Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 3618 August 18- September 4 2017 - Page 4

2 Aug. 18 - Sept. 1, 2017 PRO’S POINTER GO FOR IT! VOL.36 • ISS. 18 HOT BITES... “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 1. LAKE TAHOE MACKS… Mackinaw ranging up to 12 lbs. are being hooked while trolling. Minnows teamed with dodgers have been working best when worked from 100 to 200 feet down. 2. BODEGA BAY LINGS… Lingcod action is hot and the rockfish are on the feed too. For lings mooch large frozen baits on trap rigs. For rockfish shrimp flies worked just off the bottom dredge up hardheads. 3. JACKSON MEADOWS TROUT… The lake is in great shape and trout are on the bite. Bank anglers are hooking near limits of rainbows with Zeke’s Sierra Gold and inflated ‘crawlers. 4. CLEAR LAKE BASS… Top water action is popping for anglers working Spooks and frogs early and late. The largemouths average 2 to 3 lbs and range up to 8. 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. GOOD BETS... 5. BUCKS LAKE KOKANEE… Limits of kokanee in the 12 to 13 inch class are coming out of Bucks. Pink lures trolled 30 to 40 feet deep do the damage. 6. HALF MOON ROCKFISH… Limits are the rule for rockfish anglers departing from Pillar Point. Swimbaits are producing some fish, but shrimp flies do the heavy lifting. 7. ROGUE KINGS… Kings are pushing through the lower river. Boaters are doing the best with rigged anchovies teamed with blades. The bite happens on an incoming tide. 8. NEW MELONES CATS… Whiskerfish are on the prowl and anglers are hooking them when the light level is low. Sardines, mackerel and live crawfish are top baits. SLEEPERS... 9. GOLDEN GATE LINGS… It’s lingcod time outside the Golden Gate. Anglers are catching multiple keepers while dropping rigged natural baits. Available in 6-20lb. Test ~ 200 yard spools. 10. LAKE ALMANOR TROUT… Big rainbows to 5.5 lbs are on a decent bite. Anglers are trolling 20 to 25 feet deep with threaded night crawlers. P-Line Pro-Staffer scott martin Record 8-time FLW Tour Winner AT Lake Cumberland 11. AMADOR CATS… Warm summer weather has spurred productive catfish action. Soak minnows, mackerel fillets or liver for double-digit whiskerfish. 12. EAGLE LAKE TROUT … Rainbows that range up to 19 inches are biting well. Dick Nite Spoons, Needlefish and Speedy Shiners work well in the south end. COMING SOON... 13. SANTA CRUZ TUNA… There is plenty of bait offshore. If the tuna are going to show it should be within the next 4 to 5 weeks. 14. DELTA STRIPERS… The fall striper run should get going the last week of September. Trollers will want to pull Yo-Zuris, while bait guys will score with shad and bullheads. 15. SMITH RIVER KINGS… September should be trophy time for Smith River kings. Both roe and sardine wrapped plugs will draw strikes from fish up and beyond 30 lbs. in the estuary. P-Line The Fisherm