Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 19 - Page 16

16 December 9 , 2022 VOL . 41 • ISS . 19

GONE FISHING continued from page 2

Adam P . of Stockton shows off his rainbow weighing 8 pounds , 4.3 ounces that he landed at the Trout Bout at Oak Grove Regional Park on Nov . 19 . He placed second in the adult division of the event .
Photo by Dan Bacher
Bee Xiong won first place in the adult division of the Trout Bout at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton on Nov . 19 by bagging this 8-pound , 11.6-ounce rainbow trout .
Photo by Dan Bacher
The Covarrubias family of Stockton proudly display this rainbow caught during the Trout Bout at Oak Grove Regional Park on Nov . 19 .
Photo by Dan Bacher adult division with a rainbow trout weighing 8 pounds , 4.3 ounces . He was tossing out a Custom Magic Jig when he hooked the huge fish . “ I caught a total of three fish and missed other fish during the morning ,” he stated Humera Ali of Acampo won third place in the adult division of the Trout Bout with her 6-pound , 14.3-ounce rainbow . She hooked the fish on a Berkley Mousetail while fishing with her father , Sadaquat , Kids ages 15 years and younger fished for free during the event . There was no registration fee , but those sixteen years of age or over were required to purchase a $ 5 fishing permit fee and have a valid CA . fishing license . The winners in the 8 and under division were : ( 1 ) Malaki Webb , 2 lbs . 5 oz .; ( 2 ) Abel Alzarez , 1 lb ., 13.7 oz .; and ( 3 ) Lily Covarrubias , 1 lb ., 13.2 oz . The winners in the 9 to 12 division were : ( 1 ) Cassiana Calvin , 2 lbs ., 10.4 oz .; ( 2 ) Hailey Dutra , 2 lbs ., 4 oz ; and ( 3 ) Mila Castanon , 1 lb . 14.3 oz . Tony Gong , the only angler entering a fish in the 13 to 15 age category , placed first with a rainbow weighing 1 pounds , 10 ounces . Many anglers I talked to along the shoreline reported good fishing during the event . For example , Ryan Bulangis of Stockton landed 3 trout using PowerBait during the event . Located near Stockton ’ s Spanos Park West , this 180-acre park situated in a beautiful oak-forest setting features several amenities :
• Oak Grove Lake is stocked seasonally with channel catfish and rainbows . Ppaddleboats and aqua cycles are available for rent weekends only April – October
• Oak Grove Nature Center offers educational programs and exhibits detailing the flora and fauna native to the Park , San Joaquin County and
On the same day that Trout Bout took place , a total of 45 anglers fished in the Sturgeon Derby held out of the Pittsburg Marina …
the San Joaquin Valley .
• Two nature trails ; a 1.5 mile walk among old grove trees plus a 1 / 4 mile handicapped accessible trail .
• Rental facilities including the indoor Boat House plus outdoor
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• Horseshoe pits , picnic tables and BBQ grills . The park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton . Information : ( 209 ) 331-2050 . Pittsburg Sturgeon : On the same day that Trout Bout took place , a total of 45 anglers fished in the Sturgeon Derby held out of the
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