Millerton Lake and Reports

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Millerton Lake, Elevaton: 505.16 ft. Daily Statistics
Thursday, Sep 29
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
231,144 1,729 1,439 0.00 36
Friday, Sep 30
Hi: 87 ° F
Lo: 53 ° F
Today
Sunny
Precip: 2%
Tonight
Clear
Precip: 0%

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Nice day at Millerton today. Great weather, lots of 14-16 inch spotted bass willing to bite all over the lake. Only fished the points on the main lake and probably managed 30 spots in about 4 hours fishing.

    Today we used jigs as our main bait and small 4 inch texas rigged Keeper worms as our secondary bait. Both baits worked supurbly. Again, this is a great lake to take a kid fishing.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Jigs, texas rigged plastics and senkos working good right now.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: This lake is great!!!!
    City: Hicktown

    Tips: Are you kidding me??

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Good action on spotted bass but on the small side. Plastics and jigs worked best for us today. Minimal traffic on the lake today. Lake appears to be around 80% full. Should explode next week.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Small plastics and finesse jigs in brown and orange are working well.

Friday, March 25th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Friday was a beautiful day, a gift not to be wasted. After 2pm, hiked the banks at Winchell Cove on the opposite side of the marina. Found a little shelf and tossed out a River2Sea craw and pulled out two two pounders within 10 minutes of each other. Tried different presentations in the same location but to no avail. Walked further East to hit more banks, pulled in a short fish, and that was it for the day. Little craw was all that seemed to work that day.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Uphill bottom bump plastic craws

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Tons of Spots everywhere. Surely in prespawn and will readily bite plastics, ripbaits or jigs. Windy today but a good bite anyway. Most fish we caught today were on points or along cliff walls.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Plastics, jigs, ripbaits, spinnerbaits all work great now.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: This lake is hopping with tons of small spotted bass that are willing to bite plastics from the banks to 40 feet deep. However if you want to find a larger fish, jigs or swimbaits are the ticket. This is a great lake to take a kid fishing now and my nephew and I had great fun jumping from cove to cove nailing spots up to 2 pounds on jigs. Will try this lake again this weekend.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Plastics, jigs, ripbaits all work here now.

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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    Water Temp: Low 60s

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: launched around 7..ran to the marina..got nothing fished the docks got one for about 2 pounds..ran up river..nothing the whole day..got a nice chunk catfish on the crankbait..ran back to the main lake around 11 fished the same areas again..nothing at all ran to a main lake cove..graphed some shad missed to hits on the darter head and drop shot..left around 330..
    City: Fresno

    Tips: lake is still low..not going to rise because they are still releasing water..run up river..nothing in the main lake..

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 60s

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Due to the SAN JOAQUIN SALMON RESTORATION PROJECT, the outflow of water to the lower San Joaquin River is really affecting the lake. I went out throughout the entire week and you can notice it!! The water clarity is incredible, you can literally see for forever with a good pair of fishing glasses..this makes for tough fishing though, the fishes are very easily spooked. Dock 1 is still in use for boaters.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Go out early!! This is really hard to do due to the fact that it doesn't open until 6...limits up to 12 pounds possible fishing between 6 and 730. Watch the noise and rattles...the fish will be spooked. Spots will be in schools foraging for smaller bass and bluegills.

    The bass are in their fall transition stage, so find deep points!! They will be running down those points throughout the day as it gets hotter.

    Patterns:
    -Shallow Cranking...I prefer the LUCKY CRAFT FAT CB3 in GHOST MINNOW...do this early in the morning...if you want to crank later in the day then make sure you are making contact with some kind of structure if not the bottom.
    -Drop Shot...ROBO WORMS in BABY BASS, AARONS MAGIC, AND especially MORNING DAWN!!
    -Top Water...frog bite??!! Yes! The frog bite is ON!! But you will have to find the big ones...no doubt dinks are also fun too!..for this I recommend you use ZOOMs HORNY TOAD in BROWN/WHITE with braided or else it will sink!

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished early morning (0700). headed up river threw swimbaits, spinnerbaits and worms and only managed to catch one 3lb bass on a roboworm (dropshop 6inch holoram shad). From there moved to the marina and caught 7 more on roboworms FX sexy shad (dropshot). fish are in the 20-30 ft of water . Still no spawners wich is akward all fish caught were males released safely.
    City: Lemoore

    Tips: worms worms worms. Hologram Shad and Sexy Shad colors.

