Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3812 May 24- June 7 2019 - Page 21

FRESHWATER VOL.38 • ISS. 12 May 24 - June 7, 2019 19 Lyman Lures now available in trout catching 2 Inch Size! L yman Lures fishing plugs are designed to imitate the erratic action of injured fish. The buoyancy and the weight distribu- tion of the lure creates a darting action that has not been achieved in other fishing lures. These multi species plugs have been a staple for serious fishermen since 1947 and are known for Catching the Big Ones! The team at Lyman just announced the addition of a 2 inch Lyman to the Lyman lineup that is sure to be a major hit with rainbow trout, landlocked king and kokanee anglers. These deadly little Lymans feature 3 D Glow Eyes, Glow Bellies and premium hardware. And of course they have that deadly darting wounded baitfish action that drives gamefish crazy. For more information about Lyman Lures go to: www.lymanlures.com WHAT’S HOT continued from page 1 the boat while using Fins 25 lb. 40 G braided line.” Although he prefers trolling, Netzel also drifted with live jumbo minnows when the fishing was tougher this year. Netzel also has slow trolled mudsuckers for the stripers. Netzel will fish the Delta through May 16, target rainbow trout and king salmon for a couple of weeks at Folsom and then head to Stampede for kokanee salmon from late May until early September. For more information, contact James Netzel at Tight Lines Guide Service, (888) 975-0990. Striped bass have a long and inter- esting in California. Reviled by Linda and Stewart Lynda Resnick, billionaire Veteran striper experts Clyde Wands and Mark owners of the Wonderful Company, Wilson, both of Sacramento, hold up the limits of stripers that they landed while trolling with and other agribusiness interests, striped James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service in bass are an introduced species native the San Joaquin River on May 3. to the Eastern U.S. rom the Gulf of St. Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff. Lawrence to Alabama. They are very popular with 1882,” the CDFW states. California anglers, In a few years, striped bass were being due to the hard fights caught in California in large numbers. By they provide and the Lyman Lures are designed with uneven weight distribution 1889, a decade after the first lot of eastern array of methods and buoyancy that creates a darting action to simulate the fish had been released, bass were being used to catch them, action of injured bait fish that large game fish prey on. Lymans sold in San Francisco markets. In another including anchor have been catching huge trout and salmon for over 70 years! fishing with bait, live 10 years, the commercial net catch alone The New Size 2 (2 inch) Lyman features 3D Glow Eyes, Glow bait drifting, trolling, was averaging well over a million pounds Bellies, premium hardware and hooks and the darting wounded a year. However, in 1935, all commercial jigging with spoons, bait fish action that drives fish wild! Troll or cast it from 1.8 to 2.8 mph using downriggers, fishing for striped bass was stopped in the surf casting, top monofilament or leadcore line. Perfect for Trout, Bass, Salmon, Stripers and perch. water lure fishing and belief that this would enhance the sport fishery. fly fishing. The peak years for the recreational The initial intro- striped bass fishery were in the late 1950s duction took place and early 1960s. 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Call or Book Online (530) 541-5448 was made in lower www.scheels.com tahoesportfishing.com|@tahoesportfishing Call Jack Bishop at Suisun Bay in Since that trip, Netzel continued to report striper limits, with his trip the day after our adventure producing five limits of stripers to 5 pounds. For striped bass success on the Delta, Netzel advised anglers to depart from the norm. “Many people follow a set rulebook on how deep and fast to troll,” stated Netzel. “I’m changing it up by changing the speed and the setbacks. For example, if you’re trolling against the current, you can go as shallow can go 11 feet without scraping the bottom. If going with the Shallow water trolling master Clyde Wands battles a striped bass current, you can go 15 feet deep with normal on the San Joaquin River. Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff. setbacks 75 feet behind conditions,” said Netzel. “We experienced amazing fishing in March. The fishing slowed down in early April then picked up again. We concentrated on the San Joaquin this year and fished the Sacramento just one day.” NEW 2 inch Lyman Now Available!! TAHOE See the New 2 INCH LYMAN LURES at these local dealers: 3811 (916)847-0337 or osprey@surewest.com