Lake Berryessa (pic heavy)

EZ E

Get out and fish
May 28, 2010
203
5
18
LONG BEACH
Name
Erik
Boat
23' Pathfinder HPS, 15' Whaler,27' PursuitCC,
Whats up fellas. Im only going to post a short report as there are too many days to type up. Fished Berryessa 11 days in the past 3 weeks. The first day Andrew(jock) and I took my skiff up for the first time. Didnt know what to expect but go on a decent afternoon bite all on DeepNLils and ended the day with a Berryessa trifecta (largie, smallie, and spot). Fished most of the days solo and a couple with Travis (Ttompkins). Everyday up there has resulted in fish with most of them being spots and smallies. Not until last week did the largies start moving up to bed but as soon as they came up in two days they were back down as a freak snow/hail storm came through on last thursday. That was no fun running back at 30knts for 20 minutes in the hail to get away from the lightening (not cool when you have nine 7'6''+ rods sticking straight up above you. Anyways Throughout the 11 days I caught my PB Spot that went 4.2 and PB smallie that went 3.6pnds. Had a bigger smallie on the silent suducer but it was snagged by the back hook in the side of the face and came off boatside....the thing had to be at least 5lbs. O ya I also caught a 1.5 crappie in a DD14 WEIRD. As for whats working: 95% of the fish have been caught on DeepNLil, DD14&22s, 3 fish on a triple bladed bladerunner spinnerbait, 2 jerkbait, and a couple on the dropshot, along with 2 missed fish on the 8'' foiled punker (lots of followers), and 1 lost on the seducer. The cranks caught about 40 fish. The two colors that kicked out were the laker colored and chart. w/black black. The weather has been crazy and have been fishing in 85degree air with no wind or super cold (like 25 degree mornings) and windy. Water temp has been 55-60.Going back up tomorrow one last time before schools out than its off to Vietnam for 3weeks with school and back home down south in June. Cant wait to fish the Long Beach SWBA tourney, bummed im missing most of this season. Havent hit the Delta in 3 weeks because the water is still super muddy and cold from the heavy rain a month ago and is still slow. I will get back to reporting after each trip once finals are done, you might see one manana. Enjoy the pics! O ya the skeleton is a deer and was being eaten by 7 turkey vultures.
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bigiron

Newbie
Mar 26, 2004
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8
18
46
Lakewood
Name
Chris
Boat
21' Bombardier CC
just watched a show on WFN from that lake.. they were trolling for kokanee. this looks much better than that.. way to go on the new pb's
 

Juny

Well-Known "Member"
Jun 15, 2010
2,539
123
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San Diego
Name
Jorge Bee
Boat
15' Gregor
Good job on the PBs. Haven't seen the greenies in a while. SO jealous of the rig you have.
 

DoubletroubleII

Fish On!
Nov 18, 2008
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873
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Placerville, CA
Name
Greg
Boat
19' Harbercraft
Way to go guys!........Geez I live in Placerville and I have yet to go outside this year without a coat! And you guys are without shirts!........what kind of whiskey you drinkin' :eek:
 

Albacrazy

NUCKIN FUTS 4 2NA
Sep 24, 2006
3,280
4
38
51
Vegas
Name
Drew
Boat
18' Coleman
Awesome day right there! Miss that place!
 

Saluki

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May 10, 2003
9,483
192
63
HB
Name
Mika Tan
Boat
"MoorZilla"
Oh hell ya!!!!


I'm leaving this Saturday morning headed to Clearlake for 8 straight days on the water. You just got me all amped up.

Thanks for the report and pix!
 

EZ E

Get out and fish
May 28, 2010
203
5
18
LONG BEACH
Name
Erik
Boat
23' Pathfinder HPS, 15' Whaler,27' PursuitCC,
Oh hell ya!!!!


I'm leaving this Saturday morning headed to Clearlake for 8 straight days on the water. You just got me all amped up.

Thanks for the report and pix!
Saluki, clear lake should be insane right now. From what ive been hearing from guys fishing tourneys up there is that you need at least 28pnds to be in the top 5. Dont really know on what but the guys ive talked to like throwin big swimmys. Good luck up there youll get on them. Especially with 8 days!!! Jealous
 

EZ E

Get out and fish
May 28, 2010
203
5
18
LONG BEACH
Name
Erik
Boat
23' Pathfinder HPS, 15' Whaler,27' PursuitCC,
That lake is awesome and I wish we had more days to fish it.
Oh yeah you forgot about this guy..
That thing was rad....a carp eating otter. dam thing weighed probably 20pounds, and to think when we spooked him that carp swam away QUICK
 

Albacrazy

NUCKIN FUTS 4 2NA
Sep 24, 2006
3,280
4
38
51
Vegas
Name
Drew
Boat
18' Coleman
Such a great fishery! Almost as good as Oroville...
 

mooningu

MLPA [email protected]!& DISTURBER
May 25, 2005
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Lake Elsinore
Name
Dave Moon
Boat
S.S. Rosie Palm
Damn. This report brings back many great memories. I lived in Napa for many years and spent many days up there and at Clear Lake.

So Cal lakes are a joke compared to those 2 lakes.

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning.
 

EZ E

Get out and fish
May 28, 2010
203
5
18
LONG BEACH
Name
Erik
Boat
23' Pathfinder HPS, 15' Whaler,27' PursuitCC,
Damn. This report brings back many great memories. I lived in Napa for many years and spent many days up there and at Clear Lake.

So Cal lakes are a joke compared to those 2 lakes.

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning.
After the first day of fishing Berry I fell in love with that lake. Have never really caught too many smallies or spots before there so it was cool to spend a majority of those days searching for those fellers. The reason I have never been up there until recent is because as soon as I got my boat up here I was fishing the Delta and well you know how that goes...sooo much water to explore. I have never fished a lake that big before. Cant wait till next year to make trips up to Clear Lake. Theres are quite a few so cal lakes I like but you are right the lakes up here are way more killer as far as natural beauty, wildlife, and multiple fiheries so close to home.
 
Mar 5, 2010
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Redondo Beach, CA
Name
Matt Florentino
Boat
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Dude, too sick! Crankin up Spots, smallies, slabs.....geez?! It def looks like you are enjoying your time up North, be easy out there and keep murkin 'em!
 

Lil Ceez

Lord Ceezer The Great
Mar 30, 2005
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STRONG BEACH
Name
Asshole
Boat
The fast one.
So Rad!

At the MDR event, I looked up and told B, "Is that Bombard?"

Nice seing you dude.

Im not jealous, for that is the weakest of emotions, but I sure am FUCKING ENVIOUS!

Again, RAD!

Thanks.


Holla

Lil ceez