Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/08/2012 11:39 AM
Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/08/2012 11:39 AM
Expires: 01/01/2017 12:00 AM
Central Sierra/ Highway 4 Fishing Report for May 8, 2012~by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods
Our area will be planted this week by the DFG. Listed plants are The North Fork of the Stanislaus, Beaver Creek, White Pines Lake, and Angels Creek located in Angels Camp. Camping for the opener will be limited to mainly dispersed camping. You must still obtain a fire permit for your campsite. Ebbetts Pass is scheduled to open the week of May 11th. Make sure you purchase your license before heading up here as we are the only store to sell licenses from Arnold up as we do experience problems with our machine occasionally....
Lake Alpine: You can fish from the bank at the east end. Ice is breaking up fast. They are catching fish.
Spicer Res: Gate is open and boaters are able to launch but the dock is not in as of yet. Trollers should try top lining with Wedding Rings, Needlefish, Apex, Glitter Bugs, Cripplure, Humdinger, Flatfish, behind a flasher, tipped with either a nightcrawler, Gulp Nightcrawler, Berkley Trout Worms, Berkley Mice Tails, The New Berkley Atomic Teaser, and Berkley Maggots. Bait fishermen should try Berkley Garlic scented Power Eggs, Garlic scented Power Bait, Salmon Peach Power Bait, Gulp Garlic Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic scented Power Bait, and inflated nightcrawlers on a sliding sinker rig witha 30" leader. Try using Pro-Cure and Smelly Jelly scents for better results. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs, ants and bead head nymphs. Try using an intermediate sinking line for best results. CAUTION. HOBART CREEK IS CLOSED UNTILL JULY 1!. Do not fish there as the trout are starting to spawn.
White Pines Lake: Located near Arnold,White Pines Lake will be planted the week of 5/6. It was hot fishing this past weekend and you should expect the same this upcoming weekend. Bait casters should try using Garlic Power Eggs, Garlic Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Galic scented Power Bait, inflated, and inflated nightcrawlers, on a sliding sinker rig with a 30" leader. Lure fishermen should try Kastmaster's, Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, or try a fly and Cast-a-bubble combination. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs, ants, adams, female adams, or bead head nymphs. It is best if you use an intermediate sink line. You will have better success.
North Fork Stanislaus: Will be planted the week of 5/6. Water is a little higher than normal high due to snow melt and recent rain. Lure casters should try Rapala's, Daiwa Minnows, Kastmasters, Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, Blue Fox, Thomas Bouyant's, and Mepps. Bait fishermen should try nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and crickets using a splitshot rig. Fly fishermen may have a tough time fishing due to the current. Try bead head woolly buggers, and bead head nymphs. The campground Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo is closed until the projected opening day of May 18th. Go to www.dreamflows.com to check current flows of the North Fork of the Stanislaus.
Beaver Creek: Will be planted the week of 5/6. Water levels could be higher than normal but still fishable. Fly fishermen should try ants, woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, and humpy's. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin's, Rooster Tails, Blue Fox spinners, and Mepps spinners. Bait fishermen should try split-shotting nightcrawlers, crickets and salmon eggs.The gate is now open in Big Trees State Park to Beaver Creek.
Make plans now to attend our Annual Father's Day Derby, June 17 2012. It is the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime and fun for all.
We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you.
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