Tulloch Lake and Reports

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Friday, June 20th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: alot of small red eye bass and small smallies , managed to catch a limit of keepers from 1.5 to 3.5 it was a very hot day 103 degrees
    City: hickville

    Tips: fish slow, better fish came mid day , may had to do with the moon

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 60-63

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went with Johnny C. Caught 1 small smallmouth on a super spook, 2 2-3lbs. largemouths on wacky senkos, 2lb. smallmouth off a tube, and a 1.5lb. largemouth off a tube. It was windy and sunny. Awesome day! Thanks again John.

    Tips: We fished fairly slow, and the fish were still in prespawn. If you want to learn Tulloch, go with Johnny C.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Tuff
    Clear water and not much wind today.
    Lake is down 10-15 feet.

    Very few beds so the fishing should turn on in the next week or two.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 74

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished while there was a turkey shoot happening at the lake. I caught a few fish but nothing like the guy that won. Well OK maybe like his smaller ones! Caught mine on Senkos and crankbaits no topwaters. Had about 8# for five fish. I saw that the winner had a 6.5#. And a lot of 4# and 5# were at the scales. I hear the winner is a 'ringer' out there since he fishes alot of tourneys. Oh well maybe I'll try my hand next week against him! HAHA!
    City: Oakdale

    Tips: Try and stay cool during the day and if you want big fish follow this 'Randy' guy around!Hahaha.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

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    Water Temp: 68-70

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fun day/night on the lake. A young man out fished us all for the Wednesday night win.(Our next local pro?) 9.7-lb won for him and you should have seen the grin.Well done Boy. Big fish was just under 6-lb.
    City: sonora

    Tips: Top water is coming to life and the lake is finaly filling. Shallow water and main lake points are keys. Have fun and take a kid fishing.

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: On Saturday the Sonora Bass Anglers launched out of South Shore at 5:35 am. 19 teams competed. There were seven limits caught, nobody blanked. The fishing was tough to say the least for most of us. Fourth place was just over 10 pounds for 7 fish. 3rd place had over 15 lbs, they were throwing lipless crankbaits on the main lake. 2nd place with 21 lbs, caught them on Senkos across from the launch ramp. The winners, with over 22 lbs (6 fish), caught them on Senkos in Black Creek, among a few other places. Congratulations to Larry and Mike Freeman, a father/son team, for an impressive win.
    City: Sonora, CA

    Tips: At times the wind was 20 mph. Fishing was very tough. You had to get your fish early before all the wind and wakeboarders ruined the lake. There was a wakeboard tournament the same day. No bedfish were caught or seen. Saw lots of giants just cruising around. Senkos seemed to be the most popular bait of the day. Good Luck.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: This report was in the San Francisco Chronicle on 3/22/07.

    More bass: You know it's good when a trout guide calls down to inform about the bass fishing. Danny Layne is doing great with the trout and salmon, but to him, the news is the bucketmouth fishing at his Sierra foothill lakes. Don Pedro, McClure, New Melones, all are excellent, and Tulluch might be the best of the bunch, with a fish close to 15 pounds landed last week.
    City: Modesto

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Lakes dead right now.
    Wait till some warmer weather.
    City: Modesto

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went for a short trip, 5pm to 10pm. Caught a few fish up the Black Creek arm. All largemouth, on rattlebaits and Senkos. Big fish was on a rattlebait in about 6ft of water. She had a huge stomach and weighed about 4#. Little late for the spawn but she looked it. And the only reason I caught this fish is because my wife said we should go fish these shallow, dilapitated docks in about a foot of water! If she keeps finding spots like that I'll have a new fishing partner, sorry son!
    City: Oakdale

    Tips: Not alot of time for a real pattern. Caught most of my good fish on the rattlebait. Dinks will eat a Senko no matter what size!

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Tulloch is a yuppie lake to many darn houses and boat traffic. I would rather fish melones it is way better and wide open.
    City: Tracy

    Tips: Fish Tulloch only in the dead of winter when no one is on the lake.

