Berryessa Reservoir

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Kokanee Action Is Hit And Miss

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 16, 2014

Kokanee, king salmon and rainbow trout fishing remains tough at Lake Berryessa.

On his latest trip, James Netzel of Fishin’ James Guide Service reported that he and Tom Hamada landed kokanee in the 17 to 18 inch range and released two...

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Target Main Body For Big, Bold Kokes

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 10, 2014

Lake Berryessa is producing decent kokanee salmon fishing, along with some kings and rainbows.

“My latest trolling trip at the lake produced 8 fish, including five quality kokanee in the 16 to 17 inch range, two smaller kokanee and one 24...

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Bass Fishing Still Going Strong

Written By: Dan Bacher,
June 25, 2014

Bass enthusiasts are still battling good numbers of spotted and largemouth bass, along with some smallmouths, at Lake Berryessa.

"My fishing buddy and I caught and released around 15 bass on our latest trip to Berryessa,” said Alan Fong...

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Kokanee Action Is Hit And Miss

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Kokanee, king salmon and rainbow trout fishing remains tough at Lake Berryessa.

On his latest trip, James Netzel of Fishin’ James Guide Service reported that he and Tom Hamada landed kokanee in the 17 to 18 inch range and released two small rainbows 

“The wind made...read more ››

Target Main Body For Big, Bold Kokes

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Lake Berryessa is producing decent kokanee salmon fishing, along with some kings and rainbows.

“My latest trolling trip at the lake produced 8 fish, including five quality kokanee in the 16 to 17 inch range, two smaller kokanee and one 24 inch rainbow trout,” said...

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Bass Fishing Still Going Strong

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Bass enthusiasts are still battling good numbers of spotted and largemouth bass, along with some smallmouths, at Lake Berryessa.

"My fishing buddy and I caught and released around 15 bass on our latest trip to Berryessa,” said Alan Fong at Fisherman’s Warehouse. “We...

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worked hard for limits at Berryessa

Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
May 31, 2014

slow fishing at Berryessa but stuck it out and got my 2 clients limits. most boats quit around noon but I talked clients into staying till 3 where we got the devil fish.  I'm the guide that you have to talk into going home early.  Ended up with 2 trout and 8 kokanee.  Threw the box at em...

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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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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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Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

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

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Tips & Tactics for Berryessa Reservoir
Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings! Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Take a look at the tackle assortment of a trout and landlocked king salmon troller and you’ll see a lot of spoons, such as Sep’s Pro...

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Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait? Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait?

Written By: Cal Kellogg

I’m of the opinion that in most situations well-presented natural baits will outperform artificials. Following this philosophy, when the...

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Color: Do Bass Have A Favorite? Color: Do Bass Have A Favorite?

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

If you're like me, your tackle box is a color kaleidoscope. With my endless assortment of soft plastics sporting colors never seen in...

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Weather Report for Berryessa Reservoir

Todays date: Wednesday July 23, 2014

Berryessa Reservoir 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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