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Name: Ryan Untitled
Email: altmanryan@yahoo.com
Location: Sly Park, Ca
Weather: Sunny
Water_condition: Good
Date: 01-19-2001
Remote Name: 76.20.52.38

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I fished from sunrise until 2pm. I started off with trophy sticks for about 4 hours and got nothing! Then switched to rapalas I landed 1 mackinaw about 7#s on a CD-11 silver and black 20 mins later. Then a 3# brown on a Bomber shortly after. Not much action but it was a lovly day!


Name: Sloginn
Email: hltcal@comcast.net
Location: liberty decker areas
Weather: fog until 2pm heavy
Water_condition: stained bordering on muddy...stained at decker
Date: 01-25-11
Remote Name: 24.130.177.94

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got to liberty around 8am after a very foggy ride from rio vista ramp....top of the incoming got 2 23 inch fish the first 2 casts on white silver magnum flukes....then a couple more swings and misses....fish getting more aggresive....had 2 blast the fluke on a faster retrieve...twitching and reeling pretty fast....when the outgoing started it was really smokin and we had trouble staying in the strike zone...more weight and constant hangups fishing between the berms....went out further around the creek channel and got nothing at all in 10-12 ft......all action was around the berms....headed down to decker north face and fished the whole bank for zero....last cast got a 6-7 lb squawfish on a swimbait that absolutely kicked my a$$...i only mention it because ive caught tons of squawfish and none have ever fought even close to that one...the super fast current at liberty made it tough...need to figure something out for the super fast tide days....then on the way home my minn kota detached, came unlocked and hit the pavement on the freeway....total loss....waiting to see if my insurance covers it...lots of stripers around still


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta Liberty Island
Weather: FOGGY
Water_condition: stained & 52*
Date: 01-25-11
Remote Name: 75.57.248.81

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Headed back to Liberty Island for some striper fishing with Glenn and Dave. Boy it was real foggy and a couple times I was lost! :) Even with the GPS when I thought I was in a flooded island, I had that lost feeling! The current was moving very fast and it threw me off as we were drifting. Anyhow the fishing was not very good! Landed one 15" striper and one 26" keeper striper!


Name: dale stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Portola
Weather: Nice, nice, nice
Water_condition: about 8' good ice
Date: 01-23-11
Remote Name: 76.114.31.163

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The ice fishermen hit Lake Davis today. 8 fishermen got a total of 54 nice trout, many of which went back to get bigger. The mostest went to the Minnesotta transplant who killed them with his flasher and jig combo. Next to Rich, third to me. The fish were all over the water column, from 22' to 4' under the ice. Minn. man got them all on Lindy jigs and we got them on crawlers and power bait. Anyone who might read this, there is an actual ice fishing derby at Davis on Feb. 16th, pony up your money and take a chance.


Name: FilthyPhil
Email: Filthy@filthy.com
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: Fogged in
Water_condition: perfect
Date: 01-15-11
Remote Name: 75.208.175.7

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Caught six real nice salmon in two hours, four were 18-19 inch footballs. Fished just out from right side of spill gates in about 40 feet of water (tricky), 35 feet on downriggers with a #2 perch needlefish with the silver hook blade removed, had to be on the bottom, never saw any fish on finder until they would swim up and hook up. Going to try again this weekend, hopefully I'll be able to see better


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser Reservoir - Truckee
Weather: nice and cold
Water_condition: 10" ice pack/slush layer firming up
Date: 01-16-11
Remote Name: 76.114.31.163

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Back to Prosser for week 2 of Ice Fishing. 9 guys on the ice resulted in 20 fish total. I had most (8) and biggest (13 1/2", didn't keep any. Most were about 8' to 9' down on crawlers. Gulp Maggots, mmmm good bait.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: MONTEZUMA Slough 5 locations!
Weather: A gorgeous day for mid winter...
Water_condition: Off colored at 45 -46 degrees....
Date: 01-14-11
Remote Name: 69.237.71.114

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FRIDAY JANUARY 14th......................WHITE FISH WITH SUCKER LIPS? Instead of hitting the Power Lines & the Sherman Island area, Tom Ramage joined me bait fishing the Montezuma slough area and launched at the Belton bridge facilities.......A perfect weather day for this area with light winds & much of the time the water like glass with zero fog!...This is how our day went. We ran upstream to the Glass House & anchored in 18 feet of water with just one other boat present and fished the final few hours of the incoming tide. Right off the bat, we started getting bit. No pumps, but just pulls & sharp hits which sometimes moved your rod tip a few feet! Whatever it was in the water, we couldn't set the hooks! We used shad, roe balls, eel, and shrimp...same deal...They hit everything we threw at them...After feeding them for a few hours, we noticed we had about 5 other boats around us...We must be in the right area? Right?.....Finally! I hook one of these guys....The fish looked like a squaw fish, but it had small sucker like lips!!!!Kinda like a whitefish with lips!!... Around 11:30 am the tide peaked out & started to turn for the outgo....Time to move...We re-anchored some 1/2 mile upstream....Same thing....these fish were everywhere! On the outgoing tide, we moved at lease 4 times and finally ended up by Nurse slough where we fished till dark....No Sturgeon pumps & no Striper bites!! Just these fish with sucker lips!! which we fed all day....Getting back to the ramp in the dark, a boat just behind us with three young guys in it are all excited about having a banner day with Mr. Sturgeon jumping all around them...We asked them where they were fishing...Some where around the Moth Ball fleet and their largest fish brought in was 77 inches keeping a legal 50 pounder.....We didn't go into detail telling them how we did....LOL! A long drive back to Sacto......LIKE MIKE IACONELLI SAYS IN HIS BOOK...FISHING ON THE EDGE...........NEVER GIVE UP!!!! Right!!...See ya on the water...Naked.....P.S. Maybe back to the power lines next week?


Name: sloginn
Email: hltcal@comcast.net
Location: north delta
Weather: rain
Water_condition: stained
Date: 1-13-2011
Remote Name: 24.130.177.94

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oh yeah....cache slough is full of big sturgeon right now....45-50 ft depth they were stacked and saw lots of jumpers


Name: sloginn
Email: hltcal@comcast.net
Location: large flooded island near cache slough
Weather: rain
Water_condition: stained1.5 ft viz
Date: 1-13-2011
Remote Name: 24.130.177.94

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fished lib isl around the berms and caught 2 25 inchers....had my daughter and dog along and it started raining hard so they had to go in....they are there....in the current around the berms


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Next to Broad slough (Collinsville ) area.
Weather: Partly cloudy warmer ..light winds.
Water_condition: Just off colored but very COLD!! 45 *
Date: 01-12-11
Remote Name: 69.237.71.114

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WEDS JANUARY 12th.....................CRUEL CATCH!!!......Took my son in law Gabe & Tom Ramage out for a day Sturgeon fishing. We launched at Sherman very early & found just one other boat trailer in the parking lot......Bob , the camp host was doing his daily morning chores along with his trusty white pit bull and as always smoking his huge cigar which you can smell everywhere!!!....Instead of heading to the power lines, decided to try downstream by the tip of broad slough by the rock walls.....North west winds were forecast & its much less windy in this area....Anchored in 32 feet of water & caught the last part of the incoming tide which was scheduled to turn around about 10:00am which it did! Gotta tell ya...The water temps were very COLD at 45 degrees. While I have caught sturgeon while these temps have been on the cold side in the past, the bites are very light & you have to watch your rod tip very closely as any movement could develop into a pump! We got nothing on the turn around and nothing on the start of the outgo...Missed that window! And once the 4 foot tide got rolling, not much action at all. Late in the afternoon, once the tide started to relax...We picked up some light hits using a variety of baits from roe balls shad, ghost shrimp, grass shrimp & eel trailers...The salmon roe balls drew the most attention as I caught a 6 pound squaw fish which of course was not the target fish!!! A half hour later, my son in law, who has never caught a sturgeon is getting a pump on his roe ball....He does everything right, holding the rod standing up & hits the rod on the pump!!...A short fish for sure, but as we bring it in, Tom notices this fish is different! Someone has caught him before & HAS CUT THE FISHES BACK TAIL ROTOR FIN COMPLETELY OFF!!!!!! Who would do this? This is the fishes main power source !! This wasn't a sea lion bite as it was a straight cut as one would do with a knife.... Oh well.....SIC!! That was it for the day...Will try it again on Friday & hopefully todays warmer rain will increase the water temps slightly? Never give up!!! See ya on the water...Naked.....


Name: sloginn
Email: hltcal@comcast.net
Location: delta..san joaquin side
Weather: overcast then rain
Water_condition: stained 46 degrees
Date: 1-11-2011
Remote Name: 24.130.177.94

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launched at whiskey 7am...headed to little maudeville....got 2 undersize in the current inflow right away on white smimbaits [big hammer 5 inch] real slowwwwwwwwww retieve....then beat the water with topwater baits for 3 hours for nothing....went over to mildred....water was bordering on muddy....headed to whiskey where we found the cleanest water of the day....fished rip baits [luckycraft 128's] and some topwater for a big zero....tough day....glad to hear the water is getting good on the north side


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: north delta
Weather: nice N cold
Water_condition: stained & 47*
Date: 01-11-11
Remote Name: 75.18.126.11

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Headed to the delta today with my old cashier Kristen who now goes to pharmacy school in Colorado. Dan, Kristen and I went up north to try for stripers. The water is getting very fishable now and I could see it getting cleaner everyday! We caught thirteen stripers up to ten pounds and Dan lost Kristen's twelve pounder trying to lift it into the boat! lol


Name: sps_sac
Email: sps_sac@yahoo.com
Location: San Pablo Bay (Shell Banks)
Weather: Cold & Windy
Water_condition:
Date: 01-10-11
Remote Name: 69.229.239.221

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Launched at Black Point and motored out to the Shell Banks in San Pablo Bay. The farther we got out, the higher the waves. Anchored OK, but with the freezing cold wind, white caps coming over the bow, and the waves knocking us around, we decided our 20 ft boat was too small and headed back. Didn't see any other boats, not even around the Pumphouse. Fished for a little while in the shelterd Petaluma Creek, but didn't see anything on the fish finder and no bites.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser Reservoir
Weather: Clear, cold, dry
Water_condition: about 8" good ice 2" slush layer on top
Date: 01-09-11
Remote Name: 76.114.31.163

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First ice fishing trip of the year to Prosser Reservoir, just to check the ice pack. Good enough ice to fish. The bite was slow but consistent throughout the day. 8 of us on the ice resulted in around 15 fish and no one got skunked. biggest was 16" Rainbow on a Green Crystal Minnow jig. The rest were all on crawers about 8 or 9 ft. down.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: POWER LINES
Weather: Cold.& Foggy am hours.Sunny afternoons.
Water_condition: Off colored with debris at times. 46 *
Date: 01-05-11
Remote Name: 69.237.71.114

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WEDS JANUARY 5th................GHOST TOWN? .........Mike Booker joined me on a cold Foggy day doing the sit & rot thing at the once famous power lines....After launching at Sherman, we slowly headed towards the Power Lines at a snails pace in the pea soup tule fog..Looking at the tide book for this area, the incoming tide should have started by 10:30 am!!! But, with the big water flows up river, my boat didn't turn around till noon!....Just about the same time the fog lifted.....We saw zero boats around us......Just us....With water temps about 46 degrees, the bites we encountered all day were just nibbles with no pumps or hints the fish were hungry and we had all the baits on Mr. Sturgeon's menu......Roe balls, shad. eel & Shrimp!!!! Fishing in mid winter is just that , you expect cold weather & dress accordingly , but on this day neither Mike or myself could remain comfortable even with my propane heater running much of the day!...and, making it worst....very little action on our rods other than just a few nibbles....We fished till the sun went down over the coastal mountains & pulled the boat out in the dark.....Another Skunk day, but tomorrows another day......See ya on the water...Naked....


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: foggy n cold
Water_condition: stained & 47*
Date: 01-04-11
Remote Name: 75.18.126.11

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Back to the delta with Glenn & my dad looking for stripers. Very foggy this morning but headed for Mildred Island. Saw some birds working right off the bat in the trees. Looked like we were going to get into some action! Nada! Birds left real fast and not one blow up! Water a little stained from last week but very fishable and 3* colder. Went over to Manderville Island and we caught three undersize stripers on fishtraps. As we were going out of the island thru the break I hooked a legal fish and lost it by the boat. Then we went for a boat ride to Whites and Telephone Cut where the stripers usually move into this time of year with these water conditions Nada! Water in very good shape but no fish! Marked a lot of bait and fish but no hits! I think the stripers are there, they just are not hitting because of the big change in water conditions and lower tempertures! Looking forward to a week of sunshine!


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Powerlineslindseyisleton
Weather: Cold
Water_condition: Muddy
Date: 12282010
Remote Name: 166.135.250.132

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Just to much crap in water!! Caught corn on the cob lmAo!! Isleton dock cool spot but not good high mud! Try trout now next couple trips!!! Or minnows in port?


Name: sloginn
Email: hltcal@comcast.net
Location: flooded islands
Weather: foggy then partly cloudy
Water_condition: muddy on incoming...stained on outgoing
Date: 12-27-10
Remote Name: 24.130.177.94

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fished a small flooded island near connection slough.....fished pearl fishtraps and paycheck baits "the one" on incoming for absolutely nothing....didnt see one fish swirl ...zero bait zero birds....an hour into the outgo the water cleared considerbly and i got an 8 lber on the one ....non rattle trout pattern they call sweaty betty....well i caught 3 fish and lost a 10-15 lber that ran into a weed bed i had no time to horse it out in the next hour plus 5 or 6 blowups that never contacted the lure but put on a nice show...then it shut down fast as it started...they are still around but the water is pretty muddy in most areas....water temp 52-53 degrees all day....


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: foggy n cold
Water_condition: 50* murky
Date: 12-27-10
Remote Name: 75.8.233.65

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Headed back to the delta with Warren and Glenn (cameraman). Very foggy this morning but made it to my spots with no trouble. We had an incoming tide and the water was stained to murky. Had a 10mph north wind and fog. Had two blow ups on top water right off the bat and nada for the rest of the day! I went to Mildred Island and all the way to Discovery Bay. There was NO bait in Discovery and no fish! Warren caught a 19" striper in Wisky slough for our only keeper for the day! Then I headed to Tiki Lugana and it was muddy so we put the boat on the trailor and went home! Once this stained water settles down the fish will start hitting again, so if it keeps raining the fishing will continue to get tough. If we get a week of good weather the bite will turn on! Taking tomorrow off from fishing! ( not normal for me lol)


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: By deep channel
Weather: 50s
Water_condition: Coffeewithcream
Date: 12212010
Remote Name: 166.190.152.85

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Deep water channel area throw piles eel all day for nada!!! Lot weeds maybe wait few weeks clear out debris!!


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: central delta
Weather: windy & cold
Water_condition: little stained 50*
Date: 12-21-10
Remote Name: 75.8.233.65

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Headed to the delta with Dave & Pete to check out the delta for high and muddy water. Got to Honker Cut Marina at first light and the wind was blowing over twenty MPH. The water was a little stained but otherwise clear enough to catch fish. We headed west to see if the water was cleaner? As we got to Mildred the water was getting cleaner as the tide went out. The water temp was 50* and I had a hunch to go try a top water area I have done well in the past. Usually I prefer the water temp between 45* to 50* to fish top water for the big stripers! My hunch was correct as we must of had over thirty blow ups on zara spook, pencil popper, and al-e-baby ll (wake)! These stripers were hitting the top water plugs so hard they were flying out of the water! Jumping out of the water after you set the hook! Only problem was there were so many snags you had to horse them out or lose them and your lure, so many straightened out hooks and fish coming off! The biggest fish landed was a ten pounder but I had two on that were a lot bigger as I saw them before they straightened my hooks! And Pete had a few big fish boil on his spook! The action lasted for over an hour, what fun we had! Be careful as all the flooded islands have a lot of duck hunters and there out hunting in this foul weather! I am doing a "Big Striper" seminar at Fisherman's Warehouse in Sac this Thursday (12/23) starting at 6 pm!


Name: sloginn
Email: hltcal@comcast.net
Location: liberty then decker...horseshoe
Weather: fog,overcast
Water_condition: stained
Date: 12-17-10
Remote Name: 24.130.177.94

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started in liberty island and the wind was howling against the wind making rough conditions...big rollers....reminded me of franks tract or the potato patch.....hid behind some berms and tossed white fish traps for a few hits only...headed down to decker....fished along the rip rap on the north side for 7 17-20 inch fish....one on a rattle trap....rest on white 5 inch fishraps....my buddy got a squawfish about 8 lbs that fought like a smallmouth....hes lucky cuz ive caught 40-50 squawfish and none of the fought at all....then he got a real hot 8 lb striper just inside horseshoe bend on a white fishtrap....still fish around....all fish released....as always


Name: KevinW (Red Thunderjet, "knot 2 tents")
Email: wellsson@att.net
Location: Nortn Of Knights Landing
Weather: varied
Water_condition: normal
Date: 11-21-10
Remote Name: 134.134.137.71

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Aged report. Website was down but for those of you who chased salmon here were the highlights. I took a Friend of mine's Dad out, we trolled silvertron and tagged a 30# 6 oz Buck, bright. (11/17/10) then after a 12 year search to bring my dad into a Tyee we were victorious, I wish this site had the ability to post pictures, as it was B YOU TIFF FULL, 38# 8 oz Buck (11/21/10 per digital scale) trolling silvertrons, F&G measured it at 41" and gave me a tape measure. My dad and I were thrilled, I was elated and relieved that journey, all 12 years of it, had reached its goal!!!! THe cars on the dike were honking and Cheering for a brief moment my Dad was a rock Star, he ate it up, especially when fish and game called it "a monster" too bad the season was soo short this year! I guess I can sell my boat now :)


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: THE FAMOUS POWERLINES?
Weather: Foggy & Cold am. hours.....30 to 48 degrees.
Water_condition: Increased flows..Lots of debris outgo...
Date: 12-19-10
Remote Name: 71.128.108.120

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 16th.........BELATED REPORT......SHOULD HAVE WENT XMAS SHOPPING!!! Tom Ramage joined me Sturgeon fishing when both of us knew the weather was gonna be one of those days with Fog & freezing morning conditions! We launched at Sherman island very early....Air temps were just about 30 degrees with tule fog & zero visibility , not to mention an increase in river flows upstream!!! Dressed like Eskimos with my trusty propane gas heater on full blast, we manage to find our desired area, just below the power lines in 33 feet of water....Shad, Ghost shrimp, Grass shrimp & hard earned Salmon roe balls were the bait of the day....We had an eel also, but never used it!...We fished the end of the incoming tide which ended by 11:00 am....Missed that window with zero sturgeon pumps & on the tide turnaround ( A 5 foot outgo) which lasted much of the day was terrible, releasing all kinds of debris both top & bottom! We couldn't tell if we were getting a bite or picking up the green Aquarium stuff that was floating by!! So, time after time we would clear our lines & recast........Only fish caught was a small squaw fish that took my roe ball.....Being the fisherman that we are....we stuck it out till almost dark.....Saw no jumpers around us, but just know, with all the hours we have put in at the Powerlines in the past ten years....This is the place to be! Just not on this day!!...See ya on the water....Naked........P.S...To all my fishing friends.....Happy Holidays.....


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Prison area above bridge best
Weather: Rain now but no guts no glory
Water_condition: Cold
Date: 12172010
Remote Name: 166.134.246.152

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Never try small minnows ? Just scoop up smelt in net ! 3 foot leader bubble no weight!


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Natomas lake
Weather: F&i cold
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 12182010
Remote Name: 166.190.61.218

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In canoe or 12 foot boat look for fish feeding top water cool shit now your in middle go go go!!!


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo
Location: Lakenatomas
Weather: Winter
Water_condition: Cold
Date: 12182010
Remote Name: 166.190.69.81

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Huge release of water at Folsom dam will stun smelt!! In boat or canoe just above bridge knock the shit outa trout!! If can scoop up smelt use for bait huge + if not your on your own!!!


Name: danhsanjose
Email: danhcongpham@yahoo.com
Location: prospect slough/liberty
Weather: calm
Water_condition: semi muddy
Date: 12-16-10
Remote Name: 24.6.114.100

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went sturgeon fishing last week on thursday 12/9/10 till friday morning with 2 buddies using grass n ghost combination. did fairly well with around 8 to 10 shaker sturgeons, dozen or so catfish, and numerous shaker stripers. did manage to land an 80+inch sturgeon on ghost shrimp in early morning hours was oversize so just measured n took pictures


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sherman Lake Area
Weather: Cold and cloudy
Water_condition: Sacto side was dirtier than San Joaquin side
Date: 12-15-10
Remote Name: 76.105.9.165

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I took mygood friend Bill Bushey out to cast for stripers on Monday the 15th. I didn't see Alan out there but he was sure right. The stripers were not there. I caught one about 16 inches but that was the only fish we caught. Bill didn't even get a descent hit. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Sherman island park
Weather: Winter
Water_condition: Cold
Date: 12142010
Remote Name: 32.173.170.194

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Google this park!!! Parking free just above!! Now your at the powerlines! Lots of stripers cut bait. If you have salmon eggs go for the sturgeons!!


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Isetonbobsbait
Weather: F-in cold
Water_condition: Winter
Date: 12142010
Remote Name: 166.134.107.96

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Right across from bait store there's a dock open 24 hrs!! Good for sturgeon now!!!


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Deltawaters
Weather: Winter
Water_condition: Coldbutdoable
Date: 12142010
Remote Name: 166.134.203.49

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Very nice see everybody get along makes me feel all warm and fuzy!! God bless y'all !!


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: San Joaquin River
Weather: calm & hazzy
Water_condition: very clear
Date: 12-13-10
Remote Name: 68.72.217.7

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Liberty is getting as little off color so I decided to go try the San Joaquin River with Ceci & Jennifer a couple pro fisher gals! The river is in excelent shape but the stripers are not there yet! Usually when the Sacramento River gets dirty the stripers move to the PORT of Sac or the SJ River. It takes a couple weeks before they get there and yesterday they where not there! We caught twenty stripers and only had one keeper 24" on fish traps. Graphed a bunch of big schools in 25 feet of water but they were not hitting! Tried spooning for the deeper fish but only caught a few small fish spooning! I hope it rains real hard again this week and it will get the fish moving!


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: lake Amador
Weather: foggy to clear
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 12-12-10
Remote Name: 173.87.168.172

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I had to decide if I should go to church or go fishing this last Sunday, and I pick fishing. I told Steve that I will take him fishing for his 60th birthday. So we headed out to Lake Amador. Arrived at the lake at 8am and paid my 32.00 to get in. We started to troll with a hook and grub for the first rod the second rod a small ultra light dodger with 80 to 100 feet of line. Only had one hook up by Jackson creek arm but it came off for the birthday boy and yours truly got skunked. We did see one boat caught a 10 pounder trolling in the cove. Got off the water by 3pm. There a total of 18 boats on the water, did here other boat caught their limit. Water was in great shape tempting out at 53.4.


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: San Fransisco Bay
Weather: Foggy
Water_condition: Sammooooth
Date: 12-13-2010
Remote Name: 66.81.229.210

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Went outside the Golden Gate to try some crabbing and Halibut fishing. Ya I know way late for halibut but guess what caught a 15 LBer in December . Thanks to Harold and his skills as a captain. 5 on the boat and limited out with 50 crabs and I Halibut. Good day on the water. Flat and not freezing cold. Fog came in and under the Golden Gate we had a run in with a big frieghter in the shipping channel. Sure got your attention watching that big ole ship go by so close( 100 yards). We made it unscathed and had some good laughs about it later. Thanks Harold and Curtis for a good day . Clampinator


Name: ibanezax
Email: dirtydog@hotmail.com
Location: white slough
Weather: foggy
Water_condition: stained low tide
Date: 12-12-10
Remote Name: 184.8.108.59

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Fished white slough at 1430 hrs to 1700 hrs. for nada. Fished off the bank. Saw alot of folks out there maybe they did better than me! I threw rat-l traps and spinners . No bites.


Name: Wishnbfishn
Email: wishnbfishn@wishnbfishn.com
Location: Comment only
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 12-10-10
Remote Name: 208.180.89.35

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I, for one, appreciate the reports of Guy, Naked, Alan, and the likes. Yes, I even like to hear which dog they took and what they had for lunch. I like to hear the water temps, the clarity, the tides, the locations, the times, the weather, and the bait. For those of you who complain about the reports on here, I suggest you not look at them and save yourselves the aggravation, but don't spoil it for the rest of us. If we can't share information and have fun doing it, what else have we got? Geez. Keep the detailed reports coming!!! Thanks!! Wishn


Name: slugger 44
Email: foreverfruitless@live.com
Location: rio vista, above Ferry
Weather: cloudy, then sunny
Water_condition: slightly stained. 52 degrees
Date: 12-07-10
Remote Name: 76.20.82.61

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Fished for stripers with my cousin and business partner above the Ferry and we caught 10 stripers on bullheads and anchovies. We caught all fish in less than 17 feet of water on incoming tide. Glad the site is up again . SPECIAL THANKS to THE NAKED FISHERMAN, ALAN FONG, AND MARK WILSON, I hope to meet you guys one day on the Delta. I live 2 hrs away from Rio Vista, so 4 hr roundtrip, and because of your reports over the years, I have gotten to know where/how to fish the Delta, and so my friends and family always catch fish ! Nothing worse than driving for hours and not catching any fish. All my friends and I practice catch and release.Thanks again, NAKED,ALAN, AND MARK !


Name: ratty916
Email: rattyph@gmail.com
Location: Courtland by freeport
Weather: cloudy but fair
Water_condition: Kinda murky from the rain
Date: 12-09-10
Remote Name: 76.197.4.83

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Caught a 81 inch sturgeon female from the banks. I use Grass Shrimp and Pile Worms. Caught it off the banks. It took about 20 minutes to bring it in on a 30lbs test.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: POWER LINES & SHERMAN ISLAND..
Weather: RAIN EARLY THEN FOG, THEN SUN.....
Water_condition: FAIRLY CLEAR AT 51-52 degrees...
Date: 12-10-10
Remote Name: 71.128.108.120

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 9th..........MAYBE A WRONG DECISION? ....After talking with Alan Fong on Weds at the Fishermans warehouse and him telling me he had a good day fishing the Liberty Island area ( Striper fishing) which he does just about this time of the year when the water temps are cooling.....I still went Sturgeon fishing and had Tom Ramage as my partner as we launched at Sherman Island while the skies were dumping light rain but quickly cleared and Tule fog developed during the early morning hours.....With weak tides both on the outgoing & incoming & very little wind action, we started off fishing the Power lines in 33 feet of water.....We were armed with Roe Balls, Shad, & great looking Ghost Shrimp, but nothing drew a sturgeon pump! Nothing but light junk bites which just jiggled our rod tips! On this day, the weather was perfect! Almost zero winds & partly cloudy once the fog lifted. My electronics showed very little returns on the outgoing tide which lasted all morning....We decide to move downstream for the tide turnaround ( Incoming) for the afternoon & re anchored just above Montezuma Island in 30 feet of water....Once again, the junk bites returned....but, late in the afternoon, Tom gets a pump on a ghost shrimp....which resulted with one short sturgeon....Great weather...Good tides....and just one short all day!! At the end of the day, both of us are thinking how things would have gone if we fished the north delta throwing Traps from Steamboat to Liberty Island? Thats fishing....and on this day...We did the sturgeon thing....See ya on the water....Naked.....


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Liberty Island
Weather: nice
Water_condition: very good
Date: 12-07-10
Remote Name: 68.72.217.7

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Headed out to Liberty Island to fish for stripers with Jay Lopes & Mike Gravert a couple of our local striper guides. These guys are good friends of mine who wanted to see how I run & gun for stripers! The stripers move in & out of this area for the last month or so as they go into the port of Sac and back. Probably following the bait fish. I've been waiting for the delta to turn over and as the weather cooled the time is here! The best way to tell is that the water clarity get real clear and green in color. Water temps drop into the 46* to 52* the stripers like the flooded islands as the bait fish move into these shallows islands. Pretty soon the big stripers will move into this area for a couple months as I will keep you posted! Best lures are the fishtraps, spoons, pencil poppers and my al-e-baby for the big stripers!


Name: Poi_Boi
Email: driehle337@gmail.com
Location: sacramento river
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 12-09-10
Remote Name: 98.244.3.207

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Gonna hit the river today! Somewhere a little south of freeport. Anybody know a good spot around their? New to NorCal so pretty unfamiliar with the area. Also was wondering when the sturgeon and stripers are gonna hit the rivers near the downtown sacramento area?


Name: Fhiltyphil
Email: fhilthy@fhilthy.com
Location: nowherelately
Weather: beautiful
Water_condition: nice
Date: 11-08-10
Remote Name: 75.210.198.100

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Glad to see report is back! For the people that complain that some explain and describe their fishing reports too detailed..maybe it's time for YOU to find a new fishing hole. I really wish I've been fishing with my dog or old lady! It is not because of this website that fishing holes seem crowded, all it takes is one person to catch fish anywhere, just tell a friend and it speads like wildfire, and there is just more people out there than there was 20 years ago, it does suck. There is a lot of water out there, maybe its the complainers that have found their hotspots thanks to places like this and want it to themselves. I did not learn how to catch fish by myself, it took the help of many people and a lot money and trips getting skunked. I guess I still havent learned.


Name: Bigmac's
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Bank report
Weather: Winter
Water_condition: Cold
Date: 12082010
Remote Name: 32.172.118.21

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I will be giving bank locations to share with everyone!! Once or twice a week!


Name: Bigmacs
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Sandybeach/deepwaterchannel
Weather: Sunny
Water_condition: Cold
Date: 12072010
Remote Name: 32.175.235.128

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Fishing chovies 4 keepers buddies cell phone report!! Other friend fished deep water channel caught 24" sturgeon!! Released of course. Now let's keep the reports comming!!


Name: Bigmacs
Email: Bigmac@yahoo.com
Location: Trying find reprots
Weather: Foggy
Water_condition: Rain
Date: 12082010
Remote Name: 32.175.184.86

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Lost site this best on web!


Name: Tell the world
Email: www. fishinreport.com
Location: California delta
Weather: Crowded
Water_condition: crowded
Date: 12-08-10
Remote Name: 131.89.192.112

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Glad to see that there has not been any reports. Maybe all these so called fishermen are getting smarter and keeping it to themselfs. I really don't see the need to report what, where, how, who went with me, who I saw, what I used, what dog went with me, how many miles I covered, so on and so on. Keep it to yourself if fishing was good so when you go back, there is not a navy of internet fishermen crowding your favorite waters. Let these internet lurkers find there own spots and learn how to find fish just like everyone else. Come on guys aren't cell phones enough why use the internet to ruin our waters. I know the delta is a big place so why tell the world to fish in one certain area???


Name: bmworks2fish
Email: bmworks2fish@wmconnect.com
Location: Amador Lake
Weather: cloudy
Water_condition: clear
Date: 12-02-10
Remote Name: 67.161.166.219

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fished amador lake on thursday got 2 fish it was slow entered derby


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Everywhere..Just couldn't post..
Weather: Seasonal rain....Perfect!
Water_condition: 6 feet at I street bridge...good...
Date: 12-07-10
Remote Name: 71.128.108.120

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DECEMBER 7th...........LOOKS LIKE WE ARE BACK ON LINE ?.............Sure miss hearing about everyone's reports......Thursday, will be my next chance to fish the delta......Tom Ramage & myself have plans to try the Power Lines on this day ...Weather providing!!!! Forecast is for rain tomorrow & just a slight chance the following day....Good tides for sure........Naked.


Name: GIL PLATE
Email: JOEBLO@AOL.COM
Location: DELTA SKJLSJ;FADS
Weather: GOOD
Water_condition: CLEAR
Date: 12-06-10
Remote Name: 75.45.143.53

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HELLO ?? ????????????????????


Name: Test Test
Email: herston@gmail.com
Location: None None None
Weather: None
Water_condition:
Date: 12-06-10
Remote Name: 207.105.71.130

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Have not seen a rpt lately. Check to see if it still works.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat, Minor, DWC & Cache...
Weather: Nice AM..Breezy PM...Fishable...
Water_condition: Just off colored to very clear at 60 *
Date: 11-06-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6th..........COME ON MAN!..........No numbers of striped bass above Rio Vista??? While most anglers including ourselves, have been focusing around the Sherman lake, Broad slough area the past two weeks and doing fairly well...Tom Ramage & myself decided to test the waters from Steamboat, Cashe, Minor, and Deepwater channel...Here's how our day went......8:00am till 12:00 noon (outgoing tide) fishing with Fish Traps only in lower Steamboat, we found a very active school of striped bass in water less than 8 feet deep with the best bite during the peak of the outgo lasting more than an hour...These stripes averaged about 4 pounds with a few to 6-7 pounds! No monsters, just very aggressive schoolies. There were times the fish would chase the bait right to the boat on the retrieve & load up!!.....Once the tide started to slow up, so did the bite....We brought more than a dozen fish to the boat, releasing them all. Did no trolling in Steamboat, just plugging. From Noon till 5:00pm with the wind picking up jumped over to Minor & DWC for the incoming tide....We caught zero stripers throwing swimbaits & trolling....even though our electronics showed many fish returns!...All had LOCKJAW!! The incoming tide was a tough bite. We tried doing some bass fishing in Minor & found a few fish, but overall even the bass were on the slow side. Talking with other fisherman in this area, many had caught fish, but I think they got them in the morning? The good news. There are stripers in the north delta. not just below Rio Vista!! Will try it again on Monday to validate the bite....Hope your reading this Clyde Wands? LOL...See ya on the water..Naked....


Name: Pastor Steve
Email: cordovapastor@att.net
Location: Knights Landing
Weather: balmy
Water_condition: fairly clear temp unknown
Date: 11-02-10
Remote Name: 71.143.0.235

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Went out bright (dark) and early to get on the line at Knight's Landing. Only 3 boats on the front line and 3 on the back line. Lots (and lots) of waiting and waiting and waiting. Only one fish caught (second line-somewhat dark) and one fish lost at the net (yours truly). Seems a shame that with all the waiting, the only hook up was also a foul up (got the weight first time, then the Kwikfish second in the net). I had the fish halfway in the net 2 times, then 3 strikes and he was out of there! Looked like a nice and bright 10-15 pounder. Nice day and great people around today. Blessings


Name: THE NAKED DUDE
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SHERMAN Island area & Broad Slough
Weather: BALMY...afternoon.. Cool mornings
Water_condition: Semi clear but lots of debris at 59*
Date: 11-02-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st..................BIGGER TIDES.....SMALLER FISH!..........Tom Ramage joined me once again in the Sherman Island, Broad slough area, chasing down Stripers! Our method was once again, 30 percent trolling & 70 percent plugging ( throwing Fish Traps) The bigger tides created lots of top water debris which made trolling difficult both on the incoming & outgo!...Water clarity remained good & water temps are perfect for this time of the year at 59 degrees. All fish we caught throwing swim baits were on the small size, nothing over 5 pounds! Most other fisherman around us were trolling & just catching those small fish under 5 pounds. No problem getting limits, but all small schoolies. Pretty sure Tom got the largest fish of the day trolling a deep diving Green black spotted Rebel ( Old School type) . It went 9.5 pounds! ......He also got the largest striper throwing traps... 5 pounder...Don't think I ever got a fish over 4 pounds & most were 2-3 pounders! Talking with our good friend Captain Jay lopes ( RIGHT HOOK) much of the day on my marine radio , he had a outstanding day Sturgeon fishing!! A couple fish in the 50 plus inch bracket & a total of 5 fish....Last week nailed a 74 incher ( oversized)....If your looking for a young gun guide, I strongly recommend his services as it seems Jay is another TIM LINCECUM of fishing and bettter looking! LOL! ....Overall, Monday was just a so, so day and we worked hard for our fish releasing them all....Will be returning to Knights landing on Thursday & see if this has improved....Looking for that late Fall run salmon thing to get going.....See ya on the water....Naked.......P.S.....Was hoping the striper fishing would catch on FIRE while Mark Wilson was hunting Elk!!!....Oh well....


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Eagle Lake - Susanville
Weather: Windy and crappy
Water_condition: Low water, low visibility
Date: 11-02-10
Remote Name: 75.26.54.121

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Five days fishing at Eagle Lake out of Spaulding. Launch at Spaulding is 1.7' in the dredged channel, most docks have been pulled and the water if friggin' low. We did our best bobber fishing off of Rocky Point with crawlers. Trolling around the Youth Camp was spotty with the best lures being in FireTiger or Red Dot Frog patterns. Lassen County supervisors are draining this lake for the Ranchers that are making money off of the water of this once beautiful lake. The water level is down six feet from where it was when we started fishing this lake about 12 years ago. It won't be long before the lake will be too shallow to navigate. It will be a shame and a huge economic loss for Susanville.


Name: anthony
Email: kingkatjr@aol.com
Location: riovista area
Weather:
Water_condition: semi clear
Date: 10-31-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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me and a freind went out and got our limits in about an hour and a half and four shakers all keepers caught deep shakers were shallow. if any one knows how to catch bluegills out there any info will be much apreichated


Name: anthony
Email: kingkatjr@aol.com
Location: riovista area
Weather:
Water_condition: semi clear
Date: 10-31-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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me and a freind went out and got our limits in about an hour and a half and four shakers all keepers caught deep shakers were shallow. if any one knows how to catch bluegills out there any info will be much apreichated


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 62*, semi-clear to clear
Date: 10-29-10
Remote Name: 69.232.189.235

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7 legals released to 5#, 5 undersized, two long-distance releases, 3 hit/no sticks. Bill Crooks joined me and my lucky dog, Spike, for a day on the lower Delta. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We threw fish traps for awhile for no hook-ups and spent the rest of the time trolling the Sac River and its sloughs below Sherman Island. We trolled shallow in 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep in 12-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). We caught most of our fish deep on the Redhead Yo-Zuri, two on the banana peel, all on the +3.0’ incoming tide. We threw fish traps & Rat-L-Traps, trolled Rat-L-Traps in 7’ water. Water 62*, semi-clear and clear, very few weeds. Air 54-74*. Sky high overcast. Wind 0-3 mph (mainly 0). 6 hours (7:30-1:30), 34 miles. Bob Harries & Tom Ramage on the water today. Another great day on the Delta with Bill and Spike. Thanks for the company Bill. Collinsville tides: L 3:00 -0.2’ H 9:50 2.8’ L 9:50, 1.5’, Sunrise 7:30, % moon visible 67%.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sherman Island area & Broad Slough
Weather: Cloudy & Cool..No rain!!
Water_condition: Slighty stain to very clear at 61 *
Date: 10-30-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 29th.................REEL SPEED!!!!......Hit the Sherman Island area once again along with Tom Ramage....While the weather looked as if it was going start raining at any time..It did not and the winds were less than 10 mph all day. Just after launching the boat at the Sherman County park & making our way through Sherman lake (before the two islands) we noticed birds doing a lot of diving just next to us.This area is no deeper than 8 feet....No Brainer!!! We got out our swimbaits & started throwing. Right away, Tom gets bit and pulls in a 4 pounder!....We are throwing the same Traps and the exact same color, but Tom is getting much more action picking up 4 to my one fish! Once again, these fish are all small schoolies, less than 5 pounders....Tom continues to pick up fish & I'm just getting a few taps......Here's the differents!!! My reel is a 6.2 ratio! and Tom's reel is a slower retrieve 5.1 ratio!! Even though I tried to slow down , my reel is geared more for burning the bait. Oh well! We stayed with this bite for about an hour & left to find bigger fish downstream....We both shallow trolled & deep trolled around Broad Slough and found a much slower bite compared to Weds...Did get a little action just after the turn ( outgo) but overall, trolling for us was very slow. So, we decided to go back to throwing swimbaits along the weed lines which are everywhere in this location. We never found a hot bite, but managed to pick up a fish here & there! Spending the rest of the afternoon using this method, we never caught a fish over 7 pounds....but the swimbait bite was better than trolling for hours & just getting a few schoolies. We made repeated passes over & over as these fish were on the move. There their one minute & gone the next...Just got to keep throwing till you connect....Had a fun day and zero rain drops....See ya on the water..Naked......P.S. Did get a few in your hole Fireman Jack....Ha, Ha! ....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat to Sherman Islands
Weather: Cool mornings..mild afternoons
Water_condition: Clear!! in most locations at 62 *
Date: 10-28-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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WEDS OCTOBER 27th.................No muddy water yet!..........Not knowing what to expect after Sundays big rains, Tom Ramage joined me for a day hunting stripers. After launching at Hogback & finding zero stripers in lower Steamboat, nothing but one largemouth bass which intercepted Tom's swimbait which was meant for Mr. or Mrs. Striper! We found the water very clear & 59 degrees..With the air temp in the early morning about 38 degrees, our hands soon got numb throwing the traps...NO GLOVES!! We wasted precious time in this location without one striper takedown. Looking at our tide map, it showed the tide starting to go out at 8:00am in the Sherman Island area! Not much of a tide, but enough to make water movement. Its now about 9:30 am & if we run down there I could get there in about 45 minutes. Once again, we found the water very clear & slighty warmer than Steamboat...61-62 degrees. We fished parts of the main river, Sherman Island & Broad slough.....We deep trolled & shallow trolled & Tom picked up the first striper of the day...A 18 plus pounder that took his green Yo Zuri in 12 feet of water!! Knowing more than likely its a female, we went to work quickly to revive her.....It took about 5 minutes to get her jump started & swim away freely...We found a great weed line next to Sherman Island & went back to throwing swimbaits....We picked up 9 stripes, the largest going about 10 pounds....Very aggressive fish...No taps...just bam! and loaded up the rod....All fish caught in 4 to 8 feet of water & just next to the weed line. (We released all fish) As we lost the outgoing tide in the early afternoon, the bite went south....No biggie as we had to leave in time to watch the World Series at home.....It seems, we got the tail end of the bite down at Sherman Island and would have done better getting there a few hours earlier & launching at Sherman Island park instead of Hogback! Oh well! Thats fishing....Se ya on the water...Naked....


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: very wet but dry in my boat
Water_condition: pretty darn clear for sac river
Date: 10-23-10
Remote Name: 75.45.136.172

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I guess I have lost my touch on the salmon. They were caught all around me, all mine came unbuttoned. Friday 8 were caught all over 1st and 2nd line. Saturday 2nd line caught nothing and 5 fish were caught in the front line. All fish were bright including a 34 pounder caught by a kid that never caught a salmon before. Way to break in to the thrill!!!!!!!! Well, think the river will get blown out for a few days with all this rain. Might try later in the week. A bit of advice for anyone who has never fished this area before..... invest in a good anchor. A $30,000+ boat and a $5 anchor does not make one look good. Its a good way to make enemies there. We all can get pretty riled up when we get hit by others trying to get their $5 dollar anchors to stick. I have a heavy aluminum jet boat and have had 2 fiberglass boats with in the past couple of years end up on the losing end of a bump. Ask the guy next to you to give you a hand or ask me and i'll help you when you come next to me. But don't ram into me then ask for help because I'll just laugh at the hole you got in your boat! lol Naked, see you and Tom on the water soon. No need to stay the night yet to get a spot.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 648, semi-clear to clear
Date: 10-22-10
Remote Name: 68.125.108.38

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8 legals released to 6#, 6 undersized, one long-distance release, one short distance release, 3 hit/no sticks. Bill Crooks joined me for a day on the Delta. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We spent our time trolling the Sac River and its sloughs below Sherman Island. We trolled shallow in 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep in 12-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). We caught our shallow trolling fish on the clown Yo-Zuri. We caught most of the fish deep trolling on the banana Yo-Zuri, pearl Rebel. We got four fish at the end of the outgoing tide, four on the incoming. Water 64, semi-clear and clear, very few weeds. Air 56-74*. Sky high overcast. Wind 0-4 mph (mainly 0). 10 locations, 6.5 hours (8:30-2), 32 miles. No rain on the water, rain most of the drive back to Sacramento. Another great day on the Delta. Thanks for the company Bill. Collinsville tides: H 3:44 3.0’ L 9:15 0.8’ H 3:00, 3.9’, Sunrise 7:23, % moon visible 98%.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Knights Landing
Weather: Fall like...partly cloudy cool...
Water_condition: semi clear at 59 *
Date: 10-22-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 21st...........NOT MUCH IMPROVEMENT! .....Got to the front line at about 4:45 am and had Tom Ramage with me. Just 4 other boats on the water this early. As the day went on, we counted 12 others forming two lines which is pretty much the norm at the firing line just above the 113 bridge. Didn't see a fish caught till around 11:30am when one of the boats in the second row hooked up. Just before noon, Tom's rod goes down....A short battle, as this fish comes unbuttoned after being hooked up for about two minutes! We never saw this fish in the water, but the way it was taking out line it had to be in the twenty plus pound class. In the early afternoon I picked up a 12 pounder which was not very bright and in my opinion, was a early fall fish.....A boat just next to us briefly had a fish on and it too came unbuttoned.....We stayed on the water till 5:00 pm....Saw no other fish being caught!! Pretty slow for the amount of boats on the water and I guess we were lucky getting two hookups? No Big Al or James on the water on this day.... Much more enjoyable fishing the lower delta for stripers & bass than sitting on anchor for 12 hours!!! Not to mention listening to the autos & trucks crossing over the bridge making all that noise!!!! If you have ever spent some time under this bridge, you know what i mean!!LOL!...See ya on the water....Naked.....P.S. RAIN ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY????? Might pick up the bite?


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: nice
Water_condition: stained
Date: 10-20-10
Remote Name: 75.45.136.172

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Nada at Knights. Got to watch some good bumper boats action up on the second line.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful fall day
Water_condition: 65-66*, dirty to clear
Date: 10-19-10
Remote Name: 69.111.104.226

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11 legals (8 released) to 6#, 2 undersized, one long-distance release, 3 hit/no sticks. Bill Crooks invited me to join he and Ted Fagunes for a beautiful day on the Delta. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We threw fish traps for half an hour for no hook-ups and spent the rest of the time trolling the Sac River and its sloughs below Sherman Island. We trolled shallow in 6-8’ water, 100-140’ back at 4.5 mph and deep in 12-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph. We caught our two shallow trolling fish on the clown & chartreuse/black spots Yo-Zuris. We caught most of the fish deep trolling on the green/yellow Predator. It was a Predator day. We threw fish traps & rat-L-Traps in 5’ water. We got one fish at the end of the outgoing tide, all of the rest on the incoming. Water 65-66*, dirty, semi-clear and clear, very few weeds. Air 54-76*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph (mainly 0). 6.5 hours (8-2:30), 34 miles. Another great day on the Delta with Bill and Ted. Thanks for the invite Bill. Collinsville tides: H 1:21 3.0’ L 7:51 0.3’ H 1:58, 3.5’, Sunrise 7:20, % moon visible 84%.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat..Minor....main river....
Weather: cool mornings..Balmy afternoons
Water_condition: Very clear to semi clear 65 degrees
Date: 10-20-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 19th........GOOD TIDES & GOOD WEATHER........Tom Ramage once again joined me for a day bass / striper fishing. We met Mike Booker who was solo & had launched an hour below we did at Hogback. Started off fishing the lower Steamboat just at low tide. We would be working the 4 foot incoming tide much of the day. We found the warmer clarity extremely clear in Steamboat despite being low tide! Maybe too clear!! Throwing swimbaits for 2 hours produced just a few bumps and one 2 pound bass which threw Tom's trap on one jump! While we were targeting striped bass, they were not cooperating and we soon gave up. Decided we had not fished Minor slough in a long while, lets give it a try and focus on bass on the income....Think we got there at just the right time as we found a very good bite that lasted a short time...7 bass in twenty minutes for Tom & myself & Mike just next to us picking up 3 or 4? As the incoming tide filled in & the current slowed, the bite decreased & we worked hard for just a few. We worked Minor till midday but never found the positive bite like we received at the start of the tide!...Mike left us around 2:30 pm as he had a meeting to attend. Ended the day working the upper Steamboat area & main Sacto river by Courtland....Never found a hot bite with the small mouth either, not like last week....With a chance of rain coming on Friday & through the weekend, will try salmon fishing on Thursday and see if that has picked up above Knights Landing....See ya on the water.....Naked....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North & East delta ( two day post )
Weather: Very warm both days! light winds..
Water_condition: Very clear on both days...66 to 68 *
Date: 10-16-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 14th.........Joined Mike Booker, launching out of KINGS and put in a 10 hour day running & gunning. Unlike my Jetcraft, Mike's Ranger can cover great distances in a short amount of time which we did! Water clarity was outstanding wherever we fished but the weed growth is at its peak this time of the year which created a problem getting to the rip rap. We found a decent bite most of the day, but could not find those 4 & 5 pounders. We picked up a total of 26 bass from dinks to 2 pounders.....Don't think the wind ever blew more than 2 mph all day on a very warm fall day. ............FRIDAY OCTOBER 15th....Got a late start as I wasn't planning on fishing after a long day in the east delta, but after talking with Tom Ramage I told him i could have my boat & gear ready by 8:00am....We arrived at Hogback at 9:00am! The incoming tide was already a few hours moving in from the bottom. We decided to try some swimbait throwing below snug harbor towards the mouth. Putting in about an hour of tossing swimbaits produced one 3 pound largemouth & one 7 pound striper...Tom got the bass. I got the striper.....Released both!....Next plan was to try the Paintersville ( Coutland bridge) spooning at the top of the tide This idea was a failure as we didn't find bait or large returns on the electronics! Jigging Hopkins spoons for more than an hour produced just one fish...a 14 inch smallmouth!...We then aborted the striped bass plan & hit the rip rap in the main river.....After a slow start using Zappu jig heads with my favorite color (Mourning dawn) 6 inch Robo worms the bite turned on as the current picked up! The smallmouth bass went on a BINGE bite!!! The only complaint about using the robo worms is the fact they tear apart easily as I ran out of that color..The good news was that Tom had plenty!! Within the next three hours we picked up way past 60 smallies, none over two & one half pounds!! Tom even picked up a 22 inch striper that got involved with the bite! This bite continued till we ran out of time as we only had an hour of light left! Time to head to the barn...Once again Mr. Smallmouth saved the day as the striper bite was off on this day...A fun day taking a break from Salmon fishing up river.....See ya on the water....Naked...


Name: bill martinez
Email: bmworks2fish@wmconnect.com
Location: rancho seco
Weather: hot 90%
Water_condition: warm
Date: 10-13-10
Remote Name: 67.161.166.219

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just found out NO derby this december and no plants of trout also smud doubled the price for entrance and camping


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: anywhere but here
Weather: nice
Water_condition: clear
Date: 10-13-10
Remote Name: 75.45.113.215

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Ok, all you liberals, lets get this website back to fishing reports. There are many other websites you can whine on. Will be back to blasting some salmon Friday. James


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Wherever there's Water
Weather: Variable
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-14-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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Hello Chuck, Supermarkets are in business to make money. There is a reason the "Vast Majority" of Salmon purshased in any Supermarket is labeled "Fresh Frozen Thawed". This is so the Supermarket can "thaw" fish as the demand dictates. For you to make the statement and I quote " Tons thrown away everyday day from ever store"....Is completely false, irrationale, and shows total ignorance on your part. Do you really think any store keeps a "TON of SALMON" in storage. and if it did, do you really think "ALL" of it would be kept "UNFROZEN to spoil if not purchased???. If you are going to make a statement/comment Chuck.....can you at least make one with some ressemblance of "FACT/TRUTH".


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Pardee Reservoir
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to 14', 68-72*
Date: 10-12-10
Remote Name: 69.108.231.231

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7-8 bites, one 9oz Kokanee, one 6” Smallmouth Bass & one 10” Crappie at 20-22’ down. Nelson Wong joined me and 25 other SIR, Jolly Hookers for a day at Pardee. Nelson & I spent most of the time trolling the river arm 20-60’ down at 1.3 mph. We tried trolling Rapalas & Trophy Sticks at 2.5 mph for no hits. All of the landed fish, most of the hits were on a 4/0 watermelon dodger followed by a 6’ leader, slow death hook & half of a night crawler. Lots of fish on the fish finder? We tried several different set-ups, nothing worked! Water 68-72*, clear to 14’. Air 60-88*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph (mainly 0). 6 hours (7-1), 10 miles. We were expecting a good day, what do we know? Thanks for the company Nelson. Today was a very slow day for the Jolly Hookers, one Rainbow (1.2#), two Kokanee (9oz, 7oz) for 27 guys who know how to catch fish. Fortunately Ralph Schuhriemen & Norm Doris served up a great shore lunch of ribs, beans, salad, cookies, very cold soda & water, all for $4/person. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: X commercial fisherman
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: not fishing now
Weather: warm
Water_condition: wet
Date: 10-11-10
Remote Name: 216.93.192.185

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Back in the 1970's commercial fisherman were aloud to kill sea lions if they where hurting our fishing gear. Every boat in the fleet had a gun on board and when a sea lion would try and take a salmon off our gear we would have a gun ready when running our gear. Those sea lions would wait till the line with the fish on it was almost next to the boat and then grab the salmon by the stomach pull it off the leader and throw it in the air. That's all they would eat was a stomach bite and then wait for the next fish to come up. The best gun was a shot gun as it might not kill the lion but it would keep them away from the boat. Some boats used rifles but the bullets would ricochet off the water and maybe hit another boat in the fleet. So shot guns were the saftest. WE were told we could not kill sea lions any more but could use "sea lion bombs" A sea lion bomb was a water proof fire cracker like the m 80, we put away the guns and used the sea lion bombs. Now we just scared them away from our gear. After a couple of years using these it was decided that this was bad for the sea lion ears and we had to stop using them . It became ok to shot them again. I have no idea what a commercial fisherman is aloud to do now. I fish for stripers in the delta now for sport and see sea lions all the time makes no differance what time of the year either. Lowell ....... tight lines and loose drags


Name: X commercial fisherman
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: not fihing for salmon
Weather: warm
Water_condition: wet
Date: 10-11-10
Remote Name: 216.93.192.185

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I started fishing commercial salmon in 1969 out of Eureka Ca. At that time the offshore fishing limit was 12 miles for foreign fishing boats. There were at the time in the 1970's 20/25 Russian ships fishing off Eureka Ca. These ships were in the 300 to 325 ft trawler size. They were midwater net fishing for a fish called "hake". The California fish and game told us that the Russians were not catching any salmon. We kept telling them that there have to be some salmon caught as anytime we fished around them we caught our salmon. It was a standard question we would ask each other when we started a salmon trip. Where are the Russians and with that we would just go find the fleet of ships and start fishing for salmon. If you got your boat too close to them one of their ships would start running at you to get you out of their area where the salmon were. You get a 300 ft ship coming at you at 5 knots and you get the idea that you are not wanted there. The commercial salmon fleet gave them room,we fished a safe distance from them. In June every year the "COHO" silver salmon would be traveling through the area from Eureka Ca. to Crescent City Ca. on their way to Oregon rivers. We would switch our trolling over to catch them as the king salmon had moved on from our area. The Russians would follow these fish schools and a lot of these fish were tagged and we could tell which river they came from in Oregon. The Russians we know had to be catching tons of these silvers as some runs never got to their rivers in Oregon from Ca. In the mid 1970's fish and game started a fish hatchery in the Mad river to grow king salmon. We started catching Mad river tagged fish in about 3 years. In early 1980s if my memory is correct the United States passed the 200 mile offshore limit. The salmon fishery improved when the foreign fleets left. The king salmon fishery off Eureka Ca was in a decline in the late 1980.s and a friend of mine still commercial fishing salmon was put on a limit of 20 king salmon per day for 5 days and that was his total season. Salmon in the last 20 years has been on a decline. Back in the 1970's the Norweigans were fish farming the salmon in the fiords. So farm raised salmon have been around for many many years. When I buy salmon in a market I always buy wild salmon if I can find any. Now a commercial salmon fisherman is getting paid not to fish. There is a commercial fisherman my friend knows that has gotten paid $350,000 in the last 3 years for not fishing salmon. Lowell ----tight lines and loose drags.


Name: grocery salmon
Email: whocares.com
Location: all over the state
Weather: beautiful
Water_condition: blue and cold
Date: 10-09-10
Remote Name: 99.58.173.41

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Just thought I would comment on the grocery store salmon. Next time you are in the store and ask your fish guy where the salmon comes from? He will tell you they are farmed. That is because salmon is farmed for consumption these days folks and they add coloring to them so they look like salmon with red meat derived from marine nutrients. Only wild salmon in the store will be marked as such. 90 percent of it is farmed so that is not where the salmon went. Salmon decline is due to a number of factors, water flow, temp, predation, and hatchery production. For many years fish and game and the fed's have stocked millions of smolts.I would guess that approx. 20% percent of which had the adipose fin clipped. This means that a ton of "wild" fish are really hatchery fish. Once that practice started there is not way to ID a wild fish vs a hatchery fish. If you have noticed over the last ten years in our great state fish and games budget has be slashed and hatchery production across the state is down, that combined with the other factors have lead to a decline in the fishery. It is what it is, and probably wont change. Enjoy your angling opportunities and support conservation and maybe fisheires enhancement efforts to improve the situation. If hatcheries increased their production the population would slowly rebuild assuming enviornmental conditions were in place too.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands areas
Weather: nice but a little windy
Water_condition: A bit silty! Probably from so many boats!
Date: 10-10-10
Remote Name: 76.105.9.165

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I finally got to take my boat out. The last time I got it out was the last of June. Had to have an operation! However, everthing is fine now. Thank the Lord! Gettin' to fishing! I took my nephew Patrick out for some bait fishing in the Decker Island area yesterday. We bought our fresh shad from Hap's Bait in Rio Vista. We anchored about 8:15am. And got nothing but shakers so I moved to another spot. There all we got were long geen weeds that look like squid. Tons of boats out there going back and forth. In short, we quit at 5pm with Patrick limiting out on stripers with a 4 1/2 #er his biggest and a keeper. I was very fortunate catching 1 keeper around 3 1/2 lbs. Practically every boat that came trolling by us had nothing. And on the short wave radio only a few were caught. It was very quiet. That's it! Good fishing! Jerry Yuke


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Knights Landing ( opening day )
Weather: cool mornings..Balmy afternoons
Water_condition: good shape at 63 *
Date: 10-10-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 9th............ROUND TWO..........Tom Ramage joined me as we spent the evening boat camping to ensure a location ( front row) for the opening day of this phase of angling...( OCT 9th to DEC 12th) The legal time to start was at 6:15 am, one hour before sunrise. Unlike fishing SYC trolling spinners, we anchored along with about 18 others using K- 15 Kwik fish sardine wrapped.....Opening day was truly a slow day for the number of boats on the water! Tom caught the first fish of the day...an 18 pound hatchery hen which was on the dark side. The couple just next to us, Annie & Mike picked up the 2nd fish of the day, a 22 pound also dark non hatchery buck! This would be Annie's third fish of the season as she said she had picked up two others at Verona in September...Way to go! Girl!! The only other fish caught came on the second row of boats...Another dark fish.... a Buck! I'm thinking these fish that are already turning & lack brightness are still early fall run fish & not the late fall/ winter run fish that are normally taken in November / December? We donated our fishes head to the F & G survey team which came by in the late afternoon...In a nutshell: Tom & myself will fish the lower delta for stripes & bass till November or the bite picks up in this area....See ya on the water...Naked..


Name: Chuck Mckay
Email: mckaychuck@yahoo.com
Location: delta rio vista peace on heaven
Weather: beautiful
Water_condition: calm
Date: 10-09-10
Remote Name: 184.8.122.49

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Hello , Does anyone remember when you wanted a piece of salmon you had to go to a nice restaurant. Now you can go in to any store and they have a half a dozen whole salmon sitting in there frig. Just like everything else they created an situation where greed took over .Every body became a salmon fisherman so we could all have our omega 3 fatty acids, yea right . Over fished, tons thrown away every day from every store . Thats what happen to the salmon ,it has nothing to do with bob fishing in the river or any of us in the delta. Just my thought


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: S-clear/dirty,67-68*, some weeds
Date: 10-07-10
Remote Name: 69.108.231.231

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Four legals to *8, 6#, no undersized, no no hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, no lost tails. Bill Crooks invited me to join him for another day on the lower Delta. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We fished the Sac R & its sloughs below Sherman. We trolled shallow in 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph and deep (all four fish) in 12-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph and we threw fish traps & a hair raiser in 5’ water. We also spent 2 hours exploring & trying some new areas for us. 15 locations. Bill got a nice hook-up, LDR after 10-15 seconds on his fish trap. We got our two smaller fish toward the end of the outgoing and our larger ones and the fish trap hook-up at the beginning of the incoming. Water 66-67*, semi-clear to dirty, very few weeds when the tides slowed down, weedier (witches hair, hydrilla) as the incoming picked up. Air 58-74*. Sky high clouds to clear. Wind 3-8 mph (mainly 3). 6 hours (7:30-1:30), 34 miles. Another great day on the Delta with Bill exploring some new areas, trying something different & familiar. Thanks for the invite Bill.


Name: lodi-fish on
Email: lodi101@comcast.net
Location: San Joaquin and sloughs
Weather: perfect
Water_condition: a lot of debrie
Date: 10-09-10
Remote Name: 76.20.98.18

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I fish the Joaquin 3-4 days a week, On the Joaquin at the mouth of Franks I usually see 2 or 3 seal lions on Kettle with one in water. This does not include the 2 or 3 I see in the sloughs while trolling and when I get to the west end of the sloughs by 3-mile there is another couple of seal lions on Kettle with one trying to get on Kettle. I have seen this all year long! I do believe we need to address this situation because they are affecting our fishery. I have been very fortunate that these seal lions have not taken not my fish. You and I know they are gorgeing and destroying our fishery so if anyone says their is only 1 or 2 seal lions in this area take a drive out and look in these areas and you will see for yourself. Go out and you do the math. It is way to many seal lions, and it needs to be taken care of immediately! Thanks for letting me vent and share before our fish are gone...and don't get me started on the water crisis. Good luck to all and look out for those seal lions. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Wherever there's Water
Weather: Variable
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-08-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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Hello, I never disputed nor was it brought into question the # of Sea Lions, I only found fault in the math......Mark


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@yahoo.com
Location: san joaquin river
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 10-06-10
Remote Name: 75.26.188.145

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I can vouch for that as there were 3 ( three ) of them laying on a bouy on the main channel wed. Suprise they were up as the water temp was still 68 degree.


Name: captjim01
Email: dontopen01@comcast.net
Location: at home at my computer
Weather: nice
Water_condition: nice
Date: 10-07-10
Remote Name: 71.193.12.199

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Hey Millbraemike; Naked's math might be wrong but your logic might also be wrong. I think their is more than one sea lion in the river.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: anywhere but here
Weather: nice
Water_condition: clear
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 75.45.128.237

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Just so I know, don't have a copy of regs I can find. The sacramento river open between Knights Landing and Red Bluff this saturday and the American is open till the end of the month. Is that the case or does the American open later? James


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Oroville Reservoir
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 71*, clear to 10'
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 69.108.231.231

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Two bites, one 8” smallmouth bass, one 14” Coho. Bill Crooks and I heard of a potential for Oroville Coho, maybe so, not for us however. We launched at the Spillway. We trolled the dam, buoy line, bridge, several areas in between. We trolled 40-110’ down (the one Coho at 50’) at 1.3 mph, 40/80’ back with dodgers of various colors followed by wee tads, hootchies, RGTs, with anchovy slices as well as crawlers with various scents & gels. We tried everything we brought! Water 71*, clear to 10’. Air 56-75*. Sky high overcast to clear to mixed high clouds. Wind 0-12 mph (mainly 0). 6 hours (7:30-1:30), 14 miles. We were expecting a good day, what do we know? Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Clear but very, very weedy
Date: 10-01-10
Remote Name: 69.108.231.231

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One bite, one 5# legal released, no undersized, no no hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, no lost tails. My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out on a day that was much windier than forecast & had more weeds in the water than any time I’ve been out. We launched at Sandy Beach. We fished the Sac R & its sloughs below & above the Rio Vista bridge. We trolled shallow, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep, 12-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 7 locations. We got our one bite, one fish on the incoming tide. Water 68, clear, very, very weedy (witches hair, hydrilla, I had to clear my line every 1-3 minutes!). Air 58-75*. Sky clear. Wind 9-15 mph (gusts higher). 5 hours (7-12), 26 miles. I was expecting a good day because of the tide timing and size, not! Thanks for the company Spike. Rio Vista tides: L 5:25 0.2’ H 12:00 3.1’ L 4:43, 1.6’, Sunrise 7:03, % moon visible 53%.


Name: poleposition
Email: thebesharas@att.net
Location: comp desk at home
Weather: hot outside
Water_condition: to hot still
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 69.225.27.87

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hey naked i see imnot the only one getting the lecture about the salmon decline as if we didnt know make a long story short posted something like this on diff site. sac ri opener got a 20lb hen and sturgeon candy in the freezer. eveything from buy roe online,baitshops,sturgeon like other baits as well,ri salmon taste like cat food and the best one "and we wonder why thiers no salmon anymore" every neg reply to my post was made by fishermen that did fish salmon on the ocean this year as did i so my reply to them was "i'm bet'n as you tossed your salmon in the box you werent thinking to much about the salmon pop at the time ah" no diff they choose the ocean some choose the rivers and if they think the fish that are caught in the river and not able to spawn is keeping salmn from making a come back r just flat out _ _ _ _ _'s i think the num 1 prob is water release reduce whats getn sent south and start releasing before the salmon run not after. naked good luck with the sturgeon this year roe ive ordered from oregon j dont think works near as good as sac ri salmon roe get started on them roe balls c-ya on the river mike 24ft north river seahawk o/s


Name: poleposition
Email: thebesharas@att.net
Location: comp desk at home
Weather: hot outside
Water_condition: to hot still
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 69.225.27.87

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hey naked i see imnot the only one getting the lecture about the salmon decline as if we didnt know make a long story short posted something like this on diff site. sac ri opener got a 20lb hen and sturgeon candy in the freezer. eveything from buy roe online,baitshops,sturgeon like other baits as well,ri salmon taste like cat food and the best one "and we wonder why thiers no salmon anymore" every neg reply to my post was made by fishermen that did fish salmon on the ocean this year as did i so my reply to them was "i'm bet'n as you tossed your salmon in the box you werent thinking to much about the salmon pop at the time ah" no diff they choose the ocean some choose the rivers and if they think the fish that are caught in the river and not able to spawn is keeping salmn from making a come back r just flat out _ _ _ _ _'s i think the num 1 prob is water release reduce whats getn sent south and start releasing before the salmon run not after. naked good luck with the sturgeon this year roe ive ordered from oregon j dont think works near as good as sac ri salmon roe get started on them roe balls c-ya on the river mike 24ft north river seahawk o/s


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Rio Vista Delta
Weather: Warm
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 69.19.14.19

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Will the mindless children that are poluting this site please grow up. I enjoy the posts that fishermen post at this site if you dont then your free to move on. This is a fishing site for people that fish not a site to place political opinions and arguments on. Grow up!!!! you are being so childish. Keep up the good work Naked and all other anglers that truely enjoy this site. Clampinator


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: wherever there's water
Weather: variable
Water_condition: wet
Date: 10-04-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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To the COWARD!!!, that used my username and posted below. You have a right to your opinion, you DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT!!!! to hide like a COWARD behind your keyboard and use my Username to make FALSE POSTS associated with myself. If your were Proud of your thoughts & comments you would stand up LIKE A MAN!!!, and take responsibility for them...and NOT HIDE BEHIND THEM.....once again....YOU ARE A COWARD!!!!!.....Mark


Name: manteca mike
Email: fatmyke@hotmail.com
Location: anywhere in river
Weather: anytime
Water_condition: any kind
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 71.130.177.240

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buddy you have a real problem, ever think about anger management?


Name: Look At Me
Email: I caught a striper
Location: all of the delta
Weather: Tell all your buddies
Water_condition: Nothing but boats
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 131.89.192.111

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I have to agree with all these fools who have to BRAG about look at me I went fishing and caught legals, oversized, undersized,salmon,stripers and so on. All these so called great fishermen have done nothing for the fishery all they continue to do is help kill off our declining population of salmon, stripers. These people tell what, where, color, how fast, my dog my old lady my friend my a$%. Why don't you keep it to yourself or is your D%^k so small you this your way to take attention away from yourself? And to make matters worst turn on the radio and you have some stupid guides bragging I caught 99 stripers in the delta! WTF???? That is great you caught 97 fish over your limit. The last 6 pac guide boat I saw had six guys on it and one of the customers caught a 22" striper and five guys and the guide were taking pictures of this trophy. Wow what a catch. So all you so called sportsmen keep posting and keep our waters as crowded as possible and use every method of web access possible to ruin it for everyone in the future.


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Wherever there's Water
Weather: Variable
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-04-10
Remote Name: 65.78.173.88

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I'm just writing this stuff to get people off of fishinreport.com. I'm selfish and spoiled and I want everyone to stop fishing so that I can catch everything and buy fish from me and the Alaskan fishermen. I'm against anyone who posts anything about catching fish and I will do my best to piss people off to try and get them to stop posting their FISHING REPORTS on FISHING REPORT websites. I hate the idea of freedom of speech except when it comes to me. I'm a moron who doesn't personally know the Naked Fisherman but I choose to assume that he is the sole reason why the salmon population has been decimated over the years and that he is the only person in the entire state of California who caught and kept 30 salmon this year. I claim to do my own research but failed to realize that of the 30 fish he caught, less than 10 were kept by him and the rest were kept by his guests; 2 of which were raffle drawing winners from the American Cancer Society who won the trip that Naked donated; I also didn't care to ask him what he did with those fish and didn't know that he gave most of the meat away to those who aren't fortunate enough to be able to go out and catch those fish themselves. I also did not read through the 100's of FISHING REPORTS that Naked Fisherman has posted over the last decade which generally show that he does not keep more fish than what he eats himself or can immediately give away. I don't care about anyone who catches fish illegally and would rather spend my time writing my own biased views which are not actually FISHING REPORTS to discourage people like Naked. My time is better spent writing stuff on here because if I can get Naked to catch 30 less fish a year, then it saves more fish than if I stopped running my TWIN DIESEL engines on my 03 Rodman 28 WA which pollutes the water and kills hundreds of fish (my math is great so when you figure each ounce of pollution my boats produce kills billions of plankton which means less food for krill, which mean less food for sardines, which means less food for salmon and other game fish). Though actions speak louder than words, I prefer to use words and ignore my own actions. Instead of donating $100,000 to salmon research, I bought a 2nd boat just so I could brag about it. I never use my boats to catch fish since I'm against fishing, but I do use them to burn fuel and to make sure that factories can keep using petroleum to build the fiberglass, electronics and other luxurious amenities for my two yachts. If these factories run out of boats to make, then the demand for petroleum would drop and things like the BP oil spill wouldn't have happened. It's a good thing that whole fiasco didn't kill any sea life, otherwise I would be a hypocrite for chastising people like Naked when I could have spent my time and money trying to help with greater causes. I hope all of you enjoy my insight and never try to catch another fish again, regardless of what CA Fish & Game tells you. I also hope that no one ever writes another HONEST FISHING REPORT again on this website since it was obviously designed to discourage fishermen and not to write FISHING REPORTS!!!......Mark


Name: fishwithron
Email: fishomehwithron2@yahoo.com
Location: home by the pool
Weather: windy
Water_condition: clear by the pool
Date: 10-03-10
Remote Name: 75.26.188.145

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Naked disregard all that neg comments from certain readers as we're all in this together. All this bashing and soon nobody will post without getting slam. I use to look forward to salmon season every year and didn't this year as I didn't expect much of a run and hoping next year would be better. From all the report it was a slow run and our run here usually is better in Oct. People who fished for salmon was their choice and shouldn't be blasted for doing so. This is stil a FREE COUNTRY ??? Myself, I do almost 90 % of black bass fishin and it's all CR (catch and release) I do take people out time to time and they know my rule, anything over 2 # auto goes back in and I will allow them to take acoupal home.In their boat they can do whatever. Just glad PETA don't monitor this site or we all might have to burn our fishin poles. Keep your line wet naked and i'll see you out on the delta.


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Wherever there's Water
Weather: Variable
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-03-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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Hello Naked Fisherman; In answer to your question. An adult Sea Lion will consume on average between 5-8% of their body weight a day or roughly 15- 35 lbs a day. Let's take the high average of 35lbs. 35lbs X 7 days a week = 245 lbs a week. "You" made the statement, that a Sea Lion in a weeks time, eats "More" salmon in weight than are caught at SYC in a month. So lets do the math.....245 lbs divided by 30 days in a month =8.16666667 lbs a day of salmon caught at SYC. Either the salmon population is WORSE than I thought, or you are "TOTALLY WRONG". This is how misinformation starts....In my world 2+2=4...If someone says 2+2=5....I raise my hand and object and state the facts. I Googled "Dolphin Research Center" for the information regarding the Sea Lion's daily intake of food, as ANYONE can to see the "Facts". You catch fish "Naked"....but your MATH STINKS!!!......Mark


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Wherever there's Water
Weather: Variable
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-03-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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Hello Jack; "No Harm no Foul". I can understand/assume why you considered me a "Bankie" with a username like "California Caster". That name comes from spending alot of time scaling down cliffs on the pacific coast and surf casting for Stripers, Salmon, & Halibut. As far as boat/s, I own "2"...a 28fter & a 25fter....Both Rodmans, built in Spain. Type in a Google search......2003 Rodman 28 WA...& you will see what the 28fter looks like. I appreciate the invite, but it would be hypocritical of me to feel the rivers should be closed to salmon fishing, then accept your invitation to salmon fish the rivers. As far as "Sturgeon Crack"....salmon eggs can be purchased quite reasonably from fish wholesalers out of Alaska......Mark


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: awesome
Water_condition: pretty darn good
Date: 10-03-10
Remote Name: 75.45.113.155

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Fished for the second time this year for salmon. Started up at the SYC for 0 hits. Got tired of working for nothing. Proceeded to my spot at the mouth of the American and 20 mins later landed a bright 10lb jack buck then 10 mins later, got my 2nd bright 10 lb jack buck. Only caught 2 bucks so that ought to make the tree hugger happy. I can understand his situation. Probably a bank fisherman. Lets all get along since most of us fish legally. If you are a bank fisherman and would like to go out in my boat, email me and I'll take you out for the late fall run. Sorry about last night. Get mad when I see people attacking someone I respect. James


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Wherever there's water
Weather: varible
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-03-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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To "All" those that responded. First, "Naked", why does my concern for the salmon population make me in your estimation a "Tree Hugger". I have been fishing & hunting since I was 8. I belong to a salmon restoration fondation called "The Tyee Club" founded in 1938, maybe you have heard of it. This year the fondation released over 60,000 smolts into the bay at our location in Tiburon. Actions speak louder than words.....that's why I'm involved. It would benefit the reproduction #s of spawning salmon if the egg-laden female spawners were released & the jacks kept...Not the other way around as someone menitioned. As far as "Jack" wanting to if possible catch & keep 30 salmon as he stated....Yes I have a problem with that as I would have a problem with anyone wanting that "Much Meat". We don't have to meet in private as you suggested "Jack"....What does that infer?, that you want a physical encounter with me?....I'm not someone you would want to take lightly Jack. As far as "Catch Quotas"....When was the last time Fish & game got ANYTHING RIGHT". If their "Catch Quotas" were so accurate....why would the salmon season have to be "CLOSED" or the current season so truncated?. I believe there souldn't be a any fishing allowed in the rivers this year. For those of you that fished the ocean this year.....ask yourself this one question.....How many shakers or small salmon ( 5 lbers) did you catch????. I respect a person's "Right to Fish"....as I also hope that they "Respect the Fishery". So in conclusion.....I'm not a "Tree Hugger"....nor someone you would want to "Meet at the Dock".....Mark.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SYC ...Final days...
Weather: Very warm.. Indian summer like.
Water_condition: Good shape at 67 *
Date: 10-03-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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SUNDAY............October 3rd..............SYNOPSIS...........The final days fishing the SYC area has really slowed dramatically! Both Tom Ramage & myself were skunked on Friday & yesterday...Did get a few takedowns, but zero hookups. In a nutshell: The month of September showed a marked increasing of Jack salmon ( 1 & 2 year old returns) which has always been a positive thing in previous banner years. Tom & myself would like to thank the Dept of Fish & Game Survey team which we saw on a regular basis for the past month and hope we have helped with your data? These guys & gals cover a large area from the Disco Park down to Rio Vista 5 days a week! We gave them 4 hatchery salmon heads which have the computer chips inside & let them check weights on our wild fish. As always, we met many other anglers both veterans & newbies and enjoyed fishing next to them. SYC is unequivocally a trollers delight! ...........TO MARK, THE TREE HUGGER!....No comment!..... Will be returning to the lower delta chasing Mr. Striper & maybe do some bass fishing? See ya on the water.....Naked.................P.S. Did you know one 400 pound sea lion will kill more salmon in a weeks time in our river system then all the fish caught at SYC the past month? Interesting!!!


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: hot
Water_condition: stained
Date: 10-02-10
Remote Name: 75.45.105.164

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California caster, you got to subtract the head and other parts in your weight calculation. The Department of Fish and Game has a quota of fish to be caught. I don't think we even got close to the quota. And I will say that most of the males Bob caught were thrown back because he wants sturgeon crack. I have been fishing next to him and watched him on numerous time throw back 25-30 pound chrome salmon that were bucks. I plan on catching about 30-40 in the late fall run in my boat. If you have a problem with that, we can meet somewhere and talk about it in private.


Name: Jim Pearce
Email: jxpearce@yahoo.com
Location: Miller Park
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 08-02-10
Remote Name: 75.42.92.37

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In defense of Naked, if you check his reports you'll find that he only accounted for about 6 of those fish, and about half of those were Jacks. Various fishing buddies and a charity couple accounted for the rest of the fish. Naked also fishes for roe to use for sturgeon. So, it's certainly not excessive.


Name: California Caster
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: Where Ever There's Water
Weather: Sun, Air, Wind
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-02-2010
Remote Name: 76.237.3.137

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Precious Resource; I appreciate a person's love of fishing, but I must take offense to the Naked Fishermans claim of having boated and killed as he claims 24 salmon since Sept 7, and he is still fishing for and killing salmon. When is "Enough Enough", does anyone really need that much salmon in their freezer?. Lets do the math....a 15 lb average X 25 salmon = 375 lbs. Salmon are now, one of our most precious species add to that the number of wild spawners he has killed. I cannot respect Naked Fisherman for his "GLUTTENOUS WAYS"!!!!!.....Mark


Name: Steve S
Email: sps_sac@yahoo.com
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: Sunny
Water_condition: 63 degrees
Date: 10-01-10
Remote Name: 69.108.230.245

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Launched from West Sacramento at about 9:00 am and trolled downriver. Didn't catch much except a few underwater trees. Finally at 11:00 am past Sherwood Harbor Marina we hooked into a nice hen. My brother-inlaw was on the back deck relieving himself, so I grabbed the pole and started reeling her in. She came in too quick, with little resistance, which can mean trouble when they get to the boat. I started yelling at my brother in-law to break off his business and get the net, because she was already here and it looked like a nice fish. She did a few small runs, but we finally netted her and got her into the boat. She was a native fish and weighted in at 21 lbs and 35 inches. She was caught on a double bladed chartruse and white Silverton about 60 ft behind the boat and in 20 ft of water.


Name: Filthyp
Email: Filthy@gmail.com
Location: Sac@verona...
Weather: Cooler than yesterday
Water_condition:
Date: 08-30-10
Remote Name: 75.210.5.110

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Fished Verona today, 1st wing dam anchored caught three salmon around 15-20, 2 wild fish 1 hatchery. 2 of the fish were caught by a persistant 9 year old using a blue gibbs minnow with single hook, along with a 20 pound striper and numerous smaller keeper stripers, 1 catfish, a bluegill, 3 smallmouth, a shoe, and a crawdad. Had six poles out, Gibbs-2, Silvertron-0, Kwikfish-1. My water neighbor caught two fish in an hour on the kwikfish with the wrap, limited and left. I really believe the fish are a little spooked with the spinners


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SYC ...4 days left...
Weather: Very HOT!!!! 102 degrees!
Water_condition: Good shape at 67 *
Date: 09-22-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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WEDS.....SEPTEMBER 22nd.........FRESH RUN.............The Headhunter Tom Ramage joined me on a super HOT day.. We picked up two chromer wild hens....both fish went twenty pounds on the nose! Double bladed green Silvertrons were once again the ticket! Saw one other fish caught in the area...Just as we thought, just as this short season draws to a close...Here comes bettter fish & better numbers!!.......Fireman Jack will be my partner today & Tom is taking his wife....Looking forward seeing Marty & Dad from San Jose ( Boston Whaler) back on the water...Just like the the SF Giants....not many games left!....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: 4 day REPORT!! SYC (Miller )
Weather: HOT EACH DAY (cooler mornings )
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 67 *
Date: 09-28-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY..............GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS!!!.......Hope I get this right? After fishing for 4 days straight & not posting after each outing, kinda forget some of the events!! FRIDAY.....Mike Booker & myself joined Tom Ramage in his Tracker.......Was not in the water 3 minutes as Mike picks up his first fish ( First pass ) a fresh run 12 pound buck. Marty Fontes ( Boston Whaler) had already picked up his first fish just as we arrived! Pretty early bite on this day..Within 30 minutes, Mike hooks up again with a much bigger Hen...28 pounder!! Thats a limit for Mike. Tom joins the party around 11:30am as he connects with a 27 pounder which fights like a 40 pounder!!! SKUNK DAY FOR ME......but happy to be in Tom's boat.....SATURDAY.....(.Shell station) Robert & my son in law join me in my boat & Tom Ramage has a guy from his job with him....Just two take downs on Robert's rod & zero hookups! Once again a SKUNK for me!....Tom picks up two fish in his Tracker...a 30 pounder & a 13 pounder...both fish caught at midday...SUNDAY......A heavy recreational hot day!!! Both Tom & myself get SKUNKED!!!...Saw nothing caught at SYC period! Not even in the early morning when the water was calm!........MONDAY......Took a couple guys out that won a raffle ticket for a Cancer society which I volunteered a day on the water Salmon fishing.....A great day to get the SKUNK off my boat as we hooked into 4 fish!!! Lost one & landed three...All fish were in the teens & non hatchery bucks....Good things happen when you donate for good causes.....Taking today off...Doing some household chores like mowing the lawn so I can see the dog again..LOL! The Headhunter will be joining me on Weds...Just 5 days left to catch these mystery salmon. It seems to me, the return numbers have improved to some degree ? But, won't find out till the three major hatchery's do their numbers count in December.....At this writing, I have boated 24 fish since September 7th ...Not bad numbers for September.......See ya on the water...Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful, hot, no wind
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear, some weeds
Date: 09-27-10
Remote Name: 69.229.126.196

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5 legals to 11# released, 2 undersized, 3 no hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, 5 lost tails. My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out on beautiful day with no wind. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We fished the lower Delta. We trolled shallow (the 11#) 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (four legals, two undersized) in 14-19’ water, 72-80’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 10 locations. I got all of the fish on the outgoing tide. Water 68-70*, dirty to semi-clear, quite a bit of weeds at the end of the outgoing. Air 62-90*. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. 5 hours (7-12), 29 miles. Bill Crooks, Ted Fagunes, Clyde Wands, Fireman Jack & Mark Wilson were on the water today. Thanks for the company Spike. Collinsville tides: L 12:42 0.3’ H 6:54 2.9’ L 12:00, 1.4’, H 5:34 4.2, Sunrise 7:00, % moon visible 88%.


Name: Michael Burns
Email: mb@burns.com
Location: Sacramento SYC and below
Weather: cool in the am and hot at mid day
Water_condition: dirty
Date: 09-25-10
Remote Name: 192.247.64.250

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It was a beautiful day to be on the water with my son, although the graph wasn't marking the kind of populations we were hoping for at this juncture of our thirty day allowance. I saw the usual fifteen boats including the famed Naked Fisherman (he was partly clothed when I saw him) But the outcome was negative when we tried Silvertrons, flatfish, and a spoon but we gave it our best and enjoyed the time on the water father and son, as it reminded me of the times I spent with my dad doing exactly that. Thank you Dad !


Name: Marty & Art(absent)
Email: fontesfamily@comcast.net
Location: Miller Park-SYC
Weather: Very Warm
Water_condition: 66 deg-a little cloudy
Date: 09-25-10
Remote Name: 207.104.22.90

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Thursday-Friday (23rd & 24th)…Had to go solo to SYC area since dad had to stay home, started at 7am and CLEANED FISH at 8pm. Over 12 hours on the river, 10-12 boats worked this area all day for NO fish and I only saw 2 fish caught all day. That would be one 7 lb jack at 6:30pm and my 2nd fish (12 lb) at 7pm. You just never know when the school will be shooting through. Went back on Friday and got my only fish (18 lb) at 7:30am, Tom & Bob pulled in right behind me and banged two fish in about a half hour on spinners. I had another big take down but it did not stick I caught all my fish the old school way (the only way I used to fish for kings 10 years ago), on old reliable K14 silver w/ green head with single siwash hooks extended out with swivels. When these bury in the jaw all the way, they never come out, 3oz sinker. Left Tom & Bob at 1pm to head back to San Jose, are back next Thursday and Friday to finish this short season. Marty & Art 13’ Whaler


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC..again!
Weather: cool mornings..Balmy afternoons
Water_condition: semi clear to off colored at 67 *
Date: 09-23-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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WEDS SEPTEMBER 22nd..........STILL A CHALLENGE FOR TROLLERS........Had Mike Booker with me once again...Glad i did, as he was the only fisherman at SYC to catch a fish! His 32 pound non hatchery hen was caught at 10:00 am. Less boats in this area than Tuesday making trolling somewhat easier. I had two take downs and missed both, getting a skunk for the day. Still using the double bladed green/pearl Silvertrons with 5 ounces of weight & trolling against the current less than 1 mile per hour. Interesting! Mike's fish had taken his Silvertron spinner deep at the top of the throat and bent the first blade in half!!!!!Thats a first for me as i have only seen them bend the shaft, never the blade!...Taking a day off and fishing Friday & Saturday with just 10 days left to fish this area.....see ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Sacramento
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 65*, clear, little debris
Date: 09-21-10
Remote Name: 69.229.126.196

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We had no hits, were skunked. Bill Crooks and I joined 23 other SIR, Jolly Hookers on a salmon outing. Most launched at the Corps of Engineers Elkhorn launch on the Yolo County side of the river. Bill & I have Sac County passes so we launched his Willy Raptor at the Sac County Elkhorn launch. Water 65*, clear, very little dbris, strong current. A 58-76*, sky clear; wind 0-8 mph. 5 hours (8-1). Trolled above Elkorn and below Verona. We trolled at 0.5-0.7 mph against the current and 1.5-2 mph with. I used a spreader, 24” of 10# dropper line to a 2 or 3 oz torpedo weight, 48” of 25# leader to a double-bladed green & pearl beaded Silvertron spinner with Salmon Lunker lotion 20-35’ back in 10-14’ of water. The spreader needed to be cleared every 10-15 minutes. 25 Jolly Hookers landed 2 salmon to 15#, a slow day. Another great day with Fellow SIR, Jolly Hookers. Thanks for the company Bill. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC..again!
Weather: Somewhat cooler...Perfect for trolling.
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 67 *
Date: 09-22-10
Remote Name: 69.237.71.105

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21st........LUCK OF THE IRISH? Had Mike Booker with me as we were the LUCKY boat of the day....We picked up two hatchery hens, both 20 pounds apiece ...Don't know what hatchery they were heading for, but the Roe inside was very much expanded for this early date! Both fish were caught using double bladed Green/Pearl Silvertron spinners....Counted some 14 boats around 11:00am at SYC.....Very slow for others as once again, think we were just plain LUCKY!!!! Mike's fish was caught at 9:55am & mine at noon......See ya on the water....Naked....


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: nice
Water_condition: clear 70*
Date: 09-21-10
Remote Name: 75.26.53.190

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Back on the water again! Went to the Delta with Dave & Lance looking for black bass. Right off the bat in the morning I caught a 6.50 pound bass on a top water lure. The top water bite was pretty good all day catching fifteen bass on top. Mid day we punched a lot of bass up to four pounds and Lance lost a big bass! First time he has punched!


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Sac River Verona
Weather: nice
Water_condition: clear
Date: 09-20-10
Remote Name: 75.26.53.190

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Went to the Sac river for salmon with a couple friends. Launched at Elkhorn and went up to Verona. I was jigging a 3 oz spoon in 12 to 15 feet of water and I caught two salmon. A 32 pounder and a 18 pounder! The fish are in good shape. Saw a lot of fish hooked, probably one per boat!


Name: Pastor Steve
Email: cordovapastor@att.net
Location: Sacramento @ the Yacht Club
Weather: Nice, a little breezy
Water_condition: choppy, some debris, 66.5*
Date: 09-21-10
Remote Name: 71.142.219.54

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Went for another boat ride at the yacht club. Trolled green/pearl, pink/white and black silvertrons for nada. Marked a few but we never had a hit. Launched at Miller around 9:00 (still doing the family taxi thing) and picked up my friend Joe on the way. Not much excitement except for watching Bob Harries and Mike Booker catch the only 2 fish I heard caught by the SYC. Off the water @ 2:00. Saw Tom Ramage and wife trolling. Tom and I are considering a tee time for next Tuesday. Blessings


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: miller park
Weather: warm
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 09-20-10
Remote Name: 173.85.194.197

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On my last day of vacation I decided to try my luck at Miller Park for salmon. I took my friend David from my shell station with me today. Arrived at Miller Park at 7.30am and decided to head down to the yacht club. David and I started to use a double Silverton spinner with pearl and green beads. The second silver was gold blades in Silverton spinner with green and pearl beads with 5 oz weight. We hooked one 14.2oz salmon at 8.27am and had 3 other take downs. By the way we also caught 1 catfish and one bass that went to 2.3 pound who figure that. We off the water by 4pm did hear that 2 other boats caught 2 and 1.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: miller park
Weather: warm
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 09-18-10
Remote Name: 173.85.194.197

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Arrived at Miller Park at 7am and their, was a total of 6 boats in the parking lot. I started to use a pearl and green Silverton on the first rod. On second fishing pole I used a red and white Silverton. Water temp was at 65.4 to 66.8 using a 5oz weight. By 8am their was only 8 boats trolling and 4 jigging This Boston whaler started it off by hooking up with a 15 pound salmon at 8.30am and by 9.15am yours truly hooked up with a nice 7 pound jack. Left the water at 4pm. Did see a total of 5 fish caught, by trolling by Miller Park to the Yacht Club.


Name: Pastor Steve
Email: cordovapastor@att.net
Location: Sacramento River SYC
Weather: Nice witha little breeze
Water_condition: pretty clean
Date: 09-17-10
Remote Name: 71.142.226.35

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First salmon trip of the year! Maybe I should say, 'First salmon boat ride of the year'. Launched a little late (one car family and people to drop off first) at 9:00 at Miller Park. Headed to SYC. Not many boats out and even less fish. Trolled from 9:00-2:30 (then had to do the family taxi again) with not a single bump. Saw Tom and partner and met Dan (nice meeting you) fishing the area. I didn't hear of a single fish being caught by the SYC. Did hear of one by Verona. Nice to be on the water after over a month of non-fishing. Hopefully back next week. Blessings


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC..again!
Weather: Warm conditions..light winds.80s*
Water_condition: Ditto, Semi clear at 66-67 degrees
Date: 09-17-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16th........BITE....STILL SLOW..........For the number of boats on the water, very little action observed. Just two fish caught while I was there.... (8:00am till 3:00pm)...I picked up another Jack ( 8 pounder) around 11:00am and shortly afterwards a larger fish was caught just above me....That was it! When I left, just one boat remained...Marty & Dad in the Boston Whaler...Don't know how they did? Should get an influx of fish next week if this years run is half normal...The jury is still out on this....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Concerned Citizen
Email: get'em@yahoo.com
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: cold
Date: 09-16-10
Remote Name: 162.2.161.108

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Got a guy in a white sedan trying to steal catalytic converters from cars/trucks parked on the Sacramento River..........HEADS UP!!!!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: 67*, clear to semi-clear, some debris
Date: 09-15-10
Remote Name: 69.111.105.219

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7 legals to 5# released, 3 undersized, 4-5 no hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, 6 lost tails. I joined fellow SIR and Jolly Hookers John Frantz and Mike DeVore for the day in John’s boat. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We fished the lower Delta. We trolled shallow (all fish caught shallow) 8-9’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep in 12-18’ water, 65-72’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 4 locations. We got all fish on the outgoing tide. Water 67*, clear to semi-clear, some weeds. Air 64-80*. Sky clear. Wind 0-14 mph (it was windy at times). 5 hours (11-4), 33 miles. Thanks for the company John and Mike. I hope you enjoyed the day.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC..again!
Weather: Warm conditions..light winds.88*
Water_condition: semi clear to off colored at 66 *
Date: 09-16-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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WEDS SEPTEMBER 15th...........2 FISH ALL DAY..........Yesterday was the slowest day at SYC in over a week. I went solo and trolled from 8:30am till 4:45pm....NOTHING!..not a bump.....Tom Ramage had the lucky boat on the water......He hit two fish, a 22 pound buck & 17 pound buck....both were non hatchery.......His fish were caught at 9:55 am & 12:00 noon....The peak number of boats trying...maybe eight? Will try it again on Thursday before the winds pick up with a weather system due this weekend.....MMMMMM chance of rain?? Chuck , looks like you have no response on the life jacket...Its yours....See ya on the water.....Naked.


Name: Joe Machado
Email: sicilianboss@aol.com
Location: the old dairy
Weather: nice
Water_condition: furry
Date: 09-14-10
Remote Name: 76.198.77.198

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hey, are you sure the life jacket doesnt belong to Ben Dover at the dairy, I seen the sheep by the water and he may have dropped it. Call him at 1 800 BAA AAAH.


Name: Chuck Mckay
Email: mckaychuck@yahoo.com
Location: rio vista north
Weather: nice
Water_condition:
Date: 9-14-2010
Remote Name: 184.8.123.120

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Does any one know Ben Koklok a bass fisherman . I found his jacket floating today near Rio Vista bridge. That about the only thing a caught .


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Sacramento
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 67*, semi-clear, some debris
Date: 09-14-2010
Remote Name: 69.224.219.130

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I had one hit, one 17+# female wild salmon. This will be the only salmon I kep this year. Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I joined 19 other SIR, Jolly Hookers on a salmon outing. We launched at the Corps of Engineers Elkhorn launch on the Yolo County side of the river. $8 Iron Ranger. Water 66*, semi-clear; air 60-85*, sky clear; wind 0-3 mph. 6 hours (7-1). Trolled upriver several miles from the ramp. We trolled at 0.5-0.7 mph against the current and 1.5-2 mph with. I used a spreader, 24” of 10# dropper line to a 2 or 3 oz torpedo weight, 48” of 25# leader to a double-bladed green & pearl beaded Silvertron spinner with Salmon Lunker lotion 20-35’ back in 10-14’ of water. Some debris in the water. The spreader needed to be cleared every 10-15 minutes. 21 Jolly Hookers landed 7 salmon to 25#. Another great shore lunch of pork spareribs, potato salad & all the fixings, including ice cold soda & water prepared by Don Scott and Dexter Moise. Good job fellows. Another great day with Fellow SIR, Jolly Hookers. Thanks for the company Bill and Spike. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Sacramento
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 67*, semi-clear, some debris
Date: 09-13-2010
Remote Name: 69.224.219.130

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I decided to have a short gear checkout day. No hits, no fish. I launched at Miller Park. The $8 parking machine takes credit cards & cash. It would not take my credit card so I called the “311” lady, no fee today! Water 67*, semi-clear; air 82-85*, sky high overcast; wind 0-3 mph. 2 hours (12:30-2:30). Trolled below Miller Park a way. I trolled at 0.5-0.7 mph against the current and 1.5-2 mph with. I used a spreader, 24” of 10# dropper line to a 5 oz torpedo weight, 48” of 25# leader to a double-bladed green & pearl beaded Silvertron spinner with Salmon Lunker lotion 50’ back in 14-18’ of water. Some debris in the water. The spreader needed to be cleared every 5-10 minutes. Slow day! Bob Harries & Fireman Jack got one as I was leaving, Tom Ramage, his father & son (three generations) had gotten one before I arrived. I lost a Silvertron & Tom Ramage was nice enough to loan me two in case Fisherman’s Warehouse was out of them (they were not, they have plenty). A worthwhile check-out trip right here in Sacramento. Thanks for the Company Spike.


Name: Wishnbfisn
Email: wishnbfishn
Location: haven't yet
Weather: nice
Water_condition: good from what I hear
Date: 09-14-10
Remote Name: 65.90.202.10

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Keep the reports coming, naked Bob!!! I am living vicariously through you until I get can get out there... hopefully this week. I am thankful for my job, but I hate that it gets in the way of fishing. Still pulling Silvertrons? Wishn


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC..again!
Weather: mild daytime temps.......light breezes..
Water_condition: semi clear to off colored at 67 *
Date: 09-14-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13th...........A FEW MORE CAUGHT.........I feel like I have been dominating the air space with Salmon fishing reports!!!!! Oh well....Fireman Jack was my partner on this day and Tom Ramage had his dad & son with him in his Tracker.....Just 5-6 other boats working SYC all day. Tom's dad picked up a 16 pounder at 9:55am and 5 minutes later.....,Harvey gets bit.....10 pounder.....then nothing till 3:00pm.....Jack in my boat, nails a 28 pound male..( Hatchery fish ) this fish is starting to turn...hooked jaw & slightly red in color.....A skunk day for me.....Guy Brown & dog spike fished for a few hours for nothing....See ya on the water...Naked....


Name: Dave Fenstrom
Email: dfenstrom@hotmail.com
Location: Rollins Lake
Weather: Perfect
Water_condition: perfect
Date: 09-12-10
Remote Name: 75.208.196.236

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Caught seven dark hook jawed kokanee between 21 and 23 inches near the dam, lost two others at the boat, nothing smaller. School of fish was about 120 ft deep dead center and jigged them off the bottom with purple 1 oz. pirk minnows with a brown power grub. Largest kokes we have ever seen in california


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC
Weather: Warmer conditions..light winds.
Water_condition: semi clear to off colored at 68 *
Date: 09-12-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11th.........LOTS OF BOAT TRAFFIC!... Once again got talked into fishing a weekend as I joined Tom Ramage in his Tracker boat...The morning fishing was great as we only saw two other boats working the SYC area and zero recreational boats till around noon... Saw just one fish caught all morning around nine am....It appeared to be a bright fish in the teens...Not a bump for us! Nothing....As the day heated up, just as we suspected....the boat traffic picked up which is common for a warm Saturday afternoon. Its now 3:30pm and neither one of us have had a bite even though we have changed our spinner colors many times...Just after returning to the double bladed green & pearl Silvertron...I get bit!.....This fish did lots of jumping before hitting the net.... a 18 pound male...another hatchery fish...We tried for a second fish and stayed till late in the afternoon and called it a day at 5:45pm with the one fish....Looks like good weather is in store for next week....80's.....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....SYC
Weather: Fair with light winds Comfortable!
Water_condition: Semi clear with surface temps 67*
Date: 09-10-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9th............ON A ROLL!! Tom Ramage once again joined me pulling Silvertrons along with about 10 other boaters.....We were not the only ones hooking up as 4 other boats had caught at least one fish each by noon. While there are fish moving through, its still slow with maybe a half a fish per rod being caught! But, we are not complaining as its is still way early and some fish are being caught daily. After fishing 3 days in a row, have noticed the average size has been on the below normal (18lbs) average with many Jacks being caught. Maybe this is the pre-run fish with larger fish on their way? Only time will tell. October 3rd will come quickly and this area will once again be off limits. Still picking up lots of weeds on spreader and need to clean it off on a regular basis....While I never got bit on this day, Tom picked up a 12 pounder ( male ) & lost one...See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....
Weather: Cool..Breezy much of the day....
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 68*
Date: 09-08-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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WEDS SEPTEMBER 8th..........ITS A START!!......Tom Ramage & Robert Gibbbs joined me trolling the Milller Park area ( SYC) on a cool windy day....We hooked up 4 times & brought in 3 fresh run chromers,,,,,,,For some reason, all fish ran on the small size! 12, 9, 8 pounds.....Very few others trying all day....All fish caught on Silvertrons.....Two were hatchery fish and one wild!.....Toms, 8 pounder had sea lice still intact!! Hoping to find larger fish today?........See ya on the water. Naked....


