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Friday, June 27th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The best day on the water in a long time.
    best of five went 4.5,6,6.5,7,8.5 and lots of 2 to 3bs we boated over 30 fishs in 4 hours
    It was like somone turn on the dinner bell.
    Me and son had a blast. most fish came on old school technits
    This lake is on fire. (ITs about time.)
    City: san jose

    Tips: Think out side the box and have fun

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

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    Water Temp: na

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Tough for me today. I'm not much of a big-fish hunter;rather, I like big numbers of fish.Today was really tough for me to get alot of bites, but the ones that did were pretty big.
    City: san jose

    Tips: Carolina straight-tail worms did the trick today. Was hoping for crankbaits and jerkbaits bite but no love.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 73-78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Two of us fished from 1300-1900. Nothing till 1700, then we caught 7. Largest 2.8# on a chartruese spinner, 4 on chartruese grubs, 1 on shakey head with brown smoke cut-tail, 1 on black worm.
    Majority off of a single point.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Bright chartruese seemed to be the ticket although they ignored all our crankbait offerings.

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Inspections are $7 from the hours of 8am-sunset. Your $7 pass is good for 30 days, so keep it. You wil not be allowed to launch prior to 8am due to inspections. Rumor has it that the Santa Clara Water District can only afford to contract this Marina inspection company until the end of July...Then what?

    Tips: be the first one in line if you want to get out there semi-early...took me 30 minutes of waiting, filling out form, and then inspection.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The man is letting us back out on the Santa Clara lakes as of Friday, May 23. Boating inspections will be $7.

    Tips: water is super clear.

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: A ranger at Coyote explained to me that the reason they need to eliminate the mussels is because they clog the pipes and foul the pumps
    destroying the reason why these reservoirs were created in the first place, to serve as water supplies. On the Eastcoast they use dual pipes and pumps and run one set while they clean the other. In California they only have one set.
    City: Monterey

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: O.k. now we have lost our local lakes to the zebra mussel for at least 2 weeks and they could be gone forever!! They state these lakes will be open again with an inspection of every boat and charging $7 to do so. Now what is it going to cost to get onto these lakes $20 per day, another way for this state to suck the money out of our pockets. Ohh yeah I just payed $135 for a venture pass so I would not have to pay every time, now they even screwed us with that.

    This mussel is across the united states and the lakes look twice as clear as these mercury tainted lakes and probably healthier. Please educate me on why they are trying to stop the introduction of this filter feeding mollusks.

    Around this area you have to take your boat out of the water daily anyways killing the larvae (Veligers) after 3 days of being dry.

    Now what happens if this mussel gets spread, we get to go fishing without a hassle again?
    City: San Jose

    Tips: Open the lakes so we can fish!!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Lake is closed to all water craft per Santa Clara Water District. Should be back open by Memorial day weekend says website.

    Tips: fish from the shore?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got 4 fish from the bank between the small and big dams. Spinner baits and texas-rigged worms.
    City: San Mateo

    Tips: To the person who left the previous report (bmfd), would appreciate it if you kept your ignorant, racial slurs to yourself and stuck to fishing information.

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Me & my buddy Fred started are day off at Anderson,Fred caught (four) 9" to 13" with in the first hour drop shoting.started to get some rain,so w\that and the big!!! tournament going on we decided to run up to calero reservoir.no rain & only a few other anglers.3 hours pass & nothing.could not figure them out until I thru out my plastic watermellon speed worm and put my pole down to grab A snack,took A couple of bites,grabed my rod & felt some weight on it. pulled a little more and fish on,4#14oz.so we figured they dont want it fast or slow! they want it dead in the water.after that we started dead sticking them & wow!!! it was on,A couple more 4's & A few 3 pounders,& some 2#.What a GREAT!ending to A rough beginning.

    Tips: Have good company,and fish slow,(REAL SLOW!!).

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    Water Temp: ??

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Walked the bank north of the launch ramp from 3:00 to 6:30 pm. Three fish... two around 15" and one 4 pounder. All toward the end of the day, on a white/chart chatterbait, in the weeds close to shore. All fish caught after walking past the dam.
    City: Mt View

    Tips: Tried spinnerbait, C-rig, dart head worm, crankbait... but it wasn't until I tried the chatter-bait that I started getting them. Fish were in shallow close to weed cover.

