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16B Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter FISH, from page 14B in an area by the three islands north I caught another down by the bottom island on a streamer that was what he was missing out on up at Buck Lake," said Trout. black with legs size 10, said Trout. Fishing has not been good up at the lake according to Other fishermen were seen Armstrong. There have been trolling and not getting much trout plants at the Mill Creek along the south banks of the inlet, but the kokanee have lakes. Fishing has been tough been nowhere to be found in everywhere: Getting out early numbers. "The browns were before the smoke gets bad is so deep, you'd have to go to key. Near to Gold Lake are Cleveland to have any remote many options on other chance of catching one with nearby lakes and the Yuba or all this heat," said Feather rivers. Armstrong. "I fished three lakes and Surface temps have been 74 one river in i2 hours around degrees, where as 54 is more here last week, didn't catch a prime temp for catching whole lot, but it was fun and I trout. "But that's down at 30 knew it was because the time of the year," said Trout. The feet, so we have a ways to go yet," said Armstrong. Most fish are feeding 12 hours trout are being caught at 30 ahead of fishermen, "so feet or below. "Check back in change your sleeping habits a month is what he told me," or just wait until next month noted Trout. for more success," suggested October on Bucks Lake is Trout. primetime for fly fishing according to Trout. "I sure had an amazing chocolate 6clair at Quincy Provisions the other day on my drive around the county fishing for you," added Trout, "axid it was the best catch of the week!" Lake Almanor John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Association gave us the low down at Lake Almanor. Gracias John. Lake levels dropped slightly last week while temps continue to rise. Afternoon surface temps are sought refuge over the springs, it seems we are four to six weeks behind schedule, which I believe is attributable to the high water level," said Crotty. The water level remains unseasonably high. Bank fishing remains tough. Bass fishermen are targeting fish drop-shotting plastics. Fly fishermen with knowledge of the lake are catching fish over pond smelt. rain, but good trout are still being caught on flies from Graeagle to Quincy," said Trout. Feather River Fishing guide Jack Trout scouted out the following conditions Aug. 1. Water levels are possibly at their lowest levels over the next 45 days so heading down into the Middle Fork of the Feather River is the best bet right now for successful fiy-fishing on a local river. Heading over to the Yuba south of Downieville is also a good option. "Fish below Nelson and Jamison creeks to take full advantage of flow levels," advised Trout. Red algae bloom has left now so the colors are normal and most fish are feeding only a few hours per day, mainly in the mornings on small summer insect hatches. "Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes down by its shorelines, we highly suggest wearing chaps around your ankles and always carrying a wading staff into the middle fork canyon or a long handled net, just smart," said Trout. For these conditions, the fishing guide suggests a wide variety of flies. Size 18 mirco mayfly in green (nymphs), Hart's Dark Lord size 16, size 18 brown Hogan's S & M nymph, size 16 Fox's Poopah (no bead), size 16 Poxyback PMD nymph, (Dries) size 14 Parachute Adams, size 16 Ed Cutter Caddis (Truckee River fly) and t'mally, a size 16 Light Cahill. Those are lots and lots of choices. It could take all morning to try them all. "We sure could use some Lake Davis Robert Garcia and his daughter Ella, age 10, have not had any luck in the lake. "But Ella is killing it at the river," said Robert, "and we released them back so they will be bigger next year." Trout said, "Reports of good bass fishing came from John Pato of Portola, the resident expert." Fish are being caught on worms, plastic worms and lures. Fly fishing is pretty tough right now with high surface temps. "Get out early on the north side of the lake and walk in or go out on your flotation device. Streamers are your best bet in various colors with full sinking tip," said Pato. Thanks for relaying the info, Jack. "The Log Cabin Restaurant opened back up and the food is excellent everyone reports," said Trout. "After a week fishing at Lake Davis for trout, I caught one good trout pulling a green Matuka streamer size 8 near Cow Creek inlet and headed down for a prime rib dinner. It brought back memories of eating there back the '70s with my father and, yes, the prime rib was memorable." Frenchman Reservoir creeping into the high 70s. "Hot surface temps have "We are finally seeing lots slowed the bite down from of small pond smelt last month, but some locals throughout the lake," said are still bringing in a lunker Crotty. "Boating and fishing or two here and