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Saturday, Dec 3
Hi: 66 ° F
Lo: 45 ° F
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Mostly Sunny
Precip: 0%
Tonight
Mostly Clear
Precip: 1%

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Windy, but good day of fun fishing. Found several nice fish still on beds, and got a few good fish out of the trees near the bridge. Jackall green pumpkin and watermelon Flickshake worms dropshoting, and pitched four inch Covercraw in the trees. Biggest fish was five pounds even, best five were about sixteen pounds.
    City: Sun City

    Tips: If you sight fish, check the area right next to the boat ramp and in the narrows No Wake area. Or pitch the Jackal Covercraw or your favorite bait in the middle of the deeper trees, and deadstick it for a while. Slow down and really look and you will see fish cruising shallow.

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 65-70?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the last three weekends. Used Texas rigged with 6"-8" worms. Buzz baits yellow and green. Crank baits 6-10 foot divers, green and silver in color. Caught one 13" crappie. Not having much luck. Asking for any advice. I have been fishing 4-12 feet in depth.
    City: Carlsbad

    Tips: Have none at this time. Looking for some tips!!

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Salt/Pepper Leopard leeches, flipped black 4" power worms, 8" choc/jelly blue and blades for fish 1-7 lbs
    City: OB

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 82

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Mom said there'd be days like this! 6:30-1:00= JUST TWO KEEPERS! TWO fish for approximately 6lbs! BAD DAY PERIOD! CAN"T WAIT TIL THE WEEKEND TO REDEEM MYSELF!
    City: ESCONDIDO

    Tips: SHALLOW COVER,BIG,DARKBAITS,COVER A LOT OF WATER "PUT THE TEN MINUTE RULE IN FULL AFFECT!" AND USE SCENT- A LOT OF SCENT! LATER DUDE!

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: kinda slow to my expectations lotta small fish early. things picked up big time later on me and my partner (BRIAN PIMPPINS) managed a decent limit that wentbetween 13-15lbs. we both feel wer'e on to something with some bigger fish during this time of season! AND IT'S NOT SWIMBAIT.
    City: escondido

    Tips: DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON TIME

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: had a decent day lost a double-digit in a tree. throwing topwaters and worms (BIG WORMS). Best colors were chocalate and junebug.
    City: ESCONDIDO

    Tips: Watch me on saturday and sundays. I'll be the guy in the rental boat putting on a clinic. TULE POINTS AND DEEP WATER BREAKS(4ft-10+)BIG FISH DON"T DINE OUT THEY DINE IN! IF you on a good spot and you can feel it but "you're dinking up the place?" Leave! however, if you're striking out, throw a "BIGBAIT" with confidence and persistence. DON'T BE SURPRISE AT RESULTS. LATER DUDE!

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

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    Water Temp: don't know

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: fishing the narrows with big worms and 25oz parrelling the north side casting at a10-11 oclock angle stuck and landed 3 to 7lbs missed a bully.
    City: escondido

    Tips: watch me on sundays!

Monday, June 19th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I am visiting friends in San Marcos and they have been fishing Lake Hodges with no luck. Fishing for largemouth and crappie. Can anyone help with info on lures and areas to fish. I currently fish the Potomic and Susquehanna rivers by boat and use alot of soft lures. Especially grubs and flukes in the grass. I should be there for this weekend. Thanks
    City: Fallston,MD

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 52-53

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: WIFE AND I GOT ON THE WATER AT 10 AND WAS OFF AT 3. HOOKED 14 LANDED 9 ALL 14" TO 16". FISHED 5" GRUBS TEXAS RIGGED AND JIGS. GRUBS WON.WEATHER WAS GOOD ALITTLE WIND.
    City: DINUBA

    Tips: DARK GRUBS,BLACK-GOLD,SMOKE-BLUE
    BROWN JIGS , PUMKIN-GREEN CRAWS

    DONT USE YOUR SPOT RODS ON A LARGEMOUTH LAKE.
    (COULDN'T SET THE HOOK ON THEM TEXICAN RIGS WITH THEM ML. ACTION RODS)HA HA

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Great fishing at lake Hodges today. I caught twelve bass this morning fishing from shore with jerkbaits, blades, and texas rigged creature baits. my biggest one today was about 6 lbs caught on a creature bait. caught all of them shallow 2-8 feet of water. All of them were in the shallow trees, and grass not many on the rip-rap.
    City: Vista

    Tips: fish the vegetation with blades thats what caught most of my fish.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2002

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: LAKE HODGES IS CLOSE!!!!! THE WATER IS VERY LOW AND WONT LET NO ONE ON THE WATER.THEY LET THE SEA DUDES BUT NO ONE ELS!!!!!
    City: ontana CA

    Tips: WATCH OUT FOR ROCKS!!!! HOPE HODGES OPENS BACK UP SOON!!!

