Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3813 June 7-21 2019 - Page 16

14 FRESHWATER June 7 - 21, 2019 FRESHWATER REPORTS: Park. Anglers are also hooking big bluegill while using redworms or while working 1/32 to 1/16 oz. jigheads. - Dan Bacher CONTINUED FROM PG 5 CLEAR LAKE Largemouths Hit an Array of Baits CLEARLAKE – The largemouth bass fishing has been up and down with the storms that moved through the Clear Lake watershed this May. “On my last trip before the storms arrived, two of us caught and released about a dozen bass,” said Tom Guercio of Tom’s Guide Service. “The fish ranged from 2 to 4.76 pounds. They hit Senkos, frogs, and jigs in the south end of the lake in the Rattlesnake arm. Guercio also reported catching and releasing a a 12 and 15 pound catfish on a Senko that day. On his latest adventure, Guercio reported catching a limit of largemouths in the 2 pound class while fishing Senkos and spinnerbaits, also in the south end. “The weather keeps changing,” he noted. “The water temperature was 65 degrees today and it was 70 degrees last week. The wind was coming out of the south with whitecaps and swells. I caught four bass in the first hour while using black and blue Senkos and half ounce white spinnerbait with willow blades in 0 to 8 feet.” The catfish are becoming quite active now. For example, one angler reported landing a 20 lb. channel catfish while fishing a crappie jig on 4 lb. test line. For crappie, shore anglers should fish small jigs and swimbaits at Lakeport, the County Park, the State Park and Library COLLINS LAKE Lots of Smiles and Lots of Fish OREGON HOUSE - What brings you happiness? There’s lots of smiling faces up here at Collins Lake - lots of kids catching fish with grandparents, mom or dad. There’s plenty of retired folks catching their trout limits with their spouse & their buddies. Many familiar faces come to camp this time of year, often for a week at a time, and usually timed so they can be neighbors with other families who have enjoyed this lake year after year.! Whether it’s here or anywhere, make time for happiness, for your own, for those who go before you & for those who follow you. It has been a solid consistent week for trout, with many people catching their limits and quite a few fish over five pounds being caught. Trolling 20-30 ft. continues to be a good strategy with bright Rapalas still producing but we’re seeing fish come up on just about anything, including speedy shiners and flashers & worms. Many of these catches aren’t just one pound snacks, checkout out these limits: – Bisham Bullock from Vallejo caught his limit of trout down in front of campsite #66 – Ed Ellsworth from Folsom with a 7 1/2 pound centerpiece caught on Peach Salmon PowerBait – Bruce Decker from Lincoln caught his limit with a flasher/worm combo up on the Big kokanee are on the bite at Don Pedro Reservoir. These boys landed limits of sockeyes while trolling the lake with Captain Monte Smith on May 18. Photo courtesy of GOLD COUNTRY SPORTFISHING, Oakdale. North Fork You’ll notice that PowerBait off the shore is back in action with Peach Salmon and Rainbow color doing well all along the western shoreline. Jason Hubert from Auburn took my advice from the last report and hiked out on Hidden Spruce Trail but instead of the Kastmaster I suggested he dropped Orange PowerBait and caught a 6.75 pound trout. Apart from good trout action I’ve seen a number of decent sized catfish and an 8.5 pound monster that Charlie Silver caught in a cove on a minnow. Crappie have been snapping at trout rigs. By far the best bet for panfish this time of year is red worms but, being Ed Ellsworth traveled to Collins Lake this May and scored a limit of territorial if you drop dandy rainbow trout. just about anything Photo courtesy of the COLLINS LAKE RECREATION AREA, Oregon on their property House. they just might snap it up. More action on his latest trolling adventure. than twice I’ve caught a bluegill on a bare “Frank and I landed 5 fish to 21 inches,” hook! said Dillard. “It was raining, windy and Most of the bass on the brag board cold.” are young males, which is fine by me. Boaters are trolling with Dick Nites in Convention states that bass gorge copper red head and red dot frog in the themselves until the spawn when for the top 10 feet of water on the lake’s east most part they fast. If you’re looking for side. a fight a well-placed live crawdad can There are lots of big rainbows in the agitate even a fasting fish. lake. The California Department of Fish - Ed Palma and Wildlife stocked 14,420 pounds of rainbows in the reservoir in August 2018 and was scheduled for this year’s first plant at press time. LAKE DAVIS Davis Lake is holding 81,463 feet of water, 98 percent of capacity and 121 Shore Anglers Battle Chunky percent of average. Rainbows - Dan Bacher PORTOLA – Both bank anglers and boaters are doing well at Lake Davis, though the fishing pressure has tapered off over the past couple weeks with the EAST DELTA arrival of some late spring storms. Shore anglers are experiencing solid San Joaquin Stripers, rainbow fishing while tossing out worms Largemouths Keep Biting and PowerBait from shore at Mallard STOCKTON - The striper run may Cove and Eagle Point, reported Jeanne Graham of the J & J Grizzly Country Store be winding down as there are linesides scattered throughout the system on the and Campground Resort. 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