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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Berryessa fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Berryessa water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
California
Latitude:
38.593755
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Napa
Longitude:
-122.243966
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2013-09-26
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Guest
2013-04-01
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
It\'s on like donkey kong!
Guest
2013-03-20
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
3/19/2013 Smallmouth fishing was fantastic today from shore!! Between me and my buddy, we caught over 7 up to 3 3/4lbs. Also brought in 6 spotted bass all around 2 1/2lbs.
Guest
2013-03-03
Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
trout and salmon
Guest
2012-10-02
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
King Salmon bite is on. Catching several kings around the dam area and Markley cove. FishOn Ray!
Guest
2012-10-02
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
King Salmon bite is on. Catching several kings around the dam area and Markley cove. FishOn Ray!
Guest
2012-05-10
Species: Spotted Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 67
Whacked the spots early am. avg 2-3 lb in the main coves on swimbaits, then as day progressed finesse with roboworms and grubs.
Guest
2011-10-18
Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Oct 18 2011 Good bite early fishing from the bank about 8 feet deep with minnows. Caught 3, lost 1 by around 0900 then the bite was over, stayed for about an hour after that, started to get warm and left. Fishing by the old road just past the dam. Rainbows 12-14 inches.
Guest
2010-05-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
"yes its after 4 am. just got home from Berryessa, fishin for some cats. the bite was hot as soon as it got dark till around 1 am. cought 5 total, one was over 7 LBS, had Numbers of other bites, just kept missing them, the season is on...!!"
Lake Berryessa Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Berryessa Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Berryessa Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Berryessa Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 5-7-10. Caught smallies drop shotting in 20' to 30' of water with chunk rock and off points with chunk rock. They must be staging because we saw no beds and caught only bucks.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Berryessa Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Berryessa Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Berryessa Walleye Rating:
2.5
Lake Berryessa Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Berryessa Catfish Rating:
4
Lake Berryessa Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crawfish.. thats all i have to say.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Berryessa Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Berryessa Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 5-7-10. Best lake in the area to fish. It's warmer and not getting as much wind as Clearlake. We were catching bucks on beds that were deep in the coves. Didn't see any hens but they should be moving in soon.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Berryessa White Bass Rating:
2
Lake Berryessa White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Berryessa Striped Bass Rating:
3
Lake Berryessa Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- trolling the mud flats may be productive
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Berryessa Trout Rating:
3.5
Lake Berryessa Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- As of March 10, 2010, the water temperature ranged from 54 to 56 degrees. I caught one 16" rainbow and one 17 1/2" king salmon both on a needlefish at 20-25 foot depth. The Lake is close to breaking open.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:12 PST

Sunset:

19:58 PST

Moon Phase:


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