November 05, 2015
I am very excited to be able to again share fishing reports and techniques as I did in the past and hope that you will respond with questions or suggestions on anything you would like to know or hear about.
Lake Berryessa has been very good with the spoon bite taking off for the last month with fish feeling the coming of winter. Most of the bass have been working bait schools in the main body in 30 to 45 feet of water with some as deep as 50 feet. These have been nice fish, (smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass), up to 5 pounds. Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz. spoons in Morning Dawn, Chrome Green, and Shad all in the UV colors. Drop shot rigs have also been working with Robo Worms in Aarons Magic and Morning Dawn fishing them on points dropping into deep water. The thermocline has been hovering in the 35 to 45 foot range with the surface temp as high as 71 but has been dropping into the mid 60’s with this latest weather. Look for this lake to be good for a while as these fish get ready for winter feeding on shad and crawdads.
Delta stripers have been on a burning bite for the last few weeks with fish up to 15 pounds on almost every trip. Using River to Sea S wavers in Bone color has been the most fun working water 5 to 10 feet deep on isolated weed beds in Cache, Prospect and Shag slough in the Liberty Island area. When the tide slacks out we have been working Blade runner spoons along the deeper edges waiting for the tide change. Hollow belly swim baits on a 1/2 oz. head in pearl color are also working.