Here are the best places to fish in the Sacramento region, Northern California and beyond for the week of July 6, 2015.
▪ AMERICAN RIVER
King salmon have begun to show up at the mouth of the American at Discovery Park. The river opens July 16. Shad fishing has slowed.
▪ FEATHER RIVER
An increase in flows from 1,000 cfs to 3,000 cfs has sparked another striper bite. Fishing has been best near Boyd’s Pump, with cut anchovies working best. Salmon season opens July 16.
▪ SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff to Colusa
Salmon have been reported throughout the section of river, which opens to king fishing July 16. The river will open as scheduled, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. A few stripers are being caught. Shad fishing has slowed.
▪ SACRAMENTO RIVER, Knight’s Landing to Colusa
Some stripers are still being caught as small schools of fish move through the river. Anglers are using cut bait. Salmon season opens July 16.
▪ SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento
Fishing pressure has dropped in the deepwater channel at the Port of Sacramento. Crappie fishing is very good in the sloughs and ditches near Sacramento for anglers using small minnows and wax worms.
▪ DELTA REGION: Sacramento River
Shad action is all but over in the upper Delta, but a late run made its way into the American River. Smallmouth bass are still in the upper river along the rocky structure, and crankbaits, live minnows, or wacky-rigged Senkos are effective. Sturgeon fishermen are scarce, but a few diamondbacks are holding in lower Suisun Bay. An early run of striped bass is anticipated, but most stripers are found along the Benicia shoreline. The river salmon season starts in a few weeks on July 16.
▪ DELTA REGION: San Joaquin River
Largemouth bass remained tops in the San Joaquin system, and the bass are loading up on buzzbaits or topwater lures in the early mornings along with punching Missle’s D-Bombs under grassy mats. Moving current is the key to bass fishing. Numbers can be taken on Havoc Flat Dogs on a Zappu head just outside of the weed line. Striped bass fishing is best in the Antioch area with 5 to 10 keepers to 30 inches taken on a daily basis from the Antioch Fishing Pier. Jumbo red worms or wax worms are working for panfish in Whiskey Slough, Bacon Island Road, Holland Tract, Orwood Marina, Clifton Court Forebay, and off of Eight Mile Road. Crappie action is best off of Eight Mile Road with live minnows. Fresh and frozen shad are unavailable at the present time.
NORTH COAST RIVERS
▪ ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Oregon
Chinook salmon are being caught every day in the Rogue Bay. There have been anywhere from 20 to 30 boats trolling the bay and they’re getting about a fish a boat. With no snowpack in the mountains, the bay water will be warmer. Guide Bill Divens of Salmon King Lodge is now fishing the Rogue Bay and said, “ Historically low flows from Lost Creek Reservoir allowed the Rogue River to reach the upper 70's this past week, effectively stopping upstream salmon migration. We expect warm temperatures through the rest of the summer. What does that mean? The Rogue Bay fished well over the past week with a mix of late spring and early fall king salmon. Absent a highly unlikely July or August rain event, expect the Rogue Bay to hold salmon and be quite productive well into early September. Salmon fishing was good in the Rogue Bay last week, with a mix of late springers and early fall fish. Water temperatures near Agness were in the mid-70-degree range all week, and hit 80 degrees on Sunday, forcing the salmon to remain in the cooler water of the bay, where anglers are trolling anchovies with green spinner blades.”
▪ UMPQUA RIVER, Roseburg, Oregon
Extreme heat and emergency regulation changes for the river have kept fishing activity near Roseburg way down. Shad fishing is a done deal, but the smallmouth bass fishing is great, according to WON Field Reporter Curtis Palmer of River Secrets Guide Service. New regulations are in effect on the Umpqua from the end of the jetties to the confluence of the north and south Forks of the Umpqua: Spring Chinook is open Feb. 1 – June 30, 2015. Harvest limit is two adult wild Chinook per day, five per year. Fall Chinook opens July 1 – Dec. 31, 2015. Harvest limit is two adult wild Chinook per day, 20 per year in combination with all other salmon or steelhead marked on anglers tags. From the Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp, June 23-Oct. 1, fishing is prohibited within 200 feet of all tributaries, including no angling in tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream.
