Fishing Line

Fishing Line: Week of Aug. 18, 2014

TOP PICKS

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff

FEATHER RIVER


DELTA REGION: SACRAMENTO RIVER side

SAN FRANCISCO — Argo Bass Tub Wacky Jacky

NORTH COAST RIVERS

ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Oregon WON

ROGUE RIVER, Grant’s Pass, Oregon

UMPQUA RIVER, Winchester Bay, Oregon

TRINITY/KLAMATH RIVERS

KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen

TRINITY RIVER, Willow Creek

TRINITY RIVER, Junction City

NORTH COAST LAKES

CLEAR LAKE

LAKE BERRYESSA

• LAKE SONOMA - Locate where in the water column the bass are and target outside trees on the main lake channel bends for your best luck.

NORTHEASTERN AREA

LAKE ALMANOR

BAUM LAKE

EAGLE LAKE

FALL RIVER

UPPER HAT CREEK

McCLOUD RIVER

PIT RIVER

SHASTA LAKE

•  WHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR - The lake and ramps are in great shape and there is nobody here. Kokanee fishing has also been great with fish averaging 14 inches and still growing. Troll at 40 to 60 feet with a pink Apex behind a Sling Blade in the channel at the bridge or try an Uncle Larry’s spinner with pink and white beads tipped with Toupee corn. You have to keep the hooks tipped with corn.

NORCAL SALTWATER

BERKELEY Happy Hooker and Jilly Sea California Dawn

BODEGA BAY/DILLON BEACH

EMERYVILLE Sundance Wet Spot

EUREKA Scrimshaw

FORT BRAGG

HALF MOON BAY Queen of Hearts Huli Cat

SIERRA LAKES/RIVERS

BOCA LAKE

CAPLES LAKE

CARSON RIVER (East, West)

DAVIS LAKE

DONNER LAKE

FEATHER RIVER CANYON

FRENCHMAN LAKE

GOLD LAKES BASIN

ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR

INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR

JACKSON MEADOW RESERVOIR

JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park)

LAKE TAHOE

LOON LAKE

PROSSER LAKE

RED LAKE

SILVER LAKE

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR

TRUCKEE RIVER

UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR

WEST WALKER RIVER

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

AMERICAN RIVER

FOLSOM LAKE

RANCHO SECO LAKE

• SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento - Salmon fishing continued to be very slow from Sacramento up to Chico as pods of fish scooted through the warm water without holding. Some salmon were being caught jigging around Freeport. Catfish have been one of the better bets in the Deep Water Channel, at Lisbon Slough, Verona, and the 113 Bridge. Striped bass are being caught at Miller Park and the Deep Water Channel.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Tisdale

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding

YUBA RIVER

MOTHER LODE LAKES

AMADOR LAKE

CAMANCHE LAKE

DON PEDRO RESERVOIR

LAKE McCLURE

LAKE McSWAIN

NEW MELONES RESERVOIR

LAKE PARDEE

NORTHERN FOOTHILLS

AMERICAN RIVER

BULLARDS BAR

CAMP FAR WEST

COLLINS LAKE

ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR

FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR

HELL HOLE RESERVOIR

LAKE OROVILLE

ROLLINS LAKE

SCOTT’S FLAT LAKE

SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR

STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR

THERMOLITO AFTERBAY

DELTA REGION

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER sideSmall striped bass continued to be the primarily result of soaking fresh or frozen shad, sardines, or anchovies, and the best quality of lineside is taken on live bait in the deeper water sections of the San Joaquin. Live mudsuckers are the top choice for the larger grade of linesides, and Gotcha Bait in Antioch continued to be one of the only shops with a solid supply of mudsuckers. Fresh shad has been available in Stockton area bait shops, but the bait fish remained small and seem to be stagnant in their growth. Crappie are starting to appear near Bethel Island with live minnows while bluegill remained plentiful with jumbo red worms or waxworms. Frozen or fresh clams, chicken livers, or dip baits have been the top baits for catfish in the Stockton and Tracy regions. Largemouth bass fishing remained excellent with topwater lures, crankbaits or buzzbaits on the reaction bite while plastics on the drop shot continued to produce numbers.

– Western Outdoor News

www.wonews.com

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