FISHING TALK - January 22, 2020

By Boots Johnson


Congratulations go out to Live Oak angler Hayden Samply on his catching a 9.75 pound rainbow trout while fishing at Collins Lake. The fish was caught on dough bait at the marina.


Things have changed a bit on the Sacramento River in regard to sturgeon. We will need more rain to increase the sturgeon bite. Things have slowed down at this time. Our weather source tells to expect rain mid-week. If he is right this will certainly help out moving the monsters around.


Catchable trout are still being planted in Folsom Lake. Reports tell us the Department of
Fish and Wildlife have also planted Englebright Reservoir.


Kokanee Salmon are still being taken by trolling near the dam and around the house boats at Bullard’s Bar Reservoir.


Recent storms in the high country have closed many roads to reservoirs in the high country. At this time we advise to check on your favorite water before heading up into the sierras.


We remind anglers who purchased sturgeon cards to make sure they are returned by January 31, 2019.


Closing thought: “The best route is straight and narrow.”