Shore fishing should remain strong due to the cooling trend we are expecting this week. Trollers are anywhere from 15′ to 25′ down using Rapalas, Kastmasters, or worms and dodgers. Boaters often like to just sit and bottom fish with PowerBait like Ray & Margaret Johnson of Newcastle. Ray uses a combination of different colored PowerBaits and a 4′ leader topped with a golf ball for his sliding sinker. He says the golf ball helps with less snags and keeps his rig from slipping between the rocks! On their last day camping he & his lovely wife Margaret caught 6 Rainbows and one was over 3 pounds.
Alan & Robert Alvis of Antelope ventured up to our lake again this week and caught 6 Rainbows on red PowerBait. Another Antelopian, Brad Burton caught a limit of trout (all over the lake on pink PowerBait). Brent Sugimoto hooked a 3 lb. 12 oz. Rainbow trolling a fire tiger colored Rapala up towards the bridge.
Jackie Wedel of Grass Valley used salmon eggs at the bridge and caught two trout while Kirsten Depauw of SAC fished near the dock with worms and hooked her trout. Daniel Burgess of Healdsburg drifted corn PowerBait near the beach and caught two trout, his biggest was a whopper (3 lb. 12 oz.)
Nicholas Rieser of Yuba City caught a huge Redear Bluegill, it weighed 1-1/2 pounds. Maria Esposk showed up her “group” by catching the most fish! They were in a boat across the lake and used rainbow PowerBait but Maria had the “magic touch”. Cody Howard & Kyler Woodruff caught a trout on flashers and a nightcrawler in the middle of the lake.
Troy, Zach, & Billy used minnows and hot dogs for bait and caught thee Crappie by the bridge. Russ Dommer of Winters caught his trout on worms. William, Jule & Kenneth limited out on trout by the dam on worms. Austin Vue & Angel Lor also used worms from shore and caught trout.
The surface temperature dropped to 66 degrees this week and will probably remain cooler the rest of this week anyway. The lake also rose to 1 ft. from spill from recent rains.