Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 3620 September 15-30, 2017 - Page 19

FRESHWATER VOL.36 • ISS. 20 FRESHWATER REPORTS: 17 SACRAMENTO AREA CONTINUED FROM PG 13 Salmon Troller Catches & Releases Two Steelhead RIO VISTA Deep Trolling Top Method For Stripers RIO VISTA - Anglers on the troll found striped bass this week while others rode out slow action on salmon. Deep trolling was the top recommenfed method this week for chasing schoolie striped bass. according to the pro anglers at Fisherman’s Warehouse in Sacramento. “From Sandy Beach down to Collinsville is going to be your best trolling lane right now. Miraculously, there hasnt been too much witches hair,” Craig Kamikawa related. For guys plugging, Cache Slough has been hit or miss. Some guys are finding a ton of small fish and others are just blanking out. It goes to show you have to be at the right place at the right time,” he tipped. Salmon fishing remained spotty for anglers trolling the Old Sacramento River. “Most guys have their preferred methods but its really about putting in the time and getting a lure to pass by a fish or two and getting one to react,” Kamikawa said. - Roland Aspiras ROLLINS/SCOTTS FLAT LAKE Bass Provide Opportunity, Trout Trolling To Kick Off Soon… COLFAX - Things remain relatively slow at both Rollins Lake and Scotts Flat Reservoir. The water is too warm for trout fishing and the bass are lethargic for the most part. Yet there are some bright spots. At times the bass fishing is pretty good and the days are getting shorter, so it won’t be too long before the holdover and wild trout finning about both fisheries get active and move to the surface to feed. “Right now, both Scotts and Rollins are kicking out bass. I’ve hit Rollins twice this week after work and I’ve caught spotted bass up to 2 pounds on floating Rapalas late in the evening and on small Senkos before the evening topwater gets going,” reported Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista. “I’m really getting excited about brown trout fishing at Scotts and Rollins this fall. The water level at both lakes is high and the fisheries seem to be very healthy in the wake of the drought years. I’m expecting some solid brown trout trolling once surface temperatures start to drop. When overnight temperatures start getting into the lower 40’s I’ll be out there ripping minnow plugs behind my kayak,” Pleece exclaimed. SACRAMENTO - RIO LINDA – One local angler, David Jenkins, got a big surprise when he hooked two steelhead in the 5 to 6 lb. range while trolling Silvetron spinners for salmon below Verona. “He took photos of the fish and then released them back into the water,” said Tim Boggs of Elkhorn Outdoors. “He was trolling downriver at a speed of 3 to 4 mph.” “Salmon fishing is about the same as it was a couple of weeks ago,” he said. “It’s still slow, although it has picked up a little bit. We’ve weighed in several fish in the 12 to 15 lb. range lately from the Verona area.” “The best area to target salmon now is the Sacramento from Disco