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Lady Anglers' Catches of the Week

By Kathy Hess, Collins Lake Reporter
06/10/16 -- Check out the Lady Anglers’ catches this week! Fishing rocks at Collins Lake and our anglers couldn't have been more pleased!

Alison Moore from Lincoln, Ca. trolled a Kastmaster and hooked a gorgeous 6 lb. 4 oz. Rainbow Trout.

Allison Moore with 6 pound trout, by Collins Lake
6 lb. 4 oz. trout caught by Allison Moore

Tese Planeta from Minden, Nv. brought in a hefty 6 lb. Rainbow, snapped a picture then released her back into the lake!!

Lady holding up trout while in a boat on Collins Lake, by Kathy Hess
Tese Planeta caught and released this 6 lb. rainbow trout!

Mica Fish from Reno, NV. invited Tese and her husband Rory to come camp at Collins Lake and take them fishing in the “Fish” boat.

Man with trout, by Collins Lake
Mica Fish shows Tese & Rory how to catch fish

Mica & Rory both limited out today on trout trolling a trout fly. Tese’s 6lb. trout was the very first one caught this morning just after daybreak, also trolling a trout fly.

Rory Planeta with trout, by Collins Lake
Rory Planeta limits on trout

The little anglers got into the action this week too!

Elijah & Bailey from Salt Lake City, UT fished in the main body of the lake with orange PowerBait and hooked three trout.

Wyatt Evan from Chico fished off the dock with redworms and caught three crappie.

Hanley & Logan fished in Elmer’s Cove while camping with their grandparents and each caught a trout on PowerBait today.

Ray & Margaret Johnson caught a nice variety of fish today. Seven trout, one bass & 2 cats (the big one- 5 lb. 8 oz.) all caught in a cove on the far side of the dam.

Johnson couple with catch of the day from Collins Lake, by Kathy Hess
The Johnson's fantastic catch

Lucas Sparks from Santa Rosa trolled a Needlefish just south of the swimming are and hooked himself a 3 lb. 4 oz. Rainbow trout.

Lucas Sparks with trout, by Collins Lake
3 lb. 4 oz. trout for Lucas Sparks

Dennis Gray from Sacramento. fished in front of his campsite and landed a huge 13 lb. 4 oz. catfish on chicken liver!

Man with large catfish, Collins Lake
Dennis with his 13 lb. 4 oz. cat

Roman & Matthew Anderson of Plumas Lake took home a stringer with six Rainbows which they caught by the dam on worms!

Probhat Palma got into some Crappie action this week near the boat dock using worms.

Click on the link for additional information about camping or fishing at Collins Lake or call 1-800-286-0576


Fishing Reports

A Hot Summer’s Day on Chico Creek
A Hot Summer's Day on Chico Creek, Steven T. Callan
On Patrol by Steven T. Callan
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Brownie’s Choice
Art work by Isabella Langaman
By Don Webster
Disregard the story’s title. I don’t really have a “first” name. If I did, it would probably be something like Leviathan or Behemoth or maybe Lunker. Officially, I’m a trout. A brown trout. A giant, brown trout. Possibly the biggest, fattest...Full Story
Keddie Ridge
Scouting Deerheart Lake, photo by Phil Akers
Article and photos by Phil “Flip” Akers
11/14/15 -- Adjacent to both Lake Almanor and Mountain Meadows, between the towns of Westwood and Greenville, is a seemingly forgotten piece of backcountry; Keddie Ridge – aka Ridge World – where ancient rocks... Full Story
Let’s check out the Upper Sac
Lake Siskiyou with Mt. Shasta standing sentinel. photo by Phil Akers
Article and photos by Phil "Flip" Akers
09/06/15 -- The Upper Sacramento River – The Upper Sac – begins at Lake Siskiyou’s Box Canyon Dam and continues ~37 miles downstream to Lake Shasta. It is a classic freestone river born from the Mt. Shasta and Mt. Eddy... Full Story
How to make Tuscan Tuna Salad with Fennel By Frank Galusha
05/04/15 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not... Full Story
Fishing the Klamath below JC Boyle Dam
 Brian Buckingham with one of the larger fish from this section. This trout, estimated at 2 lbs., was caught near the BLM campground on the west shore six miles down the JC Boyle Dam on the Klamath River in Southern Oregon. Photo by author
By Trouteagle
03/02/15 -- Year round trout action can be found on the Klamath River within the 20 or so miles of free flow within Oregon and California. While fishing below the flumes at the JC Boyle powerhouse, it can be difficult to know just when...Full Story
Climbing Terms for the Fisherman
Trailhead Tales by Jim Broshears
10/14/14 -- For those of us who prefer to fish the rugged and remote streams and rivers for the elusive wild trout, rock climbing is a skill that is required to reach the special places where catching the big one is a “sure thing.” The skills...Full Story
German brown trout afternoon in Modoc
german brown trout in Modoc creek. MyOutdoorBuddy.com
By Lea Huetteman
09/04/14 -- Catching a German Brown Trout from the creeks in Modoc County is a fine way to spend an afternoon. There are many creeks in this part of California that drain the Warner Mountains. Stream trout fishing in this region opens...Full Story
Throw the kitchen sink at them
Indian Paintbrush is a favorite wildflower that carpets wilderness landscapes. Phil Flip Akers, myoutdoorbuddy.com
Article and photos by Phil Akers
08/20/14 -- Our wilderness areas are special, where Mother Nature is landlord and natural forces operate freely. Within the wilderness you will find no roads, shelters, picnic tables, toilets, or other conveniences. You enter at...Full Story
Humboldt Bay: Busy port, excellent fishery
Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, California
03/06/04 -- Humboldt Bay, a busy commercial harbor and home port to many charter and private offshore fishing boats, is also popular with shore-based anglers and small boaters seeking bottomfish, sharks, crabs and clams...Full Story
Pulled into the pipes: Green Sturgeon
green sturgeon
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/04/14 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO] Living in the Sacramento River can be a risky business for juvenile green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). The young fish must swim through a gauntlet of water... Full Story
Not Just Any Fish
California Golden Trout, California Heritage Trout Challenge, Not Just Any Fish, Phil
By Phil "Flip" Akers
02/14/13 -- Trout have inhabited California waters from the Sierra Nevada and Warner Mountains to the Pacific Ocean since prehistoric times. However, most of the trout caught by anglers are either hatchery raised fish...Full Story

 

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