San Luis Lake and Reports

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San Luis Lake, Elevaton: 499.03 ft. Daily Statistics
Wednesday, Jan 18
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
1,496,567 ??? ??? ??? ???
Friday, Jan 20
Hi: 50 ° F
Lo: 42 ° F
Today
Rain Showers
Precip: 90%
Tonight
Chance Rain Showers
Precip: 50%

Monday, October 24th, 2016

  • Report: by The Pond King ยป Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:51 pm
    I haven't posted in a while because I really haven't been fishing much. My focus has been on other parts of my life. I've only been dabbling with some local large mouth bass fishing here and there.

    Anyways, my friend invited me out to go fishing with him and another buddy on his boat this past Saturday. I couldn't pass up on a boat fishing trip, so I got everything geared up and ready to go.

    We launched around 7 in the morning, and the first spot we stopped by was a great choice because we started getting hit right off the bat. Lucky Craft Sammy's were the hot bait of the day and the top water bite was on like Donkey Kong! It was only within the first hour or so where we had the flurry of action, and then the bite died. We're so busy catching fishing, I couldn't take pictures during the moment. The only thing I was thinking was to get back out on the water asap. We've caught probably around 10 each and missed many more. There's nothing like a top water bite. The stripers were so aggressive. If it missed the Sammy, it kept jumping at it till it got hooked. Most were 17-21 inchers. They weren't big, but they were very fun to catch on bass rods.

    I highly recommend fishing at San Luis Reservoir right now. Catch the early morning bite. That is the key!

    Pix here: http://www.westernbass.com/forum/san-luis-reservoir-striper-fishing-t105189.html?sid=5b1c5b09b49b3a936a74ccb8940bffef

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 53

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fish ck 12 at the forebay and threw swim baits and caught one 21 in and threw top water and nothing there still to early for that,
    City: los banos

    Tips: please post,

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 57-

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Has anyone been fishing the big lake recently? Wondering if there have been any boils or fish being caught on artificials?
    City: Salinas

Monday, November 14th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 63

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: If your headed to San Luis make sure you don't have any moisture anywhere on the boat,inside the prop'on the trailer,under the batteries etc or the rangers will fail you and not let you in. They almost failed me because of condensation under the battery.Only caught 2 stripers to 26in on jerkbaits in Clown or Perch

    Tips: Don't do what I did I only caught 2 15 years ago we would have caught 40.Talked to one guy who said they caught 8 on cotton cordell.He caught 1 from the dock while we were talking to him

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went shore fishing at Diniosaursr point Saterday morning .Cold and windy with no hook ups. Saw some other anglers catching a couple (A couple of shakers and one keeper)
    City: Gilroy

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Well dont post like I used to but got there about 6:30 and started out by the South Island and worked towards 33 with a Jerkbait and Rat-L-Trap and nothing at all.Then fished around 33 and there was no moveing water so I ran back and fished the area around the ramp.Ended up catching six fish two on a Jerkbait and the rest on a Trap.Then a breeze came up and within 15 minutes I was of the water with about 30
    mph winds.I was on the Forebay.
    City: Salinas

    Tips: I think the bite is just starting and it should get better for reaction now because it was still warm over there for November.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 70-73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing is getting better here for the Linesides! We fished in the morning and caught a 22incher on a Trap! After that they were mostly shakers.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: Wait until it cools down a little bit and you'll see an upgrade in the size of the fish.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: It's been awhile since my last post but the fishing is real good. Lot's of fish but you have go through alot of 17"-19" fish but I did catch 4 26" fish. They have a new gate on a timer so dont get there before 6:15 and fish reaction type lure's.Only saw one small boil but alot fish.
    City: Salinas

    Tips: Real early bite

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 72-74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught 20 or so in the morning. Few on top. The rest came on rattle traps and spoons.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: Keep your eyes open!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Big Lake. Shore fishing. Fished 9AM-6PM at Basalt area. Got 3 at 30inches a piece. People around the area were getting some too.
    City: Merced

    Tips: Yellow Fin Shads.

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: went again to aqueduct with my wife and fished 2 hrs and had some bites but no fish,alot of people and did not see anybody else catch any fish,and it was windy as crap.....
    City: los banos

    Tips: when i start catching some fish i will give you some..........

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished the aqueduct on billy wright rd and fished 2 hrs and not even a bite,but we seen 2 strippers caught around 22 and 24 ihches....
    City: los banos

    Tips: anchovies

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: just checking to see of anyone is catching stripers at the big lake or the forebay ? and if so ,on what ?it has been tough for me lately...thanks
    City: los banos

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Wondering what the water levels are like, my grandmother just came up the pass and said the waters way down. She said it was damn near drained to the bottom. Is this true? Can somebody give me a ballpark as to how many stories (10 ft) it's down? A few months ago it looked about full maybe 3 stories low. Can somebody inform me? Been thinking about going out there, but the more concentrated the water, the more concentrated the baitfish = less bites.
    City: Hayward

    Tips: Thank you for any info

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

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    Water Temp: I DONT KNOW

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: A GREAT DAY!!!!!! KILLED BOTH STRIPERS AND LARGEMOUTHS!!!!!!!!!
    City: SEASIDE, CA

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished big lake and forebay with no luck,at the big lake i went off dino pt. and check 12 at forebay....tryed spooks and poppers.
    City: los banos

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: hey frankc yep you can get them to hit the spook from bank, I like to the bullfrog pattern, yellow belly dark green back....... or silver with blue back pencil popper is great shood be a good top water bite any time now......good luck dont forget to throw the white flukes if you can...................laters
    City: salinas

    Tips: catch and release unless your really hungry.......................llet them grow

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: hey bassmaster,thanks for the infro,and i might go up to the big lake next,can you throw spooks for the bank and expect to catch anything ? my boat is still in the shop getting fixed from dthe mishap at don pedro...
    City: los banos

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fish jumping were carp, striper are biting on night crawlers at check 12 I hate using live bait so I havent caught any of those...................try main lake with the spooks and pencil poppers, you can even throw a fluke..dino point is good

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: went out to the forebay this morning at 6 a.m. and alot fish jumping,threw spooks and nothing hit it at all not even a boil, any suggestions ? fished only 1 hr......
    City: los banos

    Tips: none.....