there," said pressure is light early in the Trout. Going down deep early day and gets crowded in the Packer Lake morning has been the key afternoon." "Caught three trout on July there. Next month will Trollers are getting fish 27th in the hottest part of the hopefully bring a rainstorm early in the day slow trolling day out on my pontoon boat," and some lower temps. One of crawlers and Gulps. "Find the said Jack. Trout are rising to those locals still catching fish pond smelt and you will find dry flies in the mornings and is our regular "reporter" fish," said Crotty. When the taking streamers mid day. "I wind is down, and the lake is had lunch and dinner at Gary Blanchard. Fishing on Aug. 1, Gary said, "I nailed a calm, pond smelt can be seen Packer Lake Lodge with their nice one, caught on boiling on the surface. "You new celebrated chef Krista chartreuse PowerBait at will also see seagulls diving Spanne, the food was Nightcrawler Point." on floating smelt that have incredible, especially her been stunned by fish as they desserts." Gold Lake aggressively attack bait balls Jack noticed the PCT "As always, it's not easy of smelt," said Crotty. Slow hikers were happy since the this time of year," said Trout. and deep continue to be the Pacific Crest Trail moved theme unless fishermen are over. After walking almost The early bite and getting on the lake by 6 a.m. is a must. "I targeting fish feeding on 1,500 miles to arrive at Packer caught two trout, one on a smelt. Lake, they now have another size 16 Adams no parachute "The fish still haven't rare food source on the Opportunity to Enroll Your Child Into A Prescho01 i lci sroO The Plumas Unified School District seeks 3 and 4 year old children to serve as peer models in our special education preschool classroom for the 2018-2019 school year. inlrlrl WHAT IS REVERSE INCLUSION? The Plumas Unified School District's Preschool Reverse Inclusion Program places preschool aged children into the special education preschool classroom to be social and educational peer models. The program provides an opportunity for all children to develop a positive self-image and a healthy attitude about the uniqueness of oth- ers. Children will benefit from carefully designed instruction taught by a highly qualified teacher and para-. educators. I r ! J I I i IIJ. L WHO SHOULD APPLY? Children residing in Plumas County who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2018, andlwho demonstrate age- appropriate skills, including the ability to: Dress, feed and toilet themselves independently Follow directions easily and consistently Verbally express themselves in an age appropriate manner Play and interact appropriately with peers READY TO APPLY? Application packets are available in the SELPA Office located at 1446 East Main Street, Quincy, California. If you have questions, please contact the SELPA Office at 530-283-6500 ext. 5301 Come join us as we learn, play and develop our social-emotional skillsl Ella Garcia is "killing it at the river according to her Dad, Robert. Photo by Robert Garcia The view from Jack Trout's fishing =vessel" on Gold Lake. Photo by Jack Trout 2,900-mile trail, didn't leave. The snake hung "I stayed there last week in around until another boat the Dolly Varden Cabin and came near. "I asked them to enjoyed it thoroughly," said come over to witness it," said Trout. "This is a great lake to Trout. "So when the snake learn how to fly fish on." went over to the other boat, we decided the snake was Sardine Lake lonely." Rowing to the All the rumors offish opposite side of the lake, "I plants motivated Trout to never caught a thing or even head out to Sardine Lake to got a bite, but I met a new see what was happening. "I friend and promised to return rowed to the other side of the soon," said Trout. lake and saw a water snake Apparently the food is so that started following me popular at Sardine Lake around," said Trout. He Lodge that reservations are didn't think anything of it two weeks out. "Order way when the snake dived down ahead locals if you plan to be in front of him, "but when he up in that area. Some of the crawled up my leg in my plates I saw after I fished pontoon boat, I almost lost all were looking pretty my gear," said Trout, "and it incredible; and it wasn't is one of the strangest things I because I was starving after have ever encountered in all being chased offthe lake by a my years of fishing." lonely water snake," added It was strange because he Trout. Veterans fishing for action Big Daddy's boat lands a nice rainbow trout. Photo by Gregg Scott m w you ,ve=.j UYI 8OINllltlm MIOU1r YOU. Adv~lslng lunded by a grant managed by ~e Plumm County bpartment of Publlo Wod= MACULAR DEGENERATION: What Doctors Won't Tell You! Telescope glasses can help driving. Microscope glasses can help reading. E-Scoop glasses can make vision clearer. Call an IALV$ member today to find out if you are a candidate for a low vision evaluation. The Intemational Academy of Low Vision Specialists