▪ UMPQUA RIVER, North Fork, Glide, Oregon
Spring Chinook season has come to a close on the North Umpqua River. There were only a few summer steelhead caught this week in the Swift Water Park area of the river and those were the only steelhead Guide Curtis Palmer of River Secrets heard about. “Not many anglers on the water this last week with the 4th of July being on Saturday,” he said. “We will have to see how the steelhead season goes week by week. Most likely the majority of these fish will hold up near creeks in the main river for extended periods of time with the very warm water that we have this year.”
▪ KLAMATH RIVER, Iron Gate
The salmon fly hatch has tapered off and trout and steelhead fishing has slowed. Flows Sunday at Iron Gate Dam were 896 cfs.
▪ KLAMATH RIVER, Happy Camp
Fishing has slowed for trout and steelhead. Flows at Seiad Valley were 969 cfs on Sunday.
▪ KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen
A few steelhead are being caught in lower river riffles, while a handful of salmon also have been caught near the mouth. Flows on Sunday at Terwer were 2,490 cfs. The water temperature was up to 74 degrees on Sunday. The Blue Creek section is now closed until Sept. 14.
▪ TRINITY RIVER
Spring salmon fishing has been fair. The river is now at summertime levels. Salmon have been showing up in the nets near Hoopa.
NORTH COAST LAKES
▪ CLEAR LAKE
The bass bite improved some and topwater, plastics and even some jigs did the trick. But there are still a lot of small fish to sort through. If you’re bringing the kids try the crappie bite. And if you’re camping try some nighttime catfishing.
▪ LAKE BERRYESSA
The good topwater bite continues for bassers getting out early or staying late. Best bet has been throwing Zara Spooks, Lunker Punkers or poppers around main body points with nearby grass for both smallmouth and largemouth bass. Smallmouth from 1-3 pounds and largemouth to 5 pounds are being brought to the net. Once the sun comes up its best to fish the deeper points in the narrows with a wacky Senko, jig or drop-shot in 20-35 feet of water. Plenty of action throughout the day, a trip during the week is recommended. The trout bite slowed a little with the release of a lot of water. You can see the fish on the locator but slow fishing. Look for it to pick up after the full moon.
▪ LAKE MENDOCINO
Smallies in the 1- to 2-pound range are smashing G-Splash poppers around main lake points before the sun comes up. After that grab your drop-shot rod with 4-inch Roboworms in Oxblood or Aaron's Magic and repeat in the evening.
▪ LAKE SONOMA
From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. there has been a steady bite for most when either slow rolling a black/black spinnerbait or pitching black/blue Brush Hogs for bass in and around structure in the 5- to 15-foot water range.
▪ LAKE ALMANOR
The trout have moved deeper and the bite is first thing in the morning. Bass fishing has been good all over the lake. Fishing was outstanding early in the week using 6-inch Texas rigged worms in 15 to 20 feet. Topwater action was also fair early and late.
▪ BAUM LAKE
Fishing should be good here all summer but, go early if you want to use dry flies, as the hatches dry up once the sun hits the water.
▪ EAGLE LAKE
Both trolling and baitfishing worked equally as well. Troll in 50 to 60 feet of water with five colors of lead core. Or anchor in 50 feet of water with a threaded nightcrawler down 25 to 30 feet.
▪ FALL RIVER
With the Hex Hatch going strong, so has the fishing. But be on the water early for the surface action.
▪ UPPER HAT CREEK
Fishing is at its best here early before the sun gets high in the sky and then right at sunset, as there are a variety of hatches going off. Hat Creek is a good spot to throw dry flies all morning.
▪ MANZANITA LAKE
Fish the shoreline and structure for better action early and late when hatches are going off. The callibaetis and damsel flies are coming off daily.
▪ McCLOUD RIVER
The fishing here has been good, but it has been hot, so go early or later in the day, since that’s when the hatches happen anyway.
▪ PIT RIVER
Fish early and then fish the shade pockets mid-day. The evening bite has been fair.
▪ SHASTA LAKE
Remember to fish early and late, as there is a lot of traffic out there now. Rainbow trout are being caught all around the lake and salmon are being taken around Hertz Bay in the McCloud arm. Spotted and smallmouth bass fishing has been off the hook.
