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.

CHETCO RIVER, Ore.-An ocean “Bubble Season” will open here Oct. 1 in the ocean near the mouth of the river, the first time since 2008. For 12 days, anglers fishing out of the Port of Brookings will be allowed to troll for kings in the ocean near the mouth of the Chetco, according to guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. He said that anglers had been picking up a few fish a day in the Chetco estuary until the best bite of the season Sept. 23, when 18 salmon were counted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife checkers at the port. Fishing slowed after that.

COOS RIVER, Coos Bay, Ore.–This river has been overflowing with Chinooks and a few Coho this year, according to WON Field Reporter Curtis Palmer of River Secrets Guide Service. The last week was a little slower in comparison to the rest of the season’s fishing, but he said he has received many report of a few Chinooks a day being caught in the mid-upper 20’s along with good numbers of Chnooks being caught in the lower teens.

COQUILLE RIVER, Bandon, Ore.-The Chinook fishing is still running strong through out most of the main river system, Palmer said. ” I am looking forward to having fresh king salmon to catch for the next couple of weeks on this river.” He said there has been a steady run of Coho salmon returning to the river this last week. For what these salmon lack in size they make up for in a fast-paced battle. Spinners in bright red or pink are best when it comes to trolling or casting and retrieving for these salmon.

EEL RIVER, Main Stem-A huge number of salmon have moved into the Eel River estuary and up as far as the Van Duzen River, pushed by seven-foot tides during the full moon phase. John Corbett of the Outdoor Pro Shop has been hammering them early in the morning-catch-and-release of course, since low flow closures go into effect Oct. 1-using glow-in-the-dark Cleos.

ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Ore.-The past week of fishing on the Rogue Bay has produced some trophies in most anglers books, but is on its last days, according to WON Field Reporter and manager of the Chetco Outdoor Store, Dave Pitts. Fishing guide Gene Garner of Gold Beach managed to put one of his clients on a 46-pound Chinook on one of these better days of fishing. “Even though this may have been the best week of fishing in the bay this year, it is clear to most longtime anglers that it is still far from being close to the fishing that the Rogue Bay is famous for,” Pitts said. The last half of the week had a great deal of anglers complaining about all the native Coho they were having to release while trying to find a hatchery Coho or a fall Chinook salmon to harvest before the last of this year’s fish move on upriver.

RUSSIAN RIVER-No changes here, smallmouth bass fishing is picking up a little more with the cooler temperatures and the slowed down water sport activity. Nothing will happen here until the rains blow it open for salmon and steelhead. The striper run here is pretty much extinct.

SMITH RIVER-All the guides here are fishing the Klamath and other rivers, and even the Ship Ashore on Sunday night hadn’t heard of any salmon action. But with the high tides that pushed tons of salmon into the Eel River mouth, one would suspect they would have been coming in here, too. We might know next week.

UMPQUA RIVER, Sutherlin, Ore.—There have been lots of king salmon harvested from the Main Umpqua just a few minutes from the town of Sutherlin, Oregon, according to WON Field Reporter and guide Curtis Palmer. Bobbers with roe suspended under them while slowly drifting them a long side of the drift boat, has been popullar with the guides.

TRINITY-KLAMATH RIVERS

KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen-Salmon fishing continued to be quite good all week, with just a bit of a fall-off over the weekend when pressure was heavy. Limits of adult and jack salmon were common on boondoggled and side-drifted roe and a Puff Ball. The quality of the fish continued to be excellent, as well with some as large as 35 pounds. Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service expects the fishing to continue to be good at the lower end of the river through the end of October.

KLAMATH RIVER, Weitchpec-Fishing for steelhead wasn’t great last week, but some half-pounders and nice adults were being taken on mostly swung steelhead flies and spinners. Fishing should do nothing but improve. .

TRINITY RIVER, Weitchpec-Fall salmon numbers moving past the Willow Creek Weir had their first bit jump of the season, steelhead, too, indicating much improved fishing for both species is imminent.

