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4@ Wednesday, May 30, 2001 Bullet,n, ProgreSSi~ Local hikes highlighted Lake Davis Camp Five and Thursday they Try olive or brown wooly For the fly In general, fishing is rated limited at the north end of the worms or mosquitos at the using the 0[-- " " ' as fair to good. One day, the island, north end. hill. In the area, try bite is good and the next day, it Trolling has been fair toGold Lake ....... i "-can be just fair. The water tern- green). I --, .... good for both those who trollThis lake has also turned out At Big pel-a[ure is increasing and the deep and those who troll shal- a few nice mackinaws, but on area, try us fish are beginning to changelow. Needlefish and cinnamon our most recent trip we were anchovies. A their patterns. Daytime sur-woolly buggers work shallowunable to hook up. This lake being caught L~ ~-~i~i~~ t face water temperatures areand flashers and worms workshould wake up soon. with Blue .......................... "Feather River Country running around. 63 degrees,in the deeper water. During this coming sum- Adventure Trails," I hiked Good news for the fly fisher- mer, Feather Publishing has Fly fishing: The damsel Bucks Lake over 140 prospective trail men--the traditional damsel This fishing r graciously consented to hay- hatch has begun and the fish We just received a plant oftribu ed to bY ing me write a weekly "Hike routes. From these, I picked fly hatch has begun, are beginning to key on them. 2,400 brown trout. People have businesses: out the best 100 trails for my Shore: Rated as fair. In most The hatch generally begins been catching brooks, rain-Wiggin's of the Week" column. Eachbook, and my "Hike of the week, a different hike in Week" column will cover cases no one spot or area is from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. There is bows and kokanee trolling in Eagle Guide Plumas County or northern consistently good. From Mayalso a strong blood midge about 20 feet of water with a Lake Marina Sierra County will be some of the best of the book's 19-21, the point and beach hatch each day. The best area Spin A Lure and Kastmasters. Chester. 100 trails. south of Honker Cove has been is from Camp Five north to The latest mackinaw caught described, together with aColumn space will not yielding a two to three fish per Freeman Creek Arm and was 10 pounds. map and a description of the allow me to relate all of the rod a, erage. We suggest that Mesquito Slough. Fishing has been very good h ike's length, elevation gain, marvelous history of many you try your favorite spot first. its degree of diW]culty and a of the trails or the area Then. if you don't have action The fourth annual Lake so far this month and we will description of how to get to through which they pass. The fourth the trailhead, in an hour or so, move to a dif- Davis Fishing Derby with its be receiving additional plants of rainbows soon. Some hikes will be short Likewise, worthwhile intro-ferent location. Most days the $20,000.00 tagged fish will take Davis Fishing and level for an easy outing, ductory chapters such as fish are one place or the other, place June 9-10. Lake Almanor held Saturday and a few will be in excess of "Nice Things to Know and Favorite areas are Honker Fishing Almanor is taking a June 9-10. What to Take Along" and Point, Mallard Cove, Fairview, Frenchman Lake little work, as there is an abun- tagged, six miles in length, out and "Good and Bad Things Found Camp Five and Eagle Point. We've had some good fishingdance of food--the smelt andtrout, a back or as a loop, with some on the Trail," as well as Powerbait on a sliding sinker reports from Frenchman Lakethe different hatches. $100 trout. serious uphill sections for appendices relating lots ofrig is continually the best bait this past week. Trollers are Salmon are being caught cash prizes for hikers wanting more of a history will, because of space ! and system, still doing well between near the A-frame weighing 2-3 biggest fish. challenge. However, most of constraints, be only fleeting, i Crystal and Turkey Point. pounds. Big Springs area Entry forms the trails Iwill describe will ly covered in my weekly i Boats: Trolling has been Nightcrawlers, various spin- salmon are weighing in at one- available at be of medium difficulty with columns. * good for some. However, what hers and flashers are working half to twopounds. Portola distances between two and I hope you sample some of works for almost everybody is well. Fish are deeper now. Dam area browns and Sierra Market, six miles and have a redder- the trails which I will be still fishing. The best place to ate amount of elevation gain. describing each week duringanchor is in the channel out- Boaters who dropped anchor salmon are biting in the early Grocery, A few of the routes I willthe summer. I know you willside Honker Cove, the buoy at and fished the narrows caught morning. West Shore rainbows Plumas Bank in be describing are well appreciate the grandeur the entrance to Camp Five and some nice rainbows using and some browns are being Rush known and well traveled, through which they wander, just north of the island. Simply nightcrawlers for bait. taken while trolling. Leonard's while others will be more Stop often to enjoy the views, anchor and fish bait off the Shore fishing at the north Fish are still near the top in Store and R.V. obscure and might be a newexamine wildflowers, take bottom, end of the lake near about 15 feet of water. Troll City Hall. discovery for those of youpictures and soak up the Ed Mamola and his three Nightcrawler Bay has been using lead core line with three the webS: who have hiked most of thefreshness of the forests, friends from Campbell caught productive for many. Try colors. Needlefish being used . Each hike will have a par-Hike of the Week will be Wednesday, May 16, and Powerbait. trout, and red magic. People - fishing with live bait are still ticular feature and will not written by Tom DeMund Thursday, May 17. The first Fly fishing should pick up using lots of nightcrawlers,FRy merely be a "walk in the - cHub woods." Trails to cascading whose hiking book can be day they fished the buoy atnow that bugs are hatching,both trolling and bank fishing. waterfalls, mountain peakspurchased at various local The Lake with awesome views, old his- stores, Plumas County Visitors Bureau, Plumas Fishing Club first meetin toric gold mines, ghost towns County Museum or with a Feather River League p.m., TuesdaY, and ghost camps or crystal credit card by calling (800) 2001 All-League Tennis Team Country Club cleat" alpine lakes will be 852-4890. hall. The .......... present and pas Boys Singles First, ALIa Hale Downieville invitedto First, John Robinson Chester Second, Josie Goolsby Chester The speak' Second, Charles Satterfield Quincy Third, Shelby Rhyne Quincy Wheat, a ........ .... Third, Tim Jordan Downieville ident and Girls Doubles Champions topic will be ...... ,, ,,:*'::, ,: Boys Doubles Champions Aila Hale Downieville Almanor ..... Charles Satterfield Quincy Julie Newfarmer Downieville patterns and .................. Travis Phelps Quincy Call Bill DomS .::: you have any ...... Girls Singles Meetings will ! : Mixed Doubles Champions first Tuesday , :i:::1:11 i41'ii.: Ryan Hemphi]l Downieville Caitlin Daigle Downieville through the at 6 p.m. at the I " i~il i FR E E Flights! >:::: ..... .. rare, and learn about I ': aviation at the same time. [~. ;,,~ Local pilots and nmmbers ...... of Susanville's EAA i : t !:' .,: : ~: .... ~:~,, Chapter 794 continue to offer free airplane rides 3.. ,~ *~ ~i,-] 'i~'k%*. for eight to seventeen-year 1 olds. Qualified pilots and ] aircraft are available on gileohoto short notice. For reserva- Senior John Robinson from Chester High School was the tions or information, call top all-league selection in the boys division of the 253-3987 Feather River League. q We'll help you from planning to painting. 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