Fishing report for the week of April 24 to 30: the spring bite is hot for many species

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Chuck and Patty Crumbly had a
Chuck and Patty Crumbly had an "epic day" on April 16 at the San Luis reservoir, according to Roger George. Here, Chuck Crumbly holds his personal best 14 pound striper. An hour later, Patty Crumbly caught one of the same size, her personal best, too. The trip produced 50 fish caught and released. Roger George Special for the bee

Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former champion of the Olympic class in the state of Fresno and keeper of records at Lake Millerton and who now guides in the Fresno area. Telephone numbers are in the 559 call area unless indicated.

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Observations by Roger

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Best bets

Delta stripes, bass basses and sturgeon swing, said Alan Fong. Hensley and Millerton attract the bass, reported Jake Figgs. New Melones is the best bet for multispecies action, said Gary Hildebrand. The bass of McClure and Pine Flat, reported Ryan Cook. Shaver kokanee solid bite, reported Dick Nichols. St Louis striking, said Dave Hurley. Good action of Monterrey salmon, informed Chris Arcolleo. Isabella produces good bass and shit shots, said Pete Cormier.


1-Test the dynamite

2-have to work hard

3-Possible limits

4 fish jumping on boat

Delta Mendota Canal and Sloughs

Striper 3 Catfish 3

Most of the striper fishermen in the Fresno area continue the trek to the main San Luis reservoir, but the movement of water is increasing with the departures from San Luis. Soaking the anchovies or sardines along with the launching ripbaits near the headgates are picking up some striped basses. The action should improve in the coming months. In the southern section of the aqueduct in Kern County, Bob Batesfield's Pete Cormier reported good action for both catfish and striped bass. The mustache fish are taken in mackerel, sardines or live crickets, while the stripers are biting blood worms, sardines, jumbo, jerkbaits and 5-inch white flutes.

Safety precautions should be taken at this time of the year at all times, since the calm waters of the aqueduct are deceptive, since the calm waters can begin to flow quickly without warning, which generates strong currents and turbulence. The concrete sides can be slippery with sand, algae or gravel, which makes it almost impossible to leave without help. The waterlines and safety ladders are periodically spaced along the sides, and the safety ladders are located at the end of the waterlines and along the canal 500 feet away on alternate sides of the Aqueduct and are marked by a yellow background painted on the concrete on the staircase. .

Call: Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis 292-3474; Bob's bait bucket 661-833-8657

Eastman Lake

Under 2 Trout 2 Bluegill 2 Catfish 2 Crappie 2

Jake Figgs, from Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, said: "The bass bite has been hard on the main lake with the best action on the arm of the river where the water is lighter. In the main lake, visibility is around 1.5 to 2 feet. Red ripbaits in a Delta Craw pattern work best on the river arm. There is still a variation in water temperature from the river to the main lake. Small dollars are taken in the shallow water with spinnerbaits. The lake increased from 85 to 86 percent.

Call: Eastman Lake 689-3255

Hensley Lake

Under 3 Trout 2 Catfish 2 Bluegill 2 Crappie 2

Figgs said: "The bass bite has been good for high-quality largemouth bass at 6 pounds when working at the top of the island with Rat-L-Traps or deep diving crankbaits." More fishermen are beginning to attack Hensley Since the bite is kept constant for the numbers of a smaller, largemouth bass level, the Kei Tech swimbaits along with the spinnerbaits are effective around rocks and rock structures along with templates and Senkos.The action of the shit should explode Within the next few weeks as the weather continues to warm up, the lake rose slightly from 64 to 65 percent.

Call: Valley Rod Gun, Clovis 292-3474; Army Corps of Engineers, Hensley Lake Hidden Dam 673-5151

Lake Don Pedro

Bass 3 Trout 2 Kokanee 2 King salmon 1 Crappie 2

Bass bass is still inconsistent with a limit of 14 pounds that will take the Gallo tournament of 75 boats on Friday with only 11 pounds qualifying for a payment. The capture of numbers is not a problem, but the serious ones of quality have been difficult to locate. This compares to the 23-pound gain limit during the Best Low Tournament event of last week. Ryan Cook's Ryan Cook & # 39; s Fishing was at the lake this week, and he turned to the plastics in the drop-shot or split-shot to get stings. Trout and kokanee fishing continues to be fair, as surface fish reach 30 feet with a variety of equipment, including the Eskimo dogs behind a fisherman or needlefish. The lake fell slightly to 80 percent.

