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Bass Are In Post Spawn Pattern

Written By: Dan Bacher,
May 15, 2015

(Napa) Black bass are still spawning in the shallows at Lake Berryessa, but a lot of fish have gone into a post-spawn pattern as they move into deeper water.

“Anglers are catching and releasing good numbers of smallmouth, largemouth and...

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The Bass Are On The Beds

Written By: Dan Bacher,
May 1, 2015

(Napa) Hard-working boaters can catch and release good numbers of black bass at Lake Berryessa now.

“Jason and Reese Kelly of Elk Grove and I caught and released a total of 35 bass on my latest trip to Berryesa, but it required a lot of...

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Boaters Nail Pre-Spawn Bass

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 30, 2015

(Napa) If you want to catch an array of smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass, now is the time to hit Lake Berryessa.

“Bass anglers are finding great action in the shallows, since the pre-spawn bite is in full swing,” said Tom...

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Bass Are In Post Spawn Pattern

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Napa) Black bass are still spawning in the shallows at Lake Berryessa, but a lot of fish have gone into a post-spawn pattern as they move into deeper water.

“Anglers are catching and releasing good numbers of smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass in the 1 to 3 pound...

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The Bass Are On The Beds

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Napa) Hard-working boaters can catch and release good numbers of black bass at Lake Berryessa now.

“Jason and Reese Kelly of Elk Grove and I caught and released a total of 35 bass on my latest trip to Berryesa, but it required a lot of work,” said Sheldon Bright,...

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Boaters Nail Pre-Spawn Bass

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Napa) If you want to catch an array of smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass, now is the time to hit Lake Berryessa.

“Bass anglers are finding great action in the shallows, since the pre-spawn bite is in full swing,” said Tom Duddenhoeffer at Sweeney’s Sports....

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Boaters Nail Pre-Spawn Bass

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 30, 2015

(Napa) If you want to catch an array of smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass, now is the time to hit Lake Berryessa.

“Bass anglers are finding great action in the shallows, since the pre-spawn bite is in full swing,” said Tom Duddenhoeffer at Sweeney’s Sports. “Anglers are throwing...

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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 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
Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors

Written By: Joey MonteleoneJackson Kayak

While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent...

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Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir

Written By: Cal Kellogg

During the winter and early spring month bank anglers often compete with boaters and at times surpass boaters success when it comes to...

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Soft Bait Bass Options! Soft Bait Bass Options!

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Artificial softbaits are deadly weapons for bass of all stripes, including largemouths and smallmouths. Always a threat, their combination...

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Weather Report for Berryessa Reservoir

Todays date: Friday May 22, 2015

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



Water Level for Berryessa Reservoir

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