Fellow Roostertails... Back to square one on the pandemic. With the indoor mask mandate, the August 20th breakfast meeting has been canceled. The 25th of Aug trout tournament at Englebright is also canceled due to lack of interest/sign-ups at our July meeting. Caution is the name of the game with our “elderly” membership. Hopefully September will give us relief from the Covid mutation, the extreme heat and lack of rain. Fishing remains tough with lower and lower water levels. Be careful out boating on the mud holes.
Mac Mckendree, President
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As the summer winds down we are still talking about "Water". Many of our local waters are becoming dangerously low to the point where extreme caution is required to avoid losing tackle and downrigger balls, or worse running aground. As of last week Lake Oroville ramps are closed until the lake level drops to allow launching from the gravel ramp at the dam. Low lake levels at Folsom Lake will soon make the remaining Granite Bay low water ramp unusable. Many of the smaller upper elevation lake are fishing well as DFW has been planting many of these lakes with catchable rainbows. There are still options for those willing to travel a little.
FOLSOM LAKE: Landing rainbows and kings has slowed in the last few weeks as water levels continue to drop. Most fish are coming to trollers working the river channels from the dam up the north or south forks. Rainbows are taking watermelon sidekick dodgers trailed by a threaded night crawler on Mustard Slow Death hooks and GVF draggins in silver and pink at 35-50' deep. Kings are taking silver or glow dodgers trailed by pearl hoochies tipped with anchovies. Most Kings are coming from 50 to 80 feet on the wire. Use caution as trees have been claiming tackle and downrigger balls.