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Sierra Foothills

Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-20 21:38:08

Bass are in the top 20 feet and crank baits, rip baits and Senkos will get bass off main lake points. Bluegill are near any structure. Water temperature is between 78 and 82 degrees. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-20 21:38:43

Catfish are being caught along the north shore. Kokanee are being caught near the dam. Don't expect great fishing for the kokes. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-20 21:39:07

Catfish bite is good, it’s slow for everything else. The rental dock, island and the dam are best spots. Nightcrawlers, chicken livers, hot dogs and Power Bait get cats in the 2 to 4 pounds. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:42:52

Large minnows will get bass near Fleming Meadows, 49er Cove and Mocassin. Bass in the 2 to 3 pound range are being caught amidst a lot of smaller fish. Action comes early or late. Nothing during the day. Trout are very deep. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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Folsom (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:43:16

Lake is dropping two feet per week. Lake soon will go to a five mile zone throughout. Drop-shot bite is very good on off-shore rock piles. Use anything that looks like a shad. The main body hold most of the bass. 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 2014-08-20 21:39:35

Two trout plants totaling 1,500 pounds went in Wednesday. Expect the top spots to be between the floating restroom and the dam and the access dock. Use Mice Tails with chartreuse Power Bait from the shore. Trollers have to go 20 feet deep. (209) 378-2534

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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 2014-08-20 21:40:02

Trout: Fair.  The best bite has been for the night fishing anglers.  They have been catching some nice rainbows while fishing under a submersible light.  Try fishing near deeper/cooler water in the main lake.  Most anglers have their best luck dropping nightcrawlers, Power Bait or live minnows below the light.  If there is no sign of bait within a couple hours, pull anchor and relocate.  You might have to try fishing a few areas to find a school of feeding fish.  Trolling anglers have been catching a few fish trolling from 40-60' over deep water. 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. Darker colors work best in deeper water and pink is always a good choice. Bass:  Fair.  The bass are in a summer pattern where they will move shallow at night and in the morning for a short period of time to feed.  Then they will head back to cool water for the hot hours of the day.  First thing in the morning try using reaction type baits.  Flukes, spinnerbaits and square billed crankbaits have been working. Once the sun comes up try switching to slower moving baits.  Try dragging a Carolina Rig near deep water or, shaking a Texas Rig near some wood.  The shad have been schooled up and are in deep water.  If you can locate the shad there should be some bass nearby.  Try using a jigging spoon to target fish that are feeding on deep water baitfish. Catfish: Good.  This is a good time of the year to target the catfish.  The lake is really nice in the evenings and through the night and this is when the big cats come to the shoreline and search for food.  Try using shad, anchovies and nightcrawlers for bait.  Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-20 21:40:22

Bidwell Ramp closes Wednesday. The only open launch ramp is at the spillway on a gravel ramp. Best bite is for catfish at Bidwell Marina, Lime Saddle and the north and middle forks where water enters the lake. Average is two to four pounds. Bass are scattered from the surface to 40 feet deep. Plastics are the best way to go. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-20 21:40:42

Very little action here. Kokanee action is best upriver near Deer Island down 80 to 100 feet. Flourescent orange and chrome Apexes work best. Bass bite is slow. (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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