Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3816 Jul 19- Aug 2 2019 - Page 4

2 July 19 - Aug 2, 2019 “When I am fishing a frog or flipping matted vegetation, I am throwing the new X-TCB 8 Carrier Braided Line form P-Line. It is critical to be stealthy with both techniques, and with P-line’s new braid, you can make longer casts and it is ultra quiet com- ing through the grass.” – Bass Pro Bryan Thrift PRO’S POINTER GO FOR IT! VOL.38 • ISS. 16 HOT BITES... 1. GOLDEN GATE SALMON… Limits and near limits are the rule for trollers working beyond the north and south bars. Rigged tray bait anchovies are producing kings to 25 pounds. 2. EAGLE LAKE RAINBOWS… Trout fishing is going strong at Eagle Lake for anglers pulling spoons, flies and Rapalas. The average trout is 2.5 pounds and big fish can range up to 4. 3. BUCKS LAKE MIXED BAG… Anglers are hooking as many as 20 rainbows per day while pulling small spoons. Mackinaw, browns, brookies and kokanee are in the mix too. 4. UMPQUA BASS… Anglers are landing more than 50 smallmouth bass per day. Topwater bugs and plugs work early and late, while streamers and crankbaits work all day. GOOD BETS… 5. COLLINS LAKE CATS… Catfish are biting well for anglers working the river arm. Best baits include live minnows, liver, night crawlers, sardines and mackerel. IT ALL ADDS UP 6. BIG SUR ROCKFISH… Long range rockfish trips are yielding heavy limits of hardheads along with some handsome bonus lingcod. Metal bar jigs teamed with flies work well. TO MORE FISH IN THE BOAT. 7. BERRYESSA KOKANEE… Anglers are landing kokanee that run 14 to 17 inches. Pink spinners, hoochies and Apex Lures are all working in the main body of the lake. 8. LAKE DEL VALLE STRIPERS … Stripers are cooperating with both trollers and bait anglers. Trollers pull rigged anchovies and plugs while bait anglers soak cut anchovies. SLEEPERS… 9. SHASTA ‘BOWS … The trout are locked into the 40 to 80 foot depth range. Put a shad imitating lure into that depth range and you’ll hook up on ‘bows to 21 inches. 10. HALF MOON BOTTOMFISH… Anglers working the bottom with shrimp flies and jigs are landing limits of quality rockfish. Fair numbers of lings are falling to jig anglers. 11. DELTA STRIPERS… Patient trollers are still hooking stripers that range up to 10 pounds. Yo-Zuri shallow runners have been the ticket at the top and bottom of the tide. Scott Martin P-Line Pro-Staffer ~ 8-Time FLW Tour Winner 12. NEW MELONES POTLUCK… Trollers are catching kokanee that average 14 to 16 inches and there are some bonus rainbows in the mix that range up to 4 pounds. Uncle Larry’s spinners and hoochies tipped with corn are working. COMING SOON... 13. SAC RIVER SALMON…Salmon fishing will start on July 16. With strong numbers of salmon in the ocean, the opener promises to be outstanding. P-LINE TACTICAL FLUOROCARBON 14. FEATHER RIVER KINGS… Salmon fishing will start on July 16. Based on the number of salmon that arrived this spring, the early action could be great. Show up prepared for the battle: smoother, more sensitive, improved knot strength, stronger, and unmatched abrasion resistance. 15. P-LINE X-BRAID ROGUE FALL RUN… The fall salmon run generally produces big fish and epic fishing on the Rogue. Things get going in late August and the best fishing usually occurs in September. Delivers superior abrasion resistance, longer casts, vibration reduction and a near zero stretch factor for unparalleled power. 16. www.P-Line.com P-Line Fihssniffer-Aug18.indd 1 SMITH RIVER KINGS… September should be trophy time for Smith River kings. Both roe and sardine wrapped plugs will draw strikes from fish up and beyond 30 lbs. 8/6/18 9:10 AM