Clear Skies over Collins Lake

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The week started out strangely due to the Dobbins fire about 8 miles north of Collins Lake. High temperatures and windy conditions were the primary reason the fire lasted longer than expected. Our campers endured the smoky skies which didn’t last long at all. They enjoyed watching the choppers drop down their bucket to scoop some Collins Lake water out to help in fighting the fire. All kinds of planes flew over and thanks to Jacob Young we are able to share some of those photos with you.

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The firefighters did an awesome job as always and we are eternally grateful to them.  We have our very own fire chief employed at Collins Lake as well but I’m sure most of you know him as Ranger Mike (Butler). It’s wonderful to get the information first hand and helps us to keep our place safe too.

A few people actually did catch fish this week amongst all the excitement and soaring termperatures. Kyle Ablog of Sacramento was kickin back in his boat down by the dam and caught a Rainbow Trout on a worm in about 25′ of water.

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Chris Jensen of Castro Valley said he used tremendous skill and creative bait to hook his 1 lb. 8 oz. Bass. Probhat Palma spends most of his days off from Collins Lake fishing Collins Lake. He stands on the face of the dam tossing worms mostly and yesterday he landed a 2 lb. 8 oz. Bass on his very own “secret bait.”

Larry Hemphill was fishing with “chatterbait” which was probably named after him!!  He was fishing for bass but hooked a large catfish somewhere between 9 to 10 pounds across the boat launch along the eastside.

As the summer winds down most people are playing instead of fishing, below are a few great snapshots of two cuties named Lisa & Summer that work in the store and occasionally get to play on Collins Lake as well. Also pictured are 3 adorable kids that fished for 3 days and came up empty in that department but prospered well in the ice cream section, they are Jashanjre, Quentinn, & A’leah from Utah.

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