Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3905 Feb 14-28 - Page 10
Feb 14 - 28, 2020
FISHING BOAT KICKOFF
VOL.39 • ISS. 5
“For the Water
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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!
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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
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
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
and the rainbows were
Photo by CAL KELLOGG, Fish Sniffer Staff.
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