Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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Monday, February 19th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 52-58

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got out on Saturday before the cold front blows through. It is a little early yet, the bite is still tough in most area's. I found warmer water in protected spots which are easy to find. The tide was coming back in and the bite hit a high for a few hours for me. Caught some decent bass on reaction baits. It did not last long, hopefully it will rain some more before spring hits hard. "keep a tight line"
      Sug' out !

      Tips: Bring lots of snacks....

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 49.6 thru 57.4

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: It's been awhile since my last report but I went out this past Saturday with Steve. The morning surface water temperature was 49.6 degrees and warmed up to 57.4 degrees by the afternoon. It was a hard fishing day but we hung in there. We tried drop shot ting to swim jigs and it was hit or miss all day. We had some luck in the Narrows and on the east side pass the ranch house before the Vineyards (see photo). No sign of birds or any bait. In my estimation it will be about five or six weeks before the first spawn. A few weeks ago my daughter-in-law Sarah caught an 8 lb 2 oz largemouth bass (see photo) her personal largest. Good job Sarah!!!!! The lake is 9 feet under the Glory Hole so it is full. 'Til next time..............................................good fishing!!!!!

      If you have any questions or stories you would like to share or are interested in booking a guided fishing trip please email me at bestguide@hotmail.com or call me at 650-583-3333.

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      Tips: We fished deep and shallow no birds no bait not a lot of fish and no fish jumping BUT THE GOOD NEWS LAKE IS FULL..

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 49-55

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Started the morning around 7am throwing 3/8oz underspins with 3.8" kietech trailer and Jackall TN70, off the bat we were catch fish just not the right size, made a round around the lake to look for the bigger ones, found a good area loaded with fish couldn't get anything big out from it, noon came and we started fishing docks targeting the shaded sides, couldn't get anything to go, I started backing away from The dock and fishing the deeper end and immediately started hammering fish, they were in the bottom in about 7-10ft of water, again nothing big. we then decide to try out for some crappies and found a point where the we're stacked up, we caught and lost count bite was just insane, after a few hrs crappie fish we decided it was time to pick up the swimbaits and swing for the fence, headed back to our first spot and right away my partner got bit, he and I was using one of my prototype 6" Bluegill glide bait, he swung and missed, a few cast later I got bit and same thing happened, we figured it must be the small ones hitting, we then came to a sandy bank and I position the boat in 7ft of water and made a long parallel cast, let my Gill bait sink down to the bottom and started my retrieve with a rod swipe, I like to do that when the bait hits the bottom, it causes the bait to have a irractic side to side action and let's the bait come up off the bottom to not get hung up, also if there is any fish near by or looking at it it can also trigger a reaction strike, soon as my bait came off the bottom I did a medium reel and pause retrieve, on my third reel turn I felt a tug then my rod loaded up and I set the hook, fish on! I Fought her to the boat and my partner grabs the net and we got her into the boat, it was a nice healthy 6lbs 10oz fish, we took some pictures and released her, made a few more cast then it got dark and we called it a night.

      Tips: I'm no expert at clear lake but if u want to catch fish throw underspins and reaction baits, fish shallow in the morning and move out deeper in the day, don't forget to throw the big baits for a chance to catch the big ones good luck!

    • Water Temp: 49.5 to 49.8, elevation 725.34

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched about 6:50 am, off the water right at 10 am. Nice to fish without winds or cold air. Bit a tad slow today, could hardly find the fish. Cold water still 49.5 to 49.8 degree range in my travels. Tried shallow, deep to 45 feet, yet only got 4 fish today and all small young 12-13" babies. Typical winter fishing day. Better rain soon, as the lake is barely coming up now, maybe a 1/4 foot a day at best, some days less. Picture in fishing forum.

