Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3905 Feb 14-28 - Page 10

8 Feb 14 - 28, 2020 FISHING BOAT KICKOFF VOL.39 • ISS. 5 “For the Water Less Traveled” GONE FISHING continued from page 1 weight, but Rusty was right on the spot with the net to get this bad boy in the boat. So here’s the run down if you want to make the trip. We fished between 1.6-1.9mph with the higher speeds producing the better fishing. We trolled down to 85’, just above the bait balls and the “Wall” was the hot spot. Launching from the spillway ramp was easy with no wait. The wind was light and variable throughout the day and the air temp was in the low 50’s. The sun made an appearance a few times, but for the most part the day was overcast. The Big O is putting out some quality Kings right now, so get out and get yours! See us at Chico Sportsman’s Expo Feb. 21-23, 2020 at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds CHINOOK XL and XXL — The Chinook Series by Rogue Jet features Uncompromisg Performance utilizing Rogue’s Radius Tapered Bottom, Maximum Floor Space and Agility in all water types. It is a favorite in the guide community and tor the outdoorsman serious about bringing home the payload. Top Load Rod Lockers, configurable Seating Options and Extra Room to Fish! Rusty Chester shows off a couple quality Lake Oroville kings he caught while fishing with Mark Hall in late January. Photo by MARK HALL, Mack’s Lure. Comes standard with a Guardian Aluminum Trailer by Rogue Jet WHAT’S HOT continued from page 1 off Highway 80 near the town of Colfax. If you’re not familiar with Rollins Reservoir or Rollins Lake as the locals here know it, Rollins was formed in 1965 when the Nevada Irrigation District completed construction of a 228-foot- high, 1,840-foot-long earthen dam on the Bear River. The intent was to create a evidenced by the smelt they were spitting multiple use reservoir that would create up in the kayak. electricity while providing flood control, By early afternoon I’d landed a total of drinking water, irrigation water and recre- 17 trout, lost a few others and had a limit ation for residents of the surround foothill on my stringer. It was time to head back communities. to the ramp and then home to Foresthill, The lake features two arms, the Bear but I knew I’d be back on Rollins Lake’s River Arm and the Greenhorn Creek Arm emerald green waters soon enjoying the and a main body. When at maximum solitude and Sierra scenery. capacity Rollins holds 66,000 acre feet of water. With trout number one on the stringer I continued to troll the upper reaches of the main body and the lower reaches of the Bear River Arm and I kept on hooking fish. As the morning went on, the water temperature began to rise and the bite really kicked into high gear. The rainbows I was catching had been planted about 5 weeks before and they had really taken to their surroundings. The primary forage in During Cal’s January 22 kayaking adventure at Rollins Lake he brought 17 rainbows to the kayak and took home a limit for the Rollins are pond smelt smoker. and the rainbows were Photo by CAL KELLOGG, Fish Sniffer Staff. feeding heavily on them as 2845 Merry Lane • White City, OR (541) 944-2155 “All Rogue Jet boats are backed by our 100% Lifetime Hull Guarantee” Bruce C. Wassom Founder WWW.ROGUEJET.COM 3905 Rhino Linings protect against impact, abrasion and rust. This sprayed on lining is also slip resistant, so your gear stays where it belongs. Call Your Rocklin Trucksmart for a Great Deal on a Rhino Truck Bed Lining! (916)773-7333 TRUCK & SUV ACCESSORIES ROCKLIN (916) 3902 773-7333 6455 PACIFIC ST. AUBURN (530) 888-7825 11844 ATWOOD ROAD