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Berryessa and Oroville Fish Report

    • Report: by Kyle46N » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 am

      This won't be much of a report. We caught one fish, and did a bunch of swimming, yet I saw a pattern on the electronics that may help. This was our first trip to Berryessa, so I was pretty clueless, and our results showed. I kind of just migrated to the back of coves all day, and that's where I saw over half the coves had some larger fish (assuming bass) pushing bait into the backs of the coves. It was the classic pattern of seen on reservoirs in the southeast come fall. Shad getting pushed into the backs of coves with a wall of bass on the outside. For the life of me, I could not get them to eat the numerous plastics and metal I put in front of their faces. They were definitely there though. Water temps were 70-72. What a beautiful lake. I definitely look forward to learning it....but for now I'm heading back to the Delta tomorrow. :D

    • Water Temp: 70 degrees, elevation 717.62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:40 am today, almost shocked at how far down the water went, off the lake at 10:15 am. Looks like 7 or so days left for this ramp. Kind of breezy today, but it sure didn't hurt the bite any. Bagged 34 spots this morning, all from the same 40-50 feet of shoreline where the breeze was minimal to near nothing, only calm location at Lime Saddle. Fish seemed to move in groups, a little this way, then the other way. Seemed like every other cast got a bite. Fish were ok size, most 13" plus, with about 10 fish in the 11-12" runt size, best two 15" and 14 1/2", along with a catfish and a 13 1/2" large mouth. Good example of giving a location a chance after catching a fish, like today, rather then move on down the bank. Fish were deeper, just like the bait balls, all 30-40 foot, best fish on the deeper side. Good day fishing for a change. Pictures in fishing forum.

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