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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:14:16

The first trout plant of the season is going in this Thursday. A plant of 5,000 pounds weighing between 1 to 12 pounds will go in. Water temperature is 70 degrees. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:14:39

Catfish make up most of the catches. There is bass action upriver. Still too warm for trout. Trout plants are forecasted for mid-November. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166


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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:15:12

Trout season is underway. Lake was planted last week and a weekend derby was a success. Biggest trout caught was 5.87 pounds. Trout will be planted next week and every other week until after Thanksgiving. Each plant will be around 1,800 pounds and half will be trophy sized.1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:11:28

Best fishing is when it’s dark. Top water lures like Whopper Ploppers are getting lots of action. Spooks also are producing fish. Blue Oaks continues to be a good spot. Coves near Rogers Creek also hold bass. Bass in the 6 to 7 pound range are being caught. Most are 3 to 5 pounds. 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 2014-10-01 20:37:25

McClure has one ramp open – the south ramp of Barrett’s Cove. Fishing is spotty. Water is low, fish are stressed and moving to wherever they can find cool water with oxygen.  Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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McSwain (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:15:41

Bank anglers are getting trout from the access dock, near the lagoon and near the marina. Trollers are doing well pulling flashers/nightcrawlers or pink Mice Tails.  (209) 378-2534, 209-378-2521

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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 2014-10-22 20:20:50

The water is starting to clear up due to stable and rising water. The average water temperature is 72-76 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: Slow.  The nights are cooling off and the surface temperature continues to drop, which will encourage the trout to move toward the surface.  The large rainbows will feed heavily on shad.  There is an abundance of smaller one to two inch shad that the fish a spitting up.  Trolling anglers try using tandem spoons trolled in 25-45' water.  It is a good time to use ball trolls to resemble a school of shad.  Umbrella rigs work great attached to the downrigger ball.  To target the large browns try rolling shad or using a large billed plug.  Another thing to keep in mind is the water clarity.  Bright colored baits or baits with rattles will attract fish in stained water better than lighter more natural patterned baits. Bass: Good.  The lake level has been stable for a couple weeks, which has made the bass more predictable. The bass are in a late summer/early fall pattern.  The shad are schooled up in the deep water and the bass are hunting them in wolf packs.  Shad patterned worms, grubs and small swim baits have been working extremely well for fish holding tight to structure and for fish that are suspended in deeper water. 

Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:21:10

Bass bite remains very good for numbers. Larger bass are becoming more frequent as the fall pattern takes hold. Jigs, drop-shots are good bets. Spinner baits and swim baits are effective when there is cloud cover. The South Fork and the main lake are producing well. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:21:42

Marina is closed. Lake closes 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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