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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:41:31

Bass fishing is good up the Jackson Creek arm with rubber worms. Bass to eight pounds have been landed. A 15 pound catfish was caught-and-released near the spillway. Bluegill are clustered near the docks. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:41:56

Catfish are being caught off the North Shore Day Use area and the Peninsula. A few die-hards troll near the dam for trout and kokanee. South shore action is slow. Best bet is catfish in the South Shore Pond. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:42:19

Catfish have taken center stage. Catch them near the bridge and dam with nightcrawlers. A catfish too big to weigh was caught by an angler trolling for trout with a nightcrawler. Some trout are being caught in the deep water near the dam. 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 2014-07-30 18:43:45

Two plants totaling a ton of trout went in July 22. Since, then fishing has been very good for trollers working outside the Marina, near Gilligan’s Island the floating restrooms. Nightcrawlers and hoochie mamas are the top offering. (209) 378-2534, 209-378-2521


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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 2014-07-30 18:44:14

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.


Trout:  Fair.  Night fishing anglers have been doing well.  They are catching limits of fat healthy trout under a submersible light.   Try anchoring the boat in 25-50' of water, and dropping the light 15-25' feet down.  Be patient, it may take awhile for the light to attract plankton, baitfish, and trout.  To catch them, try using live minnows, mini jigs, Power Bait, and crawlers. Trolling anglers are starting to catch a few more on each outing. The trout feed on 2-4" shad.  Try using baits that match the size, profile and color of the baitfish.

Kokanee: Fair.  The fish are in the main lake and holding near the deepest parts of the lake. The main river channel from the dam to the 49-bridge will have schools of kokanee throughout.  Anglers have reported catching most of their fish in the early to mid-morning. Once you locate a school of fish it is a good idea to stay in the area to catch your limit.  The average size is a chunky 11-13" with a few fish measuring 14-16".  he 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.  There is a short window off opportunity to catch some topwater fish, and this style of fishing will produce some of the larger fish.  Once the sun comes up it is best to switch to slower moving sub-surface baits. Catfish: Good.  Most anglers that are targeting the cats are catching multiple fish on each outing.  Some big cats are showing up in shallow water.

 Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:44:36

Prospects are fair for decent numbers of small bass. Best method is drop-shotting 20 to 45 feet deep or dartheading a worm. There ‘s a shot at topwater action early. Night fishing brings out the larger bass. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:44:53

Very few anglers over the past week. Lake is 86% full and dropping. Water is too warm for trout plants. Catfish bite is good at the mud hole and Rainbow Point. Nightcrawlers or chicken livers will work. (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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