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CA
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35° 11' 27.6504" N, 120° 28' 28.722" W

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Fishing Report
December 4, 2014

There continues to be a good bite on spotted bass to three pounds or better. The best bite has been in the mornings on reaction baits, small cranks or spinnerbaits, and the on deep-diving cranks off the mail lake points later in the day. Plastics and jigs in 15 to 30 feet of water have also been good bets. The white bass have been boiling in the mouths of coves in the mornings and evenings and thee have been some very good catches made on Roostertails and Kastmasters. Most are about a pound. Quagga mussel inspections are now required before boat launching is allowed. Anglers need to think cleaned, drained, and dry or they are likely to be denied access. Information: marina at 805-238-1056 or www.nacimientoresort.com. 

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Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 13, 2014

CENTRAL COAST LAKES

     SAN ANTONIO: The striped bass bite remains on swim baits in the mornings and evenings, especially around the island and along the dam with kayak anglers having very good luck. The largemouth bass have been fair with the fish on top early and late and then in 15 to 40 feet of water on plastics. Smallmouth are also pretty decent with a crankbait bite early in the mornings and then plastics and jigs fished deeper later in the day. Top areas for the smallies have been the points adjacent to Half Moon Bay and the wooded shoreline opposite the marina. The catfish bite is good on cut baits and prepared baits. Most are starting to move out of the shallows and back into deeper water. Few reports on panfish. With no launch ramps available now, only kayaks, canoes, or inflatables can get on the water. When the ramps reopen, anglers launching boats need to think cleaned, drained, and dry or they are likely to be denied access. Information: Call the main office at 805-472-2313. The marina number is 805-472-2818 (currently closed).

     NACIMIENTO: There continues to be a good bite on spotted bass to three pounds or better. The best bite has been in the mornings on reaction baits, small cranks or spinnerbaits, and the on deep-diving cranks off the mail lake points later in the day. Plastics and jigs in 15 to 30 feet of water have also been good bets. The white bass have been boiling in the mouth of coves in the mornings and evenings and thee have been some very good catches made on Roostertails and Kastmasters. Most are about a pound. Quagga mussel inspections are now required before boat launching is allowed. Anglers need to think cleaned, drained, and dry or they are likely to be denied access. Information: marina at 805-238-1056 or www.nacimientoresort.com.

     SANTA MARGARITA: The bass action has been fair to good. The decent topwater action on frogs has continued, but it is less reliable than it was two weeks ago. While most of the bass are two to three pounds, there have been some bigger fish. Catfish have been fair to good in the bays and coves, mostly on nightcrawlers or cut mackerel. The bite is still mostly in less than 20 feet of water. Some quality reader are showing, but the bite is pretty tough, with the best bite on nightcrawlers in 15 to 25 feet of water. Decent action on small bluegill and crappie in the White Oak area. Only hand-launchable boats now. The marina store is still closed. Information: Contact the park ranger office at 805-788-2397.

     LOPEZ: The panfish action remains fair to good with bluegill and redear showing around rocky structure on the usual baits -- meal worms, red worms, and wax worms. The bass bite is fair mornings and evenings on reaction baits before the fish drop back down into deeper water and show on plastics, jigs, nightcrawlers. Catfish action is fair in deeper water with anchovies or sardines. Quagga mussel inspections are required before boat launching is allowed. Anglers need to think cleaned, drained, and dry or they are likely to be denied access. Information: 805-489-1006.

     For more in-depth weekly fishing reports for Central Coast waters, both fresh and saltwater, go to the San Luis Obispo Tribune fishing report at http://www.sanluisobispo.com/outdoors/index.html or the Fresno Bee fishing report http://www.fresnobee.com/fishing/index.html.

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