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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 69 -71

      Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:29 pm

      California Delta 8/22/2018
      Water Temp 69 -71
      Visibility 1 – 3 feet
      Wind 9 - 15 mph

      It’s been a while since I was on here. A recent issue with our electric motor has set us back a few weeks. That said, we got desperate and launched the boat without our electric motor. A short trip of drifting and fighting the wind.

      We put in around 11 in the morning. The tide was incoming, and we had our usual western wind. Water clarity was mixed, with pockets of clear and dirty water.

      We made a quick run to an expansive flat. The tide was rolling over it nicely, so I opted for a white and chartreuse tail swimbait. Fan casting the flat, we had a few bumps, but no takers. I switched to a glide-bait and started to work it erratically. About 10 minutes in, I had a good striper rise on my bait, but missed it.

      With no other action on the flat, we made another move to a sheltered bay. Within the bay, tullie points spanned far from the shore. Casting swimbaits at the tullies, we managed a few decent stripers with the best going about 13 pounds. Surprisingly, we also located a good school of healthy black bass mixed in with the stripers.

      By 1, our bite slowed. Knowing the stripers were in the area, we moved offshore. Targeting the furthest out weedlines, we located schools of stripers. Nothing big, but enough to put a bend in our rods. Action was good enough for a couple doubles as well. Again, the swimbaits caused the majority of our damage.

      By 3 in the afternoon, we called it a day. Overall, the bite was ok, especially since we were drifting. It took some time to find the fish, but when we did, the schools were aggressively feeding.

      Tips: Notes

      When fishing swimbaits for stripers, I notice that stripers tend to hit or slap your bait. When you feel a hit, keep reeling; when your rod loads, swing.

      White with chartreuse tails and plain white swimbaits did all the damage today.

      Fishing the glide bait erratically was key to getting the fish to react. A slow retrieve, like we so often do for bass, will not cut it. Fast retrieves, mixed with pauses and rod twitches were important for getting the stripers to react to the bait.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

    • Water Temp: 78.2, elevation 752.34

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched way too early at lime Saddle today, right about 5:30 am, Dark! Need to adjust clock another 15 minutes later to wake up. 6 am about right time to launch now days. Burr, cool, almost cold this am for a change. Bite was a tad slow, fish still holding on the point left of the docks, just not as many, and slightly smaller. Picked up 8 spots then the bite dies. Fish were still deeper, 30-35 foot range. Hit 3 other location and picked up another 8 fish, all the basic spotted bass, nothing of any size today. Other then the Catfish that hit a worm soon as it hit bottom. Love the feel at first, makes you think you have a giant spot, till they begin to shake the head. Looked to be 6-7 pounds. Water cooling still, right at 78 to 78.3 degrees. Water beginning to make the turn at the bottom of the ramp!! Released all fish as always, to grow bigger and catch again one day. Pictures in fishing forum.

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 80s

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got on a nice afternoon/evening bite with Michael Tongson. This was his first trip to Kelsey Bass Ranch and he witnessed firsthand what this fishery has to offer. We got on some nice bass and bluegills. We were primarily throwing topwater and mixing it up with soft plastics here and there. It was a blast catching big bluegills on topwater.

      Tips: Report submitted by Motherlode Kayak Angler Guide Service (209) 230-3159.

    • Water Temp: 80-84

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: The bass fishing on New Melones continues to be productive. With only a month or so of summer heat left, we can start to anticipate the fall bite, which is one of my favorite times of the year to fish. The thick smoke from all the fires has begun to blow through and it is much clearer than it was a couple weeks ago. Timing has been a very important factor. The fish will move into an area to feed and then move out once they are full. When they are actively feeding the fishing is great when they pull back the bite can get rather tough. The key is to keep moving from area to area to find aggressively feeding fish. First, I will try to coax them with a reaction bait, starting with topwater and moving down in the water column with crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Often times they are feeding but not willing to chase. This is when I will switch to a slower moving bait fished on the bottom. A dropshot has been good for quantity and a shakeyhead or Texas rig will attract larger bites. The evenings and mornings are best. Stick with shad and crawdad patterns and you will be sure to find some fish.

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      John Liechty (209)743-9932

Friday, August 17th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 79-84

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Mike Sperbeck and I started our trip out of Markley Cove about 3 pm, planning to do some night fishing. The afternoon/evening bite was good - better than we expected! Mike caught 2 very nice fish right away including a smallie over 3 lbs and and a 2 3/4 lb spotted bass. First place we stopped! And this is summer?? Those were in the narrows. We worked our way out to the main body, catching quality 2 to 2 1/2 bass of all three species. The smallies were back! We did catch a few dinks mixed in! Mike lost the usual "one that got away" right at dusk - a 6 lb plus that he lost on the first jump! Sad!! The mid afternoon good bite was a pleasant surprise! We were going to night fish some, but forgot about the Thurs night tournaments, and it was late, so we left at dark. If we didn't have a 14 lb limit, the best 5 was very close.

      Tips: We were looking for the bait balls in the afternoon and found a few - one big one with some fish around it. The intense heat this summer might delay the bait balls for a week or so. Mike tried some topwater baits and caught a few small ones. I only had one or two hits on a spoon. How can one beat 6" Robo worms for a steady bite under tough conditions. MM111 was the best color yesterday. As the summer progresses, I have found the bass not as attracted to the morning dawn color as they are in the late spring and early summer. Just my observation. The night bite and topwater bite should pick up when the water cools a bit.

    • Report: Delta Report…. Overall slow but Stripers are starting to show

      This Weekend Hook Line and Sinker open, Russo’s Marina

      Isleton Catfish are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Anchovies, Mackeral and Sardines are good choices here for the whiskerfish. Still waiting as I Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. While the temperatures get ready to heat up again this weekend look for no change in the Salmon bite this week. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try.

      Walnut Grove Salmon showing, Mepp’s Flying c’s and Capt. Stan’s Spinners. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.

      Discovery Bay Really while we just had a nice stretch a couple cooler days ahead this next week there is hope for the Punch bite to be decent once again. Golden Shiner patterns are proving to be a rapidly growing favorite. Current and shade are the key. Punching is scoring bass on the main river points. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. Jig bite on points is also decent!

      West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Sardines and Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 36 inches this week. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Mackeral and Sardines ae finding fun action. A Salmon success story or two have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Bencia . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 48.5 degrees, elevation 760.39

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Decent fishing today. Got launched at 5:30 am, stopped fishing right at 9:30 am. Fished the point at the end of the boat dock first, and picked up 14 spots, spent 1 1/4 hours working back and forth. No giants, but all decent 13 to 13 1/2" fish. Remember, catch a fish, stay on the location, working it, as so many times the spots are schooled up. Second stop, nothing!! held fish last week. Third location gave up 9 fish, and a little better size with one 15", one 14 1/2", one 14" and the rest 13 1/2" for a total of 23 spots. Seems better fish are coming around as the water cooled down to 78.5 degrees. Just about all fish hooked right at 30-35 foot mark. Hardly any breeze this am, making for easy boat holding on location. Wild guess, but figure Lime Saddle has 7 weeks left before running out of ramp water. Lake dropped 25 feet last month, only 48.39 feet of water left before ramp closes at 712 feet. Pictures in fishing forum.

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 83

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Subject: Fishing with Sid




      I took out Gary in the early afternoon and headed to the east side of the lake towards the vineyards. Along the way we caught some nice bass trolling. His five best bass weighed 16 lbs 7 oz the largest weighing almost 4 lbs. Our system was easy we used Procure trout scent on the crank bait and the fish kept biting. The next day I decided to fish in the narrows. I headed towards the dam and fished the rocky shoreline trolling back towards the main lake. I caught 41 bass in less then three hours with only one keeper weighing 2 lbs 4 oz it was a fun morning. The average size I was catching were about ten inches. Hope I get lucky when they get bigger next year. Fishing is still great and I hope it continues into the fall. 'til next time.............................good fishing!!!!
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      Tips: one day all large fish next day onlt one keeper that's why we call it fishing.

    • Water Temp: Warm

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Spent the day on New Melones Reservoir with Ryan Cook and Moo Lee from MooMoo Outdoors fishing out of a bass boat. The bite was a little tougher than expected but we ended up finding 3 nice ones. Bites came on topwater, jigs, tubes, shakyhead and dropshot. Got on a consistent bite throwing green pumpkin finesse worms on a dropshot and shakyhead. We found fish from the bank to 30 feet. Points were the most consistent and a little bit of wind always helps. We ended up with a few mechanical issues and wrapped it up early around noon. The smoke wasn't too bad but it was hot!!!

      Tips: Report submitted by Motherlode Kayak Angler Kayak Bass Guide Service (209) 230-3159.

    • Water Temp: not measured

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: good fishing in full sun on a 90 degree day. Not much at first using "yellow swimbait" with a float. Later used "wacky bait", Yamamoto 5" worm with "Hogy Lure" hooked mid worm. Dragged on bottom, hooked a 15" Bass......tossed back for someone else.

      Tips: see above

Friday, August 10th, 2018

    • Report: Delta Report…. Overall slow but Stripers are starting to show

      This Weekend

      Oakley Kids Fishing Day Saturday August 11th at the Antioch-Oakley Pier. Registration available Here at Dan’s Delta Outdoors and start at 8AM at the pier.

      Dan's Delta Outdoors Last Team event of the Year is AN OPEN event NO Membership Required. Would would like Those who haven't fished with us to have the opportunity to join those who are helping make this series a Growing success. Check in will get underway at 430 am at Russo's Marina and Blast Off When Safe and Ready. This is a 6hr event with BBQ Scheduled from our Sponsor Laura Medina of Keller Williams.

      Isleton Catfish are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Anchovies, Mackeral and Sardines are good choices here for the whiskerfish. Still waiting as I Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. While the temperatures get ready to heat up again this weekend look for no change in the Salmon bite this week. Capt Stans are the best bet for those who want to try.

      Walnut Grove No Change, Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.

      Discovery Bay Really while we just had a nice stretch a couple HOT days ahead this next week there is hope for the Frog bite to be decent once again. River2Sea FROGS and Snag Proof frogs getting some explosive strikes. Current and shade are the key. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Punching is scoring bass on the main river points. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. Jig bite on points is also decent!

      West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Sardines and Anchovies. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 36 inches this week. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Mackeral and Sardines ae finding fun action. Soon a few Salmon success stories will start come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard.
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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 78.6, elevation 768.046.58

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: ays started bad, left, got 5-6 miles down the road and had to turn around, forgot the camera!! Still, got launched at Lime Saddle about 5:40 am, fished till 9:30 am when it began to get hot. Better fishing today, first stop in Lime Saddle area got 10 spots, all from one location, all at about 35 feet. One cast, soon as the worm hit bottom, wham, thought it was a giant spots for a second, then realized a cat fish. Second location just 2 spots. Third location, made me happy, slightly larger fish, picking up another 10 spots. Caught 22 fish today, about 60 percent 13-14 1/2", the rest the basic 12-13". Water cooled a tad due to smoke, think that helped the bite some. Just about all fish taken 35 to 45 foot mark. Best fish 14 1/2", second best 14", not counting the catfish. Released all fish as usual.Pictures in fishing forum.

Monday, August 6th, 2018

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 74 - 75

      Report: y AKBASSFISHING » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:34 pm

      California Delta 8/6/2018
      Water Temp 74 - 75
      Visibility 1 – 4 feet
      Wind 9 - 17 mph

      We got in around 6 in the morning. The tide was outgoing and was due to bottom around 9. The wind was blowing steadily out of the west.

      We made a quick run to an isolated tule island. I opted for a plopper and my father went with the chatterbait. Almost immediately, my father boated the first fish, a solid two and a half pounder. We continued down the island with mixed results.

      Hoping to find some good fish, we made a run offshore. The wind was howling, the tide was ripping, and it made for rather interesting conditions. Bouncing about, we fired our crankbaits across the flats. BAM we doubled up, but these fish were too hot to be bass. Sure enough, I saw the telltale white flash. We both hooked into decent sized stripers. That said, as soon as we found them, they vanished.