Thursday, February 8th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 50-60

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: i went to hodges bout 5:30 in the moring and hooked up with two nice lunkers they were 3.2 and 3.5 the lake was slow or what i usally catch. there is also a pond right next to there lake back bt the rancho brenado arm you have to walk a little but its worth it. You can ask most kid ishermen orm the area bout it the name o the pond i rb inn. you avaraghe a 2-3 pounder. i went there last night bout 5:30 till 6:30 and hooked up with 12 bass between me and my best riend we cought them on red with christmas sparkles poured by george at poway bait and tackle.we rigged them texas style with a 3/16 bullet weight so i you ever get the chance to go there you should.
    City: poway

    Tips: since it is winter you need to ish slow because you want the bait to be in the strike zone as long as possible. be prepared to wait these bass can be iniky but not always, you should start out with chocolate/blue vein rigged texas style then move to a dark red and i that doesnt work go lighter in color on your plastic. some crankbaits are working too but only a ew, rapala at rap is doing were in shad color and the rebel crawdad cranks are workin well too we.. the main key is to ish the points ajasent to deep water. also ish the main strcture o the pond or lake these keys will help you

Thursday, August 3rd, 2000

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Lake is very low on water - about 50% capacity (lowest level in 9 years) so the ish are concentrated. I'm still looking or the BIG ish (see www.hodgee.com - grin).
    City: Escondido, CA

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Lake is very low on water - about 50% capacity (lowest level in 9 years) so the ish are concentrated. I'm still looking or the BIG ish (see
    City: Escondido, CA

Saturday, March 25th, 2000

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Willie in Alpine: Thanks! Please see my response over in the SCBF Forum. ...RogerB
    City: Monterey, CA

Monday, March 20th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: TO: ROGER B.--MONTEREY,CAL.ROGER,I FISHED HODGES ON THE 18TH ALSO--YOUR MISTAKE WAS YOU SHOULD HAVE FISHED TIGHT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.I CAUGHT 6 FISH--3 ON CRANKS EARLY WHILE IT WAS STILL FOGGY.AND 3 ON WORMS AFTER THE SUN CAME OUT.ALL WERE IN 1 TO 3 FEET OF WATER--4 WERE KEEPERS(OVER 15 INCHES)THE TWO BIGEST FISH--3 1/2AND 3.0 WERE ON FAT RAPS IN THE FOG BEFORE 8:00GOOD LUCK NEXT TIME.WILLY
    City: ALPINE

Saturday, March 18th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 55-62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Surace temp o 62 dropped quickly to 55-58 below the surace. This was the day beore the ull moon. Many boats on the lake -- most ishing very shallow or right at the shoreline. I didn't see anyone catching anything on that pattern, so I assumed all the ishing and boat activity in the shallows would push the ish back out to the staging areas. That's where I concentrated my eorts. Thoroughly ished areas rom 5' to 40' on north end o lake (warmest water, and along west side o saddle point -- but to no avail. Bottom line: I didn't ind'em and I didn't see anybody else doing so either.
    City: Monterey, CA

    Tips: No action on Power Pulse worms, Fin-S-Shad, jig-n-craw, cranks (shad and crawish), or spinnerbaits, all ished slowly due to cold water. No bites on a stitchin' presentation, either. Very rustrating day, because the big emales should have been (and probably were, somewhere) on a eeding binge prepping or the spawn (..or maybe they were tuckered out rom a night o mating, and recuperating out in the really deep channels.)

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went yesterday and ound the boat dock had been moved over to the dam where there is a tiny bit o water let. Feel sorry or the ish that are all squeezed together. Lake is closed, i you could call it a lake.Furhter south, at Otay, two weeks ago limited on sunny day. Two 4+ and 3 3+. Kept our biggest. All on surace lures, all day bites. All near the boat dock or towards dam. (was rowing.) Anybody want to trade a boat or some amazing artwork. See my sight i interested. www.seewald.com
    City: Del Mar

    Tips: Anybody know how Martinez Lake is lately. What's it like there this time o year?Blessings