8 Nobember 26 , 2021 VOL . 40 • ISS . 21
FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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CLEAR LAKE cont .
just starting to form small schools ,” Keen said . The Fifth Street and Clear Lake Oaks launch ramps remain open .
- Dan Bacher
Plant of 4,000 Pounds of Rainbows Spices Up Catches
PORTOLA – A big plant of catchable and fingerling rainbows has boosted trout catches on Davis Lake . The CDFW planted 4,000 pounds of 1 lb . rainbows and 10,000 subcatchable rainbows into Davis on Monday , November 15 , reported Jim Graham of the J & J Grizzly Store and Campground Resort . Bank anglers are currently catching a mixture of recent planters and holdover rainbows at Mallard at Lightning Tree while soaking PowerBait and nightcrawlers . The holdover trout average 22 to 23 inches long . “ I haven ’ t heard any reports from boaters fishing on the lake this week ,” said Graham . Boaters should troll with Baby Simon lures in green and red down at 8 to 10 feet deep . Fly fishermen should target the trout with Wiggle Tails and Jay Fair Copper Tails . The dock is out of the water at the Honker ramp , due to the low lake levels . Graham doesn ’ t recommend launching boats more than 18 feet long . Also , Lightning Tree Campground is also open with no water and limited services . Lake Davis is holding 42,179 acre feet of water , 51 percent of capacity and 82 percent of average .
- Dan Bacher
Trollers Report Solid Trout Limits
Susanville - The fishing remains very solid . We are putting limits in the box daily trolling from the surface down to 10 feet deep on
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Trout fishing is starting to heat up at Lake Camanche . Miguel Navarro was all smiles when he caught an 8lb and 6.2lb trout on a recent trip .
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the down riggers . We are trolling orange flies . They have been the best baits for the last month . The best trolling areas for us have been off Eagles Nest , Pykes Point , and the area between Wildcat Point and the Christie Day Use Area . The fish we are putting in the box range between 3 to 3 3 / 4 lbs . I expect the fishing to remain solid as long as the weather allows . Water temperature at the surface is 47-48 . Although I am using flies , anglers are catching fish on spoons and grubs also . Bank fishing surprisingly has not been productive . This is unusual and could change at any time . The fishing season has been extended through the end of February , 2022 . The dock at the launch ramp may be removed at the end of November , not sure exactly when .
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This is my last report for 2021 . I am headed home for the holidays and family time . Thanks to everyone who fished with me this season . And thanks to all my friends at Eagle lake . You are my family during the season .
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Fall Chinook Spawning Operations Conclude at Hatchery
SACRAMENTO - Fall-run Chinook salmon spawning operations have successfully concluded at the Feather River Fish Hatchery . Penny Crawshaw at the hatchery said the CDFW has taken 15.7 million eggs from the fish that they spawned this
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Vince Borges showed his clients a great day on the California Delta . He reported catching and releasing approximately 50 largemouth bass and a few striper .
Photo Courtesy of Vince Borges Outdoors year . While the numbers of fall Chinooks were “ a little less than last year ,” she said the spring run was “ phenomenal ,” with 3.1 million eggs taken .
The hatchery ’ s spawning process collects eggs from female fish and milt from male fish to fertilize the eggs . After fertilization , the eggs are placed in incubators to develop . After the salmon reach the “ fry ” stage ( juvenile salmon ), they are transferred to long ponds filled with Feather River water called “ raceways ” to grow until they are large enough to be returned to the river or planted in locations further downstream to avoid predators . Steelhead spawning operations will begin in late December , according to the California Department of Water Resources ( DWR ). Crawshaw said hatchery staff released 32 male and 31 female steelhead back into the river on the last day of salmon spawning . Earlier this year , the hatchery released more than 1 million spring-run salmon , 6.3 million fallrun salmon , and nearly 450,000 steelhead in the Feather River and other locations and planted over 100,000 inland salmon this spring in Lake Oroville ., according to DW ? R The Feather River Fish Hatchery is a California State Water Project facility owned and maintained by the Department of Water
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