Fishing report for the week of May 29 to June 4: Millerton and Pine Flat pump bass

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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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The sturgeon, the bass, the tarpon and the stripers of Delta eat everything, informed Alan Fong. Active North Aqueduct Stripers, said Dave Hurley. Don Pedro Kokanee hits, reported Jeff Boyle. Chuck Stokke reported on the bass of Lake Success with a solid bite. The new kokanee and bass melons are good, said John Liechty. Millerton and Pine Flat taking out the bass, Steve Newman reported. McSwain's trout plants spur on the bite, said Steve Marquette. McClure's bass continues the tear, reported Ryan Cook. Shaver kokanee bite very well, said Dick Nichols.


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 2

The northern section of the California Aqueduct is attracting more interest from local striped fishermen, and the best action has been around the moving water in the areas south of Highway 152 where the water is a little cleaner. The fishermen are soaking the bait more and more, but you have to be close to moving water to get some action. Closer to O'Neill Forebay, big weights for hair, large swimbaits in shading patterns, or bait soaking with 5 to 6 ounces of weight to stay in high flows.

In the southern section of the aqueduct in Kern County, fishing with striped bass is decent with small jumbo, anchovies, sardines, blood worms or jerkbaits such as Lucky Craft 128 along with tube baits. Catfish are also getting involved with blood worms or chicken livers.

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

Bass 2 Trout2 Bluegill 2 Catfish 2 Crappie 2

Steve Newman, from Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, said: "The double bass bite continues to be difficult for most anglers, and you have to slow down to get the best note to attack. Climatic conditions have deactivated the bass, but some solid fishermen are finding quality bassmouths in the 4 to 5 pound range working with Senkos from 6 to 7 inches in a weightless presentation, 10-inch plastics or pork brushes. Tops of islands, rocky areas, or the mounts between the humps. The action had been so spectacular over the past year, the current slower fishing has baffled the fishermen, but the high water has created a comfort zone for the bass along with the bait. Some fishermen are willing to work with large swimbaits in a slow routine at the bottom to get quality instead of quantity. " The lake increased slightly to 89%.

Call: Eastman Lake 689-3255

Hensley Lake

Under 3 Trout 2 Catfish 2 Bluegill 2 Crappie 2

Newman said: "Hensley is the second option for Eastman, and as the lake with the lowest elevation in the area, it is currently the warmest. A slow-fall reaction bait, creature baits, or templates on the bass are working for the bass in the range of 1 to 3 pounds. Fishermen weigh an average of about a dozen fish per trip, and there is a reaction bite in the shallow water with squadron crankbaits or shallow crayfish patterns in bluegill or crabs. Green pumpkin, red watermelon and natural colors such as browns, purples or oranges are working on the stained water. Pausing with a jerkbait in recovery is another option. " The lake increased slightly to 71%.

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

Lake Don Pedro

Bass 2 Trout 2 Kokanee 3 King salmon 1 Crappie 2

There are some 17-inch quality kokanee with Jeff Boyle from Bass Pro Shops in Manteca with his usual fishing partner, Turlock's Tony Lopes. Boyle said: "It was very interesting, since we ended up with 9 quality kokanee at 16 and 5/8 inches with the big fish that weighed about 2 pounds." This was the biggest kokanee I've landed in in a long time. Hoochies of orange and pink behind a Sling Blade from 30 to 38 feet was the trick, and we found our action in Middle Bay. "

Andre Fontenot of San Bruno and 50 Fishing has found a great action for the limits in the consecutive trips to Don Pedro with limits of kokanee to 17 inches with the turns of Uncle Larry, followed by a Kokanee Cut Plug of pink Brad and a JPex of Watermelon near the cemetery at 38 depths. at 45 feet.

The lake remained at 90%.

Call: Monte Smith 209-581-4734; Ryan Cook – Fishing by Ryan Cook 691-7008

Lake Isabella / Bakersfield area

Bass 2 Trout 2 Crappie 3 Catfish 2 Bluegill 2

Crappie is the most attacked species on Lake Isabella, and although the bite has slowed since the red-hot explosion a few weeks ago, crappie is still available at Brown's Cove, Rocky Point and Camp 9. The slabs have been moved from the arms of the river into the main lake with the influx of cold water into the arms of the river. The bass fishing is decent with the crankbaits, the plastics or the deep diving templates, but the bite of the swimbait has been calm. The lake increased from 56% to 60%. Upper and lower rivers are still high with melting snow since water emissions have been high. Catfish, bass and trout have been caught in the river near the city due to high water levels.

