Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by local fishing expert Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake.
Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted.
Success crappie fishing hot, Chuck Stokke said. Aqueduct stripers still biting, Pete Cormier reported. Millerton spotted bass bite good as it gets, Merritt Gilbert said. McClure bass and trout action on live bait good, Jason Mello reported.
No matter how long I fish, I still find it easy to fall into certain unproductive patterns when I hit the water, mostly because of lazy thinking or bad assumptions. Getting something incorrect stuck in your mind as true can take you way off the track you should be following to catch a few fish.
The first thing I have to be particularly careful about is reading a fishing report (including this one) that gives me the hottest new pattern or technique that somebody is using to "kill 'em." I guess it's just how our brains function, but I find that I'll process the information and next thing I know I'm out trying to make the killer pattern work for me rather than focusing on what the fish might want that day. It usually takes an hour or two before I realize I'm unconsciously and incorrectly trying to make the fish bite what I think they should be hitting or trying to re-create exactly what someone else did. You know you've been bitten by the assumption bug when you keep rotating your lures around every few minutes and about every other switch stubbornly going back to the "hot one" you're sure should still be working. The report said it was, after all -- last week!
Many times I've had guys at the dock tell me they didn't do too well, but had thrown or fished the same plug all day -- the very same one they had read about in glowing terms days before. Confused, they will even quote the report or source back to me , wondering why they did so badly. As we all know, things change, and all the earlier factors may not have been reported either, leaving the angler a day late and a dollar short.
I find that when you get brain locked after digesting and accepting something as gospel, it's hard to slow down and go back to the basics. Having a strong bias about what should be working -- proven confidence patterns or lures with long track records aside -- doesn't seem to help anglers most of the time. The trap of getting caught up in following the lead of another angler or report is that it causes your thinking to revolve around whether you are doing it just like they did, where they did it and when, rather than on what will work given the current circumstances.
I think that the healthiest thing anglers can do is to realize that fishing sources usually offer some good general trends to work off, but that it can be demoralizing to completely rely on any source to the degree that you bank on it to produce great fishing for you, too. Every day on the water seems to be different, and all of the factors change. Those changes can cause the fish to do a lot of unexpected things at times, things that we need to pick up on quickly. To be a good angler, in my humble opinion, I feel we need to avoid the subtle trap of assuming too much and instead take an aggressive learning and observation posture. That's why they call it fishing, not catching.
Roger George is The Bee's fishing expert. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have to work hard
Fish jumpin' in boat
Delta Mendota Canal and Sloughs
Striper * * * Catfish * *
Few reports, but action steady in the south aqueduct in Kern County. Fish continue to be undersized and fishermen have to cull through linesides to score a legal fish. Jumbo minnows, blood worms, sand worms or anchovies are top baits. White flukes are top artificials. Catfishing is slow.
Bass * * Trout * * Bluegill * * Catfish * * Crappie * *
Ranger Andrew Steele of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said, "The bass bite is slowly improving with the increase in water temperatures into the 50s. The best action is around rocky structure at 25 feet with green Brush Hogs or Senkos." Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis touted jigs on a slow presentation to 30 feet. The bass are coming into the shallows in the afternoons on sunny days and spinnerbaits in the 10- to 12-foot range are effective. Male bass are cruising the shorelines in the afternoon. The last trout plant was Feb. 3, no future plants have been announced. Despite the lack of plants, trout fishing is fair with Power Bait or night crawlers from the banks or trolling Wedding Rings or blade/crawler combinations near the dam. The lake is on the middle boat ramp on the Codorniz Campground side and on the top ramp on the Chowchilla Day Use side. The Lakeview Trail is temporarily closed to hunting but open to all other use between the Codorniz Recreation Area and Raymond Bridge. The lake rose slightly to 515 feet in elevation and 32% capacity.
