VOL . 42 • ISS . 2
February 3 , 2023
FRESHWATER REPORTS :
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FOLSOM LAKE cont .
crankbaits and other vibrating lures to get the fish ’ s attention in the muddy waters .
“ I went out for a few hours today .,” said John Walsh on the Folsom Lake Fishing Reports Facebook Page in a recent post . “ Yesterday I got two bass on A-Rigs near the day . Today I hooked nothing . I graphed bait and fish but had no bites .” “ The wind was tough . It was almost impossible to get my boat out at Browns Ravine as I was solo ,” he noted . “ The water clarity was less than 2 feet near the damn and rip rap shores on the dikes . The water temperature was 51 degrees at the dam yesterday , today 48 degrees .” Trout fishing was also improving just before the winter storms hit . Most of the fish were in the 12 to 16 inch range , but a few holdovers in the 3-pound range were also caught . Boaters trolled Speedy Shiners and Rapalas in the top 25 feet of water . Fishing should bounce back after the water color changes from brown to green , according to Craig Newton at Willfish Tackle in Auburn .
- Dan Bacher
LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR
Most of Watershed Remains Closed
BYRON – The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Watershed closed on Dec . 31 , due to the mudslides caused by flooding , and hadn ’ t completely reopened as of press time . In an update on January 24 , the Contra Costa Water District said it “: appreciates everyone ’ s enduring patience while we continue to repair damages from the recent storms . At this time , the north side is open with extremely limited access . The road is open from the entrance to the Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center , which is open on weekends from 9:00am to 4:00pm . All trails are currently closed , except the trail to the dam fishing pier . The south side and marina remain closed until further notice . Stay tuned for updates The most recent trout plant by Mt . Lassen Fish Farm was on Dec . 29 when 21,000 pounds of rainbows were stocked in the lake . The water temperature is currently 61 degrees . The water level is currently at 83,000 acre feet , as of 1 / 17 / 2023 .. The water clarity has been good except for windy days . When the watershed reopens , shore anglers targeting trout can expect to experience the most success using garlic scented PowerBait and nightcrawlers . Trolling with spoons , minnow
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Austin Nixon , from Valley Springs , caught this huge trout that tipped the scales at 9.64 pounds while using glitter PowerBait at Lake Amador .
Photo Courtesy of Lake Amador
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