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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: day two at pinto....caught 7 bass off the cement docks again...3 caught on white spinner bait and 4 caught with a brown brush hog..texas rigged..
    City: salinas

    Tips: if your gonna fish off the cement docks..then the best advice i can give you is to cast any plastic lure as close as you can to the boat dock..seems to be where most of the fish are hiding

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished off the cement docks, caught 5 bass...3 small bass bout a pound each....caught two nice ones about 2-3 pounds. all bass caught on spinner baits
    City: salinas

    Tips: worms and jigs seem to be only working if you have a boat to go out into the lake, but neither of those baits work around the docks..try fishing spinner baits...seems to be the only thing working..cast out far and let it sink to the bottom then slowly reel the spinner bait, draggin it along the bottom

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: na im not a beginer, i've been fishin for bass for 5 years and usually fish anderson. i consider myself somewhat good for my age. also do you know why there is so many concrete slabs in the area of the launch ramp.
    City: elkhorn

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: yeah i have a boat but i use my kick boat out there...in the morning tules and when the sun comes out under the trees...the bite is great...are you just starting out bass fishing?im going back tomorrow
    City: watsonville

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    Water Temp: 59

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: really any bait to flip.
    City: watsonville

    Tips: really any type of bait you can flip....blk/blue jig or zipper worm or any bait to immitate a crawdad...creature bait

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Was wonderin what kind of rigs did u get those fish on local? fishi there tommarow. just fishin for tips.
    City: elkhorn

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: went to pinto just to go and take a day off from the bigger lakes with traffic,started out at 8am started fishing slow shallow and got bit so stuck to that all day.caught about 20 fish,smallest one was about 2.5...biggest about 7.over all the fishing is doing great.
    City: watsonville

    Tips: take your time its a small lake...to those who aint getting bit,dont get mad...just keep fishing .there are alot of big fish here you just gota take the time and find them.if you dont get nuthing,chances are you need to analyze what your doing wrong cuz whatever it is its keeping you away from good bass

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: why are you talking mess? because you cant catch sh**...fishing from a boat and off shore is the same thing...i go fishing there every week and i catch ATLEAST 5 fish all weighing over 3 pounds...i bet your out there on your boat catching 1 pounders! ha
    City: salinas

    Tips: dont ask for tips if your gonna hate!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: caught 8 good ones...1 on a senko, 3 on crank bait, 3 on spinner bait, and 1 on chatter bait,
    average size 2-3 pounds....the biggest one was 6 and a half pounds which i caught with a chatter bait

    Tips: you dont need a boat to fish this lake..fishing from the docks is fine...crank baits and spinner baits seemed to work the best..but only shollow water crank baits

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Ask you for tips.You only fish from the shore.Thats the worst place to fish at pinto.Get a boat and a clue befor you post a report!!
    City: Santa Cruz

    Tips: figure it out yourself and keep fishin

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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    Water Temp: i dont even kno

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished off shore early morning til afternoon.. caught 1 in the morning..nothing too serious but the bite got better in the afternoon..caught 3.
    City: salinas

    Tips: just ask me if you really want tips...

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 54

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished right off the dock for bout an hour flippin and pitchin senkos and tubes in the tree...got nothin...tried some top water...nothin...about to leave and i was fishin a chatter bait...i fished it right along the dock and hooked a nice 2&a half pounder...
    City: salinas

    Tips: try chatter bait...seemed to be the only bait working..they sell them at walmart for bout 5 bucks...goodluck

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hahahahahah....Its funny seeing lots of people complain about this lake....YES!!!! It gets pretty nasty out there at time...BUT it also TURN ON ALOT TOO!!!!!Have fished this lake the past year and with a friend of mine...SEEN COUNTLESS 8-9lbs pulled out!!! I myself just caught a 5lber on a HUDD!!!!

    LEARN THE LAKE b4 you HATE ON IT!!!!! Algea BLOOM IS IN FULL EFFECT!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!! So adjust and you will get BIT!!!!

    Dont hate this lake cause you cant fish it RIGHT!!!...lol..... :-)
    City: Gilroy

    Tips: JIGS are the TICKET!!!!! BLK on BLK!!!! FISH TULLIES TIGHT AND SLOW!!!!

    Then write a report and tell me how you did!!!!....lol...

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: thought I'd get out of town for the weekend and fish somewhere new. Heard this place produces somes good fish.....................this place sucks. the water looks like guacamole. all i saw was dead fish. I guess I've been fishin the delta too much.

    Tips: Fish the Delta.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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    Water Temp: gross

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished all of my tackel box for 5 hrs. one crappie and a small bass. Water was very green and got on everything. Very windy. Some mexicans in the back kept asking me for lures. Usally good fish, but I think the lake has really gone down hill...????
    City: santa cruz

    Tips: Any

Monday, May 12th, 2008

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    Water Temp: dirty

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for 7 hrs, swimbait, crank, spinner, worms creatures.One little dink talked to others and nothing. This lake sucks and don't waste your time and you have to be off the lake early. Saw some nice dead carp
    City: Watsonvil

    Tips: dont fish there

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 8am to 11:30. Water was stained. No bites until the sun popped through which was about 10:30am. Had 2 semi hook ups near the Northern most island, which I lost both on the way to the boat. Then at the Southern most island I landed a chunky 5lber from the tully line on a jig.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: none, was my first trip there.

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Hadn't seen a report on this Lake for a long time, so decided to go and make one myself. Caught 5.
    2 dinks on a white buzz bait in the early morning. The rest on a 4" weightless Senko in watermelon and black and red flake. The largest was an even 2#. All fish caught tight up against the bank in heavy cover.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Tried a black and blue jig with a blue trailer without success. Next time I'd try a black and blue
    jig with a dark trailer with red flake based on how they inhaled the Senko.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

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    Water Temp: 60's

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched at 4:30pm and was able to get 3 my self, 2 at 2.5 and one at 4lbs. My friend got 2, one 2lbs and one 4.5 lbs, by 6:45 when boats have to be off the water. Thrash the banks every foot. We where jigen with plastics. Lots of little bait fish not sure what they are.
    City: Santa Cruz

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: launched at 930 went strait to the "narrows" or channels in the back. Met a cool dude named Scott there and he was slayin' them for pinto's standards. Ended up hangin with him and pullin in 2 up the 3.5 lbs. Scott had 5 good tourney fish right around 14 lbs for the 5. I think we "might" have found a pattern here but I'm not sure....
    City: Watsonville, Ca

    Tips: persistance is key. I have visited this local lake here in watsonville over 15 times in the last 10 months and have yet to get on a pattern that will last. Thrown everything and done laps around the lake with little luck.