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Saturday, January 21st, 2012

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    Water Temp: 52.7

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: overall clear, some of the drains were a bit murkey. I have recently moved here from NC and this is my 3rd trip to this lake. Granted today was in a storm I have yet to get bit on this lake from swim baits to crank baits, to drop shot. I know there are small mouth and spots in this lake and given the water temp I am excluding the florida stain Large mouth but WTF. I can go to MCClure and do well, so am I early or is this lake that much different?

    Cold as the begebers today, rain sideways, and I was the only vehicle in Bartlett cove Lauch. That should have benn a clue. But we don't pick the weather on tourn days so I went.

    Looking for a partner for the Randy pringle's new tourn this year, e mail me at my contact if you wants fish this circuit.
    City: Hughson

    Tips: fish I graphed were in 80 -120 feet deep. That is beyound my comprehension coming from the east coast.

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 79-83

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went from 730am.-300pm. Generally pretty tough, but did catch a few. topaters,wake baits, cranks, and spinnerbaits all got at least one. jigs and drop shot got zilch.
    City: atwater

    Tips: man the water is high and stained....lots of boat traffic.

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 76-78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water about 6:00am and man it is a full pool, water is about a foot from going over the spill way.
    Started near Blue Oaks throwing a blade and cranks with no takers, moved out to a little deeper water looking for rock piles and caught a few small fish. Drop shot and dart head is the only thing we could get them to eat.
    We had eight fish with biggest one going about two ponds.
    City: Hilmar

    Tips: Great mudd line with water being up in the grass, seems like a blade, chatter bait or fluke would work some where on this lake.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 75-80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Launced out of Blue Oaks, water is about 15ft from going over spill way, level is up into parking area above ramp.
    Started cranking/spinnerbaiting spillway channel with no results. Moved to main lake points throwing drop shot and wacky Senkos. Picked up a couple two pounders on Senko; grnpnk/bf. Moved to Rogers area and kept throwing Senkos with better results; I stuck one about 4# and two others about 2.5-3#s. Brother cranks one a little under 5#.
    I started pitchen Senko to wood (shade side) and got several more. Hooked one that I could not stop, it came out of the water once and it was huge but it came unbottoned.
    Best five would be 16-18 lbs.
    City: Hilmar

    Tips: Pitch Senkos to wood in the heat of the day, fish both sides of main lake points concentrating on the first rocky areas off main lake points.

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Nor Cal Bass tourney looking for the big girls and could not find one locked on a bed in the main lake area due to strong winds. We fished main lake points and spawning bays with no success for the bed fish. We did catch about thirty fish total most running in the two pound range with some smaller fish thrown in. Brown/blk jig 1/2 oz, Bezerk Baits jig with a yamomoto watermelon red trailer in five to ten feet of water.
    City: Hilmar

    Tips: Jig worked best on both sides of main lake points in five to ten feet. Move fairly slow but keep moving. Bite was subtle but you can feel it.
    The Berzerk Baits jig out fished the other jigs five to one. Fish jig until sun hits water then go to purple six inch worm on a split shot or carolina rig in fifteen to thirty feet.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got a late start but it was ok. been on a fair to good bite with a 25 fish average. some days better than others with the size but the numbers are there. i have noticed that the wacky worm is about the best thing to throw early to mid afternoon. carolina rig is where my bite has come from the most had a great day on the 25th 42 fish with a 4 lbs average.

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Sorry guys... The last post was for McClure. I will try to get it corrected.
    City: Modesto

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from safe-light until 10AM. Managed 18 total with a 19" spot that went over 3 lbs and two large mouth that were both 4 lbs. Too bad it wasn't a tournament day. Best five would have been over 15 lbs.

    Secondary points, rock walls and wood structure were our targets. Bigger fish were on the rock walls in 10 feet of water. We didn't bed fish, but there were lots of fish on beds in the back of the coves. We just didn't see anything worth stopping for... mostly small bucks.

    All of our fish came on the Senko in natural colors. We threw other baits, but the Senko was working early, so we just stuck with it.
    City: Modesto

    Tips: From what I could see, the bass seem to be in all stages of the spawn. Now is the time to get out there while the lake is wide-open.

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught a nice bass on a wacky rigged smoke senko. Had some other good strikes as well. Saw some very large fish; one chased my Huddleston into shore. Creatures did nothing. Same for flukes. Best fishing was two hours before dusk. Also fished surface lures and no takers.
    City: danville

    Tips: I had to reel super slow with the wacky rig. Fish and good hits came right after a strong twitch. I fished the Huddleston too fast and paid for it.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 51 - 57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: bass are starting to lock on beds. caught 15 fish in about 7 hours all 2lb+, 25lb+ limit. all fish were in 2 to 8 foot of water. all u have to do is slow fish 4 to 7 in worms the are really heatin up. you can spot fish i pulled 6lb female off bed 2ft from boat in 3ft water. get out now best time of year for quantity and good size fish
    City: riverbank

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 59- 67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: A lot of fish looking to spawn, if the weather stays consistent the next full moon should be real good. Now's The Time !!! Goodluck! Also looking for trolling motor repair. Plese post if you know of one. Thanks!
    City: Bay Area

    Tips: Senkos and Flukes got me 20lbs. for 5 fish, 6 lbs. was my biggest.Lemon and white flukes, watermelon red senkos around spawning and backs of coves in 2 to 8 ft. of water.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 50-54

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Water temp was a little colder than I thought it would be. Started out around 7. Surface temp read 49-50. Warmed up to 54 by mid afternoon. Water was clear. Ended up catching a small limit. Nothing over 2.5 lbs. Drop shot shad colored 4" & 6" robo worms worked best. Graphed large schools holding tight to deep structure. Caught 2 that looked to be a smallmouth/largemouth mix.
    City: Modesto

    Tips: fish slow and still deep. Fish will bite just wont chase anything yet.

