Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3715 July 6-20 2018 - Page 30

30 July 6 - 20, 2018 FRESHWATER VOL.37 • ISS. 15 largemouth bass, according to pro staff angler Eric Tang at Coyote Bait and Tackle. “Calero is the only lake that you can fish from a boat right now. For bass, try throwing a jig, senko or drop shot rig on the main body points. You can also try yo-yoing a Lucky Craft LV 500. Crappie is doing good at Calero too. Its best from a boat because you can drift around with a mini crawler or a chartreuse crappie jig,” he added. “Anderson is a little slow since you can’t fish from a boat, but you can catch them using a drop shot rig. Crappie is going pretty good especially out by the dam,” he said. “Uvas and Chesbro are both good for crappie and catfish. Uvas is the better catfish lake, though. Try using (chicken) livers, mackerel or anchovies, or anything else that’s real oily,” Tang tipped. Fishing at Coyote for all species was slow, according to Tang. - Roland Aspiras FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 25 ROLLINS/SCOTTS FLAT cont. poppers right now because it’s a bait I can keep in the strike zone, unlike a walking bait. Most of the bass I’m getting at Rollins are 1 to 2-pound spots, but every now and then I’ll get a fish near 3,” disclosed Pleece. Trollers are still catching a few trout at Rollins. The best trout action is coming in the main body of the lake from 20 to 35 feet deep. The top offering is a set of small flashers trailing half a threaded ‘crawler. The trout being landed are 10 to 14-inch planter rainbows. At Scotts Flat, anglers are catching a mix of smallmouth and largemouth bass on topwater lures and soft plastics. Rainbow trout are cruising around the mouth of the creek and a few are being caught by trollers pulling Needlefish and small Rapala minnows. Catfish are getting active and starting to show in the catches. Liver and worms are the top baits, but mackerel or even hotdog chunks will work. The best time for catfish is in the evening hours and after dark. SACRAMENTO AREA Catfish Go on Summer Prowl SACRAMENTO – Striped bass fishing has slowed down in the Sacramento River in the metropolitan area, since most of the fish have already made their annual migration to San Francisco Bay and the ocean. Targeting catfish in the river and local sloughs offer anglers the best chance of hooking fish now “Anglers are hooking a lot of small undersized stripers while fishing bait, as most of the larger fish have l