VOL . 41 • ISS . 18
November 11 , 2022
FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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Marina have been clobbering the kings , mostly while spooning from boats . Many anglers have reported catching limits . We ’ re about a week behind in our numbers , but we are now expecting above normal numbers at the hatchery .” Between now and January , Mokelumne River Hatchery staff hope to see thousands of salmon migrate back from the Pacific Ocean to the river . Information : ( 209 ) 759-3383 .
- Dan Bacher
Spotted Bass Lead Autumn Angling Parade
OROVILLE – Black bass fishing is solid for anglers fishing an array of offerings , while the king salmon fishing remains tough at Lake Oroville . As the water level goes down , fishing pressure remains light throughout the reservoir . Dave Koistenen , Oroville fishing expert , reported very good spooning for spotted bass on his most recent trip to the reservoir . “ I caught and released 32 bass in 4 hours jigging 1 oz . silver Kastmasters in 75 ft of water ,” said Koistenen . “ The bass were schooled up on the pond smelt . It was fun day – I didn ’ t catch anything huge , but there was plenty of action .” On his previous trip , he started out trolling for kings at 75 feet deep , but was catching only spotted bass . “ I dropped down to 90 ft and it was fish on for a 25 inch king on a Tornado Flasher 8 inch watermelon 360 and a kokanee cut plug . The surface water temperature was 70 degrees . I got 3 species of fish today – a bass , king salmon and catfish ,”: he said . The Bidwell Canyon and Loafer Creek ramps are the only two launch ramps open to boats now . All of the car top ramps are now closed . For information about current launching conditions , call the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at
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- Dan Bacher
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BURSON – Fishing pressure at Lake Camanche has been very light for trout , black bass , channel catfish , crappie and other species lately . That will all change as the water cools down and trout plants start . However , there are plenty of holdover rainbow trout to be caught .
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Robbie Dunham of Koke Machine Guide Service reported catching 15 fish for 3 anglers by 12:00 p . m . while trolling Speedy Shiners on his most recent venture to the lake . “ The water temperature was 65 degrees ,” noted Dunham . Big fish honors go to Kyle , who caught an 18.17 lb . channel catfish during a recent trip to the lake . “ Rumor has it he caught this beast upriver in the main lake , but a fisherman rarely tells ,” according to the Lake Camanche Facebook Page . Lake Camanche is holding 202,150 acre feet of water , 48 percent of capacity and 78 percent of average . The Pardee Lake Recreation Area closes to fishing and other public access on
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November 6 . The lake management , the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company , will continue to stock rainbow trout every Friday through the end of the season . The latest plant featured 1500 pounds of rainbow trout and 500 pounds of lightning trout from Mount Lassen . Trolling at Pardee picked up with the trout plants and the cooler weather . On October 21 , Robbie Dunham of Koke Machine Guide Service checked in with 10 rainbows for two anglers by 2 p . n . The fish included 3 trout over 4 pounds
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