Spring has sprung, and this week was a fabulous week of catching fish!! The biggest Rainbow Trout this week was a 5 lb. 4 oz. trout caught by two of the cutest little girls, Madison & Alyssa Salinas of Sacramento. They used corn powerbait and caught this monster by the playground area of the beach. The Barella’s had a great family campout and caught 7 Rainbows and the biggest was 3 lb. 8 oz. and they trolled with worms. No flashers, no dodgers, just a worm on a hook (the old fashioned method) still works!
Ed Dreher of Antelope hooked a 4 lb. 12 oz. beauty along with three others on PowerBait by the dam.
Ray & Cookie Pray and his sister Judy Mitchell found a great “hole” in the Open Area and brought in 13 trout in a short amount of time along with a Bass using worms off the shore by the dam. Jim Livengood is living up to his name, he sported a nice stringer of trout (biggest was 4 lbs.) which he caught trolling Rapalas.
Big Ed Everhart and his son Cole caught and released some Bass on April 1st while fishing with crankbaits or drop shotting with a worm near the brush in the water on the east side. Chaz & Taylor caught three Bass by the bridge tossing Roboworms. Tracie & Raylene of Marysville landed 6 Rainbows and trolled their favorite Cordell lure near the buoys!
Mick Berklich & Gil Perez of Sac. took two limits of trout home, they said trolling on top with worms worked best for them and their big trout weighed in at 4 lb. 4 oz.-great day for the boys!! Linda & Lucy Fuhrman of Loomis hooked up with 9 Rainbows trolling with a flasher and worm combo on top. Rick Best & Marvin Barrientos of Burlingame came in close to that with 7 Rainbows caught from shore on corn PowerBait by the dam.
Little Lizzy Sipes of Martinez had no idea that the 3 lb. 8 oz. Rainbow Trout she caught was bigger than any fish her grandma had ever caught! It was a doozy for Lizzy’s 1st fish ever, she reeled it in herself by the bridge using green PowerBait.
Brandin of Sutter caught his 1st fish trolling with worms and flashers, he and Bertoni caught a nice stringer together. Mary Wolfe of Paradise brought up a Rainbow Trout which she caught on orange PowerBait. What a fantastic week of fish catches, followed up by beautiful weather.
It’s not too late to sign up for the CIFFI Derby on April 16th. Go to www.ciffi.org for more information or call our office for an application. It’s $50 each for adults and kids are FREE.