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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 2014-11-19 20:17:18

Spotted bass in the 1-3 pound class can be found near deep water shelves. Lake Nacimiento Resort Marina (805) 238-1056

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Lake San Antonio (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-12 16:34:18

Large swim baits and bucktail jigs produce striped bass for kayak anglers. Best stretch has been half-way between the dam and Three Fingers and the dam. Most of the stripers are 7-pounds plus. Jim’s Pro Bass (805) 237-0549, Lake San Antonio Marina (805) 472-2818

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Lopez Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:18:07

Bass bite is solid. Bass are moving in and out of shallows. Best action is around rocky structure with jigs, shaky heads, Senkos or crank baits. Crappie are in deeper water off docks. Some are larger than 2 pounds. (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 2014-11-19 20:18:35

Striper bite continues to be worthwhile for those trolling broken-back Predators, Lucky Craft Pointers or drifting live minnows. Shore anglers use blood worms, pile worms, anchovies or shad at the Trash Rack. 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 2014-11-19 20:19:03

Even though Fall has hit at Shaver Lake and the weather has cooled into the 50's, trout fishing remains good. Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters said that most every trolling fisherman are having mostly success in catching one to two limits per a morning trip. Of course there are a few who have not limited. The water temperature has dropped but the fish are still in the 10 to 20 foot deep column and are still striking spinners tipped with crawler behind weighted flashers or

leadcore line 2 to 3 colors.

The lake has rose to about 53% capacity. The Sierra ramp is in good condition and boater's have no problem in launching. The best locations are still in the island, Blackrock and Stevenson Creek areas with a trip across Eagle Point generally productive. Anglers are encouraged to change depths if they do not find fish at those locations. Showers are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday with a 60% chance. Shaver had  about a 1/3 inch of rain last Thursday. Boaters next year will have an expanded ramp at Edison Camp to launch at. SCE extended the ramp about 30 feet recently.

Bank anglers are finding some success near road's 1 and 2 and near the dam. Power Bait or crawlers work the best.


Dick Nichols (559) 841-3317

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