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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 lC SPORTS AND RECREATION Go-kart kids doubleheader The Go-kart kids had an ac- tion-packed weekend with two races Aug. 27 - 28 (one Friday and one Saturday) and also stayed late to watch the excite- ment on the big track with the Dwarf Regionals. The Box Stock Class raced first Friday; the main event ended with Kate Robertson screaming across the finish line with a first-place finish. Justin Wicks took second, followed by Jacob Dins in third and Jack Dins in fourth. The Friday night Outlaw Class was a high-speed race and ended with Cody Calla- han ripping through the fin- ish line for first with Dalton Wilcox just seconds behind in secondi: :/ + Saturday's race was again packed with race fans cheer- ing on the young racers. In the Box Stock Class, it was Justin Wicks who got out in front and stayed there the en- tire race to take first place. Jacob Dins came in behind Justin for second followed by Kate Robertson in third and Jack Dins rounding out the pack in fourth. In the Outlaw Class, the racers were trading positions all the way through the race. When the checkered flag fi- nally dropped, it was Cody Callahan in the lead to take first place. Kai Hall followed just behind for second, and Dalton Wilcox. who led most of the race, ended up taking third place. With only one race left in the season, the points trophy for both classes is in sight. Come out and watch what might just be the most excit- ing races of the season as points leaders will be deter- mined. Racing begins Satur- day, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. Outlaw racers (above) get in formation for their main start. The points race for each class, box and outlaw, is tight heading into the season finale this weekend. Dalton Wilcox (#7) at the front right pole position; Kai Hall (#18) at front left; and Cody Callahan (#8) at back right. Right: Box stock dads discuss race strategy with their racers before the main event (right). They race once more Saturday, Sept. 11. Kate Robertson (#7) at the front right pole position; Justin Wicks (#88) with father Kris Wicks coaching at front left; Jack Dias (#619) with father Dan Dias coaching at back right; and Jacob Dias (#51) with father Allen Dias walking up at back left. Photos submitted FISHING REPORT Michael Condon Staff Writer Lake Ahnanor Cooler mornings and shorter days have surface temperatures on the decline. Abundant bug hatches and a larger than normal pond smelt population provide fish with plenty of feed. The cooler than normal water temperatures have kept fish from concentrating in areas of colder water until just recently. Action at in- lets such as the North Fork Feather River, just outside Chester, Bailey Creek or Hamilton Branch is on the increase. Local guide Roger Keeling of Almanor Fishing Adven- tures has been fishing the east side all month and said it's been getting better every day. He has been hooking up rainbows and browns, 16 - 22 inches, trolling threaded crawlers at 27 and 30 feet down. The story is: There's lots of food around and the bite has been just fair this year, Everyone has been work- ing a little longer for limits these last two months. How- ever, it looks like we are about to turn the corner now, and a stellar fall fish- ing season is just around the corner. If you're going to troll spoons, downsize is the word. Silver Prism needle- fish and Sep's Pro Secrets are about as big as you should go and tip them with a small piece of a crawler. Bait fishing has been best in the late afternoon and evening with nice browns over 3 pounds whacking the cricket/mealworm combo 4 feet off the bottom. Almanor is a large lake and not an easy one to learn. If you are new to fishing A1- manor, there is no better way to learn than to go with a guide. I have fished with Keeling. He has many years of experience on Almanor; he knows the lake well and takes good care of his clients. He can be reached at 258-6732. Almanor area streams Best fishing is in the morning and evening when trout are the most active. At Deer Creek, the best action is in the top section from Clam Campground down to Deer Creek Fails .......... Good numbers of hatchery trout willing to take an at- tractor dry with a decent drift. Midday, search for deep pools or take a break. Evening picks up with prime time dry fly fishing from 6 p.m. to dusk. Look for fish rising to Cad- dis, yellow sallies and midges in the catch and re- lease section below the falls. Not a lot of fish over 12 inch- es, but lots of action for be- ginning anglers. The North Fork of the Feather River above Chester and Hamilton Branch have been planted with catchable rainbows re- cently. The usual baits and small spinners are a good bet. For the fly fishers, try attractor dries such as irresistible Adams, parachute light Cahill, Rio Grande trude, yellow humpy, parachute adams, paralyzer, Royal Coachman, crystal stimula- tor, renegade or royal Wulff (#10-18). Burk's olive hunch- back two-tone, Mercer's mi- cro mayfly, Caddis pu- pa/emergers and Golden stonefly dries are also good choices. I . • "THE DOCTOR AND NURSES ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL THEY ARE THERE TO HELP THE PATIENTS AND NOT J TO COLLECT A PAY CHECK. THEY ARE ALL WONDERFUL PEOPLE, THANK YOU SO MUCH." "OUT OF THREE PREGNANCIES AND DELIVERIES AT THREE DIFFERENT HOSPITALS, BANNER WAS BY FAR THE BEST EXPERIENCE."Jenae Morataya "ALL MEMBERS OF THIS FACILI1Y (FROM THE DOCTORS, NURSES, FOOD SERVICE AND INO PERSONNEL) WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS HOSPITAL TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY." "FOR A SMALL RUUL AREA I WOULD SAY BANNER HOSPITAL DID AN EXCEIJ.E  WITH THE STAFF AND n RESOURCES THEY HAVE AVAILE. Ricbard WaHuce Yellow Creek in Humbug Valley is one of the most scenic streams in the area, but certainly not the easiest to fish. This time of year, grasshoppers are abundant in the valley and a breezy af- ternoon tosses some of these tasty morsels into the creek where waiting trout can am- bush them. What I like to do in these conditions is walk carefully upstream and spot locations where the fish are holding. I fish my way back down stream and cast a hopper pattern to those holding spots. Butt Lake Fishing is fair with fish scattered through the lake. portsTherehavebeens°mereoffish moving up near : The Hospital You 'in, ! thepowerhouse.Thistime ' i mend Providing, "10" ........... Care! of year the powerhouse usu- ally runs on a more consis- : See FISH, page 4C ....