Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3614 June 23- July 7 2017 - Page 11

FRESHWATER VOL.36 • ISS. 14 11 June 23 - July 7, 2017 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 7 COLUSA/KNIGHTS LANDING cont. Shad fishing is going strong, particularly under the Highway 20 Bridge in Colusa. Fishermen are doing best using 1/16 to 1/8 oz. green-yellow jigheads, tipped with chartreuse, pink or white grubs. Bank anglers are hooking the shad off the gravel and sand bars. Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service reported “mixed bag” fishing on a recent trip with Ernie Marlan of the Fish Sniffer, his son, Andrew, and his son’s friend, Bobby, on the Sacramento out of Tisdale. “We caught and released quite a few shakers, along with two keepers including one from 12 to 14 pounds,” said Reimers. “We also hooked a big shad and a 5 lb. catfish while using minnows.” DAVIS/FRENCHMAN LAKES Largemouth Bass Begin Showing PORTOLA – Recent catches at Lake Davis were highlighted by the return of largemouth bass since nearly a decade of absence since the lake was chemically treated to remove northern pike. “The bass numbers are finally increasing,” reported Jeanne Graham of the J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort. “Anglers fishing from boat and shore are hooking largemouth bass ranging from juveniles to 20 inches while throwing Ral-L-Traps and other lures in the Camp Five area.” The trout fishing is “slow to fair,” depending upon whom you talk to. “Several anglers fly fishing with guide John Baiocchi reported catching and releasing rainbows from 19 to 24 inches while using damsel fly patterns in 1 foot of water on the lake’s west side,” she reported. Trollers working copper Dick Nite copper red heads and red dot frog Needlefish are also hooking some rainbows at 7 to 25 feet deep. Bank fishermen tossing out worms and PowerBait are experiencing “decent” trout action at Mallard, she said. Lake Davis is holding 84,451 acre-feet of water, 102percent of capacity and 125 percent of average. Trout fishing at Frenchman Lake remains “great” for bank fishermen and trollers, reported Shirley Wiggin at Wiggin’s Trading Post in Chilcoot. The top baits are nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Will from Reno caught 5 rainbows ranging from 14-18” in length while using nightcrawlers around the dam. George Halverson and Jeff Ryan from Graeagle, CA caught and released over a dozen rainbows averaging 17-18” while trolling with small flies. The lake is continuing to spill over the spill way and all campgrounds are open. Frenchman Lake is holding 55,602 acre-feet of water, 100 percent of capacity and 133 percent of average. DEL VALLE RESERVOIR Trout Pace Early Summer Sport LIVERMORE - Rainbow trout offer anglers their best chance of going home with fish at Lake Del Valle at this time. “The weather this week has been astounding with temperatures in the low 70s to mid 80s with little to no wind on most days,” said Cody McGarry of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company. “The surface temperature this week has risen to a beautiful 75 degrees. Fishing has slowed down this week with trout still being the hot bite.” “If you are shore fishing for trout, I would recommend either the east beach with some garlic PowerBait or take a little walk down the dog run trail,” he disclosed. “From boat I would recommend using smaller jerk baits, crappie jigs or Kastmasters. Many anglers have had luck inside the different coves. “Stripers are still a little slow with few anglers hooking up into them. Most anglers are catching them off either anchovies, nightcrawlers or sardines. I would fish either in the lower or upper narrows in 20 feet or less of water,” he noted. He hasn’t heard any reports of catfish being taken lately. Alex and Joe of Hayward caught 4 trout, weighing a total of 10 pounds, in Badger Cove. Guillermo caught 1 striper weighing 4 pounds off the west bank. Finally, Anthony of San Jose caught 5 trout weighing at total of 10 pounds in Tarantula Cove. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 Kevin Yost landed and released this incredible 8 lb Lake Berryessa large- mouth during a recent visit to the lake. Photo courtesy of KEVIN YOST, Guns, Fishing And Other Stuff. W indshield B oats F rom 15-19 F eet Hand built in Fairfield, California. Since 1947 NEVADA POWER PRODUCTS Reno, NV (775) 358-0114 A SMALL FISHING BOAT Sacramento, CA (916) 737-2628 SALINAS VALLEY MARINE Salinas, CA (83