California Fishing Reports

[ A to Z | On a Big Map | By County | By Region | By Location Type | CA Tide Map ]

Page: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 ]
russnyders
0 posts
February 14, 2008
Water: 54
Clarity: stained
Level: 25 feet down.
Wind: south 10-15
Baro:
Great Fishing @ Lake Anderson
Finally, some rain. Charlie and I managed to get out and do some fishing just before our first big storm of the year. Because of the last few small storms, the water is already starting to dirty up. Our first stop was Packwood Cove. The bass are just starting their transition from winter to their pre-spawn mode. We caught a few two pounders fishing 10-15 feet just out from the spawning flat in the back of the cove. Small rock piles and wood were both holding fish. Towards the afternoon we worked our way up north. At each spot we would pick up a fish or two using tubes and jigs. Because the overcast conditions, brown/purple was definitely getting the most bites. The reaction bite still seems nonexistent. Just to check, when arriving to each new spot, we would pick up a swimbait, spinnerbait, or ripbait. After making a few dozen or so casts without getting bit, we would go back over the same piece of structure with either a tube or jig and catch a couple. Before heading in we spent the last hour fishing by the bridge at the south end of the lake. While most of the fish throughout the day seemed to be sucked tight to the bottom, below the bridge I saw some larger bass suspended at 20 feet. With the rain starting to come down hard, I positioned the boat beneath the bridge while tying on a weightless 5” Senko on a light spinning rod for Charlie. We were sitting in 30 feet, of water and it took that Senko forever to hit the bottom. As the Senko fell slow through the suspended fish it finally hit bottom, right as that happened a healthy five pounder was there to pick it up. After a couple nice photos we let her go. That was one of the healthiest bass I have seen, fat, full of eggs, and not a blemish on her.
Today, the key was to slow way down. The water temp on Saturday was still 54 degrees, but with this big cold storm coming through the water will surly be colder by next Saturday.

For more information on my Bass Fishing Guide Service please visit:
www.russnyders.com



Sacto John
1105 posts
November 9, 2008
Water: 58
Clarity: 2-8
Level:
Wind: 10-15 MPH
Baro: Rising
Delta Stripers
I went out Sunday to take advantage of what I had heard was on off the hook striper bite. Took a buddy from work who had never caught a striper before to get in on the "hot action" as well. The day started well but it ended up being a disappointment.

Rand down to Mildred Island and got bumped almost immediately on the Big Hammer but did not hook up. Fished down the bank a bit and I switched over to the Punker and had a fish absolutely destroy it at the very start of the retrieve, he went about 22 inches. about 100 yards down the bank I get another one on the Punker, slightly larger than the first one. After that the wind picked, the sky cleared and the bite died. Spent the rest of the day running to various spots in the central and south delta with no luck.

swimbait
9879 posts
November 2, 2008
Water: 63
Clarity: 3-5
Level:
Wind: 0-5
Baro:
South Delta Report
I took my buddy Witold from grad school to the delta today. We had nice condition, with clouds, light wind, etc. It was a little post front by the end of the day but not horrible. Water was 63 degrees, we launched from River's End. Mostly clear water, from 3 to 5 feet.

Right off we went in to the mouth of grantline canal and saw like 5 boats fishing striper. I stopped way short of it and we fished down. Saw fish on the graph and Witold caught a 5lb striper on a big hammer. I thought it was going to be a solid day. Instead things turned tough.

We fished from 10am to dark and after that first fish sheesh, it was bad. I caught about a half dozen small striper, a half dozen non-keeper largemouth, and of course a bullhead on a spoon. Witold lost one striper. That was it. We saw a few guys get schoolie stripers in grantline on live bluegill, and one on an anchovy.

I thought the south end of the delta would be uncrowded but it was the complete opposite. There were boats eveywhere, all day. For bass and striper. We went up to widows and back down coney and it was boat boat boat. There was one spot I wanted to fish by widows and it was a take a number situation with bass boats coming by. At the end of the day we tried to fish the pumps by River's End and I counted 7 other boats in that one stretch. So that was perplexing.

Witold



In case there was any doubt who is the captain of catfeesh
http://www.calfishing.com/files/Images/daily_reports/11_2_08_bullhead.jpg

Howard
636 posts
October 3, 2008
Water:
Clarity:
Level:
Wind:
Baro:
HUGE REDS!!!
13 Anglers
6 Lingcod
17 Red Snapper
113 Rockfish

Yes it was a little windy in the am, but the fish were huge all day. Sunday is looking like it will be a light load, so if you like an open boat, make a reservation today. Call the Sea Landing at 805-963-3564.