Call: Monte Smith 209-581-4734; Ryan Cook – Fishing by Ryan Cook 691-7008, Gary Vella 209-652-7550

Lake Isabella / Bakersfield area

Bass 3 Trout 2 Crappie 3 Catfish 2 Bluegill 2

Pete Cormier, of Bob's Bait, in Bakersfield, reported an excellent crappie bite in South Fork when the slabs are moving from the open water to the structure. He said: "We have been selling dozens and dozens of small ones, and large family gatherings have been coming to buy smaller ones." The bass bite is also happening with the deep dip crankbaits like the Norman DD 22 at depths of around 15 feet. "There are still rainbow trout in the lake from recent plants, but they are moving towards cooler waters near the arm of the river. The lake rose slightly to 41 percent. The upper river flows high at 3,800 cfs, and the water discharges from the dam have also increased flows in the lower river. Buena Vista is limited to occasional trout, to the type of fish, to the blue paw or to the catfish, since most of the fishermen are heading towards Isabella.

Call: Bob & # 39; s Bait Bucket 661-833-8657; North Fork Marina 760-376-1812; Golden Trout Pack Station 542-2816

Lake kaweah

Bass 3 Crappie 2 Trout 2 Catfish 2

The bass bite continues to improve as the fish are in all stages of spawning, and there should be heavy weights on the scales in upcoming tournaments, including the Baja Cen Cal Elite Tournaments on May 4, once the levels of the lake stabilize. The rapid entry into the lake has pushed the shores of the shores to open waters. Swimbaits like Huddlestons are taking the biggest bass, while the numbers are taken in plastics in the drop-shot or jigs. The lake increased from 32 to 45 percent.

Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212

Lake Success

Under 2 Trout 2 Catfish 2 Crappie 2 Bluegill 2

Chuck Stokke, of the Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville, said: "Bass fishing should be good this week with rising temperatures, and bass should be in pre-spawn mode. Soft plastics, templates and crankbaits work better. "The lake is filling despite the water emissions, and has increased from 58 to 64 percent In the Tule River, Stokke said:" The Tule is running high , and last Saturday I brought three beautiful browns to caddis patrons, but I had to work for them. "

Stokke teaches flies at the Pierpoint Café on the second Sunday of every month at 10 a.m. The lessons are free and all the equipment is provided.

Call: Sequoia Fishing Co. 539-5626,

McClure Reservoir

Bass 3 Trout 2 King salmon 0 Kokanee 0 Crappie 2 Catfish 2

Lake McClure remains warm for Mother Lode fishermen with the best action at the upper end of the lake. The high water bite is coming, and most of the basses are in post-spawn mode.

Ryan Cook, Ryan Cook's Guide Service, was at the lake several times this week on guide trips, and said: "The upper end of the lake has been the best, but the lower end has been much harder. We probably caught and threw 35 to 40 pounds to 5 pounds in a Super Spook last week, but most of the fish have appeared, and they are moving to the open sea and suspending. "

Jesús Reyes Silva, from Hollister and "How to fish", was at the lake on Saturday, and said: "The bite was on fire while both the spotted and curdled red cabbage were taking care of the young." We had an excellent action on plastics In the head of Shakey or drop shot, as well as the swimbaits, we found the bass inside the coves or flat sanded areas.We also found a couple of boils when the stained basses pushed the shad in the coves. Boils, support letters or spinnerbaits were the ticket. " Reyes came in sixth during the Nieces Merced Club event with 11.46 pounds with a winning weight of 14.34 with a 5.20 pound jack of James Vella and Maric Knapp.

McClure went up from 66 to 69 percent.

The trend of charity fishing events continues with a tournament dedicated to Mason Ferrulli de Ripon, 12 years old, which will take place on June 15 at Lake McClure. Mason has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and has maintained a positive attitude during many medical appointments and treatments. Captain Zach Medinas of Gatecrasher Fishing Adventures became aware of Mason's diagnosis last year, and took Mason and his father to a day of sturgeon action, capturing and releasing a series of Diamondbacks in Suisun Bay.

Ryan Cook, of Ryan Cook & # 39; s Fishing, was recently contacted by a friend of the Ferrulli family to organize a fundraising tournament for Mason, and Cook took over the task himself when developing Fishing McClure for Mason. Cook recently hosted the first annual Reel In for Kids event last weekend at Don Pedro along with the Cen Cal Elite Bass Club, and they returned on board for this event along with Mother Lode Kayak Fishing. Cook said: "We will be leaving Barrett's South Cove with an all-inclusive $ 200 entry fee, including Big Fish, and the tournament will be limited to 80 boats." In addition to the event, we are organizing a grand raffle, and Some expensive items have already been donated, such as the AKC Labrador Retriever from Black Cloud Kennels, a rigged fishing kayak donated by Douglas Goodman through Headwaters Kayaks in Lodi, and a Stage Stop gun at Atwater. the event. "Information about registration or donations can be obtained through Cook.

