The Fish Sniffer - Bank Anglers Battle Quality Rainbows
Bank Anglers Battle Quality Rainbows

Written By: Dan Bacher, May 2, 2014
Species: Trout
Location: Frenchman Lake, Davis Lake,

 “Trout fishing has been good at Frenchman Lake this past week,” reported Richard Wiggin at Wiggin’s Trading Post. “Whether fishing from a boat, from shore or fly fishing, most everybody is catching something.”

Scott Christensen caught his limit of rainbows while fishing worms from the bank at the dam. The fish were 15" in length and weighed 1-½ lbs each.

Bob Parry, Adam, Larry and Ahab were fishing the shallows with worms and marshmallows. “Everyone caught their limit,” stated Wiggin. “The fish were up to 2 lbs each.”

The stream opener is Saturday, April 26 this year and the plan is to have all the campgrounds open by April 18.

“Trout fishing has slowed down at Lake Davis, but the fishing should pick up with the warm, sunny days we’re now seeing,” reported Jeanne Graham at J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort in Portola.

Trollers should use red dot frog Needlefish and Sockeye Slammers at 1.4 to 1.6 mph at 10 feet deep, while bank anglers should toss out PowerBait and nightcrawlers in Mallard Cove, Coot Bay, Grasshopper and Eagle Point. Fly fishermen should use pheasant tail and other nymphs.

 

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