Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3902 Jan 3-17 - Page 24

22 FRESHWATER Jan 3-17, 2020 VOL.39 • ISS. 2 FRESHWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 21 OROVILLE LAKE cont. Very few anglers have reported back on the bass or king salmon fishing lately. Anglers should use drop shot rigs, tubes and small Keitech swimbaits for success on spotted bass and an occasional largemouth. Trollers can use hoochies and other lures, tipped with anchovy strips, behind dodgers. Oroville is holding 3,537,577 acre feet of water, 57 percent of capacity and 94 percent of average. The lake level is 783.82 feet in elevation. PYRAMID LAKE Erratic Presentations Draw Cutthroat Strikes at Pyramid! RENO - “The weather has been crazy to say the least,” related Sam Shallow of Deep Water Guide Service. “The forecasts have been terrible. You just have to go and see for yourself right now.” “When you can get out, the fishing has been great! We have been working the drop offs along the shore line with our spinning lures and others. Zig zagging with hard turns has really helped. These fish like it erratic! The lake is producing a lot of large trout this year. Water temperatures are still in the low fifties and the clarity can be murky after these big winds. Work the color line when you do get into that off-color water,” Shallow advised. If you want to fish Pyramid Lake, but don’t know anything about the lake it would be wise to hire a guide and Captain Sam Shallow is a top choice. For more information or to book your trip, give Captain Sam a call at (530) 277-0288. Point.” Jason McMahan of Union City caught his personal record largest trout weighing eight-and-a-quarter pounds. He was using rainbow PowerBait from the back side of the Peninsula. Kiene’s Fly Shop reports mixed results for fly anglers visiting Pyramid. Some customers report that they have done well and others have been skunked. A balance minnow under an indicator is a good way to go. RANCHO SECO LAKE Bank Fishermen Nail Rainbow Trout QUARRY LAKES Rainbow and Lightning Trout Excite Shore Anglers FREMONT – A mixture of rainbow and lightning trout have rewarded anglers fishing at Horseshoe Lake, located in the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, over the past couple of weeks. The East Bay Robby caught this huge rainbow trout while bank fishing at Collins Regional Park Lake this November. District stocked Photo courtesy of THE COLLINS LAKE RECREATION AREA, Oregon 750 pounds of House. rainbow trout and the CDFW planted 1000 pounds of side of Horseshoe Lake. rainbows the week of December 9-13. The James Henry of San Jose caught an district will stock another 1000 pounds of eight-and-a-half-pound Mt Lassen trout. rainbows the week of December 23-27. He was using rainbow PowerBait and Young Pedro I. showed off his fishing was fishing from the Peninsula. skills by catching a beautiful three-pound Eddie Huang of San Leandro also lightning trout He was fishing with red, caught an eight-and-a-half-pound trout white and blue PowerBait from the back while using rainbow PowerBait fishing from the Peninsula. In addition, Fernando of Fremont caught a rainbow trout that weighed eight-and-a-half-pounds. He was fishing with rainbow PowerBait from “The SUTTER MARINE IS YOUR DEALER FOR Boats HERALD – Rainbow trout are providing the most consistent fishing at Rancho Seco Reservoir, now that the lake is being stocked every two weeks with rainbows. Five hundred pounds of trout went into the lake the week of December 9 and another 500 pounds will go in the week of December 30. Anglers are now picking up rainbows while tossing out PowerBait, Mice Tails, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters and other lures. To see the plant schedule, go to: https:// listing/rancho-seco-recreational-area. A total of 6500 pounds of trout will have been planted by the end of this year. Florida-strain largemouth bass, redear sunfish, crappie and bluegill are also available for anglers on the lake. Anglers nail the bass while using Huddleston and other rainbow trout swimbaits, crankbaits, Senkos, swimbaits, plastic worms, spinnerbaits and jigs. For redear sunfish, crappie and bluegill, anglers should fish small jigs, redworms and mealworms around structure and weed beds. Rancho Seco Recreational Area is a 400-acre park overflowing with recreational opportunities including camping, boating, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing. The 160-acre lake is fed by the Folsom South Canal and is a great year-round day or overnight getaway located in California’s Central Valley, just 25 miles from downtown Sacramento. 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