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Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/30/2014 03:23 PM Updated by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/30/2014 03:23 PM
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Ebbetts Pass Fishing Report

Ebbetts Pass, Ca...Welcome to Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods report on fishing and what's working at all our favorite spots along the Highway 4 corridor -- Come and fish our Highway 4 corridor. With the exception of Spicer Reservoir. all of our lakes, rivers and streams are at normal levels. Don.t miss the opportunity to fish our beautiful scenic highway and enjoy camping along your favorite stream or lake. We look forward to seeing you soon. As of now we have fires in our area and smoke free. We have been experiencing a complete crash of our fishing license computer system. It has hit all of California and will not be up and running at our store until they get the system up and running. No idea when this will happen. You can go on line with our Department Of Fish and Wildlife website. Follow the directions and this will let you purchase your license. You can also go to our website and go to fishing resources and click the tab Take Me Fishing. When the tab opens click on the Fishing tab and look for the Get A License tab in upper right hand corner then click on this tab and it will walk you through the steps to purchase a fishing license on line. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but it was not our fault. Fishing on the Highway 4 corridor has been good fishing. With our rivers experiencing lower than normal water levels, people should try their hand at fly fishing. Stop by our store on how to benefit from low water levels either from a fly rod or a spinning rod. It is not only fun but challenging to fool a trout with a fly....

You can also fly fish at White Pines Lake for the always biting Bluegill Perch. We carry a large selection of fly fishing products, including flies, rods, reels, waders, wading boots, and all the necessary accessories to make your fly fishing adventure a success.
Spicer Reservoir has dropped to approx. 50 plus feet below the ramp so be prepared when you launch a boat. Water levels on the North Fork of the Stanislaus won't be any better than right now. The weather has been warm so the fish will be found in cooler depths. Lake Alpine is full and the dock is in, and fishing has been excellent.
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. Feel free to contact us.
The California Fish and Wildlife will not be giving out specific plant dates this year to avoid excess fishing activity after a trout plant. We will do our best to post any current trout plants that are available to us.

Make sure to purchase your fishing license prior to your trip as we can experience outages and technical problems at any time. You can purchase your fishing license on line. For more information go to the fishing resources tab on our website then click on the Take Me Fishing Tab. At the top of the Take Me Fishing page you will see a icon that reads purchase a fishing license. Make sure the box to the right read CA. This will walk you through all of the steps necessary to purchase your fishing license on line.

Quote Of The Week: If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there would be a shortage of fishing rods. By Doug Larson



WHITE PINES: White Pines Lake, located near Arnold has been slow due to the very hot weather, but you can catch trout if you are willing ti be on the lake at sunrise. For the bait fishermen you should try using Berkley Garlic Scented Power bait, Berkley Garlic Eggs, Berkley Grape Nymph, Salmon Peach, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic Scented Power Bait, Gulp Alive Garlic Infused Eggs, Berkley Mice Tails, and Night crawlers. Also try the Berkley Trout dust or the new Berkley Gulp Alive Marinade, or the Atlas Gel Scents on any of your baits. Use the sliding sinker rig, with 24 to 30 inch leader for best results. There are many lures you can use as well. Panther Martin spinners have been successful for years in all of our lakes and streams. Check out our newest and greatest selection of these popular lures and add these new spinners to your tackle box. Kastmasters, Rooster Tails, Mepps, Thomas Buoyant, and Blue Fox Bullet Fly Spinners, and Super Duper's also work well. We now carry Jake's Lures. Jake's is a lure similar to a Super Duper, but larger and with great action and awesome results. Fly fishermen have been successful using Sparrow Nymphs, Woolly Buggers, Blue Wing Olive, Caddis, Bead Head Nymphs, and Ants. Fishing for perch at White Pines can be fun for all ages. Stop by and see us for more information on how to catch these fightin small fish.

