The Fish Sniffer - Bass and Trout Heat Up
Bass and Trout Heat Up

Written By: Danny Lloyd, April 28, 2014
Species: Bass Trout
Location: Berryessa Reservoir,

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.

James Netzel of Fishin' James Guide Service fished Berryessa this past week for kokanee.

"I struggled to find a real pattern on the kokes when the week before we caught them from 5 to 20 feet down and today it was all below 25,” he said. “We had our lures set back 100 feet behind the boat before sending them down on the downriggers”.

He only landed 3 kokanee to 15 inches. Water temperatures were anywhere from 56.5 degrees to 58 degrees.

Don Paganelli of Paganelli’s Bass Fishing Experience reported Berryessa is producing “some of the best smallmouth fishing this close to Sacramento.” A trip by Conner and Lindsay with Paganelli on April 17 yielded 10 fish ranging from 2 to 4 pounds. The fish hit green pumpkin tubes from 5 to 10 feet deep.

Bass action on the lake was great this past week for fisherman John Kalafatich of Sacramento.

"Fishing was really good prior to that little front we had. We fished the flats mostly and a little north of the flats to pick up all our fish" stated Kalafatich. "Fish were holding very shallow anywhere from 1 foot tucked up close to the shore down to 10 feet deep. We fished everything from drop shooting to throwing an Alabama rig. We landed about 20 bass throughout the day.”

The water level has remained at 415.08 feet or 24.92 feet below the Glory Hole Spillway.


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