Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3620 September 15-30, 2017 - Page 12

10 FRESHWATER Sept. 15 - 30, 2017 VOL.36 • ISS. 20 Expect the trout fishing to improve as the weather cools down and the fish move into shallower depths. The water level is 17 feet from full and the surface water temperature is 78 degrees. COLUSA/ KNIGHTS LANDING Channel Cats Top September Angling Menu LAKE DAVIS Deep Water Rainbows Hitting Lures PORTOLA – If you want to catch rainbows in the heat at Lake Davis, your top prospect is to troll at 25 feet deep. “Hoss, a local angler, and his friend went fishing for a couple of hours on the lake this morning,” stated Jeanne Graham of the J&J Grizzly Store and Campground. “They landed a total of five trout in the 15 to 16 inch range. The fish hit red dot frog Needlefish.” Hoss noted that the surface water temperature was 71 to 72 degrees at 6 am when they got on the lake. Brown bullhead catfish action continues to be productive in the Cat Cove, Eagle Point and Mallard Cove areas, according to Graham. Cats in the 1 to 2 lb. range are hitting nightcrawlers and catfish PowerBait. Bass fishing continues to get only a “fair” rating from Graham. Boaters are catching and releasing largemouths on a variety of lures from the Lightning Tree to Mosquito Slough.” Families are hooking bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish and juvenile bass while using worms on the north side for Camp Five, she added Lake Davis is 90 percent of capacity. - Dan Bacher COLUSA – Channel catfish and striped bass still offer the top fishing on the Sacramento from Knights Landing to Colusa, since the king salmon still haven’t shown in force. “Anglers are catching some big catfish in the 6 to 11 lb. range while using Kevin Kenyon bagged this heavy Sacramento River king salmon during a late August fishing trip with Capt. mackerel and chicken liver Mike Bogue. from shore and boat in the Photo courtesy of MIKE BOGUE’S GUIDE SERVICE, Redding. Knights Landing area above and below the Highway 113 Bridge,” reported Tim Boggs Resort.. Alexis Phillips and Papa of Nevada FRESHWATER REPORTS: at Elkhorn Outdoors. “One guy brought in a City landed a quality trout using worms f all CONTINUED FROM PG 9 stringer of catfish averaging 4 to 6 pounds over lake, Ty Buck of Irvine caught a 1-1/2 that he caught on the river Saturday night.” lb trout using on chartreuse PowerBait CLEAR LAK