Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 4021 - Page 13

VOL . 40 • ISS . 21
November 26 , 2021
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FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR cont .
The water temperature is currently 67 degrees . The water level is currently at 103,000 acre feet . The water clarity has been good except for windy days . If you are looking to rent a boat it is always a good idea to call ahead to check current wind conditions . For more information , call 925-371-2628 .
- Dan Bacher
LAKE OROVILLE / THERMALITO AFTERBAY
Bidwell Canyon Ramp Opens
OROVILLE – Lake Oroville rose nearly 30 feet in a week , due to the bomb cyclone that hit Northern California on October 24-25 , although flows into the lake have gone down since then . The big news is that Bidwell Canyon ’ s Stage III concrete boat ramp is now open to boaters . The single-lane gravel boat ramp at Oroville Dam ’ s Spillway Boat Ramp area will continue to be open as conditions permit . Boaters on the lake are advised to be aware of unexpected shallow water , obstruction hazards , and floating debris . For information about current launching conditions , call the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at ( 530 ) 538- 2200 . The lake is currently holding 1,036,263 acre feet of water , 29 percent of capacity and 58 percent of average . The lake elevation is 669.44 feet above sea level . Bass anglers are catching lots of spotted bass while fishing reaction baits including crankbaits , spinnerbaits and umbrella rigs . Drop shot rigs and other finesses presentations are also producing bass . Very few anglers have been trying for landlocked king salmon lately on the lake . Boaters can also target largemouth bass and landlocked steelhead in the Thermalito Afterbay , but fishing reports there have been few and far between lately .
- Dan Bacher

Buck ’ s Outboard – Outboard Sale And Shriner ’ s Toy Drive

The Northern California Shriners Hospital Toy drive is underway for 2021 . Buck ’ s Outboard in Sacramento is an official drop off location for donations of new , unused toys . These toys will be taken to Shriners Hospital and given to the children in the hospital for various problems . Shriners Hospital is a non-profit organization that has been a leading pediatric healthcare hospital since 1922 . They specialize in a comprehensive range of treatments and services to help improve the quality of children ’ s lives
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and help them reach their full potential . Donations from the Toy Drive make it possible for Shriners Hospital to provide pediatric specialty care to children all over the world , regardless of the family ’ s ability to pay . Bucks Outboard also got a recent shipment of outboards from Honda Marine , Mercury and Yamaha . There is a very limited supply , so call now and don ’ t miss out . Buck ’ s Outboard is located at 2750 47 th Avenue in Sacramento . Call them at 916-428-3917 .

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Striper Fishing Is Up and Down
RIO VISTA - Jeff Soo of Soo Hoo Sportfishing reported “ up and down ” striper fishing on the San Joaquin River above the Antioch Bridge . “ Saturday produced early limits of stripers to 9 pounds for 5 people ,” stated Soo Hoo . “ We drifted live minnows in 12 feet of water . On Sunday , 5 anglers caught 9 stripers to 6 pounds while drifting live minnows on the San Joaquin . The water temperature was 58 to 59 degrees and the water was heavily stained .” Information : ( 925 ) 899-4045 . Before the latest couple of trips , Soo Hoo was finding excellent striper fishing on the San Joaquin River
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