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.
Don Pedro bass and trout bites good, Randy Pringle said. Success bass hitting, Larry Kerns reported. McClure bass taking live bait, Diana Mello said. New Melones trout and big bass bites continue, Melanie Lewis said. Millerton spotted bass fishing" as good as it gets" Merritt Gilbert reported.
One thing I watch for each time I go fishing is what gadgets and accessories anglers are using. Some homemade contraptions I see are works of art. Most bass guys are conscious about how their boats look, so they tend to have clean rigs, but all bets are off when it comes to multispecies guys' rigs.
You can almost always tell who's a dedicated cross-fishing addict by the assortment of things that stick out from their boats. Since these anglers are pursuing different species all year, they use just about every square inch for things like a bimini top, pole and cup holders, bait buckets, chests, antennae, fishfinders, downriggers and any number of self-made items to meet a special need. These guys use their boats to catch fish and little else, at least from the looks and smell of it to me.
Get close to these rigs, and be willing to risk looking inside, and you'll usually experience the carnage wrought by at least the past 5-10 trips because it's still all over the deck and on the sides of the boat. Why bother cleaning up all the live and dead bait you've been using? Besides, once it hardens up, it takes a chisel and hammer to get it off -- and it's just going to happen again next time. And that's why these guys generally use boats from the late '70s. As long as it'll get you to wherever you're planning on fishing, at whatever speed, they don't care.
I'll be out striper fishing, see an antediluvian 1972 pale green tri-hull come trudging up, and usually just wait to see how this guy has adapted the monstrosity to all the different fishing he does. The amount of ingenuity some guys have built into their watercraft is truly unique but seemingly follows only two criteria. First, I find that they often are pretty sure it's a prototype no one else has ever thought of; and two, it can somehow be bolted on. There are light holders, masts, steps, buckets to slow the boat down, plywood decks, rotating pedestal deck chairs and whatchamajiggers.
Yes, I have marveled at some guys' sheer talent at getting the most out of these boats, but ultimately they really don't care and I have to respect that. These kind of fishermen are usually pretty confident that what they are doing will work and it seems to, with the ends justifying the means for them.
There are lots of nicer rigs set up to do all kinds of fishing, but a large segment of longtime multispecies anglers seems to prefer to keep breathing life into the old dinosaurs they own and are happy to hit the water with a rig they have complete confidence in, regardless of the boats' looks. Don't laugh. I had one myself for years. More power to 'em I say.
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 * *
A few more local fishermen are heading to the canals and Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said, "A largemouth bass over 17 pounds was caught and released in Lemoore Slough. This fish had the largest belly I have ever seen on a bass." In the south aqueduct in Kern County, Pete Cormier of Bob's Bait in Bakersfield said, "RatLTraps and flukes are the best artificial lures and large minnows, sardines, anchovies or blood worms are working for the schoolie fish to 24 inches. A 20- to 24-inch striper is a large fish since the majority are below the 18-inch minimum."
Bass * * Trout * * Bluegill * * Catfish * * Crappie *
Bass fishing continues to be hot or cold with Merritt Gilbert reporting, "It is mostly cold." The best action is with Senkos in greens, purples or browns or drop-shot plastics to 20 feet. Mark Inman of the new Six Star Tackle Too bait shop reported Dennis Hamman got a 73/4-pound bass on a brushhog and lost about a 10-pounder at the boat. Few reports of trout action despite a plant, another is the week of March 24. The Lakeview Trail is open at its northern and southern ends to hiking, biking and equestrian use. The middle section is closed to provide a buffer around an active bald eagle nest. The area of the lake upstream from the Keep Out buoy line is closed to fishing and boating. New regulations specify the area 1,000 feet south of Raymond Bridge to the Corps Buoy Line will be open to recreational fishing annually from Aug. 1 through Nov. 30. Questions can be made at park headquarters -- open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday -- at (559) 689-3255. A few catfish taken from banks with cut baits. There's little success searching for crappie. The lake is on the middle ramp on the Codorniz side and top ramp on the Chowchilla Day Use side. The lake rose slightly to 515 feet in elevation and 33% capacity.
