Fishing Report: Week of June 4

The Fresno BeeJune 3, 2014 

Roosevelt High School Bass Fishing Club president Corrie Williams, left, and Bryce Her, right, hold forth the bass they caught midway through the April Extravaganza bass fishing tournament at Eastman Lake Sunday morning, April 14, 2013.

ERIC PAUL ZAMORA — Fresno Bee Staff Photo Buy Photo

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.

ROGER'S REMARKS

I knew it was coming -- it was inevitable. After countless near-misses, I hooked myself while casting a 7-inch lure armed with formidable 2/0 stainless steel treble hooks. I always thought the greatest risk of getting impaled would come from unhooking a thrashing fish, but I hadn't considered it could happen by accident.

I believe the real story began a few days earlier, with a conversation I had with the manager at Fisherman's Warehouse, Eric Kaai. He had shown me some pictures of a hook in his thumb from an accident a week before. It was buried to the barb, and he said he had taken some tape from the first-aid kit to wrap around the protruding hook and keep it stabilized. He was able to keep fishing with it that way until he got home and cut the hook out. He suggested to me that anglers should have a medical kit onboard just for this kind of thing. Later, I had a sneaky suspicion that Eric had probably made me "hook" conscious with his graphic picture and gory details and had "planted" the thought in my mind -- I was hexed!

Two days later, I was at Millerton with two friends, Jeff Nelson and Craig Vejvoda, both from Tulare. I was in the front of the boat taking a few casts. But we were far from some structure I wanted to fish, so I put some muscle into a long cast to whip the big plug out there. Just as I started to power the 9-foot rod forward, with the plug and pole fully loaded up behind me, I heard an explosion and the next thing I knew I was covered with broken pole and the plug dangling off my right side. Everything had come flying forward as the pole disintegrated. Darn, I thought to myself, I just blew up my best rod. Then I realized something was wrong, though I couldn't figure out what it was, until I looked down and saw I two treble hooks stuck in the outer part of my upper right arm. Hmm, how did that get there? I pulled out one treble that was stuck in up to the barb and then tried doing the same to the other treble -- but this hook was buried to the hilt! Funny, but right then, a vivid picture of Eric's hooked thumb popped into my mind.

Jeff and I talked various ways to get it out, and I thought I could reposition the whole hook under the skin and maybe push it back through point first. Experimenting, I pushed hard and I could see the point under the deep skin starting to go through a little. OK, we were going to push that baby through! It took us a good 5 minutes to work the hook through the skin and out past the big barb, then Jeff cut off the hook. Whew -- thanks, Jeff. Since there aren't many nerves in your upper arm, it wasn't too painful.

Looking back, I learned some things. First, I was shocked by how thick and tough the skin was on my arm. Second, some queasy folks may not be able to help -- Craig told me he was sorry, but he was going to lose his cookies if he looked at the embedded hook (and I've felt ill while helping a hooked friend, too). Overall, I was fortunate to get hooked in a good area. Almost every angler I know has had this happen, and most were worse than mine.

The point is that it might make some real sense to carry a medical kit, good side cutters to deal with hooks and split rings, along with some tape and antiseptics for hook emergencies. Barbless hooks anyone?

Did Eric hex me? I don't know, but I figured out how to "unfriend" certain folks just to be sure! The bright side? I had the biggest thing I've ever hooked on my line -- and I got a free, new fishing tattoo. Never give up!

Roger George is The Bee's fishing expert. He can be reached at rogergeorge8000@sbcglobal.net, at www.facebook.com/Rogergeorgeguideservice and @StriperWars on Twitter.

BEST BETS

Monterey rockfishing is solid, Chris Arcaleo said. Don Pedro trout and Kokanee bites are good, Monte Smith reported. Shaver Lake includes easy limit fishing, Dick Nichols said. Pine Flat trout bite is picking up pace, Merritt Gilbert reported. Kaweah bass are hitting, Larry Kerns said. New Melones Kokanee are biting, John Lietchy reported.

