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Bass Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-09 21:12:26

Marina closes Sunday, Oct. 13. (559) 642-3737

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Edison Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-10 22:16:33

Water temperature is 65 degrees and trout are deeper than 20 feet and close to the bottom. Browns are being caught at a much higher ratio than rainbows. Lake level is low so the only trolling is in the deep water near the dam. Green and white Turbo Dough was the hot ticket over the weekend. Anglers near Cold Creek enjoyed a brisk bite after 6:30 p.m. (559) 259-4000

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Huntington Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-10 22:17:05

Trout bite is slow. Lake is close to full. Best tactic is to drift along the shoreline in 30 feet of water. Rainbows to 19 inches are being caught. Salmon peach Power Bait works well in Rancheria Cove. Nightcrawlers work best near Dam 3. Kokanee bite is good for those working right down the middle of the lake. Red is the best color. (559) 893-3234

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Lake Nacimiento (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-04 06:24:25

There may be some topwater or reaction action if you cover water. It’s been very slow and quality is poor. Jim’s Pro Bass (805) 237-0549, Lake Nacimiento Resort Marina (805) 238-1056

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Lake San Antonio (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-18 06:11:20

Water is very low so boaters need to use caution. There are stripers being caught near the dam. Three Fingers, Bee Rock and Harris Creek when boils occur. Crank baits along the mudlines or flipping jigs off the walls can get bass. Jim’s Pro Bass (805) 237-0549, Lake San Antonio Marina (805) 472-2818

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Lopez Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:12:36

Bass fishing is very good as the fish have moved in to the shallows to spawn. Cottonwood Cove and Strawberry Flats are the top spots. Spinner baits are popular offering. Bluegill and crappie are slowly becoming more available. (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 2014-04-09 21:13:15

Stripers have moved to deep water and are hard to reach. (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 2014-04-09 21:13:48

Dick Nichols, of Dick's Fishing charters said he and others are finding kokanee at 45 to 65 feet deep in 90 foot of water near the island and Black Rock. He is using Captain Jack's Double Spinner Super Hoochies and Apex lures all tipped with corn behind Mini Mountain Flashers on the downriggers and his Trout Busters tipped with corn and crawlers behind weighted Mountain Flashers at 20 feet deep for best results. An occasional trophy sized trout hits every now and then. Most of the trophies were planted by DF&W last week in the 3 pound range, but a few of the Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project's hybrid rainbows have also appeared. Other trollers have had success with blade/crawler combinations, Needlefish and Rapala's. The bank fishermen have done pretty well since the DF&W plant. Ana Jirano, of Visalia, picked up 5 big trout fishing with Power Bait at road 1.  Her biggest was 4.8 pounds.

Dick Nichols (559) 841-3317; Shaver Lake Marina (559) 841-3324; Shaver Lake Sports (559) 841-2740

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