average . Folsom ’ s water level is 374 feet in elevation , 92 feet from maximum pool . Anglers continue to hook spotted , smallmouth and largemouth bass while using an array of offerings as the lake level gets lower and lower . Brent Steele in the Folsom Lake Fishing Report Facebook Page reported on August 18 , “ I took my buddy out for his first time on the boat yesterday evening and he landed six bass . He had a light rod with 6 lb . line and didn ’ t break off once !” Kevin Fogal reported tough fishing while salmon trolling at Folsom on August 14 . “ I fished Folsom lake today for the first time in about 1-1 / 2 months . I caught two small salmon , probably 16 inches or so , and a 5 or 6 pound pike-minnow and that was it . I donated one of my home made pencil lead downrigger weights I make for free and about four or five flashers in four hours of trolling . It got too hot early .” Catfish action is picking up for anglers tossing out mackerel , chicken liver , sardines , crawdads and other baits on Folsom . “ Both State Parks and the El Dorado Sheriff ’ s department have boats on the lake to ensure that boaters are following the lake ’ s speed limit ,” according to the Folsom Lake Marina . “ The lake is dropping every day and what was a safe place to swim yesterday , may have hidden dangers just under the surface today . Never dive into water that has not been checked for rocks or shallow ground . This is a simple task that can prevent a real tragedy .”
- Dan Bacher
LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR
Channel Catfish , Trout and Stripers Reward Late Summer Anglers
BYRON - While trout plants have been halted until the water cools down this fall , the lake management is planting channel catfish at Los Vaqueros Reservoir . The latest plant of 1,000 pounds of channel cats went in on August 4 . There are still plenty of trout out there swimming around . Just ask Los Vaqueros regular Yekan El Nakar who landed a limit of scrappy rainbow trout while fishing white worms from the bank in the South Cove during a trip to the lake this August . On a previous angling adventure , El Nakar landed a “ potluck ” catch of rainbow trout , largemouth bass and striped bass , also while fishing from shore in the South Cove . Teo Jr . Pimentel also experienced success on trout when he landed five beautiful holdover rainbows in the South Cove on August 16 while soaking PowerBait . Peninsula Cove , Cowboy Cove , and Howden Cove are good spots for anglers in rental boats to catch rainbows while trolling with
This group of anglers had limits of stripers while trolling on the delta with Delta Pro Fishing . Photo Courtesy of Delta Pro Fishing nightcrawlers and minnow imitation lures behind dodgers or flashers . Shore anglers are also picking up quality rainbow trout while using PowerBait and other offerings in the South Cove . Most of the keeper stripers being
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