Early Morning Anglers Land Bass To 5 Pounds At Rollins!
Despite warm weather and plenty of recreational boaters, anglers are catching fish at Rollins and Scotts Flat Reservoirs. Bass and catfish offer the best action, but trout are available too.
“I caught the biggest bass I’ve ever caught at Rollins Lake. It was a spotted bass that weighed 5.2 pounds,” disclosed Jason Pleece of Meadow Vista. “I was ripping a 4 inch floating rainbow pattern Rapala about 20 feet off a steep rocky bank. The bass must have been cruising or suspended off the bottom because there was no visible cover nearby. I was working the plug slowly just after sun up and the strike came when the plug was setting on the surface.”
“Overall I’ve been getting quite a few bass while fishing Rollins early in the morning. Rebel Pop R’s and Rapalas have been working the best for me. Most of the bass I’ve been catching are smallmouths in the 10 to 12 inch class, but there are some bigger spots mixed in,” added Pleece.
“I haven’t been trout fishing at Rollins, but I saw a troller catch three rainbows recently while trolling Needlefish 30 feet deep near the power lines. All three of the trout were roughly 13 inches long,” concluded Pleece.
At Scotts Flat, anglers continue to catch bass on topwater baits early and late. During the daylight hours plastic worms and Senkos can pay off provided you fish slowly.
The big news at Scotts has been the catfish bite. Fish Sniffer readers Maurice Elkins and his fishing buddy Rich headed out to Scotts for catfish last week and landed a dozen whiskerfish to 2 pounds while soaking worms and liver. The hot spot was near the corner of the dam.Back To Reports