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Sunday, May 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Didn't catch anything but spoke with a guy that caught several large bass near the Dam with Night Crawlers and Crayfish (the nightcrawlers are available at the tackle shop near Bass Lake).
    City: Stockton

Friday, April 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 50-60

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Friday Picked up a 4.00 largemouth on a carolina rigged lizard. Fished Sat. caught 5 spots on a spider jig. spots tring to bed
    City: Lemoore

    Tips: Fished slow used green pumkin with red flakes
    spider jigs and lizards.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

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    Water Temp: N/A

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: WATT WAS YOU DOING FISHING FROM SHORE OR FISHING WITH YOUR SLOW BOAT GOING ABOUT 2 MILES.

    WHY DONT YOU COMPLAINT THE SKIERS, THAT COME WHERE YOU FISHING SPLASHING WATER.

    SORRY ABOUT YOUR LUCK
    City: NORTH FORK

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 57.3

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Saturday was beautiful day.That is until we ran across a couple of jerks.If you fish this lake stay away from an older silver-blue Champion with a Mercury black max.These guys think they won the lake and will call you every name in the book if you cross their path.
    City: OAKHURST

    Tips: Bring protection.You will need it.

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    Water Temp: 57-58

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Friend went up by himself and caught 38 keepers. Both spots and Largemouth. Fish were very shallow, less than 5 foot. some other guys had some luck on swimbaits. It will bust wide open soon.

    Tips: slow falling plastics on darter heads. the slower the fall the better.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Did anybody fish this lake for bass during the summer? Would like to go next Spring for the first time. Any suggestions?

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: For gentleman I met on the ramp and requested the results from our tournament the next day
    1st....22.91 lbs (bed fished a pair of sevens)
    2nd....12.87
    3rd....10.86
    Thanks for the info you provided
    City: fresno

Monday, March 10th, 2003

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Bass Lake Mon-Wed last week and again on saturday aternoon. Took thursday and riday o to go snowboarding at Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park. Had a blast! Caught one spotted bass on monday on salt/pepper worm. Spent most o aternoon just checking out the lake as it was my irst time there. 5 spots each on tuesday and wednesday all on craw patterned at rap in 10-20 t o water cranking bait down to and hitting the submerged allen tree limbs and killing it would produce strikes. 1 largemouth bass on saturday on at rap. All ish between 2-3.5 lbs. and sturdy at. Also caught a ew crazy trout that hit the at rap. Saw 4 20-30lb catish hanging out in 10 eet o water by some boulders. Couldn't get them to bite. Great little lake, I will go back.I didn't have any problems like I've read below. But I don't think I'll return during the summer unless it's or a week long trip.steve
    City: burbank

Sunday, August 18th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 77

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Chuck Gunnerud, i you ish Bass Lake go beore Memorial day. March and April are the best months. The rangers are not there in the o season so there are no registration ees to pay. Also the crowds aren't there, in act i you go on a weekday you may be the only isherman on the lake. This is when the the bass bite the best. I have caught a lot o bass over 5lbs. this time o year, one was almost 10lbs. My best day there was while it was snowing.
    City: Bakersield

Monday, August 12th, 2002

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Well, I thought I would take my son to bass lake or our irst time. I called ahead to the lake patrol to ask about any regulations they might have and i we could sleep on the boat. They told me no special reg's and sleeping was ok inside red buoys. It wasn't till we took the two-hr drive and launched the boat that I was told to register at the loating ranger station. No problem right? No BIG problem this lake only has yearly passes, no day pass availible, charged by hp. I have a merc 135 hp so my ee was $50.00. What a ri@&!! Rip o!! I could not belive I had to pay that amount just to ish one day on this stupid lake. There had to be over 300 boats and Jet Ski's, it was like trying to ish on Main Street. I would have paid less and had more solitude i I ished pirates o the carabbean at disneyland. Nice looing lake, lots o stu or kids but i you want to catch Bass, save $50 and ish Pine Flat
    City: Visalia

    Tips: bring lots o cash, they don't accept Visa or Mastercard.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2002

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: This is a hiiden bass actory. lots o quality spots. will hit worms and jigs, ished all day caught 3 in the 2-2.5 range and alot o 1-1.5 the key is to ind them, so ya gotta be a structure reak and they will be there. ish slow and in about 10-15 t. I hope this start a trend o repors on this lake , becasue it really is a gem o a lake to be a resort.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: worms and jigs

Monday, March 25th, 2002

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Yep this is the Bass lake near Oakhurst.Good spot or some nice Bass. Got to get there beore the summer crowd or the sherri.
    City: Clovis

Thursday, December 20th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 43

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I decided to orce mysel to drop-shop....Was told that the pines resort launch ramp was a good place to launch...NO WAY!......So ater going around to the other side to the launch the day started...I dont ish this lake that much because its not our clubs lake nor is it a B.A.S.S. lake....so I had to start rom scratch..It seemed like the lake was one big lat...once you got to about 25-30t. there was the drop and the ish! They were stacked up like pancakes...just like the books says....bait above and ish below.....the bait was right o the bottom....I put my bait about 18 inches rom the drop shot weight.....ished vertical...and shook .....bite was very subtle....ished or about 4 hours or 7 ish...not bad at all or a winter bite ....
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Fish at 25-30 eet...ish were on rock...only got spots...no blacks were ound...nor caught....the smallest ish was 1.8lbs...the biggest was 2.4...or as cold as it was the ish aught hard....be sure to bring a needle along because they are ull o air when you bring them up...I used some hand poured drop shot baits that I made...(shad pattern and light pearl brown w/chart. tail)...the jig bite was also pretty good...my partner caught his on jigs....brown w/black pork.

