Fishing Report

Limit:

Monday, July 12th, 2021

    • Report: by Pat » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:58 am

      I was at Redbud and the Oaks on Tuesday and Wednesday July 6 & 7. Both are usable, but be cautious. I recommend using your trolling motor anytime you are inside the buoys/channel markers. A few weeks ago I tagged a rock coming into Redbud when the wind pushed me to the left a little ways. Stay inside the channel markers, those are the Red and Green buoys. You want the red on your right coming in (Red, Right, Returning) and on your left going out. It was still safe to use your big motor to power onto the trailer. As the picture shows, the algae at the Oaks is BAD, and it stinks. I attribute this to the fairly consistent wind from the NW blowing it in and then it just stays there and continues to grow.. At one point Clearlake Tackle was saying they were going to close after 4th of July, last week they were still open and indicated they are no longer planning to close, at least for the near term.

Friday, July 9th, 2021

    • Report: by jiggin4bass » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:49 pm

      The docks are out of the water
      They are still releasing water down about 25 feet
      It very low and alot of hazards
      Surface temp 85° today
      Be careful if your planning on fishing there.

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

    • Water Temp: 76.8

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Rufino & I fished the last 4 nights & the fishing was very active! We would get on the water at 10 pm & fish all the way until the sun came out. We averaged 50 fish each night with our limits varying from a low of 20 lbs 4 oz to a high of 26 lbs 9 oz. We didn’t get any really big fish, but we caught a plethora of 4 - 5 lber’s with a bunch of 3+ lber’s too! We fished the Konocti Bay Area as we really didn’t have to move very much as the fish were stacked! They were pretty much non selective with technique. We caught them on Texas rigged, blades, cranks, jigs, underspins & even nailed them on senkos! They were in the rocks & docks in the 6 - 15 ft depth range. On Tues night we did some nostalgia fishing throwing 20 year old chartreuse blades, Norman D22’s, Bomber Waterdogs, jigs with Uncle Josh pork, & plastics that we haven’t thrown in years & were nailing them with Rufino pulling in one fish after another with a Bright chartreuse/blue Norman he found floating in the water! Last night, one of the first fish we caught had a large crawdad halfway down its throat that was bright red, so we keyed on those types of baits & really slayed them. Our biggest fish for the trip were a 6lb 7oz caught last night & a 5lb 15oz caught on Sunday night. The lake is very active right now but it’s the lowest I’ve seen for this time of year so if you can make it up here, it should be worth your while!

      Tips: Other than our tues night nostalgia fishing, they seemed to be keying in on red. If you get bit, stay & fan cast as there were multiple hits in each spot we fished. The reaction bite was stellar but we were rolling both the cranks, underspins & blades very slowly. Be vigilant when throwing jigs & plastics as we had a lot of instances where we would cast, engage the bail & a fish would already be swimming away with the bait! We hit the water last night behind the Weds Night shootout & the fishing was still insanely active so they’re on the chew! They may seem to be targeting crawdad’s & baitfish so choose your baits accordingly! Stay safe out there & have fun!

Monday, June 21st, 2021

    • Report: by HappyDogBassFishing » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:23 pm

      Here is my latest delta fishing report and video. When the conditions call for a more subtle approach, work the topwater baits with a little more finesse. Also try a swim jig instead of a bladed jig. Here are the highlights and patterns that worked for me last week. Hopefully I will have my new motor by the end of the month.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

    • Water Temp: Not sure

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Buddy Mike Sperbeck and I fished Clear Lake yesterday afternoon and up to midnight and found the bite to be quite good.
      Not sure how many we caught, around 40 I guess, but the quality was good with bass up to 6 1/2 lbs. No toads.
      The bite was tough around dusk with pretty heavy wind. Actually, the bite was good but they were hard to hook in the wind!!
      That's Clear Lake on a summer evening!!
      We used a variety of craw type baits as they out-produced the worms.
      The bite was on fire around midnight. Glad we didn't leave early!!!

