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FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 14 cont. trolling hoochies behind dodgers and Speedy Shiners,,” said Newton. “The rainbows are hitting at 30 feet deep, while the kings are hitting deeper. Look for the bait balls when you’re targeting the salmon.” “The trout fishing at Folsom has slowed down, though the fish we are getting are quality ones,” said Jerry Lampkin of TNG Motor Sports Guide Service. “My last trolling trip produced four rainbows in the 17 to 19 inch range. The previous trip yielded 6 rainbows in the 16 to 17 inch range for two fishermen. “We trolled pink and white spinner hoochies in copper/red and chartreuse/ chrome patterns and Speedy Shiners at 20 to 25 feet deep,” he stated. Bass fishing reports from Folsom have been scarce lately. Don Paganelli of Don’s Bass Fishing Experience said the action should be “really good” now for a mixture of spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass. He recommended fishing the top 10 feet of water with swimbaits and tubes. Folsom Lake is holding 923,533 acre feet of water, 95 percent of capacity and 113 percent of the 10 year average. The water level is 461.16 feet in elevation. - Dan Bacher KLAMATH/TRINITY RIVERS Spring Chinook Opener Set for July 1 SACRAMENTO – Anglers are gearing up for the opening of spring Chinook fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers on July 1. Few anglers have been out fishing lately on the Trinity and Klamath rivers, although you can currently fish for species other than salmon on both rivers now. The Fish and Game Commission at its April meeting voted unanimously to open a short-term fishery on spring Chinook Salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers. The Commission voted to reopen fishing Erik and Mimi fished Eagle Lake on the opener with Val of EagleLakeFishing.net and landed 11.3 pounds of rainbow trout! Photo courtesy of EAGLELAKEFISHING.NET, Spalding. on July 1 in both the lower Klamath and upper Trinity rivers with a one fish bag limit and two fish possession limit. Spring Chinook Salmon became a candidate for listing under CESA at the Commission’s February meeting, when emergency regulations were adopted that closed salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers until August 15. On August 15, the fall Chinook season regulations will go into effect. The Klamath River fall Chinook Salmon ocean abundance forecast of 274,200 adults allows anglers a daily limit of two Chinook salmon, no more than one of which may be greater than 22 inches, and a possession limit of six, of which only three may be greater than 22 inches The Klamath River adult fall run Chinook Salmon quota is 7,637 adults and the season opens Aug. 15 and closes Dec. 31, while the Trinity River opens to salmon fishing on Sept. 1 and closes Dec. 31. Seasons and areas with defined sub- quotas are subject to closure once the quota is reached in each subsection. The 2019-2020 sport seasons, dates, locations, bag limits and gear restrictions are now available in the 2019-2020 Sport Fishing Regulations Supplement, now WHAT’S HOT day – and even into the night. Gary and Brian joined me in the 21 Coastal and we repeated the course of the first day. The bite was much slower, and the fish were smaller today. We had about 10 fish by noon when the wind turned around to the east and really started to blow!! We headed out to 40 feet of water and started catching fish again. We caught several on green frog and firetiger Tasmanian devils The Jewel of the Foothills NEW MELONES LAKE LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR Kokanee Draw Anglers from Throughout State Stripers Lead Summer Angling Parade BYRON – Trout fishing has tapered off at Los Vaqueros Reservoir with the arrival of warmer water temperatures, so striped bass are providing the most consistent action for anglers using anchovies and other baits in Cowboy, South and Howden coves. Albert and Desiree Attiya caught two limits of striped bass while soaking anchovies in Howden Cove. Their fish measured 19”, 19”, 20”, and 21” inches. Channel catfish action is also picking up with the ANGELS CAMP – New Melones remains very popular with northern California kokanee fishermen, and the lake has been inundated with boats vying for the landlocked salmon every day of the week. The water levels continue to rise, and there are huge logs, trees, and even two huge Euclid tires floating on the surface of the lake along with heavy grass under the surface. Monte Smith of Gold Country Sport Fishing was on the lake several times this CONTINUED ON PG 20 CAPTAIN JAMES NETZEL Full Time Guide Now Booking STAMPEDE KOKANEE! 888-975-0990 Continued from page 1 on the top lines, and several more on the downriggers from 15 to 25 feet deep – the trout were all over the water column. We fished to about 2 pm and landed a total of 19 rainbows to 19 inches. Sunday Gary and Brian and I went out again, and now the wind was blowing from the south. It calmed down a couple of times, but by 9 am it was blowing a good 25 mph and creating a wash of whitecaps! We caught a few trout, but were having a hard time keeping the boat in shallow water in the wind. At 9:30 we got hung up on the rocks just outside Shrimp Island, and Oh what a mess! We tried to reel in the other 3 lines, 1 of which got caught in the kicker motor when the fierce 3811 wind was swinging the boat around, Rainbow and Brown Trout Largemouth, Smallmouth & Spotted Bass and then one of the side planer lines 3 Campgrounds Orchard Springs Campground got caught in the Boat Ramp, Camping, Store Evinrude 200!!! 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Additional season information can be found on the CDFW’s ocean salmon webpage, or by calling CDFW’s ocean salmon hotline at (707) 576-3429 or the Klamath-Trinity River hotline at (800) 564-6479. warming weather. “One angler landed a 20 lb. lb. catfish just as the marina was closing the other evening,” said Travis at the Los Vaqueros Marina. “Catfish are hitting anchovies and other baits the little hidden coves on the way to Cowboy Cove.” Big fish honors go to Luis Vasquez, who caught an 8.4 lb. catfish on an anchovy in Cowboy Cove. “Trout fishing is best right off the pier for anglers using Power Bait and nightcrawlers,” he said. “However, Junior Quintero of Oakland caught an 8 lb. rainbow while using cut anchovies in the South Cove.” “One guy came in with four trout today,” Guddal added. “The fishing is fair for trout. The water is getting warmer, so we haven’t planted for a couple of weeks.” Francisco Humberto caught a 10.5 lb. trout on PowerBait on the rock wall. Aurelio Alvarado landed a 9.15 lb. trout on PowerBait in South Cove. Limuel Legados caught a 6.9 lb. trout on PowerBait by the marina. If you are looking to rent a boat, contact the Marina ahead of time to check current wind conditions at (925) 371-2628. - Dan Bacher electric in front. We finally got every- thing straightened out, and the wind just kept blowing harder! We decided that we were done for the day. We finished with 8 more nice rainbows to 20 inches. Eagle Lake is in great shape, and the trout are fat and sassy. It is going to be a great year up at the desert lake north of Susanville. For information on renting cabins and real estate, contact Dave at Heritage Land Co., (530)825-2131 or www.eaglelakeheri- tage.com. Eagle Lake RV park offers camping, RV supplies, fuel, and a full store and market. They also have boat slips available to rent, so you don’t have to launch and recover your boat each day. 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