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fishing expert , had the following advice for anglers looking to hook kings on the lake : “ If you ’ re at Lake Oroville trolling for kings this weekend , get your gear down to 90 to 100 feet . Troll at 2.0 to 2.3 mph with a Tornado Flasher 8 “ 360 or 8 “ triangle watermelon on a 36 inch leader tied to a kokanee cut plug with tuna or a Trinidad bait head rolling an anchovy in 200 to 350 feet of water . Watch for bass on the surface early , then run your gear right in the middle of the blow up .” On his most recent trip to the lake , Koistinen reported 2 bites at 100 feet and landed 1 king measuring 24.5 inches long . He used a 8 ” Tornado Flasher watermelon triangle with Ta rinidad bait head with anchovy . He trolled with a 40 ft . set back at 2.0 mph while fishing from 7 to 11 a . m . “ The surface water temperature was 78 degrees , but at 100 ft deep it was 50 degrees ,” he observed . The Spillway , Bidwell Canyon and Loafer Creek ramps remained open to boat launching at press time . The Foreman Creek is the only car top ramp now open . For information about current launching conditions , call the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at ( 530 ) 538-2200 . Lake Oroville is holding 1,258,297 acre feet of water , 36 percent of capacity and 64 percent of average .
- Dan Bacher
PARDEE / CAMANCHE LAKES
Trout Plants Begin at Pardee !
IONE – The weather has cooled the water temperature , at Pardee Lake , allowing the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company to plant the first trout plant of the fall , 2000 pounds , on September 23 . Trout plants will also start at Lake Camanche during October after the surface water temperature cools down to 70 degrees . Fishing pressure on both lakes has been very sparse since Labor Day . However , Robbie Dunham and his wife , Kim , caught trout limits on their latest trolling adventure at Lake Camanche . “ We launched the boat at 6:30 a . m . By the time it took to get four rods in the water , we already had put three rainbows trout in the fish box . After that , it was a scratch bite and it took until 1:00 p . m . to finish two limits . The fishing isn ’ t red hot , but there are still holdovers in the main river channel .” “ We started in the main river channel off of the North Shore Marina and after the initial surge , we traveled to the dam area near the islands , but we didn ’ t find any fish . We moved back to mid-lake to finish off our limits .,” he reported . Dunham said the water temperature has cooled a few degrees and the trout are still
The cooler weather has sparked a nice salmon bite on the rivers . This angler landed this beauty while fishing with RH Guide Service on the Feather River .
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holding at 30 to 40 feet . One trick that Dunham uses to improve his catches is to freshen up my Speedy Shiners every thirty to forty-five minutes and recoat them with Smelly Jelly ’ s Kokanee Feast Lake Camanche is holding 202,150 acre feet of water , 48 percent of capacity and 78 percent of average . Few anglers have reported fishing for kokanee , trout , bass or catfish at Lake Pardee lately , but the ftout fishing is expected to pick up , now that the water temperature has cooled down and trout plants are do ; ign into the reservoir again . The kokanee season is over at the lake as the fish move up the Mokelumne River to spawn . “ Today was bittersweet - kokanee season has come to an end ,” reported Pete Thomas on his last kokanee trip of the year on September 17 . “ We finished off the year with a bang . I had Don Ritchie and his buddy Rudy out for a fast paced morning . Doubles and triples made for quick work on limits .” “ Fish have made a turn for the worst . Most have turned and are
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- Dan Bacher
RIO VISTA / DELTA
Take Your Pick of Black Bass or Stripers
RIO VISTA - The black bass fishing and striped bass action are both very good on the Sacramento [ - San Joaquin Delta now . Frank Tellez of Delta Bass ’ n Guide Service California reported catching and releasing a “ lot of small fish ” on his latest fishing trip for bass on the Central Delta – and larger fish to 8.05 pounds on a previous trip . “ We hooked the fish while using plastic worms on drop shot rigs in water elon and chartreuse in the Central Delta , including Bethel Island , the San Joaquin Rvier and Palm Tract area ,” said Tellez . “ The fish ranged 1 to 2 pounds .” On a previous trip , he and his fishing partner reported catching and releasing 7 largemouths while fishing plastic forgs . “ We caught an 8.05 punder , another just under 5 pounds and a 4-1 / 2 pounder , along with 2 and 3
pound bass . We caught the fish on Snag Proof frogs , including Bobby ’ s Perfect Frogs and Phat Frogs in the Whiskey Slough area . We found good action also on Black Vapor and Black Wobbletron Frogs ,” he stated . Excellent striped bass action continues along the West Bank of the Sacramento River for trollers . Justin Leonard of Outcast Guide Service reported returning with limits of stripers on three recent trips to the West Bank below Rio Vista . The anglers kept limits in the 20 to 29 inch range while trolling with Rat-L-Traps . The California Striped Bass Association ( CSBA ), West Delta Chapter , is holding their 34th Annual Kids Free Fishing Derby to Get Kids Hooked on Fishing , Not Drugs or Gangs on Saturday , October 8 , 2022 . The event will be held at “ Compy ’ s Pier , # 1 Waldie Plaza , Antioch , CA . Registration starts at 8 AM , fishing from 9AM to 12 Noon . There will be 1st , 2nd & 3rd place prizes for 3 age groups for the most fish caught and released . You must bring your own fishing rods . Hooks , sinkers and bait will be provided . All registered children will receive goodie bags and a free lunch . There will be a fund raising raffle to support their Kids Free Derby . Adults having lunch will be asked for a $ 5.00 donation .
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