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Does anyone know a reputable guide for Bass Lake near Yosemite?  I will be there in a couple of weeks and I would like to give it a shot.

Thank you for any input.

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Yosemite, like in california?  If so, forget the fishing for bass and go after trout or better yet go on a guided climbing trip for day or "hike" the half dome cable trail. 

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15 minutes ago, flyfisher said:

Yosemite, like in california?  If so, forget the fishing for bass and go after trout or better yet go on a guided climbing trip for day or "hike" the half dome cable trail. 

I'm going to be there for 2 weeks.  I will be doing many things in and around Yosemite.  Bass lake was recommended to me by one of the top fishermen in Ca.  I like bass so I'll give it a shot. 

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Yosemite is awesome!!! Better bring your camera, beautiful scenery 

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Bass lake is a decent bass fishery with LMB and Spots. The problem is water level fluctuations year to year during this drought period can exceed 50'. The other problem is high recreation boating use, speed boats and water skiing. This isn't a trophy bass lake, it's more of a numbers lake. The off season should be OK. 

I don't know of a guide service for Bass lakes, I am sure their are a few!

Drop shot Roboworms in your favorite colors all work fished around points.

Tom

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Just found this place: 

http://basslakefishing.com

Also, look up the Fresno Bee fishing reports every Wed for tips and what is hitting. Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno is another resource to call. 

You have Hensley and Eastman to the west of you. Eastman has the Cali pigs you want. 

And whatever you do, don't go to the casino. Enjoy the mountains. LOL 

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I'm not sure of an guides for bass lake, but will ask about it the next time I go to the local tackle shop.

Bass lake is about 20 minutes from where I live and has been the lake I fished the most this summer. I catch about 5:1 spots to largemouth with most fish under a pound and a half. It's a good numbers lake, but lacks size.  I catch the majority of my fish on the drop shot with a few on deep cranks. Just about any color robo worm will work, but my favorite drop shot bay is the missile bait drop craw in pinkalicious. Boat traffic died down after labor day. Last satudray there were only about three boats on the lake. The lake is sitting around 90% capacity 

20 hours ago, Caliyak said:

Just found this place: 

http://basslakefishing.com

Also, look up the Fresno Bee fishing reports every Wed for tips and what is hitting. Fisherman's Warehouse in Fresno is another resource to call. 

You have Hensley and Eastman to the west of you. Eastman has the Cali pigs you want. 

And whatever you do, don't go to the casino. Enjoy the mountains. LOL 

fisherman's warehouse closed down a few weeks ago, Valley Rod and Gun is the place to call now. 

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On 10/7/2016 at 7:45 PM, CenCal fisher said:

 

fisherman's warehouse closed down a few weeks ago, Valley Rod and Gun is the place to call now. 

Thank you for this info. I was planning on going soon. 

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I went to the local tackle shop today and the guys working there said they don't know of anyone who guides at bass lake.  I guess even the trout fishing guides switched to shaver lake.

If you really want to fish bass lake shoot me a pm. I have two kayaks and could probably take you out with me on a saturday or sunday morning. 

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Best bites will be on senkos, fineness 3/16 to 1/4 ounce jigs natural color squarebills. 

Lots of spotted bass decent place to fish the coves near the dam are good places to start. 

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On 10/5/2016 at 7:21 PM, flyfisher said:

Yosemite, like in california?  If so, forget the fishing for bass and go after trout or better yet go on a guided climbing trip for day or "hike" the half dome cable trail. 

Why would ANYONE want to fish for trout over bass in CALIFORNIA unless they live there and want to change species sometimes? I live in Colorado, and believe it or not about about 65% of our state is biologically MUCH better suited for bass than trout. Half of Colorado is desert or plains, not high mountains. Yeah I fish for trout in Colorado and we have very good trout fishing (and I love trout), but it's not out of this world. Like I said though, trout are biologically suited to only about a third of Colorado. The rest of Colorado is bass, pike, and walleye country. California grows MONSTER bass (since it grows monster bass it's obviously biologically suited for bass above all else) and one could argue it's the best bass state in the nation, while Colorado is probably in the bottom 12, but that's mostly due to mismanagement and lack of protection of older, trophy bass (though Colorado is a great numbers state for both Large and Smallmouth). And hike a crowded national park over fishing the best or top three trophy bass states in the nation? I say HELL NO. Just giving you s*** in good fun though, not criticizing you at all because I love trout myself, and am going to float two days in the next week tossing jerkbaits and drifting crawlers for big rainbows and browns.

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I see a big difference in fishing for a species that is only available in a certain number of states.  I don't know where the OP is from but me being an East Coast guy I would fish for trout over bass any day when i go out west.  

And as far as hiking an overcrowded national park, I'd have to say you haven't been to yosemite because there are way more trails that are off the beaten path than that are on.

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I love bass fishing but there is nothing like stream fishing for trout.

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On 11/10/2016 at 5:46 PM, flyfisher said:

I see a big difference in fishing for a species that is only available in a certain number of states.  I don't know where the OP is from but me being an East Coast guy I would fish for trout over bass any day when i go out west.  

And as far as hiking an overcrowded national park, I'd have to say you haven't been to yosemite because there are way more trails that are off the beaten path than that are on.

I've been to Yosemite, and you are correct about plenty of trails off the beaten path than their are heavy used ones. I guess I just prefer bass fishing so much over hiking that it's a no brainer for me.

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Did you end up going to Bass Lake? How was your experience?

 

I'm pretty sure there are no guides at Bass Lake. Not really a popular lake for large mouth bass fishing probably due to location outside of Fresno, and the amount of water traffic during the late spring and summer from all the skiers, wakeboarders, jet skiers and just the huge influx of people camping and enjoying the great outdoors. Bass Lake is absolutely gorgeous though.

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