As some of you may know, I am currently going to school at UC Davis. Up until recently, I haven't had any time to fish up here because of my workload. However, now that I've finished most of my general education courses, I have significantly more free time as upper division courses are less demanding. I guess I'll stop dithering and get to the question: What are some readily accessible fishable bodies of water in the general area, and how should I be fishing them? I have never freshwater bass fished, and don't really know where to start beyond "put lure in water". Putah Creek is relatively close to campus, and is a manageable walk, but I wouldn't really know how to fish it. Any help would be appreciated.