Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake and who now guides in the greater Fresno area. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted. Have a photo of a recent catch to share? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “fish photo” in the subject line.
Wishon trout action good, Chuck Crane said. Delta bass still hitting, Randy Pringle reported. Delta Mendota bass eager, and McClure bass, catfish and crappie bites good, Dave Hurley said . Hensley bass improved, Steve Newman reported.
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Delta Mendota Canal and Sloughs
Stripers 2; Catfish 3; Bass 3
The Delta-Mendota Canal remains a top producer for largemouth bass in the Fresno-area, but Steve Newman of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis reported a slower punch bite with better action on chatterbaits, spinnerbaits or topwater lures such as Whopper Ploppers or frogs. Meng Xyong of the Fishaholics out of Fresno said, “Despite the fast flowing water and high winds in some areas, anglers continue to find fish in this canal. Fishermen are using SpeedLures, LuckyCraft Pointers and assortment of swimbaits for limits of stripers. Catfish are being caught while soaking cutbaits and live baits. The water is murky in some areas and south of O’Neill Forebay, weeds continue to flourish along the canal walls. These locations are great for anglers targeting largemouth bass.” In the south aqueduct in Kern County, Pete Cormier of Bob’s Bait in Bakersfield reported their July Catfish Contest is heating up – a 22-pound whiskerfish landed by Gary Perkins of Bakersfield has taken over the top spot. He said, “Most of our big catfish have been landed at the aqueduct with sardines, garlic shrimp, nightcrawlers or stink baits.”
Bass 2; Trout 1; Bluegill 2; Catfish 2; Crappie 2
Steve Newman of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said, “Finesse fishing over the submerged rockpiles are producing quality largemouth bass, and the chance for a big bass on jointed hard-bodied swimbaits or glide baits after dusk into the night exists. The lake continues to release water. Catfish can be taken on mackerel or chicken livers.” The lake dropped 4 feet to 24 percent capacity and 501.59 feet in elevation. The northeastern portion of the lake behind the buoy line is closed to all water recreation until Aug. 1 to protect nesting bald eagles.
Call: Six Star Tackle Box 673-5688; Eastman Lake 689-3255
Bass 3; Trout 1; Catfish 2; Bluegill 2; Crappie 2
“The bass action has improved for largemouth bass in the 2- to 4-pound range with Senkos or reaction baits in the early morning or late evening hours,” Steve Newman of Valley Rod and Gun said. Fish are oriented to brush or rocky structure. Catfish are found on chicken livers or cut baits. The lake is at 36 capacity, dropping 2.5 feet to 494.61 in elevation.
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 2; Trout 2; Kokanee 2; King salmon 1; Crappie 2
Monte Smith of Gold Country Sport Fishing said, “Kokanee are holding in Middle Bay at depths from 70-105 feet, and some of the male kokanee are already showing signs of turning hook jawed in preparation for a spawn. Rainbow trout are also found in Middle Bay with heavy spoons on a fast-troll.” For bass, there a small window for topwater lures in the early mornings before working the bottom with plastics on the Texas rig or drop-shot. All three launch ramps are open with the lake dropping 2 feet to 76 percent capacity and 787.51 in elevation.
Call: Monte Smith (209) 581-4734; Danny Layne-Fish’n Dan (209) 586-2383; Gary Vella (209) 652-7550; Bait Barn (209) 874-3011
Lake Isabella/Bakersfield area
Bass 2; Trout 2; Crappie 2; Catfish 2; Bluegill 2
Bass fishing remains very slow, with winning tournament weights hitting 7 pounds and a big fish at just more than 2 pounds. In other words, the bass bite is tough. Pete Cormier of Bob’s Bait in Bakersfield said, “The crappie bite has come and gone, but the catfish remains good on frozen shad, garlic shrimp and prepared stink baits.” There still a few rainbow trout being landed, even this late in the season. The lake dropped a foot to 2,557.87 feet in elevation and 27 percent capacity. The upper Kern River is loaded with planted rainbow trout, and live crickets, salmon eggs, Panther Martins and trout dough bait are all working in the deeper holes. In the lower Kern River below the dam, smallmouth and largemouth bass are the top species with plastics on the drop-shot or jigs. Buena Vista is best for catfish and the occasional bass or bluegill. Local lakes such as Hart Park are full of bluegill with the possibility of bass or catfish.
