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Name: Fshnski
Date: 2014-04-12
Location: Reno
Water Temp: 60-65
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: On the water around 9:30. Merc wasn't running right so never went more than a few miles from ramp. Off the water by 5:00. Wind picked up around noon, but morning and mid afternoon was absolutely calm. Wife and I caught around 30 fish. Bubble Gum Stick-O's seemed to catch the majority of fish with a few coming off small lizards. No big fish this trip but had an enjoyable day catching fish in the 12-15 inch range. All fat spots with 1 skinny, ice cold largemouth.
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Name: Bobby Burgess
Date: 2013-11-30
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 55-56.8
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Beautiful day to go fishing which is exactly what I did. Rolled into Dobbins around 815am and on the water by 8:30am. Currently the low water ramp is being used and when you launch be careful there are rocks on both sides of the ramp. You have to position boat perfectly so you don't mess up your trailer or boat. Anyway, I ran up the river arm because on previous trips we never ran very far. I was not dissapointed, caught two 4 ponders on weighted senko's and a bunch of small fish on both the senko and tube. Nothing on the shaky-head, swim baits,jigs. Altough I didn't fish the jig very much. I even caught a few on a spoon. Caught a lot of fish today just nothing very big but had a great time on the water. Lake is really low so hoping for a lot of rain soon. By the way you are also being instructed by a sign to drive in between the house boats because the cables are visible now with low water. I also had the pleasure of watching the eagles and hawks flying around. Awesome time with Mother Nature. Really quiet out today.
Tips: Just get out and fish that is all that I can recommend. When you feel lazy and want to sleep in or do other things around the house is probably the best time to just get out of the nice warm bed and go fishing. I am really beginning to like Bullard's. This was only my 4th trip to this beautiful lake.

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Name: Larry Hemphill
Date: 2013-05-24
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 67-70
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: A client and I tackeled the Bar yesterday in mostly windy conditions - the 4 day in a row of north and south winds. Fishing was very tough except for the zillions of small bass. We started about 9 am and fished 'til 5. Around noon we found a school of good fish that would take a swimbait. I was able to bring a near 6 lb spot to the net. She took a large 6" trout colored swimbait. He broke off one, missed one, and I missed 3 or 4. That action only lasted about 45 minutes as the wind became difficult. We used many colors of Robo worms, Netbaits, and Power worms. Oxblood-red flake was the best color. Only 1 on a Senko. Even the small bass were 25 to 40 feet deep
Tips: Hard to give tips on a day like yesterday. Weather is weird with rain forcast for Monday afternoon. Lots of clouds with the wind yesterday also. Just didn't feel like good "bass weather!!" We did cover a lot of the lake - some trees still in the water - but lake is slowly dropping.

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Name: Fshnski
Date: 2013-05-09
Location: Reno
Water Temp: 67-70
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: 60 fish Thursday, 27 half day Friday. Fishing with my son and he caught about the same. Most fish in the 11-13 inch range with 17" the biggest. Action was best in evening with bigger fish up in shallow water. Whacky Dingers/ Sticko's took almost all fish.
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Name: MtnBass8
Date: 2013-03-09
Location: Susanville
Water Temp: 46-49
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished a local club tournament March 9th and 10th at Bullards Bar. First time ever on this lake and it was not disappointing! Caught several fish in the 1-2lb range on tubes and darter head roboworms. 1st place day 1 weighed 31.72lbs!! From the dock talk, I understand they caught them all on swimbaits, most likely the Huddleston blue trout, but I'm not sure. Big fish for the weekend was a 7.75lb monster. Fishing was slow for most everyone, lot of big fish caught, just not a lot of limits weighed in.
Tips: Best bet is to chuck a big swimbait and hope for a big bite. If you don't do that, darter head an Aaron's majic around deep rock shelfs and redbanks with stumps. you'll find fish, just gotta cover a lot of water. Good Luck

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Name: Denny Goldston
Date: 2013-02-16
Location: Reno
E-Mail: Dz5197@gmail.com
Water Temp: 47-49
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Pretty slow overall with a few brief moments of excitement. Fish are still in the winter funk mode, waters cold! Caught 12 on Saturday, 11 little guys and one 8.2# toad! Sunday was more of the same except no giants. No real pattern to report, caught fish throughout the water column but mostly in the 30-40' range. Typical dart heads, senkos, jigs.. Tossed the swim bait for two followers and no takers.
Tips: Wait a couple weeks unless you have a ton of patience! If not there's two ways to approach these fish: either super slow or super fast. Super slow: drag your favorite bait in 40-60' of water, hula grubs, senkos, dart head etc. Fast: run and gun with your favorite bait and fish in 15-30', Make lots of casts and don't hang out in one spot for too long. If you find the fish up they will be more than willing to accept your offer, however you will have to cover a ton of water to find them. I would still stick with the soft plastics fishing like this, just make two casts to each point and pocket and move on.