▪ FOLSOM LAKE
Spotted and smallmouth bass are suspending off the points in 20 to 30 feet of water. Anglers using drop-shot rigs are doing well in the mornings. Trout and salmon fishing was hit and miss last week.
▪ RANCHO SECO LAKE
Bass and trout fishing is slow.
▪ SACRAMENTO RIVER, Dunsmuir
The city of Dunsmuir has stocked hundreds of 14- to 22-inch rainbows. Trout fishing is very good from Dunsmuir to Shasta Lake, where numerous hatches have sparked good nymph and dry fly action. Gear anglers also are catching fish. Check out the regulations for gear restrictions.
▪ SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding to Red Bluff
The river is closed to all fishing between Keswick Dam and the Highway 44 bridge from April 27 to July 31. Trout fishing has been good below the Highway 44 bridge, although the river stretch between the bridge and Anderson is crowded. Egg patterns are working best. Salmon season opens July 16 below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam and Aug. 1 above it.
▪ BOCA LAKE
The lake is at 13-percent capacity. Work the deepest water you can find to get away from the warmer surface layer—a small boat in the middle of the lake would be a good choice.
▪ CAPLES LAKE
The lake is at 95-percent capacity and is scheduled for a DFW trout plant this week. Caples Lake Resort reported fishing was slow this past week, so the plant should help both trollers and shore anglers.
▪ CARSON RIVER (East, West)
The West Carson was stocked by the DFW and Alpine County stocked the East Carson--both this past week. Thunderstorms and rain this past week muddied up the East Carson slowing the fishing, though the West Carson flows were up due to releases from Red Lake. Fishing will improve as the river clears.
▪ DAVIS LAKE
The lake is at 52-percent capacity. Ed Dillard at Dillard Guided Fishing reported trollers were only picking up 1 or 2 rainbows using a No. 1 Dick Nite at 20 to 25 feet deep in the channel between the island and the dam or honker and the dam. Shore fishermen were faring better at Mallard Point if they could cast 40 yards offshore into deeper water using a small ball of floating dough bait on a size 16 treble. Flyfishing was sporadic depending on the whims of the damsel and Hex hatches.
▪ DONNER LAKE
The lake is at 70-percent capacity. The kokanee were hitting at the south side, west end and over the hump between China Cove and Loch Leven at 50 to 80 feet deep. Look for the macks under the kokes at 80 to 100 feet deep and use a No. 3 Needlefish.
▪ FEATHER RIVER CANYON
The North Fork Feather at Belden is scheduled for a DFW trout plant this week. Mike Hanson at Caribou Crossroads Resort reported anglers were still catching good numbers of previously planted rainbows on worms, salmon eggs, and crickets.
▪ FRENCHMAN LAKE
The lake is at 31-percent capacity. Shirley Wiggins at Wiggins Trading Post reported trout fishing was slow with the heat and hoards of holiday weekend swimmers and sunbathers.
▪ GOLD LAKES BASIN
Gold Lake was stocked by the DFW this past week. Mark Tieslau at Mountain Hardware and Sports in Blairsden reported the mack bite at Gold lake was slow, but trollers were picking up easy limits of planter rainbows on flasher/worms at 10 to 12 feet deep on the west end of the lake. Lower Sardine and Upper Salmon were fishing well for shore anglers and trollers.
▪ ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR
The lake is at 81-percent capacity. Trolling should be good for planter rainbows at 20 to 25 feet deep.
▪ INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR
Small boaters getting out to the deep water in front of the dam were doing well drifting worms and casting spoons in the early morning.
▪ JACKSON MEADOW RESERVOIR
The lake is at 70.9-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFW trout plant this week. Brett Brady at Bare Bones Guide Service reported good action out from the Pass Creek ramp for 8- to 12-inch planter rainbows using a toplined Apex. 15- to 20-inch holdover trout were hitting near the bottom in 35 to 45 feet of water in the Yuba River channel on the south end of the lake.
▪ JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park)
The lake is at 81-percent capacity and was stocked by the DFW this past week. Denise Cole at Sly Park Resort reported heavy holiday crowds fishing at the dam for rainbows using worms and floating dough bait.
