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Fishing Report


Oct 7 13-  Virginia Lakes Resort Fish Report
(My last report unless something exceptional happens!)

Weather: -   (7am Temp  Sunrise/Sunset)  
Sunday 22º 6:57/6:31

Clear, cold 1/2" snow on ground.

Monday 25º 6:58/6:30

Clear, cold, bald eagle on LV 7:30am, light breeze

Tuesday 27º 6:59/6:28

Clear, cold, lake is 42 degrees

Wednesday 26º 7:00/6:27

Clear, cold, cloudy by 1pm, trying to spit snow at 43 degrees

Thursday 30º 7:01/6:25

Cloudy, dusting of snow 7am, cloudy all day, snowing lightly 3pm at 37 degrees, then clearing

 Friday 30º 7:02/6:24

Clearing, cold and warming up, NICE, fishing is slow with 17 tubers on the lake BUT power eggs! ! ! !

Saturday 27º 7:03/6:23 Clear, cold 55 at 12:30 with about 10 cars in the parking lot, yes it's still power eggs, get some and also power worms

OH MY GOODNESS, there is a hatch going off right now at 2:37pm (Sat.) that is pushing noses out of the water like they haven't eaten in a week. And of course I get 6 pie eaters at the same time, dang it!

Walker from State Route 108 to Eastside Lane.
   Construction crews are repairing the highway to extend the life of the pavement.  There will be daily lane closures that may delay traffic
   up to 30 minutes, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
        Sheep Ranch Shoulders Project - On US Highway 395 near Bridgeport from Buckeye Road to 2.9 miles south of Swauger Canyon. 
           Construction crews are widening the highway and installing slope nets and retaining walls. There will be daily lane closures that may
           delay traffic up to 30 minutes, Monday through Thursday, from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 5:00 am to 3:00 pm
        Check CalTrans District 9 weekly lane closure report.

Early morning temperatures are C O L D. Fishing has been up and down since the storm as the lake finally turned over, tubers are still catching most of the trout, and there is no best time, after the sun hits the water this time of year.

ASPENS  - They are at maybe 90% yellow and leaves are coming off with the light afternoon breeze. It will probably be in full yellow around the 13-15th which is late. Wind has blown a lot of the aspen leaves off the trees at 9700 feet, and the color is magnificent along the Green Lakes road. Photographers ARE A HAZARD along the road because they are not pulling off the road, please be aware they have one thing on their minds and don't much care about other people/vehicles using the road.

BAIT:- Salmon eggs on the bottom and it's still working, NO NEED to get here early and you can be done by 11:00am. It's about the only thing working these past 2 weeks.

LURES: Buoyant's red/gold 1/6oz are taking a few on Big and Little but not great, also small gold Kastmasters, orange/silver Kastmaster. Also try all your hardware until you find the action they are looking for. Remember to use your lures properly by adding the right swivel for the best action.

FLY AND BUBBLE:  Fishing is hanging ; the lake turned over which happened 5 days ago. I would try the following using the same flies but smaller. Best time is early and late with a ripple on the water but with the cold morning temperatures this week definitely wait until the water surface warms with a good ripple; a new batch of bugs from spider trails will go off again late afternoon, so try some soft hackles in yellow or orange or even an olive. Also, try the yellow sally #16, small black fur body ants or flying ants, and any midge that is #18 or 20 preferably dark olive with rust or black or both. Try some emergers, Rickard's Callibaetis tan #10 or his AP tan Nymph #12, Zug Bugs; also try your favorite flies, but remember to wait until it warms up a bit.

FLY RODS: Fishing has been tough since the lake turned over as the top water temperature is 47 degrees. It will pick up when the breeze hits the water and the sun has penetrated the surface to warm up a few inches in depth then try any caddis pattern especially an October Caddis  Also toss some terrestrials. Trophy's are still being caught and at least one a day or every other day.

BACKCOUNTRY: No reports this week.

NOTE: If the trout bleeds don’t throw it back into the lake, it will die. If you care about the resource please be careful when releasing fish back into the water, and IT ATTRACKS BEARS.


Trophy Trout for the week (*pix attached)
Little Virginia/LV, Big Virginia/BV, Trumbull/T*

Tagged fish were stocked by BFEF & VLR

Emma Roudebush of Azusa 5lb7 Buoyant 10-7 Big Virginia
Steven Inn Castro Valley 6#9 on a custom lure, 10-10 LV
Larry Watanabe of Chino Hills, 3lb9, crawler, 10-12 LV


Steven Inn
Steven Inn Castro Valley 6#9 on a custom lure, 10-10 LV

Larry Watanabe
Larry Watanabe of Chino Hills, 3lb9, crawler, 10-12 LV

Emma Roudbush
Emma Roudebush of Azusa 5lb7 Buoyant 10-7 Big Virginia

Steve Fritschmann
Steve Fritschmann, Huntington Beach, 5lb6 brownred mice tail 10-3 LV

Bruce Roadust
Bruce Roadust, Lancaster, 4lb2 Buoyant, 9-26, LV

Denis Riley
Dennis Riley of Rainbow, 5lb10, crawler, 9-24, LV

Tim Wong
Tim Wong, Monterey Park, 8lb5, woolly bugger, 9-29, LV

Ankur Chadda
Ankur Chadda of Simi Valley on power worm 9-22 LV

Cody Schowen
Cody Schowen of TN, 4lb11 on a mice tail 9-21 in LV

Dala Masuda
Dala Masuda of LA, 5lb5 crawler 9-22 LV

Dan "Peanutbutter" Villaluz
Dan "Peanutbutter" Villaluz of Corona 5lb6 mice tail 9-17

Don Gillette
Don Gillette of Stockton's Delta Fly Fishers on his famous "Double R" 9-21 BV

Sharon Whitman
Sharon Whitman of Northridge, 5lb6 crawler 9-16 LV

Ted Bullard
Ted Bullard of Rialto, 4lb4oz mice tail 9-22 BV

Will Escobar
Will Escobar of San Jose 4lb2 mice tail 9-22 LV

Pete Escalona
Pete Escalona of Hemet, 6lb on a jig 9-13 LV

Pete Escalona
Pete Escalona of Hemet 5lb7 jig 9-15 LV

Pete Escalona
Pete Escalona of Hemet, 4lb14 mice tail 9-14 LV

Pete Escalona
Pete Escalona of Hemet, 7lb on a jig 9-11 LV

Mike Measel
Mike Measel of Barstow 6lb4 mice tail 9-9 LV

Louie Ruiz
Louie Ruin Stevenson Ranch 6lb4 Buoyant 9-12 LV

Les Foster
Les Foster of Palmdale 5lb on a damsel fly, 9-15 LV

Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson of Mentone 5lb5 on Buoyant 9-14

John Serda
John Serda of Delano 4lb3 orange power-worm 9-14 LV

Jessica Elizalde
Jessica Elizalde of Visalia 5lb3 on a crawler 9-15 Trumbull Lake

Grant Vis
Grant Vis of Huntington Bch 6lb11 on Buoyant 9-14 LV

Gene Schwartz
Gene Schwartz of San Diego 6lb13 rainbow powerbait on a lure 9-9 LV