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Name: Bullards Barder
Date: 2013-02-18
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: yourname@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 49-52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at 8am and fished till 1pm. Caught 20+ spotted bass on pumpkin jigs in 50 feet water. Biggest fish was landed by my friend, a fat 7+ lber. No reaction bites, drag slow and dead stick, pressure bites only so set on any weight.
Tips: Jigs in 50 feet. fish slow and set on pressure of they drop it

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Name: bass_turd
Date: 2013-02-17
Location: napa
E-Mail: marin_ford@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 48-50 deg
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: what happened to this lake??? last time i fished it i got 40+ bites and landed several healthy round bellied spotted bass, then today it was a horrible bite and a dinkfest! all fish caught were small and skinny!!! also, dark day launch has dock pulled out of water.
Tips: don't fish here until late march or early april

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Name: Larry Hemphill
Date: 2012-10-31
Location: Yuba City
E-Mail: lunkerlarry@comcast.net
Water Temp: 65-66
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: I checked out beautiful Bullards Bar this morning - and found it to be quite lonely!! I only saw one other boat today - and they wern't even fishing! Started with one or two on topwater but that was pretty slow. I started drop-shotting a grape Robo worm and the spots were all over it!! I mean at least 40 in the boat in my half day there. Most were small but a few hit the 2 lb mark. I threw swimbaits a lot with no takers. Around noon I started fishing a #301 Senko with some side weights and caught slightly better quality fish. I worked water from 10 to 70 feet with different baits and decided that the big fish haven't tuned in the fall feed yet. It is raining hard in Yuba City tonight (.82 inches so far). That should get the bite going - I hope!
Tips: I drop-shotted a Basstrix Flashtrix minnow also and only caught a few even thought bass were spitting up baitfish. They really wanted the worm. Morning Dawn w/chartreuse tail 6 inch Robo worm also worked too! I decided not to loose any crankbaits today on those great stumps!!!

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Name: Andrew Martin
Date: 2012-08-18
Location: Reno, NV
E-Mail: andrewmartinbass.blogspot.com
Water Temp: 75-80
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Spent three days on the water, August 17-19, fishing a two day club tournament and one practice day. Fishing was great for numbers. Spent most of our time up the North Yuba River arm, pretty much as far back as we could go. The lake is LOADED with bait fish right now, with bluegill and bass fry everywhere and balled up like crazy! We caught well over 200 fish in three days, but finding anything over 12 inches was difficult. Managed to squeak out a limit on my practice day. 4 small keepers on Day 1 and only 2 keepers on Day 2, but with a 3 pound kicker. Nobody could find anything over 12 inches, so my 3 pounder managed to take big fish and the tournament for me. I had good luck throwing a Spook in baby bass color when the clouds were present and you could see bass busting the surface. Switched to drop-shot pretty much exclusively after that. 4 and 6 inch Atomic Custom Baits in Autumn Rose, Bluegill and Desert Rose. Also roboworms in Margarita Mutilator and Morning Dawn were productive as well.
Tips: Fish the walls after the no-wake zone in the north arm, find the shady pockets. I think the big fish will be moving up as soon as there is a little fall in the air. The bait fish are definitely there! Check out my blog at andrewmartinbass.blogspot.com

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Name: Bassbully
Date: 2012-05-19
Location: W. Sac
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Water Temp: 68
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Took wifey to the Bar. Started out with reaction lures. Foul hooked a 1 pounder on a Rip Bait. Could not find the big ones. We fished the dam and the water falls. We eneded up downsizing to Grubs. We caught 7 between the two of us. Nothing over a pound and a half. Nice day all in all we traveled far up the river arm. We went so far that my temp gauge read as low as 54 degrees!! e considered trout fishing naaaaah.
Tips: Met an angler with a $60,000 Ranger Boat and House boat at the docks. He stated that the big Hens are nesting in the Main Lake at 15 to 20 feet deep. He caught some on Senkos.

