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Sierra Foothills

Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:26:07

Lake is 43 feet down but the launch ramp is usable for one boat at the time. Bass bite is decent. Use a skirted jig off points. Bite has been consistent, even through the middle of the day. Catfish bite has been hit or miss. Water temp is 78 to 82 degrees. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:26:32

Bass bite is fair, especially near the dam. Drop-shotting works best. North Shore primitive campground has been a good spot for catfish. Chicken livers work best. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:27:01

Catfish are making up most of the catch. Cats are all over the shoreline but some are being caught trolling in the middle of the lake. Bass bite is so-so. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:27:29

Night fishing near Blue Meadows and Mocassin Point has been good for those seeking bass. Green Weenie Senkos or chartreuse-tipped Senkos work well. Spinner baits will work during the day. Bass are in the three to four pound range. Catfish bite is very good at Fleming Meadows. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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Folsom (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:27:56

Lake still hasn’t gone to a 5mph speed limit but that could happen any day. Drop shot for bass in 25 to 35 feet of water near submerged rock piles. Surface temps are in the low 80s. Guide Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474

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McClure (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-06-11 19:51:35

South ramp cove is producing a lot of bass. Best action is in the evening with top water lures.  Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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McSwain (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:28:31

Trout bite has been slow. The brush pile has been one of the better spots to catch planted trout. Also worth exploring is near the spillway. (209) 378-2534, 209-378-2521

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New Hogan (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-07-31 18:41:08

Striper bite is tough. Fish are deep and scattered.  (209) 599-2023 Bruce Hamby Sierra Sportfishing

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New Melones (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:29:23

The lake is 85' lower than it was at this time last year.  The water is stained in most of the lake. There are mud lines forming near the shore throughout the day, especially on windy days and days with a lot of boating traffic. The average water temperature is 76-82 degrees.  Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is open, and there are no plans to close it. There will be some transition periods between launches where launching will be limited to one or two lanes.


Trout: Fair.  There have been a few reports of trout being caught in the main lake by the Dam, spillway, and near the 49 bridge.  The trout are hanging around the old river channel in deeper/cooler water.  The shad are starting to school up near the mouths of major creek channels.  The intersection where a major creek channels meets the old river channel is great area to target the trout.  Night fishing anglers are still catching a few limits of chunky 2-pound plus rainbows while fishing under a submersible light.  Try using night crawlers and Power Bait to target these quality fish. Kokanee: Okay. The fish have been a little harder to find, but the anglers that are targeting them are still catching a few limits. The fish have moved to deeper water.  Try trolling in 70-100' of water to find the schools of kokanee.  The fish are schooling on the main lake near the dam, the spillway, Glory Hole Point and Rose Island.  It's a good idea to try heading up the main river channel in hopes of intercepting the schools that have started to migrate.  The kokanee are getting more aggressive each day, and are starting to lose their scales as they get ready to spawn.  Try using a bladed hoochie behind a sling blade or dodger.  Some anglers run two sling blades in tandem, or run a hoochie through and directly behind an Apex to increase the overall size of the presentation for these more aggressive pre-spawn fish.  Don't forget to add scent to your presentation and tip your hooks with dyed and scented shoepeg corn.   


Bass:   The bass are in a late summer/early fall pattern.  The shad are starting to school up in the deep water and the bass are hunting them in wolf packs.  Many trout anglers that are trolling over deep water with shad patterned spoons are catching chunky 2-pound spotted. This can be tricky to target these fish with a traditional chunk and wind method.  Crank baits and jerk baits are both a good choice to use when targeting these fish.  Also, now is a good time to have a spoon tied on to fish vertically below the boat when fish appear on the graph. Catfish bite is very good.   Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333, (209) 586-2383    

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:29:46

Mornings and evenings are the best times. Top water works well then. Drop-shotting RoboWorms works during the day. A gravel launch ramp is being prepared and will be ready next week. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990   

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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:30:07

Fishing has dropped from slow to glacial. Water temperature is in the 80s. (209) 772-8108

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Tulloch (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-05-14 16:50:36

Shore anglers get trout with salmon eggs in the inlet area. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011 Guide Monte Smith (209) 848-2746

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