Name: sps_sac
Email: sps_sac@yahoo.com
Location: Sacramento River/Sacramento
Weather: Cloudy & Windy
Water_condition: 68 Degrees
Date: 09-08-10
Remote Name: 68.126.128.144

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Trolled Chartreuse Silvertrons down river from above Discovery Park to past Garcia Bend. Nothing! Didn't even see anything on the fish finder that looked like a Salmon. Asked about a half dozen others that I passed if the had anything but also nothing. Doesn't seem to be any Salmon in the river yet. Let hope they get here soon.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....
Weather: Windy ALL DAY 10-20 knots
Water_condition: Semi clear with surface temps 68*
Date: 09-08-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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WEDS SEPTEMBER 8th..........EARLY RUN? Tom Ramage 7


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: 68-71*, semi-clear to clear, weeds
Date: 09-07-10
Remote Name: 69.224.219.130

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6 legals to 11#, 9#, 5#,5#. 4, including the 11#er, released, 2 undersized, no no hit/no stick, 1 long/short distance releases, 6 lost tails. Bill Crooks invited me join him and Rom Madsen (a fellow SIR/Jolly Hooker) for the day. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We fished the lower Delta. We trolled shallow, 2 legals, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep, 4 legals, 14-20’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 17 locations. We got 2 fish on the outgoing and 4 on the slack & incoming tides. Water 68-71*, semi-clear to clear, quite a bit of weeds, witches hair during the incoming. Air 63-85*. Sky clear. Wind 0-16 mph (gusts to over 20, it was very windy at times). 5 hours (7-12), 31 miles. Not a bad day considering the -4.2’ outgoing and 3.9’ incoming tides, wind and debris in the water. Thanks for the invite and company Bill. It was nice to spend the day with you and Ron. Collinsville tides: H 2:16 4.3’ L 9:33, -0.2’, H 3:31 3.7’, L 9:33 0.7’, Sunrise 6:43, % moon visible 3%. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Miller Park Area....
Weather: Breezy with mild temps...80's
Water_condition: off colored to semi clear at 68*
Date: 09-08-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th.............A FEW CAUGHT............... Launched at Disco Park and dropped down to S.Y. C.....Had my 16 year old grandson with me as he had no classes on this day. Just a sprinkle of boats at Sacto Y. C with some new anglers & of course , the regulars which I have have known for years. One veteran angler Harvey who has spent as much time as myself the past twenty years or so picked up the his first fish of this short season....A bright 16 pounder! About an hour later in almost the same location, my rod pulling a green double bladed Silvertron goes down! not a big fish, but a jumper. After handing the rod to my grandson. we get him to the boat...A bright hatchery jack that went 9 pounds!..And that was it for the day....Two fish.......Water conditions right now are not the greatest as you will pick up weeds as you troll & you need to clean off your spreader at times. And the water is kinda stained on the outgo.....Don't know how others did on this day as this report is based on just one location, but I'm sure a few other fish were caught. Will try it again a few times this week and see if more fish are moving through. See ya on the water....Naked.....


Name: sps_sac
Email: sps_sac@yahoo.com
Location: Lake Davis, CA
Weather: Sunny with a bit of wind
Water_condition: 64 degrees
Date: 09-07-2010
Remote Name: 69.108.231.163

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Camped at Grasshopper Flats on Lake Davis for the Labor Day Weekend. Trolled Dick Nite Copper Redheads on downriggers 12' to 14 ' down and around 100' back (with chop) to 180' back (without chop) down the main channel. We caught 10 (two limits) of trout on Saturday and 10 more on Sunday to 3 lbs. Monday we just had a little bit of time before packing up, but got another 5 to 2 1/2 lbs.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: miller park
Weather: hot
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 09-06-10
Remote Name: 173.85.194.197

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On Labor Day morning couldn’t decided if I wanted to go fishing or stay home this was around 4am. So I decided to stay home and do some of my chores. When my wife arrived at 9am she talked to me into salmon fishing. After loading the boat we took off to miller Park. Got on the freeway and my Net blew out of my boat never happen to me before? We turn around at the next exit and when we got back on the freeway. Here was this guy putting my net in his van. I got out and started to run toward his van and yelling that my net. He handed it to my and I said thank you. So far my fishing trip is not looking good but wife still insisted to go. Arrived at Miller Park at 9.30a so I reach in to my wallet to pay! I notice the bill accepter was full not good because I did not bring my credit card. I asked 5 people if I give them 9.00 cash if they use they credit card and all five people said no. But the wife still insisted to call her sister to bring us our card. Then at 9.45am this guy pull up with his boat and asked me how many life jacket he need for 6 people. I told him six and what had happen to me. So I lend him one of my life jackets and he used his credit card so I could finally get on the water. After fishing for 4hrs with not fish called it quits. But I did here from delta tackle from Freeport that 6 fish was caught at the minnow hole. By the way I used double silvertrons bladed in pink beads and green beads with 5oz to 4oz of weight. I should of stay home did my chores.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy at times
Water_condition: Semi-clear, 69-71*, some weeds
Date: 09-05-10
Remote Name: 69.224.219.130

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11 legals to 6# released, 2 undersized, no hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, 6 lost tails. My lucky dog, Spike, joined me for the day. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We fished the lower Delta . I trolled shallow for 7 in 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep for 4 in 14-20’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 9 locations. I got all fish on the incoming tide. Water 69-71*, semi-clear, quite a bit of weeds, witches hair towards the end of the incoming. Air 63-85*. Sky clear. Wind 0-16 mph (it was windy at times). 5 hours (9-2), 31 miles. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear, weedy at times
Date: 09-03-10
Remote Name: 69.225.195.251

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12 legals to 5#, 9 released, 3 undersized, 5 hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, 9 lost tails. Bill Crooks joined me for the day. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We fished below Rio Vista and into the lower Delta. We trolled shallow, 11 legals, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep, 1 legal, 14-20’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 11 locations. We got hits on the incoming tide. Water 70*, dirty to semi-clear, quite a bit of weeds, witches hair towards the end of the incoming. Air 63-85*. Sky clear. Wind 0-16 mph (it was windy at times). 7 hours (7-2), 48 miles. Thanks for the company, hot rod Bill.


Name: Capt Rick
Email: seahorsecaptrick@yahoo.com
Location: Islamorada Florida Keys
Weather: Very Nice
Water_condition: Calm
Date: 9-2-2010
Remote Name: 184.32.92.59

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Sea Horse Deep Sea fishing Report Islamorada Florida Keys Have you ever put new line on a reel and wonder how important it is to tie a good knot on the spool. Most of us tie good knots; however it is not uncommon to think it will never be tested on a fish of a life time. Well, there we were fishing in the gulfstream off Islamorada when a big Blue Marlin came up behind the Sea Horse to inspect some lures. The Marlin first knocked a small blue and white lure set 40 feet back out of the right rigger clip. After a brief moment of excitement the Marlin came off the small lure with a huge splash and rolled over in the boat wake revealing her side and pectoral fins. At this point we were surprised to see such an enormous fish so close to the boat. Immediately the Marlin focused on a chrome alien lure on the left rigger that was set further back 90 feet in the spread. The big Blue Marlin swam quickly towards the lure as it passed by its face and ate it like Paul Bunion eating a biscuit. The great fish swam forward at frightening speed past the boat. A few moments past, maybe a minute and for the first time ever we saw the knot holding over 500 yards of60 pound line on the reel. Running the boat in the same direction of the line at full throttle we were able to get a few turns of the handle and gain line. Thank goodness we had a great knot on the spool and thanks to Pete Jacobson the mate did a super job handling the rod during the first few minutes of line ripping off the reel. We were grateful for the fish to bite ‘maybe lucky’ however new line, good knots, perfect terminal tackle, new equipment, some skill, and a lot of patience we were able to get the fish in the boat in 8 hours and 42 minutes. Unfortunately while landing the fish the once mighty fish was attacked by sharks. Similar to the great Ernest Hemingway novel “Old Man and The Sea” The marlin was reduced to one third of its original length. We will never know the true weight of the Marlin; however the head portion and shoulders weighed in excess of 300 pounds.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Same locations..Sacto river...Steamboat.
Weather: Very warm.. very Light breezes 90's
Water_condition: Clear with surface temps at 72*
Date: 09-02-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1st..................LAST SHOT!!.....With labor day weekend coming, decided to hit the north delta just one more time. After launching solo at Hogback went to my Tidelog.......Man! talk about lack of tidal movement! (A 3.8 high going out to just 3.2 at the bottom! ) With almost zero wind & very little current, I found wherever I went, the water clarity was outstanding! Dropped down to the lower area of Steamboat and tried throwing 1/2 oz swimbaits towards the rip rap knowing this would probably be fruitless with the lack of current. IT WAS!! No taps..No hits.....Nothing!....Oh well.....Switched over to the other side of Steamboat where it looks bassy, lots of tules & weedlines...Pitching 6 inch Senko's weightless, I began to get bit...4 black bass in a short time but none over 2 pounds...Then the bite went south. Time to move to the upper area where the smallies dominate and there is miles & miles of rip rap to fish....On this day no water skiers which can muddy up the shoreline as it is a narrow waterway...Instead of using regular bass gear I went to my fly rod once again, but this time experimented with dry flies. While I caught numerous fish, most were just dinks, but kind of interesting as they hit the surface & sucked the dry fly down. Some of the larger fish were spitting out crawfish body parts when hooked! I find it strange they would hit a small dry fly with a belly full of crawdads! My fly pattern was that of a grasshopper. Never expected to catch a lunker and i didn't. Just a few 2 pounders which was frosting on the cake. For the record, never saw another fishing boat all day, just a few jetskis which gave me plenty of room. Best part of the bite came in the late afternoon when the shade pockets formed. Will be parking the boat in the garage till the last hurrah ( Labor day ) is over, then focus on the local waters trying for Salmon. See ya on the water...Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy at times
Water_condition: Semi-clear to clear
Date: 09-01-10
Remote Name: 69.232.189.124

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8 legals (8#,6#,5#,5#,4#, 3 18-20”) released, 2 undersized, 3 hit/no stick, no long/short distance releases, 3 lost tails. My lucky dog, Spike, woke me up & said let’s go out for a day trying different water on the lower Delta (Broad Slough & Collinsville). I launched at Lower Sherman Island. I trolled shallow (3 Cabin Slough, 5 Broad Slough 1 inside) 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (Broad Slough East side, Collinsville) 14-20’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 8 locations. I got hits on both the outgoing & incoming tides. Water 69*, semi-clear to clear. Air 59-88*. Sky clear. Wind 0-12 mph. 7 hours (6-1), 36 miles. Good idea Spike.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 08-30-10
Remote Name: 69.232.189.124

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1 small legal released, no undersized, 2 hit/no stick, 3 long distance releases, 3 lost tails. Ted Fagunes invited me to join him for a day trying different water on the upper Delta. We trolled shallow, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (1 legal, chatreuse B25) 14-24’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5-4.0 mph). 5 locations. We got our hits on the outging tide. Water 68*, clear. Air 62-88*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph. 8 hours (11-7), 44 miles. Thanks for the invite Ted.


Name: Reelfish
Email: Reelfish@sbcglobal.net
Location: Allover California
Weather: Great
Water_condition: Wonderful
Date: 08-31-10
Remote Name: 64.168.145.210

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Bob I want you to know I support what you do. Your post are some of the best I have seen. I do tournament bass fishing on the delta and I don't have a problem with your post's. Keep up the good work and good luck with you bass fishing from what I read you are coming along just fine. See ya out there, Kevin


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Not today, just checking reports
Weather: Warming trend
Water_condition: The usual..semi clear....
Date: 08-31-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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TUESDAY AUGUST 31st..................In this Free country, everyone has the right to express their opinions or feelings and I respect those that do!. On this web...FISHERMEN'S FISHIN' REPORTS..Its the perfect format to post or report daily information regardless of ones writing skills or education level. Some reports are vanilla ,some are informative but vague, and others highly descriptive (detailed) My reports fall in the last group. Sometimes while posting an honest, credible report I get into a sensitive area....Fishing locations! While i try to give a general location and not an exact area, some angers take offense thinking it could bring a influx of unwanted boaters to the area they have claimed as their secret spot. Keep in mind, there is more than 1,200 miles of delta waterways to find fish and a zillion secret spots!! Being a recreational sport fisherman that has a strong passion for fishing the delta for the pass thirty plus years and who has never has been a paid guide or tournament dude just wants to share some information to perhaps other anglers who are new to this sport and climbing the learning curve just as the veterans helped me years ago!. While I have taken my share catching Striped Bass, King Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon & American Shad and logging numerous hours for many years, I have only taking up Black Bass fishing the past three years as a filler for the salmon closer, so I doubt if anyone would take me serious as a pro bass fisherman! And, being non professional. I refer to anglers in the know as instructors not mentors. Will continue to post reports the only way i know how....Informative, detailed & honest regardless if I had a poor day or a successful one.. Naked....,..P.S. lets go back to just posting fishing reports & forget the non fishing stuff!


Name: CR810 (FISH ON)
Email: CR810@G-Mail.com
Location: Responding to report
Weather: Clear Thinking
Water_condition: CoolCalm
Date: 08-31-10
Remote Name: 207.166.7.208

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Hey Naked Fisherman (BOB) Bob this is Creighton if you didn't know who wrote this report,is this the kind of friends or supporters you have?I'm not going to get in a name calling like what your supporters said to me on their reports I didn't know giving my opion would cause such childish responce. You can let them know who I am and what I know about Bass fishing. Also let them know one of your mentors in bass fishing I've helped alot,but you already know that!Your mentors also have shared my opions with you,but you already know too.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: nice
Water_condition: stained
Date: 08-29-10
Remote Name: 75.45.103.82

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cr810, Just to inform you that I will be fishing the Sacramento River for salmon opening day. I will be using a 7'6" Lamiglass Norwest special with a Penn International reel spooled up with #50 power pro. I will be using either a K-15 kwickfish or green double blade silvertron with about 3 oz weight going upriver about 1-2 going down river. My boat is a 20' Fishrite with a 351 Ford Kodiak and Hamilton pump. My exact coordinates will be, well I don't know the exact coordinates but around Miller Park. Is this too much info for you. Am I giving something away to a possible tournament salmon fisherman. So that you know, this website is FishinReport.com. It is a place for fishing reports. A fishing report is how many fish you caught or released, what you were using, the weather and water conditions and what you fished with and how you fished it. Thats what this website is all about. If you want to keep things secret, dig a pond in your backyard that way you will have your own honey hole.


Name: Striper Fisherman
Email: 876954
Location: Rio Vista Area
Weather: N/A
Water_condition: N/a
Date: 8-31-2010
Remote Name: 75.45.121.118

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I agree with Jim, Don't let some nitwit change you mine on reporting you fishing trips.Many of us look forward to reading your fishing reports. Keep up the good reporting. Doug


Name: PO'ed Fisherman
Email: POed@hotmail.com
Location: I wasn't - just PO'ed
Weather: PO'ed
Water_condition: PO'ed
Date: 08-30-10
Remote Name: 65.90.202.10

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Hey Guy and Bob - pay no attention to that knucklehead CR810. We like your posts and he is just an idiot for saying what he did. He obviously doesn't know shinola abut fishing. Jim


Name: Bass Ninja
Email: dont.complain@unless.youre.posting.too
Location: East Delta and North Delta
Weather: windy
Water_condition: stained as usual
Date: 08-30-10
Remote Name: 65.78.173.88

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CR810 - Hundreds of guys bass fish in the delta. Most of them experiment with new techniques and new water all the time. If you're really a bass guy and you're worried about Bob telling people to start using a FLY ROD then you've got some serious issues. I've been casually watching tournaments for years and I don't think I've ever seen a top 5 finish by someone using a fly rod. If you're talking about his report on SENKO'S and WACKY FINESSE WORMS then you've got another thing coming. I can't think of a bass fisherman who's never heard of these techniques. If Bob were reporting that he's using some kind of new, secret technique and he's catching big fish (i.e. 5+) then maybe you'd have a point. I highly doubt that he's the reason for you seeing more people in the areas you're referring to. The East delta is no secret, bass fishermen have been working those waters for decades. You should be excited that you are seeing more boats on the water. It means there's a growing interest in the sport of fishing and that it's going to be more challenging from now on. That means that the guys like yourself who have been putting in 20+ years of time on the water will have an advantage over the newbies who are just starting off. It's time to put up or shut up. Bob is one of the few "regulars" who keeps this board informative and his "tips" on bass in the delta are not enough to complain about. He's only been bass fishing for 2 years now. If his tournament fishermen are turning to his reports for "secrets" on how to catch bass, then they're extremely desperate and I'm sorry to say, they won't be winning any tournaments just by following his advice. P.S. I've never seen anyone catch a "Stripper" on the delta...man I wish I had that kind of luck.


Name: Wishnbfishn
Email: wishnbfishn@gmail.com
Location: Responding to earlier post
Weather: NA
Water_condition: NA
Date: 08-30-10
Remote Name: 65.90.202.10

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I hardly ever post here, but I feel I need to now.... I beg to differ with the previous poster. I greatly enjoy and appreciate the detailed, meaningful reports by folks like Guy Brown and Bob Harries, and I encourage them, and any others, to keep posting their excellent reports. If we all can't help each other with the sport we all love, then what have we got? I doubt that tournament bass fisherman are using websites to find fish. They won't be winning many tournaments if they are. Fish move. They don't sit in one place and wait to be caught. Where Bob or Guy caught fish yesterday doesn't necessarily mean you will catch fish there today. It's all about expereince and technique. They provide some education to help others out. What's wrong with that? Their reports aren't the cause for our fisheries decline. We should all use the energy we put out criticizing others into good use, like writing to our politicuans and getting involved in activities that will hopefully change policy here in California to restore our fisheries to the condition they once were. OK.... I'll step down off of my soapbox now. Wishn


Name: CR810 (FISH ON)
Email: CR810@G-mail.com
Location: Main Delta South
Weather: BLOWNED OUT WINDY
Water_condition: STAINED
Date: 8-28-10-8-2
Remote Name: 207.166.7.208

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Hey Mr. Naked Fisherman BOB, Lets get to the heart of this situation,I'd like to know what is the purpose for you being so descripted about your location and the type of worm or jig head you are using? Can't you just generalize?Strippers are one thing but Bass fishing is another.The competion in bass fishing is hard enough with all the tournaments that if guys aren't on fish will venture to the location and give it a try! There's already a lot of good bass fisherman out there why make it easier when theres money envolved. Some of the area's you describe I've fished for 20 odd years and now I'm see more and more bass fisherman in the area its already bad enough when you fish on week days When tournaments come on weekends theres that much more pressure(Please just generalize)


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty
Date: 08-27-10
Remote Name: 69.232.189.124

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6 legals to 7#, 3 released, 1 undersized, 1 hit/no stick (took the hook off Bill’s Yo-Zuri!), 3 lost tails. Bill Crooks invited me to join he and his grandson, Andrew, for a windy day on the Delta. We trolled shallow (3 legals, 49er, Redhead, Chartreuse with black spots Yo-Zuris, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (3 legals, Banana Yo-Zuri) 14-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5 mph) on the Sac-side of the Delta above and below the Rio Vista Bridge. 19 locations. We caught 4 of our legals on the outgoing and 2 on the incoming tide. Water 60-72*, semi-clear to dirty. On the incoming tide we started encountering quite a bit of witches hair and had to clear our lures every 5-10 minytes. Air 62-97*. Sky clear. Wind 0-12 mph. 8 hours (6:30-2:30), 44 miles. Another great, if windy, day on the Delta with Bill, nice to meet Andrew. Thanks for the invite Bill.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: TWO DAY REPORT
Weather: 105 *Weds...much cooler Thursday!!
Water_condition: 70-74 degrees....delta..Avg..72*
Date: 08-27-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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WEDNESDAY.....AUGUST 25th........IT WAS A HOT ONE!.......What I really wanted to do was to head to the north fork of the Yuba river above Sierra City and fly fish this clean, cool flowing stream, something I haven't done in many years. No boat required, just slipping on my waders and wait for the caddis fly hatch and see if my skills are still intact even though most rainbows in this area are small...10 -14 inches , they will take a dry fly willingly. On Tuesday, got all my stuff together....My 4 piece St Croix rod which shoots a number 5 fly line...Leader material from 2# tippet to 6 #...waders, vest and all the various flies I have collected for years! I get up at 4:00am fired up...My wife who was supposed to join me looks at the weather report on T.V...They are calling for record heat..over 105 degrees! She does not want to go!! Too hot!...While , I really wanted to go, I didn't want to go by myself....So, I decide I'll head to the north delta bringing my fly rod & see how it does on smallmouth.......After launching at Hogback headed upstream past the Ferry & turned right at the T and went to work along the rip rap.. Tied on a minnow imitation with lots of deer hair, it was the largest fly I had in my box, think it was a number 8 hook size? Instant success! Just about every cast drew a strike or a hookup. My rod is designed for small trout and short casts in small streams, but it was working perfect throwing it next to the rip rap in Steamboat...While , most fish were on the small size & did a lot of jumping it was thrilling bringing them in..and, really exciting hooking the larger smallies in the 2-3 pound range! This bite continued from late morning to midday,,The air temps reached the century mark by noon and i was pouring bottle water on my head to stay cool! and taking frequent breaks,,,didn't want to get HEATSTROKE being solo!. The tide bottomed out around 3;00pm & slowly turned around, but the smallies continued to bite! Didn't know how long I would last as I was down to my last bottle of water and drenched with sweat. Just cold beer left which is the wrong thing to drink in this heat! By 5:30 pm. I hit the wall!! Catching well over a 100 fish on one fly and not losing it was interesting as half of the deer hair was missing from all the catching..Will have to put this fly in my hall of fame box .LOL! Really was looking forward trout fishing, but on this day still had fun fly fishing for Mr. Smallmouth despite the intense HEAT!!...Just another way other than throwing 6 inch Robo worms & a very successful method................THURSDAY AUGUST 26th........BACK TO EAST DELTA...........Joined Mike Booker on a much cooler day as we headed to King Island and fished this part of the delta traditional style.. It was a slow day for both of us as we did the Run & Gun thing covering much water....Just got 4 keepers all day! Lots of bites, but no solid hookups. Our regular locations just didn't produce. For a Thursday, lots of recreational boats on the water, this could have been the main problem as we found lots of muddied water on the shore line. Caught less than twenty fish all day and as usual Mike got most! Most action came on black cutail Senko weighted worms & finesse Zappu jigs wacky style...Summer doldrums bass fishing for sure...but, the best part, Mike did all the boat control as i just fished the back of the Ranger & relaxed......See ya on the water...Naked......


Name: FILTHYPHIL
Email: fong is the man!
Location: Wishin I was in Alaska with Al
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 08-26-10
Remote Name: 75.210.210.113

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Great looking photos from alaska! Looks like you had a blast. Keep up the good work and thank you and your staff for keeping us guys in the fish.


Name: John E.
Email: etrbt@yahoo.com
Location: In the lake
Weather: Clear as can be
Water_condition: Clear as can be
Date: 10-10-2009
Remote Name: 24.10.82.250

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I caught a 45 lb trout right before I crapped a full load in my pants. Unfortunately, I had to drop it back in since I had just terded my pants.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 70-72*, semi-clear
Date: 08-23-10
Remote Name: 69.227.23.193

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7 small legals released, two doubles, 4 undersized, 2 hit/no stick, 3 lost tails. This was a me, myself & I day on the Delta. I trolled shallow (1 legal, Redhead Yo-Zuri, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (6 legals, Readhead Yo-Zuri) 14-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5 mph) on the Sac-side of the Delta above and below the Rio Vista Bridge. 13 locations. I caught all of my fish on the incoming tide. Water 60-72*, semi-clear. Air 62-97*. Sky clear. Wind 0-12 mph. 6 hours (9:30-3:30), 53 miles. Rio Vista tides: H: 3:15 4.3’, L 10:43 0.0’. H 4:43 4.0’. I left my lucky dog, Spike, home due to the heat.


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Delta above Rio Vista
Weather: Mild Breeze
Water_condition: stained
Date: 08-23-2010
Remote Name: 69.19.14.20

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Couldnt get out Saturday too windy. Went out Sunday with my buddy Jeff for Mr stiper. Worked the shouls trolling and up and down the mouth of the Sac to Vieras for nothing. Then saw the reason no fish were around a huge Seal Lion was resting on the bouy outside the mouth after gorging himself on Mr Striper. Jammed up North to my favorite honey hole and caught 16 undersize stripers ans a few cats bait fishing with shad.The big one wasnt to be on this day. Relaxing day on the water non the less.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Auke Bay, Alaska
Weather: Raining & windy
Water_condition: good 54*
Date: 08-17-10
Remote Name: 75.26.53.190

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Just got back from Alaska with family & friends. Eight of us went to Shelter Lodge to do some black fish, salmon and halibut fishing. When we got there the weather was kind of nasty but fishable. My nephew got sea sick and I was a little dizzy but I didn't get sick! Everyday the weather got better and better to where it was to calm, like a lake! First of all we went to this lodge to catch the black fish, which lives very deep! We were fishing in 1800 to 2000 feet of water with electric reels, what a blast! These fish are fished commericaly only except at this lodge. The black fish caught commericaly are all sent to Japan, then sold back to Japanese resturants here in the states. The fish tastes very good cooked many different ways. The silver salmon fishing was pretty good as we caught a bunch of them two days when the wind was blowing. The halibut fishing was good also but nothing real big as our biggest was 46 pounds. You can go to www.alaskareel.com and look at the pictures of our trip! Now that I am back I'll be heading to the delta!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear to clear, 69-72*
Date: 08-20-10
Remote Name: 69.227.23.193

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15 legals to 9# (11 released), two doubles, 12 undersized, 3 hit/no stick, 13 lost tails. Bill Crooks joined me for another beautiful day on the Delta. We trolled shallow (3 legal, Redhead & 49er Yo-Zuri, 6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (12 legals, Readhead & Banana Y-Zuri) 14-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5 mph) on the Sac-side of the Delta below the Rio Vista Bridge. 15 locations. We caught 3 of out fish on outgoing tide and 12 on the incoming tide. Water 69-71*, semi-clear to clear. Air 55-82*. Sky clear. Wind 3-15 mph. 9 hours (6-3), 42 miles. Rio Vista tides: H: 12:52 4.4’, L 8:46 -0.1’. H 2:40 3.7’, L 8:01 1.6’. Two other boats with SIR Jolly Hookers were on the water with us as well as 6-8 other boats. Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat to Decker Island
Weather: Very warm..Light breezes 90's
Water_condition: Perfect! semi clear to clear at 72 *
Date: 08-20-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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THURSDAY AUGUST 19th.........BROKE MY WITH GAME PLAN!! Arrived at Hogback solo really late...10:00am...One of the county workers was blowing the ramp with a gas blower pushing all that dreaded green stuff back into the water. I'm thinking what good does that do? The next big incoming tide will just put it back on the ramp...BOTTOM LINE...They need to remove the stuff..Right? On well....After launching, dropped down below in Steamboat as I wanted to try some swim bait throwing , knowing I was about one hour from the bottom of the tide....This turned out to be the only smart move of the day. Picked of 5 stripes ( all under 5 pounds) but the neat thing was the water was clear enough to watch these small dudes hit the baits on the retrieve!! With the marine radio on channel 68...I hear my buddy Clyde Wands & a few other friends reporting they had did very well somewhere.?..Think i heard Clyde had already caught 12 keepers? Tried to reach him on 68...No Response....Well thats when I decided to try down below at the usual locations for trollers...Broke off on the swimbait throwing & headed down to the shoals, the dairy & Decker island.....Keep in mind I haven't trolled for Mr. Striper since late spring. Never ran into Clyde or anyone else I know. And, at the time I get to these locations. the tide has already turned ( incoming) Shallow trolling at the shoals...lost three worms...zero hookups...The dairy...lost 6 worms...zero hookups...... Inside Decker...lost 2 worms...zero hookups....never crossed over to the westbank! Thank god! Long story short....The bite must have been on the start of the outgo??? Meaning I missed the bite which was early!!! What really pisses me off...this was a day when the winds were not blowing......and you could fish the Rio Vista area with out the big chop! Oh well. ...Returned to lower Steamboat & finished the day bass fishing...It was also slow! Bottomline: I should have hit the Courtland area & spooned which has been my biggest producer to date.. See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadow
Weather: hot
Water_condition: clear
Date: 08-19-10
Remote Name: 173.85.194.197

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My wife Reyna had a rare chance to go to stumpy meadows with my on Thursday. We arrived at the lake around 7.30am. started to use a red squid hoochie in ultra violate with a worm set at 35 feet and a hook and worm down 4 color of lead core for a total of 2 hits and no fish in the boat. We fished until 11.30am and went hiking for about 2 hours until the winds die down. The water temps started at 70 and by 3pm 73 all fish seam to be in 35 feet to 54 feet of water at a depth of 60 feet. I talk to a couple of guys that they had their limits of 10 fish all small. They only planted this lake twice this year and not planning stocking it for the rest of the year.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Union Valley
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 71*, clear to 18'
Date: 08-17-10
Remote Name: 69.232.188.195

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Caught 2 small Mackinaw, 1 small Rainbow & I small Kokanee, 3-4 hit/no stick, 1 long distance release. John Ramsey joined me and 22 other SIR Jolly Hookers for the day. As a group we caught 22 fish to almost 2#. We had the lake largely to ourselves. We trolled 30-120’ down at 0.9-1.3 mph using a variety of lures, baits, scents. I did best with a 4” Rainbow Rapala 90-110’ down for the Macks. Best area for us near the dam. Water 71*, clear to 18’. Air 63-84*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph. After fishing Art Sutter, Dave Underwood and Tom West provided us with another great shore lunch. Thanks for the company John. For those readers who don't know, SIR stand for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc.. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac & San Joaq Delta
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear to clear
Date: 08-16-10
Remote Name: 69.232.188.195

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11 legals to 11# (5 released including all over 8#), 11 undersized, 3 hit/no stick, 12 lost tails. Bill Crooks invited me to join him and Ted Fagunes for a beautiful day on the Delta. We trolled shallow (6-8’ water, 140’ back at 4.5 mph) and deep (14-18’ water, 65-90’ back at 2.5 mph) on both the Sac & San Joaq-sides of the Delta below the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 71*, semi-clear to clear. Air 62-84*. Sky clear. Wind 3-12 mph. 6.5 hours (10-5), 44 miles. Rio Vista tides: L 4:25 0.4’. H 10:17 3.2’, L 3:32 1.2’. We saw Polebrother out solo trolling two rods catching his share of stripers. Thanks for the invite and company Bill. I always enjoy the times you, Ted & I can get out together.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Main Sacto,Steamboat, & Minor
Weather: Breezy with mild temps...80's
Water_condition: Clear with surface temps at 71*
Date: 08-16-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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FRIDAY AUGUST 13rd...........MIGHT WANT TO READ SOMEONE ELSE'S REPORT! Took Mike Booker out for a Striper/bass day in the north delta.....Launched at Hogback around 7:45am...By the way, this is a belated report! Looking at the tide book....We already missed the incoming tide which topped out at around 7:000am. Didn't get to the Courtland area till 9:00am.....Just knew we missed the bite!!! The electronics indicated.....NO BAIT FISH & NO EVIDENTS OF PROWLING STRIPED BASS!!....For the first time this summer I didn't detect a single tap using a Hopkins jig! Lucky Mike did pick up three small stripes as we spooned for about an hour. Largest only went 4 pounds. Just wasn't happening!...Pulled off & went smallmouth fishing.....Between Mike & myself, we must have caught at least 80 smallmouth bass using finesse Zappu jigs ...( Main river & Steamboat)...Most were dinks & can't remember how many plastic worms we lost?? But, both of us need to hit F.W to replace our lost worms! By the early afternoon decided to pick up & head to Minor slough & try our luck for Mr. Largemouth. Hitting our regular locations produced nothing. Ended the day fishing once again for the smallies in the upper Steamboat area.....While we didn't get trophy bass, did get into some better fish as Mike found a few pockets that produced three nice bass...( Over two pounds) In a nutshell: If you enjoy just catching fish, it wasn't a bad day.....but, we were after the bigger fish and it didn't happen on Friday the Thirteenth....See ya on the water..Naked.....


Name: captjim01
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: nowhere today
Weather: nice
Water_condition: clear
Date: 08-15-06
Remote Name: 71.193.12.199

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Dr. Bard-Good to hear you and Mark are still at it, been a long time. Thanks for the report.


Name: Dr. Bard
Email: asbard@aol.com
Location: Delta - Steamboat to the powerlines
Weather: Wind early both days
Water_condition: clear
Date: 08-14-10
Remote Name: 71.142.253.75

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Fishing with guide Mark Wilson Thurs 8/5 caught 49 stripers, 28 keepers (kept 2 for dinner) and 21 under 18 inches using Yozuri's and Bombers, larrgest fish 8#. Fishing again with Mark on 8/12 in the same area using the same lures caught 40 stripers,20keepers and 20 undersize, (biggest fish 7#). Again kept two for dinner. All fish caught between Steamboat slough and the power lines.


Name: Joe the fisherman
Email: Luv2Grub@aol.com
Location: in the water
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: clear and blue
Date: 08-14-10
Remote Name: 63.77.139.254

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Hey folks, I read all the great reports on here and would like to say thanks to the folks that post. I don't have a report but, I was over at Bass Pro Shops this morning. Next week on Aug. 20 1-6PM and Aug 21 10AM-6PM Chuck Buck the owner of buck knives is going to be at the Manteca Bass Pro signing customer's knives I thought that was pretty cool and I am going to take my old buck knife with me. I just thought I would share the information.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA ...about 70 miles running.
Weather: Wind not a factor! mild conditions..
Water_condition: Semi clear with surface temps 71-73 *
Date: 08-11-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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TUESDAY AUGUST 10th.....................NO MEAT & POTATOES..........Joined Mike Booker launching at King's Island..We went north & south running from White slough all the way to Discovery Bay in his Ranger boat. Lots of water movement all day with bigger tides. Unlike Alan Fong, we did no punching, but we did identify all the delta plants growing in the area from his seminars! We found pockets of fish here & there and other areas which we thought would produce...Nothing....One thing for sure, on this day they didn't want the big baits!. So, we went with the drop/shots & Zappu light 3/32 oz baits ....This was the ticket as our ratio of hookups increased, weeded through many small fish, but getting some of the bigger ones to respond. I know when I get into the boat with Mike, I can never keep up with him as he is 100 percent a Bass fisherman! This held true on this day..For every fish I caught, he would catch two! Striper fishing....A different story! LOL!....Early in the afternoon, Mike decides to make a long run & head south and fish new area's...I had no clue where we were? We start off fishing on the shallow side of one of the islands and BAM! he hooks up with the largest fish of the day....7 pounds!! on a small Zappu wacky style...this was just at the bottom of the tide...Took a few pictures, then released this handsome fish....Now, I have been with him several times when he has hooked big fish....All have come on finesse set ups...A 8 pounder this spring & another 8 pounder last summer...Gotta believe the big Meat & potato baits don't always catch the big ones!.... Mike, plan to take you striper fishing later this week for some redemption......See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: hot & windy
Water_condition: clear 74*
Date: 08-10-10
Remote Name: 75.26.53.190

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Went to the delta with Russ & Tommy a couple old friends. Caught a few in the morning on senkos & top water. When the sun hit the water we went punching. Had a good day catching lots of bass under the pennywart & hycins in two feet of water. Our best five bass went over sixteen pounds. We were punching with at least 2 oz wt & punch skirt with a beaver & crawdad in blk & blue. When you set the hook on a bass over three pounds it is unbelievable how hard it is to get them thru the grass!


Name: D.PERRY
Email: laketrollin@aol.com
Location: CAPLES LAKE
Weather: CLEAR
Water_condition: TEMP 65
Date: 08-09-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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fished this lake SATURDAY, we caught, 8 brook trout and 2 rainbows, biggest was appx 18 inches, all on flashers with wedding rings ,in the top 20 ft of water


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Courtland area & Steamboat slough
Weather: Breezy AM & PM laying down midday.
Water_condition: Semi stained to semi clear at 69-70 *
Date: 08-07-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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TWO DAY REPORT...AUGUST 5th & 6th..............HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW.......On Thursday, hooked up with Robert Gibbs ( Shell station dude ) Two weeks ago, Robert picked up his largest striper in his life....A 29 & 1/2 pounder. On this day, we picked up 16 keepers spooning, nothing over 10 pounds, all action came on the incoming tide....5 of these fish were 9 pounders, the rest ranged from 5 pounds to 7.....no undersized....We know for a fact bigger fish were in this school ! As I was bringing in one of those nine pounders, this fish was flanked with two other fish which were double in size! When I saw that, I yelled at Robert...LOOK IN THE WATER!! He couldn't believe his eyes. As i said " We never got into those bigger ones. We release everything caught....At the top of the tide around 3:00pm...the bite ended as quickly as it started...Spent the rest of the afternoon smallmouth fishing all the way back to Hogback...As it is just about every day on the delta, the winds picked up in the early morning then slow down midday then return in the late afternoon...Just has been a WINDY year!..........FRIDAY.........Brian Arimoto joined me for the day..Just knowing, he really wanted to hit the east delta & bass fish, I talked him into striper/bass fishing the Courtland area as I have been doing quite well the past few weeks...Well, in just 24 hours these fish must have moved? Nothing! not one keeper! Almost the same tides as Thursday, just 45 minutes later...After spooning for three hours, I was just not feeling it. The school just wasn't here period. Maybe we should have gone to the east delta? Feeling bad, decided to make the best of it & do some smallie fishing in the upper part of Steamboat...We found a decent bite but most fish were dinks with just a couple in the 2 pound class. Once again the winds picked in the late afternoon making it tough to hold the boat....Headed for the barn and home before dark....Once again, Mr. Striper has humbled me!! Oh well, thats fishing...Thanks for the company Brian, maybe next time we'll head to the east delta..LOL!...See ya on the water....Naked


Name: Hopeful Salmon Hunter
Email: fishin@gmail.com
Location: Freeport/Sacramento River
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 08-04-10
Remote Name: 162.2.161.108

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I've heard that the Sacramento River is not accessible by bank on either the Yolo side or Sacramento side, south of the Freeport Bridge. Does anyone know who to contact to see if the Sacramento side can be opened?


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: breezy & hot
Water_condition: clear 72*
Date: 08-02-10
Remote Name: 75.7.82.229

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Went to the Delta today with Jennifer & Dave to do some punching for bass. Had a low tide this morning so I headed out to the SJ river and fished the main channel. Right at light we got into a good bite on top water and senkos. The first half hour we had six bass to two pounds. Then we went punching and I went looking for small patches of pennywart & hyacins along the riprap banks. Right off the bat I caught one over five pounds and every small patch we hit there were bass under them! We had a real good day punching as I learn more everytime I go! I am doing a seminar this Thursday at Fisherman's Warehouse at 6 pm sharp on punching. I took pictures of the weeds and will explain how to catch these bass under the matts!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: 69-71*, clear to semi-clear
Date: 08-01-10
Remote Name: 69.225.195.179

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Caught and released 6 legals to 5#, 1 on the incoming, 4 on the the outgoing), 4 undersized, 2-3 hit/no stick, 1 long distance release. My lucky dog, Spike, joined me for the day. We launched at Sandy Beach. We had the Delta to ourselves, only 1-2 other boats out, probably due to the wind and 80+ boats having gone to the Feather River for salmon. We fished the Sacramento River & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. We trolled shallow 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph in 6-9’ water and deep 68-75’ back at 2.75-3 mph in 14-18’ water. All fish caught shallow trolling. 7 hours (5:30-1:30), 45 miles. 14 locations. Water 69-71*, dirty to clear. Air 63-80*. Sky clear. Wind 6-15 mph, mainly 8-9. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: Tom Lae
Email: tom.lae#ch2m.com
Location: Wasn't, was just boating
Weather: Sunny, about 90
Water_condition:
Date: 08-01-10
Remote Name: 198.91.8.99

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Loaded up and took the fam out tubing on Sunday 8/1. Launched at Verona around Noon. Water was running high. Saw half dozen or so boats anchored up the Feather as we headed up the SAC. Suspect that they were targeting salmon (I would rather have been doing that instead!). When we got back to the launch around 4:30 PM, the DFG was there. Me being the nosey Parker that I am, I asked what was going on. They had been interviewed folks fishing for salmon and only two fish reportedly caught by roughly 13 anglers. I am happy that there is going to be more of a season this year. Whether or not there will be decent numbers of returning salmon to catch is another story. We'll see!


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: no where special
Weather: hot
Water_condition: clear
Date: 08-01-10
Remote Name: 75.45.131.79

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anybody have any news on the salmon in the feather. Bright and clean I hope.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Courtland area & Steamboat slough
Weather: Warm & atlast light breezes 90's
Water_condition: Stained outgo...Clearer income..69*
Date: 07-30-10
Remote Name: 69.230.116.153

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THURSDAY JULY 29th.......A BREAK FROM THE WINDS!.......I took a chance and decided to do some delta fishing solo. Monday through Weds was way too windy for this river rat!. Didn't get to Hogback till around 9:00 am and was surprised to find the parking lot empty!! Guess others thought it was gonna be another windy day? Knowing the bigger waters around Rio Vista would still be kinda choppy I found the main river upstream & the tributaries ( Steamboat ) in good shape. After launching, tried a little bass fishing close to the ramp and my cell phone rings...Its Fireman Jack . I tell Jack I'm very close to the ramp & I'll see you in a few minutes...After a brief conversation going over the tides etc. we decided to try the Courtland area even though we would be working an outgoing tide with stained water...From about 10:30 am till about 3:00pm we spooned this area for 6 keepers & one undersize. 2- 8 pounders a 7# 2- 6# & one 4 #....and missing some half a dozen short strikes. We didn't get involved with larger fish, nothing over eight pounds. By 3:30pm, the action was pretty slow ( bottom of outgo) Jack decides to take a run down river and do the loop and try Clydes shoals and I decided to bass fish the mid & lower steamboat .....The start of the incoming tide was very slow for both smallies & largemouth through the late afternoon....Then , like someone hit a switch ,a couple hours before dark the bite turned on.! Using finesse Zappu 3/32 ounce jigs with 6 inch wacky style worms drew a hit just about every cast!! Lots of fun with most fish just one pounders mixed with a few 2-3 pounders. Worked this method all the way back to Hogback & met Jack returning from down below. He found fish at the shoals trolling....Think he said he picked up 4 fish? We both called it a day & got out of dodge just before dark....On the way home via highway 5....I run into a traffic jam....ROAD WORK!!! the traffic is at a crawl for about 5 miles! Average speed...3-5 mph adding about an hour delay going home!....Oh well. not a bad day on the water with a lot less winds...Would have been better if we took just one boat , but neither one of us thought we would be fishing on this a day...See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: light wind -- pleasant
Water_condition: 75-78 deg F, clean
Date: 07-28-10
Remote Name: 66.81.32.54

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The Wheels and Reels decided to give the big Kokes a try for their July derby. Our group was small; but enthusiastic. The catch was also small; but somewhat enthusiastic. Most of us fished at skiers cove and had some luck in the top 60 ft using a variety of koke lures. The top weight for us was an even two pounds. We use weight and not length because all fish, like humans, are not created equal. Tom West and I each had a two pounder as our largest fish soooo we used the balance beam and mine was slightly heavier. Len Yates had a nice koke for third heaviest fish. Art Sutter and Tom West served up a nice lunch that hit the spot. Good job Art and Tom. See you on the water, Hil Felton


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 74-79*, clear to 9'
Date: 07-27-10
Remote Name: 69.225.195.179

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We caught 3 Kokanee 18”, 18” 15” & one 15” Rainbow, we had 3-4 hit/no sticks. It was a scratch one or two/rod day. We trolled the Ranch House, Big Island, mid-lake & Skiers Cove. We caught fish or had hits at 45’, 62’, 57’, 57’, 55’, 55’, 55’. We trolled at 1.0-1.5 mph, 60’ & 40’ back. Best set-ups copper dodger, Uncle Larry’s Glow Copper Popsicle, 2 hook rigs with a Berkeley maggot threaded onto each hook with Kokanee Special gel on the downrigger ball, dodger, spinner/hootchie; blue dodger with Uncle Larry’s blue/pink/copper spinner; blue dodger with a blue RGT. Water 75-79*, clear to 91. Air 50-80*. Sky overcast to clear. Wind 0-6 mph (mainly 0). 7 hours (6:15-1:15), 26 miles. John Frantz & Miukle DeVore, fellow SIR/Jolly Hookers were on the lake and had a similar day. Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Main Sacto river & Steamboat
Weather: HOT! upper 90's Delta breezes 7-12 mph.
Water_condition: Stained outgo...Clearer income..71*
Date: 07-24-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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SATURDAY JULY 24th...............WHAT WAS I THINKING?...............I took my my Grandson Christian out for a day Striper/Bass fishing......On a weekend!!!! Man! Recreational water crafts everywhere...Tearing the water up. Try spooning with water skiers zipping by you & jet skiers doing circles around your boat!...Oh well, we did have a little luck late in the afternoon when things calmed down...My grandson got his first decent striper using a spoon...a 8 &1/2 pounder which he released on his own! Which made his grandpa happy! Me! On one of our drifts, I get into a hard fighting fish & hand off my rod.....Christian does his best controlling this fish, but the fish comes unbuttoned just next to the boat...this fish appeared to be in the teens...I had a problem with the next three fish....Hookset! lost all of them. Brand new one ounce Hopkins with super sharp hooks....I'm blaming the fish for not closing their mouths hard enough! LOL!....Picked up a 4 pounder & one undersized before ending our spooning thing around Courtland.....Did a little smallie fishing on the way back to Hogback for mostly Dinks with one bonus fish that went 2 1/2 pounds....Love those weekday fishing trips......Serious fishing with tons of recreational boats around don't mix well.....See ya on the water..Naked........P.S. I know you are laughing Fireman Jack.....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat,Minor, main Sacto river
Weather: Very warm breezy blue bird skies
Water_condition: Off colored on outgo..clearer income.
Date: 07-24-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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FRIDAY JULY 23rd...................SLOWER DAY........Mike Booker joined me for a multi specious hunt.....We didn't connect with the striped bass in the main Sacto other than just one 8 pounder & a few dinks! All action was done spooning. Don't know if the increased flows upstream from all three reservoirs...Shasta, Oroville & Folsom hurt the water clarity as we encountered stained mud like streaks flowing around the Courtland area. At any rate,we found a poor bite all morning & decided it just wasn't gonna happen. Smallmouth & Largemouth were also on the slow side as we fished the whole afternoon moving from the upper Steamboat area to Minor slough. Never got into a positive bite and worked hard for dinks while I guess the bigger fish took the day off? We were counting on the incoming tide late in the day clearing up the water and the bite picking up...Well, the water cleared, but the bite remained below par...lots of dinks but those 2-3 & 4 pounders still had lockjaw. It was just one of those days. Will be taking my Grandson out this weekend....hoping the bite picks up for his sake? Thanks for the company Mike...see ya on the water..Naked.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: anywhere but here
Weather: hot
Water_condition: clear
Date: 07-22-10
Remote Name: 75.45.119.151

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Bob, are you gonna release them with a slit in the belly to get the roe? Just kidding. I might fish a few times for the fall run but not gonna fish the American because its pretty much done by the time they open it. Unless you want a cheese head salmon steak. The quality of the fish for the fall run is not near as good as the late fall run. I'll be playing bumper boats again this year for the chrome late fall salmon. Probably see you out there. Gotta stock up on some of that sturgeon crack myself.


Name: Jerry Mullen
Email: Jmm0077@aol.com
Location: Caples Lake
Weather: Sunny
Water_condition: cold
Date: 07-20-10
Remote Name: 99.58.173.41

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I went up to caples lake for a few days. Started off fly fishing, got lots of short strikes. I was using a size 10 olive wooly bugger. I wish I had a few size twelves with me. 2nd day I started fishing at 5:45am and landed two fish on the fly rod before heading back to camp for breakfast. After breakfast I went out with my good friend Jon and his nephew in the boat and we hooked a ton of fish but only landed 9 of them 7 were Browns and two were rainbows. We caught the fish trolling seps micro light flashers wih a night crawler about 18" behind. It was a great trip.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Sacramento
Weather: Hot
Water_condition: Should be OK
Date: 07-22-10
Remote Name: 69.237.112.43

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Bob Harries: I'll be releasing salmon as well.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Not till tomorrow
Weather: Very nice Mid- 90's
Water_condition: Good flows in the Sacto!! Shasta- 10,000cfc.
Date: 07-22-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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THURSDAY...JULY 22nd...............ITS OFFICIAL!!!! ..... We are gonna have a RIVER salmon season! It does not mean the Pacific Coast Salmon ( King salmon) has recovered to a normal level of reproduction.......and everything is back to normal.....What it means is a fishing license is about $42.,00 and If we don't add Mr. Salmon to the menu after closing the salmon season for a few years.....We will lose revenue $$$$$$$$$......And after all, we did allow the opening for the oceans waters ( Party boats) which so far has been dismal....One day 10 fish & the next , juts a few.....But, according to the department of Fish & Game because of the returning number of Jack salmon last year.....The prediction is : The fishery has recovered and the numbers will justify a normal return of salmon both summer run & fall run!!!! Right! Remember the prediction of 1. 7 million salmon returning in 2004? It did not happen! Based on predictions....I'm thinking that we (DF&G) better open the the season 2010 before we lose more of our customers.....You, anglers who buy that license....will be allowed to fish the lower Sacramento river from September 4th till October 3rd from the highway 113 bridge ( Knights Landing)) downstream to the Carguinez bridge ( the whole Sacto river area) for about one month!! and, if that doesn't work! You have a chance to move upstream and try again for two months above highway 113 to Red Bluff from October 9th till December 12th....And the limit is two salmon per day in possession!! Unlike just one the past two years! OK! Stay with me!...Why can't we wait till our hatcherys get the numbers of returning fish to normal, then reopen the inland fishery? Simple......Revenue!!! Money!!...So in a nutshell: Every thing is based on PREDICTIONS!!! OK! I'll be fishing from September 4th through October in the Milller park area......You can rest assured, if in fact I do catch the mighty King Salmon...IF!........More than likely...I'll be releasing them if possible....If the fall run has returned to a normal projected run....I owe the Dept of Fishing Game an complete I'M sorry I was wrong!! Really don't think that is gonnna happen...See ya on the water... Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 75*, dirty to clear
Date: 07-18-10
Remote Name: 69.237.112.43

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Caught & released 7 striped bass to 18#, another at 8#, others 19-22”, one undersized, 2-3 hit/no sticks, 6-10 lost tails. “Fireman” Jack Clemmons joined me for a day chasing striped bass. We trolled shallow at 4.5 mph 140’ back & deep at 2.5-3 mph, 62-70’ back below & above the Rio Vista Bridge. Best colors shallow Yo-Zuri chartreuse with black spots, deep Yo-Zuri banana. Tried jigging for awhile for one Smallmouth. Fished the end of the outgoing, slack & all of the incoming tides. Water 74*, dirty to semi-clear to clear. Air 62-80*. Sky clear. Wind 3-13-15 mph (mainly 3 mph). 8 hours, 80 miles. Bill Crooks, Ted Fagunes & Bob Harries on the water today. Thanks for the company Jack.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Loon Lake, Crystal Basin
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Beautiful
Date: 07-13-10
Remote Name: 69.237.112.43

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Caught & released 4 small Rainbows, one Brown at 5-20’ down/4 colors, Mini-crawler behind gold Slim Willies at 0.9-1.5 mph 40-180’ back. Bill Crooks and I joined 20 other SIR for a derby at Loon Lake. Very pretty lake, beautiful weather, a lot cooler than Sacramento. A great shore lunch provided by John Frantz, Lloyd Willoughby & Mike Devore. Thanks John for inviting us to stay at your place Monday night, a great get together! For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc.. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Stumpy Meadows
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Beautiful
Date: 07-12-10
Remote Name: 69.237.112.43

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Caught & released 8 small Rainbows at 19’ down/4 colors, 2 doubles. Mini-crawler behind gold Slim Willies at 0.9-1.2 mph 40-180’ back at the East end of lake where it narrows. Bill Crooks and I joined 8 other SIR for a get together the day before our Loon Lake derby for a few hours at Stumpy Meadows (my first time). Very pretty lake, beautiful weather, a lot cooler than Sacramento. An eagle got one of our trout 15’ behind the boat. What a sight! For those readers who don't know, SIR stand for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc.. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Steamboat & Main Sacto
Weather: Hot with light breezes....mid 90's
Water_condition: Partial stained to semi clear at 72* surface
Date: 07-20-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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MONDAY JULY 19th..........................NOT A FLUKE!......Hit the north delta solo , launching once again at Hogback and taking a chance hauling my boat with my not running so good Ford truck.....Got one of those ( Check your engine soon ) lights on!....Much different tides this week compared to the big tides last week. Just 3 1/2 foot income & a foot 1/2 outgo...Headed to the main Sacramento via Steamboat without stopping & fishing for smallies on the way as i wanted to make sure I was in the Courtland area just before high tide.....Found the water with streaks of discolored mud lines mixed with clear water. Kinda strange as it usually is the clearest on high tide!. Started spooning after locating some scattered bait in about 22 feet of water...My 1 ounce hopkins spoon just gets hammered on the first drift...almost felt like a salmon, but it wasn't.........First fish of the morning.....Another Fat female striper that I weighed on my boga/gripes.....She went 27 pounds. Spent several minutes reviving her then back in water....Totally convince at this point, last weeks catch wasn't just a one day deal, as the bite is still happening...Next fish fish is a mere 10 pounder which comes in much quicker than the first fish. Third fish is bigger, but comes unbuttoned just along side of the boat...looks to be in the 20 pound class...At this point, I'm pumped! but like all good things, It doesn't last forever...the next 4 fish were all well under 10 pounds as i don't know if i spooked the big ones? Its almost noon and the action has really slowed ( high tide) just a few small stripes the past hour....Another boat shows up, Its Guy Brown with Fireman Jack...They had been working the Isleton bridge area and below....Said" they did pretty good with an 18 pounder as a kicker. I'm thinking these larger fish are pretty much spread out from Courtland downstream. I remember fishing along side of the famous Clyde Wands last August and we put up some good numbers for about a week.. ( Above the Rio Vista Bridge ) .then they vanished!! Guy Brown & Jack spooned next to me for about an hour, but the bite was over. I got the final fish while they were trying their luck..a small 4 pounder...They left shortly afterwards as they launched way down by Sandy's beach...Spent another hour spooning for not! Not to mention, quit grafting bait. Time to head in and do some bass fishing on the way.....Picked up 4 largemouth & 10 smallies using my finesse rod & reel....Sorry! just the same pull Mrs.Striper gives you when hooked! Its all good. Home before dark to call Clyde and tell him, It still happening....Will continue chasing the stripes till the pattern quits or my truck does...LOL! See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: SF Bay Angel Island
Weather: very windy
Water_condition: good
Date: 07-19-10
Remote Name: 75.18.49.36

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Went to the bay for some halibut fishing with my dad and some friends. Launched at Richmond and as soon as we got out of the jetty the wind was blowing hard. Went all the way across to SF to pu bait. Fighting the wind all morning made it a tough day of fishing. Tried three different areas and only caught four sharks and a sand dab! So we headed home at 1 pm with nothing in the box! Boy this was an unuasual day of fishing for us! SKUNKED!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: ( Upper Steamboat & Courtland area.
Weather: Hot with light breezes....mid 90's
Water_condition: Off colored on outgo..clearer income.
Date: 07-15-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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WEDS...JULY 14th...................SPRING RUN IN JULY?......Robert Gibbs (Shell station) joined me for a " LETS JUST CATCH SOMETHING DAY " in the north delta.....We launched at Hogback around 8:30 am, knowing we would be facing a BIG outgoing minus tide much of the day. In years past, have done quite well catching returning stripes in early July around the Courtland bridge area. .These post spawned stripes tend to school up as they head downstream returning to the salt water...If your lucky, when they do stop & feed on the large schools of resident threadfin shad....Fishing can be fantastic!! but, only when the bait is present. My method of madness is locating the bait fish under the bridge which normally occurs at the top of the incoming tide...If my electronics draw a blank ( no bait) I won't waste my time spooning, I simply head back into Steamboat and fish for the many smallies which are abundant this time of the year.....Yesterday, for some reason was different as we found bait on the strong outgoing tide. With the fast current, the boat quickly moved through the fishfinders echos and feeling the bottom was tough using 1 ounce Hopkins jigs...Bam! second pass Robert hooks into a large fish he can not stop! This fish takes him into the pilings and breaks off. Next pass, once again, Robert hooks up!.....This time the fish runs downstream and we have the whole river to fight him....Robert is using just 12 pound test on a light rod....Ten minutes later, the fish surfaces....A 29 pound fat female which had to be still loaded with eggs....My first thought was to get this fish back in the water ASAP & revive her.....After taking a very quick picture got the fish back in the water and after holding her in the water for about 10 minutes...The fish came back to life....A good thing!...continued working this area for about another hour but just picking up 4 smaller fish in the 3 to 5 pound range, these were post spawn fish....Time to give it a break & head to steamboat and smallmouth fish.....We did very well using 6 inch robo worms drop/shotting wacky style...Must have caught over 35 bass with the largest three in the 2 1/2 pound range....Late in the day the tide had run its course and began to turn.....With the start of the incoming tide, returned to Courtland....much less current and on my second pass BAM! My turn, I hook on to a fairly large fish...Another fat female, not as big as Roberts as this one went 24 pounds!!Did the same thing, got this fish back in the water ASAP & revived her....We were pleased both hens were hooked on the top of the inner mouth and didn't swallow the Hopkins spoon...(No Bleeding)....Just know with the warm water temps ( 70 degrees) it takes its toll on a hooked striper on light line....Too much time getting them in...Ended up catching a few more smaller fish but the bite really never turned on...Called it quits around 8:00pm..Thats about 11 hours of fishing!...For the record: First time catching big hens in this area this late in July which haven't spawned yet...Thanks for the company Robert..next time use something heavier than 12 pound mono!LOL!.. See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Montezuma Slough
Weather: hot and windy
Water_condition: muddy
Date: 07-17-10
Remote Name: 75.45.102.188

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The sturgeon drought for me is over. Except I am still without a keeper. Caught 2 undersized on the outgoing tide nothing except striper dinks on the incoming. Fished 10 hours both tides by the palm tree. Lots of big jumpers, half dozen other boats working the same area. Only saw undersized sturgeon caught. Winds were not a problem as they went with the tides. Virgils did not have any ghost shrimp so used small grass shrimp and pile worms. Thanks Barry from the fishin fool for the tips and the hot spots last week. Gonna have to find out where you get your bait.


Name: Filthyphil
Email: filthyphil
Location: Stampede Reservoir
Weather: nice
Water_condition: perfect
Date: 07-12-10
Remote Name: 75.210.157.56

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Fished half days saturday and sunday for 25 kokes to 16 1/2 inches. Fishing at 60 feet at about 1.3 mph with red and white dick nites, no dodgers, just les davis flashers on the ball. Fishing was okay in the deeper water, but we caught a lot more fish once we were close to the bottom. Huge school in front of the campground in 60-80 feet of water, and just above the islands back in the cove behind it. Plain shoepeg corn with a squirt of kokanee gel


Name: Bob Skinner
Email: robertskinner6106@comcast.com
Location: to Dennis Perry
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 07-10-10
Remote Name: 24.23.63.210

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Call me at 916-961-9030 an I will tell you about Wheels an Reel club.


Name: DENNIS PERRY
Email: laketrollin@aol.com
Location: CAPLES LAKE
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 07-04-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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we caught our limits within 4 hours, total of 5 browns, biggest being 16 inches, i would like some info about the wheels and reels club, i would like to join , thanks .


Name: never miss
Email: gesteves@sbcglobal.net
Location: delta riovista
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 07-06-10
Remote Name: 75.42.66.153

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Fish hookers is the name of the guide with the big red alum. boat


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: no where special
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 07-06-10
Remote Name: 75.45.116.232

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Thanks guys.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Montezuma Slough
Weather: hot
Water_condition: muddy
Date: 07-03-10
Remote Name: 75.45.116.232

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Need help. I was fishing Saturday when I saw this guide in a nice red aluminum boat with 2 outboards cruising along the area real slow probably looking for fish. He looked like he knew what he was looking for which made me feel good since he anchored about 200 yards down from me. Cannot remember the name of the Guide Service and need someone's help because I would like to charter a trip with him. I don't care if I catch a fish just want to learn what to look for on the sonar. Please email me back or write back on this website. Thanks, James


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: SF Bay Berkley Marina
Weather: windy & cool
Water_condition: clean
Date: 07-05-10
Remote Name: 75.35.136.181

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Fished the SF Bay with my friends Eric, his dad & Ceci aboard the RT HOOK captain Jay Lopes. We picked up some live anchovies and headed out to do some drifting live bait for halibuts. We had a very good day landing 15 halibuts to 24 pounds and two stripers to 10 pounds. And we missed or lost ten more fish! Over all it was a good day on the bay!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Middle Delta
Weather: WINDY ALL DAY 10-20 knots
Water_condition: Semi clear ( 2 feet Vis ) at 75*surface
Date: 06-30-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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JUNE 30th WEDS.........SUMMER PATTERN WITH DELTA WINDS....... Launching at B & W & using Mike Bookers Ranger boat, we encountered those South / West delta winds which you can't hide from fishing the middle grounds like the south Mokelumne! We started off just about high tide (8:00am) and found the bass on a positive bite and very tight to structure & weed beds. Keeping boat control was almost impossible and just given you a few seconds to hit your target as the winds just shoot through this part of the Mokelumne river. Mike figured it out when he went with a 6 inch Senko cuttail ( purple ) with a fixed 1/4 ounce weight. Just enough weight to get your bait through the pockets in the thick weed beds & not hang up....Within an area no longer than 100 yards we made repeated passes as the bass responded with vigorous attacks.....If only the wind was blowing just 5 mph slower.... Quick limits for sure! Spending about an hour in this location produced a 4 1/2 pounder for Mike and just a two pounder for yours truly with many other smaller fish. Next, decided to head to Sycamore where we found much less wind and once again a good positive bite. We switched over to our drop/shot rigs which worked very well along with Zappu heads using Jackall dark colored shake worms & don't know the official name but I call it blue ice worm....Lots of hungry fish caught, but most were dinks mixed with 2 pounders....Throwing just next to the rip rap, I picked up a strange fish! It looked like a mix between a red ear Perch & Crappie! Been fishing for many years & have never seen a fish like this one!! Weird looking..........In the afternoon, made a long run south to Columbia cut stopping at different locations....Everywhere, we caught some fish....Just not those big ones we were after....In a nutshell : Even though we got bit much of the day ( 10 hours) the wind just flat wore both of us out!!!! Have a safe 4th of July....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Union Valley
Weather: great
Water_condition: brim full, 65 deg F
Date: 06-30-10
Remote Name: 66.81.32.54

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Union Valley was the site of the Wheel and Reel's monthly fishing derby and a dozen and an half of us attended. Contrary to fishing reports the fishing was slow. The few fish that were caught were small in size. The top three fish caught were all macks with the largest weighing 1lb. 9 oz. The trout caught all weighed less than a pound. I managed to catch 3 trout and a mack. The trout took a nightcrawler behind a gold slim willie at 30-40 feet and the mack hit a large clown rapala at 75 feet. ( the clown is a broken back 6 inch) The lake is brim full of clean water with only a few rec. boaters churning up the water and the weather was cool. The next derby is scheduled for Ice House in July. Hil Felton


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: HOT
Water_condition: 79* clear
Date: 06-28-10
Remote Name: 75.8.106.191

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Headed to the delta for black bass today with a good friend (Jim) and his son (Ryan). We had a very good tide, high tide at 7am and I thought I was going to have a grest day catching bass! At 10am we had three ten inch bass and it was like there were no bass in the delta! Then I noticed Ryan eating a BANANA! What the heck! He had two banana's in his lunch box! I told him to throw them away or eat them! It was so hot out there by 11am but I did catch two nice bass to five pounds on top water. This was by far the worst day I've had in the delta this year. Banana Day?


Name: Bassbully
Email: basslamb@yahoo.com
Location: Camp Far-West
Weather: Hot 100
Water_condition: 75
Date: 06-28-10
Remote Name: 209.233.174.249

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Got punched in the mouth. We knew it was going to be a tough day when we arrived at 10:00 A.M. and a number of Bassmen were leaving with frustrated faces and no limits. We had a few bites but no takers. Going to Al's "secret lake" next time heh heh and get some of those 4lb Spotted Bass. Don't worry Al yopur secret is safe with me.


Name: DENNIS PERRY
Email: laketrollin@aol.com
Location: CAPLES LAKE
Weather: windy
Water_condition: clear
Date: 06-26-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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fished this lake SAT, used the new boat ramp, it is 10.00 cheaper than the resort, got 2 limits of rainbows, biggest was maybe 1and 1/2 lb, the weekend before i was on ICE HOUSE, got limits again , was using nightcrawlers and flashers , all fish where in the top 20 ft of water


Name: Roberto Angel
Email: rc9323@yahoo.com
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: Cool mornings, hot days
Water_condition: normal for the Sac.
Date: 06-27-10
Remote Name: 75.26.175.138

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I bank fished the last three mornings for Stripers on the Sac, along the Garden Hwy, close to the Sacramento Airport. I used anchovies and chucked various Rapellas. Got nothing on the lures and only small throw backs on the anchovies. Other fishermen I talked to were having the same luck. About 15 guys fishing, throwing everything in their tackle boxes, and not a single keeper. What are we doing wrong?


Name: Jerry Mullen
Email: JMM0077@aol.com
Location: New Melones
Weather: warm
Water_condition: 74.5
Date: 06-22-10
Remote Name: 99.58.173.41

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Went out to New Melones with my good friend Jon Thompson. We hit the water at 6:00AM and off to a slow start. We caught our first fish near the spill way at about 7:30 a 14 inch brown, then we nailed two Raindbows in the 15-16 inch range. Then we hit two kokanee over by Rose, with the biggest one about 14 inches. We had a major slow down in the action till about 11 o'clock then we had a wide open bite. We ended up getting a limit each. Our biggest Kokanee was over a pound and a half but only 15 inches long it was a real football of a fish. The fish came from 35 to 40 feet for the most part, we used needlefish, excel lures, RGT's, and a pink apex to catch our fish. Had great day on the water.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA (KINGS ISLAND AREA)
Weather: Very warm with light breezes 90's
Water_condition: Semi clear ( 2 feet Vis ) at 74*surface
Date: 06-23-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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TUESDAY JUNE 22nd.............BIG FISH DAY........Mike Booker invited me to join him on a warm day fishing the East delta....We fished the morning outgo & the afternoon income...While, I caught the first fish of the day, a 2 1/2 pounder ( using a Brushog ) Mike went on a tear catching a 3 1/2 pounder ......A 5 pounder......And big fish of the day....ALMOST 8 POUNDS!!!!!! The large fish came on a Drop/Shot rigged with a 6 inch blue ice worm. Without a doubt, Mike was on fire as I missed several good bites which should have produced fish! We fished from 7:30 am till 7:00 pm...!2 hours ! Didn't get the big numbers but did manage to get the quality fish along with the normal number of dinks...Late in the afternoon we tried some top water froggin......I had 5 blow ups with zero hookups....Exciting! but no cigar...Mike had about the same results hooking two, but none to the boat...Just doing something different which is alot of fun. Thanks for the on the water seminar Mike...Still learning the bass thing....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Jerry Mullen
Email: JMM0077@aol.com
Location: New Melones
Weather: 90
Water_condition: 72
Date: 06-16-10
Remote Name: 99.58.173.41

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Went out to New Melones with my friend David W for some Kokanee and Trout fishing. Since we havent been there in over a month we thought we would try a few different places around the lake to see if they were holding fish. Most of my sucessful spots I have fish for year did not even produce a bit which was wierd. We ended up finding the fish in th middlekof the lake. We had 2 kokanee 14, 16 inches and 3 trout one 14 inch brown and two 18 inch rainbows. We lost about 7 other fish but I guess you can't limit all the time. Great day on the water but the fishing was a lot slower then what I am grown acustom too. Oh, all the fish were caught bet 40-50 feet on a pink apex, kokanee bug, and excel lures.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: secret lake
Weather: windy
Water_condition: 69* clear
Date: 06-16-10
Remote Name: 75.31.52.213

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Went fishing Wednesday to a secret lake with Dave and Jerry. We caught over thirty spots to five pounds. Fifteen of the bass were over three to four pounds! Most of the bass were caught on 5" senkos and 7" robo worms from ten to forty feet of water. What a day we had catching big spotted bass everywhere we stopped! Also if anyone is looking for a bass boat, my demo with GFM is coming up soon. I am running a NITRO Z-9 fully loaded bass boat. Boat has Mercury 250 Pro XS, two HDS 8 insight units, 36v 109# trolling motor w/ transducer and many extras! Boat will be sold as new with a 5yr motor warranty! If your interested contact Mark at GFM (800) 759-1632 or Alan (916) 362-1200


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Oroville
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 69-70*, clear to 7'
Date: 06-15-10
Remote Name: 69.111.105.214

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16 Coho (four released) to 17”, 6 long-distance, short-distance releases & 9 hit no-sticks. Bill Crooks, Steve Robinson & I joined 29 other SIR, Jolly Hooker Fishing Club members and guests for a great outing. 32 fishermen caught 73 Coho to 18”. We launched at the Spillway. The three of us fished from 6:30-11. We stayed in one place. Our offerings for the day were a little different. We used green, purple or silver/pink dodgers or sling blades followed by purple, pink & green hootchies or wee-tads with 2 hooks, a green Berkeley Gulp maggot on each hook & a small piece of anchovy, sardine or shad fillet on the leading hook. We used anchovy of Kokanee Special gel on our downrigger balls, dodgers & hootchies. 5 of our fish were caught on 4 or 5 colors of leadcore, the rest on downriggers at 32, 45 & 55’ down. Our set-backs were 45-50’. We trolled at 1.2-1.3 mph. 4.5 hours (6:30-11), 16 miles, 1 location. Water 69-70*, clear to 7’. Air 61-84*. Sky clear. Wind 0-2 mph. Lots of boats on the water. At 11 we had to pull up our gear to tow two of our members to shore as their motor died on them. After fishing Bob Bonner & Bill Crooks hosted a shore lunch of pork ribs, green salad, potato salad, pickles, chips, cookies, soda & water. Thanks for the company & a great day Bill, Steve & SIR. For those readers who don't know, SIR stand for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadows
Weather: warm
Water_condition: very clear
Date: 06-10-10
Remote Name: 173.85.194.197

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I had a chance to go camping at stumpy meadows for 4 nights and 3 days. Got on the water at 5am, the water temp is setting at 58 degree. I decided to use a hook and worm with a med. 4 blades flasher. The second rod using a red and sliver sling blade with a 24 inch leader. Fished the whole day with only one fish, not a good start for me! On Friday, expecting the naked dude to show up with wife and grand kids got off the water at 11am to call him to see what happen. After explaining the winds were 20 to 40 mph he decided to stay home. Headed to Georgetown, to pick up some night crawlers since I only had pan tout worms since wife picked up wrong worms. Who figure trout only like a certain kind of worms. Got back on water at 3pm and fish to 8pm landed a total of 5 fish one going over 1lb fish with the same set up top lining 180 to 150 feet behind the boat. Setting out of 100 feet on line and attaching to the downrigger at 18 feet hook up with an 18inch rainbow. The rest of fish that I caught were between 14 to 16 inch trout. On Saturday I only kept 3 fish going just 12 to 14 using same setup. I did try grubs and repelas not a single fish on these set ups. The shore fisherman was scoring with bigger fish then us trolling did. Might go back on 06/22/10 that’s when my next day off is. By the end of fishing trip the water temp was at 61 very clear.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Snodgrass Slough
Weather: Superb! Calm/light winds
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 06-14-10
Remote Name: 76.105.9.165

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I couldn't get any of my fellow fishermen to go to day. So I went by myself again. Just like last Monday! However, the fish didn't bite like last Monday either. I got 8 bites on my 5"and 6" Senko. 6 were bluegill bites and the other two were dinks. It was hard to believe. Maybe that was the problem. Too many variables seem to be just right: calm winds in morning, warm water, ideal outgoing tides (maybe just a bit too late in the morning. But those bass didn't want whatever I threw them. A regular bass fisherman I ran into ( Gary ) did almost the same thing. At least he caught 1 legal, 1 1/2 lbs.! I think I'll take mky grandchildren bluegill fishing next week. I know I can catch a few of those. I quit around noon. They were probably biting after I left. Good luck! Jerry


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones..Glory Hole launch
Weather: Hot! very nice with light breezes
Water_condition: Clear with surface temps at 72*
Date: 06-14-10
Remote Name: 69.237.116.172

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JUNE 13th.....SUNDAY...........DOUBLE DUTY...........I joined Bill Meyer & Mike Booker for a rare Sunday outing on this beautiful lake.....Couldn't ask for a better weather after being pounded with those strong northerly winds for the past few days. After stopping at the famous glory Hole bait shop & getting some very good tips where the Kokes & bass were lurking, they were very helpful with information! The plan was to split the day trolling for the Kokes then try bass fishing in the many coves & arms surrounding this large body of water...We found the kokes using Hootchies with corn in about 25 to 30 feet of water....Kind of slow, but managed to pickup 3 fish to 16 inches by noon and losing two by noon..Spent the afternoon right up till darkness bass fishing the north part of the lake where the feeder streams run through the canyons...We found the water much cooler than the main body of water and a fairly decent number of Spots & largemouth...All fish caught mainly on drop/shot rigs...Lots of dinks but still fun picking them up. Once again, thanks for the great information from the guys at glory hole who told us to go past the two bridges & fish these feeder streams....A long day for a one day trip...Didn't get home till almost midnight, but well worth the effort....Thanks for a relaxing day on the water Mike & Bill....See ya on the water Naked....


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Snodgrass Slough
Weather: Sunny & windy
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 06-08-10
Remote Name: 76.105.9.165

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I went out by myself today, since everybody was busy. I got to the launching ramp by 5:30am and caught a 2 lber on the 3rd cast. The bass were very aggressive today. I even caught 2- 4 inch bass, bigger than my 5 inch Senko. I limited out by 7:30am. Nothing big! The biggest was 2 1/2lbs. Still good fun! Especially when they jump out of the water! I ended up catching 9 bass, 4 over the limit. Of which I threw back. The tide was very good. It dropped 3.4 ft and came back in 2.2 ft. I would have loved to fish that incoming tide but I left by 10:45 am. I was too tired. Hell! I woke up at 3:45 am. I hadn't caught a fish in over 5 weeks. Good fishin'! Jerry Yuke


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac & San Joaq sides
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Dirty to clear
Date: 06-07-10
Remote Name: 69.227.214.205

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11 legals, 8 released) to 23”, 11 undersized, 5-6 hit no-stick, 6-10 lost tails. Ron Retzlaff joined me for the day. We all launched at Hogback. We fished the Sacramento River & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge & False River & Fisherman’s Cut of the San Joaquin. All of our legals were caught deep trolling with Red-head Yo-Zuris 58-72’ back at 2.75-3 mph. 7 hours (5:54-1:45), 64 miles!, 14 locations. Water 67-68*, dirty (Sac), semi-clear (Old Sac), clear (San Joaquin). Air 61-84*. Sky clear. Wind 12-15 mph in the morning, 5-6 mph afternoon. 5-6 other boats on the water. Thanks for the company & cleaning the fish Ron.


Name: DENNIS PERRY
Email: laketrollin@aol.com
Location: ICE HOUSE RES
Weather: clear a little windy
Water_condition: clear
Date: 06-06-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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fished this lake again got limits , biggest was maybe 18 in., all rainbows, used flashers with nightcrawlers, fish where in the top 15 ft of water, worked the area , east of STRAWBERRY POINT, caught most fish there


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Oroville Reservoir
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Fine
Date: 06-01-10
Remote Name: 69.224.222.75

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20 SIR, Jolly Hookers Fishing Club members caught 76 Coho, many more released. Largest around 1# 4 oz. Bill Crooks joined me for the day. We boated 12, released two, had 2 SDRs, 2-3 LDRs and 6-12 hit/no sticks. We all launched at the spillway. Bill & I started off at the 162 bridge at 6:10 with overcast skies. Most of our 8 fish landed here were caught at 20’ down on lead core or downriggers, at 1.5-1.6 mph on purple hootchies with two hooks, following a watermelon dodger with a small piece of anchovy (I added 2 kernels of garlic scented Shoe Peg white corn to each hook), anchovy sauce on the dodger & hootchie, Trophy Trout gel on the downrigger ball. If we had stayed here we probably would have landed over 20 fish but we wanted to try some other areas of the lake. We trolled the bank North of the bridge for 2 hit no/sticks. As the sun came out we changed to green hootchies and trolled the area off the Bidwell Cyn point for 3. Finally we trolled the dam for another 1. After the Derby weigh-in we all said good-bye & headed back to Sacramento. 6.5 hours (6:10-12:40), 8 miles, four locations. Water 64-65.6*, clear to 7’. Air 54-82*. Sky overcast to clear. Wind 0-2 mph (mainly 0). 15-20 other boats on the water. Thanks for the company Bill. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc.. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: DENNIS PERRY
Email: laketrollin@aol.com
Location: ice house res
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 05-30-10
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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fished this lake again this weekend, used nightcrawlers and my own lures that i make, caught limits of rainbows up to 20 inches, used flashers , and countdown reels set at 65 ft , got the most in the area around strawberry point


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: anywhere but here
Weather: nice
Water_condition: getting better
Date: 05-30-10
Remote Name: 75.45.111.152

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Does anyone know if it is too late in the year for sturgeon fishing. All I hear about is striper and halibut. Almost out of sturgeon in my freezer.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: S. wind 5-15 mph, chilly
Water_condition: clean 60 deg. F
Date: 05-26-10
Remote Name: 66.81.34.82

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The Wheels and Reels fishing club headed out to Folsom Lake for it's monthly fishing derby. The weather made fishing tough as the wind blew and gusted up to 15 mph or so. No rain however. The bite for me wasn,t bad as I landed three fish, two salmon and a rainbow, that were approx. a pound each. I fished the Brown's ravine area to the mouth of the South Fork. I fished from 20-30 feet using a nightcrawler behind a sling blade. Because wind blew a short bite wasn't apparent until the bait was checked. So I probably had another half dozen bites that I didn't realize until I checked the bait. Most of the fish caught were about a pound or a pound and a half as the group averaged about a fish per rod. Wheels and Reels is a S.I.R.'s sponsored organization. HIL Felton


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 62-66*, clear to 7'
Date: 05-18-10
Remote Name: 67.124.11.250

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27 SIR, Jolly Hookers Fishing Club members kept 25 Kings & Kokanee, many more released. Largest as a King, 2# 7 oz caught rolling shad at the dam 50’ down. Most of the others were Kokanee. Bob Bonner joined me for the day. We boated 4, released two, had 2 hit/no sticks, 1 lost to a bad knot tie and 1 SDR. We all launched at Markley. Bob & I started off Skiers Cove at 6:30 for nothing. We trolled the river channel to the Big Island for 1 hit/no stick & 1 10” Kokanee. We trolled the Ranch House for 2 hit no stick, 1 break off, another 10” Kokanee, a 1# 2 0z Kokanee and a slightly smaller Kokanee. All our hits, hook-ups & landed fish were caught at 15’/3 colors on lead core or the downrigger, 1.6-1.6 mph, pink Koke-a-Nut or pink RGT, double hook rigs, watermelon or pink/copper dodgers, garlic corn, Kokanee Special gel on dodgers & small pieces of anchovy. The lead core outfits out fished the downriggers. After the Derby weigh-in we had another great shore lunch prided by Bill Kishi & Wayne Gates. Great job guys. 6 hours (6:30-12:30), 19 miles, three locations. Water 62.9-65.5*, clear to 7’. Air 60-88*. Sky clear. Wind 0-4 mph (mainly 0). Tide: slack. 15-20 other boats on the water. Thanks for the company Bob. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stand for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc.. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: cloudy & calm
Water_condition: stained to clear
Date: 05-18-10
Remote Name: 75.26.22.115

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Took Kristen (former FW cashier) and Dan to the delta today to do some bass fishing. Started the day pitchin senkos in the tules on flats. Had a high tide in the morning and the bite was on! By 11:00am we caught over fifteen bass up to six pounds. Our best five went twenty pounds or better!


Name: Bassbully
Email: basslamb@yahoo.com
Location: Rollins Lake
Weather: partly cloudy and breezy
Water_condition: 49 to 64 degrees
Date: 05-15-10
Remote Name: 209.233.174.249

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First time to this foothill lake. The scenery was beautiful and the fishing was ok. I had read the lake had mostly small fish, that report did not disappoint. My wife and I caught a number of 12 inch Small Mouth and Spotted Bass, mostly on outside points, none in coves. I also caught a 16 inch Rainbow Trout while reeling in a 4 inch Magic Worm??? Next week hopefully Wifey and I will head to Bullards Bar. The bite is supposedly hot up there. Ssssh don't tell the locals I said that lol. They like to keep that lake a secret.


Name: DENNIS PERRY
Email: laketrollin@aol.com
Location: ice house res
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: clear
Date: 05-15-2010
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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fishes ice house SATURDAY, we were using flashers with my own lures and nightcrawlers, we got limits with the biggest being a 2 lb rainbow, i had 1 brown trout that was 18 inches,none of the fish we caught were planters, was on the lake for about 4 hours, great time, the lake is still low and filing, boat dock is still out of the water


Name: Polebrother
Email: james.thomas9@comcast.net
Location: Delta Near Rio Vista
Weather: Moderate Wind, Pleasantly Warm
Water_condition: Stained, Grassy But Got Clearer
Date: 05-13-10
Remote Name: 24.6.186.213

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Girls, Girls, Girls! Trolled shallow and deep in the Rio Vista area Thurs, May 13th with my brother and nephew for seven legal stripers to 14 lbs, two shakers, a few hit-no-sticks and zero worm stealers. Water temp was 60-61 degrees, stained initially but cleared considerably during the incoming tide. Wind was moderate, never really a factor. Keepers averaged 6-7 pounds and wore lipstick, powder and paint...clearly en route to a party with high hopes for male companionship. This nature-compatible assertion was confirmed at the cleaning station. (Insert trite fish taco comment here.) The big momma, maybe a desperate cougar prowling for young roosters, was arrested by a rookie deep-diving green/blue Predator just before ebb. All other bouquet-seeking chasers were rounded up and collected near the flooding shallows by street-smart veteran YoZuri's, uniformed in battle-dress chartreuse and clown regalia. Their red & white outfits made an early appearance but were soon permanently closeted due to their hitless lack of production. Bottom line: An enjoyable day on the water made more special by meeting a couple of fellow sniffers. Always great to put familiar forum names with live, in-person faces.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sacto River at Freeport
Weather: Warm
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 05-13-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took contractor Bill Bushey out to fish for stripers today at Freeport. Only three boats were fishing when we got there at 10am. I saw only 6 shad caught there between 3 boats in 5 hours of fishing. Bill caught one throwback striper. Just one inch short! And I got skunked again. Two days in a row I've been skunked. I should have went for largemouths today, but I was afraid of the sea breeze that was blowing. I wanted to go to the South Delta, but I didn't want to drive that far and run into wind. Anyways, maybe next time! Good fishin'! Jerry


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Sacramento River Clarksburg
Weather: windy & rain
Water_condition: good
Date: 05-10-10
Remote Name: 75.26.22.115

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Dave and I went shad fishing Monday in the Sacramento river near Clarksburg. We anchored up in fifteen feet of water and hooked over fifteen shad before the wind & heavy rains came. I use a drop shot method with two 1" grubs above the weight and I let it sit near the bottom. If the wind and weather was right I know it would have been a thirty or fifty fish day by noon! The shad are here!


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadows
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: clear
Date: 05-02-10
Remote Name: 173.85.202.142

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Had a chance to head up to stumpy meadow Sunday, we arrived there at 6.45am. Water temp was a cool 44.7 perfect for long lining. I started to use a dodger with a hook and brown grub because; there were a lot of dead bugs on top. Second rod I was using a hoochie red with a worm set at 130 feet back and dodger was set with 75 feet of line set on downrigger down 10 feet. Steve rod had a dodger with glow bug set 160 feet back of boat. At 9.03 had a first fish that was caught on Steve rod it was a nice fat 18inch rainbow 1lb then 11 min later I hook up with a 17 Ύ ½ pound rainbow thinking this might be the day. The water temp was at 46 degree by 9am then 11am water temp was at 53.7 degree the bite turns off. Steve and I got off the water at 2pm. There was around 6 boat out their on the lake. After talking to 3 boats they mention that I was the only one caught something. But it looks like they are stocking the lake this week.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Oroville Reservoir
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 59-6-59.9*
Date: 05-03-10
Remote Name: 69.224.222.150

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Ten 14-17” Silver/Coho salmon to the boat, 4 lost long, 4-6 hit no stick. Bill Crooks agreed to go to Oroville today, rather than the Delta, good decision. We trolled in one place. We caught all of ours on green Koke-A-Nut or green hootchies behind watermelon dodgers smeared with Anchovy bait sauce & a small piece of anchovy as a trailer on the front hook of a two-hook rig at 1.5-1.7 mph, 50-125’ back, on the surface and 5-10’ down (using 1 color of lead core or the downrigger). The lead core outfit out fished the surface & downrigger outfits. 2.5 hours (7:30-10:00), 19 miles, one location. Water 58.6-58.9*, clear to 3-4’. Air 54-80*. Sky clear. Wind 4-6 mph. Tide: slack. 6-8 other boats on the water. Thanks for humoring me on going to Oroville and the companionship Bill!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Water 59*, dirty
Date: 05-01-10
Remote Name: 69.224.222.150

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One undersized (30”) sturgeon, 4-5 bites but no hook-ups. Carl Moyer invited me to join him for the day. It was a slow day. Carl spent an hour looking for sturgeon on the fish finder. It took it awhile to find a seam they were travelling. We tried defrosted grass shrimp, eel, sardine & defrosted shad. Our bites were all on the defrosted grass shrimp and towards the bottom of the outgoing tide. We launched at Belden Landing. 8 hours (7-2), 15 miles, 2 different locations. Water 59*, dirty. Air 46-68*. Sky high clouds to clear. Wind 3-7 mph. Tide: incoming, slack. 3-4 other boats on the water. Thanks for the invite and companionship Carl. Note: On our last trip together Carl convinced me you can freeze your left over live grass shrimp and use it successfully when live is not available. Carl sorts out all the “black” shrimp, puts them in 3 single sheets of newspaper, folds the newspaper over & over to a size that will fit in a one quart freezer storage bag. He withdraws as much air from the bag as possible, seals the bag & puts it in the freezer. When Carl brought them out of the paper they looked like the real thing. He puts a small number in a small container (with water in it) at a time, replenishing as needed. I had done the same thing after my last trip with Carl but did not put them in the plastic bag, remove the air. They had some freezer burn so we decided not to use them. Lesson learned: All white, frozen grass shrimp from your freezer or a bait shop will work when live grass shrimp are not available.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Oroville Reservoir
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Clear to 3-4', 59*
Date: 04-29-10
Remote Name: 69.230.121.99

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Nine 14-15” Silver/Coho salmon to the boat, 2 lost at the boat, 4-6 hit no stick. Nelson Wong, joining the SIR Jolly Hookers Fishing Club, joined me for the long drive to Oroville. We took Nelson’s 19’ Arima, what a boat. It was a slow day. Nelson had the hot set-ups today. We trolled in 4 places, found fish in 2. We caught most of ours on green hootchies behind watermelon dodgers smeared with Trophy Trout or Anchovy gels & a small piece of either herring or sardine trailer at 1.5-1.7 mph, 60-125’ back, 15-20’ down (using 3-4 colors of lead core or the downrigger). 6.5 hours (7-1:30), 10 miles, 4 different locations. Water 59*, clear to 3-4’. Air 46-60*. Sky high clouds to clear. Wind 0-4 (mainly 0) mph. Tide: slack. 10-12 other boats on the water, at least one got limits, others did not. Thanks for the company Nelson, great boat! Ps - For those readers who don't know SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: bmworks2fish
Email: bmworks2fish@wmconnect.com
Location: freeport bridge
Weather: sunny & Cool
Water_condition: Debris
Date: 04-29-10
Remote Name: 64.12.116.209

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fishing for shad today-several caught 4hrs myself with only one fish- older guy caught a nice salmon on a shad dart about 12lbs- leagl catch as it was hooked in the mouth-not the season but he took it home anyways- there needs to be some education put out there for individuals that dont or need to be schooled on the rules for what species are in-season. im not saying i would have put it back but those us who know better should abide by the rules


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: chilly and breezy
Water_condition: clean 58 deg F.
Date: 04-29-10
Remote Name: 66.81.44.60

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Went to Folsom for a few hours to blow the city stink off. Launched at Folsom Pt. and fished in that area. Had four strikes. Landed 2 fish, a pound and a half salmon on a night crawler and sling blade, and a pound rainbow on a green/brown grub also behind a sling blade. Both fish were in the top twenty feet at approx 1.5 mph. Wind began blowing pretty good so I headed back to town. Hil


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: nice afternoon wind
Water_condition: good 64*
Date: 04-26-10
Remote Name: 75.26.22.115

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Headed to the delta with a friend Bob. Saw a lot of bass on beds up to eight pounds in Mildred, but they were not locked so we didn't even try to catch them. In the morning we caught feeding fish on senkos up to four pounds pitching into pockets in the weeds. Then in the afternoon when the wind came up I put on my new al-e-baby and headed to my big fish water. It wasn't long before I had two fish boil on it and missed! Then I got one over nine pounds! We had 24 pounds for five bass, two of the bigger ones on the al-e-baby. Then in Mildred I caught a 10 pound striper on the al-e-baby and two more stripers hit it but I missed!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA (KINGS ISLAND AREA)
Weather: Great AM. Breezy afternoon 20 mph
Water_condition: Semi clear ( 2 feet Vis ) at 67 *
Date: 04-27-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.220

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MONDAY APRIL 26th........................LEARNING CURVE........Mike Booker joined me for a day hunting pre-spawners. Without a doubt, we didn't disturb any Hens sitting on their beds! All fish caught were males 2 pounds & under. This wasn't done on purpose....just couldn't get the big girls to eat our baits. We tried Punching, Senkos, Brushogs,Top Water Frogs, Reaction baits & drop shotting.....Only method that worked for us was down sizing , using light Zappu jigheads rigged wacky style which only produced Dinks!...Saw Allen Fong in the morning working a weed bed and of course, he was getting bit!. Don't know how his day went? With light winds all morning and a good outgoing tide, really thought the bite would turn on..It didn't!....The day looked so promising, but in reality, just a dink day for us. Back to the drawing board...Never give up!...Thanks for the company Mike... Naked.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Snodgrass Slough
Weather: Morning was excellent 5mph wind! Afternoon 22mph!
Water_condition: Mokelumen R. is still dirty
Date: 04-26-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took same old friend Bill Bushey out to toss Senkos today. I couldn't miss this day cuz it was the 3rd day before the full moon in April. And if I stayed home I wouldn't have missed anything today. Cuz I got skunked! That's right! Its my first time I got skunked fishing the Delta in April. I guess there's a first for everything. Bill caught three bass. 1 3/4 and two keepers! He's getting pretty good throwing that Senko with a spinning rod. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry


Name: ROCK "N" PONY
Email: mcclen001@aol.com
Location: delta, everywhere
Weather: great, hot
Water_condition: murky,stained, clearer
Date: 04-24-10
Remote Name: 75.63.183.5

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A great day on the delta hunting for stripers. Hit all the favorite spots including Decker, Rockwall, West Bank, Horseshoe Bend, The Flats, 3 mile, Santa Clara Shoals, and of course my secret jigging spot. We caught a 10 lber trolling Angry Eye in black back,blue mid and orange belly with white trick worm trolling West bank in 10 ft and another about 5 lbs trolling Chartruese Rebel with red head and white trick worm in Horseshoe. We tried to go up Old Sacramento but that river had muddied up big time so we didnt throw out any rigs there. Then all hell broke loose when we reached my favorite jigging hole, and the fish were there, nothing big but 4 lbers or less. Caught over 60 fish on Hopkins Shorty. Spent 3- 4 hours doing that. Alot of fun especially for my friend who hasnt experienced this type of action before. All fish caught were released including the 10 lb female. Great day on the delta.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sycamore, S Mokelumne and Snodgrass
Weather: Cold 44 degrees in morn. then nice
Water_condition: Snodgrass and Mok. R. were muddy and cold! Syc clear
Date: 04-24-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took regular good friend Bill Bushey out to throw Senkos yesterday. We launched at 6:30am. And boy was it cold. It was the first time I used gloves to bass fish. And boy was it ever slow in the morning. Bill got one 1lb crappie and one 1lb bass in the morning. I didn't even get a hit until 1:30pm. We didn't even get a hit in Sycamore. On the way back to New Hope Landing I finally got a strike. It took at least 10 casts at this one stump to entice this 2lb bass. That fish must have got tired of looking at my Senko, so it must have pissed him off. That's why he must have hit my bait. We ran into these two bass fishermen in a big bass boat that didn't even get a bite all day, so they quit at 2:30pm. I think it was that cold nite of 44 degrees to blame the largemout lockjaw. It should be better this coming week since it'll be the full moon in April. Which is always good in the Delta. Good fishin' Jerry


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta San-Joaq & Sac-sides
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Clearing
Date: 04-22-10
Remote Name: 69.105.90.210

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5 legals to 5#, 1 undersized, 6-7 hit/no stick, 12 lost tails. Hil Felton joined me for another Jolly Hookers Fishing Club, SIR outing. It was a slow day. 9 fishermen, only 5 fishermen weighed in. 12 legals caught to 8#. Hil & I trolled shallow & deep. We spent 3 hours in the San Joaquin, clear to semi-clear water, in 7 places for no fish. We spent 4 hours in the Sac below Rio Vista, 4 places, dirty to semi-clear. We caught all ours shallow trolling the Yo-Zuri chartreuse with black spots at 4.5 mph 140’ back with various scents. 7 hours (6-1), 47 miles 11 different locations. Water 59*, clear to semi-clear to dirty. Air 46-64*. Sky overcast to clear. Wind 0-4 mph. Tide: incoming, slack, outgoing. We caught our fish at the end of the incoming, slack & start of the outgoing. Thanks for the company Hil. Ps - For those readers who don't know SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: nice n windy
Water_condition: 62*
Date: 04-19-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Went to the delta today with Dave & Glenn for some bass fishing. It was a little tough, but we had a very good tide today. We only caught fifteen bass today but had some nice bass up to six pounds. Our best five went 21# and all the big ones were caught on senkos on outside sparse tules! Last week I went pig hunting with a freind of mine and I shot my biggest to date a 265# boar with 2.75" tusks!


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: East Delta-Sycamore
Weather: Morning was excellent 5mph wind! Afternoon 22mph!
Water_condition: Better than Friday!
Date: 04-19-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took my good contractor buddy out to cast Senkos off the S. Mokelumne today. The bass were biting as soon as we got there at 6:45am. We caught our limits by 8:45am. I caught the biggest again. It weighed 4lbs. 4 oz. Great fight and fun! The smallest was 1 1/4lbs. Bill's biggest was 2lbs 10oz. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry


Name: Bill Deutsch
Email: coke30years68@att.net
Location: Minor, Cache, DWC
Weather: Great
Water_condition: MUD
Date: 04-16-10
Remote Name: 76.219.241.182

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Well I have to assume that with the runoff from the Sunday and Monday rains, and the high releases of water by all of our upstream reservoirs, our Delta waters turned into mud and huge amounts of large debris floating through our fishing grounds. We tried trolling for a short amount of time in Minor, Steamboat and Cache before we started up the DWC. On Friday the color change was at the intersection of Minor, Cache and the DWC. We trolled all the way to the port with only one 17” Stripe. We trolled shallow and deep with Yo’s, BBr’s and B-16 in every color we had in the boat. Same thing on Sat. but the murky water had moved up to marker 56 and that day had no fish at all. Well…as soon as the water gets back to normal we will again hit the water.


Name: Polebrother
Email: james.thomas9@comcast.net
Location: S.F. Bay for Halibut
Weather: Drop-Dead Gorgeous,,,Mostly Windless
Water_condition: Super Clear
Date: 04-17-10
Remote Name: 24.6.186.213

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Trolled frozen chovies (bag) and dines (tray) all day on my brother's ride in central S.F. Bay for four legal hali's to 10 lbs. Slow most of the day but exceptional at afternoon tide change...landed three in 40 minutes. This was our first outing for flatties this year so rest of season looks promising. Sure hope so.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: Kinda nice! West wind to 12mph!
Water_condition: Murky!
Date: 04-16-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took my contracting friend Bill Bushey out to throw Senkos yesterday. Great moving outgoing tide! However, we only caught 6 on this tide. Then when the incoming was making its move, they hit like gangbusters. All good 2lb fish! Biggest was 2lbs. 14oz! We also got two just under 2lbs. The other eight were 2lbs plus. Certainly my best day this year. We were out there from 8am till 6:30pm. That's a lotta casting. I'm sold on black bass since I only caught one 6 inch pike last week in the Sacto River in the city limits. I didn't report it. You can understand why. Good fishin' Jerry


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA (KINGS ISLAND AREA)
Weather: BREEZY at times... Very Fishable.....
Water_condition: PERFECT..semi clear....at..58 degrees.
Date: 04-16-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.220

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THURSDAY APRIL 15th..................THERAPEUTIC FISHING!! Just what the doctor ordered! Mike Booker joined me for a day of R & R, pure bass angling......while Mike's Ranger is in the shop for a few days, my multi-purpose Jet Craft was ready to perform. It doesn't have the top end speed like the big boys & all the floor space, but it can put you on the fish. Bottom line is...we both needed a day on the water. After launching at Kings, was really surprised how clear the water was after getting pounded with Rain on Sunday & Monday! Looking at the tides, we would be working a fairly large minus tide till midday then the income late. With a cool water temp (55*) in the early morning, we found a slow bite till about 11:00am. I picked up just one fat 3 pounder using a sweet beaver all morning....Disappointment slough area. Moving over to the main San Joaquin river just below light 13 we found a point loaded with fish! All dinks, bass under 2 pounds! While mike was using a drop shot and I was using a wacky rig Zappu jig with a morning dawn robo worm....Both worked well. After catching a dozen or so, decided to try another location for bigger fish.....Shot over to Columbia cut where we got a few more....once again, dinks!....Ended the day at Mildred Island...In a nutshell: Just a beautiful day to be in the east delta with very little boat traffic and while we caught 16 bass & nothing over 3 pounds, it was better than getting SKUNKED! Just couldn't put the puzzle together & locate the bigger bass..Thanks for the company Mike...Naked.


