Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3816 Jul 19- Aug 2 2019 - Page 14

12 FRESHWATER July 19 - Aug 2, 2019 VOL.38 • ISS. 16 FRESHWATER REPORTS: Big fish honors go to Armando E., who bagged KLAMATH/TRINITY RIVERS cont. a 10.8 lb. Dam downstream to the Highway 96 catfish bridge – 1,298 fish. while (2) Highway 96 bridge downstream to soaking the mouth of the Klamath River – 3,819 bait. fish. Stripers There is a sub-area closure at the mouth also offer of the Klamath River when 15 percent of decent the Klamath Basin allocation has been fishing. harvested – 1,145 fish harvested below “We’re the Highway 101 bridge triggers this seeing a closure. lot of limits TRINITY RIVER of stripers (3) Old Lewiston Bridge to Highway 299 in the 18 West bridge at Cedar Flat – 1,260 fish to 22 inch (4) Denny Road bridge downstream to range,” said the confluence with the Klamath River – McKinley. 1,260 fish. “Anglers Please see the 2019-2020 California are landing Freshwater Sportfishing Regulations and the fish 2019-2020 California Supplement Sport while Fishing Regulations for more information. soaking Additionally, anglers can obtain anchovies information on Klamath Basin regulations and and fall Chinook quota updates by calling These happy anglers visited Stampede Reservoir with Capt. James Netzel and chicken the Klamath-Trinity fishing hotline at (800) bagged some awesome kokanee on June 23. liver in 564-6479. Photo courtesy of TIGHT LINES GUIDE SERVICE, Loomis. Cowboy Cove. “ Trout fishing is really slow at this time. with 13 kokanee and 3 rainbow trout, If you want to try for rainbows, through LOS VAQUEROS PowerBait and nightcrawlers in the deeper losing another 9 fish. We also landed the largest kokanee we have seen in quite a water. RESERVOIR while at 17.75 inches and 2-lbs.,5-ounces If you are looking to rent a boat, contact at 45 feet at 12:30 p.m. We were out in Channel Cat Plant Boosts the Marina ahead of time to check current cloudy conditions on Friday for a dozen Catch Rates wind conditions at (925) 371-2628. - Dan Bacher kokanee with another 8 lost opportunities. BYRON – A plant of 1750 pounds of We are scoring at depths from 40 to 55 channel catfish before the July Fourth feet, and we landed a rainbow trout over Holiday has improved the fishing at Los 3 pounds in 40 feet of water at 12:30 p.m. Vaqueros Reservoir. on Apex lures. Uncle Larry’s spinners, “Catfish are providing the top action at NEW MELONES LAKE pink micro-hoochies, and Apex lures this time,” reported Ryan McKinley at the behind Sling Blades have been our go-to Kokanee Are Getting Bigger Los Vaqueros Marina. “Fishermen are set ups.” ANGELS CAMP – New Melones picking up catfish averaging 5 pounds Joe Aksamit of Joe Fish Guide Service remains the Mother Lode lake with the each while using anchovies and other continues to score limits of kokanee hottest kokanee action.. the popular baits in the South Cove.” along with a few bonus rainbows running landlocked salmon Rocky Mountain Tackle’s pink or orange getting larger NOW BOOKING Sacramento River SALMON are Plankton Squids or Father Murphy’s Lucky and larger as a Lady Super Bug tipped with corn scented Professional Guide Dan Ponciano 20-inch kokanee with Pro-Cure’s Bloody Tuna or Kokanee is not out of the Special behind an RMT Moonshine Call question by the end Dodger or Father Murphy’s Watermelon of the season. The Now for Dodgers at depths lake’s water levels Best from 40 to 65 feet continue to rise, and away from the main Dates! boaters need to be flotilla.” aware of floating Mark Watzke debris and logs in 24’ North River sled continues to find Call Dan for a G Loomis Rods • Shimano Reels the main lake. great action on his Great Salmon Trip Monte Smith of private boat, and Gold Country Sport (360)607-8511 they put in 2 limits Fishing was on the of kokanee and lake several times Also Specializing in Columbia River Sturgeon Trips a bonus trout on this past week, and Sunday, and they he said, “We picked 3816 were back at the up limits by 8:45 ramp by 10:30 a.m. a.m., but the bite The lake held at was a bit tougher 93 percent. on Thursday, but - Dave we still ended up Hurley CONTINUED FROM PG 11 OROVILLE LAKE/ THERMALITO AFTERBAY Trollers Nail Chinook Limits OROVILLE – If you want to catch a limit of hard-fighting Chinook salmon, now’s the time to hit Lake Oroville. “The salmon fishing is really good at Lake Oroville,” said Bret Brady of Bare Bones Guide Service. “The fish are ranging in size from 14 inches up to 4 pounds.” “We’re doing best while trolling white and green hoochies at 1.8 to 2.5 mph,” noted Brady. “We’re fishing at the Bidwell Canyon Bridge, Potters Cove and other areas on the lake.” Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service also reported limits of Chinooks on his latest trolling adventure at Oroville. “Two anglers caught their limits from 16 to 18 inches with one 19-1/2 inch Brad’s Cut plugs in the Gold Diver Down. We were fishing around the Bidwell Canyon Bridge both sides. They quit at 10 a.m. We landed most of our fish at 35 to 45 feet deep trolling at 1.8 to 1.9 mph. The water temperature was 74 degrees.” “Fellow guide Gary Anderson and I caught our limits of salmon, topped by a 21.5 inch holdover. The old Kokanee Cut Plug in the Gold Diver Down color kicked butt again,” he explained. While most anglers are concentrating on the Bidwell Canyon area, other anglers are finding success while trolling in the Limesadde area. Lake Oroville is holding 3,397,362 acre feet of water, 96 percent of capacity and 115 percent of average. The lake level is 891 feet in elevation, nine feet from full. The Thermalito Afterbay is the top spot in the Oroville area for largemouth bass, while Lake Oroville is the top sport for spotted bass. Rick Warren and Logan McDaniels tied for 1st with 18 1/2” fish in a recent turkey shoot at the afterbay, reported Jamey Sorenson of North Valley Tackle and Pro Shop. 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