Friday, February 16th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 54

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I guided a client yesterday who had fished the main body of Berryessa several times. It worked out well that he wanted to learn the narrows since we couldn't get out on the main body with 25-30 mph winds. I always wish the weather could be perfect for my clients, but rarely is. We were able to cover most of the narrows and visited lots of off-shore structure areas. There really are some interesting areas in the narrows. We did fish effectively before the winds got tough and caught 3 nice bass and a 3 lb largemouth in the afternoon. He caught a beautiful smallie about 2 3/4 lbs. Our best 4 was about 9 1/2 lbs - all 3 species, along with several smaller bass. Average depth was about 25-55 feet. The biggest largemouth was near the back of a cove in about 8 feet of water. She must have been lost!!

      Tips: Did not see much bait, but did find a massive school on a narrows point. Bait ball was 60-75 feet! I did spoon two largemouth which were small, and the school was gone. Looked everywhere!! With the upcoming cold front next week, not sure if the bite will improve much. With the sun out all day, the water temp rose - are you ready for this - .8 degrees. Yes, less than one degree. We checked the backs of many coves and didn't see any bass The 2 biggest bass were caught on Senkos. Drop-shotting Robo worms worked ok, but no jig bite. Of course, wish we had been out today - no wind and warmer!! So, what else is new??

Friday, February 9th, 2018

    • Report: Delta Report…. Big Black Bass, Plentiful Crappie and warming temperatures! Joey’s GIANT! The "O" Series Heads out of Sugar Barge Resort Saturday The 10th. The First Dan's Delta Tournament Team Series Event is Just a Week Away... The 17th Of February @BigBreakMarina in #Oakley CA.

      Isleton Water temps raised a bit this week and a few stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

      Rio Vista- Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species.
      The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

      Walnut Grove . Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Slow for the minnow drifting anglers, but stripers cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. P-Line Angry Eyes racking the Stripes. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

      Discovery Bay As water temps reach mid-fifties the black bass bite is getting started! Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions arestarting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Big Poppa’s. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week ..

      Frank’s Tract It’s no secret what a little warmer water can do. Skinny Dippers and A-rigs are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Jigs, vibrating jigs and Red Eye Shad.
      West Delta Sturgeon leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few shaker sturgeon and keepers in the Antioch area around The Bridge, Broad Slough and New York Slough. A few more nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.
      Contra Loma - Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a Boom Boom Swimbait to effectively conquer the grassa Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.
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Thursday, February 8th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 48 to 56

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: On the water at 7am to 5 pm. The fish where co-operating from the start of the day. Small jigs started the day and work all the way through. Every thing was working, A-Rig, underspin, worm, Drop shot and even the crankbaits. I caught 25 and my buddy caught 35. The fish where every where no one place. Right know just go fish how you like to fish. But Caught more fish on a slow jigs but watched some one catch a 8 on a crankbait.

      Tips: If your looking for the bigger girls stay off the docks in deeper water. 20 to 30 feet in front of the docks. There is always that area where the bottom breaks slightly quicker. 1 or 2 feet faster.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

    • Water Temp: Elevation 723.00 feet

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at lime saddle about 6:50 am, surprised to find a fair amount of wood on the ramp. Started out great, then the winds blew and blew. One nasty windy morning. Serves me right for not watching the news to know the North winds were going to blow. Finally gave up about 9:30 am, but did catch 9 fish, 2 best right at 13 1/2" Fish were not super deep, 30-35 feet for most of them. Got home, had to shower to warm back up!! pictures in fishing forum.