LAKE ALPINE: Lake Alpine has been good due to recent plants. Bait fishermen should try Berkley Garlic Scented Power Bait, Berkley Garlic Eggs, Grape Nymph, Salmon Peach, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic Infused Eggs, Gulp Garlic Power Bait, Berkley Mice Tails, and night crawlers on a sliding sinker rig. Try the new Berkley Gulp Marinade, Berkley Trout Dust and Atlas Gel Scents to enhance your baits. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin Spinners, New Jakes Lures, Thomas Buoyant, Mepps, and Rooster Tails. Fly fishermen have had success using ants, sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, stone flies, and bead head nymphs. Trollers should try Thomas Fighting Fish, Whirlfish,Wedding Rings, Needlefish, Glitter Bugs, Behind your favorite flasher or dodger tipped with a nightcrawler, Gulp Nighcrawler, or Berkley Trout Worm , Berkley Grub, Berkley Atomic Teazer. Try enhancing your lures using the New Berkley Marinades, Atlas Gel Scents, and Pro Cure Gel scents.

SPICER RES.: The lake level is low due to the lack of water. The ramp is approximately 50 plus feet above the lake level so launching a boat will be difficult, but fishing has been excellent. If you are able to launch and troll try using Wedding Rings, Needlefish, the New Jakes Spinning Lure, and Berkly Atomic Teazer behind your favorite dodger tipped with either a night crawler, Berkley Power Nymphs, Berkley Trout Worms, Berkley Grubs, and Gulp Nightcrawlers. Try using the NEW Berkley Gulp Alive Marinades, or the Atlas Gel scents to enhance your trolling experience. Panther Martin just came out with new larger trolls. Check them out the next time you are in our store. Bait casters should try Berkley Garlic Scented Power Bait, Salmon Peach, Berkley Garlic Eggs, Gulp Alive Garlic Infused Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic Power Bait, Berkley Mice Tails, Salmon Eggs,( Check out new selection of Atlas Salmon Eggs), and night crawlers. Use the sliding sinker rig with a 24 to 30 inch leader for best results. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, Jake's Lures, Mepps, Super Duper, Kastmasters, and Blue Fox Bullet Fly Spinners. Fly fishermen should try Woolly Buggers, Sparrow Nymphs, Ants, and Bead Head Nymphs.

NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS: Fishing on the North Fork of The Stanislaus has been excellent this past week due to recent trout plants and was planted again this past week. You can go to dreamflows.com for more up to date information regarding current flows just before you head to your favorite river. Bait fishermen should try Salmon Eggs, night crawlers, Berkley Garlic Eggs, Berkley Garlic Scented Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Berkley Mice Tails, and crickets using a split shot rig. Lure fishermen should try Rapala's, Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, Mepp's, Kastmaster's, Jake's Lures, Thomas Buoyant, and Blue Fox Bullet Fly Spinners. Fly fishermen should try Woolly Buggers, Ants, Adams, Female Adams, Parachute Light Cahill, Parachute Caddis, and Bead Head Nymphs

MOSQUITO LAKES: Mosquito lakes was planted this past week and fishing has been good. Bait fishermen should try Berkley Garlic Eggs, Berkley Garlic Power Bait, Mice Tails, Gulp Garlic Eggs, Gulp Garlic Power bait on a sliding sinker rig with a 24 to 30 inch leader. You can also float a nightcrawler or salmon egg by using a Garlic or Cheese scented mallow or use a Berkley Power Egg, or inflate your nightcrawlers with a worm blower. Enhance your favorite baits and lures by using the New Berkley Marinades, Pro-Cure, or Atlas Mike's new Gel Scents. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, Thomas Buoyant, Kastmasters, Mepps, and Blue Fox Bullet Fly spinners. Fly fishermen have been successful using woolly buggers, adams, ants, caddis, royal humpys, parachute adams, sparrow nymphs, mosquitos, and blue wing olive.

BEAVER CREEK: Beaver Creek located in Big Trees Park has slowed due to lower water levels. Bait fishermen should try Berkley Garlic Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Salmon Eggs, Nightcrawlers, and crickets on a split shot rig. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin Spinners, Mepps, Rooster Tail's, Blue Fox Bullet Fly spinners, Jake's Lures, and Thomas Buoyant. Fly fishermen have had success using Royal Humpy's, PMD, BWO, adam's, ants, caddis flies, and bead head nymphs.

HIGHLAND LAKES: Awesome place to get away in the high sierras. Great scenery and don't forget your fishing rods as the lakes have an abundance of Brook Trout.

KINNEY LAKE: Kinney Res. is located along Highway 4 just on the other side of Ebbetts Pass, and is planted regularly.Take a beautiful scenic drive and catch some trout. It is worth the drive.


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