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      • Water Temp: 68.6 - 70.4

        Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

        Report: Got up here Sunday night & fished Monday, Tuesday night & Wednesday night. The lake is going off right now which is surprising as we arrived right after a small storm system. I can't tell how long this bite will last but it's been crazy the past few days. Brought my daughter this trip, caught around 30 Monday afternoon but they were all small 1.5 - 2.5 range. Got better at night best 5 going 22.2, lbs big fish was 6.9 but they were active. Tuesday was friggin nuts. Big jig bite, best 5 going 5.5, 6.11, 7.7, 7.9, & 9.5 for a 36 lbs 5 oz limit! We boated 23 & tanked a few more that might have been big. It was one of those night when you set the hook, you know that it might be huge! They were strong, really heathy and active. Wednesday night was really windy & we had to work to keep the boat on our spots. Started pretty slow then picked up around 1:30 AM on Senkos & blades. We caught 12 in a few hours in the 2 - 3 lb range as we couldn't really concentrate on any given spot. At least they were still biting! We only fished south in Konocti this trip. The weeds aren't too bad yet, but with this upcoming heat wave, they should really bloom fast. The fish weren't all that deep, in the 5-8ft range. Jigs, Texas double wide & kinky beavers, senkos & blades all caught fish. Even got a few on crankbaits rolled slow. (used some Norman DD22's that I found in a drawer & threw them as I was fishing some really abrupt struture!) I don't know what this hot weather will bring, but if you get a chance to give it a try up here, stay safe & have a great time!

        Tips: Every thing we fished, we fished slow. Colors were some dark browns with red flakes (Big Texan!) They seemed to be in rocky structure & holding pretty close to shore. We were able to catch quite a few in each spot so they seem to be schooling up. They are in really good health with bright color & big bellies! I think that's why we didn't graph an abundance of bait fish; they're eating them up! The jig bite is great to run into, I think it will get better as the crawfish are now getting really active. We had to use heavy weights on Texas & jigs to deal with the wind. They picked up the bait & swam with it on occasion , so beware: that weed you think your stuck on may very well be a big fish! All the reaction fish we caught hammered it, so pay attention or they will rip the rod out of your hands! Be back in a few weeks! Tight lines!


    • Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got up here Sunday night & fished Monday, Tuesday night & Wednesday night. The lake is going off right now which is surprising as we arrived right after a small storm system. I can't tell how long this bite will last but it's been crazy the past few days. Brought my daughter this trip, caught around 30 Monday afternoon but they were all small 1.5 - 2.5 range. Got better at night best 5 going 22.2, lbs big fish was 6.9 but they were active. Tuesday was friggin nuts. Big jig bite, best 5 going 5.5, 6.11, 7.7, 7.9, & 9.5 for a 36 lbs 5 oz limit! We boated 23 & tanked a few more that might have been big. It was one of those night when you set the hook, you know that it might be huge! They were strong, really heathy and active. Wednesday night was really windy & we had to work to keep the boat on our spots. Started pretty slow then picked up around 1:30 AM on Senkos & blades. We caught 12 in a few hours in the 2 - 3 lb range as we couldn't really concentrate on any given spot. At least they were still biting! We only fished south in Konocti this trip. The weeds aren't too bad yet, but with this upcoming heat wave, they should really bloom fast. The fish weren't all that deep, in the 5-8ft range. Jigs, Texas double wide & kinky beavers, senkos & blades all caught fish. Even got a few on crankbaits rolled slow. (used some Norman DD22's that I found in a drawer & threw them as I was fishing some really abrupt struture!) I don't know what this hot weather will bring, but if you get a chance to give it a try up here, stay safe & have a great time!

      Tips: Every thing we fished, we fished slow. Colors were some dark browns with red flakes (Big Texan!) They seemed to be in rocky structure & holding pretty close to shore. We were able to catch quite a few in each spot so they seem to be schooling up. They are in really good health with bright color & big bellies! I think that's why we didn't graph an abundance of bait fish; they're eating them up! The jig bite is great to run into, I think it will get better as the crawfish are now getting really active. We had to use heavy weights on Texas & jigs to deal with the wind. They picked up the bait & swam with it on occasion , so beware: that weed you think your stuck on may very well be a big fish! All the reaction fish we caught hammered it, so pay attention or they will rip the rod out of your hands! Be back in a few weeks! Tight lines!

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