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~ Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 5C There is still time for fal Michae' Condon ~o~i~ena~r~ekOi ~i~~~i Staff Writer mcondon@plumasnews.com "Angling is just a way of Canyon Dam and the Almanor relaxing and escaping in the Campground are both open countryside." although the dock at the - Fennel Hudson; A clarity was good, at least until campground ramp has been Meaningful Life" this week's storm, pulled out of the water. Fall is a fleeting time of Pond smelt is the primaryLake Davis year. It always seems to pass feed source and theyare Lake Davis is a bit less than too quickly. But then, it is not scattered throughout the east _ half full. Water temperature is as short as it was when I lived basin of the lake. much improved, but strong in Alaska. There, folks would Fish are shallow first thing winds and trout that seem to joke that fall was the In'st in the morning, but then drop be focused on the tiny daphnia Chilly afternoon in late to 20 to 30 feet once the sun is are making for difficult August. Winter started the on the water, fishing. next day. The action has been good Only 12-foot aluminums can Here in northern California, but not red hot. Fast action launch and get over the we are actually blessed with a lures like Speedy Shiners, sandbar at Honker Cove. long and beautiful fall. There is Needle Fish and Rapalas have Trollers were picking up a few still plenty of fall color out there been the most productive,fish on cinnamon woolly and the fall trout bite is on. Smallmouth bass action was buggers and wiggle tails in the It is time to go fishing, very good before this last top 10 feet. storm with lots oftopwater , The best trolling is between Lake Almanor action in the shallows. Rocky the big island and Mallard Cove Water temperatures Point and Goose Island were and in the "old creek bed." continue to cool and water the hot spots. Shore fishing is hit and l fi hing in the final stages of their annual spawning run. There are some mackinaw moving-into shallower water as the water temperatures drop. Try J-Plugs and Krocodile spoons between Sundew and the dam. Smaller mackinaw can be caught from shore early and late in the day on a variety of spoons and spinners. What I enjoy most at Bucks Lake this time of year is fly-fishing in the Mill Creek irdet. There is a healthy mix of browns, rainbows and brookies feeding in the shallow water. There are Callibaetis mayflies hatching, but rather than imitating these small mayflies, I prefer to pse a and fall Eagle Lake The bite at Eagle Lake is very good right now and will likely remain that way until the season closure on Dec. 31. Lake Basin Gold Lake is giving up some nice fish to anglers working the shoreline areas at Gold Lake using chartreuse Wedding Rings for browns to 22 inches. Upper Salmon, Lower Sardine and Snag are all accessible from the road and worth giving a try right now. Antelope Lake The lake level is low, but the fishing has been very good. This normally busy lake gets very little pressure this time of colors • year, but the action for both trout and bass can be very good. If you want some very well detailed information on how to fish Antelope Lake and its outlet stream, Indian Creek, check out the latest issue of Northwest Fly Fishing. There you will find a feature article on these local fisheries by part time Graeagle residents Bob Marshack and Kirston Koths. Stream Fishing Fishing on area streams closes Nov. 15 so there isn't much time left. The hatches have slowed down, especially after this last storm. But there are still some small mayflies and caddis flies hatching. 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