Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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      Water Temp: unkown

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Went ishing with my ather-in-law bass ishing was slow in the Squaw creek area. so we decided to go or some samom ishing at the dam.The ishing was great, the ranged rom 70 eet to 100 eet.We landed lots o ish and released lots o ish.We were using anchovies but some other people were using white jigs.
      City: Klamath Falls,Or.97601

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      Water Temp: ?

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: 4 day house boat trip with some ishing buddys and what a great time! This is a BIG BIG lake. Nailed them on Thurs and Fri with yellow and white spinner baits. Limping Lew nailed 22 or the day on his trusty yellow spinner bait with a nice 2lb bronze back as the topper. Also took a couple o mutts on grubs. Saturday & Sunday the bite was almost completly shut down. Probably should have gone deeper as we stuck to the topwater stu; hindsight being 20/20. Wondering o there are any big bass in this lake? Our topper was 2.5 lbs ater boating around 50.
      City: San Francisco

      Tips: keep changing lures even i you nailed them the day beore. When they stop, switch it up....wish I did.

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      Water Temp: 66-70

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: didn't post my activities last week as I had a ew riends ishing Newbass yesterday and 100% today so here goes, I started noticing a mass exodus o bed ish on the 10th thru the 13th, went out monday the 14th and one cove I was ishing looked like the Oakland Coliseum ater a Raider Game, just a ew stragglers let behind, we are deinitely post spawn, tuesday the 15th greeted me with ideal conditions, light rain and very little wind, my irst ive went 18.1 and my best 7 went 23.1 on a brown jig(the biggest at 4.2) the rest came on the MGM 127 4inch and a MGM 109 3 inch reaper, wow, what a morning that was. Wednesday and thursday were mostly dinks with a 3.8 on thursday, early am ish were out o a oot to 18t, later ish were 15-25t and one came out o 70 t but suspended at about 35 eet, the lake is dropping quickly and is now at 23.4 t with some great mudlines orming with all the wind we have had, we are moving towards the typical summer pattern, My riend Ralph White (the guy that got his butt kicked by Robin Lentz) redeemed himsel yesterday with the assistance o his partner, Bill McLaughlin, by bringing to the scales a 21 plus limit anchored by a 6.05 and a 5 plus spot, the New Bass winners had a lttle better than a 22 lb limit. I ur coming this way be prepared or the wind, a major high pressure system is continuing to build and the north winds will continue. I want to say HI to Carol and Steve Pendill, they got a new trolling motor and now I can't hear them coming, the last one sounded like a stern wheeler on the Mississippi, Carol the bears are down now, (we sent u a photo) so u will have to check in at that motel we told you guys about.
      City: Redding

      Tips: start looking deeper as the day wears on, the MGM 127 4 inch and a MGM 109 in the reaper shape is working good, top water will still work i ur out their when its only pink out in the am. I am usisng a 5inch suspending jerkbait in a rainbow trout pattern, a riend is having success with a small white blade with hammered nickel willow leas.

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      Water Temp: 65

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: WENT ON MC CLOUD ARM TODAY. STARTED FISHING WILLOWS AND CAUGHT A FEW SMALL SPOTS.ON MGM WORMS. WENY TO WHITE TERMINATOR 3/8 OZ SPINNER BAIT ON ROCK BANKS AND HAD FUN. CAUGHT FISH UP TO 2 1/2 LBS AND HAD DOUBLES TWICE. THE OVERCAST AND LIGHT RAIN MADE BLADES THE HOT DEAL TODAY NOT MUCH FOR BOATS OUT TODAY SO THERE WAS LOTS OF GOOD WATER TO FISH.
      City: ANDERSON