      After our brief scuffle with the stripers, we made another quick run for more protected water, to fish frogs and spinnerbaits. I fished the frog while my father loaded the boat with fish. After numerous blow-ups, missed fish, and a perfect frog sized welt on my side, I put the frog down and switched to a buzzbait. The fish seemed to like this change, but nothing over a pound.

      By late morning, the tide had switched and wind had subsided, we went back to fishing the offshore weed flats. The fish were plentiful, but couldn’t get anything over two-pounds. With conditions being so calm and the water clearing, I feel the larger fish went into a more negative feeding mood. Making a slight adjustment, we switched to Senkos’ paired with Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hooks. Targeting the holes and irregularities in the weeds, we finally found some better fish. We followed this pattern until mid-afternoon with great success. The two and three-pound class range of fish were feeding.

      By 3 in the afternoon, we called it a day. Not the most spectacular day, but we managed to grind out a couple decent fish.

      Tips: Notes

      Nothing new, the cranks and senko still seem to be my best bet at catching fish.

      It’s August! The stripers are starting to run, which makes for a fun day of fishing. It’s still early in the month, but we should start to see more in the coming weeks.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

    • Water Temp: 81.7 degrees, elevation 774.34

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Not a good morning on the water for me. To begin with, half way to the Lime Saddle ramp, realize I forgot my morning meds, which includes allergy meds, not going back so get launched about 5:30 am, and fish in the smoke haze. Didn't take long for my allergies to get going, feeling like crap but fished anyway. Funny, when one is not feeling well, hard to get into the hunt and catch fish. Only got 13 fish this morning, could not seem to find them at all, like the smoke seems to bother them too. Best fish right at 13 1/2". My last Friday fishing forever. Get back to the ramp at 9 am and it looks like a circus, boats sitting at the launch, yet no one launching. I call them weekend boater, no clue how to keep a ramp moving, like they are the only ones around!!! Took nearly 25 minutes to be able to get the boat off the water! Picture in fishing forum.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

    • Water Temp: 80-84

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: The dog days of summer are here. But, they should be called the hog days of summer as we are catching some big ol’ bass on New Melones Reservoir. The smoke continues to cover the State, but on most days, it has not been too bad down on the water. Usually there is enough wind and we find ourselves fishing under the thick smoke. The fish are cooperating and the bite continues to be really good. I have been guiding morning trips, evening trips and even all-nighter’s. Each morning we have been starting with topwater lures and swimbaits. Then as the sun comes up we will switch to reaction baits and finesse presentations. In the evening will we reverse this order. The nighttime bite can be exceptional and is a great way to avoid the summer heat. Lures and presentations that displace water and create sound and vibration will work best. The lake is extremely healthy and the water is dropping slowly in comparison to years past.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

    • Water Temp: 81.5

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Last week my son and daughter-in-law went out fishing and did very well. They want me to mention that they attribute this to their "good luck charm" Amelia (see photo). On Thursday I took Mike and his 14 year old grandson Jack out for the day. Jack's largest bass weighed five pounds two ounces (see photo) and he set the bar for the day because it was his first catch of the day. We had to take swim breaks during the day the temperature climbed up to 102 degrees. They continued to land bass all day but Jack held the record for biggest catch which he let us know over and over all day. Job well done Jack!!! 'til next time...............................................good fishing!!!!!
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      Tips: top water has not happened a few blow ups and roll overs drop sh0ts and square bills are the two best ways to put bass in the boat .I look for signs call me I will go over the signs I look for your call sid 650 583 3333 9am to 9 pm.

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 74 - 76

      Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:32 am

      California Delta 7/30/2018
      Water Temp 74 - 76
      Visibility 2 – 3 feet
      Wind 5 - 14 mph

      Had the opportunity to take a short trip this morning. Launched around 6:30 this morning. Conditions were ideal. Low light with a steady wind blowing from the west.

