Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3902 Jan 3-17 - Page 29
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mountains are mantled in snow, ski
resorts are open and the lake’s mackinaw
are blitzing baits and lures for anglers
hardy enough to get out on the water.
The most effective offering for macks in
recent days have been rigged minnows,
flies or small spoons trolled behind
dodgers from 100 to 220 feet deep. Limits
are being hooked at both the south and
north ends of the lake.
Tahoe Sportfishing is offering daily half
day and full day trips. Skippers have been
putting their clients on a parade of fish
in the 3 to 6-pound class and when you
are on the big lake a double digit mack,
monster brown or big rainbow is always a
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Private boaters that don’t have access to
live minnows have been working shallow
to moderately deep water with Rapalas,
Flatfish and Gulp! minnows rigged behind
various blades. While deep water yields
the best results, private boaters working
around the shoreline are scoring fish too.
Fish Sniffer Reader Lester
Parson Lands 29 Pound
Striper Amidst Great Sturgeon
PITTSBURG- Sturgeon fishing is red
hot with the best guides getting limits and
early limits daily. There are some nice
stripers around too, but few guys are
“I’d been hearing about the great
sturgeon fishing taking place in Suisun
Bay, so I decided to go out and see if I
could hook one. I caught some salmon
trolling the Old Sacramento this fall, so
I had a couple pounds of uncured roe,”
reported Lester Parson.
“I marked some fish along the edge of
the channel below Pittsburg. I anchored
up and tossed out a sturgeon rod baited
with roe and a striper rod with a dead
frozen bullhead on it and settled in to wait.
I caught a 6-pound striper on the bullhead
right away and kept it. A couple minutes
after I put the bass in the cooler
the sturgeon rod got slammed
and the fish hooked itself,”
“It stayed down and felt really
heavy. I thought it was a sturgeon
so when it turned out to be a
huge striper I was surprised and
excited. It’s the only bass I’ve
ever caught on roe. I netted the
fish, weighed it and turned it
loose. The scale was bouncing
from 28 to 32 pounds. I’m calling
it a 29 pounder. It’s was the
biggest striper I’ve ever caught
by far,” Parson concluded.
Captain Hayden Mullins of
Dragon Sportfishing has been
targeting sturgeon daily and his
results have been nothing short
“We are getting double digit
numbers of hook ups every day,”
says Mullins. “Most days we are
getting limits and some
days we are done early.
One day last week
we had 6 limits
by 9:30. Roe has
This angler was fishing Lake Shasta this November
been the best bait
with Jeff Goodwin when this impressive rainbow trout
for us. Find the
decided to strike.
fish, show them
Photo courtesy of JEFF GOODWIN’S GUIDE SERVICE,
the roe and its
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