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Topic: Berryessa 1/7 report  (Read 1196 times)

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I decided to try  Berryessa for some trout, maybe salmon, maybe bass, maybe the huge bluegill that were reported at 50í.
Launched at Markley. The bait balls were mostly 40í to 100í deep. I dragged a spee D  shiner on a DR at about 50í and a streamer with a wiggle disk on a sinking line on a fly rod. I may not have had enough speed @ 1.8 - 2.4 mph.
I picked up one decent 17Ē bass fairly early but moved on looking for trout. Didnít get any other bites. Tried a frog flatfish which works at Pyramid but no hits.
One guy was getting some big bass according to the radio.
On the return I dropped a worm down for bluegill but couldnít find any.
Pretty nice weather and no skunk.
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Thanks for the report and pictures Joe.
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those pigs of bluegills Alan was catching in his videos made me want to make the trek up to berry as well  :smt007 I think we subscribe to a number of the same YT channels  :smt044
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Thanks for the report! How is launching from Markley? I have never tried it (even though it is probably my closest launch).


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Nice weather and no skunk means a good OTW!
Good one Joe!

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Nice, glad you didn't skunk! I was out at Berryessa a couple times out of Capell last month and wasn't getting any hits from trout at slower speeds. Mine were caught in the top 20' between 3 and 3.5mph with speedy shiners. They were definitely spread out, so who knows, maybe it was less the speed of the lure and more that I was covering more water at higher speeds?


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Thanks for the report! How is launching from Markley? I have never tried it (even though it is probably my closest launch).
Very easy but kind of pricey at $20. But I think itís $10 or $15 on weekdays. I could see it being less nice if it were busier with powerboats.
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That was my son that you heard on the radio. He got a decent bass and I got a little one. He said he lost a couple trout when he stopped to remove the clip on dropper weight. He was using the 5oz weight and thinks they were down around 40-50 feet.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2024, 11:01:24 PM by E Kayaker »
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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Iíve been meaning to get back out there.
Good work and thanks for the report!
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Nice ! Thinking about heading to the north end Sunday or Monday. I like the north end in the winter
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