Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3719 Aug 31- Sept 14 - Page 14

14 FRESHWATER Aug 31 - Sept 7, 2018 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 4 BULLARDS BAR/ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIRS cont. pounds,” Newton said. “They fished plastic worms on drop shot rigs off the points.” Bullards Bar is holding 689,926 feet of water, 71 percent of capacity and 98 percent of average. Englebright Reservoir is holding 65,511 acre feet of water, 94 percent of capacity and 100 percent of average. - Dan Bacher VOL.37 • ISS. 19 COLUSA/KNIGHTS LANDING days.” For stream fishing, your top prospect remains fishing spinners, spoons, nightcrawlers and flies in the West and East Carson rivers. The rainbow trout at Lower Bear River Reservoir have gone deeper as the weather heats up. Shore fishermen tossing out PowerBait and nightcrawlers are landing rainbows off the corner of the dam. - Dan Bacher Salmon Fishing on Upswing CAMANCHE LAKE Bass Are Holding In Deep Water BURSON – Bass fishing has slowed considerably with hot temperatures along with smoky conditions and heavy boat traffic. Recreational boating continues to dominate at the lake, and the bass are in deep water to 35 feet with plastics on the drop-shot. The jig bite has yet to emerge, but it should take off within the next three weeks. The reaction bite is slow. Few trout trollers are working the lake, but there are still holdover rainbows in the main river channel towards the dam. There is no gasoline available at either marina at the present time as a leak was detected in the North Shore Marina, resulting in shutting off the pump to avoid contamination of the lake. In the interim period of time until the lake drops enough to repair the pipe, there is no gasoline available. The Mokelumne River and Camanche Reservoir Cleanup is Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. until Noon with a free BBQ immediately following at Camanche South Shore. EBMUD will provide latex gloves, trash bags, and trash pickers. - Dave Hurley CARSON PASS REGION Caples Lake Yields Improving Rainbow and Mackinaw Bite KIRKWOOD – A recent plant of 2,000 pounds of rainbow trout has perked up the fishing at Caples Lake Resort. “The fishing has improved at Caples,” said Joe Voss of the Caples Lake Resort. “Shore anglers are catching rainbows while tossing out PowerBait, nightcrawlers, spinners and spoons in the Caples Creek and Woods Creek inlets, off the spillway and near the dam. One shore angler landed 4 trout yesterday while fishing Purple PowerBait.” Most of the rainbows are in the 10 to 14 inch class. However, boaters trolling with worms behind Wedding Rings and Speedy Shiners on the bottom have picked up a couple of mackinaw in the 4 lb. class lately. “The lake level has stabilized and is just 7.8 feet from maximum pool,” Voss said. “The lake is in good shape. Also, the lake has been smoke-free for the past three CLEAR LAKE Early Morning Bite Features Quality Largemouths CLEARLAKE – Although boaters are still hooking bass, the bite at Clear Lake has slowed down from The kokanee bite is red hot at Bucks Lake. These big salmon were what it was earlier landed on August 6. this summer. Photo courtesy of BIG DADDY’S GUIDE SERVICE, Quincy. “Anglers who find the fish are catching largemouths while using spinnerbaits, Ned Rigs and topwater two rainbows while trolling Needlefish at lures,” said Mae Erceg of Clear Lake 30 feet deep, reported Ed Palma of the Outdoors. “Dave Burruss, the shop owner, Collins Lake Resort. caught and released a 5 lb. largemouth on Another troller, Jordan Freeman of a recent trip. Most of the fish are showing Clearlake, picked a up a few trout by in 5 to 8 feet of water.” trolling at 25 feet deep in the middle of the Fishing is best in the south end, with the lake with spinners and Needlefish. water quality on the north end out of Nice Catfish are also hitting in the lake’s and Lucerne showing the impact of the warm waters in the evenings at night. wildfires. The bass average 2 to 3 pounds, Diego Guerrera landed a 4-3/4 lb. channel with some 4 to 6 lb. fish showing in the catfish near the dam. bags. Few black bass have been reported “Crappie are still aggressively hitting lately, but Zac Long managed to land a 4 bass lures,” she noted. To target them, lb. largemouth while using worms near the fish with crappie jigs, small swimbaits and dam. small to medium minnows around deep Black bass are in their summer pattern, water structure. with a top water bite possible early and Channel catfish are hitting a variety of late in the day. During the day, toss out baits in weedy areas of the lake. One Senkos and plastics on drop shot rigs in angler landed a 10 lb. catfish while fishing deep water off the a nightcrawler, but most of the fish are in main lake points. Now Booking the 2 to 3 lb. range. The lake is 16 - - Dan Bacher feet from full and the surface water temperature is 82 degrees. RIO LINDA – While catfish are providing the most consistent fishing on the Sacramento River from Knights Landing to Colusa, the salmon action is starting to pick up as more fish move into system from the ocean and bay. “Some guides and anglers are picking up some salmon while back trolling the river from Ward’s Landing to Grimes,” said Tim Boggs of Elkhorn Outdoor Sports. ”The fishing isn’t stellar yet, but the fish being caught are fresh and the action is better than it has been.” One day also yielded good salmon fishing at