22 Aug 31 - Sept 7 , 2018 VOL . 37 • ISS . 19
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HOT BITES ...
GOLDEN GATE SALMON … Trollers and
1 . moochers are hooking king salmon . The fish are located between Duxbury and Point Reyes and range up to 30 lbs .
DELTA STRIPERS … The fall run is just starting
2 . and trollers are hooking fish . For bass , up to 8 lbs ., anglers are pulling minnow plugs in both the Sacramento and San Joaquin .
COLLINS LAKE CATS … Big , hard pulling
3 . whiskerfish are on the prowl . Anglers are advised to soak mackerel , sardines or liver during the evening hours .
CAPLES TROUT … Trollers are bagging mixed
4 . limits of trout including rainbows , browns and macks . Threaded worms behind flashers generate strikes .
IT ALL ADDS UP TO MORE FISH IN THE BOAT .
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GOOD BETS ...
SACRAMENTO RIVER KINGS … Kings are
5 . flowing into the river every day . Anglers are scoring a fish per rod while fishing with roe and plugs .
MONTEREY BOTTOMFISH … The rockfish
6 . and lingcod bite has been very good . Shrimp flies are procuring limits along with the occasional lingcod .
CAMANCHE BASS … Structure anglers are
7 . catching 10 to 15 bass per day while working deep water rock piles . Drop shot rigs and jigs are doing the damage .
TAHOE KOKANEE … The kokanee bite at the
8 . south end of Lake Tahoe rolls forward . Fish in the 12 to 13 inches are grabbing pink spinners tipped with corn .
SHASTA TROUT … The trout are holding
9 . in the 60 to 80 foot depth range . Put a shad imitating lure into that depth band and you ’ ll hook ‘ bows that range from 2 to 6 lbs .
BODEGA ROCKFISH … The rockfish bite
10 . is good for vermilions and other hard heads . Shrimp flies tipped with squid and swimbaits are doing the damage .
LOS VAQUEROS CATS … Big catfish up
11 . to 10 lbs are being landed at a variety of locations around the lake . Liver is providing the most consistent results .
DON PEDRO TROUT … The deepwater
12 . rainbow bite is going well for fish as large as 6 lbs . Rigged shad are the top offering , but hoochies and Apex Lures work too .
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COMING SOON ...
TRINITY RIVER STEELHEAD …
13 . Steelheading will get started on the Trinity in October and peak in early November . Both fly and conventional anglers will get in on the excitement .
ROGUE FALL RUN … The fall salmon
14 . run generally produces big fish and epic fishing on the Rogue . Things get going in September and the best fishing usually occurs in early October .
SMITH RIVER KINGS … September
15 . should be trophy time for Smith River kings . Both roe and sardine wrapped plugs will draw strikes from fish up and beyond 30 lbs .
KLAMATH STEELHEAD … October should be a good month for steelhead . Conventional anglers will score with both roe and back trolled plugs .