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Sunday, August 4th, 2002

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The water level is down to about 12% o pool capacity. Care needs to be taken to avoid going aground. be especially careul near the dam.
    City: bakersield

Friday, June 28th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 82

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Arrived out there about midnight and the moon was just coming up as I headed across the lake towards the dam. Started ishing a crankbait with no luck. Switched to a spinnerbait and got bit immediately (about a two lber). Continued throwing the spinnerbait and whamo got an easy 5 lber. About ive casts later nailed a 4 lber. Ended the night (or should I say early morning) with about 16 lbs or 4 ish! Anything under 2.5 lbs would have been easily culled.
    City: Tulare

    Tips: The only thing good about this valley in the summer is the night ishing. What a way to beat the crouds and get away rom all the jet skis and water skiers with no worries about getting sunburned.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2002

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    Water Temp: 70+

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Tough aternoon to say the least!Only one bite and one ish.2lb large mouth.Caught ish at the bridge in 15 t.o water.4"plastic.Went to gill cove or a top water bite,NOTHING!I'll be back or the ull moon night ishing.Had alot o un last year.
    City: visalia

    Tips: Water dropping ast.Try the points in 15+t.o water.SLOW,SLOW,SLOW.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

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    Water Temp: 63

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got to the lake at 10:00am ished south side o dam. Caught two bass, biggest being 4 and a hal pounds. Caught bass on drop shot, with a 4 and a hal inch greenie weenie worm. And clear blue 4 inch innesse's worms. Fishin real slow. Had a great time on the lake and ishing seems to be getting better. Every trip we seem to be cathcing 2 to 4 ish. In the 2 and a hal pound range. No hogs yet but still trying.
    City: Delano

    Tips: Plastics in the morning, plastics in the night, makes ishing alright. Slow retrieve.

Friday, May 3rd, 2002

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Success rom 8:30am to about 4:30pm. We caught nine ish,(one, a rainbow that hit my riends black worm) Just two dinks, but only two were 15. It was pretty good considering we missed sun-up and evening, not to mention using a rented boat and no trolling motor. Anybody with a deal on a boat e-mail me. Happy Fishin' All !!!
    City: Visalia

    Tips: during mid-day, just patience and the old stand-bys seem to work.

Saturday, April 27th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 66-67 deg.

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the success team open tournament with dave davis rom lindsey. We tore them up with the senko's. We had a 7-ish limit o 9 1/2 lbs in 45 minutes and had A 12 lb limit by 8 o'clock and A 15 lb limit by 9 o'clock. awesome day. We took 2nd place and $850.00 . Are inal weight was 15.35 lbs. 6 inch senko's , clear/blk lake. 31 teams competed.
    City: visalia

Friday, April 26th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: It was a stormy ugly day. I got there at 8 am and went to go ish by the power poles. I couldn't stay still in the wind even with a 55 lb thrust trolling motor. Got a ew hits on watermelon colored worms but no luck. Decided to go try under the bridge cause it is usually sheltered rom the wind. I was right. Caught a couple on watermelon worms on the south bank o that area. Then I switched over to the north side. Tore em up on Senko's in the rain. They would hit it as it slowly ell down. Caught about ten on senkos, our 15-16" keepers, then called it a day because o the rain.
    City: Corcoran/SLO

    Tips: Watermelon colored worms split or drop-shotted will catch some. When it was raining the ish became active and they were all over the baby bass colored senko. small ish would hitit on or near the surace. Larger ish hit it as it was alling into about 5-6 t.

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Lazy day, didn't start until 9:30. Drizzle and wind all day. Fished my way back into Kincaid. Didn't get bit until 12:00 on a Rat-L-Trap, then tried some Senkos, caught a small one. Tried dierent colors, but no more luck. Went over to Gill Cove and caught a atty on a twin-tail grub. Wind was blowing so it made boat control diicult in both areas. Went to South shore o North Fork - nothing, same or bridge area.
    City: Fresno

    Tips: Weather ront turned o ish, change back to slow presentation

Sunday, April 7th, 2002

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    Water Temp: not sure

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Boat was broke down, so I went up and ished o the bank. I was ishing near the dam on the east shore o the lake or most o the time. I caught seven there, three were keepers. Biggest weighed close to three pounds. I went and ished in the trees on the North side o the lake and got one more. There were lots o isherman on the North side, and rom what I saw, not too many ish.
    City: Corcoran

    Tips: watermelon colored worms do the trick.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 64-67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The bite is just starting to heat up. Caught a ew on watermelon/blue lake Zoom SS and on smoke Senkos. They were about 2-2.5 lbs. No biggies. Lots o people were on the south side o the lake, but there seemed to be more ishermen than ish. I caught most o them near the dam, but not on it.
    City: Corcoran, Ca

    Tips: You can lip in the trees on the north side o the lake or ish the shore near the dam. It should be getting good soon.

