Bassers Enjoy Great Top Water Bite
Don Paganelli of Paganelli's Bass Fishing Experience reported top-notch black bass fishing on his most recent trip to Lake Berryessa.
"I had a great day on Berryessa Sunday with client Thomas Beyer of Walnut Creek," said Paganelli. "It started off slow for the first hour, but we moved into a cove in Wragg Canyon and found a topwater bite you pray for."
"In 30 minutes Tom had a 15 pound limit of largemouth using a Zara Spook along the weed lines," he noted. "We moved out from there and worked spoons with no bites and switched to drop shot rigs for only smaller fish."
The storm front pushed the bait fish into deeper water and made them hard to target. "Fair weather will bring them back," said Paganelli. "It should be a great fall bite if this kind of weather continues."
With the cooler weather, expect the lake’s waters to turn over soon. After the lake turns over, both bank anglers fishing minnows and nightcrawlers under bobbers and boaters trolling minnow imitation lures can experience top-notch rainbow and king action.
The elevation of the spillway (Glory Hole) at Monticello Dam is 440 feet. The water is now 22.69 feet below the top of the spillway.
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