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i haven't fished at all on Stockton since the water has gone up. I've been watching posts from you guys and it looks like conditions are tough, which sucks. In years past I've noticed that when the water is up in the brush you might find big bluegills in there. I like to fish for those guys with a fly rod and it fills a void when other species aren't cooperating. Also, there may be carp cruising those ares as well, which I target with a fly rod. I like the dam area in particular because of the clear water. Have any of you guys noticed any of this type activity on the upper part of the lake? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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We found some gills on the old shoreline a couple weeks ago. Not on a flyrod but they were there. Bouncing crawlers on the bottom. Noticed carp up in the brush as well

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14 hours ago, blacknoseddace said:

i haven't fished at all on Stockton since the water has gone up. I've been watching posts from you guys and it looks like conditions are tough, which sucks. In years past I've noticed that when the water is up in the brush you might find big bluegills in there. I like to fish for those guys with a fly rod and it fills a void when other species aren't cooperating. Also, there may be carp cruising those ares as well, which I target with a fly rod. I like the dam area in particular because of the clear water. Have any of you guys noticed any of this type activity on the upper part of the lake? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

If you hit bluff banks you can see carp cruise and slurp insects off the top, perfect for casting a fly, try something black, just in the top two inches of water,, fish run small a mid teen is a good fish at Stockton, but they fight hard

MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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3 hours ago, MoCarp said:

If you hit bluff banks you can see carp cruise and slurp insects off the top, perfect for casting a fly, try something black, just in the top two inches of water,, fish run small a mid teen is a good fish at Stockton, but they fight hard

I've caught a lot of Carp on Flies at Stockton over the years averaging between four and 6 pounds,  but that's been mostly when the lake levels are low and in the back of coves.  Never tried it when the water was way up but I plan to. I sight fish for them in shallow water with flies that sink to the bottom and mimic crayfish or large nymphs. Thanks for the input.

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