Kelsey Bass Ranch Lake and Reports

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 45-48

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Started off crankin, topwater, chatterbait and nada. Slowed it down with a jig and dropshot. Had 3 fish - 4+, and two over 5lbs.

    Tips: Berserk slop jig sprayed grass and shad colored worms for dropshotting. Fish it slow, barely shake the dropshot too.

Friday, May 20th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 67?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 6am to 130pm. Early shallow crankbait bite and a buzzbait bite til the end when the wind kinda died. best 5 fish 15lbs, big fish 4lbs.caught a couple dinks on drop shot too.bass fry everywhere.
    City: atwater

    Tips: Beded bass in outlet side of lake. best fish on buzzbait near shade of a willow trees sitting in water.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 66 - 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: caught and released well over 100 fish in the 3 - 4 lb range. caught em on everything. what a blast. these fish are really lookin good. there bodies are catchin up with there heads and there color was awesome. the 1.5 and 2.5 really killed em.
    City: Hilmar

    Tips: throw what you like to use and be ready at all times.

Friday, February 11th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 53-54

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Great Day on Kelsey Bass Ranch. Three boats and six guys boating around 40 bass in the 2.5-3.5 lb range in 4 hours. Im the first one back, and they are still out there fishing as I type.

    They started out with a Norman Deep N in a shad pattern, and Steve of Berserkbaits had an easy limit. BY 830-900 the rest of us showed up, doing better on slop jigs and dropshot. River2Sea 3/8 host minnow spinnerbait claimed its due as well. Also the Prototype new River2sea mini frog showed up as I was leaving, it looked awesome. Angelo from Bait barn and river2sea prostaff even started fishing the River2sea rover...and its February! ...62+ degree weather...t-shirts...February!
    City: Atwater

    Tips: Look in the middle for better fish. The wood had fish too but we weren't even counting the fish under 2 lbs.

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 69-71

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: fished the ranch yesterday for the "Take a Special Person Fishing Day" and had a blast. My buddy and I really enjoyed taking our special person out on the lake.Watching her catch fish was really amazing. If you guys ever have the chance to do something like that, do it! It can change peoples lifes!
    City: modesto

    Tips: a lot of fish on plastics and a few nice fish on frogs

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 58-61

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Wind was bad early, but died down around 11:30. We had only caught 5 by then and as the wind calmed down we ended up with around 25 fish. We were fishing in close to shore and next to cover. The fish were really holding close to cover, stumps, tullies, grass.
    City: Oakdale

    Tips: Dad was using a blue 10" worm and I was using a watermelon babybrush hog w/gold flake, tried alot of different stuff but these seem to work best today. Fish slow and always release the LUKER so someone else can have fun with it...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I had only one day to fish while visiting family in Oregon. So I decided to fish the John Day around Kimberly and Service Creek.
    My wife and I caught 80+ fish most were 15" to 18"
    inches. They were little fat pumpkins too. Most of the fish we caught had been gorging on crawfish they were coming out of their bellys.
    We were tossing 2.5" git-zits in a craw pattern dark colors.
    Early morning bite was solid from 6:30 to 9:00 the bite was really aggressive. We switched over to yamamoto single tail grubs with a gamakatsu darter head as the day progressed. All in all it was a great day for being the only day I had to fish.
    Success to all.
    City: Tracy, CA

    Tips: Have Fun