Key:

• Try dynamite

• Have to work hard

• Limits possible

• Fish jumpin' in boat

VALLEY

Delta Mendota Canal and sloughs

Striper •• Catfish •••

The California Aqueduct and the Coalinga Canal below Firebaugh continue to be popular, with few fishermen from the Fresno area heading to the San Luis complex, instead opting for the canals with frozen shad in the moving water near the headgates. Stripers are also found in the Coalinga Canal with white flukes, Lucky Craft 128s or K-Tech swimbaits. In the south aqueduct in Kern County, other than the 33-pound striped bass landed last week, most stripers are still undersized or just barely legal. Jacob Rutledge of Bob's Bait in Bakersfield reported an improved catfish bite with garlic-scented clam meat, garlic shrimp, or garlic-salted anchovies. A number of catfish in the 6- to 8-pound range up to 15 pounds have been taken in the past week. Bob's annual Striped Bass Derby will be held during the month of June with a $1 entry fee for a pot that is traditionally over $300. Anglers are advised to be careful in measuring any fish close to the 18-inch limit in order to remain legal.

Eastman Lake

Bass •• Trout •• Bluegill •• Catfish •• Crappie •

Bass fishing is best with Texas-rigged plastics or Brush Hogs worked over the rock piles or along the dam. Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said, anglers are averaging seven to nine fish per day with a 1.5- to 2-pound average. "The next full moon," Gilbert added, "should bring out the night bite with large 10-inch worms or black spinnerbaits." A few trout are available with Power Bait or night crawlers, and crappie, bluegill and sunfish are biting red worms or small crappie jigs. The lake continued to drop due to evaporation, and it is on the lowest ramp level on both sides of the reservoir. The river arm is closed beyond the Keep Out Buoys, and it will not reopen until Aug. 1. Bank fishing is also off limits. Boaters continue to venture up the river arm, and citations have been issued to violators. The Lakeview Trail is closed until further notice. The orange buoys show the numerous rock piles and hazards along the surface, and they should be avoided. The Day Use side and the Codorniz recreation side have active ramps. The lake is at 472.17 feet in elevation and 9% capacity.

Call: Six Star Tackle Box 673-5688; Eastman Lake 689-3255

Hensley Lake

Bass •• Trout •• Catfish ••• Bluegill •• Crappie ••

Catfish have been the top species, with cut baits working from the shoreline, particularly in the evenings. Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said the cut of bass is better at Hensley than Eastman but the numbers are less. The best bass action is along the face of the dam with lizards or Senkos for a few fish to 3.5 pounds. Live minnows are picking up a few crappie, but anglers will have to search. Low water levels continue to require extreme caution when maneuvering a boat, and the ramp at Hensley is still barely in the water. The lake held at 458.89 feet in elevation and 10% 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 ••• Kokanee •• King salmon •• Crappie ••

Monte Smith of Gold County Sport Fishing reported an up or down kokanee bite, with the trout action remaining a solid fallback. He said the kokanee are at 60-95 feet and hitting Rocky Mountain Tackle's Cotton Candy hootchies behind a 5.5-inch Fire N'Ice dodger or an Uncle Larry's Mad Crush spinner behind a RMT purple/watermelon Tsunami dodger. The rainbows are holding at 32-60 feet with ExCel or similarly heavy spoons. The best bass action remained with large minnows or 5-inch shad-patterned Senkos in colors such as Natural Shad or Green Weenie on the wacky-rig. The top water and reaction bites continued to be slow. The lake is at 53% 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 ••

The occasional huge largemouth bass is found, and Kayla Nevius of Lake Isabella caught and released a 10.5-pounder within the past week. There is a reaction bite early or late, but the most consistent bite has been on the bottom with plastics or night crawlers. Jacob Rutledge of Bob's Bait in Bakersfield reported an improved crappie bite with jigs or niblets in the South Fork. One of their employees landed 22 quality slabsides from the bank and there is good action in deeper water on float tubes or kayaks. Catfishing has been fair with the best action in the shallows in the North Fork. Garlic-scented clam meat, garlic-salted anchovies, garlic shrimp or night crawlers are working for the whiskerfish. Boaters can launch at the Dam or Red's Marina. The lake rose to 2541.33 feet in elevation and 14% capacity. Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fish Company went into the Golden Trout Wilderness, catching and releasing over 75 of the golden trout.

Call: Bob's Bait (661) 833-8657; North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812

Lake Kaweah

Bass ••• Crappie •• Trout •• Catfish ••

Larry Kerns of the Visalia Bass Club reported good bass fishing with Senkos with top-water lures working in the early morning or late afternoon. Jigs are also a good choice. The blue gill have moved into the shallows, biting wax worms or jumbo red worms. Rainbow trout have moved up the river arm past Slick Rock. Catfish can be found in the evenings with chicken livers or anchovies. The lake rose to 659.09 feet in elevation and 45% capacity.

Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212

Lake Success

Bass ••• Trout •• Catfish •• Crappie ••

Chuck Stokke of Sequoia Fish Company reported fairly good bass action with the fish moving into deep water. Drop shotting, Senkos, Brush Hogs or deep-diving crank baits are all effective. Larry Kerns of the Visalia Bass Club added that jigs and lizards have been working best. The trout bite has disappeared with the planted rainbows running to the river in search of cooler water temperatures. The only launch available is on the Rocky Hill side of the lake, and the rising water is making it easier to launch. The lake dropped to 601.05 feet in elevation and 16% capacity, and there will be water releases within the next few months. In the Tule River, Stokke reported excellent trout fishing with dry flies. The flows are holding up strong in the Middle and North Forks of the river.

Call: Sequoia Fishing Company 539-5626

McClure Reservoir

Bass ••• Trout •• King salmon •• Kokanee • Crappie •• Catfish •••

Diana Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling reported sales of large minnows and live crawdads continued to be high, and one angler landed a 7.25-pound largemouth and a 3-pound spot along with additional bass fishing in Barrett’s Cove at a depth of 15 feet with live minnows. Trout have been taken from the banks with night crawlers, and trollers are also finding trout or king salmon near the dam at depths to 70 feet with PPK Tomahawk spinners or blade/crawler combinations. Catfish to 8 pounds have been landed by bass fishermen dropping jigs in the Cottonwood Arm. The lake rose slightly to 717.44 feet in elevation and 30% capacity. Both A-1 and the Bait Barn are stocked up with all sizes of minnows due to high demand. Call: A-1 Bait (209) 563-6505; Bub Tosh (209) 404-0053

McSwain Reservoir

Trout •••

McSwain Marina reported the best trout action has been coming from trollers working the upper section of the lake past the Floating Restrooms. Blade/crawler combinations or Wedding Rings tipped with a night crawler behind a dodger have also been effective. The Johnson’s Splinter spoon, similar to a Kastmaster, has been a top seller for both trollers and bank anglers. Bank fishing has slowed, although Tuesday’s DFW plant of 1,000 pounds should improve conditions. Orange and rainbow Power Bait as well as night crawlers are the top baits from the shoreline.

Call: McSwain Marina (209) 378-2534

Millerton Lake/San Joaquin River

Bass ••• Striper • Shad •• Bluegill •• Trout ••••

The lake continues to rise, and the bass bite continues to be good, although it has slowed since the excellent action of the past few months. Merritt Gilbert reported limits in the 8- to 8.5-pound range are the rule, and top-water lures are working in the mornings or evenings while plastic worms on the drop shot, jigs or Senkos at depths from the bank to 25 feet are producing the most numbers. American shad are up the river arm, and white Roostertails are working if you can find the scattered schools. No striper catches reported for a month. The lake rose to 532.28 feet in elevation and 62% capacity. All boats must fill out a Quagga mussel self-inspection form before launching. In the lower San Joaquin, fishing interest remains low with the lack of plants. There are new regulations on the lower San Joaquin, and from Friant Dam to the Highway 140 Bridge only two hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead are allowed, with a total of four hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead in possession.

Call: Fresno Fisherman's Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474

New Melones Reservoir/Tulloch

Bass •• Crappie •• Catfish ••• Trout •• Kokanee •••

John Lietchy of Glory Hole Sporting Goods in Angels Camp reported good kokanee action with to 16 inches, although the normal range is 11-13. The fish are schooling in deep water off Glory Hole Point and near the dam, spillway and Rose Island, and pink, orange or chartreuse are working best for both lures and dodgers with spinners. With the water off-color, scent is important, and Pro-Cure's Bloody Tuna, Anise or Kokanee Special have been effective scents for the shoepeg corn. Trout fishing remained slow with the best action at night under submersible lights. Trollers are picking up the occasional rainbow with ExCel spoons, Speedy Shiners or Needlefish in the cooler waters near the river channel in the upper lake. The bass are feeding in the mornings and evenings on top water and other reaction-style baits. Catfishing remained very good. Frozen shad or a ball of night crawlers have been the most effective, particularly doused with scent. Crappie fishing remained slow. New Melones dropped to 912.39 feet in elevation and 33% capacity while downstream reservoir Tulloch held at 508.20 feet in elevation and 95% 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

