Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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      Water Temp: 58

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: We just returned rom a 4 day camping trip in the Cherry Creek area. Lots o big wind and heavy rain. Still able to get in some good ishing. My son and I caught over 80 ish: the largest was 7lbs even, 3 over 5lbs and 6 over 4 lbs. The rest were less than 4 lbs but very ew dinks. We used natural colored senkos on 10 lb test. Went thru 100 senkos. Tried other baits but senkos were the most productive. Quality ish were on the wood in 8 to 12 eet o water. Slowing way, way down seemed to be the trick. Most are near the mouths o coves or on the banks - not much ar back in the creeks. The 7 pounder was caught in the howlling wind, I mean howling. She was at but not ully ripe yet to spawn. The 5lb 5 oz Ryan caught was a male with bloody ins rom making a bed.
      City: santa rosa

      Tips: Use natural colors, slow down and try standing wood or better ish. I you want numbers the smaller ish are on the banks. All lures will produce ish now but palstics seem to give better results. Good luck

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      Water Temp: 56 to 58

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished with the David the Beast today and we caught 10 black bass rom 1# to 5# on pig-n-jigs (red & black), senko (brown), baby brush hog(watermelon), 1/2 oz. Spinner bait (charchurse and white with copper blades), jerkbait(clown color). Water temp was 56 to 58 degrees. The small ish are shallow. Large ish are still in the prespawn phase. Talked to another boat and he caught 12 ish rom 3# to 6# in the creek channels o the lats in Cherry Creek Arm. Great time with David and son, Michael. By the way, I was breaking in a new 350 motor in my '89 Suburban when the old transmission lost O/D and drive gears! Drove rom Santa Rosa to San Bruno in second gear, 35 to 40 mph. I'm supposed to leave or a ten day trip with amily and boat tomorrow. Oh well. Thank God it did not happen during my trip.
      City: San Bruno

      Tips: Fish hard and look or the channels o the lats.

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      Water Temp: 51-55

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at sae light, Cranked up a nice 2.5 lb smallie on the damm, ran to warm spring side and ripped 2 at 2 lbs each. Caught 4 more on a carolina rig those went rom 1.5-2.7 lbs. Run to the end o dry creek and ripped one that went 3.8 lbs and cranked another that went 2.3 lbs. Had a ew ollow the bait to the boat. O the water at 2. Not bad but not enough, 5 best went or over 13 lbs.
      City: Santa Rosa

      Tips: I ripped the luckycrat stayce in the clown color, cranked a crankbait that's going to catch me alot o ish this year and or the carolina rig, zoom lizards.

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      Water Temp: 52 to 54

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing report almost duplicate o above report. Threw jigs and Skeets creatures at any and all wood in Cherry creek and the Dry creek arm, NADA. Dropshotted points, humps and rockpiles with NADA. Dragged carolina rigs along KNOWN ish areas, NADA. Fished sun warmed banks in the aternoon shallow and out to 40t with jigs and plastics, NADA.The lake is pretty close to ull pool with water releases continuing. The lake is muddy with debris loating everywhere. Right now this lake is just plain TOUGH. I hope it gets better beore New Years Day. Go to Berryessa or Clear lake i you want numbers.JoeJoe
      City: Windsor

      Tips: Fish jigs slowwww

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      Water Temp: warm

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: caught and released many small ish.took a riend bass ishing or the rist time,he had many bites on gurbs and swim baits and caught a ew,I got the biggest a 31/2lbs. largemouth on a deep diving crawdad crank.
      City: Oakland

      Tips: It's best to go on week days,cranks and senko's are the top baits,spinner baits also work well at night. the best way to catch bass is to go ishing

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      Water Temp: 70's

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: took my nephew bass ishing or the rist time,caught bass both days mostly smallmouth caught 16 ish, he caught the biggest,16 inch about 2 1/2lbs his biggest ish to date,we caught them on crawdad cranks,senkos and grubs. ished rocky ledges in deep water.
      City: Oakland

      Tips: deep diving rebel crawdads in brown,any color with the plastic's

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      Water Temp: 62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: FISHED THE NORTH END OF THE LAKE SATURDAY WITH A COUPLE OF FRIENDS IN A BRAGGING RITES TOURNEY.COUGHT 15 FISH FROM 1 TO 5LBS.ALL FISH CAME ON PLASTIC ON POINTS.THE BIG ONE HIT A ZIPPER IN ABOUT 4' WATER.SAW LOTS OF GOOD SIZE FISH BUT COULD NOT GET THEM TO BITE.BABY BRUSH HOGS GOT MOST OF THE FISH.
      City: REDWOOD CITY

      Tips: PLASTICS ON POINTS. WHAT EVER IS YOUR FAVORITE USE IT.

