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.
Millerton bass bite is consistent, Dave Hurley said. Aqueduct stripers are still working, Pete Cormier reported. Eastman to open closed zone, Corps of Engineers announced. Don Pedro trout bite is good, Manny Basi said. Success touting bass and crappie bites, Chuck Stokke reported. Bass Lake trout are hitting, Richard Walter said.
The season is off and running, and big fish of all species are beginning to come to the scales -- as well as whispered reports of huge undercover catches that have been covered up. Still, I've noticed a subtle but strong movement by many anglers to become better catch-and-release advocates. Thankfully I see this trend, which was already pretty strong with bass anglers, taking root in trout, striper and panfish anglers. Anglers are concerned.
Having fished since the 1960s, I have to admit that just like many of you, during that far different time, I took home some gross numbers of fish. It's funny, but my father was adamant that every fish we took home was cleaned to extract every piece of meat that was edible and nothing went to waste. I used to wonder why in the heck we really needed to catch and keep so many (and besides I was exhausted), but Dad insisted the fish get cleaned before anything else was done after the trip. The way we fished and what we kept changed around the late 1970s when we started putting most our bass back. Trout, crappie and stripers came home for the most part, but we were already seeing then that putting back big stripers was a good thing. By the 1980s we were pretty much releasing most of our stripers.
By the 1990s, most anglers were buying into catch and release or they were resisting despite pressure to practice it. Purists insisted the fish needed to be released while holdouts insisted they had the right to take as many as the law allowed. It became a bitter war as some lakes were pillaged by anglers getting in on a great bite and taking every big fish they could catch, unconcerned about the long-term consequences. This was the case at Eastman Lake after it was reopened -- it became a poster child for moderating limits to keep a special fishery intact for all. Frankly, watching the lake get decimated made me sick!
Can I blame folks for extracting all the big fish they can legally while ignoring a fishery's future? Guess I can't throw stones since I've lived in a glass house myself. Unfortunately, most of us are more concerned about our rights rather than our responsibilities (which is the lost art of being a true sportsman in my estimation). However, to be fair, many who don't ascribe to the philosophy of good sportsmanship just haven't ever been taught what it's all about, and they feel that just like many things in life it's a game of winning, scored by getting more and bigger things than someone else.
But the game has changed. Our lakes can no longer sustain themselves without help. They're no longer places to go to fill your freezer. One good angler can have a huge impact by taking hundreds of fish from a lake or, on the other hand, by putting back most or all of the fish -- tipping a lake one way or the other. I don't think we can use the excuse anymore that "it's legal and I'm going to do it anyway!" Watching anglers bending the rules as far as they will stretch, without breaking them, infuriates most good fishermen who are working conscientiously to preserve what we have. I don't believe our laws and programs protect our fisheries as they should, and I think it's time we re-evaluate what we need to do to play our part and that we each need to sacrifice a little to preserve a priceless asset. It's not 1960 anymore!
Roger George is The Bee's fishing expert. He can be reached at email@example.com
Have to work hard
Fish jumpin' in boat
Delta Mendota Canal and Sloughs
Striper * * * Catfish * *
Action still steady in south aqueduct in Kern County, although most striped bass are under 18-inch minimum. Jumbo minnows, blood worms, sand worms or anchovies are top baits and white flukes orange Gitzits or RatLTraps continue to be top artificial lures. Catfishing is slow. In the Fresno area, striper fishermen are heading to San Luis Reservoir instead of the canals.
