Dixon Lake and Reports

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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fISHED THE LAKE ALL DAY AND CAUGHT SMALL MOUTH AT THE SOUTH END OF THE LAKE , FISH WERE AROUND 15 TO 20 INCHES. AND CAUGHT ON WORMS TEXAS RIG. CAUGHT A 22 INCH TROUT ON 10 INCH WORM. CAUGHT A 24 INC STRIPER ON A NITE CRAWLER. WEATHER WAS GREAT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE TRIPS TO LAKE DEL VALL JUST A GREAT DAY ON THE WATER.
    City: fremont c

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: i threw many cranks and got 13 many of wich were over 5 pounds
    City: ventura

    Tips: i think i need them

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 73-74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: 3 of us launched out of Paradise at 5:30A and fished until 11:30A. It was HOT HOT HOT (bring plenty of liquids to keep yourself hydrated). On the subject of fishing, we caught 18 keeper size bass (best 5: 13+ lbs) and plenty of small ones.
    City: Dixon

    Tips: Caught on white or blue/black chatter bait, white spinnerbait, and crayfish colored lures. All fish were caught within weedlines or weedbeds.

Friday, March 31st, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hmmm...Would have sworn that on ESPN Bass Center last weekend it was reported that the IGFA WOULD allow a foul hooked fish to be considered for a world record as long as it was determined that it was not intentional. Now, California on the other hand does not allow a foul hooked fish to be considered for a world record so that in itself disqualifies their entry. However, I firmly believe, obviously since they put her back, that these fishermen absolutely DID NOT intentionally foul hook that fish. Had California regulations been different, I think they had EVERY right to take that fish to the dock, ideally not on a stringer but in some sort of huge ice chest with a battery operated aeroator to keep her alive which I believe they should have already had on the boat by sparing one of the three fishermen to make room for that pseudo-live well, then have it weighed on certified scales, then put on display at Bass Pro Shops for the rest of the bass fishing world to marvel at. I honestly believe that by putting that fish back and bringing such national attention to that lake, that many of the trophy fish as well as that fish may now be yanked out of those waters by those who could care less about the longevity of those beautiful gentle giants. I do not believe for one minute that they cheated in any way, shape, or form. It was simply bad luck that she ended up foul hooked. It should not discredit those fishermen in any way. They are accredited trophy bass fishermen and I STILL think that they should have had it weighed on certified scales and let the IFGA make the determination as to whether or not they should be recognized as the new world record holders. I think the only wrong thing they did was not get her properly certified and measured. I too am a big proponent of catch and release, but I would have certainly put that jig hook in her top lip and gone from there.....she would have been far better off safe in an aquarium at Bass Pro Shops than at the mercy of some ditch bank Okie with total disregard for those fish.
    City: Atascadero

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: great job... How bout that Mike Long geting beat out"""""""""" a world record.. by 3 pound's.. good shit.. whether it was foul hooked or not.. he got it in the boat.. Hey... what the hell would you do ??? Myself.. I would be shakin" " Like a hound dog trying to shit a peach pit" good job.. It's a record..
    City: morgan hill

    Tips: thank the guy's..hell your all out there trying to do the same thing anyway...Give credit where crdit is due.. and I think.. in my opinion the fish is "KING" and the person who caught it " Is one lucky and hard worker.. remember It wasn't one person who caught the fish.. I think that there were 2 or 3 freind's that have been trying to do this for a while.. Read the book.. and follow...74 year record broken by 3 pound.s not 3 ounces'' 3 pound's.. great job.. fck those florida guy's...there just jeoulous of California.. biggest Bass have been caught here // wow a lot of people have thing to say.. hey fish safe and give the "TEAM" some credit.. after all ... It is a world record, foul hooked or not, recognize it.. and congratulate the lucky team who did it..CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WORLD RECORD BASS.. Doug

