At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is wide open with very good action as the fish move through the spawn. The fish have flooded into the shallows and the action is good on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish to 4 pounds. Also a fair to good bite on white bass, with most 1 to 2 pounds. The crappie bite also broke wide open this past week and some limits are being reported. At Santa Margarita, the bass and panfish bites are fair to good with the bass starting to spawn. Best action on nightcrawlers and plastics, and some on reaction baits. Panfish best on small jigs topped with baits or live bait. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bites, and the bass bite is really taking off in shallow water on plastics and reaction baits. Also some reports of good smallmouth action at San Antonio this past week.
- Western Sierra, April 26 Report
- Ocean Fishing Report, May 3