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

Lake kaweah

Bass 2 Crappie 2 Trout 2 Catfish 2

The lake is beginning to fall, and went from 87 to 83% this week. There have been few reports, since the high water has moved the seabass off the shore and into deeper waters. The New Low Jen Tournaments scheduled for Sunday were canceled due to the lack of a holiday weekend permit. The recreational sailing season has started at the lake. With the release of water, the lake will need to stabilize, and the action of the bass should improve. Crappie has been taken around the structure near Horse Creek with minijigs or small to medium ones.

Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212

Lake Success

Under 3 Trout 2 Catfish 2 Crappie 3 Bluegill 2

The lake remained at 95% capacity and the action of the bass remains solid with Senkos, crankbaits and spinnerbaits with a trailer. With the water high in the lake, there is a high point in the inlet to the left of the west ramp, and the depth goes from 50 feet to a foot quickly. Navigators should be very careful with depth levels since there are no warning buoys. Crappie fishing is also good near the marina with minijigs or small to medium-sized ones. On the Tule River, trout plants have taken place near Belknap and Coy Flat, but the water level is still high.

Chuck Stokke, of the Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville, will give fly flies on the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Pierpoint Café. Classes are free and all 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 is still an excellent choice for bass fishermen Mother Lode with fishermen who catch and release up to 80 bass in a single day.

Ryan Cook, from Ryan Cook & s; Fishing, said: "The bass bite is still good, but you have to locate the fish, as there are some that break the surface chasing the tarpon, while others are at a depth 40 feet on the main lake. " Topwater lures like the River2Sea Rover Powder or Bone along with the Vixen from Reaction Innovation are effective, along with the springs, as the Fatty Worms, along with the templates, are also working. "

The lake is releasing water, and dropped from 88% to 84% this week.

Cook and Mother Lode Kayak Fishing took on the task of organizing a fundraising event on June 15 for Mason Ferruli de Ripon, called Fishing McClure for Mason. 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. "To donate an item or register for the event, call Cook at 691-7008.

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

McSwain Reservoir

Steve Marquette of Lake McSwain / McClure Recreation Company said: "A 1,500 pound rainbow trout plant from Trout Farm Skulls was launched to the lake last week, and the silver / blue Kastmasters combinations, the trout bait and The marshmallow / marshmallow fishing worked for Limits immediately after the plant. A rainbow of 9.2 pounds landed in a silver / blue Kastmaster. "The lake is almost in the flood stage and only a few feet away from the propane tanks in the cafeteria."

Call: McSwain Marina 209-378-2534

Lake Millerton / San Joaquin River

Under 3 Rayado Bajo 1 Shad 1 Bluegill 2 Crappie 2

Pine Flat and Millerton remain the main options for the numbers of spotted and large earthworms in the Fresno area, since Eastman and Hensley remain unlikely.

In Millerton, Steve Newman of Valley Rod and Gun said: "I left on Thursday, and we connected 35 basses with a dozen the size of the archer." There is a lot of small fish from the shores at 25 feet, and we started with an extravagant plastic in a shadow pattern that had been very effective in recent weeks. After not getting a bit of this pattern, I switched to a pastel blue plastic like a Blue Ghost on a Neko platform with a weight of 1/16 or 1/32 and let it fall slowly. This was the trick to make the fish bite. Green squash, green squash with a purple line, smoke / purple or smoke / blue are also effective, and these are Millerton's more traditional patterns. Most basses ranged from half a pound to 1.5 pounds, and our best bass cut came in the steep vertical walls on the river arm later in the day at depths of 20 to 40 feet. We also collected some in small water lures, like a Popper in a shadow pattern that worked slowly. The basses are spitting crawdads. The water temperature varies from 63 degrees by temperance to 7072 degrees in the main lake. A few shitty fishermen are working submerged trees in the main lake, since the water is much hotter in the coves. "

Millerton fell slightly to 83%.

Call: Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474

New melons / tulloch reservoir

Bass 3 Crappie 2 Catfish 2 Trout 2 Kokanee 3

New Melones is currently the place to which the kokanee fishermen of northern California go and, despite the good action in Stampede, Pardee and Don Pedro, a good number of kokanee fishermen are migrating to this lake to take advantage of the resurgence of the sting .

