Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3616 July 21- August 4 2017 - Page 13

SaSaturday , August 5 , 2017 Brandy Creek Rec Area
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well ,” reported Jim Reid at Ken ’ s Sporting Goods .
“ The reservoir is nearly full . Lots of anglers trolling with Thomas Buoyants , Rapalas , crawlers and Tasmanian Devils have been doing very well , bait anglers have been doing well over near Rainbow Point and near the inlets with crawlers , Mice Tails , pinched crawlers and PowerBait . You can now launch from both the “ Bathtub ” ramp and the Mono County public ramp ,” said Reid .
“ The Twins have been a little tough with all the cold snow melt water dumping into them but we are getting some pretty good reports here and there from some anglers . There seems to be a pretty good number of nice rainbows showing up in the 2 to 6 pound range as well as some nice young browns in the 1 to 2 pound range as well ,” he stated .
“ I think as the water warms up over the next couple weeks the fishing should just keep getting better and better up there ! Lures and bait to try include PowerBait , pinched crawlers , and nightcrawlers , Speedy Shiners , Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas . Fly anglers are using matukas , seal buggers , Twin Lakes Specials , soft hackles , zug bugs and pheasant tails ,” disclosed Reid .
“ Little Virginia has started to kick out some fish this past week , mostly smaller fish , but there some nice hold-over fish up to around 5 pounds are being caught . Big Virginia still has a good amount of ice on it , but there is some fishable areas , the ice is melting fast so it should be wide open very soon . Trumbull is icefree and has been fishing pretty good for some nice brookies and rainbows . I don ’ t think the Trumbull campground is open yet so you ’ ll have to walk in to get there ,” concluded Reid .
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Alberto Sandoval and his family went striper fishing at Los Vaqueros Reservoir this June and caught several bass on anchovies including this beautiful 14 pounder .
Photo courtesy of the LOS VAQUEROS RECREATION AREA , Los Vaqueros Reservoir .
EBBETTS PASS
Spicer Reservoir Delivers Quality Rainbows
ARNOLD – The road to Spicer Reservoir , in the Highway 4 Corridor above Arnold opened on June 28 , while Ebbetts Pass opened two days later .
Bank fishermen have reported catching beautiful rainbows in the 12 to 18 inch range while using flies and spinners in the Hobart Creek inlet of the Spicer . The fish at the reservoir are either wild or planted as fingerlings by the CDFW .
“ The lake is full and fishing is awesome ,” said Brandon Reynolds of Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods . “ May flies are the top dry fly patterns , while the best

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Shore anglers can also hook the trout while tossing out Kastmasters , garlic PowerBait and garlic Power Eggs in an array of colors , and nightcrawlers . Trolling from a boat should also be productive with spoons , spinners and night crawlers behind dodgers . One angler caught his limit with nightcrawler behind a in hour .
Lake Alpine recently thawed and the CDFW made their first plant of the season with week of June 19 . Many anglers have reported catching limits of rainbows to 18 inches while using a variety of methods .
Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers , sparrow nymphs and bead head nymphs , while spin fishermen should employ PowerBait and nightcrawlers .
Other local trout options include White Pines Reservoir and the North Fork of the Stanislaus . More information : 209-795-1686 .
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Striped Bass Action Tapers Off
YUBA CITY - Striper fishing has tapered off with combined releases of only 1100 cfs below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet , but releases from Oroville Dam went up to 10,000 cfs on July 5 .
“ I ’ m hoping that the increased releases will bring the salmon up the river ,” said Bob Boucke of Johnson ’ s Bait and Tackle . The salmon season will open below the outlet on July 16 , 2017 .
Anglers are catching stripers , including lots of shakers and some keepers . Fishermen are picking up fish on plastic worms , swimbaits , pileworms and sardines below Shanghai Bend and at Boyd ’ s Pump .
“ The shad fishing has not been very good on the Feather this season , but anglers are still hooking shad on the Yuba River below Daguerre Point Dam ,” added Boucke .
FOLSOM
Recreational Boaters , Jet Skiers Descend On Reservoir
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“ If you are coming to the lake on a weekend , plan to arrive early in the day ,” the Folsom Lake Marina advised . “ Parking is very limited because of the high water and on weekends all entrances will probably close . A State Pass allows for free entrance into the park , but only if there is parking available .”
“ Be sure to bring a lot of patience when you come to the lake . We are expecting our ramps to be very busy and lots of people out enjoying Folsom Lake . Debris is still on the lake and boater need to be very careful . Launching can be a problem , as the driftwood is everywhere ,” the marina staff added .
LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR
Trout Lead Summer Angling Parade
LIVERMORE – Los Vaqueros Reservoir has been mainly the domain of bank anglers lately , with heavy winds keeping rental boaters lately . “ Today and yesterday are the first two days anglers have been able to get out the lake after 10 straight days of wind ” said Ken Hintzman at the Los Vaqueros Marina .