Call: Eastman Lake 689-3255
Bass * * Trout * * Crappie * * Catfish * * Bluegill * *
The New J Bass Club tournament on Saturday provided a better view of the bass action, and Larry Kerns of Visalia said, "I was able to land tons of fish, but they were all small." Dragging lizards through submerged cockleburs was his top technique and the largest fish came on Brush Hogs or crankbaits. Merritt Gilbert said, "The action was better than anticipated and it took at least 8 pounds to receive a check during the tournament." Few trout reports despite last week's plant with another coming March 24. The lake rose nearly a foot to 490 feet and 32%.
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 * *
Big limits of bass were the rule during Saturday's Best Bass Tournament, and tournament director Randy Pringle reported the largest fish came on jigs on the bottom or on spinnerbaits when the wind came up. There are some fish on the beds, but the larger bass remain cruising shorelines. Manny Basi of the Bait Barn in Waterford reported large and medium minnows continue to fly out of the shop. The top artificials are the Berserk Purple Hornet jigs at 20 to 30 feet, the 8-inch Huddleston swimbaits in rainbow trout with a ROF of 12 or 16, or the Berserk Mad Shad swimbait in light holographic shad on Spinntrix swimbait head on the bottom with a slow roll. The key is to drag the baits on the bottom, releasing plenty of line and bouncing back slowly toward the boat like a jig. For trout, kokanee and king salmon, Monte Smith of Gold Country Sport Fishing has been finding kokanee to 13 inches at 40 to 60 feet with Excel spoons tipped with corn behind a Rocky Mountain Tackle dodger around Big Oak Island, Raymus Creek, Jenkins Hill and Copper Mountain. He said, "The kokanee are fat and healthy and I am surprised to find this good of action in March since the bite doesn't normally start until mid-April." Threaded night crawlers behind a dodger or heavy spoons are working for rainbows from the surface to 40 feet. Danny Layne of Fishn' Dan's Guide Service confirmed good rainbow action and produced limits from 14 to 16 inches trolling ExCel's Kokanee Killers or Uncle Larry's spinners at 15 to 45 feet in open water near Fleming Bay. The prime time for king salmon fishing is April through early June. A trout plant is this week. The lake is 772 feet in elevation and 68% 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 * *
Trout action improved with crawlers, Berkley Mice Tails or various colors of Power Bait from the Auxiliary or Main dam areas. The Kern County Chamber of Commerce Trout Derby is April 20-22. Register by April 1 with the Chamber of Commerce to qualify for the $500 Early Bird drawing. Catfishing has been slower, but crappie are holding around French Gulch Marina or submerged structure at 30 to 35 feet and medium minnows or minijigs are pulling them out. Bass fishing slow, but Pete Cormier of Bob's Bait in Bakersfield reported an 11-pounder caught and released on a crankbait. However, this was on the only fish landed that day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the project schedule for the dam reconstruction to be completed by 2016. It is here. The project page is here The lake dropped slightly to 2,543 feet and 15%. In the upper Kern River, fly fishermen continue to score with small nymphs, and recent plants throughout the river have increased action for bank anglers. Cormier reported improved action for trout in the lower river.
Call: Bob's Bait (661) 833-8657; North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812
Bass * * Crappie * * Trout * * Catfish * *
Sierra Sporting Goods in Exeter reported live minnows have been working for crappie, trout and bass with increased interest over the weekend. A 9-pound largemouth was taken on a swimbait, but was the exception. The water is rising quickly and Horse Creek is becoming inundated, increasing opportunity for crappie from the shoreline. The trout are either deep between 30 and 40 feet or moving up the river arm toward colder water. Bass fishermen have been picking up trout on plastics to 40 feet. The lake came up 5 feet to 620 feet in elevation and 19%.
Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212
Bass * * * Trout * * Catfish * * Crappie * * *
The bass bite continues to be strong with 43 fishermen participating in Sunday's Success Bass Club tourney won by a limit in excess of 16 pounds. Larry Kerns of the Visalia Bass Club said, "If you didn't put up a limit over 10 pounds, you weren't in the top 10." The larger fish were taken on swimbaits or umbrella rigs with lizards or Brush Hogs working. Crappie fishing remains strong with small minnows, crawlers under a bobber or minijigs in the trees and shrubs along the shoreline. Power Bait, night crawlers or small spinners produce planted trout from bank access areas. The lake rose over 1 foot to 614 feet and 28%. All launch ramps are operational.
Call: Sequoia Fishing Company 539-5626; Lake Success 784-0215
Bass * * * Trout * * King salmon * * Kokanee * Crappie * * * Catfish * *
Diana Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling reported continued great bass action on live minnows or crawdads. Limits have been taken on the live bait or with the 6-inch 082 Keeper worms. Manny Basi of the Bait Barn confirmed the excellent minnow bite and he added Purple Hornet jigs, 8-inch Huddlestons in rainbow trout or the Berserk Mad Shad light holographic shad swimbaits as good options when worked slowly on the bottom. Spinnerbaits have produced spots to 3 pounds in Horseshoe Bend. Sales of medium minnows continue to be high for crappie and Mello has had to submit increased orders, saying, "Even then we have been selling out." Trout and king salmon have been taken by trollers up the river arm near Bagby. The bass size limit dropped to 12 inches at McClure on Monday. The lake rose nearly a foot to 762 feet and 45%.
Call: A-1 Bait (209) 563-6505; Bub Tosh (209) 404-0053
Trout * * *
Trollers continue to score limits with blade/crawler combinations, in particular hammered nickel baby cowbell dodgers in front of a threaded crawler from the Floating Restrooms to the Second Fence Line at depths to 3 colors of lead core. Diana Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling reported good action from the shoreline with rainbow Power Bait at the Brush Pile.
Call: McSwain Marina (209) 378-2534
Millerton Lake/San Joaquin River
Bass * * * Striper * Shad * Trout * *
The bass bite is as good as it gets in the area, according to Merritt Gilbert at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis. Limits in the 7- to 8.5-pound range possible with the best action for quality bass up the river arm. The fish are migrating into the shallows with the warmer water. The majority of bass are small, but the occasional spot to 2.5 pounds is showing up with the best action on the bottom with plastics on the drop-shot, dart-head and split-shot or jigs. Top-water lures are producing a few fish in the early mornings, but the best action remains on the bottom at depths to 40 feet. A few males are moving up to the shoreline on warmer afternoons. No striper reports. All boats must fill out a Quagga mussel self-inspection form. The lake is at 533 feet and 63%. In the lower San Joaquin, trout action is slow. A plant is this week at Sycamore Island Park.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474
New Melones Reservoir/Tulloch
Bass * * * Crappie * * Catfish * * Trout * * * Kokanee * *
Big bass continue to be found with local fisherman John Martin caught a 10.07-pounder on a swimbait up the river arm. Melanie Lewis of Glory Hole Sporting Goods in Angels Camp said, "There are not a lot of fish being caught, but some giants are showing up on jigs, plastics worms or swimbaits along the staging areas on main lake points." Brush Hogs, Senkos or lizards also good options. Danny Layne of Fishn' Dan's Guide Service said, "For those who prefer kokanee; get your gear ready, since the bite has started." He advised targeting the mouth of the dam pocket off the Spillway at 20 to 40 feet with Uncle Larry's spinners, Glitter Bug hootchies or Vance's Sockeye Slammers tipped with shoepeg corn scented with garlic or anise. Layne added, "These scents work best during the early season and the fish will drop from 20 to 40 feet as the sun rises." Rainbow trout to 16 inches are there for the taking, but they are scattered. Layne said, "A ladybug hatch is enticing the surface bite." Bank action is improving as trout cruise the shorelines and the surface in the early mornings and late afternoons. Lewis advised using Berkley Mice Tails or a pinched crawler/egg combo for planted trout. Crappie fishing has improved with the warmer water and there are fish in 15 to 40 feet of water in the backs of creek channels near submerged wood. Live minnows or red worms under a slip-float are picking up a few slabsides. Catfishing is slow, but the whiskerfish should be moving into the shallows. The lake dropped over a foot to 1,011 feet and 65%. Lake Tulloch rose nearly 2 feet to 497 feet and 78%. The annual Glory Hole Sporting Goods Seminar and Sale is April 6.