Call: Ryan Cook – Fishing by Ryan Cook 691-7008

McSwain Reservoir

Trout fishing is still fair on the shores of the coastal areas of Brush Pile, Handicapped Docks and near the cafeteria. The best fishing occurs immediately after the trout plants that are produced around every other week or so. Silver / blue kastmasters, rooster tails, white energy eggs, white trout dough bait are picking up the occasional rainbow at 5 lbs.

Call: McSwain Marina 209-378-2534

Lake Millerton / San Joaquin River

Under 3 Scratched Under 1 Shad 1 Bluegill 2 Crappie 3

Jake Figgs, of Valley Rod and Gun, said: "The numbers of small stained basses in the range of 1 to 1.5 pounds are the norm with plastics in the drop-shot like the Zoom Finesse Worm in Green Weenie around Finegold. There is a high water bite for a greater degree of double basses and basses stained with Zara Spooks or similar walking baits. The bass are in all stages of the spawn, and many fish are kept in the transition areas. The templates or plastics on the shake platform or NED are working at depths of 15 to 20 feet in the transition areas. The arm of the river along with the main lake are producing. Crappie's action is still good in the submerged trees along the coasts with minijigs. Jerry Xiong reported that last week he caught a strange 37.5-inch striper, one of the few stripers captured this year on the lake. . The lake fell from 55 to 53 percent.

Call: Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474

New melons / tulloch reservoir

Bass 3 Crappie 3 Catfish 3 Trout 3 Kokanee 2

The action of the bass is beginning to come to life, and the trout and the type of fish are also viable options in New Melons, since the lake remains very full.

Gene Hildebrand of Glory Hole Sports at Angels Camp said: "The New Melones fishermen looking for rainbows are finding their best action at Angels Cove with a variety of lures such as Speedy Shiners, Rapalas and Roll Shad." Hugh Marchand of Lodi took first place in a Teichert Company event with a 6.5 pound brown trout that was thrown, and said: "We landed six quality rainbows of 4 to 6 pounds, and everything went deep." Shari Siewert of Dorrington brought a rainbow of 4.12 pounds Angels Cove in a nightcrawler behind a dodger near the surface so that the trout are on several levels in the water column.

Hildebrand added that kokanee has been slow to appear so far this year, but with the warm weather that comes, the plankton bloom should start and kick off the kokanee action. Catfish more than 11 pounds have been brought from the banks surrounding the Highway 49 Bridge, and the fish-like bite has come off the hook with many fishermen coming to look for live minnows.

John Liechty of the Xperience Fishing Guide Service said: "New Melones bass fishing has been excellent, but the bite has changed daily and we have been adapting to strong winds, rain and blue skies. Under certain conditions, fish can be found attached to the shore, and our bites are fast. On other days, a deeper recovery is necessary to trigger strikes. Day after day, tactics of finesse are reliable, and working a variety of soft plastics in a variety of rigging methods will put fish on the boat. The plastics in mobile head, platform NED and platform of nails are between the main producers. With the clarity of the water being clear, some translucent greens and natural colors are the ticket. For those looking for large bites from large baits, swimbaits are still effective. It may take many pitches, but lately we have seen and hooked some impressive big bait fish. The topwater bite is coming, but it has not opened yet. "

Josh Parris, of the Josh Parris Guides Service, said: "Spring is here and New Melons is fishing very well. The bass has begun to spawn, and now there are fish in the three phases of spawning. To target the pre-spawning fish, I focused on the main points adjacent to the spawn pockets and when launching finer, finer presentations, large swimbaits and shadow imitations. The breeding fish have been harder to capture this year, as the water drops significantly each week. Most beds do not even have the possibility that the eggs will hatch. With falling water levels, most beds are tall and dry before the eggs can mature. If conditions allow, they can be fished at sight, but they will also fall on most of the fine presentations sent to the bank. Normally, fish after spawning are more susceptible to upper water baits and reaction style, but with recent temperatures on the cold side, the upper water has slowed, but should increase as the water heats up. " .

The lake is releasing water, and dropped to 81 percent.

