Lopez Lake and Reports

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Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 62-64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Had our 2 day TOC and weather was cold and right after a storm. The shad are still deep 30-60 feet. On Saturday we caught 40+ fish mostly dropshot some cranks and some jig. Sunday we caught 10 fish and couldn't get a limit. Lots of 8-10 inchers. You have to weed through them to get some bigger fish. Lake is about 10 feet down from full pool. The dam produced some of the better weight, but even then you had to weed through the smaller ones.
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: slow down find them on the finder and verticaly drop on them. 10-30 feet, DD22 worked for the cranks and jigs in watermelon or brown.

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 73.9 - 75

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Forgot to say fish were caught on colorado spinner bait black/blue and drop shot
    City: Lompoc

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    Water Temp: 73.9 - 75

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Decided to hit the lake after 4 long months away, with the numerous repairs to the boat and house renovation (total), finally had the opprotunity to go fishing in my boat.

    Started in Pozo, saw lots of fish busting surface but found they were just this years hatch. Threw some top water for about an hour with no takers or lookers. Headed to lopez arm and finally caught some fish...LOL 2 small dinks and nothing the rest of the day. Friend who was with me lost a very good fish, he was using 6lb test and the fish dragged his line to bushes 20 feet away without even turning its head. Would liked to have seen that one. Anyway finally lost it after getting tangled in the brush, said he could feel it but couldn't get a grip.
    City: LOMPOC

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 66.4

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Myself and two friends hit the lake today and started in Whittenberg. Pretty quiet so headed to the back where we scored last outing. Hit the banks and weeds with Senkos aand jigs. Scored some nice fat ladies and s few good smallies. Green Pumpkin b/flake, Natural Shad and a few assorted Robo worms worked well.
    City: SM

Friday, March 25th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 61.2

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Lots of trash floating on the lake still so be careful!

    Wow! Level is about 15 feet from the base of the spillway. Hasan't been this high in several years. Great to see water in the lake bringing back some old fising haunts..

    10AM arrival and headed straight to the back. Short stop near Vasquez to checkout the coverage in the back of Vasquez.. Nice! Setteled just past the last dock about 20 yards in. Started with our Bucket Mouth Jig in Wtrmeln/Red with a Wtrmeln trailer. POP! Smacked a nice 3 in 3 foor of water. Pulled three more in, went flat so switched to a Senko. Blasted two in a row over 5 at the boat. Busted off in some tall weeds. 9 total for the day with maybe 21 pounds. Good day -- Heading back Monday
    City: SM

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Starting fishing around 7:00 a.m started at main point nothing so ran down to strawberry flats first 4 casts picked up three keepers fished there for about 3 hours with a total of 8 fish.
    City: Taft

    Tips: Fish started moving up shallow as the day went on fished slow with a drop shot.

Friday, November 12th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 66.5

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Pretty slow today.. Hit a few good areas with a few of my friends in another boat. Same story. Only a small dink. Headed towards the dam to check thinks out and 'BANG'. Something let go?? Had my buddies pull me back to the dock and loaded. Got home, pulled the lower unit. Driveshaft took a dump. So she's going to sit till I get parts. Bummer.....
    City: SM

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 62.2

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Pretty flat out. Sun came out and it was a great day for sunning. Started with a rettle trap around cliff drop offs, went to plastics, then a swim and a punch bait back in the mossy areas. Nothing!
    City: SM

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 70.4

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Whats with the Pez??? Lake has been like OFF for the past three weeks. NADA ????
    Any offerings?
    City: SM

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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    Water Temp: 71.5

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went back today after a disappointing day yesterday. Determined to find out what or where the bite went. Totally different day. Jigs all day today with 11 nice keepers in the boat two of which went in the 5 range. Spent most of the time near Vasquez area hitting the rock walls with a jig in 15-25 foot of water with most hits coming in that 15 foot range up close to the walls.

    Nothing at all in the marina area or Whittenburg. wind came up around 11ish and it pulled several boats off the main lake looking for shelter, or on the trailer.
    City: SM

    Tips: 1/4oz jigs with a DT hula grub trailer. Stay in the green colors. Blues were not working nor was craw colors.