      Tips: WHITE 3/8 OZ SPINNER BAITS WAS GREAT TODAY, TRY ROCK BANKS AND FLATS THERE THERES SOME NICE FISH IN THESE PLACES

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: ished riday and saturday.riday AM bite was good on smoke4in. senkos just letting them sink in backs o cuts in covesNothing big but decent ish.Rest o day was tough.Searched or ish moving up on mud banks and in muddy water ound none.Saturday only one decent ish on senko pattern.Caughtdinks in 20-25 t. with morning dawn chart tail and chartgrub till it got boring.Talked to guys in room next to me atthe motel and they caught decent ish on senko pattern andworms even same colors I tried.They too ished cuts rom 25eet to the back shallows.Diernce was they ished main lake cuts with willows in them.I have a lot to learn aboutShasta.Did got to Shastina on way back Sunday and caught sixall over 3# in our hours.
      City: medord

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      Water Temp: 58to65

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished Shasta Saturday and the reason I waited to post is aconlict o interest in some locals ishing WON Bass Team onthe lake. Jerry, was right the ishin' got a little more sensitive or some reason but or my pure enjoyment o the luke bite that can be had this time o year I decided to stick with it. The morning at all the "hot" willows I hadcaught 15lb limts in the weeks past had went dead...couldsee the ish comin' up to the bait and turnin' (this is notan unusual occurrence and it seems to run in cycles in certain areas or times o the day or month..I decided to runup the Squaw to ish the clis in the shade and all hell broke loose to this pattern..I ended up with two over threepounds and many solid two's!!! Yes, these spots do spawn oncli lines as well on ledges with some gravel. Came backto ish some o my willows (never give up on the producitiveones) and some o them began to produce late in the aternoon..ended the day with near 14lbs. Next week the big gals should start lockin' on the beds. Did not see the"cruisers" I'd seen in weeks past but one spot I caught atover 2lbs had six bass come up with her as I hooked her thatwere well over 3lbs and one that was in the pack that waswell over ive.
      City: Redding

      Tips: I you like the luke bite you got to stick with it!!!!Calm water is not the best need some ripple and/or wave action to assist the pattern o luke ihin'and hold on toyour rod as the big ones like to yank it out o your hand!!!

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      Water Temp: 57-62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: My uncle and I spent the last two days in the pit rom Jones 'valley to 12 miles upstream, temps upsteam ound clear up to 61 this am and tons o cruising male bass, emales on beds and things are getting going or the spawn, the MGM 127 4 inch and the blue ghost #69 in a 3 inch idget were the hot items today, the larger ish came on the #69. My twin tail skirted jigs in pumpkin pepper were good or the irt 20 minutes or so ater 545 am, no crank bait bite or us, many ish in the back o coves on all the lat spots and in and around the willows, located Carol and Steve rom Reno and ollowed them around or a bit and hit their campsite or the aternoon siesta, back at it around 430 pm the temp was near 80 and no wind, a bunch o dinks is all we could manage. Early, very early am is the best right now, the traic picks up considerably ater 7 am, 60 rigs in at Jones Valley this aternoon, jet skiers showing up and skiers also. Keith Ogawa I lost ur e-mail, resend and we are on or Saturday evening.
      City: Redding

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      Water Temp: 52-55

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished a 2 day tourney with 105 teams. Finished in 17th place using oxblood worms and purple weenie worms on drop shot rigs ishing steep rock banks. Most o the better ish came in the 15-25' depth. Alot o dinks were caught in the 5-10' range. Caught up to 40 ish each day with about hal o these keeper size. Was able to cull 5 or 6 times each day. Our biggest ish came on a luke in the early morning shade. Fish was 2.53#.
      City: Redding

      Tips: Major cold ront came through on Thursday and Friday. Fish wanted the bait moved very slowly. Little ish were very agressive, with the bigger keeper sized ish just on.

