We fished Berryessa today for the first time in several months. Launched a Markley Cove at 6:00 AM. I was a little early, so I made a few cast with a P-Line Laser Minnow and hooked a few small Bass on every cast. Once we took off we started trolling just outside the CIFFI Pen’s. Based on some reports the Kings had been in that area last week. We worked our way out to the Dam and continued on for about ¼ mile. We rolled Pautzke Fire Brined Shad and Anchovies, used Sep’s Dodgers and Hoochies without a touch. As we were going past the houseboats earlier we noticed bait boiling around the docks. We decided to go back and see if we could find some Kings in all that bait. We mooched right up next to the houseboats again without a bite. I broke out the P-Line Laser Minnows that were on light spinning rod and the fun began. We lost count of the number of bass we landed. It was crazy. I’m not a bass guy but have to admit it was a blast. We picked up and headed back out to the area of the Dam. Along the way we stopped and checked in with another guide buddy. He had a couple Kings that he caught on a 2/0 Sep’s Silver Starlight and a white Hoochie. We called it a day around noon with one hit on the last troll and a good time with a bunch of bass. All the fish today were safely released after a couple photos.
Pictured is Steve Mothersell