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Brian Thomas - Owner Three Son’s Tackle - Kokanee limits at Lake Pardee.

Fishing is great right now. Trout, kokanee, bass and crappie are all being caught frequently. Limits of trout and kokanee are being pulled out of Lake Pardee. Lake Amador is still producing trophy trout and Lake Camanche is producing limits. Shore fishing is hot at all lakes. Trolling is still the way to go for multiple limits.

Crappie are loving the small jigs and Strike King tiny spinner baits. Bass are munchin’ on Zoom Brush Hogs and Yamamoto Sanshouo’s. Still slow rollin’ on the bottom. Trout are still hitting the 2- and 3-inch Berkley Grubs, as well as Speedy Shiners and Rapala J07. Fish the top 20 feet. Kokanee are loving the Three Son’s Tackle (locally made) Hoochie Momma followed behind a pink and chartreuse flasher. Tuna soaked shoe peg corn adds that little something extra to the hook of the Hoochie Momma.

All the lakes are planting thousands of pounds of fish a week. If you haven’t been out yet … I’m not sure what you are waiting for. Get out there! …

Calling all students: Bring your report card in to HOOK’D and get 5 percent off for every “A” on your report card, up to 25 percent off a one-time purchase. …

Upcoming tournaments: March 21, Gold Country Junior Bass Anglers at Salt Springs; March 22, HOOK’D at Lake Amador (open); March 28, Oro Madre Bass Anglers at Salt Springs. …

Want to learn more about fishing? Call HOOK’D at (209) 790-5100 and book one of our awesome local fishing guides. …

Calling all bass teams: HOOK’D will be hosting a bass tournament on Sunday, March 22 at Lake Amador. Sign up forms can be obtained by emailing hookdbaitshop@gmail.com or can be filled out at HOOK’D (106 East Main St. Ione). We are limiting the event to 30 boats and spots are filling up fast! …

Outdoor Festival 2020, scheduled for September 13, is already taking reservations for vendors. Last year’s event had almost 3,000 attendees. Retail and non-profits wanted.

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