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4C Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Bulletin; Record, Progressive, Reporter The fishing's good and getting better Michael Condon Staff Writer "Yes, there's something about fly-fishing a stream that grabs you and won't let go. I was grabbed a long time ago and I must say that I won't let go ei- ther." Jimmy D. Moore There is just a touch of fall in the air. The mornings are breezy and a few of the aspen at the higher elevations are showing the first signs of fall color to come. But as far as the fish are concerned, its still summer. The Kokanee and Brown Trout are not yet ready to spawn. And the warm sur- face temperatures are keep- ing the fish deep. Fall fishing can be the best of the year. But fall fishing is still a few weeks away. Just like it was in the middle of August, right now the key to finding fish is to find the cooler and better oxygenated water. Lake Almanor been effective when trolled at Surface water temPerature2.5 - 3.0 mph. is still in the high 60 degree The Forest Service boat range. It has started to cool, ramps at Canyon Dam and A1- but still warm enough to keep manor are both open with the fish deep. plenty of water to launch. The lake level has started to The Hamilton Branch pow- drop some, but it is still very er house has not been run- high for this time of year. ning. PG&E is making repairs atFly fishing is still tough but the Beldon powerhouse. Don't Tom Maumoynier, owner of expect the water levels to The Lake Almanor Fly Fish- drop much until those repairs ing Company reports some ac- are completed in a coupletion on browns and rainbows weeks, on the West Shore. Floating Last time out I saw some pond smelt and fishing the fish holding in 15 - 20 feet of weed beds with nymphs are water early in the morning, producing a few fish. Full hut once the sun is on the wa- sink lines are a real advan- ter all the action is 35 - 40 feet tage. deep. That makes down rig- gers a necessity. Butt Lake Doug Neal of Almanor Fish- The road is now open and ing Adventures suggests .the effects of the fire are not trolling naked crawlers at 30- as severe as one might have 35 feet. He likes to add a little expected. sent to his baits to up the odds The reservoir has been low, a little. After 9 a.m., Doug but is now nearly full thanks says to add a flasher to your to PG&E. The powerhouse rig and fish a little deeper; 40 has been running sporadical- - 45 feet or 10 feet off the bot- lv. That side of the inlet is tom. The east basin of the fishable when the power- lake, especially from Rec 1 to house is running, but there Hamilton Branch, seems to be isn't much action when the holding the best concentra- powerhouse is off. There are a tion of fish right now. few fish holding on the creek Fast action lures like Needl- side, probably pre-spawn fish, Speedy Shiners and Rainbow Runners have also See Fishing, page 5C an James Wilson Sports Reporter A pheasant hunt orga- nized specifically toward youth will be held Satur- day, Oct. 13, at the Honker Headwaters Preserve in Sierra Valley. The Junior Pheasant Hunt, sponsored by the Cal- ifornia Department of Fish and Game, is free to all hunters under 16. Hunters must have a junior hunting license to participate. Only 20 places are avail- able for each hunt: morning afternoon, Participants are required to bring their own shotgun and ammunition, as well as an accompanying adult The Plumas County Fish and Game Commission will provide lunch. To participate, contact Terri Weist at 836-0889 or Frank Williaxzxo at ~,0.-1-017~. Ten-year-old J.T. Massey from Portola shows the bag he shot Sept. 8. Massey shot the doves on farmland out- side of Yuba City. 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