It looks like this week and next week will continue to bring the heat on! We are expecting the high to be in the upper 90’s and the night temperature to drop to a respectable 60 degrees at least through Labor Day weekend. Fishing from shore can be challenging when fishing during the heat of the day so my best advice is to get up early and be done by 10 a.m. Another good method is to night fish for the Catfish who seem to bite better after dark.
Sonny Cowell of Concord used anchovies and fished right by his campsite and hooked a 5 lb. 8 oz. Catfish and Dale Mansfield found his Catfish in Elmer’s Cove. Dales’ weighed 4 lb. 8 oz. and was caught on a nightcrawler. Little Isabella caught the BIGGEST cat of the week, a 7 lb. 12 oz. Channel Cat caught in Elmer’s Cove on sardines.
Dave Coombs of Campbell was “drift fishing” from his boat with a worm and hooked a 2-3/4 lb. Catfish. Donna Melena & Zac Kohler of Union City caught their trout near the bridge on a nightcrawler. Taylor Higgenbotham & Melissa Sporer each caught a beautiful sunfish and they were trolling with a worm.
Jimmy Trejo of Yuba City & Doug Clark of Elk Grove had a fantastic day of fishing this week they each limited out on Rainbows trolling copper colored lures between 25′ and 35′ down. Dustin & Dakota of Auburn caught three nice trout too and their biggest one weighed in at 3 pounds, they used grubs by the dam. Terry Schober of Santa Clara also fished by the dam, using Powerbait he hooked three rainbows by himself.