First Fall Trout Plant Goes Into Lake

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 (Collins Lake) The first fall trophy trout plant, weighing a total of 1,800 lbs, arrived at Collins Lake on October 23. The load included 25% trophy sized trout and 75% catchable ones, reported Kathy Hess of Collins Lake Resort.

“Our lake level is low but now stabilized,” said Hess. “The water will no longer be released. All we need is rain to start filling us up again; all of the long term forecasts say we should expect  a wet winter.”

A 5 lb. 8 oz. bass was caught by Stetson Stokes of Chico. Stetson was trolling a Rapala type lure on the east side just south of the islands.

Noah LaPointe of Auburn was shore fishing near the dam with PowerBait when he  hooked a 6 lb. 12 oz. catfish.

“Prohbat Palma had a great couple of fishing days, bringing home a limit of bass on the first day,” said Hess. “He fished from a boat near the islands and the biggest one on his stringer was close to three pounds. The next day he caught one bass and one catfish on PowerBait.”

“Come on out this weekend and enjoy the great weather and great trout fishing. Don’t forget to stop in at the store and have your photo taken or, better yet, take one on your phone and send it to so I can use it my next report,” she added.