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

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      Water Temp: 57

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: FISH REPORT January 31, 2018
      By: Gene Hildebrand
      New Melones Lake level is currently at 1050.75 and 37.25 ft. from full. Water level had dropped to the year low of 1050.00 before rising to current level. Water temperature is 56 d. clarity is good. We like to promote catch and release on New Melones. If you do so, provide us a picture and bring it in for a copy or email it to us at gloryholesports@yahoo.com so we can put it on the board or in the newsletter.
      Trout
      (January 2018 has showed that if 2017 was a great year for trout, then it should carry well on into this new year.) Posted that two weeks ago! Here we are at the end of January with a record Rainbow trout that has blasted the Melones Lake record by 4 lbs 6 oz. I've heard many a angler commenting that Melones holds some huge bows and this one proves all that chatter. Chris Peterson of Folsom was on the main lake Jan. 25th at 9:00 am bass fishing with one of our veterans, which had just brought in a 4+ lb bass. Chris saw some shad on the surface of the cove that they were in so motored over and came up with a plan to bring his presentation from the shore in towards the shad. Dragging the bladed chartreuse voo doo into the water and 3 ft. in line began peeling off his reel. After setting his hook Chris was thinking I've got a really nice bass on the end of my line, turning his pole into a circle hook. As he brought her in closer and seeing color he realized a nice size trout was on his line. After landing her, Chris thought he may have a record but wasn't sure so had his partner look up the records for the lake and told him 9 lb. 10oz. is the current record. So he says hey Chris, you just landed a New lake record!
      14lbs. 04oz, 27" length, with a 21" girth.
      Power bait is working excellent for shore fishermen, speedy shiners for trolling anglers, Tazmanian Devil can be cast/trolled.
      Bass
      Anglers report bass fishing has been doing good with the finesse setup, Texas rig and dropshot using senkos cinnamon blk flake, pumpkin, robo worms in oxblood/red flake.
      The bass on New Melones are being caught in both deep and shallow water. It can take a little time to locate actively feeding fish. Once you do find a productive depth, catching fish has not been a problem. On an average day we will put 20 to 30-quality spotted bass and largemouth in the boat. On good days we are landing over 50-fish. Many techniques have been working and some better than others. Mostly using finesse tactics to get plenty of bites and tossing large baits in search of a big bite. The dropshot rig continues to work. Small shad or crawdad patterned soft plastics are a good choice. Also, bottom bouncing baits have been a key player. The flooded grass from last year's downpour has almost completely deteriorated and grinding baits on the rocks will trigger fish. Jigs, shakeyheads, dartheads and a good ol' Texas rig will do the trick.
      Stick with natural colors when fishing in clear water and you find success. www.xperiencefishing.net
      Catfish
      No reports of Catfish caught
      Crappie
      Officially or not officially GHS has no recorded lake record for Crappie so to bring in the new year, we are hereby crediting Roger Stewart with owning the newly classified Crappie record for New Melones Lake. Roger of River Pines caught a 2 lb.6 oz. Crappie on January 1, 2018. Roger reported catching the sunfish on a Rapala in a Rainbow Trout pattern. Thanks for bring this nice Crappie in and sharing it with us Roger!
      Anglers FYI; for anyone with a potential lake record please call us at the store and hopefully we can send someone to weigh, photograph and measure the catch at the lake. GHS is the unofficial recorder of lake records for New Melones, and we understand there is sometimes conflicting interest in the welfare of the catch, whether or not to release the potential record, sacrificing your place as a record holder for the lake.

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    • Water Temp: 50-53.8

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I have fished and guided on Bullards Bar for many, many years. Yesterday (Thurs) was a first! When I launched at the dam about 1 pm, there were 3 or 4 truck/trailers parked and there was barely room for me. I found enough room and was off to fish. As I was approaching the main body. 3 boats were coming back to the dock. I think only one might have been a bass boat as there was only one bass trailer. The others were small boats. I wound up fishing my private lake (Bullards) until near dark. There might have been a boat out of Dark Day ramp. but I never heard or saw another boat the whole afternoon. it was my private lake for the afternoon - me and the floating spider webs. They were everywhere! Thank goodness this wasn't really a fishing trip for me since what fishing I did was not very productive. I caught one 14-15 in spot and missed 3 more bites. I went up the river arm for the first time all the way to the 5 mph sign. I always fish the main body, but it was fun to explore on a beautiful day! All my bites came on 6" Robo worms which I bit down to 5" worms.

