Work Swimbaits For Quality Largemouths And Spots
If you want to hook quality black bass on Folsom Lake, try fishing with single swimbaits or umbrella rigs outfitted with hollow body swimbaits, advised Don Paganelli of Paganelli’s Bass Fishing Experience.
“A friend reported catching and releasing a good limit of largemouth and spotted bass while using this method there this week,’” said Paganelli. “His fish were in the 3 to 5 pound range.”
The bass fishing is best in the main body, particularly off the rockpiles off the points of the peninsula. “The bass are ambushing pond smelt, threadfin shad and other bait around peninsula corners,” he tipped.
For rainbow trout and king salmon, Uncle Larry Barnes at Sacramento Pro Tackle recommended trolling in the mouth of the North Fork. “Fish fast with Speedy Shiners and Rapalas until you locate the fish and then fish with whatever lures you want,” he explained.
As the water cools and the fall turn over begins, bank anglers can expect improving rainbow trout and king salmon action as the fish move into the shallows to feed in the Granite Bay and Browns Ravine areas. Fish nightcrawlers, minnows, PowerBait and Pautzke Fire Bait for the rainbows and kings.
Because of low water conditions all boats on Folsom Lake must stay at a speed limit of 5 mph or less. The speed limit will be lifted once the lake returns to an elevation of at least 400'.Back To Reports