▪ LAKE TAHOE
Chuck Self at Chuck’s Charter Fishing reported that the heavy holiday weekend recreational boat traffic slowed the mack bite and he was scratching for near limits of 2- to 7 1/2-pound fish trolling from Tahoe City to Crystal Bay Point at 140 to 250 feet deep. Mike Nielsen at Tahoe Topliners Sportfishing reported doing well jigging for 2- to 4-pound macks at 140 to 180 feet deep. There was some sporadic kokanee action in the SW corner of the lake at 25 to 45 feet deep, but the heavy weekend boat traffic shut off the bite. Zach Gordon at Tahoe Sportfishing reported having to run to Dollar Point for limits of 4- to 6-pound macks bouncing live bait off the bottom at 130 to 170 feet deep. Kokanee action was too sporadic to pursue.
▪ LOON LAKE
The lake is at 52-percent capacity and is scheduled for a DFW trout plant this week. The campgrounds were open but road construction could impact access. Thunderstorms were common all this past week in the higher elevations.
▪ PROSSER LAKE
The lake is at 26.2-percent capacity. The cooler water in the deeper sections of the lake would be a good place to search for rainbows. Smallmouth bass were scattered on the rocky banks.
▪ PYRAMID LAKE
The trout season closed on July 1 and reopens on October 1. Fishing for Sacramento perch is open. Trout caught incidental to perch fishing must be released.
▪ RED LAKE
Water was being released into the West Carson and fishing was slow.
▪ SILVER LAKE
The lake is at 91.5-percent capacity. After the recent DFW plant, fishing should have improved, but it was tough by the last report.
▪ STAMPEDE RESERVOIR
The lake is at 16-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFW trout plant this week. The kokanee action was still good around the island to the dam using dodger/hoochies at 35 to 50 feet deep.
▪ TOPAZ LAKE
Lot of recreational boat and watercraft traffic but few fishermen.
▪ TRUCKEE RIVER
Leave this river alone for the rest of the summer—the flows are too low and the water too warm.
▪ UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR
The lake is at 75-percent capacity. Thunderstorms all this past week slowed the fishing pressure and no reports were available.
▪ WEST WALKER RIVER
The Little Walker and West Walker at Pickel Meadows and the Canyon were stocked by the DFW this past week and scheduled for more DFW plants this week. Rain for the last 8 days had the river running muddy and fishing was slow. The Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce stocked 400 pounds of rainbows to 7 pounds this pastFriday and with the muddy conditions over the holiday weekend, few were caught. When the river clears, fishing should be incredible!! The “How Big is Big” Fishing Derby opened July 1 and runs until July 31. Top fish weighed so far at the Walker General Store, the official weigh station, was a 6-pound 6-ounce rainbow caught by Jim Hallieb of Auburn.
Berkeley boats spread out and caught bass and halibut and sometimes lingcod and rockfish. Other boats went out the Gate in search of salmon and found good success with 1 to 1.5 fish per rod. Happy Hooker and California Dawn posted steady limits of striped bass and then caught halibut, lingcod and rockfish.
▪ BODEGA BAY/LAWSON’S LANDING
A 49-pound white seabass and a 33 pounder were caught by boaters near Lawson’s Landing, where striped bass were also taken in decent numbers in the surf zone. Inside Tomales Bay, halibut continued to bite, especially near Hogg Island. Out of Bodega Bay, rockfish and lingcod were the targets and sack weights averaged an enviable 50 pounds.
C-Gull II and New Seeker went after salmon and caught them up to 28 pounds. Fish counts generally ranged from 1 to 1.5 salmon per angler. Sea Wolf, New Huck Finn, Tiger Fish and New Salmon Queen went after rockfish and lingcod and finished with striped bass. Dr. Lee from San Francisco caught a 20-pound lingcod followed by a 30-pound halibut on Sea Wolf.
▪ EUREKA/SHELTER COVE
Salmon busted wide open and plenty of limits were caught off of both Eureka and Shelter Cove. The top-producing hotspot was Eel River Canyon, where Scrimshaw, Shellback and other party/charter boats got into them deep on the downriggers. Pacific halibut bit fairly well, with 7 caught out of Eureka. Cape Mendocino provided dependable limits of lingcod and good counts of rockfish.