Earl Vito
Earl Vito of Yorba Linda 4lb13, 4lb6, 4lb12 slammer, 9-15 LV

Bud Davis
Bud Davis of Palmdale 4lb3 crawler 9-15 LV

Bob Hay
Bob Hay of Chicago IL 4lb14, mice tail 9-9 LV

Bob Hay
Bob Hay of Chicago IL, 4lb14 mice tail 9-8 LV

Andy Matsunaga
y Matsunaga Simi Valley 4lb10 fly 9-13 LV

Scott Wilcox
Scott Wilcox of Carpenteria 5lb8 Buoyant 9-2 LV

Chuck Palmgren
Chuck Palmgren and Nora Hong 4lb15, 4lb12, 5lb mice tail 9-6 LV

Hoyt Yee

James Meyer
James Meyer of Huntington Beach 7lb8 5lb3 power worm 9-7 LV

Ron Stout
Ron Stout of Ventura 5lb4 on a fly 9-3 LV

Stan Nash
Stan Nishi of Gardena 4lb15 on a mice tail, LV

Steve Sealy
Steve Sealy of Lake Forrest 4lb2 mice tail 9-7 LV

Thomas Vogan
Thomas Vogan of Garden Grove 4lb10 powerbait, Big V

Warren Smith
Warren Smith age 13 of Antioch 5lb9 on mice tail 9-6 LV

Cory Gonzales
Cory Gonzales of Gardnerville NV 7lb1 mice tail  9-1-18 LV

Alan Cox
Alan Cox of Irvine 6lb13 Buoyant 8-31-18 LV

Bo Chuon
Bo Chuon Long Beach 5lb3 powerbait 9-1 LV

Bob Shintani
Bob Shintani of Huntington Bch 4lb4 mice tail 9-1-18 LV

Cory Gonzales
Cory Gonzales of Gardnerville NV 4lb14 mice tail  9-1-18 LV

Erik Jackson
Erik Jackson of Pasadena 4lb10 Trophy on a trout teaser 8-29-18 LV

Frank Noguchi
Frank Noguchi of Yorba Linda 4lb11 8-31-18 LV

Greg Connick
Greg Connick of Riverside 4lb6 Garlic powerbait 8-31-18 LV

Harrison Higaki
Harrison Higaki of San Mateo 6lb3 mice tail 8-31-18 LV

Jean Rodgers
Jean Rodgers of Fallriver Mills 3lb14 on a fly 8-31-18 LV

Kevin McEwea
Kevin McElwea of Riverside 4lb9 garlic powerbait 9-1-18 LV

Lee Lo
Lee Lo of Stockton 5lb6 on a worm 8-31-18 LV

Peter Lam
Peter Lam of La Palma 4lb3 crawler 9-1-18 LV

Nick Sova
Nick Sova of Orange, 4lb6oz BROWN on a fly Aug. 20th in Big Virginia
The Backwoods Outdoorsmen

Reece Stratford
Reece Stratford of Scott's Valley, 7lb8 Red/gold Buoyant 8-18 BFEF Big V

Jr Rincon
Jr Rincon of Irwindale 3lb11 on a jig LV

Donna Kemp
Donna Kemp of Santa Clarita 4l6 salmon peach power bait Big V

Richard Perez
Richard Perez of San Gabriel 5ll6 garlic powerbait 8-11 LV

Bob Miller
Bob Miller of Denair 4lb5 mice tail 8-6 LV

Chuck Komrosky
Chuck Komrosky of Corona 5lb15 on a fly 8-10 LV

Donna Anderson
na Anderson of Woodland Hills 4lb2 on a damsel fly 8-10 LV

Justin Nakagiri
Justin Nakagiri of Venice 4lb13 crawler 8-10 LV

Monica Wakefield
Monica Wakefield of Monrovia 5lb2 crawler 8-6 LV

Sierra Klase
Sierra Klase of Kernville 4lb9 on crawler 8-6 Big V

Tim Sharpe
Tim Sharpe of Indio crawler 4lb5 8-6 LV

Dakota Dougherty
Dakota Dougherty San Diego, 7lb6 pink powerbait 7-30 Trumbull

Zac Everhart
Zac Everhardt tag 626 Riverside 3lb6, 4lb4 eggs 7-30 LV

Robert White
Robert White Chino 4lb7 on a Rooster tail 8-4 LV

Brooklynn Dashazer
Brooklynn Deshazer age 8 of Cypress 6lb6 pink powerbait 8-1 LV

Greg Ferrero
Greg Ferrero Redlands 4lb9 Lure 7 29 LV

Greg Kessler

Joshua Argaki
Joshua Aragaki age 5 West Covina 4lb9 orange powerworm 8-3 LV

Michael Cotton
Michael Cotton Nevada City 3lb6 salmon eggs 8-3-LV

Monica Wakefield
Monica Wakefield of Monrovia 4lb2 yellow mousetail 8-3 BV

Riley Cotton
Riley Cotton Nevada City 3lb3 powerbait 7-29 LV

Randy Garrett
Randy Garrett Bakersfield 10lb10oz garlic worm tag 455 7-25 BV

Edward Carter
Edward Carter of Union City 4lb4 on powerbait 7-25 BV

Bob Shultz
Bob Schultz of Santa Paula 5lb8 on a mice tail 7-23 BV

Bob Stephenson
Bob Stephenson of Lake Arrowhead 3lb3 on worms 7-25 LV*

Brendan Gomez
Brendan Gomez Alhambra 5lb7 worm 7-26LV

Cayleigh Waddell
Cayleigh Waddell of Highland Ranch CO 4lb10 yellow powerbait 7-22

