Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3626 Dec 8- 22 2017 - Page 9

FRESHWATER VOL.36 • ISS. 26 Dec. 8 - 22, 2017 hasn’t turned over yet, making for a the Colusa and tough bite,” she noted. Meridian areas of Experienced trollers are doing the Sacramento well on trout. Local Camanche River, steelhead angler Robbie Dunham and his fishing is worth a friend, John Stockton, reported shot. bagging limits of rainbows while Steelhead trolling grubs on Dunham’s latest enthusiasts are fishing adventure. hooking fish to Nick Smith, the “Informative 5 pounds while Fisherman,” reported, “Adrian and fishing salmon his partner Darrel won the boaters roe on the gravel bass tournament at IF’mas this bars above last Saturday. The story of how Colusa. he caught this 9 lb. largemouth is “Boaters are almost unbelievable, but 100% true.” catching a few “Adrian saw the giant follow his big resident bait out during practice. The next stripers while day during the tournament they throwing struggled to find a few decent fish. swimbaits They went back to the spot that fish from Colusa to was spotted and two boats were Hamilton City,” sitting in the way,” he explained. said Pat Kittle at “Adrian asked them nicely if he Kittle’s Outdoors. Ray Birch took a trip to the American River on November 5 and was rewarded with could just make one cast? The While catfish this quality king salmon. boaters agreed, so Adrian picked Photo courtesy of RAY BIRCH, Sacramento. action in the up an 8” Huddleston swimbait and Knights Landing made the cast! The freak sized grandma area is slowing down with the colder COLLINS LAKE bass ran out and completely destroyed the weather, bank anglers are still catching bait,” Smith concluded. some channel cats in the 2 to 4 lb. range. It’s Rainbow Trout Time The fishing is best with mackerel and G&S OREGON HOUSE - While rainbow trout Dip Bait off First Beach, advised Tim Boggs are providing the top fishing at Collins Lake, at Elkhorn Outdoors in Rio Linda. CLEAR LAKE it was a huge channel catfish that leads the - Dan Bacher late fall catches at the reservoir. Husky Bluegill School Up Greg Lyon of Vacaville was fishing a CLEARLAKE – While crappie remain nightcrawler for trout from shore off the sparse in the catches, fishermen are beach when he landed an 18-3/4 lb. catfish, hooking lots of big bluegill in the ½ to 1 lb. CONTRA LOMA reported Hannah Vieira at the Collins Lake class on Clear Lake. Resort. Boat Ramp Closed Until “The bass fishing was slow on a recent “Trout fishing is really, really good,” she Spring morning I fished,” said Dave Brabec of emphasized. “Both bank anglers and boat Clear Lake Outdoors. “All I caught was ANTIOCH - The boat launch facility fishermen are hooking lots of trout. Our last bass around 1-1/2 pounds while fishing closed for rehabilitation on September plant was Thanksgiving week when Mt. drop shot rigs.” 25, 2017, and will reopen in spring 2018. Lassen planted a total of 2,000 pounds, a “So I switched over to fishing with small Improvements will include improvements to combination of trophy-size and catchable jigs for crappie off Indian Beach,” said the boat launch, paving and striping of the trout.” Brabec. “I only landed 2 crappie, but I parking area, new vaults toilets, new and Resort staff and volunteers also put caught and released 10 bluegill. They relocated fish cleaning station, and new 5,000 rainbows from the CDFW in the net were the biggest bluegill I have seen in drinking fountains. pens on the lake. years at Clear Lake. If I had stayed at the All other areas of Contra Loma Big trout honors go to Johnny and spot, I could’ve caught the bluegill all day Regional Park shall not be impacted by Barbara Drizelle of Manteca, who landed long. Other anglers I saw fishing were also this construction. This project is made two rainbows weighing 4.29 and 3.9 hooking big bluegill.” possible through grants from the Bureau of pounds while fishing pink and rainbow He used a 1/16 oz. Blade Runner lure Reclamation and the California Department PowerBait off shore. Jeff Neels of North at 10 to 12 feet deep for the bluegill and of Boating and Waterways. Highlands was using yellow PowerBait crappie. Trailered boats will not be able to launch. when he bagged 4 trout up to 2-1/2 pounds. “A few guys are catching some larger Car top boats need to be carried to the Ellsa Senio of Yuba City nailed a 4/5 bass on big swimbaits,” said Brabec. “One water from another parking area. lb. rainbow and two others while fishing friend caught a couple of largemouths in “The water level of Contra Loma is down PowerBait by the boat ramp. Butler and the 7 to 9 lb. range on large swimbaits.” from what it was this summer,” said Joe Barella had a great day when they landed The catfish bite is still sluggish, probably Sullivan of the East Bay Regional Park 6 rainbows to 3-1/2 pounds, 3 bass and 1 because of all of the bait that they have to District. “With the decrease in water level crappie during a trolling adventure. feed upon. and the ongoing construction on the boat The lake level is 27 feet from maximum - Dan Bacher launch facility, fishing pool. activity has slowed down at Contra COLUSA/ Loma.” Fishing for trout KNIGHTS is starting to pick LANDING up. Try fishing at Target Gravel Channel Point Dock We carry Lead Free Pistol ammo for with Power Bait or Bars For the hunter who wants to carry his nightcrawlers. Steelies handgun in Lead Free Hunting Zones. Catfish action COLUSA – While has been decent Available in a variety of calibers... Chinook salmon at Channel Point Call for Best fishing has been CALL FOR DET