By Boots Johnson
The recent cold spell last weekend slowed the bite a bit but warmer weather should return by mid-week. Expect the fishing in local reservoirs to pick up when trout are planted in mid-February.
Reports still keep coming in for the sturgeon population in the Sacramento River which is improving but local anglers are still waiting for the big rush of fish. Best bet is to find a spot between Verona and Colusa at this time. However, as reported last week there are lots of boats in the water around Verona and Knights Landing with some success. In addition, sturgeon has been reported above Colusa as well. This all goes to say that the Sacramento River has sturgeon throughout the system.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife are planting catchable trout in Jenkinson Lake and Mather Lake as well as Ranch Seco Lake. Jenkinson is located in Placer County and other two in Sacramento County.
The mackinaw lake trout in Tahoe and Donner Lakes are on the bite and have many happy faces showing up at marinas. Expect this bite to slow until the warmer weather returns.
Closing Thought: “Wrinkles means you laughed. Gray hair means you cared and scars mean you have lived.”