Hey Tony, I use to fish in merced and out by snelling there was some canals there and would we would use canoe's. Get nice size bass and rock bass out of there. Plus we would fish the river merced, but that was thirty years ago also fished los banos and got good sized bass, is there stripers in there now too? When we were fishing those areas there was nothing out there sure it has changed alot since then.
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