Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 18 - Page 7

VOL . 41 • ISS . 18

FRESHWATER

November 11 , 2022
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FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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SACRAMENTO AREA / AMERICAN RIVER cont .
Some steelhead are beginning to show in the American . Steve Cowles caught and released an 8 lb . steelhead while fishing with roe under a bobber for salmon on the American River below Sunrise before the upper section of river closed to fishing on October 31 , reported Craig Newton at Willfish Bait and Tackle in Auburn . . Another angler landed a 32 lb . king while fishing a Mapp ’ s Flying C spinner from shore above Sunrise .
- Dan Bacher
BULLARDS BAR / ENGLEBRIGHT LAKES
Top Line Trollers Lay Into Rainbows
DOBBINS – Trout fishing at Englebright Reservoir continues to be productive for the few anglers out trolling . “ On my latest solo trip to Englebright , the trout bite was slow until the water temperature rose from 57 degrees to 60 degrees in the morning ,” said Justin Leonard of Out Cast Guide Service . “ I caught and released nine trout while trolling with T-Rex spoons in the top 15 feet of water . One of the fish was 16-1 / 2 inches , while
Jason Fish , of Nevada , shows off a beautiful Lahonton Cutthroat that he caught at Pyramid Lake while using a BladeRunner Spoon .
Photo Courtesy of Rick Tietz the rest were in the 14 to 15 inch range .” Englebright is holding 66,086 acre feet of water , 94 percent of capacity and 103 percent of average . Few anglers have been trolling for trout or kokanee at Bullards Bar Reservoir lately , now that the kokanee are spawning in the river . The biggest news is that a new state record for spotted bass from
Bullards Bar R has been certified by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife . On February 20 of this year , Nathaniel Hilligoss caught the new state record spotted bass weighing 11 pounds , 5 ounces , at Bullards Bar while using a lure , according to the updated CDFW list of angling records . The fish measured 25 inches long and 21 inches in girth .
The new state record is also one ounce larger than previous state record and all tackle International Game Fish Association ( IGFA ) world record for spotted bass caught on February 12 , 2017 at Bullards Bar by Nick Dulleck That fish measured 24-1 / 4 inches long and had a girth of 20-3 / 4 inches . That fish was released back into the reservoir . Bullards Bar Reservoir is holding 604,154 acre feet of water , 63 percent of capacity and 103 percent of average
- Dan Bacher
COLLINS LAKE
Trout Plants Have Begun !
OREGON HOUSE – The trout planted season has begun at Collins Lake with the first plant of 2,000 pounds going into the lake on Friday , October 28 . Weekly plants will continue through Thanksgiving and regular plants through May 2023 . The lake level was 52 feet from full and the surface water temperature was 68.6 degrees and going down at press time . “ Aside from starting earlier , we really didn ’ t see a reason to stop planting through the winter ,” said Ed Palma at the Collins Lake Resort . “ Even if we don ’ t get the same crowds on the shoreline that
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Larry Nevills and Steven Sidhu landed these two nice salmon while fishing the Sacramento River with HeadRush Sportfishing . Salmon fishing is starting to pick up now that the water temperature has cooled down .
Photo Courtesy of Chris Ditter
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