(Oregon House) “How fast things can change in only two weeks!” exclaimed Kathy Hess of the Collins Lake Resort. “Trout ‘catching’ is definitely speeding up to an all time high this week.”
Cory, Paul and Vasile all limited out on trout while fishing from the shoreline near the ramp at the dam using PowerBait and lures, according to Hess. Their big fish weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Tony Troncale of Lodi also hooked a 6 lb. rainbow and a 4 lb. trout by the dam on PowerBait.
Sandy Settles from Rio Linda also landed a limit of rainbows by trolling worms in the channel. Ryan Barella from Windsor trolled near the dam and hooked two nice trout, topped by a 3 lb. 8 oz. beauty.
Little Chevy Luna reported catching a limit of rainbows, topped by a 3 lb. 12 oz, fish while fishing with worms.
Members from the Slow Trollers Fishing Club of Yuba City have caught some great fish these past couple of weeks. Jim Chausee topped his stringer with a 4 lb. 1 oz. trout, Manny Castro with a 4 lb. 6 oz. rainbow, and Tom Pickett with a 3 lb. 11 oz. trout. All were caught on Rapala-type lures.
Vietnam Vet, Ken Smith, caught a glorious 4 lb. rainbow measuring 22″ long. He used PowerBait from shore below the store.
“Hansen and his son Robert worked tirelessly on their new boat project for three months that they brought up to Collins Lake to test. That boat was very good to them; besides keeping them afloat, it also helped them catch a half-dozen dozen bass weighing up to 4 pounds, 10 ounces,” she added.