Fall plants coming next month

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We are excited to announce our Fall Trout Plants will start in mid October (pending ideal weather & lake temp conditions)and run through the end of November!!  In the spring when planting was two to three times a week and plentiful as could be Collins Lake management decided since it was the first time our lake at filled in many years so we could “spread the wealth” and plant in the fall as well.   We hoped to help the fall campers out but also attract more  campers since that time of year has always been a challenge for us.  We are open year round and only at 1200 ft. elevation so those fall months are ideal for camping, adding fish is a plus in hopes of attracting more campers.

My buddy Gus Grimmett and his Daddy Rick from Citrus Heights hooked 7 Trout on their “bonding day” at Collins Lake.  They trolled all over the lake at 30′ depth and used Apex, Cripplures, & Rapalas.  Derek Biaggi of Tracy fished off the dock at night with his Papa on their last  camping trip of the year and didn’t leave empty handed, he landed a nice Rainbow Trout.

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Anthony Gutirrez of Sac also fished off the dock using Powerbait and hooked a Rainbow. Glen Cutler of Browns Valley fished with his buddies but forgot his fishing pole.  The only reason he got to fish, he had to use a Scoobee Doo fishing pole that his friend had in the boat.  After taking a lot of flack all day long from his buddies it turns out he is the only one that caught a fish!!  His fish was a whopper too, a Catfish that weighed in at 4 lb. 8 oz.

Jim Denoble of Rough & Ready had a fantastic day of fishing with his daughter Christie Pelayo who was visiting from Southern California.  Both of them caught a fish, Jim got his Trout trolling a worm and a dodger and Christie caught a Bass on a Kastmaster.

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The lake has been cooling down slowly, only a couple of degrees a week up until now.  From the looks of the extended forecast, we will dropping to the 70’s instead of the 80’s which will speed up the process.

Albin Tejano of Fairfield caught a huge Bass this week, it was a 5 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass.  He was fishing near the dam with his buddy Ed Bulaong and he used a BooYah spinner.  Jonothan Pride of Sac. caught the biggest Catfish on chicken livers near the Water’s Edge and it weighed in at 9 lb. 8 oz.

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Renee Orozco of Brentwood hooked a Bluegill and a Trout using nightcrawlers off the marina dock.  Fishing by the dam using yellow powerbait was a good idea for Ethan & Hayden Fickes of Vacaville who hooked a Rainbow Trout.

Jerry Freeman of Live Oak fished all night in Elmer’s Cove (his favorite spot) and sounded disappointed when he only got three Cats.  He has nothing to be disappointed about however, his biggest was a 5 lb. 12 oz.!!

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