The Fishing Report
CURRENT LAKE / STOCKING INFO FOR 2017-2018 SEASON
***TROUT STOCKED DAILY/WEEKLY WHEN AVAILABLE***
Lake level is currently 17ft from full and surface temp is at 59 deg. The launch ramp is still pavement but single lane. We are currently stocking from our trout farm that re-opened in April of this year, most trout are a 2lb average. We expect to continue stocking everyday M-F through the end of November if not longer!!!
2017-2018 TROUT STOCKING TOTALS:
NOVEMBER TOTALS= 4,750lbs
DECEMBER TOTAL= 5,800lbs
JANUARY TOTAL= 6,400lbs
FEBRUARY TOTAL= 6,300lbs
MARCH TOTAL= 2,400lbs (MORE PLANTS COMING)
SEASON TOTALS= 26,850lbs
OUR TAGGED TROUT DERBY ENDS WITH THE DRAWING THIS SUNDAY MARCH 4TH AT 2PM!!!! DONT FORGET YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!
Hopefully all this weather in the forecast the lake level will rise significantly. We stocked 1,200lbs on Friday 2/23, with more plants coming this week. Trout have been about 10-12ft deep but normally during and after storms they come to the surface in search of food, it remains to be seen. Lots of action in the back of the lake from kayakers and boaters. The usual PowerBait and Eggs, grubs, Broken Back Rapalas and night crawlers are all doing well. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Thus far we have planted 4,000lbs this month including 300lbs of Lightening Trout, with more plants coming!! We Reports from fisherman saying Trout are about 10-12ft deep and still about 20-25ft off shore. Trolling with down riggers and drifting while bait fishing the shoreline in the back of the lake is still working for boaters. Shore fisherman are still stating that the Trout are scattered and moving the shoreline is key. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We got another $100 tagged Trout come in on Friday. We stocked this Monday 1/29 and have a couple more plants coming this week. Trout are still shallow in the top 10 feet of water and close to shore. Boaters have been having good luck in Mt. Springs area and Jackson Creek drifting and bait fishing the shore line. Trolling still seems to be hit or miss, some have no problems at all while others are struggling. The Spillway and surrounding areas have been good for shore fisherman. We will be hosting Red Hook Adventures “Shore Wars 2018” on Saturday February 17th, Contact Pat for more details (510)209-8715 or Red Hook Adventures on Facebook. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
After the getting rain and more winter weather the Trout are in the top few feet and close to shore. Still Night Crawlers, PowerBait and Eggs are doing best. Moving around the shore line has been the key for shore anglers. Reports of bait fishing the shoreline in the back of the lake have been well. We will be having the Fish Sniffer’s Norcal Trout Anglers Challenge here on April 28th! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Finally getting winter weather! Trout are shallow in the top few feet of water and close to shore, looking for anything being washed in to eat. PowerBait and Eggs, Grubs, and Kastmasters have been working well for fisherman. Thus far we have stocked 1,900lbs this month with many more plants to come. We will see how much the lake will come up with all this rain! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We have stocked 4,600lbs so far in the month of December. Grubs, Rapalas, Power Bait and Eggs have been doing best lately. We got our first $100 tagged fish come in last week, and we added another in the lake to be caught! We have gotten reports of good fishing from the campground in the Carson arm and around the overflow point. Boaters have been doing very well the past week hitting up the back of the lake. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Even more Catfish are being brought in from the Dock and Dam area, anchovies are still working great! Trolling broken back Rapalas at about 10-12ft deep is bringing in trout for some anglers. If trolling isn’t doing the trick at the time try going to the back of the lake in Mountain Springs or Jackson Creek and Baitfish the shore line with Garlic scented Power Bait or Power Eggs. Many reports of Trout from shore fisherman at depths of 6-7ft deep. Remember to fish shallow, Trout look up for their food towards the surface. If you go too deep they more than likely wont see it. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Unusually warm and sunny weather for this time of year is making the Trout fishing hit or miss it seems. Some people are doing very well, while others are having a tough time. The back side of the campground in the Carson Arm has been a good spot for shore fisherman in the last week. Reports from bank and fisherman bait fishing from boats are that the Trout are about 6-7ft deep. Best advise for fishing in this crazy weather is don’t stay in one spot, keep moving around until you find where they are. Also, during mid day when its warm, look for shade or fish a little deeper, the Trout are looking to stay cool. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!