Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3616 July 21- August 4 2017 - Page 6

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ALMANOR / BUCKS LAKES
Almanor ‘ Bows Continue To Cooperate , Bucks ‘ Koke Bite Hot
CHESTER - High mountain trollers continue to score at both Almanor and Bucks Lake . The trout bite at Almanor is definitely slowing down a bit , but that isn ’ t stopping anglers from landing trout in the 3 to 4 pound class . At Bucks , it ’ s not whether you ’ ll get a limit of kokanee , but how quickly you can round up limits .
Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy ’ s Guide Service has been spending a lot of his time at Bucks , but he ’ s still visiting Almanor too . His approach at Almanor has changed little over the past month . The trout are feeding heavily in insects , so he is slow trolling naked crawlers near the bottom in various areas around the lake .
Most of the trout that Roccucci ’ s clients land are rainbows , but some browns are still showing up occasionally .
At Buck ’ s Lake trollers are focusing on kokanee that range from 12 to 13 inches , but there have been some bonus macks
July
KOKANEE POWER PRESENTS THE STAMPEDE RESERVOIR TEAM DERBY July 15 , 2017 - Big kokanee and awesome prizes will be up for grabs ! For more information , call ( 888 ) 744- 8150 .
SACRAMENTO FISHERMAN ’ S WAREHOUSE SEMINAR July 20 , 2017 – Bub Fong will talk about punching for Delta bass . The seminar starts at 6 pm and the store is located at 9035 Folsom Blvd . Sacramento . For more information , call ( 916 ) 362-1200 .
JACKSON RANCHERIA HOTEL AND CASINO PRESENTS THE BAND PERRY IN CONCERT July 27 , 2017 - Jackson Rancheria is featuring a performance from The Band Perry . For more information , call the casino at ( 800 ) 822-9466 .
SACRAMENTO FISHERMAN ’ S WAREHOUSE SEMINAR July 27 , 2017 – Alan Fong will talk about using a wok to cook fish . The seminar starts at 6 pm and the store is located at 9035 Folsom Blvd . Sacramento . For more information , call ( 916 ) 362-1200 .
ULTIMATE FROG CHALLENGE ON THE CALIFORNIA DELTA July 29 & 30 , 2017- Get your frog on in the Delta ! For more information , call Vince Harris at ( 916 ) 768-0938 .
August
KOKANEE POWER PRESENTS THE WHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR TEAM DERBY August 5 , 2017 - Big kokanee and awesome prizes will be up for grabs ! For more information go to kokaneepower . org .
KOKANEE POWER PRESENTS THE BUCKS LAKE TEAM DERBY August 19 , 2017 - Big kokanee and awesome prizes will be up for grabs ! For more information , go to kokaneepower . org .
September
SHAVER LAKE KOKANEE POWER TEAM FISHING DERBY September 9 , 2017 - The Shaver Lake team derby offers anglers an opportunity to compete for cash and prizes . For information , call ( 559 ) 871-3270
SPORTSMAN ’ S WAREHOUSE ROCKLIN HUNTERS EDUCATION COURSE ! September 14 , 2017 - Earn your California Hunter ’ s Education Certificate The in store class runs from 4pm to 8pm . Sportsman ’ s Warehouse Rocklin is located at 6640 Lonetree Road , Rocklin , Ca . For more information , call the store at ( 916 ) 782-9900 .
October
RIO VISTA BASS DERBY October 13-15 , 2017 - The Rio Vista Bass Derby is one of the oldest fishing tournaments in the U . S . Big prizes are up for grabs . If you love fishing the Delta this is a must attend event . For more information , call ( 707 ) 374-2700
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showing up too . Most of the macks are 2 to 6 pounders , but bigger fish are possible as evidenced by the 22 pounder one of Roccucci ’ s clients reeled in two weeks ago .
“ We ’ ve been running Paulina Peak dodgers teamed with pink micro hoochies for the salmon . The Paulina Peak gear is working well . I really like their dodgers ,” said Roccucci .
LAKE AMADOR
Bass And Bluegill Dominate Fishing
IONE - Black bass fishing remains productive at Lake Amador , while trout anglers are few and far between .
Mike Issac caught and released a 7 lb . largemouth bass while fishing a Robo Worm by the spillway . One angler also caught and released a 5 lb . largemouth , reported Laurie Lockhart at the Lake Amador Resort .
“ There are more swimmers than fishermen this weekend ,” said Lockhart ,
Panfish action is great now . Her daughter , Brooklyn Lockhart , who just turned 10-years-old , has been “ slaying ” the
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The surface water temperature is 78 to 80 degrees , depending on where you take the reading . Colder water is coming into the Carson Creek arm from Lake Pardee .
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AMERICAN RIVER
Shad Fishing Sizzles In Upper River
SACRAMENTO - The upper section of the lower American River from Sunrise Dam to Nimbus Dam continues to kick out big numbers of hard-fighting shad .
“ Anglers are still hooking lots of shad ,” said Alan Fong of the Fisherman ’ s Warehouse . “ There are still plenty of fish in the system this July . Most are females in the 2 to 3 lb . range and many are spawned out .”
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“ You can expect big crowds at the popular shad spots , but the numbers have gone down from what they were earlier in the run ,” he added .
A few anglers fishing from shore and boat are hooking stripers in the 18 to 24 inch range while fishing fish traps on 1-1 / 2 oz . jigheads . One of the better areas is to shore fish is above the Hazel Avenue Bridge .
Anglers fishing below the Nimbus Fish Hatchery are hooking some steelhead in the 1-1 / 2 to 3 lb range while fishing nightcrawlers , advised Tim Boggs of

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The bass bite is on at Lake Amador . This 6.5 pound largemouth was landed on July 1 .
Photo courtesy of THE LAKE AMADOR CAFÉ , Lake Amador .
Elkhorn Outdoors in Rio Linda . The Bureau of Reclamation ramped down water releases from Nimbus Dam in the American from 4,000 cfs to 3,500 cfs on July 3 = 4 for “ storage management ,” reported Peggy Manza of Reclamation .
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LAKE BERRYESSA
Quality Largemouths Feed At High Noon
WINTERS - The solid bass fishing continues for boaters fishing the full waters of Lake Berryessa .
“ Yesterday I took a father and his 15 yr old son to Berryessa and we had a fairly good post-spawn trip ,” said Larry Hemphill , fishing guide . “ Conditions were a little tough with a bluebird sky and calm water . The wind came up as we going back to Markley .”
“ The son struggled to catch many bass , but dad did well , since this was his first real bass trip . He caught several bass including the biggest largemouth of the day - at 4 + pounds . When ? 12 noon of course ,” said Hemphill .
“ I caught a largemouth weighing 3-1 / 2 lbs at 1 pm . It ’ s funny now that many postspawn quality bass will feed at noon . Even though we fished the narrows a lot and some of the west side of main body , they only caught two 2 lb smallies and a few undersize spots . Most of our quality bass
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