Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3715 July 6-20 2018 - Page 26

26 July 6 - 20, 2018 VOL.37 • ISS. 15 FRESHWATER FRESHWATER REPORTS: PYRAMID LAKE CONTINUED FROM PG 21 NEW MELONES LAKE Fishing Season Closes with Exceptional Cutthroat Bite cont. For bass, there is probably no better time to fish than when the top water bite is on. “You’re sure to get an adrenaline rush using River2sea Rover, or a Whopper Plopper,” said Hildebrand. “Catfish are scouring the bottom and are on the prowl for an easy meal. Jocelyn Glessman of Angels Camp had a fun day drop shotting minnows to the bottom of rocky underwater structure, coming up with a 5 lb. catfish by the dam. Chicken livers, anchovies and mackerel are getting quality catfish,” said Hildebrand. Crappie are targeting a variety of baits including wacky rigs, minnows, crankbaits, topwater baits, and even crappie jigs. Jocelyn Glessman brought a s 2 lb. crappie, along her channel catfish, while fishing by the dam. New Melones Lake level has dropped 2.5 ft. since June 4 and is currently at 1045.69 ft. and 42.31 ft. from full. Water temperature across the lake is 75 degrees. These folks visited Lake Pardee on June 13 and landed full limits of rainbow trout! Photo courtesy of THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECREATION COMPANY, Lake Pardee. OROVILLE LAKE Trollers Lay Into Landlocked Kings OROVILLE – It’s the hard-fighting Chinook salmon this summer that are drawing anglers to fish on the clear waters of Lake Oroville “We caught limits of salmon for three,” reported Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service after his latest trolling adventure. It was another awesome day on Oroville catching kings on Brad’s kokanee series cut plugs” Paul Kneeland, Fish Sniffer Publisher, fished Lake Oroville with Gary Caruso and John Brassfield of Auburn in The Fish Sniffer Rogue Jet 21 Coastal for limits of king salmon. Kneeland caught landlocked king salmon to 16 inches while fishing Cousins 7’6” ultra-light graphite downrigger rods with an Abu Garcia Revo MGX Extreme level wind reel loaded with 6 lb test Yozuri TopKnot fluorocarbon line. They trolled Mack’s Lures orange/green Cha Cha Squidders with a strip of anchovy behind UV chrome/orange Sling Blades off the Canon Downriggers 40 to 60 feet deep at 2.4 mph. - Dan Bacher PARDEE LAKE Anglers Battle Hefty Rainbows IONE – Trout fishing at Lake Pardee has improved over the past month as weekly plants of 1000 pounds of Calaveras Trout Farm rainbows help CAPTAIN JAMES fill the stringers. NETZEL As usual, the best Full Time fishing is available Guide one or two days after a trout plant. 888-975-0990 Claudio and Diane OFF We also fish Folsom, for $50 Lanuza of Stockton Veterans Oroville, Donner, caught their limits Stampede, Boca, of trout weighing Lake Tahoe and the a total of 18 lbs. Sacramento River. near Rainbow Point Now Booking Folsom Trout & Stampede Kokanee! 888-975-0990 WWW.FISHTIGHTLINES.COM Fish Lake Tahoe! while using Power Eggs. The largest fish weighed 3.11 lbs. John Loney out of Stockton caught five rainbow trout weighing a total of 11.3 lbs. of rainbow trout with his largest being 3 lbs. He was soaking Power Eggs near Rainbow Point. Brooklyn Nicholls of Tracy caught a 3.14 lb. rainbow trout while trolling the mouth of the river with her dad & grandpa for Father’s Day. She was using a green hoochie. Kokanee fishing is slowly impr