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brendensboat
09-19-2006, 06:41 PM
Anyone ever fish lake hennessee im workin 1 mile from the lake and was wondering if anyone has any info.....ive never been there....
thanks Brenden

fishstix
09-20-2006, 06:06 AM
I've fished for bass and trout.

bass fishing is fairly easy. Just walk the bank line and flick a brush hog, fly line a 6" worm, or a power craw into the tule lines and hold on. My dad and I used to love doing this pre-spawn for the largemouths.

Trout fishing is fairly good year round. Power bait tipped with a peice of nightcrawler did the trick (if I remember right). The best way is from a rubber raft or canoe. just paddle out and drop a night crawler, cricket or such and let it go to the bottom. Reel up a couple of feet and let the bait drift with you - kinda like a slow drift. catfishing is hit or miss but after the first good rain I like fishing the back side (closer to berreyessa) over by the inlet.

a point to make is that the lake is a water storage so no dogs or human "contact" is allowed. Motors are prohibited - obviously - but IMHO thats not such a bad thing.

CaliFishier
09-21-2006, 09:31 PM
I've fished that lake and never catch a decent fish, every time the fishing was very poor and very small fish, huh!! just remember the anchor that i lost there when i drop it and stay like a stupid with the end of the rope in my hand, is just that i never imagine that the tiny lake is over 90 feet deep where the anchor rest now. :-[ ;D ;D

About motor you can use up to 10 hp.

Erreck
09-22-2006, 05:41 AM
About motor you can use up to 10 hp.

12.16.040 Boat operation--Fishing and boating permit.

The following regulations shall apply to the operation of boats upon Lake Hennessey, and any violation thereof shall be unlawful.

A. The following types of boats shall be permitted on the lake:

1. Rowboats and boats powered by outboard motors not exceeding ten horsepower;

2. Sailboats, catamarans, rubber rafts and canoes, a minimum of eight feet in length and a maximum of sixteen feet in length.

B. Windsurfers, sailboats without cockpits, water skis, kayaks and other similar crafts are not permitted on the lake at any time.

C. All boat operators shall obtain an annual or daily fishing and boating permit from the Lake Hennessey caretaker or the City of Napa Water Division at 1600 First Street, Napa, California. The charge for the annual or daily permit shall be established by the city of Napa city council by resolution.

D. Separate permits shall be obtained from the Lake Hennessey caretaker each time a boat is launched. The charge for the launching permit shall be established by the Napa city council by resolution.

E. Boats shall be launched from a location designated by the Lake Hennessey caretaker.

F. Boats shall be allowed on the lake one hour before sunrise and shall be removed from the lake by one hour after sunset of each day.

G. No person shall be in or upon any boat while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor.

H. The sheriff and any of his deputies are exempt from the boat operation regulations set forth in subsection (A) through (F) of Section 12.16.040 when operating a sheriff's patrol vessel. (Ord. 1157 2, 3, 1999; Ord. 719 1, 1982: prior code 9003)

Doesn't say 2 or 4-stroke... You'd think they'd care since it's a res. :-?