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Sunday, December 6th, 1998

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: ?Reports: Slow Day or us, one small ish between two people. Others told us that they had done better earlier in the day.
    City: n/a

    Tips: Strippers are deep. We caught one on a minnow o the bottom. Others "said" they were biting on worms in the deeper water.

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    Water Temp: 48

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: The largemouth bass are stacked @ the drop-offs along with a ton of bait fish. they are pretty tight lipped. Changed gears to smallmouth. Could see on the surface after the sun was out for a while. Hooked into one in about 2 feet of water. & that was it , just one. bbbrrrrr. it's cold on the lake right now... dress warm.
    City: UKIAH

    Tips: Caught my one and only on a 1/2/0z. chartreuse w/ gold dbl. willow blades spinnerbait. Probably would have caught more if i would have stuck w/ it. But, it's a pattern I'll try more next next I get on the water.

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Took two times out to find a pattern. Getting hard to fish after work. Need to go with a proven plan to catch some in what little time you have. Mid -lake - West side of the lake. In the eve. lots of fish feeding. Try a small floating crank bait. Lizard slow dragin' worked too before sunset. THANKS Rich for the tip.
    City: Ukiah

    Tips: move around ... find the fish GO FOR IT! Have fun & Keep it Reel.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I have never fished lake mendocino. I have some fishing buddies coming in from Washington on the 18th. We plan to fish Clearlake BUT thought it would be a nice change to fish over on Mendocino for one of the days.

    Can any of you share some tips about fishing for stripers there at Mendo??? What should we throw? What is the best area to fish for stripers? Should we throw rattletraps or can we use plastic like we do for Largemouth? What are the limits (number of fish and size) to keep? (one or two fish? 16" minimum??)

    thanks in advance

    Mike
    City: lakeport

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I been to mendocino bt i havent fished their i was wondering if their is any tips on catching the fish on the north end of the lake were the river comes into the lake Are their stripper on that channel? How bout bass? Will flipping into the tules around their produce any bass? thats were i will manly be fishing on a float tube.
    City: windsor

    Tips: anything will help

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: We caught and released several large mouth bass. They were on the small side,but still a lot o un. Spinners in white and crank bait in craw patterns were the most successul. One striper made it in the boat at 34 inches! I'm not sure o the weight. I estimate 15 to 20 pounds. My 8lb. scale bottomed out quickly. The mouth o the creek kept us busy in the evening. There were too many skiers to ish during the day.
    City: Santa Rosa

    Tips: I'm new to the area. I someone out here has tips on getting on the bigger bucketmouths, I'd enjoy some nuggets o ino. to work with.