Cats And Trout Pace Late Summer Catches
Even though activity at Frenchman Lake has slowed down somewhat since many kids had to return to school, trout fishing is still going strong.
Mitch, a regular at Frenchman Lake, caught a 2-½ pound rainbow near the dam, reported Shirley Wiggin at Wiggin’s Trading Post. Scott reported catching several 18 inch rainbows using rainbow PowerBait off the bank about 40 feet deep.
“We also received a report of someone catching 8 rainbows and one catfish at Snallygaster,” noted Wiggin. “Finally, Bob Parry from Chilcoot reported that fishing from a boat near the dam has been great using PowerBait and worms.”
“The standard baits – rainbow PowerBaitt and worms- are still the ticket for catching quality rainbows from shore,” Wiggin advised. “Trollers are doing well going out several colors with flashers and nightcrawlers.”
The construction and repaving at Frenchman boat launch was completed on Friday, August 16.
Trolling for rainbow trout has been good in the channel at Lake Davis, said Jeanne Graham at J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort in Portola.
“The bigger fish are 20 to 30 feet down,” she tipped. “Dick Nites in copper red head, red dot frog and fire tiger patterns have been working well.”
Bank fishing in the morning before 9 am emains best for trout. “Wally Wright caught a nice 18 incher this morning at Mallard Cove,” she said.
Fishing for brown bullhead catfish has been good off Grasshopper and at Eagle Point in the evening. Use worms and “stinky” baits.
“We haven’t received a report from the fly fishermen lately,” she noted. “However, there was a damsel hatch yesterday.”Back To Reports