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SportfishMalibu
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March 28, 2010
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Fish Count 3/28
Fish Count 3/28

Date: Friday, March 28th, 7:00am trip--
Trip type: Malibu Sportsman 1/2 day Open Party--
# of Anglers: 17--
Fish Caught: 63 Sand Dab, 9 Bocaccio, 6 Red Snapper, 18 Rockfish

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SportfishMalibu
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March 18, 2010
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Fish Count 3/18
Date: Thursday March 18, 7am trip,
Trip type: Malibu Sportsman 3/4 day Open Party--
# of Anglers: 4--
Fish Caught: 98 Mackeral, 30 Jack Smelt, 1 Whitefish, 2 Rockfish

SportfishMalibu
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March 26, 2010
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Fish Count 3/26

Date: Friday, March 26th, 7:00am trip--
Trip type: Malibu Sportsman 3/4 day Open Party--
# of Anglers: 8--
Fish Caught: 6 Sand Dabs, 22 Rockfish, 2 Salmon Grouper, 2 Mackerel


SportfishMalibu
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March 27, 2010
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Fishing Reoprt 3/7
Date: Saturday, March 27,
Trip type: Malibu Sportsman 1/2 day Open Party--
# of Anglers: 23--
Fish Caught: 13 Rockfish, 2 Whitefish, 2 Sand Dabs,1 Sculpin, 2 Bocaccio



feelthesteel
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March 19, 2010
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Castaic lake -striper report -
2 weeks ago in the rain the bite was slow but fish were there to be had but deep.

Only certain grouping were active, the fish were harder to locate due to barrometric pressure drops.

I targeted 80 -120' of water for about 4 hours - 3 of which were in the rain

Only landed 7 striper

1 @ 6
2 @ 5
1 @ 4
1 @ 3
2 bout 2 lbs

Most fish were suspended over 87' of water landed them in depths of 40' to 90' though..

Lost one huge toad...

May hit it tomorrow...we'll see

Good luck guys,
Gary

deke95
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February 26, 2010
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Spot population growing fast
The spot population is locking on to SP in a big way,..I've heard that the spots have been in the lake for at least ten years,.....and I've also heard that they are slow growers, but the average fish this week seemed much bigger than the 1 to 2 lb'ers that I've caught in recent years. I fished half days (mornings til noon) every day (except one) since opening day. Most mornings I caught from two to 6 spots,....lost a few,...and missed hooking several others,.. all drop shotting. Hooked a couple of one + pounders, but fish mostly were 2 to 2.5 lbs,...biggest was a 5.6 this morning. Only talked to two other bass fishermen,...one caught two fish,..a 2 and a 2.5,...the other guy had one fish...a 5.5.

By contrast,I've caught a relative few LM in the last several seasons. With no DFG plants and the spot population growing fast,...San Pablo LM need some help! The dam is fixed,...finally getting stable high water and a return to successful LM spawns should help the picture a bit,...high water levels should bring back some good wood in the main body, and a lot of good cover at the south end, to this mostly "mud hole" of a lake. I wonder if some kind of creative, (but simple to understand), slot limit on LM would also help at SP? I have been talking to some folks at the lake and EBMUD about this,...but they seem to think that the fishermen that the slot limit is really aimed at, either wouldn't understand it or wouldn't abide by it. Then maybe we need something a little more drastic,...like a hefty fine for anyone caught keeping a LM over 12 INCHES...Eat the little ones,...just leave the big ones alone!!! Really just blowing off,...I don't have a clue what to do,...and hope someone smarter than me will come along and figure it all out. Have swimbaits,..will keep throwing!

A little Frustrated at Pablo
Deke



Art
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January 23, 1990
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Mojave Narrows, Horseshoe Lake
The dam at Horseshoe Lake has broken and the lake has drained. I am trying to contact the biologist in charge but have had no luck so far. If anyone knows how to contact them please post the information.

JPIE
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August 19, 2008
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Donnell Reservoir
Donnell Reservoir (also called Donnell Lake on some maps and brochures) is a beautiful 2 mile long by 1/2 mile wide lake that sits astride Stanislaus National Forest and the Carson-Iceberg wilderness. Access is not easy. From the town of Strawberry, off of California Highway 108, it's 10 miles on a bumpy, narrow, unimproved dirt road.

At an average speed of 8 mph it took us over an hour to travel this dirt road. Most of the road sits between a steep mountain on the right and a plunging river valley on the left. After 10 miles you'll reach an 8 foot metal gate, where you should unload your boat (kayak or canoe recommended due to their lighter size and weight) and baggage and park your vehicle. Small boats can easily be manhandled around instead of over this first (usually locked) gate. After moving your boat and supplies across this barrier, you will next need to move them by foot about 3/5 mile up a gently rising and turning dirt road before reaching another, 12 foot high metal gate. This gate, also locked, does not provide enough room to sneak a boat around - you must go over. There is a narrow access slip on the right hand side for people and small bags, however. Once across this 2nd gate you're on the dam. On the other side of the dam, approximately 40 feet away, is a steel railing. If you haven't brought a heavy duty rope (we used 300 lb test strength) you might as well turn around and give up at this point, since the next step is to lower your canoe and baggage to the bottom of the dam after tying your rope to the railing. When we were there, the water level was sufficiently level to expose a few acres of dry land close to the dam that we could lower the canoe to - otherwise you may have to lower it directly into the water. Finally, when you've roped down your canoe and all supplies, there is a vertical, metallic access ladder on the side of a tower (northeast section of the dam). This ladder will give you access to the dry land next to the water and your canoe and supplies. At this point you only need to carry your canoe and supplies another 50 yards, past some large boulders, and launch.

Once on the lake the fun begins. The water was light green in color and very clear. We quickly lost sight of the bottom though, as befits a lake situated in a narrow and very steep valley. Even excellent swimmers should bring life vests as almost vertical cliffs make most of the lake impossible to climb into or out of.

There are excellent campsites available, especially on the northwest side where an island (or peninsula, depending on water level) yielded 4 or 5 good campsites with rock fire rings, benches and plenty of firewood. This campsite is located about halfway down the 2 mile long lake.

This trip was our first to Donnells and was basically an exploration vs. fishing trip, but it was quite easy to see there could be excellent fishing here. Brown trout were clearly visible in the shallows and it was hard to spend any time on the lake without seeing several fish jumping at surface food during feeding time. The one fisherman we talked to in the 5 days there told us fishing was usually good, especially near the headwaters at the northern end of the lake. We understand from literature that rainbow trout are also prevalent at Donnells, though we didn't spot any.

If you are successful in making it into this lake, make sure you take the time to spot the 700 foot waterfall on the northeast side. If you're lucky, you may also spot the lakes best fisher, a pair of nesting Osprey's near the waterfall.

Don't plan on doing much hiking from your campsite. This lake is surrounded by extremely rough country and nearly vertical mountains in most areas.

Enjoy!

keith
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August 14, 1990
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cull canyon
As a relatively proficient fly fisherman i can usually catch a fish at any location, but after fishing a few times at the small cull canyon reservoir, in castro valley ca, and not seeing a fish, getting a strike, or catching a fish, I wonder about the fish popluations, and if the water quality/clarity is ever clear enough to catch fish on a dry or wet fly. has anybody fished there...

joeligori
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August 5, 2008
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Angler's Lake Closed
Drained and Closed in 2009

 
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