Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3616 July 21- August 4 2017 - Page 15

VOL . 36 • ISS . 16

FRESHWATER

July 21 - August 4 , 2017
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Cadence Brown and Larissa Lentz of Sutter Creek landed five trout and five channel catfish while soaking nightcrawlers and PowerBait near the log boom .
Pardee is currently 101 percent of capacity . - Dan Bacher
PYRAMID LAKE / WESTERN NEVADA
Trout Season Closed Until October
RENO - The trout season is closed at Pyramid Lake until October 1 . The season ended exactly as it does most years with minor fanfare and smallish trout . It ’ s not that there aren ’ t big fish available , but for some reason they don ’ t tend to bite very well at the end of June . Jeff Morris went out and related catching a bunch of little fish .
It is now illegal to fish from a vessel of any kind until October 1 , thus the somewhat popular Sacramento Perch fishery of yore is essentially closed . It is still legal to fish off the bank to target Sacramento Perch , but most perch are caught on the east shore of the lake around
the cliffs of Hell ’ s Kitchen and the tufa rocks at the Needles , and that area is closed to shore access except for tribal members . In essence , the lake is closed to fishing at this time .
For Western Nevada anglers looking for early summer action , there are very few options available . Every river , streams and trickle that flows east into the great basin from the Sierra is high , muddy and cold .
In fact , attempting to wade the Truckee , Carson or Walker Rivers could be downright suicidal . They are all flowing briskly and extremely cold . A few people have drowned in the Truckee River already this year , and others have been rescued .
With the high flows on local streams , still waters are providing the best opportunities to catch a fish of any kind . Knott Creek Reservoir in the far northwest corner of Nevada just opened , and the fishing was good over the opener .
Knott Creek is a small 100-acre lake high up in the Pine Forest Range . It is known for producing trophy rainbow and tiger trout up to about 6 pounds for artificial lure and fly fishermen .
Knott Creek is no picnic to get to , though .
Nick the Informative Fisherman caught and released this big Delta largemouth bass while tossing a topwater bird imitation this June .
Photo courtesy of THE INFORMATIVE FISHERMAN , YouTube .

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Access is extremely difficult . It is a mandatory high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle trek , and many vehicles have been broken by the road to Knott Creek .
The reward for those that make it to the lake are lots of quality trout in a beautiful setting .
- Mike McNeilly

