SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento - Striped bass scores, as well as fishing pressure, skyrocketed, and lots of limits were being caught at Bryte's Beach, the Minnow Hole, and South River Road. The best baits have been blood worms, pileworms (which also have been attracting sturgeon action). Most of the fish have been small, up to about 24 inches.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Colusa - Striped bass fishing improved quite a bit last week. There were no large concentrations of fish, but anglers who moved around a lot found small concentrations and sometimes good fishing. It's been mostly a bait affair, because the water was somewhat off-color from the rain.
LAKE OROVILLE - The lake is at 85-percent capacity. Guide Ron Gandolfi reported that the bass bite was excellent with 75 to 100 fish days a reality! Bass were either spawning or staging to move up on beds and were still spread out from 2 to 20 feet deep. Lots of 2- to 2 1/2-pound spots and largemouths, plus some spots in the 3- to 4-pound class. The fish were hitting topwater and crankbaits, but the best action was still on worms, jigs, and Senkos. The AC Pro-Team this past weekend was won with 14 1/4 pounds by Oroville's Don Reighley - Gandolfi came in second with 14-2 pounds. Fish the flats, inside and outside points, and adjacent walls. Gandolfi fished from the main body up into the Slot, North Fork, and West Branch, but said the whole lake was good right now. Coho trolling was last reported to be producing near the dam and up in the Middle Fork.
RANCHO SECO LAKE - The trout derby was a great success, and lots of nice trout were caught. There are plenty left over still available to catch, however. A few very large bass continued to bite on Senkos, Robo-Worms, swimbaits, and jigs.
NORTH COAST RIVERS
ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Ore. - Fishing is still slow for spring Chinook, unfortunately. The river has come up with the rain showers during the last part of the week and hopefully, when the river starts to drop, we will see some fish come into the river. There have been a few salmon being caught over the last week. "For instance, Greg Eide found a client a highly prized springer on Saturday above Lobster Creek, I was told," said WON Field Reporter Curtis Palmer. "I couldn't reach Greg to hear all the details and if it was a hatchery fish or not. The Rogue Outdoor Store in Gold Beach is a favorite spot to get up-to-the-minute information on how the fishing is." WON Field Reporter and guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing confirmed that, adding "The commercial salmon season is open out of Gold Beach right now, and the first two days, April 1-2, more than 100 salmon were caught offshore by the commercial trollers, a good indicator there are a bunch of springers about to surge into the Rogue."
ROGUE RIVER, Shady Cove - Jack Jermain of The Fishin' Hole in Shady Coven said that they've begun raising the flows, and that with the rain they had, he expects both steelhead and spring salmon to show up after being stuck in the canyon with low flows. The first springer was caught March 7 and there's been a few others since, and he expects that to get better. Some quality winter steelies of 5 to 12 pounds have also begun showing up.
RUSSIAN RIVER - According to Dave Delmue, a fishing guide who works out of Kings Sport & Tackle in Guerneville, the Russian is a little muddy and flowing at 800 cfs. He said the river mouth blew open last week and a fresh run of steelies came in, now located between Steelhead Beach and Monte Rio and being caught on plugs and yarn/Fish Pills or spinners. The river mouth is blocked again, but he expected it to blow open last Sunday night. Hatcheries are getting 60 to 100 fish a day at Warm Springs and Coyote, and as of last week they already had double the number of steelies as usual. And that's just HATCHERY fish. No fishing pressure.
UMPQUA RIVER, Elkton, Ore. - The beginning of spring Chinook season has not been a favorable one for any anglers I have spoken with from the Umpqua River, said WON Field Reporter and guide Curtis Palmer of River Secrets Guide Service. Saturday there were 12 jetboats in one of the areas above Scottsburg fishing for springer's and only 2 boats dropped off anchor with fish-on, but both lost their fish. That has been about the percentage of hookups over the last week on the lower river. River has been rising with all the showers that came during the end of the week. We will see if the rains did anything for the fishing this next week.
UMPQUA RIVER, South Fork, Myrtle Creek, Ore. - With the river open until the end of the month, and fresh rains are bringing the water levels up so a driftboat can float from a put-in to a take-out. It has brought anglers back out too try and catch a late steelhead. "Friday, I floated a few sections of the river and was surprised at how many boats and bank anglers were out enjoying the time on the river," said guide Curtis Palmer of River Secrets. "I didn't find anyone with a steelhead and I only saw two of them swimming in good condition while watching for spooked fish as we made our way downriver. The rise in the river should help to sweep the post spawn fish back to the ocean."
