New Hogan Lake and Reports

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Hi: 53 ° F
Lo: 42 ° F
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Precip: 84%
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Precip: 94%

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 80-85

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: caught about 15 fish manly all bluegill and sunfish. my friend dalton caught a nice 3/4 of a pound bluegill saw some nice 2-4lb. bass, and many small bass about 4-12inch range and had some hits on senkos and caught a small bass on a night crawler.
    City: vallysprings

    Tips: we used senkos,spinner baits,night crawlers,and red worms to catch fish

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

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    Water Temp: N/A

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I know it's Easter but the kid's are gone and the wife so OK GO.Got there about 7:00 and of course when i launched the boat it start's to rain.First few came on plastic worm's texas rigged.Then the wind came up pretty good switched to Crawdad colered crank's for the rest of the day.Never went any farther than bee rock.Lake look awesome and i was at San Antonio this Saturday to visit mom and dad and the water is in the parking lot at northshore.
    City: SALINAS

Monday, March 13th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 48-51

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Very windy most of the day. Got there at 830am fished til 230pm. 12 smallies and nothing else. Largest almost 3lbs. 1 on grub and the rest were on crankbait.
    City: manteca

    Tips: Reel in slow and pause. 6-15 ft depth

Friday, February 24th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Great day on the lake. Cold and breezy in the a.m. Started in backs of coves using spinner baits and stick baits. Got four, best 2.2 lbs. After breeze stopped trolled for stripers, got 3 best 21". Warmed up nice. Have sunburn to prove it.
    City: Pittsburg

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Thanks for the update I'm from out of the area but love the lake. Their are not enough reports on this lake. Please keep us posted. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 53.8

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished points with chunk rock and Northern shores leading into coves. Cranked 4 and 1 on a worm. Best was 3#. Water is clear in the main lake and muddy in the arms. Pounded the shoreline. All fish came in 10 feet or less.
    City: Ione

    Tips: Slow cranking when jigging doesn't work. It's been a warm winter, and the fish are moving up sooner than most people think.

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished late on labor day to avoid the water traffic. Caught and released several spots and largemouth using dropshot and shakey head techniques. Biggest going aroun 3lbs. Also fished some striper boils topwater and jerkbaits what a blast and a way to end the labor day weekend. Since nobody....... has posted for months I thought this would help.
    City: tracy

    Tips: Fish, Focus, and Forget about all the water traffic,big wakes and wind. Find a consistent pattern that works and catch some fish.
    That's all part of becoming a better angler.

Friday, July 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 80-84

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Friday July 29th with my friend Wogg and his wife for stripers. Got on the water about 7:30 am and found decent activity on the boils. They had the tendancy to not stay up long though. We wound up with three stripers in the boat. Tried to be as stealthy as possible but just couldn't get to some boils. Found some action around the lake on spooks for bass. Tons of little bass around. Looks great for next year. Water is the highest I have ever seen it there. Most of the main parking lot is underwater.
    City: Concord, CA

    Tips: We used bass assasin plastics to catch the stripers and spooks to catch some largemouth.

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

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    Water Temp: Not Sure

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went to fish Lake Hogan and was blown away at how
    much water is in the lake. The entire Parking and Boat Ramp below the fish cleaning station is under water. Never got to fishing-
    City: Stockton, Ca

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for a couple of hours just before sunset. Managed one dink on a salt and pepper grub. Anyone know about the striper fishing in this lake?
    City: San Jose

Monday, March 14th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Worked the lake from mid afternoon on. Fish still holding on outer points but finding some fish on into inner coves holding on any big cover. Hit 1 nice smally off point by East Acorn Campground.Wife and inlaws did well on Blue Gill as well as hit a couple of keeper bass
    City: Woodfords

    Tips: Did well on Brush Hogs and Creature baits. Dark colors. Fish were anywhere from 6' to 20'.

