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Nacimiento rose to 94 percent of its storage capacity

by CHAD BURTON AND CHRIS BORDEN / Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop
Nacimiento rose to 94 percent of its storage capacity, and local angler Carl Pierson reported boating 30 plus spotted bass on some of his recent outings. Bass went after drop shot, shaky heads, and jigs in 2 to 25 feet
(More...) (Friday, April 12, 2024)

The lake rose to 64 percent of its capacity, and fishing is heating up

by CHAD BURTON AND CHRIS BORDEN / Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop
The lake rose to 64 percent of its capacity, and fishing is heating up. Bass anglers reported better grade females taking finesse baits in pre-spawn holding areas and up shallow. Jigs with a craw trailer, Ned rigs, and Carolina rigs
(More...) (Friday, April 12, 2024)

The lake rose to 40 percent of its storage capacity, and the bass bite continued to improve

by CHAD BURTON AND CHRIS BORDEN / Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop
The lake rose to 40 percent of its storage capacity, and the bass bite continued to improve. Finesse baits have been the best way to entice bites. Bass were holding in 5 to 25 feet of water with spider jigs,
(More...) (Friday, April 12, 2024)

Holdovers and natives have been found along the 20-mile stretch

by CHAD BURTON AND CHRIS BORDEN / Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop
In the Upper Kern it’s been a few weeks since the last DFWL trout stocking. Holdovers and natives have been found along the 20-mile stretch with split-shotting salmon eggs, minijigs, Gulp Pinched Crawlers and trout worms. Fly anglers have been
(More...) (Friday, April 12, 2024)

Fishing day

by TONY EMGE / Double Dip Guide Service
(More...) (Thursday, April 11, 2024)

Weather was absolutely beautiful all day

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
We finished up today right around two fish per rod. Weather was absolutely beautiful all day. 17 striped bass 7 halibut For 12 anglers We have availability through the weekend Reservations (510)4175557 or reserve online online
(More...) (Thursday, April 11, 2024)

Fun day on the bay.

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
4/11/24. Today was another fun day on the bay. We tried a few new areas and finished up with 12 halibut & 5 striped bass for our group of anglers!!! We have a LIGHT LOAD TOMORROW for a full day
(More...) (Thursday, April 11, 2024)

Spring fishing

by DON FRANKLIN / Sole-Man Sportfishing
We are having tremendous action on spring Bass and Halibut fishing. Soleman has seen a lot of hefty bass along with a good showing of some early live bait halibut action.We have availability on Sunday 4/14, Monday 4/15 and Wednesday
(More...) (Thursday, April 11, 2024)

2024 Fishing Seasons Set

by SHERRY INGLES / Queen of Hearts Sportfishing
ROCKFISH:  The 2024 rockfishing season is now open through the end of the year.  During the month of April, rockfishing is restricted to outside of the 50 fathom boundary (deeper than 300 feet) catching slope rockfish, shelf rockfish and lingcod. 
(More...) (Thursday, April 11, 2024)

Research trip to target quillback rockfish and other rockfish species

by JON YOKOMIZO / Sea Wolf Sportfishing
Today the Sea Wolf had a research trip to target quillback rockfish and other rockfish species on the list for upcoming stock surveys. The trip ended up a success. Our rockfish/lingcod trip for tomorrow has been cancelled due to offshore weather
(More...) (Wednesday, April 10, 2024)

The Smith is currently running low and clear

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Smith is currently running low and clear, with flows right around 2,900 cfs on the Jed Smith gauge as of Wednesday. It will continue to drop slowly through the weekend as the light rain in the forecast isn’t expected
(More...) (Wednesday, April 10, 2024)

The main stem Eel is still big, but the color is coming around

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The main stem Eel is still big, but the color is coming around. It’s on a slow decent, but snowmelt is keeping it on the high side. Rain starting Friday will keep flows right around 7,000 cfs on the Scotia
(More...) (Wednesday, April 10, 2024)

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