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    Water Temp: 64 - 68 F

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The Float Tube/Kick Boat Invitational was held out o Rodman Slough on October 22 & 23. Winning weight was 24.07 lb, anchored with 9.65 lb big ish on Saturday. Second place was 24.01 lb, backed up with Sunday's big ish o 6.46 lb. Third place was 17.83 lb, ourth was 16.51 lb, ith was 13.98 lb, sixth was 13.87 lb, & 7th was 11.73 lb. Bite was tough or many olks. The lake level is down several eet, & heavy weeds are still present, constantly ouling many presentations. Nevertheless, lots o nice ish were caught, including two others in the 6 lb + category, one over 5 lb, and another just under 5. Great meeting o the Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club & San Jose Bass 'n Tubes. 21 anglers participated. Congratulations to Rob Belloni o calishing.com, who won Saturday evening's casting contest.
    City: Santa Rosa

    Tips: For more details, check out San Jose Bass 'n Tubes @ members.xoom.com/je_sxx, the Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club @ www.tweenit.com/scbbc, and calishing.com. Thanks to our many sponsors: Flowmaster, Uncle Josh, Bill Lewis Lures, Luck "E" Strike, Long's Drugs, The Outdoor Pro Shop, Lakeport Tackle, G. Loomis, Fenwick, & Luhr-Jensen.

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    Water Temp: 65-71

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished WCB TOC this weekend.Lots o wind on Sat.and only 2 ish or 6.99.Sunday was much better with 5 ish or 19.6 total and a 7.94 kicker.We stayed south all weekend,caught ish shallow with white and blue/chart speedtraps and also had a deep jig bite on rockpiles using brown jigs with #164 blue yamas twin tail plus black/watermelon yamas twin tail trailers.Most our better ish came on the jigs.Rock,wood and any hard stu produced.The lake has been hammered so slow down and work your spots slowly.Dan B.
    City: Carm. Ca.

    Tips: Crank your speedtraps slow and ish tight to cover.

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    Water Temp: 66-75

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the 100% Western Team Roundup. WOW! 283 boats and it was still great. Fishing was slow or many. Mike R. and I ound a pattern that produced 9 ish 1.5-3# or a 2 day limit o 18+. We just couldn't get the bigger ish we needed to round out the limit. All our ish were caught on blades ished on weed lines/patches in 3.5 - 9 eet o water. We ished the north end o the lake although some good ish came rom the south end also. Fish seemed to be concentrated on key structure and weeds. The weeds are dying o ast.
    City: Brentwood

    Tips: I you need small ish to round out a limit try small shad pattern blades ished close to weeds.

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: American Bass Anglers Two day team tournament launched rom theAnchorage Inn- 6 boats.The lake level is down quite a bit, blue algae was at the north end o the lake, there were alot o silversides and babycat ish dying on riday. The weather was great, I ran to hendersonirst thing Sat. Morning to beat the 100% crowd, all those lights on the water looked awsome, didnt stick anything at Henderson,went to the other side o Konocti and picked up two ish. one on a brown Jig and one on a slider rig, red 4" worm, picked up two ishon a brown and black slider worm on sunday, inished 4th,First place had 25+ lbs or two days, not bad, they splitshottedworms, sunday they caught three rippin,seemed like alot o boats were heading south on Sat.
    City: Martinez

    Tips: I you ish Clear lake stay at the Anchorage Inn.Great hospitality and service with a smile.Lets hope we get some rain soon.Procrat Pete

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We (CVBC) launched out o Redbud Saturday evening or our night tourny. My boater pre-ished the rocky points the night beore and got zero. So we decided to head towards Lucerne and Nice and lip the docks. Cruising right along to our irst dock when we get lagged down and someone needs to be towed in. Oh well, what can you do. Start ishing at about 8PM. Boater misses 2 ish right o the bat. I stick a 4.5-5#er on a 7" black power worm T-Rigged. Caught two more on a Junebug Brush Hog. Switched to wacky worming a Iovino S20C around the pilings. One ish broke me o. Boater had a pretty good night. He was throwing the 7" single tail Yamamoto grub T-rigged with a 3/16 oz. sinker. You know, the grubs Yamamoto were GIVING away in at the Rally. His biggest went 5-5.5#'s. He lost several BIG ish as well as I. But...so goes ishing. Overall a pretty good night.
    City: Belmont

