Weather has certainly gotten hotter and the fish are going deeper. Nightcrawlers are still working well, especially from shore and there have been good reports around Lunker's Point and at the dam.
Trolling has been good around Frenchman's campground and on the east side of the lake.
There will be a Children's Fishing Derby in the park in Portola Sunday, Aug 22, at 7 a.m. during Railroad Days. For more information, call 832-4216.
Call for current updates 993-4683.
Report courtesy of Wiggin's Trading Post; 993-4683
As of Aug. 20, there are small hatches of May flies at Lake Davis. The shore fishing is still slow with worms and powerbait. The trolling has slowed down a bit. The silver dick nite is catching a few. With the lake temp at 74 degrees, people can't wait for cooler temps and the fall bite to begin.
Report courtesy of Sierra Super Stop/Dollard's; 832-5251
Bank fishing: try fishing the jetties in Pratville and Hamilton Branch (which was planted last week). Use SW10 Kastmasters or nightcrawlers and power bait. Crickets are working also. Browns and rainbows of decent size reported. 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 feet 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 hook a few cranks off the bottom. Smallmouth 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" from your hook. The hot ticket seems to be meal worms and crickets.
Seems to have slowed up some. Level is still low. Launching can be tough.
The good spot by the powerhouse is reported running - use white jigs or streamer patterns.
Fly fishing: Warner Creek is improving; Hamilton Branch, try Woolly Buggers; Almanor, pond smelt and caddis; Deer Creek, try Copper Johns; Butt Lake, streamer patterns; Feather River, stoneflies. Hex hatch is basically done.
Report courtesy of The Sports Nut; 258-3327
Feather River & Lakes Basin
Two Rivers & Mohawk Bridge have been producing fish. Drifting crawlers or salmon eggs, foaming beetles, stone flies, or ants have been working good.
Lakes Basin - Salmon Lake has been seeing some action. Power Bait and Kastmasters proving well.
Gold Lake - Tough fishing. Still getting reports of some big fish being taken early a.m.
Sardine and Packer Lake - Late afternoon into evening producing a few fish.
Report courtesy of Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports; 836-2589