NORTH COAST RIVERS

North Coast streams and rivers are regulated by low flow closures. Always call ahead to determine the condition of the river you want to fish. If not mentioned, the river is closed or no reports. The DFG’s Low Flow Closure Hotline for north coast rivers is 707) 822-3164. For the Russian River and counties of Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin, call (707) 944-5533. South Central Coast streams number is (831) 649-2886. Many streams closed, and others change to artificial/barbless only on March 31 and others on April 25.

CLACKAMAS RIVER, Ore.—This river is seeing the most successful run in the last 12 years on salmon, and due to large numbers of fish being caught, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington closed both commercial and recreational Chinookfishing in selected fishery areas, effective April 24.
COLUMBIA RIVER, Ore.—The river is closed for spring salmon below the Bonneville Dam. Anglers have now moved over to the Willamette River, Drano Lake, Wind River and other tributaries upriver of the dam.

ROGUE RIVER, Lower, Ore.—Rain, cooler water and muddy water slowed the bite, but some spring king anglers moved closer to shore and in shallower water to anchor up, and used larger baits to still score on some nice fish. The run will get right back into gear when the river clears, and warms back up a little.

ROGUE RIVER, Grant’s Pass, Ore.—Springers are now moving up into the middle and upper Rogue for anglers to target. The recent rain will move even more of them upriver.

RUSSIAN RIVER—The river was just about ready to be fishable on Sunday, flowing at 1800 cfs. There were rumors of shad being caught, and apparently some guys are using heavy lines to get down in the flows, according to Nick Wheeler of Kings Sport and Tackle. “One site says the river will go to 10 feet, but maybe an inch of rain is expected, so that would be amazing,” he said. The river might be in shape by Wednesday depending on the forecast rain, or it might be the weekend, or might be longer if it does go to 10 feet. Wheeler said if there are shad in the river already, it’s just the beginning—the main run is in May.

WILLAMETTE RIVER, PORTLAND, Ore.—The river has been running on the dirty side, but it’s finally cleared in the last three days, and downstream anglers are finding some much-needed success on spring salmon. Anglers in the Portland area are seeing good action, according to WON Field Reporter Dave Pitts ,while trolling green label herring and cut plug with a Smile Blade in front.

WILLAMETTE RIVER, WESTPORT/ASTORIA, Ore.—Most everyone wetting a line is hooking up with a salmon at some point, and many anglers ended fishing days with solid limits of bright Chinook.

KLAMATH/TRINITY RIVERS

KLAMATH RIVER, Iron Gate—Hardly anyone is fishing, and the water is still very cold, but it’s possible to scratch up a few steelhead and trout by drifting nightcrawlers. Warmer weather is finally here, and water temperatures are starting to rise, so the salmonfly and stonefly nymphs should be getting active in a couple of weeks. When that happens, fishing will improve dramatically.

KLAMATH RIVER, Orleans—A few halfpounder steelhead were still being caught on egg patterns, copper Johns and prince nymphs under indicators. This section of the river will warm sooner than upriver, and the big hatches of salmonflies and stoneflies will occur sooner, bringing on a good bite.

TRINITY RIVER, Lewiston—Releases from Lewiston Dam are ramping up, peaking to 6,000 cfs by May 2, and will remain too high to fish until mid-July.

NORTH SALTWATER

BENICIA—Curtis Hayes reported good local action on sturgeon with an oversized fish released and a few keepers weighed in. Top spot has been the Mothball Fleet, although one angler ran down to the mouth of Sonoma Creek for the oversized release. For Hayes, the halibut trolling has been the hot ticket, he and Chris Kane from Outcast Sportfishing running down to use some Benicia Bait trolling rigs to score limits of ‘buts to 11.5 pounds.

BERKELEY—Scott Sutherland said the ocean conditions limited outside efforts so the fleet focused on in-bay halibut and bass, finding some pretty good flattie action. The boats using live shiner perch scored from 10 to 15 fish per boat. Trolling trips produced six to eight per trip. “A few small bass were in the mix as well,” said Sutherland. Big ‘but was a 16 pounder caught by an Alameda angler.

