Southern California Lake Fishing Report

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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      Water Temp: 48-52

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: on lake before sun up, fished from trimmer and up river. reaction bite early with some lm's very shallow. after bite died down plastics worked for fish in 25ft (had to search for them with electonics. stayed till wind picked up and bite slowed. 15 total, not much size but most biting fish were active.
      City: clovis

      Tips: a decent amount of driftwood is in the water and was tough to see when wind was blowing.

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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      Water Temp: 52-56

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: This is tough winter bass fishing at Hensley. Bass fishing is slow at this lake but it is quite possible to nail a few very nice size bass if fishing slow with either jigs, baby brush hogs or dead sticking senkos. No reaction bite at all today for my partner and I.

      Broke off a trophy bass in a cove of about 11 pounds on a jig. That will surely keep us coming back for more...
      City: Fresno

      Tips: Fish slow, slow, slow. My first choice is a 1/4 ounce football jig with a 4 inch yamamoto trailer. Good luck!

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      Water Temp: 56

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Starting fishing around 7:00 a.m started at main point nothing so ran down to strawberry flats first 4 casts picked up three keepers fished there for about 3 hours with a total of 8 fish.
      City: Taft

      Tips: Fish started moving up shallow as the day went on fished slow with a drop shot.

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

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      Water Temp: 51 to 53

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Pulled up at 10 am and went straight back the river almost to the shallows. Saw some shad boiling on surface and graphed some fish below them. Got right on top the the boil and dropped the spoon down. Caught a snag with a spoon the first time. Second time a 4.5 lber. Followed by a two 3 lbers on the 3rd and 4th drop. Bite slowed after wards. Saw another shad boil across the other side and did the same thing. Caught about 8 more in the 2.5 lb range. Had about close to 15 lbs. best 5 by noon. Spoon bite stopped then decided to throw some darter head and hula grubs as per the report. Got a few more fish with the darter heads with 2 quality fish up to 3 lbs. Nothing on the hula grub or jigs. Off the water by 4:00 pm. Man what a day.
      City: Visalia

      Tips: Look for schools of bait fish anywhere between 15 to 25 feet of water. Spoons were working for some time. Fish are at the banks later in the day it looks like. The grub and jig bite didn't look too good. Good luck to all!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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      Water Temp: 50-53

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: the water has cooled a few degrees. the fish have suspended in deeper water in areas they were staging for the spawn just a few days ago. they were pretty tite lipped today. only caught a few
      City: Paso Robles

      Tips: the bites are very soft and suttle

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

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      Water Temp: 55

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: What a day i was fishing with a buddy and he was hammering the bass on 6-inch purple worm. I finally got on on the same Color.We hit all the points and caught 10 bass in all, the biggest was 4.5 pounds. tight lines Chief
      City: Camarillo

      Tips: Drop-shotting the worm and moving it very slow.

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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      Water Temp: 53-56

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Water is starting to warm and the bass are starting to feed in preparation for the spawn. caught 16 to end the day.
      City: Paso Robles

      Tips: Crawfish colored baits.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

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      Water Temp: 48.6 to 51.0

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Traffic here for bass fishing is very light bass are in 18 to 40 feet of water and are in the 12 to 15 range and are falling to jigs and baby brushogs and yamamoto hula grubs.Color patterns
      green pumpkin and watermelon red/black flake patterns baits well catch bass here. Bass are holding in coves on the face of the dam and in the 5mph. Structure rock piles long points brush piles and trees and drop offs. Trout fisherman are scoring good numbers of trout on powerbait from the bank
      City: madera ca

      Tips: fish slow dead sticking and slow swim bumping the bottom back to the boat works here also. Jigs in bullet or football head and baby brushogs and hula grubs all work here also.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished from 10am to 4pm. It wasn't hard finding fish, but quality was a problem. My partner and I caught them on the dropshot and shaky-head. Fish were found from 25-50ft, although the fish are starting to transition as we caught a few in the 10ft range. Our best 5 were about 10lbs. Didn't fish the main lake, everything was caught by trimmer and by the windy gap area. Total fish between me and my partner was 20+.

