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The Hunt For Big Rainbows Continues …
CHESTER - Husky rainbows are feeding on insect hatches at Lake Almanor and boaters employing stealthy tactics are rounding up some beautiful trout that range from 3 to 6.5 pounds .
The rainbows are cruising near the bottom most of the time where they are picking off large mayfly nymphs as they swim toward the surface in order to hatch into flying insects . Private boaters are scoring some handsome fish while drifting or anchoring and mooching with crickets .
Trollers are pulling 1 inch sections of threaded night crawlers within a foot or two
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SACRAMENTO FISHERMAN ’ S WAREHOUSE SEMINAR June 29 , 2017 – Big Al will talk about Sacramento River salmon fishing . The seminar starts at 6 pm and the store is located at 9035 Folsom Blvd . Sacramento . For more information , call ( 916 ) 362-1200 .
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of the bottom without added dodgers or flashers . This is a slow presentation with the most successful trollers working at about 1 mile per hour . The goal is to fool the rainbows into thinking that your worm is actually a mayfly nymph .
Both Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy ’ s Guide Service and Cliff Spediacci of Hook & Ladder Guide Service have been trolling up quality rainbows at Almanor .
“ Almanor is full of good rainbows , but I ’ ve got to say that some of the fish we ’ ve seen are downright impressive . This week we had several beautiful rainbows over 4 pounds including one fish that weighed in at 6.5 pounds . These are big hard fighting fish ,” exclaimed Roccucci .
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Night Time Is Right Time For Trout
IONE - Although the last rainbow trout plant until the fall went into Lake Amador just prior to Memorial Day weekend , anglers continue to catch trout on a variety of offerings . The trout have now moved into deeper water , so that ’ s where anglers should fish .
“ The night fishing off our docks is great ,” said Lee Lockhart of the Lake Amador Resort . “ Anglers are catching limits of rainbows averaging 2 pounds each while fishing PowerBait and other baits at an average depth of 25 feet . We ’ re seeing a lot of Lightning Trout in the catches .”
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The “ Fish Assassins ” hit Lake Amador on May 23 and rounded up a mix of 17 lightning trout and rainbows while trolling from 12 to 25 feet deep .
Photo courtesy of THE LAKE AMADOR CAFÉ , Lake Amador .
The Lake Amador Hatchery is currently rearing 5,000 rainbows , now averaging 1 / 3 to ½ lb . each that will be up to 1-1 / 2 to 2 pounds by October or November .
The hatchery is also raising a total of 40,000 trout fry , a mixture of rainbows , steelhead and cuttbows . “ We should release these fish into the lake in the fall of 2018 ,” said Lockhart .
Anglers are also picking up some big , bold bluegill while using mealworms , golden grubs and redworms in the Mountain Springs area .
The lake level is 2 feet from full .
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SACRAMENTO - If you want to hook the feisty shad , now ’ s the time to hit the American River . The shad are now spread all of the way from the mouth of the river at Discovery Park to Nimbus Basin .
Alan Fong at the Fisherman ’ s Warehouse said
Bucks Lake Lake Almanor Eagle Lake Lake Davis Lake Tahoe anglers are experiencing the top action while fishing in the evening after 5 p . m . with 1 / 32 oz . jigheads , tipped with pink or chartreuse grubs . Anglers are weighing down the lures with one or two split shot .
Uncle Larry Barnes of Sacramento Pro Tackle noted that lots of shad are currently swimming around in Nimbus Basin , where anglers are hooking them while tossing out an array of grubs and jigs . Fish to 3 pounds are showing .
The Bureau of Reclamation ramped down water releases from Nimbus Basin into the American from 12,000 cfs to 7,000 cfs on between June 7 and June 10 for “ storage management ,” reported Peggy Manza of Reclamation .
Expect the stripers to move into the lower American to follow the shad to feast upon them . by Dan Bacher
Largemouth And Spotted Bass Hitting Big Time
NAPA - Larry Hemphill , fishing guide , reported outstanding
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