Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3616 July 21- August 4 2017 - Page 18

18 July 21 - August 4 , 2017 VOL . 36 • ISS . 16
FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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RIO VISTA cont .
“ Spinners or plugs are going to be your best bet on opening day . Something that ’ s bright and makes a lot of noise and vibration ,” Kamikawa tipped .
- Roland Aspiras
ROLLINS LAKE
Bass Main Target At Rollins And Scotts
COLFAX - “ I spent the 4th of July weekend up at Rollins Lake on a family camping trip and we caught quite a few bass ,” reported Tom Jenkinson of Citrus Heights .
“ We tried for trout but the trout action was pretty dead and there was lots of boat traffic . The best bass fishing was definitely early in the morning and late in the evening . We got most of our fish on Yo-Zuri Crystal minnows , twitched on the surface around fallen trees . The spawn is over and the bass are feeding . Most of the fish we caught were spotted bass with a few smallmouths mixed in . The average bass was 10 to 12 inches , but my son got a few larger fish including a 3.13 pound smallmouth ,” exclaimed
Drew caught several kokanee at Stampede Reservoir while fishing with his dad on July 2 including these fat salmon .
Photo courtesy of ROB BUNDY , Loomis .
Jenkinson . “ I ’ ve been doing a little bass fishing at both Rollins and Scotts Flat over the past couple weeks . The bass at Scotts are definitely running large . Most of the fish I get there are 2 pounds or bigger , while at Rollins a 2 pounder is a very nice fish right now ,” reported Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista .
“ I was getting a lot of smallmouths at Scotts and I ’ m still getting a few early on topwaters , but most of the bass I hook these days are largemouths . The creek channel has been hot for me . Senkos , Rebel Pop R ’ s and small Yo-Zuri crankbaits are all working , but 4 inch motor oil colored Senkos perform the best ,” tipped Pleece .
SACRAMENTO AREA
King Catfish Reigns Supreme Over Capital City
SACRAMENTO - Fishing pressure has been relatively light on the Sacramento Rive in the Capital City region , due to heavy summer recreational boating traffic . But the anglers who get out early and late in
the day or fish at night are hooking some quality
channel catfish , particularly in the Verona area .
“ The stretch of river from the Verona docks to the third wing dam is producing good numbers of catfish ,” revealed Tim Boggs at Elkhorn Outdoors . “ Anglers have picked up quite a few channel cats in the 8 to 10 lb . range . The biggest landed this week , caught on sardines at Verona , weighed 15 pounds . The top bait is G & S Dip Bait .”
Sacramento Slough and the Sutter Bypass are also producing some channel cats , including some lunkers . “ One angler reported that a catfish broke his 20 lb . test line in the bypass the

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other night ,” said Boggs . Very few anglers are targeting stripers . Anglers fishing sardines and pileworms who are willing to make it through the undersize fish are catching a few keeper stripers .
Uncle Larry Barnes at Sacramento Pro Tackle reported that the local drainage ditches and sloughs are producing cats now . “ One angler landed a 9 lb . catfish in the East Levee Drainage Ditch , while another pulled a 10 pounder out of a pond off that ditch ,” said Barnes .
- Dan Bacher
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR
Plants Boost Channel Catfish Success
EL SOBRANTE - The channel catfish bite has picked up with the recent whiskerfish plants and the warm weather .
“ The catfish are biting on the shoreline by the main recreation area and by the boat launch ,” said Marcella Shoemaker of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company . “ We planted 1,200 lbs of catfish from Mt Lassen on June 29 .”
Big catfish honors go to Sergio Alvarado of San Francisco , who caught a 8.6 lb channel cat while using shrimp at the Main Recreation Area on the July 4th weekend .
“ The crappie are biting in the back of Scow Canyon and down by the boat launch . Trollers are picking up bass while using Panther Martin lures ,” she said .
“ The trout bite has slowed to a crawl ,” Shoemaker tipped . “ If you are going to fish for trout , it would be best to fish down by the dam in the deepest water .”
The lake level is 309.4 feet above sea level and surface water temperature is 80 degrees .
SANTA CLARA VALLEY LAKES
Bass & Crappie Pace South Bay Sport
COYOTE - Bass anglers score on finesse plastics while crappie and catfish provide alternatives for Silicon Valley Anglers .
Drop shot rigs , small swimbaits and reaction were the top recommendations for bass this week according to the pro staff at Coyote Bait and Tackle .
“ At Anderson and Calero its a typical reaction bite in the morning , and once the sun is on the water you ’ ll need to drop down and fish finesse ,” said Jason Domnici . “ At Coyote , its about the same bite . but you can try tossing a jig or a big plastic worm and work it down one of the main body points .”
“ If you ’ re looking for crappie , Calero at the boat launch cove is still your best bet . The evenings are better , and fish your jigs or minnows about four to five feet down ,” he said .
Anglers were buying bait for catfish , but reports were still quiet . “ If
These anglers visited Donner Lake on June 29 and rounded up a mixed bag of kokanee salmon and mackinaw . Sling Blade dodgers teamed with Arctic Fox flies and Cripplures accounted for the catch .
