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.

ROGUE RIVER, Lower, Ore.-Fishing for staging fall king salmon at the estuary was good one day and bad the next-or maybe even bad for a number of days, according to WON Field Reporter Dave Pitts. Last year at this time there were more kings being caught, but everything is a month late this year, and the run is expected to continue improving through this month and next. Guide Curtis Palmer of River Secrets Guide Service said the quality of the kings is improving on the good days, with more fish in the 20s and even the 30s.

RUSSIAN RIVER-Summer mode, with lots of water sports and smallmouth bass anglers having fun early and late in the day. Rooster Tails, small minnow-imitating lures and other smallmouth enticers are all working as the water warms.

TRINITY-KLAMATH RIVERS

KLAMATH RIVER, Iron Gate-The previously reported demise of trout fishing for the summer on the Klamath below Iron Gate was premature. It surprisingly perked up last week, according to Scott Caldwell of SC Guide Service. He was catching nice trout on nightcrawlers backtrolled behind Hot Shots.

KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen-Good tides continued to brings loads of salmon and steelhead into the Klamath River. Much of the salmon fishing was at the mouth with CV-7 spinners and Kastmasters. Steelheading was particularly good, with fly fishers catching adults over 5 pounds on Brindle Bugs and Silver Hiltons, while spin fishermen drifted roe and No. 3 Blue Foxes. The best fishing was below Blue Creek.

TRINITY RIVER, Junction City-Salmon fishing started out poor early in the week, but perked up as new fish apparently reached the upper stretches above Junction City. Bad days produced a couple of fish, but better days might yield half a dozen. Backbounce and drift roe. The release at Lewiston Dam is now down to 450 cfs and will stay there until October.

TRINITY RIVER, Burnt Ranch-Some salmon continued to be caught at the Falls, and more and more steelhead are starting to show in the lower river. The river is in good shape, but air temperatures are very hot except for very early morning hours.

NORTH COAST LAKES

CLEAR LAKE-Start out in the center section of the lake, away from the algae blooms, around the Narrows and stay in the 12- to 20-foot range, covering as much water as you can. Fish jigs slowly on the rocks in deeper water or deep diving crankbaits such as the Rapala DT or Norman’s DD series. Catfish have been a good bet as catching up to 12 a day in the 7- to 12-pound range have been caught on live crawdads, nightcrawlers and cut mackerel in rocks in mid-range to deeper water.

LAKE BERRYESSA- Kokes are still a prime target here, with trollers working from 45 to 65 feet deep and lure colors in blues, pinks and natural colors. Bass are still holding off points close to deep water or offshore structure in 15 to 30 feet of water. Try topwater tactics.

UPPER BLUE LAKE-Trout fishing continued to be slow with no recent plants.

LAKE SONOMA- A few small steelhead trout are being taken by trollers at the north end in 20 to 50 feet of water. Bass fishing was best at night when it was cooler, in the creek arms.

NORTHEASTERN AREA

LAKE ALMANOR-Finesse fishing helped trollers find a few trout around the A-Frame but it was crowded. Troll in 40 to 60 feet, fish from 30 to 36 feet and scale down all your stuff. Use smaller hooks and garden worms.

ANTELOPE LAKE-The trout fishing here continued to be stellar for anglers trolling Rapalas, a flasher/worm, or different colored Needlefish in 15 feet. Bass, catfish and panfish are also options here.

BATTLE CREEK RESERVOIR-May not be worth fishing until water temperatures cool down in the fall.

BAUM LAKE-Catching has improved with the drop in temperatures. Lure fishermen seemed to prefer Kastmasters or Panther Martins. Mini nightcrawlers were the choice for bait fishermen, although salmon eggs and Power Bait eggs were also doing well. Fly fishermen mainly used pheasant tails, wiggle-tail Zugs, callibaetis, PMDs and caddis.

BRITTON LAKE- Crappie are biting, as are the smallmouth bass. Good bets are crappie jigs, crappie nibbles or crappie magnets. Color choice does not seem to be an issue at the present time. Look for a topwater bass bite early and late in the day. Regulation changes now include bluegill and perch in the 25-fish limit for crappie, so be sure to count them in your total catch.