      Tips: As for the lake, the water temp was roughly 50 to 53 1/2 degree. The lake level is steady, rising just slightly. Lake water is clear everywhere with very little debris. More up the river arm, but not bad. Lake level is 79% capacity

    • Report: Delta Report…. Super Weekend for Diamondback Anglers. West Delta anglers will line up throughout the area for this year’s huge Super Bowl Sturgeon Derby. This target length event draws anglers from All Over the West. The action Starts at 7am Saturday AM the announcement of the Target length.

      Next Week the “O” series goes outta Sugar Barge!

      Isleton

      Water temps continued to raise a bit this week and a few stripers in the Liberty/ Cache Slough area started responding. Swim baits, Angry Eyes and hair Jigs have been mentioned Still very sporadic at best. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

      Rio Vista- Solid

      The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species.

      Walnut Grove

      Tough yet, Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Slow for the minnow drifting anglers, but striper gurus reminded me this week how many fish will used the bypasses and high water to move quickly to the upper reaches of the system. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

      Discovery Bay

      As water temps warm into the fifties the black bass bite is getting started! Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are rippin’ Strike King KVD300’s and A-rigs. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing A-rigs and Rip Baits bit more this week ..

      Frank’s Tract

      The Dirty D is living up to it’s lovely nick as the dirty water dominates the scene. Storms are few and far between the solid sunny pattern ahead will have the bite turning on rapidly Very Soon, It’s no secret what a little warmer water can do. DDO Custom Cranks are great options while Fatsack Jigs and swim jigs get the mention as well.

      West Delta

      Solid Sturgeon fishing leads the way.as showery weather will greet Super Bowl Derby Anglers. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Montezuma Slough at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few Nice sturgeon and keepers in the Antioch area around Sherman Island, Broad Slough and New York Slough. A few more nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.

      Contra Loma

      Black bass have been biting on artificial baits and A-rigs around the lake.

      Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Catfish biting is slow. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    • Report: Guide Reports from Glory Hole Sports
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      Angels Camp, California 95222

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      Xperience Fishing Guide Service Fishing Report:
      It has been a very odd winter with unusually warm and dry weather. The lake level remains stable and has not fluctuated much in months. The water temperature is averaging 54 to 56-degrees and is gin clear in most areas of the lake.


      The bass on New Melones are being caught in both deep and shallow water. It can take a little time to locate actively feeding fish. Once you do find a productive depth, catching fish has not been a problem. On an average day we will put 20 to 30-quality spotted bass and largemouth in the boat. On good days we are landing over 50-fish.


      *Photo of Steve Cooper with a super healthy largemouth bass.

      Many techniques have been working and some better than others. Mostly using finesse tactics to get plenty of bites and tossing large baits in search of a big bite. The dropshot rig continues to work. Small shad or crawdad patterned soft plastics are a good choice. Also, bottom bouncing baits have been a key player. The flooded grass from last year's downpour has almost completely deteriorated and grinding baits on the rocks will trigger fish. Jigs, shakeyheads, dartheads and a good ol' Texas rig will do the trick.
      Stick with natural colors when fishing in clear water and you find success.


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      John Liechty (209)743-9932

    • Water Temp: 49 degrees, elevation 718.52

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Finally, enough water in the lake for me to launch at Lime Saddle at 6:50 am, long 22 minute drive, Vrs. 1 hours to Bidwell. Nice morning, slightly cool, and the fish seemed to be willing to bite. Fished just the Lime Saddle marina area and picked up 11 fish, most basic 13" variety, but one was 14". Fish were deep mostly. About half 25-35 foot range, the other half 40-50 foot range. Interesting, deeper fish were on the pale side for color, not all, but most. Slow bait movement, soft bites. I would have fished longer,. but forgot the the boat clock is an hour fast, set for summertime fishing!!!Pulled the boat out at 10 am! Would have fished another hour had I remembered. First picture is the best fish, right at 14", second picture my first fish for the year. Water cool, 49 degree range, so makes for slow fishing. Spent a lot of time with my new hook 12 fish finder, what a change compared to the old one. Love the big screen and auto features. Should be fishing every week now that Lime Saddle is open!! Picture in fishing forum.

