FISHING RE­PORT

Riverbank News - - SPORTS -

Buy­ing a boat nowa­days is such a huge com­mit­ment that I’m in no hurry to buy right away. I’m en­joy­ing look­ing around at all the dif­fer­ent boats. My big­gest con­cern is pur­chas­ing a boat or en­gine that is in its first year of pro­duc­tion. Un­like a lot of pro’s, I plan on keep­ing my next boat un­til at least re­tire­ment age. So, my next boat must be the right one for the type of fishing that I plan on do­ing and be tested through in and through­out. It’s easy to want to get the lat­est and great­est but when it comes to ve­hi­cles but some­times, go- ing with some­thing that has all the kinks worked out of it is the wiser de­ci­sion, than go­ing with a com­pletely new model. Maybe I’m just be­ing overly cau­tious, I’d rather wait un­til a new prod­uct has been mass pro­duced and tested by every day an­glers like my­self, be­fore com­mit­ting to an ex­pen­sive new prod­uct.

Delta Re­port:

There are lots of smaller schools of large­mouth and striped bass ac­tively feed­ing on small bait­fish which can be caught on re­ac­tion lures and small top wa­ter baits. For the larger bass, an­glers are fishing Senko’s or pitch­ing in the grass with crea­ture baits such as Re­ac­tion In­no­va­tion Sweet Beavers. Cat­fish­ing re­mains good right now for an­glers fishing cut bait. Look for big­ger cat­fish to be re­lat­ing to deep holes along the river right now.

New Melones Lake:

Bass fishing con­tin­ues to be good for smaller bass on soft plas­tics while worked along the bot­tom. Big­ger bass are be­ing caught in the early morn­ing hours on top­wa­ter lures and at night on top as well. Dur­ing the day an­glers are drag­ging Carolina rigged plas­tic baits such as brush hogs and lizards. Koka­nee fishing con­tin­ues to be good for an­glers trolling be­tween 70 and 90 feet deep with Hootchies be­hind a dodger. Bluegills con­tinue to pro­vide steady ac­tion for those fishing around boat docks and the backs of coves. Fishing for cat­fish is good right now for those fishing at night.

JAROD BALLARDO

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