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Started at about 0900, myself and Kentuck. Fishing started off good with 2 fish off the first point we hit, Kentuck with a nice 3 lbr. Slowed off after that until mid afternoon.Hit 4 more fish all about 1 1/2 pounds. Fish were hanging at about 4 to 20 feet but noy quite on the banks. Things should be heating up in the next 2 weeks.
    City: Woodfords

    Tips: Dark colored jigs with 4 to 6 inch tails. Fish heavy structure including boulders. Tried smaller shale areas with no luck

Friday, October 8th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 69-71

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Friday the 8th starting about 8:30 am. No stripe activity on the main lake so we headed into one of the major creeks in the south end. Noticed some surface activity off a point and started there. Caught a bunch of dinks on a Floating Rapala and split shot worms. Moved into other coves and did catch a nice 2-pounder on the Rapala. Tons of shad in the back of the creek but nobody bothering them. Did get some smallies on the surface about 6 pm but didn't see any boils.
    City: Concord

    Tips: Was mainly targeting stripers but ended up fishing for bass. Floating Rapala and 2-3 different worms were working. Key to the Rapala was to tie it on with a loop so that you get maximum wobble. Otherwise they just followed it.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Good bite here for my clients today on largemouth exclusively. The better fish were all in grass pockets and we caught them on spooks and shallow drop shots. All fish in eight feet or less.
    City: Sonora

    Tips: DONT LEAVE THE GRASS..Spots and smallies are under the bait off humps.But not the quality of the largies.

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    Water Temp: 69-72

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Purpose of trip to check out striper situation - didn't see any striper activity but other boaters observed some boils but could not get any hook-ups. Shifted to black bass and, after 2 and one half hours of no bites put ten mixed specie in the boat. All on split-shot 4" worms - nothing on surface, cranks, blades or jigs.
    City: Sonora

    Tips: Try smoke or browns w/ red flakes or 3 and 4" Senkos in pumpkin or watermelon. R

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

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    Water Temp: 78-81

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Took a friend out for his birthday. What a day, boils everywhere. Made a few very long runs and still made the boil. Caught 4 total, and dropped 5. All 4 between 3-6lbs. Most action in the main and south end of the lake. A few boils in deer flat area.
    City: Concord

    Tips: The shad are about 2-3" right now. Downsize your bait to match the hatch. Don't daydream, keep them eyes a peeled!

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    Water Temp: 77*

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 6Pm to about 11:30 Few Boils- No Fish-I think Boat traffic pushes them back down from the weekend- will try later in the week to see if there is a change-
    City: Stockton

Friday, August 13th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 79-83

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water at 8 am hoping for a good day of striper boils. Didn't see a boil until almost 1 pm. They boiled fairly well until about 6 pm. Problem was, if you weren't right on them they would go down. Did get to about 4 boils and didn't hook a fish. did catch some largemouth right before dark to save a rather dismal day.
    City: Concord

    Tips: If you don't have any competition, use the slow approach to the boils. Fish seem to be spooky.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 77.2 - 79.6

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Launched about 9:30a with the purpose of checking out the striper situation.....Some scattered boils that seemed to be smaller fish. They only stayed up for seconds at a time and were pushing the shad at a very fast pace. Landed 3 keeper Smallies while waiting for the stripers. Off the water at 1:00p
    City: Sonora

    Tips: Used 4" worms on split-shot rig from 18 to 25 feet for smallies. All came off of shale points and islands w/ good depth close in. "Load-up" bites - very subtle. R

Friday, July 30th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 82

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Met my buddy Kentuck on the lake at about 10:30 and he had already hit 3 boils and nabbed 2 fish. Boils were pretty active up till around noon then died off at the south end. Strated resurfaceing around 1430 and stayed active until dark. Most boils were small and did'nt stay up long.Some large and smallies chasing shad as well. We left around 9 with a few fish in the boat and had a triple on our last boil.
    City: Woodfords

    Tips: Anything that looks like shad.Get on them fast and dont cut off the other guy. Watch out for ski traffic.