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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 5C Fishing picks up Michael Condon Staff Writer mcondon@plumasnews.com Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. --Author unknown Lake Almanor Surface water temperatures continue to decline into the mid to high 60-degree range. Fish are feeding more actively as the water cools. Trout are in the colder water but starting to scatter as the lake cools. Feeding trout are increasingly focusing on pond smelt. The trolling bite has picked up a bit, especially in the east basin. Try fast-action lures like Speedy Shiners and Needle fish. The bite is good throughout the morning and even into early afternoon. Trolling lanes in some of the better-known areas like Rocky Point, Canyon Dam, Big Springs, Rec. 1 and the A-Frame are reporting some nice fish. Look for feeding birds to locate schools of pond smelt. Butt Lake The powerhouse continues as autumn arrives to run, pulling well-oxygenated water and pond smelt out of Lake Almanor. Try fishing woolly buggers and pond smelt imitations in the channel below the powerhouse. Smallmouth bass are biting in the main lake. Lake Davis Fishing is improving as the water temperature drops. Several anglers dropped by J and J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort to share their success stories. Many are catching limits by trolling between Mallard and the island in a crisscross pattern with Red Dot Frogs and Dick Nite Copper Red Heads about 20 to 25 feet deep. Jon Baiocchi from Baiocchi's Troutfitters reports that catch rates and strikes have been on the upswing using a wide variety of techniques. The aggressive fall bite is starting to kick in. Callibaetis mayflies are a big attraction, although that hatch shuts down when the wind blows. Midges are also attracting lots of feeding trout. Jon recommends chironomid patterns in sizes 10 - 18. Try red, black, brown or lime green. Other hot flies include Callibaetis nymphs in size 14 - 16, size 16 Adams parachute and size 14 blood midge emergers. Eagle Lake Fishing is very good right now. Fish are in 20 feet of water and moving into swallower water. Tui chub imitations are the most effective baits. Try orange or rust-colored Jay Fair Trolling Flies or woolly buggers. Speedy Shiners, Needlefish and Rapalas are all effective for trollers. Look for feeding gulls and grebes to locate schools of baitfish. When you fred the baitfish, you have found the trout. Stream fishing Stream temperatures are starting to drop, but the flows are still pretty skinny, making for some tough fishing. On most streams, fishing is best early and late in the day when trout are actively eating small mayflies and midges in riffles and pocket water. As the day warms, switch to a beadhead nymph dropper fished under a caddis dry. Deer Creek and nearby Mill Creek are both spring fed and the flows are better than in many other streams. Dark nymphs are working well. The North Fork Feather River above Lake Almanor is low but there are some mayflies hatching in the evenings. The Middle Fork Feather River is low and warm. The best fishing is just below tributaries that add a little cooler water to the river. Final race ends AT THE SPEEDWAY Larry F. Douglas Contributor American Valley Speedway Saturday's night race was the final race of the 2014 American Valley Speedway's season. This marks the development of the Hobby Stock and its special contribution to AVS. Last year two or three Hobby Stocks put on exhibitions. This year the participation was rivaling the IMCA Modified races. Portola and Quincy had great a great rivalry in both classes. In addition to racing the Hobby Stocks, the class added a new dimension for some Spectators. In the last several races drivers have offered spectators the opportunity to get a first-hand experience in the passenger seat. On Saturday, five spectators were along for the ride and the thrills. The rider with Joe Blackwell had the experience of hitting the wall head on. Only the season for speedww car was damaged. The passenger enjoyed the experience. Special arrangements were made to accommodate Bartlet Martin who has been riding in a wheelchair. He intends to have a car to race next year. We look forward to others following his desire to race. The Mini Stock Class had a season record of eight cars showing up. AVS hopes the trend will continue into the next season. When it came to the main, it was Lary whitebird and Lance Bain in front of the rest of the pack. Whitebird lead Bain by 0.527 of a second at the checkered. Jozay Hartman came in third with Micha Jacobs in fourth. Fourteen-year-old Kelsa Wood was in fifth. The Mini Stock Class is a good place for younger drivers to get valuable experience. The growing Hobby Stock Class had thirteen cars competing. Joe Blackwell was able to get back for the main. Jesse Van Kol was the winner of the first heat race while Dan Dias was the winner of thesecond. The main event was like a destruction derby with numerous yellow flags. Jesse Van Kol was 1.086 seconds ahead of Steve Gordon with Richard Longacre next, then Justin Saltel. He was driving for Ryan Svensson. Brittney Nieman and Joe Blackwell rounded out the leaders. They IMCA Modified Class had fourteen cars competing. This was the final points race with five cars capable of winning the honors. Jeff Olschowka won the first heat race with Mitch Murphy winning the second. Bill Pearson led the main from start to finish. He was 3.461 seconds ahead of Bobby Higgins. Mitch Murphy was in third with Jeff Olschowka in fourth. Matt Murphy was in fifth. Richard Papenhausen started at the back of the pack and weaved his way through traffic to take sixth. Erica Buhr was in seventh. Racing at American Valley Speedway is made possible through the community's support with sponsors and volunteers. We thank all for their support. We hope to see more cars and spectators in the 2015 season. For more info call 283-2175, or visit americanvalley speedway.com. hess & Service 00ip ct0ry00 Mna00 WOrn SHEET METAL & WELDING , Custom Metal Fabrication , CNC Plasma , Hand lgs & Gates . Lathe and Mill . Material Sales One stop for all your metal working needs! Jesse Lazzarino (530) 283-1905 795 Lee Road * Quincy, CA 95971. lzmachine.c0m .2 Residential Commercial Call now for 1 immediate appointment aen (530)283-1605 G 8 ]B(E.nF31qG ~ Since 1976 ~ CA. Lic. #405176 www.maddenplumbing.com .j www.bi-statepropane.com B00-STATE PP.OP0000qE 74424 Hwy 70 Portola, CA 96122 Dave Shelton District Manager P.O. 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