Big Rainbows Reward Anglers
Written By: Dan Bacher, March 20, 2013
Location: Collins Lake,
(Oregon House) The big rainbow parade continues at Collins Lake, boosted by the second trophy trout plant of the year on February 27.
Traci Long of Woodland caught her first fish ever at Collins Lake along with husband Randi. They had a nice stringer of trout weighing up 2 lb. 4 oz., reported Kathy Hess of the Collins Lake Resort.
Alex Lopez also caught his first trout ever using green powerbait off the beach. Chris and Max caught 9 rainbows to 6 pounds while using orange PowerBait on the beach.
Sydney Foster and her dad of Gridley captured the biggest trout this week. “Her 10 lb. 8 oz. rainbow (netted by dad) was so exciting to bring in from shore. She used orange PowerBait,” said Hess.
Debbie and her son Bo caught two beautiful trout weighing 5 and 4 lb. 2 oz. while trolling with a Needlefish. Bert Baumbach of Newcastle trolled a Kastmaster and hooked a 6 lb. rainbow.
“The good news is that the fishing will continue to get better and better as time goes on,” said Hess. “The trout stocking program at Collins Lake is the biggest in Northern California and you don’t need any fancy equipment or a boat to catch a trophy trout, in fact all you need is a chair, an ice chest, and a Snoopy pole.
Luke and Tyler got a jump start on the bass catch this week. The sunny days brought the fish up in the shallows and they each caughtBack To Reports