Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3614 June 23- July 7 2017 - Page 3

VOL.36 • ISS. 14 and Up-To-Date Lake Berryessa Map Feature MADE IN U.S.A See Page 14 Vol. 36 - ISS.14 Our 35th Year 3 Published Locally... By Sportsmen... For Sportsmen! June 23 - July 7, 2017 Since 1982 June 23 -July 7, 2017 “The Magazine for West Coast Sportsmen!” I PAGE 22-23 INSIDE Area Reports FEATURES Where...When...How... BAJA ROUNDUP...............................................22-23 BILL’S TIP SHEET - BILL ADELMAN...................... 18 BULLETIN BOARD................................................... 4 FISH SNIFFER HOW-TO: Cal Kellogg..................... 9 GO FOR IT: Staff....................................................... 2 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...................................... 3 MAP FEATURE: Dan Bacher.............................14-15 RV LIVING - CLIFF WOOLARD................................ 6 SALTY TIPS Steve “Hippo” Lau.............................. 22 SPOTLIGHT ON CONSERVATION - Dan Bacher.. 21 WHAT’S HOT – SALTWATER - Dan Bacher........... 24 WHAT’S HOT Young Drew Bundy showcased his fishing skills at French Meadows Reservoir this May when he trolled up several trout including this rainbow and brown. Photo courtesy of ROB BUNDY, Loomis. CONTINUED ON PAGE 13 BOCA TRIP WITH CAPTAIN JAMES NETZEL YIELDS KOKANEE LIMITS F “When it is triple digits down in ishing guides can be nomadic. the valley, we are p here in cool Sierra Here today and gone tomorrow. where the temperature is a Such is the case with whopping 70 degrees,” said Captain James Netzel Netzel. “This is just a bonus of Tightlines Guide to go along with the excellent Service. With the Spring fishing.” striped bass run in the So far this season, Netzel Delta rapidly winding has been treating his clients down, he has shifted to limit style fishing. Not only his focus to other more are the numbers up but also promising angling the quality of the fish are good opportunities. for this early in the season. “ Netzel is one of the We are seeing a lot of fish foremost experts when in the 14” to 15” range,” said it comes to High Sierra by Netzel. “It’s not unusual to kokanee. He spends the summer months guiding Mark Fong have a few fish measuring 15.5” as well. I expect the his clients to some of the quality to continue to increase best kokanee fishing in as the season goes on. This is going to the state. Netzel frequents Stampede, be a great year. I think we will see fish Boca, Donner and Lake Tahoe and just to mix things up offers mackinaw pushing the 20” mark that weigh close to trips as well. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 GONE FISHING Willow Cramer shows off a beautiful Boca Reservoir kokan- ee that was caught on a recent outing with Captain James Netzel. Photo courtesy of TIGHT LINES GUIDE SERVICE, Loomis. SEE OUR NEW BAJA ROUNDUP SECTION ON FRESHWATER REPORTS Lake Almanor - Lake Berryessa............................4 Lake Camanche - Colusa/Knights Landing...........7 Davis/Frenchman Lakes - Del Valle Reservoir.......9 DDon Pedro Lake - Los Vaqueros Reservoir.. 10-11 New Hogan Lake - Pyramid Lake........................12 Quarry Lakes - Rollins/Scotts Flat Lakes.............17 Sacramento Area - Southern Oregon Roundup...19 Stampede/Boca Reservoirs - Wild Horse Reservoir.....................................20 SALTWATER REPORTS Berkeley & Emeryville - Bodega Bay.....................25 Fisherman’s Wharf - Shoreline Peninsula...... 26-27 Trout Fishing In The High Sierras: French Meadows Reservoir! t’s no secret that I love the High be fantastic. Hundreds of lakes dot the Sierra. The rugged snow mantled mountains. Many of them boast robust granite peaks, the dark trout populations and the timber, rushing streams short growing season means and cold gin clear lakes that high country trout tend to combined with bald eagles, be pretty aggressive. husky bears, coyotes, Over the years, French secretive lions, big high Meadows Reservoir has country bucks and of become one of my favorite course wild trout makes Sierra lakes for a number of the Sierras a very inspir- reasons. While it’s not the ing, indeed breathtaking most secluded mountain lake place for me. I fish, it provides easy access, Whether I’m wrestling is close enough to my home oak firewood off a steep to allow me to squeeze half by slope, trying to sneak with- day fishing trips into my often in range of a handsome Cal Kellogg tight schedule and its home buck or putting together a to a strong population of very stringer of pansize rainbows for a shore nice rainbows along with some medium lunch, there are few places I’d rather to whopper size browns. be! The fact that the drive to the lake From late spring through early fall, takes me through a lot of country that trout action in High Sierra lakes can I ply for bucks and bears in the fall is a 35 Years Serving Sportsmen Jerry Brown Poses As ‘Green Governor’ While He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels See Page 21 STAFF TACKLE What We’re Using Cal Kellogg - Has several saltwater fishing trips coming up in the months of June and July so he’s been preparing gear. His go to saltwater com- bo this summer will be a 7’ Cousins Classic Fiberglass F870-7 rod teamed with a PENN lever drag Fathom reel spooled with 65 pound test Yo-Zuri Super Braid in the blue color. Cal also has a supply of Yo-Zuri H.D. Carbon fluo- rocarbon leader material is sizes ranging from 20 to 60 pound test. Paul Kneeland - fished Davis Lake with Bridget Looney in the Fish Sn iffer 21’ Rogue Jet Coastal. They caught rainbow trout to 23 inches and 4.1 lbs, using a Lamiglas 7’6” Team Kokanee rod with an Daiwa Steez level wind reel loaded with 6 pound test Yozuri Topknot fluorocarbon line. They trolled Excel spoons in Hart Indian Spe- cial color, 25 to 35 feet deep at 2.4 mph off the Canon Downriggers. Dan Bacher - fished for rain- bow trout at Lake Berryessa with Les Fernandes of Fish On Charters. They trolled with Okuma 7 ‘ 6’’ SST rods, teamed up with Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Classic C3 4600 reels filled with 8 lb. test Cajun line. They landed four holdover trout to 15 inches and two crappie to 14 inches while using pink Shasta Tackle Wig- gle Hoochies and pearl white Deadly Venom Hoochies, tipped with Pautzke Fire Corn, on 18 inch leaders behind Sling Blade dodgers.