Southern California Lake Fishing Report

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Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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      Water Temp: 68

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Went to naci on Sunday, the bite is off the hook right now. Started on the bank right across from the marina while I waited for the fog to lift. Caught about 15 fish in the first hour with the five biggest going just over 11 lbs. Caught the five biggest on a repo man (topwater) and spider jigs. After fog lifted switched to sex Shad colored robo worms on a drop shot rig and caught about 25 more before heading out around 1:00. Did catch some on the spider jig in the afternoon. Get out early, bigger fish seem to be active in the
      am.
      City: Holister

      Tips: Fish are feeding heavily on Shad, find a point with bait and you can catch a fish on almost every cast. Fall bite at naci is on get out and have some fun.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

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      Water Temp: 67

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: fishing was off in morning,but midday was great .caught largemouths and spots from 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 pounds lost count of how many we caught.
      City: bakersfield

      Tips: dropshot 6"robo worm in sexy shad & custom worms in cinn, blue. 17-25 ft, deep fish slow.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: fixed the fuel pump decided to go run the boat..got out around 4pm went straight to the coves..
      found schooling shads..and the bass were right there..got one right away on a spoon..school ran away..moved over to creek channel got one on shakey head..fished rocks for a bit picked up 4 on dropshot..fished 'til sunset water was calm for a few hours..got 2 hits on buzzbait..missed one..wind picked up..cold..left the lake around 8

      Tips: throw big baits..finesse techs. will diff. produce fish..small though..keep eye on the fish finder..it'll completely blow up..

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 70

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: here are the results for the Visalia bass tournament at Kaweah on Oct. 16th

      1 st place Isaac & Josh Adams 12.90 lbs big fish 3.19
      2 nd place Steven & Scott Thompson 10.25 lbs
      3 rd place Jon & Michael Beasley 9.81 bs

      32 teams 19limits 122 total fish lake is low
      City: Visalia

      Tips: Go Fishing have fun.otherwise apponed

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: cooler nights bring bass to rocks and so does the crappie..

      no winds..water calm..
      City: Fresno, Ca

      Tips: Was suppose to go out before sunset to get the late day bite..missed it by 2 hours due to friends..decided to just do the night bite..crappies are back..got them on jigs!..not minnows..crappies = bass..water was calm..no wind..topwater was no good..lipless crank failed..slowed it down with a wave worm bamboo stick..got two hits right away..missed them..switched up to 5/0..got them!!..bass for 2 pounds..still aggressive

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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      Water Temp: 65

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: got on the water alittle late about 830.the wind was already up and at times gusting pretty good.cleghorn was out of the question so decided to tube the marina area instead.we were able to duck out of the wind but only managed 1 dink bass on the dropshotted roboworm in arrons magic color. really an overall poor fishing day.
      City: apple valley

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 70.4

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Whats with the Pez??? Lake has been like OFF for the past three weeks. NADA ????
      Any offerings?
      City: SM

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 74

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Visalia Bass Tournament held on 9-11-10. Winner had over 11 lbs. A lot of small limits caught but getting a limit was not assured by any means. A 13" black bass was hard to come by for some teams. The fish could be caught almost anywhere and pretty shallow as well. This would be a great place to take the kids. They could catch a lot of small bass right now. I haven't fished a lake this year that allows you to catch more fish. I have fished a lot of lakes.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

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      Water Temp: N/A

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Boy it's been some time since I have fished here. The plan was to chase Striper boils but that did not happen. Well after two hours I decided to fish for Bass.It was pretty good I ended up with 7 fish 4 Smallmouth and 3 Largemouth.Two of the Smallmouth were 3lbs the other two about 2lbs.The largemouth about 1.5lb's.All cought on plastics and I think if you were to target the Bass it may be pretty darn good.I was a little disappointed in the Lake level thought it would be higher.
      City: Salinas

      Tips: None I am going to hit it Saturday and see whats up.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Visalia Bass night tourney at Kaweah on Aug. 20: 1, Ray Gauerke/ Mark Abler, 12.54 pounds;
      2, Josh and Isaac Adams, 12.52 (big fish, 4.09); 3, Josh Housey/Junior Demaccobalin, 9.24.

      Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/08/25/2053291_p4/fishing-report-week-of-aug-25.html#ixzz0xfUW3JBY

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      Water Temp: 71.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Went back today after a disappointing day yesterday. Determined to find out what or where the bite went. Totally different day. Jigs all day today with 11 nice keepers in the boat two of which went in the 5 range. Spent most of the time near Vasquez area hitting the rock walls with a jig in 15-25 foot of water with most hits coming in that 15 foot range up close to the walls.