Bass * * * Trout * * Bluegill * * Catfish * * Crappie * *
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and California DFG agreed to open a vast section of the lake to fishing on a seasonal basis starting in August. The new regulations specify that the area 1,000 feet south of the Raymond Bridge downstream to the Corps Buoy Line near the Codorniz ramp will be open annually to recreational fishing from Aug. 1 through Nov. 30. This area has been closed to recreational fishing since June 1989, when the entire lake was quarantined due to a hydrilla infestation. That quarantine has since been lifted. Bald eagles began nesting on the shore within the upstream river area during that extended closure and continue to this day. Protection of the eagles necessitates a seasonal closure between Dec. 1 and July 31. Anglers or visitors with questions can contact the park headquarters at (559) 689-3255. Park headquarters is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bass fishing at the lake is the best in the area next to Millerton, according to Merritt Gilbert at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis. Interest has increased due to the pending opening of the river arm in August. The action remains on the bottom with green Brush Hogs, Senkos or jigs on a slow presentation at depths to 30 feet. A few bass are moving into the shallows in the afternoons on sunny days and Gilbert said, "A 7.5- to 8-pound limit is the norm." The Best Bass Tournaments will be holding its inaugural tournament Saturday. The last trout plant was Feb. 3 but one is coming next week. Trout fishing remains fair with Power Bait or night crawlers from the banks or trolling Wedding Rings or blade/crawler combinations near the dam. A few catfish are taken from the banks with cut baits. The lake is on the middle ramp on the Codorniz side and the top ramp on the Chowchilla Day Use side. The lake rose slightly to 515 feet in elevation and 32% capacity.
Call: Eastman Lake 689-3255
Bass * * Trout * * Crappie * * Catfish * * Bluegill * *
The lake remains very slow for all species. The New J Bass Club tournament is March 16 and there will be more anglers prefishing. Local crappie fishermen are heading to Isabella or Kaweah for the slabsides since the past few trips have been fruitless. Trout action continues to be slow for bank fishermen and trollers. The next trout plant will be next week. Most trout anglers are heading for Bass Lake, Shaver Lake or Pine Flat Reservoir. The lake rose a half foot to 489 feet in elevation and 31% 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 * *
Manny Basi of the Bait Barn in Waterford said, "The word got out over the weekend and we sold a ridiculous amount of live minnows." The live bait has been working for bass and trout with smaller minnows used for crappie around submerged structure. For artificial lures, Basi touted brown/purple jigs on the bottom at depths to 40 feet while there is a top-water bite with PopRs or similar smaller lures in the early morning. The Woods Creek arm is a top area for schools of trout due to slightly warmer temperatures. The prime time for king salmon fishing is just around the corner from April through early June. Trout plants are this week for the small impoundments of Turlock and Modesto reservoirs with a plant at Don Pedro in two weeks.
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 * *
Catfishing remains the top fish on the scale with live minnows, frozen shad or clams from bank access areas. The crappie bite slowed and a cold front may put them down a few more days. The slabsides are holding in structure at depths from 40 to 45 feet near Rocky Point, and live minnows or minijigs are needed to coax them. Swimbaits are producing a few largemouths, but these have been few and far between. Trout action is limited to the intermittent fish taken from the Auxiliary or Main dams with Power Bait or night crawlers. The Kern County Chamber of Commerce Trout Derby is in April. The lake dropped slightly to 2,542 feet and 14%. In the Kern River, trout plants are this week for sections 1 through 6 -- there will be good action in the upper river with salmon eggs or crawlers. Fly fishermen are working the deeper pools with nymphs. Heavy plants at Mirror Lake in Hart Park or The River Walk have led to good action for planters, particularly with Power Bait coated with Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust. Heavy trout plants at Buena Vista Lake included rainbows to 10 pounds, and Power Bait combined with Hatchery Dust has been a winner. Crappie fishing is also good in BV with live minnows or minijgs. Trout plants at Truxtun and Ming reservoirs are this week.
Call: Bob's Bait (661) 833-8657; North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812
Bass * * Crappie * * Trout * * Catfish * *
Larry Kerns of the Visalia Bass Club reported slow action for bass during Saturday's tournament. He said, "Half of the field of 40 boats blanked and we came in 20th place with only two fish. We metered fish stacked up like cordwood at depths from 55 to 60 feet, but they wouldn't bite." Their two fish came at 32 feet with drop-shot plastics. Trout fishing is fair from the banks with Power Bait or night crawlers, but the action should pick up with this week's plant. The lake came up 4 feet to 611 feet in elevation and 15% capacity.
Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212
Bass * * * Trout * * * Catfish * * Crappie * * * *
Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville reported excellent crappie action with small minnows, night crawlers under a bobber or minijigs in the trees and shrubs along the shoreline. He's scored slabs with Woolley Buggers on fly rod. Bass fishing has broken loose at this shallower and warmer reservoir and Stokke touted crankbaits, Senkos, Brush Hogs, 6-inch lizards and umbrella rigs as fish are more active. He said, "In the private ponds around Springville, bass are starting pre-spawn activities." Trout fishing remains good for planted rainbows in the 14- to 18-inch range with another plant this week. Power Bait or night crawlers are top trout baits. The lake rose 1 foot to 612 feet and 25%. All launch ramps operational. In the Tule River, Stokke reported a good trout bite for smaller fish with dry flies such as elk hair caddis patterns.
Call: Sequoia Fishing Company 539-5626; Lake Success 784-0215
Bass * * * Trout * * King salmon * * Kokanee * Crappie * * Catfish * *
Live bait is the best with Jason Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling saying, "We sold out of large minnows on Friday and medium minnows on Saturday." Live crawdads are effective and A-1 sold out a shipment in a few hours Saturday. One angler caught 11 bass in 4 hours with crawdads. Mello used plastic worms in a Green Weenie-type pattern in Temperature Cove and they landed 10 bass for an estimated 12 pounds. He said, "The bite was slow in the morning so we trolled for trout with blue/silver ExCels at 3 colors of lead core, picking up a pair of trout in 20 minutes." King salmon are showing up at depths to 25 feet near the dam and there are reports of small kokanee near the surface. The sales of small and medium minnows point to an emerging crappie bite. The bass size limit drops to 12 inches at McClure on March 18. The lake rose a half foot to 760 feet in elevation 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 trollers scored rainbows to 18 inches using Mack's Wedding Rings in purple/gold behind a Shasta Tackle Sling Blade from Gilligan's Island to the Floating Restrooms. Crawlers behind a baby hammered cowbell flasher work. Bank fishing with marshmallow/crawler combinations from the Brush Pile or Handicapped Docks work for planters. McSwain Marina reported a trout plant on Sunday with another DFW plant next week. Section 1 of the Merced River is scheduled for a trout plant next week.
Call: McSwain Marina (209) 378-2534
Millerton Lake/San Joaquin River
Bass * * * Striper * Shad * Trout * *
The bass bite the most consistent in the Fresno area, but anglers continue to wade through a number of small fish in order to put together a decent limit. Half of the 28 anglers at Saturday's Kerman Bass Club weighed in limits. The best action remains on bottom to 40 feet with plastics on the drop-shot, dart-head and split-shot. Jigs effective from 20 to 40 feet. Males are moving up to the shorelines on warmer afternoons. No striper reports. Boats must fill out a Quagga mussel self-inspection form before launching. The lake held at 533 feet and 63%. In the lower San Joaquin, the trout bite has slowed with the best action near Broken Bridge and Lost Lake with Power Bait in rainbow, yellow glitter and chartreuse. Plants on the river, small impoundment of Woodward Park Lake and Sycamore Island Park are this week.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474
New Melones Reservoir/Tulloch
Bass * * Crappie * * Catfish * * Trout * * Kokanee *
Bass fishing slow, but New Melones continues to kick out the occasional huge spotted or largemouth bass. The latest record to fall was Randy Pierson of Oakdale with a 10-pound, 1-ounce spotted bass -- 3 ounces below the state record set at Pine Flat. Pierson declined to indicate the lure or location. Melanie Lewis at Glory Hole Sporting Goods said, "Spring is right around the corner and maybe that record will fall with the best bets in 10 to 25 feet of water with soft plastics including Brush Hogs, Senkos or lizards." Trout fishing slow. Lewis said, "Trout are scattered from the surface to 30 feet and schools have been difficult for trollers to find." Anglers are spending an entire day to put in limits with blade/crawler combos the top set-up. With the DFW no longer planting brown trout, Glory Hole won't recognize a brown as Big Fish of the Week and anglers are encouraged to release them. Bank fishing has been slow, with action on a sliding sinker with a 3- to 4-foot leader and a light wire hook loaded with a crawler/mallow combo or a Berkley Pinched Crawler with a pink or white Gulp or Power Egg. Kokanee fishing should start in earnest in August. Crappie fishing slow, but there are fish in 15 to 40 feet of water in the backs of creek channels near submerged wood. Catfishing remains slow. The lake dropped 1 foot to 1,013 feet and 66%. Lake Tulloch rose 5 feet to 491 feet and 68%. Trout plant are this week at Tulloch, New Melones.
