Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3905 Feb 14-28 - Page 18

16 Feb 14 - 28, 2020 “When I am fishing a frog or flipping matted vegetation, I am throwing the new X-TCB 8 Carrier Braided Line form P-Line. It is critical to be stealthy with both techniques, and with P-line’s new braid, you can make longer casts and it is ultra quiet com- ing through the grass.” – Bass Pro Bryan Thrift PRO’S POINTER GO FOR IT! VOL.39 • ISS. 5 HOT BITES... 1. CAMANCHE TROUT… Bank anglers and boaters are hooking rainbows to 8 lbs. Shore anglers are using PowerBait, while Power Grubs and Speedy Shiners work well for trollers. 2. CLEAR LAKE BASS… Bass anglers are working deep water for largemouths that range up to and beyond 7 lbs. Jumbo live shiners are the hands down best offering. 3. SUISUN BAY STURGEON… Very consistent sturgeon fishing is on tap. The best baits are salmon roe, ghost shrimp, mud shrimp and pile worms, but eel is working too. 4. SANTA CRUZ PERCH… The surfperch bite is going strong and anglers are landing several different species. Grass shrimp, pile worms and Gulp! baits work well. GOOD BETS… Tactical . GETting it done. as an angler, success depends on the tactical decisions MADE long before you get to the water. You need every possible advantage to compete with the serious anglers of today. that BEGINS with your line. derived using the latest in raw material and extrusion advancements, TACTICAL DELIVERS Longer casts, extreme invisibility AND UNEQUALLED KNOT STRENGTH. head to the water spooled with the strongest, and most supple fluorocarbon. AWARD WINNING TACTICAL FLUOROCARBON. 5. UMPQUA STEELHEAD… Steelhead are holding throughout the river. When the flows are dropping boaters are battling fish to 17 lbs while side drifting with roe. 6. SOUTH BAY STURGEON… Keeper sturgeon have been caught by anglers working the channel edges. Mud shrimp, ghost shrimp and herring fillets are the best baits. 7. BULLARDS BAR BASS… Spotted bass are on a good midwinter bite from 15 to 60 feet deep. Jigs, Senkos and finesse worms are hooking bass that range from 2 to 7 pounds. 8. TAHOE MACKS … Few anglers are fishing the big lake but those that do are limiting on macks to 11 lbs. Lyman Lures, Rapalas, trolling flies and rigged minnows all produce. SLEEPERS… 9. SAC RIVER RAINBOWS… The weather is wet and cold, but the river’s wild rainbows just keep on hitting. For success use fly gear armed with egg imitations or back troll small plugs. Available in 6-20lb. Test ~ 200 yard spools. 10. LIBERTY ISLAND STRIPERS… Fishermen tossing out glide baits are hooking big numbers of stripers in shallow water. Fish in the 12 to 14 lb. range and bigger can be caught. P-Line Pro-Staffer scott martin Record 8-time FLW Tour Winner AT Lake Cumberland 11 PYRAMID LAKE CUTTHROATS… Bank anglers are hooking solid numbers of double digit trout. Spin anglers are tossing jigs while fly guys go with purple or olive marabou streams. 12. DON PEDRO RAINBOWS… Rainbow trout that range up to 20 inches can be caught. Work quickly with Speedy Shiners and other high speed spoons. COMING SOON... 13. SAN PABLO RES. NTAC EVENT… February 8: The Norcal Trout Anglers Challenge visits San Pablo Reservoir. The low cost event features cash prizes and more. 14. LAKE PARDEE NTAC... The Northern California Trout Angler’s Challenge tour will visit San Pablo Reservoir on March 14. 15. RANCHO SECO NTAC EVENT… April 4-5: The SMUD Derby at Rancho Seco Lake offers family fun, trout and more. The low-cost event features a long list of prizes. 16. COLUSA STRIPERS… With a good amount of rain and snow falling this winter, epic spring striper action should be on tap this April. P-Line The Fisherman.indd 1 4/14/17 1:20 PM