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Sunday, Oct 17
Hi: 67 ° F
Lo: 45 ° F
Today
Partly Sunny
Precip: 7%
Tonight
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 14%

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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    Water Temp: 78-82

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Met the wife's San Diego family at Naci for the week of July 13-18. Her family are all skiers and boarders, so figured I would be fishing alone, not always a bad thing. Was surprised to see how low the lake was, though, and I figured it would be tough fishing. Tried plastics first evening across from the marina with no luck. Decided to head back to camp, when I spotted bass chasing shad just outside the north marina 5mph buoys. Tossed out a spook and hooked a fat 2lber and then two more about the same size. Water was glass slick and as soon as the breeze came up the bite disappeared. No luck the next morning in Tablas and the Narrows tossing plastics and topwater. That evening a friend of my brother-in-law and his wife from Arizona wanted a lesson in bass fishing (they are trout fishermen), so I took them to the marina area and tied on a couple of Pop-R's' but the wind blew and we had no luck. Next morning went out alone and found bass busting shad around the south 5mph buoys near the marina. Threw the Pop-R and hooked about ten or so. That evening hooked several more fat ones around the north 5mph buoys with the Pop-R. Next morning my new Arizona trout fishing buddy wanted another shot. We headed to the south 5 mph buoys and after about a 45 minute waiting game we got on bass busting shad on the surface. He caught on quickly and we landed about 30 or so nice fish in the next hour and a half with non-stop action. All in all a nice trip in spite of the 105 degree heat. All fish were released.
    City: Redding, Ca

    Tips: Fish that were chasing shad on the surface seemed to be in the marina area. Throw a topwater lure in shad pattern right where they have just busted the surface. Don't set the hook until you no longer see your lure and feel weight on the line. They miss it frequently and if you set too soon, you often miss. If the wind comes up try something else as the water has to be like glass.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went to Naci on sat. the bite was solid, we caught over 50 fish in about 6 hours. Most of the fish were in the 13-15 inch range with one over 16 inches. We caught the fish from 6 inches to 20 feet of water. Main lake points with wind seemed to be the best for us. We also caught some fish around the docks. All but one of our fish came on a drop shot rig. We used 4.5 inch curly tailed robo worms in sexy shad and oxblood red flake.
    City: Hollister

    Tips: The bite was a pressure bite. You may feel a slight tick, give it a second, feel the pressure then set the hook.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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    Water Temp: 58.6-63.4

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Want to catch a bunch of spots? Now is the time. Caught 28 on jigs, soft plastics and cranks. Most 12-15" with 2 to 2.5lbs.
    Great time to take a kid fishing. Fish north side rock walls and banks.
    City: Northridge

    Tips: Keeep your bait in the water and bring bandaids for your thumb

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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    Water Temp: n/a

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Well the Lakes coming up its right at the bottom of the new ramp.Started out by the first rock wall on the right and first cast with a pop-r I picked up a small Spot.Fished down a couple hundred feet and picked up four more.Then ran over and fished the coves on the right past Bee rock with 6" Robo worm Texas rigged (Arrons Magic)and cought all the spot's you wanted.All the fish were out on the points and just a little ways into the coves.The farther you went in the worse the fishing.Then I ran down and fished across from Las Tables and switched to cranking all those little cuts with a Wee-r.Not as many fish but all better quality between 2-2-1/2 lbs.Then ran to the back of Las Tables and started at the five mph line.I threw a small 3" Chart.grub and cought 5 more spots three Crappie and two White bass.So I guess what I am saying is the Lake is fishing fantastic.
    City: Salinas

    Tips: Just do what I did and take a Kid now is the time.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 56-59

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: some water is clear depending on location. Started in las tables caught some small fish drop shot and darter. Moved to main lake around bee rock and started catching better fish up to 1 3/4 - 2ish lbs. Waiting for it to warm just a little more.
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: throw darter and drop shot - worms in red color.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 65-69

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Clear to stained depending on where you fish. The place is on fire after the sun gets up. Worms (wacky and shakey) fished shallow got lots of bites, and jigs fished in 15-20 caught some solid fish. In all only a couple around 2#, but lots of 12-15" fish.
    City: Vandenberg AFB

    Tips: Go fishin' and catch spots all day long

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

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    Water Temp: 53.1

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: First event of the year for Tri Valley Bass. A great showing of 35+ boats on a 36o launch.
    I was solo today and unfortunately, got pretty ill around 10ish with what I found out was the stomach flu. YUK! Anyway I managed a few good keepers from Dip Creek area but called it early at about 1.

    Winners Tomey/Tomey were in with 10+ and a kwel $1K prize! Not to shabby. Don't know where they ended up but I saw several boats heading towards the back.
    City: SM

    Tips: Blue shaded shad worms on a drop was my best hits.

