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Catfish Bite Rages With Storm Inflows

Written By: Dan Bacher,
December 19, 2014

(Napa) If you like to hook big, hard-fighting channel catfish, now’s a good time to hit Lake Berryessa.

“The catfish action is amazingly good in the northwest end of the lake where Putah Creek enters,” said Bob Arwine at Sweeney’s Sports....

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Spooners Battle Smallmouth And Spotted Bass

Written By: Dan Bacher,
December 10, 2014

(Yuba City) The spoonmeister, Rick Tietz of Bladerunner Lures, and  fishing guide Larry Hemphill hit Berryessa out of Markley Cove, finding excellent smallmouth fishing for 1-1/2 hours before the action slowed down.

“I can almost say we...

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Black Bass Are On Fire

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 29, 2014

(Sacramento) Spooning for black bass is on fire at Lake Berryessa, especially for quality smallmouth bass, as evidenced by the latest trip to the reservoir by Alan Fong of Fisherman’s Warehouse.

“My nephew, Bub, and I lost count of how...

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Catfish Bite Rages With Storm Inflows

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Napa) If you like to hook big, hard-fighting channel catfish, now’s a good time to hit Lake Berryessa.

“The catfish action is amazingly good in the northwest end of the lake where Putah Creek enters,” said Bob Arwine at Sweeney’s Sports. “Shore anglers are doing best...

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Spooners Battle Smallmouth And Spotted Bass

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Yuba City) The spoonmeister, Rick Tietz of Bladerunner Lures, and  fishing guide Larry Hemphill hit Berryessa out of Markley Cove, finding excellent smallmouth fishing for 1-1/2 hours before the action slowed down.

“I can almost say we fished the whole lake,” said...

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Black Bass Are On Fire

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Sacramento) Spooning for black bass is on fire at Lake Berryessa, especially for quality smallmouth bass, as evidenced by the latest trip to the reservoir by Alan Fong of Fisherman’s Warehouse.

“My nephew, Bub, and I lost count of how many fish we caught and released,...

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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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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
Catching Those Winter Bass Catching Those Winter Bass

Written By: Randy Pringle

Although it might be cold, bass fishing at this time of year can be good. You must approach winter bass with an open mind. The weather can...

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Basics For The Bank Bound Trouter Basics For The Bank Bound Trouter

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Prospecting the waters of a lake or reservoir for trout from a boat decked out with downriggers and the latest electronics can be both...

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Spinning With Braid! Spinning With Braid!

Written By: Mark Fong

At one time in the not so distant past, monofilament fishing line was the gold standard of finesse anglers. With the advent of castable...

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Weather Report for Berryessa Reservoir

Todays date: Friday December 19, 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



Water Level for Berryessa Reservoir

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