Eastman Lake and Reports

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Monday, May 31st, 1999

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: 3rd cast hit 8.5 HAWG with rico. Three more in 300 yards on top. Slowed down. Three more in 2 hours on brush hog and worm. Note: 8.5 was very clean, healthy and well proportioned. Signed out at 11:00am with a smile!
    City: Modesto

    Tips: n/a

Friday, May 28th, 1999

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: caught several nice 3.5lbs. to 4lbs. one at 10lbsone at 6.5lb one one at 6lbs. and one just under 5lbs.At Hensley Lake just southeast o Eastmen Lake.we were ishing in the late aternoon about 2:30pm to 8:pmtrolled around the banks about 20' to 30' o the banksin 3' to 15' o water with lots o underwater and above waterstrucure split shotting plastic and a little top water.averaged about 6 to 10 ish per hour each, most where releasedthey are hot in there right now guys.
    City: Madera

    Tips: slow presentation, split shot plastic mostly motor oil, andshad pattern worms 4" to 6" couldn't keep the ish o.

Wednesday, April 7th, 1999

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    Water Temp: 55-60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished rom 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with my dad. he caught a 3lb on a purple worm w/lourescent tail. i caught 5 ish...all over 2lbs on pig n jig. purple jig with no rattle. blue pork. had 6 ish equalling 15 lbs. great day but it never stopped raining.
    City: Denair

    Tips: jig ishing is hot!!!

Saturday, March 27th, 1999

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Basin Buddies o Manteca tournament i got skunked nothing,one ish i lost at boatpatner caught 4 ish(limit) or 7.25 came in second winningwieght 7.35 ished 10 to 35 t o water split shotting purple 4 and 6 in. wormsvery windy made it tough next tour. don pedro i will reportthanks dominick
    City: Tracy

    Tips: bass very spooky because o clear water down size and innessanything in purple seemed to work patience is the key.

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: MARK: Good to see report. What is water level like? Keep posting. Hoping to get up a few weeks after superbowl.
    City: PacificGrove

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Ok this is the end of my reporting and helping people try too catch more bass i was informed by are local newspaper sports editor that ive pissed off a few bass tournament anglers that are fishing the lake with my reports im guessing the 30 too 40 boat nights that have been turning out the last 6 or 7 weeks now have put a dent in there fishing time. Too all the everyday anglers i hope you keep fishing the lake and get info from your local tackle shops. Im signing off for now
    City: madera ca

    Tips: good luck too all

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: update and 11 pound largemouth was caught around the dam area in 30 feet of water on live bait nightcrawler and there are pictures it a nice fishproizai65

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    Water Temp: Hot

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: On the lake early the morning bite was good for top water spooks and buzz baits. Best fish came on Texas rigs with baby craw dads and grubs. They hit some crank baits in shad and crawdads for a few 2 to 6# fish the big fish of the day was a 7+# and that was about it for the day. Slow is the name of the game right now. Boated about 15 fish total.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Slow and steady seems to be the name of the game right now. Swim baits are working also.
    If you can get on the lake early and I fished till about noon and got off before it got too hot. The water temp seams to push the fish a bit deeper as the day goes on.
    Good luck and be careful.

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    Water Temp: Who cares

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: You two ladies quit fighting and let the real fisherman talk about what works

    Tips: If you are going to argue........shut up!!!!

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: your full of it, get a scale and stop telling lies!!

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Throw swimbaits all day and don't stop 3-3-07

    Tips: bbz-1 and hudds

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Mark I just wanted to thank you for all the great information you have posted in regards to this lake. It is really appreciated. I have fished Eastman twice now and going for number three this weekend. By taking you advice my fishing partner and I have had two, and hopefully three, of the best days on the water. Keep up the good work it's truly appreciated!

    Tips: Listen to Mark he knows this lake very well.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: From the looks of the photos looks like some nice fish are coming out of eastman and millerton lakes.
    Are you guys afraid others will fish your spots?
    There are plenty of fish to go around!

