Black Butte Lake and Reports

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Where the heck is the Black Butte reports? Where are the Bass and Crappie? Anyone gettin em up there?
    City: San Bruno

    Tips: heres a tip, Post a report

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: My son and I got to the lake at about 6:00am, walked the shores at the atv side and got nothing, so we tried the other side by the campgrounds, both of us cought a few bass, nothing big, 1 to 1.5lbs. The water level is the highest I ever seen there, so we decided to try the picninc grounds by the dam where there's submerged trees. We got hit right of way 1.5 lbs to 2lbs for a total of 12 fish. We had fun and that's all that matters. We left by noon becouse the winds picked up.
    City: San Bruno

    Tips: Sweet bevers!!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: water muddy, very low,all boat ramps closed
    City: orland

    Tips: clean up boat ,can't fish

Monday, December 13th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 55-63

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Put in at the dam at 11:00am and blown off at 2:30.Ran to the head of stony creek to find 52 degree water that produced no action.Fished the chalk banks on the east side on the way out and had no takers.Ran to burris creek and picked up three small blacks in water that was 63 degrees.Fished the north face with no fish.We used spinnerbaits and flipping tubes at the wood,a clown colored pointer and green pumpkin spidergrub on the main body.
    City: Willows

    Tips: A few warm days run together and the shallow bite should pick up.The lake is FULL and the walk-out is in at the ramp near the dam.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Thanks for the tips Craig! good luck fishing....
    P.S. since you're in Yuba, how's Collins lake for bass fishing?
    City: San bruno

Monday, August 23rd, 2004

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    Water Temp: WARM

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: WENT LATE TO GET US SOME CATFISH AND HAD PLENTY OF FISH AND FUN TOTAL OF 16 RANGING FROM 4 OUNCES TO ABOUT 3 LBS STAYED ALL NIGHT FISHING COULDN'T WALK AWAY FROM MY POLE CONSTANT FISH ACTION ON ALL POLES. FISHED USING FULL ANCHOVIES WRAPPED UP WITH BAIT WRAP
    City: RED BLUFF

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Hey DG
    we used to fish black butte all the time and had discovered the same thing. the first couple of times early morning the bass are jumping all over and around(especially in anglers cove) the boat yet nothing in our arsenals could entice a single one of them! after two years we came to the conclusion that these fish are all feeding on the same thing and nothing else as they make them selves known to us. what? we dont know. but we gave up on the top water, although we catch alot of bass here. toss senkos close to where you see the fish jumping but not right on top of them. the quiver on the senko attracts them on the downfall, but dont do anything, just let it fall all the way down. sometimes they will pick it up before it hits bottom, but most times senko is on bottom. an extremly slow reelin drag along the bottom is all you need. stick with pumpkinseed colors. small crankbaits in perch and babybass work well too with a steady retrieve. pick up a FRENZY perch pattern rattletrap and give it a shot. also, my fishing buddy nailed the heck outta bass with firetiger patterns here to my suprise. i refuse to use such an unnatural color but they have truly worked at black butte. dont be suprised to land a few channel cats on the crankbaits too, or a decent size crappie. i landed a couple of crappie slabs slinging crankbaits. good luck on your next trip. well be back there soon.
    City: yuba city

    Tips: FORGET THE TOPWATER! ONLY WAY TO CATCH THEM IS WITH A 20 FOOT NET!

Friday, August 20th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: How's the fishing near the dam? everytime I get there in early mornings I see fish jump everywhere......yet, I can't never get a bite on top water! what's up with that? what'm I doing wrong? C'mon san bruno help me out......(:
    City: San Bruno

    Tips: keep your eyes on the road or you may hit a dear!

Monday, August 16th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: way to post reports i might be goin there soon.thanks for the report.

    ps i noticed were from the same city!!
    City: san bruno

Saturday, August 14th, 2004

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    Water Temp: Hot!

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I like fishing black butte, but don't care for the atv's noise. we have no boat so we fish the shore and have been able to catch bass every time, dark sinkos, and worms worked for us.......no size to brag about, but still fun. we were there two weeks ago, water near camp sites was at least 90degees, next week I'll try my tube and hope to catch something to talk about!
    City: San Bruno

    Tips: catch'n release!

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

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    Water Temp: ??????????

