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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:10:01

Trout plants may begin next week. Lake is 49 feet from full. Launching is possible, but there’s no dock. Bass and bluegill bite is decent. There is some top water activity. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:10:37

Catfish and a few bass are being caught along the north shore. Bass are in the 2 pound range. Large cats are being caught on the south shore.  (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:10:59

A plant of 2,500 pounds of trout went in last weekend and fishing was good over the weekend. Trolling with dodgers and nightcrawlers near the dam or bank fishing near the dam with nightcrawlers accounted for most of the fish. 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 2014-10-15 21:12:02

Trollers routinely get limits of trout. Gold/blue wedding rings with nightcrawlers do the trick. Shoreline anglers get one or two trout per outing with garlic  Power Bait (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 2014-10-15 21:15:23

The lake level dropped just inches this week and is currently at 861 ft. above sea level and 215 ft. from full.  The water is stained in most of the lake and starting to clear in a few areas. The average water temperature is 74-78 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.  There are a few anglers on the lake that are starting to find some nice rainbows while trolling the main lake. The larger trout will school in deep water and feed on balls of shad.  Trolling anglers try using spoons trolled in 45-65' water. 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.  Bank fishing has been very slow


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. Catfish: Very Good.  This is a great time of year to target the large cats.  With winter right around the corner they are going to feed heavily in preparation of the colder months.  They will move shallow throughout the day and night to feed primarily on other fish and crawdads.  The bass and trout are ambushing the schools of shad.  They will often kill more than they eat leaving some wounded and dead shad for the cats to clean up.  Some cats become very aggressive and will crash the bait along side other predator fish. 

Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:15:43

Bass fishing continues to be quite good despite dropping water level. Find bass from the surface to 25 feet deep. Plastics are the best way to go. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:39:41

Best action remain upriver near Deer Island. Trout bite is steady. Nothing big, but decent numbers. Kokanee bite has slowed. Catfish also is slow. Water temperature is 67 degrees at 20 feet deep. (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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