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Nobody reports, so I guess I'll give it a whirl. Went from 1 to 530 pm. Caught spots, largies, and a smallmouth. Most fish were ~1.5 lbs. One 4.2 largemouth and the smallie was 2.6. Fish were scattered. Caught spots in less than 5 ft to largemouths in 50 ft. Most fish came on senkos, a couple on a brown/purple proguide jig (I think Johnny c's jigs..not sure tho). Fished mostly channels in big creek and graveyard. 15 fish total.

    Tips: The fish that I graphed deep were very catchable.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Picked up quite a few 2+ lb bass dragging carolina rigged lizards. Fish are surprisingly shallow, all were in less than 15 feet.
    City: Sonora

    Tips: Fish are really shallow for late summaer. Expected them to be in the 30 to 35 range but all were is less than 15.

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 81

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Christian Bass League (CBL) headed out for a dusk tourney 4-10pm. It was hot and the water was rough. Most teams were able to bring in at least 1 fish. The top team was Sexton and McGee bringing 14#8oz to the scale. They caught them on topwater- buzzers and poppers. Most everyone else found them on dropshoting purple worms, senkos or brushhogs. Join us for our next tourney at the delta(Sept) and then back to Pedro(Oct). Check-us out on Facebook or call me 209-988-5818
    City: Turlock

    Tips: Keep your fish cool. We put a bag of ice in the livewell with Rejuvenade and a little water until we had fish. Later I added a frozen 1gl bottle mixed with Rejuvenade and took the lid off so it could melt. After 6 hrs the water was still cool and the fish feisty.

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished a club tournament on Saturday my partner and I caught about 17 fish with the big fish going 3.35lbs. Fishing was good for the whole club but the big bites were tough to come by. caught most fish on the dart-head and some random ones on dropshot, swimbait, and jig. The big fish came on the jig. Islands and main body points worked best for us. Purples and blacks seemed to do best. http://www.sacramentobasstrackers.com
    City: Folsom

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 62-67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Friday noon to 5PM and caught about 6 dinks and a 3 pounder. Saturday did much better from 6AM to 2PM. Caught a 3-1/2 first thing in about 9 feet of water in the back of a creek on a drop-shot, then a couple ripping. Caught a 4-1/2 on a drop shot and a few 2 to 2-1/2 ripping and drop-shotting. The bite stopped at about 11AM. We ended up with 15.36 pounds for 6 fish.

    Tips: Drop-shot or split-shot in 5-10 feet of water on and around points. They aren't all spawned out yet!

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 60-62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went out on Saturday. Cold and windy. Fishing was slow until later in the day. Fished the island in middle bay 0 fish. Then went to Big Creek.
    Found some 2 1/2- 3 lb Smallies. Nice looking fish. Could only get 2 off each spot. Fished the top of the submerged islands. One guy on the boat got a couple 4 lb LMB
    City: Ventura

    Tips: Fish were biting on split shot 4 or 5 " roboworms. Hologram shad or prism shad (smallies likes the prism shad best). Fished at a medium retrieve, between 1/4 to 3/8 ounce weight with 2' of leader. Tried dropshot and some cranks but no takers.

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 53-56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Devil Mountain Bassmaster's launched 10 boats from a house boat at Flemming Meadows. The morning was calm for a smooth run across the lake. Fishing proved to be tough from the blue bird skies after the storm the night before, I targeted points in the morning assuming the fish would be in transition for prespawn, mid morning I headed to the water fall to find water rushing into a cove, two pitches later I hooked up with a 2.5 Spot at 9:30 on a trout colored senko, which was the only bite I had. Catching was tough for most but the time on the water on a beautiful lake was great. 1st Place was 3 fish for 6.96 Lbs.
    second place was 4.27 lbs.for 2 fish, third Place and big fish was 3.73. Lbs. The afternoon was a different story with winds in the 30 MPH range on the way back to the weigh in.

    http://www.devilmtbass.com
    City: Martinez

    Tips: Hine sight is a virtue, I guess smaller baits and slower presentations would have produced better.
    With the stable weather coming this week the bite should be better.

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    Water Temp: 53-56

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Devil Mountain Bassmaster's launched 10 boats from a house boat at Flemming Meadows. The morning was calm for a smooth run across the lake. Fishing proved to be tough from the blue bird skies after the storm the night before, I targeted points in the morning assuming the fish would be in transition for prespawn, mid morning I headed to the water fall to find water rushing into a cove, two pitches later I hooked up with a 2.5 Spot at 9:30 on a trout colored senko, which was the only bite I had. Catching was tough for most but the time on the water on a beautiful lake was great. 1st Place was 3 fish for 6.96 Lbs.
    second place was 4.27 lbs.for 2 fish, third Place and big fish was 3.73. Lbs. The afternoon was a different story with winds in the 30 MPH range on the way back to the weigh in.
    City: Martinez

    Tips: Hine sight is a virtue, I guess smaller baits and slower presentations would have produced better.
    With the stable weather coming this week the bite should be better.