Call: Glory Hole Sports 209-736-4333; Monte Smith 209-581-4734; Fishing guide service John Liechty Xperience 209-743-9932

Pines / Kings River Reservoir

Bass 3 Trout 2 Kokanee 0 King salmon 0 Catfish 2 Crappie 2

The Cen Cal Elite Bass Club held a memorial event for Bobby Blaswich in Pine Flat on Saturday, April 20, and the club and its participants were able to donate $ 13,000 to the family, and all 8 major teams donated their prize back to the why. The Cen Cal Elite Club is made up of the old Visalia and Success Bass Clubs, and they have become increasingly involved in events that support fishermen and young people. They were one of the sponsors of the "Reel In for Kid" event in Don Pedro last weekend.

Ryan Cook, of Ryan Cook & # 39; s Guide Service, took third place in the commemorative tournament with his partner, Ed Souza, and said: "We found a lot of water in the main points of the lake near the middle lake level and the Super Spook in Okie Shad counted for many fish along with a 1/2 cent blue / black G-Money template.We covered a lot of water in the middle of the lake, basically working around six main points of the lake. bass, around 30 lows, and our best action was for stained basses.The biggest contrabass that was weighed was a long 8.6 pound mouth, but we could not find many high quality basses, so we focused on the The water is very clear with around 15 feet of visibility ".

Jake Figgs, of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, said: "It was hard for us on Sunday, with only 7.30 pounds for five basses, and most of the fish took plastic in the drop-shot or jigs to the river and they passed by Rattlesnake, we marked the bass at 15 to 25 feet in Windy Gap, but they were reluctant to bite in. It looks like there is a topwater bite at night with Topwater Poppers.

The lake continues to rise, rising from 54 to 56 percent.

Trout trolling continues to be slow with some boats that work from the rattlesnake to Big Creek, but the clarity in the lower Kings is improving with the pots taken in the nightcrawlers, the salmon eggs, Power Bait or Panther Martins in spots red / yellow leaf or gold leaf / Black / yellow body. The lake rose to 56 percent despite water emissions.

Call: Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474; Sequoia Fishing Co. 539-5626

Reservoir of San Luis and O'Neill Forebay

Striper 3 Catfish 2 Bass 2 Crappie 2

The San Luis Reservoir continues to release water through the O'Neill Forebay and the California Aqueduct, but remains high at 92 percent. The troll bite is beginning to improve, but the wind has been a limiting factor for sailors.

The coastal fishermen continue to work around the mouth of Portuguese Cove and the creeks along Dinosaur Point with 7-inch Magnum Flukes, jerkbaits Duo Realis or Lucky Craft Pointers. There was an excellent action in high water in the early morning around the Romero Visitor Center with Super Spooks with drawings in the shade. Jake Figgs from Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis reported a good action in the coves in the mornings with Spooks or River2Sea Rovers, but as the day progresses, the fish fall into the water column and are landed with ripbaits.

Roger George of Roger George Guide Service said that the general troll bite has been slower in the water fall, but last Tuesday he guided Chuck and Patty Crumbly of Fresno on an epic fishing day. "We started with the trolling and immediately picked up several fish, and the bite continued to improve with almost all the fish in the upper range of 21 to 25 inches. Later, the larger fish suddenly went on for some reason with the fish going 27.5 inches, 29.5 and 30 inches. It was then that Chuck began to fight with an even bigger one that weighed 14 pounds and that was the best for him. Incredibly, an hour later, Patty also got hooked on a heavy fish that turned out to be almost identical to Chuck's big fish, 14 pounds and a PB for 10 pounds for her too. We also lost two more bigger fish after good fights. Patty told me she had blisters on her hands from fighting so many fish! We end the day by clicking on the fish counter and releasing our 50 fish. The combination of quality numbers and two new PBs, both 14 pounds, is very rare. I think we got the big prize: the right day, using the right lures in the right areas. Special conditions that I have rarely seen. I covered a lot of ground working from 40 to 75 feet in the water of 61 degrees using Lucky Crafts in designs of small fish in Portuguese and in the main lake. We could not do anything bad!

George is doing his Downrigging 101 class on Thursday, April 25 at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Fresno at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the limited seating class and the cost is $ 50. Call George at 905-2954 to pre-register.

The winds were strong over the past weekend, and both the main lake and the bay are susceptible to sudden changes in wind and weather conditions. Wind heating and lake closing lights are used in both lakes to alert boaters to current wind conditions. At the San Luis Reservoir, pay attention to one of the three wind warning and closing lights near the Basalt entrance station, Who Knows Point and the Romero Visitors Center. At the O'Neill Forebay, the wind warning lights are located near the old Medieros boat ramp and over the South Beach area.

Amber lights mean caution to winds or other concerns, while red lights indicate that the lake is closed to navigate and all boats are required to vacate the lake immediately when the red closing lights are on.

