VOL . 41 • ISS . 7
May 13 , 2022
Vince Borges , of Vince Borges Outdoors , braved the 30 MPH winds on the California Delta and caught this nice largemouth bass .
Photo Courtesy of Vince Borges Outdoors
“ We used a combination of Paulina Peak Tackle P lite dodgers , all paired with PPT flutterbugs and minnow spinners , at from 20 ft . to 55 ft .,” he stated . On a subsequent trip , Kelsch made reported tougher fishing due to windy conditions . “ Today we had Tom , and the 2 Kens out on Berryessa to celebrate 1 of the Ken ’ s birthdays ,” Big Nate stated . “ We had periods of 3 to 4 ft rollers and periods of glass conditions .” “ The bite was tough , but we battled it out and scratched up 2 kokanee , 5 nice rainbows , and 1 big smallmouth with 6 other fish that came unbuttoned and a few drivebys . Paulina Peak Tackle minnow spinners were still the top dogs behind a plethora of P-lite dodgers down to 40 feet ,” he concluded . Lake Berryessa is holding 993,466 acre feet of water , 62 percent of capacity and 74 percent of average .
- Dan Bacher
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DOBBINS – Mixed reports of kokanee success are coming from Bullards Bar Reservoir , reported Craig Newton of Willfish Bait and Tackle .
Some anglers are hooking their 10 fish kokanee limits , while others aren ’ t doing as well . The good news in that some fish in the 12 to 12-1 / 2 inch range area showing in the catches now . “ Trollers are finding the best action while trolling pink and orange hoochies , tipped with white corn , behind dodgers anywhere from 35 to 80 feet deep ,” said Newton . “ The top two areas to target have been the dam and Mill Creek .” “ I took a day off from striper fishing to do a Bullards trip with a bunch of guys that are camping up there ,” confirmed Rob Reimers of Rustic
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Bill Schmunk , owner of Bait Buttons , holds up a nice trout that he caught while fly fishing on the Green River . Bill caught several fish while using streamers , nymphing and dry flies .
Photo Courtesy of Charlie Card
Rob ’ s Guide Service . “ The kokanee are looking pretty good this year . They are never going to be too big , but we got some thirteen inchers in the mix .” Bullards Bar Reservoir is holding 823,702 acre feet of water , 85 percent of capacity and 101 percent of average . Trollers are finding “ pretty easy limits ” of rainbow trout at Englebright Reservoir , due to a recent trout plant , while using worms behind dodgers , said Newton . Boaters can also battle wild and holdover rainbows to 18 inches while topline trolling with Rapalas and Speedy Shiners above the 5 mph buoys in the Yuba River arm , Newton noted . Englebright is holding 65,860 acre feet of water , 94 percent of capacity and 99 percent of average .
- Dan Bacher
Bass Fishing Hits Prime Form
BURSON – Don Paganelli of Paganelli ’ s Bass Fishing Experience found solid bass action during a recent three-day trip to Lake Camanche . “ During the three days , I caught and released 30 spotted bass to 2 pounds and half a dozen largemouth
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OREGON HOUSE – Trout fishing is outstanding at Collins Lake at this time . Cal Kellogg and Wes Ward of Hunt Fish Shoot are hooking big numbers of fish while trolling
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