Fishing report

Conditions, catches, and recent trout plants

Welcome to Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods report on fishing and what's working at all your favorite spots along the Highway 4 corridor.

Monday November 5 , 2018

 SPICER IS NOW OPEN TO BOAT TRAFFIC. Fishing has been excellent fishing recently for those that can launch their boats. You now have to launch in the dirt as the lake level has dropped

Highland Lakes is now open. It was closed earlier due to the Donnels Fire

 You must have a fire permit to burn your campfire. They are available at any of the USFS stations. The Hathaway Pines Station is open Monday thru Friday 8 to 5, and Saturday 8 to 2. You can contact them at 209-795-1381. Lake Alpine Ranger Station is open Thursday thru Monday. The phone number for Lake Alpine Ranger Station is 209-753-2811. Please be extra careful with your fires as it is still FIRE SEASON. WARNING EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS.

Our North Fork Of The Stanislaus was planted by our Calaveras County Fish And Game Comission. We are very excited to see our county come through for us. Thanks to all the people that made this plant possible.

 The East Fork Of The Carson has been excellent fishing due to recent trout plants, with quite a few fish in the  three to four pound range. You can check the flows of our rivers by going to dreamflows.com.

 Lake Alpine has been kicking out some giant rainbows lately due to the plants by The Alpine Fish and Game Commission. The lake level is too low to launch a boat except for Kayak, canoe, float tube or pontoon boat. Please use caution.

Plan to purchase your fishing license ahead of time. We are the only retailer on the Highway 4 corridor that sell them and never know when our machine could go down.

Stop by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods for all of your outdoor and fishing needs. Let Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods be your one stop shop for everything from camping, freshwater fishing, and fly fishing.   We carry a broad line of fly fishing products including rods, reels, and waders from Redington, St. Croix rods, extensive fly assortment,  and everything you need for your trout fishing experience. We now carry Fishpond, Umpqua, Outcast Boats, and Buff UV multifunctional headwear for protection against damage from extended sun exposure. We also stock a wide range of  Footwear, along with our new footwear, Cobian Footwear and Northside. We also stock Suncloud Polarized Sunglasses, along with a wide array of various brand sunglasses. Check out our huge selection of Berkley Power Bait and a wide selection of trout and bass lures for example Panther Martin spinners, Kastmasters, Yamamoto Senko, Daiwa Baits, River2Sea Whopper Ploppers and S Waver, Zoom, Lunkerhunt, and Zoom Baits. We carry Daiwa rods and reels, and Dobyns Rods along with other major brands.

 

For more local information go to our front page and click on the Fishing Resources. Then click on the Take Me Fishing tab. Then click on the map and in the address tab type in 925 Hwy 4 Arnold CA 95223. The map will show White Pines Lake. From here you can move the map up the Highway to all fishing locations. For rigging information and knots click on the fishing tab and under the learn tab go to to the learn to fish and click on that tab. This will show various ways to tie knots and how to set up rigs for any kind of fishing. Click on the tab, How To Fly Fish section. There is great deal of information on this page with instruction included with video.  Feel free to contact us any time.

Quote Of The Week: Fish come and go, but it is the memory of afternoons on the stream that endure

By: E. Donnall Thomas

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WHITE PINES: Lake level is very low due recent water releases and the Calaveras County Water District has been removing the tules and cleaning up the lake. This was mandated by the Stae Of California. 

LAKE ALPINE: Water levels are too low to launch a boat. Bait casters should try using Berkley Power Eggs, Berkely Garlic Scented Power Bait, Corn Scented Power Bait, Salmon Egg Scent Red Power Bait, Mice Tails, and try floating a  nightcrawler using either a marshmallow, Power Egg. or inflate the worm. Fish these all on a sliding sinker rig. Fly casters should try sparrow nymphs, stone fly nymphs, wooly buggers, and bead head nymphs. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin Spinners. Trollers should try using needlefish, wedding rings, apex lures, phoebe, and cripplure behind your favorite dodger or trolling blades tipped with a nightcrawler.

SPICER RES: SPICER IS NOW OPEN TO BOAT TRAFFIC.  Bait casters should try Berkley Power Eggs, Berkley Power Bait Garlic Scent, Corn, and nightcrawlers. Use a sliding sinker rig to float your bait. Lure fishermen should try using Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, and Mepps spinners. Fly Fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs, ants, and bead head nymphs. Trollers should try using wedding rings, needlefish, and speedy shiners behind your favorite dodger or flasher tipped with a nightcrawler. Use scent to enhance your trolling experience.

NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS:  Water levels are really good now. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin Spinners, Rapala's, Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, and Mepps. Bait fishermen should try Salmon Eggs, night crawlers,  and Garlic Power Bait Eggs using a split shot rig. Fly fishermen should try big streamers, woolly buggers, hoppers, adams, caddis, and bead head nymphs.

BEAVER CREEK:   

UNION RESERVOIR:

MOSQUITO LAKES:   

HIGHLAND LAKES: Now open to the public

ANGELS CREEK  Planted week of 9/10/2018

Kinney Reservoir: