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Monday, October 30th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished in the morning. We caught about seven to eight keepers. From 3lb to 5lb. Bumping crank baits on the bottom.
    City: porterville

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Bite has been tough. But there has been an early spinner bait bite. No top-water fish yet. Caught all fish on spinner baits and split shot Strokers 001BT Large Grubs and Small butlers
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: Fish are shallow. Caught all fish in less than 8ft of water.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 88

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hot and calm fished senkos for half day caught two one 5# other 12 inches
    City: bakersfield

    Tips: take lots of ice water

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 54.3

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 0700-1230, water is rising fast. Lure point almost submerged, They have cut a lot of trees down in North Fork and have been burning for a few weeks. Today fishing was slow, just 2 bass on silver buddies, also 2 catfish on silver buddies. With the new storm the storm the Lake with be rising quickly.
    City: Porterville

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water after work about 4:30 pm. Fish busting water ervery where, but couldn't buy a bite on top water. Did finally find pattern of pumpkin twin tail spider jig on 1/4 oz football jig head, bouncing bottom. Caught 7 before dark.
    City: Porterville

    Tips: Lake really low watch lower end, bent heck out of my prop. Good thing it wasn't stainless. May want to call Atmy Corps before driving to far might be able to launch boat. Had heck of time launching mine, dropped trailer off end of ramp on the point. Just be careful.

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got on the water at sundown. Caught seven bass from 1-1.5lbs. in the first two hours drop shotting 4in. black grape Roboworms. Later switched to texas rigged 7in. black Powerworms and caught several more all the same size. The biggist fish was 2lbs. caught on a black single colorodo spinnerbait. Twenty fish total.
    City: Bakersfield

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 71

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Not much to report. Arrived at lake before sun up. Nothing for first two hours of fishing. Finally a two lb. bass on a senko. Fished under bridge in the trees. Caught one more flipping.
    City: Visalia

    Tips: GO TO KAWEAH.

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 73...6

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I was fishing Thurs. night using a Carolina rigged Hulagrub fishing shallow when I thought I snagged a stump. The "Stump" started pulling back & turned out to be a 10lb. 4 oz. toad! I was fishing shallow to deep near the East side of the dam. She hadn't spawned yet & I released her after I weighed her! She put up one heckova fight!
    City: Visalia

    Tips: Fish shallow to deep & pay attention around 10-15ft. Medium slow presentation.

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished rattletraps,and senkos wacky had a 4 fish limit in success bass club tourie that went 15.97 with a 10lb kicker.
    City: Porterville

    Tips: Fish shallows in southfork and kincad cove with rattletraps then mainlake points shallow and pay attention to fish movement then toss your senko right on them and hold on. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD FISHIN. SEE YA ON THE WATER.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Night trip...... Beautiful night with a sky full of stars and a sliver of moon. No wind on the lake and rising water conditions. We started out on the West wall with spinnerbaits. A 3.5 was pulled off shallow and a couple more decent ones were pulled off of the rocky points along the deep water wall and floating dock. We went back to the main launch ramp area and pulled another good one(2+) from the wall next to the ramp. Lure point was slow and walls leading into under freeway were too.
    City: Tehachapi

    Tips: Water is under the bridge and rising fast. Water temp is right and the fishing keeps on gettin' better.

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 48

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: FISHED ALL DAY NEVER GOT BIT. TRIED EVERYTHING AND EVRYONE ELSE I TALKED WAS DOING THE SAME. NO ONE HAD BEEN BITTEN
    City: EXETER

    Tips: STAY AWAY

Monday, November 8th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 57.4

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: fished jigs,worms and sonars best luck with sonars 14 to 25 feet weather was lite rain no wind caught 6 bass to 2.75 off water at 1:30PM.
    City: porterville

    Tips: FISH GREENWENNIE GREEN AND RED FLAKE SMALL REEPER ON 1/4OZ DARTHEAD RIPPED UP OFF BOTTOM LIKE A SPOON AND 1/2OZ SONAR THE SAME. GOOD LUCK AND SEE YA ON THE WATER.

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: SPOKE WITH A MEMBER OF THE ARMY CORE OF ENGINERS AT KAWEAH LAKE. HE ADVISED THAT THEY WERE NOT GOING TO TRANSFER THE FISH FROM SUCCESS TO KAWEAH. HE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THEY WERE NOT SURE WHEN AND HOW THEY WERE GOING TO FIX THE DAM.
    City: TULARE

    Tips: TIGHT LINES /////
    LETS REMEMBER THE FAMILIES THAT WERE EFFECTED THIS DATE THREE YEARS AGO... MAY GOD HEEL THEIR BROKEN HEARTS....

