Fresno Reservoir Fishing Report by Brain Olson 7.21.22
By angelamontana

Posted: July 22, 2022

Fresno Res is 53% full, inflow is 590 cfs and outflow is 901 cfs. Water level is dropping. Walleye fishing is still good to excellent. Fish are being caught in 12’-15’ along the weed lines especially in the bays on the east portion of the lake. Bottom bouncers with crawlers on spinners or slow death are favorites. Leeches on bobbers are working. Crank bait fishing between Browns Bay and the last cabin is improving. Move until you find them. Nelson Res is 67% full. 0 inflow and 76 cfs outflow. Walleye fishing remains good with the consistent water level. Fish are being caught on the weed edges around 15’ using bottom bouncers with crawlers on spinners and slow death. Most fishing is north of the state park ramp and around the islands. ProTip: if you’re not already using mono on your bottom bouncers rods, try one. It will out fish the ones with braid.

 

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