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Wine Country North

Clear Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:07:27

Bass fishing remains tough. There’s a lot of bait in the water so fish are selective. Best tactic is deep cranking. Cooler weather this week will change conditions. Expect catfish bite to get red hot. The open ramps are 3rd Street, 5th Street, Red Bud Ramp and Clear Lake Oaks. Clear Lake Outdoors (707) 262-5852

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Gualala River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-02-19 21:24:45

Tidal water below the Highway 1 Bridge is illegal. Fishing has been good. River is in ideal shape. (707) 884-4247

Previous Report: 2014-02-12 16:29:38   Previous Report: 2013-02-27 17:13:09   Previous Report: 2013-02-20 14:44:47   Previous Report: 2013-02-13 17:05:34   Previous Report: 2013-02-06 20:46:25  

Lake Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:08:14

Salmon and large trout are being caught from the deep water near the dam. Bass fishing remains good as bass chase bait balls. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

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Lake Mendocino (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:08:46

Rain hit Tuesday and more is expected Friday. Fishing before the change in weather has been challenging. Fish are moving, but lipless crank baits will get smallmouth. Largemouth are near structure but bass are selective. (707) 468-6474

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Lake Pillsbury (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:34:08

Lake is less than 50% of capacity and there isn’t much shoreline vegetation. Launching is difficult, too. Squawfish are plentiful. Soda Creek Store (707) 743-2148

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Lake Sonoma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:34:34

Trout and bass both are chasing shad near the surface. Try top water in the morning and then drop-shot Senkos later. Outdoor Pro Shop – Cotati (707) 588-8033

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Russian River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-05-21 21:46:46

Shad bite remains slow. Smallmouth bite is picking up from Forestville to Monte Rio. King’s Sporting Goods (707) 869-2156

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