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Monday, Oct 18
Hi: 56 ° F
Lo: 35 ° F
Today
Partly Sunny
Precip: 13%
Tonight
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 1%

Sunday, April 6th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 50 ish

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: ished with my club today(cottonwood bass club) took 15 lbs to win..congrats je nichols....Big ish was me!!with a 4.91 spot on a dropshot..most ish caught on the dropshot...all were relased back into hte lake and swan o great.
    City: redding

    Tips: ish are getting conused by this weird weather..try dierent things, but you can always rely on the dropshot..

Saturday, February 22nd, 2003

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    Water Temp: 50's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got to the irst pond heading west at 10:15 am and started casting a luckycrat lash minnow in chartreuss shad.....and a 1/8 darter head with an MGM green grub(maybe 109???) got a spot to 1.7 lbs on the lucky crat and that was it...I got there late.....the water is low...its really hard to ish right now without a tube....
    City: redding

    Tips: downsize line..and lures..and slow retrieves...good ishing and email me i ya wanna go out and do some bank or tube ishing.

Saturday, January 25th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 51

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: new to the area and have ished whiskeytown about ten times with MINIMAL success ! any tips would be "GREATLY APPRECIATED." have ished jigs and worms with terrible results. HELP !
    City: redding

Friday, November 29th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 51

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: My dad and I went trolling or trout and Kokanee today. ater some boat problems got into the water at 1:25 pm. at Oakbottm, trolled up near where 299 curves towards the powerhouse with no bites, trolled back out in ront o oakbottom marina. Caught 1 rainbow on a koke-a-nut, then my dad caught a kokanee on the same setup. Hooked one more Bow that was 1.7 lbs, on a blue and chrome cripplure. All ish were caught top lining. Between 4:30 and 5:15 pm.
    City: redding

    Tips: in ront o oakbottom, koke-a-nuts behind a sling blade dodger, also a cripplure with no weight or dodger.

Sunday, September 8th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 70 ish

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Tyler and I took my dads tube and my ODC 816 out to the irst pond heading west on 299. got in at 5:30 pm. and got bit but no ish to show or it. we moved into the back corner where Tyler promptly catches a small spot on a weightless green ghost 6" worm. He catches another on the smae worm but still no zize. I nally get into the action wityh a small spot(my only ish o the night) drop shotting a 6" rainbow #99 worm. Tyler picks up two more small spots in the back corner all on grass banks. we move into the ront corner or our last ew casts and tyler catches the " ish o the Night!" a .7 spot...not 7 lbs... 7 tenths o a pound. oh well.Goos job tyler you kicked my A$$..next weekwnd well try the big pond. have un ish hard and release all...
    City: redding

    Tips: worms..either weightles or drop shotting...green ghost...ox blood.....or cal customs rainbow #99.

Friday, May 10th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The Fishing was not very good but I cought the 7 pound spawning monst bass with buzz bait.
    City: Roseville

    Tips: buzz baits

Friday, April 26th, 2002

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    Water Temp: ?????

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: WATCH OUT FOR RATTLE SNAKES AT THE PONDS. I ALMOST STEPPED RIGHT ON ONE. WALK VERY SLOW AND LOOK WHERE YOURE WALKING. The ish were out though in the ront corner.
    City: redding

Monday, April 15th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 56-60

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Whiskeytown Saturday March 13 very good day or catching spots biggest was 4-10 second was 4-1.
    City: Weaverville

Wednesday, April 10th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 54-63

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Whiskeytown over on Saturday April 6 had a 30 plus ish day with a 4lb spot and several threes. No largemouth were caught.
    City: Weaverville

Friday, April 5th, 2002

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    Water Temp: ?????

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went to the second pond today and ound a ton o bluegill and some nice sized bass. we ound them along the back bank, The blue gill hit almost anything but especially a tricospinner(ly ishing), Saw a ew bass on beds, should be great ishing in a couple o weeks, i ya go, make sure to travel lite two poles the steep banks make it hard to walk with a ton o gear.
    City: redding

    Tips: Slow, look or weed beds or bluegill and bass will be near by, use sot plastucs in pumpkin and june bug loating they like a slow all. good luck, and bent poles.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002

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    Water Temp: ??????

