Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Today, I went to Avocado Lake (Fresno CA) for a chance at some relaxing Bluegill fishing. However, nothing was biting. No nibbles, no strikes, not even so much as a surfacing carp. I got no bites. I tried every trick up my sleeve but couldn't catch a fish for the life of me. I might go back tommorow, but I certainly hope things change. :( If anybody fishes in Avocado lake, Fresno CA, please let me know some tips for the area if you have any.

Views: 293

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Kevin sorry to hear about your bad experience the other day you should take the time out to give us in detail the way you were fishing that day .

Were you shore line fishing or were you fishing from a watercraft.?

How deep were you fishing?

Are you using sonar?

What types of rods and reels and linetypes were you using?

Live bait or artificials?
I was shore fishing

It is a pretty steep lake, with very steep and almost abrupt drop offs. It was very warm so I was fishing from 4 to 10 feet of water.

I was not using sonar

I was using a medium/light action rod with 10 pound test line

I was using live bait. To be specific, night crawlers on a size 10 hook.

Many lakes will stratify in hot weather.  Especially if they are deep lakes.  You can usually see the thermocline on your sonar if you turn the Gain/Sensitivity up.  The top of the thermocline is the coolest, oxygenated water.  There's where a lot of fish will go.  Try to find some structure/cover that  intersects the thermocline.  There should be fish there.

Kevin;; thats just a part of fishing;;  also draws us back to fishing..  just think;; if we  ( loaded the boat everytime;; caught every fish; nothing ever got away;;; wouldnt it get boring???   if you dont catch any one day;; take the time to enjoy the day itself!!!

Kevin, good luck with that lake. It's an infamous lake for sudden offset activities. The only way to entice them is live baits. Don't go for artificial. Stick with half, not 1/4, but a full half crawler, using dropshot rig (hook with 12 inches from line, with a minimum of 1/2in protrusion of hook line from main line) in the rig. You can call it an outrig of the main line.

As both Slip, Allen, and Carl indicated, there are a lot of factor involved. Playing with hot days can be super tricky, especially on a calm day. They will run for the deepest part of the lake. Light windy day, you'll get plenty of actions during early hours in the morning and later in the afternoon, and just before dusk.

Thanks for the advice. Just wondering have you tried fishing the Kings river next to it?

Kings River is a bit low compared to the past March. Still good fishing, but when there's a slow flow, it's considered as dead. Foraging becomes poor, and bites become non-existing. Move to the delta split at the northern fork, or look for very dense areas of plants were forage becomes greater.

I see. I'm kinda of new to the Fishing in The Fresno area. I like to get good tips on areas before I fish them. Sometimes due to time constraints I don't have time to do that.....

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Indeed Jeff........I have really enjoyed the pictures from Lake Perris and a few others in…"
6 hours ago
Jeff Soto commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Everyone is talking about Richmond Mill, a private and expensive place to fish.  I'm…"
6 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Yep......many of the North Carolina records come from farm ponds including a RedEar over five…"
9 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

"Good luck John and I agree........we often get big temperature swings from cold fronts but anytime…"
9 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"New Jersey State record Bluegill is 3 lbs. caught in 1990 from a farm pond ."
12 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

" Jeffrey i am anxious to see the water tempo at 65-60 and anticipate some Crappie and…"
12 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

"Thanks John.......we are now seeing night time air temps in the 60s and even a few 50s sprinkled in…"
13 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Yep......it caught my eye immediately John.......just think, on;y three states have officially…"
13 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a warmer and wetter winter for most of the country.  …"
16 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

"We had 73.9 degree water yesterday here in NENJ."
17 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
17 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

Outback 9/16/19

"And doing a great job Dick!"
17 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Look at that Fish ! The Pectoral fin is huge!"
17 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
17 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
23 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

Outback 9/16/19

"I'm working on them John."
23 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"The best photo of the North Carolina record bluegill.........."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on EARNEST T SYDNOR's status
"The state record Bluegill for North Carolina was caught back in 1967........4 pounds 5…"
yesterday
Bob Gaines commented on Bob Gaines's photo
Thumbnail

Lake Perris fly fishing 9/16/2019

"Been goin down to the northeast end....it's about a 30 minute kick from the 11/12 ramp."
yesterday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service