Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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      Water Temp: 57-58

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Had a great time ishing or the 100% Tourney and learned a ew things. Light line was a must or our bite. I ished jigs almost exclusively my partner the dropshot. 1/4-3/8oz on the jigs ( Yamamoto ) and a single rigged worm or the dropshot rig using 1/4oz weight. Fishing these two rigs we caught more than 100 ish total in our days rom 4" - 3 1/2#. Mostly spots and a ew smallies. We were ishing deep walls and inding pockets o ish along them. Some were on points and others back in coves in deep holes. I wanted to throw reaction baits but the plastics bite was good and we wanted maximum bites. This is a beautiul lake this time o year and they are deinatly biting regardless o "pressure" this lake has received as o late. Highly recommend a visit soon. cv
      City: Mountain View

      Tips: Brown Jigs, light colored plastics.

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      Water Temp: 58 to 59.5

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: ished 100%toc ri in preish had 13.5 or 5 with a 5.5 spot and a 2.1 smallie on a baby bass pointer 100 all others caught dropshottin a slug by waterdog lures or a 4" keeper 1010. sat had 9.14 2.5 pounder on the same ripbait all others that day including 3 1.9 lbrs came beore 9.15 am dropshottin the slug in 25 to 40 oot o water. sun it got a little tuer and took me a while to igure out the ish moved up to 15 to 25 eet caught all my ish 8lbs worth on the 4" keeper 1010 dropshottin including a 2.86 smallie. couldnt get a rip ish sun.
      City: copperopolis

      Tips: rip ish came on points and were generally heaver than dropshot ish which were ound in the bottem o small coves with a v bottom as apposed to a u shaped bottem. i your catching trout on the rip bait your on the right track

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      Water Temp: 68

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Bridge Bay soon ater what looked like weigh ins or local tournament was completed. Word o mouth was that the day didn't go well or most o them. Headed up to Kamp Kamloops. Picked up three smallmouth o the rock wall at 36 eet with the new Berkley Power Hawg in Watermelon. Used the 4" Hawg, Texas rigged with a 1/4 bullet(not pegged) on 2# diameter Fireline with a size 1 EWG Gamakastu. Experimented adding the Berkley Bass Attractant to one rig and ished an identical rig alternating every ive casts or so. Got more strikes with the attractant added. Find small (4-8") bass in about 6-10' water near rock slides then back o about thirty yards and carlina rig a Berkley lizard, black/chart. tail along the bottom back and orth or the bigger, up to three pound bass. One small 14" spot in Hertz Bay amoung the group o houseboats. Fished hard or until 9PM to catch only our keepers totalling only 7.5 lbs. Launched at irst light Sunday morning headed to the Pit. Lots o tree tops just barely under the water, worth the added piece o mind to take it slow. Water stained, but still 67-68 degrees in backs o coves. Jigged Power Hawg in deepest part o coves next to every tree visible. Biggest ish was a 2.75 lb. smallmouth. Fished probably every tree and point on the south side beore calling it quits at 3:30pm. Lots o light, quick, taps, only a ew decent ish though.
      City: Medord, OR

      Tips: Berkley 4" Power Hawg in Watermelon and Junebug, 4" Power Worm, and the new 3" Berkley Drop Shot Power Pulse Worms on smaller hooks, light line, and lots o patience. Don't pay TOO much attention to the big balls o baitish as there was nothing happening anywhere near them, at least not this weekend. Only baitish that provided bass attention was outside o Silverthorn where the wind was blowing them into the west acing banks and some bass were ound near them but couldn't get them to hit.

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      Water Temp: 70

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the 100% tournament. Was a tough bite.A lot o small ish.Had an early morning topwater bite in the McCloud arm.Wormed ish the rest o the day.Dartheads and dropshots worked best.Small ish in 5 to10 t.Larger ish in15-20 t.Many ish suspending in40 to 50 t.Fish are at and ull o shad.Don't think the daytime bite will pick up until the shad are gone.
      City: Castro Valley

      Tips: clear/ blue superspook and 6inch Morning dawn/cht tail caught the most keepers.

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      Water Temp: 69-74

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: mmorning bite has not been good but the evenings have been great in the McCloud, Pit and Squaw Creek, ound bass in 5-25t o water and some shrimp still moving around in the cooler upper arms, last three days we have caught about 20 with no dinks and an average o 2 to 2 1/2 lbs including some smallmouth at the top o the pit, we have used shad raps and risto raps and my usual jigs with the larger ish coming on the shad rap and risto rap on secondary points in the stumps in the upper pit, u need to travel about 12 miles up the Pit rom Jones Valley and start watching or surace action around 6 to 630PM, the water up there in the evinings is holding a lot o shrimp which is a bit unusual or this time o the year and a little late in my past experiences. Went on a morning salmon ishing trip on the 25th to the Lava Rock Hole in the Bend area just north o Red Blu and only managed one 22 lb er. lots o ish in the area and there is a good mid-day bite as o now.
      City: Redding

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      Water Temp: not shere

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: went out to packers bay yesterday and cought 12 bass on a jig water down 59 eet.not allot o house boats.
      City: redding

      Tips: worms work good espeshally power bait with a dark red coler

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      Water Temp: ??