Call: Bob’s Bait (661) 833-8657; North Fork Marina (760) 376-1812
Bass 2; Crappie 2; Trout 1; Catfish 2
The lake is releasing water, and it dropped 17 feet to 678.07 in elevation and 45 percent capacity. This is the third straight week the lake has dropped over a foot per day, and the bass have moved deeper during the day as the lake temperature continues to rise. The rapid descent have the fish in a quandary, but there is a small window for topwater lures or reaction baits ahead of first light before working the bottom with plastics or jigs. Catfishing is best at night with live crawdads, sardines or anchovies.
Call: Sierra Sporting Goods 592-5212
Bass 2; Trout 1; Catfish 2; Crappie 2
Bass fishing remains slow overall with a few fishermen coming out in the mornings or late afternoons to toss topwater lures, Senkos, lizards or deep-diving crankbaits. The lake is releasing water, and it dropped 2 feet to 635.97 in elevation and 60 percent capacity.
Call: Sequoia Fishing Co. 539-5626, sequoiafishingcompany.com
Bass 3; Trout 2; King salmon 1; Kokanee 1; Crappie 3; Catfish 3
Still a solid option for catfish, bass or crappie with a topwater bite in the early mornings for bass before working the bottom with Berserk’s Purple Hornet or Sprayed Grass jigs. Live crawdads and large minnows are another productive choice for bass. Crappie can be found around submerged structure with minijigs or small minnows. Catfish are holding on sloping, muddy banks with cut baits or crawdads. The McClure Point and Barrett Cove South launch ramps are open with the Barrett Cove North ramp under construction. The lake has dropped 4 feet to 56 percent capacity and 789.95 in elevation.
Call: A-1 Bait (209) 563-6505; Bub Tosh (209) 404-0053
Still a dead sea for rainbow trout with the lack of plants over the past several months. The occasional holdover rainbow is taken early in the morning or late evening with trout dough bait from the shore along with the possibility of a spotted bass that has dropped over from upstream McClure. The last trout plant occurred in May.
Call: McSwain Marina (209) 378-2534
Millerton Lake/San Joaquin River
Bass 2; Striper 1; Shad 2; Bluegill 2; Crappie 2
Steve Newman of Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis said, “Millerton Reservoir is also releasing water, and it is a typical summertime bass bite as the fish have moved out into deeper water. Plastics on the dart head or shakey head are working on flat calm days, and when the wind is down, you have to worm. If the wind picks up, there is a good bite with chatterbaits or spinnerbaits.” There is a mixed grade of crappie holding in the trees with one-sixteenth-ounce jig heads loaded with a one-fourth to half-inch pink/green or chartreuse/white minijigs. There have been no striped bass or American shad reports. The lake dropped 2 feet this past week to 560.89 in elevation. In the San Joaquin River, not much change with minimal fishing interest with the exception of a few bass fishermen downstream of Sycamore Island. Regulations on the lower San Joaquin, and from Friant Dam downstream to the Highway 140 Bridge, allow only two hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead with a total of four in possession.
Call: Fresno Fisherman’s Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474
New Melones Reservoir/Tulloch
Bass 3; Crappie 2; Catfish 2; Trout 2; Kokanee 2
Some quality largemouth bass have been found on topwater lures in the early mornings, but the most consistent bite for numbers is with Senkos, plastic worms or jigs in deeper water once the fish move offshore by mid-morning. Kokanee are fat and chunky, but the action is sporadic around the spillway, dam and south end of the lake. Catfish are found throughout the lake with sardines, frozen shad or anchovies along sloping banks. Crappie fishing is fair with a few slabs holding in submerged structure. The lake fell 2 feet to 880.94 in elevation and 2 percent capacity. Glory Hole remains the only launch available on the lake with two lanes and a courtesy dock.
Call: Glory Hole Sports (209) 736-4333; Monte Smith (209) 581-4734; Danny Layne-Fish’n Dan (209) 586-2383; Sierra Sport Fishing (209) 599-2023
Pine Flat Reservoir/Kings River
Bass 2; Trout 2; King salmon 1; Catfish 2; Crappie 2
The water level is dropping rapidly at Pine Flat for agricultural purposes, receding around a foot per day while falling to 51 percent capacity. Recreational boating is heavy at Pine Flat and Millerton over the weekends; spotted bass remain the top species targeted by anglers. Steve Newman of Valley Rod and Gun said, “The water is dropping quickly, and the bass have been moving locations on a daily basis. You can find them in one spot one day, but they will be gone the following day with the water releases. There is a reaction bite for larger fish at depths from 20-30 feet with crankbaits or ripbaits in ghost minnow or similar shad-patterns. Natural colors are working well, and there is a jig bite in the trees with either a finesse or power style.” Trout action remains very slow with only a few planted rainbows reported in the Trimmer area of the lake. The lake dropped 14 feet to 851.98 in elevation and 51 percent capacity. Minimal change on the lower Kings with high water from the releases and few trout fishermen are targeting rainbows in the swift water. Regulations in the Kings River above and below Pine Flat Dam set the season as running from the last Saturday in April to Nov. 15 from Pine Flat Dam downstream to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bridge on Pine Flat Road with a five-fish limit. The bridge is the first one west of the dam.