Name: James Mize
Email: jem01@hotmail.com
Location: False River / San Joaquin River
Weather: cold
Water_condition: semi clear
Date: 04-14-10
Remote Name: 75.6.160.199

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Any suggestions on best time to fish, incoming or outgoing tides. I thought outgoing was best as it is carrying food out to the incoming fish. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Respond to my email address if you like. Thanks


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Collins Lake
Weather: Overcast
Water_condition: 53*, clear
Date: 04-13-10
Remote Name: 69.105.90.210

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2 legals to 2#+, 5 hit/no stick. Hil Felton joined me for another Jolly Hookers Fishing Club, SIR outing. It was a slow day. 20 fish for 40 fishermen, largest 2# 11 oz. We caught ours on a Rapala down 2 colors and an orange Apex behind small orange flashers on the surface, both set-ups scented, mine with Trophy Trout gel. We trolled all day at speeds 0.9-1.5 mph. Two boats caught 5 fish each trolling in shallower water (10-20’). 6 hours (7-1), 7 miles on the electric trolling motor, 4 different locations. Water 53*, clear. Air 46-62*. Sky overcast to clear. Wind 0-4 mph. Tide: incoming. A great shore lunch after the fishing was enjoyed by all. Thanks for the company Hil. Ps - Bill Crooks was not able to join me today as he made his way down to the Capitol today to protest AB 2336 (to terminate the management and protection of the public's striped bass fishery that inhabits the Bay-Delta estuary). The bill had been amended last evening. There was a good showing by the California Striped Bass Association with a bus transporting members of the West Delta, Isleton, Stockton and Modesto Chapters. This type of nuisance bill will continue to be presented, as those who want the water will keep coming back and coming back until we get grinded down. We can’t let this happen. Pps - For those readers who don't know SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Polebrother
Email: james.thomas9@comcast.net
Location: Delta Trolling Lanes
Weather: Wind not a Factor
Water_condition: Mostly Clear
Date: 04-13-10
Remote Name: 24.6.186.213

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Still No Girls, Girls, Girls. Brought 28 stripers to the boat Tuesday, April 13 but nary a female...mostly 20-24 inch squirters. Trolled shallow above and below RV bridge with red/white YoZuri and red/white Angry Eye Predator sharing the hot bait award. Water clarity not an issue after Sunday & Monday rains, temp around 57 degrees. No combat trolling this day as there were very few boats on the water--all those encountered were very courteous and adhered to the port-to-port protocol without fail. Great day on the water but I still need me some ladies!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: 2 day report..above Rio Vista both days.
Weather: Light breezes..mild spring days.
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear from 54* to 58 *
Date: 04-09-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.220

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WEDS APRIL 7th............SLOW THROWING SWIMBAITS...BETTER TROLLING....Took my son in law Gabe out for a day Striper hunting. We launched at Hogback. really thought with the balmy weather the parking lot would be almost full.....It wasn't.....With a weak incoming tide lasting all morning and a stronger outgoing tide in the afternoon ( 4 footer ) fished the lower section of Steamboat till noon....We worked the rip rap throwing 1/2 ounce traps. The stripes were not interested in Traps! A few taps but zero hookups. While I prefer using this method catching these schoolies, I could tell Gabe was getting frustrated not hooking up....Time to troll. Shot over to the shoals just at the tide change and got out the Yo-Zuries. The water was in good shape ( Semi clear ) and just a few boats working this area. I caught the first fish on the second pass, an 8 pounder, then Gabe got the next three fish. We stayed in this location for much of the outgoing tide & brought 9 fish to the boat...nothing over 8 pounds.Lots of short strikes which resulted in lost trick worms...Just enough action to keep you in the ball game. At the end of the day and heading back to Hogback via Steamboat, once again tried throwing Traps.....I picked up the last fish of the day, another 8 pounder...Home just before dark......... THURSDAY APRIL 8th..................Brian Arimoto joined me for a days fishing which turned out to be a bass catching day with just one striper caught. We fished Steamboat, both lower & upper...Courtland bridge area...and spent most of the day in Minor slough...We couldn't find a pattern that worked for Mr. Bass as our results were poor. Just 2 smallmouths & 2 Largemouths pounding the water all day!. The single striper was caught on a swimbait ( 17 incher!!) The two black bass were in the 2 1/2 lb class....Summary: It was just one of those days....SLOW! Thanks for the company Brian, we'll get them next time....Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear, no debris, 53-57*
Date: 04-06-10
Remote Name: 69.228.157.213

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12 legals to 23”, 8 undersized, 10 hit/no stick, lost 8 tails, lost no lures. Bill Crooks asked m to join him and Bill Croyle for an outing. We caught fish trolling shallow (Yo-Zuri & Predator Red head, 140’ back in 6-8’ water at 4-4.5 mph) and deep trolling (Rebels, Clown) 60-72’ back in 10-16’ water at 2.5-3 mph. We launched at Sandy Beach. Quite a few boats out bait fishing & trolling. 7 hours (7-2), 36 miles, 8 different locations. Water 53-57*, clear. Air 39-60*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph. Tide: a high low tide to incoming. Thanks for the invite & company Bill. Nice meeting you Bill Croyle.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Montezuma Slough
Weather: Awsome
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 04-06-10
Remote Name: 75.45.127.85

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Arrived near the top of the tide, only about 1/2 hr left of moving water. Withing 20 mins as boats is starting to drift everywhere, hooked up on a 49inch sturgeon. Only 1 other pump during the outgoing. Slow day for me, but got one for my Dad. I just played captain while he got to sleep the rest of the day.


Name: Frisky Phil
Email: 123@123.com
Location: Verona at and above the fork
Weather: Cloudy
Water_condition: Good
Date: 04-02-10
Remote Name: 75.208.183.170

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Caught 5 keepers and a few shakers, just over 18" with one fat male about 26". Trolled shallow red head yozuris looking to cover some water then threw traps when they were found. Slow fishing but better than yesterday, should light up when the weather warms up again, next weekend might be it.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Overcast, light rain
Water_condition: 59*, clear
Date: 04-02-10
Remote Name: 69.229.126.184

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7 legals to 22”, 5 undersized, 5 hit/no stick, lost 3-4 tails, lost 3 lures. Bill Crooks & I decided to go out at the last minute for a quick outing. All fish caught deep trolling Rebels (clown) & Predators (Red Head) 85-100’ back in 12-16’ water at 2.5-3 mph. Quite a few boats out bait fishing & trolling. 5 hours (8-1), 30 miles, 3 different locations. Water 59, clear. Air 39-45*. Sky overcast, showers, light rain. Wind 0-8 mph. Tide: high to outgoing. Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Delta middle
Weather: cloudy & windy
Water_condition: clean 60*
Date: 03-29-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Went to the Delta today with Bob and it was tougher than last week! First started the day off with a four pounder. The first couple hours we had two over four pounds and eight smaller bass. Then the water dropped out and the bite got tough for me. With a slow mid day no bite for the next couple hours was boring! About three o'clock as the water came up we caught another five bass but nothing over two pounds. It looked like it was going to rain but it went around us!


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: nowhere special
Weather: nice
Water_condition: none
Date: 03-29-10
Remote Name: 75.45.103.160

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Hey Al, If you want to go fishing with Naked, first you have to offer him a bottle of Crown Royal. Then he will get ahold of you. lol James


Name: al pham
Email: alpham916@gmail.com
Location: looking for spot
Weather: a
Water_condition: a
Date: 03-28-10
Remote Name: 75.211.48.137

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Naked Fisherman can you contact me? I would love to go fishing with you... thank you Al @ alpham916@gmail.com or 916-247-3355


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Overcast
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear, 58-59*
Date: 03-25-10
Remote Name: 69.229.127.222

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Bill Crooks invited me to join him & Ron Retzlaff for a day trolling for stripers. We caught 4 small legals, two undersized, had 4-5 hit/no stick, and lost 4-6 tails. Most were caught on the Clown Yo-Zuri trolling shallow in 6-9’ water at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back. We all launched at Sandy Beach. We trolled above & below Rio Vista. 6 hours (7-1), 41 miles, 14 different locations. Water 58-59*, clear to semi-clear. Sky overcast. Wind 0-3 mph. Tide: last of the outgoing, slack & all of the incoming, start of the outgoing. There were several other boats out, most reported a tough day, a couple got into decent numbers of fish. Thanks for invite and company Bill. Another great day spent with you & Ron.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: clear, light wind
Water_condition: clean, 55 deg F Surface temp
Date: 03-24-10
Remote Name: 66.81.46.244

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The Wheels and Reels Fishing Club, also sponsored by S.I.R.S. , fished Folsom Lake for its monthly outing. What a plesant surprize to see the lake about half full of clean water. We have fished the delta and the Port and have gotten used to "brown" water. I fished near the narrows of the South Fork and had a profitable day. I had ten solid strikes and landed 8 trout to 1 pound 4 oz. All fish were caught in the top ten feet of water using a number of different lures/baits. The most successful for me was a nightcrawler with power bait egg behind a Father Murphy's multi-colored dodger trolled at 1.5 MPH on my downrigger at ten feet. The other derby participants had similar results. A good day on the water! With this lake in our back yard , wih lower entry fees and quality fish, I plan to fish here more often. Hil Felton


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: Perfect
Water_condition: Kinda clear! Surprized!
Date: 03-24-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took my good friend from Bel Air Produce Dept, Kenny out Sunday to try for largemouths for the first time this year. And Kenny laced a 6lb. 1oz on his third cast at 8:15am with a buzz bait. And here I was netting his lunker and my fingers were still in my tackle boxes. Kenny also caught a 2.4 and 2. I lost the tourney with Kenny with my 3lber and 2 keepers. I got all of mine on senkos. After reading the Naked Fishermen's report, I think I'll go try rattle traps and swimbaits more in the heart of the Delta. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat Slough
Weather: A little breezy / Mild conditions
Water_condition: Clear income- AM Off colored outgo- PM
Date: 03-24-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.220

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WEDS MARCH 24th....................TOO GOOD TO LEAVE STEAMBOAT!......Didn't get to Hogback till 7:30 am. Being solo, had to wait in line to launch...Lots of trailers already in the parking lot. On this day I had every intention to try other locations, but found such a good BITE throwing Traps on the incoming tide which lasted right till the end of the tide ( 11:30am ) No way I was leaving!! Had many other boats troll right by me and they were only picking up a fish here & there. Between 8:30am till 11:30am. I caught & released 18 stripes, with the largest going nine pounds! Every fish caught was next to the rip rap in less than 9 feet of water. No monsters, but steady action. Water temps were between 56 to 59 degrees. By noon the tide topped out to slack & the bite went south. In this period, tried shallow trolling & picked up just two schoolies...none over 4 pounds. Knowing the outgoing tide in the afternoon would dirty up the water....Jumped on the bass fishing....caught 3 bass on 6 inch robo's............By 4:30pm. the tide was ripping & all fishing was slow...Gonna surprise my wife & get home before dark....See ya on the water. Naked....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 58-59*, clear to 8', algae in the water
Date: 03-23-10
Remote Name: 69.227.19.202

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Bill Crooks joined me and 23 other SIR (Sons in Retirement), Jolly Hooker Fishing Club members for an outing. Bill & I caught one 18” Rainbow & 3 small (less than 1#) King Salmon. All fish landed on the surface with worms naked or with a watermelon side-kick dodger (1 on a side planer). One hit/no stick on an orange grub on the surface on a side-planer, one hit on a white hoochie w/anchovy strip behind a white dodger & one hit on a rolled shad at 25’. We all launched at Markley Cove. I’m not sure how many fish were caught, in total, but I’m guessing we averaged 1/rod, a fairly tough day. Bill & I trolled the dam, Skiers Cove, Narrows & the Ranch House. We trolled 1.2-1.5 mph 150’ back from the surface down to 50’. 6 hours (5:45-1), 22 miles, 5 different locations. Water 58-60*, clear to 8’, lots of algae in the water. 48-70*. Sky clear. Wind 0-6 mph. Tide: slack. Pastor Steve was out with a member of his church for, I’m sure, a blessed day. Thanks for the company Bill, sorry I could not get you one on a rolled shad. ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 58-59*, clear to dirty
Date: 03-22-10
Remote Name: 69.227.19.202

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some stripers. We caught & released 7 small legals to 21”, 2 undersized, had no hit/no stick, lost 3-4 tails. We launched at Vieira’s. We motored & trolled deep & shallow above & below Rio Vista in the Sac river and its sloughs. We deep trolled 2.5-3 mph 50-90’ back & shallow trolled 4.5-5 mph 140’ back. 6 hours (5:30-11:30), 36 miles, 13 different locations. Mackerel early, banana & red head Yo-Zuri deep divers & Yo-Zuri chartreuse w/black spots shallow divers best. Water 58-59*, clear to dirty. Air 48-64*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph. Tide: last of the incoming, slack & first of the outgoing. Water above Rio Vista bridge, in Old Sac clearer to clearer than below bridge. Ron & Char Retzlaff & a friend out as well as a few other boats,, some catching of small legals being done. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Private Pond ( East of Marysville)
Weather: Perfect Spring weather
Water_condition: Clear at 65 degrees
Date: 03-21-10
Remote Name: 69.238.170.118

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Saturday March 20th..........EASY PICKINS!..............Got a chance to return with my brother Randy to our friends foothill private pond nesting some 10 miles east of Marysville...Unlike delta fishing, no running & gunning, searching for the right tides, clear water & water temps flirting in the mid- 50's........This small body of water is weeks ahead of the slow warming delta waters....We found more than half the bass caught, post spawn. And were eager to attack any bait offered. Using soft plastic worms, it didn't matter what brand or color!. They just ate them up. Using top water frogs, I would get a blow up within 30 seconds! By noon both my brother & myself had caught dozens of bass from 2 to 5 pounds...Who was counting? LOL! While it was fun pulling these bass out or getting bit on just about every cast, I'll have to return to the delta & struggle to get a limit of wild fish...A different day of fishing..See ya on the water..Naked


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser Res. - Truckee
Weather: High clouds cold to warming
Water_condition: 16" ice - getting softer
Date: 03-20-10
Remote Name: 75.35.136.244

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Last ice fishing trip of the year. I got a total of 15 Rainbows all 12" to 13". Five of us on the ice ended the day with a total of 36 fish. Most of them went back in the lake to get bigger. The ice is getting softer and the shoreline will probably be gone by next weekend. I ended the season with ten trips and a total of 87 fish, only keeping a few for some good eats. Next year...


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice, a little windy
Water_condition: 56-57*, clear to dirty, some debris
Date: 03-10-10
Remote Name: 69.227.19.202

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Ron Retzlaff invited me to join Bill Crooks and he on a striper trolling outing. We landed 6 legals to 5# (3 released), 4 undersized, had 2 hit/no stick, lost 9-12 tails. We launched at Vieira’s. We motored & trolled deep above & below Rio Vista in the Sac river and its sloughs. We deep trolled 2.5-3 mph 50-90’ back & shallow trolled 4.5-5 mph 140’ back. 7 hours, 44 miles, 14 different locations. Mackerel, banana & red head Yo-Zuri deep divers & Yo-Zuri chartreuse w/black spots shallow divers best. Water 56-57*, clear to dirty. Air 50-64*. Sky clear. Wind 0-15 mph. Tide: last of the incoming, slack & most of the outgoing. During the mid to last of the outgoing the current really ripped and there was lots of debris in the water requiring lines to be cleared every few minutes. Quite a few other boats out, some catching being done. Thanks for invitation Ron I enjoyed the day with you & Bill.


Name: bigbadwuff
Email: bigbadwuff@att.net
Location: Lake Pardee
Weather: sunny no wind
Water_condition: clear
Date: 03-18-10
Remote Name: 99.17.226.198

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Slow trolled pink or orange grubs on top with guide Dale Daneman of Dale's Foothill Fishing. My buddy and I limited out on 15-18" rainbows. Sep's side-planers outfished the inside lines 4-1. Great day on the water and learned a lot from Dale.


Name: Jerry Mullen
Email: jmm0077@aol.com
Location: Lake Don Pedro
Weather: Sunny clear
Water_condition: 58.8
Date: 03-18-10
Remote Name: 99.58.173.41

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I went out to the lake with my good friend Jon Thompson. We started fishing a little late at about 8 AM and lunched at Blue Oak. Had our first salmon in the boat at about 8:10 about 800ft from the ramp.The bite was good for us till about 10:00 then really tapered off. We moved over by Jenkinson hill for 3 more fish. Ended up with 6 salmon and oneTrout. The salmon were caught between 40-50ft with BPS xts speed minnows, the biggest one going 15 inches. The trout was caught at 30ft with a #2 rainbow needlefish. It was a great day on the water.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat & Minor
Weather: BALMY...once again
Water_condition: Slighty stain to semi clear at 57 *
Date: 03-18-10
Remote Name: 69.238.171.241

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WEDS MARCH 17th...................IT STARTED OUT GOOD !..........Didn't get the boat in the water till around 8:00am. Arriving at Hogback around 7:30am & talked with a couple guys who were having motor problems..... As i motored down below Snug Harbor the tide was already on the way out and the current moving pretty good. Started working the rip rap throwing traps, just letting the boat drift with the current. In the first hour or so, I picked up 4 stripes to 8 pounds & lost two. A good start that went south. Continued trap throwing till noon without another bite....Decided to run to Minor slough and see if was any better there. It wasn't!!! Throwing traps produced nothing! Deep Trolled for about an hour & caught one Squawfish. Ended the day Black bass fishing....This was also SLOW!! One bass caught after a million cast...and it was a dink...A slow day for this angler. A beautiful day on the water, but it would have been better if the bite lasted the whole day.....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sacto River Power Lines/Decker
Weather: 75 Degrees! Perfect! Warm!
Water_condition: Stained to semi-clear
Date: 03-17-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took my good friend Dan Gee out to baitfishing for sturgeon and stripers. We started fishing about 8am with the outgoing tide ending at 1pm with a 3.9 foot drop. Horrible fishng! The only thing great was the weather. Superb! Dan caught 2 small catfish in 35 foot water. And I caught one 21 incher. Two other trollers stunk also! One got one! Anyway, I'm going after black bass this Friday. The hell with this so-called striper run. I don't think that that can be called that anymore. Good fishin" Jerry


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands areas
Weather: 75 Degrees! Perfect! Warm!
Water_condition: Stained to semi-clear
Date: 03-17-10
Remote Name: 24.10.80.51

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I took my good friend Dan Gee out to fish the Sacto River for sturgeon and stripers with bait down below Rio Vista. We started about 8am with a good outgoing tide. It must have dropped 3.9 feet by 1pm. Great conditions! But horrible fishing! Dan caught two catfish fishing 35 feet water, and 3 striper dinks. I got one 22 incher striper .and that was all I got except for one dink. I'm even lucky I caught that one striper. We were using frozen shad I had left over since November. I used 6 ghost strimp but all I got was little nibbling like striper bites. And today was March 17! Usually plenty of male stripers are biting by this time. But not for us! Other trollers were doing lousy also. I saw one boat stick up his index finger meaning one striper. I'm going after black bass this Friday. The hell with those stripers! Good fishin' Jerry


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Camanche North Shore
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 54*, clear to 8'
Date: 03-16-10
Remote Name: 69.227.23.159

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Hil Felton joined me for a Jolly Hookers Fishing Club (SIR) outing at Lake Camanche. We had 45 Jolly Hookers & guests, 30 fish caught to 2# 6 oz. Hill & I got 5 Rainbows to 1#, 11 oz, had 4-5 hit no sticks. We launched at the North Shore. We motored & trolled 14 miles, 3-4 different locations. All on the surface, 3 on side planers 100-150’ back/25-70’ to the side, 2 out the back 100-150’. 4 on Sep’s side-kick watermelons with crawlers w/wo orange P.B. nuggets, 1 on an orange grub. 1.5-1.8 mph. 5.5 hours, 14 miles. Water 54*, clear to 8'. Air 54-68*. Sky high overcast to clear. Wind 0 mph. Tide: slack. Quite a few other boats out, some catching being done. A great shore lunch for all after the catching. Thanks for coming along Hil & showing how to serve as co-host/chef for the lunch. Ps - For those readers who don't know, SIR stands for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc. If you are interested in joining us, give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty, 52-55*
Date: 03-15-10
Remote Name: 69.227.23.159

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for striped bass. We got 7 small legals to 23”/4#, no undersized. We launched at Hogback. We motored & trolled 49 miles, 12 different locations. Semi-clear to dirty water everywhere we went. Found 2 small concentrations of fish, 3 on deep divers (Yo-Zuri mackerel (1) & Red Head (2) and 4 shallow (Yo-Zuri Red Head (1) & brown, purple & silver (3). Deep at 2.75-3.5 & shallow at 4.5 mph. 8! hours, 49 miles. Water 52-55*, semi-clear to dirty. Air 54-64*. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. Tide: outgo. Quite a few other boats out, some catching being done. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento, DWSC
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear, 54-57*
Date: 03-11-10
Remote Name: 69.227.23.159

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Late report, I've been unusually busy for a retired guy. Bill Crooks invited me for probably our last day this season going for stripers out of the Port of Sacramento, in the upper Deep Water Ship Channel (DWSC). We got 3 small legals to 20”, 2 undersized. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club, Port of Sacramento. We motored 7 trolled deep for 31 miles, 5 different locations. Clear water & incoming tide for the most part. We trolled deep divers. 2 on Read Head B25, 1 on a banana Yo-Zuri, 1 on a Red Head Yo-Zuri, 1 on a Red Head Predator. Most at 2.75-3.25 mph in water depth targeted as 14-18’. 6+ hours, 31 miles. Water 54-57*, clear to semi-clear. Air 39-62*. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. Tide: incoming. 3-4 other boats out, not much catching being done. Sac water should clear up in 5-8 days, water reach 55* & the bite turn on. Thanks for the invite and company Bill, another great day out.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STEAMBOAT SLOUGH
Weather: BALMY...Best day this year
Water_condition: Semi clear outgo..Clear income. 51-58*
Date: 03-15-10
Remote Name: 69.238.171.241

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MONDAY MARCH 15th...........JUST THROWING...........Instead of joining the group of anglers working the Old River to Isleton bridge.....Decided to focus on the lower Steamboat area. Launching at Hogback just behind Guy Brown's rig just before sun up. Worked the out going tide below Snug Harbor to the mouth all morning throwing Traps along the rip rap & tules.. Found the water a little stained, but still very fishable. Picked up 8 stripes, mostly in 4 to 8 feet of water. Water temps went from 51 degrees very early to 57 degrees in the afternoon. Caught nothing over 6 pounds! A couple of the males were milking when picked up, the rest nothing. When the tide ended around noon, so did the bite. Did about an hour of shallow trolling in the afternoon ( incoming tide ) lost two tails and had a pretty good size fish on for a short time that came unbuttoned. Water became very clear on the incoming tide. Did not see many other boaters working Steamboat all day..A few passes, then, they would move on...That tells me they were not getting bit well. Saw Fireman Jack in the morning briefly, he was headed elsewhere to fish. Don't know how he did as his rig was still in the parking lot when I left just before dark. Bass fished the rest of the day till 6:45pm..Worked hard for just two bass..2 & 3 pounders...A great spring day to be on the water even though it wasn't a red hot bite....Should get better as balmy conditions continue and the water warms .....See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Portola
Weather: Clear, cold, fresh foot of snow
Water_condition: 18" to 20" ice with good shore
Date: 03-15-10
Remote Name: 75.22.188.23

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Made it back up to Lake Davis on Saturday, after falling through the ice at Boca last week had to get back on the horse... good day with six for me and the biggest two fish around 17 1/2". Seems like the bigger ones were about 3' or 4' under the ice and the "smaller" 13 - 14" fish down about 8 to 10 feet. I got three on bait (crawlers and powerbait) and three jigging a micro jig (grey).


Name: PV Sportfishing Review
Email: info@puertovallartafish.com
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Weather: little Windy
Water_condition: smooth
Date: 03-06-10
Remote Name: 189.182.101.92

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Puerto Vallarta fishing report March / 06 /2010Captain Steve Torres Has been on a tuna hunt even though it is late season Captain Steve found a great boil of Yellowfins but way offshore about 20 miles past the El Banco so it is about a 70 mile run from the Marina Vallarta.  We left the docks last Tuesday a little before 4 am hit the fishing grounds about 7 am, and right as we approached the Island we saw a nice flock of birds and smaller tuna ;jumping just like the other day Captain Steve said smaller tunas jumping early and the big bite in the afternoon after 2pm We had a first hook up after about 15 minutes drifting and casting live bait, nice little footballs about 30-40 lbs great Sashimi to start off the day, after we boated the first tuna we caught up with the School and as soon as we starting drifting again, there was another bite then another then 1 more all about the same l.size 30 -50 lbs that got everyone blood going we kept catching one after another with 1 more triple hook up, then at about 2 pm we decided to get a little further away from the Island and try for the bigger tuna We drove about a mile Captain Steve spotted some birds and we were back on top of them. Then we all saw a big splash in the water behind us much bigger then we had seen all day and 5 minutes after that we were hooked up again this Yellowfin had a little more size about 120 lbs to top the day, total count eleven Yellowfin tuna-30-60 lb range and one that was about 120 lbs. Online video will be coming soon, email us at info@puertovallartafish.com for more info about Puerto Vallarta fishing or for a more recent Puerto Vallarta fishing report


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Dirty everywhere!
Date: 03-09-10
Remote Name: 69.227.23.159

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I took one for the team going out for some striped bass. I caught & released one 5#/23”. I launched at Hogback. I motored and trolled 74 miles, 6 different places on the Sac-side. Dirty water everywhere, not a drop of clean or semi-clear water anywhere! I trolled shallow some, mainly deep using Yo-Zuris. The one striper caught was on the banana deep-diver at 3-3.25 mph in water depth targeted as 14-18’. 7 hours, 74 miles. Water 52-54*, dirty. Air 38-52*. Sky clear. Wind 0-5 mph. Tide: incoming. 3-4 other boats out, not much catching being done. Sac water should clear up in 5-8 days, water reach 55* & the bite turn on. Water may be clearer in the San Joaquin & Mokelumne. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Minor Slough area.
Weather: Windy with isolated showers ( cool )
Water_condition: Off colored at 51 degrees.
Date: 03-09-10
Remote Name: 69.238.171.241

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MONDAY MARCH 8th......JUST HAD TO GO!............I launched at Hogback and no surprise to me. was the only rig in the parking lot! South/west winds 10 to 20 MPH.....dirty water...and falling water temps....Going solo, would be looking for some wind protected area along with clearer water......Bait fishing will rule....The ride from Steamboat and up Cache was BRUTAL! This run usually takes less than 15 minutes with flat water...But on this day, the wind had churned up the water with big whitecaps and with a reduced speed it took more than 30 minutes to reach the mouth of Minor...Of course, I found calmer conditions entering inside Minor.....Anchored in 15 feet of water around one of the many bends and went to work with the many baits I had in my ice box....Didn't matter what I had on the hook...Shad, Sardines, even Squid.....Nothing but CATFISH!!!! And if you have ever fished with me, you know how I feel about these whisker face critters..LOL!....After a couple hours and zero Stripers, picked up the anchor and decided to explore the area....Going inside of the many cuts in Minor, I found slighty clearer water & warmer temps....I threw Hammer traps & Rattle traps for more than an hour without results. No stripes....By late in the afternoon, the water had warmed in the cuts to 56 *...Got out my bass gear and went to work using Brushogs & 6 inch Senko's....The skies began to darken and I knew I didn't I didn't have much time left before it started raining...Bam! nailed a 4 1/2 pound bass on the Brushog...Wow! a fish without whiskers....After releasing him/ her...time to head in...Here comes the RAIN!..which followed me all the way back to Hogback.....The only trailor in the parking lot...Mine...Soaking wet...headed home....No stripers on this day....one bass..and numerous catfish....Better than sitting in my lazy boy recliner watching Bill Dance......See ya on the water.. Naked.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Boca Reservoir
Weather: Cloudy, no rain or snow
Water_condition: DANGEROUS!!!!!!!!!!
Date: 03-06-10
Remote Name: 75.22.188.23

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If anyone else does any ice fishing please heed this warning... THE SHORELINE ICE AT BOCA IS DANGEROUS!!!!!! Five of us on the ice at 0730, little touchy getting out on the ice pack due to the fact that the lake has risen about 8'-10' since two weeks ago. The shoreline ice weakened as the day went on and I broke through about 12' from shore in about 20' of water. Thanks to no panic and a solid friend with a rope, I can share the warning. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!! By the way, 7 fish for the five of us. Biggest was 18 1/2" Brown followed by an 18" Brown. All released to get even bigger.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: LAKE BERRYESSA
Weather: Mostly cloudy..light winds...
Water_condition: Clear..clear...clear..at 56.9 degrees
Date: 03-05-10
Remote Name: 69.238.171.241

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FRIDAY MARCH 5th...........PRE-SPAWN BASS..........While recent heavy rains have once again colored the delta waters, not so for Lake Berryessa.....Mike Booker invited me to join him for a day of pure bass fishing. I was at an unfair disadvantage from the start, as most of my bass gear is set up for delta fishing, running braided line right to the hook. You can get away with it fishing off colored water, but not here at Berryessa! CLEAR WATER PERIOD!! Fishing the many arms connecting with the main lake, we located fish staging in 20 to 30 feet.....Mike is using 8 pound Fluorocarbon line on both of his finesse rods with a wacky-jig head set up. I'm using 10 pound braided line with the same set up....Both of us are using Morning Dawn Robo worms.....Mike is getting bit on a regular basis & goes up 5 fish to my none! I'm not feeling anything!...Duh! By noon, Mike has his 7th fish.....I'm shooting blanks. I stop fishing & change to 8 pound test fluorocarbon leaders on both of my reels.....Just like magic, I hook up & catch 3 in a row!! Why did I wait so long to make this adjustment? Too late to catch up with Mike..We ended the day catching 13 bass to 3 pounds...Just 4 caught by me...the bass were all three specious...Smallmouth, Spots & Largemouths....Didn't catch any fish in shallow water...nothing under 15 feet....Not a bad day for very early March...Thanks for the invite Mike......Naked.


Name: rock n pony
Email: mcles002@yahoo.com
Location: nowhere togay
Weather: nice
Water_condition: calm
Date: 03-05-10
Remote Name: 75.43.38.67

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Oh no Buck. You should have checked Fishermans Warehouse first. You probably got ripped off at Bass Pro. $ 6.99 at Fishermans Warehouse. By the way, Barry and Mark are old timers and everyone on this website knows who they are. You should always check FW first as they will normally beat BP prices by 10%-40%. Just sharing that with you


Name: Buckthefisherman
Email: Katinkahbelle@hotmail.com
Location: califonria Delta
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: flat
Date: 03-04-10
Remote Name: 63.77.139.254

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I don't know if you guy's have heard about the P Line Predator lures, but I was down at Bass Pro Shops last weekend and saw a guy named Mark Wilson and another guy named Barry Canevro I believe was his name. They showed off some great fish pictures and had really seminars about trolling for stripers. Well, I just wanted to let you know that I was in Bass Pro today around 5 o clock and the sales people were stocking these pline lures in the deep divers and in the angry eye shallow lure. The salesman said they had been waiting on these lures for some time. I got 5 different color and can't wait to try them out. I hope to post again with some postive striper catching results.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento, DWSC
Weather: Fog to clear skies
Water_condition: 43-54*, semi-clear
Date: 03-04-10
Remote Name: 69.226.75.223

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Bill Crooks invited me to go out for some striped bass. We caught 11 legals to 6# (released 7), 1 undersized, had 1-2 hit/no sticks and 1 double. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club, Port of Sacramento. We trolled the deep water ship channel. We used banana & clown Yo-Zuris, redhead B-25s with shad gel at 3-3.25 mph in water depth targeted as 14-18’. The trolling “lane” was very technical, changing from 14’ to 10’ or 25’ in a few seconds. Fortunately the bottom was clay & weeds, no lost lures in the unexpected shallow water. 5.5 hours, 33 miles. Water 53-54*, semi-clear, little to no debris on or in the water. Air 56-62*. Sky foggy to clear. Wind 0 mph. Tide: Slack and outgoing. Thanks for the invite Bill, another great outing.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: nice
Water_condition: very stained in most places
Date: 03-01-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Headed to the delta with Dave & Dave to see what the rain did to the water. We went up north to the Mokolume River which was like mud! So we headed all the way north up in Snograss. Only one small striper for the day. But the bass fishing was pretty good but we only caught six bass to four pounds and I lost one at the boat about five pounds. Most were caught flippin brushogs up tight. Have to wait until the water clears a little then it will bust wide open!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento, DWSC
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Dirty to clear, 54-56*
Date: 03-01-10
Remote Name: 69.226.75.223

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Bill Crooks invited me to go out and look for some clear water and striped bass. We caught 5 legals to 8#, 4 undersized, had 3-4 hit/no sticks and 2 doubles. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club, Port of Sacramento. We trolled the deep water ship channel. We rolled shad & trolled 38-40’ water for 2 hours at 1.5 mph, maybe one hit on the 3 oz banana weight, 3-way swivel, 3 oz hair raiser & deep-diving Yo-Zuri rig. We switched over to deep divers (Yo-Zuri clowns & redhead with shad gel or garlic scents) at 3-3.25 mph in water depth targeted as 14-18’. The trolling “lane” was very technical, changing from 14’ to 10’ or 25’ in a few seconds. Fortunately the bottom was clay & weeds, no lost lures in the unexpected shallow water. All but one of the legals was caught on the inside rod. 7.5 hours, 33 miles. Water 54-56*, semi-clear to dirty (outgoing) to semi-clear to clear (outgoing), some debris on & in the water. We had to motor twice to find fish or stay in clear, moving water. Air 50-62*. Sky high overcast. Wind 0-2 mph. Tide: Most of the outgoing, slack & 1st hour of the incoming. Thanks for the invite Bill, another great outing, doing something different that produced a few fish.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Portola
Weather: Snow, Cold, crappy
Water_condition: 10" snow on 4" slush on 14" ice
Date: 02-28-10
Remote Name: 75.22.191.130

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Seven of us hit the ice at Davis. On the ice by 0800 hrs and by the end of the day around 1630 hrs. we had caught a total of 36 fish. Seven of them were 17" or larger. Biggest of the day was 18 1/2". Lots of fish and most were caught 8' to 12' down on Crawlers or Powerbait. The smaller (12 - 14" ers) were hitting the Crawlers. The Big Guys were hammering the Powerbait (Chartreuse Chunky Gulp) and the were 2' to 3' under the ice. Everything went back in the water except for the biggies or the "gut hooked" ones... they are still there to catch again.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: grownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Pittsburg
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear, 56*
Date: 02-25-10
Remote Name: 69.226.75.223

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Carl Moyer invited me to attend the Area 2 SIRs fishing club breakfast, a great group of guys. After the breakfast Carl took me out for another sturgeon catching lesson. We launched at the Pittsburg municipal launch & were fishing within 15 minutes. Carl caught & released 3 undersized sturgeon & I short distance released an 8# striped bass. The best bite was on the outgoing tide. We use grass shrimp & 6-12 oz weights. 4 hours, 4 miles. Water 56*, dirty (incoming) to semi-clear (outgoing), some debris on & in the water. Air 50-62*. Sky high overcast to clear. Wind 0-2 mph. Tide: Last of incoming, slack & 1st hour of the outgoing (best bite). Another good day with fellow SIRs and Carl. Thanks for the invites Carl.


Name: Rodman 28
Email: markinmillbrae@att.net
Location: wherever there's water
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 02-26-2010
Remote Name: 76.252.217.130

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How does it "Help" all the other fisherman on this website to post about catching sturgeon in a "Secret Location" other than to be self-aggrandizing, a braggart and a few other adjectives not fit to print?!.....Mark.


Name: Ratty the REAL Fisherman....
Email: phothisane@sbcglobal.net
Location: W.Sacramento secret location
Weather: cloudy but nice.
Water_condition: Calm
Date: 02-24-10
Remote Name: 69.111.100.222

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Me and 3 of my buddies caught 3 sturgeon. All three are between 56 and 60 inches. Fishing from the banks using Pile Worms and Grass Shrimp. It was a good day. No boat needed. Caught 2 under size and let it go.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Amador
Weather: 48-53*, overcast
Water_condition: 54*, dirty, debris in/on the surface in places
Date: 02-23-10
Remote Name: 69.226.75.223

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I joined 8 other Jolly Hookers (SIRs) Fishing Club members for a day at Amador. Nine of us caught less than 9 fish. I don’t think anyone caught more than one. I got one slightly over 3#, the largest caught was 6#. We trolled primarily. I got mine top-lining rainbow glitter PowerBait at almost 3 mph! I tried bank fishing power bait on the bottom & casting Kastmasters for over an hour in 2 different places for nothing. The largest rainbow caught by our group was on a rainbow Needlefish with Trophy Trout gel, no worm trailer. A few other boats out today, same results. A few of the bank fisherman near the launch/trout stocking area were catching some throwing small silver Kastmasters. 6 hours, 10 miles. Water 54*, dirty. Air 48-55*. Sky overcast to light sprinkles (we got out of there just as the rain came). Wind 0-2 mph. Tide: slack. The guys in the club are all good trout fishermen. If they can’t do better than a trout/rod that says something, I’m not sure what. Always a good day our with fellow SIRs/Jolly Hookers.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Mokelumne River
Weather: OK, wind 5-8 mph in some areas
Water_condition: 54*, clear
Date: 02-22-10
Remote Name: 69.226.75.223

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Bill and I tried the “other, other” river today for striped bass. Bill & I were skunked (except for Bill’s smallmouth bass (more on that later). We drifted minnows, trolled shallow, trolled deep, threw Fishtraps for not a hit. A few other boats out today, same results. 6 hours, 45 miles. Water 52*, clear. Air 48-59*. Sky overcast to partial overcast. Wind 0-3 mph. Tide: incoming. Bill decided to keep the smallmouth in the live well. It was alive when we got to my house. Bill put it in his ice chest. When he gets home he puts it in water in the garage sink. DFG calls him Tuesday and asks him if he wishes to volunteer to relocate smallmouth from the Mokelumne to the American River. Bill says can I start today? I’ve got one alive in my sink! They say yes. Bill is going to relocate it today, Wed, Feb 24th! Are those smallmouths hardy or what? Always a good day with Bill.


Name: fishboat
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: Costco auburn blvd
Weather: raining
Water_condition: falling from sky
Date: 02-24-10
Remote Name: 216.93.194.60

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Went to Costco on auburn blvd yesterday looking to buy some petrale sole. None there yet, this is the best sole you can buy. What do I find in the fish counter FARM RAISED striped bass. I just came home from 6 days striper fishing in the delta and caught fish every day brought a couple home. Next time I want to sneek off to Reno, I can tell the wife I'm going striper fishing in the delta and stop by Costco on the way home and buy a fish and show her what I caught. I wonder where these fish are raised? Could be China,as everything else comes from there. Hey Alan I caught a fish at a running pump thanks for the help on what lure to use.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: good then bad
Water_condition: clear 55*
Date: 02-23-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Headed back to the delta with a couple friends to see if the stripers were still there. It was nothing like yesterday! Graphed lots of bait (smolt) and fish but they wouldn't hit. I had two blow up on my big stick on top water and missed them both. JB landed the only two stripers for the day and they were small. Then I had a big striper hit my al-e-baby which I fought for a while getting it close to the boat and the hook pulled out! Looked like about fifteen pounds. Had one other swirl on my al-e-baby and then it started to rain so we quit at 11:30am and called it quits. Only got rained on for about half hour!


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: very nice n sunny
Water_condition: clear 57*
Date: 02-22-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Went to the north delta with Alfred and it was a slow start up in the Consumes River. So I headed north and on my first stop and Alfreds first cast with a spro swimbait wham fish on! For the next half hour we landed over twenty stripers to twelve pounds! I was using my al-e-baby and my biggest was over twelve pounds. But I lost a good one that was taking line and just came off! As I moved up more onto the flats we started to catch some big bass. So I switched to a spinnerbait and flipped a brushog and ended up catching over twenty five pounds of bass for five fish! Largest was over seven pounds! We had a great day of fishing!


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Boca Reservoir
Weather: everything came at us
Water_condition: 16" ice pack
Date: 02-21-10
Remote Name: 75.22.191.130

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Saturday's ice fishing trip this week was to Boca in Truckee. Wanted to start the morning fishing "Brown's corner" at the dam, unfortunately even though we were there by 0700, there were other guys fishing there already. Went over to the West shore at the dam and did okay. 18 fish for 5 guys all small rainbows. That is until about an hour before time to go home. The guys in Brown's corner pulled out so we went over there and fished it. One of the guys hooked and landed a 6 lb. German Brown while jigging a Crystal Bullet jig in a 4" refrozen "old" hole. good trip...


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 56-59*, clear, some debris
Date: 02-18-10
Remote Name: 69.225.195.244

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Bill Crooks invited me for the day at the Port of Sacramento, Deep Water Ship Channel. We caught 7 legals to 5# (released 4), 1 undersized, had 2-3 hits/no stick. Bill wanted to try rolling shad so we trolled slower than usual. I was not sure what to use as I do not have a lot of confidence rolling shad so I was lazy & stuck with my same old rig. All but one were caught deep trolling @ 1.5 mph, 65-80’ back using a 3 oz banana weight with a bead chain, 3-way swivel, 3 oz hair raiser & Mackerel & Rainbow Yo-Zuris. Bill had a similar set-up but rolled shad for much of the day (got one that way). We were both surprised we did not get more hits/hook-ups on the shad. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club. 6 hours, 27 miles. There were 10-15 boats in the area, not many other reports of catching. Water 56-59*, clear, some debris on top or in the water. Air 50-63*. Sky foggy to high overcast. Wind 0-2 mph. Tide: Outgoing all day. One of our two best days together at the Port/DWSC. Ron Retzlaff was downriver trolling, scouting for clear water & stripers. Thanks for the invite Bill, glad you got one rolling shad, that was the plan for the day.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Frenchman's and Davis
Weather: Clear, Cold
Water_condition: 18' ice pack on both
Date: 02-16-10
Remote Name: 75.7.82.238

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Ice Fishing at Frenchman's on Saturday. Six of us caught five fish, very few bites and most of them were "one hit wonders". Fished about 500' out from the dam and all over the water table and couldn't find them. Out of the five fish only one was 15" rest were throwback 12" or so. Ice fishing at Davis the next day rocked. Three of us caught 18 fish with four of them going just under 17". Fish were about 8' to 12' down and hitting on Green gulp powerbait and crawlers. The jigger caught a few on a variety of lures. Best fish was the one that knocked over my rod holder and pulled my pole into the hole, fortunately the reel hung up on the edge of the hole long enough for me to grab it.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Pardee
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 53*, clear to 12'
Date: 02-16-10
Remote Name: 69.237.197.118

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I joined 39 other SIRs, Jolly Hookers Fishing Club members (16 boats) and guests for a day of trout trolling at Lake Pardee. The group caught 48. Bill & I caught 8 to near 2#, most on orange grubs with Trophy Trout gel 150-175’ back, 25-50’ out to the side on side-planers at 1.6-1.8 mph. 6 hours, 18 miles. We received a “paper” boat check at the gate. We trolled the main lake and the river channel (all our fish were caught in the river channel). There were 10-15 boats in the area & we saw most catching fish. Water 53*, clear to 12’. Air 49-59*. Sky overcast to partial overcast. Wind 0-3 mph. Tide: slack. Always a good day with Bill, our fellow SIRs and, as usual, an exceptional shore lunch.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Pardee Lake
Weather: very nice
Water_condition: good 54*
Date: 02-15-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Went to Pardee with Jennifer & Mynda (cashier) for some smallmouth fishing. The weather was very nice and warm. The water temp was 54* and the fish were not biting! Good thing the weather was perfect because the fishing was bad. Oh well thats why it's called fishing and not catching!


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Montezuma Slough
Weather: awesome
Water_condition: nice and muddy
Date: 08-15-10
Remote Name: 75.45.125.200

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Very slow day today. Saw lots of boats in the area and heard no reports of any sturgeon caught. Used about every bait there is with nothing but 2- 6" stripers. Fished the incoming, probably should have fished the outgoing. Guess I need some educating.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Power Lines....Above Sherman....
Weather: Cool..Breezy much of the day....
Water_condition: Off colored at 50 degrees.
Date: 02-11-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.137

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10th........KINDA WINDY! BUT, PRODUCTIVE..........Driving down Interstate 5 from Sacramento we encountered a thick fog which quickly burned off as we passed the Thorton turnoff ...That can mean only one thing! Clear skies and breezy conditions around Rio Vista.....Tom Ramage joined me for a day Sturgeon fishing....After launching at Sherman county park, we found choppy conditions as we motored up to the power lines with south/west winds to 12 knots...On a positive note, we would be fishing the incoming tide with the wind at our backs. Water temps were 50* and climbed to 51* at the surface in the afternoon with ideal water conditions ( slighty muddy ) With a good flow of water coming down the main Sacto river, it took a few hours to get our boat steady on the income. Once again, Salmon Roe balls were the bait of the day and very little junk bites with the off colored water....We counted less than 4 other boats in this area all day and zero jumpers!! My Hummingbird was alive & well with large echo returns all day under us & using the side imagery, both sides of the boat....At around 10:15am. I pick up a suicide fish! a few touches then straight down....This fish went 50 inches and decided to release him and try for a bigger fish as the day was young....Finished the incoming tide without another hookup and we hoped the outgoing tide late in the day would be more productive? The turnaround didn't happen till 3:30pm so we only had a few hours till dark. Tom gets a great pump shortly after the tide gets moving and misses him...Reels in and puts another roe ball on...Another pump...but this time, a solid hookup!...unfortunately a shaker at 44 inches....We fished till almost dark and by that time the tide was really ripping and our window closed! Once again, the last boat to leave the power line area trying to catch one of the big boys...Guess we were lucky landing a few fish on a windy day? see ya on the water.. Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: 51-52*, clear, incoming tide
Date: 02-08-10
Remote Name: 69.237.197.119

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Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike, out for a day at the Port. We caught 6 legals to 6# (released 3), 2 undersized, had 12 hits/no stick. All deep trolling @ 2.5-3 mph, 90-150’ back. I used a 3 oz banana weight with a bead chain, spreader, 3 oz hair raiser & Yo-Zuris with 6" tails. Bill had similar set-up. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club. 6 hours, 18 miles. There were 20-30 boats in the area, most got something. Water 51-52*, clear, not much debris on top or in the water. Air 48-56*. Sky overcast. Wind 0-3 mph. Tide incoming to beginning of the outgoing. Our best day together at the Port. Thanks for the invite Bill, always a good day with you.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: lake pardee
Weather: cold and rain
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 02-07-10
Remote Name: 74.37.126.110

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Had a chance to camp at lake Pardee for the opener I know there is a charge for boat launching but if you camp their they still charge you for your boat that’s $7.00 dollar a day plus 8.00 for docking their and 2 kayak. After paying a total of 92.00 for 1day ½ of fishing this how it go. Bank fishing was better than trolling I saw some going over 7 pounds and better. I took 2 other with me and their puppy bandit. At 6.45am headed up river to the first cove which I always good for 1 or 2 fishing in 60 feet of water Kari nailed a nice 18 Ύ Kokanee it was so funny because bandit saw where I put the fish and he was try to find it. After showing him where the fish was he could understand why I close the lid. After resetting Kari fishing pole with a purple hoochie and a pink corn with a piece of worm. I set a side planner going back 75 feet of line with a Shasta tackle orange and white hoochie with a green grub I got a rainbow but lost it 10 feet behind the boat with 4 poles out had a lot of strikes but no hard take down. I also had the downrigger set at 20 feet and 5 feet with repelas in orange and rainbow trout color.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser res. - Truckee
Weather: Snow, Snow, Snow
Water_condition: Good 16" ice pack
Date: 02-06-10
Remote Name: 75.7.82.238

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Back to Prosser for some more ice fishing but this time decided to fish the dam. Fished the West Bank of the dam area and did well. Six of us caught 36 fish, no real big ones but several were about 13" to 14" and big and fat with a good fight. Most were caught about 10' to 12' down on both crawlers and gulp power bait (Chart. w/glitter).


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: cloudy
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 02-05-10
Remote Name: 75.45.125.200

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Hey Nick, How did you get down 35 feet? Are you using 6 ounces of weight. I cannot get more than 20 feet and seem to be going over the top of them. Am new to the club so any info would be helpful. Thanks, James


Name: Nick Garcia
Email: nick1028@comcast.net
Location: Dep Water Channel
Weather: warm partly cloudy
Water_condition: Clear-50 degrees
Date: 02-05-10
Remote Name: 67.182.164.255

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Wednesday I Fished with my bud Jimbo Moya. We trolled 35 ft deep using spreaders with Yozuri + tails and jigs. Good day -caught 7 stripers 15 -6-3-3 te big boy was 34 inches! tight lines ya'll


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Suisun Bay Sturgeon Not
Weather: Good Enough
Water_condition: 47*, dirty, outgoing all day
Date: 02-02-10
Remote Name: 69.224.150.80

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike and I went out for sturgeon. We were skunked! 6 hours, 39 miles. We launched at Belden Landing. We scouted lower Montezuma, upper & lower Suisun for nothing on the fish finder. We anchored two different places. We fished an outgoing tide & outgoing current (on the incoming tide). We did not get a single bite (maybe 1)! We tried live grass and ghost shrimp, brined shad, eel & roe. There were 7-10 boats in the areas & we heard nothing on the radio or across the water. Slow day? Water 47*, dirty, not much debris on top or in the water. Air 48-53*. Sky overcast to partial overcast. Wind 0-3 mph. Both Bill and I felt the need to get out with all the rainy weather having kept us in for most of January. Always a good day with Bill.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: THE FAMOUS POWERLINES
Weather: Foggy early then partly cloudy ( cool )
Water_condition: OFF COLORED with lots of debris 48 *
Date: 02-02-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.137

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 1st. ...................TREES & TONS OF DEBRIS!!! .....With the Sacto river flows dropping from 18 feet to 11 feet at the I street bridge, it turned the lower part of the delta into a sea of GARBAGE!!! Bill Meyer joined me for a day of Sturgeon fishing which wasn't an easy task....After launching at Sherman Island in a thick fog and slowly motoring upstream to the power lines (start of the outgo ) we were dodging piles of debris along with very large trees & branches!....After anchoring and the fog lifted, it got worse! I was constantly running to the front of the boat & pushing large tree branches & trees off my anchor rope with my oars!!! One time, I moved too late and had to throw my anchor rope overboard as a 20 foot cottonwood tree snuck up on us....Really hard watching your rod tip & all the garbage behind you....About an hour into the outgoing tide, the river started to relax with much less debris and we could focus on the business at hand..FISHING!!!LOL! Using Roe balls, I caught my first fish of the day.....A slimy 8 pound squawfish!...which hit just like a sturge...pumping action and all!....At the end of the tide ( 12:00 noon ) Bill gets a classic pump using a roe ball and gets a solid hookup.....FISH ON! for about 45 seconds as this big guy comes unbuttoned.....As hard as Bill set the hook, thought for sure this fish was stuck well......Guess he wasn't? The incoming tide took more than an hour to turn us around as there is still lots of water pushing down the Sacto...Fished till 4:00pm with just a few nibbles & jiggle bites..Alot less junk on the water on the income....A slow day for us anglers...Lots of big echo's on the Hummingbird on both tides and saw no jumpers all day!. Will try it again on Weds before the next chance of big rains.....Thanks for the company Mr.Bill....See ya on the water....Naked. P.S. Be careful out there, small boat owners..


Name: lovetofish
Email: rdpaiva@sbcglobal.net
Location: sacramento delta
Weather: bad
Water_condition: muddy
Date: 01-28-10
Remote Name: 99.0.5.82

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looking for a good great guide to teach me top water fishing for the big stripers. and locations . area interested in sac.delta. thank You all


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Camanche North Shore
Weather: 44-50*, overcast
Water_condition: 50*
Date: 01-27-10
Remote Name: 69.108.235.225

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My lucky dog, Spike, Steve Robinson and I joined a group of 34 Jolly Hookers (SIRs) fishing club members and guests for the day. steve & Ie caught 7 rainbows to 15” (2 released), 1 largemouth bass. Most were caught on orange 3” grubs 100’ back & 75’ outside on side planers. A few were caught on the surface, straight out the back of the boat 100-140’ on 3 different lures. We trolled at 1.6-1.9 mph most of the day in the vicinity of Hat Island. The largest fish caught by our group were 6#+, 5#+, 5#+. Water 51*. Air 44-50*. Sky overcast. Wind 0-3 mph. Over 30 boats on the water today. Most of our guys caught fish. Another great Jolly Hookers (SIRs) outing with excellent hamburgers with all the fixings for lunch provided by Ron Madsen & Alex Alexander.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Pumphouse San Pablo Bay
Weather: Windy, drizzle all day
Water_condition: cloudy but not muddy enough
Date: 01-26-10
Remote Name: 75.45.119.113

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It was an off day for the sturgeon while fishing aboard the Morning Star out of Crockett today. 9 people on the boat accounted for just 2 stary flounder. We had crab bites all day but no sturgeon pumps. Need some more mud to flow down the rivers to muddy up the bay.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: sacramento delta
Weather: raining
Water_condition: dirty 47*
Date: 01-26-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Went to the delta today to see what the water looked like. Fished the San Joaquin river for about an half hour when I got a call from work. Sacramento Fisherman's Warehouse got hit last night by some crooks! They cut a hole in the roof and made off with a lot of reels, fishfinders and money! So we'll be on the look out at web sites and auctions. We have some footage of the crooks from the cameras in the store and now it is up to the police to go find them! Please be aware of anyone selling new reels and fishfinders!


Name: 14_Blast
Email: pdm1n@aol.com
Location: San Pablo Bay
Weather: Overcast, Rain
Water_condition: Green, then turned muddy brown (less than 7' of water)
Date: 01-24-10
Remote Name: 76.102.85.112

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Fished the outgo yesterday With Scott. Had 1 pump and left when the depth got to 3.5. Came back the next day for another try with Scott and Tony. Had two pumps today, Scott was able to hook, actually, it was a suicidal sturgeon which hit his bait like a freight train...no pump at all and leaped out of the water. Scott had his back turned so he missed all that, we had to tell him he had a fish. He fought the fish for about 45 minutes, I got a noose around it, measured it, removed the hook, and set it free. During the fight, we saw another sturgeon jump (to get away from the hooked sturgeon). We thought it was the sturgeon that was hooked, but it was smaller and the rod wasn't pointing towards it. About an hour after that, we got a pump, but it was a swing and a miss. Fish was 77", used ghost and eel. We could see Mt. Diablo from where we fished.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser Reservoir
Weather: Snow, Sun, Wind, Rain...
Water_condition: 1' snow on top of 1' water on top of the ice pack
Date: 01-23-10
Remote Name: 75.44.203.168

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Very tough day of fishing in very tough conditions. First we had to snowshoe into the lake through all of the fresh snowpack (about 2'). Once on the lake found about a foot of snow on top of about a foot of water on top of the ice pack. Very tough conditions, breaking through the snow and soaking through the boots all day. Slower day of fishing with only about 17 for six of us. Same baits, depths, etc. It was nice to see a few more groups of ice fishermen out on the lake with us.a PS - Gotta have a sense of humor sometimes... lmao Dude.


Name: The white dude
Email: deltaman@aol.com
Location: Sacto Delta
Weather: windy, cold, rainy
Water_condition: wet
Date: 01-23-10
Remote Name: 24.6.207.25

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Launched at Hogback with my pals Lopez, O'Leary, Vang, Ivan and Jamal. Started fishing the outgoing tide with traps and caught several undersized shaker stripes, however Vang insisted on keeping them. Gave up and tried for sturgeon with some ghost shrimp, also caught a few shakers but Ivan hid them in the battery compartment. Got frustrated and started arguing with O'Leary who was drunk off his a$$ on where to go next. Lopez jumped out of the boat when the Sherrif's patrol cruised by after I yelled "La Migra!". Jamal wanted to go catfishing but we didn't have the right bait, Vang ate it all. Gave up and headed back to the dock where all my pals jacked me out of my car, boat and fish. See you on the water......


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@sbcglobal.net
Location: home by the pool
Weather: warm
Water_condition: rain/wind
Date: 01-19-10
Remote Name: 75.26.169.78

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John Fong, Davis didn't mean anything as he only stated that there are orther poachers beside asian. There wasn't any racial about it and i'm asian and not offended by it.


Name: John Fong
Email: JF@aol.com
Location: California Delta
Weather: Warm - I stayed home
Water_condition: clear
Date: 01-19-09
Remote Name: 76.238.131.141

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Dear Davis, I have recently read your post. I am offended by your racial comment regarding Asian fisherman. What is that all about? JF


Name: Davis Whaler
Email: kenyamo@aol.com
Location: Decker Island
Weather: Foggy & Cold
Water_condition:
Date: 01-16-10
Remote Name: 24.7.159.212

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Only small stripers near the power lines. Only fished three hours with my son and his friend. Pulled my boat out around 12:30pm and noticed both the F&G and the local police hanging out in the parking lot. I waived hello and thought nothing of it. A boat after me had just docked. One of the three guys came over to my boat and asked how I did - told him only shakers. He said the same with him and said he had been out there all night with his two buddies, above the Rio Vista bridge. We talked boats for a bit and then a little while later, I notice he's back at his boat with the game warden in his boat looking around, eventually pulling out a plastic bag with at least five undersized stripers - obviously concealed. The guy was body searched and looked like he was going to be handcuffed but not sure what happened afterwards - we left the seen. Amazing 'fisherman' will try to sneak off with undersized stripers - isn't it like $500 a fish? Never seen a poacher caught red-handed before... (he was not asian as many would think) - costly lesson!


Name: dave grooms
Email: davegrooms@apfloor.com
Location: liberty & port of sac
Weather: rain and wind
Water_condition: good
Date: 01-17-10
Remote Name: 67.126.210.41

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Fished all day for just a few bites and a couple of keepers on fish traps fished my freind Russ The highlight of the day I found God once agian in my life Went on a suicide run from liberty to the port at 76 mph with Russ at the wheel, rain drops felt like bullets against my skin, I prayed for survival all day while at the mercy of this mad man at the wheel. Good bless you all and may you never have to experience this mad man at the wheel.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser - Truckee
Weather: Clear Cold getting windy
Water_condition: 12" solid ice
Date: 01-16-09
Remote Name: 75.44.203.168

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Back to Prosser for week 2 of ice fishing. Pretty much the same report as last week. Seven guys fishing, all but one caught fish and a total of 36 Rainbows landed. Almost all were thrown back, again no size. Baits, etc. same exactly as last week.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: foggy, very foggy
Water_condition: Port of Sacramento color
Date: 01-16-09
Remote Name: 75.45.102.3

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The port was dead for me today. Caught 1 18incher on a fishtrap trolling. Threw it back as I thought I was gonna slay them today. But I was wrong. Saw a few others trolling and drifting minnows but the reports were the same. Fished the outgoing tide. Saw lots of bait balls, lots of fish but they were too deep. Should have brought a jig.


Name: Diehard
Email: bernardkim@hotmail.com
Location: antioch by west island
Weather: lil windy, but occasional moments of calm
Water_condition: lil stained, but not stained enough
Date: 01-13-10
Remote Name: 98.244.26.92

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heard there was some action there recently from some locals, fished the end of the flood and the rest of outgo with grass/eel and ghost/eel. marked a lot of big sturgeon, but no takers, had a few takedowns, no sticks.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Camanche Reservoir
Weather: Overcast, 44*
Water_condition: Calm
Date: 01-10-10
Remote Name: 69.237.197.216

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Bill Crooks and I had a rare opportunity to be taken out by a real trout fisherman, Kevin Wilson. Bill volunteered his Willy boat. We caught 12 rainbows to 3+#, most 15”. Most were caught on orange 3” grubs (my first on a grub) 100’ back & 75’ outside on side planers (my first also). A few were caught on the surface, straight out the back of the boat 100-140’. One on a F7 Hot Steel, 2 on an orange trout fly with a wiggle fin & 2 on a chartreuse 3” grub. We trolled at 1.9-2 mph most of the day in the vicinity of Hat Island. Water 51*. Air 44*. Sky overcast. Wind 0-2 mph. Over 20 boats on the water today. Kevin really knows Camanche, how to use side planers and catch fish. Thanks for the invite Kevin & Bill. A great day!


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser Res. - Truckee
Weather: Foggy not too cold
Water_condition: 12" ice pack, clear water
Date: 01-10-10
Remote Name: 71.155.150.161

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Six of us hit the ice for the first Ice Fishing trip of the season. Good solid ice pack and the fishing was amazing. A total of 37 Rainbow Trout were landed and most (except for a few badly hooked ones) thrown back to get bigger. Biggest was about 13 1/2". Fish were caught about 8' down in 12' of water, several were caught a foot or so off the bottom. The bigger ones were hitting threaded crawlers, the smaller planters were gobbling up the Green powerbait. The jiggers did well with about 10 fish caught on (mostly) White Swedish Pimples. Nothing big this trip but action all day long.


Name: manteca mike
Email: fatmyke@ hotmail.com
Location: big cut/ grizzly bay
Weather: cloudy/ foggy
Water_condition: 48.8
Date: 1-6-2010
Remote Name: 71.130.177.240

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launched out of beldons landing headed for big cut i finished fishing the incoming tide with no luck.as soon as the tide changed i caught a 46 inch keeper on ghost shrimp that i released holding out for a larger fish. caught alot of small stripers and flounders , but that was it for sturgeon. it was a great day fishing never seen so many ducks and hunters on the water .if i liked duck i could see myself out there hunting them looked like fun.


Name: manteca mike
Email: fatmyke@ hotmail.com
Location: big cut/ grizzly bay
Weather: cloudy/ foggy
Water_condition: 48.8
Date: 1-6-2010
Remote Name: 71.130.177.240

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launched out of beldons landing headed for big cut i finished fishing the incoming tide with no luck.as soon as the tide changed i caught a 46 inch keeper on ghost shrimp that i released holding out for a larger fish. caught alot of small stripers and flounders , but that was it for sturgeon. it was a great day fishing never seen so many ducks and hunters on the water .if i liked duck i could see myself out there hunting them looked like fun.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: POWER LINES....35 FT .....
Weather: Cloudy & Cool..HIGH FOG.....
Water_condition: Slighty cooler at 47 * semi clear
Date: 01-07-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.137

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WEDS JANUARY 6th................FIRST KEEPER!.......My bass instructor, Mike Booker was my partner for the day......While Mike has caught delta bass up to 12 pounds, he has never caught a legal sturgeon....On this day, mike had the hot rod as he brought 3 sturgeon to the boat....40 inch short...42 inch short & his first keeper...49 incher.....All fish caught on salmon roe balls....The guide ( yours truly ) only picked up a baby.....29 incher!....While I was hoping to get one of those really big boys where you gotta release your anchor & chase him down, that never happened!...When your HOT! your HOT! At the end of the outgoing tide with just an hour or less before we picked up & called it a day...Mike hooks a 20 pound striped bass! Took lots of pictures ( Sony Mini Cam ) on the releases.....except the 9 pound Squawfish he caught...While the Hummingbird was busy showing very large echo's all day...We saw zero jumpers....Guy Brown & Bill Crooks were on the water fishing below us....Not many other boats out as we only counted 6 others in the area...All fish caught on the outgoing tide from 10:30 am. till 4:00pm...See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Liberty Island
Weather: foggy n cold
Water_condition: clear 47*
Date: 01-05-10
Remote Name: 75.8.105.123

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Headed to Liberty Island today with Alfred & Dave in my boat. My dad followed in his boat with his friend. It was real foggy and as we were turning up to the levee road on Miner he turned to sharp and the trailor went off the embankment. I turned around to look for him and when I saw the boat I knew he was in trouble! But they were OK but the boat was not looking to good! Jack over at Arrowhead Marina helped us out with a backhoe we used to lift the boat & trailor up and back onto the road! The only damaged was the tire& rim. So we got a late start and the fishing was BAD!!!!!!!!! All those stripers were no where to be found! But we managed to catch three keepers to six pounds on rip baits again and lost a few too! The stripers must have gone up the port again. Maybe in a week they will be back!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: TWO DAY REPORT ( See below )
Weather: Foggy on Sunday..No fog on Monday..
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 49 *
Date: 01-05-10
Remote Name: 69.227.211.137

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SUNDAY JANUARY 3rd..........FOGGY SLOW DAY........ONE SHORT.... Once again , Tom Ramage was my fishing partner looking for repeat performance like on Weds 12-30-09....After launching at Sherman, it was a slow go getting to the Power lines as the FOG was socked in and didn't lift till noon!....Getting out of that full moon pattern, the tides were less intense, both on the outgo & income....And, so were the bites!! Just a few pumps all day and hooking just one short. And, only a fraction of the number of large echos on the Hummingbird...Very few other anglers in the Power Line area, guess the dense fog had something to do with that? We gave it our best shot and stayed till dark....No keepers.................MONDAY JANUARY 4th........Met Fireman Jack at Hogback around 8:00am....We would be chasing stripers in his Lund boat....No trolling, no bait fishing...just throwing traps & spooning Hopkins jigs......Expecting Fog .....It never formed, and the weather was perfect with light winds & clear water at 49 degrees. Throwing Traps early during the outgoing tide was very slow around Liberty Island & Deep Water channel...I had one 6-7 pounder on for about 20 seconds & lost it.....We then went jigging, using the one ounce Hopkins jigs....Never caught a fish over 3 pounds....Lots of small fish...We jigged in water as shallow as 6 feet to 40 feet...Same thing....small fish period...Other boats in the area were catching the same size fish.....I'm thinking Allen Fong has scared all the larger fish away!! LOL! Or, the smaller tides made a differents? A nice break fishing with Jack and getting away from soaking Roe Balls......See ya on the water....Naked


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: THE FAMOUS POWERLINES
Weather: Cloudy & Cool...AM showers....
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 48 *
Date: 12-31-09
Remote Name: 69.237.118.71

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WEDS DECEMBER 30th.........NOT THIS TIME!.....Tom Ramage once again joined me Sturgeon hunting, but instead of returning to the Collinsville area where we couldn't get the fish to the boat on Sunday....We headed up river after launching at Sherman and anchored in thirty three of water in the famous Power line area.....Gotta tell ya, Lots of big fish on the Hummingbird! And jumpers all around us.....We fished the end of the outgo ( early ) then all of the income ( midday) and the start of the big outgo ( 3:00pm. ) Using mostly Roe Balls and once in awhile, butterflied shad...Again, they wanted the Roe....I hooked and lost a decent size fish in the early morning just at the end of the outgo..Just came unbuttoned! But, picked up a 46 incher on the income ( Noon) Released this puppy....and one 8 pound Squawfish.......Using the roe balls, your gonna get your share of Junk bites, but the sturge will find your offerings and the jiggle bite will turn into a PUMP!! REDEMPTION came late for Tom as we were running out of daylight ( 3:30.pm) on the final tide ( the big outgo)...A solid pump & takedown....After a 25 minute battle and Tom's G-Loomis $250.00 rod snapping in half at the twenty minute mark, we still managed to get this fish in!!! It went 64 inches & weighed 62 pounds...This would be the only fish in 2009 that wasn't released.....Dinner for 20 ? or more? A trip to Fishermans Warehouse is in order for Tom's rod replacement...Good luck on that! After heading back to Sherman, Mark Wilson is right behind us...He is still nailing the stripes in Monti!!...Happy New Year to all and hope 2010 is good fishing...See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Liberty Island
Weather: foggy n cold
Water_condition: clear
Date: 12-29-09
Remote Name: 71.155.151.194

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Back to Liberty Island with Jennifer & Watson, started throwing top water and nothing! Went up to the north end of Liberty and got onto a good rip bite! Ended up catching over fifty stripers to twelve pounds mostly rippin luckycraft baits in four to six feet of water. We had a great day catching one after another and most of the fish were keepers to twelve pounds. Bass fisherman use a technic called (dead sticking) your rip bait and thats how we caught all the fish! I think it is a little different from the fish trap and the fish are eating it! Jennifer & I were rippin most of the day and Wat was catching on fish traps. But we caught way more rippin than he caught on the traps! The last two days were very good but I had to change up to catch all those fish!


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Liberty Island
Weather: cold
Water_condition: clear 47*
Date: 12-28-09
Remote Name: 71.155.151.194

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Went to Liberty Island with Joanne & Bob. First stop lost four stripers on pencil poppers and had a slow start. Mid morning saw some birds working and we started spooning and had three on at a time! End up catching over thirty stripers to fifteen pounds!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Above Chain Island (Broad Slough)
Weather: Cloudy & Cool...AM showers....
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 47 *
Date: 12-28-09
Remote Name: 69.237.118.97

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 27th........THEY LIKED THE ROE BALLS...........Tom Ramage joined me for a Sturgeon hunt in the west delta....We had the bait covered, using fresh salmon roe balls, shad, ghost shrimp, grass shrimp & eel.....Fished the top of the incoming tide and the afternoon outgoing tide...With the big tides, the window of opportunity were short lived as most of our action came at the end of the income & the startup of the outgo....Once the current got ripping.....Very little action!.....To no surprise, the Roe balls out performed all the other baits....Even though we picked up Junk bites at times from those pesty SQUAWFISH. ..The big guys found the bait....You just have to be patient.....I got one undersize & had at least three chances ( pumpers) ........Tom hooked a very large sturge about one hour into the outgo and after this fish took about half of his line and he was starting to win the battle....The fish came unbuttoned just behind the boat!!!! Pretty sure this fish went about 65 inches? Then again, it could have been over!!....Oh well....Continued fishing the rest of the 4 foot outgo till late in the day.....The sturgeon bite quit!.....Summary: We could have saved some money and not bought the other baits as the roe balls were the ticket....Wish we would have had smaller tides!.. and a little better luck.....See ya on the water..........P.S. Didn't see one jumper all day .....Naked....


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Prospect Slough- Liberty Island
Weather: very windy from the north
Water_condition: clear & rough
Date: 12-22-09
Remote Name: 68.72.216.65

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Headed to the delta up north with Uriah & Dave a couple friends of mine. It started out slow as we fished Minor Slough to get out of the wind. Nothing in Minor so we headed to Liberty and it was rough but I saw a few birds working! So we headed over there and it was non stop action for two hours catching over thirty stripers to ten pounds on fish traps! Then we went to the opening and I spooned quite a few fish on the fifteen foot break line. Every opening had some fish on them until the waves got to big! These fish were all skinny fish as it looks like they have just moved into the area.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: cloudy but calm
Water_condition: very stained
Date: 12-20-09
Remote Name: 75.45.100.253

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Very tough day on the water for salmon. With the river blown out last week, thought I'd give it a try today to check things out. River still up but not as much as a couple days ago. Water is moving very fast and need 4 ounces to keep Kwickfish on bottom. Lots of debris too. Need to clean off set-up every 10-15 mins. No bumps or takedowns. Talked to DFG and they went all the way up to Colusa and nobody had a fish. Might be the end of the season but I ain't giving up. Still have to catch that 50 pounder.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: S. F. Mokelumne R
Weather: Cold, fog, overcast
Water_condition: Clear! 48-49*
Date: 12-18-09
Remote Name: 69.232.189.129

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Carl Moyer & I got together to fish the "other, other" river, the South Fork of the Mokelumne. We went downriver. One barely legal striped bass (deep trolling), 1 crappie (throwing). 7 hours (7:00-2), 23 miles. Most of the time on my trolling motor. Deep trolled hair raisers at less than 1 mph, threw hair raisers, jigged, deep trolled Yo-Zuris & Rebels at 2.5-3 mph and bait fished. 4-5 other boats in the area, no other fish caught. Water 48-49*, very clear! Air 44-49* (it never warmed up, got colder as the day progressed). Sky fog, then overcast. Wind 0 mph. Thanks for the new tactics and company Carl.


Name: cophunter
Email: cop@yahoo.com
Location: right where you are
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 12-17-09
Remote Name: 173.16.196.192

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no more porn


Name: captjim
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: not, on my computer
Weather: nice and warm here
Water_condition: clear
Date: 12-17-09
Remote Name: 71.193.49.45

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Just a word of caution, I wouldn't open the links to the jokes site that was reported here earlier. Anytime you see stuff that says sex and porn and it ain't your girlfriend i'd be wary. It sure seems like a potential infected site that will screw your computer up good.


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: cloudy
Water_condition: clear 47*
Date: 12-15-09
Remote Name: 75.8.231.107

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Took Warren and Ron (brother-in-law) fishing today for stripers. We went up north again cause it's close to home! Well can you imagine Warren catching the biggest and the most! He caught one close to twenty pounds plus a twelve and eight pounder. My biggest was twelve pounds but I did loose a big fish on a fish trap that I hooked and played for a few minutes. I metered a lot of shad but there was not any big schools of stripers. Every once in a while you would get a hit. My buddy called me last night and said the port was on fire! He caught over a hundred fish there yesterday on traps. Looks like the port is the place to fish?????????


Name: duckplkr
Email: duckplkr@mchsi.com
Location: clear lake lake county
Weather: cold and rainy
Water_condition: muddy
Date: 12-15-09
Remote Name: 173.16.196.192

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Has anyone looked at the jokes section lately?? Totally disgusting. I called but it hasn't been taken down yet.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: wet
Water_condition: Sacramento River color
Date: 12-12-09
Remote Name: 75.45.100.253

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Tough day on the water. 3 takedowns after 11am then a 20lb hen at 3pm. only saw 4 fish caught. Like I said, tough day.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Knights Landing ( Last Time ? )
Weather: Cold morning. Cool afternoon..
Water_condition: Still very clear at ....43 degrees
Date: 11-11-09
Remote Name: 69.108.3.56

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 10th.........GOOD DAY CATCHING...... Yeah! Tom Ramage talked me into another day salmon fishing, returning to the Firing line just above the 113 bridge.....Really didn't need to roll out of a warm bed and launch at 4:00am. The colder weather has kept many anglers off the water and getting a spot was very easy...We parked just next to Pastor Steve who arrived an hour before us....Once again, we were targeting the fresh run females.. for the precious ROE!...We caught 4 fish , releasing three and ended up bringing home just one hen....A twenty two pounder....Couldn't get that second hen!!. Found a pretty good bite from about 6:45am. to around noon.....the afternoon bite went south...We also lost one fish just next to the boat.....Been fighting a chest cold, but wearing the right clothing & running the gas heater helps...Once again...periods of action as the fish zoom through, then lots of dead time....Really hard releasing 25 pound chromers, but its not what we were after....With the COLD water...lots of hit & misses...See ya on the water....Naked...


Name: captjim
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: in my warm den
Weather: brrrrr
Water_condition: cold
Date: 12-09-09
Remote Name: 71.193.49.45

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Alan-take the rod back to Fisherman's Warehouse and ask for your money back!!!!lol


Name: Alan Fisherman's Warehouse
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: Freezing cold
Water_condition: 43* & clear
Date: 12-08-09
Remote Name: 75.8.231.107

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Back from my Texas hungting trip and back to fishing! Headed to the Delta with a couple friends of mine looking for some big stripers. I called a good friend of mine who guides out there (Intimidator Sportfishing) Captain Mike and asked "whats up?" Well he didn't have to tell me how to catch them, just where about? We had a great day catching over twenty stripers to twenty five pounds. Most of our fish were caught on fish traps in three to fifteen feet of water. It was so cold out there the guides were freezing the line so you couldn't turn the reel! I broke a G Loomis rod on a fish and most of my reels would turn very smoothly! Ice everywhere! Couldn't even open the hatches in the boat as they were frozen shut. But it turned out to be a great day of fishing!


Name: Steve from Rancho Cordova
Email: srrobin1234@gmail.com
Location: Nowhere Right Now
Weather: frosty
Water_condition: cold
Date: 12-07-09
Remote Name: 76.20.18.118

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I understand why some fisherman are frustrated with sea lions but they are not the cause of the poor catches of salmon and striped bass. They were here doing their thing during the good years and there were few if any complaints then. There's no reason to shoot them now.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: knights Landing
Weather: cold
Water_condition: 47.7 simi clear
Date: 12-05-09
Remote Name: 74.37.126.110

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Headed to Knights Landing again at 5am and started to troll at 7am we had 2 take down but no results. Then at 11.06am I had a take down peeled off 40 feet of line then after 15 minutes of fighting the fish came off. By 1pm the winds came up and left the water at 3.30pm. Evan and I were trolling with silver-trons in double blade in red and white and green beads and white with the take down on green beads. Going 3.1mph on the down river in 13 feet of water did see someone jigging out there to my surprise.


Name: threadfin
Email: thrdfn@aol.com
Location: dltascside...
Weather: good
Water_condition: good
Date: 12-06-2009
Remote Name: 67.174.144.164

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i say let brutus live, and eff all bitter fisherman .


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Foggy, cool to cold
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 12-04-09
Remote Name: 69.239.237.96

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My usually lucky dog, Spike, and I tried for a winter striper. Two runs on butterflied shad, no hook-ups; nothing deep trolling. 5 hours 9:20-2:20), 38 miles. We launched at Lower Sherman Island and fished downriver. Water 52*, semi-clear to dirty. Air 39-62*. Sky foggy (50’-1/4 mile visibility early) to clear. Wind 0-4 mph. Fished the end of the outgoing & 1st part of the incoming. Not much radio traffic today.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: freezing cold
Water_condition: Sacramento River color
Date: 12-05-09
Remote Name: 75.45.100.253

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Started off the morning with a good takedown to no result. Then about 9am landed a beautiful chrome 39 pounder. My biggest yet of the season.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: foggy, then sunny
Water_condition: Sacramento River color
Date: 12-03-09
Remote Name: 75.45.100.253

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Took my wife out for a salmon outing. She got her first of the year. A 15 lb chrome buck. DFG took the head so I could not get a picture. Brutus ( the sea lion that was shot a few weeks ago) made a showing and there were tv crews, sherriffs, game wardens everywhere. I say put the damn thing out of misery and the whole lot of them. With my wife's fish, that makes 13 in the boat this year. Unfortunately most of those fish were handed off to friends. For anyone out there reading this and is not good at anchoring a boat in the river: PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEARN HOW TO ANCHOR YOUR BOAT IN THE DAYTIME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Pittsburg area
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 52-54*
Date: 12-01-09
Remote Name: 69.227.127.31

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Carl Moyer & I got together in my boat for another sturgeon outing. We launched at Pittsburg. Carl got some grass shrimp at Dockside. We each fished two rods in 42-45’ of 52 (outgo)-54(income)* water. We fished 200 yards above Light 31. We caught & released 11 undersized sturgeon (Carl 9, Guy 2, 20-32”) and two legal & two undersized striped bass. 7 hours, 4 miles. Air 46-68*. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. We used double 5/0 hook rigs with a single grass shrimp on each hook and 6-12 oz of weight. The legal stripers were caught at the end of the -1.7’ outgoing and the sturgeon during the +3.9’ incoming tides. Another great day with Carl & another lesson on seeing those light bites. Carl says I’m getting better, we’ll see. Thanks for the company, lessons Carl.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upstream....Knights Landing....
Weather: Cold morning..Mild afternoons..
Water_condition: Very low flows..semi clear at 49 *
Date: 12-02-09
Remote Name: 69.229.121.4

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 1st...........OLD SCHOOL.......Instead of joining the group anchor fishing above the 113 bridge...Tom Ramage & myself decided to try trolling upstream using our Silvertron spinner methods that have been so successful in the metro Sacto area...Miller park & Disco.....First thing noticed! The flows in this part of the Sacto river system were down lower than last week....Decreased flows from Shasta and increased flows below..( Feather river ) The solution: We reduced the amount of weight on our spreaders, sometimes going down to just one ounce!...and when we found deeper water, added more weight....Using three ounces of weight in one of the deeper holes....Tom hooks up! Its about 10:45am...After a 10 minute battle....We net a bright 28 pound natural hen....Tom was using a double bladed red/ orange Silvertron....We stayed on the trolling thing, but failed to get our second fish of the day and settled for just one chromer on the troll...Don't think too many fish were moving through on this day, but we will try it again soon....See ya on the water..Naked..


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upstream....Knights Landing....
Weather: Cold morning..Mild afternoons..
Water_condition: Very low flows..semi clear at 49 *
Date: 12-02-09
Remote Name: 69.229.121.4

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 1st...........OLD SCHOOL.......Instead of joining the group anchor fishing above the 113 bridge...Tom Ramage & myself decided to try trolling upstream using our Silvertron spinner methods that have been so successful in the metro Sacto area...Miller park & Disco.....First thing noticed! The flows in this part of the Sacto river system were down lower than last week....Decreased flows from Shasta and increased flows below..( Feather river ) The solution: We reduced the amount of weight on our spreaders, sometimes going down to just one ounce!...and when we found deeper water, added more weight....Using three ounces of weight in one of the deeper holes....Tom hooks up! Its about 10:45am...After a 10 minute battle....We net a bright 28 pound natural hen....Tom was using a double bladed red/ orange Silvertron....We stayed on the trolling thing, but failed to get our second fish of the day and settled for just one chromer on the troll...Don't think too many fish were moving through on this day, but we will try it again soon....See ya on the water..Naked..


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side & Pittsburg
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 11-30-09
Remote Name: 69.227.127.31

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Bill Crooks & I decided to make a combo trip, striper trolling & sturgeon. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We got some grass shrimp from Bob’s in Isleton. We trolled deep (72-80’ back at 2.5-3 mph with Yo-Zuris) briefly downriver for one small legal & one undersized striper. We then motored down to Pittsburg. We each fished two rods in 42-45’ of 51 (outgo)-54(income)* water. We caught & released 3 undersized sturgeon (20-26”). 7 hours, 21 miles. I used double 5/0 hook rigs with a single grass shrimp on each hook and 8 oz of weight. Bill did the same on one rod & a single hook & shad on the other. All of the sturgeon were caught toward the start of the +4.0’ incoming tide. Another great day with Bill.


Name: Robert Gibbs
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: knightslanding
Weather: rain and sunny
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 11-27-09
Remote Name: 69.238.170.104

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After taking to Bob Harris and Tom Ramage, they convince me to troll for salmon and not to sit on the anchor. They must know my boat handling skills. So arriving at Knights Landing at 3am to make sure I have a place to park knowing that it Friday and just after a holiday. I finally got the boat on the water little after 4am there was already 23 boats that was anchor at the bridge. So Steve and I started to troll with a red and white double blade silvertron spinner. After going about 2 miles we turned around to go on the down. After setting rods up a 3ozs weights and let out 34 feet of line with spreaders we hooked up a fish at 9.7 feet of water going 2.5 to 2.8 mph at 11.41am Still going down river we hooked up with a another fish but using a double silver blade and green blade. Try to coach Steve to net the fish he couldn’t I tried to but the fish was thrashing too much and it came unbutton that was at 1.21pm that was it. Heading back towards the ramp was a joke there was about 15 boats that was on anchor and blocking the entrance to get to the ramp. But God was with me, because I didn’t want to get the anchor rope tangle in my prop. After Calling Bob to let him know did and asked if I wanted him to filet the fish. I just think he wanted to use his new fish cleaning station that his brother in-law made for him. After catching a 12 to a 14inch fish a salmon is a lot bigger. A one pound trout to a 27 inch salmon looks like a 37 pounds to this redneck


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Welcome Back Al Fong!
Weather: Great to hear from you
Water_condition: Good anywhere you go
Date: 11-26-09
Remote Name: 69.227.127.31

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Happy thanksgiving!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Pittsburg & Suisun
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 55*, semi-clear
Date: 11-25-09
Remote Name: 69.227.127.31

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I had the rare opportunity to join Carl Moyer, a fellow SIR, in his boat for lesson in how to catch sturgeon. We launched at the Pittsburg municipal, free launch. Carl got some grass shrimp from Dockside & we were on our way. We each fished two rods in 42-45’ of 55* water. We fished 200 yards above Light 31. We caught & released 9 sturgeon (Carl 7, Guy 2), 1 legal, 8 undersized (20-33”). We used double 5/0 hook rigs with a single grass shrimp on each hook and 8 oz of weight. Carl threads the grass shrimp onto the hook through the hard part of the tail through the body up to the head. It is very hard for the sturgeon and stripers to get the shrimp off without being hooked. All of the sturgeon were caught toward the end of the +3.0’ incoming tide. We caught one legal striper at the beginning of the outgoing tide. A great day with Carl who really has patterned catching sturgeon in this area. Carl saw bites, I did not. I have a lot to learn. Thanks for the invite Carl.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear, 54*
Date: 11-24-09
Remote Name: 69.227.127.31

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Bill Crooks invited me to join Ted Fagunes & him on a striped bass outing. We caught four legals to 7#, one undersized, had 2-3 hit/no stick & lost 2-3 tails. We launched at Lower Sherman Island in the fog, 50’ visibility, and motored down river trolling deep until it lifted. We trolled all day deep in 12-17’ water at 2.5 mph, 60-80’ back for 1 legal and one undersized and shallow in 7-9’ of water 140’ back at 4.5 mph for 3 legals. The catching we did was all on the outgoing -2.3’ tide. Water 55*, semi-clear. Air 46-65*. Sky foggy then clear. Wind 0 mph. We caught some fish shallow trolling a new area for us, making it a worthwhile day. On the way up river we saw a lot of boats on anchor. Thanks for the invite Bill. I always enjoy a day with you & Ted.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Lake Camanche
Weather: clear-- spring like
Water_condition: clean-- 58 deg F
Date: 11-25-09
Remote Name: 66.81.33.176

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The Wheels and Reels fishing club chose Camanche for it's Nov derby. The fishing was extremely slow with a one fish average. I got a donut so some one caught my "one". I fished shallow with a side planer, deep with a down rigger and emptied my tackle box for not a single strike. I fished slowly -- I fished quickly same results -- nada. Big fish of the derby was 2 pound 11 ounces. Most people I talked with found that the bite was slow. That finishes out the year for the club with the cry-- "wait until next year". Hil Felton


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Same location..Sacto river...
Weather: Cold morning..Mild afternoons..
Water_condition: low flows...semi clear..holding at 49*
Date: 11-25-09
Remote Name: 69.229.121.4

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24th..........LOCATION, LOCATION.......Tom Ramage once again joined me for a 13 hour salmon marathon!! getting a decent spot ( Front Row ) requires launching hours before the sun comes up...and camping on anchor with the gas heater on high!..With the many others trying their luck and the low numbers of fish being caught daily..LADY LUCK plays an important role...Gotta be in the right location at the right time! Don't think these fish are staging here, but just zooming through quickly....On this day, we were just plain Lucky!..Tom picked up a 38 pound buck around 10:00am. and an hour later, I caught & released a 4 pound Jack....This really happened....Tom finds out I have a BANANA in my lunch box & tosses it in the river!!!...Within one minute....My rod takes a dive....Bam! I pick up a 20 pound chrome hen...Still think this is an old wife's tale....Oh well....Off the water by 1:00pm. putting more than twelve hours in....with very little sleep....Happy Turkey Day to all....See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sacto River/Decker Island
Weather: Foggy in morn., superb after the sun burnt off the fog
Water_condition: stained but flat cuz no breeze
Date: 11-24-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I brought my good friend Andy Silva out to fish for stripers down Decker Island way today. Hap's Bait in Rio Vista didn't have fresh shad this morning, so I called Thornton Bait on Thornton Rd. and they had tons of fresh shad. However, the morning fog was very soupy. And the fishing stunk! I caught one 14 incher and Andy caught one dinky. And that was it! I talked to two trollers and they said the same thing. No hits! All we had were a few dinky taps. No good take downs. I'm gonna wait a while to see what other reports come in before I go bait fishing for stripers again. The only thing that was worth while was the beautiful no wind, flat water, and my hot BBQ'd hamburgers. That's it! Good fishin! Jerry Yuke


Name: Alan Fong
Email: fishfong@aol.com
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: nice
Water_condition: 58* and clear
Date: 11-24-09
Remote Name: 75.31.51.2

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Well I back on line reporting my outings! I took a friend to Berryessa to do some spooning for bass. I have been doing pretty good there spooning the Duh spoons (1.25oz) in forty to sixty feet of water. First I have been graphing in the creek channels looking for bait (shad). For the past month the fishing has been very good. But the last two times I went I caught lots of salmon also. Today Jerry and I caught ten salmon and twenty bass spooning in fifty to seventy feet of water. We were spooning under the Puta Creek bridge.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Dirty to almost clear, 54*
Date: 11-23-09
Remote Name: 69.108.238.69

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some striped bass. 7.5 hours, 41 miles, 5 legals caught & released (8#, 4#, 4#, 3# & 2#). Two caught early bait fishing butter-flied shad/2 oz of weight on a balance bar (a double), two deep trolling (14-16’ water, 72-80’ back), one shallow trolling (4.5 mph 140’ back). I launched at Lower Sherman Island and fished down river from there. Water 54*, dirty to almost clear, some debris in the water. Air 40-60*. Wind 0-3 mph. Sky clear. A beautiful day. Left my deep runners at home Clyde Wands loaned me two for the day (caught two fish). Big sea lion passed me heading upriver. This was a day you had to be patient to get a bite, hook-up. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Eagle Lake - Spaulding
Weather: Friggin' COLD
Water_condition: ICE
Date: 11-22-09
Remote Name: 75.8.109.133

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Okay, we left here Friday morning for Eagle Lake knowing that a Winter Storm was supposed to come in Late Friday. Wrong, it hit us on the road up to EL. 50 mph winds, blowing dust turned to snow by the time we hit Susanville. I could go on, but the next morning after chopping our way out of the ice at the dock we did get on the water. Fishing was great. Big fish, lots of hits and crappy conditions. Most of the hits (and catches) were on Green Uncle Larry w/crawler behind a green head/silver dodger. A few on crawlers under bobbers. all fish were 20 to 22 inches and fat... location was off the youth camp. Less wind this morning but howling wind blew us off the lake early and no fish. Good fish, crappy conditions. Lots of great tales to tell in the future.


Name: Tibbytwo
Email: stibby2@yahoo.com
Location: Camanche lake
Weather: cold
Water_condition: clear
Date: 11212009
Remote Name: 75.53.172.188

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Got a late start, My friend Tim his son and I got on the water about 7:45 Started trolling right out of the bouy from the north shore harbor. Had one on Before I even got the second line in the water for the first long distance release on a small rapala fire tiger on the surface. then hooker and brought in the next befor the third pole got set a nice 1 lbs'er. fished until 2:00 for ten fish and serveral that came un button for the three of us, most about 1 lbs one nice 5 lbs'er it was pretty much hit and trolled the notherth shore to hat island the across to south hat then back to the north shore, caught most of our fish right in the middle in between the north shore harbor and south shore harbor.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sacto river....Knights Landing...
Weather: Fog Am hours...Mild afternoon....
Water_condition: low flows...semi clear..holding at 50*
Date: 11-22-09
Remote Name: 69.239.106.168

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SATURDAY.....NOVEMBER 21st...........THE DELTA CALLS............Tom Ramage & myself were lucky to get our limit by 12:45pm. One wild hen & one hatchery hen....18 & 24 lbs...While the table fare is excellent with bright red/ orange flesh, the bonus for us is the amount of salmon roe we have salvaged with 4 females caught since opening day....We should have enough roe to make at least 5 dozen Roe Balls which hopefully, we can convert to a Sturgeon catch? I know I can speak for Tom as well as myself, it has been a pleasure fishing in tight quarters with old friends & new anglers...The courtesy has been outstanding!..Lots of laughs even on the slow periods...Now, I just wish the Dept Of Fish & Game would use the electronic gun they had a few years back to check the CHIP in the hatchery fishes head instead of cutting your fishes head OFF!!! Oh well...See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: clear, then rain
Water_condition: lots of leaves in the water today
Date: 11-21-09
Remote Name: 75.45.120.255

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Another pretty good day for my boat. Jerry's boat limited out with the first 2 fish of the day after 3 misses with the net. Then it went dead for a couple of hours. Then another huge school came through and fishing was awsome. Big Al got a fish, then Mike in his Duckworth, then my partner Troy got his first fish of the season and 5 minutes later I got my 3rd of the season. We all got our fish within an hours time. 2nd time in 2 days to get our boat limit. The 1 fish limit per day sucks!


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sacto river....KnightsLanding...
Weather: Cold morning..Mild afternoons..
Water_condition: low flows...semi clear..holding at 52*
Date: 11-20-09
Remote Name: 69.239.106.168

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THURSDAY.....NOVEMBER 19th.......MY TURN!..........Tom Ramage and myself returned to the Firing Line just above the 113 bridge.....Much less boat traffic as we found getting a spot on the second & first line fairly easy...And best of all, we didn't have to get up at one in the morning like opening day....7:00am was just perfect...Started off in the second row just next to James Netzel in his buddies Duckworth....They had already picked up a 29 pound buck...Big Al & Pastor Steve were in the front row....The morning bite produced three takedowns for Tom but kinda like my performance on Monday...None stayed on the hook!! Big Al had the same kind of luck..Two fish on..Two fish off!...Just before noon, we moved to the front row next to Big Al & Pastor Steve....Third time is the charm as Al gets his first fish...Then, my turn, as I get into a fiesty 20 pound hen....Fishing in the front row till we left at 4:30pm.....we saw 8 fish caught including a double header!...You can tell, these fish are not holding as they just blitz through in waves, then nothing....We settled for just one fish, while others got their limit......2 fish in the 35 lb. range....most fish very bright and fresh...Guess the big rains are due today, we'll see what it does to the water? Really nice to hear a report from Fireman Jack as he rarely post a report....Nice stripers & decent sizes....See ya on the water........Naked..


Name: Fireman Jack
Email: clmdell@aol.com
Location: Pittsburg, Middle Ground
Weather: Very little wind
Water_condition: cooling
Date: 11-19-09
Remote Name: 69.226.105.70

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Got out three times this week, ahead of the wind and rain that's coming, which we really need. Water temp is coming down, and seems to be bringing in more, and bigger fish, you still have to go through many small fish and bait to catch a few bigger fish. Fresh shad worked this week for a 16, 14, 11,8,8,and several 7's and many smaller stripers in the 16-22 inch range, hope the bigger fish will be coming in soon. All fish were releashed except one, for a nice fish dinner. The wind has been calm making for great fishing. See ya on the river.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Tisdale
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 52*, clear
Date: 11-19-09
Remote Name: 69.227.23.78

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Bill invited me to join him for a beautiful day on the Sac river below Tisdale. We left my lucky dog, Spike, home as we did not feel there would be enough room for him and the fish we were going to catch. Wrong. We had one bite, caught & released a 4-5# salmon trolling a single blade red silvertron spinner with no weight 90-100’ behind the boat at 2.75 mph. We launched at 7:00 and were trolling downriver around 7:15. There were 15-20 boats on the water in our stretch of the river. We saw one decent size, one small fish landed, heard of two others being caught. Water 52*, clear. Air 45-68*. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. Upon our return to the ramp (2:15) there were 4-6 trailers parked on both shoulders of the parking lot. Apparently over 30 boats had launched at Tisdale today. Pastor Steve was on anchor today down at Knights Landing in the first row of boats. He said he saw 2 fish landed (6:30-2:30), one may have been a 40#er. Thanks for the invite and companionship Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Camanche Reservoir
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 60*, clear
Date: 11-17-09
Remote Name: 69.227.23.78

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Don Scott, my lucky dog, Spike, and I joined a group of 20 SIRs Jolly Hookers for a beautiful day at Camanche. We got one take, one 5# rainbow trout. The winning fishing was caught on a red sparkle serpent spoon top-lined with ½ oz of weight above the swivel 140’ back. Don’s fish won the derby. Don & I launched at 6:30 were off the water at 1:00. We trolled Hat Island to the dam & back fishing on the surface and 4-40’ down on downriggers. We used lots of different gear, attractors, night crawlers, scents, speeds & course changes. Most of us had a hard day. Water 60*, clear. Air 50-75. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. As always the lunch & companionship made for a great outing despite the poor catching. Thanks for the company Don.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Knights Landing
Weather: Cold morning..Mild afternoons..
Water_condition: Low flows..semi clear at 54 *
Date: 11-17-09
Remote Name: 69.239.106.168

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 16th......Channel 3's TOP STORY ? ....OPENING DAY...Tom Ramaged joined me along with with 49 other boaters just above the 113 bridge.....We arrived at 4:00AM. with ZERO chance to fish the the first two lines of boats that went from shore to shore, so we settled for the third row.....To get a spot on the first two rows, you had to anchor up the day before!! Fishing from sunup ( 6:15am) till 4:30pm. we saw just 8 fish caught!! and only 4 caught in the morning hours...By noon, several boats gave up and we managed to get a location in the second row....Tom gets his first fish in this row within 30 minutes...A bright shiny 22 lb hen.....shortly afterwards, I hook up....and lose my fish!...James Netzel gets a bright fish as he is fishing just 4 boats away...He is one of those anglers that showed up on Sunday to get a position....Later in the afternoon, two elderly gentlemen in the boat just next to us hook up with a fairly large buck...They only have a trout net!!!!After a long battle, we end up netting their fish...It went about 40 pounds....Talk about not being prepared!! I had two more chances and both came unbuttoned. So in nutshell: opening day was a slow one for the number of anglers on the water...Did hear from a few friends of my that trolled upstream with spinners..They got their limit and didn't have to deal with crowds....Bad luck honors went to a boat in the first row...His first fish of the day was ripped off his hooks by a hungry SEA LION....Man!....Taking today off and will hit it again on Weds & Thursday before Fridays wet forecast.....See ya on the water...Naked....P.S. Thanks for giving me half of your catch Tom....


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sacto River/Decker Island
Weather: Superb! Calm/light winds
Water_condition: stained
Date: 11-16-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Today, I took a good friend of mine, Andrew Silva, out to fish for stripers. I wasn't gonna let a windless, beautiful day in the Rio Vista area go me, especially with a storm or two that is supposed to be coming. We anchored at 7:45am with a 3lb bag of beautiful fresh shad to throw at the stripers. We had a dead low tide at 9:15am. We didn't even have a descent bite until around noon. Andrew caught his first striper in his life today. It was a mere 19 inches. However, it was big for him. He was thrilled. I ended up with one about 4 lbs. I was even thrilled with that small fish. Especially with biteless morning we had experienced. We must have caught at least 14 dinks to go with our day. That's it! Good fishin! Jerry Yuke


Name: Tom Reynolds
Email: t_rey@yahoo.com
Location: question to the bass pro group
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 11-17-09
Remote Name: 71.142.133.98

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I am an avid striper and bass fisherman in the delta area and have fished and learned from some of the best guide/teachers in the delta area. I dont mean any disrespect to your group of anglers that represent the bass pro shop store in manteca but how can you promote a fishing guide that has never fished this area until october 22 of this year? I am sure that he has the fishing know how but it seems that you might want to promote some of the more notable fishing guides that have a few years under there belt in our delta waters. If the guide that you choose to promote takes good care of you is probably your determining factor in promoting him/her and I would assume that they have all of the required licenses to be working in the delta. Thank you bass pro shops for your recommendation but I will take my grumpy old captain with all his years of experience over yours any day. And I will give all of my business to cabelas. Thanks Tom


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Private Pond( East of Marysville)
Weather: Frosty morning! Nice midday...
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 57 * ?
Date: 11-14-09
Remote Name: 69.239.106.168

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FRIDAY THE 13th..............LUCKY DAY FOR THIS ANGLER!....My brother Randy has begged me forever to try his friends private pond just east of Marysville. The way my luck has been fishing the delta lately, decided it wouldn't hurt to try something different. My brother shows up at 5:00am. with his little Toyota Corrola and insist we use his car instead of my roomier F-150! Somehow, I managed to get my gear & bass rods inside....and away we go....Driving in the dark, we reach Marysville and as he heads east, I am totally lost!...Just as the sun peaks over the eastern mountain range we reach his friends ranch style gated home.....First thing noticed...Frost on everything! Its cold! The pond is steaming from the cold air temps, but looks very Fishy....The deepest part of this pond is less than 7 feet deep and I'm thinking the colder weather in November has put these fish down!.....WRONG!!!!!!! My third cast using a 6 inch Senko weightless worm mounted on a 6/0 wide gape Gamakatsu hook gets whacked! .First fish of the day goes 3 1/2 pounds....and this ends up being the smallest fish of the day...As the morning goes on & the sun melts most of the frost on the ground, the bite turns on! Unlike delta bass fishing, there are no dinks in this pond...and no nibbles & taps, just solid pulls on the braided line...In less than two hours walking around the shoreline, I had caught & released 6 fish over Five pounds & numerous 4 pounders! Yeah! I know these bass are not wild delta fish and are in a controlled watershed, but man are they fun to catch...Knowing my brother had a time limit and wanted to get home early...I took few breaks from fishing and before calling it a day ( 1:30 pm) I had nailed 14 bass with the largest an honest 6 pounder....Randy was happy with just three fish he caught and just watching me pulling them out....Doing this well in November, couldn't imagine how good the bite would be in mid-summer? A fun day fishing with my brother.....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Ben E Catfisth
Email: Benfaync@aol.com
Location: Cape Fear River Fayetteville NC
Weather: cloudy, windy, had very heavy rain for 3 days.
Water_condition: River has rose 12-14 feet in 2 days.
Date: 11-13-09
Remote Name: 65.191.142.25

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The river is suppose to crest tonight at midnight at 24 feet in Fayetteville. As the river was rising Wednesday afternoon we caught several blue catfish over 10lbs, yesterday caught a 25lb carp off of a night crawler. All the blue cats were caught off of 3-4 inch chunks of eel.


