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qquake2k
07-20-2017, 06:53 AM
I'm looking for a place to bank fish in the Placerville/Coloma area. I fished at Henningsen Park last month, but found there were too many people. Didn't catch anything, but the scenery was pretty. I'm planning on fishing again next month, and have been poking around on the online map program. I'm kind of leaning towards a lake or reservoir. Three places caught my eye, and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience fishing at these locations. I need a place that's easily accessible and close to parking, as my hips won't let me walk far.

1. Sly Park/Jenkinson Lake
(https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jenkinson+Lake/@38.7245683,-120.5886947,14207m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x809a473f1dcf44df:0x4a566 da65124f662!8m2!3d38.7206083!4d-120.5538138)2. Long Canyon Forebay
(https://www.google.com/maps/place/Long+Canyon+Forebay/@38.7686386,-120.5885655,1688m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x809a462f6b252a19:0x89de3 74ae35f43a8!8m2!3d38.7699895!4d-120.5836691)3. Chili Bar (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chili+Bar+Reservoir,+Placerville,+CA+95667/@38.7672526,-120.8198142,3550m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x809a56b0d348ab7b:0x54b2c 65348c51eac!8m2!3d38.7715689!4d-120.8129907)

Waterdog
07-21-2017, 09:38 AM
I have not fished those lakes but a short drive from Placerville is Folsom. Also a short drive up 50 and there's Ice House, Union and a little farther is Loon. All can be good fishing from shore and all have parking and no long walk to get to the fishing.

qquake2k
07-21-2017, 01:07 PM
I actually live close to Folsom Lake, but wanted to get a little farther out of town. But Salmon Falls/Skunk Hollow (https://www.google.com/maps/search/skunk+hollow+state+park/@38.7729442,-121.0551575,7097m/data=!3m1!1e3) doesn't look bad.

CAL.NDN
07-21-2017, 02:58 PM
All 3 places can be ok or just a nice day fishing. Not sure if forbay has had a plant in while. Chili bar you will deal with crowds and you got get there early before 10 they start letting out water for the rafters. And the water is moving fast all ready. If your talking the dam its a mean hike down and up. Slypark can be good but will be packed and full by 10 or 11 am. Good luck.

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qquake2k
07-22-2017, 04:07 AM
​According to the CDF&W website, Long Canyon Forebay was stocked within 3 weeks ago.

CAL.NDN
07-22-2017, 05:54 AM
Well looks you better give it a try.

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qquake2k
07-22-2017, 08:50 AM
Well looks you better give it a try.

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​That's what I'm thinking.