Bailey Johnson hooks a 20 lb. 8 oz. Catfish

Young Bailey Johnson of So. Lake Tahoe caught the “fish of his life”!! He probably outdid anyone in his entire family with his fantastic catch (a 20 lb. 8 oz. Catfish) to be exact!! With the help of his friend Dave Zaski, they brought in this monster catfish and used Anchovies for bait.  Bailey could barely hold up his fish by himself it was half the length of his entire body!  His buddy Riley McConaughey hooked a 5 lb. Catfish in Elmer’s Cove along with a trout.

Hannah & Amber caught some nice trout along with Chris and they trolled with Mooselock Wobblers about 100 yds off the beach which is near the channel.  The trout stay near the channel but not deep in the channel, trollers generally catch them around 25′ down.  Night fishing nets quite a few trout off the rental boat dock on Powerbait or worms.

Probhat got some huge Crappie this week and one was almost 3 pounds!   He fishes from a boat near the bridge off the rocky cliff and caught them on red/white mini jigs.  Steve & Gus Giranis caught 4 Rainbows on their annual “father-son campout” trolling Kastmasters in the channel about 35′ down they said.

Logan and Alex fished across the lake in their boat and “still fished” with PowerBait and hooked 3 nice trout.  Sara’s daughter Kinley caught her 1st fish ever with her Daddy, it was a baby bass so they put it back in so it could get bigger!

Little Melanie Hong caught her 1st Bass at Collins Lake, using a worm off the dock!  She fished with the Yabut’s, the Snavely’s and the Seachrist families that come every summer for their reunion.  The Schubert family added to their group this year and collectively they hooked a bunch of trout and bass fishing off the dock at night.  Bailee Morgan also caught her first Bass with them.  Sounds like they had a blast!!

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Ramona Smith & her husband Hal shore fished by the dam and caught a stringer of hefty trout, the biggest one (which was Ramona’s) weighed 5 pounds.  They have a special spot they go to and always catch their limit using Powerbait.  Toby Lach of Santa Rosa caught a 5 lb. Catfish in Elmer’s Cove on a nightcrawler and Steve Smith picked up one of each (a bass and a trout) on worms too!

Shane Thompson was trolling an orange Rapala when he hooked onto his 4 lb. 4 oz. Rainbow by the dam.  Weston Granthem caught two trout by the dam trolling with a flasher and a worm. 

The Wyatt’s of Petaluma brought up their biggest trout for a photo, it was a fatty too!  It weighed in at 3 lb. 12 oz. and they trolled with a Blue Fox lure in the channel.  Chris of Yuba City already cleaned his trout before weighing it, and it still weighed 3 lb. 8 oz.

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