Lake Camanche: Trollers, Bait Anglers Find Awesome Rainbow Action
Burson- Trout plants continue with 2,000 pounds of Mt. Lassen Hatchery rainbows split evenly between the South Shore Marina and the North Shore launch ramp.
The water of the main lake and the river arm remains clear despite the inflow, and trolling continues to be solid near the dam and in the river arm from the surface to 10 feet with Speedy Shiners, Speed Spoons, Trigger Spoons, or Rapalas trolled from 2.5 to 3.5 mph.
For anglers who prefer slower trolling, Metal Head Trolling Flies, Trout Trix Worms and FHS Trolling Grubs are producing limits of ‘bows averaging 2-3 pounds and ranging up to 7.
Bait anglers are enjoying limit style action while working the areas around both launch ramps with rainbow PowerBait.
Lake Tahoe: Anglers Chase Macks Between Storms
South Lake Tahoe- Big snows and wintery Sierra conditions are make traveling to Lake Tahoe a challenge. If you make it over the pass and get out onto the big lake, the mackinaw fishing has been outstanding.
Most anglers are going home with a limit of macks in the 3 to 6 pound class. That has been the case for folks fishing with the Tahoe Sportfishing Team in recent days. Minnows and flashers have been the combo of choice for Tahoe Sportfishing skippers.
Inshore trolling near Cave Rock and north of there has been producing mackinaw, browns and rainbow trout. Ronald Gay recently kayaked Tahoe and had success pulling FHS trolling flies.
“I spent 4 hours pulling Cal’s Classic Trolling flies both north and south of Cave Rock near the shore using leadcore to work the top 20 feet of the water. I finished the day with a pair of mackinaw to 7 pounds and a 23 inch rainbow,” said Gay.
Rollins Lake: Colfax Area Lakes Boot Out Trout & Bass
Colfax- After a week that included more several inches of rain in the foothills, Rollins Reservoir, Scotts Flat Reservoir and Halsey Forebay all remain in good shape and are all producing fish.
“I caught and released 11 rainbows and 2 spotted bass while working from my kayak both inside and outside Long Ravine Cove at Rollins Lake,” reported Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista. “The rainbows were standard planters that measured from 10 to 15 inches long. All the trout and bass came on either a green Fish Eye Dodgers trailing a green Trout Trix Worm or hammered gold Trigger Spoon Jrs.”
Otto Clark and his son Gil hit Scotts Flat last week hoping for brown trout.
“We trolled Rapalas and Magnum Metal Head Flies for 5 hours in the rain,” Otto related. “The action was slow but we ended up with a 17 inch brown, a 12 inch rainbow and a 3 plus pound smallmouth bass. The bass grabbed the Rapala and the trout both came on the fly,” Otto Clark reported.
There have been a few reports of shore anglers catching the occasional rainbow while soaking dough bait near the marina at Scotts Flat.
At Halsey Forebay fishing pressure is light, because of the recent rain, trout were biting for anglers who braved the weather. Salmon eggs, Power Eggs and PowerBait will all tempt the Forebay’s rainbows.