UMPQUA RIVER, North Fork. Glide, Ore. - Haven't heard of that first springer being caught in Glide yet. "I have a feeling it might be awhile longer than normal to get a photo from the Trading Post with the 1st fish of the year," said guide Curtis Palmer of River Secrets. "Steelhead fishing this last week was fair overall. I received report's from a few guides and local's both, and everyone is catching 3-6 fish and most boats are catching an upriver steelhead that is still nice and bright. With nicer weather at the beginning of the week, most anglers are fishing for the spring Chinook on the lower Main Umpqua. There are still some bright steelhead in the river, but most of them have spawned. I know of two summer steelhead that have been caught and expect a few more to enter the river by the end of April.
KLAMATH RIVER, Iron Gate Dam - Flows were still higher than normal, but fishable, at least down to I-5, and a few steelies to about 4 pounds were still around. They could be caught on drifted roe and nightcrawlers, but hardly anyone was fishing.
TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City - There were still some steelhead present, but they were mostly spawners and downrunners. There were quite a few brown trout available, though, but you had better hurry if you want to fish for them, as the Trinity's flow will be ramping up to a peak of nearly 5,000 cfs in a week per the Record of Decision.
TRINITY RIVER, Willow Creek - The river was blown out, and will soon go even higher.
NORTH COAST LAKES
CLEAR LAKE - The fishing was a little slower this past week due to changing water conditions. This coming week, though, as things clear and warm back up, everybody will be hunting down bedding bass. The live bait crowd will have a blast.
LAKE BERRYESSA - Trout, kings and kokes are all in the top 20 feet because there has been a plankton bloom on the surface. Put your offerings back at least 100 to 125 feet so you don't spook them. The bass fishing is great now that the fish are moving up on both of the north and south ends.
LAKE SONOMA - No change here, bass anglers are still chasing fish up in the coves and down in the Warm Spring arm as they start to move up for spawning. Try LuckyCraft BDS3 in the shad patterns or pitching Senkos, Brush Hawgs and Roboworms into standing timber in 5 to 15 feet of water. No reports on the steelies.
SACRAMENTO RIVER side - The rain stirred up the water and the sturgeon loved it. They were, in fact, the best bet if you could find bait. Limits of stripers were easy some days and a little harder on others, but jumbo minnows were the best way to target them. There were also a lot of trollers but no reports.
SAN JOAQUIN RIVER side - A slower week due to weather and the lack of bait. When these two things come together again look for good fishing for both sturgeon and stripers to return. Largemouth bass are in the shallows now as the water warms up.
LAKE ALMANOR - Fishing has been good for trophy brown trout, rainbows and kings. Now you can add some aggressive bass bites as they begin their spawning efforts. Please remember to put the fat bellied, larger females back in.
BAUM LAKE - The Fly Shop in Redding reported good results early and late in the day. There has been some pressure pushing the trout down, but pull them out of the weeds and you will do well.
CASSEL FOREBAY - Repairs have been completed and they are working on making it fishable again.
PIT RIVER - Both fishing and water conditions have been good, although you may not find them in all of your favorite holes. The good news is that the fish are biting.
SHASTA LAKE - Bass fishing will be good on main lake points in 10 feet of water using 7-inch Ospreys in ghost rainbow this coming week, once the weather settles back down. The salmon have been on the backside of Dry Creek in 60 to 80 feet and the back side of Big Back Bone. But with no bait to eat yet they have been skinny. The trout are in the top 20 feet. Go after them with Apexs, HumDingers and Wiggle Hoochies in the Sacramento and McCloud arms.
BOCA LAKE - The lake is at 53-percent capacity. Heavier inflows from the Little Truckee attracted some nice fish up toward the inlet, but remember to avoid the moving water that falls under the stream closure regulations until after April 27.
CAPLES LAKE - The lake is at 68-percent capacity. Caples Lake Resort reported there was still safe ice at the spillway, but use caution getting on the ice near rocky banks that can absorb heat on sunny days and soften the ice.
