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Kokanee Salmon Turn On

Written By: Danny Lloyd,
April 15, 2014

Trout and kokanee fishermen are happy to see the fishing on Berryessa improving every week with some very nice limits of fish taken this past week. Bass fishermen have been experiencing some great action on pre spawn and spawning bass...

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Bass Fishing Holds Steady

Written By: Danny Lloyd,
April 1, 2014

Trout fishermen willing to work have been catching some nice fish, but with warmer weather on the forecast you should start to see bass push into their pre-spawn and spawn mode.

Doug Hart of Loomis fished Berryessa this past week for bass...

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Minnow Drifters Bag Rainbow Trout

Written By: Danny Lloyd,
March 17, 2014

Bank fishermrn and trollers were rewarded with good fishing after these last few storms and fishing should only continue into the spring months.

Craig Andri of Roseville fished Berryessa this past week targeting catfish most the day and...

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Kokanee Salmon Turn On

Written By: Danny Lloyd,

Trout and kokanee fishermen are happy to see the fishing on Berryessa improving every week with some very nice limits of fish taken this past week. Bass fishermen have been experiencing some great action on pre spawn and spawning bass throughout the lake.

Nathan Lenard...

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Bass Fishing Holds Steady

Written By: Danny Lloyd,

Trout fishermen willing to work have been catching some nice fish, but with warmer weather on the forecast you should start to see bass push into their pre-spawn and spawn mode.

Doug Hart of Loomis fished Berryessa this past week for bass . "While on the lake we did...

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Minnow Drifters Bag Rainbow Trout

Written By: Danny Lloyd,

Bank fishermrn and trollers were rewarded with good fishing after these last few storms and fishing should only continue into the spring months.

Craig Andri of Roseville fished Berryessa this past week targeting catfish most the day and was rewarded with 7 catfish to 6...

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Lake Berryessa Tough Bite Today

Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
May 25, 2013

Must have been crazy to fish Memorial Day Weekend but clients wanted a trip.  Left Markley Cove before 6am and headed straight over to the southern tip of big island.  Immediately caught 2 Kokanee then the bite turned off for a couple hours.  A fish here and there all day after that. ...

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Berryessa Kokes on the bite

Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
May 13, 2013

Today had 3 clients, 2 of which were cancels so actually only 1 client today.  Decided to give Berryessa another shot.  Boy am I glad I did.  Been a while since I've gotten into those nice Kokanee again.  Got 2 limits of Kokanee to 17" in under 3 hours.  Smallest Kokanee kept was 15.5". ...

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Bass And Trout Bite Explodes!

Written By: Dan Bacher, Danny Lloyd, Fishin’ James Guide Service,
April 24, 2013

(Sacramento) “The bass fishing at Lake Berryessa is on fire,” said Don Paganelli ofPaganelli’s Bass Fishing Experience. “It’s ridiculous.”“On my last trip, the three anglers fishing with me – Hiro Hayashigatani, his wife Viva, andhis daughter Kate - caught and released 18 bass in 5-1/2...

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Berryessa Trifecta

Written By: Forum Member: Big_Globe,
August 13, 2013

Got the day off today, so I hit Berry with my good friend Rich and his son Richie.
Started off not so good, noticed an axle bearing going out in Winters. But we got there and back home.
Fishing was not to bad, we got all 3 - Trout, Kings, & Kokes. Fish came from 65' to 105'.

Nice big trout...

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Lakey Berryessa Kokes and Bows

Written By: Forum Member: jlivengood,
May 7, 2013

Not long ago I had the opportunity to meet a fellow Fish Sniffer through the forums. Chilo (bo34) needed a spare tire for his trailer and I just happened to have one. We met one evening to make the deal and started talking, as fishermen will.

Come to find Chilo had purchased a...

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Guides and Services
C & C Marine C & C Marine

Full Service Ranger Evinrude Mercury Dealer
Two Locations
747 S 9th Street 
Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

7812 Auburn Blvd.
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Bob’s Marine Bob’s Marine

Bob's Marine has been in business as a full sales, service and accessory dealer for 25 years in the same location. We have two full...

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Winkle Family Automotive & Marine Winkle Family Automotive & Marine...

Winkel Family Automotive, formerly Saturn of Reno, is located in Reno, Nevada which also serves the Truckee, Sparks, Carson City,...

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Snag Proof Snag Proof

Since 1961 Snag Proof has been committed to "weedless fishing". We’ve produced some the most innovative and productive fishing...

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LUHR-JENSEN LUHR-JENSEN


Eight decades ago, the Luhr-Jensen company was born in an unused chicken coop in rural Hood River, Oregon. It was the height of the...

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Tips & Tactics for Berryessa Reservoir
Low Water, Big Opportunities Low Water, Big Opportunities

Written By: Cal Kellogg

It’s raining hard today, so I feel a little strange sitting here at my keyboard writing an article about low water fishing opportunities....

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Your Guide To Grubbing Your Guide To Grubbing

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Have you noticed that often the best looking, sexiest baits aren’t the best fish producers? I’ve seen it time and time again, when a...

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Finessing Them With The Shakey Head Finessing Them With The Shakey Head

Written By: Mark Fong

Each year new baits and techniques make their way into the Bass Fishing World. Recently anglers have seen the flow of innovation travel...

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Weather Report for Berryessa Reservoir

Todays date: Sunday April 20, 2014

Berryessa Reservoir Fish Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Bass
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Panfish
  • Panfish
  • Catfish
  • Catfish
  • Kokanee
  • Kokanee
Whats Biting?

Trout

Bass

Landlocked Salmon

Panfish

Catfish

Kokanee



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