Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3812 May 24- June 7 2019 - Page 10

8 FRESHWATER May 24 - June 7, 2019 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 4 CAMANCHE LAKE Trollers Focus on Rainbows BURSON – The trout plants at Lake Camanche may be over for the season, but the trout action is just getting started for trollers, as the planted rainbows have migrated towards the deepest part of the lake near the dam. The Central Valley Anglers out of Lodi held their annual Team Trout Derby and club spokesman, Ted Handel of Lodi, said, “Most teams trolled Speedy Shiners at depths from 22 to 40 feet, but one team scored with plastic grubs or worms.” Jim Bennion and Jim Fox too first place with a 3-fish weight of 10.37 pounds including the big fish at 6.3 pounds with Stan Ita and Glenn Greenwell in second at 6.43 pounds, followed by Gary Patterson, Sid Miller, and Kreig Williams at 5.82 pounds Jesse and Monique Hall of Elk Grove were also in the dam area the same day, and he said, “We were running Speedy Shiners in black/pink in a football field size area near the dam, and we had lots of action with a few doubles. Of course, my better half, Monique, scored the big fish of the day at just over 6 pounds.” - Dave Hurley CLEAR LAKE Largemouth Bass in Different Stages of Spawn CLEARLAKE – Black bass are in different stages of their annual spawn at Clear Lake. “The fish are in the pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn modes,” reported Dave Burruss at Clear Lake Outdoors. “They’re hitting best on Senkos fished anywhere from 2 to 20 feet deep. The bigger fish S are being targeted by anglers flipping Brush Hogs.” On his latest adventure on the lake, Burruss reported catching and releasing 10 largemouths ranging from 3 to 6 pounds while flipping with Texas- rigged Brush Hogs in heavy growth. “The crappie fishing is slower, but anglers are still hooking them,” said Burruss. “The post-spawn fish are ranging from 1 to 2 pounds. Shore Dominic used PowerBait to fool this impressive 6-pound trout while anglers should fishing at Lake Amador this April. experience the best Photo courtesy of the LAKE AMADOR CAFÉ, Lake Amador. fishing while fishing small jigs and yesterday afternoon, one at the inlet, one swimbaits at Lakeport, the County Park, by the mouth of the east bay and a third the State Park and Library Park.” near eastern shoreline. We also caught a Anglers are also hooking big bluegill limit of trout but that’s to be expected– lots while using redworms or while working of folks have been hitting limits in the last 1/32 to 1/16 oz. jig heads, noted Burruss. few days. The catfish action has just started up Steve, Dillon, Mitch & Steve Sr limited, after a long slow period of fishing. Fish up mostly on Gold Rapalas down around 20’ to 22 pounds are hitting anchovies and here’s some of the keepers mackerel in a variety of locations around We had a busy weekend with both the lake. - Dan Bacher California Inland Fisheries Foundation Inc “CIFFI” & KAST events producing a good showing of fish. Among them, twins Lee & Maci Haskins with a pair of trout each and COLLINS LAKE “Grandpa” Haskins with a 6 pound beauty: Her First Ever Fish Was a The Haskins’ insisted that they caught these trout on “fishing poles in the water… Bass the wet part” so all I can say is that among OREGON HOUSE – There’s nothing the many fish at the CIFFI scales the like watching your three-year-old baby girl lures I heard the most about were orange catch her first fish! Never mind that she Rapalas down about 20ft. Yesterday I did was top line trolling a pink Needlefish for drop a line down to those 40-60 ft pings trout and pulled up a bass. on the fish finder but all the action was on And that wasn’t the only one, we caught the top line and a downrigger set at 22. three juvenile bass on our trout rigs Madison Felter and family landed fish all week long, among them a 6 lb. rainbow caught on a Rapala, Kyle brought his in on a Blue Rapala, Ellie on a Red Rooster Tail and Ron with a 5 pound fish caught bank fishing with green PowerBait: Congratulations to