When two anglers from Lodi called to take them striper fishing at San Luis on Friday the 13th, I almost wondered if I should point out the date might be one some folks might avoid. Shelving the passing concern, I set up an early 6 a.m. launch time for the questionable day.
Sid Miller and Bob Vangronigen are experienced fishermen, and they wanted to catch fish, but the possibility of hanging into a big striper was the real reason they said they were willing to fish hard all day. They knew it was not going to be easy to get a big fish on demand, but I also felt that it was on their agenda to have a shot at one. You have to have that hope to be able to fish confidently. Optimistic, we started the beautiful, mild day as the sun dawned over the dam. Of course there was no pressure on me to find a trophy striper for them … Not! Funny, in the back of my mind I pondered the wild card of it being Friday the 13th.
By noon we had gotten around 10 small fish but the bigger fish weren't buying what we were trying to sell. I thought maybe things would pick up later in the day, and I told the guys we had to hang tough. You never know.
It's now 4 p.m. and the sun is setting, but the fishing has actually slowed down on us. Ouch! I can see that Sid and Bob are starting to accept that the dream of getting the big one is evaporating with the falling dusk. To add insult to injury, they told me they had friends who didn't come, telling them they were wasting their time. They had called Bob on the water to heckle him and see if we had scored anything special. That fuels my fire. I wanted badly for them to catch something spectacular to stop those naysayers dead in their tracks. The grains of time were slipping away.
We were making what I thought would be our very last trolling pass as I was cleaning up the boat when it struck me that for some reason we really needed to take one more run. I told Sid to turn around again on a 200-yard troll. "Okay, I'm just going to put out one pole with my best lure on it (hadn't worked all day) for our last run while I put stuff away,"
I was clipping off lures when I saw the pole pop and grabbed it to see what had struck. A small one? Whatever it was, it felt heavier than most, but it might be a snagged fish. I gave Bob the pole. Weird, but hmmm … maybe.
For a while the fish didn't do much, but as Bob reeled it in a little, it woke up and suddenly peeled off 30 yards of line on my biggest reel! Working the fish for several minutes, it ended up going under the boat where Bob and the fish had a give-and-take standoff that had us on pins and needles.
Finally, a big shape swam up from under the boat and I netted it. It was a beautiful fish, weighing 20 pounds! Relief, smiles and high-fives all around as we let the fish slip back into the deep.
It struck all of us how strange it was to have fished all day, then 100 yards from the end we hit the jackpot! Sid and Bob joked it had been such an odd thing that I must have "posted" the striper, then hooked it on their line!
It was Friday the 13th, and no, Jason didn't show up, but the monster we were looking for did. Never give up!
Roger George is The Bee's fishing expert. He can be reached at email@example.com
Delta striper feeding heavily, Alan Fong said. Shaver Lake trout hitting, Dick Nichols said. Don Pedro trout on a tear, Monte Smith said. New Melones trout bite very good, Melanie Lewis said.
THE FISHING REPORT
Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake who now guides in the greater Fresno area. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted.
• Try dynamite
• • Have to work hard
• • • Limits possible
• • • • Fish jumpin' in boat
Delta Mendota Canal and Sloughs
Striper • • Catfish • •
Mickey Clements of Coyote Bait and Tackle in Morgan Hill reported more interest in the Delta Mendota Canal with anglers soaking pile or blood worms with 4- to 6-ounce weights, keeping the bait on the bottom with the heavy current. In Kern County, striper fishing remains constant with blood worms, sand worms or jumbo minnows. The moss has been at a minimum with the cold water. Most striper are sublegal with occasional linesides to 5 pounds.
Bass • • Trout • • Bluegill • • Catfish • • Crappie •
Pat Huddleston, camp host, reported slow bass fishing with artificial lures as the fish have yet to adjust to the rapid temperature decline. Night crawlers, shiners, minnows and crawdads are the top live baits. Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis reported a few 3- to 4-pound bass have been landed with an 8- to 9-pound limit possible working jigs very slowly over rockpiles in 25 to 30 feet. The challenge has been to find water still that deep. A trout plant is this week. The river arm is closed beyond the Keep Out Buoys until Aug 1. The Day Use and Codorniz Recreation sides have active ramps. The lake held at 471 feet in elevation and 9% capacity with no releases.
