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01-23-2008, 07:08 PM
This is the fishing report from the Fresno Bee for this week.

The reports are published each Wednesday and cover several locations. Available online at http://www.fresnobee.com/372/index.html

Thanks to Dave Hurley who gathers all this information. Dave is also a frequent poster on this board.

For those who may not have noticed, itís raining. Another storm system may be in early next week. All the inflows could put off the bite until things stabilize.

McClure Reservoir

**Bass **Trout **King salmon *Kokanee **Crappie **Catfish

Mike Van Guilder Jr. of Fishwrangler's Bass Guide Service reported plastics in the form of Berserk brown or black colors are working at various depths around rocky areas with wood. A 8-pound limit is about as good as it gets right now. Diana Mello of A-1 Bait in Snelling reported slow bass fishing, with live large minnows working best in Piney or Cottonwood Creeks. The fish are scattered and not following the shad schools. Vertical jigging with Hopkins spoons, camouflage or waterseed BrushHawgs or swimbaits are producing a few fish, particularly in the afternoons in shallow water. The best areas have deep water access near moving water. The bite is improving for trout to 3 pounds for trollers working from the surface to 35 feet near the Dam and the river arm to Horseshoe Bend with blue/chrome Kastmasters, Apex lures in shad colors or Wedding Rings tipped with a 'crawler. Crappie fishing is steady with small minnows under lights at depths to 40 feet near the submerged tree tops or rockpiles in Piney or the Houseboats in Barrett's Cove. The fish are around running water. No catfish reports. The lake dropped 299 acre-feet to 25% capacity. The only ramps open are at Barrett's Cove South and McClure Point.

Lake Don Pedro

**Bass **Trout *Kokanee **King salmon

Danny Layne of Fishn' Dan's Guide Service said rainbows are scattered throughout the lake with little fishing pressure. Little Slim Willies combined with a 'crawler or small spoons such as ExCels or Triple Teasers are working in the top 20 feet near Mexican Gulch, Schoolhouse Point and Fleming Bay for fish to 2 pounds. Monte Smith of Gold Country Sport Fishing expects king salmon to start showing up near the beginning of February. Manny Basi of the Bait Barn in Waterford said the best bass bite has been on green Berserk jigs with a green Yamamoto trailer at 10-40 feet. There have been a few swimbait fish taken on Huddlestons. Mike Van Guilder Jr. recommended brown or brown/purple Berserk jigs at 20-40 Drop-shotting 4- to 6-inch shad-colored Roboworms also is producing a few fish to 4 pounds. The bite is tough, but the quality is good.