BODEGA BAY— Captain Rick Powers on the New Sea Angler reported good action on the kings when the weather was at least near fishable, with Monday’s trip the best of the week when 12 anglers caught 11 kings to 27 pounds. After a stormy mid-week, the boat was back on the kings Friday with about one around and over 20 fish hooked, then on Saturday, the wind was back and Powers called the trip early with four kings on board. On Sunday, conditions changed, but they did manage three kings. All the action came from the waters southwest of the Russian River mouth.

CROCKETT—“Our 2010 sturgeon season went out with a whimper,” said Captain Gordon Hough on the Morning Star, who fished with Captain Mike Shimel on Thursday’s final trip targeting Suisun Bay’s waters. While no keepers were boated, the anglers on board did manage nine short sturgeon, one close at 45 inches. The pot winner was a 5-pound striped bass. The action came from up in Suisun Bay.

EMERYVILLE—Craig Stone at Emeryville Sportfishing reported light angler traffic but some kings and halibut boated on weekend trips. “We had two salmon boats on Saturday and one halibut trip on Sunday,” he said. The C Gull II scored five salmon to 10 pounds for 10 anglers, and the Superfish found three kings to 5 pounds for 10 anglers. Both boats fished up near Point Reyes. The New Huck Finn had three halibut and one bass trolling the bay.

EUREKA—The ocean was rough most of the week, but did start to come down for the weekend, allowing some surf smelt netters a chance to catch some night fish. The first day fish of the season arrived on Freshwater Lagoon Beach also, and since they like the rough stuff, that’s good news. Pacific halibut season opens Saturday, and if the ocean cooperates, anglers can get out for the big flatties.

FORT BRAGG—Glen Reindahl at Pacific Outfitters in Ukiah said there was very little traffic heading towards the coast due to the bad weather. No word whether any of the party boats fished or not.

HALF MOON BAY—Wind much of the week kept the fleet in, but Captain Tom Mattusch on the Huli Cat made another salmon try that switched to a crabbing venture after 3.5 hours of trolling with only one scratched bait. The Dungeness cooperated, and the anglers on board went home with limits. A crab only trip on Sunday produced limits and the anglers were back by noon.

LOCH LOMOND—Captain Jim Cox of Jim Cox Sportfishing reported on one shark trip that produced three keeper leopards and a bunch of bay rays. “We’ll be concentrating on halibut the rest of the season,” said Cox.

MARTINEZ—Good action for sturgeon out at the Ozol, and there was even a nice keeper caught from the pier by an angler using ghost shrimp. Striped bass action was slower with no linesides weighed at the bait shop.

SAN FRANCISCO—The fleet is getting no breaks, with weather keeping them off the salmon grounds most of the week. The boats that didn’t cancel caught a few halibut in San Francisco Bay.

SHELTER COVE—Weather limited opportunities for anglers here, and no word if anyone fished at all since the storms hit mid-week.

NORTHERN FOOTHILLS

AMERICAN RIVER—The American River is no longer planted with catchable rainbows by the DFG, so fishing will only be for holdover fish and natives. The Middle Fork near Georgetown should be good for rainbows and some browns.

BULLARDS BAR—The lake is at 80-percent capacity. A Junior Bassmaster tournament fielded 10 boats this past weekend and the big fish weighed 4.62 pounds. The winner had almost 17 pounds. The kids reported that brown shaky-head worms worked best in the shaded coves. Trout trollers reported some action in the North Fork arm of the lake. One boat tried for kokanee and had no luck at all.

CAMP FAR WEST—Bass, crappie and bluegill are hitting for anglers fishing up in the Bear River and Rock Creek arms. The crappie and bluegill are in the brushy areas, particularly in Rock Creek. The bass, up to 4 pounds, are hitting worms and jigs.

COLLINS LAKE—The lake is now 3 feet from full. The lake received another trophy plant and released two more pens of 3- to 4-pound rainbows this past week. Fishing has been excellent with LOTS of limits including big fish up to 10 pounds. Shore anglers are doing as well, if not better, than the trollers. Shore anglers are doing best using Power Bait at the dam, the beach, and the east side. Trollers did well off the dam and the beach with flasher/worm combos, firetiger Rapalas, and Kastmasters. Lots of lunkers weighed in this past week. The bass action is really picking up with the warmer water temps (60-degrees) and anglers are catching limits on plastic worms on the east side. The spots are spawning now, so practice catch-and-release on the bigger fish.

ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR—The lake is at 90-percent capacity. Trollers have been longlining Rapalas in the upper end of the lake above Boston Bar and picking up some 10- to 14-inch rainbows.

LAKE OROVILLE—The lake level is up 10 feet from last week to 56-percent capacity. Bass and coho action continues at a strong pace. The bass are on the beds and anglers should use some discretion on keeping spawners—let the big fish go. Bright colored tubes and jerkbaits should do well on the spawners with shaky-head worms working for the pre-spawn fish in deeper water. Keep the small under 12-inch spots for the skillet; there are a zillion of them in the lake that need harvesting. Coho action has remained good for months and this hasn’t changed. Trollers are doing better now at the Green Bridge on Sling Blade combos for 13- to 15-inch silvers.

ROLLINS LAKE—A DFG trout plant is scheduled for this week. Long Ravine Campgrounds are now open for the season. The docks and boat slips are in place and the Outrigger Grill/store is currently open on weekends. Trout trollers have been doing well on planters at the dam.

SCOTT’S FLAT LAKE—The lake is full and fishing has been excellent for planters up to 14 inches. The inlet and the dam have been the hot spots for anglers using Power Bait or casting/trolling Kastmaster spoons and Rooster Tails. The docks are in and the marina is currently in operation on weekends. The marina and store will be open full time starting May 7. New 4-stroke Mercs have been installed on all the 14-foot rental boats.

SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR—Weather was beautiful over the weekend and anglers are visiting the lake now that it has been planted by the DFG. No word on fishing success from the Forest Service, but it should be pretty good.

STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR—The lake is full and was planted once by the DFG a month ago. Hopefully when the weather settles down and the chance of a weekly snow storm diminishes, the DFG will pick up the pace on the plants to this lake. A heavy storm is forecast for mid-week, and this lake could get more snow depending on how cold the storm is. Fishing has been fair for shore anglers and trollers. Remember that the day-use fee has been raised to $7. The concessionaire is trying to get the campgrounds operational.

THERMOLITO AFTERBAY—The bass are on the beds here and local pressure is heavy for fish spawning in the backs of the coves on the tule banks. Worms, Senkos, and tubes should be working well.

SIERRA LAKES/RIVERS

BOCA LAKE—Bank fishermen are doing well all around the lake, especially at the dam and the inlet on Power Bait, worms, and salmon eggs. Rainbows, 12 to 16 inches, are more common than the browns which are up to 15 inches. The boat ramp is not clear enough to launch anything bigger than a 12- to 14-foot aluminum yet and more weather is forecast for mid-week.

CAPLES LAKE—Still wintery here with 16-inches of new snow this past week and more in the forecast for mid-week. Snow and ice is still 5-foot thick on the lake, but there are still a few die-hard ice fishermen out picking up some rainbows and browns on Power Bait and worms. Be careful around the rocky banks where the ice melts on sunny days.

CARSON RIVER (East, West)—The Trout Opener on the East Fork was fabulous with over 400 fish weighed in at the Carson River Resort. The biggest fish weighed in by Todd Sodaro at the Resort was a 5 pounder, though he heard of fish between 8 and 9 pounds being caught. Worms, salmon eggs, and spinners all worked well. Dave Kirby at Woodfords Station reported that the weather was wonderful on Saturday and the river was in perfect condition. The biggest fish caught ran 3 to 4 pounds and most people only had 2 or 3 fish, with no limits seen. Snow was still too deep to allow fishing in the meadow without snow shoes, so anglers were stacked up near the bridges and roadside access areas.

DAVIS LAKE—The lake is at 61-percent capacity. The lake is ice free and the roads are clear around the lake, but the boat ramp at Honker is still covered with snow and ice. Caltrans should have it cleared later this week and then the dock can be put in place. Shore anglers at Coot Bay and Mallard have been picking up some very nice fish to 4 pounds on Power Bait and worms. Fly fishermen are doing very well along the east side of the lake on bead head nymphs. Ed Dillard will start guiding on May 12, weather permitting.

DONNER LAKE—Keith Kerrigan at Sierra Anglers Guide Service has been doing very well trolling for Macks. Planter rainbows are hitting for shore anglers using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs at the west end beaches and the piers.

