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Sunday, May 28th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished in the wind and cold this evening at dusk for 1 hour. Flipping the tules at bridge on South Lake. Had a bite on 6" brown/chartreuse tail Power Worm (rigged on a 3/3 oz round jighead) that took the tail off. Checked my reports from last year. The fish were showing up about this time. The bad weather we had in March and April may have put them off a few weeks, but they should be around soon.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Patience, patience... and dress warm.

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Out from 10:30am to 4:00pm. South and North lakes and impoundment. It was windy - again and primarily threw a Bass Assassinator spinnerbait and flipped YUM Wooly Hawg or Berkeley 6" plastic worm cinnamon brown w/ black flecks and chartreuse curly tail into tules till about 3:00pm. Ran into a couple of bassers tossing spinnerbaits. A day in the sun and wind, with nary a bite, bump or hit. Went back to impoundment around 3:00pm and tossed a jointed crankbait, Excalibut Spittin' Image top water, wacky rigged Senko for an hour- to no avail.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: I'm gonna wait for conditions to settle down a bit - go back out tonight (5/28)at a little before dusk...the bass are out there...I can just feel it.

Friday, May 26th, 2006

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    Water Temp: getting warmer

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished same spots as on the 23rd. Conditions very different today. Cold and Windy - whitecaps on the main lake body (South). Just stayed out for an hour and a half. There was the carp guy at the impoundment. No other fishermen were out this morning...I flipped a wacky rigged senko along the tules at the west end of the bridge on south lake. Dropped a small minnow bait along the tules at the John Muir Drive pier. Nothing doing today. I brought very little tackle with me. I shoulda had a spinnerbait, with the windy conditions.
    City: Daly City

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished South Lake and impound at dusk for about an hour and a half. Tossed a white Bass Assassinator spinnerbait and got 2 short strikes at the Impoundment, but no fish. Moved to the other side at the bridge, where four other bassers were at it tossing crankbaits and Senkos. I switched to a 4 inch blue plastic worm, Texas rigged and flipped the tules for a few minutes...not a bite. The fish are there. Several were caught this week by the guys I was fishing with, however not this time.
    City: Daly City, CA

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out for a couple of hours and fished the South Lake. Tossed a 4 inch Green Pumpkin YUM Wooly Hawg on a 1/4 oz jighead. Got one small bass in the tules by the boatdocks.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Once again - the weather. It rained off and on during the day...keep at it, the fish are there

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out after work today. Threw a purple power worm on the launch ramp got a bite and then nothing. Moved to the first set on tules on the north lake throwing a spinner and caught the weirdest thing ever. A CLAM!! Hooked it right between the two shell halfs. Of course released it. He! He!
    City: ssf

Monday, May 15th, 2006

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    Water Temp: warmer than it

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished South Lake, North Lake and Impoundment. Threw spinner baits,Texas rigged plastic worm (6 " Berkeley Power worm black w/ chartreuse curley tail)and drop shot plastic 4 1/2" Aaron's Magic Robo worm. Also tried a crankbait(Rapala Fat Rap black and gold). It was warm today and the water has warmed considerably. Saturday I spotted several bass cruising shallow. Today - nothing. Nada, zip zilch. I did however, smoke an excellent Dominican Partagas Perfecto while attempting to fish over, under and around a Russian gentleman bait dunking corn meal balls for carp in the impoundment.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Try to hit your spots on the bank early - before the carp guys get out there. With 2 poles, they can close off any small bank section, making it really tough to fan cast an area. Time to get out the tube....

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: i hear u ray ray i was out there about a week ago and i saw about a 10 pounder sitting dead on the red kayak dock. looked healthy some one must of caught and just left it on the dock i think? why else would it be on the dock? that just pisses me th f@#$ off. merced bass dont get to spawn as often as other lake because of the cold weather and this year they probly will due to the great weather we have been getting what is wrong with these morrons? i always give em hell when i see someone keeping bass at merced and i hope all u guys do to!!!
    City: ptown

    Tips: <*)[[]]>< give them bastards hell when u see em!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: When I went to merced the other day, why were these guys keeping a pregnant bass. Besides bass fishing being a sport and all bass should be released, they don't even taste good. Merced is such a small lake to be doing that. It just pisses me off to see that. You fisherman understand right!!!!!
    City: Pacifica

