Boaters Working For Trout And Bass
Anglers are working for their king salmon and rainbow trout at Folsom Lake as the lake level continues to drop. Fishing pressure is very light, since most anglers are infected with river salmon mania at this time.
“Boaters are hooking some rainbow trout ion the 12 to 15 inch range and landlocked king salon up to 3 pounds,” disclosed John Enos of Big John’s Guide Service. “Fishermen are experiencing the top success while trolling hot steel pattern broken-back Rapalas at 65 feet deep near the dam, the only part of the reservoir that is still deep.”
Spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass are also holding in deep water. Fishermen drop shotting with Robo Worms in crayfish, pondsmelt and threadfin shad patterns at 30 to 40 feet deep are picking up the bass, according to Enos.
As the water cools and the fall turn over begins, anglers can expect improving rainbow trout and king salmon action as the fish move into the shallows to feed in the Granite Bay and Browns Ravine areas. Fish nightcrawlers, minnows, PowerBait and Pautzke Fire Bait for the rainbows and kings.
Folsom Lake is holding 397,566 acre-feet of water, only 41 percent of capacity and 67 percent of average. The water level is 402.69 feet in elevation, 63.31 feet in elevation.Back To Reports