Call: Fresno Fisherman’s Warehouse 225-1838; Valley Rod & Gun 292-3474; Sequoia Fishing Co. 539-5626; The I Forgot Store 787-3689
San Luis Reservoir and O’Neill Forebay
Striper 2; Catfish 2; Bass 1; Crappie 1
Few reports from the main lake with the lack of jumbo minnows in area bait shops. The striped bass are gorging themselves on freshwater shrimp. Trollers are working in front of the dam at depths from 40-60 feet for fair action at best. There is a window for topwater lures in the early mornings or late evenings from the banks, but it is a long walk to the shoreline with the lake dropping once again to 15 percent capacity. Roger George of Roger George Guide Service said that the lake is still receding but the drop has slowed to about a half-foot per day. “The lake level is at 296,000 acre feet storage, putting the lake elevation down to 368.5 vertical feet, which is 8 feet lower than the lowest level last year,” George said. “They have recently slowed down the daily drop, but we are all wondering where it’s going to stop. I would suggest being very careful where you launch and that you make sure you don’t run up on the top of a submerged island right now!”
Call: Coyote Bait and Tackle (408) 463-0711, Roger George of rogergeorgeguideservice.com (559) 905-2954
Bass 2; Trout 1; Kokanee 1
Trout fishing is nearly nonexistent with only a few trollers working the lake. Bass action is limited to fishermen arriving in the late afternoon to walk the banks. The Sheriff’s Motor Fee is in effect, and most bass boats wait until after the fee is lifted after the Labor Day Weekend. The lake is at 97 percent capacity.
Call: Todd Wittwer 288-8100; Mike Beighey 642-3748; Bass Lake Watersports 642-3200
Brown trout 2; Trout 3
Portal Forebay on Kaiser Pass has been planted with rainbows, and it remains a good place for bank fishing with Power Bait or nightcrawlers. At Edison, the lake is at 68 percent capacity, rising again during the past week. Bank fishermen are throwing Rapalas, nightcrawlers, or trout dough bait. Florence dropped to 89 percent with Mammoth Pool at 87 percent.
Call: Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake 259-4000
Shaver Lake/Huntington Lake
Kokanee 2; Trout 2
The Shaver Lake kokanee bite has shown life within the past week with the lake settling down after the Fourth of July weekend. Todd Wittwer of Kokanee.net Guide Service said, “The bite has been good at the start of the week, but it slows down towards the weekend with the heavy boat traffic. Earlier in the week, Ron Ballanti of Chatsworth landed a 17.25-inch kokanee on a Rocky Mountain Tackle Cotton Candy squid behind a Hyperplaid dodger. We also have been scoring with the double pink hoochie behind a 5.5-inch dodger and also with the pink Radical Glow Tube. There are fish on the north end of the lake, but they moved down from between 30-35 feet to the 50-foot range.” Wittwer advised fishermen not to dump their excess corn into the lake as it can kill the fish. Dick Nichols of Dick’s Fishing Charters said, “I think the kokanee bite is fair as we have fished straight for the past two weeks with a different look every day, With the exception of one day, we have landed from 5-12 kokanee each trip, but it has been a tough job. The trout bite is nearly nonexistent, but 9-year-old Sarah McIntosh of Fresno landed a 5.2-pound trophy while fishing with her father, Fred, and brother Trevor on Saturday. We have been relying on kokanee for our best opportunities, but they have been moving on a daily basis. I was getting them at the Island at a depth of 33 feet, but the following day, the action slowed down in the same area. Moving from spot to spot several times on a charter trip is typical of what we have to do as the kokanee fishing has been inconsistent at best. Over the weekend, I moved to a different location, dropped down to the 45- to 50-foot level and found a new school of kokanee, but the side poles are also producing at depths from 20-23 feet, which is unusual considering the 73-degree surface temperatures. Pink has been the color of the week with Apex lures or Captain Jack’s Super Hoochies behind a Captain Jack’s CJ Dodger. The debris has dissipated and clearing your lines is no longer a concern as it was a few weeks back.” Nichols believes the kokanee bite will improve in the coming weeks, and the trout bite should also improve now that the lake level has peaked. Trout plants from the Department of Fish and Wildlife are scheduled in the coming weeks. Steve Santoro of Fish Box Charters confirmed the slower action after the holiday weekend, but he found a school of kokanee between the Boy Scout Camp and Black Rock, and they found good action with orange Apex lures behind a Captain Jack’s CJ dodger at 40 feet in depth. At Huntington, the lake is high, and trout and kokanee action is fair for trollers pulling small spinners, hoochies or spoons near the surface. Bank fishing is best near the mouth of Rancheria Creek with trout dough bait or nightcrawlers. Shaver dropped slightly to 90 percent with Huntington holding at 99 percent.