TRINITY RIVER, Del Loma-The first good fall salmon fishing reports of the season have finally come in, and some of the salmon being caught are real hogs, with some weighing over 30 pounds. Fish mornings and later in the afternoon. Start with back-trolled Kwikfish, then switch to roe. Steelheading has started to pick up, too, on backtrolled Brad’s Wigglers and flies swung or dead-drifted under indicators.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

AMERICAN RIVER-Nice stripers between 25 inches and 25 pounds were being reported from the lower end of the river, indicating the fall striper run has begun. Trolling Cotton Cordell deep divers around Cal Expo and drifting jumbo minnows have been effective methods. Some stripers were also taking topwater lures in the evening. Steelhead fishing was only fair, but some were being caught between River Bend Park and Sailor Bar on soft hackle flies swung on sink-tips and medium-sinking shooting heads. Fly fishers were getting some grabs on caddis nymph imitations. too, but giving them a little action is more effective than dead-drifting.

FEATHER RIVER-Salmon are starting to spawn, steelhead are now taking egg imitations such as Glo-Bugs and Corkies for spin fishermen and egg flies for fly casters. Fishing pressure has increased as word of good fishing spreads. Most fish being hooked are up to 20 inches long, but a few up to 6 pounds are being hooked. Below salmon redds. Fish between the Highway 162 Bridge and Matthews Riffle.

FOLSOM LAKE-It’s a broken record, but bass fishing continued to be a challenge and fish are mainly staying deep. Most are smaller spotted bass, and are taking plastics worked slowly off rocky structure and points around 20 feet deep on the main body. Drop-shotted and Carolina-rigged Robo-Worms in Aaron’s Magic continued to be the best getters. No word on trout. The lake is going to have to cool several more degrees before there is much of prospect of resurgence of trout fishing.

MCCLOUD RIVER-Trout fishing continued to improve as the river continues to cool. Swing soft hackle wet flies, and dead drift Mayfly and caddis nymph patterns under indicators.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento-Fishing for salmon was actually pretty darned good some days, and really slow on others last week. The best fishing was above and below Rio Ramaza. Trolled sardine-wrapped Kwikfish and double-bladed Silvertron spinners were the best getters, and there were even a few hooked from shore at the Minnow Hole on heavy spinners. A few keeper stripers were caught in the Deep water Channel on mudsuckers and sardines.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Colusa-Striper fishing was slow even here last week. A few were caught on minnows and jigs. Fly fishing was dead slow, though.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff-No change. Fly fishing for trout continued to be good from Redding to Red Bluff. Although nymphing under indicators produced most of the bites, there was still some dry fly action in the evenings. Two floats have been particularly popular: Bonneview down to Anderson, and Anderson to Balls Ferry.

UPPER SACRAMENTO RIVER, Dunsmuir-No change. Trout fishing continued to get better with a time out on the weekend with the rain storm. But, it will perk up again in a couple of days as the weather and water continues to cool. For larger but fewer trout, fish the lower part of the river toward the lake. For more but smaller rainbows, fish farther upstream you go. High stick or indicator fish pockets with Prince nymphs, rubberlegs, and Foxes’ Poopahs.

SIERRA LAKES/RIVERS

BLUE LAKES-Both lakes are scheduled for DFG trout plants this week. PG&E will be closing the campgrounds on October 15.

BOCA LAKE-The lake is at 57-percent capacity. Not much change here-work the inlet area for the best trout fishing.

CAPLES LAKE-EID has stopped water releases and will hold the lake level at seven feet down for the rest of the fall. Dan White of Lodi landed a limit of planter while casting a gold Kastmaster spoon off the point at the dam. Trollers have been doing great in the middle of the lake from the top to 30 feet on Sep’s dodger/worm combos for multiple limits.

CARSON RIVER (East, West)-Alpine County made a plant of 1800 pounds of rainbows and brown into the West and East Carson on Sunday-900 pounds in each. Fishing pressure has been low on the West Fork, but Todd Sodaro at the Carson River Resort reported limits for everyone on the East Fork. The biggest trout reported on the East Fork was a 6 1/4 pounder. Sodaro said that bait, lures and flies are all working.

