Heat, Smoke Results in Light Fishing Pressureraft

FOLSOM – A 5 mile per hour speed limit throughout Folsom Lake will go into effect when the reservoir reaches elevation 400′. The lake level was 411.76 feet at press time. The lake is holding 463,039 acre feet of water, 47 percent of capacity and 78 percent of average. Boaters need to use caution while boating on Folsom as the lake is changing elevation on a daily basis, according to the Folsom Lake Marina. By State law there is always a 5 mph speed limit within 200′ of shore. The Granite Bay, Folsom Point and the Hobie Cove ramp at Brown’s Ravine are opened. boat Ramps Black bass fishing pressure has been light, due to the heat and the fires throughout California. The fishing should become more consistent as the weather cools and the smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass become more active. Until it does, expect the fish to remain in a summer pattern: fish top water lures off major lake points first thing in the morning, then drop shot with Robo Worms and swimbaits in pond smelt and crayfish patterns in 15 to 30 feet of water during the day. Rob Cooper and his fishing partner found excellent action on all three bass species while working Zoom Flukes off underwater structure on a recent trip. Fishing pressure for king salmon and rainbow trout has also been light. Trollers are catching a few king salmon and rainbow trout while trolling Speedy Shiners, nightcrawlers behind dodgers and other offerings at a variety of depths.

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