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Name: Scott
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Reno
E-Mail: fshnski@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 60-65
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Nobody at the lake today. It's time to be out. 50 fish today with a nice 5+ pounder as big fish. Mostly on wacky rig.
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Name: Scott
Date: 2012-04-19
Location: Reno
E-Mail: fshnski@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 57-61
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Nice couple days of fishing with son. No wind and water warming. Over 50 fish between us with a nice 5.5 pounder as big fish caught on wacky o-ring senko.
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Name: sharpy007
Date: 2012-04-14
Location:
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Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: fished from 7am to 1pm. water is up pretty high and waterfalls are flowing strong after the rainstorms. caught about a dozen spots. the largest was a 6.5 lb monster.
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Name: lucky lunker
Date: 2012-01-29
Location:
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Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: lucky day darthead about 45 feet down landed mondo 6.5 spot "oh ya" couple dinky 3 pounders lol. best day in a while
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Name: Larry Hemphill
Date: 2012-01-27
Location: Yuba City
E-Mail: lunkerlarry@comcast.net
Water Temp: 47-49
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Well, someone needs to post a report - and it takes a real man to do this one!!! My buddy Mike Sperbeck had been there recently with his grandchildren, using minnows hoping for a better bite and it worked. He suggested we go yesterday and bring along some minnows. I said "you want to bring...WHAT???? I have only used those three times in the last 25 or so years, all at Clear Lake with clients that insisted. Hey - one of them got an "8" and a "10"! So, off to Bullards with minnows and "normal" lures. At least - no umbrella rigs in the boat! And it even rained a bit. Well, what can I say. The minnows produced Mike's first ever 7 lb spotted bass (7 lbs 2 oz), a 6-1, and a 3-13, I caught some of the "dinks" of course - a 4-5 and a 4 even. That made a 25+ lb limit - the best limit of spots I have ever seen. We caught about 6 or 7 smaller ones. Spots were on spots from 20 to 60 feet deep in about 4 different areas. Lake is up a few feet - looks good.
Tips: Well, there it is. We never saw the sun all day and water was flat most of the time. I would have thought the artificials bite would have been ok. I threw swimbaits some with no takers. We talked to some nice guys in a Ranger and they had one good fish early - I think on a jig - but struggled after. Saw 3 or 4 other boats and that was it.

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Name: DB
Date: 2011-10-30
Location: marysville
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Water Temp: 65
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Since no one is posting any reports I thought I would. The fishing was tough. Crystal clear skies and dead calm water didnt help. We saw lot of fish shallow but they were very skiddish and spooky. We caught 5 small ones in about 3 hrs. A few on topwater and a few on darthead. Only saw a handful of boats on a Sat afternoon and now I know why. Beautiful day but fishing was tough due to the perfect weather.
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Name: Martin
Date: 2011-08-12
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: martinwitter@comcast.net
Water Temp: 75
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished the north fork. On the water around 8:30. we fished mostly crank and drop shot. Between us we caught 14 fish mostly dinks. 4 fish were over 12 inches. The smaller fish put up more fight then the larger ones we caught that were 14 in. It was a fun day.
Tips: Fish close to the banks. If you want the large fish, who knows where

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Name: Scott
Date: 2012-05-13
Location: Reno
E-Mail: fshnski@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 58-64
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fishing by myself today. In the water around 8 am. Bluebird day, hardly a breath of wind with the occasional gusty breeze. Lake like glass most of day. Caught a few on tubes, a couple on Texas rigged worms. Wacky senko was the way to go. Lost count but caught between 30-40 fish. Most in the 11-13 inch range with a few bigguns thrown in.
Tips: Watch your line or you'll miss a lot of fish.

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Name: B8KASTR
Date: 2011-05-14
Location: Roseville
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 61-63
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Hit the lake early, launched out of Dark Day, still no boat dock there...fished topwater for a solid 1.5hrs, Rio Ricos, Don Ivino Splash It, Vixens, Went to Spinner Baits, still no luck, my buddy got into a crank bait bite on a little Norman wobbler...all dinks, switch over to wacky rigged 4" Senkos. Started catching lots of fish, all dinks. The 2 biggest fish went 3 lbs and 5.2 lbs. Wind picked up around 9am, stayed in coves. Ended up with about 25 fish, all Spots. Only 2 keepers!
Tips: All the fish were around chunk rock, with submerged trees, 10-20 feet water depth. The big fish was caught on a Jig.