Ryan Barella who took home the CIFFI trophy with an 8.3 pound behemoth: Ryan doesn’t like me to give away his secrets but he’s got enough custom lures that honestly even if you knew what it was it might not be something you could buy. My advice: troll@20ft with a bright Rapala or Needlefish. If you can avoid the weekends you won’t have to look for boat trailer parking. Monday was just about perfect. If you’re fishing from shore you might try hiking Hidden Spruce Trail or walking around the south east side since the lake is still completely full so the flooded spillway flats limit available shoreline. This last week felt like an early summer and we’ve got the surface temperatures to prove it. Conventional wisdom is to look for bass spawning at 55F to 65F. Today’s morning reading at 3ft was 68.2F and on a hot afternoon your depth finder read the surface up to 73F but ignoring the depth vs temperature calculations I think I can say empirically that bass are still in pre- spawn. With the skunk from three weeks ago thoroughly evacuated, I am itching for the wind to die down to try my luck in a quiet cove for a trophy bass. I have seen a few catfish & crappie but I think for the moment it’s more novelty than news, but it won’t be long before I’ll be publishing panfish. - Ed Palma EAST DELTA Largemouths Get Active with Warmer Weather STOCKTON – You can take your pick of largemouth bass, striped bass or sturgeon on the East Delta now. Caples Lake: Trout Fishing Fun On The Crest Of The Sierras! ome trout fishing destinations offer superb angling, others offer exceptional scenery, still others boast both. Caples Lake, setting near the crest of Sierras is near the top of this list providing both lights out fishing for rainbows, browns, brook trout and macks and breath taking high country views. Caples is full to the brim and will be great fishing all summer and fall. Caples Lake encompasses about 600 surface acres when at full capacity, setting at an elevation of 7,806 feet near Carson Pass. Unlike many of the Sierra’s high country trout lakes that require stout hiking boots or four wheel drive vehicles to access them, Caples offers easy access to both bank anglers and boaters. Highway 88 traces the entire northern shoreline of Caples, offering bank anglers excellent opportu- nities mere feet from the pavement. For the boating fraternity, the lake boasts a pair of launch ramps, one is private at Caples Lake Resort and the other public administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Caples Lake Resort To Open In Late May Caples Lake Resort serves as the prefect headquarters for the entire family to enjoy the lake and the surrounding country. In addition to 9 cabins and a 6 B & B Lodge Rooms the resort boasts a launch ramp, store, marina, guest dock, rental powerboats, kayaks and canoes. EAGLE LAKE CABIN RENTALS Furnished Cabins from $60 per night or $360 per week CAPTAIN Awesome • Trout Fishing • Hiking • Biking • Relaxing JAMES NETZEL Full Time Guide Now Booking STAMPEDE KOKANEE! 888-975-0990 888-975-0990 WWW.FISHTIGHTLINES.COM Guests at the resort not only have easy access to the lake, but they can explore extensive hiking trails during the summer and cross country skiing and snow- shoeing trails during the winter. Caples Lake Resort is expected to be in full operation by the time this edition of the Fish Sniffer hits the streets. If you’d like information about Caples Lake Resort you can check them out on the web at CaplesLakeResort.Com or give them a call at (209) 258-8888. GREAT FISHING AT CAPLES LAKE! 3812 on Highway 88 at Carson Pass • Cabins and OPENING IN MAY! Lodge Rooms • Fishing Tackle • Camping Supplies • Marina • Boat Rentals Ken Salvi caught this 4 lb, 24 inch German brown near Emigrant Creek. OFF We also fish Folsom, for $50 Veterans Oroville, Donner, Boca, Lake Tahoe and the Sacramento River. VOL.38 • ISS. 12 Rentals — Real Estate — Lots & Land For Reservations and info: (530)825-2131 www.eaglelakeheritage.com For information, call (209)-258-8888 CAPLES LAKE RESORT P.O. Box 88, Kirkwood, Ca 95646 www.capleslakeresort.com