Even though the daytime temps are ranging from low to mid 90’s still, the evenings are cooling down a lot causing the shad to hatch already. I have had many reports of the shad “broiling on surface” and fish jumping in the evenings. Several day customers are catching trout from the shore again using Powerbait with a longer leader than normal. Their leaders are 4 to 5 feet long.
Thursday it was breezy and the leaves were dropping by the bucket. Friday was humid and reached temperatures over 100 but today it is supposed to level out around 89 degrees and for the next few days as well. The lake is still warm enough to swim or ski in and the ski season will end on October 15th when it goes back to fishing only with a 20 mph speed limit.
Christian Teresinski caught a Bluegill by the dam while camping here. I mistook him for a little girl with his long beautiful locks and thought his first name said Christina. He quickly corrected my oversight and I printed him a new photo which was gender correct and after we laughed and laughed over it his Mom insisted I give her the girl photo description as well. I’m sure she will be able to use it in the future for ammunition “as needed”.
Brian Beach of No. Highland used chicken liver to lure his 4 lb. 4 oz. Catfish near his campsite. Jordan Parrish of Cool, CA. was not really trying to catch a catfish but did catch one on a worm & powerbait, his weighed 4 lb. 12 oz. A fisherwoman (Emily Daly of Penn Grove) that was trolling for trout also caught a catfish that weighed 3 lb. 12 oz. on a spinner in the middle of the lake.
Lou Rubero from Oakley fished in a cove with a fake frog and hooked a 4 lb. 4 oz. Largemouth Bass. Mike & Evan of Loomis were in a boat drifting by the dam using powerbait and each caught a Rainbow Trout. Ezra Baldwin of Walnut Creek caught his 1st Rainbow Trout ever off our dock using rainbow powerbait. The Reemts family from Marysville were fishing with live crawdads by the launch ramp and hooked a catfish around 3 pounds.
Frankie Gippetti Jr. of San Jose hooked a 4 lb. 12 oz. Catfish on a worm on his family campout this year. Sean Cowper of Sac. topped all the Catfish catches with a 7 pounder this week, also caught on a worm by the dam. Cris & Mick Pesut of Fresno caught a limit of trout and two largemouth Bass will trolling around 35′ down. They used Jimmy Trejo’s favorite lure, a Wobbler by Mooselock. Jimmy Trejo and his sidekick, Doug Clark caught 7 Rainbows and a 3 lb. 4 oz. Catfish on a copper Wobbler by Mooselock.