Gene Hildebrand of Glory Hole Sports at Angels Camp said: "Big Al Ezell, from the Big Al Guide Service, reported a large 18.25-inch kokanee, and although no weight was recorded, a kokanee of this size would be close to the record of 2 pound lake, 11 ounces. Most of the trollers have been coming out of the lake at noon with the limits of kokanee. "

Monte Smith from Gold Country Sport Fishing made the trip to Melones to head to kokanee, and said: "The overall size at Don Pedro seems to be larger, but there is an excellent rating on both lakes. We found action about 30 feet deep with pink or orange boots behind a pink / silver Sling Blade. We started away from the crowd on the Spillway and had a double hook off of Rose Island. We lost the kokanee and launched a crappie, but then we went down the center of the river channel for our kokanee. The water in Melons is green, and it has to be loaded with plankton. "

Alan Fong of the Fishermen's Warehouse in Sacramento came out earlier in the week during wind and rain, and said: "It was raining so hard that we could not see the lake, and the kokanee was just not biting." I could see them in the graph, and they were following the lures of the stabilizers when I moved them up and down to see if they went up. We finished with 6 connections for 4 kokanee in the 15/16 inch range. However, Big Al came out the next day, and loaded the boat to 17 inches running Paulina Peak's tackle. This tackle seems to be highly effective for kokanee. "

Mark Watzke went out again to shoot kokanee with his wife, Michele, and scored the first kokanee boat limits in the 15-inch range with Michele landing with a 5-pound brown. "

As John Liechty of the Xperience Fishing Guide Service predicted, the reaction to the larger bass in New Melones was just a matter of time before it got hot, and the last week of inclement weather was just what was needed to start the action.

Liechty said: "This week we dropped the bass to 7 pounds, and there are many places of 4 to 5 pounds and big on the lake." This has been a solid bite with surface water lures, swimbaits, sliding baits and umbrella platforms, and the fish are really breaking down with the rain. The reaction has skyrocketed, but we're also recovering the 5-inch Senkos bass with shadow patterns or a green squash on an extravagant platform while the basses are expelling the "crawdads" from the background. There are many new areas that have been flooded as the lake has been steadily increasing. The nutrients in these flooded areas will pay dividends. We have located huge contrabass schools that are here one day and have gone to the next, since they are following the big schools of shad that seem to be affected by the changing weather conditions. The next two months will be just as fun, and there are lows to catch the 365 days of the year. "

Kenji Nakagawa of Lodi and Delta Wood Bombers came out on Friday, and he and his partner captured and threw 30 bass at 7.2 pounds with the big fish caught in a River2Sea Whopper Plopper on their second pitch. He said: "The water temperatures have cooled since the last round of storms, and the fish are kept between 10 and 25 feet. After the bite of the early reaction, we drag the plastics on a shaking head, a Ned platform or a fall shot during the rest of the day. "

The lake rose slightly to 84%.

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

Steve Newman, of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, said: "Larger fish have sunk into Pine Flat in post-spawn mode, but banks are loaded with smaller dollars at 30 feet. You can capture these methods with any method that includes surface water, jigs, Trick Worms on an extravagant platform either weighted or unweighted along with plastics in the drop-shot, dart head or Texas rig. The most aggressive fish are hitting the 7-inch trick worms in the fall, and another solid option is a Ned platform. The larger basses have been harder to catch, but I would try a deep dive crankbait, a large template or a swimbait in deeper water for the best cut. If you get it in your face, they will bite you. The colder water in the arm of the river has slowed down the pitting of the fish type, since they are also suspended in the rising water levels. Due to the colder water temperatures, the main lake has been the best choice for both the bass and the shit. There are a lot of male bass in the range of 1 to 3 pounds crossing the shallows. "Trout trawling has been null and void The lower Kings River has been affected by heavy water discharges, and there was a safety warning for wade in the river due to high tide, some areas of the river have been closed, and fishermen will have to verify access.

Flat pine fell slightly to 76%.

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

Reservoir of San Luis and O'Neill Forebay

Striper 2 Catfish 2 Bass 2 Crappie 2

The San Luis reservoir is still releasing water, and the wind has been a limiting factor for boaters for several days during the past week. Fishing with striped bass is still decent for those who soak baits, launch swimbaits or drift with small fish while trolling has been unpredictable.

Roger George of Roger George Guide Service took full advantage of a small wind window last Thursday by putting Fresno's Marco Vuicich on a striped bass of more than 20 pounds that was launched quickly after a photograph. George said: "It was a disaster out there, and we arrived totally soaked, but we landed the big striper for a window of an hour when the winds dropped between 10 and 15 mph since they were as high as 25 mph earlier in the day." George He usually makes trolls in the downrigger with Lucky Craft Pointer 128s in shading patterns.