Sunday, March 17th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Pulled up to the lake about noon. Taking my little one so wasn't too concerned about getting real serious about ishin. Started throwing cranks and spinner baits--nothing. Went to a jig and nothing. Ended up throwing plastics in about eight to twelve t o water. Within minutes got hammered, about a 2'1/2. Wind kicked up then the rain. Got a ew more bites then noticed my son was hiding underneath the console to stay dry so I called it a day about two.
    City: tulare

    Tips: Fish should start becoming more active with warmer weather

Monday, February 18th, 2002

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished out o my buddy's boat. Fished rom 8am to noon. Nice day but no ish or bites. Only 2 other boats and they were empty too. Graphed alot o ish in 48-55 eet but no takers. Tried drop shot, jigs, and spoons.
    City: Visalia

    Tips: Stay home and ish somewhere else.

Sunday, February 3rd, 2002

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: anyone been ishing at success? I heard it was the dead sea the last couple weeks.
    City: visalia

Sunday, September 30th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 74-76 deg's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: launched at 5:45 am. went to island and threw crankbaits ,dd-22's and 1oz. atree shad's. sat in 18 t. and threw shallow, back to deep water. ish nailed it on the drop in 12-13 eet o water and just crushed IT. got 11 ish up to 3 lbs. went towards marina and drited north in 14-18 t and split shoted watermelon worms and zoom speed worms. just layed rod on side and watched or tap. NO wind at all and real hot on the water.
    City: Visali

Tuesday, September 25th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 76

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: ished rom 5:45 pm -10:45 pm. caught 8 ish hal on 6 inch grubs (blk/red lake) and other on 9 inch magnum zoom lizards (blk/blue tail). biggest was 2 1/2 lbs. 1/2 by dam and 1/2 by marina. slow action.
    City: Visalia

Saturday, September 8th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 79-80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Arrived at the Lake about 4:30am. went to the west side o the damn. Threw purple grubs, junebug reapers w/chart tails, anything dark the ish would hammer them. I did notice that they were one tugging it and ya had to set the hook quick or bye bye ishey. Lost about a 3 pounder o a purple TT grub. Missed one ish who splashed my Rico. Then the tourney came and about 1/2 hour ater sun up the action stopped. Let at 9:30 am.
    City: Tulare

    Tips: Get up early, ish early, leave early, take nap and have the rest o the day...

Thursday, August 16th, 2001

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Caught 3 bass on black and blue worm in 3 hours. Out ished my buddy or the irst time.
    City: Porterville

    Tips: Ain't good enough at bass ishing or Tips

Friday, August 3rd, 2001

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    Water Temp: unknown

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished rom 6 PM to 3 AM during the ull moon and one word sums it up. AWESOME. Biggest ish was only 3lbs. but the bite was wide open. Fished the dam area, it was OK, but Lure Point ended up being the best spot. I you like to get bit or catch a ish on every cast this was the place.
    City: Visalia

    Tips: I was split shotting a 7" june bug colored Zoom worm. Cast to the top o the point, i your not bit then work it very slowly o the drop. Fish were stacked at the 14 to 20 t. level. Good Luck & Always Catch and Release.

Saturday, July 28th, 2001

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: At the lake at about 7pm.. Not much wind and a little hot. Lots o people swimming, jetskiers, and 4 or more LOUD speed boats trying to impress each other. Tried the rocky Marina side o Lure Point, snatched a couple o dinks. Tried the Damn and caught a ew more 12-14 inchers..Ater dark went back to the rocky marina side o Lure point and caught a bunch o 12-14 inchers,nothing o size but it was un....Used-drop shotted black and purple 6 inch FLW worms, 6 inch purple death, purple grubs on jig heads. Also wackied a ew watermelon senko's or some ish....
    City: Tulare

    Tips: Skiers/SpeedBoats/Swimmers

Sunday, July 22nd, 2001

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    Water Temp: 83-86

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished c.v.b. on sunday. Started good with a hard bite at 6:15 to 6:30 am then it shut o or mostly all o as with a ew small ones here and there. Boat traic was a damm mess with the water going down the 5 mph buoey's were in 4 eet o water and all the skier's ran through everybody and made swells o 2 t. It elt like millerton with the wind blowing, no lie. Well the bite went wide open at 11:15 or a group o boats but only a ew were brought in. some got broke o by some big ish and then weight in time closed up the opportunity.Same thing happened in last months tourney. Worms and jigs in 14-20 t did the trick. # o colors worked.
    City: Visalia