Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3715 July 6-20 2018 - Page 18

18 July 6 - 20, 2018 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 10 CAMANCHE RESERVOIR cont. longtime Camanche angler, Larry Valdez Jr., hauled in a 5.7 lb. largemouth on a recent bass fishing venture, according to the Camanche Recreation Company. Keith Winstead reeled in a 7.5 lb. largemouth. No other details were given. Robbie Dunham of ‘Koke Machine’ Guide Service reported limits of rainbow trout for his clients while trolling with Speedy Shiners coated with scent at up 45 feet deep in the main river channel near the dam. Lake Camanche was 93% full and slowly dropping with an elevation of 231.64′ at the time of this report. Camanche’s release was approximately 506 cfs into the Mokelumne River while receiving approximately 354 cfs from Lake Pardee. Pardee was at 96% full. CARSON PASS REGION Big Rainbows Top Lower Bear River Lake Catches PIONEER – Jeremy Silvas won first place in the Bear River Lake Resort Trout Derby with a 4.89 lb. rainbow trout. Wyatt Broom placed second with a 4.4 lb. rainbow, while Justin Lee placed third with a 3.72 lb. rainbow. Since the derby, trout fishing continues to be good for bank anglers and boaters, reported Taylor at the Bear River Lake Resort. Anglers are fishing nightcrawlers, Power Bait and Kastmasters near the marina and dam. Trollers are working nightcrawlers, spoons and spinners around the lake for their rainbows. The lake is 90 percent full. Shore fishermen and boaters are also finding excellent trout fishing at Caples Lake. “Bank anglers have reported nailing limits of rainbow while tossing out worms, PowerBait, Mepps spinners and Kastmasters,” stated Joe Voss at Caples Lake Resort. “The best areas are the Woods Creek inlet, the spillway and the dam.” One troller using a Speedy Shiner caught and released a 4 lb. mackinaw and a 2 lb. brown. Silver Lake and Red Lake are both open. Anglers can hook rainbow, brown and mackinaw trout at Silver Lake and brook and Lahontan cutthroat trout at Red Lake. - Dan Bacher FRESHWATER VOL.37 • ISS. 15 COLUSA/KNIGHTS Feryance back here at the lake, LANDING catching as Nocturnal Anglers Battle Big usual, and this Channel Cats time with kids on his team. RIO LINDA – Channel catfish offer He’s showing anglers their best chance of hooking up off trout caught on the Sacramento River from Colusa to trolling with Verona, now that striper fishing has slowed spinners almost down. every day. “Shore anglers and boat fishermen are Jimmie reporting the best channel catfish action Trejo sent in a while fishing chicken liver, extra-large picture of four minnows and G&S Dip Bait from Verona fish caught to Knights Landing,” said Tim Boggs of trolling with Elkhorn Outdoors. “The fish range in size his grandkids from 2 to 11 pounds.” Nathan, Alayna, A local fisherman weighed in an 11 lb. Kylie and Kaitlin. catfish that he landed while soaking G&S Another day Dip Bait under the Highway 113 Bridge in he took Jayden Knights Landing, out and helped “Anglers are hooking the smaller catfish him catch three while fishing from sunrise to 10:30 a.m.,” fish including a advised Boggs. “The bite shuts off during 3 pound trout. the day – and doesn’t pick up again after Alison Moore 5:30 p.m. The larger catfish are hitting in limited out the evenings and at night.” including a 5 1/2 “The striper fishing throughout the river is pounder trolling winding down,” said Boggs. A few diehards Kastmasters continue to fish for stripers, but most of the down around 25 fish showing now are undersized, with an feet. occasional keeper in the mix. Trolling is Locals are getting geared up for the still the best salmon season on the Sacramento, slated bet overall as With hex hatches going full bore, Lake Alamanor’s acrobatic rainbows to start on July 16. Remember that the the trout are have been on a reckless feeding binge recently. bag limit is only one this season, due Photo courtesy of BIG DADDY’S GUIDE SERVICE, Quincy. moving deeper, to concerns a