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Great day oir ishing, got to the irst pond heading west on 299 about 7:15 am. and ished or bass and bluegill, got 11 bluegill and o bass although I did see some really nice lookin bass, I used a rattle trap, and night cralwers, the bass would take the crawler but not all the way and when I would set the hook they wouldnt be there.
    City: redding

    Tips: Go either real early or at dusk, and be very subtle in your presentation slow.. slow and slower are the speeds you must use. also please pick up trash...

Sunday, February 24th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 47

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Caught a 5.4 Spotted Bass. She hit a Lucky Crat jerk bait in ive eet o water at 7:45 AM.
    City: Weaverville

    Tips: Look or murky water and main lake points

Sunday, February 10th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 45

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: good ishing today caught our trout trolling kept two. used blue nickle and copper cripplures. Nice day, good ish, what more could ya ask or.
    City: redding

    Tips: blue seems to be working the best

Sunday, September 30th, 2001

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    Water Temp: ????

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: i went to whiskeytown yesterday with my dad lookin to catch a limit o trout and we sure did. anybody lookin or a un time oughta get some light rod and 4 lb. test and go out to the powerhouse just to the let o carr powerhouse there is a big school o rainbows and brookies just waiting to be caught, the bait that caught us the most ish was any color power bait with a tiny slitshot right down on top o the trebble hook. then all you do is cast it into the school and let it sink and when it gets close to the bottom jig it up a ew times and let sink, continue this until it gets too close to shore or a ish gobbles it up, also I had luck on a white rooster tail. nice day o ishin hope some other people would try it.
    City: redding

    Tips: Any color power baitwhite rooster tail spinner

Saturday, June 23rd, 2001

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    Water Temp: ???

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: went to the ponds and didnt catch anything but saw lots o small bass and bluegill. GOin BACK TOMORROW. Anybody know what to throw out so bass will take them and what time to ish?
    City: redding

Friday, June 15th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 68 degs

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: decent size bass are coming out o the irst pond o highway 299 heading west , small bomber FAT A's any color ished right ater sundown should produce 2-3 pound smallmouths. there are sometimes much bigger ish in view but they are easily spooked and diicult to catch purple grubs sometimes do the trick though
    City: ANDERSON

Thursday, May 17th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 68 .

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Lots o big ish , mostly cruising with some on beds. easily spooked. Did manage a 5.7lb large (non-bed ish)on a senko. Should be great i the wind ever quits!!
    City: shasta co,

    Tips: Try to stay way back with long casts and little trolling motor as possible.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2001

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    Water Temp: not too cold

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD IN SMALL PONDS OPPOSITE OF LAKE ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM MAIN LAKE. SMALLMOUTHS IN THE 1-6 POUND RANGE HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN BACK CORNER OF LARGEST POND.PATIENCE IS DEFINITELY A MUST!
    City: anderson

    Tips: FLOAT TUBES OR SMALL CANOE NECESSARY FOR PONDS,SHALLOW DIVING CRANKBAITS ANY COLOR 1-2" LONG SEEM TO WORK BEST RIGHT NOW.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2001

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: HAS ANYBODY BEEN FISHING WISKEYTOWN HAVE NOT SEEN ANY REPORTS
    City: KLAMATH FALLS,ORE.

Saturday, July 29th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 70 degrees

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Topwater ishing or smallmouth and largemouth was great in the early morning beore the sun came up and the watercrat really hit the lake. I hit 4 smallmouth about 2 lbs. on Heddon Stickbait and a injured Minnow in about 15 eet o water rom the Whiskey Creek bridge east to the blanket. There is a lot o salad in the water down only a oot below the surace in and around the small coves. Lots o Bluegill in those spots i you need a little un. I hit 2 large bluegill about 3/4 o a lb apiece along with the usual 25 to 30 small ones.Hitting the bass early with topwater worked the best or me, but I did hit a couple o 2 pound bass late in the coves where there aren't any swimmers.Remember to get your day use passes or your annual passes because the Rangers are checking. I don't know what the ine is, but you know the National designation will mean big bucks are due i you're caught.Special Note: The annual pass or Whiskeytown Lake is good as the same pass to get into Lassen Park.
    City: Redding

    Tips: topwater lures and spoons ished near the top early in the morning...like beore the sun comes up... are the best or Large and Smallmouth bass.