FEATHER RIVER CANYON—The Caribou Crossroads Resort “Big Fish Derby” only saw 12 fish measured for 47 contestants. There was a tie for first with two 19 1/2-inch rainbows. One was caught in the North Fork and the other in the Caribou Powerhouse. The winners split the prize money for 1st and 2nd and flipped a coin for the trophy. Without the prospect of DFG trout plants, the fishing in this area will only be good for those who are willing to hike into areas that aren’t easily accessed. Streams flowing into the Feather or the section of the Feather above the Caribou Powerhouse might be worth checking out.

FRENCHMAN LAKE—The lake is at 46-percent capacity. The lake is ice-free and the boat ramp at Frenchman’s is operational. Trollers are doing well on flasher/worm combos. Shore anglers are picking up limits on Power Bait. The roads around the lake are still a little messy, and more weather is forecast for the area mid-week. Call ahead to Wiggins Trading Post.

ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR—Poor weather Tuesday through Thursday this past week kept everyone off the lake. Weather is forecast for this week also. After the storms clear and it should be easy limits toplining with a Sep’s grub or a threaded nightcrawler. A side planer is the best tool to have in the boat for trollers.

INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR—Cold and windy here this past week and by the weekend most anglers were focused on the streams and rivers in the area for the season opener.

JACKSON MEADOWS RESERVOIR—Mountain Hardware and Sports staffers figure that the lake may be open by Memorial Day at the earliest, so make plans to go somewhere else until then.

JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park)—Kyle Neeser at Crystal Basin Tackle fished the lake this past week and caught-and-released double limits of trout on Needlefish tipped with a piece of nightcrawler trolled at 15 to 20 feet. Neeser fished along the south shore and up into the Narrows for the 10- to12-inch rainbows

LAKE TAHOE—Mickey Daniels had one of the best days he’d seen all year when 6 clients landed 18 fish and lost 6 or 7 more. They kept 12 and tagged the rest. Daniels fished in the King’s Beach area from 80 to 450 feet deep using Sting fish and Sling Blade/Koke-a-nut combos. Most of the fish came from 240 to 450 feet deep. The bigger fish were running 6 ½ to7 pounds.

PROSSER LAKE—One troller reported fantastic fishing as soon as he left the boat launch. He couldn’t get his second line out all day because the first one would get bit right away and he was too busy reeling in fish. A small black/gold J7 Rapala or a gold Cripplure worked best for the 12- to 15-inch rainbows.

PYRAMID LAKE—Trolling was only fair but there were still plenty of fish caught. Joe Mendes at Eagle Eye Charters last trip landed 17 cutts’ from 16 to 27 inches. On the windier days the fish are in shallower water, 17 to 21 feet deep over 35 to 70 feet of water. On the calm days the fish move out over 200 feet of water, but are caught at the same 17- to 21-foot depth on a frog Flatfish. Fly fishermen are doing better than the trollers when the fish move in shallow and schools of big trout can be seen cruising the shorelines at Pelican Beach, the Nets, and Indian Head Rock. Casters are throwing beetle imitations.

RED LAKE—Very few anglers heading here with the stream season open.

SILVER LAKE—Still plenty of ice but angler pressure is zilch now that the stream season is open at lower elevations.

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR—Local trollers have been catching some monster Macks—23 and 28 pounders this past week. The locals usually troll with AC Plugs, Trophy Sticks, and big Rapalas on top and after a fish is landed, they take a picture and release the fish unharmed. Fish are no deeper than 20 feet. Some big browns have been hitting Rapalas and Trophy Sticks. The fishing here is GOOD for big trout!

TOPAZ LAKE—An 81 angler tournament was won with a 2-pound, 13-ounce rainbow this past weekend. There were lots of fish running 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 pounds weighed in. Trollers are doing much better than the shore anglers and the fish are hitting virtually “anything and everything”. The trolling bite has been much better in the afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m.

TRUCKEE RIVER—The regular trout season opened with little fanfare. The runoff has started and the flows are up. The biggest trout reported to Mountain Hardware and Sports was a 4 pounder caught-and-released on a Panther Martin. Fly casters are using dark stone fly nymphs, caddis pupa, and flashback PT’s.

UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR—Rough weather most of last week kept most people off the lake and more weather is forecast for this week. Toplining should still be good for rainbows, but the Mack trolling was very slow for Ken Mathis of Ken’s Custom Tackle who fished for 9 hours on Sunday without a bite.

