Trolling Trout Takes Off

Collins Lake - Browns Valley, CA (Yuba County)

Trolling Trout Takes Off
Tony and Oliver Graziani were trolling the east side with spoons and brought in these two beautiful lunkers.

by Collins Lake Staff

Collins Lake is still 100% full and occasional cold days have kept the surface temperature low hovering right around 50°C, which means you can still find lots of trout in the top 10ft. While shore fishing with Powerbait isn’t a bad plan we have definitely noticed an uptick in catches made trolling and casting lures.

Finally we should say that there have been a few unseasonably early catfish caught, including this one that Hayden caught mid-lake weighing in at 7.5 lbs. It seems that the bass we saw in early march have slowed their bite, but that didn’t stop Carol Cabral from landing two while fishing with Powerbait!

Angler’s Press is holding the NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge event on April 8th 2023 at Collins Lake, information and signup at

Get Out and Fish Kids Derby hosted by Matt Grimm is scheduled for April 29th 2023 – information on Facebook

We already received our plant this week and weekly planting is scheduled to continue through the beginning of May.

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