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Went houseboating with the amily Friday thru Monday. Mostly relaxed and took the kids out or tubing and kneeboarding. Did a little bit o ishing. First time the wie's been out ishing this year. Caught a ton o dinks. We caught ours on weenies and morning dawn worms. I also caught a bunch a my skitter pop. We only ished early and in the evening. Maybe two keepers or the whole trip.
      City: Sacramento

      Tips: We don't have the deep water ishing skills. I'd guess the bigger ish are deep!!!

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      Water Temp: 78-81 degrees

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the McCloud arm (not real hard).Lots o 6 inchers on a pop r.Nothin on a spook.Dart head in 15-40 t o water on the nothing red banks worked best.Lake is dropping about a oot a day and the ish are FULL o shad/other bass.Best ish about 2 pounds.

      Tips: Best color-morning dawn /ct tail.Bite will be tough until lake stabilizes?Go early it's hot!

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      Water Temp: 70

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: water temp is alling like a rock, most arms have lost 5-8 degrees since the 3rd, cool weather today. Talked to seven dierent boats, all report catching a ew and mostly small ish, saw one 3 lb spot over by cone point in the squaw and the guy ished all day or 7 ish, nighttime still the best with all the boating traic but things are cooling o a night, was 66 degrees at 7:30 pm today, not very typical, supposed to heat up by monday. Lake coming down rapidly nearly 2t per day, now at 30t down.
      City: Redding

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      Water Temp: 76

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: a series o aternoon storms with high winds and rain, lightning has slowed things considerably, 3 short trips and only 3 bass, all small, the evening o the third provided 60 mph winds with three boats capsized and numerous houseboats torn loose rom staked moorings, a big mess. The 4th o July crowd let early, lots o mudlines o o most points and the entire lake is a mess with the exception o the upper arms, lake temp has dropped 3-5 degrees throughout, the lake is dropping a oot and a hal per day, things should smooth out when the hot weather returns in the next 5 days or so. Lake level is down 26t and it is raining at 930 pm on the 4th.
      City: Redding

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      Water Temp: 71 to 73.9

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I spent 8 days rom the 5th to the 13th o June on the Sacramento arm. I spent all o my time in, and around gooseneck cove. Had very little success. My cousin and I tried almost every thing at one time or another over the week. Tried ishing scattered rocky structure with a slow rolled white spinner bates. Only very limited success. Also tried lukes in dierent colors, no luck. Only limited success. This was the toughest year or ish, in the our years that I have been going to the lake, and the constant wind made it seem like I was in one kind o weather system or another or the whole week.
      City: South Lake Tahoe

      Tips: Rip a white spinnerbait out rom the bank the kill it, or a second or to them do it again...

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      Water Temp: Low 60's

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished both days 5 am to 6 pm. On Thursday, no morning bite, but good aternoon bite. Fity spots rom real small to two lbs, average about 13". Fished Pit arm, steeper walls were better. Used sot plastics to include tubes, but mostly 4 & 5" worms. Any color I tried worked. Friday, the bite was practically all day and under the same conditions. Most ish were in 1 to 10 eet. Fish were very aggressive and many were swallowing the baits.
      City: Davis

      Tips: It was deinitely a innesse bite as I only got one bite on a lizzard. The skinny straight tail worms seemed to work best or me.

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      Water Temp: 61-64 degrees

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the upper Sacramento Arm Thursday aternoon. Two o us boated 9 ish in two hrs -- hal to 1-lb range. Fished the Pit Arm on Friday and Saturday. 40 ish on Friday and 50 on Saturday -- several up to 3 lbs. All but one caught on 4.5 inch hand poured worms . Most o the ish were on the main lake points, but some well back into the coves. Good Trip, beautiul weather.
      City: Reno, NV

      Tips: - blue ghost, oxblood and motor oil all w/ chartruse tail. Texas rig or split shot rig in 2-35 eet o water. Move it slow or shake it in place.

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      Water Temp: 58-63

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Spent 4 days on Shasta with the amily. Managed to get in quite a bit o ishing time. caught 20 to 40 ish a day up to about 3#s. Fish were rom the surace down to about 25 eet. Good rip bait (Pointer) bite going in the mornings. Switched to lukes in the aternoon the irst couple o days. Spent the last 2 days trying crank baits and C-rigs with good luck on both.
      City: Brentwood

      Tips: Shad pattern hard baits and light colored plastics were working best or me. C-rigging the Delta Melon Gator Pups worked very well.

