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Bankies See Trout Action at French Meadows and Sly Park

Written By: Garry Erck,
February 6, 2014

Anglers are finding few options up in the American River watershed and Jenkinson Lake.– However, shore anglers are turning the no rain lemons into bankie lemonade.

“Overall the bite is not easy – but some action at Jenkinson is coming...

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Snow Makes Lakes Tough To Access

Written By: Garry Erck,
December 29, 2013

This one is going to be a weather report as access is going to be hit or miss and low elevation snow will make getting to these lakes tough – areas of Placerville saw upwards of six inches of snow and Pollock Pines saw over a foot – so...

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Sly Park High Dollar Tagged Trout Still Available

Written By: Garry Erck,
November 28, 2013

Anglers’ options in the region are somewhat limited, with basically two lakes stepping up for angler action – Ice House and Jenkinson lakes.

“We had a $200 tag and two $100 tagged fish come out of Jenkinson Lake the past two weeks,”...

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Bankies See Trout Action at French Meadows and Sly Park

Written By: Garry Erck,

Anglers are finding few options up in the American River watershed and Jenkinson Lake.– However, shore anglers are turning the no rain lemons into bankie lemonade.

“Overall the bite is not easy – but some action at Jenkinson is coming from the banks on the backside of...

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Snow Makes Lakes Tough To Access

Written By: Garry Erck,

This one is going to be a weather report as access is going to be hit or miss and low elevation snow will make getting to these lakes tough – areas of Placerville saw upwards of six inches of snow and Pollock Pines saw over a foot – so launching and even getting there...

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Sly Park High Dollar Tagged Trout Still Available

Written By: Garry Erck,

Anglers’ options in the region are somewhat limited, with basically two lakes stepping up for angler action – Ice House and Jenkinson lakes.

“We had a $200 tag and two $100 tagged fish come out of Jenkinson Lake the past two weeks,” reported Sara at Sly Park Lake...

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Camping/fishing French Meadows

Written By: Forum Member: mikeandkristy,
August 16, 2013

I was so excited to get this end of season trip in! And so great to be going somewhere new. On the road at 6:45am. Auburn around 9am. Even before getting off hwy 80 we could smell the American fire. Got gas and worms and then on to Forest Hill. It was bad. No view just smoke. 

We already...

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Guides and Services

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C & C Marine C & C Marine

Full Service Ranger Evinrude Mercury Dealer
Two Locations
747 S 9th Street 
Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

7812 Auburn Blvd.
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Bob’s Marine Bob’s Marine

Bob's Marine has been in business as a full sales, service and accessory dealer for 25 years in the same location. We have two full...

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Winkle Family Automotive & Marine Winkle Family Automotive & Marine...

Winkel Family Automotive, formerly Saturn of Reno, is located in Reno, Nevada which also serves the Truckee, Sparks, Carson City,...

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LUHR-JENSEN LUHR-JENSEN


Eight decades ago, the Luhr-Jensen company was born in an unused chicken coop in rural Hood River, Oregon. It was the height of the...

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Victoria’s Tackle Secrets Victoria’s Tackle Secrets

Hand  Crafted Tackle of the Finest Quality 

Our mission is simple: To make the highest quality fishing tackle on the market today....

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Tips & Tactics for French Meadows Reservoir
Low Water, Big Opportunities Low Water, Big Opportunities

Written By: Cal Kellogg

It’s raining hard today, so I feel a little strange sitting here at my keyboard writing an article about low water fishing opportunities....

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Your Guide To Grubbing Your Guide To Grubbing

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Have you noticed that often the best looking, sexiest baits aren’t the best fish producers? I’ve seen it time and time again, when a...

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Trout And Salmon Trolling With Natural Baits: Part Two Trout And Salmon Trolling With Natural Baits: Part Two

Written By: Cal Kellogg

We kicked off this discussion of natural bait trolling in the last issue of the Fish Sniffer. Here’s the conclusion-Cal Kellogg.

Over the...

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Weather Report for French Meadows Reservoir

Todays date: Friday April 18, 2014

French Meadows Reservoir Fish Species
  • Trout
  • Trout


Water Level for French Meadows Reservoir

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