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: im posting a heads up ...this time of year the bass in eastman will hold up on the first drop from the coves. go to 15 to 25 feet drop a black with red flake or dark colored custom worms with noticable blood vien. i prefer a gulp turtle back 4" in blk/rd flk with split shot 12" to 18" from worm. on days with warm weather look to the shallow spawning big boys ...remove split shot go wieghtless and drag ....S.U.P.E.R..S.L.O.W !
    City: merced

    Tips: SLOW AND METHODICALLY

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: hey i you need any help i would be happy to take you out i eel i have alot to teach you about bass ishing.

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    Water Temp: 84

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Eastman is close to being a Puddle !! Extreme caution should be used. Watch or "Red" balls loating to warn o rock piles and island tops.Started ishing in back around trees with Spooks, blades, Senkos. Caught 2-3.5's, 3-2.5's, a couple o deces, and a ew dinks. Moved to rock piles by the day use ramp and caught more duces. Wind up to 15-20 mph made it diicult to ish at best. Drop shot rock piles or more dinks. Gave up with the wind getting worse.
    City: Clovis

    Tips: spooks got the best ish, dropshot got the dinks.

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    Water Temp: Up to 83 degree

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went to my avorite un lake at around 9am; my buddy slept in again so there went the morning bite. Had a ew ish here and there on pumpkinseed tube baits. The ish were tight to the trees; had to throw into them or right on the edge. The trolling motor took a dive an hour ater we launched so the day went by pretty slow; as always Eastman got windy in mid-aternoon so we had to "okie anchor" rom spot to spot that's why I think our numbers were so low. When the evening bite came around 7pm it was luke time; threw some o my hand poured pearl white lukes in the spillway and held on or dear lie; the ish came alive and out o no where; threw to the bank twitched it a little and bam....ish!!!.......I saw baby bass everywhere so through out the day the bass could be very choosy on what the ate..but pretty soon when the are all gone (ater this post-spawn) the ishing should pick up....good luck to all..
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Throw tight to cover during the day and chase baitish...i used a pumpkinseed tube bait in 1/4oz....and used baby bass and pearl white lukes or my reaction baits in the evening...the liked the lukes presented pretty ast with a little action on the top o the water..

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    Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got out about 7 am. Alot o ish jumping but no topwater takers. Caught all ish rom sticks in 6 to 20 eet. Bite shut down ater about 10am. Ended up with 8 ish. 3 at 3.5-4#, 3 at 2.5 and a couple smaller ones. All on worms.
    City: Los Banos

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    Water Temp: warm!

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: went up around 6am and didnt get much o an early morning bite. around 10am ish started to jump everywhere near the spillway (or whats let o it). I used some handpoured six inch worms in a blue ghost (similar to the 2001 keepers)and some handpoured pearl white lukes. the ish were hearding bait ish right up on the shallows; didnt want to spook the ish so i casted on the bank and dragged it slowly in the water. didnt get and real big ish; but did get a three pound average with the smallest ish going a little over two pounds. use a texas rig with a stop and hop retrieve and you should do pretty good.........and reminder...its hot up there!........good luck.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: texas rig with 1/8 oz. bullet heads with a bead......cast to the bank and slowly pull it into the water. i used some pearl white lukes with a stop and go retrieve.

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    Water Temp: unknown

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got a late start ishing that day. we were ishing about 12pm. we didnt get a bite until about 4pm. the water level is very very low. ive been ishing there or years and never have seen the water level so low (there is no spillway and the good spawning area in the back that we all ish is gone!)about 5pm ishing broke loose. i caught all o my ish on some handpoured pearl white lukes. big ish was about 4lbs. its too bad there sucking the lake dry this year; those days o high water i think are over or a while.
    City: resno

    Tips: get there real early .........or ish late in the evening. does anyone know i we can night ish there yet? (it was a rumor we can)