George also said that Valley Bass contractors and smugglers must know that "the California Game and Fish Commission will hear an effort to repeal the double bass policy from 1996 and adopt a new Delta administration policy that requires strict protections. for salmonoids and is included in the Just Fish list with the first reading of the policy on June 12 at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding.The Northern California Guides and Athletes Association is organizing opposition to this measure with transportation by bus from the cities of the Delta region and Central Valley to the audience. "The first time you can act on this policy is at the next scheduled meeting of the commission, on August 7 or 8 in Sacramento."

"The purpose of this hearing is to eventually eliminate the black contrabass, stripers and any other non-native fish included in the Delta list and tributaries. I understand that this current proposal could also be extended to the San Luis reservoir as well, even if it is not part of any of the salmon races. "It's a draconian proposal with huge implications for all fishermen," said George.

Steve Newman, of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, said: "Jerkbaits and paddles have been the best bet for the shore and boat fishermen, and there is some action in the water when the stripers are pushing the shad the surface. Most of the fishermen go along the coast with the reaction baits, and we are selling many of the Duo Realis 120 jerkbaits, as well as the Lucky Craft Pointer 128s. "

Mickey Clements, of Coyote Bait and Tackle, in Morgan Hill, said: "We have been selling Magnum Flukes in albino or white ice along with jerkbaits while the fishermen are concentrated along the coast near the Romero Visitor Center. The access to deep waters in this area allows a good location on the coast, and both the anglers and navigators are working on the leeward side of the humps. The drag has been slower, since most of the boats are launching or dragging jumbo minnows. At the O'Neill Forebay, weeds have not yet formed due to cold water, and most stripers are kept around the rocks on the opposite side of Check 12. The small white ripbaits or swimbaits work best for stripers mostly of smaller size ".

There has been a series of vehicle thefts when fishermen park along Highway 152, as well as in the California Aqueduct.

San Luis decreased from 73% to 72% capacity despite continuous pumping from the southern Delta.

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

High Sierra

Under 3 Trout 2 Kokanee 2

Steve Newman said: "The action of large, stained basses is heating up as the fish stay close to the docks, the water temperatures remain cold between 63 and 66 degrees, and some snow fell in the region. Lows are kept around the deepest springs, and plastics on the Drop-shot or Ned platform work, especially in the afternoons when the water temperatures get hot.The small fine presentations along with the jerkbaits at the rocky points are effective, since the double bass feeds on the bluegill. "Memorial Day weekend is usually the beginning of the summer season in the boat traffic season, but weather conditions slow down the traditional opening with heavy rains in the region. Beighey of Guide Service found a decent action for rainbow trout with the MAG Tackle team from the surface up to 20 ft. The lake fell to 88%.

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

The Vermillion Valley Resort is making quad trips for up to seven people until June 3. The opening of the route to the vehicles is anticipated for June 7. Check the Caltrans website at or call 800-427-7623 for road conditions. Edison went up to 22%, Florence is also rising to 17%, and Mammoth Pool is above its capacity at 102%.

Call: Vermilion Valley Resort on Edison Lake 259-4000

Shaver Lake / Huntington Lake

Kokanee 3 Trout 2

The kokanee bite in Shaver Lake remains exceptional for the few brave trollers who have challenged a series of storms that move through the mountains of the Central Sierra Nevada. Wind, rain and even snow were present throughout the weekend of Memorial Day.

Dick Nichol & # 39; s Dick & # 39; s Fishing Charters said, "Shaver Lake was hit hard at times last week with thunderstorms, snow and rain, but among the storms, trollers from all over the valley climbed the path and they challenged the elements to get a great kokanee action.There has been some deceleration regarding the previous outstanding sting, but Jay Irvine of Visalia took out Jody and Payton Allen, also from Visalia, for a couple of kokanee boundaries together with a brown trout using a pink Dick Koke Buster with scented corn tip behind a purple / pink Mountain Dodger in a long line of 120 feet behind the boat about 15 feet deep.The water temperature has dropped by 5 or 6 degrees for two weeks, and currently it's around 50. Irvine also wore the pink champagne Koke Buster in the same skier in his downriggers Jody Allen is the baseball coach at the College of Sequo in Visalia. I think that after the last series of storms, the lake should return to normal with great continuous action. "

Todd Wittwer, from the Guide Service, came out one day this week and said: "We did not get a bite until we moved between Point and Island, and then the action started for a good number of kokanee with "Our best action on the pearl white or the exclusive squids of Rocky Mountain Tackle of orange of double brightness behind an orange tamer of tsunamis or the dodger of Moonshine of solar rays of orange".

