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Amador (fresh water river)
Updated 2015-01-14 20:32:34

A plant of 1,200 pounds of trout went in Tuesday. Action is best along the shoreline. Boaters continue to do well at Jackson Creek and Rock Creek. A few crappie are being caught near the dock with white crappie jig. (209) 274-4739

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Camanche (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-12-31 10:59:42

Lake Camanche is up to 32% of capacity. Trout anglers at the South Shore Pond use crappie jigs, worms or garlic Power Bait. On the main lake, Power Eggs, Kasmasters and Rooster Tails get trout. A good showing of five to eight pound trout are being caught. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166

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Collins Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 20:33:12

Trout bite is fair. Most get trout. Baitfishing from the shore with Power Bait or nightcrawlers is most effective. Trolling remains tough. 1-800-286-0576

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Don Pedro (fresh water river)
Updated 2015-01-14 20:33:38

Bass bite has been good at Mocassin and Blue Oaks. Fish are shallow – find them from 10 feet to 20 feet. Shallow is more productive. Jigs worked slowly is a good bet. Drop-shotting with Reaction Innovation bad shad brings steady action. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011

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Folsom (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-31 11:00:48

Five mph speed limit has been lifted now that the lake has risen enough. Fish are in flux as the lake continues to rise. Bass are scattered. 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 2015-01-14 20:34:07

There hasn’t been a trout plant since mid-December. Fishing has been on the slow side. Best way to go is troll a silver/blue Kastmaster 20 feet deep between the brush pile and the chimney. Shore anglers are having a tough time. There has been a few fish caught in the finger to the left of the marina. (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 2015-01-14 20:34:35

It is currently at 869 ft. above sea level and 207 ft. from full.  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 52-55 degrees.  Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is open with a two lane concrete ramp and a dock.  4wd is no longer needed to launch.


Trout:  Good.  The cold winter weather and freezing temperatures have encouraged the fish to follow winter patterns.  The lake has turned and the surface temperature has dropped.  Each year when this happens many of the larger trout will move up in the water column and can be found cruising the shoreline, making them easier for anglers to catch.  Bank anglers have been having luck near the 49-bridge and off of Glory Hole Point.  Fan casting lures and covering water has been a good way to catch a handful of chunky trout.  Rapalas, Kastmasters, Tasmanian Devils and Little Cleos are all good choices.  For those who prefer a less active approach try floating an egg or ball of Power Bait off of the bottom. Bass: Good.  Most anglers are catching plenty of fish on each outing.  The lake is full of 1 to 3-pound spotted bass that will feed multiple times throughout the day.  The lake also has a very large population of shad.  These schooling bass will gorge on these balls of shad and can be caught anywhere the baitfish is located.  Creek channels, bluffs and rocky points are all good places to find aggressively feeding fish.  The shad will often suspend in the water column over deep water.  These suspending fish can be caught on a dropshot rig. 

 Glory Hole Sports (209) 736-4333


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Oroville (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 20:34:57

Bass bite has slowed. Weekend tournament was won with an 8 pound sack, half of the weight of the previous’ week’s winning bag. Best shot is to work very slowly. It’s hard to find the larger fish. 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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