Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3616 July 21- August 4 2017 - Page 14

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FRESHWATER REPORTS :
CONTINUED FROM PG 11
LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR cont . undersized , with some 18 to 24 inch fish showing . Chicken liver and anchovies are producing stripers from the shoreline at the pier near the marina and from Oak Point towards South Cove .”
The reservoir is storing 152,578 acre-feet of water , 95 percent of its 160,000 acre-foot capacity . Pumping has stopped and the reservoir will slowly drop .
- Dan Bacher
NEW HOGAN LAKE
Striped Bass Still Biting
VALLEY SPRINGS - Striped bass are starting to boil throughout the day with the arrival of hot weather at New Hogan Reservoir .
Trollers are picking up multiple linesides with frozen shad or anchovies on a harness-rig . Bank anglers are tossing ripbaits in the early mornings or evenings .
Using live sunfish or bluegill at New Hogan is illegal , and rangers have been citing for this violation . There is no size restriction for striped bass with a 10-fish daily limit .
- Dave Hurley
NEW MELONES LAKE
Big Rainbow Action Rated Hit And Miss
ANGELS CAMP - Fishing for big rainbow trout in the 3 to 5 lb . range has been hit and miss lately , probably due to increased boating pressure on New Melones with the summer heat .
A recent trip by Gary Burns of Take It To The Limit Guide Service produced 8 rainbows weighing a total of 23-12 pounds . The biggest weighed 5 pounds .
“ We caught the fish on kokanee gear , including pink and purple Apex lures behind RMT dodgers . The fish hit at 57 to 62 feet deep between the dam and Rose Island ,” he said .
On the next trip , the two anglers fishing with Burns landed six rainbows from 3 to 5 pounds while using the same gear in the same area .

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“ On my latest trip , a scouting venture , we had five take downs and lost one fish , probably a kokanee ,” said Burns . “ The fishing should probably pick up when the inflows from the Stanislaus go down .”
Kokanee salmon fishing remains very slow at New Melones . “ The last kokanee I caught weighed 2 pounds , 7 ounces , but that was 3 weeks ago ,” he said . “ This year to date I ’ ve only landed a total of 3 kokanee and lost 7 fish .”
Terry reeled in five rainbow trout weighing between 2.7 and 3 pounds while trolling pink hoochies behind silver flashers above the Highway 49 , reported Gene Hildebrand of Glory Hole Sports .
Dave Hemphill landed a 3.4 lb . trout while trolling Uncle Larry ’ s firetiger spinners 40 feet behind blue and gold Sep ’ s Flashers between Rose Island and the spillway .
Catfish are being caught by anglers using chicken livers along the shoreline during the early morning hour . Will Cunningham of Vallecito fooled a 8.4 lb . channel catfish with chicken liver .
Bass fishing enthusiasts are finding the top action on plastic worms or jigs near the shorelines . A few hefty largemouths are hitting top water lures early and late in the day .
- Dan Bacher
LAKE OROVILLE
Salmon Are Still Missing
OROVILLE – The landlocked king salmon are still missing in action at Lake Oroville , leading many anglers to believe that many or most of the fish were swept over the spillway during the huge flows this winter and spring during the spillway crisis .
“ I haven ’ t heard of any salmon being caught by any of the knowledgeable anglers I know ,” said Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob ’ s Guide Service . “ Nor have I heard of any of the 10,000 salmon planted in the Thermalito Afterbay last fall caught by fishermen either .”
Black bass remain a much better prospect . Anglers continue to catch and release a lot of spotted bass in the 12 to 15 inch class while fishing all over the lake .
Boaters can hook the larger fish while drop shotting with Robo Worms in morning dawn and MM111 patterns off points around 30 feet
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deep . Expect to catch a lot of dinks along the shoreline throughout the day . Early and late in the day , anglers should try tossing out topwater lures , including Zara Spooks and Pop-Rs .
Lime Saddle Marina , Bidwell Canyon and Loafer
Creek launch ramps are all open as of now .
Lake Oroville is holding 2,336,44 acre-feet of water , 66 percent of capacity . The lake level is 66 percent of capacity , 80 percent of average .
LAKE PARDEE
3 Lb . Kokanee Leads Summer Catches
SACRAMENTO – Kokanee enthusiasts are experiencing ‘ fast and furious ” action on the landlocked sockeye salmon at Pardee in the early morning hours , but the bite slows down after 9 a . m , reported Alan Fong of Fisherman ’ s Warehouse .
“ Anglers are catching anywhere from 8 to 15 fish in the first few hours ,” said Fong . “ Some big fish are showing – my buddy , John Montana , landed 3 lb . kokanee on a recent trip to Pardee .”
Fong , his four-year-old grandson and Warren Trumbly boated 9 kokanee in the 15-1 / 2 to 17 inch range and three rainbows on Fong ’ s latest trolling adventure at Pardee .
They trolled with Radical Glow tubes and homemade Apex-style lures , tipped with white corn , in the lake ’ s main body .
Trout fishing from a boat is hit and miss ; kokanee fishermen are landing them while trolling hoochies , Apex lures and other offerings at 15 to 27 feet deep , Caitlin McCloskey of Pardee Lake Recreation reported .
The lake received 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout from Mt Lassen on June 29 . “ 2700 lbs . was 10 ” -1-3 / 4 lb . fish and 300 lbs . was 3-8 lb . trophy trout . The next plant will sometime the week of July 27-21 from Calaveras Fish Farm ,” said McCloskey .
“ As it gets closer to time , we will have
Dave Barley was trolling a minnow plug off a downrigger at Jackson Meadows a few days ago , when this huge 19 pound brown trout came knocking . The fish was released after the photo .
Photo courtesy of DAVE BARLEY , Colfax .

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