Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3622 Oct. 13-27, 2017 - Page 16

14 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 13 EAST DELTA FRESHWATER Oct. 13 - 27, 2017 cont. ringing. The Humphrey’s Pier in Antioch has been outstanding for salmon for the past several days with a high of 28 fish taken on Flying C spinners on Saturday and at least 20 fish per day since mid-week,” he tipped. Clyde Wands, shallow trolling expert, stayed on the San Joaquin one day in response to high winds on the Sacramento River, and he said, “We did land a couple of 6 pounders for the table along with an 8.5-pound striper released. The fish are there, but you have to look for them. There aren’t the large schools that there were a few weeks ago. The tides weren’t great for trolling, but we did manage legal stripers with no shakers throughout the day.” H and R Bait in Stockton reported that more and more legal stripers are taken off of the shorelines at Eight Mile Road and Whiskey Slough, with some decent action for linesides to 24 inches in the main San Joaquin River at the Dos Rios launch ramp in Lathrop. - Dave Hurley EASTERN SIERRA Fishing Improving With Arrival Of Fall FEATHER RIVER Hammer Time On The Feather! OROVILLE - Anglers fishing the Feather River are hammering easy limits of monster kings that range up to 40 plus pounds! Both shore anglers and boaters are enjoying epic success. “I’ve been running two trips per day with limits both early and late,” exclaimed Robert Weese of Northern California Guide Service. “The fish are averaging from 12 to 35 pounds right now.” When asked if he was pulling plugs, Weese replied, “I could get them on plugs, but I’d have to fish the Thermalito Afterbay outlet to do it. It’s been pretty crowded in there, so I’ve been opting to fish other areas with roe right out of the gate. The fish are here and we are having zero problem hooking them.” Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service reported excellent fishing on the Feather River. “We caught three nice limits of fish today,” said Reimers on his Facebook page. “Even the captain got to catch his limit.” On the following day, Reimers also reported limits of salmon for two anglers. The anglers hooked the fish while using Brad’s Killer Fish. Robbie Palma of the Collins Lake Resort caught a limit of big king salmon on a recent trip with Reimers. “I’ve been getting fish on every trip with spinners at the outlet,” Rod Temple a Fish Sniffer reader from Yuba City recounted. “I’ve gotten hit on both Mepps Flying C’s and Blue Fox spinners. I had a Blue Fox get crushed yesterday, but somehow I missed the fish. It felt huge,” exclaimed Temple. Temple went on to say that his biggest king of the season so far was 37 inches long and weighed 27 pounds. FOLSOM LAKE Trout Anglers Await Fall Turn Over SACRAMENTO – Folsom Lake is still holding 692,132 acre-feet of water, 71 percent of capacity and 122 percent of capacity. The water level is 438.51 feet in elevation, 27.49 feet from full. Few anglers have been out bass or trout and salmon fishing, in spite of Now Catching the good water conditions. “I’ve only STRIPED BASS heard of a couple TROUT of guys trout fishing CATFISH and the fishing is • SALmON • TROUT LARGEMOUTH BASS definitely not red • STRIPED BASS hot,” said Alan Fong The New Marina of the Fisherman’s • Building CATFISH & Boat Rentals Warehouse. • NOW LARGEmOUTH BASS OPEN!!!! “One local has $25 boat been picking up rentals only 2 to 4 fish per every trip – and he knows Monday what he’s doing,’ Los Vaqueros Recreation Co. thru Friday said Fong. “He’s 9990 Los Vaqueros Rd. (non holidays) trolling Speedy Byron, CA, 94514 at 50 to 60 www.NORCALFISHING.COm Shiners feet deep. The fish 2907 A Contra Costa Water District Facility 3125 are averaging 2 to 4 Nestled between Los Vaqueros Los Vaqueros Brentwood Reservoir Reservoir and Livermore off Vasco Road Nestled between Brentwood and Livermore off Vasco Road First Time Anglers Welcome! Beautiful Spring Wild Flowers (925) 371-2628 pounds. The average angler going out will have a hard time catching any fish.” When the lake turns over later, usually in late October or early November, bank anglers can expect to see an upswing in shore fishing for rainbow trout and some king salmon. Fishermen should toss out nightcrawlers, Power Bait and minnows in the Brown’s Ravine, Granite Bay and Five Percent areas. Expect the bite for smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass to also improve as the water cools and the fish begin to school up on shad and pond smelt. Anglers should drop shot with Robo Worms and other plastics and jig with Jalee Hagans standing with Dave Jacobs nailed this incredible river run king salmon while fishing the Feather River this September. Hopkin’s spoons, Photo courtesy of KIMBER HAGANS, Sacramento. Duh spoons and other lures. - Dan Bacher KLAMATH RIVER Steelhead Fishing Remains Open, But Few Are Trying LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR Stripers, Trout Lead Fall Angling Parade BYRON - “Fishing is pretty good with striped bass and trout being the main fish KLAMATH – Fall Chinook salmon fishing caught,” reported Brian Demmunik of the remains closed from August 15 through Los Vaqueros Marina. “We are still seeing December 31 on the Klamath River from the mouth up to below the Iron Gate CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 Fish Hatchery, but captain angling for steelhead JAMES remains open on the NETZEL Full Time river for the rest of Guide the year. “I’ll make you a better Hooker!” Reports are few and far between on steelhead fishing this season, with little angling pressure because of the salmon closure. On Facebook, Albert Kutzkey of Kutzkey’s 3615 $50 OFF Guide Service for reported on his last Veterans! trip, “The smoke is WWW.FISHTIGHTLINES.COM so bad up here. The fires are close, but we’re still catching fis