Mid-February Fishing Report

Mid-February Fishing Report
Mid-February Fishing Report

Hot Salmon Action On Tap At Folsom

The landlocked king salmon population has gone on the feed and anglers are catching as many as 12 kings per day in the 16-to-18-inch range. In addition to the kings a sprinkling of rainbows to 20 inches have been landed.

 Cal Kellogg hit Folsom a few days back to target salmon from his Hobie Pro Angler kayak. Cal picked up a dozen kings in the 12-to-17-inch class and lost a few others while pulling chrome and blue 6-inch Fish Eye Dodgers trailing white and smoke colored Shad Tubes

The kings were holding around the peninsula. The best depth was 30 feet. Cal caught salmon as shallow as 17 and as deep as 34. In terms of speed 1.8- 2mph produced the best results.

Rainbow trout are most often encountered in the top 15 feet of the water column currently. Speedy Shiners, Speed Spoons and threaded night crawlers teamed with Turbo Flasher have produced the most consistent results.

Camanche Anglers Battle Rainbows To 8 Pounds

Lake Camanche- Trollers are hooking trout while trolling Speed Spoons, Speedy Shiners and Rapalas in light colors. When the fish are willing to chase, speeds from 2.7 to 3.5 mph work well

On days when the rainbows are a little more reserved soft plastics work well. White FHS Grubs, White Trigger Minnows and White Trout Trix Worms are producing limits when trolled from 5 to 10 feet deep at 1.8 mph.

Both the main body and the arm have been producing from trollers. The average fish goes about 2 pounds, while several fish in the 7 to 8 pound class were landed this week.

Shore anglers fishing near both the south and north launch ramps are hooking up while soaking PowerBait and tossing Disco Minnows.

Browns & ‘Bows Bite At Rollins Lake

Rollins has been planted with rainbows, but there has been only light pressure, so few anglers have been reporting.

“I’ve been to Rollins twice recently and hit Scotts Flat once from my kayak,” reported Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista. “At Rollins, I caught a total of 13 pan size rainbows and a single 15-inch brown. I got all the rainbows trolling Trigger Minnows in the orange color behind one of Cal Kellogg’s chrome Diamondback dodgers. The brown trout hit an olive and white Metal Head trolling fly.”

“The brown was about 15 inches long and beautifully marked, but very thin like most of the browns I’ve hooked at Rollins. He was very energetic. He hit really had and made several jumps before coming to the net,” said Pleece.

“I got skunked at Scotts Flat. I started off the day with minnow plugs and then switched over to a threaded worm behind Vance’s flashers and then a Diamondback. When trolling didn’t produce anything, I tried drifting with PowerBait and worms, but that didn’t work out either,” Pleece concluded.

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