Kokanee • Bass •• Trout ••• King salmon • Catfish •• Crappie ••

Trout fishing remained good with anglers landing limits within a few hours. Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod and Gun reported trollers are working from Deer Creek past Zebe Creek to the Power Lines and back at depths of three colors of lead core with Wedding Rings. Patrick Movey at the Fishermen's Warehouse in Fresno said, "Everyone I have talked to has landed fish, and green Cripplures, shad-patterned ExCel spoons, hootchies and spinners are all working at depths from 30 to 35 feet with the shad schools forming in the shallow water." Bass fishing has been decent. Previously, Gilbert and his partner landed a 12-pound plus limit including spots to 2.75 pounds on plastics. There is a decent top-water bite with Rico's or Poppers from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and anglers are starting to work black spinnerbaits at night. The occasional crappie is taken on minnows or minijigs from the end of the dock at Deer Creek. The lake rose to 832.76 feet in elevation and 43% capacity, but it may start dropping over the next month. Trout plants in the lower Kings continue on a weekly basis, but the trophy fish continued to be scarce in the open sections and the catch-and-release sections. Brook trout have been planted near Winton Park, and this has spurred on the action with Kastmasters or Roostertails.

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 •

Bait remained the top offering for stripers from the shoreline with live grass shrimp, pile worms, blood worms or frozen shad working for striped bass in both O'Neill Forebay around Check 12 and the Highway 152 Bridge or in the main lake near the Romero Visitor Center. There is a window for RatLTraps, top-water lures or hair raisers in both locations. In the main lake, trollers are persevering with Smithwicks or broken-backed Rebels in front of the Trash Racks at 40-80 feet. The occasional striper in the 3- to 8-pound range is landed. Jumbo and extra-large minnows have been basically absent from area bait shops with the bait fish spawning, so fishermen have to settle for large minnows. The lake is at 41% capacity.

Call: Coyote Bait and Tackle (408) 463-0711, Roger George Guide Service (559) 905-2954

HIGH SIERRA

Bass Lake

Bass •• Trout •• Kokanee ••

Todd Wittwer of Kokanee.net Guide Service reported a few kokanee in the 18.5-inch range have been landed, but these fish are few and far between. The key is to land the fish once you have hooked them since they are very wild and active jumpers. The kokanee are at 26-32 feet from the Eagle's Nest to the Boat Launch, and Wittwer said, "If you find a group of these fish, you better work them." Double pink Rocky Mountain Tackle Assassin spinners behind a Hyperplaid dodger or Father Murphy's Bugs behind a Blue Ice dodger have been the top set-ups. The submerged trees are only 22 feet below the surface, so anglers have to be cautious with their downrigger weights. The rainbows are found from the Sheriff's Tower to the boat launch at there to four colors of lead core with blade/crawler combinations with the Berkley Gulp! night crawlers working better than the live bait. The absence of second-year kokanee remains a major concern. A few spots to 2 pounds are taken on Senkos, jigs or drop shotting around the docks with water. There are some small catfish in the upper lake near Chiquita Creek.

Call: Todd Wittwer 288-8100;Mike Beighey 642-3748; Bass Lake Water Sports 642-3200

Edison/Florence/Mammoth Pool

Brown trout •• Trout ••

The Kaiser Pass lakes are open, but Edison remains low with Florence around half-full. Mammoth Pool is closed for fishing and boating through June 16 for the annual deer migration.

Call: Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake 259-4000

Shaver Lake/Huntington Lake

Kokanee ••• Trout ••

At Shaver, Dick Nichols of Dick's Fishing Charter finished nine straight trips with multiple limits of kokanee and rainbow trout, including two charters with 4 limits. It was kid's week for Nichols with 12-year old twins Mason and Mikayla Marini landing limits on Saturday while Jonah Lum, Cooper Klassen, Stewart Randall and Greisha Kandalian of Clovis celebrated Jonah's 10th birthday Sunday with four limits. "The fish are everywhere," said Nichols, who has been focusing on the dam and Sierra Marina at depths to 60 feet with orange Apex lures tipped with corn behind a C.J. Dodger or Dick's Trout Busters tipped with corn and a piece of crawler behind a weighted Mountain Flasher. Several trophy rainbows were landed, including 5-pounders taken by Ryan Pearlstein of Fresno and Andrew Land, with both weighing in their trophies at Ken's Market. Nichols landed a 4-pounder the previous Friday. Bank fishing has been best around the Point and Road 1 and 2 with Power Bait or night crawlers. The SLTTP annual Sportsmen's Dinner will be held on Aug. 9 at the Shaver Lake Community Center. At Huntington, the lake is low, and few anglers are willing to drag their boats to the edge of the lake. The occasional rainbow is taken from the shoreline near Rancheria Creek with Power Bait or night crawlers.

