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Grey and Angela Applegate of Modesto caught the fish on Escel spoonst from 65 to 76 feet deep . The fish were loaded with small shad from ½ inch to 3 / 4 inches long .” On his previous trip on September 10 , Paul Ringeiseen of Modesto , Francisco Nunez of Tracy and Scott Jennings from Modesto landed 13 rainbows ranging from-1-1 / 2 to 2-3 ; 4 pounds and one red kokanee measuring 19 inches while trolling with Excel spoons at 55 to 75 feet deep . We also least at least 6 fish ;. “ Our key was to look for the fish in the bait balls ,” explained Smith .
- Dan Bacher
Lake Alpine Trout Lead Fall Angling Parade
ARNOLD - Lake Alpine has been producing the top trout fishing for anglers in the Ebbetts Pass Region . Both shore anglers and boaters are picking up lots of rainbows , reported Billl Reynolds of Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods . The majority of fish are 12 to 14 inches long , but there some 5 to 7 pound fish in the mix , noted Reynolds . Bank anglers are doing best with Power Bait and nightcrawlers , while trollers are experiencing the top action on Wedding Rings and minnow imitation lures . Anglers fishing from kayaks and small boats at Spicer Reservoir are bagging beautiful rainbows . The lake level is now below the boat ramp . “ A couple buddies reported catching limits of trout from 14 to 16 inches long while trolling Wedding Rings and Apex lures at 30 feet on their latest trip to Spicer ,” said Reynolds . Bank fishing for trout is expected
Scott and Coulton Love of Reno with a nice pair of Eagle Lake rainbows taken trolling Jay Fair Flies .
Photo courtesy of Tim Noxon , Fish Traveler Guide Service
to improve at Spicer as the water temperature cools and the fish move into the shallows to feed . Use nightcrawlers , Power Bait and Power Eggs on sliding sinker rigs or worms or flies under a bobber for maximum success . Information : ( 209 ) 795-1686 .
- Dan Bacher
Cooler Temps to Trigger Trout Bite
We have had rain the last couple of days . Surface water temps have cooled to mid 60 ’ s and will continue to drop as night time temps are dropping . Currently they are around the mid 30 ’ s with some surrounding areas dropping to the high 20 ’ s already . Cooler water will get the Eagle Lake Trout bite going . This will bring trout into the shallower water . Currently
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fishing is still tough with most boats returning with a fish to the rod . Limits are possible if you do the following : Trollers should work from Christie Campground up the west side to Wildcat point . Early on , troll shallow water 10-15 feet deep with surface running flies and smaller size minnow imitation plugs ( rapala types ). I use the black / silver . For flies use J Fair or Artic Fox in hot orange and tui chub patterns . As the morning wears on , move out to deeper water and troll red / gold Thomas Buoyant spoons at 10-15 feet deep . There are minnows working on the surface everywhere but the trout haven ’ t yet begun keying on minnows . When they do , a dark colored 2 or 3 inch grub trolled just below the minnow school should be effective , as well as the plugs and
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SACRAMENTO – Kevin Fogel , who caught a huge 13 lb . 9 oz . king on a trolling adventure at Folsom Lake on Labor Day and many other huge salmon this year , lost a heart breaker of a monster king right at the boat on his latest venture . “ Today was a fun day at Folsom ,” said Vogel . “ I started out first thing in the morning making a troll past Folsom point towards the dam . I had a good hook up on either my white hoochie or my brads cut plug , My rod was pumping like crazy , then it popped off . Then I trolled from the dam up the north fork a
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