CARSON RIVER (East) - Poor weather this past week kept fishermen off the river below Hangman's Bridge. The flows were up and the water was taking on some color.
DAVIS LAKE - The lake is at 82-percent capacity. The boat docks were installed at Camp 5 and Lightning Tree this past week. Fly fishermen were catching "fish in a barrel" at the mouths of the creeks at Grasshopper, Coot, and Catfish as the rainbows move up to spawn - 25 to 35 fish days were reported for guys casting nymphs under indicators in shallow water. Mallard Cove was producing for shore anglers using Power Bait. Dennis Powell of Graeagle landed a 21-inch 3 pounder here while most anglers picked up 3 to 5 fish each.
DONNER LAKE - The lake is at 44-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFW trout plant this week. Patient anglers were catching some nice holdover rainbows on the west end on inflated nightcrawlers. After the plant, use Power Bait near the boat ramp or throw a spinner. Trollers were doing well on macks using large Rapalas and Rebels in rainbow and kokanee patterns on the top 20 feet.
GOLD LAKES BASIN - Mark Tieslau at Mountain Hardware and Sports in Blairsden reported that the roads to Sardine Lake and Packer Lake were open. Gold Lake and Salmon Lake were still snowed in.
FRENCHMAN LAKE - The lake is at 69-percent capacity. Wiggins Trading Post reported that shore anglers were doing well at Lunker Point, Crystal Point, and the dam for rainbows running 15 to 18 inches using Power Bait and nightcrawlers.
ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR - The lake is at 74-percent capacity. Kyle Neeser at Crystal Basin Tackle and Guide Service reported that trollers were still picking up easy limits of planter rainbows on dodger or flasher/worm combos in the top 20 feet.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR - Todd Sodaro at the Carson River Resort reported that one shore angler did well using Power Bait and nightcrawlers near the dam.
JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park) - The lake is at 98-percent capacity. The lake received an unannounced DFW plant on April 3. Fishing should be good at the boat ramp and first dam. Look for macks lurking in the shallows to feed on the trout.
LAKE TAHOE - The Mackinaw bite was good for trollers at North Shore and for jiggers at Meeks Bay. Trolling for browns was a little slow and only produced a few 2 to 4 pounders on Rapalas.
PROSSER LAKE - The lake is at 33-percent capacity. At this water level, about the only place to fish is at the dam using Power Bait, worms or casting spoons.
PYRAMID LAKE - Joe Mendes at Eagle Eye Charters reported that trolling for cutthroats was best from Warrior Point north at 17 to 25 feet deep using Father Murphy Vibrator spoons. George Molino at Cutthroat Charters was doing well using bleeding frog FlatFish from Warrior Point to Spider Point at the same depth. Windy weather late this past week kept boaters off the lake. Shore fishing was slow.
RED LAKE - Tahoe Fly fishing Outfitters stopped booking ice fishing trips on this lake due to concerns about unsafe ice conditions. There could be ice thick enough for fishing, but anglers must use extreme caution when venturing onto the lake. Look for thinning ice near the dam rip-rap on sunny days - better yet, just wait for the lake to thaw!
SILVER LAKE - The lake is at 49-percent capacity. Ice should still be safe, but use caution.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR - The lake is at 73-percent capacity. Brandon Merritt of Auburn hit the lake early this past week and landed an 11-pound brown toplining an F-13 rainbow trout Rapala near the boat ramp, and a 12-pound Mackinaw on a blue/silver K-16 Kwikfish 30 feet deep over 60 feet of water near the dam. Both fish were caught by mid-morning.
TOPAZ LAKE - Trollers were still doing well in the middle of the lake for limits of rainbows on flasher/worm combos and Rapalas.
TRUCKEE RIVER - Recent rains had the flows up-and-down over the past week. Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters reported that fishing was good in the Glenshire area in CA and through the Sparks area in Nev. Midge, baetis, and squala stone patterns were working for experienced anglers. The Little Truckee is accessible and fishing is okay for expert anglers using size 18 to 20 midge and baetis patterns. Please avoid the redds of spawning rainbows in the Little Truckee.
UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR - The lake is at 82-percent capacity. The heavy inflows of rain and snow runoff slowed the Mack bite this past week, according to Kyle Neeser at Crystal Basin Tackle and Guide Service and Ken Mathis at Ken's Custom Tackle and Guide Service. Trolling Rapalas, Double Flutter spoons, and dodger/herring combos at 70 to 90 feet deep was producing a few 3- to 5-pound macks. Trollers toplining flasher/worms for rainbows were catching limits near the dam.
AMERICAN RIVER - A few stripers are showing up in the lower end of the American River now, but not many, because flows are low at about 1,300 cfs and cold. Soak sardines, and jumbo minnows. There were still a few small steelhead being caught well upstream by the very few anglers trying for them, primarily fly fishermen. They might get a strike in an evening's fishing, but it's a beautiful time of year to be on the water, and hooking a bright spring steelhead is a bonus.
FOLSOM LAKE - Bass fishing was very good last week as the lake slowly fills and fish continue to move into shallower water. Drop-shotting Robo-Worms and jigging over rock piles is still the most consistent way to get bites. Fewer, but larger fish are being caught on weightless Senkos, swimbaits, crankbaits, and jerkbaits. Fishing was spotty for landlocked king salmon, but some beautiful kings weighing up to 3 pounds and a few holdover rainbows were caught in front of the dam. Troll Speedy Shiners and hoochies behind dodgers between 40 and 50 feet deep for the kings, and flatline nightcrawlers behind flashers.
FEATHER RIVER - There were no large concentrations of stripers, but fishing for them continued to pick up for patient anglers. Flows were low, but the water is relatively clear, and even fly fishers were scoring a nice striper occasionally. However soaking sardines and drifting minnows were the two most effective methods. Steelheading continued to be good in the Low Flow Section, and fly fishers were just about the only ones trying. Dead drifting dark Mayfly and caddis nymphs was the best way to attract strikes.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding - Trout fishing was excellent, once again, but, because of the storms, most of the action was concentrated in the Redding area above tributaries. Nightcrawlers, crickets, and Glo-Bugs produced the best action, but Fly fishers also did well drift Mayfly and caddis nymph imitations under indicators.
YUBA RIVER - Trout fishing was very good, once again with trout taking nymphs under indicators, and there was even some dry fly action late in the day as the weather warmed.
BERKELEY - Flat seas and hungry salmon greeted the Berkeley charter boat fleet as they fished from Deep Reef to the S Buoy. The counts were well over a fish per rod. The average weight ran 10 pounds, yet bigger units were mixed in, evidenced by the 27 pounder caught by Jeff Miller aboard the El Dorado.
BODEGA BAY - Brown water, plenty of krill and good weather made for a decent salmon opener, though the fish were widely scattered from Fort Ross to Elephant Rock. New 6-pak boat Maria-E scored limits. As of mid-day Sunday, reports indicated better fishing than the day before, thanks to boats finding the most productive areas.
EMERYVILLE - The Emeryville fleet posted better than a fish per rod on opening day of salmon season. The Sundance reported limits. Most boats fished near Deep Reef. The Tiger Fish ran a trip inside the Bay for halibut and striped bass.
EUREKA/SHELTER COVE - It was a strong salmon season opener out of Shelter Cove and Eureka. Many boats were back in early with limits of Chinook salmon to over 21 pounds. Jetty fishing slowed due to weather and lack of effort. Crabbing and clamming both offered viable alternatives to salmon fishing.
FORT BRAGG - A slow morning start Saturday had salmon fishers worried, but by afternoon the bite picked up steam. The Trek II put one fish aboard. The Seahawk went crabbing Saturday and did very well. Then on Sunday the boat fished for salmon and an early report confirmed a few fish aboard and action improving. Large and building swells kept anglers and abalone divers away from the water.
HALF MOON BAY/PACIFICA - Deep Reef, off of Half Moon Bay was the place to be for CenCal and Bay area boats looking for salmon. The Huli Cat reported one angler had his limit by 8:45 a.m., Saturday. On Sunday the Huli Cat scored limits of salmon and Dungeness crabs. Up at Pacifica, striped bass, running 7 to 8 pounds invaded the surf zone and staged strong morning action. New Captain Pete hauled in 23 limits of salmon on Sunday.
MARTINEZ/BENICIA - Sturgeon and striper fishing continued unabated with good scores posted aboard the Flash and California Dawn. Shore fishers had fun with mostly shaker stripers, while boaters hooked into large bass and larger sturgeon. Best spots were Buoy 2, Middle Grounds and Big Cut.