Call: Six Star Tackle Box 673-5688; Eastman Lake 689-3255
Bass • • Trout • • Catfish • • Bluegill • Crappie •
A trout plant this week should give something other than catfish to target from the banks. The catfish bite is slow due to dropping water temps. Launch ramps remain closed with the lake at 448 feet in elevation and 5% capacity.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod Gun, Clovis 292-3474; Six Star Tackle Box 673-5688; 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 reported excellent trout fishing in the Moccasin Arm with fish stacked in the backs of the arm. He said, "We found them there last year and experienced trollers are reporting double hookup after double hookup with as many as 30 strikes within three hours of trolling." Smith advises dragging heavy spoons on lead core on a fast presentation as the fish are close to the surface. The only drawback is the boats can't make it far up the river arm with the low water. For largemouth bass, Manny Basi at the Bait Barn in Waterford said, "It has been very slow with only night crawlers or live minnows working in the cold water. Regular tournament anglers are staying away since the artificial bite has been so slow." A trout plant is this week at Don Pedro and also at the local reservoirs of Modesto and Woodward.
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 • •
Isabella continues to be very slow for boating with a 4-wheel-drive tow vehicle necessary to launch a larger boat. Few bass fishermen are willing to risk damage to their boats in the low water. The best action is for catfish to 4 pounds with garlic-scented clam meat, frozen clams, frozen shad or night crawlers. Pete Cormier of Bob's Bait in Bakersfield said, "Crappie continue to be found with minijigs in the restricted areas of the marinas." A trout plant is this week and trout fishing will improve near the Auxiliary Dam with Power Bait coated with Berkley Power Dust or night crawlers. The lake rose a half foot to 2,534 feet and 10% with increased inflow from the upper river. The upper Kern River around Kernville is the best bet for stream action with salmon eggs or night crawlers in response to recent plants. The lower river is very low and trout action has been slow. Buena Vista is slow despite a recent plant. Cormier touted River Walk, Truxtun, Hart Part and Ming with Chunky Cheese Power Bait coated with Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust or Berkley Power Dust as the lakes were planted last week with another next week.
Call: Bob's Bait (661) 833-8657; North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812
Bass • • Crappie • • Trout • • Catfish • •
Trout fishing has been the best thing going, but action drops off precipitously a few days after plants. Power Bait, night crawlers or Kastmasters are picking up the planters and another plant is next week. Bass fishing has been slow with fish lethargic from the recent drop in water temperatures. Drop-shotting, jigs or spoons to 40 feet over the bait balls are top techniques for small bass. The lake is 589 feet in elevation and 5% capacity.
Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212
Bass • • Trout • • Catfish • • Crappie •
Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fishing Company in Springville reported most interest at Success is for planted trout, and the news of next week's plant has created excitement. Spinners, night crawlers or Power Bait are working for a few trout per rod from the banks. Bass fishing has improved slightly with a few taken on the bottom in the cold water with jigs or crankbaits on a very slow presentation. The only launch available is on the Rocky Hill side, but it takes some skill to get the boat in the water without getting wet with the lake at 5% and 581 feet. In the Tule River, Stokke found good action on the North Fork on Sunday with nymphs in the 40-degree water. He said, "The flow is decent after the past week's rains, but the dry fly action is slow in the cold water."
Call: Sequoia Fishing Company 539-5626, www.sequoiafishingcompany.com
Bass • • Trout • • King salmon • Kokanee • Crappie • • Catfish • •
Bass fishing remains very slow and Manny Basi of the Bait Barn in Waterford reported live night crawlers or minnows from the banks are the best thing happening, but this isn't red hot by any means. The bass will need to adjust to declining water temps before the bite improves. Trout fishing should perk up with fish moving toward the surface and shorelines, particularly in the slightly colder river arm. Plants this week should help. The lake dropped over a foot to 690 feet and 23%.