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      Water Temp: 55678

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: red monkeys
      City: Santa Rosa

      Tips: red cows

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: well had the annual ireighter big ish tourny and my lil bro kick our butts.He isrt started o with a 6.2 caught on a zipper minnow and then ollowed it up with a 4.5 and an 8.2needless to say he was done ater that along with every body else. big ish was caught on a bed and released on the spot.i mannaged three between 4 and 4.5 on zipper worms. thats the report see ya
      City: penngrove

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      Water Temp: ?

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Yorty rom the shore with very lack luster results(2 in 5hrs) Only the second time I've ished here and I stuck with rubber only. Perect weather and conditions, just poor results .............or poor tactics.
      City: Windsor

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      Water Temp: 52-56

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Thought we'd kill'em just beore the ront moved in. Launched at the $ ramp (easier with my 3 YO son) and ished Warm Springs rom the Narrows up to Madrone. No pattern to speak o, other than wood in 10'-15', nothing in 20'+. 1 Senko, 2 Texas PowerRing camo, 2 Blk/red carolina weenie, 1 splitshot original weenie up to 2 1/4 lbs with one smallmouth. Maybe 25 other bites that would just tap and let go. Had a nice ish roll on an Albino Slug-O twice. Lost a ew in the trees. Fished 9-3. Kept waiting or the bite to start. Breezy and cool. Another set o riends had 8.
      City: San Francisco

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      Water Temp: 51 - 52

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Did a little preishing with a ew riends rom the SonomaCounty Belly Boat Bass club and did pretty well. I caught ish with a number o dierent techniques but worming wasthe way to go. Ended up with 6 between 1-2.5 lbs on the worms2 on jigs in the brush and 1 on a crankbait. Another riendcaught 8 on jigs and plastics and another buddy got ive onjigs and plastics. Most ish were a little deeper than expected (8-20 eet) or this time o year but the weather conditions were bright skiesand a COLD wind.Hopeully this weekend our tournament in Yorty Creek will begood or all!
      City: San Francisco

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Yorty creek in my kickboat and had high expectations since I landed one on Friday about 4lbs in an hour o ishing o the shore. Saturday started o well with a 3lber then 2lber o the same brush on a senko. Continued working brush and the shore and ended up meeting someone I hadn't seen in about 10 years (when he caught a 9lb beauty right in ront o me) and he did it again! Beautiul 9 lber on a spinnerbait beore light. Whew!I ended up catching a good 6 lber (best Sonoma ish in about 6 years) on a pointer minnow then one about 1.5 lbs on a jig in the brush.Check this link or a complete story and pics o the ish: http://www.calishing.com/dcorum/DCForumID1/1420.html
      City: San Francisco

      Tips: work the brush and burn the shore or some action!

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Hey je, you are an idiot. I you don't believe what you read on this web sight than don't read it. Just because you can't catch ish doesn't mean they are not there. Maybe you should get out more and work on your technique, and maybe your attitude wiil change.
      City: windsor

      Tips: keep posting your reports because there are some people who appreciate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Tried minnows and a silver and red spoon with no luck. Not a good day or ishing, but nice to be on the lake anyway.
      City: Santa Rosa

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      Water Temp: cold

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Why list anything here any more, people are being selish with ino. Lakes been muddy and ish are hard to ind, generic enough or you!!!! I know people get ino rom this site to use but don't give back. Just wanted to say thanx!!
      City: matters

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      Water Temp: 51.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Started ishing about ll;00 and it went slow at irst.Got on to a good bite at about 12-5. About 1 ish perhr. Went in at dark. The ish were about 20 t. deepbut hungry. Used sot plastics mostly.The bite was verysubtle . At times the line would go limp and I set the hook on a ish.
      City: santa rosa

      Tips: ish 20 eet deep or deeper i the water gets colder andish slowly.

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      Water Temp: 55

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: the ishing was good at 10eet temp cold out but sunny
      City: santa rosa ca

      Tips: i used almost entirely sot plastics. Mainly brush hogs

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      Water Temp: 74

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Went night ishing with a ew other boats recently. The bite was tough overall or everyone. Our best ive went just under 13 lbs, but only culled one ish. One 2.9 on a spook and the rest coming on a big boy jig & pig. Big ish was 3.2. Whiteroggy was up there and caught a ew but was stuck in Cherry trying to catch a rog ish. We stayed on the main body all night working the brush piles o main body points. Looks like Justin will be cleaning the crappers one more month....hahahahaha

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      Water Temp: 70+/-

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Cherry Creek late Saturday and again early Sunday. Managed two in about a hal hour on a Spitin' Image Saturday at dusk and one Sunday morning skipping a rog.
      City: Santa Rosa

      Tips: Use top waters early and late in shallow water next to drop os.