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 * *
King salmon showing up in the 50 to 60 feet range and trollers are picking up one or two on trips. Merritt Gilbert said, "The salmon aren't large, but these are the first reported this season." Trout fishing continues to improve with the occasional rainbow in the 17- to 18-inch range in the main lake near the Power Lines at 30 to 40 feet. A more consistent trout bite is up the river arm near Trimmer, Big and Sycamore creeks for rainbow to 13.5 inches with Needlefish, Rainbow Runners and ExCels. For bass, the Senko bite has picked up and Gilbert said, "Most of the fish are found on the bottom, but the winning limits at Saturday's tournament were taken on swimbaits in the early morning." With warmer temperatures, the male bass are cruising shorelines. The trout bite improved with anglers reporting limits within 5 hours of trolling blade/crawler combinations at 4 colors of lead core above Trimmer. Trollers are working at depths to 40 feet near the dam with Needlefish. Merritt Gilbert said, "The bite isn't as good as it was a few weeks back, but it is showing signs of life." The lake rose 4 feet to 807 feet and 34%. In the lower Kings, the dry fly bite is taking off with warming air. Joe's Flies, Roostertails and Panther Martins are working in open sections. A trout plant is this week at Avocado Lake.
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 * *
Striper fishing improved for trollers able to identify a pattern, and Roger George of Roger's Guide Service has been putting clients onto incredible numbers of schoolie striper in the 19- to 24-inch range, with 41 released for local Nick Zinkin and two buddies on Friday and a 60 striper landed and released Saturday for John Heffron and Miguel Beltran. All were school-sized. George said, "The water temperature is up to 57 degrees and you have to change your patterns all the time with minnows and anchovies becoming less effective. It's not an easy bite at all to figure out, with most anglers I saw catching just a few small fish. Fly fishing guide, Steve Santucci, also has been scoring 20 to 30 school fish per day in 5 to 20 foot water." Richard Flores of Coyote Bait in Morgan Hill confirmed the improved troll bite along the face of the dam with P-Line Predators, broken-backed Rebels and Lucky Craft 128s with a few taken on jumbo minnows. In the Forebay, top-water lures, swimbaits or white flukes are working from the banks, particularly at night for striper ranging from undersized to 21 inches. Blood worms, pile worms or anchovies are good options, particularly at check 12.
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; Roger's Guide service (559) 905-2954; Steve Santucci guide service (650) 333-4704
Bass * * Trout * * Kokanee *
Field scout Richard Walter of Bass Lake Water Sports said, "Angler interest has been minimal and I only received a single strike during my latest troll. Two fishermen were tossing spinnerbaits at the entrance to Willow Cove near the Sheriff's Tower." Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said crawler/marshmallow combinations or Power Bait working for planted rainbows, and trollers have worked 3 to 4 hours for limits flatlining blade/crawler combos for rainbows in the 13- to 14-inch range. John Lutz got a 4.2-pound rainbow on an Uncle Larry's spinner. He said the best action was from the surface to 18 feet -- or two colors of leadcore and flatlining. A few small kokanee in the 9-inch range are showing up, and Todd Wittwer and Mike Beighey of Kokanee.net Guide Service have been attempting to track kokanee in excess of 13 inches this year. Unfortunately, there has not been one reported. Wittwer is hoping 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, anglers have been working the bottom with Senkos for spots to 3 pounds. The swimbait bite should start up by the end of March. The lake rose slightly to 63% capacity. Check BassLakeFishing.com or BassLakeCA.com for a webcam and conditions. A trout plant is this week. The Bass Lake Fishing Derby is May 4-5. Applications are at basslakechamber.com. Wittwer has a seminar on Bass Lake trout/
kokanee fishing at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Fisherman's Warehouse.
