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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 2014-10-22 20:57:51

Lake is 16% of capacity. Anglers are catching white bass and spotted bass near the mouth of Las Tablas Creek and the shoreline near the North Shore Launch. The shoreline between Snake and Dip Creek coves also is productive using small crank baits or swim baits. Lake Nacimiento Resort Marina (805) 238-1056

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Lake San Antonio (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:58:14

Lake is 4% of capacity. Kayaks are the way to go here. Shoreline fishing is slow. Best spot for stripers and black bass are near Half Moon Bay and the island near the dam.  Swim baits and rattling crank baits are productive lures. Jim’s Pro Bass (805) 237-0549

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Lopez Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:58:35

Crappie and panfish will take nightcrawlers and Gulp minnows near the dam and Cottonwood Cove. Bass are near rocky structure and off points. Water is dropping and lake is 40% full. (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 2014-10-22 20:59:01

Striper bite is good on the main lake. Boaters drifting jumbo minnows or trolling jointed plugs down 40 to 60 feet is productive. There is a topwater bite early and late. Use swim baits on the forebay. White is the best color. 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 2014-10-22 20:59:34

Half full or half empty at 49% capacity, Shaver Lake is kicking out good numbers of trout, says fishing guide Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters. Trollers are not having a problem in launching at the Sierra Marina ramp. The water line is just above the end of the main ramp. With beautiful weather again this week, trollers were picking up mostly limits of rainbows using spinner/crawler combinations behind weighted flasher's at about 20 feet deep. Some trollers are connecting with down riggers at 30 feet. The surface water temperature dropped some this past week which could move the fish slightly up the water column. Nichols likes the island, Black Rock and Eagle point as the better locations for trollers.

Bank fishermen have been targeting the dam, and roads one and two areas with Power Bait or crawlers. Reports have a few connecting with trophy sized trout.

Southern California Edison came through again for boaters with a 50 foot addition to the Edison Camp ramp near the Shaver Lake Marina. Pouring of the ramp was scheduled for last Saturday. This should be a big benefit to all who launch a boat and take the pressure off the Sierra ramp, Nichols said.


Dick Nichols (559) 841-3317

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