Call: Eastman Lake 689-3255
Bass * * Trout * * Crappie * * Catfish * * Bluegill * *
Fishing for planted trout is the best thing, but action is fair at best with Power Bait or night crawlers from the banks. Bass action remains poor. The crappie fishermen who were scoring up the river arm a month ago have abandoned the lake to head to Kaweah for the slabsides. The lake rose nearly a foot to 488 feet and 30% capacity.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod Gun, Clovis 292-3474; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hensley Lake Hidden Dam 673-5151
Lake Don Pedro
Bass * * Trout * * * Crappie * * Kokanee * King salmon * *
Monte Smith of Gold Country Sport Fishing fished Woods Creek Arm, finding water temperatures 2.5 degrees higher than in the river arm. Rainbows were easy targets with spoons on lead core at 5 to 7 colors on the downrigger at 25 to 35 feet. Trollers in the Fleming Meadows section reported slower action. One boat up the river arm was able to score a quality brown trout and a pair of king salmon. Smith said, "The king salmon action is ready to start, particularly if the weather pattern stays consistent." Manny Basi at the Bait Barn in Waterford said, "Plastics have been the top offerings for bass with drop-shotting Pro Gold Purple Shad, Reaction Innovation's Bad Shad Green or Robo Worms Hologram Shad at 30 to 40 feet with twin-tailed Hula Grubs on a half-ounce jig head in colors 297, 301 and 330." The reaction bite has been slow. Basi reported continued high sales of live minnows for bass and trout from the banks. The lake is at 774 feet in elevation and 69% capacity.
Call: Monte Smith (209) 581-4734; Danny Layne-Fishn' Dan (209) 586-2383; Gary Vella (209) 652-7550; Bait Barn (209) 874-3011
Lake Isabella/Bakersfield area
Bass * * Trout * * Crappie * * Catfish * * * Bluegill * *
At Isabella, catfishing remains the staple with minnows, night crawlers or clams from the bank access area and there is an emerging crappie bite in the marinas or over the submerged trees in the middle of the river channel near Rocky Point. Small minnows or minijigs to 35 feet in 40 to 45 feet of water have been the ticket. The upcoming months are expected to be outstanding for the slabs as they move to the shallows to spawn. A plant has improved the trout bite with Power Bait or night crawlers around the main and auxiliary dams, and the lake is preparing for the Kern County Chamber of Commerce Trout Derby in April. Anglers need to register by April 1 to quality for the $500 Early Bird drawing. The lake held at 2,542 feet and 15%. In the upper river, heavy plants took place at Kernville and Pete Cormier of Bob's Bait in Bakersfield said, "Many of these fish have moved downstream to the confluence with the lake and anglers are picking them up on Power Bait or night crawler." The lower river is slow for trout due to the lack of plants. The River Walk on Saturday will hold the Bakersfield Firefighters Trout Derby, and an extra heavy plant is scheduled.
Call: Bob's Bait (661) 833-8657; North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812
Bass * * Crappie * * Trout * * Catfish * *
Larry Kerns of the Visalia Bass Club said, "The bass bite was very good on Saturday according to reports, but things dried up for me and many other fishermen on Sunday. I didn't even get bit." Kerns thought the bite is bound to break out with expected warm weather. Dragging the bottom with drop-shot plastics or jigs remain the top artificial for numbers with the occasional large fish on swimbaits or umbrella rigs. Trout fishing is fair from the banks with Power Bait or night crawlers. The lake rose 4 feet to 608 feet and 14%.
Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212
Bass * * Trout * * Catfish * * Crappie * * * *
Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville reported the crappie bite has broken out and most fishermen are using a minijig under a bobber from the Rocky Hill side of the lake for slabsides in the half- to 1-pound range. "The bite is on fire," Stokke said. Stokke found success with Woolley Buggers for crappie. Bass fishing has been on for the occasional large fish to 7 pounds with RatLTraps or spinnerbaits up in the river arm in the trees. Trout action has slowed with the lack of plants. The lake rose 1.5 feet to 610 feet and 25%. The Rocky Hill ramp is the best option. In the Tule River, Stokke said, "Action has slowed a bit, but fish are still located on Panther Martin spinners."
Call: Sequoia Fishing Company 539-5626; Lake Success 784-0215
Bass * * * Trout * * * King salmon * * Kokanee * Crappie * * Catfish * *
The Angler's Choice Western Rookie League tournament was Saturday and tournament director Danny Peluso reported most teams landed fish at depths to 40 feet with jigs or plastics on the drop-shot or Carolina rig. There were 43 limits by the 47 anglers with 221 bass to 356 pounds released. A few fish have moved shallower around 20 feet and the warmer weather should bring them closer to the banks. Senkos or rip baits produced a few fish. Jason Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling said, "Bank fishermen are hammering the bass at Barrett's Cove with live crawdads or minnows." One angler landed six keepers over the 15-inch slot. The size limit drops to 12 inches at McClure on Friday. Trout action has improved with trollers picking up limits with Kastmasters in Horseshoe Bend or trolling blade/crawler combinations near the dam. The lake rose slightly to 760 feet and 44% capacity.