Photo courtesy of SHAUN ’ S GUIDE SERVICE , Truckee .
you ’ re going to go , I ’ d give Uvas or Chesbro a try during the evenings . Mackerel , chicken livers or night crawlers will work ,” he tipped .
- Roland Aspiras
SHADOW CLIFFS LAKE
Channel Cats On Summer Prowl
PLEASANTON – The weather at Shadow Cliffs has been HOT with the temperatures in the low 70 to the 100s , slowing down the rainbow trout bite , reported Joe Sullivan of the East Bay Regional Park District .
The surface water temperature has been around 75 degrees , depending on depth . The water is clear , varying between 10 and 15 feet of visibility .
Trout plants are over until the water cools down this fall , with channel catfish plants replacing them . The park district planted 500 pounds of channel cats the week of June 26 and 750 pounds of catfish the week of July 10 .
“ Anglers report catching 2 to 3 catfish per visit ,” said Sullivan . “ The best baits to use for catfish are chicken livers and anchovies .”
“ A fisherman was fishing the Island pond in a float tube and hooked 6 bass , including a 6 pounder . He was using a sweet beaver in a June bug color ,” noted Sullivan .
SHASTA LAKE
Shasta For Bass And Trout , Whiskeytown For Salmon
REDDING - Great fishing awaits folks visiting Lake Shasta and Whiskeytown Reservoir . At Shasta , the trout and bass action is good to very good , while at Whiskeytown the kokanee bite is coming on strong .
According to Kirk Portocarrero of SacRiverGuide , bass trips on Lake Shasta are producing up to 80 fish per day for his clients . Most of the fish are spotted bass that range up to 3 pounds with a few smallmouths and largemouths mixed in .
Early and late in the day topwater lures and crankbaits are drawing strikes , but for all day action , 4 and 6 inch natural colored plastic worms are the way to go . You can catch bass in all arms of the lake at this time .
Trout trollers pulling shad imitating lures such as Ex-Cel Spoons , Wiggle Hoochies , Kastmasters and Tasmanian Devils are hooking 13 to 20 inch rainbows consistently . The trout are holding 35 to 60 feet deep . The Sacramento and McCloud Arms are providing the best trout fishing .
As of press time Shasta is 12 feet from the top and dropping about 4 inches per day .
The Whiskeytown kokanee bite slowed down a couple weeks back , but things have gotten back to normal and anglers are once again
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18 July 21 - August 4, 2017 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 RIO VISTA cont. “Spinners or plugs are going to be your best bet on opening day. Something that’s bright and makes a lot of noise and vibration,” Kamikawa tipped. - Roland Aspiras ROLLINS LAKE Bass Main Target At Rollins And Scotts COLFAX - “I spent the 4th of July weekend up at Rollins Lake on a family camping trip and we caught quite a few bass,” reported Tom Jenkinson of Citrus Heights. “We tried for trout but the trout action was pretty dead and there was lots of boat traffic. The best bass fishing was definitely early in the morning and late in the evening. We got most of our fish on Yo-Zuri Crystal minnows, twitched on the surface around fallen trees. The spawn is over and the bass are feeding. Most of the fish we caught were spotted bass with a few smallmouths mixed in. The average bass was 10 to 12 inches, but my son got a few larger fish including a 3.13 pound smallmouth,” exclaimed Jenkinson. “I’ve been doing a little bass fishing at both Rollins and Scotts Flat over the past couple weeks. The bass at Scotts are definitely running large. Most of the fish I get there are 2 pounds or bigger, while at Rollins a 2 pounder is a very nice fish right now,” reported Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista. “I was getting a lot of smallmouths at Scotts and I’m still getting a few early on topwaters, but most of the bass I hook these days are largemouths. The creek channel has been hot for me. Senkos, Rebel Pop R’s and small Yo-Zuri crankbaits are all working, but 4 inch motor oil colored Senkos perform the best,” tipped Pleece. SACRAMENTO AREA King Catfish Reigns Supreme Over Capital City SACRAMENTO - Fishing pressure has been relatively light on the Sacramento Rive in the Capital City region, due to heavy summer recreational boating traffic. But the anglers who get out early and late in the day or fish at night are hooking some quality channel catfish, particularly in the Verona area. “The stretch of river from the Verona docks to the third wing dam is producing good numbers of catfish,” revealed Tim Boggs at Elkhorn Outdoors. “Anglers have picked up quite a few channel cats in the 8 to 10 lb. range. The biggest landed this week, caught on sardines at Verona, weighed 15 pounds. The top bait is G&S Dip Bait.” Sacramento Slough and the Sutter Bypass are also producing some channel cats, including some lunkers. “One angler reported that a catfish broke his Drew caught several kokanee at Stampede Reservoir 20 lb. test line in while fishing with his dad on July 2 including these the bypass the fat salmon. Photo courtesy of ROB BUNDY, Loomis. FRESHWATER VOL.36 • ISS. 16 other night,” said Boggs. Very few anglers are targeting stripers. 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