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 on the slow side with trollers struggling up the river arm and in the main lake. Rainbow Runners, Needlefish or Apex lures are the top options. Bass action slowed with most on the bottom with jigs or drop-shotting plastics. In the afternoon, bass moving up into the 12- to 15-foot range. The lake rose 2 feet to 804 feet and 33%. In the lower Kings, Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville reported copper john nymphs as a good pattern for fly fishermen, but the dry fly bite should take off in warm weather. Alta Weir to Highway 180 is a catch-and-release zone that requires barbless hooks. A trout plant is this week in addition to plants at Avocado Lake this week and the week of March 17.
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 * *
Mickey Clements of Coyote Bait in Morgan Hill reported trollers pulled Lucky Craft 128s or broken backed Rebels from 60 to 80 feet near the Trash Racks for the occasional large fish. Drifting jumbo minnows productive with a 15-pound lineside taken in Portuguese Cove. Merritt Gilbert at Valley Rod and Gun reported Lucky Craft Point 78s or 110s are top lures for fishermen walking the banks for striper ranging from undersized to 21 inches. Roger George of Roger's Guide service fished two days for two fish over 12 pounds, which he released, but said the bite was poor to moderate at times with water temps up to 56 degrees. Most fish are 18- to 22-inch schoolies. George said, "Many anglers and guides have told me they are considering putting back as many big fish as they can -- after taking pictures -- since they're concerned the fishery again could be depleted from overharvesting and they don't want to see the cycle repeat itself." Patrick Movey of the Fisherman's Warehouse touted white flukes from the banks with the action in the evening. Swimbaits effective for boaters in shallower sections. In the Forebay, bank anglers are picking up a few striper on pile or blood worms with action at night around Check 12. The main lake rose slightly to 60% capacity.
Important note: All watercraft must undergo inspection for Quagga and Zebra mussels. These invasive species threaten recreational opportunities, the water delivery infrastructure of California and the aquatic habitat of San Luis Reservoir. Failure will result in the refusal to launch.
Call: Coyote Bait and Tackle (408) 463-0711; Roger's Guide service (559) 905-2954
Bass * * Trout * * * Kokanee *
Field scout Richard Walter of Bass Lake Water Sports reported 14 boats were trolling for trout or bass fishing with warmer weather and better action for bass. Trout fishing remains good from banks near the Sheriff's Tower, Rocky Point and Wishon Point with Power Bait while trollers are pulling hootchies or Apex lures behind a dodger at 2 colors of lead core or 15 feet on the downrigger. Walter said, "There seems to be a 1-hour window when the breeze is blowing, then working hard the rest of the day to post limits." Kevin Brown on Sunday morning landed an 8.1-pound rainbow and a 5.4-pounder on Garlic Power Bait dusted with Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust from the bank. A few 9- to 11-inch kokanee reported, and Todd Wittwer of Kokanee.net Guide Service would like any angler landing one 13 inches and longer to text or email a photo to him or Mike Beighey. Wittwer is hoping a few 2013 fish survived the reconstruction project on the Crane Valley Dam. The courtesy dock at the public ramp is in the water. For bass, dart-heading in deep water along main lake points or creek channels is productive, and the swimbait bite should start this month. The lake rose slightly to 60% capacity. A webcam is at BassLakeFishing.com or BassLakeCA.com. A trout plant is set for next week.
