Rollins Lake Receives First Spring Plant Of Rainbows

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(Colfax) While there have been no reports of anglers catching rainbows at Rollins Lake, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that a plant of rainbow trout took place at the lake on March 20.

This comes as great news to anglers that regularly fish the lake, since it has not been stocked in several months due to a shortage of hatchery trout.

“I’m pretty excited about the prospect of catching some rainbows,” disclosed Jason Pleece. “I hit Rollins this week with my kayak, but I didn’t even try for trout. Instead I focused on bass fishing and ended up landing 4 spots to about 2 pounds. The bass fishing wasn’t great, but seems to be getting better now that the water is clearing. All of my fish came on purple or brown 4 inch worms presented on a drop shot rig.”

“The next time I head up to Rollins I’m going to take my daughter and we are going to soak some dough bait for trout off the bank,” Pleece said.

“I was thinking about hitting Scotts Flat, but my dad has been there twice in 10 days. Both times he trolled for trout and both times he got skunked. As a result I’m going to wait a couple weeks and then head up there and see if I can run into some big smallmouth bass as they get ready for the spawn,” Pleece concluded.