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Bass Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-01 21:21:01

Water is cooling and boat traffic has subsided. Trout bite near the dam is improving. Bass will take rubber worms in grassy areas.  (559) 642-3737

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Edison Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-06-11 22:29:45

Brown trout bite remains good. Shore fishing and trolling are productive. Bass plugs, broken-back Rapalas and nightcrawlers have been working. Vermillion Valley Resort (559) 259-4000


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Huntington Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-09 23:10:29

Huntington Lake fishing has been fair at times near the inlets from streams. Wind and dust were reported around the shores of Huntington this past week.

 (559) 893-3234

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Lake Nacimiento (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-31 16:06:04

Lake is at 24% of capacity. Anglers have been pulling in spotted bass ranging from 1 to 4 pounds. Plastic worms and swim baits have proven very successful.  Many anglers are reporting luck in the main channel.  Fishing off shallow points is always a good bet.  While the water cools fish are likely to swim to the shallower sections of the lake while the sun is out.  Fishing shallow points or shelves will prove most fruitful.  Lake Nacimiento Resort Marina (805) 238-1056

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Lake San Antonio (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-31 16:06:27

Lake is 4% of capacity. Some stripers are caught by kayakers. (Only hand-launched crafts allowed). Use a slow retrieve and allow the lure to drop for best results. Using bright colored lures like chartreuse rattling crank baits is the best bet when fishing in murky water like currently in play at San Antonio.

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Lopez Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-07 21:14:12

Fishing success has been hard to come by. Water temperature is in the mid-50s. But daytime highs have reached the 80s the last few days. (805) 489-1006 

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Millerton Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-12-08 18:10:23

Pressure is light. Stripers have been few. Trout seem to be getting most of the attention from the few anglers heading out. Friant Trading Post (559) 822-2688

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Modesto Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-04-14 07:24:42

The crappie bite is on here. Small minnows are the ticket. Rumor is there is a good bass bite but anglers are tight-lipped. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011.

Pine Flat Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-10-31 19:28:26

Lake is low but cooling. Crappie and bass bites are good. Catfish prefer hot dogs for bait. (559) 787-2506

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San Luis Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:00:12

Shad, minnows, blood worms or pile worms will get stripers. Trash Racks and Goose Head have been productive spots. Keep moving until you mark fish and then fish the school. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Santa Margarita Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-02 21:52:25

Water clarity remains good. Little pressure since the wet weather. (805) 438-1522

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Shaver Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:00:50

With  beautiful weather in the 50 and 60's, several trollers traveled from the valley to Shaver Lake through the week. Surprisingly, Sunday only found a couple boats on the lake. Good news is, they are catching fish. Shaver Lake continues to supply those who make the trip up the hill with limits of nice trout to 16 inches. Dan Comer and Rich Paredes, of Fresno brought their limits by Shaver Lake Sports this week as proof of their success. The duo were fishing the Black Rock area at 15 to 20 feet down using a crawler behind a blade combination. Black Rock was the hot spot this week with another angler from Visalia picking up an easy limit there too. Spinners, tipped with crawler behind blades or dodger's seemed to be the go to lure for the bow's. The reason for the success, simply a lot of hold over's from the 2014 heavy plant season. I think the action will continue as long as you can get on the water and try. Hopefully the lake will provide limited access due to heavy snow soon. We really need it. The ramp at Sierra Marina is still in the water. However, the walk way connecting the permanent walk way and the marina that most use to enter there boats is missing from the shoreline. Additional members of fishing groups must board from shore after parking their towing rig and trailer.

There haven't been many reports from bank anglers, but the couple I received showed few if any fish being caught.

Dick Nichols (559) 841-3317

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