Call: Dick's Fishing Charters 841-2740; Dinkey Creek Inn 841-3435; Rancheria Marina 893-3234; Shaver Lake Sports Inc. 841-2740

Wishon/Courtright

Trout • • •

Trout fishing remained best for trollers at both lakes with much slower shoreline action. Joe Mendoza of Dinuba fished with Joe Valleho and Brent Griffin of Jacksonville, Fla., for limits of rainbows, pulling red Speedy Shiners at four colors of lead core near the dam. "Wishon is still on the concrete ramp," said Chuck Crane of Wishon Village RV Park and Store, "but we don't know for how much longer." Trollers are scoring with black/silver Rapalas on a long line behind the boat, with Dan Joseph of Coarsegold scoring four quality rainbows using this method. Shore fishing is only fair in Short Hair Creek or across from the dam with pink or rainbow Power Bait or inflated night crawlers. Courtright is nearly full, and trollers are scoring with Needlefish or Speedy Shiners in frog patterns. Blade/crawler combinations or Wedding Rings tipped with a night crawler behind a dodger are also working. Shore fishing is fair with red salmon eggs or various colors of Power Bait. For stream fishermen, the water level is decent right now, and there are trout in the deep holes in Dinkey Creek. The streams will be all but over by July with the lack of snowpack.

Call: Wishon RV Park 865-5361

OCEAN

Half Moon Bay

The local rockfish season opened on Sunday from Pigeon Point south of Half Moon Bay to Point Arena. Salmon action has been spotty at best despite excellent ocean conditions. Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat started working the local reefs off of Tunitas Creek on the rockfish opener for limits of rockfish. 130,000 salmon were released at Pillar Point Harbor on Tuesday, May 27th by members of the Coastside Fishing Club (CSFC). CSFC will be getting two additional smolt deliveries, bringing the total to 360,000 this year to provide salmon for recreational and commercial fisherman. Further north in Pacifica, striped bass fishing has improved with hair raisers and metal spoons from the beach access areas both north and south of the Pacifica Pier. Crabbing remained decent with the season closing on June 30. Perch fishing has been fair with blood worms, pile worms, or grass shrimp.

Call: Happy Hooker (510) 223-5388; Roger Thomas, Salty Lady (415) 760-9362, Bait and Switch Sport Fishing Center (650) 726-7133< TH>726-7133; Emeryville Sport Fishing (510) 654-6040; Don Franklin, Soleman (510) 703-4148

Monterey/Santa Cruz

Rockfishing is the order of the day with tremendous ling cod counts out of Monterey with the Caroline posting 16 ling cod and 16 limits of rockfish on Sunday while the Check Mate scored 24 limits of ling cod and rockfish. Saturday’s scores were similar with 3/4th limits of rockfish and 25 ling cod for 32 fishermen on the Star of Monterey while the Caroline landed 11 ling cod for 13 fishermen in addition to rockfish limits. Striper fishing along the beaches has been improving, and a 25-pound lineside was landed at Sunset Beach by a fisherman targeting surf perch.

Call: Chris’s Landing(831) 375-5951; Bayside Marine (831) 475-2173;usafishing.com

San Francisco Bay

Salmon action remained spotty at best. The high salmon boat out of the Bay Area on Monday was the New Rayann with 12 salmon for 11 anglers in the same general area. The rockfish opener produced limits, but the bottom fish weren’t climbing on, instead opting for a slow, but steady, pick. Captain James Smith on the California Dawn posted a similar score with 24 quick limits of rockfish including 2 cabezon to 8 pounds, 12 lings to 20 pounds, four halibut to 25 pounds and 25 striped bass to 15 pounds. The striped bass action continued to be solid despite the smaller tides with the Happy Hooker loading up with 15 limits of linesides to 12-pounds on Monday along with 4 halibut. Shark fishing in the south bay has been outstanding with Captain Jason Russey of Longfin Sport Fishing finding wide open action for plenty of leopard shark and limits of seven gills in the 40- to 60-pound range. The smaller tides favor shark fishing, and the series of small tides is starting this week.