In the O'Neill Forebay, undersized striped bass is still the rule, but patient fishers can meet a legal limit after selecting many shakers. Blood worms, pile worms, anchovies and small jumbo are effective from the coast around Check 12 or from Bridge 152.

San Luis fell to 92 percent.

Call: Coyote Bait and Tackle 408-463-0711, Roger George, 905-2954,

High Sierra

Bass 2 Trout2 Kokanee 2

Todd Wittwer, of the Guide Service, reported that his partner, Mike Beighey, did well with the rainbow trout during the first part of the week with the new MAG Tackle Stealth Splatter in pink behind a Radical Glow Tube pink . By Thursday, the bite slowed down for both the trout and the kokanee, and Saturday's score produced a general slow action for the 15-inch kokanee and the 17-inch rainbow with the pink Moonshine dodger of Rocky Mountain Tackle with a pink spatter from the surface at 18 feet. The lake rose to 78 percent.

The Trout Derby of the Chamber of Commerce of Bass Lake is from May 4 to 5 and there are three rainbow awarded with two to $ 10,000 and one to $ 5,000 along with 150 trout with a value of $ 100 each and 847 trout with a value of $ 20 each. Registration is $ 25, $ 15 for children under 15 and $ 10 for each additional child. Information: Michelle Miller, 642-3633 or

The Sheriff motor fee applies on a year-round basis now. A lake webcam is available at

Call: Todd Wittwer 288-8100; Mike Beighey 642-3748

Edison / Florence / Mammoth Pool

Brown trout 2 Trout 2

Byron Stickler, of Fresno, reported that he and his wife Kim performed well in Mammoth Pool by capturing 13 browns with the majority in the range of 17 to 18 inches, with one to 20. He said the bite is about to end with temperatures close to 60 degrees.

Edison is at 12 percent, Florence at 3 percent, and Mammoth Pool has overcapacity at 102 percent.

The opening of the Kaiser Pass road to vehicles is anticipated around June 7. Vermillion Valley Resort announced that quad trips for seven people will take place from May 13 to June 3. The cost of $ 125 per night per person includes lodging, use of the dining room, Complete with TV, bathrooms and a boat for a day. Additional boats are available for rent. Information: Jim in VVR.

Check the Caltrans website at or call 800-427-7623 to learn about road conditions.

Call: Vermilion Valley Resort on Edison Lake 259-4000

Shaver Lake / Huntington Lake

Kokanee 3 Trout 2

Shaver Lake is getting up, but the kokanee bite remains solid for the trollers who work the skipper from the Sierra Marina to the point. The increase in water has created some problems with the formation of debris on the surface.

Dick Nichols, of Dick Fishing Fishing, said: "The increase in water is good news, but it is not good news, as the rapid increase has accumulated debris and polluted the clarity of the water. A regular, Jay Irvine of Visalia, reported 8 kokanee to the ship, keeping 3, but said it was much slower than it has been. He was running some pink mountain shoes perfumed with corn behind a pink dodger; Another regular customer of Shaver picked up two limits, but it took four hours. He also picked up a brown trout at 28 inches. He had previously reported on dense Kokanee schools last week, but the fish were scattered and there were few schools located. The good news about the increase in water is that the Shaver Lake Marina in Edison Cove is now open along with Sierra Marina, and both marinas are in full service with functioning gas piers. The ramps are now accessible with the highest levels of water. The trout bite usually decreases when water levels rise, since insects and terrestrials are washed in the lake. The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout project will be planting around 1,000 trophies soon with another plant scheduled for June. "

Tom Oliviera, from Tom Olviera's Guide Service, came out with Bruce Potter on Friday, and said: "We put two quick kokanee limits using the mini-Mag pink hock hoochies of MAG Tackle on painted sheets or shiny bronze behind a Stealth rose dodger from the Sierra Marina to the point.Green in the same patterns were also successful.The water temperature was 47 degrees and the kokanee were in the range of 11.5 to 12 inches. "

The navigators must verify the conditions of the launching ramp through the web camera of the Sierra Marina launch ramp at

Call: Dick Nichols, Dick & # 39; s Fishing Charters 281-6948; Todd Wittwer, Guide Service 288-8100; Dinkey Creek Inn 841-3435; Rancheria Marina 893-3234; Shaver Lake Sports Inc. 841-2740; Tom Oliveira Fishing 802-8072; Steve Santoro Fish Box Charters 871-3937

Wishon / Courtright

The recent winter storms affected road conditions on both lakes, and the Dinkey Creek gate is closed, which eliminates access to Wishon and Courtright until May or early June.