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: the pool capacity is 9% as reported 9/11/04. be careful trying to launch.
    City: bakersfield`

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

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    Water Temp: 80's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went over to fish lake by myself and could only launch boat off lure point, launched at 6pm. Went to dam and "slow rolled" a 3/8 oz chartruse spinner bait along dam in 10-12 ft. picked up one 12" dink. At dusk I started to pitch my spinner bait parralel to dam placing it almost on shore and got it spinnining imediatly. hooked and landed a 7lb largemouth doing so, in 2-3 ft of water and landed a 4lb a few cast later. Was fun, had no net and catch and release anyways. Where was a tournament when I needed one!! Bugs deffinently said to go home, 1000's around my head and none 3 feet from me, oh well whats a little west niles compared tro these quality fish.....LoL!!!!
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: Fish Lake success as much as you can ASAP as they are draining the lake and moving ALL game fish to Lake Kawea. Army corp Engineers are going to have to repair "bulge" in Dam. So much fo the Great come back of this Lake since they poisoned in years back. Will be starting all over again. Anyone with any different info please post..

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

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    Water Temp: 80+

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught fish between 10" and 2 1/2 pounds along the dam night fishing. Probably 15 to 20 between the 2 of us. Fished from 6:00 to 11:00.
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: Drop-shotted MMIII 4" worms and split-shotted amber blue small grubs.

Friday, July 30th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 75+

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Night trip!..... Got on the water @ 6:30 p.m. or so. Didn't realize that we were going to have almost full moon. It was very bright out on the water and awesome weather. Fished the West side of the lake against the rock wall and caught a few little ones at the floating dock. At dark, weheaded for the rock wall at the bridge. We caught a few fish on jerkbaits and cranks. Lurepoint @ dark...Caught numerous fish with 9" fatsack paddletails. Large worms were killin'...one 3.5 lber in the bunch.
    City: Tehachapi

    Tips: Large worms after the sun go down mon'. No topwater in the weeds which was weird. Lurepoint all along the west side drop.

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 85

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Recent AmBassaduers of So Cal tournament. Two weigh-ins and paper to conform to lake regs. 1st place: 20.2lbs, lizards in creek channels and drop shot in 27 -32' 2nd place: 15.6lbs, topwater over submerged brush and cranking along edges of railroad. 3rd place: 12.9lbs, fished with guy who finished 1st. The two of them went through 4 packs of Zoom lizards and close to 100 Roboworms. Had 3 hour stretch in one creek channel of a fish on every cast. Had several double hook-ups.
    City: Long Beach

    Tips: Don't be afraid to get off the beach and spend some time with your graph. If you find the right bunch on this lake it can be fantastic. It always is!

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

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    Water Temp: 70+

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went to do the full moon thing. Caught a decent one(1 1/2+) in the daylight. Almost had a topwater bite going for a minute. First cast with a chug bug produced a bite. He was pulling good so I know he was a good one but he came unbuttoned. Another cast in the other direction produced another strike. But not enough to keep me interested after that. Took the moon a while to make it's appearance over the dam. Bite seemed to get better after that. Caught 6 or 7 cookie-cutter 14" models once the moonlight hit the water. Caught a few sub-10". Finally got the kicker probably around 11:00 p.m. He might of gone 4+ on a good day. But he was a little on the thin side.
    City: Bakersfield

    Tips: Majority of the fish came on 4" Margarita Mutilators and some other 4" puple worms I had. Also, caught 2 or 3 on 7" watermelon wacky-wormed Senko.

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    Water Temp: Warm

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Night trip again. On the water at 5:00 p.m. or so. Fished the kincaid cove area with nothing to show but dinks for the effort. Went to the damn dam second and caught more of the same dinks up shallow. last stop at about sundown was lure point. Lure point had some topwater action for a brief time and then split shot took over. The west side of the point on the secong buoy was producing a few fish. There was even some that looked like regular sized bass. 9:00 p.m. mosquitos told us to leave.
    City: Tehachapi

    Tips: 4"Purple (fat sack) worms on the west side drop-off of lure point. I sure do see alot of people fishing on the lake,but no one posts. POST !