Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3816 Jul 19- Aug 2 2019 - Page 18

16 FRESHWATER July 19 - Aug 2, 2019 GONE FISHING Point Reyes. Moments later the decks were a flurry of activity as anglers snapped on 2.5 pound weights and attached rigged anchovies to their leaders. The deckhands were right there to help out and get all of us dialed in. 10 minutes later we had our first hookup and a few minutes after that I shot video of a dandy 9 pounder coming over the rail. That fish was quickly followed by a second fish that looked to be over 10. I’d barely snapped the lens cover on the video camera closed and returned to my rod half way up the port side when the big Ugly Stik got slammed. I yelled fish on, A.K. got the rod to the back of the boat and the next thing I knew I was fighting a struggling king. I kept the line tight, followed A.K.’s instructions and was rewarded with a chrome bright 9 pounder of my own. Truth be told I didn’t care if I caught another salmon. I’d come to get a story, shoot video and secure a fresh salmon FRESHWATER REPORTS: continued from page 1 dinner…done, done and done, but the fish gods weren’t finished smiling on me just yet. As soon as I attached a new bait and stripped it down to 30 feet, I hooked up again. I shot down the rail as fast as I could and fought the fish across the back of the boat. It felt bigger and stronger than my first fish and it was, weighing about 14 pounds. I was super excited! As the morning went on the bite never stopped, we would go through a 10 or 15-minute dry spell without a hook up, but we’d make up for it with a flurry of 4 or 5 hook ups back to back to back. We also had some hot streaks when we’d put several fish into the boat at once and there were multiple kings flopping on the deck, lots of yelling, laughing and big smiles! We got a few small salmon, but not many. The average fish was about 8 pounds, nice fish were 10 to 12 pounds and our largest fish looked to be about 20 pounds. The fishing was epic and the crew was CONTINUED FROM PG 13 PYRAMID LAKE Big smiles and big fun, this father and son duo limited out on king salmon while fishing aboard the New Easy Rider with Cal Kellogg this June. Photo courtesy of NEW EASY RIDER SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. OFFICIAL SPONSOR 240 different size/ color combinations! 4 All Natural Scents... 82 YEARS of Catching Kokanee, TROUT & KOKANEE Trout, Salmon & Shad 100% Made in the USA 3704 impressive. In all we landed 60 salmon in 5 hours of fishing time for full limits and we only lost a sum total of about 12 fish. That quite a feat and a testament to the skill of the crew. There is nothing easy about landing big hard fighting salmon from a moving boat with multiple lines in the way while using single barbless hooks, but Cooper and A.K. made it look simple…. Just another day in the office aboard the New Easy Rider. If you haven’t taken a trip aboard the New Easy Rider, I strongly encourage you to jump aboard and get your salmon on. 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Dropping said Lyman down on the downrigger to 40-60’ will probably get you in the game. There are three months of anticipation ahead of us. Make your plans now for early October of 2019. You will likely hook into the biggest trout of your fishing career. -Mike McNeilly Trout ~ Kokanee ~ Salmon ~ Shad 18 Proven Kokanee/Trout Dodgers! VOL.38 • ISS. 16 QUARRY LAKES/SHADOW CLIFFS RESERVOIR. Big Channel Cats On Summer Prowl FREMONT – If you like to hook channel catfish, now’s the time to hit Horseshoe Lake, located in the Quarry Lakes Recreation Area. Catfish plants are in full swing with the arrival of warm summer weather. The park district stocked 750 pounds of catfish in Horseshoe the week of July 9 to 13. Big fish honors go to Andrew S. , who bagged a 10-pound channel catfish while fishing for largemouth bass. “He was drop shotting for largemouth bass when he spotted a catfish patrolling the bank,” reported Joe Sullivan of the East Bay Regional Park District. Tony T. of Milpitas also caught a seven- pound catfish while trout fishing with PowerBait along Fisherman’s Row. “Lots of limits of trout have been caught lately,” said Sullivan. “Please remember that the limit is FIVE trout.” Remember that the use of lead fishing tackle is prohibited at Quarry Lakes. You can exchange lead tackle at the kiosk in a “1 for 1” trade for stainless steel weights. Catfish also lead the angling parade at Shadow Cliffs Reservoir. The park district stocked 750 pounds the week of July 9 to 13. REDDING/RED BLUFF Sacramento River Salmon Season To Start July 16, Expectations Run High! REDDING - It’s almost here…The 2019 river salmon season on the Sacramento will open on July 16 and both anglers and guides CONTINUED ON PG 17 Come See Why Raider Is Better! Unparalleled Fishability • Affordably Priced • Easy To Finance! Call Now For A Great Deal On A 9-250 HP Honda Outboard Engine! For optimum performance and safety, read the Owner’s Manual before operating your Honda Marine Product. Always wear a personal flotation device while boating. (916) 652-1660 3320 Boyington Rd. at Penryn in Loomis, CA 3816 Big kokanee continue to bite at New Melones Reservoir. This monster was landed on June 27. Photo courtesy of GOLD COUNTRY SPORTFISHING, Oakdale.