Call: Dick’s Fishing Charters 841-2740; Dinkey Creek Inn 841-3435; Rancheria Marina 893-3234; Shaver Lake Sports Inc. 841-2740; Fish Box Charters 871-3937
The 20th Kiwanis Special Olympics Trout Derby was Saturday at Wishon and a total of 72 tagged trout worth $2,175 were landed. The $10,000 rainbow trout number 3038 is still swimming in the lake, and it is worth $1,000 for all registered derby participants if it is caught before Sept. 30. Chuck Crane of the Wishon Village RV Park and Store reported, “There were 600 participants during the derby, and the top adult five-fish limit was landed by Bill Klatskin of Torrance at 73.25 inches with C.J. Moran of Sanger taking the youth division at 72.25 inches. Shore fishing has been slow overall with the best action near the launch ramp or dam on pink or orange trout dough bait. Trolling is best with blade/’crawler combinations, Speedy Shiners, or Needlefish at 2-4 colors of leadcore. There have been a number of brown trout in the 15- to 18-inch range landed recently. A small plant of rainbows was made prior to the derby. The 21st annual Kiwanis Special Olympics Derby will be July 15, 2017.” At Courtright, trout fishing has slowed considerably with the early morning prior to the sun rising being the best time. Crane added, “Blade/’crawler combinations, Speedy Shiners, or Needlefish are working at 2-5 colors while one fisherman was trolling a fly on a long-line behind the boat on the surface. Shore fishing has been slow with the best action near the launch ramp or day-use area with inflated nightcrawlers or trout dough bait in pink or orange.” High-country streams are slowing after weeks of high flows from snowmelt, and dry flies should be effective for native rainbows and browns.
Call: Wishon RV Park 865-5361
Half Moon Bay
Salmon 2; Rockfish 3; Striper 2; Crabs 2
Rockfishing still is the staple out of the Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, but there are a few salmon scratched up from time to time. The weather has been a limiting factor for searching far and wide, but party boats have been working south of the harbor for the rockfish. Dungeness crab season ended July 30, but the commercial and recreational rock crab season was opened July 6 south of Pigeon Point, eighteen miles south of Pillar Point. Out of Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing, the Riptide and the Queen of Hearts put in a combined 236 rockfish, two cabezon, and 12 lings for near limits of rockfish for 25 anglers on a recent trip.
Call: Happy Hooker (510) 223-5388; Roger Thomas, Salty Lady (415) 760-9362; Bait and Switch Sport Fishing Center (650) 726-7133726-7133; Emeryville Sport Fishing (510) 654-6040; Don Franklin, Soleman (510) 703-4148
Rockfish 3; Striper 2; Halibut 2
Chris Arcoleo of Chris’s Landing in Monterey reported 25 lings and half limits of rockfish for 15 anglers on the Caroline, while the Star of Monterey put in 1/4th limits of rockfish and 24 lings for 37 fishermen on Sunday. The action on Saturday was improved with a combined 34 limits of rockfish and 46 ling cod on the Caroline and Star of Monterey. Allen Bushnell of Santa Cruz Kayak Fishing said, “Early mornings will likely be calm enough to get some time in looking for rockfish, lingcod and halibut. The ground swell that roiled near shore waters for the past couple weeks has abated and fish are back on the bite.” An increasing number of halibut were reported this week but the catch rate is still far lower than in a “normal” halibut-fishing year. In Monterey, the big flatfish are most commonly located off Del Monte Beach, especially on the west end near the Hotel. The few reports we have this year of Monterey flatties have come from that area and the long stretch towards Monterey Harbor. Midbay, the flats near Moss landing and the big sandy areas near the Pajaro River have seen some halibut action lately. Santa Cruz and Capitola have kicked out better numbers of halibut so far this year, with this past week perhaps being the most productive. South Rock and the West Cliff reefs in Santa Cruz featured decent rockishing early in the mornings this week, and even the shallower reefs near the mile buoy and along the kelp line in Capitola were productive. Del Monte Beach, outside the kelp beds to 70 feet of water also hosts plenty of fish, but mostly on the small side. Pacific Grove has some good concentrations of larger rockfish and lingcod right now. The Santa Cruz Harbor Launch ramp remains closed as harbor workers complete the massive task of pulling the old dredge Seabright from harbor waters. Officials had posted a Friday ramp reopening, but boaters would be wise to check in before planning a launch from Santa Cruz this weekend.
