Black Butte Lake and Reports

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 46-48

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Lake is really muddy right now. After rains it has probably come up 5-6ft...Got skunked today...used everything from a drop shot to shad rip bait...last trip was 2-4-07 caught some nice ones on blue and black jig with pork trailer..
    City: Corning

Friday, November 10th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 58.7

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out about 10:00am. Haven't been to this lake in 12 years or more! Flew blind today. Went with my partner and my 9 year old son and a friend of his and my 6 year old daughter. Thought it was going to be a good day! Had a 3lb in the first five casts just past the launch on a brn/orange rod strainer w/ 180 yamamoto twin tail trailer. Then nothing for about an hour and a half. Found some bait balls by rock walls. So we dropshotted a few and c-rigged a few more. all on warmouth 4.5in worms.
    City: chico

    Tips: robos seem to work the best

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: started fishing 6am at the s/w end in the jungle and picked up 7 bass around 1/2-2lbs.only thing they were hitting was patty's real worms.tried all the plastics and everything but the anchor but when it was all said and done at 2pm the worm's got top choice this time.
    City: orland

    Tips: fish are in close to bank's.try plasic crowlers with small spinner just above hook.it seems to work 95% of the time .we fish this lake year round as it's only 15 min.from home.good luck and see you on the water.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I took my float tube out to the Grizzley Flat area at about 3pm. I was off the water by 8pm with 30 fish. Half were caught on a popper and the other half were caught on a spinner bait.
    City: chico

    Tips: The fish are on cover within the first 50ft from shore. Look for bait fish.

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I heard the crappie bite is on?! Can anyone confirm this?
    City: San Bruno

Friday, February 24th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 53-58

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: nice day on the water. one fish. tough
    City: orland

    Tips: plastics

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Caught a solid 20lb bass oday at buckhorn! Caught it on a whole large nightcrawler. Its my personal best!!!
    City: Orland

    Tips: find big bass like moi

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 76-78

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Had a good day the cooler water is helping,went out and caught 6 nice 12-16 inch fish they liked the plastics
    City: chico

    Tips: fish light plastics

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished four 2hrs lots of fish but size. I noticed there was a tournament today, how did you guys do and what was the winning weight?
    City: red bluff

    Tips: drop shot dynamite to get the big ones.

Monday, June 27th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 78-80

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: went out about 8 am caught about 10 before noon,i was workin them with the shad rap,and also did good with the chartruce 3 inch grub, they seemed to be hangin out in the backs of all the coves and points
    City: chico

    Tips: shad raps work good

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out and caught a few fish nothing over 13 inches. Dropshot was the only way we could consistently catch fish.

    Tips: Stay alert

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: At last, we got to see the all lake. could not belive the cover on the south side with all the trees under water. to bad we did not see them before 11:30am when the bite should have been batter. lot's of carp on the surface, 100's of them, never seen anything like it. yes we cought some bass, nothing over 1.5lb.......are there any fish bigger than that on this lake? I sure haven't seen any. still fun tho.
    City: S. Bruno

    Tips: DROP SHOT! West coast rig, forget texas.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished wed. morning for three hours and only caught three bass, (1.5 lb range) using spinnerbaits in the willows. Heavy winds made fishing tough. Lake level is maxed out.
    City: Chico

    Tips: Still learning the lake. Any suggestions welcomed.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 62F

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: This is my back yard lake. It has a lot of big Carp, big Crappie, big Catfish and small Bass.
    The 60-70 Bass I caught last Sunday were beatup post-spawn hungry fish. All but 4 were dinks and my best 5 went 8.2#
    City: Tehama County

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fish Breath ARE YOU A MONG

Friday, April 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Nailed the crap out of the crappie!! Huge ones too!!!! We camped there for 3 days at Buckhorn. I got about 20+ bass. Every singe one was under 12 inches! Has any one caught a keeper there? My biggest crappie was 2 pounds!!!!
    City: san bruno

    Tips: Small bass were hitting all day and crappie would only bite in the early mornung

Friday, April 15th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Larry P. fished on 4-11and4-13. carol got a 3 and a 6 on 4-11 caught about 25 fish no crappie. 4-13 was to windy got blown out right after I found the fish, got a 4 and about 10 fish then could not take the 20mph wind any longer and said hell with it. call me if you want to go while I'm on vac. 4-24 to 4-30. weather gets warm place will be hottttt!
    City: red bluff

    Tips: what ever you use keep it moving so they don't loose contact with the vibration, I fished 1 foot visability water and caught good fish.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Hey jOe and DG, You're sure right about Black Butte. My father in law and I used to go there every once in a while and usually did okay. We'd take the old Fisher 16' aluminum and hit every spot we thought would have some biting bass. I've posted several reports over the past 4 years and the big draw for us was the lack of crowds. We have had pretty good luck trolling crankbaits for bass as well as the despised but fairly abundant squawfish. Chartruese is the best color for us whether it's spinnerbaits or cranks. Just let out a ton of line- 10-12 lb. test and tie on a crank that runs 10 to 16' deep. Then hit the rocky shorelines and try to stay in 14-18' of water. It's amazing how something seems to grab the bait darn near every time it tags the bottom. Sometimes you get a 7" smally- the very next pass a 23" squawfish. My best fish from there was a 3lb.,7oz. largemouth that fell for a brown pig and jig on a windy June morning. My pa in laws was a nice size catfish that hit a white spinnerbait 2' from shore at the crack of dawn on a cool summer morning. You're also right about that picnic area- you can catch some nice ones there especially this time of year and you just need a good rod and reel so you can cast way out there. If you do go in a boat though- watch out for the wind. We've made some pretty wet trips out of Stony Creek late in the afternoon and runing back to the ramp. Good luck and you have my permission to catch 'em all now that I'm living up here in the middle of Oregon.
    City: yoncalla, oregon

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I Like to fish black butte, never got a chance to fish it off a boat yet. next week we're going up there and I will have a report for you. not a quiet lake from shore, with all the dirt bikes and atv's. early mornings has a lot's of fish jumping, but can't never get them to bite on top water! always cought fish on worms and drop shot.
    City: San Bruno

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

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    Water Temp: 53-55

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished Burris creek 2-5 ft. Lots of fish but nothing ove 2#s.All largemouth on blades, few senko fish, one jig fish.Nothing in willows in stoney creek. Two bites off rip rap of dam.
    City: red bluff