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Thursday, January 11th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Very slo fishing at naci, few boats. I spent the morning tossing jigs and drop shot'n and produced only 6 fish to 2.5. Shad were deep. meter fish most fish in 20-25ft range
    City: san luis obispo

    Tips: fish deep

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

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    Water Temp: 50~52

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished 8hrs over 2 days with a friend visiting from Canada, and found several fish willing to eat worms and grubs from a depth range of 2ft~20ft. Color didn't seem to matter much, however, green pumpkin and water melon colors were favored in my boat! Big fish, and my first fish of winter, came on a 3" kalins grub in 2 ft of water at 5pm, a 3.7# spot, 21 inches long, measured from a golden rule.
    City: Santa Clara

    Tips: don't be shy to fish shallow, a lot of smaller fish (10"~14") are actively feeding throughout the day (for us anyway) down to 15ft, and larger fish were located tight to the bank (low light hrs) where deep water access is near.

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 54

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The bite is pretty good for naci right now, but definitely not great. We had a good number of shorts, but few keepers. Biggest fish was probably only 1.5. Most of the fish came on plastics - drop shot or jigs. Interestingly, the last time we were up the split shot far outfished the drop shot, and now it's the opposite. Several topwater fish too. We did not fish much else. It looks like the water is steadily dropping, although it's still high for this time of year. Shad were holding pretty deep - didn't see any real surface activity. We found fish from 0 - 25 feet. We spent most of our time on main lake flats with edges. Wished we'd spent more time looking back in the coves. Finding the nicer fish is definitely key - you can go catch shorts here just about any time. Minimal wind, few skiers, and a decent number of bassers on the water.
    City: S.B.

    Tips: Look around til you find 'em.

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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The lake has finally turned over. There is good color to the water and the swimbait bite is getting going. The guys that are getting the swimbait fish are claiming their limits are 12 to 14 lbs. These fish have evaded me so far. Worms and jigs fished in 15 to 30 feet of water are getting 8 to 10 pound limits. My partner and I went out today and caught about 20 fish. Jim had the largest fish, a spot that weighed 3.19 lbs. He caught it drop shotting a YUM Dinger. Our best 5 went a little over 10 lbs.
    City: Paso Robles

    Tips: 1/2 oz. jigs on the rocks a good bet. Fish them slow and deep. Go see Jim at Jim's Pro Bass Tackle in Paso Robles for the best colors.

Friday, December 29th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fished with my son and dad between us 40 spots they were hitting splitshot and texas rigged home made plastics silver and blue 4inch and oxblood.
    City: bakersfield

    Tips: 15 to 30 feet fished slow.

Monday, November 20th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: there was a spotted bass caught last year on a swim bait that was 6 1/2
    City: atascadero

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: The 5.49 pounder that casey langley caught was the new record for spotted bass only.
    City: los osos

Monday, November 13th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The Naci lake record bass is much larger than that. Hell I've seen several 6+ lb. fish brought in there. Don't get me wrong, that's a nice spot. Just a heads up. Keep it real.
    City: S.B.

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The new Lake Record was caught by Casey Langley on Saturday Nov.11. 5.49lbs.The fish was wieghed-in during an Ambushers Bass Club event ...Look for some big fish coming to the scales this Saturday at the 06/07 season opener of Central region WON Bass team event.
    City: Paso Robles

    Tips: Just pray for rain!!!!!

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: My buddy Forrest and I(who was supposed to do this report!)went to Naci and caught about 15 fish to 2 lbs plus one white bass on a blue and silver cast master. Caught the bass on real worm colored robo worm, neither he nor I remember the name of it. Used drop shot.
    City: San Jose

    Tips: Use your electronics and find the fish at about 35 to 42 feet and drop it down to the bottom and shake it and than leave it still for about a count to 8 and they will take it. Find deep cliffs or sunken structure like a fence or bush.

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for 2 days. Caught lots of small spots, with about a 8:1 ratio of shorts to keepers. We didn't catch any real big fish - largest was over 2 lbs. however. Big fish came on a crank in a mudline. Lots of boats on water that weekend - club tournies. We got most of our fish on split shot plastics, fished slowly. The fish were just pressure biting. Best 5 fish each day didn't go for much more than about 7 lbs. or so probably, though we didn't weigh 'em. Zero shad around, few birds. Water is very clear and very high still.
    City: S.B.

