Collins Lake Trout Bite Hot

Sandy Settles and Ken Smith celebrate their Collins Lake catches.
Sandy Settles and Ken Smith (bwlow) celebrate their Collins Lake catches.

Ken Smith of Rocklin



An update fromKathy Hess at  Collins Lake :

How fast things can change in only two weeks!!  Trout ‘catching’ is definitely speeding up to an all time high this week.  The T.O.C. was Derby last weekend and the list of contestant’s catches was very lengthy!  Carl McCune took the prize for the overall Biggest Trout catch, a whopping (7.52 pounds).  In the kid’s division Devin Osterberg won the Biggest Trout (4 pounds, 3 ounces).


Cory, Paul and Vasile with a stringer full of trout.
Cory, Paul and Vasile with a stringer full of trout.


Cory, Paul, and Vasile ALL LIMITED out on trout and they fished from the shoreline near the ramp at the dam using with PowerBait or lures, their big fella was 6 pounds 2 ounces.  Tony Troncale of Lodi also hooked a 6-pound Rainbow and a 4-pound. trout by the dam on PowerBait.


Sandy Settles from Rio Linda “limited out” on rainbows last Thursday by trolling worms in the channel.  Ryan Barella from Windsor, Ca. trolled near the dam and hooked two nice trout, his biggest one weighed in at 3 pounds, 8 ounces.  Little Chevy Luna had a full trout limit and his biggest was 3 pounds. 12 ounces. and he was fishing with worms.

Jim Chausee's trout.
Jim Chausee’s trout.
Manny Castro.
Manny Castro.



Members from the Slow Trollers Fishing Club from Y. City have caught some great fish these past couple of weeks.  Jim Chausee topped his stringer with a 4-pound, 1-ounce. trout, Manny Castro with a 4-pound, 6-ounce. trout, and Tom Pickett hooked a 3-pound, 11-ouncer and all were caught on a Rapala-type lure.

Former Vietnam Vet Ken Smith joined us on Veteran’s Day and caught a glorious 4-pound. rainbow and it was 22 inches long, he used PowerBait from shore below the store.

Robert Hansen with a nice bass.
Robert Hansen with a nice bass.

Rick Hansen and his son Robert worked tirelessly on their new boat project for three months which they brought up to Collins Lake to test.  That boat was very good to them, besides keeping them afloat it also helped them catch a half-dozen bass, Robert is holding up the biggest which came in at 4 pounds, 10 ounces!!!

Chris Hazen and Ron Andrews finally caught some of these fall trout, fishing near the dam where they always do using PowerBait.  T.J. of Santa Rosa brought up a trout which he hooked on rainbow sherbert Power Bait near the dock.  Don and Deann caught four trout near the dam yesterday using green PowerBait. or 1-800-286-0576