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Lake Berryessa bass still cooperative

Article and photos by Sid Silberberg
07/23/15 -- This past Thursday I took Ken out. We headed out at 7 a.m. sharp Ken had asked me for a tour of the lake and that's what we did first. We went to the Narrows then the ranch house all the way to the stumps and then the vineyards which were under water two weeks ago and now are part of the shore line. We headed to the Boy Scout camp which is past the bridge and we started fishing in the trees. Up to now no fish and the water was less then one foot visibility. I decided to go where the water was clearer and deeper which was by the Big Island and we started catching bass. At the end of the day he had a nice limit with bass up to 4 pounds.

Shirtless man holding up 2 bass, photo by Sid Silberberg
After a tour of the lake Ken caught some nice bass.

Lawrence and Pete headed out with me on Friday at 7 a.m. We started catching fish almost instantly. When Lawrence caught a fish Pete netted it and vice versa. We had limits so we took a tour of a few spots on the lake that I know they will like to fish in the future in their boat. As we were starting to head in for the day I couldn't start the main motor. I turned to my back up motor and it would run for about twenty feet and die not good! I got hold of the sheriff and they came out and towed us in. In case of emergencies we are very fortunate to have the services of the sheriff's department.

A group of kids from Monticello Ski School gathered during Kid's day on lake, photo by Sid Silberberg
Thank you Lucy, Frank, David, Lonny and all the members of the Monticello Ski School for making three kids very happy.

Luckily I only needed a new starter which was repaired that afternoon and I was able to use my boat Sunday with Mark and his kids Akiva, Yakira and their friend Zusya. We started to troll and the kids wanted to jump in the water because it was very hot out. Since it was so hot the kids wanted to stay in the water so I decided to go to the Monticello Ski School and let them swim in a safe and enclosed area if no one objected. When we got there it was Kid's Day and Lucy invited the kids to stay and participate in all the events. Needless to say they had a fabulous time.

'til next time... good fishing! If you have any questions or stories you would like to share or are interested in booking a guided fishing trip please email me at bestguide@hotmail.com or call me at 650-583-3333.

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Art work by Isabella Langaman
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Scouting Deerheart Lake, photo by Phil Akers
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Lake Siskiyou with Mt. Shasta standing sentinel. photo by Phil Akers
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german brown trout in Modoc creek. MyOutdoorBuddy.com
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Pulled into the pipes: Green Sturgeon
green sturgeon
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
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