▪ FORT BRAGG
A 24-pound lingcod came aboard Telstar while fishing below Point Cabrillo Lighthouse where numerous lingcod and limits of rockfish were taken. Salmon were scarce, though one was caught locally aboard Sea Hawk. Salmon showed in numbers as close as Novarro (25 miles to the south), so FB locals are hopeful.
▪ HALF MOON BAY/PACIFICA
Salmon moved in close… just a quarter mile off of Pacifica and one was seen chasing bait inside Pillar Point Harbor. Halibut were just beginning to come to life for the season. Striped bass seemed like they were everywhere and biting aggressively. Rockfish and lingcod bit enthusiastically for Huli Cat, New Capt. Pete, Queen of Hearts and Riptide.
▪ SAN FRANCISCO
Bass Tub scored quick limits on bass in the Central Bay, then rounded out the day with halibut. Salmon boats, Wacky Jacky and Lovely Martha found continued success on salmon to the 20s from Muir Beach to Duxbury.
▪ LAKE AMADOR
Catfish are the story of the summer as there have been a number of huge catfish taken from the banks including an 18.59 pounder on a gold Kastmaster from the corner of the dam. There are still holdover rainbows in the lake, but the triple-digit temperatures are keeping the rainbows hunkered towards the coolest water at the bottom of the lake. Fishing fees have been dropped to $5 for the summer, but the use fee remains at $10 with a launch fee at $5. Trout stocking will resume in October when the water temperature is cool enough to sustain plants.
▪ LAKE CAMANCHE
A fish kill occurred in the isolated Rabbit Creek arm of the lake as the water level has dropped below the connecting culvert. Largemouth bass and catfish are the top species in the warm water conditions. The fish are concentrated in a smaller pool of water, making for ideal conditions for the taking. Drop-shot plastics or Senkos are the key for bass. Chicken livers or nightcrawlers are best for the whiskerfish. Night fishing under lights is a good option, but boats must stay anchored in the same spot throughout the evening and possess a Port-A-Potty on board. Both the North and South Shore Launch Ramps are open.
▪ DON PEDRO
The lake continues to steadily release water, and patience is required to launch a boat from the one-lane ramp at Fleming Meadows. Bass fishing remained best with live minnows from the bank, and large minnows have re-emerged in area bait shops. Recreational boaters dominated the lake during the holiday weekend, but kokanee are still available at depths to 80 feet with micro-hoochies in pink, orange, blue, or green behind a small dodger. King salmon are holding along with the kokanee schools.
▪ LAKE MCCLURE
The South Barrett Cove launch ramp has closed, as the water level has dropped to 12% of capacity. The North Barrett Cove ramp is still operational with no time restrictions. The ramp requires a long walk back to the parking lot unless you arrive early. Bass fishing remained excellent with live minnows from the banks. Information on the launch ramp is available at (855) 222-5253.
▪ LAKE MCSWAIN
The McSwain Marina is now closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The water temperature of the lake remained at 72 degrees, and a number of spotted bass have entered the lake from upstream McClure. There are as many bass as trout landed, as trollers are working as deep as 35 feet. There will be no future plants for the summer, and a decision for future plants will be reviewed in August based upon the water temperatures.
▪ NEW MELONES
Catfish are the top species in the lake, and frozen shad, mackerel, or sardines on a weightless presentation are working extremely well for large whiskerfish as the cats have invaded the shallows. Kokanee improved a bit, as the fish have concentrated in the deepest portions of the lake from the dam to the spillway. Trout are also as deep as 70 feet in the main lake. Bass fishing remained outstanding with 1/2 -ounce jigs at 35 to 45 feet, as the fish have also moved out into deeper water. The launch ramp is limited to the dirt ramp at Glory Hole Point, and a 4WD tow vehicle in essential.
▪ NEW HOGAN
The lake is experiencing minimal fishing pressure, but trollers in the know are finding good action with frozen shad or anchovies on a harness rig. The lake is productive for some, and a major struggle for others. The lake has dropped to 15% of capacity, but launching a boat is still possible.
▪ LAKE PARDEE
The lake closes early for the season this Friday due to a major reconstruction of the RV Park over the remainder of the summer. Kokanee action was solid during the final week of the season with the fish holding at depths to 90 feet in the main lake. Small hoochies behind a teardrop dodger have been the best presentation for the kokanee ranging from 11 to 14 inches. Catfishing came on strong at the end of the season with nightcrawlers or chicken livers from the lake’s coves.
