Shaver Lake and Reports

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Tuesday, Sep 27
Hi: 67 ° F
Lo: 46 ° F
Today
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 3%
Tonight
Mostly Clear
Precip: 4%

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fresno Bass, Sierra, and Kerman Bass Clubs caught over 1,300 smallmouth bass to be transported to Pine Flat. What a lot of fun. They bit everything small, but especially crickets.
    City: Madera

    Tips: dropshot

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Well the kokanee were NOT put there to feed other fish. They were planted as a game fish. Besides, the only time they would be esspecially vulnerable to predation in this lake (where even the trout are on average 13 inch planter class fish) would be when they are planted as 4 inch fingerlings. If you have spent much time fishing this lake in the last few years (esspecially this year), the average kokanee has been larger than the average trout.
    City: Kokaneeville

    Tips: 14-17 inch kokanee on anything pink or orange (hoochies, kokanee candy, needlefish, wedding rings) and silver slingblades with silver tape. Also red on silver blade. If they arent biting and you know you're in the right depth zone, try using a longer leader (5-6ft.) Fish moving down to 45-65 feet.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 69

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fresno Bass Club participated with the F&G and others to catch as many smallmouth as they could. They are overcrowed and stunted. I took my wife and daughter. We had a blast. Although we only caught 25, most we heard of caught many more. There were 30 boats with 71 anglers. We caught 1,400 smallies, 1,200 of These will be transplanted to Pine Flat and start a growth rate a whole lot better than the environment they are in now. Used ultra light tackle and crickets and plastic - what a lot of fun. Doin it again in August.
    I believe the kokes are there just to feed other fish anyway.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Crickets, small ripbaits, small grubs, small worms. Dropshot worked.

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Not many species are native, who really cares. It is true that the SMB are screwing up the kokanee fishery. If the SMB grew a little larger in the lake, then they might be nice to fish, but you have to fish through about a 100 fish to find one over 12 inches. They arent worth the space and resources in the lake.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Catch up the smallmouth, and eat the Kokanee...taste a heck of a lot better

Saturday, June 19th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: kokanee also are not native. For your information, bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish are not native to calif. Sacramento perch, whitefish and golden trout are native to calif.
    City: bakersfield

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: When fishing shaver for small mouths, no matter what size or weight, take them out. Catch a whole load of em' and have a nice meal. The baby small mouths feed on plankton which takes away from the kokanee's food supply. By doing this we will get much bigger kokanee. Small mouths were never native fish to Shaver. Thanks
    City: SJ

Friday, May 16th, 2003

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Yes there is Smallmouth Bass in Shaver. I caught 4 o the bank below edison campground. 3 on a panther martin. Biggest ish was 13 inches. Also caught nice trout, Catish and Bluegill on nightcrawlers. Only small kokanee trolling. Some nice ones caught in the tournament.
    City: la crescenta

    Tips: Catch what you can. The smallmouth in this lake are small but there is no size or catch limit. They like rocky areas and old tree stumps. Small lures or jigs work well!

Thursday, October 24th, 2002

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Nice trout ishing. Trolling nightcrawler with shoepeg corn behind sling blade dodger caught rainbow trout up to 2 pounds.
    City: la crescenta

    Tips: troll at slow speed a hal o nightcrawler behind dodger with a quarter ounce weight. Let lots o line out. Stay in 50 to 100 eet o water o o points.

Friday, June 28th, 2002

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    Water Temp: Felt good

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: A lot o boat traic and jet skies. Got out to the lake about noon. We got 2 bites and 1 ish (carp), irst time I have ever seen a carp. Used power bait but got the three bites on mini crawlers. Let the lake at 4:00pm.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Try the mini crawlers and enjoy the great weather.

Monday, June 3rd, 2002

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    Water Temp: cold!

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Trolling or Kokanee Salmon at Shaver. Got three nice ones 13 to 14 inches.
    City: la crescenta, ca

    Tips: Using downrigger at 40' with sepps dodger and 1 1/2" bikini needleish.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2000

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    Water Temp: 60-70's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: My riend Jason and I trolled starting at about seven in the morning using kokonee bugs with corn and worm on the hook. We caught one trout about 12 inches and a kokonee around 15 inches.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Kokonee are changing color and their lips are curving in to look more like a salmon. They will be starting to spawn so you won't be catching many. Night crawler is the best bet or trout

Date Unknown

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: found mark's laptop on launch ramp which yealded midget gay kiddy porn. spoiled my day of fishing.
    City: newark

    Tips: it's hard to shut up and fish when you find hideous incriminating evidence. see you in court.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: HEY RICK,
    THERE ARE SOME NICE "BROWN TROUT" AT THE SEWER FARM. YOU CAN EAT THOSE.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: What and asshole this guy is. Who cares who's right as far as what's native or not. Bottom line is that the small mouths are screwing up the lake. Even fish and game wants them out of there. CATCH THEM, KILL THEM. That's the end of it.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: KILL THE SMALL MOUTHS

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    Water Temp: 70's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I caught a 5lb. carp with the help o my riend Jason. We used tortilla on a bait treble hook. I threw the line out about 15 eet so we could see the carp and then we hooked up with it. Jason caught a cat ish o about 12 inches on night crawler at night by the marina.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Carp like any type o dough bait.