BURNEY CREEK-No changes here, caddis and callibaetis are still best above the falls and a pheasant tail, copper John, bird’s nest or hares ear were better below.

CASSEL FOREBAY- The forebay is fishing well for 10- to 15-inch rainbows. Power Bait, worms and eggs all worked well. The time to fish was from early morning to early evening as mid-day was slow. Pressure here can be intense at times but this is the place to bring the kids. Fly fishing continues to be good in the mornings. The evening bite continued to be a bit slower with the moon phase and warmer temperatures. Hopefully the bite will be back on soon. Fishing should improve as temperatures dropped a bit this past week.

EAGLE LAKE-From Miners Bay to Eagles Nest and in between at Black Mountain were great for either slip bobber fishing or trolling at 25 to 30 feet deep in 50 to 60 feet deep waters.

FALL RIVER- Reports show good hatches most evenings. Good numbers of PMD’s coming off. Otherwise, nymphs are the best bet.

UPPER HAT CREEK- Anglers hit the water in force this past weekend and despite heavy pressure most reported catching lots of fish. The bait of choice was crickets or Power Bait in either yellow or orange, although worms and salmon eggs also worked well. The catch was a mixed bag as both rainbow and brook trout coming in. Fly fishing was good with crystal buggers in white, purple and olive all taking fish.

HAT CREEK (wild)-Nymphing is the best, but callibaetis cripples can yield some good results. Nymph fishermen did well on hare’s ear, birds nest and pheasant tails.

LEWISTON RESERVIOR–Some 450 pen-reared trout between 5 and 8 pounds were released here. Worms and orange Power Baits fished early or late in the day were the top baits. There are tons of midges here now, so woolly buggers, black leeches, black midges and anything with olive green in it will work. Start at the dam in the morning and head to Coopers Gulch and Mary Smith campgrounds during the day. Fish were caught from the surface down to 15 feet.

MANZANITA LAKE–The full moon threw off surface activity until long after dark but some nice fish were still being taken although daytime activity has slowed. Callibaetis, caddis and mahogany duns were producing some takes but reports indicated that fish were particularly picky on fly selection. Remember to heed the special restrictions on this lake.

McCLOUD LAKE AND RIVER– The lake and river are in great shape and kicking out some nice trout. Trolling Sep’s dodgers with either grubs or worms can nail you an easy limit. In the river, back troll small hotshots with worm trailers or bounce baits. Flies produced some nice wild rainbows. Get an early start though, when the sun hits the water the fish go deeper and the bite slows down.

PIT RIVER-Still fishing good to great, but this time of the year downsize your flies and target the faster whitewater. In the evenings there can be some strong caddis hatches providing some good dry fly fishing. There has also been a combination of nymphing in the pocket waters for some dry fly action midday on warm days with caddis, some PMDs, golden stoneflies and even salmon flies.

LAKE SHASTA-Mark the shad ball and you’ll know where to troll for trout in 65 feet of water. Anglers found rainbow and brown trout this way with Matrix Minnows in black/gold and UV Sling Blades. Wiggle Hoochies behind the blades in white were also productive. The dam is a good area to look for salmon, deeper at 120 feet down. Early and late continue to find bass with topwater tackle. During the day fish deeper with crankbaits and plastics.

WHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR-The coldwater curtain and the dam areas have been great for an early morning koke bite from 40 to 60 feet down. Shasta Tackle UV Sling Blades and UV Apex combinations have been the best producing presentations trolled between 1.8 and 2.2 mph.

NORTHERN FOOTHILLS

AMERICAN RIVER-Fishermen have been hampered by the large number of rafters floating the Middle Fork. Rainbows and browns are holding in the deeper pools.

BULLARDS BAR-The lake is at 82-percent capacity. Heavy recreational boat traffic is making it tough on anglers. Some kokanee being caught up in the Yuba at Garden Point, but they’re small. Lots of small bass can be found along the shore.

CAMP FAR WEST-A few small catfish and some good-sized crappie were caught off the shore by the boat ramp on worms according to North Shore Resort. Recreational boat traffic has been very heavy, even during the week, especially in the afternoons.