The 25th Annual Juvenile Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 8, with children from 3 to 15 years old invited to have the opportunity to win numerous prizes donated by local merchants, including the first fish, the last fish, the most small, the largest limit, the largest fish, and the youngest fisherman. There is also a casting contest along with the big fish category divided into three age groups from 3 to 7, from 8 to 11 and from 12 to 15. All children will participate in a free derby raffle that includes a fishing trip family in the Lake, half-day pontoon hire, fishing tackle, sports equipment, clothing, gift certificates and more. Registration is available at www: or in the Southern California Day Use area on Route # 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the day of derby. For more information, contact Greg Marks at 855-8752.

The shaver has gone up to 75%.

Call: Dick Nichols, Dick & # 39; s Fishing Charters 281-6948; Todd Wittwer, Guide Service 288-8100; Dinkey Creek Inn 841-3435; Tom Oliveira Fishing 802-8072

Wishon / Courtright

Kelly Brewer, from the RV store and the Wishon Village camp, reported that the road is open to Wishon, and that the RV store and the Wishon Village camp are already open. The lake is very low, but navigators can throw on the dirt road since the concrete launch is very low on the ramp. The trout trolling is very slow with only one or two rainbows or browns per boat, and the best action is at night from the coasts with trout baits or Roostertails in bright colors. The shore fishermen have a long walk along the banks.

The road is still closed for Courtright, and after this week's series of storms, it may take a few more weeks before the road clears. Snowmobiles are the only way to access Courtright today.

Call: Wishon RV Park 865-5361

Half Moon Bay

Salmon 3 Fish Rock 3 Crab 2 Crab 3

The salmon season reopened on May 18, but it was almost a week before the party and the private navigators were located due to the ocean's inclement conditions, but when they were located, the action was fast and furious.

The limits of Rockfish have been modified, and after June 1, 2 ling cods over 22 inches will comprise a daily limit south of Cape Mendocino in Humboldt County, along with the secondary limits of 2 to 3 rockfish canaries and 3 to 4 black rockfish. The total daily limit of the rockfish will be maintained in 10 fish.

Captain Dennis Baxter of New Captain Pete said: "There were boats scattered from Double Point in Marin County to Pigeon Point in San Mateo County on Friday when Brian Rooney at Hog Heavon found the school of fish at Mussel Rock . We made the circle and arrived at the scene at noon to put 7 limits of salmon, with 2/3 of salmon being of commercial size and loaded with anchovies in their bellies. He said: "All the fish were in the water column, and the whole fleet had limits.

Captain Jerad Davis, of the Salamid Lady of Sausalito, also left Mussel Rock on Friday, and said: "We finally got a break from the weather, we did it, and the snack was absolutely epic. We put in 19 limits to 24 pounds. We continue with the initial limits at 9:00 a.m. for a light load on Saturday morning in very difficult weather conditions. "

Baxter battled the uphill weather on Saturday morning to get to Mussel Rock, and said: "We have a solid line of anchovies to the coast, and there are humpback whales that feed on 90 feet of water from the Mavericks. uphill in conditions that made me consider turning around, but we ended up with 23 salmon for 15 fishermen with only one of the less commercial-quality fish.We had many opportunities for limits, but climatic conditions made it difficult to land the connections. conditions look fantastic with one exception, and that is that the temperature of the water is warm from 57 to 59. Hopefully this northwest wind will cool the water. "

There is more good news on the salmon front with the arrival of the second batch of 265,000 salmon from the fish hatchery of the Mokelumne River to the acclimatization pens at the port on Saturday, May 25. El capitán Tom Mattusch, del gato de Huli, dijo: “Estos peces forman parte de los 750,000 que se lanzarán este año como parte de los esfuerzos del Club de Pesca de la Costa Costera y el criadero. "Hemos tenido nuestro mejor retorno cuando el salmón estuvo en los corrales por una semana a 10 días".

Los salmones que regresan al puerto hacen de Half Moon Bay una de las mejores ubicaciones para los pescadores de salmón en kayak a lo largo de la costa.

Mattusch ha estado realizando viajes combinados entre peces de roca y cangrejo, pero con la llegada del salmón, apuntará a esta especie deseada para el futuro inmediato.

