New Hogan Lake and Reports

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Tuesday, Oct 19
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Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 64-67

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Took the wife with me to the lake on Sunday. Got there at 6:30, a little breezy and air temp was 42. Cruised the lake and found a boil up river. Shut down early so as not to spook them and kicked on the trolling motor, my wife pointed at the size of some af the splashes and another boat saw this and blasted right in on top of them! Bite shut down no takers. Cruised up river some more and saw how low the lake is. Spotted on a few spots and caught some real small smallouth and a largemouth. Came back down river, found a cover with no wind, sunshine and a few splashes. Fished a dropshot no takers and then all of a suden the boil starts! Hook up with one and after a battle on 4# test landed and weighed 6lbs. Boil goes down and then comes up again 100yds away, Troling motor on high, catch up, and hook another one and so does the wife! Land both for 6lbs each, just cookie cutters of each other. Boil goes down and never shows up again. As I but the day together the fish started in the back of the cove and worked out to the main channel. All this happened by 10:30. Wife had a great day and that's what mattered the most. Caught all fish on headspins and roadrunners. Color is important, has to have a green tint.
    City: Oakdale

    Tips: 1. Don't run up on the school, see what direction their going and use your trolling motor.
    2. SMALL baits green is the color.
    3. Pleasure boats cause too much chop. Bite done when they arrived.

Friday, July 27th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished New Hogan Friday for some stripers. Got there late, 9 am, and didn't notice any boils. Started bass fishing and hooked and lost a nice on a spook. Caught a few bass and then noticed a boil across the lake. Got into quite a few boils but didn't seem to be tossing the right baits as we only caught two. Oh, well it was fun as always.
    City: Concord

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went camping with a buddy and spent a lot of time in the boat just cruisin and fishing the banks.Buddy caught 8-10 fish,all 1.5-3 pounds fishing in 6-10 feet of water!I got a lot of hookups but only managed to bring in two fish.One smallmouth and one 2.5 pound crappie!!All in all it was great fishing and a lot of fun.

    Tips: Used mostly 5" grubs.Pumpin,Watermelon and some other darker colors depending on the weather.Hooked up a couple times with some topwater lures,3 blade buzzbait!

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished 4 hours in the afternnon. 5 fish - biggest was 5 pounds. Used shakey head trick worms, wackey senkos and drop-shot. Big fish came on drop-shot in Whiskey Creek.
    City: Valley Springs

    Tips: Fish the points, very slow with Robo's margarita multilater.

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 47-48

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing is slow..few to no bites deep for black bass...no stripers to be seen..but ill keep trying
    City: Valley Springs

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 63to74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went out for a little fun fishing for some stripers. Found A few good boils threw top water,fluckes, and swim baits with no takers. Switched to 1oz. black and silver jig and fish on.
    City: Sac

    Tips: Chase the boils then watch your fish finder to see what depth the fish are holding and drop your jig right into them and hold on.

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.