Dropping Water Level Makes For Tough Bass Bite
Fishing pressure for black bass, king salmon and rainbow trout has been very light lately as the water level at Folsom Lake continues to drop. The few anglers getting out on the lake are working hard for their fish.
“Bass fishing is tough, due to the dropping water level,” advised Don Paganelli of Paganelli’s Bass Fishing Experience. “As the water level keeps going down, the fish are in panic mode and they pull of the bank and move onto offshore structure from 20 to 30 feet deep.”
“You want to focus on the outside points near the creek and river channels, where the fish have access to deep water,” he said. “This is where the fish are feeding on shad, pond smselt and other baits.”
“Your best bet its toss out Robo Worms on drop shot rigs, plastics on Carolina rigs, and jigs.,” he added. “The nice thing is that if you find some fish, that is probably where the majority of bass will be.”
Anglers can expect to hook a mixture of spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass while fishing at Folsom.
Folsom Lake is holding 474,950 acre-feet of water, 49 percent of capacity and 72 percent of average.
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