Tahkenitch Lake and Reports

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Friday, October 14th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The majority of the fish I caught were in less than 5' of water. I caught a 6# and several 2's and one 3#. The final weight for the day was 16# 4 oz. not counting 12" or less. All the fish came on a variant of white. Most of the fish came on a white/goby tube from Dry Creek Baits including the 6#'er. One fish came on a bone white crankbait that I made.

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 48 - 50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Crater Bass held a tournament at Tahkenitch lake on Saturday March 26th. 10 boats took part in the event. It was a tough day fishing with the winning boat having five fish for around 12 lbs. Most fish were caught on senco's or jigs in the North Arm. Fish were scattered from 2 feet to about 15 feet. The lake was very full but the bass did not seem to be up in the flooded areas. The largest fish was about 3.5 lbs.
    City: Central Point

    Tips: Fish around 8 - 10 feet on points. dark colored senco's seemed to work best with a slow dead stick presentation.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 68-70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: First went to Loon Lake, Gate was locked, I knew that I just forgot that the ramp does not open untill Memorial day. Drove back down to Tahkenitch and launched at about 6:30 AM. Fished around the Island out from the ramp, nothing, fished all my favorite spots, Nothing! Now, let me tell you that I have fished this lake for about fourty years and I could not scare up a fish of any size for nothing. I spent about an hour just looking for beds and could not find even one! ?????????????????????
    Finally about 2:00 PM My buddy says, "I got one"! About 3 minits later he hauls in a 6# 14oz pig on a Strike King Zero! only fish all day and quit at about 3:00 PM.
    City: Lakeside

    Tips: Next to Tenmile Tahkenitch is my favorite lake to fish on the coast, I don't know what to say other than I quess I have lost my touch.????????????? That is if I ever had one!

Friday, July 27th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 72-74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Tahkenitch on the 27th. from 5am-4pm in all caught 7, snapped one off, and missed one blow-up on grass frog. 1 Creature bait fish, 1 Crankbait fish, 2 on Spinnerbait, and three on Senco's. Biggest was 3.8. best five was approx. 12.7. No pattern. Fishing was kind of tough (I thought) so we went to Siltcoos on Sunday.
    City: Medford

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished sat. and sun. with a slow bite. Caught fish on senkos and buzzbaits. I also managed to catch a fish on a swimbait on the tressles during the few minutes i fished on friday. My best 5 on sat was a little over 16lbs and sunday was a little over 12. mainly fished the edge of creek channels and pads on sat. and fished docks on sunday. Unfortunitly i was not able to get to the same spot on sunday as i fished on sat. but was told the bite wasn't really happening up there anyways. The buzzbait bites were few and far between but when a fish did come up on them i had to hold on because they were all big fish.
    City: Medford

    Tips: BE PATIENT! I fished two spots on sat. and knew that there were good fish in those spots. I only caught 6 fish on saturday but they were all good quality. If you pick up a fish in a certain spot dont be afraid to leave it and hit it up again every hour, it works. oh almost forgot i was using 8lb test on the senkos.

Friday, July 13th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 69

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught 4 fish, biggest a little over 5 lbs. Caught two 4 pounders and 1 two pounder. Fishing was a bit slow and had a cold front come in that lasted about half the day. Fish came off spinner baits and senko's. Fished mostly wood all day and some lilly's.
    City: Central Point

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: IS DUKE THE ONLY PERSON WHO FISHES TAKENITCH, OR IS THERE JUST A BUNCH OF TIGHT LIPS. COME ON AT LEAST TELL US IF THERE ARE ANY FISH BEING CAUGHT

    Tips: I DONT CARE IF YOU TELL WHAT YOU CATCH THEM ON, JUST IF THERE IS A BITE.

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 53-56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Crater Bass of Medford had it's first tournament of the year at Tahkenitch March 5-6. We're a team draw format that encourages bass fishing, knowledge sharing amongst ourselves. Sat. slow but good. 6 teams. 1 team had a limit of 5 for 7.19# all but one on blades in 1-5ft of water. Winning weight was 10.91 with a nice 7.90# kicker fish. caught on a black/blue jig in 16 ft. of water off a tree top. Another team caught a 5.15 off the tressels in 20 ft. of water also on a jig. 13 fish weighed in. Bite was all day. Sun. even slower, but considering the early weigh in... not too bad. Best team (same team that caught 10.91) came in with 4 fish for #5.38 3 on sencos early in 6 ft of water. 7 fish total weighed in. The weather was awesome with very light winds. Couldn't have hand picked a better weekend in March on the coast. Looks like we're heading to Dorina next so I'll keep you guys posted. Duke
    City: Medford

    Tips: Fishing wasn't unreal but it could have been worse, considering early March on Tahkenitch. Here's the wrap sheet. 50% of the fish including the big were caught on Jigs primarily Black/Blue. Big fish was with a pig trailer (not plastic and he farmed off another 4#er sat.) 30% were caught on sencos also mainly black/blue. 20% on 3/8 oz. white spinnerbaits w/ white trailers attached. Only one fish came out of the 5 mile arm the magority came from up the lake past the 5 mile tressel though the next tressel (not sure what it's called). Blade fish came from Mallard creek area and the islands across from the highway boatramp. Most Senco fish from the powerhouse and mallard creek. 90% came off wood...6ft.-20ft.

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hi there..... I'm responding to Sean's comment on these pages..... We Oregon fishermen need to take a few minutes and submit reports on our fishing experiences so that info gets shared and possibly keeps us from using up valuable fishing time going to a lake that for whatever reason just isn't kicking out fish..... I travel to the coastal lakes as well as northern and central California lakes (Shasta, Trinity, and Clear Lake)as well as drifting the Umpqua for smallies, and would be glad to share any information that I pick up along the way..... If you want to share info on a more personal basis, my Email address is included in this report.... Let's get together and share experiences ! ! !
    City: Williams, OR

    Tips: The only tip I have right now is let's let each other know what's going on, and where ! !

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

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    Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: FISHED 7-4PM WITH MY BUDDY WE CAUGHT 11 FISH 2LB RANGE BIG FISH WAS 3LBS WE HAD LOTS OF FUN GOOD WEATHER.
    City: EUGENE

    Tips: USED SENKOS AND RAPALAS FISHED THE COVES AND DOWNED TREES

Friday, November 19th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hey,you guys please submit your reports. I don't care what you have to say just tell us something!!! If the fishing sucked than tell us what didn't work. If you just killed 'em and the fishing was great than share the wealth. I know that this site can work, my friends and I used it for years down in California. So, please spare alittle of your time and tell the rest of us whats going on out on the water. Post your tournement score brag about big fish you caught, I don't care just submit a report, please.
    Thank you and good fishing.

Saturday, April 12th, 2003

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    Water Temp: low 50's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: There was an American Bass Tournment sat. The report was a tough bite but some one always catches the ish, 18.00lbs one it with 15.00lbs oe 2nd then some in the 10.00lbs range. I heard the winning weight came on jigs in the 6-12t range on lay downs. Great job guys. For more ino check out the new web site AmericanBass.com Tony B.

Friday, September 15th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing on Saturday, 9/9/00, was very tempermental. Bite came on about 11 AM and lasted about an hour. Took 4 (3 Smallies, 1 Largemouth) in the 2+ lb range. All ish came in water range rom 10 to 20 eet. Bite was either very subtle or like a locamotive. Wind was 25+ MPH gusting to 40 MPH
    City: Oak Harbor

    Tips: Water was very clear. Used dark colors moving slowly.