      Larry Hemphill

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

    • Report: Postby HappyDogBassFishing » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:22 pm

      Had a good bite last week on the bladed jig. Lots of 3 to 4 pound bass, plus one that almost went 8 pounds. I was fishing ledges where the shallow 2-3 foot flat drops off into 8 to 12 feet of water. Top-water action was decent for smaller keeper fish under 3 pounds. Tons of stripers (15 to 19 inch range) and smaller bass were up on the flats. Next week will be a cooker out there...stay hydrated and good luck.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

    • Report: y Fishermans Warehouse Megastore » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:17 am

      Went to Berryessa this week with my brother Ron. Took my dad's Boston Whaler, Ron put on MinnKota trolling motor and two Cannon electric down riggers. This was our maiden run and everything went great! Ended up catching our limit but it took us until 1 pm to do it! Lost five fish earlier and a couple big ones.

      The Kok fishing at Berryessa is starting to pick up on the main body. Fish are 50 to 68 feet deep.

      If you need some stuff to get started or restock, come on into Fisherman's Warehouse and will get you taken care of.

      Alan Fong
      Sacramento Fisherman's Warehouse

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

    • Water Temp: 69-72

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Early opening light launch at Paradise with an outgoing tide so ran down to Little Venice/Little Connection. Started with topwater... zip, no blow-ups. Then tried squarebills and underspins keeping them just above the weed tops. Picked up some 1 - 2 lbers. Also got bit on T-rigged stick worms (5" General - junebug and swim senkos in junebug and green pumpkin) working the trough between rip-rap and weedline. Bite slowed there by 7:30 so ran across to Ward Island. Nothing at the docks but bait-stealers so ran across to the shallow area along the rock wall. Picked up a few more including a 3+lb on underspin and keitech 3.8". Moved around into the cut leading to Columbia Cut and continued working some shallow wakebaits and underspins for a few more 1 - 2 lbers but at least 3 came unbuttoned at the boat. Nice bent rods though. Went back to Little Connection thinkin' a bite window might open up from the morning run but only managed a couple more on t-rigged General. Ended the day early at 11:30. btw, found a pair of Booms split ring pliers near my truck parked along the roadside dirt parking just above the houseboats. I plan on fishing this Thur 6/10 so I'll leave them taped on a cardboard at the paybox.

      Tips: I never feel qualified to give tips but I always offer up what worked for us since we're just fishin' for fun, not weight. I'm happy as heck with gettin' hooked up whether it's under or barely 12", or over a pound or a few pounds... of course then again, nothin but dinks can sometimes be a little discouraging but that wasn't the case this time out.
      Squarebills and shallow cranks worked slow so they wouldn't head straight into weeds. Worked inside and outside weedline edges as well as random clumps on flats. Same slow roll speed for the underspins with 3.5 - 3.8" paddletail swimbaits (shad colors) and 4" swim senkos in green pumpkin and junebug. I worked a dropshot but instead of just a dropshot sinker, I rig a 3/16 - 1/4 oz owner ultra finesse ballhead with a texposed 5" stick worm or swim senko as the dropshot weight. This gives me a chance at bottom bites as well as dropshot. This time around, I never got bit on the dropshot hook, only the bottom plastic got bit. ... well, it works for me :) .
      So anyways, that's what worked ... tight lines, bent rods, later!

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

    • Report: by StanL » Sun May 30, 2021 4:05 am

      My buddy Casey and I had a chance to get on Camanche for a few hours before all the chaos started.

      We arrived at South Shore about 6:30am and noticed how far down the water level was. This is the first time I’ve had to use the low water ramp in a long time.

      When we put in the water we saw the surface temperature was 74 degrees and the water had a slight stain to it so we started throwing some reaction baits. On my first cast with a topwater popper I got a spot about 2 12 lbs and I told Casey it’s on!!!

      Well after about a hour or so and a few different topwater baits, we never got a another topwater bite .. how does that happen!? So we started throwing some down baits and I settled in on a Bass Union darthead with watermelon candy Trick Worm. Casey caught all his fish on a Ned rig with a green pumpkin big TRD. Both of us were throwing them on 8# Gamma fluorocarbon line.

      We fished on any kind of break that had 15‘ of water on top and deep water next to it. We fished until about 1:00 pm and caught 12 fish.

      if you go to camanche right now be extremely careful! There are a lot of underwater Islands that are not marked and remember to support your local tackle store.