COLLINS LAKE-The lake is now 12 feet from full. Trout action is still surprisingly good for this time of year due to the higher water level. The best areas for trout are at the dam, the docks, and the bridge where shore anglers have the best access to deeper water. Boaters also do well at the dam and at the power lines. Catfish up to 12 pounds are showing up in greater numbers at night for bait fishermen. Bass, crappie, and redear sunfish action has been good on crawdads, minnows and worms. The marina docks have been productive for all species.

ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR-The lake is at 90-percent capacity. Trollers are picking up some holdover rainbows over the river channel at 55 to 65 feet deep on flasher/worm combos. Bass and bluegill are in the coves and around downed trees. The bluegill are hitting worms and the bass have been caught using plastic worms and small swimbaits. Mostly smaller bass with a few good ones mixed in. Heavy recreational boat traffic is making it tough to fish on the lower lake where the water is the deepest.

FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR-Trollers should do the best in the early morning on flasher/worm combos, threaded nightcrawlers, Rapalas, or small spoons like the Kastmaster or Needlefish. Start out toplining at first light and then drop down to 25 to 40 feet as the sun gets up on the water. Inlet areas are good this time of year.

FULLER LAKE-Over a month since this lake was last planted by the DFG, but small browns are hitting for trollers in the early morning.

HELL HOLE RESERVOIR-The inlet of the Rubicon River is still the hot spot for fishermen. Mackinaws, rainbows, and browns are all providing some action for trollers

LAKE OROVILLE-The lake is down to 68-percent capacity. High water temps and fast falling lake levels have the bass suspended and difficult to catch-typical summer doldrums. Try long main lake points or island tops with drop-shot worms for the best chance at a few fish. Coho action has been pretty good for silvers running 20 inches. The fish were hitting Sling Blade/Kastmaster or Needlefish combos for Ron Feswick of Oroville in the main body of the lake, according to Feather River Outfitters.

ROLLINS LAKE-A lucky 10-year-old boy caught a 20-inch rainbow by the boat ramp at Long Ravine Resort on a nightcrawler. Boaters drifting worms in the “no-wake” area along the dam have been picking up some trout out in deeper water and small bass along the shallows near the shore. The Bear River inlet has been producing some trout in deeper water on nightcrawlers. The main lake has been overrun with heavy recreational boat traffic making it tough on any trollers.

SCOTT’S FLAT LAKE-Scott’s Flat Lake Resort reported that the fishing has been very slow with only a few bass, catfish and bluegill coming in off the shore around the marina docks or the campgrounds. The bass have been hitting nightcrawlers and spinners with one young boy reportedly picking up a 9-pound bass by the campgrounds. Heavy recreational boat traffic has made it very difficult for fishermen. The best place for boaters to try for trout is up at the inlet in the deepest water you can find drifting worms.

SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR-With the warm weather, try for trout either very early or just before dark when the sun is off the water for the best chance at success. Bass fishing is best along the steeper banks near the dam on small plastic worms or nightcrawlers.

STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR-The Georgetown Ranger Station reported that one father/son team canoed up to the inlet of Pilot Creek and landed rainbow after rainbow while casting spinners. The trout were all 12 to 14 inches long.

THERMOLITO AFTERBAY-Bass fishing has been pretty good for bass up to 4 or 5 pounds on frogs in the heat of the day along the tules. One lucky angler picked up a 10-pound bass while fishing for bluegill with red worms, according to Feather River Outfitters.

NORTH SALTWATER

BERKELEY-Running the first albacore trip of the season, the Flying Fish found one albacore willing to bite. Two more tuna trips were on the schedule. The Marin Coast potluck action busted loose with some great bait busting action on the boats and a variety that included big striped bass, halibut and even white seabass (a 60 pounder was boated on the Happy Hooker). A trip on the California Dawn on Saturday hit the prime action, with 31 halibut, five stripers to 28 pounds, two lings, and 167 rockfish boated.

BODEGA BAY- A little illumination on the salmon bite that has stuck around the waters off of Elephant and Bird rocks: apparently the fish are picking off dead and half dead squid after a spawn, and they’re sticking to the area to capitalize on the bounty. Private boats with three or four anglers are sticking salmon limits, while the bigger groups on party boats are getting their chances, but overall counts are less than one around. Rockfish action remained excellent with limits the rule, and the ling action picking up on the weekend.

