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Bass Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-10 18:14:52

Deep water near the dam is the spot to find bass or trout. Lake is 58% and dropping. Not unusual for this time of year for this lake. (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 2014-09-17 20:26:37

Lake remains 17% full. Water is low and warm. White bass fishing has been hit-miss.

Lake Nacimiento Resort Marina (805) 238-1056

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Lake San Antonio (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:27:16

You're on your own here. No launching, no marina. Lake is 4% of capacity.

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Lopez Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:28:08

Trout were planted last week but they seem to have fled to deep water. No reports of catches. Small crappie and bluegill are being caught in Cottonwood Cove and from the F Dock. A 3 pound bluegill was landed, short of the 3.79 pound lake record. (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 2014-09-17 20:28:33

Striper bite is improving in the big lake. Top water lures can get bass to 20 pounds. Forebay bite continues to be good. Top water lures will work. There are a lot of bait fish present. (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 2014-09-17 20:29:07

Shaver Lake continues on a controlled drop. The lake is dropping will continue until the lakes capacity is about 47%. But right now, it is hard to keep the trout off your hook. Dick Nichols, of Dick's Fishing Charters says  his clients have had as many as 4 limits in the boat this week including WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient Lonnie Cook of Clovis. Mr. Cook was fishing with his son Leroy and great grandson, Austin Freeland, both of Clovis, with Nichols and picked up 4 limits of mixed trout and kokanee, tossing one limit. Nichols says most days it is hard to keep the crawlers on his Trout Buster spinners. The kokanee bite is slowing with many of the fish spawning. The trout are running about 13 inches and are in great shape. An occasional 2 to 2.5 pounder is caught on some of the trips.

Other boat fishermen seem to be doing fine using some type of crawler/blade combination. Nichols says most anywhere in the lake you will find trout. Most are holding at about 20 feet deep. He has had good success in front of the dam, the island and Eagle point. Bank fishermen are having fair to good luck catching planter sized rainbows . Roads 1 and 2, the dam and near Sierra Marina have been productive with Power Bait being the go to bait. With the lakes water going down, the Shaver Marina had to move to deeper water and has closed for the season. Sierra Marina is open and continues to do business on a regular basis at the County ramp on the north end of the lake. Boats can be rented now and possibly through next weekend. The county ramp still has a concrete auxiliary ramp which can be used when the water recedes below the regular ramp. Check the web at for an up to the minute view of the ramp and lake.  Dick Nichols (559) 841-3317

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