POINT SAN PABLO - Captain Frank Miller ran Bay trips on the Fury this week. On Wednesday a group from Montana ended only with one striped bass, but on Saturday with a group of anglers from Mather, Ca., the fishing was better with a keeper sturgeon 40 1/2 inches fork length plus 3 nice striped bass. Joe Guillena boated the sturgeon and his limit of bass from the San Pablo Bay east of the Pump House.
PORT SONOMA - San Pablo Bay fishing was generally slow due to slow tides, though a few good fish were taken. Upcoming strong tides are expected to radically improve fishing during the week ahead. The northern tributaries produced good catches of both sturgeon and stripers, with Petaluma River producing better than the Napa River or Sonoma Creek.
BULLARDS BAR - The lake is at 84-percent capacity. Bass bite should be good with the warmer weather as the fish move up to spawn. Kokanee trolling should be good for 9- to 10-inch fish using dodger/hoochie combos in the top 40 feet.
CAMP FAR WEST - The lake is at 89-percent capacity. The bass fishing was very good with the fish moving into the shallows to spawn. North Shore Resort reported that "Ron" of Folsom caught 46 bass to 2 1/2 pounds in the coves at 8 to 10 feet deep all over the lake on green pumpkin and watermelon Brush Hogs, Sweet Beavers and lizards. Another angler reported catching 2- to 3-pound largemouths on green neon worms in the coves.
COLLINS LAKE - The lake is full. Lincoln Young at Collins Lake Resort reported that a 1000-pound private plant and two net pens were released this past week. Weekly private plants are scheduled until mid-May and pens will be released until the end of April. Trollers and shore anglers were all doing well on rainbows from 1 to 8 pounds this past week. Trollers using Rapalas and spoons caught fish to 8 pounds, while shore anglers scored on trout to 5 3/4 pounds. While some limits of trout were seen this past week, most anglers caught 2 or 3 fish each. Bass fishing was improving with the warmer weather along the east side and at the north end of the lake
ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR - The lake is at 91-percent capacity. Shore anglers and trollers were hitting the lake pretty hard this past week trying to catch some of the big trophy trout released by Skippers Cove Marina. Lisa Rogers received some pictures of a few nice rainbows, but the anglers didn't include info about size or location.
FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR - The Foresthill Ranger Station reported that the road to the south end of the dam had been plowed from Ralston Ridge Rd. The boat ramp was still not accessible. Fishermen could hike down to the dam for a little shore fishing.
HELL HOLE RESERVOIR - The road was reported to be clear to the lake and the boat ramp, but the Georgetown Ranger Station had not yet driven up to the lake to confirm this. 4x4 was still needed last week, and with this snow, it might be more difficult or impossible. Snow level at 6,000 feet.
ROLLINS LAKE - The lake is at 98-percent capacity. Casey Reynolds of Auburn reported that trout fishing was red hot. Shore anglers in Long Ravine were picking up fast limits of 10- to 18-inch rainbows on Power Bait and inflated nightcrawlers. Reynolds said several trout with $10 tags were caught including an 18-inch rainbow he landed this past week. Shore anglers and boaters were doing well on bass casting plastic worms in the coves. A.J. Harris at Long Ravine Resort reported that trollers were doing well on rainbows at the dam with flasher/worm combos.
SCOTT'S FLAT LAKE - The lake is full. Jim Caldwell at the marina reported that trollers were still picking up some nice rainbows using flasher/worm combos from the ramp at Cascade Shores toward the inlet at Hensley.
SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR - The Foresthill Ranger Station reported that the campgrounds will open on April 26, in time for the trout season opener. The roads into the lake and boat ramp were clear. Casey Reynolds of Auburn reported that one friend of his was catching quick limits of rainbows using Power Bait near the boat ramp. Fishing pressure was very light here.
STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR - The lake is full. The Georgetown Ranger Station reported the road to the lake was open to the boat ramp. Trollers were picking up limits of rainbows using flasher/worm combos and Rapalas. The campgrounds will open on April 19 at which time launch fee collection will resume.
