Irvine Lake and Reports

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Saturday, February 5th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: What a day i was fishing with a buddy and he was hammering the bass on 6-inch purple worm. I finally got on on the same Color.We hit all the points and caught 10 bass in all, the biggest was 4.5 pounds. tight lines Chief
    City: Camarillo

    Tips: Drop-shotting the worm and moving it very slow.

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 82

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Started around 4:30 with no bites untill around 6:30. Bite was spotty at first. Solid fish on texas rig brush hog. Buzzbait bite was good later in the afternoon. Once the sun went down the spinnerbait bite came alive!!! Fish a blade over the grass and hold on!!!

    Tips: Drop shot also worked but bigger bites on reaction baits

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

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    Water Temp: nice

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: limited out.lots of crappie here esp. late in the day..couple cats too around 2-5 pounds.. all fish caught on minnows.. fished the south shore..
    City: fremont

    Tips: use live baits.. take the kids

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 81

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 5 until 10p.m. Caught fish on cranks worms ika's and jigs. Biggest went 7pounds 8oz.
    Fish were in 0 to 10 ft. only a couple came from 20ft.Fish were on the first break on all the hard rock banks.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 76

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Ventura bass club had a night tournament at Irvine just to change it up. Started at 6pm and went to 2am. At first there was a lot fo boats everywhere - and the bite was a little slow. Caugth a couple dropshoting rock bluffs with oxblood 6". Caugth a couple on spinnerbait before dark - dinks. Once it got dark the bite came on. We ended up catching 30+ bass mostly 1.10lbs and a couple over 2lbs. We caught most on Norman crankbaits in Dark blue w/ flake or dark red w/ flake on the left bank coming out of the marnia. We would fish all the way down to the damn then go back the other direction. After midnight found a great bite on buzzbait on the bank near the fence post area. THey were just slamming it - black or white - didn't matter what color buzz.
    City: Oak View

    Tips: Whatever reaction bait you like, throw it - They will slam it - good luck

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

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    Water Temp: 81 to 82

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched at 4 p.m. started to throw top water in shaded areas with no bites.Switched to some wind blown points and started to catch some fish in 0 to 8 feet.on Jigs and Spinnerbaits.Best 5 went about 13 to 14 pounds.
    City: Laguna Niguel

    Tips: Throw a spinnerbait and slow roll making sure you are keeping in contact with the brush and rock.

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fishing fair on blads and worms 6fish in 4hr.
    City: orange

    Tips: fish visible baits

Friday, February 4th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 55 - 58

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Two fish one blade fish and wormming. Both pushing 3lbs. Fished for about 3 hrs.
    City: Orange

    Tips: Wind was blowing about 10 -15 mph. Lake is full pool and dirty.

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    Water Temp: 55 - 58

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Two fish one blade fish and wormming. Both pushing 3lbs. Fished for about 3 hrs.
    City: Orange

    Tips: Wind was blowing about 10 -15 mph. Lake is full pool and dirty.

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

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    Water Temp: warm

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing was fabulosly awesome. I caught a 16 pound steal head, and a 5 pound trout also a half pound catfish. Fishing was great.
    City: lake forest

    Tips: Listen to michael he knows what hes talking about. dont buy from bait store michael said its a rip off.THERE SIMPLY TO EXPENSIVE FOR OUR CHEAP ASS TRAILER park TRASH. use power bait and inflated nightcrawlers.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2002

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: My rined which is a proessional isherman reerred me to this site. its got the lowest prices on all ishing products. wholesale prices, beats all tackle shops and even wal-mart! www.vtackle.com/store/norcalishingtackle
    City: Redding

Monday, September 2nd, 2002

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    Water Temp: very warm

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got to the lake at 8am and worked up to Rocky Point and around it to the dam. A couple o nibbles all day was as good as it got. Bad day or ishing... It was very hot with very little wind. The water level is way up rom the middle part o summer and hopeully will allow the ish to stabilize or the all push. Used Pop-R topwater in the morning, dropshots on roboworms and various rigings with senkos. Nibbles came o a spinner working 10 to 20t late in the aternoon. Caught a catish driting a piece o weightless mackeral on a extra pole around the Santiago lats. Not much action reported or anyone. Many got skunked...
    City: Pasadena

    Tips: Come real early or the bass and stay late or catish...

Thursday, June 20th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished here or the irst time 6/17-19/02. My partner an I only managed about 20 blacks rom dink to 3 lbs. Biggest ish came out o the stick ups on the east side o the Red Clay Clis and I was using a Yazuri top water stick bait. 3 more keepers came mid way thru the Cli area in 15' o water slow crawling split shot green weenie 4" plastics. 2 other keepers, biggest 2.5 lbs., came rom the main lake point going into Sierra Creek, again split shotting 4" green weenie plastics. The rest o the ish came rom the two metal bouy balls in the deeper channel portion o Santiago Creek. We just slow dragged the split shot plastics thru the rocky humps in 10' to 20'. Baits were 4" green weenie leeches w/red & grn lake, 6" green weenie worm w/orange lake, 4" Zoom watermelon w/red & blake lake lizard, and a cinnamon w/purple & black lake 3" spider tail grub. We only ished the morning hours rom 6 to 11:30. The other tourney bass isherman were catching ish on Ivano Splash its, wht. buzz baits, and darker colord plastic worms.
    City: Delhi

    Tips: Top water; buzz baits, spooks, & poppers, early morning, then split shot or carolina rigged plastics in the darker colors in 10' to 20' o o points or ind some submerged humps. I the lake did not close at 4 p.m. during the week we would have loved to try the night bite.

Friday, January 25th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 51

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Making my normal Socal journey Irvine was beutiul on this day around 70 degrees. No ish on my customized loat-cat. Used my normal 6"rebel but no luck. I've heard o big ish coming rom this place but all I got was 4 hours o sunshine. I imagine that this lake must have great topography below the surace because visibly it is just a muddy bowl. Water temp was a guess since I went to Corona the next day with a sonar.
    City: vallejo

    Tips: I you want to catch nothing, go to Corona this time o the year, much prettier.

Sunday, March 25th, 2001

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: its was ok and un. when i got there i saw a 10 pound trout on a man boat. he got it out with power bait. that day i saw like around 3-6 trout out there. i got a 2 pound trout.it was a nice place to go ishing, i will go again next week.
    City: la puente

    Tips: i was using a mepps lure and power bait rainbow.i talk to 3 o the guys that couth the ish they were using power bait rainbow or power eggs

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Our club will fishing out at Irvine in late June for a night tournament - I've never been there - Does anybody have any ideas? If you don't want to post you can email meat address above. Thanks
    City: OakView

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    Water Temp: 53

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing or trout was a little slow, with most rainbows taken on Lemon lime powerbait along the west bank. Water level is med-high right now, but west bank is accessable by oot. Limited out by 11Am (started at 6). Bass ishing was a no-go - most likely a little early in the season. Nice size trout catch though. Stick to the trout or now, as bass should become active by Mid March.
    City: Corona

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Senkos near the bushes. 5" or 6" white or pearl silver. Largest 5-15. Along shoreline where the clis are. Shad colored at rap about 10" along bank.
    City: walnut

    Tips: Fish senkos very slow. Let them sit then twitch. Almost deadsticking. Line gets tight, set the hook. EWG Gamagatsu, 3/0 and 4/0.

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Test.
    City: n/a

    Tips: test