▪ LAKE TULLOCH
Plans have been announced to drain the lake in September to meet agricultural and environmental obligations, but it appears that the lake will be open for the summer months.
▪ AMERICAN RIVER
Tom Lanini of Davis hiked down to Italian Bar on the North Fork and caught lots of 9- to 12-inch rainbows on Mepps spinners in the deeper pools.
▪ BULLARDS BAR
The lake is at 55-percent capacity. Emerald Cove Marina and Brett Brady at Bare Bones Guide Service both reported good action on 12-inch kokanee using dodger/spinners at the dam. The boat ramp at Emerald Cove could close by mid-July leaving the ramp at Dark Day as the only usable launch site.
▪ CAMP FAR WEST
The lake is at 60-percent capacity. With the hot weather and heavy recreational boat traffic, the fishing slowed to a crawl.
▪ COLLINS LAKE
The lake is 38 feet from full. Trout fishing was slow, but bass and catfish action was pretty good. Catfish to 5 1/2 pounds and bass to 2 1/4 pounds were checked in at the store this past week. Night fishing off the docks and the dam was productive.
▪ ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR
The lake is at 94-percent capacity. Trout fishing was good up past the North Yuba-South Yuba confluence at Missouri Bar, according to Lisa Rogers at Skippers Cove Marina.
▪ FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR
The lake is at 40.8-percent capacity. Launching conditions were questionable—call the Foresthill Ranger Station, M-F, at (530) 367-2224 for the latest info. The campgrounds were all open with working water systems. The Tahoe National Forest is on full fire restrictions with no open fires, camp fires, or charcoal fires allowed even with a valid Campfire Permit. Check with the USFS for all the fire restriction requirements.
▪ FULLER LAKE
The lake was stocked by the DFW this past week.
▪ HELL HOLE RESERVOIR
The lake is at 46.7-percent capacity. The Georgetown Ranger Station reported that boat launching was restricted to small aluminum boats only and 4-wheel drive was strongly advised. The hot weather slowed the trout and kokanee bites. The El Dorado National Forest is in full fire restriction with no open fires, campfires, or charcoal fires allowed.
▪ LAKE OROVILLE
The lake is at 39-percent capacity—down 6 feet this past week!!! Guide Ron Gandolfi reported weekend recreational boat traffic had the lake all stirred up and fishing was tough. Earlier in the week, 40 to 50 fish days were possible throwing topwater in the early morning and late afternoon. During the day tubes were the best bet at 15 to 25 feet deep on steep walls, points, and big rock banks. Brett Brady at Bare Bones Guide Service reported king salmon trolling was still good for limits of 2- to 4-pound fish using dodger/white hoochies at 40 to 60 feet deep in front of the dam between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m.—get out EARLY!! Boat launching at Lime Saddle will probably close by the weekend. Launching will be open at the Spillway with a long walk to the parking lot, or Bidwell Marina.
▪ ROLLINS LAKE
The lake is at 94-percent capacity and was stocked by the DFW this past week. The Greenhorn Resort store reported bass fishing was good.
▪ SCOTT’S FLAT LAKE
The lake is at 57.6-percent capacity. Mike Dowd at the Scott’s Flat Marina reported fishing was slow with the heavy holiday weekend traffic.
▪ SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR
The Foresthill Ranger Station reported the lake was low and fishing was slow with the heat.
▪ STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR
The Georgetown Ranger Station reported work was progressing on the campgrounds and new picnic tables were delivered this past weekend. The campground should open before the end of July. Fishing was slow.
▪ THERMOLITO AFTERBAY
The lake was at 135.4-foot elevation at press time—91.8-percent capacity. Bruce Gibson at the Paradise Tackle Company reported bass fishing was good for fish to 5 pounds on a variety of baits and techniques. There was a good topwater bite in the very early morning before the sun rises along rock banks using Spooks and Pop-R’s. Most fish were relating to the channel drop-offs and weed beds and hitting Senkos and jigs. Some crankbait fish were being caught on the riprap banks behind the weed beds.
– Western Outdoor News