BROOKINGS, Ore.-WON field reporter Dave Pitts reported bottomfishing the top bet with king action slow. There are some reports of silvers in the area, good quality fish too. The other bite happening has been the California halibut, while “not hot by any means” some fish to 16 pounds have been caught at the mouth of the Winchuck and in front of the Best Western Inn.

EMERYVILLE-The boats mixed it up with trips to the Farallones as well as along the Marin coast, with a couple bay-only efforts. The outside action has been consistent for anglers targeting rockfish, with a handful of lings. Most trips scored a few halibut as well if the boats tried stopping off in the bay on the way in. One salmon trip scored some fish, the C Gull II scoring seven kings to 27 pounds off the Marin Coast.

EUREKA-Great news on the salmon front, with solid action on the weekend, call it “limit-style” with plenty of opportunities but lots of short strikers and long-line releases. Several boats had limits on Sunday, with fish to over 30 pounds reported. The Pacific halibut came alive on Friday, and there were around 16 fish caught, said WON subscriber Lonnie Dollarhide.

FORT BRAGG-Captain Randy Thornton found some decent salmon action north of the harbor, producing seven keeper kings for his 12 anglers. Sarah Rosetto also reported some salmon success on the Trek II, with Captain Jason Rosetto finding three kings to 12 pounds for his 12 anglers on Saturday. “Bottomfishing has been good for the guys who fish,” said Rosetto. “They’re getting limits. The people who just let their lines drift in the water can also catch a couple!”

HALF MOON BAY-The bottomfishing shined for the sportfishing fleet, limits the rule particularly later in the week. Captain Tom Mattusch on the Huli Cat said his top spot was in 140 feet off of Tunitas. “We caught a mix of Bolinas, vermilion, copper and china rockfish,” he said. “We also made a run for giant squid but found no takers in 1,236 feet of water.” A second San Francisco 49er charter on the Queen Of Hearts produced a 30-pound lingcod for one angler.

SAUSALITO-The New Ray Ann persisted after salmon, finding some good action finally along the Marin Coast near Bolinas Point. Anglers on board caught kings weighing up to 28 pounds. The high count for the week was 28 fish for 31 anglers on Friday. The weekend action dropped off, perhaps due to fishing pressure.

SHELTER COVE-Captain Trent Slate on Bite Me reported some great fishing highlighted by Pacific halibut up to 80 pounds, and most recently, some hot lingcod action. “We had one day that we were releasing 20-pound lingcod!” he said. There have been some salmon around as well, the fish a little scattered, but available.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

AMERICAN RIVER-It’s possible to find some good fishing for striped bass early and late on the American and have the river almost to yourself, at least that’s what Maury Hatch of First Hatch Guide Service has been finding. He’s been launching at Howe Avenue, and flyfishing with Clouser streamers. The fish he’s been catching have been relatively small, up to around 5 pounds, but there was an unconfirmed report of a 40-pound striper taken on a jumbo minnow by Sac State. While most anglers going for stripers tend to fish in the lower part of the river, there are good holes where stripers can ambush prey fish scattered all the way up to Hazel Ave.

FEATHER RIVER-It was a tale of two rivers for the salmon opener last week with lots of fishermen and few fish in the upper part of the river below the closed zone, and lots of fishermen, but some pretty good catches scattered in among poorer results farther downstream centered on Yuba City. Most of the fish were caught on backtrolled, sardine-wrapped Kwikfish. Bank fishermen caught very few. Fishing success, what there was of it, dropped off dramatically the following days. However, there seemed to be a fair number of salmon in the river and anglers are hoping that success will improve as the commotion from all the fishing pressure and boats running up and down the river settles down.

