Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3902 Jan 3-17 - Page 23

LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR Jan 3-17, 2020 FRESHWATER VOL.39 • ISS. 2 21 cont. Trail including dam fishing access are currently closed to the public, since a geotechnical field investigation for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project is in progress. If you are looking to rent a boat, contact the Marina ahead of time to check current wind conditions at (925) 371-2628. - Dan Bacher hazardous driving conditions for you and your trailer/boat/rv. You often have to drive in the opposite lane of traffic to avoid these trees and prevent damage to your property. “ - Dan Bacher OROVILLE LAKE Spillway Ramp Open 7 Days A Week NEW MELONES LAKE Rainbow Trout Are Big, Though Not Plentiful ANGELS CAMP - The rainbow trout bite has been slow at New Melones Reservoir, but the ones that are being caught are really nice holdovers, ranging from 4.5 to 5.5 pounds. Marvin Wells from Twain Harte brought in two nice rainbows while trolling the dam at 45 ft. deep with a yellow Excel lure with anise scent, reported Gene Hildebrand of Glory Hole Sports. Micah Smith strayed from her hometown Folsom to visit and fish Melones and was rewarded with a 4.5 lb. rainbow while, trolling the spillway at 35 feet deeo with a rainbow Cripplure. “Anglers have been trying to figure out the bass bite on Melones the last few weeks, with the bass not willing to provide a consistent pattern,” stated Hildebrand. “Glide baits are having mixed results with followers but it’s still slow on the bite. Shad have been plentiful on the OROVILLE – The Spillway Boat Ramp is open to the public seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please note the trail head parking area does not open until 8 a.m., according to California State Parks. Minor construction activities may occur during the winter season and access hours are anticipated to be restricted again once construction restarts in the spring of 2020. The Bidwell ramp is open with two docks and two lanes, but most anglers are launching out of the Spillway as it is the Jose was shooting an episode of Angler West Television at Lake Berryessa this November easiest place to put in a boat, according to when he landed this big rainbow trout. Jamey Sorensen of North Valley Tackle in Photo courtesy of JUSTIN WOLFF, Angler West TV. Oroville . Due to the Camp Fire, Lime Saddle Campground was used heavily and will be electronics; use a spoon, or Laser Minnow station remains closed at Angels Cove closed until April to allow the park to be above the shad to draw a strike. Again, with water line breaks interfering with rehabilitated. Bidwell Canyon Campground finesse presentations have the most operations. continues to be used by FEMA for Camp consistent results when all else is slow.” “A word of caution when traveling from Fire Survivors and is anticipated to be Hildebrand hasn’t heard any reports on the ranger station towards Glory Hole open for recreation by mid-summer. All catfish or crappie success lately. Point.,” advised Hildebrand. “If you’re other portions of Lime Saddle and Bidwell New Melones Reservoir’s current hauling any trailer over 10 ft. in height, Canyon, including the marinas and launch lake level is 1050.35 and 37.65 ft. from be aware the Bureau of Reclamation has ramps will remain open during this time. full. Currently temperatures are 56-58 many oak trees that need to be trimmed Loafer Creek Campground is open year degrees. The water clarity is excellent. to meet Federal Highway Administrations round. 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