Call: Chris’ Landing(831) 375-5951; Bayside Marine (831) 475-2173; usafishing.com
San Francisco Bay
Halibut 2; Striper 3; Rockfish 3; Leopard shark 3; Sturgeon 1; Salmon 2
The salmon bite was up and down over the weekend with scores over a fish per rod Saturday slowing to far less than a fish per rod Sunday. This is all weather related as it was rough Sunday and even rougher Monday. Captain Trent Slate of Shelter Cove Sport Fishing went out to Seal Rocks on Saturday in rough ocean conditions to put in five halibut to 28 pounds with the big fish taken by young Nick Smart. They went back into the bay for 25 striped bass with six of the fish being keeper size at the Brothers. He has a salmon trip scheduled for Wednesday, but the weather may be a factor. Captain Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker went outside of the Gate for 15 ling cod to 12 pounds along with 187 rockfish and three cabezon Sunday, and the weather became progressively rougher, they went back inside the bay for 26 limits of striped bass to 15 pounds along with three halibut to 13 pounds and a bonus thresher shark. On an 18-person charter Saturday, limits of striped bass were landed along with 11 lings.
San Luis Obispo
It’s all about rockfish along the San Luis Obispo coast and out of Virg’s Landing in Morro Bay, the Princess, Fiesta, and Rita G went out on half-, three-quarter and long-range trips Sunday with a combined 86 anglers for near limits of rockfish with 225 vermilion, 384 assorted rockfish, 21 coppers, and 63 ling cod to 18.7 pounds. Rick Firmalo of Visalia landed the biggest ling cod of the day while Chris Pervier of Bakersfield also took a jackpot with a 10-pound ling. Their next open two-day trip is on November 18-20, and these trips have been selling out quickly. The trips leave Friday night and return Sunday evening at $295 per angler for the boat, bait and bunk on limited loads of 24 fishermen. Two limits are possible and generally the rule on these trips. The trip dates are available at virgslanding.com. Out of Patriot Sport Fishing at Port San Luis, the Patriot was out with 29 anglers on Monday during a half-day trip, and they returned with four-fifths limits of rockfish consisting of 15 vermilion, 93 assorted rockfish and four ling cod. Children 12 and younger are half price on Wednesday’s half-day trips.
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 3; Striper 2; Sturgeon 1; Catfish 3; Bluegill 3
The Sacramento River-Delta is in a holding pattern until the river salmon season begins July 16 and the first run of fall striped bass arrives in August. There is high optimism for the river salmon season, but the reality is the action will not begin in earnest until mid-August. Catfish, smallmouth bass and bluegill provide the most action at the present. Johnny Tran of New Romeo’s Bait in Freeport touted smallmouth bass as the top area species, stating, “The smallies are stacked up along the rocks at depths from 10-15 feet with live minnows or plastics on the drop-shot.” Do Doung of Dockside Bait in Pittsburg said, “Small stripers are the rule, but there have been stripers as large as 12 pounds taken in Honker Bay on live bait. Most legal striped bass are in the 18- to 22-inch range on live minnows, anchovies, mudsuckers, sardines, or frozen shad.” The San Joaquin-Delta is in recovery mode from the heavy boat traffic. Largemouth bass and bluegill remain the top species, but a few decent stripers are showing up on live bait. Randy Pringle, the Fishing Instructor said, “This is the week that I give the Delta a break since the boat traffic in all of the major thoroughfares has muddied up the shallows. Prior to the Fourth, we found great action on topwater lures such as the ima Little Stick, buzzbaits, and even some on Furbet the Frog.” Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors is preparing for the two big upcoming frog tournaments –the Ultimate Frog Challenge on July 30-31 and the Snag Proof Open on August 6-7, both out of Russo’s Marina. He and Chris Ball are hosting a frog seminar on July 28 at the shop. He said, “Largemouth bass fishing is best with topwater lrues in the mornings along with white buzzbaits.” Alan Fong of the Fisherman’s Warehouse in Sacramento said, “The punch bite has slowed down some with the cooler weather, but the topwater bite remains good.” Brandon Gallegos of H and R Bait in Stockton reported stripers from 6-8 pounds. Largemouth bass are found in downtown Stockton near Weber Point, Brookside Road, Ladd’s Marina, and off March Lane with medium to large minnows.