Call: A-1 Bait (209) 563-6505; Bub Tosh (209) 404-0053
Trout * * *
Jason Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling reported limits of rainbows taken from the banks at the Brush Pile on regular lemon-lime Power Eggs. Trollers are scoring quality trout to 2 pounds pulling crawlers behind a baby hammered cowbell flasher from Gilligan's Island toward the Second Fence Line.
Call: McSwain Marina (209) 378-2534
Millerton Lake/San Joaquin River
Bass * * * Striper * Shad * Trout * *
The bass bite is as good as it gets around here, Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun said, but fewer fishermen are hitting the lake due to the lack of upcoming tournaments. Anglers are still catching plenty with plastics on the drop-shot, dart-head and split-shot. Jigs are effective from 20 to 40 feet. A few males are moving to the shorelines on warmer afternoons. Gilbert added, "It is a typical spotted bass bite where you have to catch 10 fish to put in a five-fish limit." A 9-pound limit won a recent tournament, but a more realistic limit is in the 7- to 8-pound range. No striper reports. All boats must fill out a Quagga mussel self-inspection form before launching. The lake dropped 1 foot to 533 feet and 63%. In the lower San Joaquin, the Broken Bridge and Lost Lake remain the top areas for planted rainbows with Power Bait in rainbow, yellow glitter and chartreuse.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474
New Melones Reservoir/Tulloch
Bass * * Crappie * * Catfish * * Trout * * Kokanee *
Gary Burns of Take It to the Limit Guide Service went out several times and reported brown trout to 2.5 pounds on rolled shad along rocky banks inside the dam. He added, "Rainbows are all over the main portion of the lake, the dam, the spillway, Angels Cove and in the coves in the south part of the lake with blade/crawler combinations or smaller Excels and Kastmasters in chrome/blue working the best." Melanie Lewis of Glory Hole Sporting Goods in Angels Camp reported overall slow trout fishing with trollers working hard to locate the fish in the main lake and up the river arm. With DFG no longer planting brown trout in the lake, Glory Hole Sporting Goods will not recognize brown trout in their weekly big fish contest. Anglers are encouraged to release browns. Bank fishing has slowed with less than limits. Lewis advises using a sliding sinker with a 3- to 4-foot leader and a light wire hook loaded with a crawler/mallow combo, a Berkley Pinched Crawler with a pink or white Gulp, or Power Egg. Toss a shad-patterned casting spoon such as Kastmasters or Krocodiles on main lake points. Bass fishing continues to be slow with most fishermen finding it difficult to locate quality bass. Lewis advised using finesse techniques with small moving baits such as 3- to 4-inch hand-poured worms in natural shad or crawdad hues. Dead-sticking is the way to go with 5-inch Senkos in crawdad patterns. Heavy half- or three-quarter- ounce football head jigs worked slowly in the depths to 60 feet have picked up a few quality bass. Crappie fishing remains slow. Catfishing also remains slow in the cold. The lake continues to recede, dropping 1 foot to 1,014 feet and 66%. Lake Tulloch rose 4 feet to 486 feet in elevation and 62% capacity.
Call: Glory Hole Sports (209) 736-4333; Monte Smith (209) 581-4734; Danny Layne-Fishn' Dan (209) 586-2383; Sierra Sport Fishing (209) 599-2023
Pine Flat Reservoir/Kings River
Bass * * Trout * * Crappie * * King salmon * Catfish * *
Trout fishing has slowed up the river arm and fishermen are working longer for a few rainbows in the 13- to 14-inch range with Rainbow Runners, Needlefish or Apex lures. Bass fishing is so-so with a few rip bait fish showing up. The majority of bass remain on the bottom with jigs or drop-shotting plastics. In the afternoons, bass are moving up into the 12- to 15-foot range. Merritt Gilbert said, "Overall the bite is fair, but not great with limits in the 6.5- to 7-pound range most likely." The lake rose 2 feet to 801 feet and 32%. In the lower Kings, Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville reported good action on nymphs such as Pheasant Tail Flashbacks, Psycho Mercers or black Woolley Buggers, but the dry fly bite should take off with the warm weather this week. The section between Alta Weir and Highway 180 is a designated catch-and-release zone that requires barbless hooks.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474; Sequoia Fishing Company 539-5626; The I Forgot Store 787-3689
San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay
Striper * * Catfish * * Bass * * Crappie * *
Richard Flores of Coyote Bait in Morgan Hill reported jumbo minnows drifted along the face of the dam at 30 feet are landing schoolie striper. Patrick Movey at the Fisherman's Warehouse reported a 30-pound striper was landed on a swimbait from a boat and sales of white flukes or swimbaits and the 4-inch Storm orange rainbow swimbaits have been high. Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun added, "Dipping minnows continues to be a top method for schoolie striper to 6 pounds." Jeff Boyle of Bass Pro Shops in Manteca confirmed the schoolie bite with minnows by dropping the live bait over the shad schools. Roger George of Roger's Guide service said water temps fell back to around 51 degrees and that the full moon had slowed the bite. In the Forebay, bank anglers are picking up a few striper on pile or blood worms with the best action at night. John Poindexter will present a seminar on San Luis Reservoir striper fishing at the Fisherman's Warehouse at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The main lake dropped slightly to 59% capacity.
