Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 4018 - Page 15

World-Class Trout & Bass Fishing , year round !
VOL . 40 • ISS . 18 October 1 , 2021
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FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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BULLARDS BAR / ENGLEBRIGHT LAKE cont .
over as the fish get ready to spawn , anglers can target rainbow trout and spotted bass at Bullards Bar Reservoir . Target the rainbows by trolling Rapalas or nightcrawlers behind flashers in the river arm . You can hook the spotted bass while drop shotting with Robo Worms and small swimbaits during the day or tossing out top water lures and chatterbaits in the early morning and evening hours . Bullards Bar is holding 405,193 acre feet of water , 42 percent of capacity and 37 percent of average .
- Dan Bacher
LAKE BERRYESSA
Rainbows , Kings and Bass Top Autumn Angling Parade
NAPA – While the kokanee salmon season is near its end at Lake Berryessa as the fish get ready to spawn , rainbow trout and king salmon offer solid fishing . “ I fished Berryessa today for my first rainbow / king combo trip of the year ,” reported Rich Crispi of TW Guide Service . “ It ’ s about the end of the season for kokanee , since they are just not interested in hitting lures . So it ’ s time to start switching gears and start targeting rainbow trout and king salmon and still try a bit for a late season monster koke while they are still active .” Mike and Crispi ended up with 11 trout , including tossing back 4 dinks . “ Mike got all the bigger ones ,” said Crispi . The biggest fish , a trout , measured
Janet Thompson , of Sacramento , caught these on Lake Berryessa while using a 1 ¾ oz Blade Runner Spoon .
Photo Courtesy of Rick Tietz
20 inches and weighed 2.83 pounds . They also landed 1 king measuring 21 inches and weighing 2.6 lbs ., as well as releasing 4 bass up to 3 lbs . “ We also released a bunch of dink kings and kokes ,” stated Crispi . “ The CDFW just stocked the lake , so be kind to the little guys for future fishing .” Bass fishing is “ great ” for anglers spooning at Berryessa , according to Dan Paganelli of Paganelli ’ s Bass Fishing Experience . “ On my latest trip , I caught and released 30 fish while fishing Bladerunner Spoons in 45 to 60 feet of water ,” Paganelli said . “ I caught and released all three bass species while fishing on the north half of the main body on the lake ’ s west side .. The fish ranged from 2 to 4 pounds . A largemouth over 4 pounds was the largest fish .”
KLAMATH / TRINITY RIVERS
Klamath Above Weitchpec , Trinity River Still Open for Adult Kings
SACRAMENTO - Anglers met the Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2021 season as of 11:59 p . m . Tuesday , Sept . 7 , triggering the closure of the adult Chinook salmon fishery on the main stem of the Klamath River from the Highway 96 Bridge to the mouth of the Klamath River at the Pacific Ocean . The fishery at the mouth of the Klamath was closed as of Friday , Aug . 27 and will remain closed
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