST. JUST FISH SLOW

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Gee Thanks for that very informative report joe lots and lots of detail.
    City: NorCal

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 77

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Launched @ Ducey's @ 9:3Oam today we got on a drop-shot bite from l6' to 22'. We caught 10 fish by noon . If you can handle the crazy boat traffic, the bite is really pretty good. I will try 5:am until 8:am tomorrow, maybe a reaction bite will develop.
    City: Hughson, CA

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Didn't catch anything but spoke with a guy that caught several large bass near the Dam with Night Crawlers and Crayfish (the nightcrawlers are available at the tackle shop near Bass Lake).
    City: Stockton