Craig Borland
Craig Borland of LA, 4lb11 on a worm 7-23 BV*

Craig Borland
Craig Borland Encino 5lb6 worms 7-25 BV

Craig Shimizu
Craig Shimizu of Monterey Park on powerbait 7-23 LV*

Dylan Waddell
Dylan Waddell of Highland Ranch CO 5lb9 lure 7-26-18

Gregory Keyes
Gregory Reyes of Anaheim 4lb11 rainbow powerbait 7-25 LV

Jeanette Morris
Jeanette Morris of Atascadero 5lb10 on a mice tail 7-23 BV*

Jerry Giacalone
Jerry Giacalone of Thousand Oaks 3lb14 power worm 7-28 LV*

Jim Salazar
Jim Salazar of LA 4lb14, 3lb15 Hook Up Baits 7-24 Trumbull Tags 610 597

Kai Ishisaka
Kai Ishisaka of Monterey Park 5lb7 jig 7-28 LV

Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan Aguanga 4lb12 powerbait 7-25 BV

Norman Harold
Norman Harrold Rancho Cucamonga 5#7 mice tail LV

Paul Giacalone
Paul Giacalone Thousand Oaks tag #605 5lb1 mice tail 7-26, Trumbull Lake

Riley Cotten
Riley Cotton Nevada City 3lb3 Rainbow powerbait 7-29 LV

Rochelle Yung
Rochelle Yung of Upland 4lb5 on salmon peach powerbait 7-23 LV

Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones Bakersfield, 3lb10 powerbait 7-22 LV*

Taylor Jervis
Taylor Jervis of Poway 5lb12 Sierra Slammer grasshopper 7-22 LV

Wayne Cook
Wayne Cook of Temecula 4lb2 powerbait 7-26 LV

Tamara Neufeld
Tamara Neufeld of Yerington NV 9lb2 on powerbait 7-21 LV

Daniel Trujillo
Daniel Trujilio of Moreno Valley 4lb12 on Lemon Twist 7-21 LV

Don Gay
Don Gay of Arleta 4lb7 on a mice tail 7-15 LV

Don Pierce
Don Pierce of Granada Hills 6lb8, 3lb9 on mice tails 7-15 LV

Dylan Plutner
Dylan Plutner of San jacinto 3lb6 on a Buoyant  7-21 LV*

Gary Been
Gary Been of Bakersfield 3lb4 green powerbait 7-20 BV

Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan 139 Camp Host, 6lb2 on garlic powerbait7-16 BV

Ryan Russell
Ryan russell of La mesa 3lb8 on a buoyant 7-21 LV

Alex Varelas
Alex Varelas Hunt Bch 8lb3, 4lb4, 5lb2 powerbait 7 9 LV

Roman Rameriz
Roman Ramirez age 11 Colton 4lb7 on a worm 7 9 LV

Richard Perez
Richard Perez of San Gabriel, 5lb2, 4lb6 7-12 garlic rainbow glitter powerbait BV

Pail Cauchi
Paul Cauchi of Los Gatos 8lb5 on a crawler 7-11 LV

Michael Brown
Michael Brown quartz Hill 4lb4 mice tail 7 9 LV

Jerry Isono
Jerry Isono of Culver City 4lb on salmon eggs 7-11 LV

Richard Perez
Richard Perez of San Gabriel 4lb9, 4lb7 7-11 garlic rainbow glitter powerbait BV

James Frelke
James Frelke Lemon Grove 5lb8 7-12 BV

Giovani Garcia
Giovani Garcia of LA 4lb7 garlic powerbait 7.10 LV*

Gary Bush
Gary Bush of Roseville 2lb9 on crawlers 7.9 LV

James Frelke
James Frelke of Lemon Grove 3lb5 on a lure 7-14 BV

Crystal Addis
Crystal Addis of Tacoma WA 5lb2 mice tail 7 8 BV

Catherine Frelke
Catherine Frelke of Lemon Grove 5lb4 on a mice tail 7-13 BV

Ava Bartle
Ava Bartle of Ventura 5lb7 powerbait 7-11 LV

Alex Varelas
Alex Varelas Huntington Bch 5lb2 powerbait 7-9 BV

Catharine Frelke
Catharine Frelke of Lemon Grove 4lb7 7.10 BV

Alex Varelas
Alex Varelas Huntington Bch 4lb4 powerbait 7-9 BV

Carlos Lemus
Carlos Lemus of San Jacinto 6lb8 on a mice tail, 7.6 LV

Rick & Mike Drake
Rick & Mike Drake Pasadena 24 & 20 inch Rainbows on black wooly buggers July 3 LV

Samantha Alvarado
Samantha Alvarado of Tracy 4lb7, 6lb8 on crawlers 7.6. LV

Ralph Coronado
Ralph Coronado of Huntington Bch 5lb2 on yellow glitter garlic powerbait, 7.5 LV