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Name: Chris Rhoden
Date: 2011-04-16
Location: Santa Cruz
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 52-52 main lake
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: 22lbs for 5. Broke my spot record three times over today in a club tourney. Two 5s and a solid brace of 3-4s. Fishing was slow, only got a dozen bites today, but the best four went 18lbs together.
Tips: Extended, flooded points and island tops. Not wind = no reaction bite. Got most on a darterhead, and one of the 5s ate a slow rolled blade when the wind came up around 2. 20-40 feet deep for the bigguns

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Name: Fooothills
Date: 2011-04-10
Location: Grass Valley
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Bite was tough. Scraped out a handful with one around 3.5 #s but it was slow overall. Fished points and dropoffs in 35-5 ft. Most bites came deep. Dropshot and dartheads caught all fish. Couldnt get any reaction bites. Slow rolled spinnerbaits-swimbaits-and ripbaits for nada.
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Name: Martin
Date: 2011-04-01
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: MWitter@sbcglobal.net
Water Temp: 47
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished from 9:30am to 4pm and no bites. We fished points and bays. The lake was beautiful with all the water falls, just could not find fish. We tried drop shot, texes, jigs, crank bait, spinner bait even top water in first thing in the morning.
Tips: Even if you can not find fish the trip was worth it for just for the beauty of the lake

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Name: Yuck
Date: 2011-03-16
Location:
E-Mail:
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Tried to get on the lake today but could only stay out for 45 minutes due to weather. May try again tomorrow as the rain is supposed to let up then get ugly again for another few days.
Tips: Fished Bullards several times but never saw it this rough. Ready for the rain to stop but it looks like it is going to get worse over the weekend. Didn't catch Sh!t today

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Name: Benchdawg
Date: 2011-02-27
Location:
E-Mail: benchdawg@hotmail.com
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Drove to the lake this morning to find that both ramps (Emerald Bay and Dark Day) are closed due to snow and ice.
Tips: Call the Emerald Bay Marina before you go to make sure the ramps are open!

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Name: Jerry Fournier
Date: 2011-02-13
Location: Roseville
E-Mail: bassin@jerryfournier.com
Water Temp: 48-52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Another tough day...fished with my friend Wayne Hodge. Wayne picked up one small one in about twenty feet on a jig. At least I can see fish on my graph. Last trip couldn't find a fish...now they are all over...just not eating...fish and game was at the ramp and shared with us it has been real slow as of late.
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Name: Martin
Date: 2011-01-28
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: MWitter@sbcglobal.net
Water Temp: 40-50
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: fished all day, points, coves, shallow, deep. You name it we fish it. No takers. Although we did see fish in the 20-40ft range, can not tell what type they were but it was frustrating to see them and not catch them.
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Name: Martin
Date: 0000-01-18
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: MWitter@sbcglobal.net
Water Temp: 52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: On the water around 8:30 off at 5, finding fish was tough. My partner and I caught 5 spots for the day. 1 non-keeper 2 barely keeper and my partner had 2 spots that were in the 5lb class.
Tips: fish were around 20ft range.

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Name: Larry Hemphill
Date: 2010-11-05
Location: Yuba City
E-Mail: lunkerlarry@comcast.net
Water Temp: 54
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: And friend and I hit Bullards last Fri for a few hours to see what was going on (if anything!) after the brutal cold front and a little snow. Well, there wasn't much going on. My buddy had several bites and landed 5, but none were over 13 inches. He was drop-shotting most of the time. I got one or two bites on swimbaits out of a hundred or so casts - but one was a 4 lb 11 oz spotted bass. She hit under the boat as I was about to bring the bait in. Usually we lose fish that hit under the boat, but when they "eat" the bait - no problem! She was about 35 feet deep.
Tips: We covered a lot of water with the same results - almost nothing. Even the small fish were about 40 feet deep. Saw some good structure fish but couldn't get them to go.

