The latest rains we have had has brought the lake level up about 3/4th's of a foot but unless we continue to get some major rainfall, our lake level is going to be down over last year. The fish are starting to move into the spawning areas and the bite overall will get better and better as we move into April.
Besides the Alabama rig and the various swimbaits such as the osprey, or river to sea Swave, the normal dropshot, jigs, shakey head worms and senko's are all starting to put fish in the boat. Currently by far the best option for catching fish if you prefer to use them is the jumbo minnows. My best trip this past week was a catch of 17 fish, they missed another six fish and they caught all of those fish in one small area. Fishing at this time of the year with rain off and on and with frontal conditions changing frequently, the fishing can be good one day and off the next day. The biggest fish caught this past week was a 7lber caught by Mike Middletown from Shasta Lake Ca. He wanted to try the Alabama rig, he worked hard for several hours with no success but finally hooked into the 7lber and that matched his over all personal best fish he ever caught. Be sure to check out the latest photo's remember they are in date order of how they were taken and clicking on any photo will bring up the information about the trip and show you the date of the trip. Feel free to use the comment section on this report and let me know your thoughts. Thanks' Bob