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16B Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Rodeo Queen Rylie Botts poses for a picture with Pee Wee-winning local Bodie Kingdon. Photo submitted RODEO, from page 14B Shasta Banchio shows good form in breakaway 2 Ib, Gold Large u oa. Sale prices effecUve July 13 & 14, 2018, OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5am-lOpm Locally Owned & Operated 50 GRAND AVE roping on her horse Gaucho. Photo submitted Mushrooms Red Grapes 0niu Apples only. Sale starts M 6:00 am. Umlted SUSANvlLLE, CA 96130 Zucchini supply. No Scratch Baked Goods ,pirits All Lottery Games & WlC HEAD Broccoli mild ralnchecks please. attending Greenville High School. Children's dummy roping took place at noon. Any young riders were permitted to enter and winners earned buckles and prizes. New this year at the 4th of July rodeo was mini-bronc riding for wranglers age 6 to 10, Local wrangler Bodie Kingdon competed and "he took first in Pee Wee division," said Misty Banchio. Current local fishing information, compiled by Marl Erin Roth, Sports Editor "There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. '" -- Patrick McManus, author Lake Almanor Lake levels remain high and boat traff'lC is heavy, especially in the afternoons. There has been a few boating accidents and multiple reports of capsized boats. With two public boat ramps, fishermen attempting to get off the water when weekend boaters are launching can be challenging. ."Please be patient and more importantly prepared; a little common sense will make launching and retrieving your boats quicker, safer and far more enjoyable," said John'Crotty of Almanor Fishing Association. "Not much point in complicating fishing on Almanor this time of year, go slow and run deep." Once on the water, crawlers and gulps, with or without dodgers, on a size 6 or 8 hook are catching fish. Pond smelt are beginning to show up in coves, and while no large concentrations of smelt have been seen, that could change quickly. "Bass fishermen are targeting fish in deeper water throwing plastics," said Crotty. Bass specialist Ben Williams of Fish Dog Outdoors agrees and put veterans fishing with him June 26th on some fat smallies using plastics. Rocky points and docks provide safe haven and hold fish. The hex hatch is winding down and fishing pressure has decreased significantly. "You will still fred hexes hatching, just not the concentrations witnessed over the past few weeks," said Crotty. Fish are being caught from shore, slow trolling, with flies and on anchor. Almanor cocktails, night crawlers, plastics, nymphs and dries are producing quality browns, rainbows, kings and smaUies. Surface temps are in the low 70s and clarity is 20-plus feet. Afternoon winds have been kicking up so getting in the water early and getting off by noon should be good. "We are expecting some afternoon thunderstorms this week which adds another level of safety concern," said Crotty. Checking the weather for winds and storms prior getting on the water and having an exit plan especially those with smaller boats, kayaks and float tubers is a good idea. Boaters over the Fourth of July holiday were able to enjoy Almanor in all her glory -- full. Twenty-three foot visibility and 73 degree afternoon surface temps had the fish hunkered on the bottom. At 35 feet, deep fish hunters found cooler water. Crotty targeted fish at 35 feet and deeper over the holiday weekend and had some luck. "We continued to slow troll crawlers and gulps 1 mph or less on a small hook (size 6 or: smaller) with or without a dodger." For fly fishing Crotty suggests, "Call Tom at the Almanor Fly Fishing Company for up to the minute reports on fly patterns and locations at 258-3944." Almanor Fishing Association, guides, captains, Chester Elks Lodge, Field of Dreams, USFS, California Fish & Wildlife and PG&E collaborated to host the second annual Veterans Fzshmg Day on Almanor on June 24. Twenty-seven boats provided 47 veterans a day of fishing on the scenic lake. Chester Elks Lodge hosted a tri tip and chicken :. barbecue following the day of: fishing. "This was a fun filled day for all and a great way to show our appreciation to our veterans," said Crotty. "Please fill out CF&W angler surveys if you're fishing Almanor and provide: your feedback;" said Crotty. The information gathered will be used to plan future plants. Almanor road construction Yhe Highway 89 Canyon Dam bridge replacement project continues to be smooth sailing with minimal traffm delays. There are numerous road projects affecting travel in Plumas County. Adding an extra haft-hour of drive time on Highways 70/89 and 32 should cover the delays. * Motor oil used today contains additives that enhance performance, but make it more toxic when improperly disposed. * Used oil is a major source of oil contamination of waterways and can result in pollution of drinking water sources.: * Used motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. * Plumas County Department of Public Works has oil containers and funnels available for free. Advertising funded by a grant from CalRecycle managed by Plumas County Department of Public Works &