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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Larry Douglas Contributor American Valley Speedway American Valley Speedway wrapped up the grandstand events at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair. Napa Auto Parts sponsored the Sunday Night Fair Races. The event brought more cars to compete in every race. It attracted eight cars in the FISHING Frenchman Lake Weather has certainly got- ten hotter and the fish are going deeper. Nightcrawlers are still working well, espe- cially from shore and there have been good reports around Lunker's Point and at the dam. Trolling has been good around Frenchman's camp- ground and on the east side of the lake. There will be a Children's Fishing Derby in the park in Portola Sunday, Aug 22, at 7 a.m. during Railroad Days. For more information, call 832-4216. Call for current updates 993-4683. Report courtesy of Wig- gin's Trading Post; 993-4683 REPORT dam for salmon with an- chovy tails using size #1 or #2 octopus hook a few cranks off the bottom. Smallmouth is still doing good on the west side and at the points and dropoffs all around the lake with vari- ous rubber worms, maybe a brush hog. Crickets on a sz 10 baitholder with 3/0 split shot 12" from your hook. The hot ticket seems to be meal worms and crickets. Eagle Lake Seems to have slowed up some. Level is still low. Launching can be tough. pure mini class, eight cars in In the second heat race of the Modifieds Aug. 15, car No. 34 got around the outside of car No. the pro stocks and 28 cars in 33 on the final turn to take the checkered flag. Photo by Shannon Morrow Butt Lake the IMCA modifieds. The good spot by the paw- The pure mini race saw the skills with a vehicle compet- him and took the checkeredThe Sunday Night Races at erhouse is reported running return of Joe Wood. He was ing in an arena of high per- first, the fairgrounds brought out- -- use white jigs or streamer last year's point champion,formance. Jake Holland took third of-town newcomers and fa- Lake Davis patterns. Wood competed in an IMCA The pro stock race broughtwith Darren Manning in miliar locals to add to the ex- As of Aug. 20, there are Fly fishing: Warner Creek modified this season untilhe competition from other fourth. Erica Harmon took citement of the last night of smallhatches of Mayflies at is improving; Hamilton was injured during a familytracks for local leaders Craig fifth with Travis Peterson in the fair. It brought a night of Lake Davis. The shore fish- Branch, try Woolly Buggers; vacation in Oregon. Nieman and Tom Brennan. sixth. Bobby Higgins, who sportsmanship and competi- ing is still slow with worms Almanor, pond smelt and The Wood team was not ex- Jesse Gonzalez from the was leading the points race tion with night of safety, and powerbait. The trolling caddis; Deer Creek, try Cop- pected to return this season, Fallen track won the heat came in eighth. It brought a highlight at the race and Ken Gotchal from Jay Sears won the "B" There were crashes and yel-has slowed down a bit. Theper Johns; Butt Lake, low flags, but all performed silver dick nite is catching a streamer patterns; Feather finish of their main. the Fallen track won the Main in a car assembled towell. few. With the lake temp at 74 River, stoneflies. Hex hatch Contact between Wood and main with Jeff Olschowka finish the season. His regular The Dwarf Regionals, Aug. degrees, people can't waitis basically done. Brittney Newman just beforefrom the Marysville track in car was totaled at a race in 27 - 28, cars from regions of for cooler temps and the fall Report courtesy of The the finish line gave him a second. Fallen. AVS organizers were the western United States. bite to begin. Sports Nut; 258-3327 third place and Newman a AVS and drivers welcome pleased to find him well and This points race may lead the Report courtesy of Sierra "did not finish." the competition, at our speedway, winners to nationals. It will Super Stop/Dollard's; 832-Feather River & Earlier in the race Wood Nieman ran the main on Darren Manning took sec- attract many competitive 5251 Lakes Basin ran several laps on a flat seven cylinders and blew the and with Travis Peterson in teams. Two Rivers & Mohawk front tire not wanting to engine before the finish, third. Peterson continues to Our local cars will also beLake Almanor Bridge have been producing leave the track. It took a "Shake and Bake" Brennan develop his IMCA modified racing for the honors. It will black flag to get him into the took third place with veteran car after winning last year's be a night to remember. Bank fishing: try fishing fish. Drifting crawlers or pits for a 3A tire change. Jim Smith from Reno, Nev. pro stock championship. The Friday night races willthe jetties in Pratville and salmon eggs, foaming bee- Matt Stewartwas Quincy's in fourth. Smith was able to Bobby Higgins won the "C" also have the pure mini Hamilton Branch (which tles, stone flies, or ants have gunfighter as he was aimingget a needed water pump toMain in his lucky 13H car.stocks competing for points, was planted last week). Use been working good. for another victory after a se- compete. Higgins and Erica Harmon Saturday night will includeSWl0 Kastmasters or night-Lakes Basin -- Salmon ries of misfortunes. Stewart The IMCA modifieds were in a points battle for the thunder of the pro stocks, crawlers and power bait. Lake has been seeing some won both the heat race and brought thunder throughoutfirst in the IMCA modifieds. The thrill of youngsters Crickets are working also.action. Power Bait and Kast- the main. the night. Their numbers Unofficially, Harmon is the running the go karts will be Browns and rainbows of de-masters proving well. Jan Busselen gave the Mad- permitted five heat races,points leader and champion. Saturday afternoon, cent size reported. The dam Gold Lake -- Tough fish- dBuss team a one-two finishthree mains and a "Dash for Both have reason for cele-The last race of the seasonmight be a good spot. ing. Still getting reports of in the heat and main races.Cash." bration with their improved will be Sept. 11. It will be a Boat fishing: Reports of some big fish being taken Ashlee Nieman is stilllead-Richard Papenhousen won performance this season. Joe money race for the IMCA trollers using a night- earlya.m. ing in the points race for the the four-lap dash with theFlowers took second with modifieds but without points, crawler by itself. Also Sardine and Packer Lake pure mini championship, best lap time of the night of Mark Ward in third in the It will also have the DART red/gold speedy shiners -- Late afternoon into The drivers in the classes 19.936 seconds. He also won "C" Main. The IMCA modi- and NORCAL dwarfs and pro with carp spit or krill -- go evening producing a few are a diversity of age, gender his heat race and took second fled race also had Davis and stocks running, down 10 to 30 feet along the fish. and experience. Racing offers in the "A" Main. He lead the Dennis Johnson fron Portola For more information, call east or west shores for good Report courtesy of Ace driversthe opportunity to de- race until the last two laps competing, as well as B.J.283-2175 or visit americanval- size browns and rainbows. Mountain Hardware & velop individual and team when Robert Miller passed Pearson. leyspeedway.com. 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