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Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service, May 8, 2014
Location: Folsom Lake,
I don't understand why fishermen will drive an hour or so for a shot at some quality trout and kings when there has been a great bite going on right in our backyard in Sacramento. Quality kings and quality rainbows are not that difficult to catch right now. I took a single client out for a half day trip to Folsom Lake. Launched at Granite Bay and were fishing by 6am. It was super, super windy but when trolled at faster speeds, wind is not a problem. Just makes for a rough ride. We fished 10-40' on the downriggers for 2 kings and 5 trout in just 4 hrs. Check out the pictures. Quality fish!!!!
Go to lure for trout was a brown trout needle fish down 10' and back 100'
Go to lure for kings were copper speedy shiners down 20-40' and back 50'
Trolled between 2-3mph
Big fish of the day was a 20" king. We though it was a stick. Just dead weight for about a minute. As I was turning the boat to go back and get it, we got a couple head shakes. Then the fight was on!!
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