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Clear Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 18:46:10

Waves of bass have moved up to the shallows to spawn. Trash fish swim baits have been popular, but jigs, drop-shot and wacky-rigged Senkos are good. Anglers are targeting creeks in the north end. In the south the rock piles should be targeted. 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

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Lake Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 18:46:43

Bass bite remains wide open. Smallmouth bite is better than it has been in years and anglers are catching 2 smallies for every largemouth. The main body of the lake is fishing best. Try the narrows, too. Any tubes in crawdad patterns, or Senkos and worms will work. Reaction baits can be a good bet. 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 2014-04-09 18:47:12

Smallmouth are taking rip baits and big largemouth are biting Senkos. Fish are holding shallow. Lake is rising and the water is up to the boat dock in the south end. (707) 468-6474

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Lake Pillsbury (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-08-21 17:54:01

Water is very low. Only hand-launched boats get out. South end likely has fish but few are fishing. Soda Creek Store (707) 743-2148

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Lake Sonoma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 18:47:50

Bass bite is picking up for both quality and quantity. Water temp near the dam is in the high 50s but there are spots with warmer water. Dry Creek side and outside Yorty Creek produced steady action. Smallmouth are very active. Plastic worms, small swim baits work well. Outdoor Pro Shop – Cotati (707) 588-8033

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Russian River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-02-19 21:26:28

River is high and muddy and running at 15,00 cfs. King’s Sporting Goods (707) 869-2156

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