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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 13:52:14

A three-month derby is underway and 2,400 pounds of trout were planted Friday and another 2,400 pounds went in Monday. Derby is for tagged fish worth cash and prizes. Best bite is along the dam and near the spillway. Boaters should try the Carson arm where freshwater is entering the lake. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 13:52:43

Three trout plants have gone in since Nov. 11. Most recent was Monday when 1,200 pounds went in to the South Shore Pond and 1,200 pounds along the North Shore. Water temperature is 62 to 64 degrees. Shore anglers using Power Bait or nightcrawlers get fish on the north shore. South Shore Pond is kicking out limits. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-26 13:53:07

Trout fishing remains very good for both shore and boat anglers. Boaters troll with Rapalas or slingblades just under the surface. Shore anglers use a variety of Power Bait near the dam. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:04:52

Bass in the 3 to 4 pound range continue to be caught early and late with white worms or Senkos. Good action is being enjoyed near Fleming Meadows. Lots of 1 pound fish there. Blue Oaks area has been decent, but numbers aren’t as good. Crappie fishing is good near Blue Oaks. White jigs and live minnows do the trick. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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Folsom (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:04:02

There is a 5 mph speed limit throughout the lake. Bass anglers are finding bass on rock piles and humps. Don’t expect size but there are plenty of numbers. No jet skiers, no water skiers. Guide Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474

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McClure (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:33:31

Bass anglers are getting action here. Trout also are being caught, but not at the rate of the largemouth and smallmouth.  Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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McSwain (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 13:53:39

Nightcrawlers, white Power Eggs, gold Kastmasters catch trout near the dam, floating restrooms and along the shore near the Marina. Bite has been good with most anglers getting three to four fish per outing. (209) 378-2534

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New Hogan (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:14:50

Guide Randy Williams last weekend caught more than 50 bass in a half-day using lipless crank baits  and drop-shotting worms. Fish the edge of weedlines right off the shore and find bass in 12 inches of water down to 12 feet. Launch ramp is accessible but no dock in the water as of this report...If you want numbers  this is the place to go before the water temp changes... Randy Williams Fishing Service (530) 957-3053 

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New Melones (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-26 13:56:54

The water temperature continues to cool with the average being 62-66 degrees.  Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is the road leading off the end of the point.  It is a dirt launch without courtesy docks and 4wd is recommended.

Trout:  Good.  Most anglers that are targeting trout have been catching some healthy 2-pound rainbows.  The water temperature continues to drop and the trout are moving toward the surface making them much easier to find and catch.  Once the temperature drops into the mid-50's the fishing will be wide open for both trolling anglers and bank anglers.  The shad are schooling in the main lake and on the outside of the major creek channels.  The trout are feeding heavily on small 1" to 2" shad.  Trolling anglers have been finding most of their luck top-lining a Rapala JSR plug or fishing shad patterned spoons in 10-20' of water. Shore fishing has been slow. Bass: Very Good.  The fall bass bite has been really good for numbers and for big fish as well.  It is not uncommon to catch 30-60 fish in a day.  Most fish are in the 1 to 2-pound range with an occasional 3 to 4-pound fish showing up.  Spooning has been a go to method to catch these fish that are gorging on schools of shad.  Try using a 3/8 to 3/4oz spoon fished alongside submerged tree, outside bends and rock bluffs. Catfish: Very Good.  Just a few more days left in our Fall Catfish Contest.  We have a full field of 50 entries signed up so we can guarantee 1st place will be $250, 2nd place will be $150 and 3rd will get $100.  Plus we will be drawing raffle tickets for a bunch a great prizes.  We have had some recent rain and hope for more in the forecast.  Each year the bigger cats will move up during the rain and feed in areas that have fresh water coming into them.  The fresh water will wash nutrients and insects into the lake. This will attract crawdads and small fish.  The big cats will move up and feed on these smaller creatures.  Try using frozen fish baits fished in shallow water.

Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-26 13:57:16

Bass bite is wide open and bass are concentrated near schools of pond smelt. Crank baits, rip baits, spinner baits and any type of plastic will get action. Traffic is light due to the difficulty to launch. Gravel has been put down at the ramp near the dam. A dock is in place. 4WD is needed. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-05 15:31:04

Lake closed to fishing on Nov. 2. (209) 772-8108

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Tulloch (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-03 21:48:59

It’s slow and the water level is quite low. There is one ramp left. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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