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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-24 15:12:24

Very few anglers are on the water. Bass anglers are using the lake for fair action. Best spots are points near Rock Creek and Jackson Creek. There is some surface action. Senkos, plastic worms or nightcrawlers get bass from 1 to 3 pounds. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-24 15:12:52

Most of the attention is on catfish. Best spots on the south shore are near the Riverview campground. On the north shore, catfish are being caught from the Peninsula and near the campgrounds.  (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 15:13:14

Few anglers are on the water. It’s smoky and most are staying away. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-24 15:13:50

Blue Oaks is the best spot for largemouth and smallmouth. Late evening is an optimal time to fish. Ply the deeper water for bass. Senkos will work. A 7 pound largemouth was caught with a crackling crayfish by River2Sea. A 25 pound catfish was caught last week by Gary Vick. 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 2014-09-24 15:14:21

A trout plant of 500 pounds went in last week. White or purple Power Bait works well. Trollers are enjoying better action than bankies. Trollers go 20 feet deep past the Brush Pile. The 19th Annual Lake McSwain Trout Derby takes place Oct. 4 and 5. Call for details. (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 2014-09-24 15:15:04

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 the road leading off the end of the point.  It is a dirt launch without courtesy docks and 4wd is recommended.


Trout: Slow.  It is hard to establish a report with such few anglers on the lake. Late summer/early fall in years past has been a good time to troll deep water and catch some hefty trout. Trolling anglers it is time to start trolling shad patterned plugs or rolling shad.  The trout feed on the shad that are schooling in the main lake.  Rattle Traps, Speed Traps and Shad Raps work well when targeting large rainbows and browns. Kokanee: Almost Done. The season is winding down and very few anglers a targeting the kokanee. The fish are heading upstream for their annual spawn and die.  Some fish will migrate later than others.  To target these fish try trolling in 70-90' of water.  

Bass:  Tough.  The bass are in a late summer/early fall pattern and can be difficult to find.  The shad are starting to school up in the deep water and the bass are hunting them in wolf packs.  Trout anglers that are trolling over deep water with shad patterned spoons are catching chunky 2-pound spotted bass. It can be tricky to try and catch these roaming fish with a traditional chunk and wind method.  Crank baits and jerk baits are both a good choice to use when targeting fish that are pulled of the bank.  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.  This is a good time of the year to fish for 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. Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 15:15:24

Bass bite continues to be good. Not a lot of size, but plenty of numbers. During the day, drop-shot 20 to 35 feet deep. Tubes and jigs also will get bass. Bigger fish are active early and late. Top water lures will attract larger fish. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    

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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-24 15:15:43

Anglers are going upriver and fishing for trout and kokanee in deep water between Indian Head and Deer Island. Kokanee are turning and preparing for spawn. Catfish are in all the coves. Bass bite is slow.  (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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