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Northern California Lake Fishing Report

    • Water Temp: 73-77

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Yesterday I took a father and his 15 yr old son to Berryessa and we had a fairly good post-spawn trip. Conditions were a little tough with a bluebird sky and calm water. Wind came up as we going back to Markley. The son struggled to catch many bass but dad did well since this was his first real bass trip. He caught several bass including the biggest largemouth of the day - at 4+ pounds. When? 12 noon of course!! I caught a largemouth at 3 1/2 lbs at 1 pm. Funny now many post-spawn quality bass will feed at noon. Even though we fished the narrows a lot and some of the west side of main body, they only caught two 2 lb smallies and a few undersize spots. Most of our quality bass were largemouth. Smallmouth usually get going a little later in the summer, Our best 5 was around 12 1/2 - 13 lbs.

      Tips: I tried to get some topwater going but no takers. I had them worm fishing mostly since I could teach them to work the bottom better, and, worms are very effective in the post spawn. Aarons Magic, morning dawn, and shad colored Robo worms all worked well. The bigger bass were now a little deeper, down to 20 feet after last weeks heat spell. Most of our bass were found on points yesterday.

  • Report: by clearlakeoutdoors »
    Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:04 pm
  • I havent been fishing much so havent been doing reports.
    I went last Saturday ,water ranged fom 78-82 and got off the water at 10:30 am.
    Caught 3 fish on a frog early biggest was a 6+
    also caught fish on jigs offshore and we cranked some fish and caught shakeyhead fish also.
    Went back out yesterday and caught 2 on a frog and 4 on a buzzbait early.
    jig bite was good offshore and caught some more on the shakeyhead.
    crankbait bite wasnt as good as its been, no wind
    I caught around 20 fish before 10am big fish was a 5
    Algae bloom not bad in am but gets worse as it warms.
    Lake is still really full and lots of shad and hitch

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