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Anyone hhave any current reports from Naci?

    Any help on any areas that may be producing so I can at least get a heads up on where to start.

    Would appreciate your input
    City: SM

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 51

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: started out in snake creek, went with my dad, we caught a few pretty nice ones for naci. after snake creek we hit the main lake and did really good. in total we had 20 for the day, 5 best were all 17" or better about 9 lbs total weight. i had 2 on foot ball jig in pumpkinseed with craw trailor, my two best. we caught all others on texas rig and splitshot. metered fish and bait alot in 20 to 35 feet of water but we caught them anywhere from 3 to 40 ft. mostly on points.
    City: tehachapi

    Tips: dark colors and working slow worked best.

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

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    Water Temp: N/A

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got there about 6:30 and there were a few boat's all ready out.Boy they dropped the lake alot in the last three week's.It was sad three week's ago but now it's real bad.Can only launch one at a time.

    Well the fishing was good.I cought 12 fish.All spot's except for one Largemouth and one Smallmouth.The first time I have cought either in about three year's.

    The Largmouth was 3-lb's and the Smallmouth was 2-lb's.All the spot's were 15".

    Lot's of boat's I think they were pre-fishing for an event comeing up.
    City: Salinas

    Tips: Small Worm's and as lite as you can fish.I used 1/8th ounce weight's and six pound line fishing about 15'.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Well I arrived about 7:00am and it was very calm and warm for this time of year.I figured the Lake would be low becouse I have not been here since Spring.Boy the Lake is LOW and they are letting some out.The River was flowing pretty good as I looked at it driving across the Dam.And as I went over the one lane bridge over the San Antoinio River it was flowing at full pool,bank to bank not good.Well the fishing was ok I did catch 9 spot's and all were over 15" and three were 18" so the size was very good for here.I would say I had over 10lb's easy for the best five.All cought on Texas rigged Power worm's on 6lb test and small weight.All fish on steep rocky bank's.The lake got more stained the farther you went up toward's Las Tables.All my fish came in the clearer water.I never fished much past Bee Rock,well what's left of it.
    City: Salinas

    Tips: Use as lite of gear as you can here it seem's to help for quantity just hope for larger fish.Sometimes you find them.

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 60-68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: just got back fromva week at naci and had great succees. caught over 30 fish in 4 days of fishing.theres nobody on the water. fish jumping all over the place. threw top water in the mouring no luck. then threw worms all day. and crankbaits at night.
    City: oxnard

    Tips: through out the day fish slow with worms. then crank hard at night.

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: im going to naci this weekend and havent been up there in a couple years so i dont know whats hot so if you know whats hot please post it.
    City: ventura

Friday, October 17th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I put the last report in . BUT -wrong lake . The report was inteded for San Antonio.

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Harris Creek using crawlers trying to get a few bass. I usually get a few bass with crawlers and just the hook for weight. But I never saw a bass. I did get 3 channel cat . 3lbs. 4lbs. and 5.2lbs. Caught these between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. No small fish just thjese 3 and missed 2.
    City: Maricopa

    Tips: You don't want my tips . They are unreliable and will get you drunk n skunked. Good luck to ya and have fun

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: fished from my "U" boat from about one thirty a.m. to five a.m. around the marina.caught four smallies and four lm. all on plastic texas rigged worms real slow across the bottom
    City: L.O.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 75

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fishing was slow 5 bass on 17th cranke bait.fish 6 bass on 18th mini king spinners and cranks. 85 to 96 degs.weather was beauitful but hot.lake very low. we had a great time.
    City: seaside ca

    Tips: fish were 6 to 8 ft the ones we caught.

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished sat for six hours. fishing was excellant.
    we caught around 30 spotted bass on any rocky point or rock wall.
    City: Taft

    Tips: Use jigs (natural color) or TD minnows (shad pattern)

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Good day on the water, we launched at 6:30, very very foggy be careful off the water at 1. The bass were hungry and feeding heavily, all our fish came on a jerk bait and a lipless crankbait, over half the fish caught spit up shad and were fairly shallow, 6-8ft.
    City: SLO

    Tips: Use something that resembles a bright shad and work fairly fast.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 63 to 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I just spent a week at Nacimiento. The Lake is at 39% capacity due to major work being done to the spill way. The lake is down 20 plus feet from last year. This means that the bass beds have dried up and the spots were this. We caught 75 spots and 50 big white bass. The whites were a very early bite. 0530 hours and it only lasted for about 2 hours. The big bite was in tip creek and las tables. We were using bill lewis rattle traps, and cast masters. The whites were big and none of the female had spawned due to the water level. There was no debris in the water and the rockey points were the hot spots. The County has taken over the camping area and a new corporation has taken over the trailors and store. They dont have there act together yet but give them time. This corporation should do a good job. Bobby out!
    City: San Diego