North state fishing report for week of Oct. 29

LAKE OROVILLE: The launch ramp at the Spillway reopened this week, but you betterhave a 4xD tow vehicle to even think about attempting to put a boat in the water. Bass fishing is fair from the banks with small spotted bass the rule on plastics in deep water. The lake rose from 22 to 25 percent.

TRINITY LAKE: The Trinity is on the rise following heavy rain over the weekend. It will likely be blown out on Monday and may not fish until later in the week, especially below the South Fork. The adult Chinook harvest will close on the upper Trinity as of Monday Oct. 25. The Lower Trinity will close to adult retention as of Nov. 1. Downstream of the Highway 299 Bridge at Cedar Flat to the Denny Road Bridge in Hawkins Bar is closed to fishing September 1 through December 31. As of Sunday, flows were nearing 3000 cfs on the Hoopa gauge and rising.

AMERICAN RIVER/Sacramento: The American is blown out as it has risen from a low of 624 to 2713 cfs at Fair Oaks within the week. The flows are dangerous, and the river is muddy. It will take some time to clear, but the high water will attract both salmon and steelhead.

AMERICAN RIVER/Above Folsom: Once again, the river is loaded with debris as the watershed was affected by the Caldor Fire. The flows have bumped up to 11,305 cfs at Chili Bar. Once the river clears, the American River watershed above Folsom Dam is closed to bait fishing on September 30 th with only catch/release with artificials on barbless hooks allowed until the week prior to Memorial Day.

FEATHER RIVER: A trickle of fish still moving upriver, some fish at the Outlet but most have moved upriver to the hatchery. The river is blown out, and water levels at Gridley are rising fast from 1200 to 1600cfs.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff to Chico: It was a tough week with lower fish numbers. Blown out by end of the week. The water levels at the Colusa Bridge rising rapidly from 5000-7830cfs.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Metro area: A salmon or two from mouth of American River, Discovery Park, and Freeport Bridge. River blown out and expected to rise as much as 3 feet over the next several days.

LAKE SHASTA: The water level was low but there was plenty of fishable water for the first day of the Shasta Cascade Bass Anglers Tournament on Saturday ,but the tournament was cancelled on Sunday due to conditions at the ramp. Tournament results. First place team, Paul Zadonis/Mike Lepori with a daily weigh in of 16.37-pounds and a big fish weigh in of 4.12- pounds. Second place; Jason Remmers/Alex Niapas with 15.73 pounds and a big fish of 9.38- pounds. Third place; Jason Sherman/Bill McLaughlin with 15.53-pounds and a big fish of 5.22 pounds. The lake held at 22 percent of capacity, and Bridge Bay is one of the only launch ramps available.

The weekly fishing report, compiled by Western Outdoor News, highlights the best angling opportunities in the north state.

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