Winter Fishing At Collins Lake

A fishing report from Collins Lake:



Sheldon and Ian caught some gorgeous trout in a cove on the east side of our lake using homemade Rapala-type lures.  Tom Navone & Aaron Miller used Rapalas and together hooked five beauties.


Ray and  Margaret Johnson hook a limit of bass in their secret spot!!


Aki Takeuchi of Foresthill landed a 6-3/4-pound catfish on the east side on a nightcrawler.


Johnny & Barbara Grizzle from Manteca had two days of camping and fishing with three of their trout over 2 pounds!! They fished by their campsite with rainbow PowerBait.


Katy & Jack Sannar & Justin caught several limits of trout over a three-day period, mostly on PowerEggs by the dam.

The trout we planted needed a while to acclamate to their new environment but now they are definitley awake and feeding cause most of our anglers are now starting to limit out on trout.

The lake is muddy at the bridge but not bad down by the dam or the beach area.  We are expecting another warm rain Wed. & Thurs. so the visibility could change by next weekend.  As of today our lake is only 17 feet down, a lot different from last year at this time!!