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      Water Temp: 58

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: ished pit river arm rom 4-15 to 4-18 with my son. best day was tuesday with 14 ish to 2.8lb. in the boat. most came o 4inch pearl senko's suspended in the tree's in 20 eet o water. bladed and cranked the murkey banks with great sucsess. chartruse and white worked well. was shown a double digit largemouth holding on a bed in 18inches o water. jigged the bed till she ate the jigged but came unbuttoned when she exploded through the manzanita.
      City: hayward

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      Water Temp: 53 55

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at 9:00 at Packers Bay. Strong wind rom the south, thought it was going to rain all day. Started in Bass Alley ripped a decent ish irst ten minutes. Stumbled on a school o small bass with my gragh. Through out a marker and worked them or about an hour, no size. Even picked the ish I wanted with my Pinpoint graph(what an awesome tool). Got bored with that and started to throw blades on outside points to suspended ish. At 11 had our decent ish( two over 2). Then it got UGLY. Lightning and thunder moved in, wouldn't mind dying ishing but want to see my kids graduate rom college and get married irst. Never been in so much wind on Shasta. Thought it might help the blade bite but couldn't slow roll it on the outside points. Started dragging jigs, more like backdriting on the Colorodo River. Picked up another just under 2. Should have come in at eleven and cleaned the garage. Neah!!!
      City: Shasta Lake

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      Water Temp: 61/53

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: well l made it' a hole week on a house boat with the wie and inlaws. [just kiding mother].well hit the water on saterday 11am . otu o bridge bay, sunny an very warm,started ishing sandy beach area.just started ponding them on mgm93.96.red mud banks.in 7 to 12 eet.saw a white ranger with green trim,thout it mite be jerry ?went to put the old sketter on the trailer,she just smoking like the choke was stuck. got out o the water and had oil pooring out o every thing.[just great]opend it up and ond the oil cap on the top o the motor had craked, dumping 1.5 gallons o oil out.went to phils to see i they knew were to get the part, ran in to a gentelmen just as we were leaving. told me to try harrisons just down the steet. they had .I don't remeber this name wie said it was jerry.who ever it was thank you very much .. more to come.
      City: elverta. ca

      Tips: red mud, trees, depens i it is sunny or snowing, we had both

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      Water Temp: 53,57

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Packers Bay 8:30. Ripped two dinks in mouth o the Sac right away. Started throwing a brown jig to improve the dink status. Worked chunk rock till around eleven. Started throwing blades on wind blown secondary points and did O.K. Ripped suspended ish o outside blu. Really stacked up but not much size. Lot's o hits on blades. I mean blades not hooks. Stinger hook didn't help much. 29 bass in the boat. 11 lbs. 4oz. or best seven. Not too impresive but un on reaction baits. Fished Jigs, 3/4 oz. blades and Staysee rip baits most o the day. Numbers are good but really have to work through the little males. Secondary points seem to be holding better ish.
      City: Shasta Lake

      Tips: Chunk rock and secondary points seem to be holding better ish. Seems to be a dierent pattern everyday. Moved around quite a bit.

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      Water Temp: lessthanyestrda

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: No report. Just trying to get on the Shasta page and not send this to the Delta page also. Maybe I should spend less time ishing and more on the computer. Nah!!!
      City: Shasta Lake

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      Water Temp: 55,61

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Okay, knock o the April ools jokes! Where did my rip bite go? Who took my cruisers? Oh well. Launched at Packers Bay 5:45. Nice breeze, ripped till 8:30, nada. Started poking around in the Sac and didn't get bit till 9:45, a dink none the less. Had a cup o coee and started split shoting points. Ended up doing that most o the day. Ripped on and o to check it out but had no takers. Two over two, thirteen more between 1lb,6oz. and 1lb. 13oz. Most ish were on shallow points between 5eet and 25 eet deep. One smack on a blade but didn't put on a trailer hook, oops. Some ish on a steep wind blown bank eeding on crawdads. Not to spectacular but ended okay. I don't know i it was just the day but the ish in the Sac today weren't near as chasie as the ish around the Pit and McCloud were on Wedns. Any eedback out there? Hope this helps, good luck and God bless.
      City: Shasta Lake

      Tips: Don't be araid to mix it up. Things are changing daily.

