Young Angler Bags 20.5 Lb. Channel Cat
Young Bailey Johnson of So. Lake Tahoe caught the “fish of his life,” a 20 lb. 8 oz. channel catfish, while soaking anchovies at Collins Lake.
“He probably outdid anyone in his entire family with his fantastic catch taken on anchovies,” said Kathy Hess of the Collins Lake Resort. “With the help of his friend Dave Zaski, they brought in this monster catfish. Bailey could barely hold up his fish by himself; it was half the length of his entire body!
His buddy Riley McConaughey hooked a 5 lb. catfish in Elmer’s Cove along with a trout.
Probhat got some huge crappie this week, including one weighing almost 3 pounds. “He fished red/white mini jigs from a boat near the bridge off the rocky cliff,” said Hess.
Steve and Gus Giranis caught 4 rainbows on their annual “father-son campout” while trolling Kastmasters in the channel about 35′ down. Logan and Alex fished across the lake in their boat and “still fished” with PowerBait and hooked 3 nice trout.
Little Melanie Hong caught her first bass at Collins Lake, using a worm off the dock. “She fished with the Yabuts, the Snavelys and the Seachrist families that come every summer for their reunion,” noted Hess.
Ramona Smith and her husband Hal shore fished by the dam and caught a stringer of hefty trout to 5 pounds while using Power Bait.Back To Reports