Name: Jerry Mullen
Email: JMM0077@aol.com
Location: Rio Vista Sac river and San Joaquin
Weather: nice with a little wind
Water_condition: clear
Date: 11-12-09
Remote Name: 76.201.73.206

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I went out with some fellow co-workers and with Bass Pro Shops pro staffer and Local Fishing Guide Kevin Brock for nice day of Striper trolling. We hooked 19 fish. 16 of them were keeper size 18-24 inches and 3 of them were shakers. We found some good action above the Rio Vista Bridge, then later in the day we got into them in false river, and some stretchs of the San Joaquin. The hot lures of the day were the blue and chart. shallow running Yozuri, deep diving pline predator lure, and the Rapala xrap mag 15. Right now we have all the lures available at Bass Pro Shops except for the Pline Predators I hope to be getting those in around the first part of 2010. Kevin is a class act and if you are looking to catch stripers or learn how to be a better striper troller. I would recommend that you give Kevin a call. (530) 570-8057. Good luck and tight lines.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: in front of my computer
Weather: nice
Water_condition: none
Date: 11-12-09
Remote Name: 75.45.120.255

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That sea lion did not get shot. No, what actually happened was that he swam into a bullet. I wish we could throw alkaseltzer at them like we used to do as kids with seagulls. That might work. Stuff a herring or sardine with alkaseltzer and throw it to him. We saw one up in the port of Sacramento last week.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: San Jose del Cabo Mexico
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to 50'
Date: 11-12-09
Remote Name: 71.128.153.8

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I joined a group of SIRs Jolly Hookers (Alex Hoeffner, Art Sutter, Dave Underwood and Frank Reetz), on a trip to San Jose Del Cabo Nov 3-11, 2009. Art, Dave, Frank & I brought our wives. We stayed at the Posada Real, San Jose Del Cabo (an all inclusive 3 story hotel). I fished 3 days, most our group fished 2. We spent time fly lining 2-3” bait fish for Yellowfin tuna 15-100#, Dorado 10-20#, trolled for Wahoo to 25# & jigged (briefly for trigger fish & Cabazon to 5#. Gear was mainly Penn 114Ws with 40-50# line. I tool my striper trolling and sturgeon outfits. The striper outfit was too light (except for the jigging, small tuna and the dorado); the sturgeon rig was in the ball park for the fish we caught. I brought back 40#, Alex 60+#, Art, Dave & Frank 40+#. It was my first time staying in San Jose del Cabo (my other trips have been to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan & the East Cape). San Jose del Cabo is very nice, smaller & quieter than Cabo & much nearer the fishing grounds (inner & outer Gordo Banks). The weather was beautiful, water flat, temperatures 60-83*. We would leave the dock around 6:30 each day, pick up bait & be fishing by 7:15. We came in between 1:30 & 3:00. I brought a 100# Yellowfin to the boat after a 2 hour battle, it was released. It was by far the largest tuna I’ve caught, it is hard to explain how hard they fight, my arms were sore for 3-4 hours after letting it go. We did not go out for marlin this trip. I went out on the cruiser Chubasco ($350/day including tamales & bait) 3 times with Capt Marcus & mate Mario (2x) and Fausto (Mario’s brother 1x). We arranged all of our trips through Tomas Cantor, La Playa Sportfishing, tomascantor@hotmail.com , 0115216241181496. A great trip, great time of the year weather-wise.


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@yahoo.com
Location: home by the pool
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 11-11-09
Remote Name: 75.26.163.157

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Nick is rite . Seals belongs in the ocean and not in the river. They're doing as much damage as those poachers out there. Look at pier 29 out in SF. Beggining there was afew on the dock and now all the boaters are out of there and it's seal only. Guess SF likes it as it draw alot ot tourist and the heck with the boaters. Back to the seal. Couldn't had happen to a better seal.. We better watch out as PETA might be montering this site. Maybe we could get some eskimo to come down here for awhile ??


Name: Nick Garcia
Email: nickg1028@comcst.net
Location: Sacramento River Sea Lion Problem
Weather: N/A
Water_condition: N/A
Date: 11-11-09
Remote Name: 67.172.164.51

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Let's all agree on this isue: Sea Lions belong in the SEA !!! Not in our rivers. They have been feasting on our local fisheries. The environmentalists want us to preserve this creature. There are just too many in the SF Bay and they eat their weight in fish every day ! Write to Matt Weiser at the is email is mweiser@sacbee.com. His story in Wed. Bee was about a sea lion that was seen near the Tower Bridge. It appears that it had been shot. too f*ckin bad I say! Fishermen need to get involved. Pitchforks at the state Capitol?


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: cloudy but calm
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 11-11-09
Remote Name: 75.45.120.255

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Fish traps and deep running Yo-zuries were the ticket today at the port. Got our limits by 9am with a big incoming tide. The best fishing has been between marker 65-69 today. Pretty large school has been moving around but usually can find it. Yesterday the stripers were in the turning basin chasing shad. Turning basin pretty empty today, could have been the big tide. Still no ships at the dock and that is great because it messes up the fishing for a couple of days. WARNING TO ALL THE BANK ANGLERS AT THE PORT OF SACRAMENTO!!!!!!! The police have been citing people for driving and parking on the sides of the levee. The fine is $130 first offense. Sure glad I finally get into the club as I always did pretty well on the sides of the port.


Name: Polebrother
Email: james.thomas9@comcast.net
Location: Near Rio Vista
Weather: Awesome!
Water_condition: Mostly Clear
Date: 11-09-09
Remote Name: 24.5.137.16

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Monday, Nov 9: Ventured out of Brannan with my friend Tim at 8 a.m., trailered at 4 p.m. What is it with the schoolies? Eight total stripes, nothing longer than 20 inches...brought limits home for dinner. Patrolled Sac river above and below RV bridge and even trekked to the San Joaquin looking for bigger fish. Worked hard for sparse action throughout the day with lengthy periods (and miles) between strikes. Shallow-running YoZuri's were main enticers again but this time chartreuse stole the show from clown with the latter accounting for only one fish. That old saying was true today..."Ain't no use if it ain't chartreuse!" Put forth a serious effort with BBRs and deep-running YoZuri's for nada. Water temp was 59-60 degrees, clear and flat most everywhere...saw 40 miles of it.


Name: Polebrother
Email: james.thomas9@comcast.net
Location: Sac River Near Rio Vista
Weather: Perfect Fall Day
Water_condition: Mostly Clear
Date: 11-07-09
Remote Name: 24.5.137.16

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Solo trolled Sac river above and below RV bridge for 7 stripers including 5 legals to 5 lbs. On the water at 9 am, off at 4 pm en route to fish-cleaning station with two keepers. Shallow-running YoZuri's in clown and chartreuse worked best. Water temp 59-60 degrees. Never found any schools...just a fish here and there. Experienced a bonus thrill when I hooked and played a huge salmon that I lost at the boat just as I was trying to figure out how to make a clean release without injuring the fish. Just outside net range s/he simply dropped the clown YoZuri from its mouth and was gone in a flash. Problem solved! I'm guessing the brute was 25-30 lbs. Why couldn't it have been my personal best striper? :'(


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Cache slough ( upper)
Weather: Light rain / drizzle.....
Water_condition: Semi clear at 59 *
Date: 11-07-09
Remote Name: 71.129.85.163

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th...........LEFT OVER BAIT..............Really didn't plan on fishing yesterday...Still had half melted ice in my ice chest & some leftover shad,shrimp, & squid that I hadn't put in the freezer yet, since my last outing on Weds....Its about 8:00am, when I asked my wife Sandra if she wanted to join me..Gotta a surprised OK! No shopping day or what? Long story short...Arrived at Hogback around 10:00am. ( Fireman Jack's normal put in time ) LOL.. Getting such a late start, shot quickly up Cache slough and anchored on the south side just above the DWC in 39 feet of water....We fished the last of the outgo.....Got lots of nibbles, but no pumps or serious take downs....Must have seen a dozen jumpers all around the boat! As the tide turned, the clouds thickened & here comes the light rain....Put the top up which provided instant protection....The sturgeon continued to entertain us with their jumping, but not feeding on our offerings!...Half way through the incoming tide, the cats found our bait.....With no Sturge pumps or striper takes and just a few hours of daylight left, decided to try shallow trolling the DWC....Got one hit & miss...Did see another boat working this area throwing rattletraps & getting some small stripes....Would consider trying this area again in the near future as its loaded with jumping sturgeon!.Just not feeding on this day...See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: overcast, then sunny
Water_condition: not as stained as usual
Date: 11-06-09
Remote Name: 75.45.120.255

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Fished the port of Sacramento today with my Dad and we both got our limits by 11am. No huge fish but just good tasting keepers. Did the best between markers 69 to 72. Lots of other members out there today catching fish. Have not heard of any lunkers as of yet.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: My report at Nimbus Hatchery
Weather: Very nice ..low 70's
Water_condition: About 2,000 cfc....Clear...57 *
Date: 11-06-09
Remote Name: 71.129.85.163

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THURSDAY......NOVEMBER 6th.............SLIGHTY BETTER RETURNS?.....Knowing the peak American river king salmon returning at Nimbus hatchery is approximately on yesterdays date...11-05-09....I decided to check it out firsthand with a visit and a visual inspection just behind the fish screen gates & ladders....The ladders are still blocked, so no fish are climbing up the ladders meaning the fish are still in the main river......In 2003 through 2005 the returns at this site were between 120,000 & 140,000 yearly....and you could almost walk across the backs of these fish as they were stacked up behind the gates! Then came the year class 06...A drastic decline......down to just 40,000....07.......27,000......08.......4,234.......with a dead carcass count of just 8,000..........You get the message....Something went wrong very quickly...And the salmon closer was totally justified two years ago....While, I am just a sport fisherman, not a biologist....I could sense a different pattern taken place during the fall of 2006....VERY FEW JACK SALMON in the system!....A RED FLAG ?...Don't know as most of my fellow fisherman as well as myself didn't think much of it at the time....As we were still catching the adult spawners....06 was the year I had caught the largest male salmon ever..It went 48 plus pounds...That year, many larger than normal fish were caught!....Some over 50 lbs....The next year....The run went south...then the decision.. Complete.Salmon Closer Coastal waters & Inland river systems......Except for a brief ( one fish limit ) 113 bridge & up at Knights landing....These are winter run fish that seemed to be holding their own....A year ago..it opened on November 1st...This year, they changed it ....November 15th through December 31st......Well, on a good note, from what I saw below the Nimbus bridge yesterday, even though it is just a fraction of the numbers of a normal run...It looked to be better than what I saw last year? But, until the numbers are counted after the fish run up the ladders..The jury is still out.....An optimistic fisherman......Naked.....P.S. Big Al, James & others...See ya soon...Nights Landing...No boat bumping!! LOL...


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@yahoo.com
Location: home by the pool
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: clear
Date: 11-04-09
Remote Name: 75.26.163.157

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James. I hope your fishin for salmon up by Redding as I believe it's illegal from Bencia up toward Redding. Been a close season from last year. Just an FYI


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: beautiful
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 11-05-09
Remote Name: 75.45.120.255

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To think, last year at this time I already had 10 salmon in the boat and today I am sitting waiting for the season to begin. Stripers are kind of fun but cannot find any big ones yet. They will probably show when salmon season kicks into gear. Naked, Jerry, Steve,and Big Al, looking forward to playing bumper boats again this year. Signed, Hopelessly looking for Salmon.


Name: tapstah
Email: ttaapp@yahoo.com
Location: suisun bay/suisun slough
Weather: good
Water_condition: good
Date: 11-01-09
Remote Name: 75.48.27.195

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went out with my tap boys and caught 3 sturgeon and 5 striped bass. the 1st sturgeon with 66 in, 2nd 70, and 3rd 65. 1st bass 35 in 19 lb, 2nd bass 39 in 23 lb, 3rd 48 in 35 lb, other 2 with 31 in. the tap boys with on hit all day. we use some of that great FIRE and ???.. the spot is call the tap hot spot in the bay. good luck fishing.. tap out!!!


Name: kingkat
Email: kingkatjr@aol.com
Location: home computer
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 11-05-09
Remote Name: 63.199.35.2

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any info on pittsburg or antioc would help


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sherman Island area- Lights 7, 11, 13
Weather: Calm start then Blustery winds!
Water_condition: Off colored at 60 *
Date: 11-05-09
Remote Name: 71.129.85.163

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WEDS NOVEMBER 3rd.................A BLOWN FORECAST ? Like many other anglers on this day, the calm weather the past several days fooled us all!....Before, heading out on any fishing trip to the delta...I do my homework checking out local & national weather stations predictions.....ALL SAID " Light southerly winds to 10 mph.....After picking up a couple dozen ghost shrimp & frozen shad at Haps bait and launching at Sherman county park, you could instantly tell, the forecast was gonna be WRONG!....Started fishing downstream by light 7 in 32 feet of water with about an hour left of the outgoing tide..The wind was right in our face...Maybe about 8 other boats around us? Really hard to detect bites as the boat was rocking pretty good...By 10:00 am the tide switched and the boat quickly turned with the wind at our back...For about an hour, it wasn't too bad as we got a few bites, but the winds got stronger & stronger....Not good! Decided to move, as well as most of the other boats...Tried lights 11 & 13 upstream....a little better protection, but couldn't escape the howling winds! Did see many Sturgeon jumping at all locations right next to the boat...but no bites! Really hard to use the balanced rod holder method with the boat constantly blowing around, so we held our rods in our hands much of the time. By 4:00pm. we were the last boat left...Raised the white flag and headed back to the Sherman...Couldn't go faster than 8 miles an hour as the swells crashed water over my windshield getting us soaking WET!!! The water had to be 60% salt on the high tide as it burned your eyes!! and you could see the foam behind your wake....Not a good day to take my son in law Gabe out fishing, but he hung right with me.....Leaving the park at Sherman at the high tide, the water completely covered the road at the low spot....Interesting? Will try it again soon , hopefully on a calmer day? See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Checking out baitshops for fresh shad
Weather: Very nice except morning FOG!
Water_condition: Big afternoon tide...
Date: 11-03-09
Remote Name: 71.129.85.163

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3rd.......................POLE BROTHER JAMES... Does my heart good to hear your fishing report and the positive response you had with a game warden while cleaning your legal striped bass!......I'm thinking, as you were cleaning your fish, you dumped the carcasses in the water as everyone does.......And, certainly if you had undersize fish, you wouldn't be cleaning them there!!! And, of course your actions were 100 % legal as you brought your fish from your boat and decided to clean them before reaching home....The warden you encountered was probably a veteran officer and has heard every story in the books...I have been fishing for more than thirty years and have never faced a game warden that didn't know the sport fishing rules!! They are totally understaffed & cover numerous miles for both enforcing fishing & hunting regulations.....I'm sure there are a few bad apples that get through the screening system, but for the most part, they are on point!...The fishing rules are Black & white, but many wardens use the grey area as warnings for public relations.....Naked.....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: All above the Rio Vista bridge....
Weather: Light Fog AM...Balmy afternoon..
Water_condition: BIG TIDES!! Lots of debris..semi clear 60*
Date: 11-03-09
Remote Name: 71.129.85.163

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MONDAY.....NOVEMBER 2nd............SMALL OUTGO...BIG INCOME ! FULL MOON....Had my wife Sandra with me on this day.....After dealing with a light morning fog, which cleared quickly...and not having any luck throwing Swimbaits for more than an hour in lower Steamboat, decided to shallow troll the shoals for the tide switch..( around 9:30 AM ) Just one other boat and the area was wide open!...Despite lots of junk floating at the surface, we found fish! Once again, those cookie cutters that went 3-4 pounds...Picked up 6 fish within 30 minutes, then the bite went south...NOTHING!!!!! We next tried Cache slough ........Dirty water!...Deep water channel....Same thing...Too stained!....Entered Minor and found cleaner water and went to deep running Yo-Zuries....Not a bump!....Once again, tried throwing Traps....Nothing.....I'm thinking I should have taken my wife's advice and picked up some shad & bait fished....A very slow day trolling in the north delta for sure!....Ended the day back in lower Steamboat and while my wife was taking a nap..( BORED ) I grabbed my bass rod and caught a few largemouth bass...All dinks....A nice day to be on the water, but pretty slow for this angler... See ya on the water....Naked....


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands
Weather: PEREFECT!!
Water_condition: semi-clear, 61 degrees, plenty of witches hair
Date: 10-31-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I took my good friend Dan Gee out to cast bait for sturgeon. However, Haps's didn't have any ghost or grass shrimp. Although he had plenty of fresh shad. So we decided to fish for stripers in that wonderful weather. We anchored in Sacto River near the Power Lines at 7:30 am. Dan limited out before 12 noon. The low tide was at 9:30 am. All I caught by then was a few shakers. Then just before the high tide at 3:45pm, I went bang bang on two keepers. The largest being close to 5 lbs. We caught them all on fresh shad. We did very good considering all that rocking of my boat on Saturday and getting skunked 3 weeks ago. That's it! Good fishin" Jerry Yuke


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear, 60*, some witches hair
Date: 10-30-09
Remote Name: 69.237.198.55

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some stripers on a Jolly Hooker Fishing Club Derby. Bill & I caught 6 legals (released 3) to 20”, 6 undersized, had 4 no hit/no stick and lost 12+ tails. The largest striper caught was 23”. We trolled shallow for 6.5 hours (6:30-1:00). The catching was done above & below the Rio Vista Bridge in the main Sac at the end of the outgoing, slack & start of the incoming. 50 miles, 14 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Chartreuse & a new & more expensive colored Yo-Zuri (bright red back, silver side, white belly) caught most fish. Water 60*, semi-clear at the end of the outgo, slack & beginning of the incoming tides, more witches hair today. Air 50-74*, sky clear, wind 0 mph. Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Polebrother
Email: james.thomas9@comcast.net
Location: Sac River Near Rio Vista
Weather: Perfect...No Wind, Mild Temp
Water_condition: Mostly Clear
Date: 10-29-09
Remote Name: 24.5.137.16

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Fished with my friend Tim this day. Launched at Vieira's around 8 a.m., off the water by 6 p.m. Much like other Oct 29 RV trolling reports...several small legals to 6 lbs...in between shakers. Found a few schools with each producing 5-6 fish before vanishing. One double. Shallow-running clown and chartreuse YoZuri's won the day. Kept four combatants for the dinner table. Weather and water conditions were perfect...just a great fall day on the Delta. Sidebar: A very cordial DFG game warden arrived at the fish-cleaning station just as we were trimming the last of 8 filets...carcasses long gone and irretrievable. He looked at the pile of filets and asked how we did. We told him we got limits. He then asked, "what size?" We told him. After a bit of a pause we continued to make pleasant small talk for a minute or two and then he left. The legality of cleaning fish prior to transport was neither challenged nor mentioned.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: East Delta... covered 40 miles...
Weather: Light winds..Partly cloudy....
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 60 *
Date: 10-30-09
Remote Name: 69.237.117.123

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THURSDAY.....OCTOBER 29th........After being grounded for a couple of days with the strong northerly winds, joined Mike Booker for a day in the East delta hunting largemouth bass..We launched at Kings Island and ended up covering about forty miles from Bullfrog Landing to Potato Slough hitting all the locations in between that have produced....Fished the end of the outgo and all of the incoming tide...The bite never got going as we picked up just 8 bass the whole day!...Pretty sure it takes a few days for the delta water to calm down after a strong wind storm & the temps drop some 6-7 degrees? We tried the big baits to no prevail.. All eight bass came on micro- downsized mini jigs....with 4 inch Robo / Senko's worms....Transition between a summer & fall pattern was evident as the strikes were far in between!...We talked to another bass angler late in the day...He said " he had picked up a 15 lb. limit !!! Of course...He didn't say where?.....Mike's Z 19 Camache Ranger ran flawlessly and covered ground very quickly....Only flaw...The 225 hp.Evinrude drinks a lot of gas!!...Looking forward for some Striper / Sturgeon fishing next week, as the weather looks good...See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: COLLINS LAKE
Weather: NICE
Water_condition: NICE
Date: 11-30-09
Remote Name: 74.37.126.110

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HAS ANYBODY FISHED COLLINS LAKE RECENTLY. HEADING OUT THIER THIS SATURDAY ANY INFO WILL HELP THANKS.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty 69*
Date: 10-29-09
Remote Name: 69.228.156.88

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Jim Brown, no relation, a friend from Escalon, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some stripers. We caught 12 legals (released 9) to 10# (tool a picture of Jim with it, two 4#, a 3#, the rest 19, 20”ers), no undersized, had one no hit/no stick and lost 4-6 tails. We trolled shallow for 5 hours. The catching was done above & below the Rio Vista Bridge in the main Sac at the end of the outgoing, slack & start of the incoming tides. 5.5 hours (7:15-12:45), 34 miles, 7 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Rainbow Yo-Zuri best). Water 60*, semi-clear at the end of the outgo, slack & beginning of the incoming tides, some witches hair on all. Air 50-72*, sky clear, wind 0-8 (mainly 0) mph. Some radio chatter about it being a hard day, dirty water elsewhere. Thanks for the company Jim.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta Sloughs
Weather: Balmy midday ,then windy late.
Water_condition: Semi clear to very clear at 67 *
Date: 10-27-09
Remote Name: 69.237.117.123

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MONDAY OCTOBER 26th..............HOOK, LINE, & SINKER!!!.....Getting a call from my bass Instructor Mike Booker about 8:00am....Hey Bob, got any plans today? I replied " Not really Mike...Whats up? Lets hit the delta! OK! but we'll have to use your Crestliner boat as my boats not ready....Give me an hour to get my gear ready......OK..........Mike shows up in front of my house right on schedule....But, NO CRESTLINER!....Just a brand new 19 foot RANGER APACHE....Black & Yellow with 225 HP and tournament set up!!!! He has been talking about getting this boat for months!! Never said a word about his dream boat on the phone..After a few minutes of shock...We headed out!......THE FISHING REPORT: Getting to Hogback & launching this new fishing machine, we found the water flat & calm with just very light winds....We decided to head to Minor and make the loop returning via Cache slough & finish the day in lower Steamboat.....Even with Mike taken it easy on the throttle, we reached Minor in record time....less than ten minutes....hitting 55 mph briefly, knowing this rocketship could do much more! ..Started fishing the top of the tide with just a few taps but no hookups...We used 5 & 6 inch Senko's at first, then went down to micro 3/32 oz wacky jigheads for a few dinks....With the tide starting to go out the bite increased just slighty, but never turned on...Thinking the falling barometer had something to do with the lack of action? As we couldn't get a positive bite going...I did get a nice 3 pound smallie which turned out to be the big fish of the day....All fish caught came on small baits...By 4:00pm. the delta winds picked up quickly....time to head back to Steamboat & finish the day there...Only got one bass in Steamboat....They had completely turned off!!! Headed back into Hogback with less than an hour before darkness to wipe down Mikes new fishing machine....Thanks again Mike for allowing me to be the first dude to fish with you...I,ll do the same. when I get my new Duckworth!! LOL!...A slow day in the north delta but exciting...See ya on the water..NAKED.....


Name: nunya biznez
Email: not4u2no@yahoo.com
Location: vallejo's water front
Weather: usual
Water_condition: polluted
Date: 10-24-09
Remote Name: 76.103.222.34

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O K so just recently I was advised of an acquaintance of mine had been replaced in a matter of a day who worked on a boat called the "GAMECOCK" This just happens to be the boat that catches the shrimp and bullheads for the local bait shops. As I sit here and really give the whole issue some thought im really curious as to how many guys are unemployed in the bay delta area that have deck hand experience and have a current commercial fishing license since it is required for deckhands. Realistically probably none, also to make things a bit suspicious, I was also advised the acquaintance never got his gear nor did he get his license back from his employer aka the captain. So now as we think logically this just means there's a deck hand working on the gamecock using somebody's license but their own. So next time you buy grass shrimp or bull head's your sponsoring poachers!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 63-64*, semi-clear, some debris
Date: 10-22-09
Remote Name: 69.227.127.100

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Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike, out for some stripers or sturgeon. We were skunked. We caught no legals, 1 undersized, had 3 hit/no stick and lost no tails. We fished bait for 4 hours, trolled shallow & deep for 2 hours. We fished the end of the incoming, slack and most of the incoming tide. 6.75 hours (7:15-2:00), 22 miles, 7 locations. Launched at Lower Sherman Island & fished below it. We bait fished shad, sardines, eel & roe. Water 63-64*, semi-clear, some debris on both the incoming & outgoing. Air 62-78*, sky clear, wind 0 mph. A lot of boats on the water, quite a bit of radio chatter about catching some striped bass, one sturgeon down river near Pittsburg & the Middle Grounds. Thanks for the company Bill, another beautiful day on the water.


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@sbcglobal.net
Location: home by the pool
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: 70
Date: 10-23-09
Remote Name: 75.26.163.157

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To Fishboat Bass tournament has to get a special exception for their tournament in order to cull. Also black bass will live in a livewell while stripers needs to keep moving ( like sharks ) will not last and will belly up. If the striper dies and you toss the dead one back in for a bigger one, you can get cited for it.


Name: fishinbuddy
Email: f1sh1nbuddy@yahoo.com
Location: THE New Hogan Reservoir
Weather: cold
Water_condition: colder
Date: 10-22-2009
Remote Name: 98.248.2.230

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As to all stripers in the freezer..... They were all caught at New Hogan where the limit is 10 no size requirement.....Check the reg....so does that mean I can have 20 in the freezer???? Planning to fish the Montezuma the month of Nov. Anyone have recommendation on what works there? Baits? Lures? Trolling? the water looks to be cold and dirty brown colored.... Any suggestions are greatly appreciatted....


Name: Fishboat
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: can't fish 2 many in freezer
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: wet
Date: 10-22-09
Remote Name: 216.93.194.60

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Just talked to the Fish&Game Sacramento about the possession limit on stripers. You can not have any more than two stripers in your possession at any time. You can not transport any more than the two fish if you are the only one in your vehicle with a fishing license. You may have four fish in your freezer or reefer at home if you have a spouse or roomate. If more people live with you you can have two fish per person in a freezer You can not have four fish in your trailer away from home in the freezer if you are the only one with a licence this includes your wife or anyone else with you. You can only have four at home with a spouse or roomate with only your license. After 60 plus years fishing in California I never understood this rule. For me to go fishing in the next week or so I have to eat two fish and then I can catch two more. One thought how do bass tournament fishermen keep 5 fish in a live well and cull the small fish when the limit is 5 fish in possession and they have the sixth fish on board? How can they keep fishing? If the bass fisherman can do it can I put two stripers in my live well and keep on fishing and cull the small one in the Rio Vista striper tournament? I forgot to ask the F&G this question. Lowell TIGHT LINES AND LOOSE DRAGS


Name: fishboat
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: fishing for answers
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: perfect for coffee
Date: 10-22-09
Remote Name: 216.93.194.60

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Hey POLE POSITION I was a commercial fisherman in California for 18 years and also owned a fish processing plant. My crew would hand cut about 10,000 lbs of fillets a day. I would check the fillets sometimes before packing and would find what we called miscuts. Some of the fillets would be a little short or too much flesh was left on the frame. These are professional fish filleters. I will guarantee that you being a sport fisherman and if you filleted a salmon, striper, bass or about any other fish you would have a right side fillet that would measure more and weigh more than the left side or vice versa, we all do it. I would like to know what happened to the F&G ticket that you got for the haibut fillet that was short but the fish was 2" over the legal limit. Where is the F&G regulations on the size of fillets from a fish If I had to go to court on that ticket I would bring in a haibut the same size and make the fish cop that wrote the ticket fillet the fish in front of the judge to prove my point. I still have fillets from four stripers in my freezer from fishing the delta durning the month of August. I plan to fish the delta in the next week or so for stripers. But first I am going to the F&G office and see if I can fish anymore or until I either eat the frozen fish or throw them in the garbage. I won't be talking to a fish cop but somebody higher up to get this possession limit thing straightened out. Lowell TIGHT LINES AND LOOSE DRAGS


Name: fishboat
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: fishing for answers
Weather: nice
Water_condition: perfect for coffee
Date: 10-22-09
Remote Name: 216.93.194.60

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Hey POLEPOSITION. I was a commercial fisherman in California for 18 years and also had a fish processing plant in California. We had a crew that processed up to 10,000 lbs of fish fillets a day. I would check at times the fillets and would find what we called missed cuts. These are professional fish filleters and a little slip of the knife and the fillet was cut a little short. I can guarantee you that you being a sport fisherman,if you fillet a salmon, striper, bass, or any fish for that matter, that the fillet from the left side of the fish and the right side will not measure the same or weigh the same. I would sure like to know how you came out with the F&G ticket for the halibut. Where is the fillet measurement size in the F&G regs. If I had to go to court I would take a halibut into court and make that fish cop that wrote me the ticket, make him fillet the same size fish in front of judge. I am planning to go striper fishing in the next week or so but I still have fillets from four fish I caught in August that are in the freezer. Now will I be a poacher if I don't either eat a couple or just throw them away in the garbage? Before I go fishing I am going to the F&G department and get an answer from somebody at the top not just a fish cop. Lowell tight lines and lose drags


Name: Ninja Fisherman
Email: silent_killer@mindyourbusiness.ordie
Location: Just a question
Weather: cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Water_condition: wet
Date: 10-20-09
Remote Name: 69.227.126.64

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Does anyone know how the specifics for the "in possession" regulations work? i.e. what if the fish have been filleted, do they still count? What if they've been cooked? Obviously if you cooked and ate them, they're technically in your possession till you crap them out, lol. But I'm sure they don't count that! So where do they draw the line? I can't stand poachers but I think that you should be able to keep a daily limit. Just because you don't go home between days and put them in your fridge doesn't mean you should be penalized. Anyhow, I just want to make sure I'm doing it legit when I go out for a mulit-day trip. Thanks!


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@yahoo.com
Location: home by the pool
Weather: rain
Water_condition: clear
Date: 10-19-09
Remote Name: 75.26.198.123

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The rule is in possesion no mater how many days you fished. Heard a guy got tag when DFG check his refrig and he had over limit of fish and he had been fishin for 2-3 days. Limit was 2 . Don't make sense if your fishin for aweek and limit out everyday and limit is 1 (one) and DFG come by and you have 6 ( six) they will cite you. So Bob, have that beer batter ready.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Getting ready for Ft. Bragg
Weather: Light showers in Sacto.
Water_condition: Very good!
Date: 10-19-09
Remote Name: 69.229.120.72

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MONDAY OCTOBER 19th..........I'M STARTING TO THINK PASSING THE STATE LAW BAR EXAM IS EASIER THAN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE CALIFORNIA FISHING REGULATIONS!! CHAPTER 1.....GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS.... 1.17....BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT.......No more than ONE daily bag limit of each kind of fish,amphibian,reptile,mollusk or crustacean named in these regulations may be taken or possessed by any one person unless otherwise authorized: regardless of whether they are fresh or frozen, or otherwise preserved. Exceptions: See Sections 7.00 7.50(a) 27.60 (c) and 195, tittle 14, CCR.....So, if you have more than One daily bag limit of any specious in possession....You can be cited....Better eat them quickly and don't go over the daily limit.....In possession.....So, if your camping for a week or so and you got limits each day...You can't keep daily limits.....Because of the in possession rule...Section 1.17....What if you fished the delta & each day got a limit of Striped Bass ( 2 fish ) and returned home, cleaned fish, and returned to the delta........Does the possession rule apply here? I am totally lost!!!!!!!!!! Help!!!! See ya on the water..Naked........P.S...Much easier posting reports.....


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: my freezer
Weather: warm and dry in the house
Water_condition: Alhambra tastes the best
Date: 10-19-09
Remote Name: 75.45.127.244

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Hey pole position, there was a question and answer in the latest issue of WON about the Halibut fillet question. Email me back if you want the posting. James


Name: fishboat
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: Union Valley and delta
Weather: nice
Water_condition: 64
Date: 10-16-09
Remote Name: 216.93.194.60

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Fished Union Valley two weeks ago for 4 days and caught limits of trout every day. I was camping there. I cleaned all the fish and had them in seperate plastic bags for each day caught. Now driving home to Citrus Heights I now have 20 cleaned fish in my cooler. If stoped by the F&G am I in violation of the 2 limits in possession? I can prove that I was at the lake for 4 days. Now would my only defense would be, have the fish checked for time of cleaning. I fish the delta sometimes for 14 days straight as I have a trailer at a resort on the Moke. I might be driving home after the 14 day trip with 28 frozen striper filets am I now in violation again as I am not at my home in Citrus Heights? Lowell


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 10-18-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I couldn't get any of my friends to go with me yesterday, so I decided to go fish for black bass. I had a good time out there with no one to bother me. I got out there at 7:20 in the fog. The fog lifted around 9 or 9:30. The little ones were biting right away. I ended up catching 3 keepers, one at l 1/2lbs and a good 2lb 13ozer. I had to put it on the scale, since its been so long since I caught a descent largemouth. I caught them all using 5 and 6 inch senkos. I never even casted anything else. I figured that since we had that good rain, fish would be looking for worms. I left at 2 o'clock. That's it! Good fishin"


Name: stripers only
Email: farpuzul@bigvalley.net
Location: haven't fished yet
Weather: don't know
Water_condition: don't care
Date: 10-18-09
Remote Name: 76.196.76.69

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Do you feel so stupid for reading the reports that you have to tell someone to stop it? Sore asses......write whatever you want about your dog, share your fun day.


Name: stripers only
Email: farpuzul@bigvalley.net
Location: haven't fished yet
Weather: don't know
Water_condition: don't care
Date: 10-18-09
Remote Name: 76.196.76.69

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Do you feel so stupid for reading the reports that you have to tell someone to stop it? Sore asses......write whatever you want about your dog, share your fun day.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: hot and muggy for October
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 10-17-09
Remote Name: 75.45.127.244

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Took some 6 year olds for a couple of hours to catch itsy bitsy perch. They had a blast. Hey Naked, your post about the stupid rule of the D.F.G. is going to put a hamper on the deckhands on party boats as they make a pretty penny cleaning fish that were caught on the party boats. Gonna save me some money though. Must have been a new class of graduates from D.F.G..


Name: poleposition
Email: thebesharas@att.net
Location: fyi fyi fyi fyi fyi fyi
Weather: mad
Water_condition: boiling
Date: 10-17-09
Remote Name: 69.225.38.180

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after halibut fishing a couple years ago a friend of mine and myself were cleaning halibut we caught at the fish cleaning station in berkeley my buddy mike had a couple fish 2 inches over the minimum size limit. with the filets and the carcases the filets came from right there together was given ticket"s" for under size filets even though the fish made the size limit but the filets did not


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Not on this day
Weather: Very nice...Balmy....
Water_condition: Just like yesterday....
Date: 10-17-09
Remote Name: 69.229.120.72

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SATURDAY.........OCTOBER 17th.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?.....Guy brown, don't know about this ruling? What if you were staying at Vierria's or Brannon State park for a week or so and decided to eat a few of these stripers.....ITS NOT YOUR HOME!!!!! Would cleaning a legal striper for comsumption at this campsite be a violation? This is practiced all of the time..... DUH!!....What about all the fisherman that stop at Vierra's and clean their catch at the end of the day? Reading the regs, I understand that the fish can't be in the condition where its size can't be determined....Section 1.87......Another example: How about all the fisherman that have live-wells in their boats.....Its illegal to transfer LIVE fish from where you caught them....Well, to keep them fresh, many fisherman keep their live -well going till reaching home....This is a violation! Right? So, after KILLING the fish, and you don't have enough ice to keep your catch fresh till you reach home....After you drain your live-well...BY BOOK..You end up with dead stinky fish! WITH THE SHORTAGE OF GAME WARDENS....LETS STOP THIS NIT PICKING & GO AFTER THE REAL PROBLEM.......PROACHERS!!!!!!......Glad I'm a C & R dude......Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Dirty, some debris
Date: 10-15-09
Remote Name: 69.105.90.185

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some stripers or sturgeon. We caught 2 legals to 7#, 2 undersized, no hit/no stick and lost no tails. We fished bait (shad, eel) for 3 hours (one legal, had/missed one sturgeon pump), trolled shallow & deep for 3 hours (the 7#er). The catching that was done was down river from Sherman at the end of the outgoing, slack & start of the incoming. 6.5 hours (7:15-1:45), 24 miles, 8 locations. Launched at Lower Sherman Island. One fish caught on shad, one trolling deep (chartreuse Yo-Zuri). Water 64*, dirty (most of the time, most places), 30-60 minutes of semi-clear to clear, some debris on the outgoing. Air 62-80*, sky clear, wind 0-3 (mainly 0) mph. Some radio chatter about catching sturgeon down river & in Suisun Bay. Thanks for the company Bill, a great day. Interesting D.F.G. encounter, regulation & interpretation learned today. Bill cleans our fish after we come in while I de-rig the boat. Two Rangers drive up, chat with us ask to see our fish. Bill shows them two bags on nice fillets. They advise us we can’t clean any fish subject to a slot or weight limit until we get home. They do not give us a ticket as they could see by the size of the fillets that the fish were both legals. Here is the F&G Code Section that the two Wardens said we violated: 5508. It is unlawful to possess on any boat or to bring ashore any fish upon which a size or weight limit is prescribed in such a condition that its size or weight cannot be determined. The commission may adopt regulations, under which fish other than whole fish may be brought ashore, which establish sizes or weights for cleaned or otherwise cut fish equivalent to sizes or weights for whole fish. When Bill said that this did not say we could not clean a fish on shore, they tried to find another section that would say that. They could not find it, but said, "Trust us, that's the law"! For myself I seldom keep fish so this rule was unknown to me. Bill keeps fish frequently and was surprised to lear of it. I checked with the guys at F.W. Sacramento & they said don't clean your fish until you get home. Every time I go out I learn something new.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sherman Island to Montezuma
Weather: Fog Am hours...Balmy afternoon....
Water_condition: Just off colored at 63 degrees
Date: 10-17-09
Remote Name: 69.229.120.72

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16th...........SUPPLY & DEMAND .. (THREADFIN SHAD)...$$$$$$...Took Shell station Robert out for our first try, strickly bait fishing for Sturgeon / Striper fishing...We stopped at Bob's Bait in Isleton as we didn't want to spend alot of time searching for fresh shad...As expected, they only had FROZEN.....Nothing wrong with frozen shad if you can't find fresh, but!! $10.00 a bag!! TWO BAGS COST $21.70 after taxes!!! These shad were huge and about 8 to 10 a bag.....Enough said"......launched at Sherman county park.....weather conditions....light winds with fog....Took about 25 minutes to reach the location I wanted to try first....Just above Chain Island....Caught just the end of the outgo as the turn around ( incoming ) tide was around 9:00am....We stayed in this location for much of the incoming tide....Lots of nibbles & light touches on the butterflied shad...Only had one serious take down and missed him!..Our only bait on this day was shad..No shrimp..no salmon roe...Just shad....By 1:00 pm, decided to take a boat ride....Headed up to Montezuma slough and as we went through the salt water locks ran into Ron Retzlaff.. Ron has that Mark Wilson look alike boat!...Guess they did well bait fishing in Monti earlier in the morning on the outgo...Caught fish to twenty pounds...My problem was the locks close at 5:00pm and we would only have a few hours to fish....Fished downstream by Nurse slough till almost 4:00 pm....Once again..Just nibbles & light touches....Time to go! Got to the locks in time and headed back to Sherman....Other than a few short stripers....which cost $ 21.70 to catch & release...that was it for the day....Oh well, Robert had never been in Montezuma before...so it was a fun boat ride for him....See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: foggy, then sunny
Water_condition: stained more than usual
Date: 10-16-09
Remote Name: 75.45.127.244

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The port is loaded but the fish are small on the screen. Picked up 1 just legal striper, and 1 undersized slow trolling jumbo minnows in the basin. Only saw 1 other fish caught, a 24incher fast trolling lures. I don't know the secret here yet. I waited 6 years on the waiting list to be able to launch here but have little to show for it. Can anyone help?


Name: Mike and Jay
Email: popie27@comcast.net
Location: San Joaquin and Sacramento River sides of Delta
Weather: Beautiful day
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 10-16-2009
Remote Name: 71.193.49.239

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My son and I launched out of Brannon Island State Park and fished both the San Joaquin and Sacramento River sides of the Delta between 7 in the morning until 2 pm. We used small swim baits, spoons and sardines and caught 3 keeper stripers 3-4 pounds) and about 8 under the legal size limit. All fish caught were released.


Name: A Fisherperson
Email: underwater@sbcglobal.net
Location: delta (Sacramento)
Weather: calm now
Water_condition: getting better
Date: 10-12-09
Remote Name: 76.217.156.85

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I don't believe anyone is monitoring this site but us fisherpeople. I think we all have a point in this squabble. If you wish to complain or give thanks for info you've read here, please send it to the person's email address. It does not need to be on this site. I appreciate all the tips I get from reading these blurps. I do get tired of reading about somone's lucky dog or any other pet. Lets just stick to the facts please. That's all I'm looking for. If I want to know anything else I'll contact you through your email address if you leave a valid one on your report. Thanks


Name: Rex Hammer
Email: rex.hammer@hotmail.com
Location: Eagle Lake - Spaulding Ramp
Weather: Nice, Nice, Nice
Water_condition: Very, Very Low
Date: 10-11-09
Remote Name: 75.26.53.228

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Back from our annual trip to Eagle Lake. The water is about 1 1/2 to 2 feet lower than last year. Many areas to be very careful and there is NO bobber fishing the tules because the water is a foot deep at best there. We did well finding a nice bobber bite in the morning North of the Rock Pile across from Pelican Point. All fish on crawlers most with some type of attractant. Powerbait trout, Garlic Dip and Carp Spit were the most active. Trolling we did best off the Youth camp running West to East (afternoon) pulling a silver dodger and a mid sized Red Head Copper Dick Nite. Also caught a few on Orange Cripplelure behind a 50/50 dodger. The fish were running smaller this year with the "nice" ones coming in between 19" to 20". We did catch some bigger ones with my 20"er going 3lbs 3 oz. Caught that one on an olive micro jig under a clear casting bubble (half a crank on the reel, count to 12 then another half crank on the reel). They are supposed to be dredging the Spaulding ramp starting next week and they had people out doing some prep work so it will probably happen. If not there is about a 1/2 foot of water on the left side (as you head out) about 15' from the shore, large vessels will definately hit the and more than likely stick in the mud. Be Careful...


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Civility Please
Weather: NA
Water_condition: NA
Date: 10-10-09
Remote Name: 69.224.218.191

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The Administrator, if there is one, should delete posts with no e-mail address &/or insulting, personal attacking information. This site & all other fishing blog sites are intended for recreational fishermen to share the information they wish. If someone posting cannot say something nice they should not post or the Administrator should delete the post.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Catch & Release (C&R)
Weather: NA
Water_condition: Na
Date: 10-10-09
Remote Name: 68.125.109.14

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Steve: FYI. Regards.


Name: Steve Robinson
Email: casarobinson@hotmail.com
Location: at home watching football
Weather: cool and dry
Water_condition: ????
Date: 10-10-09
Remote Name: 76.20.18.118

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Hey Mike and Jay, what does (C&R) mean? Please elaborate. Thanks.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: clear and calm
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 10-09-09
Remote Name: 75.45.127.244

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Slow trolled jumbo minnows in the turning basin for 1-17 incher. Very slow day talking to the other members out there. The charts were full of big fish but I think there is too much bait in the water. Need some colder weather to kill off some of the shad. Maybe the weather coming will help the bite.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: clear and calm
Water_condition: the usual, stained
Date: 10-09-09
Remote Name: 75.45.127.244

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Slow trolled jumbo minnows in the turning basin for 1-17 incher. Very slow day talking to the other members out there. The charts were full of big fish but I think there is too much bait in the water. Need some colder weather to kill off some of the shad. Maybe the weather coming will help the bite.


Name: Mike and Jay
Email: popie27@comcast.net
Location: SJ/3 Mile, King Island
Weather: Windy on Thursday, better on Friday
Water_condition:
Date: 10-09-2009
Remote Name: 71.193.49.239

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My son and I fished the delta the last two days. Thursday we went to the San Joaquin/3 Mile/Fisherman’s Cut areas. It was slow fishing for us on this breezy day. We caught about 10 undersize stripers and 4 bass, all C&R. Today, we went to the King Island area and again encountered a slow day. My son caught around 7 bass (C&R), and never mind how I did. I hope the larger stripers show up soon.


Name: big fish II
Email: bigfishII@urmamas.com
Location: Big fishes moms house
Weather: cloudy
Water_condition: stained
Date: 10-10-09
Remote Name: 66.60.181.171

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Hey big fish give us ur location where u fish so we can meet u out there and see who is the better fisherman. Ur Call


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta Sloughs
Weather: Breezy at times....Fishable.....
Water_condition: Clear to semi clear at .. 62-63 *
Date: 10-08-09
Remote Name: 69.229.120.72

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 8th...........COOLER WATER... JUST BEFORE RIO VISTA DERBY....Brian Arimoto joined me for a day of bass fishing and once again launched at Hogback.....Just one other vehicle in the parking lot! We found the water temps dropping another 5 degrees since Tuesday....62 degrees in early morning and just hitting 63 degrees by late in the afternoon...The cooler water had definitely effected the bite!....Unlike Tuesday, the fish were just not as aggressive as both of us worked hard, fishing till almost darkness for twenty fish....With the slow bite, we make adjustments & downsized our baits...We went with 5 inch Senkos instead of the 6 inchers..and the smaller Brushogs instead of the super hogs....This seemed to work? Brian picked up a 7 pound striper which surprised us both as we found a pod of bass and he must have been in the mix? Largest bass of the day went about 3 1/2 lbs...No 4's or 5's on this day.......Looks like the forecast for some pretty good rain will hold off till after the Rio Vista Derby....Last year., the winds howled to 40 mph!! Good luck to all, trying their luck.....Thanks for the company Brain...See ya on the water.. Naked.


Name: big fish
Email: donthave@aol.com
Location: just reading blow your own horn's report
Weather: could be better
Water_condition: same as above
Date: 10-09-09
Remote Name: 71.193.49.27

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BLOW YOUR OWN HORN-What's your old lady's number?


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta.....?.....
Weather: Balmy afternoons...cool mornings...
Water_condition: Perfect..semi clear....at..68 degrees.
Date: 10-07-09
Remote Name: 69.229.120.72

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TUESDAY....OCTOBER 6th........................FIRST DAY WEARING WINTER OVERALLS!...Mike Booker invited me for some black bass fishing in all the many sloughs that connect to the main river system...Mikes Crestliner is dialed in for this type of fishing ......while it is not a true bass boat, it handles very well putting us on the fish in tight quarters.......We launched at Hogback with the air temps in the low 40's and with the light northerly winds, it felt much cooler.....Both of us had brought our winter overalls which made things very comfortable. The tides for the day were a morning outgoing tide ( 2.5 feet & a major incoming tide of 4 & 1/2 feet whice would take us to darkness....At this writing, STRIPER FISHING has been slow as on this day we observed many fisherman trying their luck for very few fish being caught...We had a slow start in the early morning...even with the good water movement with the tide going out...Could have been the cooler water temps? A drop from 72 * to 67 * A few bites for me & a 4 pounder for Mike...his fish came on a weighted SENKO...By noon, the winds let up and the temps became very BALMY....A slow morning bite changed in the early afternoon as we incountered the incoming tide & warmer temps....Using finesse wacky jigs with 4 inch Senko's....We caught a ton of DINKS! and about 6 fish in the 3 & 4 lb class..Mikes fish count had to be well over 50 bass! Mostly one pounders...and about 25 for myself...A very enjoyable afternoon even though the the steady bite was made up with small fish...Heading back to the barn ( Hogback ) just before dark ,we ended the day fishing tules in lower Steamboat.....They were still biting as Mike picked up a solid 3 1/2 pounder!....Very rare having zero delta winds in lower Steamboat just before dark!! Not a whisper of winds.....Thanks for taking me out Mike....See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: Blow my own horn
Email: don't u wish
Location: every place that was posted
Weather:
Water_condition: crowded
Date: 10-10-09
Remote Name: 131.89.192.112

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You guys should give it up on posting. you really ruin it for guys that have fished these spots for years. Posting you caught two 20" stripers big deal make others want to go out and try those spots.OH BOY. why don't you keep your reports to yourself and who what where when what color what temp what tide what weather what fish what boat ramp who you took what dog went what guide you saw well maybe you might get it by now. word of mouth should be good enough, posting for every fisherman from 200 miles around will come and crowd our water ways and boat ramps. Good luck tight lines happy fishing WHATEVER give it up. You might as well share your old lady too


Name: Tim Mcm
Email: singletracktim
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: windy
Water_condition: 70
Date: 10-03-09
Remote Name: 98.238.145.82

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Started at 7:30 drop shotted and dragged split shot brown worms for 3 bites in the front of the boat for 1 broke off heavy fish, lost the others 1/2 way back to the boat, no bite's for the back of the boat. Very windy and boat control was difficult took off at 11:30 due to the wind. Naked and Guy please continue to post reports there are many of us out here that uses this site "your reports" and other's to plan our fishing trips and get a heads up on whats and where is "hot", some of us only have the weekends to fish so Guy and Naked doing the research is very helpful not to mention the nice personal touch both they put into there reports. Mr, X does not work and play well with others.


Name: Pete Fredeen
Email: pfredeen@aol.com
Location: not enough lately
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 10-03-09
Remote Name: 69.108.172.229

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I don't post enough but this is the first site i go to get info on how the regulars are doing. I thank you all for your insight. Please dont get discouraged by the idiots. Tight Lines, Pete


Name: big fish
Email: Jasper@aol.com
Location: home at the computer
Weather: nice
Water_condition: nice
Date: 10-03-09
Remote Name: 71.193.49.27

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Naked and Guy: We appreciate your reports and sharing your experiences. Don't let them two "sportsman" jerks get to you. Hey jerks: this site is to share info amongst friends and not to hear jerks whining so buzz off!


Name: fishwithron2
Email: fishwithron2@yahoo.com
Location: home by the pool
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 10-02-09
Remote Name: 75.26.194.180

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Don't let thoe two guys get you Naked as Mr 2 and Mr xxx are just some wise guys jealous and can't catch anything. As mention down below, if you don't like it, don't read it.


Name: Hewescraft Mario
Email: masje@sbc
Location: Delta Rio Vista area
Weather: ssss
Water_condition: ss
Date: 10-02-09
Remote Name: 69.225.228.198

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Whats your problem bud. We like these reports so if you don't like them don't read them. We REAL fisherman appreciate this information and use on a daily basis.People like you discourage good writers to share their comments. So beat it!!


Name: mr x 2nd
Email: xoxo
Location: minor slough
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 10-02-09
Remote Name: 76.193.48.229

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Please mr. Guy go away with your detailed reports. No one wants to hear them and cares who you were fishing with and who you saw on the water. Let people go and find there own fish, speeds, and set backs. Regards.


Name: Neutral Reader
Email: avidreader.com
Location: Steamboat, Minor
Weather: Good
Water_condition: Wet
Date: 10-02-2009
Remote Name: 71.193.49.239

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Mr. XXX, You should follow this advice: Silence is Golden. You have only yourself to blame.


Name: Mr.Xxxxxx
Email: MrX@Minor.com
Location: Minor & Steamboat
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Good
Date: 10-2-2009
Remote Name: 207.166.7.209

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Naked there you go agian telling everybody about the fish you did'nt catch.Why do you tell everybody what at good fisherman you are.Good fisherman don't give up there spots.Some people have been fishing there for years.Thanks for ruinning a very productive fishing area!! Thanks again Naked Fisherman Mr.X


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Shoals....Steamboat.....Minor...
Weather: Mild daytime temps with northerly breezes
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 68 *
Date: 10-02-09
Remote Name: 69.237.118.217

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THURSDAY OCT 1st.........................THE BASS WITHOUT STRIPES....... Tom Ramage joined me for an early fall day in the north delta......We launched at Hogback finding the air temps on the cool side with a hint of fall in the air....Remember, just last week...107 degrees at Rio Vista!...Spent much of the morning shallow trolling in lower Steamboat & Shoals. Finding the water temps down to 67 degrees and pretty decent tides, we were hoping Mr. Striper would respond to our Yo-Zuri lures.....?.... Gotta tell you, it was poor fishing with just two stripes caught all morning & a few tail stealers......Both fish were very bright and fresh run...5 & 6 pounders....Ran into Pastor Steve who was working the lower area below the bridge ( westbank) they picked up two below & two fish next to us at the shoals.....Looking at my notes from last year at this time....most of our days out were averaging 10 - 18 fish a day....Every year is different, but I'm not willing to run miles & miles for a few fish! Guess I have been spoiled over the years? ................THE SECOND HALF OF THE DAY....Both Tom & myself brought our bass gear with us. We headed for Minor slough for the afternoons 4 foot incoming tide...Ran into Mike Booker who had been working Minor while we were trolling the shoals......He had a good morning catching bass.....We began working the two canals that loop back into Cache slough....Instant sucess!!! with the moving water ( incoming ) we found the bass on a positive bite. Using mostly finesse style Zappu jigheads ( 3/32 oz ) the robo MORNING DAWN color was the hot ticket!! Both of us hit 4 pounders with lots of two's....very few Dinks!.....While I have fished these shallow canals many times, it can be DEAD without moving water....but, on this day the timing was perfect...lots of moving water.. The action stayed hot till the current relaxed and the bite slowly went south....Later in the afternoon, we fished more in the main part of the slough where we found more current...But, the best bite was back in the canals earlier in the day...Stll waiting for the striper bite to pick up...and it will....but, meanwhile keeping my bass gear in the boat....Thanks for the company Tom......See ya on the water...Naked....P.S...Forgot to mention..tried throwing traps for about an hour in Steamboat for nothing.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear to clear
Date: 10-01-09
Remote Name: 69.108.231.123

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Bill Crooks invited my lucky dog, Spike, and me out for an early Fall striper outing. We caught 10 legals to 10#, a 7#er, most 22”, 4 undersized, no hit/no stick and lost 4-5 tails. The catching was done at the end of the outgoing, slack & start of the incoming tides. 6.25 hours (7:00-1:15), 32 miles, 14 locations. Launched at Lower Sherman Island. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below Sherman. 2 fish caught shallow trolling on the chartreuse with black spots and brown/purple/silver & white (the 10#er) Yo-Zuri. 8 caught deep trolling on the chartreuse & Redhead. Water 68*, dirty, semi-clear to clear, lot’s of witches hair on the incoming. Air 56-75*, sky clear, wind 0-5 (mainly 0) mph. Clyde Wands & Pastor Steve were on the water today. Thanks for the company Bill, a great day.


Name: Capt. Moe
Email: moesatt2@yahoo.com
Location: Farallones ISlands
Weather: low light fog/mist/sunny
Water_condition: clear/low swells
Date: 09-27-09
Remote Name: 76.102.120.231

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Aboard the New Salmon Queen out Emeryville Fishing with Dan Hernandez (pro angler) of So. California We set over a wrecked boat for near limits of lingcod with live bait for 20 rods Later limits of fat husky pacific rockfish for 20 rods A plus many whales in the area good watching Respectfully submitted Capt. Moe


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Union Valley
Weather: Cold early then pleasant
Water_condition: clear, 65 deg F.
Date: 09-30-09
Remote Name: 66.81.44.22

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The Wheels and Reels went to Union Valley for its Sept Derby with many small fish being caught. John Holkko reported that he caught and released three limits. I caught several small fish in addition to the my five keepers. I fished down at 100 ft with blades and a nightcrawler most of the day with one exception- I dropped an orange broken-back rapala down to 80 feet and hooked the derby winning fish. It was an 8 pound 9 ounce trout ( mackinaw). This trout is the largest that I've caught in 15 years in a SIRS derby. Bragging rights? No I'm too modest. Ha Other derby winners include Vern Avery 2nd place with a 1 pound 11 ounce Mack and Dean Milton 3rd with a 1 pound 5 ounce mack. Our Oct. derby is scheduled for Camanche on the 28th.


Name: 14_Blast
Email: pdm1n@netscape.net
Location: San Joaquin
Weather: Warm to hot
Water_condition: Semi Clear, lots of weeds
Date: 09-26-09
Remote Name: 71.202.251.96

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Fished with Scott and Uncle Tom. We launched out of Laurentzen's. We were able to catch fish at all the stops we made. We were limited to what we could do because our steering cable on our main motor snapped; however, we did have the kicker. We limited out by 10:30 am (3 limits). There wasn't a whole lot of trollers out there, I bet they were at the fishing seminar. The hot lure was the red headed white Yozuri, it caught all the fish except for 2. We should've been off the water a little after 10:30, but it was a very very slow ride with the kicker.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Minor, Steamboat ..North Delta.....
Weather: Warm.....light winds.....
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear at 72 *
Date: 09-25-09
Remote Name: 69.237.68.27

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THURSDAY....SEPTEMBER 24th.........DINK CITY!..........Launched at Hogback around 7:30 am. with Mike Booker....With my batteries fully charged, this would be a day devoted to pure bassing......Meaning I would be running my Minn Kota to death!....which we did....The bite was off & on as finding a pattern that would produce steady bites was tough!! Most fish caught were one pounders with a few slighty bigger.....Unlike Tuesday....couldn't locate those 3-4 pounders....Could have been the lack of water movement with a weak outgoing tide of just one foot...?....We worked hard for about 18 bass...Spent most of the day in Minor .......Just like stripers, the bass in the delta can humble you at times...But, thats what makes fishing interesting and you cherish the banner days on the water...See ya on the water...Naked. P.S. Fireman Jack..Are you going to Haps Bait for the annual Seminar tomorrow?


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands
Weather: HOT! HOT! HOT!
Water_condition: semi-clear 71 Degrees
Date: 09-22-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Yesterday I took Bill Bushey out to bait fish for stripers yesterday. And after getting 2 pounds of luscious fresh shad at Thorntin Bait, I thought we were gonna get our limits of stripers easily. Boy! Was I wrong! I got skunked! I didn't even catch a catfish. All I caught were about 8 dinks. Bill must have caught close to 20 dinks. However, he did catch a legal striper and one catfish. Thanks to Guy Brown! I did launch and buy a old timers's launching pass at Sandy Beach. It sure beat Brannan Island's pass price. Thanks again Guy! Since striper fishing was so lousy, I'll be back to black bass next time out. Good fishin' Jerry


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Decker,Shoals,Minor..Steamboat
Weather: HOT! HOT! & HOT!!!!! WINDLESS!!
Water_condition: Off colored to very clear at 73 *
Date: 09-22-09
Remote Name: 69.108.1.125

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Tuesday Sept 22nd............................FIRST DAY OF FALL? ONLY ON PAPER!!....Tom Ramage joined me on a day which both of us understood we would be facing daytime temps in the century mark! If your looking for a good striper fishing report, you'll not get it from us!! We put in an honest effort both deep trolling & shallow trolling from Steamboat slough down to Decker Island...From the top of the tide and most of the outgo, we just nailed ONE striper that went seven pounds that took a Clown colored Yo-Zuri with a orange colored zoom tail....Got this fish at the shoals....You know its pretty slow when your not receiving those tail wackers ( short strikes ) which is common when shallow trolling....and the witches hair was not a problem as we stayed away from the westbank and focused mostly on the east side .........My Hummingbird Matrix was showing fish at all levels and I gotta believe the fish were there....but not responding......Could be the warm water temps are putting the stripes on the NOT GONNA BITE MODE? By noon and very close to the bottom of the tide, we came to the conclusion...trolling was not productive....Lets head to Minor & throw Traps and if that doesn't pan out.....Change gears & simply Bass fish......Getting to minor, we found zero winds & very hot conditions....Had to be over 100 degrees as both of us were sweating with drenched shirts.....Throwing traps produced nothing, not even a schoolie striper.....Time to get the bass gear out as we approached the larger incoming tide.....While the stripers showed no interest, the bass did, as we used Senko's & shaky jigs......Finesse style worked well, but the large 6 inch worms also worked!...Both Tom & myself landed bass close to the 5 pound mark with lots of ones & two's....These largemouths were very tight to cover as most fish were biting just next to structure ( shaded areas ) By 4:00 pm. we had caught & released about twenty bass with 5 going over the 4lb. mark....Not bad for such a hot day...Tom reminded me that the sun goes down about 7:00pm and he wanted to do some smallie fishing to end the day....We left Minor the back way and hit the upper Steamboat area trolling the rip rap with speedtraps heading back to Hogback ramp.....Lots of dinks caught with just a mix of larger fish....and most of them spitting up crawfish parts when hooked!..Tom caught a two pounder with half of a crawdad still hanging outside of the fishes mouth! Talk about agressive!! WOW!.....Once again, a dissappointing day striper fishing....but a super day for largemouths......Looking forward to attend the annual Hap's bait seminar in Rio Vista this Saturday.....Thanks for the company Tom....Cooler weather just around the corner!...See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Hot, no wind
Water_condition: 72*, semi-clear to clear
Date: 09-22-09
Remote Name: 69.106.75.247

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for an early Fall striper outing. We caught 2 legals, 20” & 6#, no undersized, 1-2 hit/no stick and lost no tails. We were out early & off the water by 11 due to the heat. The catching we did occurred at the end of the incoming & start of the outgoing. 4.5 hours (6:30-11), 27 miles, 10 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below the Rio Vista bridge. Fish caught shallow trolling on the chartreuse with black spots Yo-Zuri. Water 72*, semi-clear to clear, lot’s of witches hair on the outgoing. Air 62-88*, sky clear, wind 0 mph. Pastor Steve, Bob Harries & Tom Ramage on the water today. Thanks for the company Bill, another good day.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SACTO RIVER side of Delta
Weather: SUNNY WITH LIGHT BREEZES ( perfect )
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 71 *
Date: 09-16-09
Remote Name: 69.108.3.73

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WEDS SEPTEMBER 16th....................PRETTY SLOW FOR THIS ANGLER....Took my youngest brother Randy out for a day in the delta hoping to just maybe have an average day...like catching some of those small schoolies that have hanging out the past few weeks....Pretty rare to get my brother in the boat as fishing to him is just a seven letter word! Well, on this day I couldn't find stripers that would co-operate....not even on the tide change!....The Shoals, Dairy, Decker & Steamboat were DEAD!! Can't tell you how many passes I made for nothing!...Managed to hit one fish at Westbank ( 7&1/2 pounds) and this fish came on my rod.....Working with the big outgoing tide in the early morning was tough! lots of debris with off colored conditions....The incoming tide in the afternoon was better, but still didn't produce....Only saw just one other boat at Westbank catch a fish and there were plenty of others working this area....Even went to my veteran older YO-ZURIES that have kicked butt in the past with teeth mark scars on them! Nothing!....By 3:30 in the afternoon and trolling for nearly 8 hours for one fish....I raised the WHITE FLAG!!! My objective was to have my brother get bit & feel the power of Mr. Striper....just a schoolie would work....Didn't have to be a big fish!......Just couldn't get it done on this day......Ended up doing what I didn't want to do....Smallmouth fishing!.....When everything else fails...these guys seemed to produce & save the day......Shot upstream past the Ferry in upper Steamboat & began working the Rip Rap using red/orange 1/8 oz speedtraps......BINGO! My brother was catching fish...as we found a pretty decent smallie bite on the incoming tide....No! they don't pull your string like stripers, but on light line fun to catch......After picking up a couple dozen to 2 1/2 pounds decided to call it a day.....heading back just above the Ferry, we observed two sealions tearing into some nice size channel cats....Eating everything but the heads!! The heads were floating on the water surface along with the air bladders...we counted 6 heads! These cats had to be fairy large fish? As I picked up one of the heads & guessed the total weight with the body attached in the 8 pound class! What a waste!....Better a cat than a striper or salmon. Back at the hogback ramp, talked to a few other fisherman and they too had a tough day striper fishing....Just one of those days.....See ya on the water.....Naked.....


Name: Nick Garcia
Email: nickg1028@comcst.net
Location: United States
Weather: XXX
Water_condition: XXX
Date: 09-16-09
Remote Name: 67.172.164.51

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We have lost a great fishing friend . Our good friend Bob Roselli succumbed to cancer after a hard fought battle. I know how much he loved striped bass fishing. He was member of the Striped Bass Associated. May the good Lord allow him to catch his limit in heaven.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Kings Island area...and covering 33 miles
Weather: Light breeze & HOT!!!
Water_condition: Very clear on both tides at 74.4 *
Date: 09-10-09
Remote Name: 69.108.3.73

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10th.................WATER MOVEMENT IS EVERYTHING!.......Got a chance to join Mike Booker for a day of Bass fishing the East delta. A break from striper fishing which has been more cold than hot the past couple outings....With the water temps still in the low 70's...Lots of 18 to 20 inch stripes being caught with very few larger fish being recorded....Like other anglers, I too, get caught up rushing the season and not waiting for the delta waters to cool down with the shorter daylight hours & cooler longer nights.....So it made sense to focus on bass fishing with Mike, who in my opinion is one of the better guys in the know on catching Mr. largemouth in the east delta......We launched at Kings about 7:00am. Instead of heading south, which is the norm, we decided going north & trying places we haven't fished for awhile...like Potato slough & Old river making a loop via the main San Joaquin.....A good move as we incountered three tides in 11 hours of fishing.....Water clarity was outstanding everywhere we fished as lack of winds & weak tides cleaned up the water...We used drop/shot..shaky head jigs...6 inch senko's ....Brushogs & sweet beavers....Everything worked!....The key was water movement as we got all of our action on either the income or the outgo, it didn' matter as long as we had moving water!...The slack high tide produced nothing! A perect time to eat your lunch....Mikes hot set up for the day was the 6 inch Senko with the tail with a fixed 1/4 ounce bullet...Only downfall was the short strikers were biting the tail off! Mike went through many worms...Our final catch for the day was 28 fish, nothing over 2 1/2 pounds....Both of us had our chances for larger fish, but due to angler mistakes....SLEEPING while fishing & not getting a good hookset! they didn't stick!!! LOL....This was a day you did alot of SWEATING as the light breezes & HOT air temps (99 degrees) were a factor, but getting bit kept you in the ballpark! Just keep drinking liquids.....As i said earlier, the water was so clear, you could see the bass attacking your bait at times! By 6:00pm and just after catching my last fish of the day. we decided to call it a day...We could have caught a few more, but we were beat! Eleven hours of run & gunning takes its toll....A very enjoyable day on the water with a good friend......See ya on the water.....Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty, lots of wiches hair
Date: 09-08-09
Remote Name: 69.225.195.193

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Madsen invited John Franz and me out for a day to review fish-finder, GPS & map card skills while trying for a few stripers. Good tides. We caught & released 2 legals to 20”, 3 undersized, no hit/no stick and lost 2-3 tails. 5 hours (10:30 - 3:30), 33 miles. 10 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below the Rio Vista bridge. All fish caught shallow trolling, most on the chartreuse/black spots Yo-Zuri. Water semi-clear to dirty, lot’s of witches hair in some areas on the incoming, lures needed clearing every few minutes), air 63-90*, sky clear, wind 0-2 mph. Heard some reports of larger fish being caught, some lures, hooks, split-rings being broken or straightened. A good day reviewing fish-finder/GPS skills, poor day catching. Thanks for the company Ron and John.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands
Weather: Double digit winds
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 09-10-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I brought my good friend Bill Bushey out yesterday to throw some fresh shad for stripers yesterday. Perfectly calm in Sacto yesterday morning at 6am. However, when we got to Hap's Bait in Rio Vista, the SW winds were blowing 10mph. We fished the West Bank to avoid the winds. However, all we caught were dinkies and 3 catfish. So we moved outsde and of Decker Island and didn't catch anything. So we moved inside of Horseshoe Bend to catch the incoming tide. We saw plenty of trollers that were having the same difficulty as were were especially on the West Bank. We caught a couple of keepers in Horseshoe Bend when we avoided the wind. Maybe in a couple of weeks it should get better. Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SACTO RIVER side of Delta
Weather: Very Humid & HOT! light winds
Water_condition: Semi clear to super clear at 72 *
Date: 09-02-09
Remote Name: 69.227.208.47

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WEDS SEPTEMBER 2nd........................MOSTLY DINKS!...........Nothing against taking the wife out striper fishing, but when I do, It seems I end up doing mostly the TROLLING thing which is just one way to hook Mr. striper....On this hot & humid day with fairly large tides, we spent 80 % of the day shallow trolling, covering water from Steamboat to Decker island...It seemed the fish were scatttered with a fish just here & there...with many undersized!...Water, even at the low tide stage was very fishable with good clarity.. Witches hair was not an issue....We found the best bite inside of Decker island at the tide switch...Once again, all small fish under 24 inches. Ran into Clyde Wands at the westbank, he said" like us , just catching small fish....Surprised the shoals & the dairy didn't produce for us....fished both the outgo & income for nothing but two tail strikes!...NO HOOKUPS!! By 2:00pm my wife had caught & released 6 keepers to 5 pounds and just two keepers for me!..both small fish.....Later in the day, talked my wife Sandy into doing some smallie fishing above the ferry in upper steamboat as I was stinking up the place shallow trolling for stripes....We found the water in upper Steamboat the clearest I have seen in a long time!..not to mention a pretty good smallmouth bite using crawfish red & orange speedtrap patterns...Just about every fish was spitting out crawfish body parts when hooked! We stayed with the smallie fishing to the top of the tide ( 5:30 pm ) If only the stripes would hit this good? Returned to Hogback ramp just before dark and found a note on my truck....from Fireman Jack....QUOTE: Launched solo at 11:15am and fished the lower Steamboat area for 12 stripes to 14 pounds! left at 4:00pm.......JUST KNOW HE WAS THROWING TRAPS!!!!!!.....will have to give him a call....Stopped at a Wendy's on the way home and bought Sandy a Burger & Fries for whipping me striper fishing..LOL ...See ya on the water...Naked..


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy outgoing, flat incoming
Water_condition: Semi-clear/dirty outgo; clear incoming
Date: 09-01-09
Remote Name: 69.227.22.236

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for a summer striper outing. Not the best tides, windy in the morning on the outgoing, flat on the incoming. We caught 6 legals to 12#, released it & 3 others, 2 undersized, 1 hit/no stick and lost 6-9 tails. The catching we did occurred at the end of the outgo & start of the incoming. 6.25 hours (6:15-12:30), 34 miles, 11 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Still launching & taking out on the downriver side of the ramp due to sand build up on the up river side. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below the Rio Vista bridge. 4 legals & 2 undersized caught shallow trolling (12#er on the black/gold/salmon Yo-Zuri (first time I used it) at first light, the rest on the chartreuse/blk spots Yo-Zuri. 2 legals caught deep trolling, chartreuse Yo-Zuri. Water 71.2-73*, semi-clear (outgo, lot’s of witches hair, lures needed clearing every few minutes) to clear (income, less witches hair), air 55-88*, sky clear, wind 0-9 (6-9 outgoing, 0-4 mph incoming. Thanks for the company Bill & getting the 12#er off that hook & safely back into the water.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful, no wind
Water_condition: Semi-clear to clear
Date: 08-28-09
Remote Name: 69.227.22.236

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Bill Crooks invited my lucky dog, Spike, and me out for a summer striper outing. What a difference the Captain can make. We caught 8 legals to 22, released 5, 3 undersized, had 2 hit/no stick and lost 6-12. 6.5 hours (6:15-1:00), 40 miles, 11 locations below & above the Rio Vista Bridge. Launched at Sandy Beach. Due to driving a 2-wheel drive and sand build up at the ramp we launch & take the boat out on the downriver side of the ramp (6-8” of sand on the up river side). Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph. All fish caught shallow trolling in one of the 11 places we tried, once at the end of the outgoing & again at the end of if the incoming. 6 of the 8 legals on the Red Head, 1 Char/blk & 1 the Rainbow Yo-Zuris. Water 70-72*, clear. Air 62-90*. Sky clear to overcast. Wind 0 mph! Another great day on the Delta, thanks for the invite & company Bill.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: nice in am, then hot
Water_condition: usual stained
Date: 08-28-09
Remote Name: 75.45.123.205

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Hooray!!!! After about 5 years on the waiting list, I finally got in the club. Got there at sun up and there were fish everywhere on the surface. Didn't get nothing except lots of hydrilla with a slack low tide. Switched on the graph and there were fish just about everywhere loading up on bait balls everywhere. Switched to jigs and still got nothing. Decided to give trolling a try down by the palm tree. Just like the basin, fish stacked up everywhere. Finally got the kicker started but forgot my trolling lures. Tried trolling Huddlestons for about 30 minutes. Nothing. Ok, well if I am gonna get skunked, then I ain't gonna waste any gas so decided to try for some largemouth with rattle traps. Immediately got 1 keeper about 1 1/2 lbs then nothing again. Decided to try the cove by the launch ramp and picked up 2 dinks on senko's. Well, I finally got in the club so I am happy for that. Saw 1 keeper striper caught trolling.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SACTO RIVER side of Delta
Weather: Light breeze & WARM
Water_condition: Semi clear with surface temps 71-73 *
Date: 08-27-09
Remote Name: 69.238.168.153

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WEDS AUGUST 26th....................WHERE DID THEY GO ? Hooked up with Fireman Jack Clemons at Hogback county park....( Jack lives in east Stockton ) and I live in south Sacto. Jacks new 18 foot blue Lund boat was dialed in! Great set up for multi-fish angling with all the bells & whistles.....The differents between Monday & Weds.....NO WATER MOVEMENT!!!!! A very weak outgoing tide...ONE FOOT!! You could hardly see a drop in the water level..Perfect tide for winter sturgeon, but, not for Mr. Striper...We shallow trolled at all the following locations....Steamboat, Old Sac,The shoals, The dairy, West bank, Inside Decker & ended the day throwing Traps in Minor slough......9 hours of Run & Gun......5 small fish for Jack.....ONE fish for me.....4 lost tails.....Very few regular striper fisherman out on this day...Didn't see Mark W or any of the other guide boats....Maybe they knew something I didn't ? Looking at my Tidelog book, we won't be getting decent daytime tidal movement till September 1st..I can understand why the trap bite was poor as the prerequisite is moving water, but have caught stripers numerous times trolling in slack water! Oh well.....enjoyed being spoiled in Jack's boat....Most fisherman would be delighted having one HD color lowrance ! Jack has two! Bow & cockpit.....and powered with 135 hp Honda with a 8 hp kicker...very smooth dry ride.....with lots of elbow room....Nothing wrong with my Jetcraft but the Lund is a step up for sure!...Been along time since Jack & myself have been on the water together....Had a fun day even though it was tough fishing.....See ya on the water..Naked..


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy incoming, flat outgoing
Water_condition: Clear to dirty
Date: 09-25-09
Remote Name: 69.229.233.34

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Pastor Steve, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for a summer striper outing. A humbling day. We caught one 20” striper (good thing Pastor Steve came or the boat would have been skunked), two undersized, lost 2-3 tails. Other boats we talked to, heard on the radio had caught 2-5 legals each. 6 hours (6:30-12:30), 40 miles, 12 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Due to driving a 2-wheel drive and sand build up at the ramp I launch & take the boat out on the downriver side of the ramp (6-8” of sand on the up river side). Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below and above the Rio Vista bridge. The legal caught deep trolling, undersized shallow on the chartreuse or chartreuse/black spots Yo-Zuris. Water 69.5-72*, semi-clear (outgo) to clear (income), air 58-85*, sky clear, wind 0-9 (mainly 0 (outgoing)-4(incoming)) mph. A little windy on the incoming but flat on the outgo. Thanks for the company Steve.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands
Weather: Windy! Same old thing!
Water_condition:
Date: 09-26-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Hello! Fishermen! I took my good friend Bill Bushey out yesterday to Decker Island to do some bait fishing for anything that bites and get some relaxation. When we left Sacto at 6am it was as calm as can be. However, by the time we go to Rio Vista the same old West wind was blowing little white caps. And with the good outgoing tide and the wind in our face the wind was very annoying. All we were getting for the first 3 hours were dinks biting our sardines and shad. Except for Bill he caught a good 20 incher. I got a good 13inch catfish on the tide change. So I changed my rigs to catch catfish. I ended up with 4 and Bill caught one catfish to go with his striper. We decided to go catfishing one of these coming nights cuz catfishing is fun. Thati's it! Good fishin! Jerry


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Lake Pardee
Weather: great
Water_condition: clean, 76 deg F
Date: 08-25-09
Remote Name: 66.81.45.227

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The Wheels and Reels fishing club went to Pardee to hold their Aug. Derby. The bite was slow as 12 fishermen caught just 16 trout, with the heaviest weighing 1 lb 2 oz. by Art Sutter. John Holkko nosed out Bill Kishi by one ounce with his 1 lb 1 oz. trout to round out the top three. I caught two that were slightly smaller and my partner, Dex Moise, got a donut. Bob Skinner won the open category with a 1 and 1/2 lb catfish that hit a lure as he trolled. A couple kokes were landed; but were VERY small. It was a relaxing day with light wind and mild temps at a lake filled with clear, clean water. Our Sept 30th derby is scheduled for Union Valley. Hil Felton


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Above Rio Vista & Steamboat Slough
Weather: Perfect ! Light breezes..Mild Temps
Water_condition: Just off colored to semi clear at 71 *
Date: 08-24-09
Remote Name: 69.238.168.153

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MONDAY AUGUST 23rd...........SHALLOW TROLLING ........Didn't get to Hogback till 9:15 am. High tide in this area was about 8:00am and I would have a moderate outgoing tide which would peak in the early afternoon...On this day, the delta winds were just enough to put a slight chop on the surface and keeping the daytime temperatures mild....Keep in mind, I haven't trolled for stripers since mid June. But, knowing this is the time of the year when we normally get an influx of early returning stripes that have been enjoying the salter water in the bays where food is more abundant and their body weight returns to normal along with the bright shiny colors typical of healthy fish....THIS IS HOW MY DAY WENT.......Started shallow trolling just below Snug Harbor using a Chart/ black Yo-zuri tipped with a white zoom tail.....Went all the way down to the mouth without a sniff, not even a tail strike. Next, shot over to Old river around the corner and fished the east side......Got two short strikes and lost two tails....Lots of fish on the graph, but little action! Left this area and headed down towards the shoals trolling all the way... halfway towards the bridge things changed...The fish were more aggressive as I picked up 4 stripes to 5 pounds very quickly...There were about three other boats working this area...One of the boats was a Smoker Craft with the legend Clyde Wands in it....Talking with Clyde for a short time, he tells me he & his friend had picked up 5-6 fish, but nothing over 6 pounds....Continued working this area with Clyde & a few other boats....I found a pretty good school of fish in a 200 yard stretch and got a fish just about every pass! These fish were larger as I caught a 12 pounder & two 9's....The bigger fish were very bright & fat with a mixed bag of fish that were in the system awhile ( DINGY ) Picked up 9 fish in ten passes! Clyde & friend did well also....By noon, the action slowed slighty, but still picked up a fish here & there....Told Clyde, I was gonna make one more pass then head back to Steamboat & try some Swimbait throwing on the low tide....Getting back to lower Steamboat, let the boat drift with the aid of the electric motor...Did alot of casting before getting my first fish....A 5 pounder!...After throwing for more than an hour got my second fish, another 4-5 pounder...Pretty slow...Time to a little bass fishing on the east side where the tules area....Did well using Senko's & Robo worms but all small bass, couldn't get one over 1 1/2 pounds.....Its now mid afternoon ( 3:45pm) I now have the option to call it a day after catching & releasing 17 stripers & 9 black bass or making a quick run above the ferry and do some smallie fishing....You guessed it... I gave the smallie thing a try.....With the tide coming back in, trolled along the rip rap using a crawfish colored speed trap......Nothing but dinks! picked up a dozen smallies...couldn't find those bigger fish....Its now 5:30 pm...STICK A FORK IN ME!.... I,M DONE !!!....Summary: Yes! there are schools of stripers moving through, but with the water temps in the 70's they will be moving around alot...Ya just gotta find them.....See ya on the water....Naked.... P.S, ........ Clyde Wands will once again be doing a seminar at Haps Bait next month...not only striper trolling, but small mouth fishing! Interesting!.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear to clear
Date: 08-21-09
Remote Name: 69.229.233.34

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for a quick summer striper outing. We caught & released 4 legals to 3#/22”, 1 undersized fish, one hit/no stick, lost 3 tails. 3.75 hours (10:45-2:00), 18 miles, 7 locations. Launched at Brannan Island. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below the Rio Vista bridge. All fish caught shallow on the chartreuse/black spots or Rainbow Yo-Zuri, none caught deep. Water 71.2*, semi-clear (outgo) to clear (income), lots of witches hair in the water in some locations, lines needed to be cleared every 5-10 minutes. Air 85-93*, sky clear, wind 0-6 (mainly 0) mph. One notable experience. While trying to get a small legal on the fish gripper I get a hook all the way through the soft flesh on top of my right hand while the striper is still hooked up, shaking all over! I cut the line, release the fish & motor over to the Decker Island sand removal barge & the two guys there nip the barb off. I remove the hooks, they give me some antiseptic & band aids & I’m off trolling again. What an experience.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Mendocino county ( ALBION AREA )
Weather: Cloudy Cool LOW 60's
Water_condition: COLD!! Minus tide at 52 degrees
Date: 08-22-09
Remote Name: 69.238.168.153

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WEDS & THURSDAY AUGUST 19th & 20th...........DIDN"T DROWN........My son in law Gabe & myself camped at Albion cove....A 4 hour drive from Sacto...After renting wet suits & all the other gear required along with ABE cards...we hooked up with some experienced ABE diver / slash... rock pickers.......Now, I know why Abalone prices are so high! This was the first time trying Rock picking for both myself & Gabe.....Slipping into the cold water at 6:00am while the tide was at a minus stage exposed the many rocks which were surrounded with thick KELP which is constantly wrapping around your body & legs!! Not to mention , Seals swimming just next to us...Reaching blindly in all the rocks & trying to feel with your gloved hands for an Abe is lots of WORK!! must have grabbed half a dozen red crabs...Scarry! Gabe managed to find one Abe just 1/4 of an inch short of 7 inches....After working the water for about an hour the tide started back in creating waves which made it tougher to feel the bottom & sides of the rocks.....After two hours....we both gave up.....SKUNKED! but it was interesting experiencing this type of fishing.....Ended up picking Mussels off the exposed rocks for dinner...Mucher easier..LOL...and taste great with a butter wine sauce...Bottom line: I think I was meant to fish from boats or land with( rod in hand)....But , will try it again October......Guess the striper bite has picked up some as I checked my E-mails and my buds are getting them..Will be giving a real fishing report soon...See ya on the water.....Naked..


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side late report
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear
Date: 08-13-09
Remote Name: 69.229.233.34

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some summer stripers. We caught 13 legals to 8#, released 9, 1 undersized fish, no hits/no sticks, lost 12 tails. 6 hours, 39 miles, 3 locations. Launched at Sandy Beach. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph & deep trolled (13-17’) 65-75’ back at 3 mph below the Rio Vista bridge. Three fish caught shallow on the chartreuse/black spots Yo-Zuri, 10 caught deep with the chartreuse Y-Zuri. Water 72.1*, semi-clear, air 62-90*, sky clear, wind 6-12 mph. A great summer outing, thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty
Date: 08-10-09
Remote Name: 69.229.233.34

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some summer stripers. We caught & released 2 legals to 6#, 4 undersized fish, no hits/no sticks, lost 3 tails. 6.5 hours, 48 miles, 11 locations. Launched at Brannan Island. Shallow trolled (6-8’ of water) 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph above & below the Rio Vista bridge. All fish caught on the chatreuse/black spots Yo-Zuri. Water 72.1*, semi-clear (incoming) to dirty (outgoing), air 62-90*, sky clear, wind 6-12 mph. Bill Crooks & Ted Fagunes were on the water & did much better.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Northern Farallon Islands
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Beautiful
Date: 08-04-09
Remote Name: 69.229.233.34

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Late report. Bill Crooks, John Bergman & I joined a group of 22 Sacramento area Jolly Hookers (SIRs) fishing club members & guests who took the Outer Limits out of Sausalito to the northern Farallon Islands. The water was flat, the calmest, most beautiful day any of us have experienced. 4-8 rockfish/person & 3 lings to 13#. Live bait (anchovies) 6—130’ down. Saw 3-4 whales. Next time I’m bring a line counter reel. A great outing.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta (late report)
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear
Date: 07-28-09
Remote Name: 69.229.233.34

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Bill Crooks, his son-in-law Bill & I went out for some summer smallmouths. We caught & released 10-20 Smallmouth Bass up to 2# trolling Speedtraps & throwing Rattletraps & worms. Launched at Hogback. Worked Sutter (10), Miner (10) & upper Stamboat (1) Sloughs for the last 3 hours of the +3.1’ incoming, the slack & first 3 hours of the –2.3’ outgoing. Bob Harries showed us a few places to try & said later in the outgoing tide the bite improved considerably. Water 70.6*, semi-clear. Air 62-85*. Sky clear. Wind 0-6 mph. Thanks for invite & company Bill.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones..Glory hole campgrounds
Weather: Warm.....light winds.....
Water_condition: Low water conditions at 75 * surface...
Date: 08-18-09
Remote Name: 69.230.116.80

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FRIDAY...AUGUST 14th thru the 16th.............Kokes & Bass...SLOW FISHING.......Went group camping with about 12 others & I gotta tell ya , while the camping was fun! The angling was not...The lower ramp at Glory Hole was a zoo...Recreational boats dominant the lakes activity...Putting the boat in about 6:00am. was easy.....Getting the boat out in the afternoon was unreal !!! Long lines launching with about a dozen boats waiting their turn to get out...Saturday was the worst! Sunday was better....With the lake level down some two hundred feet, still found water depths well over 240 feet...This was the first time I had ever bass fished this lake so I did alot of searching for structure and areas I thought would hold bass....Fishing with my son in law Gabe...we managed to pick up three bass, fishing for 5 hours....All small fish! My buddy Bill Meyer focused on Koke fishing on the other end of the lake by the bridge....In two days of trolling...he picked up just one Koke ( 15 inches ) in 70 feet of water....Nice fish, but it was starting to lose its scales....If I had to do it over again...I would have left my boat at home & just camped....and I do understand this lake is a major KOKE / TROUT fishery but I think May & June would be the months to go....My next adventure is right around the corner as I am leaving for Fort Bragg this afternoon and doing some ABALONE diving....Don't know how this will go as this is a first for me....Renting wet suits & gear are a must as the water is COLD!! Picked up my Abe report cards at Fish & Game yesterday...$ 19.70.....Limit of 3 per day.....Just hope to get ONE!!!! Back to my normal fishing in the delta soon.....See ya on the water....Naked.....


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadows
Weather: hot
Water_condition: clear
Date: 08-13-09
Remote Name: 74.37.76.31

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Well I took my last 4 days of vacation and headed up to stumpy meadows reservoir on Wednesday afternoon August 12. Here goes a 3 day report. The weather was hot water temps was 72.3 very warm for this lake. Got on the water at 5.45am started to troll in 40 feet of water using a hook and worm on downrigger set at 20 feet of water and the pole set at 3 ½ colors of lead core line. Started to turn at the month of the cove at the end of lake, wham a 4 Ύ pound germen brown trout at 8.23am thinking it’s about the same time we started to catch fish back in June. With already a fish I’m thinking this is going to be a good trip. I fished until 2pm the wife called me on are walkie-talkie radio and said launch was ready. Got back on the water for the evening bite and I got nothing for 2 hrs. Friday morning same time around 7.41am got my first take down and lost at the boat, did manage 2 bass going 1lb and a 3 Ό using a green hoochie and flashers got off the water 1pm due to high winds. All Friday night my wife and I herd something walking around at night going through bags of garbage. In the morning when I woke up I wanted to go hiking with my wife. Since she was so good letting me fish Thursday and Friday, and not saying a word because it’s our ten years anniversary. I said lets go hiking and she replied you not going fishing, I said no its your day to do anything you want, so we started to walk towards the restroom and their was a note be carful there is a big bear lurking around at night. That didn’t scare my wife, we still went hiking for 3 hrs and she said that’s the best present that I ever gave her. So the total fish caught was not worth bragging about but the time I spent hiking with my wife was


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Kings Island area...and south...
Weather: BREEZY...SUNNY......WARM....
Water_condition: Semi clear to VERY CLEAR at 74 *
Date: 08-12-09
Remote Name: 69.230.116.80

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TUESDAY...AUGUST 11th..........................THE BEST WORM IS ?.........Met Brian Arimoto at Robert's Shell station on Elk Grove Bld just next to Interstate 5.....gassed up the boat...Filled the ice chest with Roberts famous lucky ice...and headed south to Kings Island ramp hoping the east delta would produce on this day....Just leaving the ramp , we ran into Allen Fong in his shiny new bass boat...He's heading north & we are heading down by the main San Joaguin.....The tide is still coming in as we started fishing by light 13 and the delta breezes are blowing about 12 mph....Both Brian & myself are using finnese rods with 3/32 oz Zappu jigheads wacky style.....Brian is using a 5 inch natural colored Senko which is heavier than my 6 inch Robo worm which makes throwing it much easier & Brian claims sinks faster!....Within 45 minutes , the Senko worm catches 6 fish to my just one bite on the pink/purple Robo!.....Totally frustated , I refused to change my set up....This is my confidence bait....moving to another close bye location , the table turns as the Robo worm takes charge!!! I pick up 6 fish in a row as Brian just gets nibbles! GO FISH!.....We are now tied up with 6 fish apiece....I'm feeling much better...None of these fish are over 2 1/2 pounds but we are getting bit at a good rate...Then...here comes the water skiers!!! 3 boats churning up the water and running right next to us and making it very difficult to fish....Time to find another location.......Moved downstream about one mile....much better! no recreational boats around.....I pick up the largest fish of the day...a 4 pounder!!!....just next to the weedline in 10 feet of water...After eating lunch , we decided to try Columbia Cut....found fish , but all were on the small size.....with the windy conditions in the afternoon & losing my battery power , boat control became an issue once again....We fished in the disappointment area till all power was gone....its now 5:00pm and the bite was just hit & miss anyway....In a nutshell: We caught 28 bass with just 6 between 2 - 4 pounds.....The rest...DINKS.....but enough action to make it interesting...Another fun day fishing with Brian.....And, for the record...both worms worked well.......Will be going camping at New Melones on Friday....No trout or Koke fishing...Just a little bass fishing & R & R.....See ya on the water... Naked.....


Name: Mike and Jay
Email: popie27@comcast.net
Location: Kings Island Area-Delta
Weather: Very nice with mild temps
Water_condition:
Date: 08-07-09
Remote Name: 71.197.90.171

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First report. My son and I fished the Kings Island area on Friday. On the water at 6:15 and off at 1:00. No top water action today. Decent fishing for my son who caught 10 bass with biggest going 3.5 pounds using plastics near weed lines. Tough day for me with only 1 keeper. All fish released.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: WXYZ
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: WINDY, COOL ( MARCH LIKE)
Water_condition: clean, 74 deg. F.
Date: 08-06-09
Remote Name: 66.81.33.251

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Had to get out of the house so the forecast of possible thunder storms, wind etc. didn't faze me. I sort of had second thoughts when I heard the wind whistle as I got the boat ready to launch. The next second thought or third thought was the white caps at the ramp. Are fishermen dumb or what? I set the downrigger at 30 ft with an orange b-back rapala and hooked a 1 1/2 lb rainbow 10 min into the first troll. The white caps are 1 to 2 feet at this time. 20 min later I let the second downrigger down to 40 ft. with a golden eye and hooked my second fish, a 2 lb. rainbow. Now the wind is howling and I try to get closer to shore for some protection fighting 2-3 foot white caps. The wind lay down a bit so I eased out and replaced the orange rapala with a grey-shad Excel and fished at 60 feet. I hooked a 2 1/2 pound rainbow within minutes. Then the wind began gusting- making in nearly impossible to fish. I was ready to hang it up when the golden eye hooked another 2 pounder. I had no rain gear so the spray was becoming a problem. I left dike 8 area to the few boaters crazier than me. I did notice a new sign warning boats about Quagga Mussels and how to inspect your own boat to keep them from spreading. Also at the front gate at dike 8 (Folsom Pt.) is an new electronic money machine that takes exact amounts due or credit card.


Name: Dale Stanfield
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Portola
Weather: Nice til the afternoon showers
Water_condition: 74 degrees and fairly clean
Date: 08-01-09
Remote Name: 75.19.156.139

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On the water at 7:00 AM and trolled until 2:30 PM. Lost count of how many small ones (8" to 12") we caught and threw back but it was around 15. Caught 3 that went from 13" to 16". The fish were mostly covered with lots of skin sores and pretty ugly looking. We caught most of them on Copper/Red wee dick nites on Side Planers from Seps. They do work great. All of the other fish were on small copper red head Super Dupers. Released them all but not going to fish here again until the Fall when the big un's want to get caught.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Crystal Basin, Loon Lake
Weather: great weather
Water_condition: clean, clear 70-72 deg F.
Date: 07-30-09
Remote Name: 66.81.46.106

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The Wheels and Reels had a small group venture to the high country to make up a missed derby date. A good friend had passed and in respect for him, we re-scheduled our derby. Because of other obligations many from our group were unable to attend. Thus the small group. The water looked great- near capacity and clean. The fish, however were small sooooo Dick Jackson won the derby with a fish under a pound. Dick and I each caught four fish; but my largest was smaller than his. A slim willie and night crawler at 30-40 feet was successful for me, while Dick used a brown grub and dodger at 18 ft. Nice day in the high country. Hil Felton


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Steamboat & Sutter Slough
Weather: BREEZY...SUNNY...COOLER...
Water_condition: OFF colored to clear at 72 *
Date: 07-29-09
Remote Name: 69.237.117.178

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TUESDAY...JULY 28th................RECKLESS START! .........The plan was to meet Bill Crooks, Guy Brown & Bills son in law in the upper part of Steamboat for a day of Smallie fishing...Bill is the kind of fisherman that likes to get on the water early & off the water by midday...Well, I promised Bill I would make an honest attempt to get on the water alittle earlier than normal to show them the locations that produced good decent hookups......DISASTER STRIKES!!!!! A routine I have done a thousand times getting the boat ready in the gargage...checking my fishing gear....batteries....ice chest....lunch....then lifting my aluminum...( non- electric ) gargage door then hooking up to my Ford truck.......As I pulled forward , the top of the sliding aluminum door catches my boat windshield.....Heard a lound noise & hit the brakes!!!!...TOO LATE...Pulled the door off the rollers & the metal cables are off track!!!!! The clearance from the top of my boat and when the door is fully open is about 2 inches...I GUESS I DIDN'T CHECK TO SEE IF THE DOOR WAS FULLY RAISED? AFTER clearing the door off of my windshield , the door did a free fall....BANG!! Knowing it would take hours getting the cables back on and I promised Bill to meet him early...just decided to fix it when I got home..........The fishing report.............Didn't get to Hogback till 8:00am and just knew Bill & Guy were already fishing for about two hours....called them on channel 68 to find out where they were at.....They were in a good location in upper steamboat by the Mansion Inn to get out of the delta winds.....took me about ten minutes to find his Wllies boat....The three of them were throwing robo worms ( wacky style ) and picking up a few smallies....They had tried rip rap trolling with speedtraps for awhile , but were just picking up DINKS!...Explained to them about my garage door & the reason I was late.....The tide was just about at the bottom & the bite should get better on the income... I joined them throwing robo worms & in about 30 minutes picked up 8 smallies....just one 2 pounder....the rest...DINKS!....We decided to troll back to the T and try a location in Sutter slough where I have done well catching bigger bass....I trailed his Willies boat & picked up another half a dozen smallies using a crawfish red/ orange pattern...They too were getting bit trolling , but just small fish....I did manage to bring in a 7 1/2 pound Striper that took me for a ride...Fun! on light gear.....Once getting back to the main Steamboat area , we found really windy conditions which made trolling a bit difficult , but not impossible......Heading north & reaching Sutter slough we found the bite on the slow side & boat control was an issue.....I picked up a 15 inch largemouth & a almost two pound smallie...We tried just throwing worms , but with the winds ....It was fruitless.....Just too much wind!......Its now about noon and Bill tells me he's gonna try down by the Ferry where its more wind protective.....Don't know how long they stayed on this day as I continued trolling the rip rap after saying goodbye....The tide is now coming in at a good pace and the water clearing up...The bite got much better as the afternoon progressed.....I trolled back from Sutter slough , all the way back down to the T.....I found a consistant steady bite picking up 25 more smallies with 5 fish in the 2 1/2 pound range.....While fishing for smallmouth is fun....I was ready to try some largemouth fishing down below Snug Harbor if the winds would allow me too? Picked up a shot downstream..... I found Way too much wind!....2 foot rollers with whitecaps....NO CAN DO......found a spot just above Snug which has tules & wood structure & less winds....Finished the day here using Senko's & light 3/32nd oz wacky jigs with purple 6 inch robo worms....Picked up 8 bass...nothing over two pounds.....Its now about 5:00pm..... and I keep thinking about the task ahead....FIXING MY GARGAGE DOOR SO I CAN PUT MY BOAT AWAY!!!! The option would be leaving my boat out in the driveway....Not in my neighborhood! LOL!...The good news.......When I got home.....My son in law Gabe had fixed the garage door!!!!!! WOW!...I owe him big time.......And for Bill Crooks & Guy Brown...just hope the bite would have been better in the early part of the day....And less winds.....See ya on the water.....Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Flaming Gorge, WY
Weather: Nice, windy around 2 p.m.
Water_condition: 68-70*, clear to 10', some debris
Date: 07-18-09
Remote Name: 69.227.23.91

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Saturday July 18th. I caught up with Bill Crooks & John Bergman in Green River, WY last night. This morning we launched at Buckboard Marina together with Ron Madsen, John Franz & Ralph Schuhriemen. All of us belong to the SIRs Sacramento area Jolly Hookers Fishing Club. Reporting for our boat 7 hits, caught & released 5 Kokanee to 3#, no Rainbow, 2 Mackinaw. 7 hours (6:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.), 43 miles, 6 areas. Water 66*, clear to 2’, some grass on the surface & suspended from place to place; air 52-86*, sky clear; wind 0 mph. Sunday July 19th. We launched at Buckboard Marina. 12 hits, caught 8 & released 6 Kokanee to almost 4#, no Rainbow or Mackinaw. 6.75 hours (7 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.), 24 miles, 1 area. Water 68.8*, clear to 2’, some grass on the surface & suspended; air 62-78*, sky overcast, late thunder, a few lightning strikes; wind 0-6 (mainly 0) mph. Monday July 20th. We launched at Buckboard Marina. 6 hits, caught 5 & released 2 Kokanee to 4# 3oz, no Rainbow or Mackinaw. 7 hours (6:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.), 42 miles, 5 areas. Water 68.7*, clear to 10’, some grass on the surface & suspended; air 62-78*, sky overcast, late thunder, a few lightning strikes; wind 0-6 (mainly 0) mph. Tuesday July 21st. We launched at Buckboard Marina. 7 hits, caught 6 & released 1 Kokanee to 3# 10oz, no Rainbow or Mackinaw. 7.75 hours (5:24 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.), 34 miles, 3 areas. Water 68-70*, clear to 10’, some grass on the surface & suspended; air 58-84*, sky clear, wind 0-3 (mainly 0) mph. Travel: The group spent two days driving to and two days returning from the Gorge. We stayed in a Green River motel. Most productive area: The bank South and across from Squaw Hollow. Best time of the day: Early or around 3 p.m. Most productive gear: Sep’s 4/0 watermelon dodger with Kokanee Special gel, pink RGT w/2 hooks, both with a small piece of the Berkley Gulp pink trout worm. Signature watermelon dodger with Kokanee Special gel, pink hootchie, green Berkley Gulp maggot died in Pro Cure Bad Ass Red on each hook. Signature Funky Kamikaze dodger with Kokanee Special gel, double pink hootchie, green Berkley Gulp maggot died in Pro Cure Bad Ass Red on each hook. Final thoughts: Veterans said this was one of the worst “catching” years they recall. A long drive for 5-8 Kokanee/boat/day for 3 persons/boat. A beautiful lake. Thanks for the company Bill, John, Ron, John & Ralph.


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Hog slough to the Meadows
Weather: BREEZY...SUNNY...CLOUD FREE...
Water_condition: Semi clear with surface temps 72-75 *
Date: 07-25-09
Remote Name: 69.237.117.178

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FRIDAY..JULY 24th.........THE WHEELS FELL OFF THE CART!!!! After being very successful my last three outings bass fishing......I invited my bass instructor Mike Booker to join me....This would be my chance to shine...Spent much of the day Thursday getting my boat ready.....as Mike's Crestliner is always in ship shape & organized.....After launching at New Hope, my plan was to do exactly what I did on Tuesday knowing the tides would be about 3 hours delayed.....meaning the bottom of the outgo would be about 4:30 pm and we would get bit right through the bottom.....Unlike Tuesday...the delta winds were relentless, blowing a steady 7-12 mph....and the bass were very inactive with just a few hits .....Still thinking the bite would pick up as the morning progressed....It didn't.....Worked our way towards the Lost slough area....Still not happening!....And to make matters worst...My Minn Kota is losing power......DIDN'T FULLY CHARGE MY BATTERIES ON THURSDAY!.....with the wind blowing..gotta have a fully charged battery....Duh!!....Another factor....Its another State Workers Friday off and the boat traffic looks like a SUNDAY!!.....Water skiers everywhere!...With three fish caught all morning is this area...and the infux of boaters, Mike talks me into making a run the other direction towards Hog slough....Less boats , but just about no power to the electric motor...Having a tough time holding the boat next to the tules!...We are getting some bites and Mike hooks up but breaks off!...I get hooked up & the fish gets me tangled up on a under water stick up....I could feel the fish, but I can't get him off the wood! Ended up losing the fish!....Nothing is Easy on this day...NOTHING!...Its now 4:00pm...My batteries are completely DEAD!!!!!.....I can tell you...Its really easy to post a GOOD fishing day.....But tough to report a SH-T day.........Things to do.......Make sure batteries are fully charged.....Think twice before fishing Fridays....And, next time go in Mike's boat...LOL......See ya on the water...Naked.....


