Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3626 Dec 8- 22 2017 - Page 7

VOL.36 • ISS. 26 “When I am fishing a frog or flipping matted vegetation, I am throwing the new X-TCB 8 Carrier Braided Line form P-Line. It is critical to be stealthy with both techniques, and with P-line’s new braid, you can make longer casts and it is ultra quiet com- ing through the grass.” – Bass Pro Bryan Thrift GO FOR IT! Dec. 8 - 22, 2017 PRO’S POINTER 7 HOT BITES... 1. COLLINS LAKE ‘BOWS… Trollers and bait anglers are scoring limits and near limits of trout. Kastmasters and Rapalas work for trollers, while bank anglers toss dough baits. 2. SUISUN BAY STURGEON… Keeper sturgeon are on the bite. Lamprey eel is the best bait, but roe is also working for anglers working 30 to 40 feet of water. 3. GOLDEN GATE COMBOS… Limits of rockfish and crab are the rule for anglers fishing the Farallons. Both jigs and shrimp flies draw strikes from bottomfish. 4. TAHOE LAKERS… Big mackinaw up to and beyond 10 lbs are holding in 30 to 60 feet of water. Rapalas and Berkeley minnows teamed with dodgers are working for trollers. GOOD BETS... 5. Tactical . GETting it done. as an angler, success depends on the tactical decisions MADE long before you get to the water. You need every possible advantage to compete with the serious anglers of today. that BEGINS with your line. derived using the latest in raw material and extrusion advancements, TACTICAL DELIVERS Longer casts, extreme invisibility AND UNEQUALLED KNOT STRENGTH. head to the water spooled with the strongest, and most supple fluorocarbon. AWARD WINNING TACTICAL FLUOROCARBON. Available in 6-20lb. Test ~ 200 yard spools. TRINITY STEELHEAD… Quality steelhead are biting in the Trinity. To hook up anglers are drifting roe, worms and crickets, or back trolling crankbaits. 6. BODEGA ROCKFISH… Limits of rockfish, bonus lings and crab limits are the rule for Bodega Bay charter boaters. Shrimp flies tipped with squid or Gulp! work well. 7. AMADOR RAINBOWS… The bite is hot for rainbows up to and beyond 5 lbs. Trollers are pulling grubs, while bank anglers score with PowerBait and Zeke’s Sierra Gold. 8. SHADOW CLIFFS TROUT … Trouters are landing limits while fishing from the docks. PowerBait and inflated worms are the top offerings for rainbows to 4 lbs. SLEEPERS... 9. WEST DELTA STRIPERS… Striper fishing is good for bait anglers working 10 to 25 feet of water. Bullheads, filleted shad and chicken livers are all drawing strikes. 10. SHASTA BASS… Bass anglers are nailing 10 to 20 bass per day. Topwater baits, small worms, Senkos and jigging spoons are producing spots to 5 lbs. 11. UMPQUA STEELHEAD…Drift boaters and plunkers are landing steelhead. Dime size pieces of cured roe work best, but plugs are hooking fish too. P-Line Pro-Staffer scott martin Record 8-time FLW Tour Winner AT Lake Cumberland 12. SAC RIVER TROUT… The winter wild rainbow bite is going full steam ahead between storms. Fly guys are using nymphs and egg imitations for fish to 22 inches. COMING SOON... 13. SAN PABLO DAM NTAC EVENT… Feb 3: The NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge visits San Pablo Dam Reservoir. The low-cost event features cash prizes and more. 14. LAKE PARDEE NTAC EVENT… March 3: The NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge visits Lake Pardee. The low-cost event features cash prizes and more. 15. COLLINS LAKE NTAC EVENT… April 7: The NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge visits Collins Lake. The low-cost event features cash prizes and more. 16. LAKE AMADOR NTAC EVENT… April 28: The NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge visits Lake Amador. The low-cost event features cash prizes and more. P-Line The Fisherman.indd 1 4/14/17 1:20 PM