Monday, March 27th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Well it looks like he won't be credited with the world record after all. He said on ESPN "all that matters is I know I have the world record." HMMMM, he may have caught a 25.1, and is well deserving of holding the new world record, BUT...he failed to plan properly. He offered another guy a thousand dollars to fish that spot so he KNEW how important that fish was. WHY...WHY NOT have a huge ice chest with an aeroater to keep her alive....THEN take her to certified scales which he should have known exactly where they were???!!!
    Let's be honest...who cares if it was foul hooked. I don't know one person who is THAT conscientious about doing the "right" thing. He stalked that fish...he got her to turn on his jig....he deserved to get the world record! You know most anyone who knew the importance of that fish would have turned to his buddies in the boat...and while still in the net put that hook in the upper lip and moved it around a bit...NO ONE would have ever had to know!! Is that cheating...dishonest...wrong??? HELL NO!!! I give him all the credit in the world for having the patience and perserverence to get that hawg on the end of his line. That is an old and SMART fish...It's been caught a mere 3 times since 1991. It should be in the record books..and would have been there for a LONG time.
    Do I feel bad for him...nope..not one bit. Simply unbelievable...he could have had blank checks from SO many sponsors had he only played his cards right....as for his overwhelming need to be Mr. Right-thing-to-do....well, there aren't any sponsors for that now are there?
    City: Atascadero

    Tips: Use your head when you fish for trophy bass AND if you catch a world record...for God's sake...follow all the steps BY THE BOOK!!

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: great job.... world record foul hooked .. honestly.. all of us have foul hooked..she was laying on her bed... it took time for her to pick it up and move it off.. at that moment..it became a world record...spit it out..and turned.. as far as I'm concerned.. 25 1 back in the water..great job...
    City: morgan hill

    Tips: This is how I see it.. Please correct me if I'm wrong.. If you fish, it's for fun.. I cant imagine a big bass like that.. I tip my hat. to the person that caught it.. and for anyone who bad rap's. whether or not it was a record..bite me .. right place at the right time.. congratulation's... A World Record Fish!""

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: You tell em Rick. So far you are the only one that makes any since out of this big miss.
    City: Bakersfield

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: BIG...BIG kudos to you guys landing that MONSTER!! >>>BUT...I cannot for the life of me understand WHY you would put her back before being weighed on certified scales!! I am a big proponent of catch and release myself...and I too would hate to see that fish die...but let's be realistic here...you've been trying to catch this fish for a LONG time....the record has stood for 74 years....that fish was your ticket to riches!! Maybe she would have died, maybe not. She could be swimming in a tank at Bass Pro Shops headquarters, your name on a plaque, a FAT check in your pocket from BPS and God knows who else!! As many fish as you have turned back, I would say that you would not be frowned upon for keeping the monster of all monsters!! I just don't understand it...catch and release even has its limits and I'd say that was the end of the line right there. To be honest, I'd say you have done that fish and big disservice....because now every Tom, Dick and Harry...and every ditch bank Okie for miles away are going to pound the hell out of that lake and jeopordize not only that beautiful mama, but all her kin. God knows how many fish will be taken from that lake and become dinner...and if some other lucky bastard does actually catch that fish before she spawns out, he may be the one reaping all the benefits. I think you made a HUGE mistake and to be honest, I don't think it should be officially recognized as the new world record...not because it was foul hooked, but because DFG or IFGA did not see the fish themselves nor was it weighed on certified scales or measured. I cannot for the life of me understand an accomplished trophy bass hunter putting that hawg back in the water...I mean, how much bigger can she get...how much longer will she even live? And like I said before, she could very well be swimming on display for everyone to see and appreciate at BPS headquarters in Springfield. I mean as long as you've tried for this fish...you would think you would have a definite game plan as to exactly what you need to do to get it certified, measured, photographed, transported live or whatever you would need to do if and when you caught it. This is THE biggest thing fishing has ever seen and you blew it in a big way in my mind. All you guys who said it was commendable for turning her back, well, although it may be commendable, it was a huge error in my opinion and I'd like to see what you would have done had it been on the end of your line!!
    City: Atascaero

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Did anyone hear about the 25lb bass that was caught from Lake Dixon?
    City: San Bruno

Monday, February 27th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: GREAT viewpoint rick. Exactley how I see it.
    City: medford