Call: Wishon RV Park 865-5361

Half Moon Bay

Salmon 2 Rockfish 3 Striper 2 Crab 3 Surf perch 3

The action of the salmon was stopped by the winds during the weekend, but the bite broke again on Monday in better weather conditions south of the port in Deep Reef. Captain Jerad Davis, of the Salty Lady, set limits to 13 pounds for his group, and declared: "The weather conditions receded a bit, but it was still a bit neglected. We had to work a little harder, but all these fish were of very good quality, with the size limit of 24 inches that guarantees a quality fish. "

Half Moon Bay is still the best bet for salmon along the coast along with Monterey Bay. The deep reef has been the highest area, and the boats that leave the San Francisco Bay have been moving forward in the long term when the weather is good. Huli's cat was on Martin's beach Monday for 6 limits of Dungeness rockfish and crab along with three codfish in windy sea conditions.

Ankeney Street was able to fish on the coast on Sunday for 180 rockfish and 20 cod slugs for 20 fishermen, but the wind came after 11:30 a.m.

Call: Captain Dennis Baxter, new Captain Pete 650-576-3844; Captain Tom Mattusch, Huli Cat 650-619-0459

Monterey / Santa Cruz

Salmon 3 Rockfish 3 Striper 2 Surf perch 3

Chris Arcolleo, of Chris & # 39; Fishing Trips, reported a great action with the salmon on Monday, since both Check Mate and Caroline returned with a combined limit of 32 pounds to 18 pounds with many salmon in the range of 7 to 8 pounds. He said: "We have one hour of boat trip to fish, limit us in one hour, and one hour back to the docks." Most of the salmon is 6 miles directly from Moss Landing in the canyon. A principios de la semana después de tres días de límites de salmón, el clima fue el vencedor del sábado, ya que el Check Mate regresó con 15 salmones para 23 pescadores, ya que varios salmones se perdieron después de engancharse a las ráfagas. El domingo fue mucho mejor con 28 salmones para 23 pescadores. Los peces están ahí, pero se trata de poder pescarlos. Caroline pudo pescar en roca el domingo por 22 límites y 4 lings en las aguas locales. Es hora de entrar en los libros para el salmón, ya que esta semana ya está reservada al máximo.

Llamada: El aterrizaje de Chris 831-375-5951; Allen Bushnell, Santa Cruz Kayak y Surf Casting 831-251-9732

bahía de San Francisco

Halibut 3 Striper 3 Tiburón leopardo 2 Esturión 2

El viento fue brutal el sábado, y los barcos de la fiesta no pudieron llegar al bajo rayado en la bahía sur, por lo que la mayoría se centró en el halibut. El capitán Jonathon Smith, del Pacific Dream de Berkeley, puso a sus 14 pasajeros en casi un pez por caña el domingo, con 12 fletanes y un bajo rayado, liberando una cantidad de halibut de tamaño insuficiente.

Fuera de Emeryville, el C Gull II y New Huck Finn llegaron con menos de un pez por caña el domingo con un combinado de 10 fletán y 8 rayas para 24 pescadores. El lobo marino pudo llegar al bajo, y publicaron 24 límites a 10 libras junto con 13 halibut.

El lunes llegó con un mejor clima, y ​​los puntajes de halibut fueron los mejores durante toda la temporada, con el Dawn de California regresando con su mejor puntaje de halibut del año junto con un bajo por vara. El Pacific Dream, también fuera de Berkeley, publicó 11 halibut de arquero hasta 10 libras junto con 3 bajos rayados durante el trolling, y lanzaron un número de halibut corto.

El cebo vivo todavía no está presente en los receptores en San Francisco o Berkeley, pero la Marina de Loch Lomond tiene una oferta de shiners en vivo y olores en vivo.

Llamada: Captain Trent Slate, Bite Me Charters 415-307-8582; Happy Hooker 510-223-5388; El capitán Jerad Davis, Salty Lady 415-760-9362; Capitán Steve Mitchell 707-655-6736

San luis obispo

Rockfish 3 Salmón 2

La temporada de Rockfish continúa, y los límites son la regla en los viajes de día completo con la posibilidad de límites en los viajes de ½ día. El bacalao Ling se mantiene esquivo con un puñado tomado en cada viaje. Fuera de Patriot Sport Fishing en el puerto de San Luis, el Phenix salió a pescar salmón el domingo con tres pescadores por tres salmones, mientras que el Flying Fish y el Patriot fueron a pescar con 34 pescadores para 42 bermellones, 86 peces de roca, 10 de cobre, un Boccaccio, y 5 ling cod a 7 libras. Fuera de Morro Bay, el Endeavour y Avenger de Morro Bay Landing salieron el domingo con 101 pescadores para 580 bermellón, 70 de cobre, 60 Boccaccio, 170 peces de roca variados y 15 ling bacalaos a 19 libras. La Fiesta de Virg´s Landing se llevó a cabo el lunes a 28 pescadores para los límites de peces de roca y 4 anzuelos con 180 bermellones, 20 surtidos, 20 de cobre, 40 canarios y 20 Boccaccio para ir con 4 lingotes. Todos los puertos están realizando una variedad de viajes en las próximas semanas para el bacalao / bacalao, incluidos los viajes nocturnos.

