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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:31:02

The first plant of the year – 5,000 pounds – went in last week. Shore anglers can get trout limits from face of the dam and near the spillway with nightcrawlers and Power Bait. Trout are scattered from the bottom to the surface. Bass are chasing shad and anglers are getting action with top water lures, especially near the spillway. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:31:52

Very slow here. Light pressure. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:32:16

Trout bite is good, due to an 1,800 pound plant last Tuesday. Best action is enjoyed near the dam. Trollers and bank anglers work the same area. Catfish continue to be caught near the dam. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:32:50

Fishing is quite good. Bass bite is good at Fleming Meadow and Blue Oaks. A 5.2 pound smallmouth was caught with a silver spook at Fleming Meadows. A 4.5 pound crappie was caught with a wedding ring spinner and weighed in at the Bait Barn. 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 2014-10-29 15:33:31

Bass anglers are getting action here. Trout also are being caught, but not at the rate of the largemouth and smallmouth.  Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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McSwain (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:33:53

Shore anglers are out-producing trollers. DFW on Tuesday planted 2,000 pounds of trout. Trollers use flashers/crawlers across from the Marina. Gold Kastmasters work well for shore anglers. (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 2014-10-29 15:34:29

The water temperature continues to cool with the average being 68-72 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.  It would not be a bad idea to use leadcore line or try top-lining. The large rainbows will feed heavily on shad.  There is an abundance of smaller one to two inch shad that the fish are spitting up.  Trolling anglers try using small spoons trolled in tandem.  It is a good time to use ball trolls to resemble a school of shad. Bass: Good.  The lake level has been fairly stable for a couple weeks, which has made the bass more predictable and a bit more comfortable. The bass are closer to a fall pattern and feeding heavily on shad.  The shad are moving from deep water toward shallow cuts and pockets, the bass are hunting them in wolf packs.  There are a lot of fish that are suspended in 35-55' of water.  Try using a spoon to vertically jig through the middle of these schools.  Mack's Sonic Baitfish is a great spoon that can be rigged multiple ways to give the fish a different presentation.  Also, it is a good idea to have a drop shot rig set up for when they quit eating the spoon. There has been a pretty good reaction bite with a handful of fish biting crank baits, jerk baits and small swimbaits.  The jig bite continues to be productive. Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333, (209) 586-2383    


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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-29 15:34:59

Bass anglers are enjoying large number days of 1 to 3 pound bass. Anglers can use any favorite tactics and do well. Reaction baits, spinner baits and crank baits are getting action. It’s like a spring time bite. Topwater lures will work, too. Bidwell Launch is closed temporarily. It will open again when the launching grid is moved. Only other launch option is at the dam with a 4wd. Shore access is available near Lime Saddle and Bidwell marinas. 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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