WEST WALKER RIVER—Angler numbers were way down from last year. Those that showed up were treated to a pretty good bite after 11 a.m. when the water had warmed up a little. 14- to 16-inch rainbows, browns and cutthroats were hitting from up in the canyon near the Walker Bridge down to the Toiyabe Motel on worms, salmon eggs and spinners. The biggest fish caught were some of the 3- to 4-pound Alpers trout that were planted this past Wednesday before the opener.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

AMERICAN RIVER—The big news is the possibility of being able to fish for salmon again after a 2-year ban. Final rules will be established by the Fish and Game Commission on May 5. Not much happening, but the occasional small striped bass is being caught in the lower few miles of river and just above the mouth on sardines and jumbo minnows. Flows are at 1,700 cfs.

FEATHER RIVER—Fishing for striped bass continued to be good for anglers willing to work for them. Most are in the 5- to 10-pound range, but whoppers to 30 pounds and larger are being regularly hooked. Spooning with smolt-patterned jigs have been working very well especially early in the morning. So have ripbaits, swimbaits and even Pencil Poppers when stripers are seen chasing bait across the surface. Big streamers are producing strikes for fly fishermen. Keys to success are not to stick around in one spot of one type of bait if no action is occurring. Fish might be anywhere from Shanghai Bend down almost to the mouth. Anglers can catch all the smolts they want in the Low Flow Section and the occasional larger trout/steelhead to a couple of pounds in the Flow Section on small nymphs fished under indicators.

FOLSOM LAKE—It’s been a long time coming, but a rising lake, warming water, and nicer weather are bringing bass into the shallows and onto their spawning beds. They’ve become more active attacking reaction baits like spinnerbaits and crankbaits, as well as soft plastics worked more slowly. If one method isn’t doing it, try another. King salmon have pretty much disappeared, but trollers are still catching trout on small Rapalas, Needlefish, Apexes, and nightcrawlers behind dodgers with most of the bites coming before 9 a.m. between Granite Bay and Dike 8.

RANCHO SECO LAKE—A few trout were still being caught, mostly from float tubes, kayaks, and pontoon boats by anglers dragging Woolly Buggers, leeches, and Kastmasters. Some bass were still on their beds and could still be induced into striking a weightless Senko.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento—The river was still muddy, but it’s dropped quite a bit after the last storm, and striper fishing has picked up again. It’s still mostly a bait affair. Fish close to the bank behind deadfalls and wing dams with sardines, bloodworms and pileworms. was the most productive method. wing dams continued to catch stripers even in the nasty water. South River Road, Miller Park, Sandy Beach, Bryte’s Beach and Verona were some of the better spots once again.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Colusa—The farther upstream one goes, the better the water conditions and the better the striped bass fishing. Sure enough, as predicted last week, the river was blown out mid-week, but dropped quickly, and the fishing turned back on again by last Friday with the earliest and best success around Princeton and Colusa. Anglers were able to switch from soaking bait to returning to minnows and even lures by last Friday.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding—The upper reaches of the Sac below Keswick Dam cleared quickly fishing is good. Flows are around 5,500 cfs. Some good hatches are occurring in the afternoons, and offering an occasional dry fly opportunity. The best fishing continued to be golden stonefly, caddis, and small Mayfly nymph imitations under indicators, though. Spin fishermen have been drifting Glo-Bugs and backtrolling small Hot Shots.

NORTH COAST LAKES

CLEAR LAKE—The bass have finally made it to their beds, and with that the bite slowed and the fishing pressure increased. The upper end of the lake is producing much more consistently than the other ends of the lake. Anglers are reporting catching fish on drop-shot, Senkos, chatter baits, a few on swimbaits, and even frogs. The Redbud arm saw fish moving up onto docks and into shallow areas, and fish are also showing up in fairly good numbers in the Clearlake Oakes Keyes. A drop-shot Roboworm MMIII has been the most consistent producer. Fish slowly and in the flooded tules for some action or try a 5-inch Senko fished wacky style, which is also doing the trick but you have to work hard and cover a lot of water. Reports also include spinner baits and weedless swimbaits tossed deep into the tules are also producing for some hard working anglers.