    Tips: Flipped docks and pilings with medium and large sized dark plastics

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    Water Temp: mid 70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: We made it down Sunday aternoon lake looked great until we put the boat in behind Rattlesnake. Wind and waves came up as usual. Looked or some topwater ish in protected areas but only had one blow up on a buzzbait, tried to hold worms and jigs on some deep rocks in the wind with no luck. took a break at konocti at dark and then night ished until about 3 a.m. or 9 ish in the 2-4 lb range all on worms.I got up at 9 mon. morning and started ishing some weed mats hooked one out o three blowups but she was a pig, 9lbs 1oz, by ar my best rog ish. Moved out to some rockpiles and landed a couple 1-3 lbers. Mon evening wind came up again and we went exploring on the south end struggled to catch some 1-2 lbers but I got a 5+ on a buzzbait right beore dark. Night ishing slowed down a little but we added 5 more up to 4.5 lbs. Tues morning ished in the narrows or 4 more average ish.
    City: Arcata

    Tips: We got more bites at night on 7" worms compared to bulky 8" or 10" power worms. A ew ish hit cranks at night though.

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Great,Caught my ish at rock walls around lats with a black and white tube jig, which matched the bait, also caught ish in horseshoe bend- lipped one on a tule area near rocks, one was caught on a 4" predator brown paddletail worm way in the back o horseshoe, also caught ish o Hyway 120 with the tube.What a weekend!
    City: Martinez

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    Water Temp: upper 70's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught some good ish during weekdays, bite was tough or me on weekend.White buzz bait between the poles at Rocky point produced ish each day and night.3" smokin shad tube bait on dart head around rock piles anddocks ater sun up. Watermelon brushhog dragged around deeper water during the day caught most o my better ish
    City: Tracy

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    Water Temp: 70+

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Wow! Outstanding ishing...caught good ish on deep docks in north end on rogs, spooks, cranks, plastics and jigs. Best ish was 7.66 and had many 4+ ish on jigs - black/red 1/4 oz Guido bug design with Yamamoto twin tail grub trailer (watermelon/red lake). Also, got some good ish on june bug Zippers with 1/4 oz bullet weight pegged 2" up. Used Real Craw liberally on all plastics and jigs.
    City: air oaks

    Tips: Fish thoroughly and slowly.

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    Water Temp: 70-75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Lots o bites and about 10 to 15 ish each day 1-3#. Could not ind the big ish. Weather ranges rom calm and sunny to windy with drizzle and hit everything in between. Fish seemed to be holding on hard structure. Rock banks with tulies mixed in and tulies with wood mixed in. Could not get ish on pure rock banks or pure tulie banks (except at irst light). I only tried 1 to 9 eet deep, hard to break Delta habits. Had some good ish under docks on zipper worms. Nothing on rogs and I was bummed about it.
    City: Brentwood

    Tips: Colors or plastics did not seem to matter much, caught ish on every color I used. PB&J, Brown/orange, Rythm and Blues, and some others. White buzz bait at irst light. Brown and Orange jigs/trailers.

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    Water Temp: 58-64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished two day club tourney with CVBC last weekend. the wind last week really messed up the bite,buuuuuut, some quality ish were caught by a ew .(not me) On Sat. the winner caught most o his 22+ lbs, w/a luke in the Lakeport Key's. On Sunday he cranked a deep diving crank bait at theSouth end,in the deeper water. He ended up with over 40 lbs. Not bad!Actually, the top three had good weight, over 30 lbs. There are sight ish that were starting to move back up. There should bean excellant lip bite this weekend. Brown/brown jigs, green lizards, Baby Bass lukes. Our new prospective member Tommy P, led our tourney on Sat, with 25 lbs. and a 10 lb kicker. Not bad orhis irst tourney.But he ished with me on Sun. and only boated one keeper.(I swear I didn't backseat him, hee hee.) I kinda wish I was goin back up again this week. Good luck to the WON.Tips Fish will be shallow,please put em back alive.
    City: San Leandro