Call: Randy Pringle (209) 543-6260; Captain Stan Koenigsberger – Quetzal Adventures (925) 570-5303; Intimidator Sport Fishing (916) 806-3030
Lake Nacimiento/San Antonio/Santa Margarita/Lopez
Bass 2; White bass 2; Catfish 2; Crappie 2
Nacimiento continues to be overrun with recreational boaters as it is one of the only lakes with a launch ramp in the area; fishing is limited to the early mornings and late afternoons in protected coves. Numbers of small spotted bass can be taken on plastics on the drop shot or split-shot at depths to 15 feet over submerged structure. White bass are getting action in the normal location of Las Tablas and the Narrows, and white Roostertails and Kastmasters are working for the whites. At Lopez, there is a good bass bite early or late with reaction baits before working the bottom with plastics on a drop-shot, dart head, or shakey head. A few trout are coming out of the depths with Power Bait. At Santa Margarita, the bass are focusing on the shad schools, and shad-imitation lures such as small swimbaits, jerkbaits, or spinners are working in the early mornings and late afternoons. Working the bottom with plastics during the daytime are producing numbers. Catfishing is best with Sonny’s Dip Bait or similar prepared catfish baits in the evenings. Launching a boat is not an option, but the marina has rentals available. San Antonio remains closed indefinitely as a result of extremely low water conditions at 4 percent capacity and high operating expenses.
Call: Lake Nacimiento (805) 238-1056, ext. 3; Lake San Antonio Marina (805) 472-2818; Central Coast Bass Fishing.com (805) 466-6557
- American Bass Association on July 9 at Delta/Russo’s Marina: 1, Mike Andrews/Phil Dutra 27.96; 2, Brent Potter/Michael Farmer 21.23; 3, Kirk Sakamoto/Keith Friesen 18.45
- California Tournament Trail on July 10 at Delta/Russo’s Marina: 1, Billy Hume/Mike Kuhlman 21.60; 2, Lemaj Plaza/Ron Berg 21.27; 3, Mark Mello/Chris Trumbull 20.87
- Friday: Poe Man’s at Don Pedro; Jim’s Pro Bass Tackle at Nacimiento
- Saturday: American Bass Association at Delta/Russo’s Marina; Riverbank Bass Anglers at Don Pedro; Kings River Bass Club at Eastman; San Luis Obispo Bass Ambushers at Nacimiento
- Saturday-Sunday: Fresno Bass Club at Don Pedro; Success Bass Club at Success; Kern County Bass Masters at Isabella
- July 23: Dan’s Delta Outdoors at Delta/Big Break; Bass Anglers of Northern California at Delta/Russo’s Marina; Taft Bass Club/Tri Valley Bass Club at Nacimiento
- July 23-24: Mid Valley Bass Club at Delta/B and W Resort, Sierra Bass Club at Pine Flat; Golden Empire Bass Club at Isabella
- July 24: California Delta Team Trail at Delta/B and W Resort
- July 30: American Bass Club at Delta/B and W Resort; American Bass Club at Isabella
- July 30-31: Angler’s Press at Delta/Russo’s Marina
- Kern County: Kern River, sections 4-5
- Madera County: San Joaquin River, Middle Fork; Starkweather Lake
- Tulare County: Kern River, sections 5-6
- Tuolumne County: Lyons Canal (Columbia Ditch); Moccasin Creek; Pinecrest Lake; Powerhouse Stream; Stanislaus River Middle Fork; Stanislaus River North Fork; Tuolumne River Middle Fork; Tuolumne River South Fork
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