      I made a run to an expansive weed flat. Working my crankbait along the weeds, I hooked into a good fish. After a little battle, I had a solid four-pounder in the boat. Surprisingly, this fish had about three others in the same class following it, trying to eat the bait out of the other fish’s mouth. Without hesitation, I stuck her in the live well and went back to work. For a good ten minutes, I consistently stuck twos’ and the occasional three here and there. Within 15 minutes of being on the water, I had my limit. With high hopes, I continued.

      With the tide now moving out, I switched to fishing berms. I started by working the edges with crankbaits, but switched to Senkos paired with Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hooks in areas were the current slowed. This one – two combination yielded good results, but nothing cull worthy. This soon changed though. I pitched my senko up to an isolated tullie patch, away from the others. After a short while, I noticed my line swimming off. I reeled down on the fish and set hook, but to my amazement and horror, the fish was already under the boat. I frantically reeled with my 7:1 gear ratio reel, but to no avail. She was gone. From my experience, the fish that swim to deep water that fast, are monsters. Undeterred, I continued.

      Around eleven, I changed game plans and went back to searching the flats. By this time, the tide had dropped significantly, so I opted for the plopper. The fish were more than willing to cooperate, with many aggressively eating my bait. Again, the two and three-pound fish were eating. I noticed the areas that went into coves seemed to produce the most.

      By one in the afternoon, I attempted to mix in the chatterbait and some punching, but wasn’t able to get rid of any of my fish. The combination of small fish and smoke from a near-by fire made fishing the afternoon tough. I called it quits by 2. Overall, I had around fourteen-pounds for best five. Nothing special, but a productive day. I seem to be in a slump for the big fish, just got to concentrate and hope my luck changes.

      Tips: Notes

      The clouds and smoke make for outstanding reaction bait action.

      Again, finding the clean weeds offshore seem to produce the healthier fish.

      Cranks, Senkos, and Ploppes continue to do all of the damage.

Friday, July 27th, 2018

    • Report: Delta Report…Summer Pattern takes Hold! Smallmouth bite Solid Ultimate Frog Challenge will be the months biggest event July 28th and 29th Outta Russo’s Marina. Dan’s Delta Outdoors will host Snag Proof Frog Technique Seminar at 6pm August 1st As we get ready for the Snag Proof Open Next Weekend!

      Isleton Catfish start to show in better numbers. Sardines and livers are the best bets for whisker fish. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been Improving the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Get Crankin’ Smallies are grabbing baits throughout the North Delta area. Craw patterns are key. Summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers.

      Rio Vista- A couple of Salmon have been reported but will be a bit before they get rolling. Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring cats and a few stripers . The best place to score a striped bass or Whisker fish remains Three Mile and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is still scoring a stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Yo-Zuri’s and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

      Walnut Grove North Delta sloughs Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area are a biting. Jigs and Swim jigs are working in the Hogback and Steamboat Areas. Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling.

      Central Delta Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Strike King Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent! A few anglers are starting to see small schoolie sized stripers chasing bait.

      Frank’s Tract Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. While last week the talk was of Better summer staging fish starting to grab punch baits. Many are starting to stick with drop-shotting Robo Worms We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss ProZ Frogs.

      West Delta Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be improving but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with Sardines, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

      Contra Loma –Catfishing is reining supreme at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

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    • Report: From Lake Camanche
      Lake Camanche slowly continues to drop in elevation. 228.52′ and 88% full at the time of this report. Lake Camanche’s release was approx. 365 C.F.S. while receiving approx. 136 C.F.S from Pardee Lake. Pardee still was reading 98% full this week, again at the time of this report.
      Fishing continues to be slow due to sizzling temperatures and recreational boaters. Water temps were reported between 79- 81 degrees.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

    • Report: by Kennortonjr » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:18 am

      My buddy and I fished out of lime saddle this morning (up the west branch) and we just had one fish between us. I am so used to fishing from the shore in Parrish cove/Nelson bar and still picking up tactics for deeper water and from a boat.... When you say you are catching them at 35-40 feet, is that on the bottom - or are they suspended at that depth and catching the bait on the fall? I suppose at that depth even a senko would need some added weight (either a drop shot or nail weight setup)?