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Mildred area
Weather: Beautiful in morning! No breeze at all!
Water_condition: Very clear to slightly murky
Date: 07-22-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Yesterday, I was taken out to fish the Delta with my good friend Dan Gee. We launched about 6:15am. We couldn't get any hits on buzzbaits so we changed to cranks and senkos. I caught my only keeper of my day on a crankbait around 8am. It was a good 2lb 10ozer. It was a good thrill since I haven't been fishing for the past 3 weeks ( Since March I've been taking care of my wife and her illness! Hope to have a better year 2010 ). At least I didn't have to take that hot- cheezy yellow weed off my hooks. Like I was doing up in Snodgrass Slough! To make a long story short. I caught that only keeper plus 5 dinkies. However, Dan caught his limit of 5 keepers plus 20 or more dinkies. All I was doing from the stern of the boat was watching him set hook an netting his fish. His fish were from 1lb to two 2lbers. We quitaround 1pm. That's it! Jerry


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: MEADOWS , LOST SLOUGH AREA
Weather: SUNNY WITH LIGHT BREEZES ( perfect )
Water_condition: Semi clear with surface temps 72-80 *
Date: 07-22-09
Remote Name: 69.237.117.178

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TUESDAY JULY 21st..................GREAT START & GREAT FINISH FOR 10 HOURS!!...........Instead of heading to the East or North delta, I decided to try launching at New Hope landing....( Jerry Yukes ) favorite bass grounds......The only experience I have at the meadows & Lost slough is mid-winter striped bass fishing......which can be quite good some winters.....Even before leaving the house I was very uncertain of how the day would go after reading my TIDE BOOK....WOW! A perigee New Moon with giant tides!....High....7.1....Low.... Minus 1.5 feet!.......Thats alot of water movement.....and I would be working the outgo till about 3:15 pm......After launching at New Hope which is much better than Kings in the East delta...( Same Price ) Ten dollars, I headed slowly upstream towards the meadows.....Looking for tules & weed beds, I stopped at the first patch of weeds not more than half a mile from the launch just before the first tower.....While I'm still not good about matching worm colors with the water conditions I went with a Green 6 inch Senko with red & green specks using 50 lb braided line....The morning sun still has shaded spots along the rip rap and I'm hoping holding bass.....On my second cast, I get on the board....A two pounder!...within 50 feet...I pull out out 5 more...these bass are behind the weed beds towards the rocks in less than 5 feet of water...Did not expect to find the bass so aggressive but they were!! With nothing over 2 1/2 pounds...my 6th fish of the morning had some weight....It went 5 pounds 4 ounces!!!..Got my Sony movie cam out for this one.....Fishing for less than 45 minutes & 6 fish to 5 pounds and I haven't even fished the Meadows yet! and still had the whole day to go!! I'm in HOG HEAVEN!!.....In the back of my mind, I keep remembering Jerry complaining about the green slimy stuff getting on his set ups on his report...I'm not getting any of that stuff!......stayed another 30 minutes in this area before picking up & heading for the Meadows.....And yes, got two more small bass...After reaching the POSTED 5 MPH SIGN that most boaters don't obey....I did...and it took me about 25 minutes to reach Lost slough......This area looked very fishy with stickups ( Logs ) and that cheesy stuff on the surface along the waters edge.....Didn't continue fishing till I reached the highway bridge....My plan was to start there & work back down....The water temps were much warmer in this area....80 degrees where it was just 72 downstream.....Did alittle top water frogging for about one hour for one blow up and miss!...Might have been the wrong time of the day for this? very close to noon.....Slowly working back, I then worked the weedlines using my hot Senko worm...It wasn't working as well as down below but managed to pick up a few fish....Decided to try the finnesse stuff and went to the wacky Zappu jigs with 6 inch robo worms....With the water dropping some 4 feet..the weed line was really exposed and I was dropping my jigs just in front of the weeds....Did very, very well with the Zappu jig.....Caught two bass in the 4 pound class & lots of one & two pounders!! Caught up with all this steady catching of fish...Its now 2:45 pm...And I forgot to EAT MY LUNCH!!!! Which I gulped down in less than two minutes....And continued fishing till I reached the turn to Snodgrass.....Its now about 5:30 pm and the tide has turned ( incoming) While the bite has slowed down...I'm still picking up fish!...Had about 3 boats run by me wide open!!! Maybe they thought the sign said" 50 mph??? Not 5 !!...Fellow bass fisherman with the BIG BOATS!!!...Just RUDE!!! Oh well.......Ended the day where I started out and caught another 4 bass...And another 4 pounder! ......Either I had a terriffic LUCKY day and this is not the norm?...but you'll have a hard time keeping me out of this area bass fishing...Look out Jerry Yuke..LOL.....10 hours of fishing....32 bass....2 smallies...1 largemouth over 5 lbs...four 4 lbers...and lots of one & twos....And lots of chances...Missed fish......Nice hearing from you Mike Booker.......See ya on the water...Naked....


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: prosser creek resv
Weather: hot and hot
Water_condition: clear
Date: 07-17-09
Remote Name: 71.128.109.32

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I decided to head up to Prosser creek reservoir on July 17 2009, I invited my cashier Chris and his 12 year old son out fishing with me. His son never fished before and I heard that Prosser was planted two weeks ago. Chris didn’t mention anything to his son about going fishing. So at 3.00am he woke up his son and said we are going somewhere. They arrived at our shell station at 3.45am. Chris called me to ask where I was, I told him on I-5 and elk grove blvd. He also told me that his son was not happy waking up at 3am. I pulled up to the gas station and Donovan saw my truck he yelled no way, Chris finally said we are going fishing. After almost 3hrs of driving we arrived at the lake. Chris told his son that where my father drowned 10 years ago. After setting up all four poles with silver half fast flashers and one with white hoochie and the other green hoochie the other two with hook and worm. Donovan ending catching his limit and his dad caught his limit and yours truly caught 3. We caught all fish In 50 to 65 feet of water and down 20 to 30 feet down. I showed his dad and Donavan how to operate the boat and how to thread a worm on a hook. We spent a total of 4 hours on the lake. At the end of day dad and son fell asleep while I drive home


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat Slough lower & upper
Weather: HOT! HOT! & HOT!!!!!
Water_condition: Semi clear at 74 * surface
Date: 07-18-09
Remote Name: 69.229.123.46

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FRIDAY JULY 17th......................STATE FURLOUGHS & HEAT WAVES.......Found a ton of recreational crafts ....water skiers....Jet skis.....and very few fisherman......With the temps running above the century mark and with the influx of State workers being forced to take a non-paid Friday off, many headed for the water looking for some relief from the present heat wave!! CAN'T BLAME THEM!! ......Launched solo around 8:00am at Hogback & found the tide pretty much already out and the water clarity semi clear to stained. Headed for the lower Steamboat area (below Snug Harbor) and fished for Mr. Largemouth using robo worms, Brushhogs & Senko's...Had the whole area to myself for about 3 hours...then by about 11:00am....Here comes the Recreational boats!! It was bad enough the bite was slow just picking up three bass and getting just a few other bites...Now, I had to deal with getting rocked with waves by passing boats pulling skiers....No biggie! I'll just head upstream pass the Ferry and fish by the T (upper Steamboat)....Won't be as much largemouth..but this is a smallmouth haven and on a very Hot day, I just wanted to catch fish.....The tide had switched around by midday...( Income) and the water clarity much improved....Instead of trolling speedtraps...decided to continue throwing 6 inch purple robo worms on a 2/32 oz shaky jig along the rip rap......The smallies were on a tear! Just flipping my jig next to the rocks, the worm never hit the bottom..they were on it in a split second....By the early afternoon the air temps had reached well over 100 degrees and I was sweating so bad I had to keep wiping my eyes with a wet towel just to see!! The smallies were liking this incoming tide and the water was so clear you could see them charging the baits....Most of the smallies were in the 10 to 14 inch range but every 5th fish caught, produced a bigger one...My problem was keeping cool & dealing with the intense heat!! Didn't do any trolling speedtraps because the jig bite was that good....just let the boat drift & worked the rocks...By 5:00pm I was spent!! Too much heat! Headed for the barn..(Hogback) My temp gage in my truck was reading 102 * on the way home....For the record...much less boat activity ( skiers ) above the Ferry.......A good day smallie fishing and the incoming tide was the key!!!See ya on the water....Naked........P.S. Nice hearing a fishing report from BIG AL...Have spent a lot of hours fishing for SALMON just next to his Thunderjet....Disco Pk...


Name: salmonstriper
Email: salmonstriper@att.net
Location: where did they go?
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 07-15-09
Remote Name: 75.14.204.228

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I know that the fish sniffer has new owners but what is the new paper called?


Name: ROCK " N " PONY
Email: unknown
Location: Beardsley Resorvoir
Weather: clear and hot
Water_condition: flat or breezy
Date: 07-17-09
Remote Name: 75.43.32.242

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Went to Beardsley last Wednesday for the first time. Trolled crawlers behind flashers, speedy shiners, rapalas, all downrigged. Caught 20 trout, 19 browns, 1 rainbow, 10"- 16". Kept 10 browns between 2 of us. Went again yesterday, over 30 trout caught, 4 rainbows, the rest browns, same size. Found new spots, dam area. Tried white grubs as well with great success. Lots of fun yesterday. Bottom line: Great brown trout fishery, beautiful lake, crystal clear water, great smell.


Name: Big Al Ezell
Email: Bigalsfishn1@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones Lake
Weather: Clear with North & South breezes
Water_condition: Clear to 10ft 72-78 degrees
Date: 07-16-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.12

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I have been taking groups of 3 to 4 people for Kokanee to New Melones for 2 weeks and before that Lake Berryessa for 3 months. The results have been excellent. We have 30-40 hook ups on average with the Kokanee in the 12-15 inch range. We use the same combinations of Radical Glow tubes with Rocky Mountain and Seps dodgers. Colors are natural green,powerful pink,radiant red for the rgt's, and green,blue and rasberry splatter as well as pink tire track. Depths vary to the area on the fish finder the Kokanee are, usually 40-70ft early in March and April 6-12ft. The speed is usually 1.2-1.5 gps speed with 40 and 20ft set backs. All lures must be tipped with shoepeg corn and flavored with Pro Cure scents of Kokanee Special, Garlic, Carp Spit and you can try various flavors to enhance your baits. I feel its fun to catch something that resembles our missing Salmon on our valley waterways. These Kokanee are better tasting than many species you can fish the Delta for and you don't have to worry how many times a week not to eat them. The are easy to smoke and they go down easy. You meet many nice people that are willing to share knowledge of how to catch the tasty fish readily. Every season has its catch and as for me there is no boredom fishing for these fish. Good Luck to all, Big Al


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST RESERVOIR (Maxwell area)
Weather: Very Warm with north winds
Water_condition: Clear at 78 * ( LOW WATER )
Date: 07-15-09
Remote Name: 69.229.123.46

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MONDAY JULY 13th.......................GREAT EXPECTATIONS!!!! Our first trip to East Reservoir this season will be our last! The Dept of Reclamation ( Water resources ) has drawn this body of water down some 10 feet!......leaving all the many coves & inlets bare....not to mention making it very difficult to launch your boat.....Can't remember the last time in July seeing the water levels so low.....We found the falling timber & wooded areas that produced great habitat along the shoreline completely exposed (high & dry ) Weed beds were almost non-existence......So, instead of camping.....my wife Sandy & myself made a one day trip.......Here's how the day went.....Looking for water deep enough to launch my 16 ft Jetcraft was tricky and even with 4 wheel drive, barely got the boat off the trailor in 3 feet of water!!! With our favorite coves high & dry we focused around the many islands and drop- offs looking for bait balls & followed the Western Grebes who seem to find the bait better than my fishfinder!....We used Robo worms Drop/shot set up & shaky jigs......While finding the bait was no problem , finding the bass was! We went fishless for more than two hours and didn't catch our first bass till midday....Talk about SLOW!!! things got alittle better in the late afternoon as the bite picked up slighty.....I found a 3 1/2 pounder that took my purple 6 inch Robo worm in 12 feet of water...That was the largest fish of the day....My wife nailed a two pounder and that was her biggest....With the low water conditions, I don't know if I made the right ajustments finding these fish? Just know there is a good bass population , but on this day just couldn't find the magic method.....We fished from one end of the lake to the other, the spillway, the dam....deep water....shallow water....Just a Slow day.....8 bass in 11 hours....Pretty sad!....Didn't even try for Crappie....About an hour before dark....gave up and some how got the boat back on the trailor with minimum problems......Long drive back to Sacto for a one day adventure.....Oh well..thats fishing.....See Ya on the water....but not at East Reservoir......Naked....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA ( MILDRED AREA )
Weather: NO WIND AM. BREEZY PM. FISHABLE!
Water_condition: SEMI CLEAR TO CLEAR AT 73 *
Date: 07-11-09
Remote Name: 69.229.123.46

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FRIDAY JULY 10th......................DID OK!.........Ricky who lives in Antioch meets me at the strip mall just off of Highway 5 on eight mile road....Its about 7:00am and just a few minutes from King Island resort ( launch ) ......There is absolutey zero wind!! and just about all morning , perfect conditions everywhere we fished....We started off in the main San Joaquin river & Disappointment slough area as we were at the high slack tide & this would be the first part of the system with moving water......A slow start and as the tide started to move out the action slowly picked up.....Ricky got the first two fish...a one pounder & a two pounder...No action on my shaky jig, so I switched over to a 6 inch Senko...Found a very aggressive two pounder that took it for a ride....Ricky, being a tournament young gun as expected was pulling all kinds of lures out & trying different stuff...He went to a top water lure & had three blow ups....hooking two...both small!!.....As we passed light 13, we both went back to shaky jigs....I stayed with my pink/brown 6 inch robo & Ricky went with his lucky 5 inch worm which I couldn't pronounce!! Both worked! Drifted down for about two hours picking up another 10 fish, a few just about in the 3 pound range.....My biggest problem of the day was keeping the fish on the hook....Can't tell you how many fish I lost on the first jump....With advice from Rick , I set the hook alittle harder on the first take, that seemed to help as I didn't lose as many the remainder of the day....We decided to try moving down south in the Columbia cut area & towards Mildred island.....Didn't find as many fish to the south, but still caught fish and that dreaded wind picked up late in the day limiting our fishing locations.....A 12 hour day with about 25 fish caught and tons of missed fish mostly, by me!!! caught about 5 fish that nearly went 3 lbs.....just couldn't find those bigger fish....Did learn some new methods watching Rick working the water and most of all the easy way getting your stuck bait off the tules by pointing your rod tip towards the tules & bending it towards the boat.... It really works most of the time.....Thanks for the company Rick...Have new tricks to show Mike Booker....See ya on the water....Naked... P.S... Will be going to East Reservoir just out of Maxwell for a few days camping & looking for CRAPPIE & BASS.....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat Slough lower & upper
Weather: Less winds & warmer NICE!
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 70*
Date: 07-09-09
Remote Name: 71.128.111.10

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WEDS JULY 8th...................PERFECT WEATHER.........Unlike Monday, more fisherman out taking advantage of the Balmy weather & light winds....After launching at Hogback . got a chance to fish the lower section of Steamboat which was out of the question on Monday when the winds were creating 2 foot swells & whitecaps.....still would be working a large outgoing tide....(Minus - 0.6) which turns the water to less than semi clear.....Pretty much stayed all morning below Snug harbor working the tules & strips of weedbeds which is abundant on both sides......Used Brushhogs, Senko's, Chatter baits & Zappu 3/32 oz jigs with weed guards......All worked, but spent more time with the smaller wacky jigs as this method is still new to me and very productive even though you get a number of small bass, you can still catch the bigger ones!......THIS IS THE SAME AREA I HAVE CAUGHT THOUSANDS OF STRIPES EITHER TROLLING OR THROWING TRAPS the past 30 years! And now doing the bass thing have to block out thinking STRIPERS!!!!!! and just focus on the business at hand.....BASS FISHING........And I know I wouldn't be envolved doing this IF THERE STILL WAS A SALMON SEASON STARTING JULY 16th AND RUNNING RIGHT THROUGH LATE OCTOBER......But it is, what it is! and I 'm glad I have found an interest in bass fishing the delta as KOKE & TROUT TROLLING is just not my cup of tea!.....No offense to all of you that enjoy that type of of fishing.....Meanwhile , all my salmon gear is sitting on the back shelf in my garage hoping in the near future to be put back in service if the summer & fall runs ever get healthy again?......WHOOPS! got off track.........caught about 10 largemouth with the largest one a 2 1/2 pounder and once again caught another one of those ugly SQUAWFISH which hit my chatter baits....Decided to try fishing upstream in the afternoon above the ferry and instead of heading north turned east at the T and fished for smallies all the way to the main Sacto.....The bite was below par as trolling the speedtraps along the rip rap was not productive & just producing a few fish every 100 yards! It could have been the tide had run its course and the incoming tide had started? Just a slow bite in the late sfternoon....picked up about twenty fish with alot of dinks...Called it a day around 5:00pm. A pleasant day without Winds and a decent number of bass caught...Will be hitting the East delta on Friday with a mutual friend who does tournament bass fishing....Just know I'll be out of my leaque? Take it easy on me Ricky!! See ya on the water...Naked....


Name: NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat & inland sloughs
Weather: Windy ! delta winds much of the day
Water_condition: off colored to semi clear at 69 *
Date: 07-07-09
Remote Name: 71.128.111.10

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MONDAY....JULY 6th...................WHATS A LITTLE WIND? ........Hogback looked like a ghost town as I found just one other trailor in the parking lot at 7:30 am.....Suffering from post 4th of July events....Parade's, Family BBQ & Fireworks.....I needed a day on the water....Knowing I would be facing delta breezes 10 - 20 mph....I didn't care!....as I would focus on the upper bodies of water like above the Ferry ..(Upper Steamboat , Sutter, & Minor sloughs ) You can always find some protection in these sloughs....Looking at my trusty tide book, would be facing a pretty good size outgoing tide...( A minus - 0.7 ) with a 4 foot incoming late in the day. With releases from Shasta & Oroville over 20,000 cfc combined, the water was up some two feet from normal....I always wonder if these summer releases are for the Farmers or filling up swimming pools in in southern Cal? The Report: Started off Rip Rap trolling using crawfish speedtrap colors ( orange red ) just above the T where Steamboat turns towards the main Sacto.....going about 5 football fields without a pickup, I was wondering if the stained water was the reason? By 9:30 am, I got my first smallie and for the next hour or so did pretty good staying in the 6-8 foot range....just like I thought, they were coughing up crawfish body parts when hooked....had the right color pattern....Trolled all the way down to the Minor slough cutoff picking up more than a dozen smallies with one that went an honest 3 lbs!! and a striper who took my speedtrap for a ride towards the middle of the slough...He went about 5 pounds...great fight using a ultra light rod with 8 pound test!..By 11:00 am. picked up and headed for Minor slough to try some of the cuts below the rice mill & Halls landing..By midday, the tide was out some 3 feet exposing alot of the wood & weeds so I went to Brushogs & 6 inch Senko's....just one bite using the big stuff...switched over to my finnese rig set up with a 6 inch FAT robo & light wacky jig....same set up I used in the east delta.....This was the ticket as I started catching Mr. Largemouth.....picked up 12 bass to about 2 1/2 pounds and had one much larger throw the hook & worm while going airborne!! At the bottom of the tide, the action stopped....I continued throwing, but no bites!...Returned to upper Steamboat and once again tried smallie trolling late in the afternoon slowly working my way back to the launch...The tide was once again filling back in and the water was clearing up to semi clear so I switched over to a white & pink shad color Speedtrap which did very well.....The bite late in the day was much better than the early bite on the outgoing tide as I picked up a fish every 10 to 20 yards and even caught a squawfish that slammed my shad !! This ugly slimy fish went about 6 pounds!!! Got back to the Ferry & picked up...A 12 hour day & enough fishing for one day....50 smallmouth...12 largemouth..1 striper...& one ugly Squawfish!!!!! And very little pressure from other boaters.....Kinda breezy, but very fishable.....See ya on the water.....Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 71.4*, clear to dirty; some debris
Date: 07-02-09
Remote Name: 69.229.127.136

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Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike, to try for summer stripers. Bill picked a beautiful day to hit the Delta. We weren’t successful “catching” today as we only caught & released 1 barely legal striper throwing fish traps/Rattle Traps, caught nothing trolling deep/shallow (may have had one hit) or jigging (except for one very small small mouth bass). Caught two small smallmouth bass trolling. 7 hours (6 a.m. - 1 p.m.), 43 miles, 15 areas. Water 71.4*, clear to semi-clear to dirty, some debris on & in the water from place to place; air 54-88*, sky clear; wind 0-10 (mainly 0) mph. Bill’s Willy boat. We launched at Hogback & mainly spent our time in wind protected sloughs above Rio Vista. It was great to get out, we tried a little of everything, thanks for the invite Bill.


Name: THE NAKED FISHERMAN
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: not today, just checking reports
Weather: alot cooler..under 100 degrees
Water_condition: super fishable in the delta
Date: 06-30-09
Remote Name: 71.128.111.10

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JAMES, BLAME IT ON THE WORLDS FOREMOST AUTHORITY ON FRESHWATER FISHING.............IN-FISHERMAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE......they have an article on Wacky jigs & Dropshotting just about every addition........NO NEED TO CUT YOUR LURES OFF!! as most serious bass fisherman already know this method...LOL!.....Naked....


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: nowhere yet
Weather: ?
Water_condition: ?
Date: 06-30-09
Remote Name: 75.45.115.16

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Hey naked! Stop telling others about my secret lure. lol That was my Folsom go-to bait last year. This year too much grass and too much water. Have to go to carolina rig. You would think that one would get snagged everytime he threw that lure but you really don't. You do break off the normal though. So okay, it was a secret but I guess its out. I was cutting my line when I went back to the docks so that others would not see what I was using. Also works good using a wackey senko with a lead-head jig but 4" work better.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA KINGS ISLAND AREA
Weather: WINDY & HOT ( NORTHERLY )
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear at 74.5 *
Date: 06-25-09
Remote Name: 69.237.71.75

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WEDS JUNE 24th.............................THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT!............After getting my butt kicked about a week ago by my bass instructor Mike Booker....I9 bass for Mike...1 for me....I decided, if your gonna do the Wacky Jighead thing, you better have the right stuff...So, I used all the gift cards I received on Fathers Day & my own pocket money.....This is what I got... A 6 foot seven FENWICK ELITE-TECH EXTEME SENSITIVTY ROD....While most of my rods are Lamiglas or G Loomis, they are great for throwing big baits like Senkos & Brushhhogs or swimbaits......While this rod is alittle pricey...It felt so good in my hands & just know I could detect a 2 inch bluegill & still do battle with a large delta bass.....I mated this rod with a SHIMANO SEDONA 2500 fb loaded with 10 pound Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon........Ok! enough about the new Equipment....Time to put it to work....THE REPORT............Got to Kings Island ramp about 7:00am.....( Gotta be the worst ramp in the delta) for a $10.00 launch.....just picked a windy hot day and would be working an outgoing tide much of the day....with the high water, I started off using my bigger baits, a super brushhog with a pegged 1/2 oz weight.....Got two bites but no hookups....Went to a 6 inch Senko....No pickups .....Lack of water movement as the tide was still slack....and with the wind blowing, boat control was an issue....First hour of fishing, just two bites.....Moved over to the main San Joaquin via Disappointment slough looking for moving water....The tide there was just starting to move....Time to try the Zappu jighead & new equipment.......Went to a purple/pink 6 inch robo worm.........wacky style.....caught my first fish within twenty minutes!!! A one pounder! The wind is pushing me along faster than I wanted,but between gusts I was getting the jig down where I wanted it....I'm now down by light 13 and found a pocket of bass....picked up 4 within 10 yards, all under 1 1/2 pounds!....but, its a start......As the current picked up, the bite increased as I found most bass in less than 10 feet...I'm feeling more relaxed using this method as I'm picking up a fish every 6-10 casts.....While the fish are on the small size, they are are tearing up my robo worms on every hookup...No biggie as I have plenty more....I'm now up to 15 fish and not one over two pounds!!!!!! Still very happy getting bit.....Then it happens....a nice 3 1/2 pounder!! after catching all these dinks, it looked much bigger, but the scale doesn't lie!! LOL......Stayed in the main San Joaquin for about three hours and continued catching fish......Most bites are very light taps on the worm then it loads up...Interesting! My fish count is now well over 30 fish with 4 in the 3 pound class...no monsters, but a positive bite for sure...After eating lunch, headed south towards Columbia cut & Latham slough.....picked up another 12 fish with nothing over 3 pounds.....while the wind was a factor all day, I managed to get bit and just hoped my batteries would hold till the end of the day.....called it day at 6:00 pm......just know Mike would be happy for me as I nailed 43 fish......mostly one & two pounders with half a dozen three pounders.....Do I love my new Fenwick???? worth every penny spent......Just wish the winds were down, as I worked hard with boat control all day......and man do I Iove this style of fishing....Its WACKY.........Now the tough part...getting the boat on the trailor which never goes on level at this ramp......A fun day in the east delta....See you on the water...Naked...


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA KINGS ISLAND AREA
Weather: WINDY & HOT ( NORTHERLY )
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear at 74.5 *
Date: 06-25-09
Remote Name: 69.237.71.75

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WEDS JUNE 24th.............................THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT!............After getting my butt kicked about a week ago by my bass instructor Mike Booker....I9 bass for Mike...1 for me....I decided, if your gonna do the Wacky Jighead thing, you better have the right stuff...So, I used all the gift cards I received on Fathers Day & my own pocket money.....This is what I got... A 6 foot seven FENWICK ELITE-TECH EXTEME SENSITIVTY ROD....While most of my rods are Lamiglas or G Loomis, they are great for throwing big baits like Senkos & Brushhhogs or swimbaits......While this rod is alittle pricey...It felt so good in my hands & just know I could detect a 2 inch bluegill & still do battle with a large delta bass.....I mated this rod with a SHIMANO SEDONA 2500 fb loaded with 10 pound Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon........Ok! enough about the new Equipment....Time to put it to work....THE REPORT............Got to Kings Island ramp about 7:00am.....( Gotta be the worst ramp in the delta) for a $10.00 launch.....just picked a windy hot day and would be working an outgoing tide much of the day....with the high water, I started off using my bigger baits, a super brushhog with a pegged 1/2 oz weight.....Got two bites but no hookups....Went to a 6 inch Senko....No pickups .....Lack of water movement as the tide was still slack....and with the wind blowing, boat control was an issue....First hour of fishing, just two bites.....Moved over to the main San Joaquin via Disappointment slough looking for moving water....The tide there was just starting to move....Time to try the Zappu jighead & new equipment.......Went to a purple/pink 6 inch robo worm.........wacky style.....caught my first fish within twenty minutes!!! A one pounder! The wind is pushing me along faster than I wanted,but between gusts I was getting the jig down where I wanted it....I'm now down by light 13 and found a pocket of bass....picked up 4 within 10 yards, all under 1 1/2 pounds!....but, its a start......As the current picked up, the bite increased as I found most bass in less than 10 feet...I'm feeling more relaxed using this method as I'm picking up a fish every 6-10 casts.....While the fish are on the small size, they are are tearing up my robo worms on every hookup...No biggie as I have plenty more....I'm now up to 15 fish and not one over two pounds!!!!!! Still very happy getting bit.....Then it happens....a nice 3 1/2 pounder!! after catching all these dinks, it looked much bigger, but the scale doesn't lie!! LOL......Stayed in the main San Joaquin for about three hours and continued catching fish......Most bites are very light taps on the worm then it loads up...Interesting! My fish count is now well over 30 fish with 4 in the 3 pound class...no monsters, but a positive bite for sure...After eating lunch, headed south towards Columbia cut & Latham slough.....picked up another 12 fish with nothing over 3 pounds.....while the wind was a factor all day, I managed to get bit and just hoped my batteries would hold till the end of the day.....called it day at 6:00 pm......just know Mike would be happy for me as I nailed 43 fish......mostly one & two pounders with half a dozen three pounders.....Do I love my new Fenwick???? worth every penny spent......Just wish the winds were down, as I worked hard with boat control all day......and man do I Iove this style of fishing....Its WACKY.........Now the tough part...getting the boat on the trailor which never goes on level at this ramp......A fun day in the east delta....See you on the water...Naked...


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: Warm early then HOT
Water_condition: Clean 76 deg F.
Date: 06-24-09
Remote Name: 66.81.45.226

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The Wheels and Reels Fishing Club opted to go to Folsom instead of Berryessa as scheduled for our June derby. The reason, the parisites now found on trout caught in Berryessa. The water level at Folsom is still up and pleasant to see; but the bite was very slow. I had two strikes all morning and landed both. Each rainbow was just under a pound and were found between 40 and 50 ft. near Folsom Pt. I used a golden eye and a pink apex. My partner, Dex Moise lost a fish near the boat and had a couple other strikes; but ended up with the donut. He fished with several different rapals. Darrel Toms landed a one pound 11 ounce rainbow to win top honors. "Ole Man Folsom " , a.k.a Art Sutter, landed five rainbows the largest, a one pound 6 ouncer, won second place honors. Ted Lutman, also know as "bullfrog" landed the third place winner that scaled in at one pound 2 ounces. Lots of jet skiers, water skiers, and wide open speed boats after it warmed up. Most, not all, left us fish w/o the fear of being run over. The lake being full helps spread out the users. Our July derby is scheduled for New Melones on July 29. Hil Felton


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Snodgrass Slough
Weather: Very warm
Water_condition: Silty
Date: 06-24-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I took my building contractor Bill Bushey out to try for largemouth bass in the north delta yesterday. We launched at New Hope Landing at 6:30 yesterday cuz the high tide was around the same time. The outgoing tide dropped over 4'. The bite was very slow for us. We tried buzz baits right away and nothing. Then tried we tried senkos. We couldn't even get a bite in the Meadows. To make a long story short, Bill caught 2 bass at 2 1/2 #s. I got 3- 1 1/4, 1 1/2 and 2 1/4#s. All fish were caught on senkos. I got tired of ripping moss of my senkos. That slough is loaded with green moss. We quit at 11 am. You can have it. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Snodgrass Slough
Weather: Very warm
Water_condition: Silty
Date: 06-24-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I took my building contractor Bill Bushey out to try for largemouth bass in the north delta yesterday. We launched at New Hope Landing at 6:30 yesterday cuz the high tide was around the same time. The outgoing tide dropped over 4'. The bite was very slow for us. We tried buzz baits right away and nothing. Then tried we tried senkos. We couldn't even get a bite in the Meadows. To make a long story short, Bill caught 2 bass at 2 1/2 #s. I got 3- 1 1/4, 1 1/2 and 2 1/4#s. All fish were caught on senkos. I got tired of ripping moss of my senkos. That slough is loaded with green moss. We quit at 11 am. You can have it. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: Wishnbfishn
Email: wishnbfishn@hotmail.com
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: Warm to Hot
Water_condition: Murky to Clear
Date: 06-24-09
Remote Name: 65.90.202.10

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Guy and Naked - Just wanted to thank you both for the excellent reports you both post. While many of us are stuck at our jobs that keep us from fishing as much as we'd like, we can taste a little of the excitement, and the disappointment, that you both enjoy and are kind enough to share. Naked - that day near Courtland last week sounded epic! Just once I would like to experience a day of catching like that. Good job, and great report! Thanks again! Wishn


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat, Main Sacto & Minor
Weather: Warm with light breezes
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 72* surface
Date: 06-19-09
Remote Name: 69.238.168.188

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TWO DAY REPORT...........Weds 06-17 & Thursday 06-18.......OUTSTANDING ONE DAY..AVERAGE THE NEXT..................My wife Sandy joined me on Weds for a " Lets Just Catch Something " fishing day.........With weak tides and a warming trend just wanted to try a little low key smallmouth or largemouth summer pattern type fishing & maybe see if we could locate some post spawn stripes.......This would be a no trolling day.....Arrived at Hogback around 8:15 am. finding the tide still going out.......lots of of the tree stumps & weed beds exposed so we could work our baits in front of weedline as the bass have no place to hide in tight cover.......We found the bite very slow, but Sandy managed to get one small bass on a light drop shot set up.....just one hit & miss for me....knowing the incoming tide would top out by 2:00pm.....thought we would try heading to the Courtland bridge area & see if we could find some of the returning post spawn stripes that I got into on Monday.....and if that didn't pan out. do some smallmouth fishing in upper Steamboat & Sutter slough..........In twenty minutes, arrived at the courtland bridge and noticed the Crawfish guy in the white boat setting his traps on the east side of the river..think he is still the only fisherman still doing the crawdad trapping left? .......Its now about 10:30 am and the tide at courtland is starting to relax ( incoming) As i put the boat just under the bridge in the shade area my wife asked me whats all that splashing on the surface and is that from the swallows flying around!!!!!!! Looking at my Hummingbird, I find the bait fish everywhere from top to bottom.....The stripes were on a tear! they were attacking the bait from below & bringing them to the surface as you could see there backs flying all over the place.....Dropped the electric motor & shut off the main motor......Sandy went to her hopkins jig set up & threw to the boils.....Bam! Easy pickins as a 4 pounder hammered her jig....I used a swimbait as I wasn't set up with a jig.....Didn't matter....these stripes were hitting anything next to them.....The bait chasing under the bridge lasted for more than twenty minutes as we caught one fish after another....Most fish were 2-4 pounders with some larger fish mixed in....After awhile the top water splashing stopped, but it was still no problem jigging them from the bottom....I swear! In one hour, we had caught & released some 50 stripes from 2 -10 pounds!!!! As the action slowed for a while, it picked right back up as once again they were pushing the baitfish to the surface....I went to the baitbox & used everything I had from Rattletraps to top water surface lures....Everything worked!! By noon we had caught well over 75 fish and I'm think this bite is gonna end....but it didn't..It may have slowed down at times, but we continued getting bit!...At the top of the tide the water cleared up so you could see the stripes chasing the baits much better & when you had one on, you could see other fish following your hooked fish...It was CRAZY!! It wasn't just threadfin shad that were being attacked but the larger delta smelt which are about 5-6 inches long...and brownish in color....While this kind of bite is rare, I don't think I have seen one last as long as it did on this day.....? ......By 3:00pm and the tide was once again going slowly out, the bite had slowed down to just a fish here & there and very few boils on the surface.....We lost count of total hookups, but it must have been very close to one hundred stripes with the largest maybe 12 pounds?...One time as I was pulling in a 6 pounder just next to the side of the boat I witnessed a much larger fish just next my hooked fish...it had to go twenty plus pounds! But, it seemed the smaller fish are much quicker than the big ones & get to the bait faster? Don't know? By 4:30pm we quit and Ijust know my wife had caught more stripes in 5 hours than she has in the past 5 years!!! LOL!.....Ended the day trolling speedtraps on the way back in to the ramp....Got about twenty smallies but the bite didn't compare to the stripers in fight or pulling your string!....Home way before dark & still thinking of the days events!!! WOW!...........Day Two ... Thursday......Calling Tom Ramage late on Weds...He wanted to try the striper thing if I felt I could do two days in a row....Telling Tom, you know how fishing is and that school could have moved on or the bite might not repeat itself twice....But, I was willing to give it a try........Here's how it went.....Got to courtland about the same time as Weds.....And just like Weds, we found the surface action for a short time...just a short time! And the bite was not as intense but we managed to pick up 20-25 fish working much harder on this day....The numbers were just not the same...less fish for sure....By noon, I decided it wasn't gonna happen as the bite pretty much died.....We decided to try some smallie fishing close bye & did ok as we got into some nice two pounders....In the afternoon we headed to Minor for some largemouth fishing....Slow bass bite just getting a few bites using Brushhogs & Senko's....While waiting for the current to pick up thinking the bite would turn on, the delta winds got stronger & boat control was an issue....While the temps were in the ninty's just too much wind & decided to call it a day...While Weds was a banner day, Tom got a sample of striper fishing on this day......Fishing on Monday, Weds & Thursday.....I need a rest....A fun week....See ya on the water....Naked....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones
Weather: 57-82*, clear
Water_condition: 71.3-73.9*, clear to 8'
Date: 06-16-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Tuesday. Bob Bonner joined me and my lucky dog, Spike, on our Jolly Hookers/SIR derby. 13 of the 14 boats launched at Glory Hole, one at Tuttletown (go figure). 27 Jolly Hookers and one guest had a great outing. Most of us caught fish, a few got limits. Big fish was a 1#+ Rainbow. 2nd & 3rd places came in at Kokanee 14” & 13”. Bob & I were fishing at 6:15 a.m. We trolled off the South end of Rose Island to the South end and back to North of the Tuttletown rock pile. 8 Kokanee to 14”, 1 LDR, 1SDR, 11 hit/no stick. Most at 38’ on pink RGTs early, most on green wedding rings or hootchies after 9 a.m. Almost all following a watermelon dodger covered with Krill gel. One Kokanee on a mini-crawler (Rainbow rig)! 1.25-1.5 mph. 13 miles, 6.25 hours (6:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). Water 70.3-73.7*; air 57-82*; sky clear; wind 0-4 (mainly 2) mph. 40+ other boats on the water. Another great Jolly Hooker/SIR outing followed by a great lunch and a 30-45 minute construction delay in Angels Camp on the way home (should be over by June 19th). Thanks for the company Bob, great spending the day with you.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Good
Date: 06-11-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Thursday. My daughter Lauren wanted to spend a day with me. She & I took my lucky dog, Spike, out for Kokanee. We launched at Capell Cove & were fishing at 6:15 a.m. I fished and Lauren observed the full-range of trailering, launching & retrieving, fishing (very little catching) for Kokanee. At then end of the day she was able to do just about everything in the boat required to fish for Kokanee. We trolled off Skiers Cove, Ranch House & Big Island at 1.25-1.5 mph. We caught 2 Kokanee 17+” & 12”, one 15” Rainbow all at 50’ down. The Kokanee were on a watermelon dodger, pink RGT, Kokanee Special scented corn. The Rainbow was on white Sep’s mini micro flashers & green RGT, Kokanee Special scented corn. We had 1 LDR and 8 hit/no sticks. Krill gel on the dodger & downrigger ball. 13 miles, 5.75 hours (6:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.). Water 70.0*-73.5*; air 52-72*; sky high overcast to clear; wind 0-2 (mainly 0) mph. 30+ other boats on the water, little to no radio traffic, very few nets out. A very special day with my daughter. Quite a girl to get up at 3:30 a.m.!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 06-09-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I decided to explore some different water today. We launched at Glory Hole. We trolled at 1.25 mph from the rock pile off Tuttletown to the South end (first time for me) of the lake. Caught & released 10 Kokanee to 14” all the way. Had one double, 4 LDRS, 3 hit/no sticks. 9 of the ten caught were on a pink RGT double hook rig trailing a watermelon dodger with Krill gel using corn scented with Kokanee Special. 9 of 10 were caught at 38’’, one at 50’. 26 miles, 6.5 hours (6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). Water 69.6*; air 58-75*; sky clear; wind 0-4 mph.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Mokelumne River
Weather: Protected from the wind
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear
Date: 06-08-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Monday. Bill Crooks & I decided to try live bait drifting for stripers on the “other, other” river. We bought a dozen of the smallest “jumbo” minnows we’ve ever seen at Broadway Bait. We launched at New Hope & went up river. We drifted, used the electric trolling motor to get downriver (from above the Thornton bridge to New Hope) 4 miles on a -3.5’ outgoing tide. We used all of our minnows, got one 19” striper. We also shallow trolled below New Hope & deep trolled Hog Slough for nothing. 22 miles, 5 hours (7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). Water 68.5* dirty to clear; air 58-65*; sky clear; wind 0-6 mph. Bill & I both enjoyed the very scenic Mokelumne & will “drift minnows” again. Thanks for the company, being willing to try something different Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 06-04-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Bill Crooks & I went out for Kokanee. Bill caught one Rainbow. I did not keep any notes for the day, must have been an off day.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Dirty
Date: 06-02-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike to try for stripers in the Port. It was our first “summer” try for stripers at the Port. We had one take, caught no fish. We trolled deep with downriggers, trolled with deep diving Yo-Zuris (the one hit), trolled shallow. 3 hours (9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.). Water *; air *; sky clear; wind 0-2 (mainly 0) mph. Thanks for the invite, company Bill, a worthwhile outing, we’ll figure the Port out some day!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 06-01-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Pastor Steve & his son, Andrew, joined me for the day. It was my 3rd trip to New melons this year. We caught 15 Kokanee to 13”, lost 7, had 7 hit/no stick. Three concentrations of fish (off the Tuttletown rock pile, Spillway and the bank SW of it). We trolled 1.25-1.5 mph, set backs 40’/25’, 120-340’ water, 42’ (most at 45) to 50’ down on two-hook pink RGTs/watermelon dodger, green double hook Wedding Rings/Watermelon dodger, pink RGT/pink Sling Blade, blue & pink spinner/silver Starlite dodger. Sand Shrimp, Vanilla, Garlic scented corn. I used some Krill gel on one of my dodgers, none on the other or downrigger ball. 5.5 hours (6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), 13 miles. There were 20-30 other boats on the water today in the main area of the lake, no incidents. Water 74.0-74.9*, clear to 7’; air 52-85*; sky high overcast to clear; wind 0-10 (mainly 2-4) mph. Thanks for the company Steve, another nice outing with you and Andrew.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 05-28-09
Remote Name: 69.108.12.131

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Late report, thought this site went down. Bill Crooks invited my lucky dog, Spike to go fishing. Spike would not go without me. So, the three of us spent a comfortable, hot day under Bill’s world class boat top & his self-made side shade curtains. It was our 2nd trip to New melons this year. We caught 10 Kokanee to 13”, lost 2, had 7 hit/no stick. Two concentrations of fish (Spillway and the bank SW of it). We trolled 1.25-1.5 mph, set backs 30’/20’, 120-340’ water, 42 (most at 45) to 55’ down on two-hook pink RGTs/watermelon dodger and green double hook Wedding Rings/Watermelon dodger. Sand Shrimp scented corn. I used some Krill gel on one of my dodgers, none on the other or downrigger ball. 4.5 hours (7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), 13 miles, 2 different spots. There were 30-40 other boats on the water today just in the main area of the lake, no incidents. Water 74.5-78*, clear to 5’; air 62-90*; sky clear; wind 0-2 (mainly 0) mph. Thanks for the company Bill, another great day on the water. That top & those side-shade curtains, not to mention your fans, were great!


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat & Main Sacto ( Courtland)
Weather: Much less winds with mild temps
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear at 69.5 *
Date: 06-16-09
Remote Name: 69.238.168.188

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MONDAY JUNE 15th............................OH! WHAT A DAY.......As I launched solo at Hogback around 7:45am I was the only boat in the parking lot! Yeah, the wind was still blowing about 10 mph, but nothing like the past two weeks....Before leaving home, I made sure I was prepared for a multi-specious fishing adventure...8 rods, from ultra light,trolling, trap throwing & bassing.....High tide was around 11:00am and a 3 foot outgo lasting till late in the afternoon......Just needed the winds to stay below 15 mph......HERE'S HOW MY DAY WENT....dropped down below Snug Harbor and set up a chart/ black spot Yo-Zurie...didn't go 50 yards and my rod is screaming!! Whatever I had on was big as my line counter on my reel is showing 275 feet of line out....Slowly, I get most of my line back and my bubble pops! A huge twenty pound plus BROWN CARP!!....and not foul hooked as the lure is stuck in its mouth....Continued on after releasing this not so pretty fish....picked up 4 small stripes, all under 20 inches.....as I made it down almost to the mouth of Steamboat & Cache.....Surprised the winds are cooperating and trolling is no problem, but all I'm catching is dinks!!! with the tide starting to turn around 11:00am. decided to try some Trap throwing in the lower end of Steamboat....Much better deal as I got bit right away & the the stripes were bigger than anything I caught shallow trolling...picked up three fish to 9 pounds in about an hour of throwing, all dingy post spawned stripes....While throwing the Traps a couple guys in a Lund boat trolled by me and said " hello Bob" don't know who they were? First boat I saw all morning....with the tide moving at a good pace, I next tried some bass fishing on the tule side of Steamboat....Did very well pitching a pumkin Brushhog with a fixed 1/2 oz bullet weight....found a positive bite as I got bit often throwing just next to the weed edge with most bites on the fall.....nothing big with a few in the 2 pound range and lost many....Parked the boat....time to eat my lunch & sip a few cold Buds.....My next plan of attack was to head to the Coutland bridge and see if the returning stripes..( from the feather & Yuba ) were hanging around the bridge as in previous years....The winds were still cooperating with just light gusts making spooning fairly easy.........just a few bankies bait fishing on the shoreline which is no problem as I am in the middle of the river spooning....My method of jigging is letting the boat just drift under the bridge moving though the shade area where the fish hold when they are there......I use one ounce Hopkins spoons either in green or blue....and you can legally use a treble hook with this weight......My first few passes drew blanks on my Hummingbird...Nothing...then on the third pass, started to detect a few fish along with bait....then it happened...caught three fish in a row...average weight....6 pounders....Just as I get in a roll, here comes a Fish & Game boat and they are checking the bank fisherman for license & fish.....just know they are gonna interupt my hot fishing & check me next...And they do....Showed them my license quickly and told them I have been getting bit jigging and have been releasing all of them.....HAVE A GOOD DAY!! as they backed their boat off....As I dropped my jig back in the water I felt it load up very hard.....Damm! I think I have a salmon on! I did and I'm nervous as hell as the two fish & game wardens are watching me battle this bright silver out of season fish......I am only using 12 pound floracarbon line and this fish is taken line at will....all I want to do is get it in ASAP and release him or her...just next to the boat and the fish dives under my boat & heads upstream.....Quick release as the line breaks on the bottom of my boat......BYE BYE!...The wardens now leave as I quickly tie up another Hopkins.....The striper bite goes away, but I manage to pick up another 3 fish, once again in the 6 pound class......Headed back to Hogback late in the afternoon and trolled speedtraps in the upper Steamboat area...caught about 35 smallies with one that went 5 pounds!!! (Took a Picture of the big one ) Most were one pounders....Its now about 6:30 pm...a long day but very interesting for sure....Carp, Salmon, stripers, & largemouths & Smallies.....While I was on the water for ten hours, the day went bye fast!!! And the best part...The wind didn't blow me off.....See ya on the water...Naked......P.S....Tried to get a hold of you Tom Ramage...No Luck..


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Heart of the Delta
Weather: Comfortable & breezy
Water_condition: Gettin' clearer
Date: 06-12-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Hello! Fishermen! Sorry, I forgot to mention what Dan Gee and I caught our bass on. Dan caught those immediate two fish on a Clacker buzzbait. And the rest of our limits were caught on Senkos. Colors! Were Green Pumpkin and Watermelon! One on a Chartreuse/Shad! Now you know! So go catch them! Good luck! Jerry Yuke


Name: Twin/Twin
Email: dean260@comcast.net
Location: Montezuma Slough
Weather: perfect/warm w/slight breeze
Water_condition: calm
Date: 06-12-09
Remote Name: 98.234.14.129

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We set out at about 11:20am me and twin coasted into our spot 15minutes later, ankers set baited up using grass shrimp an hour or so go by i got two small taps its on at first it did'tfeel like much then all a sudden my ugly styk doulbed over twin ask me is it big? i said its got weight next we know the boat is being pulled across the channel pulling anker and all i fought it for about 25 minutes the reward was sweet using the anker rope twin tied the rope behind the head of what turned out to be a 62 1/2'' white stourgeon YEAH!!! This turned out to be good day. Thankyou Suisun Bait for making this trip a success and a day we'll never forget. GOT GRASS


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Heart of the Delta
Weather: Comfortable & breezy
Water_condition: Gettin' clearer
Date: 06-12-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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My good friend Dan Gee invited me out today for a day to fish for largemouths in the Delta. High tide was at 7:15 am this morning. We started casting lures about 6am. Dan caught two descent fish around 2#s within the first 15 minutes. I caught my first fish around 90 minutes later, after the water started moving out. Then we went bang bang bang! We caught our limits by 10 am. Nothing big! Biggest was around 2 3/4 #s. Smallest was about a 1 1/2 #s. But we got a kick with all the action in such a quick time. Then after they quit biting around 11 we went home. And that's it! Good fishin'! Jerry Yuke Tip! There's still a lot of fish spawning to be done yet, so get out there before its too late.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadow
Weather: rainy and cold
Water_condition: clear
Date: 06-04-09
Remote Name: 74.37.111.90

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I planned a camping trip to stumpy meadows lake like I always do around June. Knowing that their will be on and off for thunderstorms I still went up their with Evan. We arrived at stumpy meadow on Wednesday around 6.15pm set up camp then we notice a big black cloud coming toward us at 9.30pm. Boy we surprise with thunder and lightning and hail. It did not discourage us for staying. Thursday started partly cloudy and arrived at the lake at 6.17am caught first fish at 7.45am nice 18inch rainbow then 8.37am wham a nice 3 pound germen brown. All on 3 to four color of lead core with hook and flashers with 4 50/50 blades and a three foot leader. So a total of 6 germen brown and 3 rainbows all 16 to 21 inch long. Friday but started little later at 7am and using same set up 5 rainbow and 3 browns all in the 16 to 19 inch rainbows all were photo and release back unharmed still fishing in 40 to 60 feet of water and 18 to feet down at 1.4 to 1.5 mph. On Saturday arrived at 7am and got off the water at 1pm total of 10 fish 3 rainbows and 7 browns using the same setup but with a twist 2 was caught on downrigger and 2 was caught on long line using a apex in red and yellow at 18 feet with 80 feet of line out on long line was out 180 feet of line in 40 to 60 feet of water. We release 7 and gave 3 to an elderly couple who was watching hooking up. It rained all three days of fish hard at sometime but steady and very cold temps was to upper 30’s to mid 40’s. this was a experince I will never forget for 4 nights 3 days


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadow
Weather: rainy and cold
Water_condition: clear
Date: 06-04-09
Remote Name: 74.37.111.90

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I planned a camping trip to stumpy meadows lake like I always do around June. Knowing that their will be on and off for thunderstorms I still went up their with Evan. We arrived at stumpy meadow on Wednesday around 6.15pm set up camp then we notice a big black cloud coming toward us at 9.30pm. Boy we surprise with thunder and lightning and hail. It did not discourage us for staying. Thursday started partly cloudy and arrived at the lake at 6.17am caught first fish at 7.45am nice 18inch rainbow then 8.37am wham a nice 3 pound germen brown. All on 3 to four color of lead core with hook and flashers with 4 50/50 blades and a three foot leader. So a total of 6 germen brown and 3 rainbows all 16 to 21 inch long. Friday but started little later at 7am and using same set up 5 rainbow and 3 browns all in the 16 to 19 inch rainbows all were photo and release back unharmed still fishing in 40 to 60 feet of water and 18 to feet down at 1.4 to 1.5 mph. On Saturday arrived at 7am and got off the water at 1pm total of 10 fish 3 rainbows and 7 browns using the same setup but with a twist 2 was caught on downrigger and 2 was caught on long line using a apex in red and yellow at 18 feet with 80 feet of line out on long line was out 180 feet of line in 40 to 60 feet of water. We release 7 and gave 3 to an elderly couple who was watching hooking up. It rained all three days of fish hard at sometime but steady and very cold temps was to upper 30’s to mid 40’s. this was a experince I will never forget for 4 nights 3 days


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA
Weather: BREEZY PARTLY CLDY 70's
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear at 72.5 *
Date: 06-04-09
Remote Name: 69.238.171.246

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THURSDAY JUNE 4th...........................WACKY ZAPPU JIGHEADS..........Mike Booker invited me once again for a day in the East delta for some pure bassing. Instead of using the conventional large baits like the Brushhogs,Beavers, & jumbo Senko's. we would be down sizing with 1/32 oz. jigheads & smaller 5-6 inch worms....WACKY STYLE !!!.....After launching at Kings Island & heading down Disappointment slough we found some fairly breezy conditions, but Mike knowing the area much better than myself found some islands that were semi protected from the delta winds....With the outgoing tide less than half way out, we started off using 6 inch Senko's & within ten minutes, Mike picked up two fish....I didn't get a bump.....After spending about an hour or so in this location and not getting bit....Time to move....We headed south towards Mildred Island and found more protected Islands.....This is when we switched over to lighter zappu jigheads....Mike was looking for water just next to weedline that was less than 12 feet.........with no deep dropoffs......Mike goes on a TEAR!!!! Every cast, he is either catching a fish or getting bit! We are using the same exact set up & I can't seem to find a bite.....After watching Mike pick up 10 fish to my NONE, I brake down & ask for HELP!!! What am I doing wrong? Can't even find a Suicide fish.....Mike explains to me the 1/32 ounce jigheads must be on the bottom & I have been retrieving the bait too quickly lifting the worm & not making contact close to where the fish are.....So, being a good student, I slow down on the retrieve and make sure I am making contact........Just like magic, I can feel the taps, but by the time I get my first hookup...Mike had reached 15 fish....But, I got the monkey off my back.......I caught my first fish of the day......The bad news was it took me the whole tide to learn this new presentation and the bite ended once I picked up this method......So in nutshell: Close to twenty fish for Mike.....One for me.....While we never got a fish over 5 pounds, this is a deadly method that really works well.....Thanks for the instruction and your patience Mike as I will continue to get better on finnese fishing for bass......See ya on the water......Naked...


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lower American ( River)
Weather: Perfect! not to hot..
Water_condition: Very clear at 57 degrees.
Date: 06-02-09
Remote Name: 69.108.1.116

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON...........JUNE 2nd........FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.........Tom Ramage joined me on a spare of the moment shad fishing thing.....Got to Disco park around 3:00pm..Noticed lots of boats just at the mouth of the American & main Sacto....and they were doing pretty well catching shad...But, no group fishing for us & you have to use lots of weight to get your jig down....With the releases in the American at 3,500 cfc we wanted to head upstream and try for some stripes throwing Traps if we could make it up by Cal Expo...Taking our time moving up the river,as the water gets pretty shallow in certain locations, we reached Paradise beach....No stripes hitting our Traps, just a couple pretty girls on the beach entertaining us...LONG STORY!! LOL!... Dropped back down by the second bridge and settled down on anchor in 9 feet of water....We used the 1/16 oz curly jigs in chartreuse & red and several split shot to get our baits down....With three other boats also working this area the action was very slow!....From about 4:30 till dark we only picked up 4 shad with Tom getting the only female....a nice 4 pounder....Prime time in this location is usually from about 5:00pm till just before dark and in the past have had 20 - 40 hookups when the bite is on....but, on this evening.....SLOW!!!!...Can't judge the bite with just one outing but I really think the next couple of weeks will produce better as the females work their way through....Thanks for the company Tom....will get them next time out......P.S. Hope this web site stays on line as I have posting the past 5 years!!!....Naked.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Frank's Tract area
Weather: Breezey
Water_condition: Gettin' clearer
Date: 07-27-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I took my good friend Mario Alman out to launch at Brannan State Park. We both wanted to try Frank's Tract in May and with a good outgoing tide in the morning and not with too much wind. Well, that's about all we got in Frank's Tract. Nada!! Not one hit in the Tract! Even tried the West Wall! That's twice I've been there this year and nada. In fact there were tons of bass boats out there today. Every time I turned a corner there was a bass boat. We kept saying to each other, "Don't these guys ever work?" No wonder I don't fish weekends! I don't think I'll even fish Wednesdays anymore. Now for the facts! Poor Mario didn't even get a black bass hit all the time we were out there. And that's 7:30am till 2:15! At least he caught a good fighting pike on a spinnerbait. And I caught 3 LMB. 2 - 1 1/2#ers and one 2#er! That even felt like a limit to me. I got those in Old River. Fishing was very very tough. I asked guys on 3 bass boats, "How were they were doin'? And they all had the same answer, "Very tough!" If I don't improve I might have to sign up for a fishing guide service. Good fishin! Jerry Yuke


Name: Hil Felton
Email: WXYZ
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: great!!
Water_condition: high and clear 74 deg F.
Date: 05-27-09
Remote Name: 66.81.33.121

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The Wheels and Reels held its monthly derby at Folsom Lake NOT Folsom puddle. What a pleasant site to see-- water, water clean water! I can't remember the last time I fished it when it was that full. And the new bridge over the river made the trip half as long. The fish bite for me was early and died at 9:00 AM. I hooked seven fish and landed four. Three trout and one salmon. All weighed in slightly over one pound. All four were caught on a golden eye, behind a dodger. at forty feet, going about 1.5 mph. My partner, Dexter Moise, got a donut. Art Sutter was the hero of the derby by catching a salmon weighing just under four pounds. Bob Skinner brought in his second place winner that was a shade under three pounds. And Jim Bennett rounded out the top three with a one pound ten ounce trout. The fourteen participants landed a total of 26 fish. Our next derby is scheduled for June 24 at Lake Berryessa.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones
Weather: Nice, warm around 11 a.m.
Water_condition: Clear to 5'
Date: 05-26-09
Remote Name: 69.224.151.177

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Bill Crooks and I went out for some Kokanee. I left my lucky dog, Spike, home as it was going to be over 90*. It was our first trip to New melons this year. We caught nine Kokanee to 13”, a 3# Rainbow (3-4 3” smelt in its stomach), lost 6-7, had 3-4 hit/no stick. Two concentrations of fish (off Rose Island & the Spillway). We trolled 1.25-1.5 mph, set backs 40’/30’, 70’/50’, 120-340’ water, 45-60’ down on pink RGTs/Watermelon dodger or pink Slingblade, pink UV spinners/Watermelon dodger, a #4 bait holder hook with just corn and Watermelon side-kick dodger. Garlic, Vanilla & Carp Spit corn. I used no gels on my dodgers or downrigger ball, Bill did. 5.5 hours (7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 19 miles, 2 different spots. There were 30-40 other boats on the water today from the Hwy 49 bridge to the South end of the lake, no incidents. Water 74.3-77*, clear to 5’; air 62-90*; sky clear; wind 0-2 (mainly 0) mph. Interesting gear issue came up. I could not turn my downrigger on. Pulled my plug and found one of the male posts broken off. We got it working by crimping the ends of a barrel swivel, sticking it in the female sockets, hooking the cords together, it worked fine. Took it by Sacramento Fisherman’s Warehouse on the way home. They replaced the cord for me as a warranty item. No cost, Fisherman’s Warehouse priceless! Thanks for the company Bill, another great day on the water. P.S. On the way home talked to Pastor Steve. He went to Berryessa for a limit of Kokanee to almost 18”. PPS – It now costs $8 to launch at New Melones, if you launch at Glory Hole the Iron Ranger is in the upper parking lot.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Not a report..
Weather: Sunny or balmy?
Water_condition: warming up
Date: 05-26-09
Remote Name: 69.108.1.116

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TUESDAY MAY 26th...............SORRY!!!! Have been really busy the past three weeks with Sacto Jazz Jubilee.......I am the site manager at the Firehouse Lot & its pretty normal for me to park my Jetcraft in the garage during this period!... With a few days rest, will be back in service soon.... I do need a fishing fix ASAP......As you know, the delta is my passion......Thanks for missing my reports.....Naked......


Name: 14_blast
Email: pdm1n@netscape.net
Location: Lake Tahoe, west side
Weather: Clear Sunny
Water_condition: Clear 60' visability
Date: 05-24-09
Remote Name: 71.202.249.104

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Went fishing with Capt. Gene, my dad, and 2 other gentlemen. We trolled jerk minnows between 160' and 230'. 4 Macks for 4 anglers. We can't do what we did on the Montauk because our downriggers don't go that deep.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Snodgrass Slough
Weather: Breeze
Water_condition: Gettin' clearer
Date: 05-23-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Last Friday I took my good friend Dan Gee out to try Snodgrass Slough. Dan caught a good 3 1/2 #er on his second cast. I thought we were gonna kill them. As usual I was wrong. Dan got another good one about 2 1/2 and 2 other keepers. I only got 2 hits which ended up in 2 keepers. That was a good tide also. Good tides this week for the lower delta! That goes to proove! You never know when it comes to fishing. Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: Doug Hurst
Email: dhurst9060@aol.com
Location: Delta fishing
Weather: n/a
Water_condition: n/a
Date: 05-25-09
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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To; Bob Harries Bob I and I'm sure many other fisherpersons miss your fishing reports. Have you given up posting your fishing reports or are you busy doing other things? Miss those reports. Thanks for any info. Doug


Name: Got Bait?
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: Lower Delta
Weather: slight breeze
Water_condition: clear
Date: 05-20-09
Remote Name: 71.193.54.127

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Stripers must have gone through. Delta was deserted, had the place to myself. Saw less than six boats all day. Lots of undersize on the San Joaquin, one 22 incher on dines. Nada on the Sac. Only saw one troller. Guess gonna have to wait until they come back down.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: It got hot
Water_condition: Clear to 15', 71-80*!
Date: 05-18-09
Remote Name: 69.224.151.177

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My lucky dog, Spike, Pastor Steve and I went out for some Kokanee. It was a slow day, again. Two small concentrations of fish, two short bite windows. We caught six Kokanee (17+” & 16” & smaller) and three Rainbows (12-14”), had two hits, no sticks, lost corn hits 6. All trolling in 104-145’ water at 1-1.36 mph, 40-60’ back on RGTs, pink spinners, a few other Kokanee lures, pink and green. 10-47’ on the downrigger. Garlic corn, Kokanee Special gel on the downrigger balls and dodgers. 7 hours (6 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 19 miles, 2 different spots. We stayed away from other boats (30-40 others out today) as much as possible. Water 71-79.8*, clear to 15’; air 62-90*; sky clear; wind 0-2 (mainly 0) mph. Thanks for the company, it was nice seeing you catch all of those fish Steve!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear
Date: 05-14-09
Remote Name: 69.224.151.177

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Bill Crooks invited me to join him & Ted Fagunes. It was a slow day, for Ted & I. Our main activity was watching Bill bring in the fish. We launched at Sandy Beach (Solano County pass). Bill caught three stripers to 5#, a couple under sized, 2-3 hit/no sticks 7 Lost 6 tails. 6.5 hours (7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 40 miles, 13 different spots above & below the Rio Vista Bridge shallow trolling 140’ back at 4.5-5 mph in water 6-8’ deep. No concentration of fish. Water 64.6*, semi-clear to dirty; air 50-78*; sky high clouds; wind 10-16 mph. Thanks for the invite, company & catching lesson Bill


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful, a little hot
Water_condition: Clear to 14'
Date: 05-12-09
Remote Name: 69.224.150.91

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out with Nick Garcia and 17 other boats from the SIRS/Jolly Hooker fishing club for some Kokanee/Rainbow Trout. It was a slow day. We caught two Kokanee (17+” & 16”) and two Rainbows (12-14”), had several hits, no sticks. All trolling in 100-145’ water at 1-1.25 mph, 40-140’ back on RGTs, pink spinners, Red & White Dare Devil, worms, a few other Kokanee lures, pink and green. 48’ on the downrigger, 4 colors on the lead core. Garlic corn, Kokanee Special gel on the dodgers. 6.5 hours (7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 24 miles, 2 different spots (Skiers Cove & the upper Narrows). We stayed away from other boats as much as possible. Water 66.5-70*, clear to 15’; air 55-90*; sky clear; wind 0-4 (mainly 0) mph. Thanks for the company, catching the “big” fish Nick!


Name: ROCK " N " PONY
Email: NONE
Location: mouth of 3 mile
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 05-09-09
Remote Name: 75.43.38.85

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Fished the high tide and the incoming at the mouth of 3 mile. Jigged Hopkins Shorty for catch and release of over 50 fish. Kept two 5 pounders. Great action from 9-2pm. Hooked about a dozen keepers. Did troll the area around the mouth with yozuri's with only one hookup. Lots of bait in the area.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Outgoing dirty; incoming semi-clear to clear
Date: 05-06-09
Remote Name: 69.224.150.91

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My very lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some stripers. It was a better day for me, not large numbers but good quality. We caught & released 5 stripers (20#, 12#, 11#, 20”, 19”), no undersized, one hit/no stick and lost 2 tails. All shallow trolling in 5-7’ water at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back on shallow running Yo-Zuri (brown/purple, rainbow micro lips). 8 hours (5:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., 61! miles, 19 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. We launched at Hogback (37 miles, 47 minutes). We found one small concentration of fish. We fished the end of the - 4.6’ outgoing, slack and most of the incoming +3.5’ tides. We could not stay to fish the last of the incoming/first part of the outgoing tides. We caught all fish within 90 minutes of the start of the incoming tide. Water: 60.5-62.9*. During the outgoing tide it was dirty in most places (I could not see my anti-cavitation plate). It was semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop) to clear (I could see my prop) in most places on the incoming tide. There was lots of surface debris, the water is getting dirty with the water coming down river, out of the feeder streams & creeks. Glad I got out today, water may be too dirty to troll for awhile. Air 55-72. Sky clear. Wind 0-6 (mainly 0) mph.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: prosser creek res.
Weather: clear
Water_condition: cool
Date: 05-06-09
Remote Name: 74.37.78.118

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Yesterday was my father 10 year drowning at prosser creek reservoir and I always try to go up their on May 6. My wife and sister joined me. Arrived at the lake at 2.07pm and fished until 5pm. It looked like the lake was almost filled. There a tree that I like to fished at, next to the lake campgrounds by the creek. I started to use green power bait and rainbow colors. Total of 3 hook ups and three lost 2 hits and 4 bait stealers. It always nice to get up there to fished.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: prosser creek res.
Weather: clear
Water_condition: cool
Date: 05-06-09
Remote Name: 74.37.78.118

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Yesterday was my father 10 year drowning at prosser creek reservoir and I always try to go up their on May 6. My wife and sister joined me. Arrived at the lake at 2.07pm and fished until 5pm. It looked like the lake was almost filled. There a tree that I like to fished at, next to the lake campgrounds by the creek. I started to use green power bait and rainbow colors. Total of 3 hook ups and three lost 2 hits and 4 bait stealers. It always nice to get up there to fished.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Overcast
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 05-04-09
Remote Name: 69.224.150.91

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some stripers. It was a hard day for me. Three hours before my first bite. We caught & released 3 stripers to (10#, 5#, 3#), one undersized and lost 2 tails. All shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving B16 red head. 7 hours (6:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.), 52 miles, 19 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. We launched at Hogback. We found one small concentration of fish. We fished the end of the - 3.6’ outgoing, slack and most of the delayed incoming +2.9’ tides. We caught all fish on the incoming tide. Water: 58.9-61.8*, semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop) to clear (I could see my prop); air 55-80; overcast; wind 0-6 (mainly 0) mph.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Clouds to rain
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 05-01-09
Remote Name: 69.224.150.91

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A short day to make it up to Spike for not taking him yesterday. We caught & released 4 stripers to 5#, two undersized and lost 4 tails. All shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (chartreuse/black dots & red head). 5 hours (6:00 -11:00 a.m., 40 miles. We launched at Hogback. We fished 5 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above the Rio Vista bridge. We found one small concentration of fish. We fished the end of the + 2.4’ incoming, slack very first part of the outgoing -4.2’ tides. We caught all fish on the incoming tide. Water: 59.8-61.0*, semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop) to clear (I could see my prop); air 58-62; clouds to light rain; wind 0-2 mph. Headed in early as it started to rain, Spike does not like the rain or water & I had chores. On the way home Spike dries out, warms up tells me all is forgiven.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 04-30-09
Remote Name: 69.224.150.91

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Bill Crooks invited me to join him & Ron Madsen out for a striper trolling outing. I left my lucky dog, Spike, home, upset, as the boat would be a little crowded with four of us. I told him I would make it up to him. We caught 11 stripers (14#, most 3-5#ers), released the largest and seven others, two undersized, one hit/no stick & lost 18-24 tails. All shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (chartreuse/black dots & red head). 7 hours (6:30 a.m. –1:15 p.m.), 40 miles. We launched at Sandy Beach. We fished 11 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. We found two concentrations of fish. We fished the end of the + 2.6’ incoming, slack and half of the outgoing -4.6’ tides. We caught 7 fish on the incoming tide. Bill captained the boat all day permitting “hot stick” Ron to catch most of the stripers. Ron brought a great lunch for all of us. Water: 59.8-61.0*, semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop) to clear (I could see my prop); air 58-65*; clear; wind 0-4 mph. Thanks for the invite Bill, a great day with you & Ron. When I got home Spike was really upset & said “You’re taking me out tomorrow or else”!


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Collins lake
Weather: light wind, nice
Water_condition: clean 60 deg F
Date: 04-29-09
Remote Name: 66.81.45.251

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The Wheels and Reels chose Colins as their monthly club outing and found the fishing good. The group was small; but the catch wasn't. Only one fisherman earned the donut award. Tom West and his K-mart special ( a rooster tail looking lure in pink) won top honors with a 4 pound 9 ounce eye popper. My second place fish weighed 2 pounds 12 ounces and was caught on a pink rooster tail. John Holkko rounded out the winners with a 1 pound 13 ounce that nosed out Dan Wolfe's fish by using the balance beam scale. I caught and released fish all day as the bite was on and since my partner cancelled out of going-- had the opportunity to have three doubles.--- and landed 5 of them. If you fish Collins use PINK!! Art Sutter and his partner Tom West had the chef's chore of providing lunch-- good old 8 inch hot dogs. Thanks to you both. Next outing is scheduled at Folsom lake on May 27th. Hil Felton


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA Including MILDRED ISL
Weather: Cold morning...Mild afternoon..Breezy
Water_condition: Clear to semi clear at 64.6 *
Date: 04-28-09
Remote Name: 69.227.211.228

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TUESDAY APRIL 28th....................SMALL BAIT....BIG FISH!........Got a chance to join Mike Booker for a day in the East delta where we could just target Largemouth bass period. After a dismal outing on Sunday in the north delta chasing stripes, I was looking forward to a change of scenery, not to mention this is the time when these big bucket-mouths are lurking in the shallows with the biological urge to spawn......After launching at Kings Island and with the winds blowing around 10-12 knots, I was glad we brought our winter overalls as the wind-chill factor was very cool!....Mike, knowing this area much better tha myself and knowing where the best locations to fish during windy conditions took control and in a short time had us on the electrics on one of the many breaks that are fishable....With the tide in and an outgoing minus tide forecast throughtout the afternoon, we started fishing very close to the brush, thinking the bass would be tight to cover...and they were, as I picked up the first two fish using a weightless 6 inch watermelon/pumpkin Senko....As many times I have fished with Mike, I never have caught 2 fish to his none!!! This was short lived as Mike even the score as we had two apiece...While I was using the bigger baits like the Senko's & Super Brushhogs, Mike was doing the finesse thing using small wacky jigs & 4 1/2 inch worms!! In the late morning, I hit fish numer three....A 4 pounder!!! Once again, this was short lived as Mike picked up 4 fish in a row to my none!!!! but my 4 pounder was still the largest of the day.....Its now late in the afternoon and the big outgoing tide has dropped some 4 feet exposing the muck & weedline....Mike has caught 8 fish to my 4!!! I'm staying with my super BrushHog & Mike goes to a light Drop/shot rig...5 inch worm......With the water way out, we are focusing in front of the weedlines hitting all the pockets & crannies....Its now 5:20pm. and we decide to give it about twenty minutes more before we call it a day........Bang! Mike is hooked up with a MONSTER on his light drop/shot rig...Don't think I have ever seen a bass pull drag like this one with water swirling & repeated jumps! All we are trying to do is back the boat out to deeper water and keep this fish away from the structure & grassline.....We are both hoping the 14 # floracarbon line holds on his light spinning gear with a small drop/shot hook!!! What seened like twenty minutes...but was more like five...Mike guided this very tired bass to the net I was holding.....This female bass went 8 pounds 6 ounces!!!!! After taking many pictures, we were ready to call it a day.....Once again, Mike gave this old striper fisherman a clinic on bass fishing....and a new meaning on finese & the idea that Big baits...Big fish is not always the case........as my big bait only caught a 4 pounder!! LOL.....Thanks for a great day bassing Mike and your theory...NEVER GIVE UP! ...See ya on the water...Naked....


Name: crazy_chriss
Email: crazy_chriss@yahoo
Location: Hwy 70 canyons to Butt lake
Weather: B E A utiul
Water_condition: Clear and cold
Date: 04-25-09
Remote Name: 24.113.247.92

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Took my daughter out for the opening of trout season. Would have gone to Bishop and usual, but with the lay=offs, and I'm a single dad it crimped me. So we hit the HWY 70 corridor. Anyway, hit a my 1st spot and we were the only ones there and it was gorgeous! clear water and no one around. Hit the tail out riffles and WHAM! had a big hit, the drag was singing to me and then she surfaced, throwing her head side to side. Then I saw the most heartbreaking thing... my panther martin flying off to the right and the trout going to the left. Pretty good size. Well worked the hole and got to the riffle at the beginning. Casting all over the place working my angles and current and drop time. then WHAM! again, this one had my drag singing to me too. (4 lb test, i have loose drag-sets.) this one was landed and a solid rainbow about 3 lbs! A natural trout that as hard as it was was released back. So I told my daughter there would be plenty more thru the day, don't worry. We left the canyon and worked up the river. Everywhere we went there were people. Sucked! We went up Caribou Rd and had a tri-tip sandwich at the market and found out there was a tournament going on and the camp ground was full. worked all the way up to Butt Lake and alas, no people on the shore. cast in a floating crawler and wham set hook and nothing. after a hour or two, I asked my daughter if she wanted to go to grandma's and she said yes. So I asked to to reel in her pole and after a few cranks she starts screaming at me she"s snagged. The only reason I didn't believer her was her drag was singing to her. she ended up with a 3 lb small-mouth bass!! her 1st. took a couple of pics on the phone and released the egg heavy female. I will return to catch more and will bring out pontoon float tubes and Have fun. I hope you all have a great season!! TIGHT LINES ALL!!


Name: Fishing Ninja
Email: fishon@tighlines.net
Location: in the water
Weather: anywhere w/o wind
Water_condition: wet
Date: 04-27-09
Remote Name: 65.78.173.88

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I've been overhearing that they're getting shad everywhere in the Sac from Clarksburg up to Discovery Park. Nothing red hot, mostly small males but if you put in the hours you'll probably get a few. Just gotta put in the hours and find a school. Everyone remember to fish Ninja style: leave no evidence that you were there, including your trash.


Name: MrUncomfortable
Email: Solidadken@gmail.com
Location: Sac/American/Feather
Weather: Fishy
Water_condition: Fishy
Date: 04-27-2009
Remote Name: 192.55.54.37

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Anyone have any current reports/feedback on the shad bite? I know they've started to trickle into the system.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat,Courtland,Sutter & Minor Sl.
Weather: Breezy & Mild Spring conditions
Water_condition: Outgo- Dirty! Incoming- Semi clear 64*
Date: 04-27-09
Remote Name: 69.227.211.228

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SUNDAY, April 26th.........................BIG TIDES & WINDS = DIRTY WATER..........After being off the water for nearly a week, decided to try a Sunday outing with the wife. Knowing we had big outgoing minus tides along with very windy conditions the past 48 hours, took a chance on finding a few fish.....After launching at Hogback, we found the water in lower Steamboat a mess! Clarity, less than a foot!....Tried some shallow trolling below Snug harbor using Yo-Zuries in Charteuse & red & white hoping the fish could see these lures in the murky water! Just one did..A 20 inch spawned out male....Very slow all morning.....decided to search for clearer water and moved up river towards Sutter slough....Same deal, the whole system was discolored on the outgo.....Even tried for smallmouth along the rIp rap which is almost an automatic bite...Nothing! We next shot over to Minor & found the same water conditions..STAINED!! Bottom line was this water wasn't gonna clean up till the tide turned in the afternoon.....Around 2:30pm the current started to relax as the incoming tide pushed back in......Went back to Sutter slough and once again tried some smallie trolling along the same exact location we tried earlier...Instant success! with the clearing water they hit our speed traps just like a summer pattern...This late in the day and being shut out all morning, I didn,t care if it was just smallies, I was catching fish!.....and no monsters, just a couple in the three pound class...with lots of dinks.....Followed Sutter right to the main Sacto above the Courtland bridge and while passing under the bridge, my fishfinder detected a good number of bait balls & scattered bait.....With less than an hour belore darkness, we decided to try a little spooning with 1 oz Hopkins....Bang! we found stripers!...All small fish 12-18 inchers!!!! You would think April 26th...There would be some spawing fish, but nothing was caught larger than these pan size cookie cutters....GO FISH?....We could have continued catching these little guys till the cows came home, but we were running out of time & day light.....Second to last getting out of Hogback with just one rig left in parking lot. The only consistant bite of the day...Mr. Smallmouth.....when the water cleared..(Income ) See ya on the water.....Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: S-cl/dirty due to wind/tides/waves
Date: 04-23-09
Remote Name: 69.237.199.174

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Peter Daru invited me out last week for a spring stripers trolling outing on his 20’ Alumaweld. Peter set the date & time & we stuck to it. I left my lucky dog, Spike, home as it appeared that it would be a pretty windy, rough day. We caught 2 stripers (10#, 4#) two undersized & lost 3-4 tails. All shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (chartreuse/black dots). 6.25 hours (7:15 a.m. –1:30 p.m.), 42 miles. We launched at Vieira’s as Peter has his boat there. 10-15 other boats out, little radio traffic on a very windy day, rough day, particularly in the morning (outgoing tide/SW winds 10-20 mph). The boaters that were out all knew how to handle their boats in rough conditions, e.g. 4-5’ rollers at times. As expected it was quite a bit calmer on the incoming tide. We fished 13 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. Again, no to only one small concentration of fish. We fished the end of the -4.2’ outgoing, slack and very beginning of the incoming +3.3 tides. We caught all of out fish at the very start of the incoming tide. Water: 64.4-66.4*, semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop) to dirty (I could not see the anti-cavitation plate); air 58-65*; high overcast; wind 6-20+ (mainly 15) mph. Thanks for the invite Peter. Sure glad I left Spike home, it was really rocking & rolling out there today.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: 00
Water_condition: 00
Date: 04-22-09
Remote Name: 75.45.123.219

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does anyone know where the release spot was after the tournament on Saturday. That area should be red hot!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Hot by 11:00 a.m.
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 04-21-09
Remote Name: 69.237.199.174

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Bill Crooks and I went out with a small group of Jolly Hookers/SIRS for spring stripers. I left my lucky dog, Spike, home due to the heat. We caught 8 stripers (10#, 8#, &# down to 19”) shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (dark, Red Head and Rainbow) and B16s (Rainbow & Pearl). 7 hours (6:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.), 43 miles. We launched at Brannan. 20-30 other boats out, little radio traffic, a few nets flying, boats turned out. We fished 11 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. We fished the end of the -3.3’ outgoing, slack and very beginning of the incoming +2.7 tides. We caught all of out fish on the outgoing tide, the bite shut down on the slack & incoming tides. Water: 63.2-65.6*, clear (I could see my prop) to semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop); air 62-91* (it was very hot out there by 11 a.m.); sky clear; wind 0-3 (mainly 0) mph. Thanks for the company & companionship Bill. Sure glad we left Spike home in the shade by the pool.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker/Sherman Islands
Weather: Very warm
Water_condition: stained
Date: 04-22-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Yesterday, I took the MVP Baseball Champion Bill Bushey out to throw some old frozen shad into the Sacto River. We didn't get a lot of good bites, but Bill caught a 7lb 4oz striper and 3 keepers. He threw back 2. I ended up with only 2 keepers. Not one fish swallowed the hook and bait. Maybe cuz of my old bait. Hap's never did get any fresh shad from his supplier. We quit at 1pm and beat the traffic. That's it! Good fishin'! Jerry Yuke


Name: mow-mow
Email: noneya.nutup
Location: not on the map
Weather: cool
Water_condition: wet
Date: 04-20-09
Remote Name: 75.48.42.220

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Yo wergods, nice report glad to see that people make mistakes,and cop to it but those guys that are in those 50.0000 $ boats are there to make a living! A name for there selfs,and be in there little corner of this Mad, Mad, Mad, world,as you are in yours. Keep up the reports they are glib.. MOW MOW


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Frank's Tract
Weather: Very very warm
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 04-19-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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My good friend Chet Young took me out bassin' today. Since we went in his boat we left Sacto at 7 am. However, if we'd have gone in my boat, I'd have left at 5:15 am. I think we would've had a better chance at catching fish during the tale end of the outgoing tide. Especially using buzz baits right off the bat during the sunrise. However, we went in his boat. As it was Chet caught one nice 2lb. 15 ozer and one keeper on a brush hog. And I got skunked. Yes! Skunked! I didn't even get a hit. I threw everything at them. From senkos to swimbaits, and cranks! However, I wasn't surprised. The incoming and outgoing tides moved only 1.4 and 1.6 ft. Horrible tidal movement! It'll be much better next week. Also there were 10,000 bass boats out there fishing for bass. One time, I counted 5 boats withing 300 yards of each other. Forget it! I'm going to throw my anchor out Tues and bait fish for stripers. That's it!! Good fishin' Jerry Yuke


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: breezy and warm
Water_condition: clear
Date: 04-18-09
Remote Name: 75.45.99.76

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wow, did not know there was going to be a tournament today. There must have been 500 boats there. Started the day off with 1 nice spot about 2lbs, a couple of missed fish and then when moving to another spot, motor kind of sputtered then looked at the gas gauge. !@#$ out of gas. oops. with all our weight to the back was able to get it started back up and load up to get gas. Back out on the water about 1/2 hr later. Could not believe how rude and inconsiderate the tournament boats were. Was fishing a point when a $50,000 boat sped up to me only about 50 feet away, threw 5 times then went full throtle to another spot. Damn near knocked me out of my boat. Supposed to be a 5mph speed limit 100 feet from shore idiots!!!! Then so much boat traffic in the north fork, moved to the south fork in the 5mph area picked up another nice spot was cut off by another $$$$$ bass boat and he had the nuts to tell me to move because he wanted to fish where I was. Finnaly got fed up with the a..holes out there and headed back to trailer the boat. oops bad timming. It was weigh-in time. Took me 30 minutes to get from the boat ramp to the exit of the park. Lesson learned, check for tournaments before I go fishing on the weekend again. But I don't think I could ever fish a tournament because I am a courtious boater.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful, a little wind
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 04-17-09
Remote Name: 69.227.22.65

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for a quick trip between tides and before Spring garden chores. We caught 1 20” striper shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (Chartreuse with Black Spots). 3.5 hours (6:20 a.m. –9:45 a.m.), 38 miles. We launched at Hogback. We could not find the fish. 50-60 other boats out, no radio traffic, no nets flying, boats turned out. We fished 14 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. We fished the +1.5’ incoming and slack tides. Water: 58.4*, clear (I could see my prop) to semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop); air 46-62*; sky clear; wind 0-12 (mainly 0-4) mph. Next time Spike don’t wake me up on a day I did not plan on going fishing have chores to do!


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta ( Two Day report )
Weather: Breezy & Mild Spring conditions
Water_condition: semi clear to clear at 59 *
Date: 05-18-09
Remote Name: 69.238.171.153

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APRIL 16th,Thursday.......................My wife Sandra joined me for a day of shallow trolling & throwing Traps.......We fished the shoals, Steamboat & Minor slough.....Lost a total of 13 tails with the short strikers!!! Picked up 8 stripes all shallow trolling, largest eight pounds....Best area that produced was the shoals but most fish were in the 3- 5 pound range.....Ran into Ron Retzlaff around mid day, he had a much better day than us with a twenty plus fish count...Still waiting for bigger fish... The 3 pound males are everywhere! Throwing traps only produced two largemouths...2 pounders which we were not targeting.....Don't know why we are getting so many tail stealers this year? been trying slowing our trolling speed down to just under 5 mph... Same results....... FRIDAY April 17th......Joined Tom Ramage (HEAD HUNTER ) in his Tracker thinking maybe his boat had better luck than mine has lately....Another sub-par day with small males once again dominating the bite....Tom did catch one female that went 7 pounds....Again, lots of tails lost with short strikes....Water temps are on the rise again as we are getting back to a warming trend....surface temps reached 62.5 * by mid-day......Better days ahead........Hopefully with an influx of stripes from down below....See ya on the water.....Naked..


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to 7', 57.4*
Date: 04-16-09
Remote Name: 69.227.22.65

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Pastor Steve joined my lucky dog, Spike, and me for the day. We caught 1 14” Kokanee, had 3 long distance releases. A very slow day for us. Saw very few fish on the fish finder. 20-30 other boats out, heard little to know radio traffic, saw very few nets flying. 5 hours (7:45 a.m. –12:45 p.m.), 16 miles. We fished 3 different spots (Big Island, Ranch House, Skiers Cove). Water: 57.7*, clear to 7’; air 36-68*; sky clear; wind 0 mph. Used pink, white, green hootchies, spinners with garlic, anise & krill gels on the downrigger balls, dodgers. Fish/LDRs came at 15-25’ deep. Thanks for the company & companionship Steve, sorry we could not get into more fish.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 04-14-09
Remote Name: 69.228.104.16

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Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike, to join him for a striper outing. We caught 10 legals to 5#, released 6, caught & released 2 undersized, lost 10-12 tails. All were caught shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (Chartreuse with Black Spots & Rainbow). 6 hours (6:45 a.m. –12:45 p.m.), 36 miles. We launched at Hogback. Mark Wilson w/2 put in after us. Two small concentrations of fish. We fished 14 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above the Rio Vista bridge. We fished the -3.9’ outgoing tide. Water: 58.1-4*, clear (I could see my prop) to semi-clear (I could see my anti-cavitation plate, not the prop); air 46-58*; sky clear to some high clouds; wind 0-12 (mainly 0-4) mph. 10-20 boats on the water. Thanks for the invite & companionship Bill. Great call on the day, weather, heading in as the wind picked up.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: 72 degrees light wind
Water_condition: slightly stained
Date: 04-13-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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I brought Bill Bushey out to cast for largemouths today, because I heard that a big north wind was gonna blow Tuesday and partly Wednesday. We started fishing about 8:30 am cuz that's approximately when the high tide was gonna start at New Hope Landing on the Mokelumne. Bill caught two before I even got a hit. One keeper and one about 2 1/2#! Then about an hour and a half later I caught a 1 3/4 #er. We got these all on Senkos. Then Bill caught a 3#er on a Rage Tail. He ended up missing a 2#er in the air. You should have seen his face. It was so sad. I told him," Bill! That was only a 2#er. At least it wasn't a 7." And he said, " Yeah I guess you're right." It was 2:30 then, and fishing was pretty slow for us. So I told Bill that we'll start heading back to the dock. We'll just hit a couple of places on the way home. So when I saw this one big stump not quite in the middle of the slough, I turned off my outboard. And threw a good cast to the stump and the wind took it 10 ft to my left. And I felt a light tap. Then I came back to feel something light. I told Bill, " Its just a dinkey!" Then The light started heading out toward the middle of the slough pulling a little of my drag. I had a great struggle with the 4# 12ozer. Then Bill fished the rest of the stump and nothing. That's it! Good fishin" Jerry Yuke


Name: Robert fisherman
Email: @@@@@@@@@@@
Location: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Weather: @@@@
Water_condition: @@@@@@@@
Date: 04-11-09
Remote Name: 76.213.201.217

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April 7, 2009 -- AB 1253, the bill introduced by Assembly woman Fuller (Bakersfield) to deregulate and remove all support for the striped bass is still on the agenda to be heard by the Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife Committee. CSPA has sponsored a letter writing campaign to kill the bill in committee and we understand our supporters are having an impact. However, this is no time to slack off. Each and every letter received by the committee is counted as pro or con and the totals are reported on the date of the hearing. We want to make sure that the pile of letters in the pile recommending the bill be killed overwhelms those in the pile recommending its passage. The bill will be heard by committee on April 28th. The committee secretary states to be the most effective we should do the following: Here are the NEW instructions to send your letters to the committee. Send ONE letter to the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee either snail mail or FAX. The committee does NOT want e-mail! The address of the committee is: Assemblymember Jared Huffman, Chair Assembly Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife 1020 N Street, Suite 160 Sacramento, CA 94249 The fax number is: 916-319-2196 Your letters should be addressed: Re: Opposition to AB 1253 (Fuller) - Striped Bass Chairman Huffman and Members of the Committee


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat,Shoals,West Bank & Minor.
Weather: NO WINDS! But Showers & Rain....
Water_condition: Semi clear to clear at 59 *
Date: 04-10-09
Remote Name: 71.128.111.173

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THURSDAY APRIL 9th......................THE TOP WAS UP...........Brian Arimoto joined me on a WET but very little winds striper hunting day.....Very suprised to see so many fisherman on the water with a 80 percent chance of rain forecast ! While we endured numerous showers all day, don't think we saw any winds stonger than 5 mph? Can't remember the last time I had put up my green canvas top on my Jetcraft, but on this day, it was up!!...Ran into Guy Brown & Ron Retzlaff & like us the catch of the day was the smaller stripes under 10 pounds....We found fish at the West bank, Shoals, Steamboat & finished the day in Minor slough....Worked hard for a total of 9 stripes, eight came on the shallow troll & just one deep trolling...The Trap bite was almost nil, but Brian managed to hook a small 20 incher....Late in the afternoon, we decided to try Minor with the incoming tide....While throwing the swimbaits, we were constantly bumping our baits into large spawing CARP which were all over the waters edge....Both Brain & myself foul hooked two apiece!! The bad news was it took about 10 minutes to bring the fish in to retreive our baits!!! We gave up up throwing the traps and the stripes were not responding anyway....Went upstream a little further & tried some bass fishing...Very slow! I did have a small bass on using a 6 inch Senko, but it threw the worm with one jump!!...Ended the day deep trolling by the rice mill....Brian picked up the largest striper of the whole day.....a 9 pounder!....a very fat male.....with about an hour left before darkness, we headed back to Hogback via the back way in Steamboat....Once again the last boat out!....In a nutshell: another slow day for most anglers....After dropping Brian off at Robert's Shell station on Elk Grove Bld, the skies opened up and dumped hugh amounts of heavy rain all the way to my home in south Sacto.....Ended up with a very WET boat.....LOL......To all my fellow anglers....Have a happy Easter.....Thanks for the company Brian......Naked....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Overcast, showers, light rain
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 04-09-09
Remote Name: 71.129.80.36

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Bill Crooks joined my lucky dog, Spike, and me for a striper outing. We caught 4 legals to 9#, released one, caught & released two undersized, had one hit/no stick and lost 4-6 tails. All were caught shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (Chartreuse with Black Spots). 6 hours (7 a.m. –1 p.m.), 38 miles. One small concentration of fish (Old Sac, Rat Island). We fished 11 different spots on the Sac & its sloughs above the Rio Vista bridge, the -4.2’ outgoing and slack tides (we never saw the “late” +3.5’ incoming). All fish were caught on the outgoing. Water: 59.1*, clear (I could see my prop); air 46-62*; sky overcast, showers & light rain most of the outing; wind 0-2 mph. 10-15 boats on the water for a “rainy” day. Thanks for the company & companionship Bill & helping us get our two rigs out of the 25’ long floating, running with the current log. What was I thinking going between it & the bank! Seen & talked to on the water Ron Retzlaff, Bob Harries.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat & SHOALS PERIOD!
Weather: BALMY with light winds
Water_condition: Semi clear to Clear at 61*
Date: 04-07-09
Remote Name: 69.227.210.40

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MONDAY APRIL 6th. ........................HIT & MISS !...........Why is it, when the weathers nice the wife wants to join you?? Because they are smarter than us guys..LOL.....Took my lovely wife Sandra out for a day Striper angling....Without a doubt, the warmest day so far this spring...About 15 trailors at Hogback at launch time ( 8:30 am ) With the bottom of the low tide a few hours away, went right to throwing Swimbaits just below Snug Harbor..We found about half a dozen others working this area, mostly shallow trolling....While the Trap bite was not red hot, we managed to pick up 6 fish to 9 pounds, all males....Lots of short strikes...The pattern on this day was to keep reeling slowly while detecting the tick- ticks till the fish loaded up, sometimes, just a few feet from the boat!...Picked up one black bass that went about two pounds...By 10:30 am. the current slackened & the bite went away!... Ran into Guy Brown & his lucky dog just before noon and we both decided to give the shoals a quick try as the tide began moving back in.....Made two passes, both directions for nothing!...Not even a tail wacker!! Returned to Steamboat in the early afternoon ( incoming tide ) and started off with a DOUBLE HOOKUP........more small males....Then just a fish here & there throughout the intire tide.....We could not find concentrated schools as most action was scattered with long periods of NO BITES!!!! No problem locating fish on the fishfinder, but most were suspended with very few close to the bottom.....Ended the day once again throwing traps on the start of the outgo.....No response.....Total fish caught & released...13 stripes & one bass.....All stripes were free flowing (milt) males........Looking forward for the larger females to get involved which should happen soon? We used the Chart/ black spotted Yo-Zuries & Clown color with the famous Tom Ramage tails... LOL....Chartreuse tipped white trick worms.....A beautiful day on the delta and heading home in the dark.......See ya on the water....Naked......


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear
Date: 04-06-09
Remote Name: 71.129.80.36

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for stripers. We caught & released 4 legals to 9#, two undersized. All were caught shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (Rainbow with a pink tail). 5.5 hours (7 a.m.–12:30 p.m.), 41 miles. We fished the end of the -3.5’ outgoing, slack & first part of the +3.4’ incoming tides. The undersized were caught on the outgoing, legals on the slack and incoming tides. Again, no concentration(s) of fish on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. Water: 57.8*, semi-clear to clear; air 46-67*; sky clear; wind 2-7 mph. Saw Bob & Sandy Harries.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Trollable
Date: 04-05-09
Remote Name: 71.129.80.36

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went on a rare Sunday outing for stripers. We caught & released 7 legals to 8#, one undersized. All were caught shallow trolling at 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with shallow diving Yo-Zuris (Char/Blk Spots; Rainbow & B16s (Pearl). 7 hours (6:45 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.), 41 miles. We fished the end of the -2.9’ outgoing, slack & first part of the +3.0’ incoming tides. All of the fish were caught on the slack and incoming tides. Water: 57.8*, semi-clear to clear; air 46-67*; sky clear; wind 2-7 mph. Could not find any concentration(s) of fish, one here, one here on the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. Saw Barry Canavero, Ron & Char Retzlaff, Rod Bowden, Marcn2 (CSFC), Tom & Mona Ramage.


Name: Leo Castro
Email: Steelhead0n@yahoo.com
Location: North Rio Vista
Weather: Windy- nippy
Water_condition: stained 58 degrees
Date: 04-05-09
Remote Name: 69.62.181.72

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Fished Rio Vista Saturday. The weather was windier than anticipated and I did not dress accordingly. I did not warm up till mid morning. On the other hand the fishing was very good, we caught 12 keepers to 8 lbs. and about 20 shakers. Every where the sonar showed fish we caught fish. The lure color was anything in green in the morning and red and white in the afternoon.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to 7', 57.4*
Date: 03-31-09
Remote Name: 69.111.104.181

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I invited Bill Crooks to join us on a Jolly Hookers, SIRS King Salmon, Kokanee, Rainbow Trout trip. We caught 3 Rainbows (14”) and one King (16”). Three on worms on he surface, one on a white hootchie. We had 6-12 hits, no stick on the worms, nothing at 15-30’ on our downrigger rigs. 5.5 hours, 22 miles. Water 56.4*, clear to 7’, very little debris. Air 48-65*. Sky clear. Wind 0-2 mph. 5:30 depart 206 Breckenwood. 6:29 Markley Store (48 miles/59 minutes). We launched at Markley Cove, self certifying boat cleanliness. We trolled the Narrows, Skiers Cove, off the Big Island and Ranch House. 1.0-1.5 mph, surface to 30’ down, worms on the surface, hootchies, RGTs & spinners with corn/anchovy & dodgers (shad gel) OTW. Saw a few fish on the fish finder, not a lot. 12:48 take out gear. 1:00 Sandy Beach. 1:23 depart Sandy Beach. 2:35 arriv8 Markley. 1:30 depart. 2:32 206 Breckenwood (1:02, 48 miles). Thanks for the company Bill, catching the “big one”! PS – Our friend Pastor Steve went to the Delta today and caught 6 legal stripers to 4#!


Name: John Cullen
Email: hammerjohn@sbcglobal.net
Location: Hog Slough off the Moke
Weather: 72 dgree's with cold breeze
Water_condition: Tea Clear
Date: 03-31-09
Remote Name: 76.217.156.85

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Took Hap Hammonds today, launched a Wimpy's, very cool ride to Hog. Threw some fish traps at the entrance to Hog, had one bass on and lost him, no other hits, so began trolling. Trolled over many favorite spots but no joy. No striper bites at all. Saw fish at maybe two locations but couldn't get them to bite. Did not see anyone catch a fish at all, including bass fishermen (black bass). Came back out of Hog and trolled the Moke for a while, nothing, then went on to Beaver Slough. Same results there with fish traps and trolling. Trolled shallow runners and deep runners in both sloughs plus throwing the swim baits and no joy for us at all. Finally gave it up and talked it over at Wimpys with a beer, then headed home. Still a great day just being out there. j.


Name: Leo Castro
Email: Steelhead0n@yahoo.com
Location: The delta- Rio Vista
Weather: Sunny and Warm
Water_condition: 62 degrees with perfect clarity
Date: 03-28-09
Remote Name: 69.62.181.72

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Fished on saturday with the family around Rio Vista. The weather and water temp was perfect. But the fishing was not as good, I had my first skunk of the season as we only caught three shakers. Fish where all over the sonar but they were just not bitting. I did manage to get a hook in my finger. I had a three line tangle, so I was taking care of the mess when the kicker catches one of the lines. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At the time the kicker caught one of the lines I had a lure in my hand. After 45 minutes the hook was removed, back to fishing. Over all it was a great day, I could only see the fishing improving. On a side note: 21 foot North River Trapper for sale $29,000.00 boat is In good condition and it is a fish Magnet!!


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta ( Two Day report )
Weather: Breezy & Mild Spring conditions
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 58* surface
Date: 03-26-09
Remote Name: 69.229.121.252

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TWO DAY REPORT...TUESDAY..24th & WEDS..25th.........The Head Hunter, Tom Ramage joined me on Tuesday as the winds died down enough for some trolling...We found different water conditions.....The cold front that came through over the weekend & windy conditions turned the north delta off colored at best!...What was promising late last week was now a step backwards as the bite really slowed...We fished Steamboat, the shoals, & the West Bank along with about a dozen other boats...Some fish were caught, but the numbers were dismal...We managed just two fish at west bank after three hours of trolling...With the dirtier water, red & white brought the strikes....Went back inside Steamboat in the afternoon ( incoming tide ) and found the water much clearer but the bite was still off as we just picked up one fish shallow trolling.. And, once again drew a blank throwing Traps......Adding insult to injury, I pulled my lower back muscles picking up my electric motor just as we decided to call it a day.....two Aleve & a cold beer, I'm good to go!!.....Just three fish to 6 pounds all day....Thanks for the company Tom...................WEDS..........Joined Mike Booker for another day of fishing giving my boat a rest! ...After launching at Hogback, we found the water much clearer than Tuesday...Mike has a new TOY!...A Lowrance HD 7 fishfinder.....The color & image is unreal!! Makes this Hummingbird guy want to jump ship & purchase one...Headed directly to the Westbank ( outgoing tide ) and joined about half a dozen other boaters shallow trolling.....Made two complete passes from Sandy's Beach to the lower end accross from Decker......NOTHING! same for the other boaters....the further downstream we went, the windier it got....We decided to pick up & head to Minor....(less winds) a try a little Trap throwing and bass fishing.....I had a striper follow my swimbait and hit my trap just as I was pulling it out of the water...he didn't get the hook in his mouth...and that was it throwing swimbaits!!! Switched over to bass stuff...I went with Senko's & Mike went with a weighted Brushhog...Purple....Mike gets a 5 pound fat female bass in less than 4 feet of water!!! After taking a few pictures, we let her go.....Mike gets another one on a swimbait ( smaller) and I struggle to get bit.....Giving up on the stripes & doing a little bass fishing and watching Mike land a five pounder was still fun even though I had a Skunk day.....Hoping, once we get some stable weather the striper bite will rebound? See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: Hil Felton
Email: WXYZ
Location: Lake Amador
Weather: spring like
Water_condition: murky, some debris, 59 deg F
Date: 03-25-09
Remote Name: 66.81.47.59

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The Wheels and Reels Fishing Club, sponsored by SIRS 112, fished Amador for their monthly fishing derby. The weather was great, the lunch was great, the ramp was great; but the fishing wasn't great. The bite was slow and light. The fish caught, sixteen altogether, were good looking and all weighed in over two pounds each. This might look good; but eight fishermen got skunked. The winner of our derby was new member Tom West. His first place fish weighed in at a cool 3 lbs 10 oz. My second place 3 lb. 5 oz. cutbow narrowly edged out Dick Jackson's 3 lb. 4 oz third place fish. We had a new category for a "non trout" fish for the first time and Lloyd Willoughby had no competition as his 1 lb 10 oz crappie won the event. The fish today were caught on a number of different set-ups. My partner, Dex Moise caught one on a fire tiger rapala behind blades. I caught two on a white grub behind blades. Some other color grubs were used to catch some also. The main technique was to fish slowly in the top ten feet of water. We had a good time and hope to do the same at Collins when we fish it in April. Hil Felton


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Dirty, semi-clear
Date: 03-24-09
Remote Name: 69.111.104.181

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I invited Bill Crooks out for a striped bass outing. We caught 2 4# legals, 1 hit/no stick, lost 10-12 tails. The water has dirtied up. Spent all of the day shallow trolling (both fish were caught on the chartreuse/black spots Yo-Zuri). We trolled the Sac above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. We caught our fish during the last our of the outgoing tide. 6 hours, 42 miles. Water 56.7-58.4*, semi-clear to dirty, very little debris. Air 46-65*. Sky clear. Wind 0-4 mph. We launched at Sandy Beach. A very slow day, 10-15 other boats out there (Pastor Steve & his son, home on spring break). Another beautiful day (except for the dirty water), thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser - Truckee
Weather: Cold/Windy/Snowy
Water_condition: 13" soft ice melting fast
Date: 03-21-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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The end of this years Ice Fishing adventures. Shoreline is melting and the ice pack is starting to break up. We got on okay early in the morning and with nine lines in the water we got a total of four fish (three were mine, thank you very much) on crawlers and powerbait. The wind came up and the ice starting getting softer by the minute. We got off the lake at 1245 and finished off another year of ice fishing. Longest season that we have had as far back (25 years) as anyone could remember. Now is Striper Time...