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      Water Temp: 57-61+

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Tri-Valley Bassmasters had their Shasta tourny during a stormy weekend. Rained both Sat. & Sun. Wind worse on Sat. Air temp cool. Even with the wind we could still see the bottom in 10-12 eet o water.Limits were the order o the day.Bigger ish & heavier limits (only 11-6 or 7 ish) caught on Sat.We worked or the ish, and were rewarded with limits that are typical or Shasta, but those small ish are still un to catch.
      City: Livermore

      Tips: Limits caught using spinner baits (white), worms (Predator 4" paddle tail in #709

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      Water Temp: 58-61

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: the spawn is deinitely on or the spots, ish being caught just about everywhere, rained the past ew days but didn't turn the ish o, went out with Mike and Dave rom San Jose on Friday and had a great time, Dave is a trout isherman and I introduced him to jig ishing, he caught a couple Friday morning and ished a tourney on Sat using the jigs and kicked butt, He had a smile a oot wide at Packers when he and Mike pulled in, Saw a nice 6lb plus spot taken by another guy who pulled up with shaking hands asking us to take his photo, nice big emale with a bloody tail taken out o 12t o water at 830 AM on a brown jig, Now is the time to get ater the spots, the smallmouth are getting ready so that will turn on shortly, haven't seena largemouth in two weeks, I'm going out in the early AM and park in ront o the dam or some salmon, 13 lber taken out last thursday morning on cut anchovy tail.
      City: Redding

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: We went all day and cauhgt a ew. Caught a 4 pounder back in the cover. We caught a ew in hte pit arm. We were catching them on oxblood with the chartrouse tail and a ew on green weenies. We were using a texas rig ishing close to the bottom.
      City: redding

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      Water Temp: 55-60

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished WCB Pro-Am. Most ish came on rip baits including a 5# 10oz largemouth on Friday. Second best getter was a purple Yamamoto Lizard pulled through the tops o submerged willows.
      City: Fair Oaks

      Tips: Got to go through large numbers o small ish to cull a decent limit.

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      Water Temp: 53-57

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Pit arm all week. Windy and cooler than expected, but i you could stay in one spot long enough, you'd catch ish. Most o our ish came rom the 20 t. depth, with some coming rom closer to 30. Evening was the best time o day, action improving greatly as it got later. We were inding areas where there were lots o ish concentrated, and you could catch 4-6 or more beore turning them o. Toughest thing or us was staying put long enough to get a bait down to them. Largest ish caught this week was 2 lbs, 6 oz. Baits were 7" pumpkinseed power worm and skirted grub in 1/8 oz. jig heads. Lost lots o jigs, bring plenty.
      City: Susanville

      Tips: Steep sides o secondary points and sheer clis seemed to have plenty o ish. Don't be araid to work baits vertically right under the boat, i they are there, they'll bite.

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      Water Temp: 50 - 53

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the NewBass Tournament out o Bridge Bay, On Saturday the weather is beautiul so we catch some rays and a ew ish too, by 8am the jackets are o or the irst time this year! We ish the SacArm and on the irst cast o his crankbait my partner is calling or the net, we get it in the boat, put it on the Will-E-Go, and drop it in the livewell. He calls or the net a ew casts later, and has me eeling like netboy. Anyway the crank bite stops ater that. WE tried brushhogs and spider jigs or awile then decide to drop-shot and split-shot. I get a couple back to back on a witches tit Magic Worm, so now we have 3 in the livewell. We drag 1 more keeper then decide we need to run. We go to another spot and try ishing the trees in the back o coves. nothing but dinks there so we back o to the points and start gettin some more keepers. When that turn o we ind a bunch o ish on a do nothin lat and cull a ew out o our limit. We go back to the weigh-in and inish in 4th place or day 1. Day 2 starts out with wind and whitecaps, we run or the lat and can't buy a bite, so we move up into the cove, still nothing, inally we start backing o toward the points and ind the ish once again in 30 eet o water! Point is tough to ish with the wind throwing trolling motor out o the water! we manage 5 keepers o the point in the wind then go o to ind some shelter. We ind another point that kind o parrellels the bank and is sheltered on one side. We go back inside the point and the water is 25 eet deep. and there is ish there :-) We quikly ill our limit and cull most o the other ish out. WE want to go back to where we started day 1 but time is limited and the lake is still rough. Heck with it we go or it. when we get there we only have a ew minutes to ish and get doubles I get a 15" ish, partner gets a dink, we cull the last 13" ish and head or the weigh in. We inished in 2nd place and the leaders did not get in the options ( good or us) So it was a un and proitable weekend Tight lines Je
      City: Suisun City

      Tips: Remember to delate Air Bladder on deep caught bass or release immedaitley