Friday, September 29th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 69-71

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We had agreat day with probably 40 + fish All were spots several close to 2# and one over 3#. We fished almost all day with arke jigs, the fish seemed to like the pumpkin w/red flake color. Most fish were in 12 to 15 feet of water. On the lake from 7:30 til 5:30.
    City: bakersfield

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Gold Coast Bass Night Tourney -- 14 Boats out at 3:56PM for a midnight weigh-in

    Headed to Las Tables and hit the banks and coves with Oxblood dropshots and Sweet Beavers on a jig head. Lots of small spots in the 8-12 inch range with maybe 35 in the boat but only two keepers.

    7:45PM -Getting dark now so we elected to move off to Bee Rock and tried dropping again. Same small fish in abundance but only 1 more keeper. Hit a cove and pulled in a nice 15" Spot which added to the weight. Moved off following the bouy's [BE CAREFUL! SOME ARE NOT LIT!] and into the marina area at the rock walls across from launch. Toosed Spyder Grubs on Jig heads with three good weigh fish before heading into the weigh-in . 7-11 aint nuttin to brag about but it got us a fair good placing for points.
    City: Santa Maria

    Tips: Wait until the majority of the boaters head home then hit the banks and points with dropshot or jig headed grugs or your selection. Watermelon Spyder Grugs [twin-tail] was working the best for us on 1/4OZ red jigheads. Narrows were loaded with 2-3lb Whites on top water until dark came. Spots were still hitting tops but at dusk they stopped. Nights are getting a bit chilly and the wind came up so dress accordingly --- And bring a good light if your a night fisher.

Friday, August 25th, 2006

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    Water Temp: warm

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: My son and I rented a boat at the marina and were fishing at 8AM. Caught a total of about 20 bass in 6 hours. 1 smallmouth, 2 largemouth, and the rest were spots. The two largemouth were the largest at 16". All were caught on "Keeper" 6 inch worms rigged with a split shot, in natural/camo colors. (#082 I think) Most were caught by dragging across the bottom of rocky points in 10-25 feet of water. Some would hit it on the fall. A couple hit while reeling in. Could have caught more but spent some time cruising around the lake. (Saw a beautiful eagle) Started to get hot and windy so we were off the lake at 2PM.
    City: Los Osos

    Tips: Rocky points!
    I think they will hit almost anything if you can get it in their location.

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

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    Water Temp: not sure

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Saw schools of good sized white and LM bass at the docks at the marina before heading out on a rental aluminum boat. Fished Heritage cove from 8:30am to 1:00pm, caught only 1 10" SM. Tried misc other locations between Heritage cove and the main marina, ended the day at 5:30PM. 1st time fishing this lake , and it was tough. Ended the day with about 8 SM, 3 at about 10", the rest were 6" or smaller. Lots of skiers and pleasure boaters.
    City: san jose

Monday, July 31st, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: ??? Gee??? No reports since 07 Month end... Anybody have something a bit more current for Nac???

    Appreciate some input....
    City: Santa Maria

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 83

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Lake level is dropping rapidly. Humps I fished last week are out of the water now. Bite was a little tougher as well. Only caught 18 spots between the two of us. Fished from 7AM till about 1PM. Lots of skiers and wakeboarders still.
    City: Monterey, CA

    Tips: Go to Las Tablas arm (no wake zone) and fish 6-8" worms on shaky heads.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 84

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from daylight until about 11:30AM. Caught 15 spots, biggest about 2 pounds and caught 1 largemouth that went 3 pounds.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Caught fish on just about everything but Carolina rigged 8" worms fished on offshore humps and main lake points worked best.

Friday, June 30th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 77-80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 7AM till about 1:30PM. Lake wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be. Went straight across from the Marina and got a few small spots on Splash-Its and then a couple more on spinnerbaits. Then went to Bee Rock and got a couple more on shaky head worms. Got another nice spot on a Revenge underspin with a Yamamoto grub on it. Missed another one under a dock fishing a Senko. Went to the big point at the entrance to Las Tablas and fished the drop off with a Carolina Rig and jigging spoon. Got about 10 more spots with the largest going about 2.5lbs. Good numbers but hard to find any size.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Look for off shore structure and use C-Rigs or spoons or maybe deep diving cranks for some bigger spots.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 77-80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 7:30PM till about 12AM. Launched and went straight to the entrance of Las Tablas. Threw shaky heads but no takers. Went back up lake to Bee Rock and threw big Norman DD-14 cranks, and they started crushing it. Got some nice spots and about a 2.5lb white bass as well. Also got some good fish on a Cultiva jerkbait in baby bass color. Then went to throwing big black and blue single colorado bladed spinnerbaits on 30lb braid and the real fun began.
    City: Monterey

    Tips: Fish were hanging around the rocky points where the water was about 3-4 degrees cooler. It was 77 at Bee Rock and 81 near the docks. Didn't get a single fish that wasn't near the rocky points near deep water. Throw cranks and bang 'em into the rocks.