      Tips: Fish deeper, fish slow

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 52 to 53

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: On the water at 5am stayed till 4pm. Fished by Capel cove and Spanish flats area. First thing in the morning a lot of fish activity on the surface. Found out soon that they where trout. Second cast of a stacyee caught a 2.5lber. Had a couple of hits until the sun came up and every thing went dead. Moved around from point to point for no bites. Then sat in 20 feet of water casting out to beeper water. After a few minutes caught one lost on. This worked up till 2pm. Went to the stacyee again and caught two out in 40 feet. Ended the day with 5 bass in the net and 1 trout.

      Tips: The only points that produced where on the west side of the lake. With the stacyee. Slow and soft. I lost to many fish to count on the jig I was using an ounce jig because of the depth. 40 plus feet. Maybe Carolina rig would work better so they don't feel the weight. Tight lines

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 52

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Started day at 7am to 5pm. At the bridge in Putta creek. Found some small fish at the entrance and moved in and the action slow down for us. So we moved out to points. There as well we found some more small fish. It was a small fish day. 17 fish for me and my budy. Just no size.

      Tips: Every bite came on Bottom. Underpin, jig or worm all on bottom. We caught most of our fish on points or rock faces with wind on them. But the big fish of the day came on a main lake flat in 12 feet off a jig at 5pm.

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 52

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Slowed way down and caught 2 bass in 4 hours dropshotting in 40 feet on Jan 2nd.
      i found some Crappie on the bottom in 50 feet. Fun to feel a tug after the hectic Christmas Season!

    • Water Temp: 52

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing is very good right now. The spotted bass are anywhere from 1-20 feet deep and they're FAT. They're biting jigs and shad pattern baits. Trout fishing is good as well. I have caught two big rainbows (6-7 lbs each) the last two trips out while bass fishing. The fish generally move shallower as the day gets later. The fish are scattered so when you find em slow down.

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

    • Report: Delta Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon Solid
      Happy New Year is just ahead! Still very little pressure from anglers on the river this week,. Great tides combined sunny days ahead to be setting as the winter bite we’ve had This Season.. Still there is some really cool water and tough bites.
      Isleton The few Sturgeon anglers in area are heading to 41, Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success. Cooling water have slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.

      Rio Vista-The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or sardine filets. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville

      Walnut Grove . Slow for the trolling anglers, but stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional Sturgeon or Striper those looking for Cold night fun.

      Discovery Bay Black bass bite is hopeful as water temps stabilize in the upper 40’s. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and a-rigs searching ledges near flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are drop shotting Strike King Half Shells and Strike King Finesse worms. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing slower rolling Diamond Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

      Frank’s Tract Black bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the weather rolling through more consistently. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Ripbaits are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swim Baits, like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.
      West Delta Sturgeon leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines allow Sherman Island rd.

      Contra Loma -Trout fishing has been good. They have been biting at the East Side, North side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, power eggs, or mice tails Best catches Reported Mike Erickson caught a 5.3 lb. trout on Power Bait from a boat near the dam. . Mark Davis caught a 6 lb. trout each on Zekes Bait at the East Side of Lake.
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Friday, December 29th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 40s

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Winter fishing is here. Slow down and scale back your presentation around weed lines and docks and target water 8+ feet deep and you'll find them. I fished from the 27th through the 29th of December and pulled a few consistent fish with a small Ned rig and TRD setup on tight line. The drop shot was working too around cover with a 6 inch or less leader. The slower the presentation the better. Kind of a numbers game right now rather than a size game.

      Tips: Slow down, target structure, use natural colors.

Monday, December 25th, 2017

    • Water Temp: Cold

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: All I want for Christmas is a killer big fish springtime bite!

      Tips: Wishin’ & a hopin’ for the best!