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 03-20-09
Remote Name: 69.111.104.181

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My wife volunteered to put in an extra shift at the Cancer Society Thrift Store so I volunteered to go fishing with Bill Crooks when he invited me to join him on a striped bass outing. We caught & released 6 legals to 4#, released 2 undersized, 1 hit/no stick, lost 10-12 tails. Spent all of the day shallow trolling (4 on the chartreuse/black spots, 1 on the clown Yo-Zuri, 1 on the pink/silver B16). 7.5 hours, 42 miles. Water 57.2-58.7*, clear, very little debris. Air 54-75*. Sky clear. Wind 0-4 mph. 5:15 depart 206 Breckenwood. 6:10 Hogback. We launched at Hogback & worked the Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. More boats on the water today. Thanks for the invite Bill & another great outing.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: folsom lake south fork
Weather: BEAUTIFUL light breeze
Water_condition: clearing up about 3-4'vis
Date: 03-20-09
Remote Name: 75.45.101.101

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Took out the boat and hit the south fork this afternoon to find some pre-spawn bass. Lots of boats out there. The south fork is around 58degrees. The bite was slow but did manage 2 keepers spots and lost 2. My dad was skunked. Launched at Granite Bay and at a launch where I have not been able to launch since 2-3 years ago. Stage 2 is about level with the water now so no one is launching there. Stage 3 is open with about 8 lanes. Stage 4 is just about ready. Looks as if there is about 3-4 feet underwater.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 03-19-09
Remote Name: 69.111.104.181

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I figured it should be time to catch stripers trolling. We caught & released 6 legals to 9+#, released 2 undersized, 2 hit/no stick, lost 6 tails. Spent all of the day shallow trolling (most on the chartreuse/black spots Yo-Zuri, a couple on the pearl B16). 6 hours, 41 miles. Water 57.4*, clear, very little debris. Air 52-68*. Sky overcast to clear. Wind 0-3 mph. We launched at Hogback & spent all of our time on The Sac & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista bridge. Boy was Spike glad to get back on the water in "good" weather. Saw Bob Harries & Tom Ramage as I was getting ready to leave.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat to Sandy's Beach area
Weather: BALMY, SPRING LIKE TEMPS
Water_condition: Semi clear at 57 *
Date: 03-20-09
Remote Name: 69.229.121.252

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THURSDAY MARCH 19th.................PEAR TREES ARE BLOOMING!.....Tom Ramage ( AKA The Head Hunter ) joined me for a day Striper hunting in the North delta...Without a doubt, we found the weather the warmest since last Fall as short sleeve shirts were the uniform of the day....Water conditions in this part of the delta were outstanding with great visibility & water temps reaching 58 degrees at the surface. We found scattered schools ( mostly males) from Steamboat, the shoals, the dairy and the Westbank....All our bites came with the shallow troll method using the Chart/ black spot Yo-Zuries & the clown patterns...Tried a little deep trolling but caught nothing in the deeper water.. Saw many other anglers hooking up throughout the morning with one boat bringing in a fairly large stripe in the teens....The incoming tide towards the top and just at the turn seemed to be the best bite period.....Boat traffic was not an issue on this day as we saw less than half a dozen other anglers around the westbank area and we had the Dairy & Shoals to ourselves!...While we didn't find a red hot bite, we manged to pick up 6 stripers to 7 pounds and lost many tails with the short strikers! Steamboat was the least productive as we devoted a few hours throwing swimbaits in the afternoon ( outgoing tide) for nothing...Tom did pick up one Black bass. a two pounder on a 1/2 oz jig with a crawtail.....Summary: It seems this part of the delta could break wide open very soon? With the ideal conditions and getting closer to April.....Look Out!!!! Had a great day with the Head Hunter on a very pleasant day......P.S.....Fireman Jack, Quit your post retirement job! The river calls!! LOL!.....Naked....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Pardee
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to 14'
Date: 03-17-09
Remote Name: 68.125.109.151

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St. Patrick’s Day. I invited Bill Crooks to join me and take his 21’ Willy boat to the Jolly Hookers, SIRS outing. 10-15 boats, 20-30 fishermen. Bill & I were skunked! We weren’t the only ones. We used everything in all the wrong places at all the wrong times. Largest fish caught 2+#. Water 54.8*, clear to 15’. Air 48-65*. Sky overcast to clear. Wind 0-3 mph. Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: robert from shell
Email: gibbs@tooleyoil.com
Location: sitting at work
Weather: clear
Water_condition: perfecto
Date: 03-17-09
Remote Name: 74.37.127.17

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That’s a funny question! When my father was alive he uses to put wd-40 on his live worm because he says it keeps them a live longer. One of his favorite lakes was prosser creek. One day we weren’t catching anything that day. Then this older man came to our camp and mention to us about wd-40 on the worm. He claim that it kill the sent of humans. The next day we limit out within 2 hours. After seeing the trail of the oil leave on the water we decided not to use it no more. According to department of fish and game, you can use it only where you could fish with live bait. Believe it or not it is consider a fish attractant.


Name: dan danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: eleven characters
Weather: just right
Water_condition: probably fishable
Date: 03-17-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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Without opening a can of worms... some of my friends were discussing Stiper fishing and the discussion turned to the use of WD40 as a fish attractant. this led to the arguement about whether or not it is true or just an "urban legend" and whether or not it is legal. Anyone have any information about this???


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser - Truckee
Weather: High Clouds/Cold Temps/Windy
Water_condition: Good solid Ice Pack and shoreline
Date: 03-14-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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14 lines in the ice for a total of 17 rainbows. The largest was 15 1/2" and another was 14 1/2", the rest were all 12 to 13 inches. Mixture of catch on Crawlers or Gulp and almost all were about 6 to 8 feet down. Two Big Bald Eagles kept us company all day. Finally Tom broke his bad luck streak and landed three. I got my five fish limit although no big ones this week.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: The Power Lines-Sacto River
Weather: Windy and cold! About 12 mph!
Water_condition: A bit silty
Date: 03-14-09
Remote Name: 24.7.146.124

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Yesterday, I finally I got to go fishing for the first time this year. Yep! You guessed it. I brought my good friend Bill Bushey with me to go after sturgeon. We got to the Power Lines about 7:45am. We picked up a pound of grass shrimp and 6 ghost shrimp at Bob's Bait Box in Isleton. He had everything there but fresh shad. I think I'll try this so-called eel next time. That way I don't have to bait my hooks so often. At 8:30 I hooked a good solid fish. It started stripping my drag a bit. And then I got excited. Then the sturgeon surfaced completely out of the water. I said, "I think that's pretty close." After about 10 minutes we boated the fish and measured him. Was I ever close. It measured 45 1/4." You're right! Just 3/4" too short! So Bill took my pic and I released it back. To make the long story short. Bill caught 3 undersized sturgeon and I caught 6. Bill also caught 1 keeper sized striper and 1 catfish. I caught a 4 1/2 lb striper. We caught those stripers also on grass shrimp. I used some old frozen sardines and didn't even get a bite. I think my sardines scared the stripers away. We quit at 4:30 pm. That's it!


Name: Ron Hamataka
Email: ronhamataka@cs.com
Location: San Pablo Bay
Weather: warm
Water_condition: murky
Date: 03-13-2009
Remote Name: 207.200.116.7

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Mike Sprouse and I caught seven stripers all legal kept four seven to nine lbs. let one mama go to maybe have lots of babies. two under size sturgeons , three flounders , one bullhead , one crab and a skate . nice day


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA Including MILDRED ISL
Weather: Cold morning...Balmy afternoon..60's
Water_condition: Rapidly clearing & fishable at 56.5 *
Date: 03-12-09
Remote Name: 69.237.69.238

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WEDS....MARCH 11th......................GLAD SOMEONE DID WELL!........My bass instructor, Mike Booker invited me to join him hunting for PRESPAWN bass in the East delta....My favorite haunts in the north delta are still suffering from dirty water as it always seems the main Sacto river takes much longer to clear after heavy rains....We arrived at Kings Island ramp just as the sun began rising....A cold start for sure as we put on our heavy overalls as I know Mike would be running & gunning much of the day....To my surprise, the water was in great shape in most areas with one to two feet visability! A week ago, it was chocolate!....With a full moon, we had big tides, both outgo & income with lots of water movement....We started off using Pig & Jigs with crawfish tails....Mike gets his first fish of the day, a 3 pounder which inhaled his jig....Nothing for me......Soon, we hit another location searching for warmer water....heading south in an area i have never been, we try this location switching over to finese fishing using Wacky style jigheads ( 6 inch worms) & Wacky drop shots.....We are fishing our baits shallow next to deeper water.....Nothing for me, but Mike gets bit right away! A two pounder!....and loses another......I can't buy a bite!!!!! Its now midday and we have covered some twenty miles....Mike has caught 3 fish and has been bit numerous times....I can't get a bump!! I'm starting to panic as I switch over to Senko's, Brushhogs,Spinnerbaits & soft plastic crawdads....Nothing worked!....Late in the day, Mike get his 4th fish and lost two more....He offers me the same exact 6 inch worm he is using.....NOTHING!!! ...........After covering some 60 miles of Running & Gunning and throwing till my arm was falling off....I couldn't get bit!..While Mike worked hard for his 4 fish, He was getting bit!!...Just one of those days I guess? Another adventure in the delta...Thanks for the bass seminar Mr. Booker... LOL...see ya on the water.....Naked.


Name: Jerry Mullen
Email: JMM0077@aol.com
Location: Lake Camanche
Weather: Sunny
Water_condition: 53
Date: 03-11-09
Remote Name: 207.200.116.5

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I haven't posted here in a long while. I managed to get out on the water for some trout trolling today with my co-worker Jackson Felt. It was beautiful day on the water. Fishing was a little slow. We ended up with 5 fish. They were caught from zero to ten feet on size 2 needlefish in the rainbow trout and flo. orange color. The largest fish was a chunky 6 pounder and the rest were just average.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Dirty, lots of debris on incoming
Date: 03-10-09
Remote Name: 69.237.199.124

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Pastor Steve Murakami joined me and my normally lucky dog, Spike, for a sturgeon outing. We were skunked! 5 hours, 21 miles. We launched at Belden Landing & fished above & below the bridge. We fished the end of the outgoing (dirty, -4.0’), slack and the first part of the incoming (dirty, lots of debris on the lines, rigs, +4.4’) tides. We tried ghost & grass shrimp, roe, shad, sardine & bull heads, not a bite! We even tied up next to Bill Crooks & Ted Fagunes figuring that if they could see sturgeon on their fish finder we could catch them, not. Even with all the expert advice they gave us and Spike on-board no change in skill or luck. Water 55.4*, dirty; air 46-60*, sky clear; wind 0-4 mph. 30-40 other boats! When we arrived at Belden (8:45) there were 3 empty trailer spaces. When we left at 3 there were 5-6 trailers on the road. A beautiful day on the Delta with a good friend. Thanks for the company Steve.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: WEAREGODS1@ATT.NET
Location: Folsom Lake
Weather: sunny but kind of windy
Water_condition: cloudy but green
Date: 03-10-09
Remote Name: 75.45.123.204

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Hit Folsom yesterday for some pre-spawn bass not expecting much. Fished the North Fork. Found bass holding at 12-14 feet and got em with a robo worm fished real slow. That accounted for 5 spots to 2 lbs. Then when the wind died down a bit, wackey rigged a 5"senko which accounted for 2 spots. Then the wind picked back up and tried a reaction bait which accounted for 1 spot and 1 smallmouth. Ended up with 9 bass caught all of legal size. No sublegal fish. Better get your waypoints plotted cause the lake is fillin' fast. Even though the website says stage 1 ramp is open, its underwater and stage 2 is open. There was a trout plant when I got there and they were being harrassed by the trouters itchin' for some fresh planters. They seemed to be catching them on kastmasters.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Portola
Weather: Cold turning nice later
Water_condition: 9" soft ice on 3" hard ice
Date: 03-08-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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One more trip to Lake Davis to see about some BIG ones. It did not disappoint. We had twelve lines in the water for about eight hours for a total of 12 fish on the ice. Numerous bites all day long, some were very soft bites and some were very hard "one hit wonders". Biggest fish was my 17 1/4" Eagle Lake Rainbow. Four others in the 16" to 17" range and numerous throwbacks in the 12" to 13" range. Surprise this week was that almost all of the fish were caught on nightcrawlers instead of powerbait. All of them were caught 6' to 10' down in about 50' of water. The shoreline is starting to get soft and it looks like we will be lucky to get one more week in. Once again I promised to not embarass our one intrepid friend who had numerous bites but just couldn't hook one. Sorry T*M...


Name: James V Netzel
Email: WEAREGODS1@ATT.NET
Location: Crockett-Morning Star
Weather: cold in the morning, then T-shirts by afternoon
Water_condition: nice and muddy
Date: 03-05-09
Remote Name: 75.45.124.25

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Outstanding day on the Morning Star today. Fished the outgoing tide all day. Boat ended up with 3 keeper sturgeon, 60", 57", 54", and a huge oversize that was over 7 feet long by the captains measurments. The oversize took 2 guys 45 mins to be able to get to leader. 2 undersized sturgeon at 40" each. Also 10 keeper sized stripers and a flounder. Only 1 bullhead was caught and some small stripers. The bite today was on ghost shrimp and ghost/grass shrimp combos. Stayed within eyesight of bridge all day. Honey hole was the...., well the captain might not want me to say and I want to go again. Great day, I had one undersized sturgeon at 40" and my dad had the 60" sturgeon, a striper, and a flounder.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Rainy & windy
Water_condition: Semi-clear, 53*
Date: 03-03-09
Remote Name: 69.111.105.243

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Bill Crooks invited me and Pastor Steve Murakami out for a local striped bass outing in the Port of Sacramento. We caught 2 legals to 6#. The fish were caught deep trolling in 35-39’ of water between the fertilizer and cement plants using a 2-3 oz banana weight, spreader, Pearl broken-back Rebel or Chartreuse deep running Yo-Zuri on top, 2-3 oz hair raiser on the bottom both with shad or garlic gel. One fish on the Rebel, one on the Yo-Zuri. 80-150’ back at 2.0 mph. All fish were caught trolling against the outgoing tide. 4 hours (7:00-1100), 15 miles. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club. We fished the end of the incoming (semi-clear, +4.5’), slack and an hour or two of the outgoing (semi-clear, -5.4’) tides. Water 52.8-53.2*, semi-clear, very little debris; air 50*, sky partial overcast to heavy rain; wind 0-20 mph. No other boats. We were caught by heavy rain & my “rain resistant” gear was not “water proof”. If we had stayed longer we probably would have caught more fish & I would have gotten a cold. Still a good day with two good friends. Bill’s quote of the day “We don’t need no stinking top”.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: lake pardee
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 02-27-09
Remote Name: 74.37.127.17

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was to meet me at my shell gas station in Elk-Grove off of I-5 and Elk-grove Blvd. Evan showed up at 4.45am and still waiting for Chris by 5.15 decided to leave Chris at no show no go. Arrive at the lake at 6.am to my surprise only one other boat on the water. We set the downriggers at 10 and 15 feet and 115 feet on the side planners with a small fire tiger rebel one side and an orange and brown on the other side first hook up with 10 min. after putting the planners out. After two passes nothing happen. After heading up river had hook up with 10 to 12 inch trout nothing wroth keeping. We decided to try everything I have ended up with a 2 pound rainbow and the first cove to your right at 45 feet of water and 17 feet down on the downrigger. Had an awesome time with a great friend and most of all thanks Tom for letting me use your extra downrigger


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Rio Vista Delta
Weather: Overcast
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 03-02-2009
Remote Name: 69.19.14.34

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Friday 2-28-09. No boat running so fished off the dock, near Lindsay Slough. Fished outgoing for nothing not even a cat. Incoming turned around and bite turned on. Slow but got 1 keeper Striper and 3 shakers with some cats to boot. Slow day but catching is catching after all. Used frozen shad in 12 feet of water. Very weak tide. Some debris. Cant wait for the spring striper to pick up. Tight lines to ya


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Portola
Weather: Nice day til afternoon clouds
Water_condition: 12" good solid ice
Date: 02-28-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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Six of us made the trip to Lake Davis. Twelve lines in the ice for about 7 hours got us a total of 8 fish. All but one was caught in the 8 to 10 foot range, the other was about 18' down in 27' of water. Six of the fish were caught on Powerbait, two were caught by the "jigger". Numerous other bites and "fish on" but I promised not to "dime out" my friend that lost FOUR fish that were actually on his line. Better luck next time T*M. Five of the fish were 15' to 17" inches and big and fat Eagle Lake Rainbows.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Collinsville Area
Weather: Nice, windy early
Water_condition: Dirty, small debris on the outgo
Date: 02-27-09
Remote Name: 69.111.105.243

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Pastor Steve Murakami was nice enough to invite me out for a sturgeon and striped bass outing. Steve picked the right day, weather was fine, a little windy early, nice most of the day. We caught 1 undersized (30”) sturgeon & 2 undersized stripers (16”, 12”), all on grass/ghost shrimp or frozen shad. Steve had lot’s of junk bites. I had very few bites or takes. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We slow trolled dirty water deep early for an hour for nothing, 5 other boats in the area, same results. We then anchored downriver of Sherman in 28’ of water. Lots of trailers in the lot, boats on the water. Very little radio traffic, few shouts or hollers. Two of the fish were caught during the outgoing (lots of small debris in the water, on the lines) tide, one on the weak, late, a 2 hour late, turn around slack and incoming tides. 7 hours (8:00-3:00), 20 miles. We fished the end of the outgoing (dirty, -3.3’), slack and an hour of the incoming (dirty, +2.8’) tides. Water 53.6-54.5*, dirty, lots of small debris on the outgoing, very little on the incoming; air 42-59*, sky clear; wind 8-6-0 mph. 15-20 other boats out. Steve & I have had a great day though the catching was not that great. Thanks for the invite and companionship Steve.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Collinsville Area
Weather: Beautiful, a little wind early
Water_condition: Dirty, debris on the outgoing, 51*
Date: 02-27-09
Remote Name: 69.111.105.243

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Pastor Steve Murakami was nice enough to invite me out for a sturgeon and striped bass outing. Steve picked the right day, weather was fine, a little windy early, nice most of the day. We caught 1 undersized (30”) sturgeon & 2 undersized stripers (16”, 12”), all on grass/ghost shrimp or frozen shad. Steve had lot’s of junk bites. I had very few bites or takes. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. We slow trolled dirty water deep early for an hour for nothing, 5 other boats in the area, same results. We then anchored downriver of Sherman in 28’ of water. Lots of trailers in the lot, boats on the water. Very little radio traffic, few shouts or hollers. Two of the fish were caught during the outgoing (lots of small debris in the water, on the lines) tide, one on the weak, late, a 2 hour late, turn around slack and incoming tides. 7 hours (8:00-3:00), 20 miles. We fished the end of the outgoing (dirty, -3.3’), slack and an hour of the incoming (dirty, +2.8’) tides. Water 53.6-54.5*, dirty, lots of small debris on the outgoing, very little on the incoming; air 42-59*, sky clear; wind 8-6-0 mph. 15-20 other boats out. Steve & I have had a great day though the catching was not that great. Thanks for the invite and companionship Steve.


Name: gabeefishing
Email: gesteves@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sac
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 03-26-09
Remote Name: 75.42.83.49

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Hey Guy Brown! Try changing your jig to the short leader and the Yozuri to the long one. I've been fishing the Port for over 30 years and hardly ever have a problem getting my limit. Good luck.


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Lake Pardee
Weather: Great!
Water_condition: Clean , Plentiful 50 Deg F
Date: 02-25-09
Remote Name: 66.81.32.28

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The Wheels and Reels Fishing Club fished Pardee for its Feb Derby. A dozen fishermen started at daybreak with rain gear aboard hoping for a break in the weather. Well we got it - no rain- no wind. The bite was slow to start with, as my partner Dexter Moise, and I trolled for two hours without a fish. Then I caught four in a short time. The largest being a 3 lb. 15 ounce trout that won derby honors for the largest fish. All four of mine were caught on a trout colored EXCEL lure behind a sling blade. I was out two colors of lead core line. Dexter couldn't get hooked-up so he got skunked. Others with success were John Frantz second place ( 2 lbs.5 oz.) and Lloyd Willoughby a trout just under a pound for third place. They caught 8 fish , all with night crawlers and blades near the surface. Lots of water-- we will consider it for another derby later this year. Our next Derby is scheduled for Amador in March. Hil Felton


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Dirty to semi-clear
Date: 02-24-09
Remote Name: 71.136.181.127

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Bill Crooks was nice enough to invite me out for a local striped bass outing in the Port of Sacramento. We caught 3 legals to 6#, released one. We slow trolled week old mud suckers (live & dead) for one take, no hook-ups. All 3 legals were caught deep trolling in 35-39’ of water between the fertilizer and cement plants using a 2-3 oz banana weight, spreader, Chartreuse deep running Yo-Zuri on top, 2-3 oz hair raiser on the bottom both with shad or garlic gel. One fish on the Yo-Zuri, two on the hair raisers. 80-150’ back at 2.0 mph. All 3 fish were caught trolling with the incoming current. 7 hours (7:00-2:00), 15 miles. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club. We fished the end of the outgoing (dirty, -4.3’), slack and most of the incoming (semi-clear, +4.9’) tides. Water 51.1-54.2*, dirty to semi-clear, very little debris; air 52-65*, sky partial overcast to clear; wind 0-5 mph. 5-6 other boats out, a few other legals caught to 5-6# trolling deep. Bill & I have had a hard time patterning the Port as a place to catch Striped Bass, today was our best day thus far.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser - Truckee
Weather: Beautiful til Noon
Water_condition: 14" good ice
Date: 02-21-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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Decided to go back to Prosser for another day of Ice Fishing. Great Ice Pack and the snow around the lake is about 2' but firmly packed down by the snowmobilers. Fishing was slow but steady throughout the day with a total of 12 fish for 10 lines in the water for six hours. Same thing as usual, nightcrawlers and green power bait. No size to the catch for this trip. All the fish were about 13" but very nice color to them all.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: folsom lake
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 02-22-09
Remote Name: 75.45.124.5

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does anyone know what water elevation folsom lake needs to lift the 5mph restriction?


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sherman Island area below light 7
Weather: Mostly sunny with light breezes
Water_condition: Slighty stained to semi clear at 49 *
Date: 02-20-09
Remote Name: 69.230.119.130

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THURSDAY FEB. 19th.............................SYLVIA TO THE RESCUE........Tom Ramaged joined me for a day of Sturgeon fishing once again returning to the flats just between light 7 & light 5....While we had frozen shad & salmon roe balls & grass shrimp, the only place we could locate some GHOST SHRIMP was at VIEIRA'S.....and Sylvia just gave us the shrimp as most were D. O. A......Smelly etc.....I offered Sylvia some money, she wouldn't except it!....On the way down from Sacramento, we took the river road and found the main Sacto about seven feet higher & stained......but, had little effect in the big water below Rio Vista as it remained semi clear......After launching at Sherman Island County ramp, we found our regular spot below light 7 and anchored in 27 feet of water....We would be working a weak incoming tide till around noon...Both Tom & myself started off using the smelly ghost shrimp tipped with the grass shrimp....I guess the idea was to use it up as soon as possible as the whole boat was stinking! LOL....Within 5 minutes, Tom's rod is rocking!! Not pumping, but ROCKING!! Tom stands up & hits the rod...A solid hookup...This fish is not a jumper and the fight is close to the boat with no long runs....Just one inch short at 45 inches!!....Took a picture, then released him.....Using shad, Toms next fish is a 8 pound striper...Perfect lip shot as it was easy to release....Soon, we are losing the tide and the wind has us sideways for about half an hour.....Just after the turn around and with the wind behind us a huge Sturge fires out of the water just 10 feet to our left!!! We must be in the right place? And not long after the first jumper another jumper on the right side of the boat....We are now getting line rubs as the fish are swimming into our braided lines....Both of us are now changing baits going to roe balls to shad filets tipped with eel....I caught my first fish of the day...An undersized striper!! while Tom is still getting pumps but no hookups....Very little junk bites all day, not even using the roe...Heard a lot of commotion just behind us as sea gulls were flying just off the surface and we see a sealion tearing up a very silver salmon!! Another one bites the dust!! Its now about two hours into the outgo and the bites are far between....I decide the roe balls are not working and went back to the even smellier Ghost shrimp....Soon, my rod tip is showing signs of a slight pull...I pick it up and feel the classic pumping action...I put all my 170 pounds of body weight and hit the rod with everything I had.....I felt the hook connect but it didn't seem solid!!!!Within 30 seconds this fish ran upstream and was almost passing my anchor line!! The drag on my Calcutta 400 was screaming, then it just came unbuttoned......What a rush!!! All this happened within about one minute....And gone!!! You wait all day for this kind of bite and this time the fish wins.....Oh well, thats fishing....We stayed till almost dark hoping for another hook up but on this day, it was over...The top bait of the day had to be the Dead smelly Ghostshrimp as they passed over the juicy fresh roe balls and fresh grass shrimp.....Go fish ? Another fun adventure in the delta with good company....See ya on the water........Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 02-18-09
Remote Name: 69.106.74.55

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Bill Crooks invited me out for a local striped bass outing in the Port of Sacramento. We caught and released one 18” striped bass trolling a Chartreuse deep running Yo-Zuri 105’ back at 2.5 mph. We had 3 brief takes on mud suckers, no hook-ups. A very slow day. 7+ hours (7:30-1:45), 15 miles. We launched at the Washington Outboard Club and slow trolled or drifted mud suckers most of the day, deep trolled 1-2 hours. We fished the end of the outgoing (-1.2’), all of the incoming (+1.8’) tides. Water 48.9*, dirty to semi-clear, very little debris; air 42-68*, sky overcast to clear; wind 0-2 mph. 8-10 other boats out, a few legals caught to 5-6# drifting live bait, trolling deep. I have not patterned the Port as a place to catch Striped Bass, may be a tough nut to crack. Thanks for the invite & outing Bill.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Watching the rain fall at home
Weather: STORMY & I like it
Water_condition: Rising slowly
Date: 02-16-09
Remote Name: 69.230.119.130

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TUESDAY FEB.16th..........................ITS A START!!!!....Went to Broadway Bait yesterday morning and had Peter replace a tip on my Lamiglas swimbait rod which I damaged using braided line last week....Peter is an ICON at this baitshop and is always friendly and quick to serve us die hard fisherman.....Guess I missed Mark Wilson by a few minutes as this is Marks watering hole on the rare days he is not working the delta...Lots of important fishing information has been shared on the front sidewalk & parking lot through out the many years. Better than any computer report as you hear info from the horse,s mouth.......Like, the old days before cell phones & PC's....Happy getting my rod fixed, I shot down to Miller Park & checked out the river....Just eyeballing it, it looked as if the water was up about three feet! and without a doubt discolored....Just know, all the big reservoirs upstream are holding all the water they can & not releasing anything so I'm thinking this rise on the river is from small canals, creeks & storm drains etc....With this current system moving out late Tuesday & getting a short break Weds thru Friday, the forecast is more rain/showers over this coming weekend...Just when the trolling bite was getting started in the north delta last week with the great water conditions & water temps flirting in the low 50's....It,s gonna be back to bait fishing 101...And, I'm happy as hell!! And, I know I'm speaking for most fisherman including all the guides that depend on good water quality during the long dry months ahead....LET IT RAIN & hope this wet pattern runs right into March....Got about 4 pounds of salmon roe left and just know Mr. Sturgeon is waiting for a piece of it...See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Boca Resevoir
Weather: Cold, Snowy, Windy, Sucky
Water_condition: 12" of good ice
Date: 02-14-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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Boca SUCKS, 10 lines in the water for about 7 hours got us two fish. Mine about 13" rainbow 8' down. Tom kicked ass with a big 17 1/2" German Brown for biggest. mine on Gulp powerbait 10' down, Tom on a Crawler 3' down. One other bite all day... Do I really need to say more?


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta ( OLD RIVER & Steamboat)
Weather: Cold Morning & staying cool all day
Water_condition: Still Semi clear at 50 degrees
Date: 02-12-09
Remote Name: 71.128.108.118

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THURSDAY FEB 12th...........................GONNA CHANGE SOON ?.........Another window between cold fronts as Mike Booker joined me with the idea that it won't be long till we see a change in water clarity......A series of pretty strong weather systems are lurking just off the pacific coast promising much needed rain & snow which should muddy up the delta which is normal for this time of the year.....The report: Launched at Hogback at about 7:00am. finding cloudy conditions and a light northly winds which kept us in our winter gear much of the day....We worked an outgoing tide which would bottom out around noon & much of the incoming tide that would take us into darkness....Tried shallow trolling & throwing traps in the lower Steamboat section for more than two hours without results! Water temps were still in the 50 degree range & water clarity outstanding...Next we moved to the Old Sac River mouth around the corner and found the shallow water on the east side....One tail stealer, no hookups!....Ok, we hit the shoals next and made about 4 passes....A few more tail takers & zero hookups!!! Whats with the short strikes? We decided to try the Old Sac mouth one more time and as we head that direction my Hummingbird is showing lots of echos just off the drop offs in 12- 18 feet!...We also see a couple of guys in a bass boat working this area jigging.....and throwing traps.....They are getting fish!...We drop our lines back in the water using the Yo-Zuries and Mike hooks up as he is letting his line out!!! Nice 6 pounder.. then gets another one in less than two minutes....Meanwhile the guys in the bass boat are getting bit on a regular basis throwing traps....No brainer here..as we pick up our lines and joined them throwing traps......I get my first fish of the day...second cast!....And for some reason the action just stopped for both boats? Might have been a quick burst of bites as we were just at the turn of the low tide? Returned to Steamboat and resumed trolling....Not much happening.. Decided to run down to Minor while the tide was still out & try some trap throwing.....Mike gets the first fish, a fiesty 8 pounder....a little later I get a 10 pounder...That was it as we stayed with throwing the baits for about an hour.....We next hit the DWC on the fast incoming tide once again shallow trolling....While the water looked fishy....NOTHING...not a bump....Its now late in the afternoon and decided to finish off the day closer to Hogback and returned to Steamboat....One more short strike shallow trolling and another lost tail....Getting close to dark we ended the day once again throwing Traps....No stripes but both of us got one largemouth apiece.....Eleven hours of fishing for 7 stripers & two black bass.....Better than getting skunked right? For the record, we found the average water temps right at the 50 degree mark with a few locations up to 51 degrees...Hello to Guy brown who has been out of commission recovering from surgery...and who will be back on the water very soon....Bring on the rains!!! see ya on the water....and thanks for the good company Mr. Booker..........Naked.....


Name: Big Al an Old steelheader
Email: Bigalsfishn1@sbcglobal.net
Location: Russian River
Weather: Clear to Heavy Rain at times
Water_condition: Low and clear 7 until rain colors it
Date: 02-12-09
Remote Name: 69.106.74.186

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I've been fishing the river for the past 2 months 2 days weekly with some success as of last 3 weeks. The water was low and clear and the fish were holding in the lower reaches of the river and the best method was fly fishing. I was fortunate enough to catch a 10 pound hen for roe at the start of my trips as Steelhead roe is the best here. These fish are only 10 to 15 miles from the ocean and in no way compare to their American River relatives that usually arrive with dark suntans and pink gill plates. I have been fortunate to have caught and released some wild fish that have earned their status as wild. After all 45 years of fishing these fish at 58 years old I still feel that adrenaline rush when hooking these fish. There have been days I found myself alone in my favorite spots. I have great friends that have lived on or near the North Coast streams that keep me informed of water conditions on a daily basis and for that I am very thankful. The limit is 2 hatchery fish and release of all wild fish. Hopefully this recent rain will help the fishing. It has been slower than last year due to low water and smaller pods of fish working their way up river. The fish get pounded by anglers and get line shy. The last 2 days I used 8 lb flourocarbon to catch a 10lb hen and a 6 lb hen. Both chrome bright and full of fight. I fished next to a young man who has the art of flyfishing down to a science and caught 2 - 11 or 12 pound hens within an hour next to me. What a thrill to watch. I hooked a 15 pounder on a fly and he snaped me off in a second or 3 when he jumped 4ft doing cartwheels. I needed to sit awhile to recover from that and I am still thinking about it. This was a 2 month report sorry it took so long. The coming storms will blow out the rivers for at least a week. Good luck and see you on the river, Big Al


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta ( Mainly Steamboat & shoals )
Weather: Partly cloudy with light breezes
Water_condition: SWEET! semi clear at 51 degrees
Date: 02-10-09
Remote Name: 71.128.108.118

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MONDAY FEB 9th..........................NOT TOO BAD!..............With a full moon & jumbo tides.....+6.8 high......-1 ft low....really didn't expect much action as the good part of the day was fishing the big income.....With the recent rain showers, not enough precipitation to make a dent in water conditions...Found the water temps a degree warmer than last Weds & water clarity the same.....Very fishy!!......Here's the report...............Had Mike Booker ( Bass man ) with me as we launched at Hogback getting a late start.....While the weather people were calling for a 50% chance of showers, we didn't get a drop and the winds were on the light side, less than 10 mph....Just about 10:00am. the tide started to come back in as we began shallow trolling the lower section of Steamboat....Not much action, as we got a few tail stealers and hooked one small schoolie.....I wanted to try the shoals before the tide filled back in as I always do terrible in that area on the flood stage!....On the way to the shoals, we tried the East side of the Old Sac River finding the 6- 8 foot water....Bang! I hooked up & when Mike was reeling in, he hooks up....A double!....Made a few more passes but just got another tail stealer!....Not staying long, we made it downstream to the shoals and picked up 3 or 4 more fish with many short strikes and lost another 4 tails!!! We were the ONLY boat working the shoals except one bass boat who was doing his thing working the shoreline...Broke off for a short time & tried two passes a little further downstream at the Dairy....Nothing there!....Returned to the shoals and got two more and once again Mike got bit reeling in but lost this one.....And again, lost another 3 tails!!!! with short strikers...Glad I had a good surplus of trick tails!! Returned to Steamboat to finish off the day which would take us right to the top of the tide...( 4:00pm.) and give us an hour or so to fish the turn....Picked up another 3 fish shallow trolling bringing our total to 10 stripes all released with the largest going just nine pounds.....These fish didn't come easy, as we worked hard and covered lots of ground trolling and losing a dozen tails!! The Clown & Chart/ black Yo-zuries were the only colors used...Just before dark, we tried throwing swimbaits but on this day, the stripes were not interested....But, Mike manages to catch a 2 pound bass...In a nutshell: The stripes were much less aggressive on this large incoming tide compared to last week when they went on a tear with the strong outgo....And the trap bite was non existing...with just a stray bass caught...Still looking for a major rainstorm to blow out this river as we still need lots of rain... I would gladly give up this early trolling for about 10 inches of this wet stuff.....Thanks for the company Mike, and the next time your at the Warehouse, pick up some Trick worms!! !LOL....See ya on the water,,,Naked.


Name: raymond mccullough
Email: colfaxsarge@yahoo.com
Location: knights landing
Weather: clear weather
Water_condition: muddy
Date: 02-09-2009
Remote Name: 66.81.172.102

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thomas arant caught a 5ft 59 pound sturgeon at knights landing early in the morning using eel for bait. this was his first legal sturgeon of his life so you can imagine this was quite experience when it took him 45 minutes to land the fish using 100 lb test line from the bank.


Name: slough hog
Email: devin61699@yahoo.com
Location: linsey slough area
Weather: clear some clouds
Water_condition: dirty
Date: 02-07-09
Remote Name: 71.198.51.88

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while trying to fish for sturgeon nothing happen. saw some fish moving on the surface decided what the heck throw some fish traps for about 1hr none stop striper bite fish were everywhere caught one 15#r and dad lost a big one at the boat ended with 3 fish caught about 15fish great day


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: lake pardee
Weather: cool
Water_condition: clear
Date: 02-07-09
Remote Name: 74.37.127.17

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The last time I took out my boat it was in late in November, not realizing that I normally change to smaller prop when I trout fish. My assistant manager Kari talked me into taking her and Evan out on opening day at Pardee. We arrived at 6am and it took about 1 ½ to launch the boat. I decided to head towards the river mouth to try for kokanee and holdovers. With a speed of 1.9 to 1.7, put out 2 long lines with repelas with orange on one and green and white on the other. With 7 hours of trolling and 4 lines out manage to get 2 17 inch Kokanee and 4 19 to 20 inch holdovers rainbows. It was Kari first time netting a fish and she hit one in the head and she still manages to net her first fish. We was using a white hoochie and blades and a dodger and worm. All fish was caught in 45 feet of water at 20 feet down on downrigger and at 3 colors of leadcore line. We lost 4 at the boat and 5 misses.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Frenchman's - Lunker Cove
Weather: Cold, Windy, Snowing
Water_condition: 8" to 9" Ice
Date: 02-09-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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Decided to give Frenchman's a try this weekend. Five of us with ten lines in the water for about six hours. Total of 10 fish landed, seven by me (Thank You very much). Kept a limit of very nice 16" and 17" Eagle Lake Rainbows. All of the fish were nice, although not as fat as the ones over in Lake Davis. The fish were all over the water table. We were fishing in 40+ feet of water and most of the fish caught were in the 15 to 20 foot range. Crawlers and green power bait were the ticket with the "jigger" catching one on his lure. It was a litte uncertain when we got to the lake. There is open water out in the middle of the lake and the ice at the dam did not look that good. The drive around the West side of the lake to Lunker Cove (up at the North end of the lake) was fine with easy access. The entire North end of the lake is frozen solid and there were three other groups out there fishing as well. If you go, pay attention to the ice because with the open water the ice cracks have room to expand and open up. Be careful...


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta ( Mainly Steamboat & shoals )
Weather: Partly cloudy with light breezes
Water_condition: Clear to Semi clear at 51 *
Date: 02-05-09
Remote Name: 71.128.108.118

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4th......................WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WELL.........Launched at Hogback around 8:00am. Looking at my trusty TIDELOG, I still had a few hours till the top of the large incoming tide, a + 6.2 followed by a - 0.1.......Being excited with the water conditions and fishing solo, I could work at my own pace either shallow trolling or with the right conditions, throwing traps!! I found the lower section of Steamboat as sweet as it gets with great visibility and temps in the 50's and not a sole around the whole morning! Started off using several Yo-zuries trying to find the color pattern they wanted. Once again, the Chart/ black with the white zoom tail was the best producer followed by the clown.....A slow start all morning with just 2 fish caught and short strikes ripping my tails off.. Things quickly changed on the tide turn as I found fish every 100 yards or so... Most of these fish were cookie cutters between 4 & 6 pounders! And with just one rod out plenty of action to keep me busy....I know the rule, don't leave fish to find others, but on this day I really wanted to try the Shoals and it only takes a few minutes to get there....Same deal going on in this area as I picked up where I left off in Steamboat....and no other boats around! Trolled the shoals for about 2 hours for some really decent action....No size, but steady bites!! with numerous tails lost!....I'm now up to 21 fish, all released...Not bad for early Feb.....Returned to Steamboat to try some Trap throwing...The tide is really moving out with lots of current....I caught the first fish in less than 5 casts!! The strange thing was the bite...Normally, I let them tap and continue reeling till they load up...Not on this day! So, I set the hook on the first tap and that was the ticket!! Found fish as deep as 8 feet and as shallow as two feet...Most were just next to the rip rap and others were hanging in the mud flats...My largest brought to the boat was about ten pounds but lost a few that had to be bigger!..Color didn't matter as I used traps from white to dark purple...All worked!...Drifting & throwing till almost dark I boated 16 stripes and lost many...I FELT LIKE BOBBY BARRACK in the late afternoon....Everything worked! See ya on the water......Naked....


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Port of Sacto
Weather: cool AM- very nice day
Water_condition: clean
Date: 02-03-09
Remote Name: 66.81.47.156

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Fished the Port with fishing partner Dexter Moise on Tues. We landed one shaker and three schoolie stripers in the 2-3 lb range. I used a spreader with a weighted jig- rebel combo to catch several. Dex used a stick rebel to catch his fish. Several other boats had some success, One in particular, using live bait, scored very well. Nice day on the water--- is it really Feb??? Hil Felton


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis - Mallard Cove
Weather: Low 20's in the AM
Water_condition: 11" good hard ice
Date: 01-31-09
Remote Name: 75.26.20.178

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Five of us hit the ice at Davis for the first time this year. 10 lines in the water got us a total of six fish landed (and two back in the water). My five were two 16" and one 17" inches, one 12" throwback and one 3" fingerling that hit a Kastmaster jigging. That one cracked us all up as the lure was as big as the fish. Good news is to see fingerlings alive and (still) well in the lake. Fish were caught on nightcrawlers and Green Gulp powerbait. The most hits and fish were about 4' to 8' down. A few fish made it as far as the hole when they decided they didn't want to become dinner and got off. All of the fish were Eagle Lake Rainbows and Big and Fat. Oh yeah, guess I got to say that Larry's Fat 18" fish was biggest. Funny how you forget the "small" details.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear, dirty, 48.1*
Date: 01-29-09
Remote Name: 71.134.163.223

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Bill Crooks invited my lucky dog, Spike, and me for a sturgeon/striped bass outing. We caught and released a 19” striped bass on shad. No other takes! A very slow day. 7 hours (8:00-3:00), 10 miles. We launched at Lower Sherman Island and bait fished (ghost/grass shrimp, mud sucker, chummed a # of frozen sardine & some of the grass shrimp all day. Bill also used a “secret” (stay tuned for more on this in subsequent reports) bait trying for sturgeon). Bill, "I'm always open for offers of money" Crooks may be bribed to reveal his "secret" bait. We anchored above Collinsville & below Sherman Island. Water 48.1*, dirty to semi-clear, some debris (very little on the surface, larger in the water); air 40-62*, sky clear; wind 2-6 mph. Lots of grass/ghost shrimp stealers, no mud sucker, "secret" bait action. 20-30 other boats out. We fished most of the -2.5’ outgoing, the almost 2 hour slack/turn-around and 1st hour of the incoming tides. Some radio traffic, not many legals caught, quite a few “nothings”. In the parking lot at take out two guys said they had caught and released six 20-24” sturgeon (all on grass shrimp) and one small legal striper. On our way out of Lower Sherman we stopped across from some bank fishermen & gave them our leftover grass shrimp, mud suckers & shad. While there one of them told us that someone 100’ down the bank had just landed a 55” sturgeon. Another great day with Bill. Thanks for the invite and companionship Bill.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta Steamboat, Cache area
Weather: Cold with light northery winds
Water_condition: Semi Clear at 49 *
Date: 01-29-09
Remote Name: 71.128.109.71

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MONDAY JANUARY 26th..............BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.........Tom Ramage joined me on Monday hunting stripes via trolling.....We left all our bait rods at home with the idea that we would just focus on throwing traps or troll....We found a fairly strong incoming tide to work with that would crest at 6.1 feet...Started off deep trolling in the 12 - 18 foot range and couldn't buy a strike! We stayed with the deep troll method well into the early afternoon....Nothing.....Thinking, If they are not deep, lets try shallow....switched over to the Char/ white Yo-zuries with white trick tails...We found them...No monster fish as most were in the 3- 5 pound bracket....Lots of tail stealers & short stikes...Fish were scattered as we covered lots of ground... the only action on throwing traps was very late in the day when Tom got bit just next to the boat on the retrieve...On & off!...Don't know how many anglers are still trolling in late January , but it was good to know you can still get a few in the north delta...Best action was just at the flood tide and turn...As we headed in towards Hogback, I felt like I had lost all my body heat as I have been nursing a cold the past few days and taking the boat out at Hog I felt terrible!...Long story short, Spent the next couple days recovering from this cold...so that explains this belated post....Wouldn't you know it? The day we hit the north delta, Guy Brown gets a sturge where Tom & myself have been bait fishing the past two weeks...Way to go Guy!!! See ya on the water....Naked...


Name: Nick Garcia
Email: ABCD
Location: Deepwater Channel near Port
Weather: Cold -AM warmer in PM
Water_condition: Clear-48 degrees
Date: 01-28-09
Remote Name: 67.166.134.78

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Another good day of striper catching. 6 keepers 4-6 lbs /one schoolie. Trolled Rebels & Yozuries with spreader & jigs . My buddy Shayne outfished me. Fish fought good. Tried jigging too -no luck. In the water 9:15 AM out at 2:30. Tight lines!!!


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Lake Camanche
Weather: Cool temps early- windy mid day
Water_condition: clean 49 deg F , low water
Date: 01-28-09
Remote Name: 66.81.32.77

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The Wheels and Reels fishing club, sponsored by S.I.R.S. branch 112, held its first derby of the year at Camanche. With low water conditions the 14 of us could only manage 8 fish. It was very cool as the frost was on most everything; but bundled up we managed to give it the old college try. I had 5 strikes; but only one hook-up. My partner, Dex Moise had several strikes; but zero hook-ups. The balance beam was needed to determine the winners as they top three fish weighed 3.4 lbs, 3.4 lbs and 3.3 lbs. Walt Hodnett's fish took top honors followed by Dan Wolfe in second place and my fish took third place honors. All fish we caught in the top ten feet on a variety of lures, and bait. Mine was caught on a Pin Minnow, using a side planer in the narrows. Most of the fish were caught in the narrows. Our derby next month will be hosted (food provided) at a lake to be decided by available water. Hil Felton


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Collinsville Area
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty
Date: 01-26-09
Remote Name: 71.134.163.223

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My lucky dog, Spike and I went for a late morning sturgeon/striped bass outing. Spike was a very lucky dog today. I caught and released a 55” white sturgeon on a ghost/grass shrimp 2-hook rig at the beginning of the incoming tide. A classic sturgeon pump, classic hook-set (what else) and great fight and release in the water. 4 hours (11:45-3:45), 10 miles. We launched at Lower Sherman Island and bait fished (ghost/grass shrimp, mud sucker, chummed a # of frozen sardine & some of the grass shrimp) all day for sturgeon & striped bass. I anchored in 28’ of water above Collinsville, below Sherman. Water 49.8-50.4*, dirty to semi-clear, some debris (very little on the surface, very small stuff in the water); air 55-63*, sky clear; wind 3-7 mph. No mud sucker action. 10-12 other boats out. Fished most of the +1.7’ incoming tide. On my way out of Lower Sherman I stopped by two bank fishermen & gave them my leftover ghost/grass shrimp. While there one of them hooks and lands a 60-65” white sturgeon. The first time I’ve ever seen one of the guys on the bank ever hooked up. Quite a sight. Another great day with Spike, thanks for the company Spike. Ps – I did post my sturgeon report card.


Name: Nick Garcia
Email: nickg1028@comcast,net
Location: Deep water channel
Weather: Rainy -Misty
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 01-23-09
Remote Name: 67.166.134.78

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Friday 1/23 my friend Shane and I picked up 5 sripers near the Port within a mile of the mouth of the deepwater channel. Only a few boats on this rainy day at the port but my bimini top and my "western" hat kept the water off. My warm coveralls kept me from frostbite. We trolled Yozuries and Rebels with a spreader and jig in 20-25 ft of water. Landed 5 fish to 6 lbs. kept 3 to bring home for dinner. had a great time on the water. That's all folks!!!!


Name: jasper01
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: Delta powerlines
Weather: cold windy
Water_condition: clear
Date: 01-24-09
Remote Name: 71.193.54.127

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Striper fished the powerlines on Saturday. Wind was howling, saw half a dozen boats at light 14, nets were flying in the wind, none used for what it was intended for. Bait fished frozen shad all of the incoming, boat had a hard time turning for the outgo because of the south wind. Bottom line, one three pounder and many babies. Still beats cleaning the garage!!


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser Res. Truckee
Weather: Warm, Snow and Rain
Water_condition: 9" of ice melting on top
Date: 01-25-09
Remote Name: 75.24.202.66

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Went up for some more ice fishing despite the latest storm which had brought above freezing temps to the Truckee basin for several days. Chanced it and got to the lake to find a solid shoreline and good ice pack with standing water 2" to 3". Total of six fish for eight lines in the water for about six hours. Kinda weird watching the water on top of the ice draining into our fishing holes. "Frigid" temps are predicted for the rest of the week so the lake should be solid by next weekend. Crawlers, PowerBait and jiggin Swedish Pimples were the ticket this weekend.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: San Paublo Bay
Weather: sprinkles but no wind to speak of
Water_condition: stained mostly
Date: 01-23-09
Remote Name: 75.45.120.107

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Slow day on the Morning Star. Lots of bullheads, a skate, and a stingray. I did have my chances with the sturgeon though. The deckhands rod went off and was told to set the hook as hard as I could twice. On the second set the line snapped. !@#$% yep there were some areas of nips on the line where it snapped but I was not aware of it. Then about an hour later my rod did the textbook sturgeon dance. Lob, lob, lob, lob. I set the hook but forgot to thumb the reel spool and all I did was pull a lot of line out and no fish. The deckhand set my drag loose because, well I don't know why but that is what he recommended. Needless to say I will have it tight from now on. Unless someone tells me different. All in all I had a good time except for my screw-up and I know that we all have some stories about how we screwed up while fishing and still remember them to this day. Went home very tired with horrible traffic to find out that my wife threw me a supprise birthday party and had about 50 friends and family waiting for us to return. All-in-all, had a wonderful birthday. One I will not forget for a very long time. With the baby comming in about 2 months, that is probably the last time fishing for a while. Maybe.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Overcast, sprinkles, light rain
Water_condition: Semi-clear, debris on surface
Date: 01-23-09
Remote Name: 71.134.163.223

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Pastor Steve & I cleared our busy calendars for another 2009 striper outing. We caught one 10# striper, one undersized striper. 7.5 hours (8:00-2:30), 11 miles. We launched at Lower Sherman Island and bait fished all day for sturgeon & striped bass. Water 49.4*, semi-clear, quite a bit of debris (including fairly large trees) on the surface; air 48-52*, sky overcast, sprinkles to light rain; wind 0-3 mph. 10-12 other boats out, including Bob Harries & Tom Ramage. Fished the end of the -1.3’ outgoing, all of the +2.2’ incoming, slack and very beginning of the outgoing tides. Bought our first two Mudsuckers at Hap’s. I used one, Steve the other. I put a 5/0 Gama Octopus through the center of its upper lip about 1/8" & cast it out. Rod in balancer, reel in free spool with clicker on. About a half hour later the Mudsucker started to really move around. A few minutes later the pole went down a little, the clicker went off for a second or two. I left it alone, waited. Same thing happened 3-4 more times. Finally clicker goes off longer than before, I pick up rod, take clicker off, thumb the spool & wait until I have a 5-7 second run & set the hook. Fish on! Landed a clean 10# striper, my first on a mudsucker. Back at the ramp had to replace my trailer winch strap with the spare I always carry. Another great day with Steve. Thanks for the company Steve. Guy's first striper on a mudsucker. [URL=http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=guysfirststriper10onlivbz4.jpg][IMG]http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5203/guysfirststriper10onlivbz4.jpg[/IMG][/URL Tree Steve got off our anchor line. A lot of debris this size on the water today. [URL=http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=logoffanchorlinejan2320sj5.jpg][IMG]http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/395/logoffanchorlinejan2320sj5.jpg[/IMG][/URL


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Overcast, sprinkles, light rain
Water_condition: 48-50*, clear!
Date: 01-21-09
Remote Name: 71.134.163.223

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Bill Crooks invited me to join him and “Old Man River” Clyde Wands for an early 2009 striper trolling, take one for the team, outing. Bill awoke to find one of his hydraulic lifters on the truck not holding pressure. He called Clyde, Clyde agreed to hook-up his boat & take me out for the day as Bill needed to stay home and fix the lifter. I’m not sure why Bill did not go with Clyde and ask me to take care of his truck (he must be aging faster than I thought). Clyde, somehow, was still able to pick me up at my place “on-time”. We caught & released an 18.5”er shallow trolling a Yo-Zuri Clown with Shad gel at 4.5 mph in 6.5’ of water. We lost 3 other tails, no other hookups. 7 hours (7:30-2:30), 45 miles. We launched at Brannan Island and trolled shallow and deep all day from above Collinsville to the Northern Delta. Water 48.1-50.3*, clear in most places (down to 5’!), semi-clear elsewhere, little to no debris in the water, some on top where we encountered minor debris fields; air 45-62*, sky overcast to sprinkles to light rain; wind 0 mph. 10-12 other boats out, no other stripers reported caught. Fished most of the incoming, slack and very beginning of the outgoing tides. Great day with Clyde Wands, great company, sorry Bill had to excuse himself. Thanks for the invite Bill & Clyde.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: going on the morning star
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 01-18-09
Remote Name: 75.45.122.164

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going sturgeon fishing on friday the 23rd for my birthday. Going on the morning star out of crocket. They say all the bait is covered but does anyone know if they will bring roe or should I bring my own. If anyone wants to come its supposedly going to be a good tide. So far, myself, my dad, and best friend are going plus 1 other that I don't know so there should be plenty of room. James


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear to 4', some debris
Date: 01-16-09
Remote Name: 71.134.163.223

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My lucky dog, Spike, Bill Crooks and I tried for King Salmon for the first time in the month of January. 4 Kings to 14”, 1 Rainbow to 14”, 2 hits no stick. 5.5 hours (8:20-2:00), 30 miles. Launched at Capell Cove (in good shape). Water 51.7-53.7*, clear to 4’; some debris on the water & suspended; air 48-72*; sky clear; wind 0-4 mph. Trolled all day, on the surface and down 10-20’. All 5 caught on the surface. 4 on a mini crawler & split shot 100’ back, 1 anchovy filet/split shot 100’ back, 1.5 mph GPS, 75-86’ deep water South of the Putah Creek bridge. All caught, takes were within a 300 yard long North-South line. 3-4 other boats out, saw very little action, heard no reports. A long, slow day. Thanks for the company Bill on this early season (for me) King Salmon outing.


Name: redione
Email: redschevelle@msn.com
Location: looking Kauai Papai Beach area
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 01-15-09
Remote Name: 149.136.17.253

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Has any body fished this area in early march??? if so any info on boats, fish???


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: 3 day report (see below)
Weather: Mild afternoons all three days
Water_condition: Semi Clear at 47 *
Date: 01-14-09
Remote Name: 69.239.106.129

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THREE DAY REPORT COVERING JANUARY 11TH,12TH & 13th.......SUNDAY.....After installing my new Hummingbird Matrix 37 with the Quadrabeam transducer decided to field test my new toy solo in Steamboat slough......Arrived at Hogback just as the fog was lifting with an air temp of just 29 degrees! Yes! the ramp was once again frozen with a layer of ice....Devoted most of the morning learning all the new features which is much more complex than my older 400 TX model which I have learned to trust the past five years and was a great tool finding fish.....First thing noticed, was the advance detail on the screen with the 90 degree coverage which makes it harder for fish around the boat not being detected....With that said " It still doesn't mean the fish are biting!!! LOL!....I pounded the water in lower Steamboat using traps for most of the incoming tide.......Did not get one tap after 4 hours of throwing!...and tried shallow trolling at the top of the tide for about an hour...Nothing!.....Having fun with my new fishfinder, I still drew a blank and chalked up a skunk day!...............Monday...Jan.12th.....Tom Ramage joined me for a day of Sturgeon fishing once again below light 7 Sherman Island area.....The weather was ideal most of the day for mid January.....We used Roe Balls, grass shrimp,eel & shad.....Very little junk bites till late in the day at the top of the income...( clearer water) Tom picked up a short 24 incher which took his Roe & eel.....and later in the afternoon missed a classic sturgeon pump which he is still cursing about!!!!.....I once again got skunked.....We fished right into the sun going down over the coastal mountains & pulled out at Sherman in the dark.................Tuesday Jan.13th.....Joined Mike Booker for a day of Bass fishing in the East delta......Once again great weather for the middle of winter!...We tried every method of bassing you could think of....Nothing worked! Shallow water, drop offs, deep water....We found water in Mildred that was in the lower 50's.....Nothing! Slowing the baits down and working very slowly did not draw a strike....We finally ran out of baits to use in the tackle box......Down sizing & using drop shotting....Nothing.....My third day in a row getting skunked! Pretty tough, but thats winter fishing......Felt bad for Mike as it was his Birthday & NO FISH!!! Stayed right till darkness trying to get that ONE fish....Didn't happen......Looking forward to hit the Fishing show at Cal Expo this weekend.....maybe a few days off the water will help break this SKUNK FUNK? See ya on the water...Naked..........


Name: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser @ Truckee
Weather: Cold
Water_condition: Icy
Date: 01-17-09
Remote Name: 75.22.191.245

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No Official Hullabaloo but... We will be Ice Fishing at Prosser on Saturday. We are on the ice by 0730 and off around 1430. If anyone is interested in trying out ice fishing come on out. We have a power auger and will drill you some holes. It is absolutely a different kind of trout fishing but if they are biting it is a kick in the ass... We are usually by the boat ramp off of Prosser Dam Rd. but after it sucked so bad last week the guys are talking about fishing by the dam. Don't know from there where to tell you to look for us but we will do all we can to put some "fish on the ice" for you.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Dirty, no debris
Date: 01-12-09
Remote Name: 71.134.163.223

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My normally lucky dog, Spike, and I tried for stripers. I was skunked for the 4th time this year. 5 hours (9:30-1:30), 22 miles. Launched at Belden Landing. Spent half my time scouting water I’ve never been on. Water 48.7*, dirty, little to no debris in or on the water; air 48-85*; sky clear; wind 12-16 mph, gusts over 20. Trolled deep & bait fished shad. Snagged & released a 24” sturgeon deep trolling. No bites on shad. Had to pull into the tulles to keep the boat steady for awhile, the temperature hit 85*. 5-6 boats out, saw very little action.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser @ Truckee
Weather: Beautiful, Zero degrees on lake
Water_condition: 9 inches of ice
Date: 01-10-09
Remote Name: 75.22.191.245

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Second Ice Fishing outing for this year. Great weather, colder than a well diggers ass in Alaska. Fishing sucked today. 11 poles in the water, total of seven bites from 0730 to 1400 hrs. Results 2 Rainbows for me, One SUCKER FISH for Frank, One Crawdad for Tom, Good News is that I won the fishing pool... Caught one on crawler, the other on Green GULP Powerbait.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Amador
Weather: Cold
Water_condition: Clear, 50.7*
Date: 01-07-09
Remote Name: 71.128.153.251

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Wednesday, January 7,2009. Bill Crooks joined me and my normally lucky dog, Spike. Bill got 1 13”er slow trolling Rainbow Glitter Power Bait, I was skunked (3rd outing in a row). 6 hours (7:00-1:00), 8 miles. Water 50.7*, clear, air 44-48*, sky high overcast, wind 0-2 mph. Trolled shallow, slow (brown, black grubs with white PowerBait egg, Rapala F7 jointed FireTiger, Rainbow Glitter PowerBait, 0.8-1.5 mph, 150’ back), threw a Kastmaster a few times, & tried PowerBait from the bank. 20-30 boats out, saw very little action. 3 boats had got one each, one boat of three got 6 to 8#. The 30-40 bankies also seemed to be having a slow day. I’ve fished Amador since around 1991, never seen the water as low (forgot to take pictures of the launch ramp, launch ramp “channel”, really dramatic for those of you familar with Amador). Thanks for the company, sharing your lunch Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Semi-clear, no debris
Date: 01-05-09
Remote Name: 71.128.153.251

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Bill Crooks invited me to join he and Pastor Steve Murakami for a local outing for stripers. We were skunked (2nd outing in a row for me). 7 hours (6:15-1:00), 11 miles. Launched at the Port of Sacramento. Water 47.6*, semi-clear, air 35-50*, sky overcast, wind 0-3 mph. Trolled deep, jigged, threw Fish Traps. One take on a jig. 4-6 other boats out, 3 stripers caught. Fished the end of the incoming, slack and most of the outgoing tides. Water semi-clear, no debris. Jigged the basin, Fish Trapped the tied up boats, trolled the deep-water ship channel deep (30# Power Pro, 3 oz banana weight in-line, 36” 30# mono leader, deep-diving Yo-Zuris at 1.75 mph 80-120’ back. Cold day, great company, thanks for the invite Bill. Bills Willy Boat going downriver. Bill Crooks invited me to join he and Pastor Steve Murakami for a local outing for stripers. We were skunked (2nd outing in a row for me). 7 hours (6:15-1:00), 11 miles. Launched at the Port of Sacramento. Water 47.6*, semi-clear, air 35-50*, sky overcast, wind 0-3 mph. Trolled deep, jigged, threw Fish Traps. One take on a jig. 4-6 other boats out, 3 stripers caught. Fished the end of the incoming, slack and most of the outgoing tides. Water semi-clear, no debris. Jigged the basin, Fish Trapped the tied up boats, trolled the deep-water ship channel deep (30# Power Pro, 3 oz banana weight in-line, 36” 30# mono leader, deep-diving Yo-Zuris at 1.75 mph 80-120’ back. Cold day, great company, thanks for the invite Bill. Bill's Willy Boat going downriver. http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=billswillyboatheadingdomf9.jpg


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: nowhere yet
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 01-05-09
Remote Name: 75.45.122.164

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Want to go sturgeon fishing. If I actually catch a keeper, don't know how to clean it. If and when I do get one can I trade someone have a fish to show me how to clean it? James


Name: dan danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Prosser-Truckee
Weather: Cold, Windy, Rain, Wet Snow
Water_condition: usual lake level, 8" ice
Date: 01-02-09
Remote Name: 75.22.191.245

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First Ice Fishing trip of the year. Cold, raw weather made for some tough fishing conditions but the good news is that the lake is frozen with 8 to 9 inches of good ice. Four of us fishing, I got three nice fat rainbow trout, the others had a few bites but no fish.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Cache & Minor & Steamboat
Weather: COLD!! Start then still cold!!
Water_condition: Semi Clear at 46 *
Date: 01-04-09
Remote Name: 69.237.69.38

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SUNDAY JAN 4th..........................FROSTY & JUST PLAIN COLD!!!! Tom Ramage once again talked into a days fishing and on a Sunday!! While my boat is protected in the garage, my Ford truck isn't.....It took me over 20 minutes just to get the ICE off the windows....looking at my outside garden temp gauge....It read 27 degrees!!! and it was only 5:00am......We reached Hogback in the early morning & just found three other rigs in the parking lot and the metal ramp frosted over which makes launching an adventure! Our main plan was to try some sturgeon fishing in the upper part of cache between shag slough as we had an afternoon outgoing tide.......On the way down Steamboat ( top of the tide) we tried throwing swimbaits and with the air temps still in the low thirtys both Tom & myself quickly loss the feeling of our left hands....COLD! and no gloves....Managed to pick up one small stripe...( Maybe 3 lbs!) Got up the shag area soon afterwards and anchored in 27 feet of water just at the tide switch.....We used fresh Roe Balls & refrozen shad.....Not alot of junk bites but very little action detected for the three hours we sat on anchor and NO JUMPERS! Did get a pumping action on my shad but missed the hookup....We put a time limit on the bait fishing as we wanted to try some trolling in Minor and some spooning.....Zero fish using both methods as we could not locate the stripes anywhere!...shallow or deep.....Ended the day back in Steamboat heading back to Hog & picked up just one more stripe throwing swimbaits...Another small fish......Braving the cold, just two small stripes all day!!! and both caught in Steamboat. Did hear from Guy Brown on the radio as he was fishing somewhere close to us..don't know if he found fish? I'm thinking Sunday was a good day to stay home & watched the playoffs next to a warm fire nursing a cold beer! Thanks Tom!...See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Cache & Minor & Steamboat
Weather: COLD!! Start then still cold!!
Water_condition: Semi Clear at 46 *
Date: 01-04-09
Remote Name: 69.237.69.38

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SUNDAY JAN 4th..........................FROSTY & JUST PLAIN COLD!!!! Tom Ramage once again talked into a days fishing and on a Sunday!! While my boat is protected in the garage, my Ford truck isn't.....It took me over 20 minutes just to get the ICE off the windows....looking at my outside garden temp gauge....It read 27 degrees!!! and it was only 5:00am......We reached Hogback in the early morning & just found three other rigs in the parking lot and the metal ramp frosted over which makes launching an adventure! Our main plan was to try some sturgeon fishing in the upper part of cache between shag slough as we had an afternoon outgoing tide.......On the way down Steamboat ( top of the tide) we tried throwing swimbaits and with the air temps still in the low thirtys both Tom & myself quickly loss the feeling of our left hands....COLD! and no gloves....Managed to pick up one small stripe...( Maybe 3 lbs!) Got up the shag area soon afterwards and anchored in 27 feet of water just at the tide switch.....We used fresh Roe Balls & refrozen shad.....Not alot of junk bites but very little action detected for the three hours we sat on anchor and NO JUMPERS! Did get a pumping action on my shad but missed the hookup....We put a time limit on the bait fishing as we wanted to try some trolling in Minor and some spooning.....Zero fish using both methods as we could not locate the stripes anywhere!...shallow or deep.....Ended the day back in Steamboat heading back to Hog & picked up just one more stripe throwing swimbaits...Another small fish......Braving the cold, just two small stripes all day!!! and both caught in Steamboat. Did hear from Guy Brown on the radio as he was fishing somewhere close to us..don't know if he found fish? I'm thinking Sunday was a good day to stay home & watched the playoffs next to a warm fire nursing a cold beer! Thanks Tom!...See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: MJPFISHON
Email: mpeckham@pacbell.net
Location: Sacramento River Tisdale
Weather: Foggy Am sunny All day
Water_condition: Muddy color
Date: 12-30-08
Remote Name: 24.32.37.166

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Second to last day to catch one of those endanger species The King Salmon, The morning started off with a little fog on the way to the boat ramp. It was foggy on the water as we headed down the river. The river flow is almost back to where it was before the storm came. There was very little debri in the water, now. The water is muddy in color. We passed 5 boats through out the day, looking for the same school of fish. No take down and no fish? We trolled five rods with everything but the Kitchen Sink, Nothing. If a school snuck by, it was on the other side of the river! Finally we made the last pass of the Season, nothing. We packet it up and headed home. I 80 was backed up all the way to New Castle. Good thing we came home the back way. What a great day on the river after the fog lifted, to end 2008 Salmon Season, Let’s go chase some Steelhead now. MJP


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Port of Sacramento
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Clear, 48.6*
Date: 12-29-08
Remote Name: 69.228.104.175

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Bill Crooks invited me to join he and Joe Grandchamp. We launched at the Port of Sacramento, Sacramento Outboard Club (my first time in years). Bill’s first time as a member. Bill’s Willy Boat. 6 hours, 12 miles, 10-12 other boats in the area. We caught a 6# striper deep trolling 35’ water at 1.75 mph 88’ behind the boat with a 3oz banana weight with spinner beads & Red Head deep diving Yo-Zuri. We caught a 16” striper & a 4 # striper throwing swim baits. The 4#er was my first legal striper on a swim bait. Bill caught a 4# LMB on a swim bait. We saw only one other fish caught by someone on the bank with their child. Water 48.6*, clear. Air 50-62*. Sky light clouds. Wind 0-3 mph. Thanks for the invite Bill and first stripers in the Port of Sacramento (my first legal on a Fish Trap)! <’{{{{~


Name: MJPFISHON
Email: mpeckham@pacbell.net
Location: Sacramento River Tilsdale
Weather: Sunny and Cool
Water_condition: Muddy full of Debri
Date: 12-26-08
Remote Name: 24.32.37.166

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My friend, John and I went to the new boat ramp at Tisdale. We were a little late. There were 8 boats ahead of us. We launched and headed down the river. Bundled up with new stocking hats and new fleece gloves from Santa, we popped the boat up on plane. We headed for the fleet that was working the water down from Tisdale to Knights Landing... We settled in and put our four rods out searching for a group of Salmon that would be shooting their way through the area! No take downs yet, I did notice the water was rising and more and more debris was collecting on the lines Searching for clean water, I had notice more and more debris was coming down the river, I had problems with my jet clogging up with leaves and sticks. As the day went on, the river was raising more and more the rock on the levies were under water. It was time to get off the water when, the logs starting to show up. By 3:00PM, the river had risen more than 5 ft pluss. All the boats were off the river and the parking lot was empty. No Salmon today. Most of the boats reported very slow day. When I got home and checked the flows they were up. They opened the dam and let some water out. The flows are back down now. We will have to go back on Monday, to see how the Salmon are doing? MJP


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: not bad at all
Water_condition: unfishable
Date: 12-27-08
Remote Name: 75.45.115.126

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The water today was up 6 feet with 30-40 foot trees floating downstream. Darn scary. Very dangerous conditions as I saw way too many people without life jackets. A snag like that floating downstream would swamp any boat, especially those 12 foot valco's that were out there with kids on them. Too dangerous for me until I get some insurance on my boat. I've got a 21 footer but was too scared to take a nap until Big Al said he would watch out for me. Thanks


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Above Collinsville ( Sherman Island )
Weather: Mostly Sunny with light breezes
Water_condition: Slighty off color at 48.5 *
Date: 12-27-08
Remote Name: 69.108.1.185

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 26th........................CURE FOR HOLIDAY PARTYING!......Both Tom Ramge & myself rolled out of bed early after both of us hosted a family Xmas dinner with all the trimmings.....Lots of work! The day after Xmas is normally a day for resting but we decided this year to hit the delta and work our fresh salmon roe balls........Looking at my records, can't remember the last time I fished on the 26th...?....After launching at Sherman we headed downstream and anchored up in 30 feet of water...Same spot we did well last year....Just caught the turn of the tide, end of the outgo, and start of the income......Used the roe balls tipped with eel and grass shrimp...also used shad filets....We found water conditions fairly semi -clear in spite of recent rains and water temps in the upper 40's....This tide started off with lots of JUNK bites and very light pulls but no pick ups and running with our baits....Pretty slow till just at the end of the tide...( 2:30 pm.) What started off as another junk bite developed into a hard dip on my rod...this take down took me by surprise after just getting light stuff for 3 hours!!! I set the rod as hard as I could & it was ugly , burning my finger on the braided line!! After a short run away from the boat, this fish runs right back to us and is heading towards the anchor rope.....Tom quickly releases the anchor, but the boat does not move as there is NO CURRENT!!! I now feel the fish and my anchor rope. a sick vibrating twiching on the braid!! Don't know how we cleared the rope from the line, but we did! Or should I say " Tom did!.....Once cleared, this fish headed for the middle of the river and quickly wore itself out....A 51 incher which fought like he was much bigger....Once in the boat, the hook fell right out.....After releasing all of our sturgeon this year ,decided after all the hard work, this fish was going to the dinner table....and it was a male.......Finished the day fishing an hour or so on the outgo.....Got one small catfish on the roe....Didn't hear of any other sturgeon caught on this day, but talked to a couple guys at the boat ramp and they picked up 5 stripers to 8 pounds fishing by light 5.....Home in the dark.....P.S cleaning this fish in Tom's backyard we found an empty stomach......See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Surprisingly nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear 48*
Date: 12-22-08
Remote Name: 69.227.18.228

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Bill Crooks and I shared a slow catching but surprisingly nice day on the Delta. I left my lucky dog, Spike, at home due to the cold. We fished the lower Delta. Caught & released 11#, 17” deep trolling (Mackerel & Chartreuse Yo-Zuris at 2.25 mph, 65-72’ back). We tried bait fishing with shad but got no takers. 3-5 other boats in various areas. Water 48*, semi-clear. Air 45-58*. Sky clear to overcast. Wind 0-6 mph. Thanks for the company Bill. Seasons greeting to all. <’{{{{~


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: knights landing 1st line
Weather: cold, cold, cold. cold
Water_condition: pretty clear for this time of year
Date: 12-20-08
Remote Name: 75.45.115.126

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you should have seen it. There were 8 boats in the front line. It was a mess. If you get there early you cannot sleep because people don't know how to manuver boats in tight spaces. If you get there late, and there is no room on the front line, please don't crash into him to wake him up. Well if the fishing is no good, at least there is plenty of entertainment. I've got a great story to tell ( I hope my dad does not read this though). My dad was fishing in his boat and me in mine. The plug came out of the boat and filled the bottom with 3 inches of water. Cold water I might add. Well all his warm weather gear was in the bottom of the boat. !@#$% Then as its been legal fishing time for about 2 hours, he was watching his poles and another boat comes by and just nails his with a crash you could hear all the way to sacramento. !@#$$% and a few more !@@#$%%^ with no apology from the other boat. Then 2 lost fish. !@#$% Then fish and game comes and checks licenses. Crap! he left his at home. !@#$%^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A ticket soon follows but warden was nice not to take his poles. All in all, I will never forget this day and season. I've met a lot of great people there and hope to build on some friendships and secret spots in the future. I will be out there till the end of the year because I have had the most success of any year I have fished. For all that plan on not comming out again, thanks for the tips and great conversations. Pastor Steve, Bob (naked guy), Big Al, Walter, Tom, Billy, there's more but I am tired and cannot think right, yall are great guys and hope to see you out there for sturgeon and stripers. James "iamgods1" Netzel <><


Name: joe the plumber
Email: joeblo@aol.com
Location: internet,,,,,
Weather: cold
Water_condition: cold
Date: 12-21-08
Remote Name: 69.233.68.215

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just goes to show you, going way early is usually a waste of time. :)


Name: Mow/Mow
Email: junkinthetrunk
Location: south of teasdale
Weather: rain
Water_condition: just a bit cloudy
Date: 12-21-08
Remote Name: 75.48.15.9

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found some fast water in a narrow part of the system, thru out the lead with a mow/mow spinner, ten min's wammm grab the rod pull back, notta.. droped back in 40 min's wamm, grab the rod, fish on start reelin , fish OFF, dammmm droped back in 1 hr wamm, wamm, pick pole up fish on, start reelin fish on two cranks fish off FFFFFFFF well all in all had some thin on three times, better than a sharp stick in the eye and sittin @ home reading someone else's report. 14 feet deep ten feet off bank. Take care SEA BEAVERS


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Sacto River ( The BRIDGE )
Weather: BRRRRRR! COLD...FROSTY ETC.
Water_condition: Still Clear with fallen Temps..43.8 *
Date: 12-19-08
Remote Name: 69.108.1.185

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THURSDAY....DECEMBER 18th.......................COLDEST DAY SO FAR!.......Anchoring on the line ( 3:20am. ) Tom Ramage & myself along with 6 other BRAVE souls waited till about six thirty to get our lines wet....No fog on this day, just bitter cold as the air temps were in the 28 degree range. With the top up and my prophane heater on high, all parts of the boat exposed to the freezing air were frozen with a layer of frost!!! Don't know if the fallen water temps or the lack of fish in the area created a tough bite all morning with just one fish landed by noon? The boat just next to us had a fish on about 12:30pm. but it came unbuttoned just a few yards behing the boat... Both Tom & myself were wearing Santa Clause hats and decided to take them off in the early afternoon.....Not two minutes after removing the Santa hats. Tom's rod hammers down!!! (True story ) We boated the first fish of the day, a 33 pound silver hatchery hen!!! Within a hour, I get a takedown......A twenty pound very fresh run chromer....This fish was a buck but a quality table fare dinner......One thing noticed, with the cold water the fish fought very differently than last week when the water was 49 degrees!. Getting off the water with our limit ( Two Fish ) on a very slow tough day, we were fortunate to to get a few fish as others did not fare well....With the numbers of returning Kings way down it doesn't make sense to take more fish as we now have enough Roe to make at least 100 Roe balls.....not to mention the season ends in 12 days.....Next week looks very wet right into Xmas day as our Pacific storm track taps into some warmer sub-tropical moisture...Just what the doctor ordered for our water shed......Will be leaving the Santa Clause hats at home!!!LOL......See ya on the water....Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Tisdale
Weather: Cold! (Thanks Bill)
Water_condition: 44*
Date: 12-17-08
Remote Name: 69.227.18.228

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Bill Crooks, Alex Alexander and I went out on one of the coldest days of the year (what were we thinking). We launched at Tisdale (my first time), a free launch. Bill’s Willy Boat. 6 hours, 35 miles, 3-4 other boats in the area. We were skunked, not even a bump. One 20#er caught by the other boats. Water 44*. Air 28-62*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph. We started trolling just above Grimes (1-3 oz weights, various spinners, e.g. Silvertrons) and ended up downriver, 5-7 miles below Tisdale. A beautiful, if cold, day. Blue Herons, Egret rookery, tri-colored Heron rookery; Beaver; Turkey Buzzards; 10-15 other types of birds. Bill and Alex are hard core fishermen (who else would be out in sub-freezing weather). Thanks for the invite Bill and company Bill and Alex. <’{{{{~


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac R, Knights Landing
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Fine
Date: 12-11-08
Remote Name: 69.227.18.228

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out late for King Salmon. We launched at Knights Landing. 3 hours, less than a mile on the motor. 11 other boats in the area, no fish caught (one brief hook-up). Water 49.4*. Air 65-72*. Sky clear. Wind 0 mph. I pulled into the first line of boats below the 113 bridge without incident. My exit qualifies for "funniest fishing boat video of the year" consideration. I did not wait for Bill to finish putting the gear away & released the anchor myself. By the time I got onto the throttle we were drifting into the boat to out Port. Soon we were into it and the boat next to it. Bill Crooks & the other boats/owners were VERY civilized helping me get away from them, their anchor lines. No boat, gear damage. A near miss! In the future I'll remember to let the anchor line out and drift the boat behind the line, then bring the anchor in & drift back, out of the line. Regret giving a bad name to other "flatlanders" fishing the Knights Landing area (locals', please don't take it out on them). Thanks for the company Bill and Spike. Thanks for the help disengaging from the other boats Bill. <’{{{{~


Name: "Clampinator"
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Cache Slough
Weather: Cold
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 12-13-08
Remote Name: 66.82.9.58

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Went out Saturday and froze my ><&*%%$ off well you know what I mean. Very slow action tried trolling up cache one shaker on a broken back rebel. Went to bait all I had was frozen shad cause the bait stores dont have fresh. Got 4 shakers with bait. Worked it all day through the change of tides. All boats we asked had nothing Back to the casa to warm up all frozen parts. Hope it picks back up water may be too cold right now I guess. Tight Lines to Ya "Clampinator"


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Sacto River
Weather: Foggy & Cold
Water_condition: Gin Clear at 49.7*
Date: 12-13-08
Remote Name: 69.237.70.31

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FRIDAY....DECEMBER 12th...........................A FISH OF A LIFE TIME.........Yeah ! I know I said " I was done salmon fishing up river on my last report.......But, I get a call from Tom Ramage late Thursday and Tom talks me into trying just one more salmon trip before the forecast of rain & wind!......We are anchored in a line of other boats ( six) and just next to us, we notice a young man fishing with his dad....This young mans name is Cole.......SEVEN YEARS OLD!!!! In the early morning fog, Coles rod takes a dive and his Dad sets the hook then hands the rod to his son.......with his fathers assist, they battle this fish for about twenty minutes while every boat in our line reeled in to give this fish plenty of room to run........Long story short! They land this 43 inch chrome buck which went a slamming 44 pounds!!!! Cole weighs about 55 pounds!!!! A standing ovation and clapping of hands by all adult fisherman in this line.......Not long afterwards, Tom lands his first fish of the day....A mere 25 lb buck!! While I tried all day to pick up our second fish for a limit, my luck wasn't helping....I hooked a nice jumper & on the first jump, it threw the hook and foul hooked itself.....Had to release the anchor and chase it down.....this fish went about twenty pounds and being foul hooked had to do the right thing & let her go!...Got my Kwik fish back!........My last chance came late in the day......My leader broke just behind the knot....another lost fish!....Ended the day with just one 25 pounder but had many chances to limit......But, Tom & myself both agreed seeing a youngster catching a forty plus pound fish was very rewarding......Now, let the rains begin as we head back down to the delta.....See ya on the water.....Naked.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: c
Water_condition: c
Date: 12-11-08
Remote Name: 75.45.115.126

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I was wondering the same thing. I already have a lowrance with external but it is black and white. Want a color lowrance and talked to Alan Fong and he prefers external GPS. Since he owns my favorite fishing store and is an expert in many ways, I would go with his advice.


Name: wxyzxyz
Email: yyyy@fishindelta.com
Location: murky waters
Weather: soggy n foggy
Water_condition: wet
Date: 12-11-08
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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personaly i'd go with internal..lowrance has some good ones


Name: tryintocatchem
Email: lessipoo@sbcglobal.net
Location: sacramento area
Weather: foggy
Water_condition: wet
Date: 12-10-08
Remote Name: 75.45.117.110

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Fellow fisherman, first time on and have a question that maybe you could help with. Intending to purchase a new fish finder/ GPS combo. Would like input as to your recomendations and wheather I should purchase an internal or external GPS antenna.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Sacto River
Weather: Foggy & Cold
Water_condition: Gin Clear at 50 *
Date: 12-11-08
Remote Name: 69.237.70.31

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 11th...................ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS...ROE BALLS!!...... Tom Ramage and myself put in the time & effort and joined the group sitting on anchor trying to intercept a few late Fall Kings .....Objective....Harvesting a few hens for much needed salmon roe which we could convert into the coming months as our main bait ( ROE BALLS) One of MR. Sturgeons favorite meals in mid-winter fishing.....In five outings, we managed to pick up 8 fish to 25 pounds with 6 females.....With a limit of one fish per angler, per day it was a slow process! All fish caught were fresh run chromers, some hatchery,and a couple naturals...Our method using the K-15 Kwik fish was almost the same we used in normal years downstream at DISCO PK...except we added a slice of sardine .......and no spreader.....On some days we had our limits by 9:30 am and others it took the entire day to get that second fish...Stick a fork in us as we are done reaching our objective, catching a few fish. and getting enough roe for our Strurg fishing in the next few months.....The bonus was the tasty orange/red filets from these fresh run wild Kings.....Thank you Coleman Hatchery....With a little luck from Mother nature we will hopefully get some much needed rain to muddy up the delta and get started on the big boys.....See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: fellow sportsman
Email: sameasyours.com
Location: northern cal
Weather: any
Water_condition: kirk p
Date: 12-09-08
Remote Name: 69.237.197.53

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Kirk Portaccerrio for a guide? . I have used him 3 times, twice too many. Look for someone else


Name: BassJack.com
Email: Jack@BassJack.com
Location: Lower Delta
Weather: nice
Water_condition: clear 54 degrees
Date: 12-07-2008
Remote Name: 208.79.244.67

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12/7/2008 – Launched at Sherman Island with Lee at 8:30 am. We used frozen shad (no fresh available) and pile worms. We couldn’t get away from the shakers all day. We made four moves and covered water between the power lines to Chain Island. We tried fishing shallow in 4’ of water all the way up to 38’ deep but couldn’t find the keepers. I thought that it was odd that the shakers were so active with the water temperature at 54 degrees. Usually I would assume that they would be less active with the cold water. We caught lots of shaker striper and one yellow bullhead catfish. I did manage one small keeper striper off of Sherman Island. Off the water at 4:30 pm. <a href="BassJack.com">http://www.bassjack.com/</a>


Name: GuyBrown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Great
Date: 12-06-08
Remote Name: 69.108.13.69

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We fished within a few miles of Cabo on a small, inexpensive cruiser ($225 including bait plus $26 for licenses for 5 hours). Our trip was going to be primarily for Dorado with a small chance of striped marlin. We caught a Dorado within an hour and changed over to marlin. We were rewarded with no marlin but our most spectacular single day of whale watching ever. They were active for 2-3 hours, countless jumps (one time all the way out of the water (head, body, tail all at the same time for a moment)), tail slaps, fin slaps, spouts, etc. We could have averaged over a Dorado an hour if targeting them. When time to head in the motor would not start, we had to be towed in. Our gear had been put away but I suggested we put some trolling rigs out. A few minutes later another Dorado! The Capt. & Mate got a real kick out of this & got on the radio telling everyone that the dumb gringo’s idea worked!


Name: jflippslm
Email: dont insult my daddy
Location: out of the gimp box
Weather: fruity/penispunchingbag
Water_condition: vacanforkirktoenterme
Date: 12-08-08
Remote Name: 192.128.134.68

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kirk an ultimate professional sure didnt see any bit of that tell me vacanforkirk how did you get youre hand off of kirks belt loop long enough to write that brilliant response " ALL I INTRODUCE HIM TO USE ONLY HIM FROM THEN ON " WHAT THE F ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT learn how to put a sentence together . now that explains why youve been giving him youre business for 8 yrs stick to what you no and get that face back in the pillow.. hero.


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: foggy
Water_condition: getting kind of clear
Date: 12-06-08
Remote Name: 75.45.115.126

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As I read in the regs and talking to game wardens, its 1 fish per day and 1 in posession. Now I don't know that if my wife fishes with me and she has a license, that we as a family must only have 1 in posession or if we can have 2. If there are any wardens out there or someone smarter than myself, can you please clarify the regs cause I can't find it that we can have 1 in posession for each license. But to be safe, we are eatin' salmon like it is going out of style and have some really good friends now.


Name: confused
Email: www@fishin hole
Location: wasn't fishin
Weather: foggy
Water_condition: water?
Date: 12-06-08
Remote Name: 69.226.96.231

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I must of been misinformed i thought you were only allowed one salmon for the season where the river was open


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River
Weather: cold and foggy, real foggy
Water_condition: couldn't see water due to fog, actually 3-4 feet visibility down
Date: 12-06-08
Remote Name: 75.45.115.126

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Got a 42lb buck today. Bright and shinny silver. Thats my biggest salmon yet. Still waiting for that 50+ pounder to mount over fireplace. Today K-14's silver with yellow head and tail with sardine wrap got both fish. Out of the mess of boats by 10:30am. Dog-Gone!!!!! It was cold and foggy.


Name: VACANFORKIRK
Email: livekirklive
Location: JFLIPPSLM's hole
Weather: dark
Water_condition: smelly
Date: 12-06-08
Remote Name: 71.146.150.205

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JFLIPPSLM Kirk has done all my guiding for 8 years and is the ultimate professional, all I introduce him to use only him from then on, JFLIPPSLM, I believe its just your inability to capitalize on Kirks placement of you in the wild. Maybe check a local fishing pond


Name: James V Netzel
Email: wearegods1@att.net
Location: Sacramento River- Knights Landing
Weather: foggy
Water_condition: stained
Date: 12-04-08
Remote Name: 75.45.115.126

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the usual, K-15 kwickfish yellow head and tail with sardine wrap. My wife and I got our limits by 10:30 am


Name: meltodd
Email: meltodd@hotmail.com
Location: not today mmmmm
Weather: fog
Water_condition: DON'T KNOW
Date: 12-04-08
Remote Name: 99.18.253.38

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I had same question about bullheads. Here is a site with one way. Hope it helps. http://www.fishdelta.com/resources/dans_fishing_tips_bullheads.html Good luck.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Weather: Nice, wind 5-10 mph
Water_condition: Surf was up
Date: 12-03-08
Remote Name: 189.176.146.145

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I went out with Wesley Brough, Guide and Jim Chrismond (Conn. fishing blod acquaintenance). The surf was really up on the Pacific side, could not fish from the beach. We fished North of Cabo on the South beach leading to Lighthouse Point. We had to fish from a cliff 35-50’ above the water. 11’ Okuma surf rods/reels. 25# mono or 30# braid. Fished from 6 to 10 a.m. Most action the first 90 minutes. Threw 2 oz jigs on a 36” 100# leader. Caught three Sierra Mackerel (Jim 2, Guy 1). I had one other hit & hooked up another but got cut off. Wesley kept all 3 for members of his church. My first time surf (kinda) fishing. Lots of work, I was tired when we were done. As we were leaving a 20# Dorado swam into the cove directly below us. We cast to it but no hookup, too bad!


Name: slough hog
Email: devin61699@yahoo.com
Location: rio vista decker island
Weather: foggy
Water_condition: clear
Date: 12-01-08
Remote Name: 76.103.73.178

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I know this isnt a fishing report but you guys know what you are doing i would like a little help. I always read about using cut bullheads... were and how do you cut them and rig them up with mucher rig trebble hook etc?


Name: JFLIPPSLM
Email: KIRKDIE@AOL.COM
Location: RED BLUFF WOODSON BRIDGE
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 12-02-08
Remote Name: 192.128.166.68

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JUST WANTED TO REMIND EVERYBODY DO NOT GIVE KIRK PORTOCARRERO / OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ANY OF YOURE HARD EARNED MONEY THE GUY IS A PIECE S#^t THANK YOU


Name: ROCK "N" PONY
Email: mcclen001@aol.com
Location: BIG CUT, FREEMAN ISLAND
Weather: FOGGY
Water_condition: MILD
Date: 11-30-08
Remote Name: 76.254.131.162

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Went fishing on Saturday 11-29. Got bait at Dockside Bait, 6 Bullheads and a pack of frozen shad since thats all they had. Launched at Pittsburg at 6am. Passed up a barge being pushed by a tug and then hit the pea soup and used my trusty GPS and went 12mph all the way to Big Cut, my old sturgeon hole. Since I know this is an old haunt for stripers at night, I was sure it could'nt miss in the day since the area was labeled " hotter then a pistol" in the weekly report. Sure enough after an hour, 2 rods rigged with live bullheads on 8 ft lamiglass rods with Garcia 6500C4 reels set in free spool with the clicker on, one rod starts clicking, grab the rod and release the clicker and away the fish goes, thumbing the spool ever so lightly. I let this fish go approximately 20 yards since it was humming off the spool and engaged reel, let some slack take up and hit'em. I'm on for 15 secs and then off. Ok, now I know. 10 min. later, anothe zipper, let him run appr. 40 yards and hit'em. Fish on. A nice 7 lber. Caught my 2nd fish within 30 min, a 9 lber. Fish were on the small side but the best eating. Easy limits right now. Fish the Roe ,Ryer, middle grounds area and you cant go wrong. Know what your doing though. Gotta let these fish run.


Name: capt jim
Email: dontopen.comcast.net
Location: Sac'to Delta
Weather: Foggy, foggy and more foggy
Water_condition: couldn't tell, too foggy
Date: 11-30-08
Remote Name: 71.193.54.127

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Launched at 7:00, boy was it foggy. Finally made it down below power lines. Fished the weak outgoing tide, shad and dines. Starting getting bites towards back half of outgoing, then went crazy on the turn. Limit to 5 pounds on shad, dines attracted all the babies, can't figure out what it takes to get big momma. Fog didn't lift until early afternoon. That's it, tight lines.


Name: John Cullen
Email: hammerjohn@sbcglobal.net
Location: Northern Cal Delta
Weather: Cold
Water_condition: Cold
Date: 11-27-08
Remote Name: 76.217.156.85

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Happy Thanksgiving to all and a special thanks to the four fisherman who took the time to respond to my plea for info on what to wear in order to keep warm while fishing this winter. John Cullen


Name: justhoppen
Email: meltodd@hotmail.com
Location: not, stuck in office
Weather: UGH
Water_condition: DO NOT KNOW
Date: 11-26-08
Remote Name: 207.104.161.130

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Thanks guys for all the reports. Good reading for all us that do not get out that often. Thanks Mel


Name: was 65 ford pick up, now toyota pick up
Email: fishboat35@yahoo.com
Location: at home in the house
Weather: nice wth the heater on
Water_condition: hot enough to make some more coffee
Date: 11-26-08
Remote Name: 216.93.192.130

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Ok John, I was a commercial fisherman for 18 years in California, fished salmon, crabs and albacore.What I used fishing in the winter was insulated underware top and bottom.Over that a pair of jeans,insulated shirt, a good insulated jacket and a nit hat.Of course I had on HELLY HANSON rain gear overalls and jacket, these are the best you can buy, I still have a pair I ware fishing in the delta in the winter time.They are 15 years old and still perfect.The rain gear kept the salt water spray off all the clothing under it and stoped the wind.I used to have drawers full of insulated underware that I bought at Sears ,Pennys and stores like that. I would say ,go buy some insulated top and bottom underware at Sears or a store like that and a insulated shirt, try to find the underware that has the best insulation. You can also buy a pair of "Carhart" insulated overalls, they are not cheap but are great for sitting in a boat and waiting for the fish to bite. They also give you a little cushion from the hard boat seats.Get some insulated gloves also, get them a little large so when a fish bites you can get them off shaking them towards the deck so they are not in the way when reeling in the fish. Buy a good insulated jacket.In the winter when the sun warms up later in the day you can remove some of the outer clothing but still have protection if the wind blows. A word of caution with all this insulated clothes on be careful not to fall in the water( I did this once in the ocean fishing crabs) it is impossible to swim at all, I was lucky the boat was able to get to me in a couple of minutes. I hope this helped, good luck fishing this winter. Lowell. tight lines and loose drags.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sac River, Knights Landing
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 11-25-08
Remote Name: 69.108.13.69

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Pastor Steve invited me join him for a day trying for King Salmon. We launched at the Knights Landing Fishing Access. We anchored 100’ above the Hwy 113 Bridge at 5 a.m. We rigged up our gear and chatted with 4 other boats until legal fishing time. We each caught a legal King Salmon (19#, 28#, my first fishing on anchor) with K14/15s on a 36-40” leader (Chartreuse/silver) with a garlic sprayed sardine filet wrap, 2 oz weight on a sliding 20” dropper. We got our 1st one at 7:45, 2nd at 10:40 and were off the water at 10:45 and back in Sacramento by Noon. Water 53.3*, some debris. Air 45-65*. Sky overcast. Wind 0 mph. Another great day with Pastor Steve, he really knows how to catch salmon. Thanks for the invite and company Steve. <’{{{{~


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sherman Island area below light 7
Weather: Cloudy & cool much of the day
Water_condition: Semi clear at 58.9 degrees
Date: 11-26-08
Remote Name: 69.237.117.144

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25th.............................OUTSTANDING BAIT......Once again invited my bass instructor Mike Booker along for a try to get his first legal size STURGEON.. Like most bass anglers, Mike is used to Run & Gunning, Flipping & constantly working his baits in a standing position! Bait fishing on anchor requires very little physical movement & many tedious hours of watching your rod tip in a sitting position... And, when the bite is slow, ITS REALLY SLOW!.........................Our day.......Stopped by Bob,s Baits in Isleton and met with the owner Cam, who carefully picked through two pounds of beautiful fresh shad... All were uniform in size......Reaching Sherman Island county park by 8:00am, only three other rigs in parking lot. By 8:30am dropped anchor in 27 feet of water in a location just below light 7 where I picked up 7 keepers last year to 65 lbs.....At this writing, nothing so far....With the great fresh shad & a dozen Roe balls I'm thinking very positive..With the tide turn & the start of the incoming tide ( 9:30am) Went to work using both Roe balls & butterflied shad....Went through the window of opportunity without a pump! Fished the entire incoming tide with just a few nibbles...Saw no jumpers all day...The next tide ( Outgo) started at about 2:30pm...It was a fast turnaround as the light breeze was at our back... Stayed with this tide till the last moment hoping to get bit!..Never happened! as we ended the day just before darkness....The catch for the day was 3 undersize stripers!!! No Sturgeon action.... Very little boat traffic as we were the only boat in that area...Mike,s first sturgeon will be on hold at least till after Thanksgiving when we'll try it again......Wishing all my fellow anglers a happy Turkey Day....See ya on the water....


Name: John Cullen
Email: hammerjohn@sbcglobal.net
Location: Northern Cal Delta
Weather: Cold
Water_condition: N'A
Date: 11-26-08
Remote Name: 76.217.156.85

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The question to all of you was for help in picking undergarments to wear in cold weather. I received two responses. Thank you, that's to you two gentleman who were gracious enough to answer. I received the best tip from a friend who is positive on silk underwear but said the best thing is to go to REI or someone like that who knows what I'm talking about instead of Sports Authority or Big Five. The rest of you don't seem to want to help. Sorry I bothered you. j.


Name: Fish In PV Sport fishing
Email: puertovallartafish@gmail.com
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Weather: 85
Water_condition: smooth
Date: 11252008
Remote Name: 189.164.252.168

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Back at ya with a Fresh Salt water Puerto Vallarta fishing Report. November 2008. The black marlins have grown rapidly these last 2 weeks in numbers and in size we tagged a 500 + and 300 + got tangled in the line so we had to bring it From the bank Sunday what a fish We were not doing anything to tricky just trolling with live bait and lures. We also found a nice dirt line and filled the rest of the day casting for dorado's and brought home a feast you find the right spot right now and you can catch as many dorado's as you can handle and remember Fish In PV Sportfishing now offer's a freezer service located right here in the marina so you can bring your fresh dorado steaks back home if you like! the cow season has been slow these is normally the time of the year when everyone is bragging about the big tuna I caught We have seen 2 300 + cows and about a 1/2 dozen 200+ this season which is very rare for Puerto Vallarta but that's fishing. The bay is full of jack's bonita's smaller Dorado, Needle fish, and red snapper. so even on a short day you can get alot of smaller action which is pretty normal in Puerto Vallarta or go for a half day off the point Where We have been catching sailfish, Dorado, and striped marlin! for more recent report check out www.puertovallartafish.com


Name: Fish In PV Sport fishing
Email: puertovallartafish@gmail.com
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Weather: 85
Water_condition: smooth
Date: 11252008
Remote Name: 189.164.252.168

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Back at ya with a Fresh Salt water Puerto Vallarta fishing Report. November 2nd 2008. The black marlins have grown rapidly these last 2 weeks in numbers and in size we tagged a 500 + and 300 + got tangled in the line so we had to bring it From the bank Sunday what a fish We were not doing anything to tricky just trolling with live bait and lures. We also found a nice dirt line and filled the rest of the day casting for dorado's and brought home a feast you find the right spot right now and you can catch as many dorado's as you can handle and remember Fish In PV Sportfishing now offer's a freezer service located right here in the marina so you can bring your fresh dorado steaks back home if you like! the cow season has been slow these is normally the time of the year when everyone is bragging about the big tuna I caught We have seen 2 300 + cows and about a 1/2 dozen 200+ this season which is very rare for Puerto Vallarta but that's fishing. The bay is full of jack's bonita's smaller Dorado, Needle fish, and red snapper. so even on a short day you can get alot of smaller action which is pretty normal in Puerto Vallarta or go for a half day off the point Where We have been catching sailfish, Dorado, and striped marlin! for more recent report check out www.puertovallartafish.com


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sherman and Decker Islands
Weather: Cold w/NW breeze
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 11-24-08
Remote Name: 24.7.147.46

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Yesterday Bill and I launched my boat at Brannan Island State Ramp at 7am. Low tide was around 8am. We didn't want to go thru the dead tide issues of constantly re-casting our lines and boat drifting here and there. So we brought our black bass rigs so we could throw our Senko worms in the tules, weeds, logs and pileons during the tide change. Right off the bat I got I got the tinyest of tick after casting into this lone,young tule berm. Then I reeled up the slack, felt the weight and slammed him. And the fight was on. She was 2lbs.14oz. What a nice change of pace compared to those little shaker bites that stripers give. I got another tick tick, reeled up slack, hauled back but just barely feeling the fish that didn't get hooked. I ended up catching another fish about 1 1/4 lbs and Bill got one about 1 1/2 lbs. Then after about an hour of senko-ing we went out to the Sacto River with our sardines and fresh shad. I ended up with one nice 6 lber. and Bill got one 19 incher. When the stripers quit biting we tried throwing our senkos again. Bill got one small bite. He missed it. Then NADA! So we quit at 3:45pm. On the way home I stopped and filled up my 4-Runner and boat at the truck stop at Highway 12 and Interstate 5 cuz gas was $1.67. The ARCO was at $1.65. That's it! Jerry Yuke


Name: C Reading
Email: crazy_chriss@yahoo.com
Location: Bowman lake
Weather: B E A utiful
Water_condition: Clear and cold
Date: 11-15-08
Remote Name: 24.113.250.9

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Floating nightcrawlers and powerbait on the lake. Caught 3, 2 Browns 3.5 and 3# and one nice rainbow to 4#. released 2 and harvested one due to hookset. YUMMY and pink. Roads are still clear and I may go again before the road closes. water is low and watch the rocks. Oh yes, Fuller is still hitting. Caught one nice Brown on Yo-Zuri a week ago too!! Tight lines all.