Important note: All watercraft must undergo a mandatory inspection for Quagga and Zebra mussels. Failure will result in the refusal to launch.
Call: Coyote Bait and Tackle (408) 463-0711
Bass * * Trout * * Kokanee *
Todd Wittwer of Kokanee.net Guide Service reported slower trout action for trollers, but bank fishermen continue to post some scores with Power Bait or night crawlers. He said, "Trollers are doing much better when there is a breeze." Steve Mossman landed a 3-pound rainbow from the banks and the fish was stuffed with a bluegill and a crawdad in its belly. Wittwer would like any angler landing a kokanee in excess of 13 inches to text or email him or Mike Beighey a picture. Wittwer hopes a few of the 2013 fish survived the reconstruction project on the Crane Valley Dam. The courtesy dock at the public launch ramp is in the water. For bass, dart-heading in deep water along main lake points or creek channels is a good technique and the swimbait bite should start up. The lake held at 59%. Check BassLakeFishing.com or BassLakeCA.com for conditions.
Call: Todd Wittwer 288-8100; Mike Beighey 642-3748; Bass Lake Water Sports 642-3200
Kaiser Pass is closed for the winter.
Call: Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake 259-4000
Shaver Lake/Huntington Lake
Kokanee * Trout * *
At Shaver Lake, Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters reported a slower bite for trollers with some boats being able to scratch out limits while others settled for a fish or two. Bill Leist of Fresno spent a morning trolling the island area for a pair of trophy-sized trout, only to lose them at the net. One of the trophies hit on a Fish Hawk lure tipped with a crawler. Leist boated four rainbows to 2.5 pounds trolling Trout Busters tipped with a crawler and corn behind silver Mountain Flashers. Few boats have been on the lake. Shore anglers are focusing on the north end of the dam and near the Sierra Marina with night crawlers or Power Bait. A few trophies fall to bank anglers. Anchoring with bait is a decent option for the occasional trophy around submerged structure. The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project has completed its 2013 plant of 2,500 trophy trout to 6 pounds. Donations are appreciated and can be sent to the SLTTP at P.O. Box 908, Shaver Lake, CA 93664. Shaver held at 60% capacity, Huntington rose to 34%. Check sierramarinawebcam.com for current conditions.
Call: Dick's Fishing Charters 841-2740; Dinkey Creek Inn 841-3435; Rancheria Marina 893-3234; Shaver Lake Sports Inc. 841-2740
Roads are closed for the winter.
Call: Wishon RV Park 865-5361
Half Moon Bay
Striper * *
Captain Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat said, "It was really ugly on Saturday." He is ready to run combination trips. Sheryl Jimno at the Rusty Hook in Pacifica said, "The surf has been rough, but guys are crabbing off the pier with snatchers." Perch fishing is decent with blood worms, pile worms and prawns from coast access areas, Jimno said.
Call: Happy Hooker (510) 223-5388; Roger Thomas, Salty Lady (415) 760-9362; Bait and Switch Sport Fishing Center (650) 726-7133, (650) 726-7133; Emeryville Sport Fishing (510) 654-6040; Don Franklin, Soleman (510) 703-4148
Striper * *
Chris Arcoleo of Chris' Landing in Monterey said, "We haven't been out since Thursday since the winds and swell have kept boats off the ocean." The Sand Crab Classic Surf Perch Derby is March 9 in Santa Cruz, and it's a fundraiser for the Monterey Bay Salmon and Steelhead Project.