The wind has kept the water temperature down to 69 degrees , allowing Mt Lassen to stock another 1,000 pounds of rainbows in the reservoir . The relatively cool water temperature has also allowed shore anglers to find great success on trout .
“ Shore anglers have been reported catching a lot of limits lately ,” said Hintzman . “ The best areas to target trout are the South Cove , Oak Point and Cowboy Cove . Most of the trout are in the 1-1 / 2 to 3 lb . range , with an occasional larger fish , Most anglers are using PowerBait , but gold and chrome Kastmasters and nightcrawlers are also working .”
Big fish honors go to Ashley Emmanuele , who landed a 6.65 lb . rainbow while fishing PowerBait in the South Cove .
“ Striper fishing is fair to good ,” he said . “ Most of the fish are still
FOLSOM - Few anglers have
been fishing for trout , salmon or
black bass on Folsom Lake lately ,
due to the heavy recreational fishing
pressure on the lake during the hot
weather .
Trolling should be good for
rainbow trout and king salmon for
anglers fishing Speedy Shiners early
and late in the day . James Netzel
of Tight Lines Guide Service was
planning to target trout and salmon
on Folsom at press time – and we
will hear from him about how we did
next time .
Likewise , fishing for bass with
topwater lures , swimbaits and
Senkos early and late in the day is
also worth a try . But most anglers
are going elsewhere to fish in order
to avoid the summer vacation
crowds .
Folsom Lake is almost full and
should remain within a few feet of
- Dan Bacher
the top well into July .
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FRESHWATER VOL.36 • ISS. 16 well,” reported Jim Reid at Ken’s Sporting Goods. “The reservoir is nearly full. Lots of anglers trolling with Thomas Buoyants, Rapalas, crawlers and Tasmanian Devils have been doing very well, bait anglers have been doing well over near Rainbow Point and near the inlets with crawlers, Mice Tails, pinched crawlers and PowerBait. You can now launch from both the “Bathtub” ramp and the Mono County public ramp,” said Reid. “The Twins have been a little tough with all the cold snow melt water dumping into them but we are getting some pretty good reports here and there from some anglers. There seems to be a pretty good number of nice rainbows showing up in the 2 to 6 pound range as well as some nice young browns in the 1 to 2 pound range as well,” he stated. “I think as the water warms up over the next couple weeks the fishing should just keep getting better and better up there! Lures and bait to try include PowerBait, pinched crawlers, and nightcrawlers, Speedy Shiners, Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas. Fly anglers are using matukas, seal buggers, Twin Lakes Specials, soft hackles, zug bugs and pheasant tails,” disclosed Reid. “Little Virginia has started to kick out some fish this past week, mostly smaller fish, but there some nice hold-over fish up to around 5 pounds are being caught. Big Virginia still has a good amount of ice on it, but there is some fishable areas, the ice is melting fast so it should be wide open very soon. Trumbull is ice- free and has been fishing pretty good for some nice brookies and rainbows. I don’t think the Trumbull campground is open yet so you’ll have to walk in to get there,” concluded Reid. FEATHER/YUBA RIVERS Striped Bass Action Tapers Off Alberto Sandoval and his family went striper fishing at Los Vaqueros Reser- voir this June and caught several bass on anchovies including this beautiful 14 pounder. Photo courtesy of the LOS VAQUEROS RECREATION AREA, Los Vaqueros Reservoir. EBBETTS PASS Spicer Reservoir Delivers Quality Rainbows ARNOLD –The road to Spicer Reservoir, in the Highway 4 Corridor above Arnold opened on June 28, while Ebbetts Pass opened two days later. Bank fishermen have reported catching beautiful rainbows in the 12 to 18 inch range while using flies and spinners in the Hobart Creek inlet of the Spicer. The fish at the reservoir are either wild or planted as fingerlings by the CDFW. “The lake is full and fishing is awesome,” said Brandon Reynolds of Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods. “May flies are the top dry fly patterns, while the best TRAILER HITCHES • Professionally Installed • Custom Fit • Same Day Service two spinners are 1/16 oz. and 1/8 oz. Rooster Tail s in grass brown body, with yellow bodies and 1/16 oz. Panther Marin is black body with yellow dots.” Shore anglers can also hook the trout while tossing out Kastmasters, garlic PowerBait and garlic Power Eggs in an array of colors, and nightcrawlers.  Trolling from a boat should also be productive with spoons, spinners and night crawlers behind dodgers. One angler caught his limit with nightcrawler behind a in hour.  Lake Alpine recently thawed and the CDFW made their first plant of the season with week of June 19. Many anglers have reported catching limits of rainbows to 18 inches while using a variety of methods. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs and bead head nymphs, while spin fishermen should employ PowerBait and nightcrawlers. Other local trout options include White Pines Reservoir and the North Fork of the Stanislaus. 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