      Hope this helps!
      Good luck fishing.
      StanL

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

    • Water Temp: 67.8

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: We fished Sun, Tues, & Weds nights & fishing has been outstanding! Didn’t go out on Mon due to the wind, but the other nights were on fire! We averaged over 50 fish each night with Sun & Tues limits being a shade over 23 lbs. Weds limit was higher at 31 lbs due to a nice 10 lber. They were concentrated on both docks & rocky structure with many strikes in the 15-20 ft range. We were south & had the best luck with Texas rig, jig, & blades. We rolled the blades really slowly, the Texas rig was most productive with Reaction’s Man Bear Pigs in dirty wizard & Ca 420. They were stacked up in spots with multiple strikes in each location. We’d position the boat in 20-24 ft & fan cast in all directions getting strikes parallel & perpendicular to the boat. We were using Rodstrainer jigs with sweet beaver trailers & anything with red was popular! We caught a bunch of fish in the 3-5 lb range & the action was pretty much non stop!

      Tips: I think that the post spawn bite is in full swing! The fish are aggressive & willing as they were very active! When you get bit, stay in the spot for a bit as we got multiple strikes as they seem to be schooled up! I also think the big fish are just starting to get active, I wish I could stay for a few more days! We caught a lot of fish in successive strikes & the fishing this trip was some of the best. If you get a chance fish this lake soon! Have fun & stay safe out there!

Friday, May 14th, 2021

    • Report: by WB Staff » Fri May 14, 2021 4:20 am

      IMG_0510.jpg

      Donny in Oakley

      Report: Hit the water in the afternoon for some after work action. The wind was howling out of the west and there was a high incoming tide. Started off with reaction baits in the front of the boat and shaking worms in the back. Noticed the water color was getting dirtier as the water came up and the wind continued to blow. Needed to make a move to where there was less water flow and a more protected area, so went into the Central Delta.

      Stuck to reactions baits, but no go. Picked up a flippin' stick and went to work.Water color wasn't any better and what I thought was protected was blown out.

      Moved again to a south facing bank, again hoping for some wind protection. It was a little better. Flipped D-Bombs and threw a dropshot to get a few around the hydrilla. Nothing too big. They came out of 3ft.

      No matter how many years or decades you've spent on the Delta, if you're not in tune, it can be a new lesson every time... or maybe it's just me.

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

    • Report: by Csuhchris » Wed May 12, 2021 1:10 pm

      Went out this AM! The depth inside the launching area is approximately a foot deep. Using a trolling motor to exit while angled w/o being fully extended will only be possible a few more weeks. Was approximately two feet deep last week. Time to pull out your airboats!

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

    • Report: From Alan Fong at Fisherman's Warehouse Megastore Sacramento. If you want to talk fishing, you know where to go to find him!...

      Finally got out to the Delta on Thursday with Chris, a buddy of mine for years.

      It was blowing very hard so we stayed in Minor Slough but we caught some nice bass on blades and Senkos.

      Most of the bass are post spawn now so I'm finding them in little more current.

      Finally around 11 am I stuck this seven pounder on a Senko.

      Considering a windy day it was pretty good and lots fun fishing with Chris. Used to fish a lot with him until he moved to Oregon. Chris bought a ghost, 2 HDS 12 lives from FW so I took him out to set them up n teach him how they work.

      For those going out this week the bass in the North Delta are post spawn and are moving into current. When the wind blows throw blades in grass on flats and look for areas that are in 2 to 8 feet of water!

      There are also some bass under the mats so throw frogs and then turn around and punch the mats.

      For those of you that don't know Chris. He used to travel and fish the west coast. He is the 2010 WON Bass U.S. Open AAA chamption.

Friday, May 7th, 2021

    • By

      Report: This week I was able to head over to New Melones with my buddy Earl Dalton for a day of fun fishing, and I have to say we had a blast!

      When we put the boat in the water, the surface temperature was 65.

      We started off with a variety of topwater baits. I settled in on a Rico popper and Earl went with a walking bait. I am not sure what brand he had on.

      For the first couple hours we played the shade, what I mean by that is we fished-any bank that had a shade line and it and it was on!

