Fishing Report

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Sunday, February 5th, 2023

    • Report: I’ve had a great time out on Camanche the last couple of weeks.

      Bud Porter and I won the Norcal team event with over 19 pounds and then Ed Austin and I went out on Thursday and crushed them real good.

      The lake has been changing every day the water was rising, now it’s dropping.

      The main lake surface temperature is about 52° with a little bit of stain.

      If you go up river, it’s really dirty.

      We decided to stay in the main lake and fish points and breaks using brown and purple jigs with a Yamamoto Twin Tail trailer and Keitechs on an ED’s Lead Screw Ball Head.

      All the fish on Saturday came in 25’ to 40’ but Thursday was cloud cover and post-frontal conditions and the fish were shallower.

      Hope this helps. Good luck fishing.
      Stan Lafever.

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

    • Report: by clearlakeoutdoors » Sat Feb 04, 2023 11:05 am

      I caught my PB Largemouth Bass on Clearlake this past week and she was released healthy back into Clearlake to make someone else Dreams come true. She was weighed on 2 scales one at 12.04 and one at 12.00. Fishing at Clearlake has been great if you are familiar with winter and early spring tactics. Weather supposed to be back in the 60s this week which will make for a perfect time to come visit Clearlake to catch some Big Bass!

      Photo: https://www.westernbass.com/forum/clearlake-12lber-t141280.html?sid=c6e3ddf2e4f285a9ee109a3f1a97f47c

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

    • Report: by Jradmercs » Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:16 am

      Just a heads up… just visited clear lake 1/31-2/1 and got skunked. Yes the new jen tourney had big bags n stuff but as clear lake guide service guy said fishing is still tough there. Unless you want to pay for the guides out there who have found them and have their guide spots. Will wait until water warms up a bit more.

      Clarity is really good below the narrows. Little bit muddy up north. Sucks man for a 2 hr drive and no fish. Only fished 3 hrs the second day and said hell nah and left.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

    • Report: At Bartlett Lake, angler Gary S. reported some slow fishing the other day due to the cold temperatures. Had some success on 5150 worms, which should produce as the weather warms. Fish were in about 12-15 feet of water. Drop shot worked well. See Gary's' videos on his Youtube channel.

      Along the lower Salt River, AZ Fly Shop has a good video fishing report from Jan. 21. Visit https://www.azflyshop.com/videos/?v=e748b7c8fd06.

      Jeffrey Lewis has a video on carp fishing in the Valley canals. He recently caught a 16-pound carp. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luLflYanKHY.

    • Report: by ash » Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:21 am

      It's going to take a while, the muddiness is going to depend on the storms and where you fish. Sloughs that are off the incoming rivers and streams with good grass are going to clean up and warm up sooner.

      Once it starts warming up again don't let the watercolor stop you grab a black n blue jig or 7" senko / flip bait and get out there for that early prespawn bite. I see the blossoms starting on the trees which means the prespawn bite is about to get underway. Im starting to champ at the bit as well.

    • Report: At Lake Pleasant (report courtesy of Sportsman's Warehouse), water temperatures are around 51 degrees. The main body of the lake reports have been very good for bass and crappie. Stripers are busting shad. Bass are shallow, currently chasing baitfish and poppers. Try some baitfish imitations on intermediate line. The catfish bite has also continued to remain strong as well, hitting on night crawlers and stink baits. If you're looking to do more active fishing then Senkos, try drop shots and skirted jigs for the bass. As for the crappie, the bite has started to pick up with anglers having the best success on 2-inch grubs bounced off the bottom.

    • Report: Lake Powell - Water levels are low. Only one ramp on the lake is open. The open ramp is the Legacy Stateline Auxiliary Ramp. Water Temperature: 44 F (Wahweap Bay). Lake elevation: 3,523.45 feet on 2/1/23. No new reports likely until Spring 2023.

    • Report: At Roosevelt Lake (report courtesy of Sportsman's Warehouse), water temperatures are around 50 degrees. Try crankbaits early, Buzz Baits, Drop Shots, 4-inch Texas Rigged Worms, and Texas Rigged Brush Hogs for bass. Crappie fishing can be good around brush in 5-10 feet of water. Use minnows or 1/16 oz. jigs with 2" Kalins BBC or John Deer Green around trees.

Monday, January 9th, 2023

    • Report: by Kelly Ripa » Mon Jan 09, 2023 12:48 pm

      This is the five year anniversary of Montecito being wiped out and that was from 3 inches. As of now I have had 4.5 inches on my front deck and I'm 3 miles from the lake. I drove over and watched all the water that's going straight to the ocean. Cruel and unusual punishment to see all that water go to waste. Anyway San Antonio creek is over the road to Station Canyon, the diverter is running full tilt,Coyote creek is bombing along. I was out just 3 days ago and we were up about 3 feet...old data on the California site shows us at 31% and Cachuma at 37%. Cachuma will be the big winner from all of this. I was out on Casitas on Friday and there was dry as a bone pieces of wood in abundance in areas but the water temps blew my mind. 56.5 to start and 59 when I left....That will change. The Station Canyon area was the most messed arm as far as silt was going. I assume it's because of all the culverts under the Hwy hydro mining the hills sides below. Plus the two creeks are raging in but but they are hard to see through all of the brush that grew in the absense of water over the last 15 years. If the lake shot up to full pool here we would have to launch through the trees and brush that have been allowed to takeover right up to the cement.I Caught 1 fish 4 pounds 6 ounces shallow. I just heard there is a mandatory evacuation notice for ALL of Montecito as of 12:45. Be safe out there...wear a vest and err on the side of caution is my advice.

