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Friday, May 12th, 2000

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    Water Temp: low 60's?

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Saw 2 ish at the irst shore spot I walked up to. They both started twitching and seemed pretty interested in the 5" red lizard I tossed. I switched to a smoke w/black and blue lake grub and tossed it out. The bigger o the 2 ish grabbed it and 10 seconds later it was all over. Until last week I'd never caught a 5 pound plus bass- now I've got 2 in one week! Last weeks ish was a 5 pound-5 ouncer rom Lake Berryessa and todays ish was 5 pounds-1 ounce. Also tried out a new 1/8 ounce chartruese buzzbait. They're right about the big bait- big ish thing I guess i the 9" baby bass I caught is any indication. Also tried a homemade Rainbow trout lure about 7" long- it's sot plastic and should catch a ew nice bass beore the year is over. I had a big bass swirl on a Big Bug in metallic rainbow pattern on the previous trip to Spring Lake.
    City: Napa

    Tips: I'm not sure i it's the ishing pressure or what but this lake can be tough to ish rom the shore. Tried the tules at the north end in one o the paddleboats one time and caught a 13" bass (apparently dea!) on a junebug lizard. I really should go get a loat tube i I want to ish it right. Fish hard and have un!

Thursday, April 6th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: got out about 8 a.m. --out at noon-- 4 ish--no real pattern to it--tough bite--got one largie out o a tree with a jig- 2 spots rippin a T.D. minnow in a cove with a lot o laydowns-one spot on a loating worm--looked or nests-didn't see any--still a bit o I believe.
    City: Mt. Shasta

Wednesday, April 5th, 2000

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    Water Temp: Low 50's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing is just starting up or Largemouth, but the Smallmouth are going right now. I hit three smallmouth a a 3" Rapala along the bank just East o the Whiskey Creek Bridge at 299W. I hit them on the surace, but you have to ish the lure slowly.I picked up several hits on a Texas rigged 4" OxBlood/Blue Magic Worm ished at 20 eet. The weather is warming up right now and the ishing is getting better each week.Good
    City: Redding

    Tips: Early morning small surace lures are good. 4" magic worms hung Texas style in Oxblood/blue and Blue Ghost are productive. It is warming up in the aternoon.

Friday, June 18th, 1999

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: This is a test o the automatic report cgi
    City: San Jose

    Tips: lets hope it worksFishing Reports or Whiskeytown

Saturday, March 13th, 1999

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    Water Temp: 47-50

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing mostly in the Whisky-creek area I was able to catch a 5 ish limit o spotted bass weighing 17# 14oz. With a4# 9oz & 5# 5oz. spot. also 5 ish limit o smallmouth- 6-1/2 lb.also 5 ish limit o largemouth- 8# 4oz.also 5 ish limit o squaish- 23# including an 8#, 6#.+ 2 Rainbows. All ish caught on a Pointer minnow.
    City: Redding

    Tips: When that water starts to warm on the red muddy points,Whiskytown catches ire!Lake

Date Unknown

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    Water Temp: 62-65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Went on a camping trip with some friends and we fished just a little during the day. Fishing was not great, but I did catch one nice smallie dropshotting a 4" Keeper worm in oxblood in maybe 10 ft of water. I was using 8-pound test but I'll bet 6 lb line would have helped a good bit. This water is really clear and casting away from the boat is a must.
    City: Sacramento

    Tips: Light line, don't get right over the fish.

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    Water Temp: 50

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Hey Allan are you the rude park ranger that thinks he owns the lake and will do anything in youre power to run bass fisherman away.
    City: White City

    Tips: Watch out for the Park Rangers, and remember do not forget youre pass!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Water Temp: 48

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Just so you know, I work there and I look or I am on the lake every day. Don't orget your pass! LOLStill murky.Whiskey creek is a little clearer with vivibility at 4', Clear Creek is very muddy rom the inlet to Oak Bottom, with debri everywhere..(visibilty 2')Ponds are also murky with no results using everything.
    City: Redding

    Tips: Be careul while boating, concact with sub surace debris are likely and one ramp at Whiskey creek is non operational, the rest are useable.Most debris are located at Oak Bottom and toward Clear Creek arm.Fish are stirred with some suracing but most are running 60-150'Watch out or the Eagle closure near the dam and good luck!

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    Water Temp: 65-67'

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: First time on this body, but thanks to Scott V and jerry, I managed to go or the "cycle" and get a limit to boot.All ish caught on dropshot rig, using MGM and Robo worms, in 20-25'. All ive keepers were caught on the main lake points, South o Whiskey creek. Everywhere else we went we got dinks, or nothing at all. I'll be back! I would think the spring bite will be awsome. Lot's o coves and weeds.
    City: Redding/S.F.

    Tips: drop shot green weenie and purple 4" worms. Lot's o weeds!

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    Water Temp: 70's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Tyler and I had the First " king o Whiskeytown tournament" last night and this morning..Last night ound us at pond 3 throwing worms..I got 4 keepers and a ew 11 inch bass..all caught on 3/16 oz bass menu dart heads...i was slowly dragging the wromd down a steep bank and I would just eel a slight pressure..I got big ish with a 2.5..at the end o day 1 i had 6#11# and tyler had 2#0#...Day two we were at pond 2 got in at 6 am ished till 8.. got 2 keepers..tyler got two..all dragging a worm..mine went 3 # 10# tylers went 2#11#.so I came out on top with 10#5# and tyler got 4#11#..HE WILL GET ME NEXT TIME....
    City: redding

    Tips: drag worms..green weenie..ok blood...

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    Water Temp: 70's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We hae been out the last ew nights with mild success, We have gotten a ew 2 lbers. but nothing bigger than that, altough Tyler did break o what he said was a pretty nice ish. we have been throwing plastics like senkos, worms, and grubs. the ish are almost always picking it up when it is sitting on the bottom or a minute, no bites on the all.
    City: redding

    Tips: small plastics, 4 inch senkos, yama grubs, 4 inch worms, ish early beore the sunrise, or right at sundown till as late as you can go.

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: man RYan looks like your the only guy ishing on that lake kool or you
    City: livermore

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Trout holding at 20 t. In at 0530 - a ew other boats trolling and ishing the 20 t level. Caught three nice trout on power bait. put them back or uture un. out at 730. nice day
    City: Rdd

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Our club, Shasta Cascade Bass Anglers, held a amily tournament on 19 May. It was rainy and cold but we had nine boats. Women and children ished and braved the elements well. We started at 7 AM and weighed in at 1 PM. The winners, Clyde and his 15 year old son, had over 13.50 lbs including big ish, a 5.03 largemouth. All boats caught ish and had a good time in spite o the ugly weather. The limit was ive ish per boat.
    City: Redding

    Tips: Winners used mostly jigs and spinner baits.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Nice calm day. Fishing west end o lake. Fish were breaking the surace and jumping. I didn't hold much hope but I tried a gold castmasted both casting and trolling and had good luck. Caught six nice trout.

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    Water Temp: 9

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Me catch big one
    City: Hiroshima

    Tips: Catch ish, it BIG un!

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    Water Temp: 9

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Me catch big one
    City: Hiroshima

    Tips: Catch ish, it BIG un!

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    Water Temp: 9

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Me catch big one
    City: Hiroshima

    Tips: Catch ish, it BIG un!