Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3712 May 25- June 8 - Page 17

FRESHWATER VOL.37 • ISS. 12 RIO VISTA May 25 - June 8, 2018 stripers during his past three guided trips on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. “We ended up with 6 limits Saturday, 6 limits to 10 pounds Sunday and 4 limits to 6 pounds Monday,” said Netzel. “We released a 26 lb. striper Saturday. We trolled both deep-diving and shallow-diving Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows.” Netzel has finished his spring Delta striper trips and will now be booking trips for rainbow trout and king salmon at Folsom Lake and kokanee salmon at Stampede Reservoir. - Dan Bacher cont. and they are everywhere. You’re better off drifting live bait on the San Joaquin rather than using cut bait,” he added. Sturgeon fishing interest has completely dissipated, according to Fong, while others head east to smaller sloughs for largemouth bass. ROLLINS/SCOTTS FLAT RESERVOIR Bass Bite Comes On Strong! COLFAX “Bass fishing has gone from fair to great in about a week,” exclaimed Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista. “Over the past 5 days I’ve fished both Rollins and Scotts Flat and I’ve gotten in on some outstanding bass fishing at both lakes.” “I fished Rollins yesterday evening and I got a total of 17 bass to the kayak. Some bass seem to be bedded and others are still in a prespawn mode. I caught fish on everything I tried. A Z-Man Ned Rig worked best, but I got fish on Senkos, flukes and Rooster Tail spinners. I’d say about 75% of the bass were spots and the rest were smallmouths. My biggest fish was a 17 inch spot. I got several fish that were in the 2 pound class.” “I didn’t try for trout at Rollins, but I did talk to a guy bank fishing at Free Loaders Cove that had two rainbows and a 16 inch brown. He said he got them on mini- crawlers under a bobber,” Pleece related. “The fishing at Scotts Flat is very similar to the fishing at Rollins, but I think the spawning cycle is a little behind at Scotts because the water is colder up there,” disclosed Pleece. “In 3 hours at Scotts I landed 11 17 SAN PABLO RESERVOIR Big Trout Plant Boosts Angling Success! Adam Thomas hit the Sacramento River below Redding hoping to catch and release some wild trout. He ended up catching this massive rainbow! Photo courtesy of CAPTAIN MIKE BOGUE, Mike Bogue’s Guide Service. smallmouths and 2 largemouths. My biggest fish was a 3.88 pound largemouth. I got that fish on a chatter bait teamed with a swimming Senko trailer. For numbers the Ned Rig worked well as did 3 inch grubs slow rolled on a darter head, the key is working the jig slowly,” tipped Pleece. “I didn’t try for trout at Scotts either, but as I paddled around the lake, I did mark a lot of fish that I believe are planter rainbows,” Pleece concluded. If you are looking for tackle or fishing information for a trip to Rollins, Scotts, Halsey Forebay or surrounding waters, Will Fish Tackle in Auburn has what you need. Will Fish Tackle is located at 11944 Masters Court in Auburn, Ca- (530) 887-0839. Celebrating 60 years of “The Unsinkable Legend”!! ALL NEW 170 MONTAUK SACRAMENTO AREA Shad Schools Hit The Metro Region SACRAMENTO – American shad fishing is heating up on the Sacramento River in the metropolitan area as the hard-fighting members of the herring family arrive for their spring spawning session. “The shad action is heating up at Miller Park and Discovery Park,” said Carter Cruickshank at Broadway Bait Rod & Gun. “The anglers are catching the fish on an array of shad darts and flies. The hottest colors are neon green with red heads and white with pink heads.” “Striped bass fishing is still good for shore anglers and boaters using sardines and pileworms in the same areas, but most anglers have switched over to shad,” he said For stripers, Dennis Pfanner at Sacramento Pro Tackle recommended fishing bloodworms and pileowrms on the Sacramento between the I Street Bridge and Discovery Park. “Most of the keepers are small fish in the 18 to 21 inch range,” he ntoed. Boaters continue to see top-notch striped bass action on the San Joaquin River from Pirates’ Lair to Antioch. James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service reported limits of EL SOBRANTE – “The good news is that we planted 3,500 lbs .of Mt Lassen Trout on May 3,” said Marcella Shoemaker of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company. “The trout bite is back. The water still has a clarity issue, but people are still catching fish. Kastmasters, Power Eggs and chartreuse PowerBait are producing the best results. “ Successful anglers include Aa