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 71.2

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Here is some good advise.. Stay home this week.. Lake is REALLY off! Took almost 3 hours to get a bite. Small ones- Buddy got one maybe 2 pounder that was it.. 6 fish - all small. Up next to the banks with Green Pumpkin jig and a trailer. Pretty sad. Not even a taker at the dam -- That is REALLY off.
    City: SM

Friday, August 6th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 71.5

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Scum has disepated for the most part..
    Fun trip as I wont be doing Tri Valley Sat so decided to go take a shot at the water.. NOT GOOD! Very tough bite. Temp change and barometer change have fish stuck.. Lock-jawed for the most part. Couln't get anything to work. 2 fish on rattle trap, one on a white hula grug. Thats it! Was so bad, I couldnt even score a small one at the dam! Thats bad.
    City: SM

    Tips: ???? Glad Im not fishing tomorrow... Frustrating

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 71.3

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Reports have that DFG was out looking at the Scum on the lake as it was different from before and they were showing concern. Dont know where it went from there...

    Most of the algae was pretty heavy across from Vasquez today, and fairly thick in some areas. Don't know what 'type' it is but it is sure hard to wash off the boat at days end. Spent a lot of extra time getting clear water on my rag at the fish clean station to wipe off the scum and wash off my reels and line.. Nasty stuff!
    City: SM

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 72.4

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Still alot of algea on the top until the wind blows it off. Scummy stuff - Gets all over the hull and your lie.

    Headed to a cove across from Strawberry to plop a new top water. Bang! 2nd cast and hit a really nice smallie in the 2-1/3 pound range. Tossed it around some more with one small large taking it so moved off. To the back by the old dock and tossed it again. Picked up three more small larges so pulled out a crank. One keeper near vasquez but that was it. Moved to the walls North West of Vasquez and worked my favorite jig. Three nice lagre keepers and two smallie keepers. Time to head out. Good day.
    City: SM

    Tips: Kralens Rock Hopper and CLU's ZG Watermelon scores again. Love these jigs.

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 71.2

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: A great day spent on the water with my son. Vasquez offered up some weight today and my son scored on dropshot in 30 foot. Landed three nice heavies in the 4-5 pound range off the East wall. A great day spent with my best buddy!
    City: SM

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 73.6

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: A foggy morning launch at 6AM with maybe 4-5 boats already at the marina. Finally ---! A decent day at Lopez. Fisihing buddy and I headed towards the bridge and elected to stop about mid-way and toss top water. A few blowups but nothing great partner hit on a decent LG on a senko but it was off at the boat. Headed to sandflats and topwater again. Score!!Partner brought in a nice 5+ and I hit a solid three on a whacky senko. Pulled in three more and headed to Vasquez. Pulled a few off the bank, chnged up to a RootBeer Hula and the day went nuts from there. We nailed close to 30-40 fish with several in the 3-5 pound range all large blacks with one very nice 3# smallie I took on the RootBeer grub. Wind up about 11AM making it cold with the heavy fog. Fog lifted around noon with some sunshine.
    City: SM

    Tips: Fish were mostly near the shoelne in 3-6 foot. Hula Grubs in Rootbeer & Pmpkin blk flk,Robos in Oxblood and Arrons Magic were taking quality fish all morning long.

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 64.3

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Windy and dead.. Bout all I can say for Sunday. On ther water at 6, was off at 8:30. Several guys out -- Same decision - - Go home.
    City: SM

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 67.4

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: A trip to the pez with my good neighbor fishin buddy. Hiot Whittenberg with a big NADA.. Stopped at Sand point with same results. Headed to the back bu the last dock and started to finally hit in 4-6 foot range off the banks. Partner scored a decent 3+ and a few dinks, I finally pegged a decent 17 incher on a Pumpkin colored jig then busted another good 3+ on the opposite bank on the same setup. Slowed so we headed in about 10:30ish. A good day but pretty slow on the bite.
    City: SM

    Tips: Watermelon Pump black flake Hula grubs, Pumpkin Jigs seem to get most fish.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Got to the lake at 6 AM went to Lopez arm-tried senkos-7 in Black with Purple-scored on 3 to 6 lb fish on most rock walls-really good day
    City: AG

    Tips: Rig the senkos weightless-let them flutter

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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    Water Temp: 65.1

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Big change since Saturdays outing. Whittenberg coughed up a few decent keepers but a far cry from a few days ago. Fishing friend pulled a nice 5-6 with a small swim near the rock pile in Whittenberg and like me, a few on a dropshot.

    Cloudy, overcast and foggy. Was down right chilly till about 11ish.
    A few takers at the bridge but no keepers. All smaller fish
    City: SM

    Tips: Wait for better conditions. Wind got heavy around noon!