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Sierra Foothills

Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:18:53

Lake has risen 15 feet in the past week. Dock is back in the water so launching is easier. Water is dirty, but not muddy. Bait fishing is better than trolling. Use nightcrawlers, Power Eggs or Power Bait. Orange Power Worms also work. Fish are in the top 10 feet. Fish are close to the shore. Lake was stocked tagged fish on Tuesday in support of ongoing derby. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:19:15

Lake is coming up a few inches per day. Water is murky. Weekly plants are taking place and both north and south shores. South Shore Pond is clear. Trout are being caught from the main lake off day use points with nightcrawlers and Power Bait.  (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:19:38

Water is muddy. It has risen 19 feet and has 38 more feet to go to fill. A handful of trout were caught over the weekend near the dam with nightcrawlers or pink or orange Power Bait. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-12-03 15:24:23

Bass anglers are working Fleming Meadows and Blue Oaks using dark jigs and drop-shotting 4-inch Senkos. Best bite taking place at 15 to 20 feet deep. Trout anglers do well near Blue Oaks with Power Bait or nightcrawlers. 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 2014-12-17 16:20:03

Trout bite has been good off the access dock. Green Power Eggs do best. Anglers average three trout per outing. Boating traffic has been light. (209) 378-2534, 209-378-2521


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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 2014-12-17 16:20:41

The water clarity is clear in most of the lake with a few areas being a little stained. The water temperature continues to cool with the average being 55-59 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:  Good.  The trout have moved into shallow water and are cruising the shoreline and feeding near the surface.  The great winter trout bite is right around the corner.  The water temperature has been cooling each week and the fresh water flowing in has made the fish more comfortable and eager to feed.  Try finding areas with that have running water nearby.  These places will have insects and nutrients that have washed into the lake.  Many smaller fish will move up to feed and the larger fish will follow.  Bank anglers are starting to fairly well catching a handful of fish on each outing and some limits.  One nice thing that has happened is the water is starting to rise every day.  This makes the access to the water not as muddy as it has been.  There are a lot of trees and bushes in the water.  The key is to find small stretches of shoreline in between the trees that have more dirt and rock.  The most productive setup has been floating an egg or ball of Power Bait off of the bottom. The bass bite continues to be productive and most anglers are catching a bunch of 1 to 2-pound bass on each outing.  The shad have schooled up and are in many parts of the lake.  Bait balls can be found on bluffs, points, and rock piles in creek channels and on the main lake.  The best way to target fish that are keying on shad is with a drop-shot rig or a jigging spoon.  Smaller baits have been working best.  Try nose hooking a 4" shad patterned worm and fishing it just off of the bottom.  Tiny Flukes and Berkley Minnows are also a great choice. Glory Hole Sports  (209) 736-4333

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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:21:10

Water is dirty. There is now launching at Bidwell Marina. Wacky-rigged Senkos thrown to the bank and worked back through 25 feet will get bass. A-rigs, tubes and spinner baits are good methods to employ. Bass Tackle Depot (530) 533-4990    


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Pardee (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-05 15:31:04

Lake closed 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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