The Fish Sniffer - Kokanee Salmon Turn On
Kokanee Salmon Turn On

Written By: Danny Lloyd, April 15, 2014
Species: Bass Trout Kokanee
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. Bass fishermen have been experiencing some great action on pre spawn and spawning bass throughout the lake.

Nathan Lenard of Elk Grove fished Berryessa this past week for kokanee, reporting,"Most of the fish were caught working the big island area trolling pink spinners and pink hoochie spins in the top 25 feet of water. We had our setbacks 100 feet behind the boat before sending them down on the down riggers. Hot color for everything was pink, anything in pink seemed to do the trick but the hoochies and spinners were hands down the best"

They landed 12 kokanee to 15-3/4 inches and trout to 3 pounds. Water temperatures were anywhere from 56.5 degrees to 58 degrees.

Bass action on the lake was great this past week before that storm front for fisherman Travis Bounds of Roseville.

"Fishing was really good prior to that little front we had," stated Bounds. "We fished the flats mostly and a little north of the flats to pick up all our fish. 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 with one weighing 8.5 pounds."

Crappie and spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing will improve as the water temperature warm up and fish move into the pre-spawn mode. Bass should start to move shallow for their spawn in the next few week unless a heavy storm front comes in.

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


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