Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3712 May 25- June 8 - Page 21

FRESHWATER VOL.37 • ISS. 12 FRESHWATER REPORTS: 21 TAHOE CONTINUED FROM PG 13 SANTA CLARA VALLEY LAKES May 25 - June 8, 2018 cont. spoke about crappie and bass around Santa Clara County. “If I was to send a guy out for bass, I’d definitely tell them Anderson, but Calero is doing really well too. Numbers at Anderson but they’re getting quality at Calero,” he said. “A few weeks ago I was tossing the jig at Anderson doing pretty good then it slowed down so I switched to the Ned rig and started getting bit. They pumped water out of the lake, then they pumped water back in and now it’s taking off,” he disclosed. “Crappie is doing really good at Anderson right now, and they’re all fishing up by the dam by the pump. Our crappie derby is happening right now, and it ends on June 1st. The biggest crappie so far was landed at Anderson, weighting one pound, 12 ounces, and was caught on a small Kkeitech swimbait.” According to Tang, no minnows are being allowed for use as bait at all Santa Clara County Lakes. Catfish action remained slow, according to Tang. - Roland Aspiras SHADOW CLIFFS LAKE Trout, Catfish & Bass Are Hitting LIVERMORE – Anglers reported catching a spring potluck catch of rainbow trout, channel catfish and black bass over the past couple of weeks. Jaymie caught a five-pound trout on the Stanley shoreline, reported Joe Sullivan of the East Bay Regional Park District. Steve landed a monster channel catfish (not weighed) along the Stanley shoreline. Jaymie also caught a hefty largemouth bass on the Stanley shoreline. The back ponds of the Arroyo del Valle are also worth a shot for bass. Anglers are catching and releasing largemouth bass while fishing Senkos, jigs and other lures in the brush and cove. The current water temperature is 64 degrees, depending on depth. The water clarity varies between 10-15 feet in visibility. The last trout plant by the park district featured 1000 pounds of rainbows, while the most recent plant by the CDFW featured 500 pounds of catchable rainbows. Minnow Plugs Produce Exciting Mixed Bag Action SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Excellent spring fishing is available at Lake Tahoe for macks, browns and the occasional rainbow trout. Best of all, anglers are getting their fish while top lining minnow plugs rather than trolling deep with rigged minnows and other small baits. “We’ve been getting a little bit of everything while shallow trolling,” reported Mike Nielsen of Tahoe Topliners Guide Service. “We’ve been boating both browns and mackinaw Brian Stanley of Stockton was pulling a fire tiger Rapala near the dam at Lake Pardee this spring, when this huge consistently while rainbow decided to strike! pulling Rapalas and Photo courtesy of the PARDEE LAKE RECREATION AREA INC, Lake Pardee. Thundersticks in areas that range from 25 to 75 feet deep. Today and young angler 60 feet deep. We’ve caught browns over named Forest Wharry hooked and landed SHASTA/WHISKEYTOWN 10 pounds in recent weeks. For rainbows, an impressive 14 pound mackinaw while we are working the top 40 feet of the water fishing with me.” LAKES column with shad imitating spoons and Long time Fish Sniffer reader Ray Nixon Trout And Bass Fishing Red plugs. Rainbows are running 2 to 3 pounds paid Tahoe a visit last week and end up Hot! and larger fish are always possible. We’ve with a pair of husky mackinaw. REDDING - Trout and bass fishing also seen some king salmon mixed in with “I hadn’t fished Tahoe in about 3 years, at Lake Shasta are going strong, while the trout occasionally,” said Portocarrero. so I wasn’t sure where to start. I launched Whiskeytown is kicking out kokanee to 17 “Bass fishing is epic right now. Soft at Cave Rock and headed up north. I spent inches! plastics are working great for numbers, but the day trolling drop offs from 50 to 100 “The fishing is really good up in at the the real excitement is coming while working feet deep. I tried a variety of lures, but pearl north end of the valley,” reported Kirk poppers up in the Pit River Arm. There is Flatfish were the only thing I could get hit Portocarrero of SacRiverGuide.Com. “At nothing like a good topwater bite,” Kirk on and I had to troll them slowly. In all I Shasta, we are splitting our time between exclaimed. caught 4 macks. Two of the fish were only bass fishing and trout fishing. Both bites As of press time, Shasta was 11 feet from about one pound each, but the other two have been fantastic. “At Whiskeytown, maximum pool and basically holding steady. weighed in at 7 and 9 pounds,” exclaimed the kokanee fishing is very consistent “One of my guides fished Whiskeytown Nixon. and I expect it to continue getting better. today and had 3 full limits of kokanee to 17 Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack We are seeing some good size salmon inches by 11 o’clock in the morning. The fish Charters has been enjoying solid action right now and at some point this season are a little scattered, but anybody that has at the north end of the lake. Mickey’s we’ll be getting kokanee over 20 inches,” knowledge of kokanee fishing will do well. clients have been hooking mackinaw up Portocarrero exclaimed. Blades and lures from Paulina Peak Tackle to 6 pounds. Some fish are being kept for “At Shasta on the trout fishing side are working well as are lures and dodger