Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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      Water Temp: 45-50

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Just spent 3 days ishing 4/9 - 4/11 ishing entirely on theMcCloud arm out o Hirz bay. The motto or the weekend was brown and down. Meaning I usedbrown lures and ished them deep and slow. I also igured out that dark lures worked well too. I'd say or the threedays our crew caught at least 300 ish. Try ishing omain points and in inlet creeks. We caught ish in wateranywhere rom 3' to 60' o water, but mostly 20-30'. Thewater level is rising quickly and the ish seem to be in transition so look or steep shels with structure. Theyseemed to come up rom the shels during the day, but wheredown deep in mornings and evenings. All o the ish werearound 1-3 lbs. I'll be going back as soon as it warms up.Good Luck...
      City: San Jose

      Tips: Bring your mu it's gonna be cold.

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      Water Temp: ?

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Arrived 1500 HRS Friday and ished Pit Arm. Between the two o us we caught 11 ish, 1#-1.9# spots on pumpkin gizits. There wasn't a lack o action just a lack o hook sets. Saturday wastough, cold ront came in and it was COLD. Slow start with one ish beore 1100 am in the Pit arm.Tried Squaw Arm or about 2 hours with nothing but one. Went back to Pit Arm when tempature reachedhigh 60's to low 70's and did just ine on the north side lats, 10-20 eet o water. My partner wasskunked all day, he was missing hook sets big time. It was a tough eel! Sunday was good!!!! Coldagain but not like Saturday. We ished rom 0700 to 1100 and landed 20+ easy with a couple spots inthe 2# range. 2 bronzbacks landed Sunday also. We ished with pumpkin gizit, morning dawn 6 " worm,green weenie 6", jigs and just about anything else that was drug along bottom SLOWLY caught ish. Icaught at least 5 ish setting my rod down to do something in the boat. That really pissed my par!tner o Saturday. Primary and secondary points and lats when the sun heats things up was the keyor us. We also ished with minnows Sunday and caught some spots on a drit. A little warm weatherand things are gonna rock at Shasta.
      City: McKinleyville

      Tips: Drag the bottom, SLOWLY, try rip baits early, pay attention . Sti rod and sharp hooks.

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: testing

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      Water Temp: 54

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: will trade worthless swamp land for fishing tackle also have beat up 84 cop motorcycle for sale
      City: shastina

      Tips: dont listen to that white guy john.

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Saturday, it was very windy and slow. My boat is only 12t but guys with 21 t boats were coming in at the same time as me, could not drop shot in that kind o wind and there is no hard bait bite going. OK here even more bad news, my truck got broke into and $800.00 worth o ishing and camping gear stole plus they cut my gas line to my tank and drained my tank, I ran out o gas at the launch ramp. My brother was parked next to me and they put a rock the size o a basketball threw his window and stole $700.00 worth o CD's, ishing and camping gear, they tried to get his gas but could not. this was at Jones Valley public launch ramp. A local named David and his 12 year old son in a 20 t Ranger came to our rescue he said that there has been alot o break in's at Jones Valley and some much worse things also, the Sherri veriied everything he said including the much worse things. Why they did not post the act that there has been a lot o thet going on I don't know. Can someone local there please post signs telling people not to leave valuables in there cars because that is what they are doing, they walk by and i they see something they break in.
      City: San Jose

      Tips: Don't leave things in plain site in your truck or car, don't launch at Jones Valley Launch ramp. Also, it took the Sherri 1 1/2 hrs to arrive and she was not happy she had to drive all the way to Jones Valley and I think the people that are doing the breaks in's know it.

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      Water Temp: 60

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: lake skinner does it again or me. ive been ishing this lake since i was a little boy and it consistantly pumps out nice bass or me. hit a ew south shoreline piles. by 10 i had two 4 pounders in the boat.... lipped some tules and got a 5. took o to t he aquaduct pile, a nailed a 3 and a 2... the ishing wasnt red hot but the ish were good sized considering the time o teh year. all bass released alive...blue grape up shallow, otay special out deepboth in 6" curltail.
      City: Temecula

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      Water Temp: n/a

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Test.
      City: n/a

      Tips: test

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Shad in Sonoma? How bigwas it?
      City: Sacto

      Tips: dartheads on the Sacto!

