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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
2013-04-01
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):
With Lake Berryessa at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
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):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Berryessa Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Berryessa Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Berryessa Walleye Rating:
2.5
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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 catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
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):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:44 PST

Sunset:

18:57 PST

Moon Phase:


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