Len Ackerman

A Sizzling Summer Fishing Seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Glory Hole Sports.

Numerous guest speakers will be on hand to share their expertise in various types of fishing. Among the local area guides will be Gary Burns of Take it to the Limit Guide Service and John Leichty of Xperience Guide Service as well as other experts.

Over $1,000 in raffle prizes will be given away.

For more information, call (209) 736-4333.

Leichty reports bass fishing has been hit or miss lately, with some days turning up lots of bass and others finding it more difficult to find them.

However, even on the tough days, there may be 15 to 20 hookups. Most bass are now in the post-spawn mode.

Burns has been finding a few big kokanee but admits it is still slow and you have to put in time on the water.

He has been finding a good trout bite upriver between the Highway 49 bridge and Parrots Ferry bridge at 35-feet deep.

In the private concession foothill lakes, Camanche has received the last trout plant from the Mt. Lassen Hatchery, about 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout.

Trollers have been doing well with Speedy Shiner lures.

At Lake Amador, the final load of trout has been planted, 600 pounds of rainbows and 600 pounds of lightning trout. Lightning trout are a hybrid mix which are lighter in color than rainbows.

At New Hogan Reservoir, known for inland striped bass, trollers are catching stripers in the main body of the lake with shad or anchovies rigged to slowly roll.

Lunker report: A spotted bass that was caught Feb.12 at Bullards Bar Reservoir has been certified as a world record. The 11-pound, 4-ounce bass was caught by Nick Dulleck, of Sacramento. This fish topped the State record fish by 1 ounce which was caught by Lou Ferrante in 2015, also at Bullards Bar.

The Moccasin Creek Hatchery has planted the following waters with rainbow trout this week: Power House Stream, Lyons Canal, Moccasin Creek, and Pinecrest Lake.

The major streams are running very high and cold, thanks to the heavy ongoing snowmelt.

In my neck of the woods, Peaceful Pines subdivision, we are having a bit of a bear problem. There is one black bear in particular, possibly a yearling out learning to find food on his own.

It raided a neighbor’s garbage a couple of days ago, before dark and later showed up once in mid-day to knock over a can across the street from my residence.

Thursday morning, I found our can knocked over and spread out. The bear got fooled on this one as it was the recycle container with no food.

Kudos go to Steve Vallotton of Groveland whose photo appeared in Thursday’s paper with the huge 12.75 lb. rainbow trout from Cherry Lake. It could well be a lake record if records were ever kept there.

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