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out for a couple of hours today. Fished the South Lake by the bridge. Picked up one small bass on a drop shot rig about 18 inches from the bottom using a green/brown Roboworm. Took me a couple of opportunities to get it. I haven't been out to the Lake in a while. It was a great day, weather wise. The impoundment looks very high with water almost all the way back to the little road, leaving very little beach to fish from.
    City: Daly City, CA

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 71deggees

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: went chasing boils around 6:30 till dark, cought 6 stripers on my boat. 4 of them I cought using a rapala, 2 others on plastic minnows. All stripers were 28" to 32". The biggest one was 12lbs. It was a great day for stripers.
    City: red wood valley

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    Water Temp: 71deggees

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: went chasing boils around 6:30 till dark, cought 6 stripers on my boat. 4 of them I cought using a rapala, 2 others on plastic minnows. All stripers were 28" to 32". The biggest one was 12lbs. It was a great day for stripers.
    City: red wood valley

Monday, April 24th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: FORGOT TO SAY ALL OF THOSE FISH WERE RELEASED.I DONT EAT FISH,I JUST SPANK EM.
    City: SF

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: OUT ON THE NORTH LAKE BANK FISHING FROM 1 TO 4....SEEN TROUT POPPIN AND JUMPIN EVERYWHERE....SOON THIS GUY PLAYING WITH HIS DOG TOLD ME THEY JUST PLANTED TROUT SO WHAT DID I DO?....SPANKED ABOUT 12 WITH A PANTHER MARTIN....LOSS ABOUT 5 OR 6....ONLY ONE OTHER GUY WAS CATCHIN THEM AND HE WAS USING A KASTMASTER....EVERYONE ELSE COULDNT BUY A HIT BECAUSE THEIR LURES WAS TOO BIG. ANOTHER WIERD BUT COOL DAY...NO COMPLAINTS
    City: SAN FRANCISCO

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: OUT ON THE PONTOON THIS MORNING AND STILL MANAGED TO LAND TWO SMALL FISH 1 TO 2 POUNDER ON A SMALL SPINNER IN THE SOUTH LAKE.ALSO SEEN LOTS OF BIG GOLDFISH AND CARP SWIMMING EVERYWHERE BY THE SHOOTING RANGE .STILL WISHED I COULD OF PICKED A BETTER DAY BECAUSE THEY WERE HAVING A TOURNAMENT ON THOSE LONG BOATS RIGHT AFTER I PUT THE BOAT IN THE WATER, SO I HAD NO CHOICE TO FISH IT OUT.OTHER THEN THAT IT WAS A NICE DAY ON THE LAKE.MIGHT TRY THE NORTH LAKE SOON!
    City: SAN FRANCISCO

    Tips: I BEEN SEEING ALOT OF PEOPLE THROW ALL TYPES OF CRANK BAITS (WEIRD LOOKING ONES TOO) WITH SUCCESS SO KEEP YOUR LURE OPTIONS OPEN.

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

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    Water Temp: COLD

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: YUP.....I WAS A WITNESS ALSO...I SEEN ROMSTER PULL THAT BABY OUT THE WATER FROM A DISTANCE AND THAT THING HAD THE FATTEST BELLY ON IT...GOOD JOB DUDE
    City: SAN FRANCISCO

Monday, April 17th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I highly doubt ROMSTER caught a 8 pound bass. Do you know how big an 8 pound bass is?
    City: San Bruno

    Tips: Quit your lieing

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Nice work Romster, I was out Sat on the south pier. Working worms and slow rolling spinner, No bass for me. I did get into a trout on power eggs, put up a pretty good fight thru the tules.
    City: ssf

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: went out for a few hours and got skunked but i did see romster hammer that big ol bass off the dock!!! and yes that fish probly went to about 8 #s i saw it first hand i even gave him the hook he used to land that moster!! CONGRATS MAN KEEP ON FISHIN!
    City: pacifica

    Tips: <*){{}}><

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Saw few interesting report in this lake. I never fish here. Please give me some reference of what to use, colors, and location.

    thanks. any information would be greatly appreciated.
    City: Fremont

    Tips: good luck fishing