Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3816 Jul 19- Aug 2 2019 - Page 21
VOL.38 • ISS. 14
SAN PABLO AREA
trout on the troll (one he released) and
two trout from shore.
The lake level is 307.35 above sea
level and the surface water temperature
is 71.0 degrees.
‘Bows Bite At Shasta,
Kokanee Chomp at
REDDING - North Valley trout and
salmon anglers have to look no further
than Lake Shasta and Whiskeytown
Reservoir for outstanding action.
At Lake Shasta, the rainbows are
holding from 25 to 50 feet deep. The
average fish is about 2 pounds, with
high end fish pulling the scale down to
To hook Shasta rainbows, anglers
are advised to work the main body and
lower end of the lake’s arms and focus
on power trolling with both plugs and
Speedy Shiners, half ounce Hum
Dingers, Rapala Minnows and Yo-Zuri
Minnows are all working. Focus on
trolling from 2.5 to 3.5 miles per hour
and stay on the move. The trout are
cruising and looking to feed so there
should be no reason to slow down most
Bass anglers are using topwater
lures early and late. During the
daylight hours, standard soft plastics
worked from 15 to 40 feet deep do the
trick. It’s a typical summer pattern at
Shasta, with the average fish going
about 12 inches, but much bigger fish
are potentially in the mix. Spots are
most common, but largemouths and
smallmouths are showing too.
At Whiskeytown, the kokanee are
going 15 to 17 inches. The 299 Bridge
and coldwater curtain are two spots
that are booting out consistent limits.
Hoochies, spinner hoochies and
Wedding Ring Spinners are all working.
Most anglers are teaming their lures
with U.V. Sling Blade dodgers. Anise
and shrimp flavored corn works well.
Early you can find salmon as shallow
as 20 feet. When the sun gets high in
the sky the salmon will drop down as
deep at 45.
July 19 - Aug 2, 2019
are still big numbers
of stripers coming
down the system,”
David Hammond of
Delta Pro Fishing.
“Recently we’ve seen
a lot of big fish in
the 12 to 20-pound
class showing in the
TAHOE - Fishing is
catches while trolling.
hot at the sierra’s
I’m expecting very
good summer striper
action right through the
month of July and the
limits and the lakers
sturgeon bite is really
are running larger
For striper success
The team at
while trolling or bait
fishing at this point it’s
is putting their
important to stay on
clients on macks
the move and seek
that average around
out the fish because
5 pounds and range
they are scattered
up to 8 plus pounds,
and traveling in pods
while mainly fishing Captain Rob has been putting his clients on big numbers of quality king salmon while
trolling Brad’s lures at Lake Oroville. Here we see Rob posing with a double limit of kings on as they head for San
around the south
end of the lake.
Photo courtesy of RUSTIC ROB’S GUIDE SERVICE, Yuba City.
Trollers are having
Minnows rigged with
the best luck with
flashers are working
deep running Yo-Zuri
well as are minnows
Crystal Minnows, but shallow runners are
teamed with large dodgers. The occasional
mackinaw. In 4 hours, we put 5 macks
hooking some fish early and late.
brown is also showing up during mackinaw
to 7 pounds into the cooler. It was a fun
Bait anglers will have to sort through
memorable trip that produced a bunch of
shakers for keepers while soaking baits
The Tahoe Sportfishing Team offers both
mackinaw fillets,” related Erickson.
like shad, sardines and chicken livers. If
charters and open load trips on a variety
you want to hook fewer and bigger fish
of different vessels. Both morning and
drifting with live bluegill is the way to go.
afternoon trips are available if a half day
Sturgeon are holding in
adventure fits you schedule.
deep water areas in the upper
Kokanee have yet to show on the big
Full Summer Menu On Tap
reaches of Suisun Bay. Wind
lake, but when they do the folks from Tahoe
has been an issue, but
Sportfishing will get after them!
BRANNAN ISLAND- The full summer
anglers that can effectively
Mark LeBlanc of Hayward pulled his boat
menu of catfish, black bass and bluegill
deal with it are hooking
up to Tahoe to fish with his wife and kids
is on tap for West Delta anglers along
plenty of keepers while
on Father’s Day and they did well landing
with a surprising number of stripers and
soaking eel and salmon
several macks and a high-flying rainbow.
“We launched at Cave Rock at around
“With the big flows and late spawn there
9 o’clock in the morning
and went south. We
started out pulling a pair
of gold Mag Lips off our
downriggers at 80 and
100 feet and we toplined a
J9 rainbow pattern Rapala
250 feet back. We’d been
trolling for about an hour
when the Rapala got
hit. I turned out to be an
18 rainbow that jumped
at least 6 times before
we landed and released
it. After that we started
hooking the occasional
Ernie Marlan and Rick Tietz took a trip to Pyramid Lake on June 30 to jig
for cutthroat trout and nailed big numbers of fish including this monster!
Photo courtesy of RICK TIETZ, Sacramento.