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: tullock is a great lake for smallies,in the begging of may i stuck a couple three pounders and dozens of smaller fish. fishing should still be good throughout the summer in the morning and evening, when the boat pressure is down. dont know to much about the trout fishing but i tried trolling in the beggining of june and got skunked.
    City: riverbank

    Tips: for smallies i used a top water popper and a small bleeding bait spinnerbait. later in the morning which is when i caught the bigger fish i used a shallow diving trout pattern crankbait. this time of year i get the best results with light tackle and clear 8 pound test line, it also make the fishing more enjoyable with lite tackle. good luck

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 49 to 51

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: caught fist in 1 to 20ft of water on senkos,jigs,and dart headed baby brush hogs the bigger fish came on brown jigs
    and the trout are everywhere on the surface
    City: riverbank

    Tips: main lake points had some nice fish a 6lb largemouth and 4lb smallie and a lot of 2lb fish also

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 50

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We had 5 boats and eight guys fish this lake to prefish for our tournament and the bite was tough. One fish per day average for each guy. The 3 lb smallmouth I caught was on a 1/8th oz. darthead with a baby bass worm in 20 ft on the side of a main lake point. My partner caught one in 10 ft in green springs before the 5 mph bouys on the same darthead worm. Tough and cold go to Berryessa instaed that's what we did and there were 10 limits and 95 fish caught for 25 guys and 16 lbs won it alot more fun there right now.
    City: Fremont

    Tips: Fish slow and stay on the main lake points and down size your line and baits because of the clear water.

Friday, August 5th, 2005

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    Water Temp: warm

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: River fishing great for small fish. 5 keepers in 6 hrs of fishing. But alot of small fish in all types maybe 30-40 fish in all. Biggest a 2 1/2 lbs. Boy scout cove no keepers but fish are there.
    City: Ceres

    Tips: Dark colors with a flash of bright color on the tips of worms. Got bites on pop-r's also, fish them slow.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 76

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Consistent bite on spinner baits all over the lake. There wasn't enough time to hit all the good spots. Biggest fish was a 3.1 smallmouth. Several largemouth taken also.
    City: modesto

    Tips: Main lake producing numerous smallies. Coves and Black Creek producing large mouth. Avoid the boat traffic if you can and fish at night.

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

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    Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: 5 lbs and 4 lbs bass caught on shallow diver crank bait and rattle trap...caught at orange blossom pond
    City: modesto

    Tips: use shallow diver crank baitsand rattle traps use one that looks like a shad

Friday, August 20th, 2004

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    Water Temp: ???

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught a bunch of bass (mostly smallies) using a chartreuse spinner, trolling live minnows (bigger minnow, bigger bass), nightcrawlers, crawfish, senko's, etc... You name it, they'll bite.

    Biggest fish was a smallie about 1.25 lbs. 3 of us on a boat caught about 20+ fish mostly in 30+ ft. of water in the evening before the sun came down.
    City: Hayward

    Tips: Work them slow.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Has anybody been at the lake? I have a tournament this weekend and was looking for a little help.
    City: Livermore

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 78 to 80

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: I fished a night tourniment 7pm to 7 am with the Santa Clara Bass Classics, I think we had 10 or 12 boats. Air temp 95 watertemp 78 to 80. The fish were deep in the day and on the bank at night looking to feed. Only 2 limits caught I had one and 3rd place for 9.5LB.
    City: Fremont

    Tips: The fish are feeding in the bottom with one top water. Tx rig small worm and dart head dark grubs will work. Work them, SLOW, SLOW , SLOW.
    Good luck

Saturday, June 5th, 2004

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: SPENT 1 NIGHT AND 1 DAY FISHING TULLOCH OUT OF FLOAT TUBES WITH 2 OTHER FRIENDS WE FISHED DURING THE DAY AND DURING THE NIGHT. WE FOUND FISH DURING BOTH TIMES. ALL SMALLMOUTH EXCEPT MY BUDDY GOT 1 LARGIE. ALMOST ALL FISH CAME ON DARTERHEAD GRUBS A FEW TAKERS ON TOPWATER COLOR CHOICE WAS HIT AND MISS GREENS, WHITE, GRAY ALL SEEMED TO WORK. WE ENDED UP W/ ABOUT 60-80 FISH BETWEEN THE 3 OF US. NIGHT BITE WAS BEST FOR ME. WE DIDNT COVER MUCH WATER BUT THE WATER WE DID FISH THERE WERE SOME FISH THERE. MOSTLY SMALL FISH WITH A FEW 12"-14" HERE AND THERE BUT STILL A BLAST.
    City: SANTA CRUZ

    Tips: FISH LATE AT NIGHT IF YOU CAN STAY UP WITH THE BIG BOYS. DONT HOOK YOUR BUDDYS FLOAT TUBE IT CAN START LOTS OF PROBLEMS AND MAKE FOR A QUIET FLOAT SESSION FROM 11PM-3AM. SORRY GUYS I HAD TO FISH. BY THE WAY ALL YOU OTHER FISHERMAN THAT ARE THERE WHY NOT TRY POSTING A REPORT SOMETIME IT HELPS EVERYONE THANKS.