FOLSOM LAKE-Bass fishing was slow as the lake continues to drop, and recreational boaters continue to tear up the water, especially on weekends. Most bass are now hanging out in deeper water and are being caught on drop-shotted and Carolina-rigged plastics, like Robo-Worms in darker colors or shad patterns. Early bird anglers have a chance at some topwater action very early in the morning, but it’s short-lived before bass move back into deeper water.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento-No telling when the present fishing cycle will shift from being able to catch lots of little stripers, but few legal-sized fish. No telling if fishing will be any good, but at least when the salmon season starts Sept. 4, from the Highway 113 Bridge near Knight’s Landing to the Carquinez Bridge, it will provide a change of pace. For now, fishing for catfish in Lisbon Slough and in quiet holes near shore on worms, clams, and crawdads, stinkbaits, chicken livers, and mackerel is about the only alternative on the Sac.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Knight’s Landing-The same story as previously: Lots and lots of little striped bass for every keeper. The only difference last week, was that there were no lunkers to spice things up.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff-Trout fishing continued to be very good from Redding to Red Bluff, and fly fishers continued to rule over conventional fishing techniques. They’re drifting small nymphs under indicators for most of their success, but evenings sometimes provide good hatches and opportunities for some dry fly action. Spin fishermen are drifting Glo-Bugs, crickets, and backtrolling Hot Shots.

UPPER SACRAMENTO RIVER, Dunsmuir-Trout fishing continued to be very good, and some larger fish to 20 inches are being reported below Sims. Most trout being caught are from 10 to 14 inches, though. Dry fly action is still occasionally possible in the evening, but day in, day out, fishing is best on prince nymphs, copper Johns, pheasant tail nymphs, and hare’s fished on short lines.

YUBA RIVER-Trout, sometimes to 20 inches, were still taking nymphs and dries like humpies and hopper imitations from Highway 20 on down.

SIERRA LAKES/RIVERS

BOCA LAKE-The lake is at 75-percent capacity. Summer doldrums here-fish very early for the best results. Recreational traffic during the day makes it tough for anglers. The inlet is the best area before the sun rises.

CAPLES LAKE-The lake is still full. The bite is still on for rainbows from catchables to 5 pounders. Emigrant Cove is still the hot spot for boaters or Wood’s Creek for shore anglers using nightcrawlers and Power Bait. The George family from Lincoln landed 6 fish-three planters and three more from 3 to 5 pounds-all drifting bait in Emigrant Cove. Trollers are doing well in the middle of the lake over deeper water with flasher/worm combos and spoons.

CARSON RIVER (East, West)-Both the East and West Carson received DFG trout plants this past week. Alpine County will make another plant this week. Fishing is fantastic on the East Fork for all anglers, regardless of age. Limits are easy on worms, salmon eggs, and spinners. The evening caddis hatch has made for a fly casters paradise with one angler reporting 40 fish in the evening in a section of the East Fork above the Carson River Resort. The West Fork is now running low and clear and anglers need to use some stealth to work the deeper pools for success.

DAVIS LAKE-The lake is at 64-percent capacity and received a DFG trout plant this past week. Ed Dillard at Dillard’s Fishing Guide Service has been picking up 17 to 20 rainbows during his half-day trips trolling copper/red Wee Dick Nites, No. 1 and No. 2 Dick Nites, and red Rainbow Runners at 14 feet deep near the island. The trout have been running 13 to 18 inches. The fly fishing has dropped off to a fish or two per trip and shore fishing is rated “stinkola”.

DONNER LAKE-Fishing for planters has slowed down some since the DFG stocked a month ago. Mack and kokanee fishing is very sporadic. Best bet is for rainbows off the piers or the beach.

FEATHER RIVER CANYON-Butt Valley Reservoir smallmouth fishing is good on rock piles with wacky-rigged Senkos. Bass are running up to 3 pounds. The Caribou Powerhouse is kicking out both smallmouth bass and rainbows. One boat reported picking up bass to 3 pounds. The main Feather River produced some nice smallies and an 18-inch rainbow for Dave Shotts of Oroville.

FRENCHMAN LAKE-The lake is at 47-percent capacity. Trollers are doing well for limits of 15- to 16-inch rainbows on a gold Thomas Buoyant from the Frenchman’s ramp to the dam at 15 to 30 feet, depending on the time of day and the boat traffic.

GOLD LAKES BASIN-Action is good on Gold Lake near the 4×4 campground, and at Packer and Sardine using worms.

ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR-The lake is at 93-percent capacity. Most anglers are complaining about tough fishing and little 8- to 10-inch planter rainbows.

INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR-According to Dave Kirby at Woodfords Station, the bite here has been spotty except for those with a float tube or small boat who can reach the deeper channel that runs from the boat ramp to the dam. One fly caster picked up an 8 pounder on a wooly bugger but it was hooked too deep to release. Campgrounds are still closed for repaving.

JACKSON MEADOW RESERVOIR-The Yuba River arm inlet area is the best bet for trollers in the early morning.

JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park)-Some smaller Macks, 18 to 19 inches, have been caught by trollers along the South side of the lake between the dam and the island. Campers are picking up a few rainbows, but no limits, on Power Bait and off the rocks at the first dam. The planters are running 10 to 14 inches.

LAKE TAHOE-Chuck Self at Chuck’s Charter Fishing reported the bite for Macks was “tough and pathetic”. The fish are just not biting and the few that are hitting are coming before the sun is up. Try Rapalas at 160 to 200 feet. Mickey Daniels echoed the same report saying he only caught two fish on Sunday. Mike Nielsen at Tahoe Top Liners at South Shore has been jigging with Williamson Benthos and Vortex jigs at 85 to 120 for smaller Macks and at 175 to 220 feet for bigger Macks. One day he caught 15 to 20 fish and the next had to scratch for 7 fish. The bite is very sporadic. The kokanee are still holding at 45 to 65 feet deep at Emerald Bay and hitting the standard rigging in orange or pink. The kokes are a healthy 17 to 18 inches with some reports of fish to 20 inches.

LOON LAKE-The lake is at 81-percent capacity. Kyle Neeser at Crystal Basin Tackle and Guide Service reported that the bite was very tough. Neeser’s uncle fished the lake this past week along with 6 or 7 other boats and almost all were skunked.

PROSSER LAKE-The lake is at 75-percent capacity. The inlets are the best place to try for shore anglers and trollers after trout, especially Prosser Creek. The dam in the early morning may produce a smallmouth on a Rapala or a crawdad jig.

PYRAMID LAKE-Sacramento perch are the only game in town and Eagle Eye Charters has been catching up to 50 fish/day on 1/4-ounce crappie jigs in yellow/black at 25 to 40 feet on rock structure. The fish are running a healthy 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pounds.

RED LAKE-This lake received a DFG trout plant this past week. Most anglers are still complaining about the overabundance of chubs that are eating up their bait before the trout can get to it.

SILVER LAKE-The lake is at 92-percent capacity. Trollers are picking up some Macks, 6 to 8 pounds, in the deeper water in the middle of the lake, though most lakers are 18 to 21 inches. Limits of rainbows are being caught from the shore on Power Bait and worms, according to Plasses Resort.

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR-The lake is down a little to 64-percent capacity and received a DFG trout plant this past week. Kokanee trolling is strictly an early morning proposition and you need to be ready to experiment with colors and depths, from 40 to 70 feet. The fish are tough to pattern, requiring experience and patience to catch, though the fish are good sized, 15 to 19 inches.

TRUCKEE RIVER-Good fly fishing now with the warmer weather bringing off lots of different insect hatches. Stones, caddis, PMD’s are all showing, especially in the evenings. Flows are slower, so look for current lines and deeper water. Lure fishing is best in the very early morning.

UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR-The lake is at 89-percent capacity. Kokanee are being caught near the bottom in 40 to 60 feet of water on watermelon/silver Wild Thing dodgers with an orange or pink Radical Glow Tube tipped with Triple-X scented corn. The kokes are averaging 14 inches with a few to 16 inches. 3 to 5 fish is a good day.

WEST WALKER RIVER-The Little Walker and West Walker are both scheduled to receive DFG trout plants this week. The “How Big is Big Trout Derby” was won with a last second tie-breaker, a 6-pound, 4-ounce, 25 1/4-inch rainbow caught by Armando Ramos of Colfax. Second place was a 6-pound, 4-ounce, 24 1/2-inch rainbow landed by Dave Lawrence of Pioneer on July 17-he had it won until the last minute. Fishing is rated “phenomenal” with lots of 3 to 4 pounders still coming in. Another Mono County plant of 3- to 4-pound Alpers trout will be made this next week.