New Hogan Lake and Reports

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Monday, Oct 18
Hi: 55 ° F
Lo: 39 ° F
Today
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 31%
Tonight
Mostly Clear
Precip: 0%

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 75-80

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went from noon to 6:30. Boils started at 4pm. Never got close enough to cast. All boils were short. There were alot of boats on saturday.
    City: sonora

    Tips: none.

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 79

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: 10 second boil is all you find!
    City: Placerville

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Looking for striper reports, is it worth the trip? Are the boils holding??

    Thanks

Monday, July 27th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went up for boiling stripers without any success. Saw three boils in the main lake area and none of them stayed up for more than 10/15 seconds. Never made a cast. Lot's of fish on the graph but they just didn't cooperate today.
    City: Lodi

    Tips: I think it might be a little early. I'll try again in mid August.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: caught a total of 12 fish most of them were 1 lb smallies that would hit a 5 inch senko. biggest fish was a 2 lb spot that was caught on a bed. I seen a bunch of stripers boiling but just couldnt get them to hit.
    City: San andreas

    Tips: sencos and spinnerbaits.

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: My club was planning a tournament at this lake and a few members pre-fished the lake. While they were there they saw the Park Rangers getting on a club for not notifing them of the tournament. They asked what was going on and found out that there is a form u have to fill out and pay $50 to have a tournament there if u have 50 or less members. I've checked several web sites on New Hogan and not one has said anything about a fee to fish a tournament there. If anyone has heard anything about this or have seen a posting about this fee PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!
    City: Rio Vista

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

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    Water Temp: ??

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: The fish at Hogan are not the same as the delta. The fish here feed on tiny little pondsmelt and don't seem to like the big baits. We catch more fish on 4# test and crappie jigs or kastmasters than anything. You can fish live bait but yu have to find the schools to do that. My success has always been to find the boils, sneak up and fish the small baits and light line. Buddies and I have outfished other boats doing this. The only large bait I fish is a Sammy 128 in a clear/ purple. It looks like a couple of smelt waking the surface and the bigger ones just hammer it! Most the fish in here are about 4 to 7 pounds, so don't be looking for those 20's like the Delta! Good luck and have fun!!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hey pat you were wondering what to throw at the boiling fish, try throwing flukes, swimbaits and ripbaits and try throwing zara spooks in white at them. I fish alot of striper fishing everywhere.Especially the delta, ocean beach in san francisco and the s.f. bay area.
    City: san mateo

    Tips: Also you should carry rattle traps and hair raisers(white or chartruse) with a worm tail as a traler in 1/2 and 3/4 oz.. Trailer should be white or chartruse in 6 in. long. The worm tail has a little curl at the end. GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: hey i was fishing New Hogan the first time in the morning this one time, so boils and threw a spook out at them? Did not work only bait seemed to work. Wut kind of baits/topwater r u guys throwing in the boils? Can't get them to hit thanks!
    City: SAN RAMON

Friday, September 19th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from about 8 til dark. Didn't see any boils in the morning so we started out bass fishing. Fish were off the hook on flukes. Not much size but a few decent ones. Violent hits too. Ended up with over 20 bass for the day. Boil fishing stunk. Found our first boil about noon. Not a lot of boils the rest of the day. Got on a couple but didn't hook up. bummer. The bass fishing made up for it though.
    City: Concord

    Tips: White or Albino flukes did the trick for us. Biggest fish went about three pounds.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 78 F

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Bass fishing slow. Caught a few fish on Zoom Brush Hogs. Top water seems popuar in early morning as usual. After sun hits water, top water stops. Missed a few big fish on top water baits early. Over all, bass fishing isnt very good.
    City: Modesto

    Tips: Reaction/Top water baits in the morning and fish 20-35ft when sun comes over the hills and on to water.