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, Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters reported slow action for trollers with lake regular Bill Leist of Fresno receiving only a couple of hits near the west end of the island. Leist had been consistently scoring limits to 4.5-pounds on Trout Busters. Nichols advised, "If you do not get hits at your favorite place, move and keep moving while changing depths." Bank fishermen continue to pick up a few trophies and holdovers to 15 inches using Power Bait or night crawlers from the north end of the dam, the Sierra Marina and Road 1. Anchoring with bait an option for the occasional trophy around submerged structure. Bill Beighey, brother of Bass Lake guide Mike Beighey, landed a quality rainbow on a birthday trip. Donations for trophy trout to the SLTTP can be sent to P.O. Box 908, Shaver Lake, CA, 93664. The Shaver Lake fishing expert trio of Captain Jack Yandell, guide Dick Nichols and historian/fisherman Lee Gates will give a seminar March 30 at Valley Rod and Gun, which will run its No-tax day sale. Anything you ever wanted to know about fishing for trout or kokanee at Shaver will be covered in a slideshow. Shaver held at 60% capacity with Huntington rising to 36%. Check sierramarinawebcam.com for 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 * *
The weather has kept even Captain Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat tied up, but he run sand dab/Dungeness trips. Sheryl Jimno of the Rusty Hook reported striped bass are showing up along the beaches north of Pacifica, and crabbing steady from the pier with mackerel, anchovies or squid. Perch fishing fair with blood or pile worms.
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 said, "It was lights out Friday with sand dabs coming off the bottom and caught up high." They put in bucketloads to go with 20 limits of crab Friday. There have been striped bass along beaches and top-water fishermen are targeting the linesides. Striper have been trapped in the lagoons at the Salinas, Carmel and Pajaro rivers, and easy limits are taken out of the murky lagoon of the Salinas. Out of Santa Cruz, the Sand Crab Classic Surf Perch Derby -- a fundraiser for the Monterey Bay Salmon and Steelhead Project -- is Saturday.
Call: Chris' Landing (831) 375-5951; Bayside Marine (831) 475-2173; usafishing.com
San Francisco Bay
Halibut * * Striper * * Leopard shark * * Sturgeon * * *
Emeryville Sport Fishing will have halibut trolling trips from March 16 until the opening of salmon season. Keith Fraser at Loch Lomond Bait and Tackle in San Rafael said, "One skiff went out between the Pumphouse and the Shell Banks and within 2 minutes, he hooked a 92-inch oversized on mud shrimp." Another boat released an 85-inch oversized and a shaker to go with a pair of legal sturgeon on Loch Lomond mud shrimp." Striped bass to 7 pounds taken on the anchor. A few halibut have been landed, including a 16-pounder from the Berkeley Flats. Joel Sinkay of Leonard's Bait and Tackle in Port Sonoma confirmed the good sturgeon bite in San Pablo Bay. In the south bay, John Akina at Oyster Point Bait, Tackle and Deli reported slow halibut fishing
San Luis Obispo
Virg's Landing in Morro Bay has a crab/sand dab trip 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for $59/adults, $39/children under 15. The anticipated salmon opener is April 6, the rockfish opener is May 1. Patriot Sport Fishing has added a second boat for rockfish season with Captain Sal Roche running the Rita G. Patriot will run any day there are 11 or more passengers.
