Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 18 - Page 4

4 November 11 , 2022 VOL . 41 • ISS . 18

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HOT BITES ...

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PYRAMID LAKE … Fishing for Lahontan cutthroat on Pyramid Lake has been absolutely epic . Trollers and lure casters are landing big numbers of fish . Imitation bait fish lures such as spoons , weighted flies , and streamers are all producing trout .
LOS VAQUEROS ... Recent trout plants

2 . have led to good numbers of trout being caught by both shore anglers and trollers . Bank anglers are using Kastmasters , Power Eggs , and nightcrawlers , while trollers are using a variety of lures .

RIO VISTA / DELTA … Trollers and

3 . pluggers are putting large numbers of stripers in the fish box . Trollers are having success with both shallow and deep running Yozuri lures . Pluggers are using spoons , swimbaits , and top water baits .

LAKE OROVILLE … Bass fishing remains

4 . solid for anglers using drop shots and top water baits and jigging with Kastmasters . The fish are not huge , but if you like to catch a lot of fish , this is your chance .

GOOD BETS …

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FARALLON ISLANDS … Charter boats and recreational boats making the run to the Farallon Islands are scoring limits of big lingcod and rockfish . The lingcod are chewing on 9 inch swimbaits and jigs while shrimp flies are working for rockfish .
LAKE CAMANCHE … Holdover trout are

6 . being caught by trollers using Speedy Shiners . Big catfish up to 18.17 pounds are also being caught .

SHASTA LAKE … Trollers are landing

7 . quality sized rainbows while using gold and copper spoons and small white or black flies .

FORT BRAGG … Great rockfish and

8 . lingcod fishing is happening in Fort Bragg . Shrimp flies tipped with squid is the best bait for rockfish while big swimbaits and jigs are the best for lingcod .

SLEEPERS …

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MONTEREY BAY … Rockfish , lingcod and halibut offer the top action for anglers fishing Monterey Bay . The rockfish are hitting bars , jigs , and baited shrimp flies . Jigs and swimbaits are working for halibut and lingcod .
CENTRAL COAST … Anglers targeting

10 . halibut on the Central Coast are putting up good numbers with some really big fish in the mix . Swimbaits in sardine or anchovy color are the best baits for a chance to hook a flattie .

SAN FRANCISCO BAY … Striped bass

11 . fishing is heating up on the SF Bay , while halibut fishing remains solid for anglers drifting live bait .

. BODEGA BAY … Wide-open lingcod and

12 . rockfish action is happening for anglers fishing near Bodega Bay . Jigs , bars , and squid baited shrimp flies are the best baits .

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COMING SOON …

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AMERICAN RIVER / SACRAMENTO
AREA … Anglers have been working hard for king salmon , but the cooler weather should get the fish moving into the rivers and fishing is expected to get better .
COLLINS LAKE … Trout plants will

14 . begin the week of October 24th . Collins Lake extended planting season will include Lightning Trout for the first time .

NEW MELONES … The cooler weather

15 . should put the black bass in a feeding pattern . Use shad pattern baits since the shad will begin to school up and bass will definitely to start to feed heavily on the shad schools .

LAKE ALPINE … Rainbow trout fishing

16 . for bank anglers should improve as the water cools . Throw out PowerBait , nightcrawlers , spoons and flies .

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