BLUE LAKES – Well, word seems to have gotten out about Upper Blue Lake. What, you haven’t heard yet? Fishing is pretty good right now! I have heard good reports lately. The drop in water temperature has brought the trout to the surface.
The last time I was in the blue lakes, we successfully fished for trout on sight. We were hanging out at the end of Lake Le Trianon. When we saw trout swimming on the surface or jumping, I would throw them a small chrome Castmaster. Really, it’s that simple. Good luck!
Don’t forget to fish for bass in this lake. Most people think that trout fishing is all about Blue Lakes. This is true. But, there are some big ‘ol bass that live in this waterway too! Blue Lakes has a lot of coverage. Also, lunker bass are hanging in and around submerged wood and brush. Try fishing for a clothes worm, a Texas lizard, or a pig with a shaky head.
CLEAR LAKE – Attention: The water level is very, very low. Be careful. Watch for underwater dangers.
Right now, the hot spots have been the Nice-Lucerne coast, the straits, and along Bass Alley. Some of the guides use live jumbo minnows. They have been very effective for their customers. The trick is to keep moving until you find bass that are willing. Some anglers have also been catching bass along with some catfish by casting a fish under the docks.
Speaking of catfish, the catfish has been excellent. Most anglers have had no difficulty bringing in five to seven nice catfish per outing. The best has been floating a bobber with a minnow, crawdad, or nightcrawler. The best action has been in the Clearlake Oaks area and the rocky shore at Henderson Shag and Rock.
have you heard Lake County placed large rocks at the end of the 3rd Street and 5th Street boat ramps in Lakeport. Filling the drop on this, some people had uploaded the trailer. All fishermen are very grateful for the necessary improvements.
LAKE PILLSBURY – It’s been pretty quiet on the mountain. The only report I have is that although the water level is very low, the bass fishing is still pretty good. You have the lake to yourself. You can launch from the shore at Lake Pillsbury Resort (with a 4-wheel drive). Be safe and take your time on the road and you’ll be fine. It would probably be a good idea to call The Lake Pillsbury Resort before you drive to make sure you can still launch your boat.
LAKE SONOMA – Attention: Water level is very, very low. Be careful. Watch for underwater dangers.
Lake Sonoma, like most lakes this time of year, is gorgeous! The only boats in the water are those of fellow fishermen. Bass fishing has been pretty good. Fishing has been best in the Yorty Creek, Dry Creek and Cherry Creek areas. Bass are scattered, try the shallows early and slowly work your way to deeper water as daylight increases. Plastics and crankbaits have worked best. Also, word is that bottomless steelhead are biting during the morning hours. Trollers have been taking their limits.
Tick, tick, tick… Time is running out. Before you know it, the fall bite will be over.