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    Water Temp: 49-53

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished clearlake rom the 8th to the 10th because o abnormal weather conditions I stayed in the lakeport-Rodman area the whole trip.Thursday I only ished a ew hours in the aternoon butmanaged to get my limit split-shoting in small very protected dock/launch ramp areas ....Friday was better or weather but the ish were out o the shallows in the morning so I caught them on crawcolored cranks and slow rolled white blades with dbl. gold willowlea blades as the day wore on I lipped brn/brn up by rodman or about 6 ish and the end o the day brought on a worm bite not inthe shallows but in the transition areas I got one just shy o 8 lbs. then it slowed at 5:30 I put 2 more in the boat on cranks and called it a day. Saturday was another story no worm ish 5 rip ish"clown pattern" and 15 odd lip ish or the end o my "vacation on spawning clearlake ish".Tips The coming weekend is going to be killer in this ishermans opinion ...Purple plastics,Whiteblades,rippin,lippin,cranks.....it will be outstanding because these ish have been putting this o or a long long time keep a tight line (Rip)
    City: Santa Barbara

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    Water Temp: 53-57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished rom 1pm to almost 6pm in the north end o the lake. Caught two 4 pounders on white spinnerbaits. No rip bite and no rip bite and no plastic bite. Very windy, moderate wavesand very ew isherman. On 4/8/98 it snowed, rained, hailedand everything in between. While ishing on 4/7 we could notdevelope a pattern. One ish was caught very close to shoreand the other was caught in 10 eet o water 50-60 eet oshore.Tips White spinner baits with gold blades.
    City: Lakeport

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: We ished around the state park at the edge o the creek channels most o the time, alongwith many other boats. People were catching a ew ish, but none with any size. A lot o 3 to 4pounders. We caught twelve ish in 2 and a hal days ishing, 4 lbs the biggest. Caught most rippinga rapala husky jerk. One on a spinnerbait and 2 on Brush hawgs, white. It was cold windy and rainy.Tips White Brush hawgs, White Blades and Clown Jerkbaits.
    City: Weed

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    Water Temp: 47-53

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: FISHED THURSDAY OUT OF GARNERS RAN 18 MILES NORTH TO TULE POINT ;;SHORT CAUGHT 8 FISH TO 4.7ON IMPACT JIG WITH BLUE SUPER TRAILER . MY PARTNER SCOOTER HAD A BAD DAY COULDNT BRING A FISH EVENIF HE WOULD HAVE BROUGHT IT IN HIS BACK POCKET FROM RALEYS HE DID CACTH 1 ON A BLUE BLACK Z BODYSHAK N SPIN BUT IT WAS ONLY A 2.5 BETTER THAN NOTHING THEY SAY .FISHED FRIDAY TO BUT THE WIND WAS SOBAD I HAD THE WORST DAY AND BOAT TRIP IVE EVER HAD 4-5 FOOT SWELLS IN THE NARROWS WELL TILL NEXTTIME SEE YA ....D BASSIN.Tips BEWARE OF THE CLEARLAKE WINDS ITS NO JOKE IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THEM YOU COULD BE IN BIG TROUBLE. FISH MAINLY FOR THE COLOR THAT IS CLOSEST TO THE COVER YOUR FISHING.IE BROWN TREES (BROWN) GREEN LIMBS (GREEN) ECT.
    City: SACRAMENTO

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    Water Temp: 49-54

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Club had a two day tourney. Best baits were spinnerbaits in and aroundtules and also on wood in the north end o the lake. Some ish were also caughton shad lukes and rip baits. Most o the ish were 2-8' deep and were chasingthe reaction baits right up to the boat so be prepared when you retrieve or ashort line hit at the boat. Not much to talk about about with plastics or jigs -it was slow or this as everyone was tossing reaction.Tips Slow retrieve with the spinnerbait. Fish near deeper water close byspawning areas. Fronts seem to be coming through every couple o days so theseish are moving - gotta ind them when the weather changes.
    City: Livermore

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    Water Temp: 49-51

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished rom North to South or two days. Found the bite to be tough orme. Brush hogs on shallow wood worked best or 2-3 lbers.Caught a ew blade ish early in the a.m. Best bite or me was in the south end.Tips n/a
    City: Tracy

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    Water Temp: 49-51

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished all day 3/4,3/5,3/6/99 rom 0600 to 1830, Thursday was pretty badwith high winds and waves but we were still able to catch ish with the largestbeing 8#. Friday the weather was much better and both o us got ish rom 3-4#'sbut no signiigant numbers. The ish seemed to disappear on Saturday just assoon as the cold ront moved through. We used everything rom brushhogs tominnows and the bass didnt seem to care one way or the other, just seemed to bethe location more than anything else.Tips n/a
    City: San Francisco