Posted by: John_Hamilton on 07/23/2012 09:57 PM
Updated by: John_Hamilton on 07/23/2012 09:59 PM
Expires: 01/01/2017 12:00 AM
Fishing Report Highway 4 Corridor July 23, 2012 ~By Bill Reynolds
Arnold, CA...The fishing on the highway 4 corridor has been excellent. Make sure to be fire safe at this time of year as it is very dry out in the woods. You must obtain a fire permit for your campsite if you are not using an improved campsite. 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....
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Trout plants in our area for the week of July 23, 2012 include The North Fork of the Stanislaus.
Lake Alpine: Fishing is excellent.The dock is still not in the water so be prepared when you launch. Bait casters should try Berkley Garlic Eggs and Garlic Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic Eggs, Gulp Garlic Power Bait, Berkley Mice Tails, Zekes floating bait, and inflated nightcrawler on a sliding sinker rig with a 30" leader. Trollers should try using Wedding Rings, Triple Teazers, Needlefish, Cripplure, Humdinger, Berkley Grubs, Berkley Atomic Teaser (New), Berkley Trout worms, Mice Tails, Apex, and Glitter Bugs, behind a Wild Thing or small dodger or you favorite flasher. Fish can be found from 20 feet to thee top. Fly fishermen should try sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, and bead head nymphs on intermediate sink line. If you have on floating line use a small split shot to sink your line. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, Mepps, Blue Fox, Thomas Bouyants, and Rapala's. Also try using a fly and cast-a-bubble for some different action.
Spicer Res: Spicer trollers are still able to launch and the dock is in the water but the the lake level is very low. Fishing is still excellent, but the fish have moved deeper due to warmer weather. Trollers should try using Wedding Rings, Needlefish, Apex, Glitter Bugs, Cripplure, Triple Teazers, Humdinger, Flatfish, behind a Wild Thing flasher, or your favorite 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 with 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. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin's, Rooster Tail's, Blue Fox Spinners, Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters, and Rapala's. Hobart Creek is now open.
White Pines Lake: . Fishing has slowed down just a bit due to warm weather this past week. Bait casters should try using Garlic Power Eggs, Garlic Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic scented Power Bait, Salmon Peach Power Bait, 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, midge flies, gnats, or bead head nymphs. If you want your child to catch bluegill come by the store and I will show you what to do. Lots of fun. Great place for kids.
North Fork Stanislaus: Will be planted the week of 7/23. Water has been perfect. 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 have been having a great time as we have been experiencing summer conditions. Try bead head woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, royal wulff, gnats,stone flies, parachute ants, flying ants, midge flies, mcginty bee, blue wing olive, hoppers, mayflies and caddis flies. Go to www.dreamflows.com to check current flows of the North Fork of the Stanislaus.
Beaver Creek: Water levels are beginning to drop but perfect for fishing. 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. Make sure to reserve your campsite at Big Trees Park early as they will be crowded this upcoming summer.
Mosquito Lakes: Fly fishermen should try using adams, sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, bead head prince nymphs, zug bugs, ants, caddis, mosquitos and various nymphs. Bait fishermen should try Berkley Garlic scented eggs, Garlic scented Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic Eggs, Gulp Power Bait, Salmon Peach, inflated nightcrawlers, and crickets on a 30" sliding sinker leader. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin's, Rooster Tails, Mepps, Rapala's, and Thomas Bouyant's.
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