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Saturday, January 21st, 2012

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    Water Temp: 50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The Bass Classics of Santa Clara Valley had a good time with rain, wind and clouds but good fishing. It was good in the morning on main lake steep rocky banks with everyone around us catching 1-2 fish the first hour on darthead worms and spider grubs in 20-40 ft of water. I used a spider grub and only had seven keepers all day but it was good enough for second place with 11.35 lbs. In the afternoon the fish moved back in the pockets and coves and into 10-20 ft of water. Ray Garcia won with 11.75 lbs and he was dragging a split shot worm on long slow tapering points.
    City: Fremont

    Tips: Fish slow and hard and with a light weight I was using a 3/8 oz football head darthead on my spider grubs in 15-45 ft.

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 78-82

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got fish early on shallow points in tablas. Spooks, buzzbaits, blades, and traps. After 9 caught two small fish on a drop shot. Bite died with the sun. Left at 1.

    Tips: Catch fish early on reaction baits cause it gets tough later in the day. Fish shallow points didnt get bit by dam or other deep rocks.

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

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    Water Temp: N/A

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the Main Lake no farther than Las Tables and only about half way up there. Most of the fish came on main lake point's in about 15'.

    Darthead with a 6" Warmouth Robo worm worked for us and nice fish for here and the Lake look's great. Watch out for debris though there are whole tree's out there.
    City: Salinas

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 50-53

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: the water has cooled a few degrees. the fish have suspended in deeper water in areas they were staging for the spawn just a few days ago. they were pretty tite lipped today. only caught a few
    City: Paso Robles

    Tips: the bites are very soft and suttle

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 53-56

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Water is starting to warm and the bass are starting to feed in preparation for the spawn. caught 16 to end the day.
    City: Paso Robles

    Tips: Crawfish colored baits.

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing was insane! We fished the Anglers Choice Team Tournament. Caught fish from blast off till check-in. Jigs, ripbait, and dropshot were our ticket. We caught at least 50 bass for the day and our best 5 went for 8.38lbs. Not a bad wt. for Naci.
    City: Visalia

    Tips: Fish were out deeper for us...25-35ft.

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

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    Water Temp: uknown; felt to

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Naci on Sunday during the CBC tourney. The cold front that moved int slowed the bite down, but the fish are there. Got 5 fish fora day's work,missed a few more. None of our fish were under a pound, best top out at about 2. The CBC guys had 7 fish limits pushing on 15lbs, so the bite is there.
    City: Santa Cruz

    Tips: Jigs, dropshot, and darterhead did the trick today. Only got 1 fish in the deeper water, the rest of the fish came off the bank in 5-15 feet. Best fish was in 3' of water

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went to naci on Sunday, the bite is off the hook right now. Started on the bank right across from the marina while I waited for the fog to lift. Caught about 15 fish in the first hour with the five biggest going just over 11 lbs. Caught the five biggest on a repo man (topwater) and spider jigs. After fog lifted switched to sex Shad colored robo worms on a drop shot rig and caught about 25 more before heading out around 1:00. Did catch some on the spider jig in the afternoon. Get out early, bigger fish seem to be active in the
    am.
    City: Holister

    Tips: Fish are feeding heavily on Shad, find a point with bait and you can catch a fish on almost every cast. Fall bite at naci is on get out and have some fun.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the CBC at Nacimiento. Day after cloudy with sprinkles so north wind to 25 MPH and being the Friday of Memorial Day holiday lots of boats by noon, more like a zoo. No topwater in the morning so by 10:00 am with no fish I went to a YUM Houdini worm and scratched up a very small limit, had to measure a couple. Since there was not reaction bite being a bluebird windy day after a front I went to a YUM Gonzo grub on a 1/2 oz football jig and culled three of my squeekers to weigh a limit for 5.96 lbs. Lots of small fish but only about 12 keepers for the day. This is not a normal spring for Nacimiento, San Antonio or Santa Margarita. All these lakes are either full or 20 feet higher than the high water level the last 4 or 5 years. I think the combination of post spawn and alot of grass detiorating in the water has the ph off or something. The water is clear but has a sort of tea colored stain to it. A couple months ago I had 50 fish days when the fish were all over the flats and spawning but that's gone and the summer feed is just not on yet.
    City: Paso Robles

    Tips: This is the best year for shad in a long time. Every pocket has bait in it. Some of it is over 3 inches long. The fish you catch are healthy and have little bellies on them so watch this lake in the next couple years. Fish finesse like drop shot, senko, texas rig worm or a small jig real slow on main lake points or pockets and you'll catch fish.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 73.4

