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Written By: Danny Lloyd, February 18, 2014
Location: Folsom Lake,
The long time overdue rain has finally hit Folsom and surrounding areas and should continue into next week. Expect fishing to improve once we get a break in storms and water levels rise.
This past week James Netzel of Fishin' James Guide Service fished Folsom twice with great results both times. First trip he had 4 clients for a quick morning trip and managed 8 trout in the box by 11am. The following trip he had two fisherman and managed 11 trout by 1pm!
James stated, "fishing at Folsom should continue to be good for the next month or so, the key to catching has been trolling fast with speeds around 3-4 mph. Our go-to lures have been jointed Rapalas in blue/white and black/silver. We have been running them 200-250 feet behind the boat and also having luck trolling Speedy Shiner and Needlefish down 10 feet on the down rigger and 75-100 feet behind the boat."
Black bass can still be caught during these cold winter months, but your best bet is slow down your presentation and fish a little deeper. Live minnows can be the best choice for some nice fish.
Water levels at press time show the lake is only holding 17 percent of its capacity and only 357.06 feet above sea level. This is only 32 percent of average for the lake. Also note the only launch available at Granite Bay is the low water launch, which requires 4x4.
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