Call: A-1 Bait (209) 563-6505; Bub Tosh (209) 404-0053
Trout • •
McSwain Marina reported the best action has been from the banks at the Brush Pile or Boat Locks with Berkley rainbow Trout Nuggets or Power Bait in white or bubble gum. Gold/silver Kastmasters and the firetiger Pot o' Gold spoon have been popular for casting. A 1,000 pounds of trout were planted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife on Dec. 12. Trolling has been slow, but Trout Busters tipped with a night crawler behind a mini-Mountain Flasher or PPK Tomahawk spinners in chartreuse continue to be effective.
Call: McSwain Marina (209) 378-2534
Millerton Lake/San Joaquin River
Bass • • Striper • Shad• Bluegill • • Trout • •
Bass fishing has dropped off since temperatures fell, but Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said, "Drop-shotting, spooning or dropping jigs from 35 to 40 feet in the morning and working up the water column as the day progresses to 15 to 20 feet have been effective. Limits in the 7.5- to 8-pound range are possible." No striped bass reports. The lake dropped 2 feet to 506 feet and 45%. Boats must fill a Quagga mussel self-inspection form before launching. In the lower San Joaquin, weekly trout plants continue on both sides of the river, and are set at Sycamore Island Pond for the next two weeks. A trout plant is set for next week at kid-friendly Woodward Park. In the river, most anglers head to the lower Kings and interest remains slow with most action around Lost Lake or Broken Bridge with Power Bait or night crawlers. The two-fish limit has led regular trout anglers to other locations. Regulations on the lower San Joaquin and from Friant Dam to the Highway 140 Bridge: Only two hatchery trout and two hatchery steelhead are allowed in possession. The hatchery fish have a healed adipose fin clip. All wild steelhead or trout with an adipose fin must be released immediately.
Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474
Bass • • Crappie • Catfish • • Trout • • • Kokanee •
Melanie Lewis of Glory Hole Sporting Goods in Angels Camp reported very good trout fishing with cold temps moving rainbows toward the surface and the shorelines, creating better conditions for bank anglers. They are scoring with floating Power Bait on a standard bait rig loaded with rainbow, chartreuse, salmon egg or pink colors with garlic-scents being particularly effective. Kastmasters or Krocodile spoons also are working for anglers casting from the banks. Lewis advised trollers work from the surface to 30 feet, especially near the shore. Side planers have been effective to keep the lure out of the wake and close to the bank. Night crawlers behind a dodger, rolled shad or jointed plugs are effective setups. Bass fishing is slow with the fish holding in deep water from 40 to 70 feet. Vertical jigging shad-patterned spoons over the bait balls, small shad-patterned plastics on the drop-shot or three-quarter-ounce football head jigs with a crawdad-colored twin tailed grub, Brush Hog or Sweet Beaver on a fluorocarbon line are good techniques to get the lethargic fish to bite. With the colder water, catfishing is slow. Crappie and bluegill action is nonexistent. New Melones rose nearly a foot to 948 feet and 43%. No trout reports for Tulloch, which is at 500 feet and 84%.
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/Kings River
Kokanee • Bass • • Trout • • King salmon • Catfish • • Crappie • •
Two large club bass tournaments were held and most worked hard for limits to 9 pounds. Patrick Movey of the Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno said, "Drop-shotting with Robo Worms in Warmouth or Margarita Mutilator at 30 to 40 feet have been effective and a few fish are found in shallower water in the afternoon with jerk baits." Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said, "The bite is still on the bottom with a slow presentation." Trout fishing is very slow with trollers heading to other venues such as Shaver. A plant is this week. A few crappie are found with minijigs from the docks at the Pine Flat Marina. The lake rose a half foot to 747 feet and 17%. The lower Kings has weekly plants with stream fishermen congregating along the stretch below Pine Flat Dam with Kastmasters in gold or silver, Joe's Flies or various colors of Power Bait.
