Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3616 July 21- August 4 2017 - Page 4
4 July 21 - August 4 , 2017 VOL . 36 • ISS . 16
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HOT BITES ...
SAN FRANCISCO BAY STRIPERS
1 . Sizzling striper action is on tap . For limits of fish to 16 pounds , drift live anchovies around main bay rockpiles .
PARDEE ‘ BOWS
2 . Limits of rainbows are being landed by trollers . Wedding Rings , Cripplures and Wiggle Hoochies are drawing strikes from trout to 3 lbs ,
BUCKS LAKE ‘ KOKES
3 . The landlocked sockeye bite is hot . Anglers are landing quick limits of fish to 13 inches on hoochies and dodgers from Paulina Peak Tackle .
4 . Catfish are on the bite . For whiskerfish to 8 lbs , anglers are soaking mackerel , night crawlers and chicken liver during the evening hours .
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GOOD BETS ...
BODEGA BAY BOTTOMFISH
5 . Limits of quality bottomfish have been the rule for shrimp fly anglers . For a shot at a bonus ling , work hex jigs or mooch frozen mackerel .
6 . Big hungry catfish are on the feed . Anglers are getting catfish up to and beyond 10 pounds while soaking mackerel , night crawlers and chicken liver .
PIT RIVER TROUT
7 . Both fly and conventional tackle anglers are hooking rainbows to 20 inches . Dark colored nymphs and black Panther Martins are the top offerings .
DELTA FROG BITE
8 . The frog bite is underway . Anglers are working yellow and white frogs along the edges of weed mats for largemouths to 9 lbs .
SANTA CRUZ ROCKS
9 . Rockfish are providing limit-style action for Central Coast anglers . Shrimp flies and small plastic swimbaits are all you need to hook up .
10 . Anglers are landing more than 50 smallmouth bass per day . Topwater bugs and plugs work early and late , while streamers and crankbaits work all day .
LAKE CHABOT CATS
11 . Anglers are using cut mackerel and anchovies to draw strikes from whiskerfish . The cats average 4 pounds and range up to 15 .
LAKE SHASTA ‘ BOWS
12 . North state trollers are loading up on rainbows in the 14 to 18 inch class while pulling shad imitating lures . The trout are holding from 30 to 60 feet deep .
COMING SOON ... SANTA CRUZ TUNA
13 . There is plenty of bait offshore . If the tuna are going to show , it should be within the next 4 to 5 weeks .
SAC RIVER SALMON
14 . Salmon fishing will start on July 16 . With strong numbers of salmon in the ocean , the opener promises to be outstanding .
FEATHER RIVER KINGS
15 . Salmon fishing will start on July 16 . Based on the number of salmon that arrived this spring , the early action could be great .
16 . Sturgeon fishing in the deep water areas of Suisun Bay below Pittsburg is generally great in late August . Roe and eel will produce bites .