Bass, Crappie, & Bluegill are biting

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The Sunfish, Bass, & Catfish are coming in steadily as catches increase due to the warmer water temperatures.  The lake temperature is 76 degrees (4 ft. down) and our lake level is only 4 ft. down from the top.  This lake level combined with the lake temperature is a big PLUS since the fish had ample habitat (trees and brush in the water) to hide in during the spawning period.  Elmer’s Cove has quite a few trees in the water where the Redear Sunfish are hanging out and most fishermen will catch them on a minnow with a split shot on the line or on mini jigs (either yellow or red/white).

All about THE BASS

David Hall & daughter Rebecca & Kyra found 5 Redear Sunfish and a 3 lb. Bass in Elmer’s cove floating a worm, just drifting.  Walker T of Biggs hooked a nice Bass on the east bank using live minnows for bait.

Larry Dahm of Thousand Trails found his Bass up at the bridge, on a plastic worm.  Cristy & Jaime didn’t quite make it to the bridge, they fished around the power lines and caught their Bass on a live worm.  Dale Mansfield of Forbestown has the Biggest Bass to date, and it was a 4 pounder that took a live crawdad (they can’t resist those)!!

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Now onto the CATFISH INFO-

The Garrison family of Sunnyvale netted a 3 lb. 8 oz. Catfish using chicken liver down by the dam in the Open Area.  Mitchell Monroe caught his 2 lb. 12 oz. Cat using his leftover lunch for bait, I’m not kidding it was caught on salami near site 60.  OK now it’s getting stranger- Cameron Keeth of Antelope caught his Catfish by the dam on Tri-Tip.  The Biggest CATfish was caught on pizza dough by Michael & Joey of Loma Rica and it weighed a whopping 9 lbs.

John & Joanne Walker of Marysville caught their 5 lb. 8 oz. Cat on powerbait.  The “normal bait” for Catfish would be frozen bait, like chicken livers, sardines, or clams but our Catfish are obviously not real picky so try anything, it may work!

Jerry Freeman of Live Oak fished all night from his boat and picked up a 4 lb. 7 oz. & a 7 lb. 12 oz. Cat as the 2 biggest ones, he had a stringer of 5 total and Jerry used chicken livers or sardines.  Big Ed of Rocklin did the weigh in but didn’t want a photo and didn’t say what he was using but he caught  a 6 lb. 8 oz. Cat, 10 Crappie, and 3 Trout and he lost his reel on “the big one” he said!

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Last but not least the TROUT INFO-

Dave Favre of Cedarville tempted his 2 lb. 8 oz Rainbow with a watermelon flasher/nightcrawler combo under the power lines.  Just up a little further near the bridge Thomas Kenny hooked his 1st Fish, a 2 lb. 8 oz. Rainbow on a Kastmaster while trolling.

Little Connor Steen of Scotts Valley fished with his Grandpa and landed a nice Trout from Grandpas boat. Tim Bender of Napa  caught the biggest Trout in his group, a 5 pounder!  He was drifiting with yellow powerbait down by the dam.  Brianna Bertolin & her family ALWAYS catch TROUT when they camp here and this time was no different.  They took TWO LIMITS their first day out just fishing off the bottom with worms near the boat dock.  The next day Brianna caught 3 more Rainbows by herself off the dock on nightcrawlers.

Shaye Costanza of Grass Valley and her family took a limit of Trout home which they caught trolling with flashers and worms on the east side in about 20 feet of water.  Odin & Julius Phillips of Stockton found three lucky Trout near the bridge just waiting for them to catch them on yellow powerbait.  Linda & Larry of SAC hooked their Trout by the bridge on chartreuse powerbait.

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