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught all my fish (15) up the river towards temperance flats. All on spinner bait right on the bank one on a texas rigged senko. Tried the main lake for 2 hours not even a bite.
    City: Madera

    Tips: Best bet up the river as usual!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched at 0700 started fishing up river i threw swimbaits, ratl traps, crakbaits with no luck i did manage to catch 8-10 fish between 0930-1200 fish were caught on robo worms of the bank hologram shad and mmIII all fish were in the 2lb range nothing to brag about still no spawners water needs to warm up a bit.
    City: Lemoore

    Tips: try your luck up river fish banks and have fun with the dinks . you guys might want to fish deeper water 20-30 for a chance of some of them big spawners.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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    Water Temp: 59

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 7am to about 11:30 caught 30, fish are all up on the bank up river. Main Lake seemed speratic and not really a pattern. Up river still best bet. Most of them on texas rigged or Wacky Senko, couple jig fish.
    City: Madera

Friday, May 15th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished both the 15th and 16th. Friday 5:30-11:00am caught 30 fish 15 keepers and 15 shorts. All spots. Best 5 10 lbs. Saturday 9am - 2pm caught 40 fish. All spots except for 1 smallie. 20 keepers and 20 shorts. Best 5 12 lbs

    Dropshot in 18-20ft on flats with no structure. Fish are gorged with baby shad, spitting them out as you bring them up.
    City: Madera

    Tips: Get on the electronics and find them. They will stay on the deep flats as long as the stripers are not after them. They are grouped together after the shad. Lots of fun

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished main lake flats with topwater in the morning and caught 2 2.5-3#. When the sun came out I started to look for beds. I found 6 fish locked on and 8 or 9 up getting some sun. 3 of the fish i caught one was a 5 pounder. I then went upriver and caught about 10 throwing at the bank with a fluke, lemon shad. They were a little smaller 1-2# i did however catch a black that went 3 1/2. I caught alot on a jig in about 20ft of water with biggest about 2#. Fishing is starting to get real good. By the time the won tourney gets here there should be lots on beds.
    City: Kingsburg

    Tips: Overall a great day. The bed fish are coming!!!
    I can not wait till sat!!!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 60-64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Ran up river as far as i could first thing in the morning. Fished 30 min caught a couple of dinks on a jig. fished my way out, an hour or so weny buy no bites nothing even on the jig. That is when i picked up my Huddleston rof 12 in rainbow trout 2nd cast 4 pounder i went 10 min or so and caught a 2.5 pounder. After that i hit every main lake point. I caught at least 1 fish on each point. My main point i found I caught 4 fish before I left 3.5 pounder a 5 pounder then i got a 2 pounder. my 6th cast on the point I call the fish castle I caught my biggest spot ever, on the cullemrite 6.39 pounds.All fish came on a swimbait except 2 on a jig. I am practicing fo a won bass tournament, so i wont say to much
    City: fresno

    Tips: All in all a great morning. Best 5 went 20.89 pounds on the scale. Good luck everyone

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 58.9

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fish deep, slow and small. cought one about 2.5 lb. The rest were from one lb to 1.5 lb.Drop shot from 45 feet to 70 feet. Good luck after this big storm.
    City: Madera

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: On the water about 5Pm last night. My Bro hit the 2sd cast with a 3.10lb spot. We fished until about 9:30 most fish came on a drop shot. It was hit and miss until sunset then the bite came alive. Top water netted a lot of fish most in the 6" to 14" with bigger ones mixed into the hits. Dans drop shot worked for him all evening having one break off 6lb test. Blades in Black/red with a Colorado blade slow netted some good ones. The jig and Texas worked good but not the numbers of the D/S. I had some good fish boated big fish on the blade 3.0 lbs. We both had good limits.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: They are feeding in the evening and the bite picks up at sunset and better at night.
    Purple death on the drop shot black blades and sweet beavers on Texas rigs are working as well.
    The main thing is slow just fast enough to feel the blade turning cast as close to the bank as you can. I lost 3 blades in the rocks but, that's where they wanted it.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 77

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water at noon and fished until 6. It was a dinkfest! only one keeper but it was not very crowded and the haze from a fire the day before kept it cool. Didn't get a bite until 2pm and then caught one every other cast. At least I got out on the water. Most were in 14 feet.
    City: Madera

    Tips: Dropshot prism shad, the bass were full of shad and puked them up up all over my boat deck.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We had a great time catching spotted bass We fished from 6:20 am in the morning till 1:30pm both on the main lake and river. Fish were from 3 to 25 feet deep jigs shad pattern worms both worked.Lake is coming up slowly cant wait to hit them again.
    City: kerman ca.

    Tips: jigs in 1/4 oz 4" twin tail grubs shad pattern worms darter head 1/16 or 1/8 oz.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: going out wed can any body tell me how the bass and stripers are doing. never fished the lake before

    thanks