Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3614 June 23- July 7 2017 - Page 4

4 June 23 - July 7, 2017 PRO’S POINTER GO FOR IT! VOL.36 • ISS. 14 HOT BITES... 1. GOLDEN GATE HALIBUT Drifting live anchovies or trolling frozen bait is producing halibut that weigh more than 30 lbs. Small tides are best, but larger tides produce fish too. “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 2. BULLARDS BAR KOKANEE Limit style kokanee trolling has exploded at Bullards. The salmon are running 10 to 12 inches and can be caught on spinners or hoochies down to 60 feet deep. 3. LAKE PARDEE MIXED BAG Both rainbow trout and kokanee are rewarding trollers. Spinner hoochies, standard hoochies and spinners in pink, orange and green work for both species. 4. FOLSOM LAKE BASS Anglers are catching all three black bass species. Plastic worms and Senkos worked around submerged boulders and standing trees do the trick. GOOD BETS... Tactical . GETting it done. as an angler, success depends on the tactical decisions MADE long before you get to the water. You need every possible advantage to compete with the serious anglers of today. that BEGINS with your line. derived using the latest in raw material and extrusion advancements, TACTICAL DELIVERS Longer casts, extreme invisibility AND UNEQUALLED KNOT STRENGTH. head to the water spooled with the strongest, and most supple fluorocarbon. AWARD WINNING TACTICAL FLUOROCARBON. Available in 6-20lb. Test ~ 200 yard spools. 5. SACRAMENTO RIVER ‘BOWS Wild rainbows to 3 lbs are on a very consistent bite. Fly guys score on rubber legs nymphs while conventional anglers rely on plugs and egg imitations. 6. BODEGA BOTTOMFISH Very good rockfish and lingcod action is available for Bodega anglers. Jigs, whole squid and shrimp fly rigs are producing great results. 7. TAHOE LAKERS The mackinaw bite is going strong at the state’s largest natural lake. Kok-A-Nuts and rigged minnows trolled 100 to 200 feet deep draw quick results. 8. EAGLE LAKE TROUT Big rainbows to 4.4 lbs are being caught at Eagle Lake. Biters are scattered so anglers are covering ground in the South Basin with spoons, flies and grubs to hook up SLEEPERS... 9. HALF MOON KINGS Salmon are on the prowl just north of Half Moon Bay. To hook up pull rigged bait behind small red or orange inline rotating flashers to 40 feet. 10. AMADOR POTLUCK It’s the trout bite with limits and near limits being landed by trollers and bankies that make the headlines. Yet, bass, catfish and panfish are on the chomp too! 11. UMPQUA SPRINGERS Springers are navigating their way up the Umpqua and lucky anglers are scoring fish to 35 lbs. Spinners teamed with rigged bait are the best offering. P-Line Pro-Staffer scott martin Record 8-time FLW Tour Winner AT Lake Cumberland 12. BRIDGEPORT RES. TROUT Trollers are pulling Tasmanian Devils and Rapalas at this Eastern Sierra lake. Most of the trout hooked are 3 lbs or more with the biggest trout topping 6! COMING SOON... 13. LAKE CHABOT CATS With trout fishing destined to wind down, catfish action should pick up with the next shot or two of hot weather. Mackerel, liver and night crawlers are the best baits for whiskerfish. 14. AMERICAN RIVER STRIPERS July is one of the best times to hook massive trophy stripers in the American. Trout pattern swimbaits, Pencil Poppers and live pike minnows are the best offerings. 15. 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. 16. MANZANITA LAKE TROUT The second half of July typically marks the beginning of consistent dry fly action. Small No. 16 and 18 flies will tempt trout to 7 lbs P-Line The Fisherman.indd 1 4/14/17 1:20 PM