United States
37° 35' 32.406" N, 121° 43' 13.6128" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Striped bass are feeding on shad under the surface about 5-15 ft. They are not on the boil pattern yet, we see them bust the surface occasionally but its not consistent with years past. Large mouth Bass are feeding on shad as well abd we have been catching them on small jerkbaits such as lucky craft or yo-zuri pin minnows. Smallmouth are becoming active hitting spinners like panther martins about 15-25 ft down. 

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

Stripers, Stripers and more Stripers are being caught. An average sized Striped Bass at the moment is anywhere from 2lbs to 8lbs. Anchovies have been the key to success on the lake this week. When fishing with Anchovies ut us very importnant to cut the heads and tails off, this makes the bait more blood and oils. It also makes the bait a lot more streamline, meaning the fish can pick it up and swallow it much easier. The head and tial can catch on the edge of the mouth causing you to miss the bite, when you remove those parts the fish can literally inhale the bait. Don't forget to throw those heads and tails in the water, to create a powerful scent trail in your fishing hole!

500 pounds of Catfish planted in the lake yesterday, a lot of those cats were over 5lbs. Catfish can be caught on the same techniques as stripes but, catfish are notorious for hitting like a ton of bricks and stealing rods right off the boat or even out of your hands if you're not prepared for it, so keep your drag very low. it's a good idea o let Cats run with the bait for a little bit. They like to pick upbait and run for a few yards before stopping  and swallowing it. So let em run until they slow down then set that hook hard and hang on. You can find Catfish on the edges of big points and drop offs like in Heron Bay or in the weed beds in the back of coves. 

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Stained
1 fish caught | Lunker: 1lb Largemouth Bass using a Rapala Crankbait

Went out to try Del Valle with a friend of mine in our search for new waters to catch some fish. We decided that rather than stay around the Manteca/Modesto area we would look in other areas and decided to make a trip to Del Valle.

We were pretty surprised at how nice it looked there, but were kind of unhappy about there being a few generally open places to fish from that weren't already taken along the bank.

I caught my fish around 9:30 am, but from then until about 2, we didn't even get a bite. We saw some other anglers catching fish, but it was mainly from boats.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassCrankbaitRapala113