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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/26/2008 10:20 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/26/2008 10:21 AM
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Central Sierra/Hwy 4 Fishing Report for June 25th, 2008~By Bill Reynolds

Lake Alpine has slowed this last week due to the heat. The dock is in and you are able to launch easily. Make sure to call ahead as it does get very windy there. Trollers should try Apex, Needlefish, and Rapala's behind a small dodger tipped with a nightcrawler or try a flasher/nightcrawler combo. The Lodge will be open and they will be renting cabins. You can contact the lodge at 209-753-6358. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, flying ants, and sparrow nymphs. Bank fishermen should try nightcrawlers, Gulp Power Bait, Gulp Nightcrawlers, floating Power Eggs,and salmon eggs. Lure casters should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, and Rooster Tails.....

Spicer Lake is red hot for fishing. Fishermen that are willing to rise early have been doing awesome. The lake level is up on the ramp and the dock is now in the water. Bank fishermen have had success using Gulp Eggs, Gulp Power Bait, Gulp Nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, and floating Power Eggs. Fly fishermen have been using black ants as the fish are full of black flying ants. Lure casters should try black Rooster Tails, and Panther Martin spinners. Trollers should try Apex, Needlefish, and Rapala's tipped with a nightcrawler behind a small dodger. Hobart Creek is not open until JULY 1ST 2008!

Mosquito Lake is on fire. The fish are feasting on flying ants. If you are a fly fisherman try black ants, parachute black ants and black flying ants. Lure casters should try black or black and gold Panther Martin, black Rooster Tails or try the flies with a cast-a bubble.

The North Fork of the Stanislaus has been fishing great due to recent trout plants.Baitcasters will probably have the best luck split-shotting salmon eggs, floating Power Eggs, Crickets, or inflated worms with a 15 to 20 inch leader. Fly casters can try bead head nymphs, ants, and bead head woolly buggers with a sink tip line, blue wing olive, and humpys. Lure casters can try Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, Rapala's or Kastmasters.

White Pines Lake has been excellent fishing due to all of the recent trout plants. Bait casters should try Floating Power Eggs, Gulp Nightcrawlers, Gulp Eggs, and Gulp Power Bait. You should try your bait of choice on a 30" to 36" leader using a cast-a-bubble. Lure casters should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, and Rooster Tails. Fly fishermen have been doing very well. Try using woolly buggers, ants, and sparrow nymphs.

We are now in the heart of our fire season. Please contact our local Fire Stations for all of the current restrictions before heading to the Sierra.

Camping is available at Big Trees State Park and Golden Pines just beyond the park on Highway 4. Campgrounds in the Stanislaus National Forest are all officially open. For camping information call the Calaveras Ranger District at (209) 795-1381 or go to their website at or try Big Trees State Park at (209) 795-2334. Their website is or Golden Pines at

For more information you can check our website or email us through the website for weekly updates or call Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods at (209) 795-1686 and ask for Bill.

We have lots of new items coming into the store weekly. Drop by and check it out.

Thanks again for patronizing our store. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Bill Reynolds
Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods

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