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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:03:01

Trout bite is best near the dam with Power Bait, nightcrawlers, Rapalas. Bass bite is starting to slow. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:04:03

Bass bite is fair up-river and in the shallows near Hat Island. First trout plant of the season has helped. Best bite is in the South Shore Pond. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:04:27

Weekend anglers enjoyed a solid trout bite. Trollers use worms/flashers 20 feet deep near the dam. Shore anglers catch trout at the rental dock or the dam. Lake was planted Thursday. 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 2014-11-19 19:05:22

Trout fishing is solid for those trolling near the Brush Pile and the floating restrooms. Most get three to five fish. Gold Kastmasters have been solid producers. White Power Eggs also are productive. A trout plant is planned for next week. (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 2014-11-19 19:05:53

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.  Anglers that are targeting trout have been bringing in limits of healthy 2-pound trout.  The water temperature continues to drop and the trout are moving toward the surface making them much easier to catch.  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.  Needlefish and Excel spoons are always a good choice for fall fishing.  The erratic wobble of a spoon will look like a wounded or fleeing shad and will trigger strikes from nearby fish. For those who do not have downriggers, try using leadcore line or a diving plane to access the depth the fish are holding.   Bank fishing anglers are starting to catch a few fish but it has been pretty slow.  It would not be a bad idea to fan cast a ¼ oz Kastmaster for roaming fish.  Also, try floating a ball of rainbow or chartreuse Power Bait with a long leader off of the bottom.  

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.  Another way to catch a bunch of fish is with a shad patterned worm fished on a drop-shot rig. Catfish: Very Good. -SIGN UP FOR OUR NOVEMBER CATFISH CONTEST- We are just half way through our Catfish Contest and have seen some heavy fish already.  With the rain in the forecast we are anticipating weighing in some giants.  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.  Shad, anchovy and sardine are all good choices. 

Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:06:12

Bass fishing remains excellent. There’s a good reaction bite going on in the South Fork. Anglers can use whatever they want, bass are very aggressive. Most bass weigh one pound. A 4WD is required to launch at the primitive ramp near the dam. There is no other access. 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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