Call: Todd Wittwer 288-8100; Mike Beighey 642-3748; Bass Lake Water Sports 642-3200
Kaiser Pass is closed for the winter.
Shaver Lake/Huntington Lake
Kokanee * Trout * *
At Shaver, Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters said, "Beautiful weather has brought more fishermen, but action remains slow. Trollers are picking up from a few fish to a single limit per boat, while others are having difficulty landing a single fish." Blade/crawler combinations behind weighted flashers, Needlefish, Apex lures, Fish Hawks and Captain Jack's Super Hootchies are good options. Nichols continued, "A couple 9- to 10-inch kokanee were caught and released on Super Hootchies tipped with corn." Trollers are encouraged to stick with it to locate schools at the Island, Road 2, the point, dam, Dorabella Cove, Eagle Point or in front of Stevenson Creek. Bank fishing is hit or miss with the best action near the Sierra Marina, the north side of the dam or Road 1 with Power Bait or crawlers. Nichols will start operating out of Shaver Lake Sports on April 1. A seminar on Shaver fishing is at 1 p.m. March 30 at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis. Call 292-3474 for info. Shaver held at 60% capacity with Huntington rising to 41%. Check conditions at sierramarinawebcam.com.
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.
Half Moon Bay
Striper * *
Party boats and private boaters are in anticipation of the April 6 salmon opener, and Captain Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete has a $69 deal on a trip for the first 175 registered customers through the Zozi Travel Agency at www.zozi.com/san-francisco. There is a 24-inch minimum on salmon until April 30 throughout the California coast. Regulations starting May 1 will be determined during the April meeting of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Baxter reported good conditions offshore with loads of krill.
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 reported limits for customers on Friday and Saturday to go with 40 to 50 sand dab apiece. For the upcoming salmon season, there is quite a bit of krill in the area, but there is a lack of baitfish. Striper fishing has been slow along the beaches with no top-water action reported. Chris' boats are filled for the April 6 salmon opener, but there is room Sunday. The Santa Cruz boats are gearing up since the best salmon action along the California coastline generally is found in Monterey Bay. The Moss Landing Public Launch Ramp will be the scene of a huge assortment of private boats during opening weekend.
Call: Chris' Landing (831) 375-5951; Bayside Marine (831) 475-2173; usafishing.com
San Francisco Bay
Halibut * * Striper * * Leopard shark * * Sturgeon * *
Emeryville Sport Fishing took its first halibut trolling trip of the year Saturday, and the Tigerfish returned with one 8-pound halibut and a 12-pound striped bass for 16 anglers in the south bay. There is plenty of room for the salmon opening weekend April 6. Keith Fraser of Loch Lomond Bait and Tackle said, "It was a little slower on the striper and sturgeon scene over the weekend, but the tides were less than optimal." Joel Sinkay said, "The best striper fishing remains in the Petaluma River and there have been a number of oversized and legal sturgeon landed." Perch fishing has been best near Treasure Island, Point Richmond and Point Molate while jack smelt schools are thick around Oyster Point Marina, the Alameda Rockwall and Crab Cove in Alameda.
San Luis Obispo
Salmon season starts at both ports April 6, and Patriot has a new phone system with which you can receive fish counts and directions without being put on hold by pressing 1 for fish counts, 2 for boat schedules and 4 for live bait information. The rockfish opener is May 1. A two-day rockfish/ling cod trip is May 18-19.