Llamada: El capitán Dennis Baxter, nuevo capitán Pete 650-576-3844; Capitán Tom Mattusch, Huli Cat 650-619-0459

Monterey / Santa Cruz

Salmón 2 Pez Roca 3 Striper 2

La acción del salmón sigue siendo muy lenta fuera de la Bahía de Monterey ya que los peces han profundizado en las cálidas condiciones del agua. Es necesario un golpe al noroeste para enfriar el agua y acercar el salmón a la superficie. Chris Arcoleo, de Chris's Fishing en Monterey, dijo: "Ha habido algunos grandes puntajes comerciales a lo largo de la costa de San Luis Obispo desde Morro Bay, y estos peces tienen que subir por la costa y pasarnos. Predigo que el mes de julio será fantástico para la pesca del salmón como lo fue en el pasado ”. El domingo, la Estrella de Monterey de Chris's Fishing Trips salió el sábado con 35 pescadores para los límites de peces de roca y un puñado de ling. bacalao. Ningún viaje reportado el domingo.

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 2 Tiburón leopardo 2 Esturión 2

Los salmones se están moviendo hacia la costa, y actualmente están fuera de la costa de Pacífica. Varios barcos que normalmente apuntaban al salmón permanecieron dentro de la bahía durante el fin de semana debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, pero el salmón está fácilmente al alcance de los barcos del Área de la Bahía, ya que actualmente están fuera de Pacifica.

La mordedura de halibut sigue siendo increíble, y el capitán Steve Mitchell de Hook’d Up Sport Fishing de Berkeley tuvo un gran comienzo de fin de semana con seis límites de fletán a 16 libras junto con unos cuantos bajos rayados tanto el sábado como el domingo. Dijo: “Me alejé de la flota en la bahía sur y encontré un poco de cebo y mero. El bocado es simplemente increíble, y regresamos al muelle a las 12:45 con límites los domingos ". El viaje del lunes fue igual de bueno, con 5 límites de fletán, 13 libras, tripulación de peces y un bajo rayado. Mitchell dijo: "Tengo espacio durante toda la semana y durante el próximo fin de semana, y esta ha sido la mejor acción de halibut experimentada desde los años 90, y las mareas de este fin de semana son algunas de las mejores durante todo el verano".

El capitán Trent Slate of Bite Me Charters de Loch Lomond también está en llamas, y armó una caja llena de halibut y contrabajo, que incluía un enorme más de 20 libras de halibut que había aterrizado por Elias Masri, de seis años, de San Rafael.

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

Salmon 2 Rockfish 3

Rockfish mantiene a los barcos de la fiesta del condado de San Luis Obispo ocupados, pero Phenix de Patriot Sport Fishing realizó un viaje de salmón en el Día de los Caídos con 4 salmones a 13 libras para 8 pescadores. El domingo, Patriot Sport Fishing, Patriot, Flying Fish y Phenix sacaron a 60 pasajeros por 201 bermellones, 37 de cobre, 22 Boccaccio, 116 peces de roca surtidos, 110 Bolina, 15 peces de árbol, 5 peces de roca canarios y bacalao de 5 ling. 11 libras. Out of Morro Bay Landing, the Endeavor, Avenger, and Starfire were out on Sunday with a combined 74 anglers for 470 vermilion, 20 Boccaccio, 20 Bolina, and 200 assorted rockfish to go with 25 lings to 18 pounds. Out of Virg’s Landing in Morro Bay, the Fiesta and Black Pearl were out on Monday with 36 fishermen for 180 vermilion, 92 assorted, 51 copper, 31 Boccaccio, and 3 lings to with a bonus 20-pound halibut.. All ports are running a variety of trips in the coming weeks for rockfish/ling cod including overnight trips.

Call: Virg’s Landing 800-762-5263; Patriot Sport Fishing 805-595-4100


Bass 3 Striper 3 Sturgeon 3 Catfish 2 Bluegill 2 Shad 3

The Memorial Day Weekend is the normally the start of the summer boating season and the end of the end of the spring fishing season on the Sacramento-Delta, but the weather conditions were less than conducive for the traditional opening weekend of summer. The Delta was greeted with high winds and rain. Striped bass continue to move through the system in both directions while shad are starting to slow down a bit. Despite few sturgeon fishermen out there with the tremendous saltwater action for halibut in San Francisco Bay, the diamondbacks are biting as good as they have all year long for the few anglers on the anchor.