Call: Chris' Landing (831) 375-5951; Bayside Marine (831) 475-2173; usafishing.com
San Francisco Bay
Halibut * * Striper * * Leopard shark * * Sturgeon * *
The start of the ocean salmon season may be announced after the Fish and Wildlife meeting Thursday in Santa Rosa. Joel Sinkay of Leonard's Bait and Tackle in Port Sonoma said, "With the winds, the only action has been in the rivers feeding into the bay." Brad Hood went up to the Miramonte Hole in the Petaluma River and put in a limit of striped bass to 26 inches on bullheads, releasing another four legal fish. Sinkay touted the Miramonte Hole, the Horse Ranch, the Highway 37 Bridge and the Hotel as striper locations. He added that shore fishing at Sonoma Creek has been good with multiple reports of sturgeon and a few quality striper. Sinkay reported slow sturgeon fishing in the Napa River. In the south bay, halibut fever is taking hold with large fish to 23 pounds. John Akina of Oyster Point Bait, Tackle and Deli in South San Francisco said, "One small legal halibut at 24 inches was landed at the A-Crane off Brisbane, but there have been more boats out searching for the flatties." The pier is loaded with anglers seeking halibut, but perch and jack smelt action has been the highlight. Pile worms are the top bait for perch, frozen herring is the top seller for halibut trolling.
San Luis Obispo
Patriot Sport Fishing has added a second boat for the rockfish season, which starts May 1, with Captain Sal Roche running the Rita G. The anticipated salmon opener is April 6.
Call: Virg's Landing, (805) 772-1222, (800) 762-5263; Patriot Sports Fishing (805) 595-4100; Port Side Marine Sports Launch (805) 595-7214
Bass * * * Striper * * Sturgeon * * * Catfish * *
Sturgeon fishing is on an upswing with Captain Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker out of Martinez Marina finding oversized and legal diamondbacks on forays into the shallows of Grizzly Bay and near the Mothball Fleet. They released oversized sturgeon at an estimated 250 and 150 pounds with a 57-inch keeper on two consecutive trips. Gotcha Bait in Antioch said, "The water is starting to clear up, even in the San Joaquin River and striper fishing has improved with grass shrimp, sardines and anchovies." Sturgeon fishing has been best in the Sacramento River, especially near the opening at Broad Slough. Tons of flounder have been all over with grass shrimp or pile worms the top baits. Alan Fong of the Fisherman's Warehouse in Sacramento reported striper have moved into the Old Sacramento River near Isleton, and Jay Lopes of Right Hook Sport Fishing has been trolling up limits near Viera's Resort with P-Line Angry Eyes. Ripping Lucky Craft 128s in ghost minnow or rainbow trout are producing striper in Cache Slough. For sturgeon, a few oversized have been released in Cache Slough. For largemouth bass, Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor, reported an improved bite with warming conditions. The reaction bite has improved and Pringle is tossing half-ounce Persuader spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white, changing to a three-eighths-ounce on the high tides to keep the bait in the strike zone as long as possible. Pringle said, "The moving bite is happening sooner than normal and with the current full moon, we will see spawning fish next month." He has been bouncing crankbaits off the rocks. A bluegill pattern in chartreuse/blue or crawdad pattern of black/red are the top crankbait colors. Pringle added, "The fish are moving out of the depths into the banks and you can score with 10-inch Power Worms by throwing them around the tules."
Call: Randy Pringle (209) 543-6260; Vella's Fishing Adventures (209) 521-0164; Mark Wilson Sport Fishing (916) 682-1630; Intimidator Sport Fishing (916) 806-3030
Lake Nacimiento/San Antonio/Santa Margarita/Lopez
Bass * * White bass * * Striper * * Catfish * * Crappie * *
The big bass are at Santa Margarita and Lopez with 30 boats weighing in a total of 16 limits to nearly 21 pounds at Saturday's Best Bass Tournaments. Ripping in the shallows will produce a big fish with drop-shotting to 20 feet a consistent technique for numbers at Santa Margarita. Lopez is hit or miss with limits to 14 pounds in the stained water. The water temperature is ranging from 51 degrees in the morning to 54 in the afternoon. The area beyond the bridge in the Pozo Arm is closed to boat access. A slow presentation is necessary in all coastal lakes. Quagga mussel inspections are required before launching is allowed. Nacimiento held at 758 feet and 48%, San Antonio at 748 feet and 56%, Santa Margarita 60% and Lopez 76%.
