San Luis Reservoir Fishing Report

San Luis Reservoir - Los Banos, CA (Merced County)


by California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau
10-4-2018
Website

The striped bass fishing is now taking center at the main San Luis Reservoir with landings of several big fish.  The fishing has now attracted more boats and shoreline fishermen to fish this inland body of water.  The best action is coming from the shoreline soaking anchovies and the trollers are beginning to score dragging large umbrella rigs along with 4 to 6 inch swimbaits in shad color patterns of the MC swimbait where the striped bass have really been whacking them.  Most of the striped bass in the impoundment are beginning to school in the main lake at depths from 80 to 100 feet, and P-Line Predator Minnows or umbrella rigs have been most effective.  Some anglers are tossing Super Flukes from the shorelines, and the re-arrival of jumbo minnows at the local bait shops boaters on the drift are working the minnows near the bottom where they are hooking good numbers of legal fish averaging 18 to 20 inch in length.  The main lake has risen from 50 to 52 percent due to increased pumping out of the south Delta.  The fishing will only improve as we approach the cooler months of the fall season.

Note:  The California state record striped bass was caught in O’Neill Forebay in 16 feet of water by a boater tossing a Green Weeny.    The weight:  67 pounds, 8 ounces.



< Previous Report Next Report >




< Previous Report Next Report >


More Reports

10-4-2018
The fall season is now here and along with improved fishing taking place out on the Delta waterways for both striped bass and salmon.  Field scouts report they are seeing greatly improved fishing for Chinook salmon on the Old Sacramento River from its mouth north of the Rio Vista Bridge upstream into the American River at Discovery Park. Most of the salmon are averaging about 18 pounds up to 25 pounds..  Several anglers reported hooking and landing their one-fish limits in less than...... Read More

California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau Reports
for Friday, September 28th
American River: Discovery Park Producing Some of the Better Action.
Feather River: Oroville Outlet Hole Continues to be the Hot Spot for Salmon
Pardee Reservoir: Pardee Reservoir Fishing Report