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 and Tackle in Morgan Hill reported slow fishing in the main lake, but a few experienced fishermen are finding quality striper trolling plugs at 60 to 80 feet or dropping 1.75-ounce Duh! Spoons in white/chartreuse or black/silver over the meter marks. Drifting live minnows also is picking up a few large fish. Clements said, "The Basalt Launch Ramp is in good shape and the water levels are coming up with pumping in the evenings over the past few weeks. The water temperature has dropped to 54 degrees." Roger George of Roger's Guide Service continues his assault on San Luis with his 17th striper over 20 pounds landed during 2013. George and his son, David, fished Thursday for a 28-pounder, then followed up with Bob Vangroningen and Sid Miller of Lodi on Friday with a 20-pounder. Dennis Hamman of Madera caught a personal record 30-pounder shallow trolling Sunday on their last pass of the day fishing with his friend Steve Clover. He said they released the big fish to fight again. The two from Madera have fished for 25 years but just recently started striper fishing. In the Forebay, pile worms and blood worms are working for sublegal to barely-legal striped bass. The lake rose to 27% with an import of 7,603 acre-feet of Delta water.
Important note: All boats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes, sailboards, inflatables and float tubes must undergo a mandatory inspection for Quagga and Zebra mussels. Failure to allow inspection will result in the refusal to launch.
Call: Coyote Bait and Tackle (408) 463-0711
Bass • • Trout • • Kokanee •
With the lake at 48%, the launch ramp is barely in the water. Few bass fishermen have been willing to scrape their boats on the bottom of the ramp or in the sand as there is no courtesy dock in the water. Small aluminum boats, kayaks, canoes and float tubes are a possibility to troll for rainbows. The best action remains near the Sheriff's Tower with Wedding Rings tipped by a crawler behind a dodger or blade/crawler combos worked near the surface. A trout plant is this week. Check www.BassLakeFishing.com or www.BassLakeCA.com for a webcam.
Call: Todd Wittwer 288-8100; Mike Beighey 642-3748; Bass Lake Water Sports 642-3200
Brown trout • • Trout • •
Minimal interest at Kaiser Pass Lakes, particularly with the scheduled road closures due to snow. Edison held at 4%, Florence 8%, Mammoth Pool 12%.
Call: Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake 259-4000
Kokanee • Trout • • • Smallmouth •
Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charters said, "Good weather coupled with good action has made Shaver the destination for many anglers in the past few weeks. After several days of extremely cold weather, the daytime temperatures have returned to the 50s and trollers are scoring quality rainbows and an occasional brown trout." Trollers are focusing on the top 10 feet of the surface and limits are possible around Roads 1 and 2, the dam, the Point and the Island with Trout Busters tipped with night crawlers or Rapalas behind a mini-Mountain Flasher. Bank anglers are picking up the occasional trophy trout near the dam or the Sierra Marina with Power Bait or night crawlers. The Sierra Launch Ramp is open and boaters can check www.sierramarinawebcam.com. The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project, a non-profit group, is asking for donations to help plant trophy fish for 2014. SLTTP treasurer Bob Bernier said, "The project must have continued donations to keep this project going as we have made Shaver a trophy trout lake for many to enjoy." Any unwanted watercraft can be donated. Send donations to: SLTTP, P.O. Box 908, Shaver Lake, CA 93664. At Huntington, the lack of snow has allowed hard-core brown trout fishermen the window to drag aluminum boats down to the lake. Getting reports from this elite group of fishermen is all but impossible. Shaver held at 60%. Huntington fell to 28%.
Call: Dick's Fishing Charters 841-2740; Dinkey Creek Inn 841-3435; Rancheria Marina 893-3234; Shaver Lake Sports Inc. 841-2740
Trout • •
Chuck Crane of Wishon Village RV Park and Store reported the gates are closed on McKinley Grove Road at Dinkey Creek for the winter.
Call: Wishon RV Park 865-5361
Half Moon Bay
Rockfish • • • Crab • • • Striper • •
Captain Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat put in 24 limits of Dungeness crab for passengers and crew to go with 22 limits of rockfish and six lings Saturday fishing from Tunitas Creek to San Gregorio. Private boats got limits of Dungeness off Radio Towers from 180 to 200 feet with five commercial-grade crab per pot. Rockfish and crab action should be steady for the last two weeks of the season, which closes for bottomfish on Dec. 31.