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Name: Martin
Date: 2010-11-07
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: MWitter@sbcglobal.net
Water Temp: 61
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished all day and only hooked two shakers. Talked to another boat and they had caught only 3. Must be the incoming storm. Caught both fish on drop shot.
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Name: Bass Bully
Date: 2010-09-07
Location: W.Sac
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 76
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Too many recreational boats. Still all in all a fun day. Ended up catching 4 iddy biddy bass.
Tips: Wait for the crowds to leave, then hit the main lake points.

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Name: Bassbully
Date: 2010-08-08
Location: W. Sac
E-Mail: basslamb@yahoo.com
Water Temp: ??
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Best Spotted Bass Lake in Nor Cal!! Landed a 4LB Right off the bat (Kreepy Krawler. About ten minutes later landed a 3.5 LB. Fished with Wifey in the afternoon. Water is higher this year over last.
Tips: Caught majority of our fish on green pumpkin lizards and Kreepy Crawlers. Graphs werent working don't know how deep approx 30-40ft. Big fish came off points small fish caught in coves. Still a lot of running water coming into lake no luck fishing it though. Most fish came off chunk rock vs. Clay bank. Zero reaction bite.

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Name: Jeff
Date: 2010-07-09
Location: Yuba City
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 74
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Had a great day on the water, but fish had a little lock jaw. I went out for four hours in the morning and only boated 7 fish. Fish were caught on tubes in 30' of water off main body points. Last week I was up at the lake and the bite was awesome cathing a 18lb bag. That day I was jigging a spoon on bait fish around 25-35' water. The boat traffic is crazy and no getting away from it. Mud lines where producing as well
Tips: Deep main body points, natural color tubes, jigging spoons, mud lines all produced fish. Don't be afraid to hit main body points with lots of boat traffic as the fish still would bite.

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Name: Larry Hemphill
Date: 2010-06-26
Location: Yuba City
E-Mail: lunkerlarry@comcast.net
Water Temp: 71-74
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: I took a good friend of mine to Bullards today - helping him test some new baits. Sorry, I can't say much more that that. To say it was a boating zoo out there today would be an understatement, but I am happy for all the folks that can now enjoy boating with a taste of summer finally upon us!! We hooked a lot of bass but the catching was not real great. We did wind up with a limit around 17 lbs and I caught my first 4+ lb spot in awhile. We fished 5 or 6 areas that all produced some bites. We found willing bass at many different depths and as shallow as 7 or 8 feet.
Tips: In addition to other techniques, we did try some rippin' which has been pretty good lately, but nothing today. I did hook a pretty good fish and a smaller one on brown/orange jigs, but lost both of them. Unlike Oroville, the overall water color is quite stained - visibility only about 2 or so feet. By the early afternoon - mudlines everywhere! The Dark Day parking area seemed to be full in the afternoon.

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Name: fish fry
Date: 0000-00-00
Location: linda
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 63
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: first time to bullards. wanted to go get some real fish at clear lake but decided to check to look for the cat that got out of the bag.and man am i glad i did. not only did we find the cat and the bag we found our best five spotted bass!!!at 19.+lbs i cant wait to tell my bass club to schedule a tourny out here. the best spotted bass lake ever. by far
Tips: at first we ran from boat traffic to find fish with no luck. fish here like water skiers. find loud boats and u will find bigger fish. they absolutely hammer any 6inch worm.

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Name: Scott
Date: 2010-06-16
Location: Reno
E-Mail: fshnski@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 70
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Great fising trip with my 25 year old son today. 20-30 fish between us today. Several over 3 pounds with the biggest pushing 4, caught by son on a 6" Junebug lizard on a 1/16 ounce weighted hook. Downsized tubes also pulled out several nice sized fish.
Tips: Remember to watch your line. You don't always feel the bite. If you feel anything, "Set the hook, and ask questions later".

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Name: Michael Reeves
Date: 2010-06-06
Location: Yuba City
E-Mail: mikensam2009@live.com
Water Temp: 68-71
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: What a great day! Fishing was pretty good all day with 7 keepers out of 20+ fish caught. All but one of the keepers came from submerged vegetation in the backs of coves on a 5" Senko in Baby Bass color. The big one of the bunch went 3.8lbs. The other from a small (2") flat sided shallow running crankbait pulled over vegetation. These two baits caught all fish boated today. Be cautious of all the debris in the water!
Tips: Fish vegetation or timber in fairly shallow water (5-15ft). The Senko was fished slow while the crankbait was burned throught the water. I did not try deep structure so can't say anything about that.

