New Hogan Lake and Reports

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Hi: 55 ° F
Lo: 39 ° F
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Decreasing Clouds
Precip: 35%
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Mostly Clear
Precip: 0%

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

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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.

Friday, July 9th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Tried the top water striper bite without much success. On the water about 10 a.m. and stayed till 4 p.m. and only saw 4 boils, and 3 of them happened in the space of ten minutes. Managed to boat 1 to 3.5 lbs. Not much traffic on the lake so I can't blame it on that. Had a little more success on black bass though with 6 to 3 lbs. on baby brush hogs and pop-r.
    City: Stockton

Monday, July 5th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 77 degrees

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Okay Hogan fisherman, It has been a long time since i have seen any reports for this res. Tried searching for the surface bite for stripes was pretty dead yet maybe in a couple of weeks.
    Went out mid day and fished the rock walls and main points for blacks.
    Even though the boat traffic was insane I managed to catch some pretty nice fish about eight from 2-5lbs These fish are some pretty strong fighters. Been fishing the Delta so long I forgot what it was like to have fun out on the lake.
    Caught all the fish throwing plastics.

    Success to all,
    Phil
    City: Tracy

    Tips: Fish hard even though the sun is smokin hot!

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

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    Water Temp: 72-77

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Didn't get on the water until 12:30 and fished till dark. Headed up the lake fishing the coves in the upper end. Did not catch a fish until after 5:00 pm. Fished splitshot worms, drop-shot rig (I'm just learning this so no surprise no fish doing this) pig-n-jig, cranks and rip baits. Fished shallow and deep. Finally picked up some fish in the evening splitshoting ringworms. Wound up with 5-6 fish landed up to about a pound and a half. Lost two nice fish, one about 2 1/2 and one we didn't get to see but was fighting like a big fish (broke my buddies line).
    City: Concord

    Tips: Boat traffic plus post-spawn(?) conditions had the fish off. Slowest day I've had there so I'd say be patient and fish plastics.

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 70-71

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I had been told that topwaters early and drop-shot later had been effective recently. Arrived to discover that the water level had been dropped by 2 - 3 feet in past 48 hours. Fresh green algae on rocks above new level. Weedbeds either out of water or very shallow. We managed to put 7 or 8 in the boat to two lbs, mostly smallies and all on worms - splitshottin' and texas, from 5 to 25'. Did not fish low-light, but no takers on traps or ripbaits.
    City: Sonora

    Tips: Try Keeper 1059R's or Yum 5" in brown. Slow way down until water levels and temp.s stabilize,

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Easter Sunday and the bite was really good. Main lake points fishing plastics for fish in the 4-6 lb range. 20 fish day
    City: san jose

    Tips: green weinies at the 14 ft level and hang on.

Sunday, January 4th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 47

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Do not know the lake well, but have had pretty good luck on a couple previous trips. Was very cold. Started o throwing rip baits neat the launch. No luck so picked up a jig. Quicky caught 2 on the brown/purple jig and missed a couple more. Started working up the lake but no more bites. About 2/3 way up the lake water got dirty and water temp dropped to 42 degees. Tried anywat with no luck. Switched up to a drop shot ater the breeze died and sun came up. Got 2 bites, but set too quick. Ran down to the steep rocks by the dam and picked up one more on a C-rig.
    City: Brentwood

    Tips: With a dropping water temps had to eed them the baits, set too ast and would come up empty.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 47-50

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: My brother and I got on the lake at about 9am. Water temp was between 47-50 dierent places on the lake. Lake is really low right now...read only 40 ish probably all day. Most are suspended below 40 eet deep. Not a bite all day. Tried everything. Jigs, drop shot, cranks, rattles, spinners, spoons, sots, everything we could think o. We ished iddleneck, the river arm, the ar end o the lake, the dam, wrinkle cove, and everything in between. Hal the lake isn't deep enough to hold bass right now with the temp it's at, so hit the deeper areas to ind groups o ish. We sure couldn't ind em!
    City: modesto