Friday, March 14th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 53 and rising

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Tough day! Every weather pattern hit that lake today; wind, rain, sun, clouds, warm, and termite COLD! Spinner didn't work, wormies didn't do a thing, white jigs...nuttin'..... I was just short of pulling out the scuba tank to goes ask them BASS!!! WUZ UP!!! I didn't have the guts to, so I left and I was happy!!!!
    City: San Jose

    Tips: Just enjoy being on the water!! har har har!!!

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: No fish, lots of wind.

    Tips: Beware of tickets. There was nobody at the pay booth to take money and the pay machine didn't work, but the ranger still gives out tickets.

Friday, March 7th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 53.6

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Me and the son headed to this lake by default. Was running late but we wanted to hit the water so we talked about it and decided it was the one that would give us the most time on the water getting our lines wet. A few fishing dudes on the lake and a few skiers but not too bad. Man was the wind up today and had a bite to it. Trolling motor was cutting out on me so it was hard to hold over any spots. The fish finder spotted a ton of fish at 25 feet just hanging out talking to one another. Drop shotting for 90% of the time. The boy rigged carolina wormy but nothing going on. A few carp jumped as the sun set and the wind died down. We had about 45 minutes of time left so I decided to go with a 3/8 oz black spinner with willow leaf blades. I tossed it towards the shore working a shelf and BAM! 3 lbs ended up on my line. Brought it in as my fishing partner netted it. Remembered at that time I forgot the camera.. DOH! My son had to have one so he decided to throw a spinner but no luck as we ran out of time.

    We ran out of sun but I filled my life bucket with joy because I got to hang with my son and do something every father and son should have the opportunity to do.
    City: San Jose

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Saw the biggest bass of my life today, must've been pushing 14 lbs. I was bringing in a good size 3 using a Pop'R, the big momma followed my fish right up almost to my feet and then took off. I am positive that it was a bass, and can't wait to run into her again!

    Tips: from 6-7 I've seen huge bass breaking the water line. Not really safe for me and my float-tube out there in the middle of the lake tho...How many of you tubers have had close calls with the goddamn jet skier's and water craft?

Monday, September 10th, 2007

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    Water Temp: warm

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: no summary... a few question's the truth.. Im sure nothing is going on.. still reservation's or no... see ya out there... I will catch one... guaranteed... !!!!!! NO BRAG JUST FACT>>> LOL...
    City: morgan hill

    Tips: watch out for the cheezball ranger that is bigger than his boat.. that guy, has a serious attitude.. as we all KNOWW>.....

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: 8lbs 7oz off one of the main points (my secret spot). Spotted her following my worm all the way up to shore...she did this three times, just followed the bait to shore. On the fourth cast she took it in about 4-5 feet of water, 15 feet from shore.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: I've been going out from 5-8, I'll work the points and mudflats from 5-7, and then move back close to the picnic grounds area and fish the shallows. work worm super slow, all the bigger ones seem to be hitting on the drop, or when the worm is motionless.

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: tuff ya can't park in front of the gate...reservation's are enforc'd.. a couple of dink's...
    City: morgan hill

    Tips: my tip is the people on those j ski's and the wake boat's... remind them... 100 feet.. between a boat... whether its' a floater or not..100 feet if you disaggree with me let me know... fish safe catch and release...

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

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    Water Temp: ???

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Does anyone have any tips for fishig Calero from shore?
    City: San Jose

    Tips: none

Friday, May 25th, 2007

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    Water Temp: cool for this t

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went out to try for crappie and only scratched up a half dozen. Watched a lot of bass feeding on small shad all over the place; boiling all over the lake. Decided to see if they were chasing the shad into the weedlines since I saw terns diving all over. Using a 1/32oz white crappie jig, got six bass. 2 12-13 inchers who thought they were bigger, 2 2 pounders, 1 4 pounder and a 6 pound kicker who blew up right next to my kayak. Threw my jig right over her boil, yanked it a couple of times and she hit it. Pulled me for a little Alaskan sleigh ride in my kayak. All fish released and all looked real healthy
    City: sunnyvale

    Tips: Go small; THe bass weren't hitting anything big, just shad about 1-2" long. Saw bigger ones, but no bass around them