      Ripa

    • Water Temp: 54

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished this past weekend. Better fishing was main lake and part way up the river. Far up the river is muddy and full of floating debris above the last big turn. We used brown jigs and drop shot Pro Worms for about 11 pounds on one day. Ten pounds on another day. The lake is in great shape and is now on the highest level ramp on the south side.

      Tips: Fish where you will be snagging and breaking off in the rocks. The Pro Worms, and information, are available at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis.

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

    • Water Temp: 56.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got to the lake at 10:00...Visibility wasn't to bad on main lake. 56.5 Water warmed to 57 in afternoon. Wind blew about 20 -25 from 9 until 2. It slacked and I went home at 2:30. Could not connect with anything shallow. I had 1 fish for 3 11ozs. on a spoon in 55 feet. With water this warm who knows. I think the next series of storms on Thursday will get us a temp fall. They moved the ramp up a few feet and closed one also. I don't know what's up with that. Maybe they only have to only move one with every foot of new elevation?? I don't know but one is further up than the other and not open.Nasty wind made it tough to fish for sure. I was happy with one!

    • Report: by jiggin4bass » Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:26 pm

      Eastman as of today is at 17% before any storms started it was at 6% I was told by park rangers it's come up over 20 feet. There was 4995 cubic feet pre second coming in as of Jan 1st with a couple more storms coming
      Lake is stained brown.
      Day use ramp was moved to main ramp but is still closed. The second ramp parking lot will be closed today. As the waters to the edge of the parking lot. East side ramp is been moved up the 3rd ramp it floated way from the ramp so they need to put it back in place and
      anchor it down there is alot of trash in front of the ramp and floating in the lake there trying to remove. I would call before heading up there.
      Ranger Station
      559-689-3255
      Hensley came up 18 to 20 feet Stained brown ramp on camper side is now on the second ramp 3 rd ramp parking lot should be closing soon. Day use side ramp in good to go.
      Ranger Station
      559-673-5151
      Trout plants were at both lakes last week

Friday, December 16th, 2022

    • Water Temp: 57 morning/59 afternoon

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Lake went up a foot. I had some quick spoon fish in 35-55 feet. On chrome 3/4 oz. sometimes with a little deadstick thrown in after the few rips to get them to eat. The birds were roaming all over for the whole day it seemed. My better fish all came before 9 with a long dry spell until around 2. I ran into some that wanted to eat in the afternoon. The list of what I am not catching them on is way long. I think with us off the moon and this little squirt of water in the lake the jig thing should be ready to take off...If it already hasn't as I can only fish so many ways in the shorter hours of light...things change quickly and really they only have to eat once a week or so....Praying for at least 5x the rain to come and soon as my best stuff has been high and dry for some time now.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022

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      Water Temp: 52

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Reaction baits working well main lake.
      Had good success in the morning working whats left of the grass with a rattle trap. Caught 10 on the trap.
      slowed down mid day and went to narrows. Caught maybe 7 or 8 on an A rig where bait was present.
      Saw maybe 3 boats all day. Was great to be on a non crowded lake unlike the other ones.

      Tips: jigs also working well on 10-20 feet

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

    • Report: At Alamo Lake (report courtesy of Sportsman’s Warehouse), the morning bass bite has been great, and anglers are hooking into some plus size fish. Target shallow structure with Senkos and spinnerbaits. For crappie, the larger fish have been caught at night using light bars off the side of the boat. Catfish are being caught from shore using night crawlers.

    • Report: At Bartlett Lake, angler Gary S. was catching bass drop shotting a 5150 pink worm. Most were caught at 18-19 feet deep, a couple around 10 feet, nothing shallow. Water temp was 65 degrees. No really big fish, but a lot of fun.

    • Report: At Lake Pleasant (report courtesy of Sportsman’s Warehouse), fishing has been rated as good. The water level is dropping. Water surface level was at 1,662 feet this week (58.8% of max), and water temperature was 63 degrees. Fishing for white bass and stripers is fair as they adjust to the lowered water levels. Some reports of success with largemouth bass. Best baits seem to be topwater, drop-shot jigs, Texas-rigged worms, Senkos, and swimbaits.

    • Report: At Roosevelt Lake (report courtesy of Sportsman’s Warehouse), fishing is rated as good. Anglers are having luck with crankbaits early, buzz baits, Whopper Stoppers, drop shots, 4-Inch Texas-rigged Worms, and Texas-rigged brushhogs for bass. Crappie fishing can be good around brush in 5-10 feet of water. Use minnows or 1/16-ounce jigs with 2" Kalins BBC or John Deer Green around trees to load up with crappie.

      Also at Roosevelt Lake, angler Swik M. reported, "Fished Rosie one day last week and ended up with eight fish, including a nice crappie that came on a flicker shad. The bass were caught mostly on zombie & sangria sunset 5150' fished super slow on drop shot at a depth of 15 feet.

Friday, October 28th, 2022

    • Water Temp: 65.8 - 68.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched my buddys boat at Spanish around 8am. Found small bait fish schools with no Lassagna for the most part the whole day. Spooned, cranked top water for one or two. Blasted around the lake till 5pm. He caught 10 or so. I caught 2 all day throwing swimbaits, spinner, cranks. He stuck with the drop shot. Good day on berry fishing, could have been and will be better catching soon.

      Tips: Keep coming back.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

    • Water Temp: 68.3 - 71.2

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Started wen afternoon, drop shot, ball head, deep cranks, shallow cranks, s waver. In the shade, full sun, combo of both. On the bottom, mid depth, surface. Yea lots of dinks. Fished for 4 + hrs.

      Thursday same thing DINKS. Fished Isolated wood, rock, mudd banks, exposed trunks, sunken stumps. Zero to fifty five feet deep, DINKS Fished for 10 + hrs.

      Tips: keep coming back