      When the sun got higher, we noticed the water was pretty clear. After that we started fishing the back of coves. We caught quite a few with a big TRD green pumpkin Ned rig and a brown 3/8 oz Bass Union jig with a Yamamoto Twin Tail trailer. We stopped by Hook'd tackle store in Ione for more big TRD’s and I’m glad we did. With that being said please support your local tackle stores.
      I hope this helps.
      Good luck fishing!
      stanL

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

    • Report: by BASNFAN » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:55 pm

      Shasta fishing was crazy this year compared to most years . Between my partner and I, we boated 72 bass and one crappie in the 3 1/2 days. Usually we do that many for both of us in one day. Biggest was pushing 2 lbs. The crappie though was 14 1/2 inches and provided more meet and bigger filets than the bigger bass. We saw a few beds and little bucks swimming around. We kept 14 fish for the freezer and not one with eggs and only two that had red tails. Keitecks at about 3.8 in was a good bait but most fish came on Robos rigged Texas, darter headed, or Neko rigged. My umbrella rig never got a bite, nor did any cranks. It was still a good trip for us. Water temps were up and down but generally between 58 in the AM and 63 or 64 in the PM.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

    • Report: by Mitch » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:30 am

      Launch out of Red Bud and fish the whole Red Bud arm. Much deeper. Wacky Rig Senkos or Niko rig and work the "Scattered" tules and outside docks. The Bass up there like the darker colors. Junebug, Watermelon/red, Greenpumpkin etc.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

    • Report: by farmboy9695 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:26 pm

      Came up Monday after the big tournament. Launched out of LakePort headed north the last two days. Water is low, caught a couple of bed fish, no real size. Fishing tomorrow and I’m thinking launching out of Lucerne. Any suggestions, I’m not a tournament fisher but would like to catch a few 4 or 5 lbs before heading home.
      I fished drop shot last two days and caught @6 total. About 2.5 lbs
      Any constructive help would be appreciated.

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    • Water Temp: 62.2

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished this past Monday & Weds evening. There was a small cold front setting in plus the Won 3 day tournament. The fishing was ok with the majority of our fish coming on black 8” powerworms. Monday we caught 11 fish with the two biggest at 7 lbs 5 oz & 5 lbs 11 oz. They came late as the fish seemed to become active at 3 am. Weds we were only out for 2 1/2 hrs coming in at midnight. I fished with Don Iovino on Weds & we had a ball catching 12 in a little bit of time. Best fish was 7 lbs 2 oz that was the only crankbait fish of the evening. I think it would have gotten better later but we came in early. There were only a one jig fish but they were really on that black worm Texas rigged. Monday we had to hide from the wind but Weds was calm. They were very close to the bank & often just picked the bait up. Monday’s limit was a tad over 23 lbs & Weds limit was a tad over 21 lbs. The trip only yielded 1 blade fish, 1 jig fish & 1 crankbait fish. All of the rest were on the Texas rig. Hope this helps!

      Tips: I think spawn had started so you have to run into foraging fish. They were shallow but when you hooked them, the fight was on! We were south fishing in front of tules & back of docks. When the weather settles, I think the bite will improve! Have fun & stay safe!

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

    • Report: From Alan Fong at Fisherman's Warehouse Sacramento

      Fished the north delta yesterday with Ryan Peterson good friend of mine. Started off slow as we only caught a couple in the morning. Water was over 60* but the fish were not cooperating. I decided to start fishing very slowly with a 6" senko
      and started to catch fish. We quit at 1 pm which is early for me with a 18# limit! So it ended up being an ok day! Some of these fish were spawned out!

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

    • By

      Water Temp: 68 to 72

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: My friend Pete and I fished Berryessa today and finally I can say the action was not too bad at all. We never left the narrows and ended the day with 17 fish. I had 15 and Pete got two. Nothing on small swimbaits, the umbrella rig, square bills, and even the rip bait. All our fish came on Texas rigged Robo worms. I didn't even try a Senko. I had my 1st limit by 9 AM and then moved around and found some good spots. We saw some beds in the back of coves but only small bucks sitting on them but did not catch any. Big fish was 2 1/2 to 3/4 pounds. Most fish were 14 to 17 inches.