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Saturday, January 21st, 2006

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    Water Temp: Cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished South Lake and impoundment for 2 hours today. Tossed, slow rolled - and I do mean slow a white bleeding spinnerbait. Got a hit, but came unbuttoned. Also, threw a 4 inch Senko.

    The water is pretty high and cold. Fishing was fine, although I didn't catch any. The cigar I smoked was even better.
    City: Daly City

Monday, December 26th, 2005

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the South Lake today from noon to 2:30pm. Primarily fished a wacky rigged 4 inch Senko (cinnamon)and a Chartreuse Bleeding Spinnerbait in about 4 ft. of water. I caught a 14 inch rainbow trout on the Senko. Not a bass is sight, however...maybe next week.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Keep moving around and fish 'em slow

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for 2 hrs. in South Lake. Water levels are down quite a bit from this past spring and summer. Stuck a large bass on a slow rolled chartreuse spinner bait in about 3-4 feet of water. Caught a small 1 lb fish on a 4 inch purple senko in the tules in about a foot of water.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: as usual - fish 'em slow

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 19:00 to 21:00. Caught and released 6 bass - largest just over 2 lbs. Fished small sized soft plastics that got 3 and a small floating minnow for 3 more.
    City: Daly Cty

    Tips: Try different presentations: topwater, twitch baits, plastics, etc.

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: fished 545am to 1045 am, with not a single bite on senkos or topwater. very very windy today.
    City: Millbrae

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: forgot to mention, it was a largemouth bass, and was released safely. Please practice catch and release of all bass.
    City: Millbrae

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: caught a 3-pounder at 1030am this morning in south lake, 5-ft of water.
    City: Millbrae

    Tips: senko

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Have been fishing on and off for a few days and catching has been hot and cold. One trip after work, under windy conditions, I tossed a small spinner bait and caught a couple of dinks, a couple of 1 to 1 1/2 lbrs and a 2lb short chunky fish. Next day - under calmer conditions, only one fish...on a weightless 4 inch purple senko wacky rigged. Tossed it around the tules for about an hour. On Sunday (Father's Day) - nada, zip, zilch. It was a beautiful day and I was out there for 3 hours having fun, so no complaints.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Pay attention to conditions and try different presentations. What works on one day, might not work the next...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: After a bit of periodontal surgery - headed out to my spot. Caught 4 small bass on a Rapala floating minnow bait(F5) in approximately 6 ft of water. My grandson reeled one in as well. For about 2 hours at the Lake - not a bad day.
    City: Daly City

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the lake for a couple of hours. I spoke with a father and son team that caught and released a 5 pound LMB in North Lake this afternoon. I didn't catch today, but did see a couple of good size bass cruising around. Used Senko, RoboLeach. Fished 'em slowly...until the wind came up. Maybe tomorrow, after work.
    City: Daly City, CA

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

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    Water Temp: cold enough for

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Stripers?? Uh O.K.
    City: ssf

    Tips: high lb test line for those stripers

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Out at the Lake for 2 hours - no bass. I did get a good look at some very large carp, koi and goldfish in the shallows at the bridge on the South Lake. Dozens of them. Rolling around, laying eggs, running in packs...These might be putting the bass off of the bite. Reminded me of Clear Lake in June.
    City: Daly City, CA

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Worked the lake this past week for some small fish. It's been cold and windy the past few days. All fish where caught on plastics and released to fight another day. Lake looks great though.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Work it slow....

Friday, March 18th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for 2 hours in rain this morning. Got 1 nice bass 3lb on a split shot robo leech. The fish are out there.

    Fish slow and when you get it - let it go
    City: Daly City

Friday, March 11th, 2005

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out for an hour just before sundown. Got one small bass (1 lb.) on a hula popper. It's gonna get better, if the weather just stays warm for a couple more days.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Work it over and over...switch baits after a few casts and fish slowly...very slowly

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: fished both north and south lake. dropshotted and threw out jigs. no bites, no taps, no takers...the trout fisherman were out in full force though catchin trout left and right.hopefully the bite will get better in the follwing weeks.
    City: sf

    Tips: if u think you are fishing slow... fish 10 times slower!

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

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    Water Temp: Still pretty co

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out Saturday and Sunday, for a couple of hours each day, with no luck. Fished South Lake and saw NorCal out there in his tube on Saturday.

    At least I thought it was him, confirmed by his post of 3-5. Water is getting higher and is lookin' real good.

    Action should break in a couple of weeks...
    City: Daly City

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

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    Water Temp: Cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Got to go out on Saturday for a full day session on the tube. Managed to hook up 1(3lb)& 1(2lb)working the tulles. A very nice day at the lake.
    City: Daly City

    Tips: Work it slow.

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

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    Water Temp: Cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out between rains for an hour or so. I had one light bite on a robo leach, but missed it as I was lighting a cigar. In the end - got nothing but wet. An older Russian couple managed to take home 3 carp from the DPW pier...

    The south lake level is up, almost to the same height as about May-June last year. It just needs to warm up for a few days.
    City: Daly City

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

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    Water Temp: Cold

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out Saturday for a couple of hours and got 1 small bass. Found that fish while throwing a Yamamoto bait and once I knew she was there I followed up with a 3" T rigged worm.
    City: Daly City