Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3624 Nov 10-24 2017 - Page 17

MAP FEATURE Fees: Winter (Oct 12-May): Free. Summer: $24 per site $5 for extra vehicles. Open Season: May – Oct Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518- 885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777), or on-line www.recreation.gov fishing on French Meadows while bank fishing and boating. “One local found great rainbow action this week while fishing PowerBait about 100 yards right of the boat ramp,” said Newton. “His fish ranged from 10 to 16 inches long.” Boaters can also find solid action on both rainbows and browns while trolling spoons, spinners and minnow imitation lures. At press time, anglers were still able to launch on the boat ramp, but the ramp could become in- accessible as the lake level goes down. He advised boaters in search of browns to fish the deeper drop offs near the river inlet. “Your best bet is to troll with Shad Raps in crawdad patterns along the bottom,” he tipped. “You can hook quality browns in the 4 to 5 lb. range, along with smaller browns, while using this method.” Fish Sniffer subscribers Kristy and Mike Carpenter also reported top-notch fishing on recent trolling adventure at the lake. “The lake was also basically deserted,” said Kristy Carpenter. “We launched at 8am and trolled for rainbows and hopefully browns. We always have luck for trout with GVF lures and this trip was epic.” “We landed 16 trout to 16.5” with many lost fish,” she said. “These fish were beautiful and super clean. We caught them from the surface to 45’. We had a double and a triple hook- up. We used the GVF Holly’s Ruby Slipper and Silver Comet, Pinkanator/ Moonshadow flashers, purple/gold n ca n Du Ahart Camp Middle Fork American River on ny a C Dolly Creek Coyote Group Camp Black Bear Camp To Forest Hill Poppy (Boat or Trail Access Only) Lewis McGuire Picnic Beach & Boat Ramp ea French M Re s dow Gates Group Camp Ranger Station Restrictions: French Meadows is located within a State Game Refuge. Firearms or any other implements capable of taking game (including, but not limited to, bows & arrows and slingshots) are prohibited in this area; camping outside designated Unpaved n Road o y an