Name: Dan Danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Davis, Portola
Weather: Very cold AM, 12 degrees
Water_condition: calm, clear
Date: 11-24-08
Remote Name: 75.30.70.5

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Launched at Mallard launch at 0700 hrs. the dock is still in and is supposed to be there until the first storm hits. We had fish in the boat 30 minutes later and ended the day with a total of 8 fish for two guys. The hot lure continues to be the smaller Dick Nite Red Head/Copper. Out fished everything else four to one. Had hits on other lures and a crawler behind a dodger but the red head copper is the hot lure. Biggest fish was 17" with a 16" right behind that one, those were the only two we kept. The rest were about 12" to 14" inches. Talked to another group of guys pulling out and they said (if you can believe them) that they caught all of their fish on Crawlers behind Dodgers. They had a very nice string of fish (around 12) of mostly good size. Lake should be freezing soon and can't wait for the ice fishing to start...


Name: Jerry T
Email: jerryt@morenotrenching.com
Location: Chain Island
Weather: Nice No Wind
Water_condition: Flat
Date: 11-24-08
Remote Name: 65.198.5.58

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Fished at Chain Island in About 36 feet of water. No Wind today. The water was like glass all day except for durring slack tide it was a little choppy for a bout a half hour before it turned to glass again. Fished with Shad and Ghost Shrimp. Caught a few Strippers to 11 pounds, a flounder and a 12" Bullhead. Had no Sturgeon Bites all day and most hits were very soft.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: steam boat
Weather: foggy to clear
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 11-23-08
Remote Name: 74.37.127.17

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Decided to do take a day off from working this Sunday! So came by my shell station to get gas and some drinks and my graveyard cahier wanted to hang out with me. So we arrived at Hog back at 6.30am it was pretty foggy. Hang around hog for about 4 hrs and land a 17 inch striper and a 18 pound salmon on a Yo-Zuri in clown. So total of 3 fish and got off by 3pm.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: steam boat
Weather: foggy to clear
Water_condition: simi clear
Date: 11-23-08
Remote Name: 74.37.127.17

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Decided to do take a day off from working this Sunday! So came by my shell station to get gas and some drinks and my graveyard cahier wanted to hang out with me. So we arrived at Hog back at 6.30am it was pretty foggy. Hang around hog for about 4 hrs and land a 17 inch striper and a 18 pound salmon on a Yo-Zuri in clown. So total of 3 fish and got off by 3pm.


Name: BigYurk
Email: hyurkovich@sbcglobal.net
Location: Farallon Islands
Weather: Breezy
Water_condition: ~6ft at 9 sec. ~5ft. viz.
Date: 11-22-08
Remote Name: 71.146.84.115

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My buddy Kevin and I went out of the gate for a day of rock fishing today. We called on wednesday to the Berkeley Sportfishing Marina and got a reservation. Saturday morning we got our spots on the Goldeneye 2000. My buddy and I were wondering what was up when we counted many more people on the boat than rod holders on the rail. No sweat, right? We have our spots and have been on the boat for more than an hour. Just prior to departure (6am), my buddy and I were told that we we had to leave because the boat was filled up and we were now placed on the wait list. After further discussion with the deck hand I was told that the captain has his "crew of regulars" that takes priority. No happy at all, actually pretty furious, we went back up to the Berkeley Sportfishing store to talk with the person who we had set our reservations and paid our money to. When I talked with him he told me that he just keeps sending people to the Goldeneye 2000 until the captain tells him to quit. I asked about the more people than rod holders and his reply was that they count on peopel to get sick and not fish. In my opinion this is not a party boat, it seemed more like a cattle boat. All of this was kind of a blessing in disguise. We did get aboard the New Easy Rider with Capt. Gallia. Got the wettest spot on the boat (bow) but that did not take away from the trip. We had a fantastic time with a great set of deck hands and an awesome captain. The boat was not crowded and did not have more passengers than rod holders. Capt. Gallia put in the time to get us our crab (3/person which is great for this year) and the fishing was wide open. My partner and I both came home with limits of gigantic yellow tail, a huge boccacio and vermillion. My buddy and I also both limited on lings. Another guy who got waitlisted off the Goldeneye 2000 got an outstanding mixed bag limit as well as a couple of nice lings (biggest fish on boat about 15lbs). Truly a great combo trip. It was really nice to step off the New Easy Rider at 5pm and having to make 2 trips to the truck to carry fish while we saw some of the people from the cattle boat with less than their limit of trash fish and one crab. The lesson I learned today is that since the party boats are now independent go directly to their web sites and make your reservations there. Do not rely on a middle man like berkeley marina. I truly believe that there is something inherently wrong with overpacking a boat and counting on people to get sick and not fish. If you pay your money you should have a spot no matter who you are. It should not matter if you are in with the captain or not. New Easy Rider (neweasyrider.com) thank you for saving my day and for the wonderful time on the high seas. I will definitely be riding with you again. Goldeneye 2000, blah, shame on you!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 11-22-08
Remote Name: 69.108.13.69

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My lucky dog, Spike and I caught & released 5 legal stripers to 8# (four on fresh shad, one deep trolling). Water 58.4*, dirty to barely semi-clear. Air 45-70*. Sky foggy to overcast to clear. Wind 0-2 mph. I fished most of the +4.5’ incoming tide (four fish) and the first part of a delayed -4.6’ outgoing tide (one fish). I trolled for 2 hours deep & bait fished for 6 hours. First thing in the morning I picked up 3# of fresh shad at Rio Vista B&T. I used a half # & when I got home put the rest in sea salt water to toughen them up. I'll freeze them for Dec/Jan bait fishing. A relaxing, beautiful day on the Delta. Water a little dirty for trolling. As the ebb tide picked up I had to clean my bait rig every 10-15 minutes. The bait bites were fairly strong (e.g. rod went down, line went out, put reel in gear, rod loaded up, set the hook). Very few light bites. Thanks for the company Spike. <’{{{{~


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Pittsburg & Suisun
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 11-20-08
Remote Name: 69.108.13.69

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Following Bill Crooks example four Jolly Hookers (John Franz, Bob Bonner, Ron Madsen & Guy) went out with Jay Lopes on his Right Hook 24’ Parker with twin 150 hp Hondas for a day of sturgeon chasing. We launched at Martinez. A slow day, Ron caught & released an undersized sturgeon. Each of had several chances to hook up “something”, only one or two looked like sturgeon takes. Water 60*, dirty to barely semi-clear. Air 45-70*. Sky overcast. Wind 2-9 mph. We fished the top of Little Cut, below Pittsburg, Suisun Bay shallow & deep. We used eel, Grass & Ghost shrimp. Bob should have brought some Roe. I should have brought some shad, my lucky dog, Spike, and my iPod with my "lucky" Bob Seger tunes. A great group of guys to go fishing with, Jay a great guide, worked hard trying to get us the sturgeon. <’{{{{~


Name: John Cullen
Email: hammerjohn@sbcglobal.net
Location: The Delta Area
Weather: NA
Water_condition: NA
Date: 11-23-08
Remote Name: 76.217.156.85

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Hi all, have a question that I'm sure all of you can answer for me. For cold weather fishing what's the best under garmets to wear? I keep hearing about Under Armour and seeing it advertised but we fisherman who mainly sit in a boat and do not generate much heat need something other than what skiers would wear I think. What do you wear and what do you think is the best for fishing in cold weather? You can answer by emailing me please. hammerjohn@sbcglobal.net. Please put under armour in the subject line so I'll know it's not some garbage email. Thanlks guys. j.


Name: Pete Fredeen
Email: pfredeen@aol.com
Location: Lake Tahoe Homewood
Weather: 22 degree @ sunrise
Water_condition:
Date: 11-21-08
Remote Name: 69.225.242.32

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Used night crawlers off a private dock for 3 rainbows to 3 lbs. and 1- 5lb mackinaw.


Name: chuck mckay
Email: mckaychuck@yahoo.com
Location: rio vista by bridge
Weather: perfect
Water_condition:
Date: 11-20-09
Remote Name: 74.37.145.54

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bait fishing with shad , pile worms , sardine , kitchen sink lol , 3 small strips , 2 flounders 3 catfish and 12 in. link cod what beautiful day on the north side of the bridge out of the wind


Name: chuck mckay
Email: mckaychuck@yahoo.com
Location: rio vista by bridge
Weather: perfect
Water_condition:
Date: 11-20-09
Remote Name: 74.37.145.54

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bait fishing with shad , pile worms , sardine , kitchen sink lol , 3 small strips , 2 flounders 3 catfish and 12 in. link cod what beautiful day on the north side of the bridge out of the wind


Name: captjim01
Email: dontopen.comcast.net
Location: i'm at home
Weather: excellent
Water_condition: n/a
Date: 11-21-08
Remote Name: 71.193.54.127

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Jerry-There use to be an outboard mechanic shop on highway 12 going west just outside of town by the golf course. Also, Delta Marina below the bridge also has a shop. I've not used either but in a pinch beats towing it home.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Same old place-Decker Island
Weather: Windy! 10 to 17mph
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 11-20-08
Remote Name: 24.7.144.195

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Yesterday, I took Bill Bushey out to continue our baitfishing for stripers and had the biggest surprise at the launch ramp. My wonderful 2003 Yamaha went "tick tick tick tick" when I turned the ignition key. So I checked both battery positive clamps, and they were fine. To make a long story short. I forgot Sunday I was upkeeping my four batteries in the boat. And after taking out my outboard battery from underneath and checking it, I forgot to replace one of my two black lines on the negative side. So instead of anchoring at 7am we anchored at 9am. But at least I didn't have to drop off my boat to a marine mechanic and go home without fishing. So we got to one of our favorite spots and it was at least 8 mph West wind. However, it was at our back cuz of the incoming tide. I caught 2 keepers there. So we reanchored on the West Bank I caught another keeper. Then the wind increased to 15 mph. And that means wind against current which also means bigger waves. So then we went inside to Horsehoe Bend to hide a little from that wind. And Bill finally caught a keeper around 3pm. We quit at 4pm. However, I was lucky in marine mechanic expenses. None!!!!! Oh! Dan Gee told me today reg. gas at the truck stop at Highway 12 and Interstate 5 was selling for $1.73. When was the last time we had a good gas war? Bill and I were'nt at the Brannan Island ramp for 2 hours. We went spent a good hour and 1/2 in Rio Vista looking for a marine mechanic. Good fishin' to ya'll! Jerry Yuke


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: MONTEZUMA Slough AREA
Weather: VERY WARM WITH LIGHT BREEZES
Water_condition: Good Condition bait/ trolling at 61*
Date: 11-18-08
Remote Name: 69.229.121.119

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18th..........................AT LAST!!...............Tom Ramage gets into his salmon roe stash he picked up last year from the great state of Oregon.....For being FROZEN for 6 months and thawed out it was in very good condition! Spent Monday evening making up Roe balls in the classic cheese cloth method, adding Fire Power Pautzke pure Krill & Nectar.....On the way to the Belden bridge ramp, we stop at the local bait shop by Mac Donalds.......No fresh shad! No ghost shrimp! The owner says, he gets his stuff on Thursday!! Ended up getting half a pound of grass shrimp & a few packages of FROZEN shad...At launching time, we leave our jackets & winter overalls in my truck...Don't need them as there is no wind and the air temps are already in the 50's and rising!!! We head downstream to a location where I have had success in the past and as we anchor up just at the turn of the tide, a weak outgo just over a foot!! Tom & myself went with combo,s of Roe balls & grass shrimp or shad & grass shrimp....Lots of big blips on the Hummingbird and a few jumpers just in front of us! Twice I had fish run into my braided line but no pumps! Most bites were jiggles with light pulls....As my buddy Guy Brown calls it....JUNK BITES!!...Fished this soft tide right to the end with zero hookups...Plan two....We decided to head upstream just next to the cut ( Nurse slough)...for the income......Just a few minutes into the tide, I get a classic pump on my Roe ball!!! Hitting the rod standing up. I feel a solid hook up! I'm into a JUMPER as this fish clears the water twice....Not a monster, but close to a keeper...As we get the fish close to the boat, we eyeball the marks I have on the side of the boat...Guessing he's in the 45- 48 inch range...Not what we are after!!! Never brought him in the boat as Tom released this young fish boat side.....With a long season ahead of us & with the idea that we just keep one fish a year apiece.... a 55 incher would be the keeper size....Everything else...Catch & release and recorded.......Ended the day at this location just getting more junk bites and no stripers! For the record, the water was clear enough to troll, but on this day, we decided to do the bait thing.....A very warm day for mid- November as a short sleeve shirts was the uniform of the day...Wish I had brought my shorts!! Had to be in the seventy's in the afternoon? The boat traffic was almost nil as very few others trying there luck.....Thanks for the company Tom....See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: Feej-000
Email: 1234
Location: Decker, Sherman Island
Weather: Clear, summer like condition
Water_condition:
Date: 11-15-08
Remote Name: 64.172.142.154

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The two of us picked up some shads and pileworms from Haps and headed towards light 17 across from Decker Island. First line in the water at about 5:55am. 4 hr and only one keeper striper at 19" on left over sardines. Decided to head down a litte farther south. Beautiful day, condition couldn't have been any better. There were boat everywhere. Decided to fish in about 27ft of water east of light 8. Right away, we started consistently landing shaker stripers every 5-10 minutes. After about 2 1/2 hr of this, we've had enough. Decided to head upstream for one more last stop. Half of the boat aroung the sherman island area had left. Decided to anchor in 32' of water east of light 12. After about 15 minutes of none action, I decided to bait up a rig with pile worm (first time today). 8 minutes later still no action. Just as i was finished talking to my brother-in-law about how to detect the sturgeon bite, I notice a slight movement on the rod. Decided to pick up the rod and as the rod moved slightly again, what the heck, set the hook. To my surprised, something was moving at the end of the line. 5 mins into the fight, it made a splashed on the water surface. After about another 13-15 min fight and a couple failed netting attempts, finally landed my first keeper sturgy at about 48" (still incoming tide). Had me worried a little, because i was using my 7' med action lamiglas e-glass black bass rod with a shimano curado equiped 20lb mono leader. After a slow day all day, I'd say this was pretty successful. Another 15 minutes, and we decided to call it a day. Boat out of the water around 4:30pm. Total: many shakers, one 23" Sac Pike minnow, one 19" keeper striper, one 48" sturgy. Hope everyone out there had a successful and great day. Tight lines!


Name: Western Pursuit
Email: adh@shasta.com
Location: West Delta...
Weather: Warm
Water_condition: 59
Date: 11-15-08
Remote Name: 74.61.211.102

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Trolling Rebels in the morning. Ended at noon with 3 limits. All stripers were 18-21". Worst part was the "Angry Fisherman". Passed by one guy who seemed mad at the world. Can't catch a fish that way. Come on were fishing it can't be all that bad.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Below light 7 Sherman Island area
Weather: Perfect with light north winds
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 60* surface
Date: 11-16-08
Remote Name: 69.229.121.119

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SATURDAY........NOVEMBER 15th........................TIME FOR NORMAL, FOGGY, COLD WEATHER!........Nothing wrong with sunny days & temps 10 degrees above normal for mid- November and water temps reaching the 60's in mid-afternoon...One would think the bite would be outstanding? But, it has not been good at all!..I would think the metabolism level for stripers & sturgeon would be on the high side and aggressively feeding on the favorable tides? This has not been the case....Talking with my fellow anglers and with my own experiences the past three outings, we all share the same results....Most bites are on the very light side regardless of what bait is used....Once in awhile, you will encounter a major takedown.....but it is just a small fish with a occasional larger one!....Many times in mid-winter with water temps in the upper 40's & lower 50's I have had stripers almost take your rod into the water using a balanced rod system!!! And, now with water temps in the SIXTY'S just nudging your baits!! Just know, after me talking about the present bite between light 1 & 7......Someone thinks I'm full of sh-t as they had a great day of catching fish!! Maybe one boat out of 100? LOL.....And, now my post.........Anchored up in 23 feet of water next to the wind towers downstream from light 7.......Staying away from the fleet of boats anchored closer to the main channel with most boats hanging around lights 1 & 5.....Had my wife Sandra with me and we had great shad & lively ghost shrimp we picked up at Bob's Bait...Fished the final hours of the outgo ( 11:00am) and all of the incoming tide which lasted till almost dark (4:30pm)......The turn-around from slack low & the income took more than half an hour!!! ( noon) Sandy used butterflied shad all day & I used the shrimp period! Best action on the shad was the first two hours of the incoming tide and the bites were on the light side as Sandy picked up 6 stripes to just 5 pounds the largest with most fish in the 18- 20 inch range! Using the ghost shrimp only method for me produced ZERO pumps from the big guy as I received only nibbles the whole day long!....Did see one jumper just at end of the day and my hummingbird showed a few large fish moving through but they were not interested in eating my shrimp for sure! ...Looking forward to the colder nasty weather and tule fog which is the norm for November & December and a better bite!! The barn swallows are still hanging around, they should be gone by now!!!! See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: captjim01
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: Sacramento Delta
Weather: slight nw
Water_condition: ok
Date: 11-15-08
Remote Name: 71.193.54.127

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went out yesterday a.m., fished the end of the outgo with shad at Decker. Must been the full moon, bite was very light, no big take downs. Caught couple of 22 inchers. Moved down to powerlines for the turn. Turn took forever because of the northern breeze, the bite really died on the incoming. That's it, tight lines.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Upper Suisun Bay
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 11-13-08
Remote Name: 69.227.126.57

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Bill Crooks, my normally lucky dog, Spike, and I devoted the day to looking for sturgeon in all the wrong places. Another beautiful day on the water but no sturgeon. Bill got 10 & 15 stripers (inchers). Had to fish without live ghost/grass shrimp. Launched at Belden Landing. Fished below the Montezuma Bridge (no one else there but very encouraging marks) & in Suisun Bay (15 other boats). 7 hours, 20 miles. We fished a 5 ½ hour +4.0’ incoming tide. No sturgeon pumps or take downs. Lots of junk bites. We used eel, roe, defrosted shad, defrosted anchovy, defrosted grass shrimp. Water 59*, semi-clear, little to no debris; air 55-80*, sky clear; wind 0-5 (mainly 0) mph. Thanks for the company Bill, sorry to interrupt your (how many years has it been?) no-skunk streak.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sherman Island area Above light 7
Weather: Light breezes, very nice for November
Water_condition: Semi clear..Full moon tides at 59 *
Date: 11-14-08
Remote Name: 69.229.121.119

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13th......................LAST YEARS LOCATION..........Had Mike Booker with me on this first day of Striper / Sturgeon bait fishing......After launching at lower Sherman Island county park, in years past I would head for the Power Lines by light 14 and find my 33 feet of water where I have had fairly good success the past 5 years or so...But, with the wind up and predicted to be choppy in that location much of the day decided to head downstream below light 7 towards Collinsville...While it can be breezy, Its not half as bad as the open waters at the power lines!...Once again, we found great fresh shad at Bob's bait in Isleton and that would be the only bait used as they were out of ghost shrimp and of course, NO Salmon roe balls this year!....Anchored in 27 feet of water just at the end of the outgo and the turnaround was very quick with a 4 & 1/2 foot income...Lots of fish on the fish finder.....but, as most of you know, it doesn't mean they are gonna bite! ...Went through the first few hours with ZERO Sturgeon pumps but caught a few stripes ( small size) and they took the bait as if they had been feeding all night ( FULL MOON ) and were not aggressive!..At the tides strongest movement, very little action!......After the peak, and when the current relaxed, we once again started to get bites...But, No Sturgeon pumps...Did catch the largest stripe of whole day at this point, a 6 pounder that just took the rod DOWN!! With the surface temps at 61 degrees late in the afternoon, the stripes for the most part, were taking the bait like it was mid- winter....Must be the Full Moon thing? Our last window of opportunity came very late as the tide once again turned ( Outgo ) Again, No Sturgeon pumps!!! By 4:30pm. We were done!....Didn't see any jumpers all day, but did see a rare salmon jump! After throwing swimbaits & trolling the past few months, it was a nice change up doing some bait fishing, even on a slow day....As we slowly headed back to the ramp towards Sherman, the orange/ yellow full moon showed itself over the east.....Mike & myself are thinking they gotta be feeding at night!! Better days ahead...See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: crazy_chriss
Email: crazy_chriss@yahoo.com
Location: Bowman Lake
Weather: NICE
Water_condition: Clear and cld
Date: 11-10-08
Remote Name: 24.113.250.9

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Jeeped back in to the back area. Saw em rising. Tossed lures and bobber/fly combos but nothing. Decided to float a worm and what do ya know.... WHAM... My clipped on bell was a ringin and ringin and I was 10 yards away and I was a runnin to it. I set the hook and on 4# test it took awhile but it was a nice rainbow 3.9 lbs. As i brought it in there was a beautiful pair of Bald eagles soaring around. I will try Fuller and then go back to Bowman before the snows close the road. Tight lines all.... I did get pics of the fish. I will get them developed and post it at Sportsmans soon.


Name: BassJack
Email: Jack@BassJack.com
Location: Lower Delta
Weather: nice
Water_condition: dirty/50 degrees
Date: 11-11-2008
Remote Name: 208.79.244.67

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11/11/2008 – Launched at Sherman Island with Thomas at 7:00 am. Thomas caught a 6.5 pound striper on the first cast on a shad/pile worm combo at the end of the outgoing tide. I picked up a 41” sturgeon on shad with and E-chip leader at the beginning of the incoming tide in 57’ of water. Moved by Chain and marked fish but not takers. At the end of the incoming tide I caught a 20” striper on shad. At the same time Thomas had a pull down and the fight was on. Thirty minutes later we see a 60”-65” belly hooked sturgeon come up to the boat. Oh yeah, Thomas was using the striper rig with 20 lb test mono. A quick turn of the pliers and the sturgeon was off. Fished the outgoing tide near Chain Island but didn’t have any luck. Off the water at 4:30 pm for a nice delta sunset. Covered water from Pittsburg to the Power Lines.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat to Decker Island
Weather: Partly cloudy both days ( Mild )
Water_condition: Semi clear..Bigger tides at 57.9 *
Date: 11-12-08
Remote Name: 69.229.121.119

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TWO DAY REPORT............MONDAY NOVEMBER 10th...........BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE! ......Hit Hogback solo around 7:30 am. with plans to pick up Fireman Jack right after his morning Doctor appointment. Told Jack to give me a call when he gets close to the ramp as I would just fish the lower Steamboat area and hang close waiting for his call......Meanwhile. I took advantage of the outgoing tide throwing Swimbaits...After completing the first drift without any action. I then did what I have done a million times! Picked up the electric motor. fired up the main motor and headed back upstream for another drift!!! This is only a 200 yard run and as the boat picked up speed, I looked back to see if everything was secure.... IT WAS NOT!!!!! MY NEW LAMIGLAS ( SPECIAL SENKO) ROD WITH ABU REVO INSHORE REEL WAS AIRBORNE!!!!! Cracked back on the throttle...TOO LATE!! It was GONE!!!!!!!!! PILOT ERROR....Never in the many years of boat fishing have I ever lost a rod to the river... I have broken rod tips, had my hat blow off, dropped cell phones, lost numerous sun glasses....But this was a first!! Replacement.....$ 500,00....I guess what happened is the swimbait hit the water and the force ejected the unit into the water? I had the rod laying on the port side and was careless checking out the position......Being an adult, I have to accept the responsibility and I do.....Enough said....Continued throwing swimbaits with my back up rod & reel till I get a call from Jack to pick him up at the ramp...Its now close to noon and the tide is pushing back in...Back to throwing baits & Jack picks up the first fish of the day..A small schoolie...Pretty slow as we decide to hit the shoals & the old dairy & do some shallow trolling......Jack runs his favorite clown Bomber & I ran my favorite Chart/ black Yo-zuri....They both worked as we picked up fish to 6 pounds at both locations....Not a red hot bite as we just a fish here & there and by late in the afternoon maybe got a dozen or so? Finished the day back in Steamboat just before dark heading for the ramp and once again threw a few times for nothing...Haven,t fished with Fireman Jack in a long time and on a bittersweet day it was great having his company as we have had numerous bannner days in the past! But, on this day finding the stripes was tough...............TUESDAY.......My partner for day was Brian Arimoto who had a day off from school and as we launched at Hogback found the weather on the breezy & cloudy side.....I'm telling Brian as we slip downstream just below Snug Harbor the swimbait bite has really turned off and the trolling has been below par since last week and didn't know what we would do on this day? My neighbor Tom Ramage would be on the water a little later and he would hook up with us and maybe with two boats working, we could find some stripes? Right at the bottom of the tide, we get bit throwing traps...I said we. I meant Brian as all I got was a bump! and Brian picks up two very nice Largemouth to 3 lbs!! Not what we are after but they are fish and until Tom shows up later in the morning....No stripers...just three bass.....Tom arrives with his two buddies from work around 10:00am and with no luck throwing baits in lower Steamboat its an easy decision to try trolling at the shoals, Dairy, and Decker or anywhere Mr. Striper is holding out!....We found very few fish the whole incoming tide at the Shoals & the Dairy.....Tried both deep & shallow trolling inside & outside Decker.....Nothing!! The dozen or so boats working that area also drew blanks as we observed zero pick ups trolling!! It seems the boats on anchor bait fish at least were getting some action, but just small fish......The top of the tide was around three thirty and we were hoping a bite would happen just at the turn so we head back down to the dairy....Nothing ....Dropped back down to the the shoals and Tom picks up a few small ones and I pick up just one!!...We stayed at the shoals till almost dark and worked that area as both boats remained fish less!!!!! With good water conditions & temps in the upper 50's I can't explain why the bite was off?? Worst outing in over a month....Maybe its time to sit on anchor & bait fish? See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Capt Moe
Email: moesatt2@yahoo.com
Location: Farallones Islands
Weather: smooth then rollie
Water_condition: greene
Date: 11-07-08
Remote Name: 76.102.192.237

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Aboard C Gull II out of Emeryville Sport Fishing crab / combo full limits of dungeness crab and limits of rockcod for 21 anglers by 12 noon on board we had a pretty female reporter from Sac Bee doing a story on Dung. crab and sporting rock fishing Respectivly submitted Capt Moe


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker and Sherman Island areas
Weather: cold w/wind warm w/o wind
Water_condition: 58.9 / semi-clear
Date: 11-11-08
Remote Name: 24.7.144.19

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Yesterday I took Bill Bushey out baitfishing to our favorite spots to try our luck with sardines and fresh shad. Incoming tide started to come in around 7:45am. Around 9am I got a good take down from a 5 lber. And he ended up being my last keeper of the day. All I caught were shakers till 4:45 when we quit. Bill caught his first keeper around 1pm during the tide change. During the morning he said he'd even take a bite from a 6 incher. Then during the tide change he was busy as hell with tons of bites. He ended up with catching 4 keeper size stripes. Others at the dock had a tough time too. That's it! Good fishing! Jerry Yuke


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice Fall day
Water_condition: Trollable
Date: 11-10-08
Remote Name: 69.227.126.57

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Bill Crooks invited me to join he & Ted Fagunes for the day. Boy does Bill know how to pick beautiful days to go fishing. No wind, water trollable, Fall temperature perfect & he even got us into some fish. Caught 6 legals, 8#, 7#, 6#, 5#, 5#, 4#. 2 hits, no sticks. All deep trolling 50-90’ back at 2.5-4 mph, most on the Red Head Yo-Zuri & a couple on the Mackerel Yo-Zuri. 6 hours, 41 miles. We launched at Lower Sherman Island (or was it the Berkely Marina?) and trolled shallow & deep within 10 miles. Our catching was done during the 2 hour period mid way through the +3.2’ incoming tide. Water 57.9*, semi-clear; air 53-65*, sky overcast to clear; wind 0-3 mph. The water was semi-clear with little debris everywhere we went. Ron Retzlaff & Pastor Steve were on the water. Ron did well on a short day out, particularly bait fishing. Pastor Steve got them shallow trolling. Thanks for the invite Bill, another great day.


Name: Fat1Bear
Email: Fat1Bear@aol.com
Location: Mazatlan Mexico
Weather: HOT!!!
Water_condition: fairly calm
Date: 11-10-08
Remote Name: 205.188.116.209

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Just got back from HOT Mazatlan MX. Sailfish are going crazy, we had four Sails in the boat in 90 min. Then we started after the Dorado, that was two hits and no hook-ups. Caught some Bonita and used them for Livebait but still no Dorado. Another boat stay in the Sail Zone after we left and reported being spooled on a big Marlin. Boats that stayed out 14 miles offshore all day had numerous Marlin and Sailfish flags flying. If you can stand 90+ temps with high humidity (heat index around 111*) then you might consider taking the trip down next year. I'm planning a group trip for this time next year. Email me if your interested. OH, Roosterfish by the hundreds massacuring any mullet that they see. Water temps in high 80's to low 90's.


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinatro@hotmail.com
Location: North of Rio Vista
Weather: Cool
Water_condition: slightly Staned
Date: 11-08-09-08
Remote Name: 69.19.14.21

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My buddy Jeff and I loaded up with shad and hit the water on Saturday, Fishing was a bit slow. Trolled the sloughs north of Rio Vista, lots O gas 2 keepers 4 shakers. Fished Saturday as well,beautiful fall day. Toooooo many boats out on the water however. Busy all day with boat traffic and uncourteous boaters as usual on a weekend. Trolled for 2 keeps . Did some bait fishing with shad and had action all day long on the incoming tide. Bit windy in the early afternoon with rollers coming over the back of the boat, Probably caught 20 shakers at least. Fun day on the water as my therapy is complete for the week. Good luck and tight lines to ya. Clampinator


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown@columbia-river-fishing-guide.com
Location: Cowlitz River
Weather:
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Date: 11-082008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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Name: sweetfish
Email: responcetobigyerki
Location: sac river near wodson bridge
Weather: mixed
Water_condition: stained
Date: 11-09-2008
Remote Name: 71.146.133.116

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Hey yerki, we went to the sac for the opener with a guide friend of ours, nov 1 we got blown off the water, no boat control at all, nov 2 were mixed, some wind and clouds and barely fishable water color, we ended with 2 fish for 5 inc the guide, my fish was a wild one and was 30 lbs 5 ozs at 41 in long, my buddies fish was 18 lbs even and a hatchery fish, fish and game said we were the only fish seen so far that day at 3 pm. good luck


Name: BigYurkie
Email: hyurkovich@sbcglobal.net
Location: Knights Landing
Weather:
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Date: 11-07-2008
Remote Name: 71.146.92.137

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Has anyone been out there salmon fishing? I have had limited success finding info on how the fishing has been. Some of the guides post on their sites that they are doing a fish/rod but then on the fishsniffer forum a guy (with nothing to sell) says it is dead, nothing, nada. I just want to avoid a long drive north of sac for a skunk. I can get that without driving as far. If you have heard anything about the season please post up. I could use the info. Thanks


Name: Leo Castro
Email: Steelhead0n@yahoo.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: over cast
Water_condition: perfect
Date: 11-08-08
Remote Name: 69.62.181.72

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Fished the delta with two buddies and the fishing was absolutely slow. We caught two shakers at the turn of the incoming tide and could not buy a bite after that. We found a school of fish in twelve feet of water that made the sonar look like a school of tuna and could not get a bump. We worked this school with deep divers, fish traps and jigs for about an hour. We finally decided to call it a day around 4:30 with my first skunk of the fall. Everybody I talked to at the ramp told me that yesterday was really good. I also talked to a fellow who claimed he caught a 40 lbr. yesterday on big swim baits.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Below Pittsburg
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Fine
Date: 11-07-08
Remote Name: 69.224.219.108

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I launched out of Berkeley Marina for the first time. Got live Grass & Ghost Shrimp at Dockside Market. Foul hooked, fought and released one 60” sturgeon on shad. Both Bill & my poles went down within seconds of each other. The sturgeon must have swum across our lines. 6 hours, 10 miles. Water 60.6*, air 54-75; sky clear, wind 0-3 mph. Scouted about a half hour until we some marks below the power plant and fished one place on the incoming tide (our one sturgeon hook-up) and another a short distance away on the outgoing (Bill got two stripers (one legal, one under)). The Right Hook was next to us with a party of 3. They hooked up and released an oversized sturgeon. A beautiful day on the water! Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat to Decker Island
Weather: Mild with no winds 68 degrees
Water_condition: Semi Clear to Clear at 60.*
Date: 11-08-08
Remote Name: 69.229.121.119

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th.......................BOATS, BOATS & MORE BOATS.........With great weather conditions & a Veterans Day Holiday on Tuesday, it seems many fisherman took Friday off and possibly will take Monday off, to make it a 5 day event!!! Had my wife Sandy with me as we launched once again at Hogback.....The plan was throwing swimbaits in lower Steamboat in the morning hours ( Incoming tide) then run down to Decker Island and anchor up and try some bait fishing using my leftover shad......( outgo) .......Very little boat pressure all morning in Steamboat as we worked our swimbaits drifting down from Snug Harbor to the mouth.....My wife Sandra picked up two fish ( A record for her), to my ONE!! Largest was 6 pounds.....Lots of cast all morning and right through the high tide we found hooking up on the slow side......We picked up & headed for the outside area of Decker & anchored in 16 feet of water just at the start of the outgo.....Could not believe the number of boats fishing just next to the channels on the west side!!!! We counted 35 boats!! They must have launched at Brannon Island or Sherman because we noticed just normal numbers at Hogback? The bite was non-stop using butterflied shad.....The problem was they were all small fish like from 16 inches to about 20!!!!!!.Went through 2 lbs of bait in a few hours and never got one over 4 lbs!!! Even caught a small FLOUNDER......Time to do some trolling as we went to deep diving Yo-Zuries .....Letting out from 50 -65 feet of line & focusing on 12-16 feet of water, we got bit right away with more small fish! .Changed over to shallow runners & went inside Decker thinking we could find bigger fish.....Same story, just found 3-4 pounders!!!!!Later in the afternoon, tried shallow trolling the Old Dairy for three fish, once again, SMALL FISH!! Moved again.....Tried the Shoals and found a few small fish but my wife did have a fairly large stripe on briefly that bent the hooks and came unbuttoned very quickly! Might have been a too tight drag thing?? Finished off the day back in Steamboat just before dark, my wife gets another stripe using swimbaits....Largest of the whole day, an 8 pounder!!! I got ripped and lost mine!....Summary: Lots of fish everywhere we went, but it was a day of catching the small guys!!!Talking to a few guys in the parking lot that had just taken their boat out....They did well getting fish to 16 lbs!!! Thats fishing! See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: dandanger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Eagle Lake, ca
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Like Glass
Date: 11-07-09
Remote Name: 75.30.70.5

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Launched on Wed. afternoon to check out the lake. The launch at Spaulding if fine but trim all of the way up to get out to deeper water as you head straight out from the launch. We ran aground on the point in front of the airport one morning and overshot and ran aground on Pelican Point the next morning. Be very careful if you are out a "O dark thirty". Now to the fishing, it is amazing. We have fished here in the fall for the last thirty years and this year is the best. Tule fishing in the AM and around 1000 hrs. pulled out and started trolling. From the mouth of Pelican Point to Bucks Bay, Gold or Silver dodger, 14" leader and a threaded crawler. Fish on all day, multiple double hookups, great size and an ever better fight. If you go, check out Eagle Lake Real Estate for a Rental. These people "Rock". We used to rent a cabin from Heritage and they WILL rip you off. I cannot say enough about how great the folks at Eagle Lake RE are.


Name: sugibronco
Email: @##$%^%^&&((*&
Location: sherman / antioch
Weather: nice and cool {light fog} am .
Water_condition: fairly clean to dirty at times
Date: 11-07-08
Remote Name: 75.63.228.181

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put in at SHERMAN launch ramp ..... 6 am. gates opened as i was driving up he was right on time ....... fished '' sherman " for 3 KEEPERS & 5 shakers ...... all fish released ..... 9 : 45 am i 'am out of bait and almost out of FOOD .... time to go in ..... get to ramp and see BIG JAKE motoring out ( to nice not to go fishing he said ) good to see JAKE & i see he's got a brand new 135 HONDA .....LOOKS GREAT ......lots of boats out on this FRIDAY ..... fishing was slow compared to other outings ........ incoming all morning ....... OUT


Name: captjim01
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: at home on couch
Weather: nice
Water_condition:
Date: 11-07-08
Remote Name: 71.193.54.127

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Jerry-An Ewoldt rod, boy a real classic oldie. Must have been your lucky day. Good to see your reports.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker and Sherman Island Areas
Weather: Beautiful little north breeze than calm
Water_condition: Very clear for all that rain
Date: 11-06-08
Remote Name: 24.7.130.8

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Today Bill Bushey and I went baitfishing at our favorite spot down Sherman Island way. We anchored at 6:30am. The incoming tide was scheduled to start around 4:10am. So by the time we threw our first baits out it was coming in pretty good. We didn't need more than 2oz sliding sinkers cuz we stayed in around 22 feet deep. We caught 4 keeper s stripers before 9am. Then Bill hooked into a good fighting 9lber. That he kept. However, I did save my favorite fiberglass rod ( Ewoldt's tied for me ) from falling into the Sacto River. It had a Shimano Sustain 5000 anchored to it. I got it snagged up to something on the bottom. So since we pulled anchor to re-adjust to the changing tide. So I thought I'd pull the reel and rod from the opposite way. Then I put it down on the boat floor and forgot about it as Bill pulled the anchor. Then I gave the engine a little gas and the rod goes flying over the side of the boat. However, my stern throw anchor grabbed my pole. Then I felt like I caught a 25 lber. It was my lucky day afterall. As it was Bill ended up catching 6 legals and I caught 4. There were a lot of boats trolling today. Although I don't know how they were doing. Good fishing to all! Jerry Yuke


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat ( from the mouth) upstream
Weather: Cloudy & cool much of the day
Water_condition: A little different tint, but still clear at 59.7*
Date: 11-06-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.182

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WEDS........NOVEMBER 5th...........................TROLL, SWIMBAITS, & BAIT.......Instead of running directly to Hogback, drove to Isleton and stopped at Bob's Bait ( Master Baiter ) and picked up three pounds of shad....The shad was very,very, fresh & uniformed in size.....Got to Hogback around 8:00am. Just 4 other rigs in parking lot and none belonged to Guy Brown, Pastor Steve, or Bill Crooks! ...For some reason, I thought for sure these guys would be out on Weds? Had opposite tides to work with from last week..An incoming tide of two feet, 8 inches turning around noon with a very weak outgo at one foot, 4 inches!! The water had just a slight TINT of color from the recent rains, but looked very clear and fishable...Like last week, I worked the lower area drifting the boat from Snug Harbor down to the mouth ....Instead of using the traditional Fish Trap colors ( Chart/ White) that do quite well, I used AAT 5 inch Trap look a likes, in Purple Black with sparkles....and they are BIOEGRADABLE ....Picked these puppies up at Bass Pro shop in Manteca......THEY WORKED!!!!! Worked the incoming tide very hard for just 4 stripes finding these fish pretty scattered and didn't see the aggressiveness found last week......Went to shallow trolling for a short time just at the top of the tide and picked up two fish under 6 pounds using my beat up Yo-Zuries in Chart/ Black....For the afternoon, I anchored ( only boat there) just at the mouth of Steamboat in 11 feet of water using these beautiful fresh butterflied shad.....Using the balanced rod method, I couldn,t get a fish to take my bait down hard enough to set the hook!!!! It seems they would just slighty pick it up, then let it go...Could be the WEAK tide as there was not much movement? Or I didn't have the Jerry Yuke touch? LOL....Nah! Jerry bait fishes down by Decker Island anyway......My patience is wearing thin after 90 minutes of no take downs and decide to pick up anchor and see if I can get a few more stripes with the Traps as I only have a hour left before darkness.....Did get bit just below Snug harbor losing one & bringing in another small 5 pounder .......Did all my fishing in the confines of lower Steamboat...Don't think I burned more than a gallon of gas? And for a change, was not the last boat out at the ramp!!!! 2nd to last!! Summary: While catching stripes plugging & shallow trolling in Steamboat was just OK...I should have shot down to Decker or Sherman Island for the bait thing.......Home in the dark to see the first win in the opener for the KINGS!! Its gonna be a long season! See ya on the water...Naked......


Name: Rus Snyders
Email: russnyders@gmail.com
Location: California Delta
Weather: mixed clouds and sun
Water_condition: stained 2-4 feet
Date: 11-02-08
Remote Name: 99.161.115.99

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Charlie and I launched out of Big Break Marina at 7:30 am. We were in between fronts, and the weather would change back and forth from dark to clear skies. As we exited the harbor and made our way out into the main channel, I could see that the tide had just peaked and was just starting to push back out toward the San Francisco Bay. I made a short drive over to the north side of the Antioch Bridge. On my fish finder I could see stripers at 12 feet all over the bottom, but they would not touch anything we had to offer. Next we fished the south east side of Big Break. There was an opening where water was coming in from Dutch Slough. Fishing scattered weed beds we caught a few stripers and a largemouth, all smaller fish in the two pound range. While traveling in Dutch Slough towards Franks Tract, we fished a couple nice weed flats. Seeing a few larger fish bust on bait, we would fire out our top water lures, hoping it would land right on the stripers head. Charlie got smashed by one in the 10 pound range, but it came unbuttoned pretty quick. Later we made out way through Sand Mound Slough and into Franks Tract. Using Berkley hollow bodied swimbaits, we picked up a few more schoolie sized stripers, just as the tide started to make its way back in. Charlie then ties on a Mission Fish swimbait and catches two nice largemouth bass, 5.2 and 4.0 pounds. By this time it is getting dark, so we make out way back to Big Break Marina. <a href="http://www.russnyders.com/">Rus Snyders Guide Service</a>


Name: bmworks2fish
Email: bmworks2fish@wmconnect.com
Location: Lake Amador
Weather: Overcast some sun
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 11-02-08
Remote Name: 76.235.144.185

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Went to Amador Sunday and pretty much got skunked except for my cousin that nailed ONE fish right after we arrived. 2-3 pounder nice fish. As for my son & I didnt get a hit from trout. Did manage 1 huge bluegill about 1lb. Anyways the fish were everywhere and others were catching fish just not us. The hot bait was a clear bubble bobber and about a 5ft leader slow jerk retreive chartruese power worm. Also a clear bubble with no water in it and two foot leader and worm. Did not see any lures working at all. Spent 34.00 for three people to fish.


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Rio Vista Delta
Weather: Sunny
Water_condition: Cloudy
Date: 11-04-08
Remote Name: 66.82.9.56

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Now there ya go Jerry thats the spirit. We Love our sport and want to help each other to be better fishermen. Thats what it is all about. Glad to hear you are gonna post more. I look forward to your tales of wimsy with great expectation. Tight Lines to ya "Clampinator"


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Not ! ELECTION DAY
Weather: Clearing skies
Water_condition: Hopefuly still clear?
Date: 11-04-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.182

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4th........NOT THE TACKLE SHOPS FAULT? I received some interesting information from a fellow fishing friend Gary Silva who has been in the grocery retail business his whole life! He states that sometimes the Retail Outlet or manufacture will hold back on the hot items to increase the sales of the slower moving products!! Makes sense as thats a marketing thing......The fisherman ends up buying ( including myself ) items he didn't need.......While I don't want the bosses at Fishermans warehouse getting upset with me as they have always gone out of there way to please me and I faithfully purchase ninty percent of my angling needs in their store.....Just venting when I find some products not in stock.......Another fellow angler ( MIKE POPIE ) has given me the address of YO-ZURI AMERICA, INC....Didn't know this company was out of Florida? If interested, E-mail me for the address......DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!! and see ya on the river....Naked...


Name: mitchell
Email: mitchq@sbcglobal .net
Location: contra loma res
Weather: cloudy rain
Water_condition: 1-2 foot visability
Date: 11-04-08
Remote Name: 75.18.184.85

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a 23 pound striper was taken from the south shore yesterday the angaler was using a large swimbait after a good fight the angaler returned the striper to the lake an other fisherman hooked a 6.25 cat while trolling a swim bait near the south dock . fishing has been slow for the last few days


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Fishermen's Report
Weather: Cold and wet
Water_condition: Probably a little muddy
Date: 11-03-08
Remote Name: 24.7.163.63

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To: Wishbfishn, Mike, Fisherman, Captjim01, Brookshomes, Bob Harries (The Naked Fisherman ), Guy Brown, Gilllll, Wise Ranger Guy, and the Clampinator! I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your strong support that you gave me on the Fishermen's Report. Thanks to you great fishermen I will continue reporting on this website. How can I NOT report, especially after all the wonderful words that you people wrote. What a great feeling it is! To know that there are great people that fish. Sincerely, Jerry Yuke


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Fishermen's Report
Weather: Cold and wet
Water_condition: Probably a little muddy
Date: 11-03-08
Remote Name: 24.7.163.63

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To: Wishbfishn, Mike, Fisherman, Captjim01, Brookshomes, Bob Harries (The Naked Fisherman ), Guy Brown, Gilllll, Wise Ranger Guy, and the Clampinator! I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your strong support that you gave me on the Fishermen's Report. Thanks to you great fishermen I will continue reporting on this website. How can I NOT report, especially after all the wonderful words that you people wrote. What a great feeling it is! To know that there are great people that fish. Sincerely, Jerry Yuke


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Not today ,Trying to buy lures!
Weather: Raining
Water_condition: Hopefully staying clear?
Date: 11-03-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.182

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 3rd............................Mike Booker & myself decided to check out the new BASS PRO SHOP in Manteca on this RAINY monday.....Wow! both of us were impressed with all the many items ( fishing stuff ) and animal displays, waterfalls, aquariums with striped bass, sturgeon & largemouths.....even carp!......Bass boats & Tracker boats and just about anything used for fishing!..........BUT.......NO YO-ZURI F'S....You know, the number one shallow running lure used in the Sacramento delta the past three years!!!!!! Went to SPORTSMAN WAREHOUSE last week in Rocklin....Same thing, as the shelf was bare! Fishermans warehouse has some, but have you seen the colors? No clowns..No red heads. No Chartuese/silver.....Lots of purple!!!!LOL!.......Broadway Bait has a small selection, but your gonna pay for it!...My point is, if your the person in charge of ordering merchandise and you know a certain item is a HOT seller, would you not order enough to maintain your supply? I know I'm just venting, but I know I'm not alone....Frustrating as hell trying to find this most popular lure in Sacramento & elsewhere where the population is more than a MIllion people!!! P.S...Yeah! you might get lucky the day they put a dozen or so on the shelf and they are sold in a few hours..........Naked......


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac River side
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 11-03-08
Remote Name: 69.226.74.101

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Bill Crooks invited me to join him on a day he said there be no rain. We got 7 legals to 6# (released 4), 7 undersized, 3-4 hit/no-stick, a dozen lost tails. We shallow trolled at 5 mph 140' back & deep trolled 3 mph 50-95' back. We launched at Hogback Island. 7 hours, 51 miles, water 59.9-61.5*, clear to semi-clear; air 50-68*; sky overcast; wind 0-3 mph; infrequent, light showers. fished the acramento River & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. Most of those caught shallow were on the Charteuse/Blk Spots Yo-Zuri; most of those caught deep were on the Yo-Zuri Red Head. We caught our fish toward the end of the incoming and for most of the outgoing tides. We tied up at the Rio Vista dock & I got some fresh shad & sturgeon scent dispensers at Hap's. We were one of the few boats on the water today (one of two trolling, the rest bait fishing). It turned out to be a good weather day, no wind, light, infrequent sprinkles for an hour. Rain on the way home! Thanks for the invite and company Bill. We left Spike home thinking there would be more rain.


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Rio Vista Delta
Weather: Rainy
Water_condition: Clearer
Date: 10-02-08
Remote Name: 66.82.162.15

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Jerry I too enjoy your reports on this website. Please dont let the little minded control freaks out there get ya down. They dont have a life and so they nit pick at others. You are an asset to this page as a fountain of information and have helped me become a better angler. Dont stop your informative posts. As far as the morons just consider the source and move on. Thanks to all that post positive angling reports. The rest of you can got to Hell. Tight lines to ya Clampinator


Name: Clampinator
Email: Clampinator@hotmail.com
Location: Rio Vista Delta
Weather: Rainy
Water_condition: Clearer
Date: 10-02-08
Remote Name: 66.82.162.15

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Jerry I too enjoy your reports on this website. Please dont let the little minded control freaks out there get ya down. They dont have a life and so they nit pick at others. You are an asset to this page as a fountain of information and have helped me become a better angler. Dont stop your informative posts. As far as the morons just consider the source and move on. Thanks to all that post positive angling reports. The rest of you can got to Hell. Tight lines to ya Clampinator


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: All Over California
Weather: Varies
Water_condition: Varies
Date: 11-02-08
Remote Name: 69.226.74.101

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I agree with Bob, "poachers do not post." Jerry is a good fisherman who knows and follows the rules, he is one of the good guys. These sites are to share fishing information not pass judgment on others. If you can't say something nice about a person's post don't say anything at all.


Name: Leo Castro
Email: Steelhead0n@yahoo.com
Location: collinsville
Weather: Wet
Water_condition: Perfect
Date: 11-01-08
Remote Name: 69.62.181.72

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A couple of buddies and I decided to hit the delta eventhough it was rainning cats and dogs. We got in the water at 7am and had the first shaker in the boat by 7:35. By nine we had three in the box all caught on bombers. The water was in perfect trolling conditions, no witches hair in the water and no wind. I would rather fish in the rain any day than I would in the wind. The boat ramp was pretty lonely and the trolling lanes were wide open. We also had two doubles around the change of the tide. Overall we caught around a dozen fish most where in the three pound class.--------- P.S To all the regular posters on this board, I could speak for all that read this forum. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR POSTINGS. PLEASE DONT STOP!!!!!!


Name: Wise Ranger Guy
Email: wise guy
Location: where there is h2o
Weather: hot
Water_condition: muddy clear
Date: 10-32-08
Remote Name: 207.166.7.208

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Reports are given by volunteers to help others locate fish, etc. They are not jerks who won't share the knowledge and info to catch fish. I am tired of whiners who complain about bad spelling, etc. If any of you who think you're so smart, what do you think of this scenario? Joe the plumber brought out 4 of his nicest outfit of rods and reels. He took 3 of his buddies fishing, and they used his equipment. All 4 fishermen caught their legal limit of stripers, and they took them home to brag to their wives. How many fish did Joe the plumber and buddies catch on that wonderful day? Answers: A. They all caught 2 stripers each. B. Joe caught all 8 stripers because the equipment belongs to him. C. Only Joe and his best friend caught 4 fish each because they are the only guys that possessed a fishing license. They released 4 stripers. D. Only Joe caught fish because his 3 buddies were too drunk to set the hooks, but they cranked them in. Joe let them take 2 home each, but he helped a little, or a lot? F. They didn't catch enough fish. The inland/lake limit of stripers is 5 fish per person. G. All four fishermen are allowed to catch all the fish they want because they are all full blooded Indians who are fishing along their stretch of the Sacramento River which is on their so-call reservation. H. They all had fun with 8 strippers with no clothes on. I. All of the above J. anything else u can think of??????????????? So Gentlemen out there.... Don't be so quick to judge, we have been in one of these predicaments before. Enjoy the time on the water, and help your fellow man when they need it, otherwise, mind your own business... The wise one, Wise Guy Ranger


Name: gillllll
Email: joeblo@aol.com
Location: webbbbbbbbbb
Weather: nasty/rude
Water_condition: muc
Date: 10-31-08
Remote Name: 69.239.237.171

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the law states.. two fish per person. it doesnt matter who caught them. the boat caught em. you cant enforce that. and there is no law that says you cant give your fish to your buddy.


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: See Below..2 Day Report....
Weather: Unsettled on Thursday- great Weds.
Water_condition: Semi Clear & holding at 64 *
Date: 10-31-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.182

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A TWO DAY POST........WEDS October 29th............BEING STUBBORN........Looking at all the latest weather reports, it seems I couldn't let Wednesday be a no fishing day and decided to get out solo, taking advantage of what Mother Nature is offering.....Another Balmy late fall day.....Getting to hogback around 7:00am. The morning air temps were cool enough to create a little surface fog which quickly gave way to the sun....A beautiful delta morning for sure!....Would be dealing with an outgoing tide which would turn about noon..No running around on this day as I would concentrate just in the lower Steamboat area where I felt positive if I didn't locate Stripers in the morning hours, I would have a second chance later in the afternoon with the Incoming tide......With little or no wind it was very easy to let the boat just drift with the current and before throwing my super-glued 1/2 ounce swimbaits, poured myself a shot of Jim Beam in my hot coffee just to get my blood going..LOL...Must have covered more than half a mile before getting my first bang! Hooked up with a fiesty 6 pounder...A start! Drifting a little further I get bit again..This time its a smallmouth bass, not what I,m after, but its a fish.....As time goes bye without another bite a few trollers pass me and are curious how I'm doing...I hold up one finger telling them its been slow so far!........Closing in on noon, the tide has pretty much died and just one striper taking my bait......Good time to eat lunch before round two..( Incoming tide ) By 1:00pm the water is pushing back in at a good pace....I, m now drifting in the opposite direction once again with the current....As I,m reeling in, I thought I felt a tick just a few feet from the boat...Well! Let me tell you, when your throwing numerous cast without nothing, your mind kind of drifts and sometimes you imagine things!!!! Well, the next cast I feel that tick again and as I reel my bait back to the boat, I see a silver & black image charging my boat! Stopping just before reaching the swimbait...The next cast is the ticket..Bang! My rod loads up at last!! Another 6 pounder and for the next hour or so, I picked up 5 more stripes up to 8 lbs....All within a hundred yards....Can't tell you how rewarding it is when you play a hunch and stay positive and catch fish! ......No monsters, and not a ton of them, but enough action to make my day.....If you have never caught Stripes using a swimbait, its like hooking up an 8 lb bass on CRANK!!!!!!!While the average size is mostly under ten pounds, they will rip that rod out of your hands when they load up then tear off tons of line...Man! I love it!....Late in the day, the bite tapered off as I tried a little bass fishing using brushogs heading back to the ramp.. Picked up 3 bass to 2 lbs....So, in a nutshell, did find 7 stripes using swimbaits, all caught & released and 3 largemouths & 1 smallie.....Not a bad day fishing in lower steamboat period.......................................THURSDAY OCT 30th....................Got a call from my good buddy Mike Booker while I was on the water on Weds asking me to join him in the East delta for a day of bassing on Thursday....Well, you know my answer, Hell yes!...Mike picks me right on time 6:30am. We get to Kings landing off eight mile rd by 7:30 and notice there is no sun, just clouds with light winds....No biggie, we both have rain gear just incase.......Don't know if the approaching cold front has effected the bite?, but we struggled all morning picking up just one fish apiece and losing a few.....All of the regular locations where we have done well in the past are not producing..The water temps are still in the low 60's and we had water movement but very little response....Seeing other bass boats moving from spot to spot is usually a good sign they are not getting bit either! We tried everything we had, Drop-shot, Spinnerbaits, Senko's, & brushogs....After miles & miles of fishing different locations and the weather getting worse by the minute...Mike had one more area to try before calling it a day......His secret location in Potato Slough......I'm thinking how can anything be secret out here with all the many bass boats running around???? We are now getting light rain showers and the wind is picking up....Time is running out at this final location...As mike drops the electic motor for the millionth time, I grab a different rod, a rod with a SWIMBAIT attached to it.... throwing it away from shoreline on the second cast, something bangs it! that something turns out to be a 17 pound Striped Bass!!! Mike is laughing his butt off, telling me " Bob You just are a magnet to those stripers " For the record it was just a random fish as we tried to catch a second one throwing two swimbaits for twenty minutes or so.....Back to bass fishing and Mikes location is paying off as we both get bit!! This is short lived as the winds are now really howling and the rains starts.....Time to get out of dodge!!! On the way back in, we see LIGHTING in the distance and get back to Kings landing just at the right time!. Summary: Worked very hard getting the bass to hit in interesting, changing weather conditions along with a surprise isolated large striper!!! Thanks for the adventure Mike..............................P.S.............I'm sadden by seeing another frequent contributor to this posting board get HAMMERED by others who are just looking for quotes or so called infractions ....POACHERS do not post ! I know Jerry very well, and he would never take more than his limit!!!! Like party boats in the bay, if you have 10 customers aboard, the limit is 20 fish for a boat limit! Some will catch more than two & others less or none...Fish & game do not police each person on how many...Its kind of a un-written rule.....Same thing in the delta....See ya on the river...Naked.


Name: I like Stripes
Email: brookshomes@sbcglobal.net
Location: web for reports
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Date: 10-31-08
Remote Name: 68.125.109.194

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Jerry Please dont let the PETA pukes trick you. This technic is no different than the feces man (or chick) that was stinkin up the sight a while back. This is just a different kind of feces. There are certainly a lot of anglers that access this sight to help them with finding fish, and methods to save time and gas money puttin on a search. It also inspires us to go fishing rather than watch football or partake in some honey-do-list. We need your reports and have come to rely on them. We are out here-and appriciate your contributions, please keep 'em coming


Name: Captjim01
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Jerry Yuke: Please reconsider. Your informative reports are read and enjoyed by many, don't let a few jerks ruin it for everyone. Unfortunately, many other reporters have quit reporting because they felt the same way and this website has suffered. We value your reports.


Name: fisherman
Email: @@@@@@@@@
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Weather: rainy
Water_condition: rough
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 69.62.254.12

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to concern fisherman. why dont you just keep it to yourself .Its called fishing you dumb ass, Its ok to help your partner out on the boat .I Know thousands of people do it. To Jerry please keep reporting your reports,we love reading them..........


Name: mike Likes Fishing Reports
Email: mike@yahoo
Location: At home in Sacramento
Weather: Nice inside
Water_condition: Cool
Date: 10-30-2008
Remote Name: 67.187.247.148

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To the two Wanna Be Game Wardens: There is a right way to do things and a wrong way. I don’t understand why you wanted to humiliate Jerry on this web site. He provided his e-mail address and you both could have asked him about his catch in private. Of course, this would require both of you to identify yourselves. Jerry was one of 3 remaining regulars posting their results on this site. The other two provide insight on trolling and swim baits. Jerry provided insight on bait fishing. Now that is gone. I remember not long ago when there were several other anglers who would post their results on this web site. Obviously, a person requires solid intestinal fortitude to continue reporting and withstand the criticism elicited from what seems like jealous fishermen. Unless others have the guts to step up and submit regular reports, this web site may soon be abandoned and lost in cyberspace. I certainly do not want that to happen. Silence is golden but if you must complain, do it the right way and leave the web site for actual fishing results. Mike


Name: wishnbfishn
Email: wishnbfishn@hotmail.com
Location: Delta - Sacramento Side
Weather: Clouds
Water_condition: stained
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 67.174.145.173

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Jerry, we enjoy your reports. You are a fantastic contributor here. Please don't let a couple of posters ruin your fun and ours. I hope you'll reconsider. Wishn


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: No more reporting on my part
Weather: reporting
Water_condition: reporting
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 24.7.145.178

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Thanks to you "concerned citizen" and "fish by the book" I won't be reporting anymore. I don't need to take your crap anymore. That's it! Good luck fishermen! Jerry Yuke


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: No more reporting on my part
Weather: reporting
Water_condition: reporting
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 24.7.145.178

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Thanks to you "concerned citizen" and "fish by the book" I won't be reporting anymore. I don't need to take your crap anymore. That's it! Good luck fishermen! Jerry Yuke


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: No more reporting on my part
Weather: reporting
Water_condition: reporting
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 24.7.145.178

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Thanks to you "concerned citizen" and "fish by the book" I won't be reporting anymore. I don't need to take your crap anymore. That's it! Good luck fishermen! Jerry Yuke


Name: Fishbythebook
Email: fishbythebook@yahoo.com
Location: Home for the moment
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Running
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 76.197.4.5

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I would say that Jerry's day out would definitely be considered poaching. Two legal strips per person per day. Two for him and one for his partner. I hope F&G doesn't catch them or they will have two in the "Live Cell".


Name: Concerned Citizen
Email: not important
Location: The Office Web
Weather: Cloudy
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 10-30-08
Remote Name: 65.198.5.58

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fishwithron2@sbcglobal.net The point was that Jerry Yuke's partner did not catch his limit worth of fish and so by law he should only be keeping a total of 3 fish (2 For Jerry, 1 for partner) for the boat because you cannot leagally catch somone else's limit and any fish beyond your two already kept must be released at the side of the boat.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Beautiful
Date: 10-21-08
Remote Name: 69.226.74.101

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Tuesday Oct 21. Kemper Shaw and I went out on Marlin Master 7 (24’ Abco Scout, 225 Yamaha), Capt. Hermillo (Millo). Cabo San Lucas Marina to the Golden Gate Banks. 4 Dorado to 40# trolling out in one hour. 3 Striped Marlin hooked (two on live bait, one on a lure), all lost, one line broke, two got away. Kemper hooked up one by himself drifting live bait deep, it was the one where the line broke at the leader/braid knot. I tried to hook up my first striped Marlin but could not do it. The "technique" to hook your own marlin with live bait is to let the marlin take the bait for 6 seconds, put he reel in gear, reel up line, 3-4 12-18” hook sets. The trolling gear were Shimano Tiagra 50s, Penn 50SWs. The live bait geat Penn 330s. Sunday Oct 26. Kemper Shaw and I went out on a 28’ Victor Vargas “time-share” coupon boat, Capt. Noel, Mate Roberto. These guy’s really know how to fish, both speak good English and listen to customer fishing preferences, e.g. we wanted to try to hook-up our own fish. Cabo San Lucas Marina to the Golden Gate Banks. 4 striped Marlin. Two doubles! Kemper’s first marlins. My best marlin day. 3 on live or dead bait, one on a lure. 1 Dorado to 15# trolling back in on a lure. I still have not been able to hook up my first striped Marlin by myself. I did, however, hook-up my first Dorado using the same live bait technique as for Striped Marlin, e.g. let the Dorado/Marlin take the bait for 6 seconds, put the reel in gear, reel up line, make 3-4 12-18” hook sets. Shimano Tiagra 50s, Penn 50SWs used for Dorado trolling, Penn 113H, Penn 114H, Penn 545 used for the Marlin. My 2nd Marlin was a around 110# using Kemper’s Penn 545 with 25# mono. It took some patience, extra time to get it in but was well worth it. At one point it took 100 yards of line going straight way from us jumping 10-15 times all the way! While in Cabo I found Minerva's Baja Tackle store, the largest in the area and Jansen Inshore Tackle that specializes in surf fishing gear. I got some good info regarding the "typical" surf rod (14" Shimano 7 piece Beast Master S.T.C. Surf 524 BX-G) and reel (Shimano Navi XSA 8000). As my wife, Donna, & I go to Mexico once a year I may "invest" in one more rod/reel for surf fishing, after I win the Lotto.


Name: to concern citizen
Email: fishwithron2@sbcglobal.net
Location: home by the pool
Weather: warm
Water_condition: clear
Date: 10-29-08
Remote Name: 75.26.168.186

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He took home 4 fish as there was two person. That makes it two apiece unless he''s caught with 4 fish after he drop his partner off.


Name: Concerned Citizen
Email: Not important
Location: The Office Web
Weather: Warm
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 10-29-08
Remote Name: 65.198.5.58

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Jerry Luke Catches 4 Total keepers, partner catches 1 keeper. Yet Jerry Takes 4 Keepers home. Isn't that considered poaching.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker and Sherman Islands areas
Weather: Windy in the morn, then died off
Water_condition: Pretty clear to me
Date: 10-28-08
Remote Name: 24.7.145.69

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Today I took same old Bill Bushey out for some baitfishing for stripers at 5am. Got to the ramp at 7:15am cuz after we got on the freeway for 6 miles I had to go back cuz I forgot my tackle box. We made our first casts about 7:40am and I got a good takedown within 5 minutes. Sure felt good to have that good fight from that awesome 8lber. It sure help me warm up since I didn't bring my jacket. Big mistake! Fishing wasn't near as good as last weeks catches. Of course that makes fishing so exciting. You never don't know whats in store for the fishermen. Bill caught 11 keepers last Friday. And caught only one keeper today. I caught 3 keepers to go with that 8lber. I threw back one 3lber. And brought home 4 stripes. Fishing was very tough today. Other fishermen said the same. That's it! Jerry


Name: BOB HARRIES ( The Naked Fisherman )
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Shoals, Steamboat, DWC, Minor
Weather: Too Perfect! High clds light winds
Water_condition: Semi Clear to Gin clear at 62.7 *
Date: 10-28-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.182

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MONDAY OCTOBER 27th...............................GREAT EXPECTATIONS ! ........If you were to script a perfect weather day along with great water conditions, yesterday was it!! High cirrus clouds, light winds, water temps in the lower 60's with good clarity & decent tides.....With that said" This is how the day went....Had my Bass instructor Mike booker with me as we launched at Hogback just at the bottom of the outgo...As a warm up before we put our Striper faces on and having Mike in the boat, I thought lets do a little bass fishing in a section that holds some decent bass...This area has plenty of fallen trees & brush..Using Brushhogs we got bit right away catching half a dozen bass to three pounds or so.. Didn't want to waste too much time bassing as I wanted to try the swimbait throwing just downstream as the tide turned......Got the boat on a nice drift as we covered all the places where I have had success recently....Well, after throwing for more than an hour, we picked up one random stripe ( 5lber ) and one smallmouth.....Not happening!! TIME TO TROLL as we picked & headed for the shoals....Armed with the Chart'Silver Yo-Zuries we found three other boats in that area. One boat had caught 4 fish earlier, but nothing while we were there. We made at least 4 passes for just one small fish....Water looked great, but they were not biting..Next we shot over to Cache and made one pass for nothing!...Water also looked good...With the top of the incoming tide scheduled around 3:30 pm. I thought our our best chances finding some active stripes would be trolling DWC...Its now 1:45pm and the tide is still rising...The water is very clean & semi clear....After two hours of trying..NOTHING! Time to accept defeat and try something else...As I,m reeling in and just behind the boat I get bit by a 18 inch stripe! Duh! Still done trolling DWC....We go inside Minor and started throwing Swimbaits & Speedtraps....SLOW! but we did find some brief action as Mike gets bit just as I hook up with decent striper hitting my speedtrap which I can't control as I'm using my ultra light rod with 8 lb. test! This fish takes me into the trees as I can't stop him and breaks off! Mike also loses his fish....Just about everywhere we fished, we found perfect water conditions but for some reason almost zero response from Mr.Striper....With not much light left and late in the day, we returned to Steamboat and finished the last few minutes of daylight flipping Brushhogs as Mike picks up the last fish of the day..A two pound bass. In the morning, I would have bet the house, we were gonna have a 20-30 fish day as the conditions were PERFECT!!!....Maybe bait fishing would have produced better? Perplexed for sure...Will get them next time Mike.....Last ones out again at the ramp....Looks like a little wet pattern coming in the end of the week...We need it....Naked.


Name: dan danger
Email: dandanger@sbcglobal.net
Location: Eagle Lake 11 charecters
Weather: Very nice
Water_condition: Low, good visibility
Date: 10-27-08
Remote Name: 75.30.69.7

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Bobbers in the AM in the tules in front of the airport. Trolling from 10:00 AM to around 4:00 PM from the mouth at Pelican Point to Bucks Bay and back. Tules in the PM in front of the airport. Average size 22 to 23 inches, limits every day. Mini-Crawlers for the bobbers, night crawlers when trolling behind gold or silver dodger with a 20" to 24" leader. I know it goes against good logic (shorter leader is better) but the longer leader outperforms the shorter leader. Watch the rocks, the water is real low. We grounded on shallow points two different mornings and we are very familiar with the lake, didn't help.


Name: M Peckham
Email: mpeckham@pacbell.net
Location: Brannon Island Delta
Weather: Great day to be fishing
Water_condition: Dirty
Date: 10-25-08
Remote Name: 24.32.37.32

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October 25, 2008 Brannan Island, Mike and Bill and Richard head out for a day of fishing at Brannan Island. We get to the boat ramp at 6:00 am. Very busy all three lanes are being used; I forgot it was the weekend. We launch in the chaos and headed out in the dark. Rods ready to go. We head inside Brannan Island to start trolling with out going tide. Nothing. We go out side Brannan Island, we pick up 4 stripers on the out going tide we used a clown, red white and a green Yo-Zuri divers. We picked up two small Stripers and two 4 to 5 lb. keepers. The tide change, we worked the West Bank, no take downs. We worked the old Dairy with Yo-zuri floaters, one take down on a Shad. The Weekend bank fishermen were casting as far as they could, I could not get boat where I wanted to be? There were lots of junk and grass in the water with the in coming tide. We trolled above the Rio Vista Bridge We Trolled past the Sacramento River, past Steamboat slough to Miners’ slough. Only one take down? Bait fished at Miners slough and in front of Brannon Island bridge small nibbles? The fleet was in front of the Brannan Island Bridge bait fishing? Headed home at 5:00 PM, boat ramp was a zoo. We drove home safely. Great day on the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MJP


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker and Sherman Island areas
Weather: Just super perfect
Water_condition: Semi-clear
Date: 10-25-08
Remote Name: 24.7.145.69

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Yesterday I took the same old Bill Bushey out to baitfish for stripers again. And had my best day ever in quantity count. Thanks to that beautiful incoming tide! The stripers were jumping in my boat. Bill caught 11 fish to 6lbs. And I caught 15 stripers to 7lbs. We were throwing back good 4lbers. I don't ever remember throwing back a 5lber. And that's because I don't catch too many striped bass. Only dinks! And we caught our share of those too. So we ended up taking our two fish each home. One of my 7lbers had a DFG 7lb tag one it. As usual, I only catch tag fish with no money attached to it. OH! I forgot to tell you that the fish were biting everything we put on our hooks. Sardines, anchovies, and shad! That's it! Good luck to all! Jerry


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Decker & all upper locations to DWC
Weather: Just Perfect Fall Weather (light winds)
Water_condition: Bad downstream ( junk) Clear upstream
Date: 10-25-08
Remote Name: 69.237.71.119

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 24th........................ DIRTY WATER & DEBRIS........While the Old Sac,Steamboat,Cache,Minor & DWC held its own with the dominant incoming tide...No so from Rio Vista down to Decker!....Couldn't find clean water anywhere down below! Not to mention tons of junk floating on the surface.....Here's how my day went........Launched at Hogback and my partner for the day was my son in- law Gabe....Moving downstream in the lower part of Steamboat just at the bottom of the low tide, we tried throwing swimbaits without success...While the conditions looked great, we didn't get a single bump!..After an hour, the tide starts moving back in and I decide to hit the Shoals ( shallow troll) and maybe head down to Decker where I heard was holding some decent fish earlier in the week....The water clarity at the shoals was just barley trollable at best and lots of debris around...Shot down to Decker thinking the water would be cleaner...NOPE!!! Inside Decker was very stained with tons of garbage floating....Picked up & headed back upstream and found the area in Cache & DWC much, much better...Using Chart/silver Yo-Zuries we picked up a couple fish in Cache but for the most part very slow!...Next, moved over to the DWC and found the water very fishy, but like Cache very little action...After fishing DWC for many years I have found out that on the incoming tide at some point the stripes will invade the shallower water usually just at the top of the tide & turn-around....This is what I keep telling my son in law Gabe for over TWO hours!!! Don't know if he is believing me but just at the top of the tide....It happens!! we get bit and life is good! We pick up 6 fish to 10 pounds in less than thirty minutes!.....then as always, the bite diminishes to just a fish here & there....The outgoing tide is one of those slow developing tides which take forever to get going as we go inside Minor & once again try throwing Traps.....With the sun going down much earlier in late October I'm hoping we don't run out of daylight before the current picks up! Late in the afternoon ( 4:30pm.) The current finally starts to move and we find some action with traps!!!!! A double hook up!...Gabes fish runs under the boat and breaks off and my fish heads to the middle of the river....Lucky me!..As I bring the fish to the boat. I tell Gabe to re-tie ASAP! and get back in the water....The stripes are attacking minnows just at the shoreline and water is flying everywhere...Gabes first cast in that location brings him another hookup and he gets this one in...In less than twenty minutes the bite is over as the minnows are no longer thrashing on the surface.....The local owls are hooting and the sun is almost down as we have a 30 minute ride back to Hog....Summary: Lots of down time shallow trolling and brief periods of getting bit as the stripes are scattered and the bite window is short...The trap bite is worse and you gotta be throwing when it happens...Saw many boats out and few fish caught...Glad I managed to find some fish for my son in law on a slow day......See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: SUGIBRONCO
Email: $#@#$%664@*&%
Location: Sherman / Antioch
Weather: sunny / slight breeze
Water_condition: incoming ,,,,,,,,, dirty
Date: 10-23-08
Remote Name: 75.28.79.24

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got to SHERMAN ramp around 6: 30 AM ........ not much water at the ramp { low tide } water flat calm ...... 7 am fished sherman for 3 shakers ....... picked up anchor and went to '' ANTIOCH '' ...... and then '' BAM '' fish on limit by 8: 45 am .......... 7 & 9 pounder plus 4 smaller keepers and 6 shakers ........ sardines did the '' trick '' today ........ out of BAIT by 10 am .......... did a little trolling ...... to much '' JUNK '' in the water { home early } ...... had a short but great day fishing ...... OUT


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat , Cache , Minor & DWC
Weather: Northerly winds to 15 mph
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 62.7 *
Date: 10-22-08
Remote Name: 69.227.209.23

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OCTOBER 21st.....TUESDAY.........................ALWAYS CHANGING DELTA!.......After finding perfect water conditions in Cache & DWC on Sunday, just two days ago, the water clarity did a 180......HERE'S THE REPORT......Got to Hogback around 8:30 am. Talked my wife Sandra into letting the household chores go and join me for a day of striper hunting....With a quarter moon stage & a three foot high tide around noon followed by a two foot outgo in the afternoon , Great conditions!!! As we slowly moved down Steamboat towards the mouth the northerly winds are picking up...I talk to Bill Crooks who is already fishing Cache..He tells me Cache is discolored and no fish!! I then talk to Pastor Steve who is in the shoals just above the Rio Vista bridge , He tells me its getting pretty bumpy and the winds are getting stronger!! No brainer...I'm staying in Steamboat and trying my luck....Instead of shallow trolling as the water is still a couple hours to high tide , decided to try throwing Traps along the shoreline......Nothing for the first 20 -30 casts , then BAM! No ticks, no taps, just a solid hookup as this fish loaded up...Had this fish on for less than two minutes before he came off....Holding the boat steady (WINDY ) continued throwing in same area....Bam!! another fish.....Same thing , as I lost the second fish!!! Checked out my hook....It wasn't a hook issue as it was very sharp!...Third time was the charm as I boated a 13 pounder!...the fourth , an 8 pounder and the last...a 6 pounder.....This action lasted all of thirty minutes , then Nothing!!! In this time period , my wife just received a few taps and zero hookups...Not her fault as this was just her second time throwing traps.....Not long after the brief bite, here comes Bill Crooks & Steve as they decide to leave the big waters and breezy conditions...Both hooked up shallow trolling with a few fish.....With the high tide just an hour away I decided to head for the DWC and give it a try....This was not a good move as I found the DWC off colored & breezy....Picked up just one fish in over an hour....Pretty slow and very windy! Went into Minor for the outgoing tide and found much less wind and clearer water...Switched over to deep divers ( YO-ZURIES letting out 67 feet and picked up 4 fish , none over 6 lbs...Its now about 4:00pm and with the slow striper bite wanted to try a little smallie fishing before the sun goes down....Back to Steamboat to end the day pulling Speedtraps...Once again, Lots of fish but many dinks....Summary: Except for the brief Trap bite in lower Steamboat in the morning a very slow striper day .....Will blame the North winds & discolored water conditions...LOL!! Nice seeing Pastor Steve & Bill crooks on the water and I hope they did well after I left?....Naked.....


Name: trolling nino
Email: nino2x@sbcglobal.net
Location: at eagle lake
Weather: a little cool earley
Water_condition: low and grassy
Date: 10-20-08
Remote Name: 75.31.92.167

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fish the week of the 10/13 thru10/17 trolling worms and green 2 and 3inch grubs had limitis every day launch in the moring around 9 a. m. to around 12:30 or 1:00 fished at shrimp or miners bay or you could fish right out in spauling bay fight the grass down 4 to 6 feet got my 4lb there water is 1 ft or so in muddy bottom and water to launch boat but gets deeper 50 yards out


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat-Cache-DWC & Minor
Weather: Windy & cool AM. hours. Perfect PM...
Water_condition: Clear to Semi clear at 62.*
Date: 10-19-08
Remote Name: 69.227.209.23

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SUNDAY..OCTOBER 19th.....................NOT BAD FOR A WEEKEND!.....After not fishing since October 7th, I asked Robert (SHELL STATION) to join me knowing his only day off is on Sundays and I rarely fish weekends anymore...But, I needed a fix and decided to try a weekend.....We found the water temps 8 degrees cooler than my last outing but the water clarity much improved...Instead of doing the usual troll at the shoals and bigger waters around Rio Vista and dealing with the choppy, breezy conditions, we turned right at the mouth of Steamboat and headed up Cache slough....Put the YO-ZURIES to work and found fish right away...We saw a few other boats working this area and they too caught fish...Next, moved to the Deep Water Channel and found a half dozen other boats working ( shallow trolling) The water in DWC has been off colored just about all summer long but on this day the water was the clearest I have seen in along time...A long with the other boats in this area we enjoyed a pretty good bite lasting through the top of the tide a maybe an hour after the turn...Managed to pick up 11 fish, none over ten pounds!...Dealing with a very weak outgoing tide in the afternoon ( 1 foot 4 inches ) I opted to try some smallmouth fishing back in the upper Steamboat area instead of throwing Traps for Mr. Striper...Took about twenty minutes to reach the T at Sutter & Minor slough...This was a first for Robert trolling Speedtraps along the Rip-Rap....For some reason, we couldn't locate the larger smallies but didn't have a problem catching the little guys.. Highlight of the day is when Robert gets bit with a half/pounder Steelhead! Never know whats gonna bite when pulling a Speedtrap? The Steelhead was a hatchery fish...Stayed with the smallmouth thing till almost dark and caught more than 80 or so..Heading back to Hogback after a full day of fishing. I'm thinking to myself, not a bad day for a Sunday, even though there were more boats out then I'm used to seeing on a normal weekday...A fun day in the north delta with good company...P.S..Gotta remember to dress more warmly as the mornings are getting on the COOL side...Naked.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sacto River near Decker Island
Weather: Superb
Water_condition: Semi-clear
Date: 10-17-08
Remote Name: 24.23.36.84

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Yesterday, Bill and I couldn't pass up the good weather. So we went striper fishing again and didn't do as well. We fished from 7:15am till 5:30pm. We used all 12 lbs of sardines and 1lb of anchovies. We ended up catching 12 legal stripers. Bill got 5 and I got 7. The biggest was around 6lbs. This time we only brought home 2 good eating size fish. It sure was fun catching and releasing fish in that beautiful weather. We caught a few in the morning outgoing tide. However, we caught most of them on the good incoming tide in the afternoon. There was a 12 mph northwest wind around noon, during the changing of the tides. But as soon as the wind stopped at around 2pm, the fish started biting again. There was still a lot of dinks stuffing their faces with our bait. That's it! Jerry Yuke


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Mid Suisun Bay
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 10-16-08
Remote Name: 71.136.181.174

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for sturgeon in great weather. No sturgeon, 2 small legal stripers to 19”/3#, 2 undersized and a squaw fish. 7 hours, 19 miles. Water 62.6*, dirty, very little debris; air 50-82*; sky clear; wind 0-3 mph. I launched at Belden Landing. The little bit of action I experienced was all on the outgoing and slack tides, the incoming was dead. I brought some frozen shad, anchovy and eel from home & bought some frozen shad, ghost and grass shrimp from Suisun Bait. Anchovy did best, ghost got a few bites, no pumps, takes. At 11:00 there were 18 boats in the area!!! I heard & saw no “action” over the water, the very little radio traffic indicated it was a “dead” day. None the less a great day on the water on a beautiful day.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: previous report
Weather: perfect
Water_condition: semiclear
Date: 07-15-08
Remote Name: 67.166.135.14

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Oh! I forgot to mention that we only took three keeper size stripers home. Jerry Yuke


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Trinity River
Weather: Beautiful!
Water_condition: Gin clear.
Date: 10-14-08
Remote Name: 71.136.181.174

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My lucky wife, Donna, and I spent a day with Steve Huber drift fishing for salmon & steelhead on the Trinity River. We stayed in Weaverville, were on the water prior to 7 a.m. Donna got the only 2 hooks-ups, both steelhead, 1 wild, 1 hatchery raised to 4#. We released the wild one, kept and had the other for dinner last night. Steve uses a 17’ Willie boat. We back trolled barbless K15s with a sardine wrap & secret sauce, small barbless Hot Shots with secret sauce, back bounced roe/puff ball with 1 oz ball weights & cast roe/puff ball. Steve is an excellent guide! I needed my lucky dog, Spike, this day but there was no room in the boat for him.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker and Sherman Islands area
Weather: Super perfect
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 10-15-08
Remote Name: 67.166.135.14

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Yesterday I took my Bill Bushey fishing with me down the Sacramento River to the Brannan Island launch ramp at 7:45am. I got there 45 minutes late cuz I got a blowout on one of my trailer tires. I thought that was gonna give a hint on how my fishing day was gonna go. However, Bill and I had one of our best days yet striper fishing. We ended up with Bill catching 7 legals. His best two were from 5lbs 6oz and 6lbs 8oz. And he caught one in the morning and 6 of them in the afternoon on the incoming tide. I caught 10 legals with my two best weighing 4lbs 6oz and 5lbs 7oz. Most of the fish caught were around 18 to 20 inches. Except for the tons of dinks. We still had a fantastic time fishing in that great weather. We hardly had time to make and eat our BBQ hot dogs, since we were getting so many bites. I must have lost at least 30 Gamakatsu 7/0 hooks. The fish were engulfing our sardines, anchovies, and shad. I also caught a 40 inch sturgeon. It was great fun on my steelhead/salmon rod with 14lb test mono. That's it! Good fishing! Jerry Yuke


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Nearly perfect
Date: 10-07-08
Remote Name: 69.224.151.238

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Pastor Steve invited me to join him on a perfect day in the Delta. We caught 19 legals (kept 3) to 5#, lost 2 (the big one with Steve’s lure), 2-4 hits, no stick, 5-6 undersized, lost a dozen tails. We launched at Hogback. 7 hours, 40 miles. Shallow (18 legals) & deep (1 legal) trolled the Sac River & its sloughs above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. Shallow trolling 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with micro-lipped Chartreuse with Black Spots & Rainbow Yo-Zuris. Deep trolling 2.5-3.25 mph 75-90’ back. Water 76.7-69.9*, clear; air 58-82*, sky clear; wind 0 mph. Lots of witches hair in the water, lures needed to be cleared frequently, did not affect the catching. All fish caught on an incoming tide. Thanks for the invite, companionship Steve!


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Sherman and Decker Islands areas
Weather: Perfect
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 10-07-08
Remote Name: 67.166.139.223

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Today I took Bill Bushey out baitfishing down the Sacto River in the Sherman/Decker area for stripers. We anchored about 7AM. The incoming tide started around 6:30 AM. It came up about 3 ft till 1:30PM. The fish bit very good until 1:30 and then quit. Bill caught 3 keepers and threw back one. His biggest was about 22 inches. I also caught 3 keepers and threw back one. My fish weighed 13lbs and 4lbs. Great limit for me during this time of my life. That 13#er surprised the hell out of me bending my old custom built fiberglass rod that Ewoldt's Rod and Reel built for me long time ago. I think he built that for me in the 60's. I sure miss them. Oh! We used both sardines and fresh shad to catch our fish. Good luck! Jerry Yuke


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat/Courtland/ Sutter/ Minor
Weather: Perfect For October first
Water_condition: Clear to Semi clear at 70 *
Date: 10-01-08
Remote Name: 71.128.108.131

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1 st.............................A LITTLE DIFFERENT DAY.......While trolling is a very effective way hunting & catching Striped Bass, on this day I wanted to try different methods like spooning, throwing traps and trying different locations that have produced in the past......And perhaps do a little smallmouth fishing which I haven't done in over a month!.When your fishing solo, its a perfect time to explore all the fingers of water connected to the main Sacto river...not to mention zero pressure to land fish for others....This is how the day went...After launching at Hogback I shot up river via Steamboat reaching the main Sacto just below Courtland.....The tide was just starting to go out....I put the electronics to work just under and around this old bridge...The water was as clear as I have seen it in along time...Even with the Hummingbird on the expanded ZOOM I couldn't locate bait or fish!..Perfect water conditions and NOTHING!!After jigging for two hours using my favorite 1 oz.Hopkins in Green & blue, still nothing!....Raised the white flag and returned to Steamboat....With a pretty good tide movement decided to try old faithful along the rip rap....using 1/8 oz.speedtraps...Color was not important as I found these fish super aggressive....After bombing out at Courtland I was having fun catching these little red eye jumpers!! From dinks to two pounders they hit very well for more than an hour....But, I was running out of time as I wanted to get to Minor at the bottom of the tide and try throwing swimbaits...Picked up and said goodbye to the smallies...Got to Halls landing and found ideal conditions with the tide way out exposing the mud & weed lines....Just letting the boat drift I got instant action finding stripers to 10 pounds!....But, had many problems using the BRAIDED SUFIX line!!! It would catch on my rod eyes when the fish loaded up and the line would kink up on the spool while the fish were peeling drag!! Just didn't like or feel comfortable using it...No doubt, I'm going back to using FLORACARBON mono! Finding a good striper bite, I should have hook many more fish in this time period instead of struggling with the braid....Ended up hooking a dozen schoolies till the tide slowed and the bite faded....One thing noticed, the fish were very bright and no dingy holdovers....Still stumped getting skunked at Courtland as they should be there in October? Found a striper bite in Minor and the smallies are still active in upper Steamboat....A good day on the water without trolling for miles.....Naked....P.S...Didn't see your rig at Hogback Guy!!!!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful, warm
Water_condition: Clear to semi-clear in some places
Date: 10-01-08
Remote Name: 69.108.12.105

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out to try for an October striper. Caught & released 4 legals to 5#, lost 2 (including the big one), two hits, no stick, no undersized. Launched at Hogback. Short day, 3 hours, 22 miles. Shallow trolled the Sac River & its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge 4.5-5 mph 140’ back with micro-lipped Clown & Rainbow Yo-Zuris. All fish caught on an outgoing & slack tide. Some debris in the water, lures had to be cleared regularly. I wanted to fish the beginning of the incoming tide, waited 1 hour 15 minutes after predicted high tide for the turn, it never turned, had to leave.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Montezuma/Suisun
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 09-30-08
Remote Name: 69.108.12.105

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Bill Crooks invited my lucky dog Spike (he said he would not go without me)to try for sturgeon. We launched at Belden Landing, scouted Montezuma, saw very few sturgeon. Went out to Suisun, windy, came back. Scouted entrance to Suisun Slough, very shallow. Went back into Montezuma mouth, 30 minutes and up the slough 15 minutes & went back out to Suisun for the incoming tide, laid down water. Guy got bites on old, beat up fresh, frozen, defrosted shad. We got an 11# striped bass (kept), 2 undersized stripers and a 46 1/8” sturgeon (seconds before we were going to pull out, head in; released). 33 miles, 7 hours. Water 68*, dirty to semi-clear; air 63-85*; sky clear; wind 0-6 mph. The few bites, hook-ups we had were during the incoming tide. We tried shad, eel, roe and Bill just had to, again, try several Berkeley Gulp minnows with plastic curly tail worms. Thanks for the invite, great company Bill. I’m glad we brought Spike. Bill, you better get yourself a lucky dog.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: RIO VISTA SACRAMENTO
Weather: WARM TO HOT
Water_condition: SIMI CLEAR
Date: 09-28-08
Remote Name: 69.239.104.31

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After being coach by the naked dude, I thought I’d be ready to try my luck striper fishing. John Vang has been bugging me to take him fishing. Since he never has been on a boat before. We worked together at Lords Gym roller skating rink. We arrive at Freeport at 6.30am to my surprise they will not sell a one-day license with a delta stamp, so we had to purchase a year license. We arrive at hog back at 7.30am after two missed turns. My first time going to hog back ramp. After Bob gave me some white and pink trailers for that yo-zuri in clown. John got his first fish at 8.47am and he had to call his mother and brother for his first fish. But with all the coaching that Bob showed me the last 2 outing. I'm not going to let this teenager kick my butt. In return, I got the next 2 fish going 1.7 and 5.27 lb. But John picked up the pace by landing 2 shakers and l got the last one at 11.41am. Home by 1.30pm Thanks Bob for the great coaching. There is a great place to take your family it’s at the Lords gym skating rink at 25 Massie CT in Sacramento. We only play family music.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker Island Area
Weather: Windy then perfect
Water_condition: Semi-clear
Date: 07-27-08
Remote Name: 76.114.17.155

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You haven't heard from me recently cuz I've only been catching only 1 or 2 bass on an outing. So I decided to fish stripers especially since its fall. I took my good friend Bill Bushey out Thurs at the crack of dawn. And it was windy from the South. It brought huge waves since there was a strong outgoing tide. So we didnit go down Sherman Island way. We tried to get out of those huge waves and fished closer to the Rio Vista Bridge. We caught 5 keeper stripers and my biggest was a 7lber. It felt great especially after doing so lousy on largemouths. I also caught 4 good eating catfish. Bill finally caught 1 catfish. Catfish love biting those anchovies, shad and sardines. Oh! Bill caught 3 keeper stripers to go with his 30 dinky stripes. The fishing forecast was true to form. We caught 3 keepers before 9am. We quit at 5:20pm. I can't wait to get back there this coming week. Good luck to all! Fishingly, Jerry Yuke


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: DECKER & ABOVE RIO VISTA
Weather: WARM WITH NO BREEZE
Water_condition: OFF COLORED TO CLEAR AT 70 *
Date: 09-26-08
Remote Name: 69.230.117.230

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25th.........................A SHORT DAY IN THE DELTA.......Didn't get to Hogback till 11:00am. And knowing I had to get off the water by 4:30 pm. as I promised Mike Booker I would attend the Bass Seminar at Fishermans Warehouse at 6:00 pm. Hitting the delta from Sacramento, I never put in less than a full eight hour day and most of the time its more like ten hours!.....Had my wife Sandra with me and of course she was happy on this day that I wouldn't be doing a marathon!!!!....For the first four hours of shallow trolling from Steamboat to the shoals & down to Decker Island I went FISHLESS!! While my wife picked up 4 fish to 5 pounds.....I can't remember the last time being Skunked but I was in danger of that happening as I had a time limit to spend on the water...With less than an hour to go and with the help of outgoing tide I got bit!!!!!!! First fish went 13 pounds & twenty minutes later a bigger fish that went just under twenty pounds!!! Both released unharmed....But the best news is I didn't have to listen to my wife on the way home telling me I got out fished!!! Thanks FISH GODS.... LOL...Didn't get to the warehouse till 6:40 pm but I made it....See ya at Haps Bait shop tomorrow......Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice, got hot around Noon
Water_condition: Fishable, some debris
Date: 09-24-08
Remote Name: 69.228.105.14

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Mike Murphey called me yesterday as I was returning from the Delta & invited me to join him today. We launched at Brannan Island. Water 67.3*, semi-clear, some debris (witches hair); air 63-88*; sky clear; wind 0-3 (mainly 0) mph. Mike got 5 legals to 8+#, me one 4#er (I should have brought Spike). All on shallow running Yo-Zuris (Black, Chartreuse/Black Spots, Clown). 6 hours, 50 miles. We fish the Sac River above and below the Rio Vista Bridge on the end of the outgoing, slack & incoming tides. It was hot out there in the late morning, early afternoon. Thanks for the invite, company Mike.


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown@columbia-river-fishing-guide.com
Location: Chehalis River
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 09-24-2008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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With the smell of Fall in the air and October just around the corner, its time to start pursuing Coho Salmon and several rivers.. J and L Guided Sportfishing is gearing up for Fall fishing on the Chehalis, Cowlitz, and Lewis rivers. With both summer steelhead and the Buoy 10 season over we are looking forward to being on the waters of Southwest Washington. Fall fishing for Coho is one of the best times for an angler in Washington. The Chehalis river opens on October 1str and is the best bet for Fall Coho. Using light spinning rods and jigs we hook 15 to 25 fish a day in the calm tidal water of the river just outside on Elma, WA. October 1st thru the 15th an angler may catch 2 adult coho with only one being wild. Then on the 16th, all wild coho must be realeased. All Chinook salmon incidently caught will be released. Chehalis river coho are Big! Averaging 12 pounds with some as large as 18. Looking for lots of fight on light tackle Then this is your fishery. Call me today. Stop wishin and lets go fishin!!! The Lewis river is aso a great bet specially if the weather "blows" out the Chehalis. Coho in this river are availble thru mid November and run 8 to 12 pounds. Hover fishing bait and small spinners is the way to go. The Cowlitz also is a good bet just above the mouth of the Toutle better known as "the lake". Trolling wiggle warts is the ticket on this section of the river. Fish can also be caught up at Blue Creek and Barrier Dam. Summer run steelhead are also available in the Cowlitz. We are currently taking reservations for Chehalis, Lewis and Cowlitz rivers. Jet boat trips on the Columbia and Lewis rivers for 4 anglers are at a special price of just $580.00. Additional information can be obtained online at http://www.columbia-river-fishing-guide.com/ or by phone at 206-920-2428 Best Regards, Capt. Jerry Brown Columbia River Fishing http://www.columbia-river-fishing-guide.com 206-920-2428


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 09-23-08
Remote Name: 69.228.105.14

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I joined Pastor Steve and two of his church members on a two boat outing. We launched at Hogback and fished the Sac River & its slouhs above Rio Vista. I caught 10 legals (released 9) all shallow trolling at 5 mph 140' back to 10#, most 3-5#. Water 68*; air 60-85*; sky clear; wind 0- 6 (mainly 0) mph. Trolled the slack & incoming tides. 4 on the Clown & 6 on the Chartreuse/Black Spot Yo-Zuri. Steve caught a similar # of fish. Weather was beautiful, wind, water flat, not too hot. Thanks for the fishing luck Spike!


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: Rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STEAMBOAT/ SHOALS / MINOR
Weather: VERY WINDY AM. HOURS..PERFECT LATE
Water_condition: DINGY TO SEMI CLEAR AT 69 degrees
Date: 09-23-08
Remote Name: 69.230.117.230

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd................FIRST DAY OF FALL.............Invited Mike Booker out for a Striper / Bass outing.....First thing noticed after launching at Hogback was the northerly winds were picking up which is not a good thing when you have an incoming tide..Rollers & whitecaps form very quickly...And on this day, they did...The lower end of Steamboat has been snake bitten for the past month as I just can't find the stripes in numbers...Normally, shallow trolling the high tide and throwing 1/2 ounce traps at the bottom has been a good producer in late September and even better in October...Mike & myself put in more than an hour throwing the traps only getting a few small bass which seem more willing to bite than our target fish ( MR. STRIPER ) As the tide filled in we tried shallow trolling with just one undersize striper caught! While it was choppy in Steamboat, it was still fishable.....Decided after spending much time inside to head to the shoals and see if we could troll the open water...BAD MOVE!! Big rollers & gusty north winds...Heard from both Mark Wilson & Clyde Wands on channel 68, I guess they fished the shoals earlier in the morning before the winds picked up and moved....After making one pass at the shoals and getting water splashing over the windshield...Time to get out of dodge! Shot up Cache slough and headed for Minor...Its now about noon, and the tide has just started to go out and the winds relaxed to just a light breeze..Back to throwing traps, I got lucky and picked up one striper about 5-6 pounds....Then, nothing!.....Both Mike & myself came to the conclusion this is not gonna be a striper day, lets try bassing....Using Senko's & Brushhogs we had a hit & miss afternoon as we couldn't find good water movement with the weak outgoing tide..( ONE FOOTER PLUS ) Just before dark, the water became alive with bass chasing minnows on the surface...At last, some decent action that kept us on the water right into darkness....No monsters caught, but many nice two & three pounders!! Brushhogs were the ticket!...Mike nailed three bass in a row and it was so dark without a moon, we knew we had to give it up and make that long trip back to Hogback in the dark...While bassing is not for every fisherman, I really enjoy it when I can't find the stripes....Thanks for another enjoyable day on the water Mike.......P.S. If your reading this FIREMAN JACK, Hope to see you at HAP"S BAIT SEMINAR on Saturday....I got lunch......Naked.


Name: braiderb
Email: braiderb@aol.com
Location: raley's in modesto
Weather: calm
Water_condition: in bottles
Date: 09-17-09
Remote Name: 67.187.207.230

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you can find the decal near the oranges, around the bend from the mangos


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: New Melones
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: 12' visibility
Date: 09-16-08
Remote Name: 71.134.163.8

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike and I joined 4 other SIRS Jolly Hooker Fishing Club boats/9 other fishermen for a derby. Water 75*; air 62-92*, sky clear to briefly overcast; wind 0- 3 mph. Bill, Spike & I spent most of our time at the Spillway, lot’s of fish on the fishfinder at 70-110’! We got 7 (6 Kokanee to 8”, one 8” Rainbow). Six of them were Kokanee, all on micro pink RGT with two hooks and garlic corn, watermelon dodger with Krill gel/Green spinner with green dodger & krill gel on the downrigger ball. 1-1.15 mph at 75-90’ down. We had several doubles, lost 12+ fish! Most fish I've ever seen on the fishfinder at New Melones, also the smallest & softest lipped, best corn stealers ever! Bill used Gulp Minnows & a plastic curly tailed worm all day trying for large Rainbows, Brown trout. After the derby we were treated to a first class lunch of venison sausage, tri-tip, chile, macaroni salad, chips, soda, water & absolutely great chocolate chip cookies. A great day on the water, great company & fellowship.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STEAMBOAT TO BROAD SLOUGH
Weather: Breezy at times very fishable
Water_condition: Surface temps AM.69.8* PM. 72.7 *
Date: 09-16-08
Remote Name: 69.239.105.219

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15th..............................FULL HARVEST MOON & BIRTHDAYS.......Took Robert (SHELL STATION) out on his 40th birthday chasing Stripers......While I prefer softer tides trolling this part of the delta as the weedlines are in full growth with that NASTY witches hair, we survived the days tides, as both the outgo & Income were in the 3 1/2 foot range.. Just had to clean our YO-ZURIES a little more from time to time...We had good company around us much of the day as we ran into Clyde Wands who in my opinion is the best around when it comes to shallow trolling....While fishing at the shoals was just so so during the outgoing tide and we did catch fish & watched Clyde and his partner get doubles running just in front of us...Clyde lets me know, he's thinking of making a run down to Broad slough hitting the Dairy & Decker on the way down....We decide to make that run also! We found a few fish inside Decker but no size! Picked up & headed down to Broad slough and found the water a little more choppy than upstream...Once again found fish but NO SIZE!! After a couple hours, I got tired of of fighting the winds down there and headed back to the shoals where the water was much calmer...Just below the Rio vista bridge, we observed Mr. Sea Lion munching on a 25 pound Salmon! Guess he didn't get the memo " The seasons closed this year? " LOL.....We are now in the Flood stage of the high tide and the bite at the shoals has died producing just one schoolie....13 fish on, 10 to the boat and several tail stealers...And not one over ten pounds! While we didn't have a banner day, just know Robert had fun getting out on his birthday spending time chasing stripers................P.S...... If you get a chance to attend the annual Hap's Bait fishing seminar on Saturday September 27th you can hear Clyde Wands in person speaking & giving tips on striper trolling...Excellent FISH & CHIPS with cold slaw very reasonable priced.... Many other guest speakers also...A fun day for sure... See ya on the water...Naked.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STEAMBOAT & SHOALS PERIOD!
Weather: VERY NICE with light breezes
Water_condition: SLIGHTY off color at 74.5 *
Date: 09-11-08
Remote Name: 69.239.105.219

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11th............................DIDN'T PLAN ON GOING as I attended the River Cats playoff game & didn't get home till late on Weds night......Yeah! they got beat badly!! Arrived solo at Hogback really late...10:30 am...Just two other trailers in the parking lot and great weather??? Its almost mid September & I thought I'd try throwing swimbaits ( Fish Traps) in the lower Steamboat area....At the bottom of the tide around 10:45 am. my biggest problem was the abundance of the GREEN WEEDLINE which in my opinion is double what it was last year at this time! Very difficult throwing the swimbaits which have a exposed hook...Just about every cast throwing towards the shoreline I hit that nasty stuff!...I guess low water flows this summer & warm water has really got this stuff growing? Decided. why fight it and got out my bass stuff....Using Senko's & Brush hogs I nailed over a dozen large mouths to three pounds...At the top of the tide headed for the shoals in the open water & shallow trolled Yozuries for three stripes to 7 pounds ....Had a few tails taken off & lost one fish that had some weight on him.....Just came unbuttoned after stripping 100 feet of line....! Just one other boat at the shoals and they didn't stay long..Thought about heading downstream below Sherman Island where Guy Brown got into bigger fish but with the late start & being solo, decided to hang close to Hogback....Ended the day back in Steamboat hitting a few more bass.....Unhappy, not getting bit on the traps but thats fishing...Looks like the heavy weedlines will be around till we get some major rains? See you on the water..Naked.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy!
Water_condition: Clear, semi-clear, dirty
Date: 09-09-08
Remote Name: 71.134.163.8

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Bill Crooks invited Steve Murakami and me to join him on what turned out to a very windy day. We caught and released 3 keepers to 6#, 19# and 18”, Steve lost the big one, 1 undersized, lost no tails. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. 7 hours, 46 miles. Water 71-74*, dirty, semi-clear, clear. Air 57-82*. Sky clear. Wind 6-25 (mainly 12-16) mph. We trolled shallow (140’ back, 4.5-5.0 mph, deep (65-80’ back at 2.5 mph), no Fish Traps. Two fish caught and the big one hooked shallow trolling (Chartreuse with Black Spots & Salmon Yo-Zuri), one deep trolling (Chartreuse). We spent all of or time below Sherman Island. Two other boats in the area. More debris in the water today. The little catching we did was all during the incoming tide. It was windy with 3-4' rollers on the lower Sac in the early afternoon. Bill & his Willy boat can handle rough water and still made it an enjoyable day. Thanks for company Bill & Steve. We should have taken Spike!