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Tri Valley Meet -- 39 boats on hand -- Foggy start but sun out and a warm 84o by weigh in. Last boat out as we pulled the 'calling boat' draw [payback from 1st out last time]. Hit the banks and coves and partner scored a crank fish on 2nd cast but it bailed off early. Moved off to some other coves near Snake Creek and scored a nice 16" on a Baby Bass Senko. Nothing hitting on cranks so picked up the dropshot rod. Scored - scored - scored. Five casts, 3 spots. Robo Oxblood red flake in the mudline was workin! Had a limit by 11:45 but could not cull any. Everything after 12 was too small. In with 6, and one floater [drats!] for a 7.48 on the day. One guys in weigh line had a beast large mouth in the sack and would go at least 5 if not a 6 pounder. Tied everything down and headed home. Still, a decent day.
    City: SM

    Tips: A tip for Tri Valley fishers. Get a Black fish bag! ********************

    All except one keeper was on dropshot in the mudlines close to banks. One jig fish was and a few on Chigger Craw shaky head

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 54 - 57.5

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: made the first trip of the year. tuff bite with only eight spots. needs to warm a little. anyone information out there on nacimiento or san anton would be greatly appreciated.
    City: bakersfield

    Tips: drop shot, dart head with blues or browns, jigs
    wait for a little warmer weather

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: getting ready to make a trip out saturday the 13th if anyone has any info that would be great
    thanks
    City: bakersfield

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 50-54

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Clear water upriver and a lot of spots and whites. We caught 30-40 spots and 60-70 whites. Great fishing
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: For whites use shad lipless. For spots and smallies use 1/2 or 1/4 oz. jigs or carolina w/ small shad pattern worms , 2-3 in.

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Some priliminary results from Tri-Valley meet last Saturday. 30+ boats - - 19 blanked - - 7 pounds and change won it on three fish. One was a 5# smallie. Logs the size of telephone poles were floating around, lots and lots of debrie. Some had clogged water intakes. Overheating issues.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Had 8 boats sign up was fighting for real estate to fish due to the other tourneys going on that day I had a good day drop shotting green robo's turned in 5 and took 2nd and had big fish
    http://wascobassclub.com/Tournament_Results.html
    City: Bakersfield

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 54

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: We caught fish everywhere we fished. Find the rocks ansd you will find the fish. Use red cranks for the numbers and big jigs for the better fish. Overall a reallygood day.
    City: San Luis

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: SB Bass Club winner with just over 6# for 5 spots. Early morning bite with 12-14 " spots eating jigs, senkos, and worms...afternoon crank bite when wind picked up. Most fish were 12- 12 3/4"...biggest fish was 1 3/4 #. Very tough bite with drop in temperature more than 15 degrees from previous day

    Tips: Rocky shorelines and main lake points were most productive. Topwater was nonexistent despite significant effort and plenty of boiling activity throughout the day.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went to Naci, A few days back caught a few befor all the dang wakeboarders came out,Dropshoting a few nice points, and threw a jig a bit caught a few all of my big fish came on sammy,s on main lake:)
    City: Atascadero

    Tips: After the sun is up, move deep fish slow.Morning reaction baits try to find a kicker befor getting into all those rats.
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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    Water Temp: 78-82

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Met the wife's San Diego family at Naci for the week of July 13-18. Her family are all skiers and boarders, so figured I would be fishing alone, not always a bad thing. Was surprised to see how low the lake was, though, and I figured it would be tough fishing. Tried plastics first evening across from the marina with no luck. Decided to head back to camp, when I spotted bass chasing shad just outside the north marina 5mph buoys. Tossed out a spook and hooked a fat 2lber and then two more about the same size. Water was glass slick and as soon as the breeze came up the bite disappeared. No luck the next morning in Tablas and the Narrows tossing plastics and topwater. That evening a friend of my brother-in-law and his wife from Arizona wanted a lesson in bass fishing (they are trout fishermen), so I took them to the marina area and tied on a couple of Pop-R's' but the wind blew and we had no luck. Next morning went out alone and found bass busting shad around the south 5mph buoys near the marina. Threw the Pop-R and hooked about ten or so. That evening hooked several more fat ones around the north 5mph buoys with the Pop-R. Next morning my new Arizona trout fishing buddy wanted another shot. We headed to the south 5 mph buoys and after about a 45 minute waiting game we got on bass busting shad on the surface. He caught on quickly and we landed about 30 or so nice fish in the next hour and a half with non-stop action. All in all a nice trip in spite of the 105 degree heat. All fish were released.
    City: Redding, Ca

    Tips: Fish that were chasing shad on the surface seemed to be in the marina area. Throw a topwater lure in shad pattern right where they have just busted the surface. Don't set the hook until you no longer see your lure and feel weight on the line. They miss it frequently and if you set too soon, you often miss. If the wind comes up try something else as the water has to be like glass.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went to Naci on sat. the bite was solid, we caught over 50 fish in about 6 hours. Most of the fish were in the 13-15 inch range with one over 16 inches. We caught the fish from 6 inches to 20 feet of water. Main lake points with wind seemed to be the best for us. We also caught some fish around the docks. All but one of our fish came on a drop shot rig. We used 4.5 inch curly tailed robo worms in sexy shad and oxblood red flake.
    City: Hollister

    Tips: The bite was a pressure bite. You may feel a slight tick, give it a second, feel the pressure then set the hook.