      Nothing at all in the marina area or Whittenburg. wind came up around 11ish and it pulled several boats off the main lake looking for shelter, or on the trailer.
      City: SM

      Tips: 1/4oz jigs with a DT hula grub trailer. Stay in the green colors. Blues were not working nor was craw colors.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I know this isnt a blog, but a quick note. my fishing partner and I caught and submitted a 3.97 lb. smallmouth yesterday to the marina at san antonio. the old official record was 3.14 lbs. ken's fish was 19 1/2 inches long, with a girth of almost 14 inches. We are confident this will become the new official record.
      City: hollister

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 71.2

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Here is some good advise.. Stay home this week.. Lake is REALLY off! Took almost 3 hours to get a bite. Small ones- Buddy got one maybe 2 pounder that was it.. 6 fish - all small. Up next to the banks with Green Pumpkin jig and a trailer. Pretty sad. Not even a taker at the dam -- That is REALLY off.
      City: SM

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 67

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: myself and j.mccloskey floattubed cleghorn. we were on the water by 730. the wind was up early but we both scratched up acouple each. the bass on drop shotted roboworms.the cats on nightcrawlers slow bounced.great water temps tough fishing and alot of unexperienced pwc users.
      City: apple valley

      Tips: in the summer get on the water early and get of early

Friday, August 13th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 72

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Took my new trolling motor out for a test run. The new i-pilot is really nice! Caught 6 or 7 little bass about 6 inches on rattle traps. Tried floatin a night crawler and hung into a 22 lb. Blue Cat. It was a tussle and alot of fun. 34" long.I released her where I caught her.
      She was full of eggs.
      Weather was really nice. I tried frogs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastics. Just small fish except for the cat .Largest bass about 11"
      City: Maricopa

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 73.3

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: 1st trip to Isabella.. Not bad!

      FLW Pro J Fox and I took a 6 hours cruise around looking for hitters. Rocky Point gave us a stopping point and we hit good -- Very Good! Trying out some new Falcon Micro Giude rods and a few new baits. Hit on three nice 5+ ladies with one bustin off near the trolling motor having the Falcon in half trying to hose this ine in. Figured at least 8-10 pounder.. Thats fishin -- Cant score on all of them.. Wind came up about noonish -- Headed home.
      City: SM

      Tips: Carolina and 3/4oz jigs were working -- Sorry Cant tell all the secrets as to baits...

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 78 degrees

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Myself and a friend went out about 7:00am and caught a decent amount of crappie. Then I began bass fishing used a senko texas rigged in shallow area near shore and caught a 17" largemouth and a couple small throw backs. Decided to move towards the back channel and noticed a lot of bass jumping went to some spook jr.'s and caught a couple more throw backs. Hit a channel towards the back right and wacky wormed for awhile and only got one small throw back. Decided to hit the dam before we left and used some rapala original cranks and I landed a 18 and 1/4" on my 3rd cast by a rock pile. That was my limit of two over 15" my buddy, wanted to go back crappie fishing and caught a couple more and we left, black and green tube worked well for the crappie. Over all was a good trip, went on a weekday so not too many people out there. Will be back soon to try again, fishing report says don't waste your time, but I always give it a try and usually still have luck. Warning though is water is very low so be careful and aware.
      City: Madera

      Tips: poppers in the morning, and senkos texas rigged when it warm up. If the wind picks up go near the dam and try some deep diver crank.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 71.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Scum has disepated for the most part..
      Fun trip as I wont be doing Tri Valley Sat so decided to go take a shot at the water.. NOT GOOD! Very tough bite. Temp change and barometer change have fish stuck.. Lock-jawed for the most part. Couln't get anything to work. 2 fish on rattle trap, one on a white hula grug. Thats it! Was so bad, I couldnt even score a small one at the dam! Thats bad.
      City: SM

      Tips: ???? Glad Im not fishing tomorrow... Frustrating

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: The official lake record for smallmouth is right around 3 lbs. I believe. I have personally caught a half dozen bigger, probably up to about 4 lbs, and have seen several that I'm sure were over 5. for whatever reason, nobody ever submits them.
      City: Hollister

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      Water Temp: 72

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at 6:30. Headed for the narrows. Tried everything I had but no action. Warmed up to about 85 so I headed back toward the damn. A couple small dunky bass tards.lol Switched to drifting weightless night crawlers. Got about 6 more small bass and loaded out about 5 and headed back to my stabbin cabin. Tried Zarra Spooks for two hours in A.M. with not even a roll.
      City: Maricopa

      Tips: Best tip I have is don't fish near me. There will be no fish within 5 miles.