BassMan
156 posts
September 26, 2008
Water:
Clarity:
Level:
Wind:
Baro:
Santa Margarita
Got out to the lake around 12 noon. Sun high and hot. Went to some weeds at White Oak. Picked up the best fish of the day on the ole frog it went 6.4. Caught another on a crankbait they sure smack the crap out of those crankbaits this time of year. Next went to the dam area and found some more weeds for a couple more frog and crankbait fish. Caught fish all day on the frog and crankbait.
Went to the river towards the end of the day and switched to a texas rigged worm and flipped some bass out of the shoreline weeds. Found a good area that held fish that I continued to catch on a crankbait
BassMan

Sacto John
1105 posts
August 2, 2008
Water:
Clarity: Clear
Level:
Wind:
Baro:
Creek Fishing with Bella
I took my daughter Isabella fishing for her 5th birthday down at one of the many feeder creeks that flow into the American river. Nothing fancy, just a bobber and some night crawlers but it was a very successful trip. In just over an hour Isabella caught 13 fish (which she would tell to anyone who passed on the bike trail) One of the fish was the largest Red Ear Sunfish I have ever seen (no picture of that one as Bella dropped it while trying to hold it) Over all it was a fun trip, and I needed to dote o a little.

Sacto John
1105 posts
July 19, 2008
Water: 76-78
Clarity: 4-6ft
Level:
Wind: light
Baro:
Fishing with the Twins
My 12 year old twin nephews are in from Colorado visiting my parents so I decided to take them fishing. They are not into much besides playing their guitars and texting on their cell phones, but I thought it would do them good to get them out and, perhaps, interested in fishing.

I roused them from their beds at 3:30AM (they were not happy about this) loaded up the boat and headed up to Salt Springs. We arrived at the lake just before 5:00, launched the boat, and after a short casting lesson we were fishing! Well at least I was fishing. The twins sat in the back of the boat and ate, fought, played with the fish-finder, ate some more, and slept.

I on the other hand fished. The fishing got off to a slow start with no fish coming off of the damn, which is where I always start at Salt Springs. I made a short move to back of one of the arms and with in a few cast with a Rage Tail shad I hooked up on a nice 2.5 pound Salt Spring bass. After that first bass it was non stop action for about 45 minutes, with me getting a fish or a blow-up about ever other cast.

Overall the fishing was very good. I caught between 15 and 20 fish before we left at 10:30, the twins never even made a cast. None of the fish were over 4 pounds but only one of the fish was under 2 pounds. All but two of the fish (Senko) were caught on the Rage Tail shad, which I would highly suggest. They are a great bait to try in place of a buzzbait or hornytoad type bait.



Les Shovah
0 posts
July 14, 2008
Water: 78-80
Clarity: 0-2ft
Level:
Wind: 15-20mph
Baro:
Guide Trip 7/14/2008
July 14th, 2008 - Launched from Rivers End Marina located in Byron California at 6am and fished until 3pm..

Locations Fished - Grant Line Canal, Woodward Canal, Union Point area, Victoria Canal.

Catch - 3fish over 3lbs, 8 fish of legal size but under 3lbs, several short fish .

Bait - 5" Senco motor oil with black flake, Rebel Pop-R in baby bass pattern and Bomber model "A" in the chartreuse and blue pattern .

For more information check out www. extremefishingguide. com or call Les at 925-339-2601

Les Shovah
0 posts
July 13, 2008
Water: 78-80
Clarity: 0-2ft
Level:
Wind: 10-15mph
Baro:
Guide Trip 7/13/2008
July 13th, 2008 - Launched from Russo's Marina located on Bethel Island at Franks Tract at 12 noon and fished till 930pm.

Locations Fished - Franks Tract, Little Franks Tract, Holland Cut Marina area, Discovery Bay.

Catch - 9 fish over 3lbs, 14 fish of legal size but under 3lbs, numerous short fish and 5 small stripers.

Bait - Bomber model "A" in the chartreuse and blue pattern was the most consistent bait all day and caught all of the fish over 3lbs.

For more information check out www. extremefishingguide.com or call Les at 925-339-2601

Sacto John
1105 posts
July 4, 2008
Water: 78
Clarity: 5-8ft
Level:
Wind: 8-10MPH
Baro:
Fourth of July Topwater fun
This marks my thrid annual 4th of July Salt Springs fishing trip with my fishing partner from Modesto. We got to the lake just before safe light, dropped the trolling motor and started throwing topwaters. Third cast for my buddy with a buzzbait and a typical chunky Salt Springs bass killed it. He caught another fish on the buzz bait and I switched to the Spook. Walked it up to a clump of weeds, paused for a second, twitch BOOM fish on. Goat another fish to completely kill the spook, fought it for a few seconds and it jumped and threw the bait back at me. It makes me wonder how that is possible with all those treble hooks. We fished the rest of the morning with me getting another spook fish at about 8:00 and loose several fish on a Snag Proof Frog. My Buddy kept catching fish on a buzz bait but not as well as in years past. at about 11:00 I got the big fish of the trip, right at 4 pounds to eat my spook. We kept getting blow ups until we left at noon. I think the fishing was not as good this year because of the cooler morning temps, if we could have stayed out all day I have no doubt that the fishing would have improved in the afternoon.

If you have never been to Salt Springs before you need to go. It is a catch and release only lake that gets very little pressure. Lots of shallow weed beds, and great summer topwater action. We were the only boat on the water until about 11:00 Am and this was on the Fourth of July. They do not allow water skiing, jet skis are allowed, but they are restricted to the jet ski course in the middle of the lake. All in all we saw just three other boats and four jet skis all day.

 
Copyright © Robert Belloni 1997-2012. All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without express written consent.
Login /