Name: RANDALL ARBINI
Email: rbnee9030@sbcglobal.net
Location: CENTRAL CALIF
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 09-07-08
Remote Name: 75.6.180.87

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WHERE CAN I FIND AND BUY A "NO BANANA'S" DECAL FOR MY BOAT.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Trollable
Date: 09-07-08
Remote Name: 71.134.163.8

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for a rare Sunday try for stripers. We caught and released 3 keepers to 8#, 7# and 19”, lost none, 3 undersized, lost 3-4 tails. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. 7 hours, 38 miles. Water 71-74*, semi-clear to clear. Air 67-92*. Sky clear. Wind 0-12 (mainly 2-4) mph. We trolled shallow (140’ back, 4.5-5.0 mph, deep (65-80’ back at 2.5 mph) and threw Fish Traps. All fish caught shallow trolling (Chartreuse with Black Spots Yo-Zuri). We spent all of or time in & below the Sherman Island area. Several other boats in the area. Very little debris in the water today. The catching we did was all during the incoming tide.


Name: BassJack.com
Email: Jack@BassJack.com
Location: Delta - Sacramento Side
Weather: Hot
Water_condition: 76 degrees
Date: 09-06-2008
Remote Name: 66.205.150.157

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9/6/2008 – Launched with Jason at Sherman Island at 7:00 am. We looked for sturgeon at the PG&E plant, Chain Island and Sherman Island areas but didn’t really mark any fish. There were some jumpers down by the PG&E plant. We dunked shad, pile worms and lamprey until 10:00 am with only a few junk bites. We switched gears and trolled for steady action all day. We landed 5 keepers, 7 shakers and lost one. I also caught a line that had about a 7 lb striper attached to the line. I got it up to the boat but when it made a run it shook free from the rusty hook that it was attached to. We used shallow running Yozuris and Bombers in chrome and white with a red head. Speed was about 4 mph. Totals were Jack 2 keepers and 5 shakers and Jason 5 keepers and one shaker. Jason got the biggest fish at 13 lbs (released). Most fish ran between 16” and 22”. All fish were caught between Rio Vista and Antioch. The water was 76 degrees. Off the water at 3:00 pm.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice, hot after Noon
Water_condition: Getting better
Date: 09-05-08
Remote Name: 71.134.163.8

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Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike, to try for stripers. I left Spike home due to the heat, boy did he sulk all day! It was Bill’s first trip in several weeks, he had to get out. We caught 8 keepers to 8# (we kept 4 as Bill’s supply of fish was down to zero), had one double, lost one, 3 undersized, lost 1 tail. We launched at Lower Sherman Island. 6 hours, 30 miles. Water 71-74*, semi-clear to clear. Air 50-92*. Sky clear. Wind 0-6 mph. We trolled shallow (140’ back, 4.5-5.0 mph, deep (65-80’ back at 2.5 mph) and threw Fish Traps. All but one fish were caught deep trolling, Chartreuse deep & Chartreuse with Black Spots shallow Yo-Zuris. We spent all of or time below Sherman Island, very few other boats in the area. We spent very little time clearing the lures of weeds today. The catching we did was at the end of the incoming, slack & beginning of the outgoing tide.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA Including MILDRED ISL
Weather: JUST PLAIN HOT!!! blue bird skies
Water_condition: Good clarity at 77.9 *
Date: 09-06-08
Remote Name: 69.239.105.219

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5th.......................THANK GOD, I WAS SOLO!! If your gonna have a bad day on the water, its best to to do it alone! Thousands of casts, ten hours of Run & Gunning & hoping maybe on the next tide the bite will turn on.....Didn't catch a single fish on the Senko's....Didn't matter how I presented it, Wacky style or Texas.....Not a tick or pickup! Did manage to get 4 bass all under two pounds using a Brushhog set up with a brass bullet weight & glass bead.....I'm thinking, even if I had Roland Martin in the boat with me, it still would have been a very slow day!...It was a long drive home on interstate 5 with the thought of just 4 dinks in ten long HOT hours of beating the water....Maybe I could take up bowling? You could have a bad day in an air conditioned building, sipping a cold one! NAHHHHHH! I'm out.....See ya on the water...Naked...


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Getting better
Date: 09-02-08
Remote Name: 71.134.163.8

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Pastor Steve, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for summer stripers. Another scratch day, we caught & released 3 keepers (8#, 5#, 18.5"), 2 undersized, lost none, lost 1 tail. 6 hours, 46 miles. Water 71-75.4*, semi-clear to clear. Air 50-95*. Sky clear. Wind 0-4 mph. We trolled shallow (140’ back, 4.5-5.0 mph, all fish caught shallow trolling, Chartreuse with Black Spots Yo-Zuri) & deep (55-85’ back, 2.25-3.0 mph) mainly below the Rio Vista Bridge. We spent less time clearing the lures of weeds today than last week but every time we brought our lures in they needed to be cleared of witches hair. The little catching we did was at the beginning and end of the outgoing tide. There were other really good fishermen on the water and they said it was a tough day.


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown9@comcast.net
Location: Nehalem Bay
Weather: Partly Cloudy
Water_condition: Fair Viz.
Date: 9-01-2008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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September means Fall Chinook on the Oregon Coast. With the Columbia Buoy Ten season now closed, its time to fish Nehalem Oregon a few minutes south of Cannon Beach. Chinook Salmon on the Nehalem River average 20 to 35 pounds with fish being caught in excess of 50 pounds every September. Most fish are caught in the "calm" waters out in front of the town of Nehalem between the Hwy 101 bridge out to the river mouth or the "jaws" on the Pacific Ocean. Using 10' 6" Fetha Styx mooching rods, trolling is the show here with cut-plugged herring and large spinners in 8 to 25 feet of water making for a tremendous fight. We average 4 to 6 King salmon a day. We are currently taking reservations for fishing trips on the Nealem river. We will be fishing from a large and roomy 25 foot Alumaweld Super Vee with a 200hp Yamaha Outboard. Prime dates are still available for September. Also we are booking the October Coho fishery on the Chehalis, Cowlitz, and Lewis rivers. Don't wit for the fishing to get good, Book it now!


Name: Hil Felton
Email: wxyz
Location: Crystal Basin, Loon Lake
Weather: Ideal , cool, light breeze
Water_condition: crystal clear 65-70 deg F
Date: 08-28-08
Remote Name: 66.81.51.178

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The Wheels and Reels fishing club held it's monthly fish derby at this alpine setting. I forget how nice it really is -- really beautiful! Our group was small; but not our enthusiasm. All of our fish were small and full of energy. I used a slim willy and worm on one rod and a Seps dodger with a brown grub on the other to land more than a dozen scrappy rainbows. I used lead core ( 4 colors) and down rigger ( 20-30 ft,). My partner Dexter M. got to practice netting and not much catching. And of course I didn't kid him much!! Yeah I didn't. All of the fish caught were very close in size so the balance beam was use to decided that my fish was the heaviest and that Art Sutter's was second heaviest. Winning third heaviest was John Frantz. Our thanks to Dexter Moise for providing the lunch of sandwiches, chips, his garden tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, cookies and soft drinks. His host partner was ill and Dexter shouldered it by himself. Our Sept. derby site is to be decided later when the water conditions are known.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA ( miles & miles)
Weather: Hot with north/westerly breezes
Water_condition: Semi clear to just off colored at 76 *
Date: 08-28-08
Remote Name: 69.237.70.215

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27th.......................HOT WEATHER...LUKE WARM BASS FISHING....Had a chance to join Mike Booker in his boat, which is set up much better than mine for bassing...Once again, launched at Kings Resort and took advantage of an early start running through Disappointment slough while the air was still cool and knowing the temps would soon heat up which is pretty normal for a late August day...On this day, I didn't have to do the boat control thing, just sit back and concentrate on getting my baits to the right location....If a success is gauged on numbers of fish caught & size, on paper we didn't fare well!! Our go to bread & butter baits were Senko worms & fixed weighted Brush hogs which both have a good track record for most anglers who fish this part of the delta....Early part of the day would be an outgoing tide with a afternoon flood tide....We did not find a aggressive bite on either tide! Just a fish here & there and just enough action to keep us in the ball game...Mike had a lot more chances in the AM. hours with quality hookups & lost fish while I just got two dinks!! He wasn't doing anything wrong, they just wouldn't stay hooked!!! The afternoon method of maddness was RUN & GUN as Mike moved some 30 miles to Mildred Island to Franks Tract, Potato Slough and other places where he had success in the past....None of these areas produced more than just a few fish but we got bit!! 10 hours of fishing & covering numerous miles we ended the day with 4 fish for me & 7 for Mike, the largest a 3 pounder!!!! Mike spoiled me last month with a 40 plus day with a 5.4 lb, and many 4 pounders!!! But days like today make you cherish the days when fishing is HOT!! with easy limits....Once again,had a great day fishing for that elusive 10 pounder..LOL....and Mike is a great guide!!!...How about that GIN & TONIC to end the day? See ya on the water....Naked.


Name: Pastor Steve
Email: cordovapastor@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: Beautiful, light winds
Water_condition: semi clear to partly junky
Date: 08-26-08
Remote Name: 71.193.39.185

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Had to go solo today. Worked Sac river and sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Nice day with not too much wind. Relatively few boats out. Landed 4 shakers and 6 keepers with the largest going 6# and most in the 18-20 inch range. Defintely nothing big today. I did see a salmon roll today! (sigh) Water was around 75* and fairly clear but dirtied up around noon. Used shallow Yozuris today in clown, chartreuse/silver and rainbow. 4.5-5 mph and 140 feet back. Garlic scent added not that I think it helps that much, just smells good! Blessings


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty, lots of debris
Date: 08-25-08
Remote Name: 68.125.109.197

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for summer stripers and to check out the Starcraft's "new" steering cable. Caught & eleased 3 keepers (11#, 5#, 18"), 2 undersized, lost 2 (one was a 25-30# King Salmon!). 8 hours, 40 miles, all the wind, dirty water, witches hair & suspended debris you could ever want. Winds 10-14 mph most of the time, 20-25 mph at times. Water 75*, semi-clear to dirty, sky clear, air 65-90*. We shallow trolled at 4.5 mph, 140' back with Yo-Zuris & B16s. All fish caught on the small-lipped Clown & Rainbow Yo-Zuri. I spent more time clearing the lures of weeds today than any other day I've been out. Trolled the Sac River & its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge & one place below (water dirtier & bigger wind). The little catching I did was early just as the tide began to come in. Water dirty, windy after that. New steering priceless!


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: North Delta ( Run & Gun)
Weather: Gusty winds Am. Better in afternoon
Water_condition: Off colored to semi clear at 74.5 *
Date: 08-22-08
Remote Name: 69.108.3.183

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THURSDAY AUGUST 21st..............A TOUGH, TOUGH DAY IN THE DELTA....On this day, nothing was easy! The open waters in the Rio Vista area had 1-2 foot rollers all morning with sustained winds to about 15 knots with gusts to 20 mph....On this day, I had Brian Arimoto with me, his last chance to striper fish for awhile as he starts back to school next week....Fighting the winds & whitecaps was the rule as we struck out in the shoals, Dairy,Westbank & inside Decker...Most of the water was dis-colored and just barely fishable with just a foot or so visibility....the winds never laid down all morning ....4 hours of trolling and just one under size stripe! Not good...Around noon, We both agreed striper trolling was not gonna happen in the open waters and lets try some bass fishing in Minor where the conditions would less calm. Moving into Minor, we found much better water & much less winds..Worked the bottom of the tide & the early part of the income..Went to weightless Senko's & Brushhawgs with 1/2 oz fixed weights.....Once again found the bite very tough as the bass were not responding....We couldn't find aggressive fish ...As the tide started to turn on the income, we got a few hit & misses ...and by late in the afternoon we managed to pick up 4 bass with one decent bass caught by YOURS TRULY....A 4 pounder!! Other than that, A very slow day in the delta....Oh well, we"ll hit again when Brian gets a break from school and have a better day..See ya on the water.....Naked...,...........P.S. Guy Brown, Nice having you back.....


Name: FatBear
Email: csbaman@aol.com
Location: San Francisco Bay
Weather: Calling for winds of 11 mph
Water_condition: Nice quiet Tides
Date: 08-21-08
Remote Name: 64.12.117.141

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This Saturday the 23rd we are having a little derby for Halibut on SF Bay. Launching out of Berkeley between 5:30a to 6a with a $1 entry for the Big Butt bag. Come on down and fish with us. It's only a $5 launch fee , so hook up the boat and meet us down their. Call Me Bear at 916-335-1933 for more info.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Sierra Nevada
Weather: Perfect
Water_condition: Beautiful
Date: 08-12-08
Remote Name: 69.224.218.96

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I led a group of 15 on a Sierra Club Basecamp Trip Aug 10-17 2008. Fished a bit Aug 12-16 at 10,700’ in the Humphreys Basin (above Bishop, CA) lakes and creeks. Caught & released limits easily each day fishing a few minutes/hours a day. Most on small spinners (Meps, Panther Martins (black, gold & silver), Kastmasters in gold & silver), some fly fishing (most caddis dry flies, one on a Zug Bug nymph. Beautiful scenery. Largest Golden went 10”.


Name: trolling nino
Email: nino2x@sbcglobal.net
Location: fishing at eagle lake
Weather: calm
Water_condition: good
Date: 08-17-2008
Remote Name: 75.5.246.78

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fished 10th to the 15th with my wife got 4 fish every day from 2.2 lbs. to 3.14 fished 27 to 30 ft deep trolling green and brown grubs bobber fish at 30 ft.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Decker Island area
Weather: Windy and hot
Water_condition: 73 Degrees/semi-clear
Date: 08-15-08
Remote Name: 76.114.17.155

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I took my good friend, building contractor and slow-pitch baseball player Bill Bushey out bait fishing for stripers or anything that bites yesterday. We wanted to fish down by light #5 but there was a wind right up the alley of the Sacto River near Sherman Lake causing big waves, so we fished near the power lines. We only caught 5 legal fish. I got one 19" striper and one catfish. I also caught 2 Sacto Pikes. Bill only caught 3 catfish. We also caught about 25 underize stripers. From now on I'm gonna fish with shad or anchovies. I ain't gonna use those stinky sardines that get my boat smelly and filthy. Next week I'll be back after largemouths until Sept when the stripers are jumpin' in the boats. Good fishin! Jerry


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat to Decker Island
Weather: HOT! & hotter!
Water_condition: Semi clear TO OFF COLORED AT 75 *
Date: 08-15-08
Remote Name: 71.128.110.122

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THURSDAY AUGUST 14th...............BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS!!!!! On this day, took my Bass buddy Mike Booker out chasing down summer stripers..Unlike last week, we had a fuller moon & without a doubt, bigger tides..Don't care how hot the temps are, when you are getting bit, and catching fish you don't have time to think about the constant sweat running down your face. On this day we had twenty or more hookups bringing 15 to the boat and NOT FISH FISH THAT WENT OVER FIVE POUNDS!!!!! Don't know if the bigger fish took the day off or moved? We found the best bite inside Decker Island in the 6-8 foot range just at the start of the incoming tide...If you didn't hook up, they simply ripped you trick tail off your YO-ZURI ! THE SURE SIGNS OF SMALL FISH! Fished just next to RON RETZLAFF who was in his buddies boat..Same thing for these guys...SMALL FISH!..Did manage to get one fish over ten pounds...A 13 POUND CARP WHICH I SNAGGED & BROUGHT IN BACKWARDS!! Don't know how my hooks penetrated through those hugh scales? After devoting some 9 hours of shallow trolling & not getting one fish that was worthy, we decided to finish the day back in Steamboat throwing Swimbaits & Brushogs for some blackbass...While Mike picked a few up to 2 1/2 pounds all I could manage was one smallmouth that didn't make a pound!..SUMMARY; I failed to find those 6 to 10 pounders which were just about everywhere just last week. We gave it our best shot and thats all you can do...Better days ahead, Thanks for hanging in there Mike, enjoyed your company as always...See you on the water...Naked...


Name: chuck mc
Email: mckaychuck@yahoo.com
Location: n of rio vista
Weather: little warm
Water_condition: not bad
Date: 08-11-08
Remote Name: 74.37.81.115

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trolled for about 4 hrs for nada ,bait fished for about the same -two cat fish. As bad is that was its still better than working.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STEAMBOAT TO DECKER
Weather: WARM with northery breezes
Water_condition: Semi clear TO OFF COLORED AT 74.6 *
Date: 08-11-08
Remote Name: 69.108.2.136

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SUNDAY AUGUST 10th........................SOFT TIDES EQUAL HARD HITS.......Incoming tide....Two feet two inches....Outgoing....One foot one inch....Had to double check my tidebook just to make sure I read it right! Had my son in law Gabe with me as we launched at Hogback at about 9:00am, a late start for sure. Would be working the income till about three pm. Used the clown colored Yo-Zuries once again....Found fish just about everywhere but the Westbank...Looks like they are dredging that area just below Sandy's beach & have the water discolored....We did pretty well inside Decker but most fish were cookie-cutters in the 3-4 pound class...Around noon I get a call from my wife advising me that Tom Ramage is on the water & is trying to locate us. Making contact with Tom I tell him we are getting bit in Decker and would join him as soon as our bite quits or we can't find bigger fish...Well, the bite continued on but the fish remained on the small size!. Pulled out and met Tom upstream above the Rio Vista bridge...They had picked up 8 fish but nothing big...We both continued to pick up fish at a moderate pace right up to the top of the tide then it really slowed down...Keep in mind the outgoing tide was only a one footer!!! But, on this day, thats what Mr. Striper wanted....The fish jumped up in size from dinks to the almost twenty pound class as Tom got an 18 pounder & I got a 17 pounder....Must have been bigger fish as I had two others come unbutton after taking long runs...Ended the day back in Steamboat and found fish to ten pounds in the lower end.....As we headed towards the barn ( Hogback) our fish count was 32 for us and 23 for them...Not bad for summer run stripes...Keep in mind many of the fish were on the small size mixed with the larger ones...Observed very little boat traffic trolling as other boats were on anchor bait fishing...Another unexpected good day in the delta with wimp tides!!! See ya on the water....Naked.....P.S. Nice hooking up with you Tom.....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Semi-clear to clear
Date: 08-08-08
Remote Name: 69.224.218.96

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Bill Crooks and I devoted 3 hours, 20 miles for 5 legals (15#, 11#, 6#, 5#, 4#, 1 undersized, lost none, lost 2-3 tails). Shallow (6-7’) trolled the incoming tide at 4.25-4.75 mph 140’ back. We worked the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 71.8-72.4*, semi-clear to clear. Air 50-75*. Sky clear. Wind 4-8 mph. A short day as my steering went out, we decided to troll back to Hogback before it froze up on us. I'll be in the Sierra, Humphreys Basin, for 8 days day-hiking and trying for 18-19" Golden Trout (California's State Fish). Starcraft should be fixed by the time I return. Thanks for the company Bill, good going on that 15#er!


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: NORTH DELTA including Steamboat
Weather: Breezy at times & warm
Water_condition: NICE! Semi clear at 75.8 *
Date: 08-07-08
Remote Name: 69.108.2.136

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WEDS AUGUST 6th..............................THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME......After spending the past month bassing in the East delta, decided it was time to return to my backyard, the north delta....This week my wife Sandra reminded me that it had been more than two months since I had taken her out .....I said" OK lets hit it on Wednesday......THE REPORT.........After briefly checking the days tides, it looked like a fairly good day to troll if we could find the fish...High tide was around 9:30 am and low was late in the afternoon..Both under three feet...After launching out of Hogback and still an hour away from the high slack tide, started shallow trolling in lower Steamboat....Went with brand new Yo-zuries as my spring run lures had many battle scars from the great fishing back in March & April...On this day we only used two colors...Red head & the clown .....Fished for more than an hour without a bump and just like clockwork as the tide turned, we got into fish, mostly dinks, but a few to 3-4 lbs...For the record, all of our fishing was done above the Rio Vista bridge and the Old Sac river area...Almost the same trolling pattern as in the spring....It seems the fish were pretty much scattered but when we found a school the action was enough to keep you in the ballgame ...By noon our numbers were in the twenty's with not one fish over 7 pounds!! Then we ran into my old buddy Mark Wilson...While my wife & myself were happy getting bit at a pretty good rate, Mark is always good about giving advice and when he does, I listen! He tells me to try another location where he has been getting bigger fish not far away.....BINGO!! Just like that, we are into larger fish up to 13 pounds..Thanks Mark...We also ran into Clyde Wands who had his grandson with him.....As you would expect, the youngster is doing well fishing with his Famous Grandfather!! The bite continues right to the bottom of the outgo & when the tide turns around on the income ( 4:30 pm.) We got blitzed for about an hour with many double hookups!! Many of these stripes caught late were in the 9-11 pound bracket...Then the winds picked up and white-capped the water.....Ran back into Steamboat to get out of the two foot waves heading for the ramp...Picked up two more fish before calling it a day....SUMMARY: Total fish caught..33 stripes....largest...13 pounds...8 between 9 & 11 pounds....many 3-5 pounders...Did find a TAG on one of the 5 pounders & will turn it in to Fish & Game soon...A mixed bag of stripers as some were very fresh looking and some had been the system awhile & very dingy looking....While I always expect to catch fish even in the summer months, did not think we would have a 30 plus day! Released all fish but one as it was morality wounded with gill damage...Gotta love the North Delta...See ya on the water..Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice, hot at the end
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 08-01-08
Remote Name: 69.225.195.140

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Took my neighbor, Gordon Gage, and my lucky dog, Spike, out for summer striped bass. 4.5 hours, 26 miles. 3 legals (14#/32”, released, 5#/22”, 5#/22”), 2 undersized, lost none. Shallow (6-7’) trolled at 4.25-4.75 mph 140’ back the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 73.4*, semi-clear. Air 80-95*. Sky clear. Wind 2-6 mph (almost no wind). In at 10:50 a.m., out at 3 p.m. Not the best tides, moon phase but a beautiful, quiet summer day on the Delta. Our best action was during the first 2 hours of the incoming tide. I hope you enjoyed your first striper outing Gordon, thanks for the company. Good going Spike!


Name: Fat1Bear
Email: csbaman@aol.com
Location: Berkley Marina
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 7-31-2008
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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Hey a bunch of us are trying to get a Group Halibutt Trip out of Berkley on August 23rd. If you have a boat or need a seat get a hold of me at CSBAman@aol.com Hope you can Make it. Pass around the word. Thanks, Bear


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 07-29-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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Steve Murakami joined me and my lucky dog, Spike, for the day. 4.5 hours, 15 miles. 6 Kokanee (16”, 17”, 17+”, 15”, 17”). Lost none! Had 2 hits/no stick. We launched at Capell Cove. Were in off the Ranch House at 7:30 a.m., headed in at 1:00 p.m. Water 76.4-78.5*, clear to 11’. Air 65-85*. Sky overcast early, clear later. Wind 0-8 mph. We pretty much fished the East shore in 100’ of water, North of the Ranch House. We did not get a bite until 9:00, a fish until 9:25. 5 of the six we got were on a copper 4/0 dodger and pink RGT double hook rig with garlic scented Shoepeg white corn. 5 of 6 were at 50’, 1 at 60’. Speed around 1.0-1.2 mph (ground speed). We put Krill gel on our downrigger balls & dodgers. Set backs 20-30’. We were pleased we were not skunked, with the size of the Kokanee. 2-3 of the larger ones took quite a bit of line, several times before we got them in. 3-5 other boats on the water, very little radio traffic, saw nets out a few times. Thanks for the companionship Steve, a really enjoyable day, glad you could make it out.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA ( Mildred area )
Weather: Nice AM. hours to WINDY PM.
Water_condition: SEMI CLEAR TO OFF COLORED AT 78.6 *
Date: 07-29-08
Remote Name: 69.227.208.95

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MONDAY JULY 28th...........................BRIAN ARIMOTO joined me for a days fishing the East Delta.....On this day, the weather was perfect in the morning hours with just light breezes...After launching at Kings ( 7:00am.) the air temps were on the cool side at about 57 degrees and the water very serene with just a slight ripple. The bottom of the outgoing tide a 4 footer was at 10:45 am...We started off using Senko's, Brian went with a 5 inch & I went with a 6 incher.....Well, Brian's 5 incher got the fishes attention much better than mine as he picked up 4 fish to my one in about half an hour! The fourth, a nice fat Five pounder!!! We were fishing in the main deep water channel by light 13....As we approached the bottom of the tide, the bites pretty much quit, so we decided to try Columbia cut where I did well on my last outing....Fished that whole cut and only picked up one fish....Tried drop-shotting & brushhogs with half oz. weights...SLOW!! Time to move again...Headed for Mildred Island & fished the south end...Brian picks up fish number 6 & loses a few using a weighted brushhog,,,I can't seem to get bit so switch over to a drop/ shot with a 7 inch Robo..After many casts, I catch my second fish of the day....Brian is now using a topwater frog and gets one blowup and misses the hookup!...Its now mid-day and time to eat lunch..The wind is now picking up and hard to hold the boat in Mildred so we move back into the many cuts entering this area,,,,Very slow!! The wind is now a major factor as we can't find protection for boat control....Returned to the deepwater channel and the many islands connected and found a little less winds....I pick up two more small fish and we decide to call it a day as the winds are relentless and the conditions are poor....Total fish caught....4 for me & 8 for Brian..A very slow day with one or two decent fish...Just like Striper fishing, some days the fish will humble you and on this day it was just TOUGH fishing....Always have fun fishing with you Brain, lets do it again soon....My Buds in the north delta are telling me the stripes are picking up so maybe I'll try that soon? See ya on the water...Naked..


Name: Tim Martin
Email: emailme@elkgrove.net
Location: SF bay & Pacific
Weather: Lt wind
Water_condition:
Date: 07-25-08
Remote Name: 207.173.97.203

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First let me say a big thanks to J Lopes who operates Righthook Sportfishing. My dad and brother went with me on this trip. Between the 3 of us we have over 120 years of fishing experience so we thought we knew how to fish, and catching some halibuit would be easy. We met J at Berkley ramp at 6:00, went to the bait receiver and got some live bait. our first stop proved we didn't know as much about catching fish as we thought. J put us on fish but we lost one Halibuit and missed all the rest. J was patient and kept telling us what to do, but those combined years of bad habits made it hard for us to listen. We made several other stops and listened to J and managed to catch 3 limits of Halibuit to 25.8 lbs and 2 striped bass! J has a lot of knowlege to share. anyone interested in fishing with a real pro I recomend him. his number is 916-417-5670 Thanks J for a 1st class trip,


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Getting better
Date: 07-24-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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My lucky dog Spike & I went out for summer stripers. 8 hours, 50 miles. 6 legals (16#, 10#, 5#, 20”, 19”, 18”), 2 undersized, lost 2, lost 2-3 tails. The 10 & 5#ers were a double (my first solo)! Deep trolled (14-18’) 2.25 mph 65-90’ back, shallow (6-8') trolled at 4.25-4.75 mph 140’ back the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 72-74*, semi-clear to clear. Air 60-92*. Sky night to clear. Wind 0-12 mph (2-6 mph most of the time). The water had cleared up a bit. As I was fishing a rising tide, slack & beginning of the outgoing tides I used B16s. Caught all of the fish on Rainbow, Red Head & Pearl. A Red Head Yo-Zuri got a 4# Squaw Fish! A long but one of my better days this year.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Night
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 07-21-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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Bill Crooks & I devoted 4 hours, 20 miles to try another night of summer night trolling for stripers. We were skunked, not a bite. Shallow and deep trolled the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 73-75*, semi-clear to clear. Air 70-55*. Sky dusk to dark. Wind 0-10 mph. There was another boat out, they did nothing. It got cold around midnight, we called it a day and headed in. Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown9@comcast.net
Location: Columbia River
Weather: Partly cloudy
Water_condition: Clear
Date: 07-24-2008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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Columbia "Buoy Ten" Fall Chinook Fishing!!! August means Fall Chinook. With the end of Summer Steelhead season, comes Fall King fishing on the Columbia, better known as Buoy Ten. Beginning the first week of August, Approximately 376,800 fall chinook salmon are expected to return to the Columbia River at Astoria Oregon - up from 219,600 fish last year. This year's fishery should benefit from an estimated return of 86,200 upriver bright kings (URB's) - up from 14,600 last year - bound for the Spring Creek hatchery above Bonneville Dam. With water temps in the high 60's, these fish will come in and out of the Columbia river with the tides. We are going to target these fish out of the Warrenton Marina this year in the calm waters around the Astoria bridge both on the Washington and Oregon side of the river. The famous "Church Hole" and "Shipwreck" will produce limits of King Salmon. Trolling is the name of the game here. Using 10'6" mooching rods from Fetha-Styx, level wind Shimano Bantam 50 reels loaded with braided line, we will troll the Delta Diver Fish Flash combo along with various spinners and cut-plug herring. Most of the fish will average 20 to 35 pounds with fish caught up to 50 pounds every season. We average 4 to 6 King salmon a day with limits of Coho being caught in late August into September. We are currently taking reservations for fishing trips at Buoy Ten on the Columbia river. We will be fishing from a large and roomy 25 foot Alumaweld Super Vee with a 200hp Yamaha Outboard. Prime dates are available from August 20th thru September 10th. Catch rates, fishing reports, and fishing reservations may be obtained online at http://www.columbia-river-fishing-guide.com or by phone at (206)-920-2428. Also I have started an on-line travel company. Please take a look next time you're booking travel for a fishing trip with J and L Guided Sportfishing, ( aifare, hotels, rental vehicles) and if I'm the same or less, I would appreciate you booking with White River Travel rather than Expedia or Travelocity.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA ( WARDS ISL )
Weather: VERY WARM WITH LIGHT BREEZES
Water_condition: SEMI CLEAR TO OFF COLORED AT 76.6 *
Date: 07-24-08
Remote Name: 69.227.208.95

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WEDS JULY 23rd..............................BASS MARATHON SOLO...........Twelve hours of bassing & exploring the many islands & cuts that seem to never end and using just a delta map as my hand held GPS batteries went dead!! But, even using visual land marks can be confusing as you are constantly changing directions and I found myself going in circles! Through trial & error I did find some of the water that I fished with my Coach / Guide Mike Booker which made me feel more comfortable....My main goal on this day was to learn this part of the delta and what a better way to do it being by yourself....THE REPORT........After launching at Kings Marina ( 6:45 am.) headed down Disappointment slough and looked for some fishy water which is everywhere...High tide was about an hour away and didn't expect to get bit till the start of the outgo...My three rods were set up for Senko, Brush hogs, & drop/shotting....Went with 6 inch red/black worms on the high tide and got bit very quickly...Two dinks & one 3 pounder...At the start of the outgo things got even better as I picked up 6 more fish to 4 pounds.....For some reason on this day, the fish were brutal on my Senko's tearing them up badly!...In an hour I went through a whole pack...Just as I got on a roll fishing the outgoing tide, about half way out the bite died!!!! Nothing touched my worms! Good time to eat my lunch and re think the situation.....Its now in the heat of the day and the tide has gone out a good three feet exposing much of the green grass (weeds) along the banks...Switched over to my brushhogs with a fixed 1/2 oz bullet weight and focused on the front part of the weeds.....BINGO!!! Got the biggest fish of the day....4.5 pounds!! Stayed with the brushhog till the bottom of the tide picking up 5 more fish to 3 pounds...Its now 4:00 pm and the tide is slowly coming back in..Went to my drop/shot rig with 1/2 oz lead & 7 inch purple Robo worms...Did well, but no fish bigger than two pounds....Its now 7:30pm and I'm beat...Covered a lot of water on this day but failed to make it to Mildred Island as I couldn't find it!!! Total fish caught was 21 bass with two 4 pounders and three 3 pounders...I was surprised how my Jetcraft non bass boat handled through out the day ...Not as good as a Real bass boat but it worked...A fun day on this part of the delta as I'm still learning...See ya on the water....Naked...


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Better
Date: 07-18-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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I had a rare opportunity to go night fishing (90 minutes of night, 7.5 hours of day-light) with two of the Delta's most experienced striper chasers, Bill Crooks and "Old Man River" Clyde Wands. 9 hours, 30 miles. 5 legals to 8#. Shallow and deep trolled (Yo-Zuri Fire Tiger, Mackerel, Clown, Charteuse/Black Spots, Rainbow Trout at 2.25-3.25 mph 65-90’ back deep (14-18’) trolling, 4.25-4.75 mph shallow (6-8’) trolling 140’ back). Most, largest fish caught deep. We trolled the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 73-75*, semi-clear to clear. Air 60-85*. Sky dark to clear. Wind 0-5 mph. We fished the end of the 4.8’ incoming tide, the slack, all of -0.2’ incoming tide. Cache Slough very dirty. A slow but great day with two great Delta fishermen, I learned a lot, enjoyed great company. Thanks for the invite Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac-side
Weather: The wind cooled things down
Water_condition: Fishable?
Date: 07-17-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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My lucky dog, Spike, and his not so luck partner devoted 3 hours, 20 miles for one undersized, one take/lost (the big ones always get away), no lost tails. Shallow trolled (Yo-Zuri Red Head & Rainbow Trout at 4.25-4.75 mph 140’ back) the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. Water 75*, semi-clear to dirty. Air 70-82*. Sky clear. Wind 6-12 mph. I fished the end of the 4.8’ outgoing tide, the slack and the first hour and a half of the -0.2’ incoming tide. Cache Slough very dirty. Another tough day for me. No radio traffic, only one or two other boats. Glad Spike (not too hot for him, he misses the water)and I could got out. Thanks for the company Spike.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Fine
Date: 07-15-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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Bill Crooks invited me to join him for the SIRS/Jolly Hookers Derby, 12 boats, 25 fishermen. 6 hours, 18 miles. Tough day, less than a fish a rod. We launched at Markley Cove. We look for fish off the bank East of Skiers’ Cove. Nothing. 7:00 in off Big Island. Water 76*, clear; air 60-85*; sky clear; wind 0-4 mph. We saw fish on the fishfinder at 40-70', several looking at our offerings, very few takes. Bill got one bite, Guy a take, lost it at 62’down. Bill got a small Kokanee and small Rainbow, all our hits/Bill's fish were on a PRGT behind a Rainbow/other dodger. "Big Al" Ezell was on the water and got 20-30 to 18”, half Kokanee, half Rainbow. Thanks for the invite, company Bill.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST DELTA (mildred Island )
Weather: PERFECT! WITH LIGHT BREEZES
Water_condition: SEMI CLEAR TO OFF COLORED AT 74.6 *
Date: 07-17-08
Remote Name: 69.238.170.103

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WEDNESDAY JULY 16th.............................SALMON OPENER OFF LIMITS !!!!! Before I get into this fishing report, I have to thank Mike Booker for inviting me to his backyard.. The East Delta.....Have not missed the salmon opening day since the first year they closed it from January 15th through July 15th to protect the Winter runs.......If you are around my age, you can remember when you could take salmon all year long....Enough said" The Report....Mike pulls up right on schedule six am. sharp! Can't tell you how excited I am to get an opportunity to join Mike and fish where major tournaments are held every year and to have a chance to get a fish of a life time......As we are driving south on interstate 5 , Mike explains to me how fishing can change day by day also telling me he had a good day on Monday....Fishing for over thirty years, I totally understood!...On a positive note, we had good tides & a good moon phase along with good weather..Arrived at Kings Island Resort, and launched at this small one boat at a time ramp...We entered through Disappointment slough and I immediately was lost!! Islands,cuts meandering endlessly but very fishy!! We started off with 6 inch Senko's & 5/0 hooks.....Very slow start as the tide was high slack..Mike assured me once we got some movement, things would happen..And, just as he predicted, things got going quickly as we started to get bit! ...Mike's method of madness is he doesn't spend much time in one location as there so much water to cover its run & gun...We were looking for aggressive fish and we found them! A few dinks, then bigger fish as the current picked up..By ten am. we had caught over 15 fish to three & half pounds..Mike switched over to a brushhog with a 1/2 oz bullet weight and nailed another 3 plus pounder! I stayed with my 6 inch worm as I needed to get better pitching and was doing well....My seventh fish of the day was my largest! 5 pounds 4 oz. Never thought this novice would get a bass this large? While it was in the 5 pound range, it looked much bigger! Mike took a few pictures before releasing him...By noon we paused to eat lunch....We had now caught 25 bass! Our next area would be towards Mildred Island where we would be doing some drop-shotting...Good move as we found bass chasing minnows right to the surface..It looked as if were RAINING on the water as the bass pushed the schools of bait towards the bank!!! Did very well in this area drop-shotting bringing our total number of bass caught to 38 fish..Even Mike who fishes this area on a regular basis was impressed with the days action.....Late in the day we went back to pitching Senko's and this rookie caught the last two fish..A 3 pounder & a 2....Don't know how many cast we made, but it had to be over a thousand!!! Two happy anglers heading home and only once did I think about the salmon closure...Just once as the joy of catching these bass enthroned me....For the record, the bite slowed down as the tide filled back in but a great bite on the outgo...Did alot of practicing pitching worms on my front lawn the past two weeks and it did pay off as Mike hardly did any coaching me..Thanks again Mike for sharing your backyard with me..THE EAST DELTA....see ya on the water....Naked.....


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STUMPY MEADOWS CAMPGROUND
Weather: LESS SMOKE & very nice...
Water_condition: Gin Clear at 72 * surface....
Date: 07-14-08
Remote Name: 69.238.170.103

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JULY 10th through July 13th........................NO WIFES...NO DOGS....NO NEWSPAPERS, T.V. & NO PHONE SERVICE....Robert (Shell Station) and myself arrived late Thursday at campsite # 20 which would be our home away from home for three days!! Roberts Dodge Supercab & Lund boat combined is about 39 feet long and the advertised campsite was 40 feet long! Not much room for error as it was a challenge pulling in & out which we did each day we launched the boat!! I'm thinking the people who design these sites all drive small Toyota's? LOL...The weather on Thursday was hot & smoky but Friday thru Sunday improved to just warm with just a hint of smoke.....While this is a recreational lake, the good news is there is no water skier's or jet ski's with a 5 mph speed limit....Just a few canoe's paddling around & friendly people.. AND NOW THE FISHING REPORT......We used one downrigger & three other rods set up with lead core line....Both worked to perfection using Hoochies & Half-Fast spreaders....With the warm surface temps reaching 72.5 degrees, I was surprised to see fish hitting the top!...This lake is well stocked with planters & some hold overs which went to about 17 inches....Boat pressure is not a problem as we never saw more than 5 boats on the lake at one time all the time we were there!..Forgot to mention,we tipped the hoochies with good old nightcrawlers & used Pro-Cure LV trout scents....Robert even used corn and it worked! Stumpy Meadows is a shallow water lake averaging only 50 feet with a few deep spots that go 113 feet by the dam....As we found out, you really gotta be careful pulling a downrigger ball as the depth can change quickly...Yeah, we banged the bottom a few times but no major mistakes!...Caught most of our fish between 25 - 40 feet and kept the boat speed between 1.2 to 1.8 mph.....We had three double hook ups & one triple which is always a challenge for netting!!! In the three & one half days spent fishing we landed 40 rainbows with the best day on Sunday got 17 fish.....Releasing many & never going over our limit....Robert kept the Camp Host happy with fish already cleaned and ready to eat! Don't know if its legal, but fed the local Eagle a small injured trout? Like most campers, we brought more food than than we could consume but tried hard !! N.Y. steaks,hamburgers,hot dogs not too mention the 4 star breakfast with 3 eggs apiece!! NO SMORES......Averaged about 5 hours sleep a night as we played cards till midnight each evening but managed to be on the water by 7:00am sharp!....Did some hiking which I'm still paying for!! Robert's 39 years old...I'm 62 !!!!! Tried fly fishing but couldn't get a rise and there wasn't much of a hatch....This was the first time in twenty five years I have camped without my wife and while I had fun with Robert, I kinda missed her! She keeps me in line...In a nutshell, I would recommend this small lake for fisherman that don't mind catching planters with an occasional hold over...Dept of Fish & Game have done well in stocking this body of water...And, you don't have to pay an arm & a leg for gas to get there!!! Thanks Robert for inviting me along as I really enjoyed your company and had fun as every day was an adventure....Back to the delta this week joining Mr. Mike Booker for some bass fishing..Hope with all the practice pitching Senko,s at home have helped.....See ya on the water....Naked......P.S.. Hey!Tom Ramage I'm ready for those big lakes on highway 88......


Name: Luckypants888
Email: Luckypants888@yahoo.com
Location: Delta Frank's Tract
Weather: warm then hot and smoky
Water_condition: semi-clear
Date: 07-10-08
Remote Name: 76.232.7.2

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I had a chance to fish with a good friend of mine today around Frank's Tract. The air was bit smoky, but with the wind over at Frank's... it wasn't much of an issue. The tide was good. It was cooler today than the day before. We fished the tules and some of the banks. I caught my limit with plastics by 10. Tight Lines, Luckypants888


Name: fred franklin
Email: franklin.f@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpy meadows
Weather: no smoke, hot some wind
Water_condition: clear, 72deg.
Date: 07-08-08
Remote Name: 71.155.150.131

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great day out of the smoke, troled most of the flasher that worked before with night crawler. some hits , no takers today. the kids camping there did great at the ramp. they had just planted.this was my first time on this sight. keep up the good work everbody


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac-side
Weather: Hot, little to no wind
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty
Date: 07-07-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.204

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I had a chance to Mark Wilson out in my boat hunting for summer stripers. I left my lucky dog, Spike, home due to the heat. We landed no legal stripers, 6-8 undersized stripers (one trolling!) and a 6-7 small catfish. 7 hours, 36 miles. Water 72-73*, semi-clear to dirty; air 73-102*, sky smokey; wind 0-3 mph. We trolled the Sac above & below the Rio Vista Bridge. We bait fished frozen shad above the Power Lines for 4 hours. We just could not find the stripers. The water was semi-clear at best, usually dirty. It was a hot day, little to no wind. Thanks for the company, great time Mark.


Name: soon2bfishin
Email: replacementkilla@yahoo.com
Location: montezuma slough and area
Weather: nice hopefully
Water_condition: same
Date: 07-09-08
Remote Name: 98.207.178.50

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Looking to be fishing out at the Montezuma Slough and surrounding sloughs and area. Looking to get tips from y'all. Baits for bait fishin... Lures for trollin.... etc.... Should we troll there??? Are there some specific spots we should try??? We hope ya'll will give us some pointers. we sure would like to increase our chances a bit considering the cost to fish these days and the price of gas.... Are there some areas that we can find largemouth in that area or are we strictly Striper and Sturgeon fishin in that area??? How about Catfish??? I kindof scaned past postings but didn't see anything regarding Suisun Montezuma area..... Anybody fishin that area???? Pass the info please???? Thanks all....


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Light Breezes very nice
Water_condition: Clear at 70 * surface
Date: 07-03-08
Remote Name: 69.237.69.145

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WEDS JULY 2nd ................................EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM ?...... NOT ALWAYS!!!! I get a call from my good friend Al from Big Al's Guide Service late on Tuesday....Tells me he's heading for lake Berryessa on Weds and invites me along ..Anytime Al has a empty seat in his ThunderJet, I jump at the chance to join him...After all, he's one of the better guides Koke fishing at New Melones & Berryessa....Well, Al tells me he wants to get an early start and I ask Al what time are you gonna pick me up? He replys " three thirty am!!!!!! OK! see ya in the morning....Set the alarm for 2:15 am and ended up getting less than 4 hours rest after watching the Giants game...Gulping down large amounts of coffee & getting my stuff ready, Al is right on time....3:30 am....Here we go in the dark heading for Berryessa!...Al introduced me to his neighbor Jim who also was invited.....Arrived at the launch at 5:00am sharp! First boat on the water...Here's how the day went......Didn't get our first fish till 8:30 am. That means we shot blanks for more than three hours!! So much for the early thing as I think the fish were still sleeping! LOL....We used Hoochies in pink & Seps dodgers in many colors laced with the the smelliest corn from garlic to carp spit...Nasty stuff!! But it worked...We covered water from 30 feet to down to 79 feet.....The first three fish hooked never made it to the boat as we went 0 for three! The next fish hooked, we got in, a small koke that went 14 inches....Don't know what happened? But. the next 4 fish were Rainbows!!! Al kept dropping the trolling balls down trying to find the the depths where he thought the Kokes were holding.....No luck! We continued catching Rainbows....We got to the point where we started releasing the trout so our limits for Kokes were not effected......Al kept assuring us we would find the Kokes if it took all day! Well, it did!! late in the afternoon only one other boat besides us was still out. Just when we put a time limit on the days fishing...5:30pm...We get into a koke bite!!! 5 in a row!!! Summary: A great day rainbow fishing & according to Big Al, a slow day for Kokes!!! Total fish caught and kept -----7 kokes & 6 rainbows.....releasing many, many trout....While Jim & myself had fun catching fish Big Al was disappointed by the lack of Kokanee ....In talking with other anglers, they also had a slow day...Thanks again Al for the invite but next time could we make it a more normal 5:00am start? Plan on returning to Stumpy Meadows & camping a couple days with Robert from the Shell station on the eleventh of this month...Hope there will be less smoke than my last visit? See ya on the water......Naked...


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown9@comcast.net
Location: Cowlitz river
Weather: Warm and Sunny
Water_condition: 3' of Viz
Date: 6-30-2008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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July.......Cowlitz River Summer Steelhead Fishing with a 6 Fish Limit!!!! We are already seeing tons of these fish being caught on the Cowlitz and the run will peak this month. Looking to catch your 6 fish limit of powerful, chrome bright summerruns? Then don't delay and call today to reserve your date. Stop wishing and lets go fishing for limits of chrome!!! The Cowlitz has two distinct runs of aggressive biting fish, "A" runs which are now in the river and "B" runs which show up later in the summer. The "A" run that is currently here now are 8 to 12 lb. fish destined for the hatchery at Blue Creek. "B"run's are larger fish 12 to 18 pounds and return to the Barrier Dam hatchery. Due to the Cowlitz River hatcheries seeing an abundance of steelhead return in the last few weeks, the limit has been increased to 6 fish per person. Lets go get 'em! Currently we are catching an average of 6 to 10 fish a day and expect those number to increase into double digits by the 4th of July weekend. Several limits have been caught on various days freedrifting from Blue Creek to the I-5 Bridge. We are using Fetha Styx FSSH 961-2 ultra light spinning rods with Shimano Spinning reels loaded with 8 lb line. Freedrifting produces a fishing style that is very natural to the fish and drifts that are hundreds of yards long covering lots of holding water. Come experience the heart-pounding, fast and intense fish catching action on these ultra light rods! We are currently taking reservations for both morning and afternoon/evening trips on the Cowlitz. We will be fishing from 2 large roomy 25 foot Alumaweld Super Vee boats with 200 hp motors from Yamaha and Mercury. Prime dates are still available thru August 17th for Cowlitz River Steelhead.


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown9@comcast.net
Location: Cowlitz river
Weather: Warm and Sunny
Water_condition: 3' of Viz
Date: 6-30-2008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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July.......Cowlitz River Summer Steelhead Fishing with a 6 Fish Limit!!!! We are already seeing tons of these fish being caught on the Cowlitz and the run will peak this month. Looking to catch your 6 fish limit of powerful, chrome bright summerruns? Then don't delay and call today to reserve your date. Stop wishing and lets go fishing for limits of chrome!!! The Cowlitz has two distinct runs of aggressive biting fish, "A" runs which are now in the river and "B" runs which show up later in the summer. The "A" run that is currently here now are 8 to 12 lb. fish destined for the hatchery at Blue Creek. "B"run's are larger fish 12 to 18 pounds and return to the Barrier Dam hatchery. Due to the Cowlitz River hatcheries seeing an abundance of steelhead return in the last few weeks, the limit has been increased to 6 fish per person. Lets go get 'em! Currently we are catching an average of 6 to 10 fish a day and expect those number to increase into double digits by the 4th of July weekend. Several limits have been caught on various days freedrifting from Blue Creek to the I-5 Bridge. We are using Fetha Styx FSSH 961-2 ultra light spinning rods with Shimano Spinning reels loaded with 8 lb line. Freedrifting produces a fishing style that is very natural to the fish and drifts that are hundreds of yards long covering lots of holding water. Come experience the heart-pounding, fast and intense fish catching action on these ultra light rods! We are currently taking reservations for both morning and afternoon/evening trips on the Cowlitz. We will be fishing from 2 large roomy 25 foot Alumaweld Super Vee boats with 200 hp motors from Yamaha and Mercury. Prime dates are still available thru August 17th for Cowlitz River Steelhead.


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: prosser creek res.
Weather: warm
Water_condition: clear
Date: 06-29-08
Remote Name: 74.37.122.94

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Well I decided to head up to Prosser Creek, on Sunday with my co-worker from shell. It’s been 9 years since my father drown there. To my surprise the water level was higher than I expected it to be. I arrived, at Prossor creek at 7am to launch the boat while I was pulling out Steve pulled the rope towards the trailer. I’m not going to tell you what happen next. Started to troll down 30 feet with the downrigger with a hook and worm 5 feet above the flasher attach to the downrigger ball. The second rod I was using a lead core down 4 colors in which got me down to 25 feet using an apex with an orange grub. 8.15am got an 18 inch rainbow, than at 8.31am second fish using lead core down 4 colors trolling near the dam. With Steve being a rookie he wants to set the pole with every bump. I said my good byes to my father and let the lake at 11.45am


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: Perfect
Water_condition: stained
Date: 06-28-08
Remote Name: 67.166.135.52

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I'm sorry! I forgot to mention that Bill and I went fishing on Thursday the 26th. Jerry


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: perfect! comfortable!
Water_condition: stained
Date: 06-28-08
Remote Name: 67.166.135.52

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I brought my good friend Bill Bushey out to pitch for largemouths again. I couldn't pass up a day in the delta with little wind. We didn't fish the best tide, but I didn't care cuz everything else was perfect. Low tide was 8am. We started just as the water started to move in. Bill did very well with 3 keepers before I caught one. One was a 3 lber. Then immediately I caught a 1lber. Fishing was difficult as expected during the incoming tide. So around noon we enjoyed a good lunch and beer under a shady tree. Then after a lunch and a good rest we went back to work. Around 2pm Bill went bang bang with a 2 lb 12oz and 2 lb 5ozer. Yep! He had a 5 fish limit. And I only had a 1 and 2lber. That's 2 trips in a row he's beaten me in bass fishing. And he's just using a spinning rod to pitch with. He's really gotten accurate with that 6 1/2 G Loomis of mine. But we were'nt finished yet. Then about 3:30 or so I went bang bang bang with a 4lb 9ozer jumping up out of the water in some new waters I've never fished before. Then 2 2lbers! So I ended up beating Bill after all. Thanks to the moving incoming water! That's it! Good fishing! Jerry Yuke


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: perfect! comfortable!
Water_condition: stained
Date: 06-28-08
Remote Name: 67.166.135.52

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I brought my good friend Bill Bushey out to pitch for largemouths again. I couldn't pass up a day in the delta with little wind. We didn't fish the best tide, but I didn't care cuz everything else was perfect. Low tide was 8am. We started just as the water started to move in. Bill did very well with 3 keepers before I caught one. One was a 3 lber. Then immediately I caught a 1lber. Fishing was difficult as expected during the incoming tide. So around noon we enjoyed a good lunch and beer under a shady tree. Then after a lunch and a good rest we went back to work. Around 2pm Bill went bang bang with a 2 lb 12oz and 2 lb 5ozer. Yep! He had a 5 fish limit. And I only had a 1 and 2lber. That's 2 trips in a row he's beaten me in bass fishing. And he's just using a spinning rod to pitch with. He's really gotten accurate with that 6 1/2 G Loomis of mine. But we were'nt finished yet. Then about 3:30 or so I went bang bang bang with a 4lb 9ozer jumping up out of the water in some new waters I've never fished before. Then 2 2lbers! So I ended up beating Bill after all. Thanks to the moving incoming water! That's it! Good fishing! Jerry Yuke


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: STUMPY MEADOWS aka (smoke lake )
Weather: Very SMOKEY at 4,500 ft light breezes
Water_condition: Gin Clear at 69.8 *
Date: 06-27-08
Remote Name: 69.237.69.145

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THURSDAY JUNE 26th.......................THINKING I COULD GET AWAY FROM THE VALLEY SMOKE & DO A DAY OF FISHING STUMPY MEADOWS AT 4,500 feet proved to be a mistake!!! The thick smoke was 5 times worst than Tuesdays delta fishing!! Took my lovely wife Sandra, as she has never been to this small central Sierra mountain lake and she was impressed with pictures I had taken recently.....A great day of catching rainbows & brown's was ruined with a THICK layer of smoke that had our eyes watering & burning...Not to mention killing the post card beauty that she had seen just a few weeks ago... The smoke was so bad you couldn't see from one end of the lake to the other ! And from the dam to the other end is less than a mile!!.....You get the picture ,so lets talk about the fishing........Not having downriggers, I went with lead core line & used Half-Fast attractors model 2CS....Remember, I'm a rookie at trout trolling so I was keeping it SIMPLE!! ......Getting advice from Robert from the Shell Gas station helped.....The end business was 20 inches of 6 lb. test mono with a # 6 bait hook.....And, two boxes of nite-crawlers purchased at Wal-Mart.....Had to drop a bucket behind the boat to slow down my boat speed to 1.2 mph.....First fish caught was a 15.5 inch brown and I don't remember how many colors I was out because this fish hit when I was paying out line!! Do know it was less than three, which meant the fish was just below the surface....Was hoping like most mountain lakes, the wind would pick up & blow some of this smoke away around noon...It didn't happen! Never got windy all day and all we got was a slight breeze that put out a slight ripple...Didn't expect to stay all day, but continued to get bit and by 5:00pm we had boated 8 fish and being rookies lost another eight or more....Only three other boats out trying their luck as I think they were camping at the site? Despite the conditions, really had fun doing this basic trolling thing using crawlers. Most fish caught were between 4 & 5 colors out which I guess is less than 25 feet down? The 7 rainbows caught were all between 12 & 14 inchers..( Planters ) with the Brown a bonus fish....With a hugh void coming soon ( NO INLAND SALMON FISHING ) will be doing lots of other types of fishing just like this...No! they don't pull your string like the big boys, but its still a form of fishing......After getting home in the dark ( 9:30 pm. ) Brought out the pictures of Stumpy Meadows on a clear day!! LOL....See ya on the water...Naked....P.S. Nobody out fishing??? I feel like I'm the only one on this thread posting!! Oh well...Hope someone's reading it?


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: NORTH DELTA including Minor
Weather: SMOKEY with delta breezes
Water_condition: Semi clear to off colored at 74.6 *
Date: 06-24-08
Remote Name: 69.237.69.145

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TUESDAY JUNE 24th.............FLUNKED PITCHING SENKO'S CLASS 101.......After spending two hundred dollars on a new 7' 2" xc 724 Lamiglas Senko Special & hooking it up with a ABU REVO inshore baitcaster with all the bells & whistles I thought I was ready for the next level of Bass angling......PITCHING & FLIPPING !!! WRONG!!!!!!............Had the pleasure of having Mike Booker in my boat for my second lesson on worm fishing...There would be no side arm or overhead casting on this day..My instructor, Mike, insisted me learning pitching & flipping and as I watched Mike's mechanics it looked fairly easy!! After all, in over thirty years of fishing have no problem fly fishing, throwing baits etc....This is how my day went....One bird nest after another and don't think there was a tree branch out there I didn't hit? Mike had all the patience in the world with instruction...Looking at my mechanics my arms were moving forward not allowing the rod to do the work & my cast were rainbows as I could not sling the worm close to the water....Meanwhile, watching Mike hit the target with ease & pulling out some very nice bass I just got totally frustrated and was sweating more than I should have...When I did get lucky and got my worm to my target I missed at least 5 nice bites either being late setting the hook or not having my reel engaged!!!I did catch 3 bass or I should say " they caught me....Never felt comfortable much of the day as I fumbled around with my new rod & reel & it felt alien in my hands....The easy out would be going back to side arm or overhand casting but needed to learn pitching!!! PRACTICE, PRACTICE & more PRACTICE.......I owe Mike big time as I know he spent more time coaching me than enjoying a day on the water catching fish....Out of all the miscues, I did manage one perfect cast which landed me a 3 pounder...I got Mike's approvable & a high five!!....Even a blind dog gets a bone once in a while!! A twelve hour day on the delta along with a decent bite on the outgo....Long way to go for this angler till I feel comfortable....Thanks again Mike for being patient & staying with me....Humbled....Naked....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac River side
Weather: Windy, smoky
Water_condition: Semi-clear to dirty
Date: 06-23-08
Remote Name: 68.126.128.13

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Bill Crooks, my lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for summer stripers. I'm just learning how to successfully fish the Delta during the summer. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday. Landed 3 (1 19”er, 17”, 16”). We lost none, had 3-4 hits/no stick, lost no tails. Jigged & trolled shallow. 7.5 hours, 39 miles. Water 74*, clear to dirty; air 52-85*, sky smoky; wind 5-15 mph. We launched at Hogback and took another one for the team, motored to many different areas to check out, report on the water condition(s). We jigged the Sac River above Isleton at high/slack tide (semi-clear) for an hour, nothing. Shallow trolled the Sac & its sloughs above and below the Rio Vista Bridge, water varied from semi-clear to muddy the further down river/West we went. I know this is the time of the year I do better bait fishing, why didn’t I do it? Trailer flat tire on the way back to Sac. I pull over next to a farm. A farm worker loaned me his jack, Bill & I change the tire and are back on the road quickly. Back in Sac Tire Mart replaces valve stem for free! Fishing (not catching day) pricey! A day with Bill Crooks priceless!


Name: fisherman
Email: @@@@@@@@@
Location: berkley (angel island)
Weather: nice
Water_condition: nice
Date: 06-21-08
Remote Name: 69.62.254.8

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went with three other people fishing by angel island.Took a rod that a bought at a yard sale. first five min,two people hook up a double , one broke the hook the other got loose .fifteen min one the capt gets a fish ,got it to the top of the water was a 10 lb stiper gets off.30 min later another one gets off. finally 45 min later get are first fish,8lb striper ended up with 7 stipers biggest one 15lb and four halibut .every caught fish exept me I think am going to throw my pole away and get another one.....still was a great day anyways..


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: EAST Reservoir / North Delta
Weather: Summer Pattern HOT!
Water_condition: See Reports different locations
Date: 06-16-08
Remote Name: 69.227.211.48

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JUNE 16th through the 18th............Spent three days tent camping in this primitive coastal mountain reservoir.......With no drinking water available ( Bring your own ) and porta-potties that rarely get cleaned, this area is for campers that don't ming getting DIRTY!! While the lake is still almost full with water the lack of spring rainfall has the surrounding scenery very dry & dusty.....Just happened to be there during a FULL moon phase which I think effected the daytime fishing...With water temps at the surface well into upper seventy's we found a summer pattern that is common in the month of July...In a nutshell, very tough fishing for bass & crappie....Our next camping trip will be New Melones Reservoir.....Water & showers available and just $17.00 per day...........................THURSDAY June 19th.......Had a chance to join a friend Mike Booker who invited me along for some delta bass fishing.....Mike has already caught an over ten pound bucketmouth this year & has much knowledge on worm technics ......The plan was I would show my secrets of catching smallmouths if he would teach me the art of throwing Senko's...We fished in my backyard, the north delta as Mike usually hits the East delta.... This is how the day went.....No delta breezes on this day & the afternoon temps were in the mid-ninty's with some pretty good tides with a 4 footer outgo & 3 1/2 foot income....Started off trolling the upper Steamboat/Sutter slough rip rap using the 1/8 oz.speedtraps with the crawfish color pattern & the white pink shad......Both colors work well as we pretty much stayed even on the hook ups.....Mike had a double fish on one lure hookup & lost both as the light line broke! Both fish looked to be in the over two pound bracket...He was using my ultra light set up so I will take the blame for the weak spot in the line....Even though I just loaded it up with brand new P-line floracarbon....The smallie fishing was just OK with periods of moderate success with no monsters caught....But, Mike got the idea how to catch them using this method.....With the tide really going out it was now time for my lesson catching Mr. Largemouth....We shot over to the Minor slough area where the structure is more suitable for this type of angling.....We hooked up the Senko's with Mike using a 5/0 worm hook & 6 inch worm Texas style ( No Weight )....I used 5 inchers with 4/0 hooks because that was all I had!! Of couse, with Mikes experience he starts hooking fish both pitching & underhand throwing next to wood & the many patches of plants.....With Mike coaching me along I finally got my first pick up as my line moved sideways..I hit it hard and nailed a two pounder that did many jumps!! Now. that was exciting!! My biggest problem was detecting the bite and as time went on I got better & better...I learned to pay out enough line to get the Senko to slowly sink & throw in places where I never thought would hold fish.....This type of fishing is deadly...They hit that worm like CANDY!! Once you know what your doing!....Slow presentation & finesse is the key for sure...Thanks Mike for turning me on to worm ( SENKO) fishing...Ton's of fun and never thought these bass would hold in such shallow cover....Can't wait to get to Fishermans warehouse and get a better selection of Senkos & larger hooks....While our largest fish was just over three pounds I couldn't imagine pulling out a 5- 8 pounder....? A 11 hour day bassing & learning new ways to catch fish even in the heat of the day....Both smallies & bucketmouths......FUN, FUN , FUN!!! Might have to slow down throwing swimbaits & do more worms stuff??? Thanks for the company Mike and will hit next week in my boat....See ya on the river......Naked...


Name: sac' s pro fisherman
Email: mar9846@aol.com
Location: south sac river
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: calm
Date: 06-15-08
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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good fathers day start 7am 28 lb. stripper off pile worms first 20 minutes bar-b-que steaks on the menu yes!!!


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: NORTH DELTA including Minor
Weather: BREEZY & VERY WARM (Northerly )
Water_condition: Off colored with soft tides at 70.5 *
Date: 06-13-08
Remote Name: 69.227.211.48

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THURSDAY JUNE 12th..................INTRODUCTION TO DELTA ANGLING 101.......My student for the day was Brian Arimoto, a young 25 year old well educated young gun who's passion for fishing is unbelievable !! I met Brian through a mutual friend, Roland Apiras and after a few E-mails set up a date to hit the delta....Telling Brian in advance, don't expect a day where the fish are jumping in the boat. Not gonna happen! After two days of howling Northerly winds just knew the water would be in bad shape & murky.....Not to mention very soft tides with less than two foot movement on both income & outgo........Well, arriving at Hogback early & launching it was everything I mention...Dirty water, breezy, with weak tides....Trolling for stripes would be out of the question as the water was way too dirty, and you couldn't even see the prop in the water!! With the lower Steamboat unfishable with the tide out decided to try Minor thinking we might find cleaner water. The run to Minor was a mistake!! It was just the same...Dirty!!! After throwing traps just next to Hall,s without a bump for thirty minutes came to the conclusion our efforts were fruitless! Time to try something else...With the wimp tide starting to come back in maybe the upper part of Steamboat & Sutter slough would start to clean up? Began trolling Speedtraps & slowly the water clarity improved as we picked up a few smallies...The secret was spraying lots of BANG on the plastic baits...It seemed to work? Worked very hard picking up just a fish here & there with lots water coverage with nothing!! No doubt about it, the bite was off!! In the next three hours tried every location in upper Steamboat where I knew the resident smallies hold out....As the bite got slightly better with a few double hookups towards noon it was enough action to keep Brian in a positive mode...With the top of the tide due in a few hours wanted to try the main Sacto. and see if i could find some schoolie stripes .....Went back to the location I did well at a week ago....As luck would have it we found a pod of small stripes & got the one ounce jigs out....Not half as many as a week ago, but enough to make it interesting.....With the wind blowing about 12 mph it was hard to hold the boat over the schools of bait & stripes but we managed to get several doubles which is always fun...Nothing over 5 pounds but still we were catching fish!! This action lasted for a few hours then slowed.....Returned to Steamboat and resumed smallie trolling with the tide just starting to go out....Much better action!!!! Not red hot, but they were on a positive bite some with crawfish body parts lodged in their mouths..Always a good sign to see that...Its now late in the afternoon and the sun is starting to slant more creating shade pockets and the winds have relaxed, both of us are dripping with sweat but with a fairly good bite its not a problem....and we are getting some fish in the three pound plus bracket...Brian picked up a few small stripes as we were targeting the bass that took his line to the center of the river, they will do that using light stuff....Fun, Fun....Its now about a few hours before dark & the tide is reaching the bottom... I gave Brian the option...We could head for the barn & call it day or try a hour or so throwing baits in the lower Steamboat area....No hesitation on his part...Lets do it.....Thats what I wanted to hear.....Began throwing swimbaits and got a few taps but no takers from Mr. Striper ..Brian picked up a two pound bass and we noticed the bass were hitting on the surface....We changed over to top water baits ...Brian went to a frog pattern and I went to a large 8 inch Chub Creek which I have never had luck with...While popping it back to the boat making large boils then stopping, we paused to look to the left as a bass downstream hit the surface.....Just at the same time while my lure was motionless my Chub Creek Exploded!!!!! I ripped back as hard as i could as this monster bass jumped three times throwing water all over....This had to be the highlight of the day.....All I wanted to do is get this puppy close enough to the boat to grab his mouth and see how much it weighed....Didn't get the chance as just next to my reach he jumps again throwing the Chub.!! This fish will always be in the back of my mine, like many others lost....How big was it??? Thats fishing.....Well, a fun day on the water sharing the delta with an a young man that was willing to try any method possible to catch fish as we turned a negative to a positive & put in twelve long hours!! On this day we worked hard to find fish as I think you learn more as the days when everything falls in place and fishing is a cakewalk ....Thanks for the company Brian & being patient & positive.......Naked....


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: American River & Stumpy Meadows
Weather: Warm & Breezy to Windy & Hot
Water_condition: River running at 2,076 cfc at 67 *
Date: 06-11-08
Remote Name: 69.237.71.7

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JUNE 9th & 10 th............................A TWO DAY FISHING REPORT............CLIMATOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF COMBINATIONS OF TEMPERATURE,PRECIPITATION,WINDS & CHARACTERISTICS OF A LOCALITY FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.....Well. Like many others, I have fished the Central Valley for many years & can't remember so many unsettled windy conditions that Mother Nature has offered us. Since the rains shut off in March, planning a fishing trip in the months of April, May & now, June, has been nearly impossible!! Barometric pressures have been anything but STABLE creating one day of southerly winds followed by one to two days of strong north winds!! Enough said, but the weather synopsis effects each & every fishing trip.........MONDAY JUNE 9th....Got to DISCO park around 2:30 pm. using Interstate 5 (re-opened) Only a 20 minute drive from my house. With the flows out of Nimbus dam at 2,172 cfc I felt encouraged the bite would be better than my last outing when I caught just two...Once again anchored in 8 feet of water just below the 160 bridge....With the slight increase of current adjusted my weights adding another slit-shot to my curly tail 1/16 oz jigs...Got my first fish after throwing for one hour without a bump! A small male. Water temps were up to 67.5 degrees in this part of the American and I'm thinking once the sun starts slanting towards the late afternoon & early evening the bite would turn on..A guide boat & one other boat showed up about 5:00pm. Both boats picked up two...and I got my second fish in the same time period. Once again, the bite did not materialize!!! Fished till almost dark with a grand total of TWO fish. Summary: Either, I picked two days that the shad were inactive or they are just not here in numbers like previous years? Are the returning numbers of shad down like the salmon? Could be? Was hoping Roland Apiras & Brian Arimoto were on the water to confirm the DISMAL bite on this day......................TUESDAY JUNE 10th.........Getting my required 6 hours of sleep after the disappointing trip to the American monday evening, Robert Gibbs (Shell Station) was right on time to pick me up as we planned on hitting Stumpy Meadows for some relaxing trout fishing...Didn't know what kind of day we would have as once again strong northerly winds were forecast for the valley....Arrived at Stumpy Meadows around 7:00am. Just a light breeze on the water and trout were dimpling on the surface taking the small aquatic midge (bugs) at a pretty good rate....As you know most of my fishing is done in the delta as I know very little about lake trout fishing using downriggers & long lining just below the surface etc...Have gone a few times with Guy Brown & Tom Ramage but still find it strange having no tides to read!! And they do all the work guiding me along...Same thing with Robert as he told me to relax as he set things up....Unlike delta fishing with the run & gun thing, I found this time of fishing very low keyed & relaxing....And the scenery, outstanding with all the green pine trees & mountains at 4,500 feet elevation....Did pick up a second rod stamp stamp as I guess most lake fisherman use two rods while trolling? Robert focused on the top of the water column only putting the lines down less than twenty five feet using mini crawlers behind sling blades or attractors or whatever you call them...We also long lined a mini plastic rapala some 140 feet behind his Lund boat.....Well!! Everything worked as we hooked over 15 trout releasing a few & losing some just behind the boat...All caught were rainbows except one which was a brown....Ended the day just one fish short of a limit ...All nine fish were loaded with the small insects black in color so if they were planters, they were in the water awhile...A pair of eagles were constantly watching us and as we hooked up would swoop down looking for a meal...Interesting! Sea lions in the delta & eagles up here!! The winds held off till around noon & reallly picked up at about one as we decided to head in....Robert, Thanks for a relaxing outing and being a perfect host ,,,Not often I get to relax,eat my lunch & sip a beer....Returning to the valley in the afternoon the winds were roaring with many fires with smoke thought out.....Let me tell you how delicious the trout were with fresh picked garden squash & rice......And at last 8 hours of sleep!! See ya on the river. Naked.....


Name: robert from shell
Email: rainbowtrout@sbcglobal.net
Location: stumpee meadows
Weather: warw
Water_condition: cleal
Date: 06-10-08
Remote Name: 71.129.85.201

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I arrived at the naked fisherman house at 5am, we finaly arrived at the lake at 7am. this was Bob frist time trolling at this lake. we started with a repela and hook and worm, by 1pm we had a total of 12 fish and lost 3 at the boat. we threw back 2 small rainbows and keep one brown. thanks for the company Bob.


Name: MeyouandI
Email: fishnotchat@catchembig.com
Location: on the water
Weather: clear
Water_condition: clear
Date: 06-10-08
Remote Name: 76.20.17.35

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Hey guys. What is the name of this board???? Fishin report not Fishin talk... It's no wonder that guys like Mark, Tommi, Naked and others who USED to post GREAT reports no longer do so. Get a hobby, if you want to chat then go to the Fish Sniffer message boards. Lets get back to "FISHING REPORTS"


Name: braiderb
Email: braiderb@aol.com
Location: delta waters
Weather: sunny
Water_condition: dirty
Date: 06-09-08
Remote Name: 67.187.207.230

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ok,listen dudes. Delta Bait & Tackle, ( aka) Fishermans Warehouse will be fine. They have the knowledge but will they have the prices. Dont you think for a second with the economy the way it is that people will go to FW for advice and bass pro for price. Trust me, unless FW matches price they will lose business plus people will go there just because it is what it is. While they are there buying ammo, oh well, I might as well buy a couple of broken backs or yozuri's , oh yeah, in my favorite color that was sold out at FW and couldnt get the whole spring fishing. FW has to do alot more of keeping the popular product on the shelf because BP will adapt to the area and keep lots of area product on the shelf at good pricing . I love FW but face it, BP will soon have knowledgeable people for this area working there. They will know the same thing FW knows when giving advice. Do you really think that they wont get the seminars there with the known guides in the area. Those guides will jump at the chance to give a seminar at BP vs FW just for the fact there business is down and they can attract a bigger crowd. I hate to say it but I hope FW has a plan. I will still go there on a regular basis but will use all my resources to gain better fishing for myself. Thats just the way it is. Sorry. BRB


Name: captjim
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: sacramento river
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 06-07-2008
Remote Name: 67.172.170.11

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Because Mr. Fong is not the owner is irrelevant. I'll put his knowledge and experience of the local area against anyone at Bass Pro. Sorry Mr. Pro, you da man, I'm just a rookie. lol


Name: sac's pro fisherman
Email: mar9846@aol.com
Location: sacramento river
Weather: n/a
Water_condition: n/a
Date: 06-07-2008
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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hey fella mr fong just works @fishermans warehouse besides bass pro shop leaves that place for the rookies check out there web site for new locations or take a drive 99 south to hwy 120 in manteca look to the left before main to see the nice site of the huge building for the pro's


Name: sac's pro fisherman
Email: mar9846@aol.com
Location: sacramento river
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 06-07-08
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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hey fella mr fong just works at fishermans warehouse beside bass pro shop leaves that place for the rookies check out bass pro shops web site for new locations or takehwy99 south to hwy 120 in manteca look on your left before main to see the nice site of the huge building for pro's


Name: sac's pro fisherman
Email: mar9846@aol.com
Location: sacramento river
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 06-07-2008
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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hey fella mr.fong just works at fishermans warehouse +bass pro shop leaves that placefor the rookie fisherman check out bass pro shop web site for new locations or take 99south to hwy120 in manteca look on left before main you can't miss the nice site of the huge building for the pro's


Name: captjim
Email: dontopen@comcast.net
Location: not fishing
Weather: n/a
Water_condition: n/a
Date: 06-07-08
Remote Name: 67.172.170.11

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Regarding Sac Pro Fisherman's report of Bass Pro at the Railyard next year, wanna bet? Been hearing about the Manteca rumors for the last several years. Besides, who cares when you have Mr. Fong and company already!!


Name: sac's pro fisherman
Email: mar9846@aol.com
Location: sacramento river
Weather:
Water_condition:
Date: 06-04-2008
Remote Name: 207.200.116.132

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bass pro shop getting ready to open big building in manteca off hwy 120 also world bass pro shop coming to sacramento this year @old railyard


Name: chuck mckay
Email: mckaychuck@yahoo.com
Location: rio vista bridge
Weather: little windy
Water_condition:
Date: 06-06-08
Remote Name: 74.37.84.34

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good day sunday got over 50 stripers just north of rio vista best day of my short fishing career


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Oroville
Weather: Overcast, little wind
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 06-03-08
Remote Name: 69.108.231.187

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Tuesday. Bill Crooks invited me and my lucky dog, Spike, for a day at Oroville. We also wanted to test putting up Bill's Willy Boat top for the 2nd-3rd time and Bill's hand-made sun-screen side curtains for the 1st time. Top went up and came down easily, side-curtain pricessless. We landed 7 (1 Coho to 16”, 6 Rainbow to 17.5”). We lost (broke off!) 2, 6-10 hits/no stick. I kept the Coho for smoking, Bill the Rainbows. 8 hours!, 7 miles. Water 68.2-69.3*; air 60-75*, high overcast to clear; wind 0-2mph. Trolled off the Bridge at 0.9-1.2 mph (GPS) at 30-53’ down on downriggers. Another tough day. Where were the Coho? The one I got was at 50’ on a white hootchie & white Sling Blade (both smeared with anchovy paste), a 2-hook rig, garlic corn on the leading hook, 1” piece of anchovy fillet on the trailer. Krill gel on the ball. The Rainbows were caught on orange spinners or white hootchies. Many bites/no sticks on the pink Radical Glo tubes. We launched at the lower Spillway Ramp. Thanks for the invite and fellowship Bill.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Nice
Date: 06-02-08
Remote Name: 69.108.231.187

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Monday. My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out for some Kokanee. I landed 6 (0 Kings, 4 Kokanee to 17”, 2 Rainbows to 15” (most clean). I lost none, had 1-2 hits/no stick. Released the Rainbows, kept the Kokanee for smoking. 6 hours, 10 miles. Water 66.9-69.2*; air 52-82*, high overcast to clear; wind 0-2mph. Trolled off the Big Island (5), mid lake (1) & the Ranch House (0) at 0.9-1.25 mph (GPS) at 30-52’ down on downriggers. Another tough day. Kokanee caught on watermelon dodger, Pink Radical Glo Tube 2-hook rig with 2 kernels of Shoe Peg garlic scented corn/hook, krill gel on the ball & dodger. 5 of the six I caught were between 6-9 a.m., very, very tough after that. I launched at Capell Cove (BOR, free launch).


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Steamboat,Minor,Main Sacto river
Weather: Another breezy day 10-15 mph
Water_condition: OUTGO-Very dirty-Income--semi clear.
Date: 06-03-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.214

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MONDAY JUNE 2nd....................A MIXED BAG FOR SURE........BIG TIDES...NEW MOON....MORE DELTA WINDS....$ 153.00 TO FILL JETCRAFT & FORD TRUCK.....AND JUST A FEW BUCKS LEFT OVER FOR ICE & A 12 PACK OF BUD LIGHT!!!!WAS IT WORTH IT? HERE'S MY REPORT..........Checking my tide book after launching at Hogback noticed the color of the water (Very Stained) just like the book said" A 5 foot outgoing minus tide followed by a moderate incoming tide late in the day....Made my mind up before leaving the house, I would not troll for stripes on this day as I super charged both batteries & would focus on throwing swimbaits & jig ....With the gusty winds & very dirty water in lower Steamboat struggled getting anything to hit....Decided to head the back way via Steamboat to try Minor as it is more fishable when the delta winds are whipping....Saw only two other boats in Minor trying there luck....The tide is way at this point exposing the muck on the river banks as I began throwing 1/2 ounce traps....Nothing for the first 20 minutes or so, then as I was letting the boat drift with the current hit the first fish of the day. A nice 6 pounder followed with several others to about 10 pounds.....All fish caught were in less than 4 feet of water just at the waters edge! Spawned out & hungry they hit the traps very hard with hardly any taps or bumps. Around 1:00pm the tide quit & the incoming tide started...The bite died....Tried a little spooning by Halls cut picking up two small largemouths and a bonus 12 lb. catfish.......No spots on it but I think it was a channel? Returned to the upper Steamboat area & tried my luck trolling Speedtraps for Mr. Smallmouth...Noticed the water was clearing as the tide worked back in and did pretty well catching 20-30 smallies to 2 lbs...Lots of fun on light equiptment & 6 pound test....Thinking at this point not a bad fishing despite the windy conditions etc..At about 4:00 pm.I'm now in the main Sacto river and just motoring slowly & watching my graph when it lights up with fish from top to bottom...No brainer here!! Dropped the electric & grabbed my spooning rig....Had a 1 oz.Hopkins smoothie in green and as soon as I dropped it in the water....Bam! It was like fishing my lure in a fish hatchery.....Bam! Bam! Bam! one right after another...THE PROBLEM WAS they were all 1 pound 16-18 inchers to about 3 pounders with a few to maybe 5 pounds!!!!!!It was almost impossible to get the jig to hit the bottom without a hookup...Switched over to a single hook Hopkins as the trebles were tearing the small fish up...Don't know where these fish came from but I can tell you they were in the thousands!!! And not returning spawners from up river....After catching and releasing too many to count I couldn't get one over 5 pounds...Continued catching them till 7:00 pm and they never stopped hitting!!!!!!!!!!Knowing they would be the target for meat fisherman I will not give out exact locations other than the main Sacto river....Most of these stripes are our future as two to three year olds...Another thing noticed,There were tons of baitfish among them...Maybe shad? Mr.Fireman Jack you know the location for sure......After a super day of catching it was worth every penny I spent for Gas......See ya on the river.....Naked.....


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Whites, Disappointment and Mildred Island area
Weather: beautiful in morning! No wind!
Water_condition: stained
Date: 07-02-08
Remote Name: 76.20.45.11

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I went out in Dan Gee's new Lund boat. The early morning wasn't very good with the high tide at 5am. Fish here and there! The best time was about 1 hour before low tide around 11am. Dan did the best catching one limit from 2lbs to 3 1/2. Three of them were over 3 lbs. He did very well. I caught 4 keepers from 1lb to 2 3/4 lbs. It was tough fishing. Probably cuz the weekend boaters dirtied up the water. As soon as the water settles down this week fishing should be a lot better. Oh! I forgot to mention that we caught all our fish on senkos. I tried rattletraps but not bites. That's it! Good fishin" to Y'all! Jerry


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Whites, Disappointment and Mildred Island area
Weather: beautiful in morning! No wind!
Water_condition: stained
Date: 07-02-08
Remote Name: 76.20.45.11

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I went out in Dan Gee's new Lund boat. The early morning wasn't very good with the high tide at 5am. Fish here and there! The best time was about 1 hour before low tide around 11am. Dan did the best catching one limit from 2lbs to 3 1/2. Three of them were over 3 lbs. He did very well. I caught 4 keepers from 1lb to 2 3/4 lbs. It was tough fishing. Probably cuz the weekend boaters dirtied up the water. As soon as the water settles down this week fishing should be a lot better. Oh! I forgot to mention that we caught all our fish on senkos. I tried rattletraps but not bites. That's it! Good fishin" to Y'all! Jerry


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Clear to 10'
Date: 05-30-08
Remote Name: 69.108.231.187

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Bill Crooks joined me and my lucky dog, Spike, for a day hunting/missing Kokanee. We landed 7 (0 Kings, 1 Kokanee to 13”, 6 Rainbows to 13” (most clean). We lost 1, had 3-4 hits/no stick. Released most of the Rainbows, kept the Kokanee for smoking. 6 hours, 11 miles. Water 63.8-70.7*, clear to 10’; air 52-80*, high overcast to clear; wind 0-2mph. Trolled off the Big Island (7) & the Ranch House (0) at 0.9-1.1 mph (GPS) at 30-52’ down on downriggers. A very tough day. Few boats reported any fish caught, fewer Kokanee/King. I had to resort to trolling a 3/8 oz egg sinker above a watermelon dodger, #2 white Needlefish w/half a crawler 150’ back to catch Rainbows to avoid an apparent skunk. The one Kokanee was caught on a Radical Glo Pink Tube 2-hook rig with 2 kernels of Shoe Peg corn/hook, garlic scent for the corn, krill gel on the ball & dodger. We launched at Capell Cove (BOR, free launch). Thanks for the company Bill.


Name: Capt. Jerry Brown
Email: jdbrown9@comcast.net
Location: Cowlitz River
Weather: Partly Cloudy
Water_condition: Calm
Date: 5-30-2008
Remote Name: 71.231.48.204

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June and July.......Cowlitz River Summer Steelhead Fishing with J and L Guided Sportfishing!!! With the end of spring Chinook season comes summer steelhead fishing. We are already seeing some of these fish being caught on the Cowlitz and the run will be building well into the 4th of July weekend and beyond. Looking to catch your 3 fish limit of powerful, chrome bright summerruns? Then don't delay and call today to reserve your date. Stop wishing and lets go fishing. The Cowlitz has two distinct runs of aggressive biting fish, "A" runs which are now in the river and "B" runs which show up later in the summer. The "A" run that is currently here now are 8 to 12 lb. fish destined for the hatchery at Blue Creek. "B"run's are larger fish 12 to 18 pounds and return to the Barrier Dam hatchery. Due to the Cowlitz River hatcheries seeing an abundance of steelhead return in the last few weeks, the limit has been increased to 3 fish per person. Lets go get 'em! Currently we are catching an average of 3 to 5 fish a day and expect those number to increase into double digits by the 4th of July weekend. Several limits have been caught on various days freedrifting from Blue Creek to the I-5 Bridge. We are using Fetha Styx FSSH 961-2 ultra light spinning rods with Shimano Spinning reels loaded with 8 lb line. Freedrifting produces a fishing style that is very natural to the fish and drifts that are hundreds of yards long covering lots of holding water. Come experience the heart-pounding, fast and intense fish catching action on these ultra light rods! We are currently taking reservations for both morning and afternoon/evening trips on the Cowlitz. We will be fishing from 2 large roomy 25 foot Alumaweld Super Vee boats with 200 hp motors from Yamaha and Mercury. Prime dates are still available thru August 17th for Cowlitz River Steelhead. Also don't forget to ask about Columbia River Trophy Sturgeon fishing at Bonneville and Keeper Sturgeon in Astoria. Season runs from June 1st thru the 24th. Buoy Ten is also right around the corner so book your fall salmon dates Now! Catch rates, fishing reports, and additional informationmay be obtained online at http://www.columbia-river-fishing-guide.com or by phone at (206)-920-2428.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lower American River ( Creek)
Weather: Very nice with light breezes
Water_condition: Very little current (low conditions)
Date: 05-29-08
Remote Name: 69.108.0.214

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THURSDAY MAY 29th....................With the Sacto Jazz Jubilee over and keeping me off the water for the past two weeks it was time to wet my line and decided to hit the Discovery park area before the closure of Highway 5 on Friday...As I throttled slowly up the American I couldn't help noticing the very low flows even though the reports said the release was at 1,500 cfc,it seemed much lower!! Tried just below the 160 bridge where I averaged some 15 - 25 shad last year at this time. No shad caught,but did picked up two small stripes to 18 inches....Used 1/16 oz. curly tail jigs in red & white and just about every color in the rainbow but couldn't draw a strike from the little tarpon Mr. shad....Did the weight ajustment many times trying to find the proper drift...Nothing worked..Decided to move upstream towards Cal Expo where I could find holes in faster moving water...On the third bridge ( railroad ) I ran into very shallow water where I stuck the bottom of the boat...This is where a Jet prop comes into play for sure...Took about 5 minutes to free my hull and decided to head back downstream where I felt more comfortable...Re-anchored at the 160 bridge area and did the do or die thing...Caught my first shad of the season around 3:30 pm....A small male. Stayed till 6:30 pm & once again picked up a few small stripes using the mini-jigs...and one more small shad bringing my total to TWO!!!!Prime time in this location is from about 4:00pm till dark and on this day don't think many fish were moving through...Very slow bite but one outing won't convince me they are not there as this area is pretty hot through early June...Maybe another 500 cfc would set up the bite? Nice to be back on the water...Naked.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Nice
Water_condition: Barely fishable
Date: 05-27-08
Remote Name: 71.133.93.216

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Bill Crooks invited me join he and Ted Fagunes in his Willy Boat hunting for stripers. We had one take, we landed one 5.5# striper on a Clown Yo-Zuri. We fished the end of an incoming and first half of an outgoing tide. 7 hours, 40 miles. Water 63-67*; air 52-72*, sky high clouds; wind 2-14 Shallow trolled most of the day (Clown & Chartreuse w/Black dots Yo-Zuris, Pink Bomber), deep trolled for an hour. The water was semi-clear (we could barely see the anti-cavitation plate) to dirty (we could not see it) everywhere we went. We trolled the Sac River and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge. I think bait fishing may be more productive until the water clears some. Thanks for the invite Bill, always nice being able to spend a day with you and Ted.


Name: Moe Satter
Email: moesatt@aol.com
Location: No. San Francisco Bay
Weather: good
Water_condition: wet & cold
Date: 05-24-08
Remote Name: 147.144.3.239

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Halibut, at San Raefael Bridge for eighteen anglers boat limit Yours truley boated two butts @ 26lbs, one butt @ 24 lbs also sixteen bass Capt. Moe


Name: Moe Satter
Email: moesatt@aol.com
Location: No. San Francisco Bay
Weather: good
Water_condition: wet & cold
Date: 05-24-08
Remote Name: 147.144.3.239

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Halibut, at San Raefael Bridge for eighteen anglers boat limit Yours truley boated two butts @ 26lbs, one butt @ 24 lbs also sixteen bass Capt. Moe


Name: Moe Satter
Email: moesatt@aol.com
Location: No. San Francisco Bay
Weather: good
Water_condition: wet & cold
Date: 05-24-08
Remote Name: 147.144.3.239

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Halibut, at San Raefael Bridge for eighteen anglers boat limit Yours truley boated two butts @ 26lbs, one butt @ 24 lbs also sixteen bass Capt. Moe


Name: Moe Satter
Email: moesatt@aol.com
Location: No. San Francisco Bay
Weather: good
Water_condition: wet & cold
Date: 05-24-08
Remote Name: 147.144.3.239

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Halibut, at San Raefael Bridge for eighteen anglers boat limit Yours truley boated two butts @ 26lbs, one butt @ 24 also sixteen bass Capt. Moe


Name: Leo Castro
Email: steelhead0n@yahoo.com
Location: North Delta
Weather: Raining
Water_condition: temp 67 degrees
Date: 05-24-08
Remote Name: 69.62.181.72

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Got to the Vieras at 6:30 for a day of stripers and was shocked by the weather. The fishing was very slow as we only caught 1 ten pound fish and a shaker. The lucky lure was the clown yo-zuri.


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: North Delta
Weather: Perfect! Light breeze
Water_condition: stained
Date: 05-19-08
Remote Name: 76.20.45.11

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Yesterday I took my good friend Kenny from Bel Air #11 out to pitch plastics for largemouths in those tidal waters that Kenny is unfamilar with. We had a great time. His biggest was a 3lb 6oz and several in the 1lb to 2 1/2 lb range. Also about 5 shakers! My biggest was a 4lb 13oz. down to 1lb I had a fat 2 3/4lber that I immediately released cuz she was so fat. I figured she was ready to dump her eggs. I also caught about 4 shakers or so. I caught fish on three different types of plastic. Senkos, Strike King's Rage Tail and a tube. Great fishing day! I wasn't gonna miss that fishing day for anything but a hurricane, cuz it was the 3rd day before the full moon in May. I've read in the past that the three days before the full moon are the best to fish. Wednesday is the full moon. Now the winds are back. Good fishin' Jerry


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful, getting hot
Water_condition: Getting warm, clear to 6'
Date: 05-19-08
Remote Name: 71.133.93.216

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out to try for some Kokanee to smoke for my daughter's birthday dinner tomorrow. I landed 7 (0 Kings, 4 Kokanee to 14”, 3 Rainbows to 16” (all clean). I lost 2, had 3-4 hits/no stick. Released the Rainbows, kept the Kokanee for smoking. 6 hours, 10 miles. Water 67.8-76.7!*; air 52-88*, sky clear; wind 0-2mph. Trolled off the Big Island (5) & the Ranch House (2) at 0.9-1.1 mph (GPS) at 44-55’ down on downriggers. Caught most using a Radical Glo Pink Tube 2-hook rig with 2 kernels of Shoe Peg corn/hook and a Radical Glo Pink spinner/beads, garlic scent for the corn, anise or krill gel on the dodgers. I launched at Capell Cove (BOR, free launch). I spent most of my time near the Big Island, 5-8 other boats. Some radio traffic, sounded like some boats in a different area? might have done better. Beautiful day on the water, hot at the end, I have to put my top on for the rest of the season (poor Spike)!


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Beautiful
Water_condition: Getting warm, clear to 5'
Date: 05-19-08
Remote Name: 71.133.93.216

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My lucky dog, Spike, and I went out to try for some Kokanee to smoke for my daughter's birthday dinner tomorrow. I landed 7 (0 Kings, 4 Kokanee to 14”, 3 Rainbows to 16” (all clean). I lost 2, had 3-4 hits/no stick. Released the Rainbows, kept the Kokanee for smoking. 6 hours, 10 miles. Water 67.8-76.7!*; air 52-88*, sky clear; wind 0-2mph. Trolled off the Big Island (5) & the Ranch House (2) at 0.9-1.1 mph (GPS) at 44-55’ down on downriggers. Caught most using a Radical Glo Pink Tube 2-hook rig with 2 kernels of Shoe Peg corn/hook and a Radical Glo Pink spinner/beads, garlic scent for the corn, anise or krill gel on the dodgers. I launched at Capell Cove (BOR, free launch). I spent most of my time near the Big Island, 5-8 other boats. Some radio traffic, sounded like some boats in a different area? might have done better. Beautiful day on the water, hot at the end, I have to put my top on for the rest of the season (poor Spike)!


Name: me myself and I
Email: @@@@@@@@@@
Location: minor slough
Weather: hot
Water_condition: glass
Date: 05-16-08
Remote Name: 71.197.67.58

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started off trolling around 8:00 didnt get a scratch.soaked sardiens for a couple of hours caught 3 stripers under size and four cat fish around 2 lb each.I saw one did striper float by around 20 lb .got to hot had to go in about 2 p.m......


Name: Jerry Yuke
Email: jerryaki@comcast.net
Location: Disappointment and Whites Slough
Weather: HOT
Water_condition: Stained
Date: 05-17-08
Remote Name: 76.20.45.11

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I took my good friend Bill Bushey out casting for black bass again yesterday in the heat. We launched at the 5:30 am because of the high tide at 5am and the heat. Bill caught 3 legals on senkos before I caught any. I was missing a few. Then I figured out why I was missing the line takers. Bluegills were biting my senkos. Then I started my day by catching a 2 1/2lber to start with. Then I ended up catching ended with three 3 1/2 lbers in a row. One was loaded with eggs so I released her immediately. I felt like I was on TV. Bill ended with his limit and 4 shakers. I ended with 7 keepers and 4 shakers. I ended up keeping only 5 of the small keepers. They are better eating anyway. We quit at 11:30am. That's it! Good fishin' Jerry


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lake Berryessa
Weather: Nice, warm
Water_condition: Some surface debris
Date: 05-13-08
Remote Name: 69.106.75.11

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Bill Crooks joined my lucky dog, Spike, and me on a SIRS/Jolly Hookers Derby. Tuesday. We landed 12, released 5. 1 King 16”, 9 Kokanee to 14”, 2 Rainbows to 14” (all clean). We lost 3-4 had 6-8 hits/no stick. 6 hours, 11 miles. Water 65.6-70*; air 52-92*, sky clear; wind 0-4 mph. We trolled the Skiers’ Cove bank & off the Big Island at 0.8-1.3 mph (GPS) at 42-52’ down on downriggers. Caught most using a Radical Glo Pink Tube 2-hook rig with 2 kernels of Shoe Peg corn/hook or corn on one hook a small piece of Anchovy on the other. Garlic scent for most. Also caught 3 with a Radical Glo Pink spinner/beads. It was early for us fishing Berryessa but great company, decent catching.


Name: BassJack.com
Email: Jack@BassJack.com
Location: Rio Vista Area
Weather: windy
Water_condition: dirty/64 degrees
Date: 05-09-08
Remote Name: 208.79.244.67

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Put in a lot of time Friday and Saturday for very few fish. Trolled for about 10 hours for three keepers. Fished with cut bait for about three hours for two small keepers. The water on the Sacramento side of the delta is really dirty – made trolling difficult. We covered water from Antioch all the way up to the deep water channel and up into Isleton and Steamboat. Caught fish on both the San Joaquin and Sacramento side of the delta. We never found a hot spot or a time when the action was any good. Just a few fish here and there.


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta, Sac side, Collinsville area
Weather: Fishable
Water_condition: Dirty
Date: 05-09-08
Remote Name: 69.106.75.11

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I attended the SIRS/Jolly Hookers Fishing Club breakfast meeting. When I got home my lucky dog, Spike, told me my wife Donna had called & would not be home from visiting out twin grandsons until late afternoon. He said he has missed seeing the cows down at Sherman Island would I consider taking him out? Normally I would have fished out of there 5-10 times by this time of the year, not once thus far this year. We picked up the boat. I've itching to try below Sherman Island on the Sac River and was skunked for satisfying my curiosity, took one for the team trying that water out. 3.5 hours, 40 miles. Water 64.7-65.1*, dirty; air 75-78*, sky clear; wind 8-12 mph. Shallow trolled Clown Yo-Zuris 140’ back at 5 mph (water speed) in 6-8’ of water and Rebels and Yo-Zuris deep at 2.25-3 mph 12-15’ deep, 55-75' back. We launched at Lower Sherman Island and tried all the usual places down to Collinsville & on the Sac River below the Rio Vista Bridge. The water was dirty everywhere. The water higher up the Sac & on the Mokelumne River has definitely been cleaner, better trolling water thus far this year.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: Rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: Off the water on this day
Weather: N/A
Water_condition: N/A
Date: 05-09-08
Remote Name: 69.108.1.104

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FRIDAY MAY 9th..............................Guy Brown & Bill Crooks invited me as a guest to attend the monthly JOLLY HOOKERS fishing club in Folsom.....The guest speaker for the day was my good friend & fellow fisherman Al Ezell ( Big Al's Guide Service ) Al gave a terrific seminar on lake fishing for Kokes & landlocked Kings....While, I'm primarily a delta fisherman and spend very little time lake fishing, I found this group very interesting,friendly,and well organized....Knowing this fishing club promotes many fun derbies throughout the year,it also involves youth fishing for kids with special problems..Very heart warming for sure. It was my pleasure meeting lots of new fellow fisherman ....Thanks for the invite Guy & Bill...Naked..


Name: Jonnboy - Meagbyte
Email: jdaily@frontiernet.net
Location: Delta all over
Weather: windy as hell
Water_condition: stained to clear depending where you were
Date: 5-07-2008
Remote Name: 74.37.85.69

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Wow, the most wind I have had out of Brannon Island, trolled everywhere for 5 hours for nada Delta south and north of Rio Vista Bridge, Deep Water Channel, Snug area, etc.. Finally at the shallowest part of that minus tide, caught 5 up to 40" .. Yep a 40" striper, don't know how much it weighed, but I would say at least 25# probably more... Of for the halibuts tomorrow....


Name: Guy Brown
Email: gbrownsac@sbcglobal.net
Location: Delta Sac-side
Weather: Windy
Water_condition: Fishable
Date: 05-07-08
Remote Name: 69.229.127.98

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My luck dog, Spike, and I caught & released 10 legals to 8#, most 5-7#, lost 1, 1 undersized, had no hit/no stick, lost 2 tails. It was very windy for 3-4 hours. The best bite was during the first 2 hours of the outgoing and 1st hour of the incoming tides. 8 hours, 43 miles. Water 63.5-65*, semi-clear to clear; air 53-72*, sky clear; wind 6-35 mph. Shallow trolled Clown & Rainbow Yo-Zuris 140’ back at 5 mph (water speed) in 6-8’ of water. We launched at Hogback & trolled the Sac R and its sloughs above the Rio Vista Bridge.


Name: Bob Harries ( Naked Fisherman)
Email: rharries@sbcglobal.net
Location: SAC SIDE above Rio Vista
Weather: BREEZY & Warm
Water_condition: Off Colored big tides at 65.6 *
Date: 05-07-08
Remote Name: 69.108.1.104<