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We had our last club tourney o the year here and ishing was pretty good. First place was 14.45 ponds or our ish. This bag was anchored with a beautiul 10.20 hawg. Fish came on a senko early. Second place was a limit or 11.00, with a 4 1/2..He reported all o his ish came in shallow grass drop shotting. I had third with 9.35 and spent alot o the day conused. I dropshotted main lake humps with 1001G keepers worms or a small limit o smallies and spots at 18 eet.About one thirty I ran up river and started cranking yo-zuri vibes on rocky lats. Caught two nice smallies and culled up. Moving urther up river I nailed two nice blacks on blades out o stick ups. Went back to cranking and caught a ive and six lb. striper..Damn they had me excited.
    City: sonora

    Tips: Fish and bait here are still shallow.The guy who caught the ten lost a bigger one.Another angler reported losing two giants on blades.And one member caught a 10.40 preishing...This is a good lake..

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

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    Water Temp: 79

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Took my son to New Hogan last riday to see i we could get into some boiling stripers. I thought my son would get a kick out o seeing the striper thrashing on the surace and even better, to catch one. We did mangage to pick up three striper 16 to 18 inches when we got right in the middle o a boil by the campgrounds. It was right beore sunset and they must have stayed up at least 5 minutes. Thats the longest I'd ever experienced. They hit shad color curly grubs and a zara puppy. The sun went down as we anchored by Deer Flat to ish or the night. Used and underwater light and suspended our anchovies and shad at about 35 eet and ended up getting ten striper to 8 lbs. Nothing huge but hopeully will get better as the water cools. I've never ished there during the all and winter so I don't know what to expect.
    City: Manteca

    Tips: Have been inding small shad, 1 1/2 to 2 inches in their bellies, so keep that in mind when selecting your lure size.

Sunday, August 17th, 2003

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    Water Temp: HOT..see below

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: BENEFIT TOURNAMENT ON THE DELTA AT B&W RESORT AUGUST 23 DAWN TO 1:00 PM....or a members amily who's house burned...$100.00 per boat, 50% to the amily, 50% to the winners (70% to the heaviest bag, 30% to the Big Fish)...e-mail or more ino o just show up and help a ellow angler, ree hot dogs and soda or all participants...thanks to NCBF or their orum and B&W or their support...thanks again EGBassPres@aol.com
    City: Carmichael

Friday, July 18th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 81-82

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: ished New Hogan Friday the 18th with my partner Wogg or stripers and some bass. On the water at 6 am and ished until about 7 pm. Boils weren't too good in the morning but we picked up a ew ish and missed about as many in the mornind. Best ish o the morning was a 2-2.5 lb. largemouth caught on a pop-r. The area we ished died about 10 and we went up river. Got into some nice boils there. The ish were only 15-17 inches though. Still a ton o un. That are slowed so we moved back towards the main lake. On the way got into them real good o the campgrounds. Pretty much stayed in that area the rest o the day. All the ish were on the small side but we landed over 40 so I am not complaining. boils were big and lasted the longest I've ever seen them last. Made one run o about 300 yards and was able make multiple casts into the boil beore it went down. Making long runs in my slow aluminum can be a waste on normal days.
    City: Concord

    Tips: We were using plastics such as lukes and pop-r, spook and a tiny torpedo.

Sunday, May 18th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 71

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: My buddys work held their annual tournament on Hogan Sunday. My buddy and I won it with 14.05 or six ish. We caught 90 percent o our ish rippin mega baits. Caught a ew split shottin but the worm bite was slow. Most o the that guys wormed and had a rough day. The best ishing is early in the morning then the bite slows around 8:00 or 9:00 A.M..The ishing is airly tough or both bass and stripers right now.
    City: Modesto

Sunday, April 27th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 63

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Started ishing at dusk, no bites along banks or bass...anchored up to bait ish until 10:30pm...one stripped bass 13", not a very good bite right now.
    City: Stockton

Saturday, February 15th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 51

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: First trip here in twenty years or blacks.Fished with Motherolde Bass Anglers.Bite was slow but good enough to keep you interested.I caught six ish today and my partner two.The lake is ull o hydrilla.All ish came between 5 and 25 eet.Jigs seemed to be the best bait or all.There was only ive limits, but there was a 6.75 and a 8.60 caught.
    City: Sonora

    Tips: Fish rocks and points ree o grass.Keep moving till you ind the biting ish.