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the evening bite again 6:30 - 8:30. The boils were huge and wide in the middle of the lake. The bite was more aggressive and the fish responded better once the baitfish were pushed against the bank. Biggest went 11-lbs.
    City: tracy

    Tips: Keep fishing even after the boils are gone, the fish are still cruising and are still looking for a mouthful.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Could'nt get enough angling in yesterday. Fished serious boils today at sunset into the dark my wife caught 3 - solid 10-lbers and other small stripers. She smoked me tonight. I don't mind being the net guy once in a while. Also caught today were many 12" spots dropshotting the rocky points 25-30 feet deep.
    City: Tracy

    Tips: Have Fun at all times no matter what.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 77

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: went out for a few hours this morning found a school that had some shad pushed up on an island top 1st cast on a topwater caught a nice fish. 3 more came on the same bait.Caught 3 on a fluke 2 on a wakey worm. was off the water by 10:30 am when the skiers made apperance!! all fish weighed 2 - 2 1/2 largest went 3 1/2 best five weighed 12 1/2 lbs
    City: Linden

Friday, June 6th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Hogan was very nice on Thursday of this week - sometimes breezy but also calm at times. I lost my first strike due to using a KrippleAnchovie rig I tied about three years ago, that first hit was incredible! After a short fight the leader broke. Rats.

    But a while later I had another hit, and got that one to the boat. One fish in the box and one lost beats a skunk! The one I got to the boat was 24" and 4 1/2 lbs. That was about it for five hours of trying. The one I got in the box was dripping milt all over the boat. Either he was looking for love, or he really, really liked my boat!

    Both fish hit at about 20 feet on rolling anchovies. Both were in the narrows just off the main lake.

    I trolled from 0830 to 1330. The lake lice were beginning to arrive, so I let 'em have it. I didn't see a boil all day. I guess it's not active enough yet, but it's likely to get better now with the warmer weather.

    The water is low but the old dam isn't showing yet. There are a total of six launching lanes open now, so there's plenty of access.

    Hogan is a mysterious lake. Some days you might catch a half a dozen stripers (limit of 10 and no size restrictions), some days you can't buy a strike. I do believe the hottest days are best for stripers.

    Photos on my homepage http://www.fishwisher.com
    City: Stockton

    Tips: The hotter the day on Hogan, the better the striper fishing. Or so it seems...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 50's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from about 9:30 till 6:00. Two fish landed on senko and two fish lost split-shottin. Slow, slow, slow. Saw a few cruisers later in the afternoon, possibly males looking to setup. Drop-shotted, jigged and cranked. That's it.
    City: concord

    Tips: Fish must have still been deep and I stink at fishing deep water bass.

Friday, February 29th, 2008

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    Water Temp: cold

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fished 2 days at hogan and not a single bite. shorefishing of the fiddleneck and also close to the dam (north shore). Anybody have any clues to where the stripes are?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 41-47

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: went out for a few hrs today. lake has risen about 8-10 ft in the last month. water temp at the ramp was 47. made a run up river just to check temps. a frigid 41 degrees. located baitfish in a few different locations,at 37ft. did not see any fish activity, but stayed with them for about 45 minutes, wih zero bites. hit the usual main lake points with assorted plastics with no success. searched around to find a little warmer water, and found a nice drop off from 57 to 24 ft in the north end. graphed fish at 17-22ft. managed 2 smallmouth on 4 inch tubes (watermelonseed.)overall a pretty tough bite. but nice to see some water coming in. only saw 1 other boat on the water, but 3 trailers in the lot.planning on hitting it again sometime next week. will post any new info.
    City: modesto

    Tips: don't waste a lot of time chasing the baitfish on your graph unless you see active fish. be very careful running the lake as there is quite a bit of debris being washed in upriver, and several islands are just being covered.

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 49-50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Water is low, but launched in my 40' Diesel pusher no problem. Fish were quality, not quanity. Caught 3 largemouth cranking and a 6 pounder on a spinnerbait. No jig or worm fish.
    4 fish for 16 lbs.

    Tips: Reaction baits

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

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    Water Temp: very very low

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: heads up to anyone trying to launch their bass boat with the water so low its almost impossable I understand drawdown but this is crazy!!!
    City: valley springs

    Tips: pray for rain so we can launch our boats!!!