Johnny Tran of New Romeo’s Bait and Tackle in Freeport said, “Striped bass continue to move through the system in both directions, and there are still stripers loaded with eggs. The linesides range from 2 to 40 pounds. The water has come down over the past few weeks, and bait continues to be the best bet with sardines coated with garlic spray or pile worms. A few sturgeon continue to be picked up occasionally by striper bait fishermen, and there are still shad from Freeport to Miller Park with shad darts or grubs. Boat anglers are using torpedo sinkers from 4 to 6 ounces while bank fishermen are using egg sinkers from 1 to 2 ounces in weight. The water is still too cold for smallmouth to show up in the sloughs”

Alan Fong of the Fishermen’s Warehouse in Sacramento was targeting largemouth bass in the northern section of the Delta this week, and he said, “We found some quality largemouth bass to 5 pounds on spinnerbaits or chatterbaits despite the high winds north of Cache Slough. These bass have still yet to spawn. We also spooned up around 40 striped bass, but nearly every one was undersized.”

Tony Lopez of Benicia Bait said, “We have been getting great reports for sturgeon out of Montezuma Slough, and grass shrimp has been flying out of the shop. Curtis Hayes is back out shrimping, and his net is bringing in a good quality of shrimp. Despite the wind and the weather, we remain very busy on the weekends.”

Captain Joey Gamez of Golden State Sport Fishing took six anglers out on Thursday to the Big Cut, and they found epic action for sturgeon with 2 oversized, 6 slot-limit diamondbacks, and two shakers He said, “The fish are stacked in the Big Cut, and we also missed a number of bites. The outgoing tide lasted throughout the day, and we picked up the majority of the sturgeon on the outgoing with the last slot on the incoming in the afternoon at the mouth of Montezuma Slough. Everything came on salmon roe.” He followed this up with six more limits on Memorial Day. Gamez is open for sturgeon trips upon demand.

The California Fish and Game Commission will be hearing an effort to repeal the striped bass policy from 1996 and to adopt a new Delta management policy which calls for strict protections for salmonoids and listed fish only with the first reading of the policy on June 12th at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding. The Northern California Guides and Sportsmen’s Association is organizing opposition to this measure with bus transportation from the Delta and Central Valley region cities to the hearing. The first time this policy could be acted upon is at the next scheduled commission meeting on either August 7 or 8 in Sacramento.

The striper run may be winding down as there are linesides scattered throughout the system on the San Joaquin side of the Delta, but there are some good scores found on a variety of techniques. Largemouth bass are poised to take off as the reaction bite is ramping up, but the weather conditions over the Memorial Day Weekend made for less than ideal action.

Jeff Soo Hoo of Soo Hoo’s Sport Fishing out of Lauritzen’s Yacht Harbor in Oakley said, “The story is the same with the stripers chewing. The spoon bite has been better this week, and there are still pre-spawn stripers in the system. We have seen few milking males recently, and the majority of our linesides have been schoolies. I have been staying on the San Joaquin as there is no reason to go anywhere else.”

Clyde Wands, shallow trolling expert, was out with Dave Houston and also Mark Wilson, another trolling expert on Thursday, and he said, “We had a good day as we picked up caught 9 keepers on the deep-troll, but there was only a fish here and there. We put 55 miles on the boat running from the Antioch Bridge to Prisoner’s Point. Some of the stripers had yet to spawn while others have spawned out. Mark also released a 4-pound largemouth bass that was fat and chunky. It seems like the run is starting to wind down, and although there are still stripers both coming in and migrating back to the bay, the numbers seem less.”

Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor, reported an improved reaction bite for largemouth bass with lures that sink while suspending upon the retrieve working best. He said, “The ima Rock N’Vibe Suspend in either crawdad or bluegill is a good option as it will drop in the water column when you pause the lure. The bass are guarding fry, and although we haven’t been able to hook any giants recently, we have picked up largemouth bass to 4 pounds. Ticking the tops of the weeds on the high tide has been the best option, and we are targeting gaps between tules or weeds with gaps. You will need polarized glasses to see the ‘mushrooms’ which are the umbrellas of weeds underneath the surface. You should cast into the back of the gaps and work the lure through the gap, but if you can’t see the mushrooms, you will end up in the weeds. Targeting the open holes has been the way to go. The bite is best on the high to the mid-, but it shuts down on the low tide.”