DAVIS LAKE-The lake is at 59-percent capacity. Trollers are still doing well for 14- to 15-inch average rainbows, with some big fish to 23 inches, 4 1/2 pounds showing occasionally. The copper/red and silver/red No.1 Dick Nite are both working well at a depth of 10 feet. Shore fishing has improved with limits coming in for anglers using Power Bait at Eagle Point-the secret is to cast WAY OUT past the weeds into deeper water. Fairview and Mallard are also kicking out rainbows to 3 pounds for shore anglers. Not much word lately on any fly fishing success, according to Ed Dillard at Dillard’s Fishing Guide Service.

DONNER LAKE-10- to 11 1/2-inch kokanee are hitting pink dodger/hoochie rigs at 45 to 55 feet deep. Nice Macks are hitting jigged spoons just off the bottom in 45 feet of water.

FEATHER RIVER CANYON-The water level at Butt Valley Reservoir is so low that launching is difficult. The surface temp is at 63-degrees and the bite will be excellent when it hits 55-degrees. The North Fork above Caribou Crossroads was planted two weeks ago and fishing is still good for rainbows up to 18 inches on salmon eggs, worms, and spinners.

FRENCHMAN LAKE-The lake is at 40-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFG trout plant this week. Wiggins Trading Post reported that shore anglers are catching limits of rainbows, 14 to 20 inches off the dam on nightcrawlers. Trollers have been doing well at Lunker Point

GOLD LAKES BASIN-According to Mountain Hardware and Spots in Blairsden, Gold Lake has produced some Macks to 15 pounds for trollers working the channel with Rapalas and flasher/worm combos at 50 to 80 feet. Sardine Lake has been kicking out limits for trollers using flasher/worms rigs. Shore anglers at Packer Lake have been doing well with Power Bait. Salmon Lake has been producing at the inlet for anglers using Power Bait or throwing a Kastmaster.

ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR-The lake is at 88-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFG trout plant this week. Very little fishing pressure here, so there are few reports available according to Kyle Neeser at Crystal Basin Tackle.

INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR-The water is low and warm-not the best conditions for good fishing. When the water cools off, Alpine County will be making a big plant of browns and rainbows-the lake is open year round.

JACKSON MEADOW RESERVOIR-The trolling bite has been good for rainbows at 35 to 45 feet deep in the middle of the lake, according to Mountain Hardware and Sports.

JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park)-A kayak angler landed a 7-pound smallmouth trolling a Rapala near the marina docks. Jim Painter from Pollack Pines has been picking up some small Mackinaws trolling and jigging in the Narrows. Shore anglers have been picking up a few rainbows off the first dam on Power Bait.

LAKE TAHOE-Mackinaw bite has been up and down-3 fish one day and 10 the next. The fish are stacked up from 120 to 220 feet deep but hard to get going. Mickey Daniels at Big Mack Charters finds the deep fish-300 to 400 feet-biting the most consistent. Chuck Self at Chuck’s Charter Fishing has been trolling spoons, wobblers, and plugs for fish up to 8 1/4 pounds, but having to move from Crystal Bay to Tahoe City to stay on fish. John Shearer at Tahoe Sportfishing said his six boats limited out on their last trip on Macks from 2 to 6 1/2 pounds using minnows at Tahoe City, Rubicon, and the Dollar Shelf. The kokanee bite is done.

LOON LAKE-The lake is at 61-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFG trout plant this week. Very little fishing pressure here with most outdoorsmen deer hunting, though a local fishing club was here early this past week and found a wide open bite for 12- to 13-inch rainbows on Sep’s dodgers trailing a half-nightcrawler toplined all over the lake. The group picked up 2 rainbows and 1 brown trout that measured 18 inches.

PROSSER LAKE-The lake is at 49-percent capacity. Not much change here either-work the Prosser Creek inlet area.

PYRAMID LAKE-The cutthroat trout season opens on October 1. Joe Mendes at Eagle Eye Charters reported that the best bite will come on 1/4-ounce marabou jigs in red/white or black/white jigged near bait schools in the east side coves from the Pyramid to Hell’s kitchen. Fish deeper in the early morning and then move shallower as the bait starts to surface around 9:00 a.m. 100 fish days will be attainable with multiple hook-ups common as schools of cutts follow hooked fish to the boat.

RED LAKE-Very little fishing pressure here according to Dave Kirby at Woodfords Station-more deer hunters out than fishermen.

