Posted by: John_Hamilton on 08/29/2011 09:19 PM
Updated by: John_Hamilton on 08/29/2011 09:19 PM
Expires: 01/01/2016 12:00 AM
Ebbetts Pass Hwy 4 Fishing Report for August 29, 2011
Arnold, CA...Fishing Report HWY 4 Corridor. FREE FISHING DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2011. Don't miss the opportunity to visit and enjoy fishing our spectacular highway 4 region. This upcoming weekend is Labor Day weekend. Don't forget to reserve your favorite campsite....
Plants this week include Lake Alpine, White Pines Lake, Angels Creek, and the North Fork Of The Stannislaus. Make sure to purchase your fishing license before you head up the Highway 4 corridor as our license machine is slow and we have had some problems with the machine.
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Spicer is still producing some beautiful trout . Trollers should try using a Wild Thing, Glitter Bug, Seps, Sling Blade, Rocky Mountain, or Vance's dodger and Glitter Bug hoochie, Needlefish, Cripplure, Apex, and Wedding Rings tipped with a nightcrawler, the new Berkley Mice Tails, or Gulp Nightcrawler. The fish have moved deeper 35 to 45 feet. Lure casters should try using Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, Blue Fox spinners, and flies and a cast-a-bubble. Bait fishermen should try Gulp Power Eggs (now also with Garlic Scent), Power Eggs also now with Garlic Scent, Gulp Power Bait, Glitter Power Bait, inflated nightcrawlers, crickets on a sliding sinker rig. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, ants, caddis, parachute flies, bees, and bead head nymphs.
Lake Alpine has been planted several times in the past few weeks and is scheduled to be planted again this week, and the fishing is awesome. The campgrounds are now open and have been filled every weekend. Bait casters should try the new garlic scented Power Eggs, Gulp Power Bait, Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, and inflated night crawler on a sliding sinker rig. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Rapala's, Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, Blue Fox spinners, Thomas Buoyants, and flies on a cast-a-bubble. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, stone flies, sparrow nymphs, adams, caddis, ants, muddlers, and bead head nymphs. Trollers should try using a Wild Thing, Glitter Bug, Sling Blade, Seps, or Rocky Mountain dodger with a Glitterbug Hoochie, Cripplure, Needlefish, Wedding Rings, Apex tipped with a nightcrawler or Gulp Corn, the new Berkley Mice Tails, and Gulp Nightcrawler.The phone number for the campground at Lake Alpine is 209-753-2671
Big Trees State Park is located on Highway 4 approximately three Miles above Arnold. You can contact them at 209-795-2334 or their website www.ca.gov and go to Calaveras Big Trees. There is also Golden Pines RV Resort for additional RV camping. Their website is www.goldenpinesrvresort.com. The campground at Sourgrass, Big Meadow, Stanislaus Camp, Spicer, Mosquito Lakes, and Bloomfield at Highland Lakes, and the Highland Lakes campground are now open. Contact our Dept. of Forestry for further updates regarding campgrounds at 209-795-1381.
Mosquito Lakes has still been producing some beautiful trout. Bait casters should try using Gulp Eggs, the new Garlic scented Power Eggs, Garlic scented Power Bait, inflated nightcrawlers, and crickets. Lure casters should try Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, Blue Fox spinners, and Thomas Buoyants. Fly fishermen should try ants, woolly buggers, adams, sparrow nymphs, zug bugs, caddis, and bead head nymphs.
White Pines Lake located near Arnold has still been producing some beautiful rainbows and will be planted again this week. You should try fishing early morning and evening as the days have too hot to fish during the day. Bait fishermen should try floating Power Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Alive Eggs, new Salmon Egg scented power bait, new Garlic scented Power Bait, Gulp Power Bait, Gulp Nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and nightcrawlers using a cast-a-bubble and a 30" leader or a sliding sinker rig. Fly fishermen should try bead head woolly buggers, ants, blue wing olive, adams, stimulators, parachute flies, and sparrow nymphs on a intermediate line or try using a small split shot to get down to the fish. Lure fishermen should try using Panther Martin's, Kastmasters, and Rooster Tails.
The North Fork of the Stanislaus River is perfect for fishing. They also planted the North Fork last week and will be planted again this week. To check out the flows in the Stanislaus go to www.dreamflows.com. Lure casters should try Rapala's, Panther Martin Spinners, Kastmasters, RoosterTails, Blue Fox, and Mepps spinners. Bait casters should try split shotting salmon eggs, Gulp Eggs, Power Eggs, nightcrawlers and crickets on a 18" to 20" leader. Fly fishermen should try parachute flies, bead head sparrow nymphs, stone flies, bead nymphs, hoppers, caddis,woolly buggers, stimulators, and royal wulff.
Fisherman's quotes of the week. Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers. Roderick Haig-Brown
There is a final moment of unyielding patience which in Angling, so often makes the difference between fish and no fish. Sparse Grey Hackle
We look forward to seeing all of you soon. Thanks for your patronage.
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