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San Luis Reservoir

Rating - Good   

Tuesday, Oct 12 2021
Bill Sterling of the Sportsmans Warehouse in Fresno said, Right now if you have a boat or a kayak, the ONeill Forebay is the hot spot with Jay from our shop landing over 30 stripers while fly fishing from his float tube and others are reporting from 20 to 30 linesides on topwater lures or umbrella rigs. Mickey Clements of Coyote Bait and Tackle in Morgan Hill said, There are a number of smaller stripers in the forebay, and the rockwall is a good place to start since the stripers will hold up against the rocks. In the main San Luis Reservoir, trollers are either pulling umbrella rigs or Lucky Craft Pointers. We have jumbo minnows in the shop, and boaters are also drifting the minnows for limits of schoolie stripers. There is a topwater bite in the early mornings or evenings while some are soaking anchovies for limits to 25 inches. The lake is very low, and the pumps are nearly out of the water. Roger George of Roger George Guide Service said that the big lake bite had slowed with the recent cooling trend but thought it might rebound with the forecast warming trend. The water is still falling about 1/3 of a foot a day and the water temps have dropped a few degrees to about 68 degrees. The troll bite is decent but the overall reaction bite fell off this week. The lake has dropped further to 11%, creating more difficult conditions at the Basalt Recreational Area launch ramp, particularly on a northwest wind. Most boaters are utilizing the low water ramp at Dinosaur Point. , Roger George of rogergeorgeguideservice.com 905-2954




Tuesday, Oct 12 2021



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The San Luis Reservoir is an artificial lake on San Luis Creek in the eastern slopes of the Diablo Range of Merced County, California, approximately 12 mi west of Los Banos on State Route 152, which crosses Pacheco Pass and runs along its north shore. It is the fifth largest reservoir in California.

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San Luis Reservoir


Rating - Good

Bill Sterling of the Sportsmans Warehouse in Fresno said, Right now if you have a boat or a kayak, the ONeill Forebay is the hot spot with Jay from our shop landing over 30 stripers while fly fishing from his float tube and others are reporting from 20 to 30 linesides on topwater lures or umbrella rigs. Mickey Clements of Coyote Bait and Tackle in Morgan Hill said, There are a number of smaller stripers in the forebay, and the rockwall is a good place to start since the stripers will hold up against the rocks. In the main San Luis Reservoir, trollers are either pulling umbrella rigs or Lucky Craft Pointers. We have jumbo minnows in the shop, and boaters are also drifting the minnows for limits of schoolie stripers. There is a topwater bite in the early mornings or evenings while some are soaking anchovies for limits to 25 inches. The lake is very low, and the pumps are nearly out of the water. Roger George of Roger George Guide Service said that the big lake bite had slowed with the recent cooling trend but thought it might rebound with the forecast warming trend. The water is still falling about 1/3 of a foot a day and the water temps have dropped a few degrees to about 68 degrees. The troll bite is decent but the overall reaction bite fell off this week. The lake has dropped further to 11%, creating more difficult conditions at the Basalt Recreational Area launch ramp, particularly on a northwest wind. Most boaters are utilizing the low water ramp at Dinosaur Point. , Roger George of rogergeorgeguideservice.com 905-2954


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