THERMOLITO AFTERBAY - The lake was at 132.2-foot elevation at press time - 72-percent capacity. With the water at this level, the bass should be up in the tules, so throw jigs and Senkos in tight for pre-spawn and spawning bass. Don't forget to try cranks and spinnerbaits along the rocky shores down the west side of the lake.
AMADOR LAKE - Debbie Grayson at Lake Amador Store said "the trout bite is still good, but the fish are starting to go down a little deeper." Orange and rainbow Power Bait has been the best fish producer.
CAMANCHE LAKE - Mt. Lassen Trout delivered 600 pounds of trout to the south shore pond and 600 pounds to the north shore ramp. A 1.77-pound crappie on a 'crawler, catfish to 14.26 pounds using chicken livers and herring and trout to 5 pounds using lures and Power Bait. Bass fishermen are using a wide assortment of lures and plastics.
DON PEDRO RESERVOIR - Monte Smith of Gold Country Sportfishing has been catching trout, kokanee and salmon for his clients. He has been trolling at depths from 30 to 40 feet for trout, 60 to 80 for kokanee and down around 100 feet for kings. He has been covering a lot of water trolling around main lake area, Middlebay, Schoolhouse Point, Jenkins Hill to Waterford Bay to Raymus Creek. Bass are on the beds spawning. Rogers Creek arm is good for bank fishermen this time of year using minnows and 'crawlers for bass. Dartheading, splitshotting or drop-shotting minnow, crawdad or shad-patterned plastic is working.
LAKE MCCLURE - "King salmon, trout and kokanee are biting down by the dam," said Jason Mello of A-1 Bait and Tackle in Snelling. There are reports of trout being caught upriver also. The fish are hitting all kinds of lures and spinner or blade/ 'crawler combinations. Bass fishing is wide open from the bank to 30 feet. You can throw everything but the kitchen sink to catch them. Swimbaits and jigs will catch the larger bass.
LAKE MCSWAIN - Dustin Grisson at Lake McSwain Marina "said we had a double trout plant this week." The shore and boat fishermen have been losing a lot of fish right at the bank or boat. The annual Merced Irrigation Trout Derby will be held on April 20th and 21st. There are entry forms available at the marina or at the main office. Entry fees to fish the derby are $12 a person or $28 for the whole family.
NEW HOGAN RESERVOIR - Sierra Sportfishing guide Bruce Hamby has been catching striped bass from 2 to 4 pounds. Bruce said the fish are down around 40 feet and the water in the reservoir is dropping fast and recommends that if you want to catch them to plan your trip within the next couple months. He slow rolls anchovies and shad and keeps a couple other secret methods to himself that he uses to catch the linesides there.
NEW MELONES RESERVOIR - The trout bite has been good for anglers trolling from the surface to 30 feet. Best area has been the main lake near the dam/spillway and Rose Island. Uncle Larry's Spinners and Wedding Rings tipped with a chunk of 'crawler and green or chartreuse lures are good springtime colors for trout. Kokanee are scattered from 20 to 50 feet. The fish are 13 to 14 ounces and very chunky. Try Glitterbugs pink Micro Hoochie or an Anglers Market Kokanee Bites trolled behind a small teardrop dodger. Pink, watermelon, and silver have been good color choices for dodgers. Big bass are still showing up and more of the smaller easy to catch fish too. Jigs, worms, swimbaits, Senkos, Brush Hogs, and lizards. Catfish are biting live minnows, frozen shad, mackerel and anchovies. Crappie are starting to bite using live minnows or red worms fished under a slip-float, with a bobber stop, Beetle Spins or mini jigs on light spinning tackle.
LAKE PARDEE - Bank fishing has been good all week at Rainbow Point, the EBMUD boathouse and Blue Herron Point. Anglers are using chartreuse or rainbow Power Bait (eggs or worms) with garlic and glitter. Pistol Pete's and the latest craze, Mouse (mice) Tails, in addition pink Power Worms on a water bobber have been successful lately. Blue/silver Kastmasters are also hot right after the plant. Trollers continue to concentrate in Columbia Gulch and upriver areas catching fish. The fish are still at 10 to 18 feet falling for 'crawlers or beaded spinning lures with corn behind medium flashers or medium size dodgers in red, blue, and chrome. Bass fishermen are reporting good luck along exposed rock edges all along the shore, at the south end and around the river mouth on white spinnerbaits and drop-shotting plastics.
- Western Outdoor News