Call: Lake Nacimiento (805) 238-1056, ext. 3; Lake San Antonio Marina (805) 472-2818; Central Coast Bass Fishing.com (805) 466-6557
Angler's Choice/Western Rookie League at McClure on Feb. 23: 1, Timmy Wells/Travis Mathews, 10.76 pounds; 2, Ryan Reynolds/Bob Hamasaki, 10.13; 3, Joe O'Brien/Denny Goldston, 9.79
Best Bass Tournaments at Santa Margarita on Feb. 23: 1, Dustin Selck/Phil Vanzee, 20.66 pounds (Big Fish, 6.91 pounds); 2, Mike Gutierrez/Juan Acosta, 17.05; 3, Nicholas and Kyle Gregg, 16.24
Fresno Bass Club at McClure on Feb. 24: 1, Mark Corrente, 10.49 pounds; 2, Scott Parsons, 10.25 (Big Fish, 3.83 pounds); 3, Raul Guillen, 9.23
Thursday: John Poindexter on San Luis Striper, 6:15 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno; Captain Mike Gravert of Intimidator Sport Fishing on Spring Striper, 6 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Manteca
March 7: J.R. Taylor on Bass Fishing, 6:15 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno; Richard Ernst and Howard Black on High Sierra Fishing, 6 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Manteca
March 14: Steve "Bub" Tosh on Pre-spawn Techniques for Bass, 6 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Manteca
March 21: Alan Fong and Warren Trumbley of Fun Fishing, 6 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Manteca
March 30: Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters, Captain Jack Yandell of Captain Jack's Tackle and Lee Gates of the Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project on Shaver Lake History and Current Fishing, 2 p.m. at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis
April 5-7: 36th annual Central Valley Sportsmen's Boat, RV & Outdoor Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, info: www.calshows.com
Saturday: Angler's Choice at Delta/B and W Resort; Western Outdoor News at Delta/Sacramento County; Christian Bass League at Don Pedro; Christian Bass Anglers at McClure; Kerman Bass Club at Millerton; Visalia Bass Club at Kaweah; Bakersfield Firefighters Trout Derby at The Park at River Walk; 101 Bass at San Antonio
Sunday: Mid Valley Bass Club at McClure; Angler's Choice at Isabella
March 9: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Hensley, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296, rhsbassfishingclub
@gmail.com; Sand Crab Classic Surf Perch Derby in Santa Cruz, info: www.theletsgofishingradioshow.com; Western Outdoor News/Delta Bass Club at Delta/Russo's Marina; Tracy Bass Club at Delta/Tracy Oasis; Sonora Bass Club at Tulloch; American Bass Association at New Melones; Angler's Choice at Don Pedro; Best Bass Tournaments Eastman
March 10: California Bass Federation at Delta/Ladd's Marina; Kings VIII Bass Club at Tulloch; Fresno Bass Club at McClure
March 16: Hook, Line and Sinker at Delta/Russo's Marina; Best Bass Tournaments at Don Pedro; New J Bass Club at Hensley; Future Pro Tour at Pine Flat; Golden Empire Bass Club at Kaweah; American Bass Association at San Antonio; Kern County Bassmasters at Santa Margarita
March 17: Stockton Bass Club at Delta/Ladd's Marina; California Bass Federation at Don Pedro; Kings River Bass Club at Kaweah
March 23: Angler's Choice/Kerman Bass Club at Don Pedro; Local 3999 at McClure; Sierra Bass Club at Hensley; Taft Bass Club at Pine Flat; American Bass Association at Kaweah; American Bass Association at Isabella; Best Bass Tournaments at San Antonio
March 24: Angler's Choice at Delta/Russo's Marina; Tracy Bass Club at Delta/Tracy Oasis
March 29: E & J Gallo at Don Pedro
March 30: American Bass Association at McClure; Western Outdoor News at Isabella; Western Outdoor News at San Antonio; 101 Bass at Lopez
April 13: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Eastman, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
May 19: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Delta/Russo's, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Eastman, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
July TBA: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 3: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Eastman, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
Sept. 14: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 12: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
Nov. 9: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 7: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Pine Flat, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
Fresno County: Avocado Lake; Kings River, Below Pine Flat Dam; San Joaquin River, below Friant Dam
Madera County: San Joaquin River, below Friant Dam ; Sycamore Island Pond