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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3C Car show w,nners grin Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor eroth@plumasnews.corn The Sierra Cascade Street Rodders are a group of car enthusiasts who reside in Plumas County. The nonprofit club coordinated its annual car show in conjunction with the county picnic in Quincy as it has for the last 28 years. "All proceeds from the club are distributed back into the local communities through donations to the volunteer fire departments, Portola and Quincy Food Banks and both of the Quincy animal rescue shelters," said club supporter Patricia Kirk. Several Quincy business owners support the group by sponsoring the 59 trophies presented at this year's show. Clayton Sears, Ford Mustang. left, presents the first place UU class to Kainoa Hall of Quincy for his green 1968 Sierra Cascade Street Rodders President Mike Kirk, left, presents Club Best of Show to Ron Bonta of Portola for his 1934 Chevy sedan. loves IS Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor eroth@plumasnews.corn Colby Elliot loves the work he does. That may be because he designed a job around what he loves to do, high adventure sports. Elliot, a Chester High School graduate and former Feather River College student, created Pups N' Suds Productions. "We specialize in adventure fiimmaking," said Elliot. The young entrepreneur has a specific goal of bringing remote and beautiful places to the average citizen. Elliot started out his young athletic career as a professional cyclist, possibly influenced by the family business, Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports, in Chester. Later, Elliot expanded including "unique to the Sierra" sports such as Class V kayaking, climbing, skiing and "adventuring" in general. Elliot's dreams have been well received with his production efforts landing in the Wild and Scenic film festival and other forums with worldwide appeal. "Many of our projects bring awareness to environmental issues," said Elliot, "We advocate to protect places wild and free." More information on film projects from Pup N' Suds Productions is available at pupnsudsproductions.com. Seth Dow, center, enjoys summertime offerings paddling with friends on the Tobin stretch of the North Fork of the Feather River. "Don't try it without proper training and skills," cautions Colby Elliot. Photo by Colby Elliot same people who produced the Needlefish and Jay Fair The fish are pretty nice size, too. FISH, from page 2C psychedelic light shows for rock Trolling Hies, which wereMost are in the 8- to 10-inch concerts a few decades ago.) designed specifically for Eagle range with some up to 14 inches and in all levels of the water Lake, are very effective. Leeches Panther Martins and similar column. Insect hatches are Eagle Lake are also an important food lures are also catching a few sparse, but trollers and bait The lake level is higher than it source. Wolly bugger patterns in fish. People willing to spend a anglers are finding fish.has been in recent years. That is dark green and brown are couple hours at it are catching Stripping buggers and wiggle a very good sign for the fishery effective imitations and their limit tails with a sink tip or an in the long run, but for now, the nightcrawlers are also very The North Fork of the Feather intermediate line have been fish are widely scattered and effective. River above Lake Almanor is effective for fly anglers. Power fishing has started out a little There are reports of a fair also fishing well. The river bait is the bait of choice for slow. amount of algae in the water, above the diversion dam is very shore anglers. Inflated Trout will become a bit more That is hampering shore fishing high. The better fishing is below nightcrawlers also work well. concentrated and easier to locate and makes it important for the diversion dam. The first cove to the west of the as the water warms, insect trollers to clean their lines No matter which stream you spillway is a good location for hatches increase, and tui chub frequently, fish, the key is using just enough bait anglers, become more active, but for now, split shot to get down to the Trollers are doing well be prepared to cover lots of Streams bottom, but not so much that you trolling Speedy Shiners and Dick water. The Middle Fork of the get hung up. ; Nite spoons in 15 to 20 feet of Whether fly-fishing or Feather River is dropping a bit water. Red dot frog and fire tiger trolling, tui chub imitations are and getting very fishable. are good color choices. (I key for catching Eagle Lake Dan McDonald of Camp sometimes wonder if the people trout. If you are in doubt about Layman reports that anglers are who develop and name the color what a tui chub imitation looks having success drifting worms a patterns for fishing lures are the like go with orange or burnt foot or two under a splitshot in orange minnow imitations,the deeper holes below rapids. Colby Elliot is captured whitewater rafting on the South Branch of the Middle Fork of the Feather River. Photo by Nejc Poberaj Nice catch/ Blake Throm, age 6, from Willows, has a nice one-and-a- half pound small mouth bass that he caught on a spinner at the Northshore Camp boat dock during Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Nancy Hutson