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~C: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progresstve, Reporter . m • . -••°- On June 23, the 9- to nerves building for the 10-year-old Feather River youngsters, Feather River All-Star team made the trek faced offwith a rematch to Susanville to begin the game versus Modoc for the district tournament• The championship• The local all-stars won all three championship brought the games to they played and first bit of adversity for the returned home as district team as it had a rough time champions• in the field and left the first The team consists of inning down 6-3. players from Portola, Players noted that "coach Loyalton and Quincy Little Terry really calmed us down League. and told us how sweet it Coach Terry Baumgartner would be to win in a mentioned he wished he had comeback•" another week of practice, but The bats got hot and alas, game day was upon Feather River poured it on. them. Modoc mounted rallieson Feather River drew the two occasions, but both times host team from Susanville in were squashed by amazing the opener• inning-ending catches by Braden Armstrong set the centerfielder Lexi tone with a first pitch single Baumgartner. and the team never looked The final saw a four-inning back with a seven-run first 19-9 victory and the first 9-10 inning. The Plumas team district championship in went on to a four-inning 18-4 over a decade for the local win. team. Of special note, Quincy Feather River returned to player Caden Hendrickson face Modoc the-next night went the whole tournament and, again aided by a series without making an out. of walks and timely hits, put The section tournament up seven runs in the first and will be hosted in Portola raced away to a six-inning starting July 12. Feather 18-8 victory• River opens Sunday, July 13, With a day off and the at 2 p.m. 9- t0 YEAR OLD CALIFORNIA DIST. 48 CHAMPIONS The 9- to 10-year-old Feather River All-Stars Little League team celebrates after winning the district championship in Susanville late last month. The team will advance to the sectional tournament this weekend in Portola. From left: Garrison Dyrr, James Durney, coach Terry Baumgartner, Lexi Baumgartner, Michael Stewart, Dalton Hoyos, Braden Armstrong, coach Amy': Hendrickson, Kai Hostetter, Lucas Durney, coach Chip Wilson, Miles Silva, Caden Hendrickson, Cameron Schmid and Maz Wilson. Photo submitted Kayak poker run The winners of the June 28 kayak poker run at Bucks Lake show off their prize money. Lakeshore Resort raised $395 for the Quincy High School Class of 2017 at the fourth annual event. The winners, from left, were Zona Morgan, third place, Johnny McGinnis, second place, and Scott Lambrix, first place. Photo submitted Serving Lassen and Plumas Counties Dog days of summer are not far off boon to the fly angler as they are the bane of the troller. With the trout so focused on insects, trolling has been tough for anglers who rely on lures that imitate baitfish. That should change soon as Michael Condon the trout shift their attention Staff Writer from the insect hatches to the pond smelt. But until then, the The angler forgets most ofHexagenia offer an the fish he catches, but he opportunity even for the does not forget the streams non-fly angler• For starters, and lakes in which they are anglers should be aware the caught• Hexagenia attract fish from --Charles K. Fox all over the lake. That means Lake Almanor fish are bunched up on the The bite has been decent west shore where the Hex lately but fishing is starting hatch is happening right now. to get a bit more challenging The Hex hatch is an as the dog days of summer evening affair, but maybe approach• those trout can be enticed by Water temperatures are all sorts of offerings earlier in starting to climb into thethe day. uncomfortable range for I have heard that crickets trout. The dog days of make a great Hex nymph summer are just around theimitation• Try drifting them a corner, couple of feet off the bottom• Insect hatches are still A little jigging action would good, including the very probably help. popular Hexagenia hatch• II heard a very credible have been surprised by thereport of an angler with a number of midges and 7.5-pound rainbow at the smaller mayflies that are Canyon Dam boat ramp a few hatching at the same time as days ago. No report of what the larger and, to me, more the fish was caught on but it spectacular Hexagenia. was described as a real I should probably clarify "fatty:" my description of the Hexagenia as "spectacular." Butt Lake They are graceful and Butt Lake is full and fishing larger than any other mayfly, well. I find the bright yellow color The Hexagenia are still of the adults beautiful. But hatching. That makes for a when I pointed out an adult to good evening bite, mostly on my wife a few days ago herthe south end of the lake near reaction was "creepy!" I guess the dam. The Hex are it is all in the eyes of the attracting trout and lots of beholder• feisty smallmouth bass. The abundant insect The powerhouse has been hatches have been as much a running intermittently• When the powerhouse is running, trout congregate below it for the cool water and pond smelt .. ::: that flow down from Lake - :' : Almanor. Bucks Lake The water may be dropping, but all boat ramps are still in the water and the fishing has been good. Trout are feeding actively in the Mill Creek arm. And for Bucks Lake, "trout" can :: :: : mean rainbow, brown or ".- brook trout• The Mackinaw have gone very deep where the water is cold, but patient anglers who know how to target the big Macs and are willing to put in the time are finding a few of Bucks Lake~slh~gest ~ish. " : And then there are the Kokanee salmon• Kokanee are a landlocked variety of sockeye salmon that have developed a very dedicated following of anglers• Kokanee have a soft mouth and a soft bite, but they are eager fighters and excellent table fare• The kokanee in Bucks Lake tend to be a little on the small side. Most of them are between 8 and 13 inches. But what they lack in size, they can make up for in numbers. • Try trolling Mac Lures Wedding Ring, Pro-Troll Kokanee Killer, Needlefish or Luhr Jensen Midge Wobblers• ' Attracter blades like Vance's • Kokanee Dodgers, Seps Pro Dodgers or Shasta Tackle Sling Blade are very effective. Most of the kokanee are holding around 30 feet deep • i'i" See Fishing, page 6C Chain Saw Work • Piling & Burning ° Machine Brushing Certified Hand Crews • First 100" Defensible Space Yard Raking, Gutter Cleaning, etc.