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cont. baits are large nightcrawlers or anchovies. The catfish hang out around the fallen trees that are all around the lake. Many of the catfish take some time to get moving so you want to get your bait close to the structure in the water and give them a decent amount of time. Big striper honors go to Juliew W. of San Leandro, who landed an 8 lb. striper while soaking anchovies. – Captain Jacob DON PEDRO LAKE Bass, Kokanee and Kings on Bite! LA GRANGE – The topwater bass bite at Don Pedro has been perking up, and there was a single heavy limit taken during this past weekend’s Best Bass Tournaments event. Kokanee are another solid option, and the landlocked salmon are in as good of shape as in memory. Monte Smith of Gold Country Sport Fishing was out in inclement weather this week, and they found good action for quality kokanee despite the impending storms and a full moon. He said, “We must have missed our first four pulldowns as once we got the rods out, two rods went off, but we found a good bite and ended up with 11 kokanee and 2 rainbow trout. The key was staying away from the other boats working the area and finding our own water as the bite shut off everything another boat started to move in close. Micro-hoochies and Uncle Larry’s spinners behind either a Sling Blade or Vance’s Dodger at 33 to 55 feet have been working, but the deeper rods have not been as busy as those higher in the water column.” “One of the kokanee was a male at 16 inches and 1.15 pounds, and it already had teeth on its top and bottom jaw. These are the cleanest and brightest kokanee that I have ever seen at Don Pedro with no parasites and dime- bright, but I am scared that the action is going to turn off sooner than later with the kokanee already starting to show signs of turning. The water temperature dropped from 70 degrees earlier in the week to 66 degrees after the storms,” said Smith. The Best Bass Tournaments held an event at the lake on Saturday with 41 boats, and tournament director Kevin Cheek said, “We have had inclement weather at every tournament this spring, and we would have had over 60 anglers if the weather was clear. Christian Ostrander and Ronnie Heil took first place by over 11 pounds at 27.13 pounds with a big fish at 7.69, but they didn’t reveal their winning technique. We heard of good action on topwater Spooks along with jigs, and there are a number of suspended fish.” - Dave Hurley EASTERN SIERRA Trouters Experience Mixed Results BRIDGEPORT - “Bridgeport Reservoir is still kicking out some very nice fish, some up to 5+ pounds, both trolling and bait fishing are working,” reported Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods. “The numbers aren’t huge lately but the quality is pretty good. The trolling has been best with Rapalas, crawlers and Speedy Shiners while the bait angling has been best with inflated crawlers, The rainbow bite is awesome at Lake Pardee. These impressive fish pinched crawlers were landed on May 17. and Powerbait. Photo courtesy of the PARDEE LAKE RECREATION AREA, Lake Pardee. Anglers fishing from boats are doing the best but there are still some fish being caught from the shore down near the dam. We haven’t talked to any fly anglers from the reservoir lately but stripping streamers either down near the dam or out from the marina should produce some fish.” “The Twins had some mixed reports this week with some anglers getting into some nice fish while 3811 others struggled. 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Fishing near the inlets and off some of the points along the shore seemed to be the most productive,” Reid related. “The East Walker is running at about 363 cfs right now, this flow tends to make it a bit more difficult to fish and wade, but there are still some anglers doing pretty well down there. Of course, the main objective with a flow like this is to add enough weight to your rig to get it down to the bottom where the fish are hanging out. Larger weights and larger indicators are going to be what it takes. If you can get your flies down to the bottom and get a good drift you should be able to have some success. The Nevada side, both private and public, have been still doing well with this higher flow also. Nymphing is still the number one way to go with streamer fishing coming second,” Reid concluded. Boyd’s Pump. “ The anglers also released a 14 lb. king salmon that put up a great fight before they got the hook out of it. Most people continue to concentrate on stripers, but shad are also available for anglers tossing out darts, jigs, grubs and flies on the Feather. - Dan Bacher FOLSOM LAKE Trollers Battle Holdover Rainbows FOLSOM – Folsom Lake continues to pump out limits of planter and holdover rainbow trout with an occasional King Salmon thrown in for fun. A scouting trip to Folsom Lake on Tuesday by Captain James Netzel of CONTINUED ON PG 20 CAPTAIN JAMES NETZEL FEATHER RIVER Full Time Guide Now Booking STAMPEDE KOKANEE! 888-975-0990 The Striper Bite Continues RIO LINDA – The striped bass fishing is still excellent on the Feather River from Yuba City to Verona, since the high flows have kept the striped bass in the system. “On my latest trip, two anglers and I fished the Feather in the first mile up from the mouth at Verona,” said Tim Boggs of Elkhorn Outdoor Sports. “We caught limits of stripers from 4 to 9 pounds while drifting jumbo minnows.” “The fish weren’t even close to being ready to spawn. 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