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
Rockfish • • • Striper • • Crab • • •
Chris Arcoleo of Chris' Landing in Monterey reported half limits of rockfish, limits of ling cod and limits of Dungeness for 13 fishermen on the Check Mate, and the Caroline scored three-quarter limits of rockfish and limits of ling cod Sunday. The ling cod counts have been outstanding with limits on nearly every trip for the past several weeks. Arcoleo said, "We have been jigging up live squid since there are masses of squid in the bay and after filling buckets with squid, the boats are limiting on lings within two hours." The last shot for 2013 Big Sur rock cod fishing will be Dec. 29. Anglers will need to contact the shop at (831) 375-5951 for reservations. Arcoleo added, "We will be jigging up live squid for this trip and the bite should be phenomenal."
Call: Chris' Landing (831) 375-5951; Bayside Marine (831) 475-2173; usafishing.com
San Francisco Bay
Halibut • Striper • • Sturgeon • • Rockfish • • • Leopard shark • • •
Rockfishing is outstanding along the Marin coast or Farallon Islands, and the close of the season is within 16 days. Obtaining limits of crab takes work. Keith Fraser reported a good sturgeon bite in the Pumphouse area with boats averaging better than a sturgeon per boat since good minus tides started. Most sturgeon have been taken on mud shrimp. Fraser said, "There are a few sharks out there, but the number of undesired species has been at a minimum." Bass fishing has slowed, but Fraser thought current tides would be decent for striper. In the south bay, John Akina Jr. of Oyster Point Bait, Tackle and Deli in South San Francisco has heard reports of good sturgeon action below the Dunbarton Bridge. Several sturgeon have been caught per day and the fishermen are trying to keep this bite quiet. Ghost shrimp is the top bait. From the Oyster Point Pier, leopard sharks to 48 inches have been providing the most action with most of the shark being undersized below the 36-inch minimum length.
San Luis Obispo
Rock cod • • • •
Rockfishing remains solid with the Fiesta out of Virg's Landing in Morro Bay returning with 32 limits of rockfish and 60 ling cod to 17 pounds Sunday. Virg's final two-day trips are over the next two weekend for $235/angler. They are offering shallow water rockfish trips Thursday with light tackle at depths less than 100 feet. The trips are $69/angler from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Virg's ling cod count is up 194 to 4,514. Patriot's count is up 126 to 3,401.
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• • Bluegill • • •
After a week of freezing temp, striper and sturgeon adjusted to the rapid change. John Badger of Barbarian Sport Fishing has found sturgeon success with salmon roe east of the Mothball Fleet, putting clients Simmon Flagg and Andy Joiner from Chico onto limits at 50.5 and 51 inches. Jay Lopes of Right Hook Sport Fishing has been soaking salmon roe for oversized sturgeon at 62 and 84 inches in the same area. Tony Lopez at Benicia Bait reported a 60-inch sturgeon was landed on salmon roe above the Mothball Fleet. Striper fishing has been slow from the shoreline. Dockside Bait in Pittsburg reported striped bass in the 20- and 30-pound range have been brought into the shop and the fish are hitting live splittail or bullheads at 20 to 30 feet. Brandon Gallegos of H and R Bait in Stockton has been fishing on the anchor with owner Rich Coast, soaking with fresh shad or mudsuckers near the Pittsburg PG&E Plant for striper ranging from 10 to 18 pounds. Mike Pipkins at Gotcha Bait in Antioch reported good striper action at the mouth of Big Break, near Eddo's Boat Harbor and near the Antioch Bridge with fresh shad or mudsuckers. Sturgeon fishing from Humphrey's Pier to the Antioch Bridge has been solid with grass or ghost shrimp. According to Alan Fong of the Fisherman's Warehouse in Sacramento, the striper have gone on a feeding rampage. Fong said, "The fish have moved back into the San Joaquin River and also in the north Delta around Liberty Island." Striper are holding on the flats in the San Joaquin River and Fong advised using bone-patterned Fish Traps, top-water lures or large Glide Baits for the linesides. For largemouth bass, Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor, said, "The fish are still willing to bite, but you have to slow way down since most fishermen are fishing over them and as fast as in the past few months." The water remains clear in the central Delta and Pringle is concentrating in the back sloughs with slower current, finding the fish in deeper holes. "Two feet can make the difference as the fish are seeking warmer water," Pringle said.