San Luis Obispo

Rockfish remained the top drawn with limits to near-limits the rule on most trips out of both Morro Bay and Port San Luis. Virg’s has started‘ John Rowley’s Biggest, Baddest Ling Cod Contest’ with $1 from each fare for 30 weeks being placed into a pool for the Grand Finale for the top 30 anglers on Dec. 6. Both harbors are running a variety of trips, including the first two-day rockfish trip out of Morro Bay on this coming weekend on Saturday-Sunday (June 7-8).

Call: Virg’s Landing, (805) 772-1222, (800) 762-5263; Patriot Sports Fishing (805)595-4100; Port Side Marine Sports Launch (805) 595-7214OTHERS

Delta/Stockton

Bass ••• Striper •• Sturgeon •• Catfish •• Bluegill •••

The Delta is quickly transitioning to the summer pattern with striped bass moving quickly through the system in search of cooler water. Shore anglers are targeting schoolie stripers from Dillon Point State Park east towards the Benicia/Martinez Bridge with pile worms, blood worms or anchovies. The recent salmon smolt releases have kept the stripers around. There have been few boats targeting sturgeon, but the diamondbacks are still hanging around the Mothball Fleet. Doug Chapman of Gotcha Bait in Antioch reported 12- to 17-inch linesides make up the bulk of the action. Striped and largemouth bass remained the most targeted species in the San Joaquin River. Brandon Gallegos of H and R Bait in Stockton reported excellent striper fishing "all over" for fish to 12 pounds.

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

EVENTS

Results

• Delta/Russo's Marina on May 31: 1, Nick Nourot/Ryan Bottini, 25.05; 2, Brian Carpenter/Robert Jones, 23.09; 3, Jason Austin/Ken Mah, 22.84.

• McClure on May 31: 1, Randy and Glenn Pierson, 12.69 (big fish, 5.03); 2, Ryan Vilmur/Justin Avara, 8.81; 3, Russ Pierson/Russ Trapp, 7.81.

• Best Bass Tournaments at Pine Flat on May 31: 1, Matt Jackson/Jon Zulik, 11.27 (big fish, 5.50); 2, Chris and Leann Lienau, 9.83; 3, Christopher Gosselaar/Ryan Lacefield, 9.77.

Upcoming

Seminars/Tournaments

• Saturday: Angler's Choice at Delta/Russo's Marina; Future Pro Tour/Kerman Bass Club/Christian Bass League at McClure; American Bass Association at Pine Flat; Kern County Bassmasters at Success; Lake Isabella Bass Club at Isabella; Best Bass Tournaments at Nacimiento; Bakersfield Bass Club at Lopez

• Saturday-Sunday: Modesto Ambassadors at Don Pedro

• Sunday:Best Bass Tournaments/Fresno Bass Club at Delta/Russo's Marina; Stockton Bass Club at Delta/Ladd's Marina; Kings River Bass Club aty McClure; Kings VIII Bass Club at Eastman

• June 12: Ken Jones on pier fishing, Fishermen's Warehouse in Fresno at 6:15 p.m.

• June 14: Future Pro Tour at Delta/Ladd's Marina; Mid Valley Bass Club at New Melones; American Bass Association at Kaweah; American Bass Association at Isabella; Taft Bass Club at Lopez

• June 15: Angler's Choice at Delta; Modesto Ambassadors at Delta/Russo's Marinal; Bass 101 Father's Day Open Tournament at Pine Flat (Mark Corrente, 284-2768).

TROUT PLANTS

• Fresno County: Bearskin Creek, Big Creek, Dinkey Creek, Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River South Fork, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek Upper, Ward Lakes

• Madera County: Chiquito Creek West Fork, Chiquito Creek Lower,Corrine Lake, Fish Creek, Lewis Creek, Manzanita Lake, Nelder Creek, Rock Creek, Willow Creek North Fork, Willow Creek South Fork

SOLUNAR TABLE

AM PM Minor Major Minor Major

Wednesday 11:00 4:49 11:22 5:11

q Thursday 11:45 5:34 -- 5:55

Friday 12:06 6:17 12:28 6:38

Saturday 2:47 6:58 1:09 7:21

Sunday 1:28 7:40 1:52 8:04

Monday 2:10 8:23 2:35 8:48

Tuesday 2:55 9:09 3:22 9:35

q = quarter moon

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