Coyote Lake and Reports

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Friday, June 21st, 2013

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched at 8 when the ramp opened. Missed whatever top water bite there was. Threw rebel pop-r anyways on the east side across from ramp near the trees but no luck. Partner got a dink on Rapala floating jerk bait, green olive herring pattern. Cranked the shore with shad pattern 12' diver but no bites. Hit the point just after the no wake zone at the north end. Marked a bunch of fish but no bites. Pitched the weed bed just after the point, still no bites. Jerk bait on the dam with flashminnow, got bit but he spit it out! Water was gin clear up there too. Hit the inlet at the north end and got a couple bites but no hook ups.
    City: San Mateo

    Tips: None. Got skunked!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

  • Water Temp: 61-64

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Opening day. 12 boats lined up to launch at 8:00am. Ranger requires boats have: air horn, fire extinguisher and float cushion. Fished senkos all day, not a bite. Got very windy in the afternoon.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 57.5 (Calereo)

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Funny story. Read Bigboybassbuster's report below about Coyote opening Thursday 14 April. Made sense to me since it opened on a Thursday last year. So I took the day off from work and talked a co-worker into coming along and off we went.

    Get to the lake and see the big "RAMP CLOSED" sign at the turn in for the lake but proceeded anyway with a sense of forboding. Heading up the hill we see a white Nitro coming back down. Stop and chat and he confirms lake doesn't open till the next day. So we all head off to Calaro.

    The surprising thing was HOW MANY boats were on Calero. Counted at least 12 on a Thursday! I know at least 2 of us read BigBoy's post. Shows you the power of these reports. (Or the gullibility of those of us who read them ;)

    All's well that ends well. Here is my Calero report:

    Had a good day at Calero.
    57.5 deg, windy, muddy
    Got 5 all on C-rigged Zoom Baby Brushhogs in JuneBug or green pumpkin. Biggest 5.2 full of eggs. All caught shallow near pea gravel banks.
    Please practice CPR.
    City: Monterey

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught 4 all at the NE end of the Lake.
    2 dinks and a 2.5 and a 3.8. One on a spinner the rest on Tex Rigged Sweet Beaver.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Lake closes for the season 14 October.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I headed over to the dam area after work around 5:30pm tons of fish jumping. Water is very low, I don't think I have ever seen it so low. Started with plastics and no takers. Threw in my LC minnow sp and had a taker but it got off =(. Few minutes landed another around 4-5-lbs. Nothing else all evening. I fished for about 2 hours.
    City: salinas

    Tips: They are hitting on the pauses

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: 6 dinks....all fish caught up close to the shore. Missed a chunk. she was at lest 6 pounds. got a visual on her. water temp is 64.
    City: 408

    Tips: crankbaits.. or slow trigged senkos

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: 2 dinks, one on a shakey head, the other on a crank, both up shallow.
    City: Monterey

Monday, May 9th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Arrived late morning and skies where partly cloudy. Caught fish shallow in 2-4 feet on flats with the largest going a little over 3 lbs. The afternoon byte was tough, all fish came on spinner baits. Tried the trees with plastics and nothing havppening. Got off the water around 4:30 when it started to sprinkle, good thing because a huge thunder storm came in within 1/2 which was pretty nasty. Water clarity is still pretty low from all the rain this winter.
    City: Gilroy

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

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    Water Temp: Unknown

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hit the lake in the morning from 7:30-12:00. We tried texas rigging, jigs, spinner baits, cranks, and not a single bite. The water was an ugly brown chocolate color and visibility sucked, so again we tried larger baits, going rediculously slow and still nothing. Going to try next weekend and see if the lake has settled, but with all this rain exepected who knows.
    City: Salinas

    Tips: No tips because I didn't catch anything lol.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Lake opens on april 14th to all boaters....Coyote Bait and Tackle is holding a small tournament the week before at Anderson on day one and Coyote on day two in early april. Top 20 are given the opportunity to fish yote one week earlier than the actual public opening on april 14. Ill be there hoping to get a chance to get some pigs before everyone else gets at em
    City: San Jose

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: i am interested in when the lake re-opens for boats?
    thanks in advance
    City: san jose

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Great day out on the lake with very little traffic. Managed to pull in 6 largemouth using crankbaits and senkos. The boat inspection was brutal but it was worth it.
    City: Gilroy

    Tips: Before going check out sanjosebass.com for more reports.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Very slow day for us and the few other boats we saw. Caught a dink on a split shot worm then got a nice 5.12 on a T-rigged worm. Thanks to the Red Ranger who had a working scale and helped me fizz it so it could go back down. Got too hot so left at 1300.
    Lake will close to boaters 14 Oct.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Please practice, Catch-Photo-Release there won't be anything left if you don't.

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: heading down to coyote next two weeks with the family. wondering what the bite is like? you know no specifics, just lookin for some info on whats workin
    City: san jose

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 73-83

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Lots of dinks (9), biggest 2#. The lure-de-jour was a Texas-Rigged straight tail worm in watermelon candy.

    Couldn't get a reaction bite with cranks or buzz-bait in the morning. Guess the fish don't read Ba$$Master magazine.

    Spoke with the inspector at the end of the day who said they are talking about closeing the lake for the season on Oct 15.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Please practice Catch-Photo-Release for the future health of our sport. That Japanese guy killed his world record for what? Its gathering dust in his room and now he is trying to sell it. Hah!. A replica would have been just as good.

Monday, August 9th, 2010

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    Water Temp: WARM

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: so, i was fishing the dam, throwing these new baits i found they have little balls in them and it makes a rattling sound, everyone should go get them, ok back to the report i was throwing a green one, and them bass they were all over it... caught a total of 11 bass with the biggest between 5-6 pounds just walked the rocks on the dam and and the other side where that little island is. and remember bass over bitches! peace!
    City: Gilroy

    Tips: get the green one, and just sit it on the bottom for about 2 minutes, then reel in, its when the bait is stil they go after it, not on the retrive

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 80

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Arrived 1300, went North. Caught about 6 dinks on worms, hulagrubs and cranks then around 1630 got a 5.14 on a shakey head with a 6" roboworm oxblood red flake in 10ft of water. Weighed, took some pics then released.
    City: Monterey

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 59-60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Opening Day!

    Took the day off in hopes of getting a bigun. Lots of other guys had the same plan. Lake is full. Did OK. Got 4, biggest 4#10oz on a green pumpkin Senko. Spent the day fishing the stickups at the West end. The creek in back was muddy.

    Others did well too. Witnessed a 7# and 6# caught, both on Senkos. Most I spoke to had fish.

    At the end of the day the guy who bands said someone had landed a DD.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Green Pumpkin.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: back at coyote again with my daughter she caught one fish at 1.5lbs on night crawlers and i caught a 8.2 lbs on powerbait black worm within one hr thats it. fishing was slow but quality .will be back have good luck at this lake . earlier we tried anderson off east dunne and nothing. think you need a boat there. mines getting fixed for now.
    City: hollister

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: went out this afternoon and the bite was off and on. ended the day with six fish all small under a pound and one 4 pounds (released). all fish caught in the weeds. 4 were caught on brushhog 2 on worm
    City: hollister