Shore Fishermen, Boaters Working For their Fish
The “dog days of August” have arrived in the Central Sierra. Anglers are working hard for every trout they hook in Lower Bear River, Silver and Caples lakes.
“Fishing is slow,” said Mike Raso at the Bear River Lake Resort. “Anglers have reported catching some small catchable rainbows, but no big rainbows, mackinaw or browns over the past couple of weeks.”
“The DFG planted 1,000 pounds of half-pound rainbows on July 23, their last plant,” noted Raso. “Some kids are hooking some of these fish from shore near the marina and dam while throwing of silver/blue Kastmasters and worms."
Rainbow trout are also dominating the August angling at Caples Lake. “Ten-year-old Maya Heart was fishing on the south side of the lake on the Emigrant Lake Trail with her family yesterday when she hooked a 12 inch rainbow,” reported John Voss at Caples Lake Resort on August 2. “Maya was about a half mile up from the spillway using a nigh crawler floated up with PowerBait.
Rick Jones and Eric Camp from Scotts Valley, California, rented one of their 14-foot fishing boats. They went into Emigrant Cove, beached the boat, and were fishing off the shore with worms and Power Bait when they caught a stringer of five trout.
“The big rainbow was 4-¼ lbs., caught with a nightcrawler, and the rest ranged from planters to 1-½ lbs, caught on Power Bait,” said Voss.
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