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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-16 22:37:23

Bass bite has been good, especially from midnight to 6 a.m. Spinner baits and plastic worms get bass in the four pound range. Bluegill are plentiful in the coves and under the dock. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-09 22:34:43

Catfish bite is good off the North Shore Day Use shoreline. Anchovies or chicken liver. Most of the cats are in the four to eight pound class. Boaters get the occasional trout from the deep water near the dam. Trolling is best 35 to 45 feet deep. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-09 22:35:09

Trout, bass, catfish and crappie are being caught. Trout are caught trolling near the dam 30 feet below the surface. Catfish and panfish are being caught along the shoreline in the shallows. Most catfish are being caught at night with nightcrawlers or mackerel. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-06-25 21:15:40

Early morning and late evening top water bite is good in Fleming Bay, Rogers Bay and Mocassin. Throughout the day, the bite diminishes. Best approach is drop-shotting shad-patterned worms or casting live minnows. Rainbow glitter Power Bait or nightcrawlers get trout in Fleming Bay. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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Folsom (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 22:38:19

Drop-shot rock piles in 15 to 20 feet of water for bass. Crank baits and top water lures also can be used. 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 2014-07-16 22:38:50

DFW on Wednesday planted 1,000 pounds of trout. Orange or salmon-colored Power Eggs have been getting trout near the handicap dock. Green garlic Power Eggs get trout near the marina. (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 2014-07-16 22:39:51

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.    The trout are roaming the main lake near deeper/cooler water looking for balls of shad.  Anglers should try fishing close to the surface in the early morning and evening and dropping to 40-60' during the day.  Night fishing anglers are catching limits of fat healthy trout under a submersible light.   Kokanee: Fair. The bite was a bit tough this last week. Anglers have reported catching fish on and off throughout the day. 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".  The fish are schooling in deep water off of Glory Hole Point and near the dam, spillway and Rose Island. The 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 but 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. Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 22:40:13

Small fish are easy to come by. Best fish are the largemouth. South Fork and Middle Fork are the best spots to try. Top water lures will work all day long. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990   

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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-16 22:40:37

Trout will take white and chartreuse Power Eggs. Anchor in 50 feet at the south end of the lake and put both eggs on a single hook. Kokanee are 75 feet deep or deeper. Catfish bite has been productive all along the shoreline. Bass anglers drop-shot in the coves and bite has been solid. (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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