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Any one fish here recently? I am thinking about going on Thursday or Friday. Maybe take a sink tip line and clousers or fish on top? Paul

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I fished it once years ago. Hooked quite a few very small bass but was splitshotting rubber worms.

Ever notice how many bass boats are heading towards Berryessa on any given morning?

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It's been years since I tossed rapalas and grubs there too. But I remember there being a lot of fish. Bass and trout. I think i might try it popers and the clousers. I just won an old Berkley Parametric 7wt on ebay and I am itching to try it out


  Berryessa is great this time of year I would be hunting smallmouth there if I had a boat. There might be access at the north end with casting room but I haven't tried it yet. Who knows with all the rain and all the rivers blown out this year I might get up there.  Paul



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If your hankering for some bass try the north end of Berryessa out of a float tube. For split shot and plastic worms I fished the shorlines just past the second bridge with very good success (50-100) fish days. Fly fishing was no where near as easy but was a hoot just the same.

Usually right around Easter is when it really kicks in but thisyear with all the recent rains all bets are off.

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I've been thinking about buying a pontoon boat. But for now I will have to look for wadeable water or at least shoreline with casting room. That's why Hennessey is attractive. At least if the rain lets up for a day or so. I'll bet the water is as brown there as anywhere else now. Thanks for the split shot and worm tip. Paul

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where is Henessey?  I know that sounds pretty stupid, I am new to the area, the only lakes I really know are Berryessa and Solano.  What is in the lakes anyway?

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http://www.fishsniffer.com/maps/hennessey.html

West of Berryessa and this side of Napa

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The Chiles/Pope canyon side of the lake is incredible for pre-spawn bass. Kayak or small flat bottom boat is a must. Afternoon/evening top water w/ mouse imitations in the tules is a blast. There are a lot of very big fish. Water is way off color right now and still really cold. Two weeks with no rain and some high 70 degree days will really help.

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The rain kept me away from Hennessey today. But I still couldn't resist swinging by Putah. Berryessa is spilling over and the valve is wide open at the bottom. Everywhere is a mess!!


   I will try the Con arm of Hennessey if I can get my hands on a pontoon boat. I've heard a lot of good things about it. Paul.



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I finaly made it!! Pulled up at day break to find a very muddy Lake Hennessey. Visability was about 8 inches. Even the ospreys were getting nothing so I broke it off early and went to Winters for breakfast instead. Oh well. PB

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Out of curiosity were you flyfishing or heaven forbid using spinning gear? Reason why I ask is there are a ton of bass boats being towed down the highway each morning when I leave for work. Those folks dont' put the hours and burn the gas in the boats to get skunked. Typically right now is when the bass really start to take off at Berryessa though wehave had some late stormsto muddy things up a bit.

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My intention was to fly fish form shore. (No wading at Hennessey). When I saw the water I thought better of it. Too many other things on the to-do list. Thought I'd save the clear water days for playing hookie. If I had a boat I would probably have gone on to Berryessa. I keep hearing about how hot the smallies are this time of year and I'd love to hook up with some. PB

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