P.O. Box 1938
Chester, California 96020
Nov 26, 2017
Written By John
As November of 2017 comes to a close we continue to experience unseasonably mild weather. Warm rains with little snow, mornings temps in the high thirties, reaching into the fifties weather reminiscent of early October more so than end of November. There is a winter storm watch in effect from Sunday afternoon until Monday at noon with high winds and snow level dropping below pass levels. We will return to mild weather for the remainder of the week.
The Super Ditch was flowing again this past week and Hamilton Branch is flowing chocolate brown, the dirty water from the branch dissipates before entering the lake and should clear up quickly. Visibility is good and lake level has risen slightly over the past two weeks hovering around the 4486’ level. Road ways are currently clear with no delays, this storm on Sunday and Monday will make travel difficult and chains most likely will be required over the passes.
We fished just one day this past week, we caught fish fast trolling hardware in water between 10 and 30’ deep, fishing in the top half of the water column. We continue to target the North end of the lake and our bite is slowing, we did troll both sides of the lake from the dam to Fox Farm and the dam to the beginning of the houses on the East shore. We picked up a few smaller fish fast trolling hardware. There were lots of fishermen targeting fish over the holiday’s in the coves around the Canyon Dam boat launch, fly fishermen and bankies are picking up a few fish.