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 was outstanding on Saturday with Captain James Smith of the California Dawn scoring legal diamondbacks at 42, 53 and 59 inches to go with oversized at 72 and 84 inches and shakers at 36 and 38 inches. He said, "It was just spectacular fishing with all of the sturgeon coming out of the bay with the end of the herring spawns." Tony Lopez at Benicia Bait reported school-sized striped bass are thick along the shoreline with a number of linesides in the 20-inch range taken on grass shrimp. Mike Pipkins at Gotcha Bait in Antioch reported outstanding crappie fishing from the shorelines in Discovery Bay, Sandmound Slough, Whiskey Slough and Eight-Mile Road with small minnows or wax worms. He said, "This is the best crappie fishing I have seen in 20 years. Ten guys have taken over 1,000 crappie in the past week and these fish are feeding a church in Pittsburg." Sturgeon fishermen are catching all of the striper they want, with one boat landing 14 striper to 14 pounds with most of the fish in the 5- to 7-pound range. They were targeting sturgeon with grass shrimp and finally worked through striper to put in a legal sturgeon. Pipkins said, "Go to your favorite spot and there should be some striper." Clyde Wands, shallow trolling expert, had a great trip north of the Rio Vista Bridge trolling shallow Yozuris and P-Line's Angry Eyes. We caught fish in every location and with a number of patterns." The red head/white body was hot in the morning, but they switched to black, chartreuse and with the clear water -- the pearl -- with all catching fish. Jay Lopes of Right Hook Sport Fishing has been finding great striper action north of the Rio Vista Bridge. For largemouth bass, Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor, reported averaging 30 and 40 largemouths on guide trips with a variety of techniques. He has been focusing in the deeper water, flipping the Berkley Havoc Pit Boss in black/blue on a Texas-rig, a Berkley Power Worm on a Zappu head on 8-pound test or the Havoc Bottom Hopper in greenpumpkin or June Bug over the ledges. Pringle said, "There are some bed fish already, but we are leaving these alone." There is a good rip bait bite with the ima Flit, but the crankbait and Vibrating jig action has been slow.
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 * *
At Nacimiento, white bass showing up near the Heritage Harbor arm with Shad Raps since the fish are boiling on the surface in scattered groupings. Spotted bass action remains slow. A calendar of coastal lake tournaments is here.
Quagga mussel inspections required before boat launching is allowed.
Nacimiento dropped slightly to 758 feet and 47%; San Antonio dropped slightly to 748 feet, 55%.
Call: Lake Nacimiento (805) 238-1056, ext. 3; Lake San Antonio Marina(805) 472-2818; Central Coast Bass Fishing.com (805) 466-6557
New J Bass Club at Hensley on March 16: 1, WaMeng Vue/Kong Yang, 11.09 pounds (Big Fish, 4.74); 2, Michael and Anthony Her, 10.79; 3, Gary Wasson/Tom Mize, 8.38
Best Bass Tournaments at Don Pedro on March 16: 1, Matt Frazier/Sam Sawyer, 27.55 pounds (Big Fish, 8.82); 2, Ronnie O'Hahan/Nicholas Rios, 21.99; 3, David Homen/Scott Summers, 19.83
Hook, Line and Sinker Tournament of Champions at Delta/Russo's Marina on March 16-17: 1, Billy Davis/John Perry, 55.63 pounds; 2, Scott Eachern/Glenn Purdy, 55.45; 3, Neil Sterud/Joey Fortuna, 52.5
Thursday: Todd Wittwer of Kokanee.net Guide Service on Bass Lake Fishing, 6:15 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno; Alan Fong and Warren Trumbley of Fun Fishing, 6 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Manteca
March 28: Larry Hodge on Spring Bass Fishing Techniques, 6:15 p.m. at Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno
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, 1 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: 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
Sunday: 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
Calaveras County: New Melones Reservoir
Fresno County: Avocado Lake; Kings River, Below Pine Flat Dam; Pine Flat Reservoir
Mariposa County: McClure Reservoir
Merced County: Yosemite Lake
San Joaquin County: Oak Grove Park Lake
San Luis Obispo County: Barney Schwartz Park Lake
Santa Clara County: Sandywool Lake
Tulare County: Kaweah Reservoir; Murry Park Pond; Success Reservoir
Tuolumne County: Don Pedro Reservoir; New Melones Reservoir