Friday, September 21st, 2001

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    Water Temp: 76

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: JOIN THE BASS FEVER !!! ................................ JOIN THE PROS !!!{ OUR GUIDES KNOW WHERE THE FISH ARE..... }TROPHY BASS LAKE EL SALTO / MAZATLAN, MEXICO.Hola Amigos ! Season 2001-2002 has just been opened at the greatest LAKE EL SALTO; any kind o Lures are working really good. Water level is very high and the lake is ull o hungry and aggressive Bass. Are you ready or this challenge ? This year we have started the season earlier, because since, we have been doing some samples into the hottest spots in the lake quite oten, we were able to determine i the ish and water level were ready to start with.Our irst group was an Incentive Group gathering 8 Top Executives and Owners o the Construction Business as well as Computer Builders and Distributors. They decided to go away rom stress and heavy schedules to enjoy the pure expression o Relax and joy. Well, they agreed Lake El Salto and the Mazatl

    Tips: I started using Top Water Lures or a ew hours and ater changing spots, we used Shallow Lures. One o my avourite Lures are the worms, which are still working during these months.

Saturday, May 5th, 2001

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: On water at 5:45am. Noticed water level up several eet rom last Saturday. Lake at nearly ull pool. Bite really dropped o rom last weekend. Had to work hard and SLOW down to scrap out about 10 ish. No size. As sun came up, learned o trout derby in progress Sat & Sun. Trollers all over the lake. Felt like a lab rat running the maze to get across the lake in/out o trollers.Let at 3:00pm.
    City: Hanord

    Tips: Let the trout anglers have the lake Sunday. Bite should turn by mid week.

Saturday, April 28th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Caught good numbers, decent size. About 35-40 ish between the two o us. Biggest was a 3 lb. largemouth, rest o the ish were spots between 13-16 inches. Had some reaction ish at irst light on a Pointer. Switched to split/drop shotting and throwing senkos on rocks and docks. Didn't see any shallow ish, but heard that a guy rom the Clovis club tourney caught a nice one sight ishing. Big girls will be up soon.
    City: Hanord

    Tips: Stay away rom the lake, I want it to mysel!!!!!

Friday, April 27th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: NICE DAY FISH WITH JIG BRN-ORANGE/WITH CRAWDAD TRAILER,SPINNERS,SENKOS AND THE OLD STANDER S/SHOOTING. NO BIG FISHTODAY ALL MY FISH WHERE ABOUT 2#+.THE FISH AROUND THE BACK WHERE VERY SPOKKEY. AS SOON BAITHIT WATER THEY WILL SPLIT ALL OVER.
    City: FRESNO

    Tips: FISH BERRY SLOW AND MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION QUIETLEE. IF FISHGET SPOKKEY LET LINE LOOSE AND BACK BOAT. WATCH YOUR LINE.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2001

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    Water Temp: LOW 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: WHEN TO CHECK OUT SPAWING FISH. THE BITE WAS GOOD ALOT OF2#-3#, 2 OVER 10#. LIZARD/WHITE TEXAS RIG, BRN/ORANGE JIG WITHCRADAD TRAILER. SWALLOW TO 5'. DARREN YOU MISSED A GOOD BITE. WHERE YOU BEAN HOMBRE.GOING BACK ON FRIDAY.
    City: FRESNO

    Tips: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD PAIR OF GLASSES. PUT YOUR TROLLING MOTOR DOWN QUIETLY AND ON NUMBER 1 OR 2.

Saturday, March 17th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 50

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got on at 9 a.m ished north end with no luck ished all the points 10to 20 eet. no luck. headed south towards bridge tied up at trees two bites o brown worm none landedmost ish showing at 20 to 25 eet.but not hungery or my spinner,jig,popper or rattler
    City: Salinas

    Tips: was told points are hot. good luck

Sunday, April 30th, 2000

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    Water Temp: High 50's to lo

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out to Bass Lake on both Saturday and Sunday. On Sat., went with a riend who likes the cold water style o ishing. Caught a ton o Kokes, and noticed that the water was pretty warm and looked "bassy". Decided to go back on Sunday with my bass boat and give it a crack. First things were irst, I took my two and one hal year old son with me, so we had to catch a mess o bluegill (some were huge!) beore we could bass ish. Once the 'gillin was out o the way, I got some bass ishing in. Spots were biting hard and ast, with most o them coming rom about ten oot o water o secondary points and in deep creviced coves. Keeper 4" worm, in the Bass Lake colors (clear salt and pepper with short chartruce tail).
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Keeper 4" worms in clear salt and pepper with bright chartruce tails. Shake 'em ast and the spots will hammer 'em.