Pine Flat Reservoir by Rich Hale

Fishing has been tough to say the least at Pine Flat reservoir. Rainy weather and rising water have got the fish scattered. The water temperature is sitting around 52-54 degrees and slightly stained to stained depending on where you are. The log boom is in place right below Trimmer launch ramp which has taken much of the river out of action. We found fish as shallow as three feet all the way out to 50 feet deep. Main body creek channels seemed to hold the majority of better sized fish for us. We found dragging brown/green pumpkin jigs and Dry Creek tubes across the small channels produced solid bites. Start your drag in 30 feet on the flat and drag slowly into the channel. Most bites came just before or just as the bait dropped off the ledge into the channel. For those people that like to chuck and wind there is a reaction bite if you’re willing to cover lots of water to find it. Target the small cuts that have moving water in them. Most bites came right on the bank. Our best bites came from the Ima Pinjack https://www.outdoorproshop.com/Ima-Pinjack-200-Crankbait-p/ima-pj200.htm and from the Keitech swing impact swimbait https://www.outdoorproshop.com/Keitech-Swing-Impact-Fat-38-p/keitech-swing-impact-fat3.htm tossed right into the moving water. There are fish to be had but you will need to work for them. There’s a lot of floating debris so stay aware and please utilize your life jacket and kill switches. All the tackle we used and a whole lot more can be found at www.outdoorproshop.com. Grab your rain gear and get out there!

And as always SET THE HOOK!

The new Balam 300 Swimbait Product Review by Josh Parris

Balam 300

The Balam 300 from Optimum baits just landed state side a little over a month ago and is already making its mark! I’ve been anticipating its arrival for some time and was lucky enough to nab one shortly after they arrived.
At first look it’s big, 12 inches long with a premium paint job and weighs in at 6.5 ounces. I had been watching videos of Kazuya Simada putting a serious hurting on some big fish with the prototypes in Japan long before its arrival.
So I was more than anxious to get out and see the action of the bait first hand. My first trip out with it I was blown away. It throws like dream! Some larger baits over 10 inches can be a bit cumbersome to cast, not the Balam. It sails! On the first morning out with it I started out with a slow and steady presentation. Whammy, it got nailed by a four pound spotted bass.
On a slow retrieve the Balam 300 has subtle tail swim, perfect for weary bass who have grown accustomed to glide baits. What was astounding to me was how slow I could retrieve the bait and it continued to swim. As the day continued on I started to play with retrieves. We began seeing bass chasing trout around, I got as close as possible to the schooling bass and tried burning it with short pauses. Bam! It was freight trained by a big large mouth.
I’m throwing it on the Flacon Cara Big Swimbait XH MF Rod, that rod is a perfect balance of strength for hook sets and give for keeping them hooked. The Balam 300 will continue to make a difference in my fishing, with every one so hung up on glide baits this is the perfect niche bait to show the big bass in my lakes something different. It’s not species specific either, a Sacramento pike minnow less then .03 away from the IGFA record also took a liking to it!
Product Review by Josh Parris

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RB BASS Angler Ron Howe talks about Facebook promotion where you could win a $75 Monterfishingtackle.com Gift Card!  Click here to Like “Comment” and share for your chance to win!

 

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New Melones Fishing Report by Josh Parris

New Melones Fishing report by Josh Parris

Winter is in full swing on New Melones lake, with levels on the rise and water temps hanging in the mid to low fifties. Although the temps are dropping the fishing has been heating up. Main lake is slightly stained along with most of the creek arms, upriver remains fairly clear for now. The trout plants have started and the larger bass have begun to move up to gorge on them. My last few trips have been most successful on clear days, fronts and prefrontal conditions have been negatively affecting the fishing. The fish I’ve been targeting have been rather shallow in the morning in the 5-15 foot range despite the low temps and moving out in the mid morning. Staying warm and comfortable has been key for me to be effectively fishing with air temps in the low 20’s at sunrise. Monsterfishingtackle.com has everything you need to beat the frigid temps. Hand warmers and gloves have been must for me. Some of my go to baits have been jigs early in the morning, swimbaits like River2sea S waver 200’s and Optimum thumper tail’s , Ive been using shaky heads when I see fish on the graph. The bite on jigs and plastics has mostly been a heavy pressure bite with an occasional thump. There are still also quite a few fish chasing balls of shad at the mouths of creeks and on main lake secondary points in 15-30 foot of water. A rigs, crank baits and smaller swimbaits have been producing well on these fish, mostly spotted bass. My best fish have been on jigs and swimbaits early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Hope this helps and good luck out there! Stay warm!

New Melones Chunky Bass

 

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Holiday Promotions with RB BASS and Monsterfishingtackle.com
Ron Howe RB BASS Angler explains how to win this exciting Holiday promotion by simply Clicking Like-Comment-Share on the RB BASS Facebook page and the Monster fishing tackle page. Stay tuned to RB BASS this Holiday Season as we will run several promotions thru the New Year! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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RB BASS Angler Steve Wilson with the whats hot weekly video at Monster fishing Tackle .

RB BASS Angler Steve Wilson with the whats hot weekly video at Monster fishing Tackle .

This week Steve talks about Exclusive products only available at Monsterfishingtackle.com

Both in Yamamoto made baits and Robo worms, these are products Steve just used in the Bass Nation State qualifier.

 

 

 

UFC River2Sea Frog Bounty Wanted

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The countdown to the 2016 Ultimate Frog Challenge has begun and R2Sea – winner of last year’s “battle of the brands” stands ready to put tons of extra cash in your pocket for winning this year’s event!

In less than 24 days the excitment and drama will begin, and the stakes just got higher as River2Sea, purveyors of the finest top water frog baits available is offering a $1,000 CASH bounty for the winning Pro Division team and $500 CASH bounty to the winning Am Division team that shows proof of purchase of at least one River2Sea frog (purchased during the month of July) or is wearing any of the new R2Sea clothing during the weigh-in! 

This exciting and unique event provides anglers with the opportunity to use ANY BRAND of top water frog they choose, and River2Sea frogs certainly rank as one of the baits that has a better-than-average chance of taking home the award for “Top Frog” of the competition.

In addition..the 2016 Ultimate Frog Challenge will provide the top 25 teams (from both divisions) with the opportunity to qualify for the 2017 Coors Light Open Team championship and the opportunity to win the keys to a new vehicle!

So go get you a River2Sea bait, put on a shirt or hat, and let’s get ready to rumble…

 

And get paid!

 

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