Fishing Report for the week of 8/11/2010

Frenchman Lake
The weather seems to be cooling down and fishing at Frenchman's continues to be plentiful.

Eli of Reno, Nev., caught a rainbow trout at the dam, from the shore, using nightcrawlers. It weighed about 1-1/2 pounds and was about 15 - 17 inches in length.

Mike of Chilcoot caught three at the dam using PowerBait in chartreuse. Most were 15 - 18 inches in length and weighed about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds.

Call for current updates 993-4683.

Report courtesy of Wiggin's Trading Post; 993-4683

Lake Davis
As of Aug. 6, fishing at Lake Davis has slowed down. Fly fishing has been OK early morning over at Jenkins cove.

Shore fishing has fallen off.

Trolling has been good for the most part. If you stay to the deep end, then you will miss a lot of the weeds. Larger fish are 20 ft. down. The smaller ones are still at 15 ft. Lake temp is at 69 degrees in the morning but by afternoon it rises to 73 degrees.

Report courtesy of Sierra Super Stop/Dollard's; 832-5251

Lake Almanor
Bank fishing: Try fishing the jetties in Prattville and the usual Hamilton Branch (which was planted last week) SW10 Kastmasters or nightcrawlers and Powerbait. Crickets are also working. Browns and rainbows of decent size. The dam might be a good spot.

Boat fishing: Reports of trollers using a nightcrawler by itself. Also red/gold speedy shiners with carp spit or krill ? go down 10 to 30 ft. along the east or west shores for good size browns and rainbows. Many good reports by the dam for salmon with anchovy tails using size #1 or #2 octopus hooks a few cranks off the bottom. Small mouth is still doing good on the west side and at the points and dropoffs all around the lake with various rubber worms. Maybe a brush hog. Crickets on a size 10 baitholder with 3/0 split shot 12 inches from your hook. The hot ticket seems to be mealworms with crickets.

Eagle Lake: seems to have slowed up some. Level has gone down. Eagle's Nest and Wildcat area with a bobber and nightcrawler.

Flyfishing: Warner Creek is improving. At Hamilton Branch, try woolly buggers; at Almanor, pond smelt and caddis; Deer Creek, copper johns; Butt Lake, streamer patterns; Feather River, stoneflies. Hex hatch is just about over.

Rivers/streams: Try crickets, salmon eggs, worms and Panther Martins.

Report courtesy of The Sports Nut; 258-3327

Feather River & Lakes Basin
Feather River: Middle Fork trout plant around Clio. Fishing deep pools and moving water producing best results.

Lakes Basin: Gold, Salmon, Packer and Sardine are seeing fair to good fishing reports. Panther Martins and flashers w/crawler trolled in deep water.

Report courtesy of Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports; 836-2589

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