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Hello bassnbob, thank you for your answer about that lure "vixen". I really appreciate that. I've been curious about tha lure for a while.
      City: san mateo

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: hello bassnbob, is vixen a walking bait like zara spook or popping bait like pop-r? You said that reaction inovations make the lure. If you can tell me, I really would appreciate it. thank you.
      City: San Mateo

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: No you suck fishhead
      City: Norcal

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Kansas,the fishing is good in the spring. You can find largemouth on shallow flats with vegetation,dartheading with finesse wors or Carolina rig with brushhogs or salamanders,north end in dry,cherry and yorty creeks.For smallies rip a spinnerbait with some sort of red on shallow flats in the south forks. Tubes on jigheads and splitshot work well also.If u go have a great time, dont forget dropshot, smokes the smaller bass.

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      Water Temp: 56

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: hey i had gone to lake sonoma last weekend it seemed that the catfish were biting next to all the trees around the banks. We were using liverwith catfood and clams it seems that that is working grate at this time of year. we aught at least 15 fish in three hours our biggest weight for one was 18 pounds 6 ounces our smallest one was 2 pounds 4 ounces they put up a good fight. Bass weren't bitting much but was still able to catch a 4 pounder 3 ounce from the trees.
      City: rhonert park

      Tips: fish for cats around the trees with clams or liver

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Redwood Empire Bass Club is welcoming new members both boaters and non boaters to fish our club tournaments.Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday January 12th at the Rohnert Park Community Center on the corner of Rohnert Park Expressway and Snyder at 7p.m. Our first tournament will be at Berryessa on January 22nd and next month at Lake Sonoma on Febuary 26th.Click on the clubs listing on NCBF for further information.
      City: Santa Rosa

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      Water Temp: 65-67

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Sonoma Sunday,Monday. No pattern but my father, brother and me managed 25 fish over the two days. Caught fish from 50 ft to 5 ft deep.Only managed 2 livewell fish. Caught most on 4" roboworms. Managed 1 keeper on a buzz bait in the back of Skunk Creek.
      City: Sacramento

      Tips: Fish points with wood on them and plan on dragging your worms through the trees and hope the suspended fish hit you.

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      Water Temp: 49 to 52

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Lake rose about 5 to 8 eet rom last storm, water is muddy in the arms but stained in parts o the main lake. WATCH OUT FOR DEBRIS ALL OVER THE LAKE! Give it a week or more or the water to level out and clear up, maybe even longer more storms on the way.
      City: Davis

      Tips: Good Luck!

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      Water Temp: perect

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Couldn't pick up a pattern. Water seemed up so lake was deep. Fished Cherry in the morning with a minimal bite. A couple dinks around standup trees drop shotting black grape robo worms. Couldn't get anything else to go. Moved out to the main lake and ished points. A couple more dinks and then wham, a 5lb hog drop shotting the same black grape worm. My biggest bass at Sonoma. My pops hooked a 2lber on a speed trap. Good day, very hot.
      City: San Francisco

      Tips: Fish seemed to be pretty deep. The only real pattern that produced was the drop shot. Careul thought, the hook loved to snag on tree limbs. Lost alot o terminal tackle.

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      Water Temp: 78

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: ishing is very slow, my nephew and mysel went sunday aternoon or a wonderul day on the lake. First ish came 3 hours into the day in the back o the cove on a dominator. When the sun went we concentrated on main points with spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The move paid o with some good smallmouth action.
      City: santa rosa

      Tips: main points

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      Water Temp: 63-71

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Had an excellent night trip. Very little ish activity beore 10:30, but then things started to happen and didn't slow till ater dawn. Caught 18-20 ish. Hooked 10 that were 3lbs or better and landed 8 o them. Ended up with a 20.4lb sack anchored with a 6.1 kicker.
      City: Petaluma

      Tips: Full sized brush hog with brass and glass in 5-10 eet was the ticket.

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      Water Temp: 65 main, 68 arm

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the main lake, Dry Creek arm in the am till early aternoon. Moved over to Cherry Creek late aternoon until dusk. A very slow day. Picked up 4 early on and then nada until 1 more in the evening on the way back to the launch. All ish caught on dark plastics. Fish seemed to be in the 15-25 oot zone slightly suspended o the bottom.
      City: Oakland