Lake Berryessa 3/18/17
Lake Berryessa 3/18/17
Berryessa Water temperature 53 to 56, stained Winds calm to about 10
Got a late start in the morning. I travel through Winters up 128 which was closed due mudslides. I got a lucky break and was allowed through. It’s amazing seeing the hillside on top of the road!
Got on the lake about 11am. With the lake just reaching full pool and still rising, my plan was to cover water looking for the more active fish. Bright noisy baits were tied on. I ran around a bit trying to locate either bait of fish with the graph. Not much of either. The birds were also scattered about trying to eat. They were having a tough time as well!
I slowed down a little bit and started throwing a baby brush hog on a darthead. Never felt the bite, but finally the tug at the end of the line was there! Poor fish was pale, but had a lot of fight in it! I’d love to tell you I had it dialed, but that was it on this day!
Being out on the water trying to figure out the puzzle in itself is a victory for me. Don’t get me wrong, I want to get, but some days the catching part of doesn’t happen. Next time I have a little bit better of a clue as to where and how to start if conditions don’t change much.
So I did little shopping at outdoorproshop.com To restock some necessities. They have much of what one needs for multiple species of fish, or for our comfort out on the water. Remember to enjoy the beauty of the chase, if it were always easy, it wouldn’t be the challenge.
We get asked a lot who is RB BASS? What is RB BASS? Well the truth is its not an easy answer. Here at RB BASS we do a lot of things for the Fishing Community. From Seminars, Video Shoots, YouTube, Face Book, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs,Bass Angler Magazine, Bass Pro Shop Event appearances , involvement in Youth Fishing events and more, we are a very active group of Tournament Anglers that love to fish and support our sport. RB BASS has estimated that it has given away over $25,000.00 in Rods, Reels, Tackle and many other prizes by supporting and hosting raffles , Giveaways and other Promotions. We have been responsible for helping Tournaments receive sponsorships from Tire Pros, and General Tire to mention a few. RB BASS and its Anglers support the Sport!
The RB BASS Group has Tournament Anglers from 19 to 70 plus years old. We support all Tournament Organizations. We have Anglers in California, Texas, and Florida. We have some young Guns that are going to make noise well into the future of this sport. Not only do we collectively spend a lot of time on the water we have a very competitive Group of Anglers. Were all becoming better friends every day and the support we give to each other is not measurable, but when a boat number is called its game on!
The start of 2016 has been a good one for many of Anglers in the group. RB BASS has a lot of very good Yung Guns that will be making noise at Tournaments for years to come!
Here is a small summary of the start to 2016. Josh Parris Future Pro Tour 13th place Lake Berryessa,10th place Future Pro Tour Folsom Lake, 1st Place Future Pro Tour Lake New Melones.
Austin Schmalz 2nd Place AM CTT Lake Oroville,Big Fish AM Lake Berryessa,
Preston Henson Top 10 Wild West Lake Oroville, Boby Tyler Top 10 Wild West Lake Oroville,10th Place BBT Lake Oroville, John Bradford 2nd Place Wild West AM Lake Oroville, Bryceson Wright three top 5’s in the South end Challenge YTD,
Tim Meeks 3rd Place Ca Delta Teams Trail.
Alex Sanchez 2nd place and 9th place BASS Federation Cal Delta.
Danny Cross 2nd place Wild West Lake Oroville, 4th place CTT Pro Lake Oroville, 7th place finish Future Pro Tour T.O.C Lake Oroville/Bullards Bar.
Nick Lynch AOY Future Pro Tour, Future Pro Tour 13th place Lake Berryessa,10th place Future Pro Tour Folsom Lake, 1st Place Future Pro Tour Lake New Melones.
Austin Wilson 1st place Future Pro Tour Championship wins Ranger Bass Boat.
Michael Coleman 2nd place BASS Federation Pyramid Lake,15th place Wild West Pro am,13th Place CTT AM,11th place CTT AM, 2nd place Anglers Choice Delta, 10th place BASS divisional,1st place Ca State Champion.
Ron Howe 16th Place Pro Wild West Lake Oroville, 9th place Future Pro Tour Lake Berryessa,3rd place Wild West Lake Berryessa,
Bob Miller 3rd place Wild West Lake Berryessa,
James Everhart 11th Place Future Pro Tour Championship.
Lake Berryessa Report 3/27
I fished the Future Pro Tour event at Berryessa on Saturday and had a good finish with 17.04 pounds. The pattern that me and my partner Josh Parris ran was bed fishing and catching shallow fish in spawning areas. We caught all of our fish in the cove between Big and Small Island.
We threw weightless senkos blindly in about 1-6 foot of water and kept our eyes open for beds. The fish would generally just start swimming off with the senko and if we found a bed fish we threw a variety of baits to make it to bite. The fish are really starting to move up and with more warm weather on the way there should be tons of beds soon.
Tight lines, Nick Lynch
Lake Berryessa Fishing Report by Steve Wilson
Well after 3 days of fishing Lake Berryessa under changing conditions I feel like I learned a bit. I fished the CTT Pro/Am this past weekend. Weather over all was very nice, although it was changing from day to day. Cloud cover and wind came and went and definitely changed things. Fishing over all was good. I caught my fish in the middle lake area in 15ft or less. All fish were caught on a variety of baits. Swimbaits were the most consistent producer. Various plastics also brought fish to weigh in. Stick baits, tubes, creature baits, beaver style baits, all in natural colors. You can really fish as you like, and have success right now. Water temps in the morning were about 57 deg and by weigh in each day it was 62-63 depending on location. Get out there and enjoy a day on Lake Berryessa while the weather is still good and the fish are biting.
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