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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Quote Originally Posted by Owlman2 View Post
    Whenever people talk about the south fork, I am reminded of the old timers talking about the days when there were steelhead running up by Coloma. How awesome would that have been? I guess we got a lice infested lake out of the deal, but there sure was a lot lost.
    No way to put a price on what was SAVED! Imagine how bad the floods would/could have been down stream if not for Folsom and Natomas. Unfortunately there is always a cost we must pay for progress and civilization . Not saying they are worth it just saying. You want a home in a fertile river valley something is going to be destroyed for it to happen. Best we can hope for is the powers that be take a real close and intelligent look at the scales so we do not do as much damage as we have in the past to these resources. Ok soap box chopped up for kindling and tossed in the fire.

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    I just got into fishing, but I haven't caught any fish yet, so I guess I'm a rookie.

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Quote Originally Posted by Owlman2 View Post
    Whenever people talk about the south fork, I am reminded of the old timers talking about the days when there were steelhead running up by Coloma. How awesome would that have been? I guess we got a lice infested lake out of the deal, but there sure was a lot lost.
    2 lakes.
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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Whenever people talk about the south fork, I am reminded of the old timers talking about the days when there were steelhead running up by Coloma. How awesome would that have been? I guess we got a lice infested lake out of the deal, but there sure was a lot lost.

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Quote Originally Posted by spicytuna View Post
    Went 1 for 2 on rainbows on a streamer pattern Saturday.

    Note to self, put on before 8:00 if there is any chance of fishing.

    Never seen so many boats and tubers on a river in my life.
    This is why I always go early, like 5:00 or 6:00, there are nearly no people at all within this time range.
    Old school style

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Went 1 for 2 on rainbows on a streamer pattern Saturday.

    Note to self, put on before 8:00 if there is any chance of fishing.

    Never seen so many boats and tubers on a river in my life.

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Will report back if we find any of those big ones

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    I have seen pictures of some hogs pulled out of that area in the spring time. Never a picture with me in it though. I understand that the big fish from Folsom Lake travel up river to spawn in the spring. And I mean big trout in the 20-25” range. In the summer I think they are gone and you will get the little planters. Last year I camped at the RV Park and didn’t see a fish caught for 3 days.....hope you have better luck then me

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Quote Originally Posted by CDK View Post
    I know that part of the river. I think you would be better off to float- beach- fish and repeat.
    There are places that will need your full attention and skill.

    Thank you for the heads up.

    I will be on the sticks and as standard 100% of attention is on the water.

    We just floated the MFA yesterday and got a bunch of small bows, no browns wanted to play.

    Hopefully we can find some on the SFA this weekend.

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    Re: South Fork American River near Coloma

    Quote Originally Posted by spicytuna View Post
    Chili Bar down to Ponderosa RV park

    We will be there next Friday through Sunday 27-29

    Will do first float just my brother and I around 1 or 2 on Friday to get our bearings on the river.

    Then it will be a couple floats on Sat and maybe one Sunday morning.

    Some of the family like whitewater so some floats will just cruising.

    My brother and I are hoping to get one fishing trip a day.
    I know that part of the river. I think you would be better off to float- beach- fish and repeat.
    There are places that will need your full attention and skill.
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