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      Water Temp: 55,61

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Okay, knock o the April ools jokes! Where did my rip bite go? Who took my cruisers? Oh well. Launched at Packers Bay 5:45. Nice breeze, ripped till 8:30, nada. Started poking around in the Sac and didn't get bit till 9:45, a dink none the less. Had a cup o coee and started split shoting points. Ended up doing that most o the day. Ripped on and o to check it out but had no takers. Two over two, thirteen more between 1lb,6oz. and 1lb. 13oz. Most ish were on shallow points between 5eet and 25 eet deep. One smack on a blade but didn't put on a trailer hook, oops. Some ish on a steep wind blown bank eeding on crawdads. Not to spectacular but ended okay. I don't know i it was just the day but the ish in the Sac today weren't near as chasie as the ish around the Pit and McCloud were on Wedns. Any eedback out there? Hope this helps, good luck and God bless.
      City: Shasta Lake

      Tips: Don't be araid to mix it up. Things are changing daily.

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      Water Temp: 56-61

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished all week mostly in the Pit arm, but a little in the Squaw Creek. Nice weather, albeit windy most o the time, but when the wind wasn't blowing you around, and you could ish slowly, they were biting. Caught most o our ish on jigs with a skirted grub, but got one on a white spinnerbait that just slammed it. Also got some ish on cranks, but that was hit and miss or us. Found one area the last day where we caught one right ater another, best action o our trip. Most ish were clones, the same size, but occasionally you'd hook a larger one. Largest we caught and weighed was a 1lb 15 oz spot. Got some nice smallmouth too, but no real big ones. Saw some bigger ish in the clear water... we could see bottom in most places in 15 eet o water. Females big, at and ull o eggs.
      City: Susanville

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      Water Temp: 54,62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fish are up and cruisin'. Early rip bite on points outside coves, ish are staging. Not much success or me inbetween. Found them out or in. Split shoting, ripin' and throwing weightless worms worked best or me. Some nice ish are suspended in the tree tops i you don't spook them. Hope this is enough ino. to help but not too much to give away someones "great secret". Don't call me to cuss me out because my phone wont be on anyway. There is a spot or everyone on a lake with 365 miles o shoreline. Glad Jesus didn't mind sharing His water with some guys in a boat.
      City: Shasta Lake City

      Tips: Bring your polaroids and look or those cruisers. Catch them with a weightless worm. Now is the time or a ly rod i you have one.

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      Water Temp: 62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Sorry i this is the third time you see this report. I think it is getting lost in cyberspace. One last try. Fished wed. the 28th. Ripped ish early on points o coves. Rip bite slowed around 8 and started split shoting. Found lots o ish cruising outside and were airly cooperative on weightless worm. Nice ish are suspended back in the willows and are catchable. Rip, split shot and weightless worms seem to be the ticket. Hope this one makes the board as I am having trouble keeping my story straight.
      City: Shasta Lake

      Tips: Rip outside and weightless worms in the willows.

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      Water Temp: 55 63

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Thought I already posted this report and returned e-mail. I guess it got lost in cyberspace. Fish are up and cruising. Lots o decent ish to be had rippin', split shoting and using weightless worms. Fished points o coves in main body, mouth o Squaw and mouth o Pitt. Good rip bite early, late and in stained water. Fish are back in the trees with nice emales suspended over and around submerged trees. Hope this helps all and is not tooI speciic as to give away anyones "secret spots", yeah right. In regards to the gentlemen who called Jerry I hope he can recall what it was like getting started. Good luck and God bless.
      City: Shasta Lake

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      Water Temp: 55 - 62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fish are up and cruising. Plenty o decent ish but the big girls are a little spooky. Rip bite is decent early and late with split shot action happening mid day. Nice ish in the tree tops using weightless worm. Hope this is enough ino. to be helpul yet not too speciic as to hurt anynones ability to catch his ish in the very small protected 365 miles o shoreline which we are crammed into on Shasta. Maybe they will have to increase their ability to ind ish? Glad Jesus didn't mind the guys in the boat in His water!
      City: shasta lake