Dan Mathisen of Dan Mathisen Outdoors said, “I put in 17 pounds on Saturday on a custom Snag Proof frog, and all of the fish were in the 4.1 to 4.3-pound range, and they were pre-spawn males. The fish are far behind on their spawn with all of the cold water. I was working the slick water in the backs of the pockets, and the bass hit the frogs pretty good. The wakebait bite is also picking up. Our next Dan Mathisen Outdoors event is a Pro/Am on June 2nd out of Russo’s Marina.”

Kris Huff of Stockton took first in Saturday’s Valley Backlashers club event with a 17.85-pound limit, and he said, “We caught all of our fish on chatterbaits first thing in the morning before switching over to buzzbaits in the afternoons when the day warmed up.”

H and R Bait in Stockton reported interest in bank fishing is high with a good crappie and catfish bite off of Eight Mile Road with bluegill and striped bass off of Whiskey Slough. Fresh shad has been absent within the past week.

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 2 White bass 3 Striper 1 Catfish 2 Crappie 2

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass bite has slowed down from the 100 fish days of over a few weeks ago to a struggle for a limit of legal fish currently. The water releases have moved the fish out into deeper water, and the crappie are also out off of structure into deeper water. White bass are boiling from the dam area into the main body of the reservoir, and the typical small white topwater lures or spoons such as Kastmasters are scoring for the whites. Bluegill have also moved into deeper water, but meal worms are the ticket for the panfish. The fuel dock is now selling fuel again from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lake dropped slightly to 80% this week.

At San Antonio, the lake held at 42%, and the lake is open from Thursday to Sunday with plans to open seven days per week by the end of the month or in early June. Catfish remain the top option with cut baits such as anchovies loaded with scent. There has been concern that the striped bass had died off with the low water conditions during the drought, but a second striped bass was confirmed this week. Bass fishing remains slow.

At Lopez Lake, the small largemouth bass ranging from 1.5 to 3 pounds are possible with shad-patterned worms in pastel blue color patterns on the drop-shot with the larger fish holding around rock piles or vertical walls. Smallmouth bass are another possibility, but this species has been on the small side.

At Santa Margarita, a big limit over 20 pounds took a recent Bakersfield Bass Club event at the lake, and creature baits are working along the edges of the grass. Secondary points are a good area to target. The reaction bite has slowed. The lake is at 100%. 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

More online

Go to for Ocean, Delta, Kern County and Central Coast lakes and for event results and the tournament schedule.

American Bass Association: May 25 at Delta/B and W Resort – 1, Rob and Nick Cloutier, 19.24 pounds (Big Fish 6.83); 2, Tim Woltkamp/Paul Polhemus, 19.15; 3, Hung and Eva Ho, 14.16.

May 30-31: Delta/Russo’s Marina – Bass N’Fly

June 1-2: Delta/Ladd’s – Angler’s Press, Don Pedro – Modesto Ambassadors

June 1: Delta/Russo’s Marina – American Bass Association, Delta/Ladd’s Marina – Mid Valley Bass Club, McClure – Kerman Bass Club, Isabella – American Bass Association, Nacimiento – American Bass Association

June 2: Delta/Russo’s Marina – Dan Mathisen Outdoors, Delta/B and W Resort – California Bass Federation, New Melones – Sonora Bass Anglers/Contra Costa Bass Club, McClure – Mother Lode Kayak Anglers

June 8-9: Delta/B and W Resort – California Bass Nation

June 8: Delta/Ladd’s Marina – Gold Country Jr. Bass Club/Manteca Bassin’ Buddies, Tulloch – 17-90 Bass Club, Don Pedro – Merced Bass Club, Pine Flat – New Jen Bass Tournaments/Kings River Bass Club, Shaver Lake – Youth Trout Derby, Success – Cen Cal Elite Bass Tournaments, Isabella – Golden Empire Bass Club, Lopez – Bakersfield Bass Club, Santa Margarita- Kern County Bassmasters

June 9: Delta/B and W Resort – Fresno Bass Club, Don Pedro – New Jen Bass Tournaments, Eastman – Kings VIII Bass Club, Hensley – River Rats, Success – Porterville Bass Club

June 12-13: Delta/Russo’s Marina – California Firefighters

June 13-14: Delta/B and W Resort – B.A.S.S.

June 15-16: Delta/B and W Resort – B.A.S.S.

June 14: Nacimiento – 101 Bass

June 15: New Melones – Kayak Bass Fishing, McClure – Fishing McClure for Mason, Santa Margarita – San Luis Obispo Bass Ambushers

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