The Oakdale Leader - - SPORTS - JAROD BALLARDO

Delta Re­port:

Li­p­less rat­tle baits are work­ing well right now for num­bers of fish. Once the wind is down an­glers are hav­ing suc­cess while toss­ing Senko’s along the weed lines. For big­ger fish many are toss­ing Snag Proof frogs. The bites are far and few but the qual­ity of fish are above av­er­age. As we get closer to fall the bite should pick up and the stripers should start mak­ing their way through the sys­tem.

New Melones Lake:

Trout fish­ing has re­ally slowed down for an­glers fish­ing at night for them. They’re still catch­ing them while fish­ing at night un­der sub­mersible lights but the num­bers are down. Bass fish­ing has slowed down re­cently as smaller fish are be­ing caught on small plas­tics dur­ing the day. Cat­fish­ing is still good for an­glers fish­ing the even­ing hours while us­ing cut bait. Many an­glers are fish­ing right off the bank with chicken liv­ers for cat­fish up to 11 pounds.

Lake Don Pe­dro:

Trout fish­ing re­mains good right now with most trout be­ing caught by trollers. An­glers are trolling be­tween 35 and 55 feet deep with Apex spoons. Bass fish­ing is slow right now with lots of smaller fish be­ing caught but very few of any size. An­glers are cur­rently catch­ing bass while drop shot­ting and spoon­ing any­where be­tween 25 and 35 feet deep.

Lake Ca­manche:

An­glers are do­ing well while fish­ing for trout. Many are trolling be­tween Lit­tle Hat Is­land and Big Hat Is­land. Most an­glers are find­ing trout be­tween 25 and 40 feet deep and are trolling speedy shin­ers coated with Koka­nee Feast. Bass fish­ing re­mains good for those fish­ing with senko’s and crankbaits dur­ing the day. Cat­fish­ing re­mains good for an­glers fish­ing at night off the bank.

New Ho­gan:

There are still a lot of striped bass be­ing caught by an­glers fish­ing the schools of fish that are chas­ing bait­fish to the sur­face. An­glers catch­ing them are us­ing flukes and top wa­ter baits like Zara Spooks and Pop­pers. Fish­ing for large­mouth bass is good right now, an­glers are do­ing well us­ing a va­ri­ety of baits. Some an­glers are choos­ing to fish with shaky head worms while oth­ers are us­ing their fa­vorite crank baits. It’s re­ally just a mat­ter of choice.

Tip of the Week

When search­ing for the right place to fish off the bank there are a few things you might want to take into con­sid­er­a­tion. The first thing I look for is struc­ture; I haven’t had much luck while fish­ing banks that were smooth or shal­low. Also, try fish­ing points; th­ese are ar­eas where the bank comes to a point. If there is a con­sid­er­able drop in depth once cast­ing out from the point so much the bet­ter. If the points fail to pro­duce, try fish­ing the backs of coves.

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