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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 lC Volcanoes stay hot-- Page 2C QHS beats Portola -- Page 3C ~g FRC women,s soccer team loves the welcome they received coming on to 28. Photos by Mari Erin Roth FRC's Mathias Sather fires a shot past the Cougar goalie. the FRC field for their game against the Cougars on Sept. Young and aspiring players collect signatures from "famous" FRC soccer stars. Mari Erin Roth Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.corn The Feather River College Eagles soccer teams have a huge bucket of fans. The games have been known to attract a wide variety of sporting enthusiasts including parents from out of state along with local soccer lovers. Sometimes the athletic displays are attended and observed by a iring young players. Junior athletes learning soccer locally, sometimes as young as 3, make a real occasion out of being brought tothe FRC field. There they are able to see what the game can look like when well played. It is hard to tell who enjoys the sharedapace more the ad -inen and-wbmen of the FRC teams or the youngsters watching the soccer "stars" perform magical feats on the field during the play of the game. After a victorious 5-0 game over the Lassen Cougars on Sept. 28, the soccer men met with the little fans and signed their soccer shirts. Squiggling pens caused giggling children who looked adoringly up at the faces of the smiling young men signing their shirts. It was a two-way street as the FRC soccer players were able to enjoy the few minutes of celebrity status brought the event. Afterward, the two groups joined forces to create a giant welcoming line for the FRC lady Eagles to pass through as they entered the field for their own match against the Cougars. There are a few opportunities coming up for regular folk to see the mighty Eagles perform on the FRC soccer field before winter freezes the blades of grass. This Friday, Oct. 19, the Eagles will play Redwoods starting at 11 a.m. and next week on Friday, Oct. 26, the Eagles will have a rematch against the Lassen Cougars at 2 p.m. Current local fishing information, compiled by Mari Erin Roth, Sports Editor Antelope Lake The lake is now officially "closed," but the boat ramp remains open and accessible. The store and the campgrounds are closed, but the lake is still there and so are the fish. Bucks Lake "Oh my gosh, fishing is great," said Rebecca Guerque at Bucks Lake Lodge. "We caught three off the bank yesterday." Guerque said that "everyone" has been coming in with fish and pictures to show off their success on the lake. The store at the lodge opens every day with fishing supplies at 11 a.m except Wednesday and Thursday, and stays open until 6:30 p.m "or later if there are people," said Guerque. The restaurant is open weekends, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Folks are catching a little bit of everything. "It's not easy to get boats in,' said Guerque. "I think they are still launching at Sandy Point," but all other ramps are closed. Eagle Lake Fall season has arrived. "October and November are prime months to experience Eagle Lake at its best," said Big Daddy Guide Service's Ben Williams. If you would like some help landing fish from local waterways, Williams can lend a hand or a rod, 370-1001. As the season changes, fish are strapping on the feedbags and chewing on pond smelt. Mornings defmitely have an icy chill shooting across the lake, but afternoons have been warm and sunny. Frenchman Reservoir Goodwin's Store staff reported that based on fishermen coming through the shop, "they are doing pretty good now that it is cooler the fish are coming to the top more." Gary Blanchard sent in a picture worth a thousand words of his adventures on the lake this week. The message: He is catching fish. Lake Almanor John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Associ.ation shared details with us Oct. 14. Temps have dropped to the high 20's. Water temps hover in the high 50's. Visible changes are occurring throughout ranging from 5-15'. Lake level was 4,484.47 elevation last week; October 2017 water level was at 4,487.26. "Our mornings have been cold," said Crotty, "and our afternoons have been spectacular, October is my favorite time of year especially in Plumas County." Fishing pressure is light in the morning, picking up as the sun hits the water. Almanor is full of pond smelt as are the fish. "Keep a look out for sea gulls picking up floating smelt on the surface and you will find fish," said Crotty. "When slow trolling, Gulps and crawlers at one mph will produce fish. Speedy shiners, rapalas and flies have (at times) produced fish trolling between 2.2-2.8 mph in 15-40' of water." Troll depths are changing daily. Try targeting fish in the top 20' early and moving deeper as the sun gets on the water. Fly fishermen are beginning to pick up fish in the coves, the majority of the fish caught are smaller with an occasional big fish thrown in the mix. "Sadly, Mary and Tom have closed the doors at the Chester Fly shop and Thirsty Trout pub," said Crotty. "Both local landmarks provided info to fishermen and visitors alike they will be missed." Flies and fly fishing supplies are found at Intermountain Hardware. Mark Guillory of NorCal Bait & Tackle has Tom's flies at NorCalBaitandTackle@gmail .com. Artic Fox trolling flies and Jay Fair flies, Almanor and Eagle Lake troller favorites, are found at The bridge replacement project at the Canyon Dam spillway is complete with no road restrictions. Both public boat ramps are open with docks in place. "The drive to Almanor is beautiful this time of year and fishing will only improve," wrapped Crotty. Lake Davis Ella Garcia shows up in color to coax the fish out of the water and it works. Robert Garcia and his daughter Ella have been out fish wardrobe has remained Feather River fishing at Lake Davis again, mostly the same. On top of "Visions of the Lost "We caught 17 fish this the 17 count, "I caught Sierra" is a film just week," said Robert and sent another big boy this completed on the Feather along a colorful picture of morning," said Robert on River. The world premiere 10-year-old Ella to illustrate. Oct. 11, "and last night we will be at the Town Hall Jackets and boots have caught four fish in five Theatre in Quincy taken the place of shorts and minutes." Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. sandals for fishing attire. The Three other films Photo by Robert Garcia accompany the premier. "A Misty Existence," by local filmmaker Colby Elliot will be shown as well as "The Wild President," about Jimmy Carter, and "Run Wild, Run Free," about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in this, its 50th anniversary.