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Name: Don Paganelli
Date: 2010-05-21
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: guidebass.com
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Had a great trip with two guy's on the lake. The biggest went 4 pounds. Some very nice fish all spotted bass except for one smallmouth. The wind and front blew in around noon and the bite just shut off for big fish. Carolina rig and 4 inch senkos were the baits of choice.
Tips: Please catch and release as this lake will just keep getting better. 9 pounder caught off the docks by a young man using a drop shot rig.

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Name: Steve
Date: 2010-05-11
Location: Roseville
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 59
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: On the water around 10 am and fished until 7 pm. 20+ fish but most were in the 13" range all spots. I did pick up a 4.03, 3.4, 3.2 and a 3.1 all on jigs. I did pick up a few with a drop shot. I tried ripping with no success. This is a steep caynon type of lake with very little flat area. Most of the time you are 40 feet off the shore and you in 40+ feet of water. Tough fishery if you don't know how to fish the steeps.
Tips: enjoy the sights...saw at least 5 Bald Eagles.

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Name: Chris
Date: 2010-05-06
Location: Flatlander City
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 58.5
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Started the day of pretty slow With only a couple small ones on a tube and a shaky head. We finally figured out the bite and caught a total of 40 fish with the biggest 4.5 lbs on a ripbait. Threw a Swimbait for a few hours in the evening, hooked two nice ones on it but they spit it before i could get a look at them, typical swimbait fish!
Tips: Dont bother going in the backs of the creeks unless u want numbers. The bigger fish were on the main body on steep walls. Throw reaction and hold on... These fish smoke em! Always practice catch and release this is a great fishery, lets keep it that way.

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Name: Randy
Date: 2010-05-07
Location: Roseville
E-Mail: bossman092000@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 57
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: AJ, I like your comment about catch and release. All bass fisherman should practice this. Also, all bass fisherman should experience this lake, even "flatlanders". I do fish all the other lakes you mentioned. I'm sorry that this is on the report page but AJ's email isn't valid. See you friday!!!!
Tips: Ignore bitter people like AJ

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Name: AJ
Date: 2010-05-01
Location: DOBBINS
E-Mail: AJ@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Water Temp: 55
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: HELLO, ALL YOU NEWCOMERS TO BULLARDS.THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG NICE COMMENT,TO THE POST BEFORE ME. IM NOT SURE HOW TO WRITE THIS BUT ALL YOU FLATLANDERS GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, THIS USE TO BE A QUITE PLACE TO FISH.I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ONE LAST THING PLEASE PRACTICE CATCH AND RELEASE,THIS IS A VERY FRAGILE FISHERY. SINCERLY AJ.
Tips: STAY AWAY,GO TO OROVILLE,OR SHASTA,CAMPFARWEST,COLLINS,CLEARLAKE,EASTPARK,BERRYESSA,FOLSOM,PARDEE,DONPEDRO,NEWMELONES,CAMANCHE,ANY PLACE ELSE.20LBS BAG MAN.

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Name: Randy
Date: 2010-04-30
Location: Roseville
E-Mail: bossman092000@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 57
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: For anyone that loves the fight that a spotted bass gives then Bullards Bar is the spot. These fish are freaks of nature. This lake has numorous 3-5 pounders. I've been out there 4 times in the last month and everytime our best five was 20 plus. The cat is out of the bag. This lake is on fire. Crankbaits and jigs have been the bigger fish bait for us but plastics such as tubes and wacky rigging a 6 in worm has boated an occasional "freak of nature" too. The bass are in the backs of the coves now and if you can find them, hang on. I fish alot of different lakes and I can tell you, I have a new favorite lake. I love this place.
Tips: Crankbaits and jigs in a craw pattern have boated my bigger fish.

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Name: capt jack
Date: 2010-04-18
Location: Rocklin
E-Mail: captjackfish@yahoo.com
Water Temp: 54-61
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: If you have the chance to get out this is the place to be right now. The spots are big and fat and easy to catch. The junior Bass Club spent the day on this great water fishing for those big fat SPOTS. Most of the bass were found in the back of coves when you find the water falls. Using a darter head, worm and some time. They found big bags upto 16 plus pounds for five fish.Find the time right now and enjoy the day.
Tips: fish slow and have plenty of darter heads

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Name: Martin
Date: 2010-03-27
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: MWitter@sbcglobal.net
Water Temp: mid 50
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Fished all day, saw fish on finder. Used sickos, jigs, Texas rig, Carolina rig, natural worms. Did not catch any bites.
Tips: The fish that I did see were between 40-50 ft.