Llamada: El aterrizaje de Virg 800-762-5263; Patriot Sport Fishing 805-595-4100

Delta / Stockton

Bass 3 Striper 3 Sturgeon 3 Catfish 2 Bluegill 2

El viento sigue siendo la historia en el Delta del Sacramento, ya que las ráfagas en el rango de 30 mph soplaron el sábado; sin embargo, el viento no impidió que el esturión picara en la bahía de Suisun.

Steve Talmadge de Flash Sport Fishing out of Martinez dijo: “Tengo que decir que estamos disfrutando de la mejor pesca de esturión que he experimentado en mucho tiempo. Incluso el esturión de gran tamaño está masticando, ya que hemos traído el esturión hasta 8 pies de largo al bote. We are also seeing a few nice bass, and we will continue to target the sturgeon until we have live anchovies available in San Francisco Bay.”

Captain Steve Mitchell of Hook’d Up Sport Fishing fought the wind on Saturday, and his efforts paid off for his three clients from Sweden. He said, “These anglers were amazed at the size and fight of the white sturgeon as they had never landed a diamondback before. It was a truly action-packed day full of adrenaline with two oversized at 63 -inches and a huge oversized that was released alongside the boat along with two slot-limit sturgeon at 47 and 53 inches. We started off in the Big Cut since Captain Joey Gamez of Golden State Sport Fishing found great action for his clients the previous day with three legal sturgeon. We found some sturgeon in the Big Cut, but the majority of fish had moved out. The ones that were there did not want to bite so we made a move to the Little Cut after 1.5 hours of slow action. After scouting around, we found sturgeon on the bottom in the Little Cut, and it wasn’t five minutes after we set the pick and the rods were all out when we had two hanging. Before these fish came in, the third sturgeon was on the hook, and we landed all three with the two legal sturgeon along with the smaller of the oversized diamondbacks. The bite is on and popping as even in the wind we were able to detect these bites. We landed all of our sturgeon on salmon roe on the outgoing tide, but they also bit for others on the incoming tide as I called several others into the Little Cut. The anglers from Sweden were amazed as they related that no large fish species are available in their home country, and they took multiple pictures to show a disbelieving populace back home.” Mitchell will be targeting sturgeon out of Pittsburg until April 30 before moving to Berkeley for the live bait and salmon seasons.

Captain Joey Gamez of Golden State Sport Fishing has been focusing on the sloughs, and he had consecutive days with 4 and 3 limits of sturgeon in the sloughs earlier this week.

A huge 58-pound striped bass was brought in by an angler fishing with Jeff Collins of Manteca out of Bay Point, and Collins is a self-employed fisherman who has landed many, many large striped bass on splittail with in the past few years.

The northwest winds continue to roll through the San Joaquin-Delta, but those willing to fight the winds are finding quality action for both largemouth and striped bass.

Captain James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service out of Korth’s Pirates Lair was out in the winds on Saturday, and he said, “It was a struggle in the morning with only 4 stripers by noon, but the bite turned on in the afternoon with 7 more keepers to 15 pounds. The wind, big minus tide, and dirty water in locations didn’t make a difference, and we found our best action from Eddo’s to Three Mile Slough with deep-diving Yozuri Crystal Minnows. There was too much debris on the surface to work shallow lures as the big tides brought flotsam off of the banks. The river below the mouth of the Mokelumne is dirty on the outgoing tide and this occurs also below Three Mile Slough. Right now, there is a lot of hydrilla and weeds in the water, but the stripers are there.”

Jeff Soo Hoo of Soo Hoo’s Sport Fishing took his family out for striped bass on the San Joaquin on Easter Sunday, and he said, “We got a late start at 8:30 a.m., but we had limits by 9:00 a.m. Our children had a blast catching and releasing the stripers on live bait.” Soo Hoo was out again on Monday in the San Joaquin River, and he said, “The spoon bite is on, and we found a excellent grade of striper on P-Line Laser Minnows or LB Spoons in the stained water. Now is the time to go, and it is only going to get better.”

