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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

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      Water Temp: 54

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Bailey Cove around 8:00 and ished the willows with no takes. Pulled out and went across to the east side o the McCloud and started split shotting bubble gum worms. Three 13" clones. Went back through and ripped a ew dinks out o the bunch. Started working points and picked up three more 13" clones. By then the dinks were out in ull orce. Larger ish, "improved clone," came later dragging brown jig in 50 eet o a steep bank. Going out today, Wed., to try and upgrade the take. Hey Jerry, thanks or all the input. As I ish Shasta every Wed. and most Sunday's all start pitching in. I've got a white Ranger with green trim and a 200 Merc. See y'all on the water.
      City: Shasta Lake

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      Water Temp: 49-55

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Not too much to add to Jerry and Gary's reports below. I ished the McCloud both days. Most o my bigger ish came on the MGM #26 witches T curly tail that Jerry turned me onto. He gave me a ew other tips as well, but this was the one I lived and died by on Saturday. It really turned on once the water warmed a bit on any mudlines. My big ish was a 2.5 smallie and I had another that went 2.1. My partner caught a couple with the same bait but had his on a 3/16th darter rather than the 1/4 oz I was swimming along the bottom and didn't have near the same results. He also did well with a morning dawn/ chart. tail 6" worm he was split shottin. He picked up a 2.3# spot or our irst keeper and hooked into a 3+# largemouth that broke his line at the boat on the morning dawn. But when the water warmed up the curl tail with the chart. tail was the ticket or me. Sunday weigh-in was at 12:00 and I could'nt get them to move up to take the curl tail so I joined my day 2 partner who was kicking my butt shaking a light oxblood. We both started using them or very consistent action until I started throwing my curl tail again just ater 11:00 when the sun had been on the water or awhile and we had a mudline. It added a 1.5# smallmouth that helped us cull a 0.9. I think the curl tail would have done well had we ished into the aternoon. When it was all done I only edged out Terry Witty, the second place boater, by a tenth o a pound. Terry ished up the Sac. Sunday and had more weight and numbers than we did. I believe he was shakin as well. I would also like to thank Jerry and his wie Bronla or speaking to our club and giving us some general patterns and ideas or the lake. I think it was a great help or a lot o the members who are not amiliar with the lake and don't really have a chance to preish it. A big thank you to John Coyle o MGM worms or providing sample bags o his product to our club members. He has antastic worm color and texture. Mysel and several o members o our club will be buying a lot o his product in the uture.
      City: Newark

      Tips: Count the curl tail to the bottom in 20-30' o water and slowly swim back along the bottom. When the water warms during the day use the same technique in 12-18' o water along points with a good mudline.

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      Water Temp: 51-55'

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I'm SURE some o you would like a resh perspective on Shasta, not that jerry doesn't do an adequate job. I'd also like to thank jerry and his wie Bronla or their hispitality. Also John Coyle (MGM worms) or his generosity, worm packs or us all. Fished the CVBC club tourney sat & sun. Launched out o Jones Valley on sat. Fished slopey points in Pit, limit o seven ish (pro am) by 8 am. Caught them on blades, crank baits, then carolina rigged brush hogs. Went to the squaw arm and ished a vertical wall. Killed them here, with the Rainbow #99. Caught 25 ish in a hour. Only one twp pounder though. Ended up with 11.05 lbs. Sunday started in the squaw, on a long point, with submerged islan tops nearby. Only caught a couple small ish with the carolina rig. Started point hopping in the back o this huge cove.Found a ton o ish at the mouth o a creek channel. Caught and released over 30 bass in our hours.Nothing over 1.7 lbs though.The #99 was the ticket again. Ended up with 9.28, two day total was 20.33 .
      City: San Leandro

      Tips: It appears the ish are just starting to stage in the Pit and Squaw. Look or points near spawning areas, good luck. Can't wait or a return trip next month. Maybe I can get a our.jerry, don't be upset because I beat you in that sprint!!!

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      Water Temp: 44

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: ished the won bass pro/am as an observer(meaning u don't pay, u can't win but u can help ur pro partners) on sat-sun. ished the main body below Water s Gulch to over on the Pit as ar up as Clickapudi and on Squaw creek upstream to HorseCreek Point, My MGM #69&#109 idget came through nicely especialy day two, my day one pro Wayne Breazeale culled out my only ish with his and went 11.99 lbs, my day two pro was Frank Morton and I managed to put three into our ive ish limit or 7.94. the weather was miserable but not too cold, lots o rain, lake up to 52.5 and on the rise. The eagles are showing up and the baby making is in progress, 138 teams went out or the largest Shasta turnout ever or a Won Bass tournament. I had a great time and Wayne put on a worm ishing lesson I won't soon orget. Frank showed me some dierent techniques with tubes and both o them let me up ront or a bit. The winning weight was 27.77 lbs, results are on the won bass website
      City: Redding

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      Water Temp: 52-53

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Out o packers at 9:30 am Sunday. Fished in the sac and main lake all day. Started with the dropshot. Second cast brought a 2 lb. smallie. Caught 15 keepers all day. Tried or the reaction bite but could not get anything going during the 30 minutes that I tried. Fairly productive day considering the clear sky and high pressure. Wind was around 20 mph. O the water at 4 pm. Local tournament weigh-in as I pulled out and I did not hear o very many limits.
      City: medord

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      Water Temp: 59

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the Cottonwood Bass team tourney out o Bridge Bay.Me and my cousin started out in the Pit, caught our limit by7:30 am shakin worms on 1/8 oz. Dartheads. Light colors were the best. Ran to the Sac and culled 4 ish on the samepattern. The ish were shallow in the Sac and Suspended o points in the Pit. When I say shallow I mean in less than a 1' tight to the bank. We weighed 5 or 10.48 that was 10thand out o the money. We lost 2 and broke o 1, all around a good ish day.
      City: Rodeo

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      Water Temp: 54

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Are you sick and tired o being unable to launchland your boat because o rude incosiderate ellow isherman parking on the rampsishing rom the docks etc. or could it be that you're tired o the lights at the ramps never working. Please call 530-238-2824 and voice your complaints. Why is it everytime the government decides to make us pay, the more we pay the worse the service. And i you have the time and patience you might try and explain to the rude arrogant people parking on the ramps ishing on the docks and not paying that i we isherman don't stick together there will be no more ishing in Caliornia.
      City: Lake Almanor