Call: Randy Pringle (209) 543-6260; Captain Stan Koenigsberger, Quetzal Adventures (925) 570-5303; 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 • •
Nacimiento remains the best option of the coastal lakes for bass, but most of spotted bass remain rats. There are several tournaments in coming months. At San Antonio, there are reports by kayak and other small-craft anglers and shore fishermen of striper biting plugs or cut bait in the lowered water pool. At Lopez, a trout plant is set for next week and bass fishermen are trying for largemouths with Triple Trout swimbaits for the occasional bass to 4 pounds. Nacimiento rose 2 feet to 731 feet and 25%. San Antonio dropped over a foot to 656 feet and 5% capacity.
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 Pine Flat/Eastman on Dec. 14-15: 1, Dave Simpson/Bobby Blaswich, 23.30 pounds (Big Fish, 7.26 pounds); 2, Ge and Tony Yang, 13.44; 3, John Albidrez/Sharif Zagsaw, 13.12; Pine Flat Big Fish, Bishop Vue and Penguin Thao, 4.07 pounds
Sierra Bass Club Draw Tournament at Pine Flat on Dec. 14: 1, Jay Bradshaw, 9.24 pounds (Big Fish, 3.96 pounds); 2, Ed Armbrister, 8.64; 3, Craig Gong, 8.19
Sierra Bass Club Tournament of Champions at Pine Flat on Dec. 15: 1, Craig Gong, 7.80 pounds; 2, Gary Johnson, 6.67; 3, Ray Woodward, 6.19; Big Fish, Chase Dixon, 2.68
American Bass Association at Lopez on Dec. 14: 1, Matt Quaresma/Mike Maddox, 16.11 pounds; 2, Pat Motley/Mark Del Papa, 15.47; 3, Clayton Chatterly/Sheldon Waters, 14.02
Saturday: Kerman Bass Club at Pine Flat
Dec. 29: Pete McCoy Boat Doctor at McClure
Jan. 1: Stockton Bass Club at Delta/Ladd's Marina; Tracy Bass Club at Delta/Tracy Oasis; New Year's Day Open at Pine Flat, info: Mark Corrente 284-2768; Visalia Bass Club at Kaweah; Bakersfield Bass Club at Nacimiento
Jan. 4: American Bass Association at Delta/Russo's Marina; Tracy Bass Club at Delta/Tracy Oasis; Best Bass Tournaments/Christian Bass League at McClure; American Bass Association at Kaweah; American Bass Association at Nacimiento
Jan. 5: The Bass Federation at Pine Flat, info: Mark Corrente 284-2768
Fresno County: Avocado Lake; Fresno City Woodward Park Lake; Kings River, below Pine Flat Dam; Pine Flat Reservoir; San Joaquin River, below Friant Dam
Kern County: Brite Valley Reservoir; Lake Isabella
Madera County: Bass Lake; Eastman Lake; Hensley Lake; San Joaquin River, below Friant Dam; Sycamore Island Pond
Mariposa County: Eastman Lake; McClure Reservoir
Stanislaus County: Modesto Reservoir; Woodward Reservoir
Tulare County: Del Lago Park Lake
Tuolumne County: Don Pedro Reservoir; New Melones Reservoir
Minor Major Minor Major
f Wednesday 5:09 11:21 5:32 11:51
> Thursday 5:59 ---- 6:22 12:10
> Friday 6:49 12:38 7:11 1:00
Saturday 7:38 1:28 8:00 1:49
Sunday 8:27 2:16 8:48 2:38
Monday 9:14 3:04 9:36 3:25
q Tuesday 10:01 3:50 10:23 4:12
f = full moon; > = peak activity; q = quarter moon