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REDDING / RED BLUFF
Sacramento River Salmon Season Set To Start July 16
REDDING - It ’ s almost here … The 2017 river salmon season on the Sacramento will open on July 16 and both anglers and guides are hoping to trade punches with kings !
“ I ’ ve been spending my time recently chasing wild rainbows on the Sacramento ,” reported Mike Bogue of Mike Bogue ’ s Guide Service . “ We ’ ve been getting great quality fish while back trolling a variety of plugs including Yakima Bait 3 inch Mag Lips . When the bite slows on plugs I ’ ve been drifting with glow bugs teamed with Pautzke Orange Deluxe eggs or small pieces of Pautzke cured roe .”
“ I ’ ll be available for salmon fishing once the season opens up on July 16 . I ’ ve got all my rods spooled and my lures are ready to go . All we need now is some salmon . Every opener is different and there ’ s really no way to tell how the fishing is going to be until you hit the river and run the gear ,” advised Bogue .
“ The trout fishing has been great on the river and I ’ m really looking forward to salmon season ,” said Robert Weese of Northern California Guide Service .
Weese isn ’ t sure where he ’ ll start the salmon . He might be down Corning way or he might be up in the lava country above Red Bluff . Robert will be out pulling plugs on the opener and he ’ ll quickly dial in on the action as it develops .
- Cal Kellogg
RIO VISTA
You Can Find Solitude Pursuing Stripers Now
RIO VISTA - Angling pressure remains light on both the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers as striped bass migrate to the bay and ocean .
Very few anglers were giving striped bass fishing a shot , according to Craig Kamikawa at Fisherman ’ s Warehouse in Sacramento .
“ You ’ ll always have guys giving bait fishing a shot anywhere on the river , but there isn ’ t much going on , at least not until salmon fishing starts up ,” he related .
“ If you ’ re wanting to give it a try , I ’ d head over to the San Joaquin and bait fish close to shore or along the shoals ,” he tipped . “ Other than that , you can try bass fishing along the tules or give catfishing a try with clams or mackerel ,” he added .
Salmon fishing begins on July 16th , with many anglers typically trying their hand around the Isleton area .
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FRESHWATER VOL.36 • ISS. 16 Cadence Brown and Larissa Lentz of Sutter Creek landed five trout and five channel catfish while soaking nightcrawlers and PowerBait near the log boom. Pardee is currently 101 percent of capacity. - Dan Bacher PYRAMID LAKE/ WESTERN NEVADA Trout Season Closed Until October RENO - The trout season is closed at Pyramid Lake until October 1.  The season ended exactly as it does most years with minor fanfare and smallish trout. It’s not that there aren’t big fish available, but for some reason they don’t tend to bite very well at the end of June.  Jeff Morris went out and related catching a bunch of little fish.  It is now illegal to fish from a vessel of any kind until October 1, thus the somewhat popular Sacramento Perch fishery of yore is essentially closed. It is still legal to fish off the bank to target Sacramento Perch, but most perch are caught on the east shore of the lake around the cliffs of Hell’s Kitchen and the tufa rocks at the Needles, and that area is closed to shore access except for tribal members. In essence, the lake is closed to fishing at this time.  For Western Nevada anglers looking for early summer action, there are very few options available. Every river, streams and trickle that flows east into the great basin from the Sierra is high, muddy and cold. In fact, attempting to wade the Truckee, Carson or Walker Rivers could be downright suicidal. They are all flowing briskly and extremely cold. A few people have drowned in the Truckee River already this year, and others have been rescued. With the high flows on local streams, still waters are providing the best opportunities to catch a fish of any kind. Knott Creek Reservoir in the far northwest corner of Nevada just opened, and the fishing was good over the opener.  Knott Creek is a small 100-acre lake high up in the Pine Forest Range. It is known for producing trophy rainbow and tiger trout up to about 6 pounds for artificial lure and fly fishermen.  Knott Creek is no picnic to get to, though. July 21 - August 4, 2017 Nick the Informative Fisherman caught and released this big Delta largemouth bass while tossing a topwater bird imitation this June. Photo courtesy of THE INFORMATIVE FISHERMAN, YouTube. Summer Subscription Special Fishing without us is a risky endeavor Only 1 Y ear 40 $ 3 Y ears 100 $ Only PLUS r With a 1 y ! n o ti p ri Subsc PLUS With a 3 yr on! Subscripti Call (800) 748-6599 to order 24 hours a day!! $40 New Subscription Renewal or Add-on Mail to: The Fish Sniffer P.O. Box 776 Gift From__________________ Colfax, CA 95713-0776 Use this form for yourself or as a gift for Special Someone Call Today 7 Days/24 Hours Mail to: ________________________________________________________ 1-800-748-6599 Address: _______________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:___________________________________________________ VISA MC Please use this cou- Amount Enclosed: _______________________ Pmt by Check/MO pon for your Mail AMEX Card No. _____________________ Expires _________ Discover and Phone No._________________________ Signature _____________________ Fax orders. 3616 Please Allow 3-5 Weeks for Delivery to Begin 1 Year 3 Years 15 Access is extremely difficult.  It is a mandatory high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle trek, and many vehicles have been broken by the road to Knott Creek. The reward for those that make it to the lake are lots of quality trout in a beautiful setting. - Mike McNeilly REDDING/RED BLUFF Sacramento River Salmon Season Set To Start July 16 REDDING - It’s almost here…The 2017 river salmon season on the Sacramento will open on July 16 and both anglers and guides are hoping to trade punches with kings! “I’ve been spending my time recently chasing wild rainbows on the Sacramento,” reported Mike Bogue of Mike Bogue’s Guide Service. “We’ve been getting great quality fish while back trolling a variety of plugs including Yakima Bait 3 inch Mag Lips. When the bite slows on plugs I’ve been drifting with glow bugs teamed with Pautzke Orange Deluxe eggs or small pieces of Pautzke cured roe.” “I’ll be available for salmon fishing once the season opens up on July 16. I’ve got all my rods spooled and my lures are ready to go. All we need now is some salmon. Every opener is different and there’s really no way to tell how the fishing is going to be until you hit the river and run the gear,” advised Bogue.  “The trout fishing has been great on the river and I’m really looking forward to salmon season,” said Robert Weese of Northern California Guide Service. Weese isn’t sure where he’ll start the salmon. He might be down Corning way or he might be up in the lava country above Red Bluff. Robert will be out pulling plugs on the opener and he’ll quickly dial in on the action as it develops. - Cal Kellogg RIO VISTA You Can Find Solitude Pursuing Stripers Now RIO VISTA - Angling pressure remains light on both the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers as striped bass migrate to the bay and ocean. 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