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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 13B Fall beauty Antelope La ke remains open until Mari Erin Roth Current local fishing information, compiled by Marl Erin Roth, Sports Editor "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage o f fishing poles " -- Doug Larson Author, 2-10-26- 4-1-17 Frenchman Reservoir Based on reports from fishermen coming through the shop, the staff at Goodwin's store reported, "they are doing pretty good, now that it is cooler the fish are coming to the top more." Gold Lakes Basin "It's starting to turn over," said Mark Tieslau at Blairsden Hardware store. "No mack, but browns and rainbows 18 inches are plentiful; troll~g in 20 to 30 feet of water." Lake Almanor On behalf of Almanor Fishing Association, John A successful angler displays his steelhead catch. Photo submitted iver salmon this Sunday, Sept. 23, and offers dozens of quiet coves Crotty talked to us on Sept. 16. "What a difference a week makes," said Crotty. Three days in a row of frost and cooler days has resulted in a substantial drop in water temps. "Yesterday, ! saw a 68.7-degree high surface temp, with no significant change until 40-feet deep, which registered 66 degrees, 60.8 at 45 feet and 56 3 at 50 feet," reported Crotty. NOAA is forecasting highs in the mid-70s and lows in the 30s for this week with no chance of precipitation. "With declining temps, we should begin to see a fast troll bite pick up," said Crotty. Pond melt is what's on the menu for fish on Almanor. Large schools of smelt can be found throughout the lake and fish are feasting on this high prot in diet. Big Springs and Hamilton Branch are seeing lots of pressure early in the morning with fishermen dispersing over the lake as the sun gets on the water. Slow and deep continue to be the theme, Lth.crawlers and pond smelt imitations appearing to be the bait of choice. Over at Rec #2, East Shore, Rec #1 to Big Cove and Dorado are also seeing pressure. Bank fishermen are Fly fishermen on the Feather are Photo submitted targeting fish at the Branch The few fl: fishermen on the water are fishing springs and cooler water. "The fish are on the bite," said Ben Williams. "We have been seeing a mix of rainbows and king salmon running from 2 to over 6 pounds, with limit to near limit numbers depending on the size of the party and some fantastic action." "Please note," said Crotty, "beginning Monday, 'Sept. 17, Highway 89 will be closed for up to 10 days, just north of Canyon Dam, a couple of hundred yards past the 147/89 intersection." Road crews will be removing the bypass road created for the bridge project for paddling or fishing. Photo by seeing ideal fall conditions. and installing approaches and paving the new bridge. "If you are traveling north on 89 from Greenville/Quincy/Crescent Mills and want to launch a boat at a public launch you Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will open Friday, Sept. 14, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery workers will open the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. and will take more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs over the next two months in order to produce Chinook salmon for release next spring. Feather River Hatchery raises Chinook and steelhead along the Feather .River just below Lake Oroville. The hatchery is open from sunrise to sunset all year. Visitors can observe salmon and steelhead migrating through an underwater viewing window during dates between mid-September through June. The viewing windows are located at the base of the fish barrier dam and there is an observation deck CDFW technicians can be seen performing duties during the spawning process as the season opens. Locals can be sure to get their fill of salmon at the annual Oroville Salmon Festival on Saturday, Sept 22. The family-friendly event offers tastes of a variety of salmon dishes and the running of the 3k Salmon Dash. Festivities begin at 7 a.m. at the fish hatchery located at 5 Table Mountain Blvd, followed by a street fair in downtown Oroville and a "Salmon Court" featuring barbequed and smoked salmon. Just follow your nose Kids activities and a visit by cartoonist Jon