LAKE BERRYESSA—Clear water has been hard to come by as many areas of the lake are covered with algae. Robo Worms or green pumpkin Brush Hogs produced both largemouth and smallies on the west side and in the Narrows. Also in the Narrows and stretching to the mouth of main lake, and from the mouth to the west bank, were kokes from 13 to 16.5 inches. Rocky Mountain Tackle’s Bahama Mama and purple Splat dodgers followed by purple UV RMT hoochies with a pink splat blade, purple tiger and blue temptation Uncle Larry’s spinners. Pro-cure herring and garlic scent were good scents to choose.

UPPER BLUE LAKE—The better trout fishing came from trolling in the Narrows and east basin at 35 to 40 feet with larger fish at 40 feet. Trolling here is done slowly, at 1 1/2 miles. Boats must be clean and dry, and have the monthly quagga mussel sticker on them; the inspection site here is at the Narrows Resort.

INDIAN VALLEY RESERVIOR— This lake is currently on the “no plant” list but there are plenty of bass here as well as a few trout being taken. Spinner baits, jigs, and a variety of other presentations worked for bass on this lake which sees very little pressure.

NORTHEASTERN AREA

LAKE ALMANOR— The trout bite tapered off as the lake transitions from winter to spring and due to much of the lake being off-colored. Smallmouth bass are also transitioning and moving towards the shallows as they prepare to spawn.

BAUM LAKE—Lots of fish being caught. Lure fishermen seemed to prefer Trout Magnets and Panther Martins. Large nightcrawlers were the choice for bait fishermen, although salmon eggs were doing well also. Fly fishermen mainly used pheasant tails or callibaetis cripples.

BRITTON LAKE— Water temperatures are still a little cool and we need a consistent 62 degrees or warmer for the crappie, though the smallies are showing up.

BURNEY CREEK— Water flows through the Burney Falls area are colored causing some problems. Try the lower end where it dumps into Lake Britton for the best bet using nymphs.

BUTT VALLEY RESERVOIR—The power house area is closed. Smallmouth are showing up elsewhere though and has been good.

CASSEL FOREBAY–Lots of fishermen, with good results. Crawlers, salmon eggs, lures were all working well.

FALL RIVER—No report from the opener but last year’s season opener was great, with greater hatches of PMDs that normal, which normally don’t get started until mid-May.

HAT CREEK—Being a spring creek, its flows are more consistent in the early season than some of the freestone streams, and there are generally good to great hatches of PMDs, along with minor hatches of smaller caddis, and other tiny mayfly species. Although it’s still early for the adult salmon flies, the nymphs have generally begun their annual migration towards the river banks. Drifting bigger salmon fly nymphs can be productive, especially in the oxygenated riffle waters.

HAT CREEK (wild)–Active at the riffle, with nymphing the best bet, there were more fishermen than fish – as usual.

IRON CANYON— Check for snow before attempting, although the road to Pit 5 should remain open.

KESWICK RESERVIOR—The boat ramp at Keswick is closed again for dredging efforts, scheduled to re-open this summer.

MCCLOUD RIVER–The heavy snowpack in the Mt. Shasta area may create some heavy runoff from Hawkins Creek on down, so the best bet is likely the higher stretches near Ash Camp and just below the McCloud Dam, or the Upper McCloud near Fowler’s Camp.

PIT RIVER—The Pitt has been fishing very well, depending on the location. With snowmelt coming in from some feeder streams and inconsistent releases from the dams, certain sections are fishing better on certain days. Be willing to check out different accesses in different sections of the Pit between Pit 3, 4, and 5. When you find a section with good conditions, the fishing should be very good. There has been a combination of nymphing the pocket water with some dry fly action midday on warm days with caddis, March Browns, some PMDs, and golden stoneflies. A few salmon flies were reported, with rubber leg stone nymphs doing well, along with some golden stones and stimulator patterns.

LAKE SHASTA—Trout fishing has been as good and anglers pulling any sort of chrome and blue spoon in the top 20 feet of water up the Pit arm have been hooking up with plenty of rainbows and browns. There’s also a good salmon bite outside the buoys at the Centimundi ramp and back in Dry Creek with anchovy tails.

WHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR— Both sides of the bridge and down at the curtain where slow and the only action was in the main body of the lake. Try using an Apex/UV Sling Blade setup, a pink wiggle hoochie/UV Sling Blade or the new pink Wee Tad/UV Sling Blade as your trolling setup.