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 took off with private boaters, six-pack operators and party boats scoring legal diamondbacks in Suisun Bay. Captain Mike Gravert of Intimidator Sport Fishing caught and released -- as he professes with large fish -- the fish of a lifetime with a striper around 52 to 54 inches. The average weight of a 53-inch fish is 60-pounds. He added, "My one concern was to get this fish back in the water as soon as possible, so my wife snapped a few quick pictures before the release." There have been "anglers" heading into the upper reaches of the rivers and keeping the big fish, including someone who outraged locals by taking a limit at 40 and 30 pounds. In Suisun Bay, Captain Chris Smith ran the California Dawn and they managed to land two legal sturgeon, releasing two additional shakers at the Mothball Fleet using salmon roe. Mark Delnero of Fin Addict Sport Fishing found great action on the outgoing tide in Honker Bay on Sunday with two diamondbacks hitting within "10 seconds of each other" with one on eel and the other on shad. Upriver, Mike Pipkins at Gotcha Bait in Antioch said, "Within a week or two, things are going to bust wide open," adding, sturgeon fishing has been good from Cache Slough to Roe and Ryer islands and there have been very good reports from the banks in the upper sloughs. For largemouth bass, Alan Fong of the Fisherman's Warehouse in Sacramento reported red hot largemouth fishing with Lucky Craft rip baits or RatLTraps as the reaction bite is in full swing. Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor, said, "We have a spinnerbait bite taking place and the entire spectrum from small bass to giants are hitting half-ounce Persuader spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white. The key is deflection, deflection, deflection." Ten-inch Power Worms are effective.
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 largemouth bite at San Antonio improved week fish moving to shallows, and there were respectable limits at Saturday's 101 Bass Tournament. Nacimiento remains relatively slow with the colder temperatures. Smallmouth bass have been reported to be loaded with eggs near Heritage ramp. At Santa Margarita, the largemouth are moving into the shallows. Quagga mussel inspections required before launching. Nacimiento held at 758 feet, 48%; San Antonio at 748 feet, 56%. Santa Margarita is 60%, 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
Kerman Bass Club at Millerton on March 2: 1, Cory Kerber, 9.51 pounds (Big Fish, 2.31); 2, Ron Brown, 7.54; 3, Jeff Farmer, 7.16
Western Outdoor News at the Delta on March 2-3: 1, Phillip Dutra, 53.83 pounds; 2, Bobby Barrack, 49.78; 3, Ken Mah, 46.06
101 Bass at San Antonio on March 2: 1, Dan Barrios/Casey Langley, 14.97 pounds; 2, Gene Gray/Tony Pratt, 14.19; 3, Austin Bonjour/Graham Grove, 12.97
Thursday: 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
Saturday: Kokanee Power Annual Dinner at the Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club in Stockton, info: kokaneepower.org
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: calshows.com
April 6: Glory Hole Sporting Goods Annual Seminar at New Melones
Saturday: 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
Sunday: California Bass Federation at Delta/Ladd's Marina; Kings VIII Bass Club at Tulloch; Fresno Bass Club at McClure, info: Mark Corrente 284-2768
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Delta/Russo's, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
June 15: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Eastman, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July TBA: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
Aug. 3: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Eastman, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 14: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
Oct. 12: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 9: Roosevelt High Bass Club at TBA, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or email@example.com
Dec. 7: Roosevelt High Bass Club at Pine Flat, info: Mike Spencer, 261-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresno County: Avocado Lake; Fresno City Woodward Park Lake; Kings River, Below Pine Flat Dam
Kern County: Brite Valley Reservoir; Kern River, sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Ming Lake; Truxtun Lake
Madera County: Sycamore Island Pond
Santa Clara County: Sandywool Lake
Santa Cruz County: Pinto Lake
Stanislaus County: Modesto Reservoir; Turlock Reservoir; Woodward Reservoir
Tulare County: Del Lago Park Lake; Kaweah Reservoir; Kern River, Section 5; Success Reservoir