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fished shasta last four days small fish except for keepers early on main long slopers and running water-top mc Cloud and sac but little backbone is the jewel, i sleighed them early and late,senkos in shad patterns work well and zippers carolina,and your hardbaits on busting fish. NOW about yesterday in jones valley, you guys are done !!!!!! when you shot Randy in the face you blackballed jones valley from every decent bass pro in the country you turned him into PETA,you tried to kill him at the ramp in May you vandalized his equipment dished him to everybody you know and dont i have never seen anything like this before. All because he makes in my opinion the best rainbow trout spook in the world. he is a widower with 6 children and has raised them First before fishing and if you know him he gives more to organazations like special olympics-than most who never give back to the sport. I ask that you not patronize jones valley but instead use bridge bay or other fine marinas on shasta.He planned on fishing B.A.S.S. in fall but is in a world of hurt now,but told me he will help who-ever needs anything,remember this guy gave up all his belongings and gave his vehicle to people who needed his equipment during the fires and stayed and did everthing he could to help others while never thinking of his own life.
    City: concord

    Tips: almost everything that happens to be bad starts in jones valley, please tell all B.A.S.S. contenders to use marinas with security as i have never had a problem anywhere on shasta but jones valley. GOOD FISHING T.C.

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I have to agree with you Rick. Well put!

Monday, March 28th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: 1st time night fishing in delta i caught a 32 in stripper off a bridge. the thing was huge, took 'bout 6min. to real in

    Tips: mud suckers work great 4 stripper, so does shad. fishin at high tide is best

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 100

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: i went fishing at dixon with my buddy on sat. we went and fished it all day. i got 4 bass one was about 2.5 pounds. my buddy got 1 bass and 2 trout. we were fishing a fire tiger crank and also a white buzzbait.

    Tips: if u catch bass all the time then plez dont keep them cuz there not stockers.

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

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    Water Temp: not sure but co

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: i fished the lake early sunday morning and trout were everywere. i was dropshoting an FX worm and had about a 5 lbs trout follow it. i was looking in the shallows and i spoted a nice 2 pound bass. i droped my bait right in front of it and he was just so interested in it but wouldnt eat it. he would swim up and be like an inch from it. i have the feeling that fishing a small swimbait will wor because i saw aome small trout get eatin by some birds.
    City: Oceanside

    Tips: bass fishing is tough. fish in beep water.

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

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    Water Temp: not sure

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I fished the lake early sat. morning. i was fishing a swimbait out in a boat. i fished it for a few hours but nuthing. i could see alot of trout in the water so i cept fishing it. i was out by the buoy line and i did a long bomb cast, started to work it and bam, fish on it looked like a nice 7-8 pounds but h jumped to much and spit the hook. i was fishing an 8 inch trout swimbait 20 lbs test. later that day i fished a croppy jug for trout and landed a dink. like 9 inches.
    City: oceanside

    Tips: i wouldnt us a texasrig

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Hit up Dixon last Sunday, fishing out of a rental row boat. I went with my buddy and we planed on fishing dropshoted plastics in 25-30 feet of water off bass point. After about 45 minutes of fishing I finally hooked up, but it was a dink 11". Fished for another hour or so with one more bite. We both decided to switch over, my friend switched to a carolina rigged watermelon black flake gitzit. And i switched to a texas rigged 8" bluegill colored plastic worm and begun fishin again. With in the next our my buddy got three fish on the gitzit. "alright after this cast im switching!" and then bamo an unexpected tap tap i set the hook and hes on. With in the next 30 seconds into the fight he came up and spit it. That fish was at least 8+. That was the last fish of the day.
    City: Vista

    Tips: The fish are holding deep in at least 25-30 feet.
    Carolina rigged Gitzit seemed to account for most fish but if you want a big un fish the big baits!

Friday, April 18th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 50-60

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Dixon this morning with ew small males on beds. I was able to land one o them in the 2-3lb range using a white jig with a white TnT curly craw trailer. Not very amiliar with the lake and I was having trouble inding some structure to work with. I did not see any big emales but this cold ront could have pushed them in a little deeper or maybe the are not holding tight like the males. Early this week a 17lb was taken with a white jig also.
    City: Escondido

    Tips: Jigs or bedding ish and it seems everybody is using white becuause it is easy to see.

Thursday, February 14th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I caught an 12-2 bass
    City: Escondido

    Tips: Rapala jointed trout pattern