Fishin' Talk

By Boots Johnson

We have reports of salmon being caught in the Feather River above Boyd’s Pump boat ramp after the release of water at Oroville raised the river around four feet. Fish being caught are clean and silver beautiful fish. Congratulations go out to Annika Johnson, who caught a beautiful 20 pound salmon while fishing on the Feather River. She was here visiting family with her husband TJ and son. They came all the way from Nashville Tennessee to fish for salmon and show off their new baby son Haagen, who by the way is my Great Grandson.

The small mouth black bass are reported to be on the bite at Lake Almanor. Fish are ranging up to 4 pounds. Finding the fish will result in limits.

The landlocked king salmon are still on the bite at Lake Oroville. The fish are holding at 60 feet and are hitting plugs, spoons and spinners.

Reports from Lake Tahoe tell us the kokanee are being taken all over the lake. Mackinaw lake trout are also being caught early in the morning at around 120 feet with the fish moving into deeper water as the sun hits the surface. By mid-morning the big fish are down to 300 feet.

Surface water temperatures have slowed down the trout bite on all reservoirs. Best bet, it you go fishing is to fish for catfish or bass using night crawlers for bait. Best time to fish is at night.

If you go to Folsom Lake be aware that the reservoir is dropping a half a foot each day with fishing being slow at this time.

Closing Thought: “Always be encouraging and supportive rather than condemning.”

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