SILVER LAKE-Trollers are doing well on flasher/worm combos from the top down to 30 feet. Fish shallower before the sun hits the water, and drop deeper as the sun rises.

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR-The lake is at 58-percent capacity. Kokanee are boiling at the mouth of the Little Truckee and the weirs have been installed. Egg taking should commence by October 7-check the Kokanee Power website for info. Trout should be staging below the kokes to feed on loose eggs.

TOPAZ LAKE-The trout season is closed on this lake until January 1.

TRUCKEE RIVER-Good action on big rubber legs with a small dark dropper or a Stimi and a dropper. BWO’s and PMD’s coming off early, watch for the October Caddis soon.

UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR-The lake is at 68-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFG trout plant this week. Kyle Neeser of Crystal Basin Tackle fished here this past Friday and landed 8 kokanee, but they’re all red and no good to eat. He used a red hoochie behind a watermelon Wild thing dodger at 65 to 80 feet for the kokes and also picked up 2, 5-pound Macks. Neeser said that there was only one other boat on the lake, so fishing pressure is very light in the Crystal Basin.

WEST WALKER RIVER-Sam Foster at the Toiyabe Motel reported that water levels in the canyon south of Walker are good and fishing is great in this area. Limits of 3/4- to 1-pound rainbows are easy to catch. The river north of town is low due to irrigation demands from local ranchers and fishing is slower on this section of the river. The last Mono County Alpers trout plant of the season will be made this next week-these will be 2 to 3 pounders. DFG should be making a trout plant this week also.

NORTH SALTWATER

BERKELEY-Most of the boats targeted rockfish and lingcod with a little halibut on the side, at least until Sunday when the outside ocean roughed up. That’s when some of the boats switched to in-bay halibut and found good action on the main bay spots. On the California Dawn, anglers caught 23 halibut and a leopard shark. The Happy Hooker had a great day on Friday, when eight anglers caught 12 lingcod, 13 halibut and 37 rockfish.

BODEGA BAY- Captain Rick Powers on the New Sea Angler reported good action on bottomfishing trips targeting northern waters. “We fished a spot a little south of Fort Ross that few anglers know about,” he said. The results were limits of big rockfish and good ling counts on Friday and Saturday, and while a big swell came up on Sunday knocking down the ling count, the 17 anglers on board still managed limits of rockfish.

EMERYVILLE-Most of the trips were to the Farallon Islands until Sunday when outside weather caused some of the boats to cancel and return to port. The rest of the time, a couple of the boats fished the Marin Coast with good results, mostly limits of rockfish and some bonus lingcod.

EUREKA-Shore rockfish action has been good for blacks and blues off the jetty, at least until the swell came up on the weekend. Halibut has slowed in the bay for the Californias, as well as offshore for the Pacific variety, and the Pac ‘but season is closing in a couple weeks. Surfperch action is still possible, but it seems a smaller grade of fish, mostly sub-legal sized, have been on tap.

FORT BRAGG-Abalone and albacore are the top bets, but shore anglers can also still catch rockfish and lingcod. Most of the charter boats are giving up on the season, since the fuel dock closed, making it hard to get diesel to the boats. That said, Captain Bob Monckon on Reel-lentless towed his boat up on Saturday for tuna, and his four anglers caught 12 to 30 pounds. “I’m going back next weekend!” he said.

HALF MOON BAY-An excellent week of bottomfishing, with Sherry Ingles at Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle calling Thursday’s trip “one of the best days of the year so far,” when 23 anglers caught rockfish limits, three cabezon, a halibut and three lings to 13 pounds. “They had more vermilion rockfish than Captain Bob has seen in a long time,” said Ingles. “There were several in the 6- 7- and 8-pound class, and biggest went 9 pounds!”

LOCH LOMOND-Captain Jim Cox reported tough bay fishing for halibut, so he’s been focusing on sharks and striped bass in San Pablo Bay. “We’ve been catching a mix of mostly schoolie stripers, and both leopard and sevengill sharks.” The leopards are running up to 48 inches, while the sevengills have been as big as 66 inches.