Owen Start
Owen Start of La Habra 5lb8 on a woolly bugger 7.6 LV

Noah Streenstra
Owen Start age 11 of La Habra 5lb8 on a woolly bugger 7.6 LV

Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan Aguanga 4lb2 garlic powerbait July 4 Big V

Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan Aguanga 3lb6 powerbait 7.7 BV

Kai Ishisaka
Kai Ishisaka of Monterey Park 3lb6 on a jig LV

John Conette
John Chonette of Tacoma WA 5lb4, 6#4 mice tail 7 7 Big V


Jesse Reynolds
Jesse Reynolds of LA, 5lb2 on yellow garlic powerbait 7.4.18 LV

Jesse Newton
Jesse Newton of Park Az, 4lb4 on powerbait 7.4.18 LV

Jess Rameriz
Ramirez of Corona 4lb7 purple powerbait 7.7 LV

Jason Yang
Jason Yang Upland 4lb2, Jeanie Yi LV 4lb3, Brian Wong Hac Hgts 3lb6 powerbait July 3 LV

James Frelke
James Frelke of Lemon Grove, 4lb6, 2#10 on a lure 7.4.18 Big V

Heidi and Harrison Higaki
Heidi and Harrison Higaki San Mateo 3lb1, 4lb3, 4lb6 Mice tail July 4 LV

Ginny Schmidt
Ginny Schmidt of Auburn 4lb4 on a Buoyant July 2 BG

Gary Kadomatsu
Gary Kadomatsu of Tustin 4lb5 on a fly July 3 LV

Dustin Holyoak
Dustin Holyoak of Hemet, 4lb9 on a mice tail 7.7 LV

Drew Preasmeyer
Drew Preasmeyer of Apple Valley 6lb2 on a Kastmaster July 1, BV

Dave West
Dave West of Minden NV 4lb1 on a worm July 2 LV

Dale Arnold
Dale Arnold Carson City NV 3lb5 powerbait July 7 BV

Cory Contreras
Cory Contreras of Huntington Bch 4lb6 on yellow glitter garlic powerbait, 7.5 LV

Chad Anema

Catharine Felke
Catherine Frelke of Lemon Grove 4lb2 on a lure 7.4.18 Big V

Brandon Fantasia
Brandon Fantasia of Poway, 5lb10 on powerbait 7.7 BV

Anny Kadomatsu
Anny Kadomatsu Poway 2lb9, 3lb7 2lb6, 3lb7 mice tail July 6 LV

Amore Devore
Amore Devore age 5 Coachella 3lb9 crawlers 7.7 Big V

Betty Stezl
Betty Stezl of Paso Robles, 4lb6 on worms  June 28, LV

Jacob Rarendt
Jacob Barendt of Phoenix AZ, 3lb6 on powerbait (orange) June 28, LV

Joe Larsen
Joe Larsen of Oakhurst 3.9 on a worm June 29, LV

Ted Herrera
Ted Herrera of Orange, 3lb13 pinched crawlers June 24, LV

Russ Hefte
Russ Hefte Whittier 5.8 Big Virginia Rooster Taill 6 18 jpg.

Jeffery Vaneyi
Jeffery Vaneyi Irvine 5lb9 worm 23rd Big V

James Dillow
James Dillow age 2, of Apple Valley, 2lb9 on a marshmallow/egg June 20 LV

Ellen Yano
Ellen Yano of Castro Valley 4lb3 on a fly June 18, LV

Anthony Hernandez
Anthony Hernandez of Corona, 6lb2 on a jig June 18, LV

Andrew & Jessalyn Anderson of Bakersfield 4lb4, 2lb3, 2lb7, 2lb8
on Mice tails and gulf power worms June 17, LV

Ethan Paggi
Ethan Paggi of Three Rivers 4lb5oz and 3lb on a lure, June 15 LV

David Martinez
David Martinez of San Jose, 3.6oz Rainbow on a lure, June 16 LV

Coby Tran
Coby Tran age 8 of San Pedro 3lb4oz on a nightcrawler, June 16 LV*

Ben Hoeft
Ben Hoeft of Antelope Valley, 10lb3oz Rainbow on a lure, June 16 LV

Codey Brown
Codey Brown age 9 from Fontana, 1 1/4 lb male Brook trout LV 6-5-18


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