It was a great first effort, but the wind had already put a chill into everyone and I needed to take a quick break on the lee side of a steep hill on the island. In the afternoon, I headed toward Jessie Lake with the hope that I could re-live some old memories by finding a school of Crappies to pick on. Bruce Champion stages one of his typical late inning rallies! Lone Oak is holding a few fish, but the fish seem to be looking for new structure so scouting out where the fish are is key. This should give hunters better shooting lanes for grouse and archery deer hunting. On the South end, there were a few surprises. The lower Kern River is flowing high, but it is fishable for smallmouth bass, catfish, or trout.
New York Fishing Reports, Spots & Video
The water temperature continues to cool, with the average being degrees. Take it to the Limit Guide Gary Burns put a couple of fat to inch kokanee in the boat this past week. As the water temperature rise the catfish will continue to move toward the shallow water. Crappies and bluegills are often hooked around Coyote Creek and in Bear Cove. People fishing from the shore have been known to land rainbows and browns up to seven pounds. Murphys-area incident followed illegal pot exchange.
New Melones Reservoir - Fish Reports & Map
Glory Hole Fishing Report. Trolling anglers have been dropping down to ' to find both trout and kokanee. If the fish were even a tiny bit more aggressive, the pattern would still be working great. The secret was to fish on shallow weedy flats where there were clear, open gravel spots in the midst of cabbage or other mixed weeds. When we arrived at the lake, water temperatures were between 57 and 58 degrees, the wind was about 5 to 10 from the Southwest and there was just enough chop on the surface to drift us along the breakline. Action was steady, but not fast, after a couple of hours, we had boated a couple of dozen Jumbos and if we'd stuck it out longer, I think we could have kept catching throughout the day. Brightly painted hoochies and spinners trolled behind a slingblade will work best.
I started doing a milk run of the same spots that I'd fished on Thursday and found that there were at least some fish in most of the same areas, but this time was different. On the first pass, there were lots of fish showing on the screen of my Humminbird, after we trolled through, they disappeared into thin air. Use a large slip-float to float the bait and target your desired depth. One by one, these boats were leaving and within 10 minutes they were all gone. Check in tomorrow to see how we do. The stomachs of most fish were packed tight with minnows that they'd eaten.