Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3812 May 24- June 7 2019 - Page 22

20 May 24 - June 7, 2019 FRESHWATER VOL.38 • ISS. 12 FRESHWATER REPORTS: and release, barbless hooks, artificial lures, float tubes only. CONTINUED FROM PG 18 SHADOW CLIFFS LAKE cont. best with squarebill crankbaits, chatterbaits, and drop shot rigs with Robo Worms in margarita mutilator patterns.” “Crappie fishing is also good at Anderson,” said Bradford. “One customer reported catching 30 crappie to 1-1/2 pounds while using jigs on the far end of the lake. He kept two and released the rest.” “Anglers are reporting catching a lot of largemouth bass and bluegill while shore fishing on Uvas,” said Bradford. “Likewise, shore anglers fishing at night are picking up crappie at Chesbro. Anglers are using the same lures they’re using at Anderson.” “Boaters are picking up bass averaging 2 to 3 pounds, with an occasional fish in the 8 to 10 lb. range, at Calero,” noted Bradford. “Squarebilled crankbaits, spinnerbaits and other lures are working in front of the boat ramp and the picnic areas.” - Dan Bacher SHASTA LAKE Trout Bite Fluctuates with The Weather The folks explored Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay on April 24 and rounded up full limits of high Sierra mackinaw. Photo courtesy of TAHOE SPORTFISHING, South Lake Tahoe. SHADOW CLIFFS LAKE Largemouths Move Shallow as Rainbows Go Deeper LIVERMORE – Boaters around Shadow Cliffs Lake are still catching trout in the deeper waters, but as the water temperatures rise, it will be harder to catch the trout from shore. “One of our regulars caught his limit of rainbow trout while at Shadow Cliffs last week, including a six pound fish caught from a boat near the boat launch area.,” reported Joe Sullivan of the East Bay Regional Park District. “The bass are starting to come into the shallows and build nests, court, and spawn. If you throw a lure, they may hit it hard and put up a great fight,” he stated. The weather has been cool in the mornings with temperatures reaching into the 70s in the afternoon. To fish the Arroyo Del Valle ponds, an EBRPD Daily Fishing Permit and CA State Fishing License are required. Fishing is restricted to catch REDDING – Lake Shasta is nearly full and boaters still need to look out for debris which will stick around in some volume as long as the water level continues to inch up. Fish Sniffer reader John Stevens recently visited the lake and had an encounter with a partially submerged piece of wood that damaged his propeller. Trouters are enjoying action that ranges from fair to good depending on the day. Rainbow in the 2 to 3 pound class are common and browns can range up to 6 plus. There have been some kings around, but most of them are small sub 1 pound fish. Jeff Goodwin of Jeff Goodwin’s Guide Service has noted a drop in the numbers of fish he is catching as the water temperature climbs. Goodwin reports that these slowdowns are common in both the late spring and fall transitions. As of press time the surface temperature was hitting the 70-degree mark at the warmest point of the day and the best depth for trout trolling was about 30 feet. For the best numbers shad imitating spoons and Wiggle Hoochies have been the ticket. For a shot at a larger trout, minnow plugs and larger spoons pulled quickly are your best options. On the bass fishing front, you’ll find plenty of spots, largemouths and smallmouths holding off the bank in water that ranges from 1 to 15 feet deep. The bass are feeding and are in various stages of the spawning cycle so a variety of offerings and fishing styles will produce. Soft plastics work the best. Some anglers are reporting upwards of 100 spots per day to 3 pounds while fishing hard with Senkos and worms. Shasta is currently 9 feet from the top and rising about 5 inches per day. CONTINUED ON PG 22 Anglers dropping spoons with Captain Jeff Soo Hoo have been battling quality stripers in the West Delta. This beautiful bass was landed on May 2. Photo courtesy of SOO HOO SPORTFISHING, Brannon Island.