FISHING TALK - January 8, 2020

By Boots Johnson

We have been told by some old timers who still fish the rivers that the striped bass run this year will be early. In addition, our weather source advises of more rain and snow in the coming months.


Folsom Lake has some nice trout waiting for the right offering if a person can spend some time on this reservoir. One way to be successful is to troll lures on or near the surface of the water or down no deeper than 10 to 12 feet.


A few trout are being taken at Englebright Reservoir using power bait or worms. Same goes at Collins Lake with fish available but nothing great.


Many lakes and reservoirs I the high country are snowed in or blown out with weather conditions.

The kokanee action is back at Bullard’s Bar Reservoir with fish being caught here and there.


A report tells us the catfish are still available in the Sutter Bypass areas as well as in local creeks, ditches and rivers. Bigger fish are possible in the Clear Lake area and at Collins Lake above Marysville.


We are already into the first part of January and it is time to think about the upcoming spring fishing opportunities available in our area. Might be a good idea to check out the fishing gear, install new line on the reels and make sure the boat is ready.


Closing thought; “Don’t compare yourself to others…………….but be content within yourself.”