For largemouth bass, Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor, continues to score solid bags with the Berkley 10-inch Power Worm or the 5-inch Boom Boom swimbait tossed against the tules. He said, “The key is to keep the bait in the strike zone. The water clarity in the mid-Delta is great, and the bite will really take off when the water temperature hits 65 degrees as both males and females will be guarding fry. When this happens, there will be bait balls of baby fish, and the topwater and frog bite will take off. It’s like a light switching going off when the bass are guarding fry. We haven’t landed any giants, but there are solid bass from 3 to 7 pounds out there.”

The Wild West Bass Trails Pro/Am will be held from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 out of Big Break Marina with pre-fishing on April 24/25. Up to 150 boats will be running around the Delta over the three days of competition as pro participants are matched with a different amateur for the first two days.

Fresh shad is available in limited supplies in Delta-area bait shops.

Call: Randy Pringle 209-543-6260; Captain Steve Mitchell 707-655-6736; Vince Borges, Vince Borges Outdoors 209-918-0828; J.D. Richey, Richey’s Sport Fishing 916-952-1554

Lake Nacimiento/San Antonio/Santa Margarita/Lopez

Bass 3 White bass 2 Striper 2 Catfish 2 Crappie 2

At Nacimiento, fishing couldn’t be much better with 100-fish days possible as the spotted bass have moved into the shallows and feeding on shad. Shad-imitation reaction baits are working best. The spotted bass are congregated in the shallows in the river arm with a variety of small white lures working best. Panfish are found around structure with mealworms, red worms, or wax worms while catfish are biting on cut baits. The lake held at 86 percent this week.

At San Antonio, the lake came up slightly to 41 percent, and the lake is only open on weekends until at least May 1. It is however expected to open for daily operations after May 1. An undersized grade of largemouth bass is starting to show up in the shallows with soft plastics, but catfish remain the best option with scented cut baits or nightcrawlers on a fly-line or a minimal weight.

At Lopez Lake, the bass bite is fair at best, and the largest grade of bass is found in the shallows with a variety of reaction baits including spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits, and spinnerbaits. The fish move out into deeper water later in the day, and plastics on a Texas-rig or drop-shot along with Senkos or jigs are working in deeper water. Both crappie and bluegill are found around submerged brush with the gills taking meal worms, wax worms, or red worms and minjigs for the slabs.

At Santa Margarita, bass are on the beds, but the cloudy water is making for difficult conditions for site fishing. Panfish are found in certain areas with bluegill and red ear on meal worms, wax worms, or red worms while crappie are found on minjigs. Boaters are advised to contact the lake’s ranger station at 805-788-2397 for information on the availability of the single ramp.


Call: Lake Nacimiento 805-238-1056, ext. 3; Lake San Antonio Marina 805-472-2818; Central Coast Bass 805-466-6557

Best Bass Tournaments: April 20 at Delta/Russo’s Marina – 1, Nick Dulleck/Adrian Murar, 27.65 pounds; 2, Troy Fleming/Kasey Rhyme, 26.07 (Big Fish 9.49); 3, Ryan Hall/Christopher Perez, 24.22.

Nor Cal Fish Whisperers Striper Derby: April 20 at Delta/Wimpy’s Resort – 1, Fernando Vasquez, 11.96; 2, Tristen Midgley; 3, Pius Kuhn.

Kerman Bass Club: April 20 at Tulloch – 1, John Albidrez, 24.33; 2, Dennis Graham/Jon Smith, 21.32 (Big Fish 8.91); 3, Ron Orbaker/Bryden Hunt, 20.53.

American Bass Association: April 20 at Don Pedro – 1, Noe and Joshua Sanchez, 17.66 (Big Fish 6.40); 2, Alex Niapas/Jason Remmers, 15.80; 3, Ed Hawkins/Joshua Weinberger, 13.57.

Merced Bass Club: April 20 at McClure – 1, James Vella/Maric Knapp, 14.34 (Big Fish 5.20); 2, Carey and Jeremy Edwards, 13.18; 3, Doug and Mike Goodman, 12.36.

April 27-28: Don Pedro – Bakersfield Bass Club, Millerton – American Bass Association

April 27: Delta/B and W Resort – Bass Anglers of Northern California, Don Pedro – Christian Bass League, McClure – Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Departments, Isabella – American Bass Association, Santa Margarita – 805 Kayak Fishing Club

April 28: Delta/B and W Resort – California Bass Federation, Pine Flat – Kings River Bass Club, Bass Lake – Bass 101

May 4: Kaweah – Cen Cal Elite Bass Tournaments

Trout plants

Week of April 28 by California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Fresno County: Kings River below Pine Flat Dam

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