FISHING TALK - November 13, 2019

By Boots Johnson


Do not put away your salmon gear yet. Salmon are still being caught on the Feather River at this time. Striped bass are also hungry. Fishing is light which means fewer boats on the water. However, keep in mind that most of these fish will be on the dark side.


With the opening of Dungeness crab season we hear there is a health warning out for two coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean. The warning has been issued by the California Department of Public Health. The agency advises not to consume any part of the guts of the crab due to Domoic acid being found. This is a natural thing but can cause a human to be sick which includes nausea, diarrhea and dizziness.


Just about everyone has the same thought….when is it going to rain? We are told by our weather source to be patient because it is on the way and according to him Mother Nature will produce some big storms.

We have a report from Lake Almanor at Chester. The fish who swim in this reservoir (yes, it is a reservoir which is sitting right on top what used to be an Indian village) are finally cooperating with some limits being taken. Now is the time to go if you want good action and beautiful fish.


Donner Lake got another trout plant last week. The Department of Fish and Wildlife dumped a bunch of rainbow trout in the lake.


Closing Thought: “The happiest people are the givers…….not the takers.”