Shultz follow. Thousands of schoolchildren tour the Feather River Hatchery each year. For information about spawning schedules and educational opportunities at the hatchery, call 538-2222 or visit ies/feather-river. For hatchery tours call 534-2306. will need to drive around the lake via Chester to access either of the USFS ramps," said Crotty. "I will post immediately on the Almanor Facebook Page when I receive additional information on the closure/opening of the roadway." Lake Davis Robert Garcia reported that he has been catching little trout at Davis, "but the big ones should start biting with the cooler weather." AND SCHEDULES Sunday, Sept. 9 Soccer FRC women 0, SJ Delta 6 Monday, Sept. 10 Volleyball CHS 3, Anderson 2 PHS 3, Loyalton 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 Soccer FRC men 5, Napa 0 FRC women 2, Marin 2 PHS 2, CORE Butte 7 QHS boys 9, Squaw 0 Volleyball CHS 3, Westwood 0 GHS 0, Burney 3 PCS at Loyalton NR QHS 2, Virginia City 3 Wednesday, Sept. 12 Volleyball PHS 0, Incline 3 Thursday, Sept. 13 Soccer PHS 0. Paradise 4 QHS boys 8, Loyalton 0 Volleyball CHS 1, Oroville 2 CHS 2, Williams 0 CHS 0, Los Molinos 2 GHS 3, Providence 0 FRC 1, West Valley 3 FRC 3, Santa Rosa 0 PCS at Biggs NR QHS 1, Virginia City 3 Volleyball Friday, Sept. 21 Soccer CHS vs. Herlong 6:00 p.m.Football FRC men at West Valley Friday, Sept. 14 CHS at Modoc Speedway Racing Football Thursday, Sept. 20 PHS Homecoming Game Dave Sims-Topper Tree CHS Homecoming Soccer PHS vs. Burney 7:30 p.m. Service Night/Timber Cup CHS 37, Portola 14 PHS vs. Quincy boys 4 p.m. QHS at Biggs Open Show: Mods, Sports GHS Homecoming Volleyball Soccer Mods, Hobby Stocks and GHS 48, Herlong 6 CHS at Redding Christian FRC men at DeAnza Mini Stocks QHS 13, Fall River 48 GHS vs. Paradise 5:30 p.m. Volleyball Volleyball PCS at Mercy Saturday, Sept. 22 FRC at Folsom Lake FRC 3, Foothill 0 PHS vs. Biggs 6:30 p.m. Football Classic FRC 3, San Francisco 0 QHS vs. Maxwell 5:30 p.m.FRC at San Joaquin Delta FRC at Cabrillo PHS 0, Redding 2 GHS at Loyalton I p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Football FRC 24, Laney 55 Volleyball PHS 0, Los Molinos 2 Wednesday, Sept. 19 Soccer QHS girls at Sage Ridge Thank You to the 2018 Plumas-Sierra County Junior Livestock Auction Buyers Am-Ex Construction* Julie Hernandez Cody Anderson Holland Waterproofing Todd & Marie Anderson John Hood Bar One Cattle Company* Horton Tire Center* Josie Barr Hunt & Sons Beatty Construction* Indian Creek Vet Clinic* Borges Timber Indian Valley Construction* John Breaux* Joy Engineering Bresciani Insurance Agency Kingdon Construction Bresciani Ranch Knoblock & Sons Cindy Bowling Jonathon Kusel Nathan & Mattie Bunting* Lake Almanor Brokers** CaI-Sierra Title Leonhardt Ranch* Duncan & Darcy Cameron Les Schwab of Portola** Caroline Correira* McCuen Construction* Matt & Alyssa Cassol Dean & Tanya Morgan Primo & Debbie Cassol NAPA Auto Andrew Clarke*** NAPA Sierra** Collins Pine* Charlie & Mary Lynn Neer Brian & Marybeth Davis Neer Custom Cut & Wrap Jim Davis Wesley & Emily Neer Dennis & Sue DeCoite Thelma Olson Dig It Construction* O'Neal Ranch Jim Dobbas, Inc.* Ottenwalter Family Dobbas Ranch** Ottenwalter Show Pigs Steve Drybread* Marry and Suzanne Powers Fehrman's Mortuary* Quincy Hot Spot Heather Felts Quincy Tow Flanigan Family Greg and Rachelle Ramelli Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance** Red Bluff Bull Sate Folchi Construction Dave & Cathy Riley* Forest Stationers Dave & Jane Roberti Foster Ranch Roberti Ranch** George's Custom Meats* Round Valley Ag/Resort* Grandi Ranch Safeway Griffin Livestock Shasta Livestock Auction Guy Plumbing & Heating Sierra Cascade Nursery M & M Hansen* Sierra Institute Hat Creek Construction Sierra Nevada Construction Sierra Pacific Industries*** Sierra Valley Feed* Sierra Valley Legacy of Ag Sierra Valley Ranch Siquiedo Trucking* Sports & Performance Physical Therapy Spurs Strucking State Farm Insurance ,John Steffanic Superior Livestock Susanville Auto Scott Tanner* Tantardino Logging Robert & Veronica Tilton Wilbum Construction* Ralph & Trish Wilburn* Ron Wilson Theresa Winningham Wold Amusement* from the Plumas-Sierra Junior Uvestock Auction Committee * Repeat buyers