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Sierra Foothills

Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:02:49

Bass and catfish continue to be caught. Catfish are being caught at the corner of the dam near the spillway. Big bluegill are being caught near the boathouse. Bass will chase swim baits off points. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:03:16

Bass are being caught in the narrows. Rapalas are a good bet. Catfish are the most common. The coves near the South Shore Day Use Area are good spots. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:03:38

Fishing remains slow. Water temperature is 78 degrees. Lake is down 47 feet. Trout are very deep. Catfish are the best option. Go to the dam with chicken liver or mackerel for cats. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-03 21:46:40

Fleming Meadows continues to be a solid spot to catch smallmouth bass. A few largemouth to 7 pounds were caught, although most of the bass were smallies. Swim baits will get both. Top water lures also will work very early morning. 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 2014-06-11 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 2014-09-17 19:08:52

Trollers are doing well. The stretch between the floating restroom and the chimney is productive. Flasher/nightcrawler combo works best.  A trout plant is due next week.  (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 2014-09-17 19:09:31

The water is stained in most of the lake. There are mud lines forming near the shore throughout the day, especially on windy days. The average water temperature is 76-82 degrees.  Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is open, and there are no plans to close it. There will be some transition periods between launches where launching will be limited to one or two lanes.


Catfish: Good.  With the water being low there are areas of lake that can be accessed from the shore that have been underwater for years.  The Angels Creek channel on the main lake is a short walk from Glory Hole Point.  There is the same amount of trees and brush that there always is, the good thing is you can see them because they are out of water. 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. Trout: Slow.  There are very few anglers on the lake and very little boating traffic in general.  Late summer/early fall is a great time to troll deep water and catch some hefty trout. Trolling anglers try using shad patterned spoons trolled in 60-90' of water.  Excel, Needlefish and Speedy Shiners are good choices.  Another trick that will trigger strikes is a tandem spoon rig.  This is when you troll two spoons at a time separated by an 18-24" leader.  The two baits will resemble a couple bait fish that have strayed from the school making them an easy target. Bass bite is fair.  The bass are in a late summer/early fall pattern.  The shad are starting to school up in the deep water and the bass are hunting them in wolf packs.  Many trout anglers that are trolling over deep water with shad patterned spoons are catching chunky 2-pound spotted bass. This can be tricky to target these fish with a traditional chunk and wind method.  Crank baits and jerk baits are both a good choice to use when targeting these fish.  Also, now is a good time to have a spoon tied on to fish vertically below the boat when fish appear on the graph.  Shad pattern worms fished on a drop shot or on a shakey head will work too.  Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:09:55

The bass bite is good. Weather or water conditions haven’t changed since last week. Bigger fish take topwater lures in the evening. Use drop-shots or jigs during the day. Find steep walls.  Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:10:17

Trout and kokanee bite has perked up. Anglers are going upriver to Indian Head and using hoochies for kokanee and silver Needlefish or flashers/nightcrawlers. Bass bite is spotty. Catfish action remains good. (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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