SAN PABLO BAY-The striped bass are moving inland, and the area from Rodeo to Pittsburg producing 15- to 20-pound stripers for anglers soaking bullheads. In the northern region of the bay, anglers are trolling swimbaits and hair jigs for stripers, mostly targeting the smaller tides.

SHELTER COVE-While the charter operations are mostly done with their season, the albacore action was off-the-hook here until the ocean got rough over the weekend. Abalone are still an option, with some shore action on surfperch and rockfish also fair game for the bankies.

NORTHERN FOOTHILLS

AMERICAN RIVER-Flows are down to seasonal levels and the fish are concentrated in the deeper pools. Hikers getting down to the Middle Fork should find some good rainbow and brown action on worms and spinners.

BULLARDS BAR-The lake is at 66-percent capacity. Emerald Cove Marina reported that very few fishermen were out on the lake. With water temps dropping now that fall has arrived, more fishermen should be headed here for the great spotted bass action to be found on this lake.

CAMP FAR WEST-North Shore Resort reported good bass action with one angler catching-and-releasing 20 to 25 fish to 3 1/2 to 4 pounds by noon this past week. The angler said he found fish all over the lake.

COLLINS LAKE-Trout are still the most popular with visiting anglers but catfishing remains a strong second choice. Leonard Guidici landed a limit of rainbows up to 4 pounds while trolling the middle of the lake at 30 to 35 feet with a flasher/worm combo. Catfish, running 3 to 4 pounds, have been hitting for anglers at the dam and the bridge. Trout plants will resume in mid-October and run through Thanksgiving.

ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR-The lake is at 91-percent capacity. Still some nice rainbows being caught by trollers and bait drifters in the marina. Trollers are using flasher/worm combos in the lanes between the moored houseboats at 10 feet.

FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR-The lake is at 62-percent capacity. Not much happening here according to the Georgetown Ranger Station. Hunters need to remember that this whole area is a State Game Refuge. Brown trout should be moving toward the American River inlet to stage for their fall spawn.

FULLER LAKE-The lake was supposedly planted by the DFG two weeks ago, but reports have been hard to find. Fishing should be good for a mix of rainbows and browns either with Power Bait and worms from the dam, or trolling flasher/worm combos.

HELL HOLE RESERVOIR-The lake is at 77-percent capacity. Slow action reported here by the Georgetown Ranger Station. Brown trout should be moving toward the inlet to stage for the fall spawning run up the Rubicon River.

LAKE OROVILLE-The lake is at 51-percent capacity. With water level dropping as fast as it is, the bass are still suspended over deep water and the bite is TOUGH!! The lake needs to stabilize and the surface temp cool off before fishing will get better.

ROLLINS LAKE-Long Ravine Resort has closed the marina and the Outrigger Grill for the season, but the campgrounds and boat launch are open year-round. Campground reservations can be made by calling 530-346-6166. Fishing was good for trout, catfish, and bass before the marina closed this past week. Fishing should just be getting better as the water temp drops.

SCOTT’S FLAT LAKE-Scott’s Flat Lake Marina will only be open on an ‘on-call’ basis starting October 4-just check in at the office for gas or boat rental service. Smallmouth bass have been providing the only action reported this past week with anglers picking up some fish running 1 1/2 to 2 pounds off the dam on plastic worms. No trout action reported at all, but fishing for all species should improve as the water temp drops this fall.

SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR-This lake hasn’t been planted in months, but any fish left in the lake should become more active as the water temp drops with the arrival of fall. There might be a bass or two caught on topwater in the evenings. Try Power Bait and worms for holdover rainbows.

STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR-Trollers are still picking up a few fish up at the Pilot Creek inlet using flasher/worm combos, according to the Georgetown Ranger Station.

THERMOLITO AFTERBAY-As long as it stays warm, the bass will continue to hit frogs and Senkos along the tules.

NORTH COAST LAKES

CLEAR LAKE-For a better fish right now, even though you won’t get many bites, fish a surface bait and don’t give up. Frogs, wake baits, buzzbaits, and walking baits are all good choices for bass anglers willing to make a lot of casts for a little action. Fish are really shallow, in four feet or less and look for areas with schools of juvenile bass available. Best bet for this bite is the north end of the lake. The channel cat bite is still going strong with most anglers who are targeting bass with live bait having a hard time keeping the 6- to 9-pound cats away from their baits. They are literally everywhere between the State Park, Narrows and most areas with rocks.

