Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3712 May 25- June 8 - Page 6

6 May 25 - June 8, 2018 “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 PRO’S POINTER GO FOR IT! VOL.37 • ISS. 12 HOT BITES... 1. SACRAMENTO RIVER RAINBOWS… Wild rainbows to 3 lbs are on a very consistent bite. Fly guys score on rubber legs nymphs while conventional anglers rely on roe and plugs. 2. MONTEREY ROCKFISH… Rockfish and lingcod action has been steady for central coast anglers. Shrimp flies, metal butterfly jigs and soft plastics teamed with jigheads are all working well. 3. WHISKEYTOWN KOKANEE… Kokanee limits are the rule. For fish in the 14 to 16-inch class, troll Paulina Peak blades and hoochies. 4. TAHOE MACKINAW… Mackinaw to 14 lbs. are being landed by trollers. Top line trolling with minnow plugs has been working well in water up to 75 feet deep. GOOD BETS... IT ALL ADDS UP 5. S.F. BAY HALIBUT… Live bait is available and drifters are hooking up. Work the central section of the bay for halibut to 35 lbs. Stripers are hitting too. TO MORE FISH IN THE BOAT. 6. DELTA STRIPERS… Trollers are smacking limits of stripers that weigh up to 12 lbs. Yo- Zuri deep running Crystal Minnows have been the lure of choice. 7. NEW HOGAN STRIPERS ... Trollers pulling rigged anchovies and shad are nailing bass. The fish average 3 to 5 lbs. and range up to 8 pounds. 8. LITTLE TRUCKEE TROUT… Fly guys are whacking rainbows and browns. Nymphs from size 12 to 14 work well all day long. Late in the day dry caddis imitations bring fish to the top. SLEEPERS... 9. CLEAR LAKE BASS…Nighttime bass action is underway. Anglers are using a variety of lures including large Power Worms and Brush Hogs to catch bass up to and beyond 6 lbs. 10. DON PEDRO ‘BOWS… Sizzling trout action has developed. For rainbows to 3 lbss.pull Speedy Shiners in the top 35 feet 11. LAKE AMADOR BASS… Big bass are on tap for anglers fishing early and late in the day. Large plastic worms and jigs work the best, but Spooks and swimbaits are hooking fish too. Bryan Thrift 2018 FLW Tour Lake Cumberland Champion. 12. HALF MOON BAY ROCKFISH… Boats departing from Pillar Point and traveling south of Pigeon Pt. are scoring limits of rockfish. White shrimp flies are working well. COMING SOON... 13. AMERICAN RIVER SHAD…By late May, wide-open shad action should be taking place on the American River. Crappie jigs, flies and other small offerings will generate hook ups. P-LINE TACTICAL FLUOROCARBON Show up prepared for the battle: smoother, more sensitive, improved knot strength, stronger, and unmatched abrasion resistance. 14. P-LINE X-BRAID 15. EAGLE LAKE OPENER… Trout fishing kicks off at the trout fishing powerhouse on May 26. Trolling Berkley Power grubs usually results in easy limits. LAKE CHABOT CATS… With trout fishing winding down, catfish action should pick up with the next shot of hot weather. Mackerel, liver and night crawlers are the best baits for whiskerfish. Delivers superior abrasion resistance, longer casts, vibration reduction and a near zero stretch factor for unparalleled power. www.P-Line.com 16. PACIFICA STRIPERS… If surf stripers are going to show they typically make their appearance during late June and early July. Grab your Pencil Poppers and get after them! P-Line Fihssniffer-May18.indd 1 4/30/18 1:53 PM