Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3815 July 5-19 2019 - Page 16

14 FRESHWATER July 5 - 19, 2019 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 13 LAKE DEL VALLE EAST DELTA Largemouth Fishing Set to Break Loose cont. with chartreuse PowerBait by the dam. The catfishing has been slow, but it is still a good bet to use anchovies or large mackerel. Throwing these baits near a fallen tree, as close as possible without getting snagged, is the key to getting the catfish on your line. Many of our catfish also enjoy large nightcrawlers. Look for carp along the shoreline; the catfish love to hand around with the carp. The bass are moving out here, but are a little lethargic. We really only see them moving to defend their nests, so you are going to want to target them with lures like Rat-L-Traps crankbaits, or Zara Spooks. There are lots of bass around the cattails or reed mats that are throughout the whole lake. The sunfish bite has really picked up at the water temperature increases. We recommend casting some red worms or mini-crawlers. You can find the bluegill and crappie around the weed mats near the shores or near the cattails, as they are using these structures for spawning. As always, please be safe out there. My personal thoughts and prayers are with the people who lost their lives out here at Del Valle since the last fishing report. – Captain Jacob STOCKTON– The largemouth bass action is poised to break out as the water temperatures rise and the fish are oriented to shade, but water releases down the tributaries of the San Joaquin in order to make room for the snowmelt in the reservoirs has muddied up the main channel. Vince Borges of Vince Borges Outdoors said, “Largemouth bass action has been very good, and it took 24 pounds with a 10-pound kicker to take our Wednesday Night Shootout out of Ladd’s Marina in Stockton. These shootouts take place on Wednesday evenings during the summer months from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and a number of very good anglers show up for bragging rights. I have found two fish over 8 pounds within the past week for our clients, and our last one came on a wake bait. The reaction bite is solid with chatterbaits, crankbaits, and wakebaits, and we are also punching the weeds with Reaction Innovation’s new Spicy Beaver with 2 ounces of weight for bass in the 3- to 4-pound range. The water temperature has climbed to 81 degrees in the back sloughs, but the main river is dirty from all of the inflow along with the high winds that we have been experiencing. The frog bite has been hit or miss, but the buzzbait has been picking up, and I have been using the Yozuri Noi-Z Wake Bait with good success.” Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley reported high winds have been a limiting factor around Bethel Island, but there is a good punch bite along with chatterbaits in the central Delta around shade pockets, tule breaks, and the small mats of grass. There are two large frog tournaments coming up in the next six weeks with the Ultimate Frog Challenge at the end of July and the Snag Proof Open during the first weekend in August. - Dave Hurley EASTERN SIERRA Summer Trouters Find Plentiful Opportunities BISHOP – “Bridgeport Reservoir is still kicking out some good fish, some up to around 8 pounds in some cases,” reported Jim Reid at Ken’s Sporting Goods in Bridgeport. “It doesn’t seem like the numbers are super high but the quality is there.” “Trollers have been successful Valtea went to San Pablo Reservoir this June looking with Needlefish, crawlers, Thomas for trout and put together a stringer of pansize Buoyants and Rapalas. Bait rainbows. anglers have been doing well Photo courtesy of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECREATION COMPANY, San Pablo Reservoir. with pinched crawlers, inflated crawlers, PowerBait and Mice Tails. There have still been some success from the shore as well down near the dam with anglers reporting some fish being caught with bait down there. Haven’t heard much from the fly anglers lately but stripping streamers or crawfish patterns should produce some fish either down near the dam or out in front of the marina,” observed Reid. “The East Walker is running at a whopping 765 cfs right now which has made the fishing pretty tough. We have had a couple anglers report catching a couple fish in spite of the high water though. Most anglers are not having very much success though. With this kind of high water you really need to add enough weight to get your streamers or nymphs down to the bottom where the fish are. You also should use heavier leaders and tippets so if and when you do hook up a fish you’ll have a chance of landing it. The Miracle Mile section is probably going to be a bit easier to fish than the lower section Connor visited Collins Lake this May and rounded up below the bridge as it runs a little this big bad rainbow trout. lazier there,” said Reid. Photo courtesy of the COLLINS LAKE RECREATION “Twin Lakes are producing AREA, Oregon House. some good fish, both with bait and some fish trolling. Also, Lake Oroville and kokanee salmon trips the fly anglers are having some success on Bullards Bar Reservoir,” said Reimers. pulling wooly buggers and matukas near “The Feather striper action is slowing the inlets. Bait anglers are catching fish down, but anglers are still catching from the shore or boats with mice tails, schoolies, particularly while throwing inflated crawlers and PowerBait. Trollers plastic worms and other lures at night.” are getting some action with Rapalas, Neither Boggs nor Reimers have Thomas Buoyants and Kastmasters,” Reid heard any reports on shad activity on the concluded. Feather lately, although anglers should be hooking shad on the Feather below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet and on the Yuba River while throwing out shad jigs FEATHER RIVER and flies. Stripers Dominate Lower - Dan Bacher River Catches RIO LINDA – Striped bass continue to hit on the Feather River from Verona to Beer Can Beach even with the arrival of hot summer weather. Randy Phelps reported landing a 32 lb. striped bass while soaking sardines on the Sacramento River at Beer Can Beach. “This is the biggest striper reported to the shop this year,” said Tim Boggs of Elkhorn Outdoor Sports. “Three other anglers brought in six keeper stripers to 6 pounds that they landed while drifting large minnows below Beer Can Beach,” said Boggs. “They ran into a small school of fish and caught one fish after another.” “I haven’t been out on the Feather in a couple of weeks, since I am now booking king salmon trips on EAGLE LAKE CABIN RENTALS Furnished Cabins from $60 per night or $360 per week • Trout • Bass • Crappie • Bluegill • Catfish Awesome • Trout Fishing • Hiking • Biking • Relaxing Lakefront RV Camping Rentals — Real Estate — Lots & Land For Reservations and info: Call for Reservations 800-286-0576 P.O. Box 300 . Oregon House . 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