LAKE BERRYESSA-The season is coming to an end with about two to three weeks left. The king salmon bite is picking up a little, with fish going from 16 to 20 inches long and mixed in with the kokes over the channel. RMT dodgers and RMT spoons and Apex spoons are working for both kokes and kings. A good depth is 80 to 100 feet deep. The bass bite is slowly improving. Drop-shotting a Basstrix Flashtrix minnow worked better for a few larger fish while Robo worms were working for numbers.

UPPER BLUE LAKE-Looks like the lake is scheduled for a trout plant the week of October 11, in the meantime it’s been slow. Those who put their time in, down to 35 feet, found a few fish. Warm water also slowed the bass bite; they went out farther into deeper water.

NORTHEASTERN AREA

LAKE ALMANOR-Speedy Shiners or trolling flies was productive as the fishing is now in the fall pattern here. Trout and salmon are gaining weight and some nice fish were caught in the lower west end flats of Goose Bay on the lower Almanor West side as well as by the Dorado Inn Fish have been 10 feet down in these areas in 25 to 35 feet of water.

BAUM LAKE-The overall bite is getting better with cooling conditions. Power Bait, Power Eggs and nightcrawlers have been favorites for trout here. Fly fishermen have been doing better with the cooler temperatures, too, and the mayfly hatches in the mornings and evenings have been fairly good. Try stripping leeches or dead-drifting midge in the middle of the day.

BRITTON LAKE-Good bets here continue to be crappie jigs, crappie nibbles and crappie magnets for crappie although the bite is picking up. Look for bass starting to move back into the shallower waters around structure.

BURNEY CREEK-The bite has been consistent all summer on caddis and callibaetis above the falls or attractor patterns. Below the falls a pheasant tail, copper john, bird’s nest or hares ear worked best.

CASSEL FOREBAY-There have been lots of anglers and lots of limits. Nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and lures were all working well. Fly fishermen did well on BWOs, callibaetis, caddis while pt’s were favorites for nymph fishermen. Early morning and late evenings remain the best time.

EAGLE LAKE-Find the baitfish in the shallower north end and the birds, and you’ll find the trout. Fish shallow and use bright colored grubs if water clarity is not good.

UPPER HAT CREEK-Fly fishing is picking up with consistent cool nights starting to bring out the fall hatches including tricos, BWOs, PMDs, and small tan-colored caddis, with bigger October Caddis migrating towards the banks and prime to begin hatching any day now in the freestone sections. The fishing hasn’t been consistently good yet, but there have been increasing good reports, so it should be ready to really turn on any day now. Worms were definitely the most productive, with spinners also working well.

HAT CREEK (wild) -Nymph anglers continued to do best on hare’s ear, birds nest and pheasant tails. Nymphing was the best, but callibaetis cripples also yielded some good results.

MANZANITA LAKE-Mid-day was the best time for topwater action as both mornings and evenings saw quick drops in temperatures. Streamers and buggers are starting to produce as larger fish begin their pre-winter feeding patterns. Remember to heed the special restrictions on this lake.

PIT RIVER-With consistent cooler nights the water temperatures have begun to drop and the fish are spreading out again. Road closures and the new high flow regime have made fishing and access tough in the Pit 3 stretches, but both Pit 4 and Pit 5 continue to fish very well, especially for big rainbows. Latest update shows test flows at Pit 4 and Pit 5 are scheduled for the first week in October beginning October 4. Flows will be raised and lowered in increments for the testing, with flows as high as 1379 cfs, so be extremely careful if attempting to fish in this area during the test dates.

LAKE SHASTA-Try topwater early and late, and then plastic worms and tubes fished deeper during the day for bass. There have been a few better fish being caught and numbers of smaller ones. The trout are down 60 to 90 feet in the main body of the lake, while the salmon were deeper and found in front of Dry Creek and the dam.

WHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR-The kokes are done for the season here but this year was good, with cleaner fish and larger ones as well.