Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 4021 - Page 7

VOL . 40 • ISS . 21
November 26 , 2021
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Wayne Welch of Fair Oaks and Cindy Goodwin of Wilton , CA with a 3 1 / 2 lb Trout on a chilly morning at Eagle Lake . photo courtesy of Tim Noxon , Fish Traveler Guide Service
FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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“ On my last trip , I caught and released around 20 to 25 bass weighing up to 3-1 / 2 pounds ,” he stated . “ The fish were a mixture of smallmouth , largemouth and spotted bass . I hooked the fish in both deep and shallow water with lipless crankbaits , Lucky Craft LV 500s and Underspins . I caught most of my fish on the north end of the lake and a few in the Narrows .” Trout fishing pressure has dwindled on the lake after the big storm of October 24-25 , but a few anglers drifting minnows and trolling with Speedy Shiners and other lures are picking up rainbows and a few salmon . When the lake turns over , the trout and salmon fishing is expected to improve .
The crappie are still holding in deep water and few anglers are pursuing them at this time .
- Dan Bacher
CAMANCHE / PARDEE LAKES
Fish Fest Comes to Camanche
BURSON – Fish Fest has come to Lake Camanche - and up for grabs is a year fishing pass . The event from November 11-December 31 . FishFest is a competition for the heaviest fish caught between two categories , trout , and bass . There will be weigh stations at the marina stores , and the gates ( for when stores are not open ). “ We will log your weigh-in and let you know at the end of each month ( November , and December ) if you are the FishFest champion ,”

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Photo Courtesy of HeadRush Sportfishing according to the Lake Camanche Recreation Company . The winners each month with the heaviest fish in either category get the annual fishing pass . For more information , contact . ( 866 ) 763- 5121 . Weekly trout plants are now going into Lake Camanche , now that the water temperature has cooled down . During the latest plant , 900 pounds of trout each went into three locations - the Trout Pond , South Shore Ramp , and North Shore Ramp . Over the past two weeks , the lake management has planted 5,400l pounds of rainbow trout total split evenly between the SS Ramp , NS Ramp , and the SS Pond . Reports can be found here : https :// www . golakecamanche . com / fishing Lake Pardee is closed to fishing and other recreation for the year on November 7 and will not reopen until February 15 , 2022 .
CLEAR LAKE
Lure Tossers Nail Largemouths and Channel Cats
CLEAR LAKE – Since both largemouth bass and catfish are feeding on threadfin shad , anglers targeting bass are catching both species as the fish key in on bait schools . “ My fishing partner and I caught and released three catfish weighing 19 , 15 and 13 pounds and seven bass up to 5-1 / 2 pounds during an afternoon trip yesterday ,” said Mike Keen at Clear Lake Outdoors . “ The bass averaged 2 pounds each .” “ We used 8 inch Sneaky Pete swimbaits and Lucky Craft LV500 lipless crankbaits in 4 to 20 feet of water on the south end of the lake ,” he stated .” Other boats around us caught some fish in the 3 to 4 pound range .” Keen predicted the crappie fishing will pick up when the fish begin to form larger schools . “ The fish are
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