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Name: Don Paganelli
Date: 2010-03-17
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail: guidebass.com
Water Temp: 50-53
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went up to Bullards Bar to check on the great spotted bass fishery. Never caught so many nice spotts in one day. The biggest went 4 pounds but most were 3 to 3.5. I would go back any time.
Tips: Move around and look for running water coming into the lake. This is a very deep lake so fish slow to get your bait down.

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Name: Fshnutz
Date: 2010-02-28
Location: Sacramento
E-Mail:
Water Temp: 49-51
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: On the water by 7:30 am. We got rained on for a good portion of the day, but that seemed to help the bite. First fish came a couple hundred yards from the launch on a single tail grub with a 1/4 ounce darter head. Buddy picked up a nice 3 lb spot a few minutes later on a green pumpkin tube. A few minutes after that I break off a nice spot right at the boat. The bite slowed down in the afternoon and the fish went a little deeper. I eventually found a few more spots dragging a football jig with a hula grub. Buddy stuck with the tube a found a few more throughout the day. No reaction bite at all. Tried ripping, blades, deep crank, but no takers. At the end of the day we fished a submerged road close to the launch and found a pocket of feeding fish. I picked up 4 spots almost back to back on the football jig. Buddy got a backlash and had to watch me catch the fish while the sun went down!! 12 total fish for the day with the best five going around 13 lbs.
Tips: Fish slow with tubes or jigs. The fish aren't ready to chase reaction baits yet....very soon though. I was impressed at the quality of fish here. Good luck!

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Name: Rgodtre
Date: 2010-02-28
Location: Brownsville
E-Mail: robgodtre@hotmail.com
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went out this morning with my daughter. Beautiful winter day but alas no fish. There was alot of boats out there hopefully they had more luck than we did. Got a couple of bites off a 6" pumpkin worm dragging the bottom in about 18 to 20 feet. But other than that just enjoyed the sunshine and spending time with my daughter. I know there's fish in there......I'll find em!
Tips:

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Name: dc
Date: 2009-10-11
Location: YC
E-Mail: benhoganboy@yahoo.com
Water Temp: low 60s
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Basslab I saw the eagles Sun. do the same thing. They locked up about 60 feet in the air and spiraled to about 5 feet from the water before breaking apart and flying away. Unbelievable and beautiful! We caught about 20 fish from sunup till about 1 pm. Mostly small with a 3.2 spot mixed in. Threw a little of everything and it all worked. Topwater,Senkos,ripbaits,darthead,ETC. Fishing has been pretty good here lately. Hopefully guys will practice catch and release because I think this lake has potential to put out some great spots in the next couple years. I have caught numerous 3's and a few 4's this year. Of course all were released.
Tips: Water is very clear with less wakeboarders. Use light line.

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Name: Basslab
Date: 2009-10-10
Location: Wheatland
E-Mail: basslab1944@att.net
Water Temp: 65
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Was told the fish have finally grown up so decided to give it a shot and Fred was right! On my second cast of the morning I hooked one of the largest spots I ever caught at this place but it only got better as the morning went on. It had been years since I fished here but the quality was amazing as they are feeding like crazy and fat as footballs with plenty of fight. Launching is easy at Emerald Bay at the dam and scenery is breathtaking as I saw 2 bald eagles in a death spiral, talons hooked together spinning wildly until they finally broke off before hitting the ground. Only wish a cameraman was available as that would have gone on the web. Always knew this was a late bite lake and now seems to be the time so give it a shot and you won't be disappointed.
Tips: Cranks, ie Speed Traps and Rattletraps in red or craw colors. I would alternate the speedtrap speed and many times when I stopped the retrieve and it started to fall....BAM there they were. Caught many in the 2-3 lb class and my largest was over 4 and looked like a Clearlake largie. Hitting the shady laydown areas produced the best action and the jig (brown and purple) on large rock dropoffs nailed the largest fish of the day.

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