      Tips: Fish slow and deep. Todays choice of color was purple, as that was the color that the bass seemed to like more, although everyday varies.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 54-55

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished from 9am till 3 pm on a cloudy day. Caught 25 spots in 30-40 ft with the biggest only 2 lbs. Hula Grubs and Jigs did OK. Best bite for us was on darterheads and T-rigs. Fished from Deer Creek to Windy Gap. Overall fun day.
      City: Visalia

      Tips: Main lake points

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 56.3 to 58. 5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Bass here are in the 11 to 14 range with and occasional bass to 2 pounds. The face of the dam is holding bass in 19 to 40 of water jigs drop shot and baby brushogs also are working here.Other areas to work around the lake rock piles dropoff trees and a another good areas to hit are the river channel the deep parts if the channel are also holding fish. Traffic is light. Trout are hitting rooster tail spinners and mepp's spinners and also rainbow color powerbait is also working.
      City: madera ca.

      Tips: Fish slow bass are biting on the light side if you fell weight when you move your bait then set most of the time you wont miss. jigs in bullet and football head work good right now and trailers yamamoto 4" double tails grubs but with the colder temps move to a 5" single tail grub or pork they all 3 work.Brushogs go carolina rig these baits for good results. drop shot you can hit them with pro gold patterns.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

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      Water Temp: 57 to 58.5 degr

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got on the water at 3:00 pm afternoon. Trolling motor batteries were low so couldn't really fish for long. Found out my batteries were corroded. Caught a couple fish off the drop shot and that was it and missed a couple other bites. Will get out again by the weekend. Cold afternoon.
      City: Fresno

      Tips: So far dropshotting. Will keep all posted later.

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 56.5 to 59.8

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: bass here are from 11 to 14 inches and well hit 1/4 bullet head jig and 3/8oz arkie head jigs in brown and purple or black and blue yamomoto 5"single tail grubs as trailers in 221 cinnamon w/lg black &
      purple flake and 179 smoke w/black & blue flake . FISH LONG DEEP POINTS AND ISOLATED ROCK PILES HUMPS WITH DEEP WATER fish in 20 to 35 feet of water.
      City: madera

      Tips: Fish slow keep solid contact with the structure your working on the bitr is light.

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing was insane! We fished the Anglers Choice Team Tournament. Caught fish from blast off till check-in. Jigs, ripbait, and dropshot were our ticket. We caught at least 50 bass for the day and our best 5 went for 8.38lbs. Not a bad wt. for Naci.
      City: Visalia

      Tips: Fish were out deeper for us...25-35ft.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished from 8am till 2 pm and it was a tough bite for me. I worked my butt off for 5 keepers and only got 6 bites all day. I stuck 2 largemouth on senkos on a vertical wall and 3 spots on a dropshot at the end of the day. I tried a ton of stuff in between without any luck. I could not mark any shad on the graph and very few fish for that matter. No surface activity anywhere.
      City: Oakhurst

      Tips: See above, I don't have a clue

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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      Water Temp: Low 60s

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Woke up late didn't get to the launch 'til 8..fished the marina got one on the darter head right away..threw the texas rig got one but missed the set..no fish for a few hours..got one on the spoon..got a nice large mouth on the drop shot..missed a big hit on the carolina rig..came home before 2..started to get windy on the main lake..
      City: Fresno

      Tips: bring extra darter heads!!..bite is soft if you are finessing..water seems to be slowly rising..stay a little further out the bass don't seem to getting used to it yet..so they're still out there deep..was cold the whole day so layer up especially when running the big motor..

Friday, November 12th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 66.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Pretty slow today.. Hit a few good areas with a few of my friends in another boat. Same story. Only a small dink. Headed towards the dam to check thinks out and 'BANG'. Something let go?? Had my buddies pull me back to the dock and loaded. Got home, pulled the lower unit. Driveshaft took a dump. So she's going to sit till I get parts. Bummer.....
      City: SM

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

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      Water Temp: uknown; felt to

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Naci on Sunday during the CBC tourney. The cold front that moved int slowed the bite down, but the fish are there. Got 5 fish fora day's work,missed a few more. None of our fish were under a pound, best top out at about 2. The CBC guys had 7 fish limits pushing on 15lbs, so the bite is there.
      City: Santa Cruz

      Tips: Jigs, dropshot, and darterhead did the trick today. Only got 1 fish in the deeper water, the rest of the fish came off the bank in 5-15 feet. Best fish was in 3' of water

Friday, November 5th, 2010

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      Water Temp: unknown

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Sllloooooowww day at Margi. The 30 degree drop in weather probably influenced the bite more than anything. Got a couple dinks, and 1 solid 3lb fish on the jig up shallow. Couldn't buy any love on the main lake, only fish came at the lower end of the river arm.
      City: Santa Cruz

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 62.2

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Pretty flat out. Sun came out and it was a great day for sunning. Started with a rettle trap around cliff drop offs, went to plastics, then a swim and a punch bait back in the mossy areas. Nothing!
      City: SM