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: CUMMON no reports from good ole black butte for months!!this lake is betta then that.does anyone have reports from here.please post em.i was wondering how is the crappie bite right now i wouldnt have too ask if u guys would give me some reports.
    City: san bruno

    Tips: POST REPORTS!!!!!DONT BE SHY

Sunday, May 9th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 71

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got at the lake at 530 pm. Went straight to west side willows, found the largest trees and fished them. Ended up landing around 15 fish and hooking and losing 20. Hooks werent working to well, had a chance of catching about 40 fish between 3 of us. Pretty good fishing
    City: Orland

    Tips: worms, catch and release

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 54-58

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went on our annual camping trip. Fished Friday evening Sat and Sun morning. Wind from the south, pretty heavy at times, rain all morning Sat and t-storms sunday. Got into a lot of fish, up close to the bank in shallow water. Went to the trees Sat morning but got rained out and no bites anyway. Did well in the Coves to the west and north. Probably 50 fish in the boat, 5 over 2 lbs, and 3 beautiful black crappie. Such a beautiful fish, irridescent like an abalone shell. Great fishing trip. Going back with the wife and grandkids soon.
    City: Redding

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: was perfect weather but the water was still pretty cold went it at buckhorn and headed south found a ton of trees submerged in water that would have been perfect i belive if the conditions were right . threw just about everything i had in my tackle box but did not get one hit . the weather was nice and warm hopefully it will stay this way and the bass will start hitting . first time i've fished this lake since i've been up here and i liked it there was no wind as i thought i might have to deal with and i can't wait to come back as we get closer to spring. water was pretty muddy
    City: red bluff

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: A riend and I ished on sunday, 2-15-04. We didn't get on the water unyile about 1300 and went up in the willows, had a bite right away and started catching a ew eish as we went up the channel in about 8 to 9 eet o water. we caught ish on the east and west banks o the channel untile about 4 eet o water, went back out to the lats and or 15 -20 mins we caught a is on every cast on spinner baits. Ater the bite quit we were catching them on worms and spinner baits. We ished untile 1730 and caught and released between 40-50 ish95% o the ish were between 2-5 lbs.
    City: orland

Saturday, October 11th, 2003

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Whats going on ? Does any one ish B.bute? I'm going to day 10-11-03 and haven't heard any report's. I'm going to spend the night & ish or cat's,crappie,bass,any thing that will bite !!!!!! Will report back when I get back . Da Wurm
    City: burney

Friday, May 16th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 64-68

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out on the Butte rom 1930-2030 on Friday. Used a black jitterbug. Got 6 or seven hits, one good bass that jumped completely over the bait and one that stuck. A 2.75 lb largemouth. My best ish or the Butte. Got it in the cove north o Buckhorn cmpgrnd.
    City: Redding

    Tips: Watch the wind. Got blown out Saturday. Didn't even put the boat in. Let or home and a windless weekend.

Thursday, May 1st, 2003

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    Water Temp: 58-60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: me and Crazy Carol(rom crazy woman creek) smacked'em big time today 40 bass 2lb biggest small mouth, ew large and spots,manly smalleys on rocks and largemouth on steep banks. 20 big crappie just happened on them in the trees, ishin or bass, what the hell mans got to eat once in a while.
    City: Dairyville

    Tips: or bass work anything slow in rock on the bottom about 15to20 eet deep ind good rock structure and you've ound the ish,or crappie get lucky like we did, i the crazy woman can catch'em so can you. keep your pole up. tommy boy

Monday, April 7th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 52-55

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Camped rom Friday through Sunday. Had a great trip. Fishing was slow as we were working or reaction ish and water was still pretty cold. Picked up a ew hens in the trees and western coves, but in deeper water. No crappie, to be expected with the water so cold. Sorry to say we got 5 squaw ish rom 1.5-3 lbs. Never got so many so large. Not a good sign or the bass ishery.
    City: redding

    Tips: Water should warm over the next several weeks. Bass bite should come on real soon now.

Saturday, March 8th, 2003

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Started ishing around 8am. O the bank at the Grizzly lat area. My irst came on a 6" purple cruly tail worm it was a 16". Them I walked over to the lats dicided to throw a salt and pepper with green zipper worm. Caught 1 that went 20" about 3 pounds.
    City: Chico

    Tips: Bite is slow and sot. Try the shallows even though you don't think any are there they are.