Entries by James Netzel

Stampede Kokanee

6/13/16 Stampede Kokanee Today started off very foggy to where I used the radar to see so I would not run into the other boats out on the lake today.  During the foggy morning, the Kokanee bite came very quickly and we had a nice 14″ Kokanee before I was able to get all the […]

Mixed Bag Today at Stampede Reservoir

6/1/16  Mixed bag today at Stampede Reservoir Today started of very foggy and chilly at Stampede Reservoir.  Okay, it was cold!!  We started off todays scouting mission by trolling to all the usual hangouts but marked very few schools.  Just a Kokanee here and there.  It was slow and by 9am, the fog had burned […]

Stampede Kokanee

June 6th 2016 The Stampede Kokanee bite has busted wide open!!!! Today started off slow as we were on the lookout for schools.  Marking a few Stampede Kokanee here and there and catching a few we continued to search in all our usual areas.  Was getting disappointed because I had 5 clients on board and after 2 […]

Folsom Kings

  Spent half a day on another clients boat as he hired me to teach him several techniques and a little on his Lowrance unit.  We tried many techniques, most of them unsuccessful today.  What worked for us today was a 3″ Berkley Gulp minnow behind a large ProTroll flasher.  Trolling speed was 1.5 mph […]

Salmon Fishing Oct 4-12

Salmon fishing oct 4-12 Moved the boat out of the slip at Miller Park to my house to allow me to be more mobile and headed to Verona where I heard the fishing was better.  It was.  I went scouting on Saturday Oct 4th and got on the water about 7:30am.  By 7:45 I had […]

7/1/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing Stampede Kokanee Fishing today. with Ben Stern took his two sons Cole and Luke on their first fishing trip. The bite was a little slower than it has been. The best part of this trip was the fact Ben was making this a learning trip for the boys. Not just about fishing […]

7/1/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing We were back on Stampede Kokanee Fishing today after a few days on some foothill lakes. The water keeps dropping but the fishing is still great. The launch ramp is basically not useable at this point. Between the mud and the fact that it’s so shallow half your truck would be in […]

6/23/14 Lake Englebright Fishing Trip

Lake Englebright Fishing Trip Lake Englebright Fishing Trip today, with Al and Jerry Silva. We started just outside the houseboats and trolled up river. It wasn’t long before we started landing nice rainbows up to 15”. After putting a half dozen in the box, we decided to take a ride up river. We dropped in […]

6/22/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing We spent the last couple days on Stampede Kokanee Fishing. Once again we found some great action. The fish average 13” but are full of fight and make fantastic table fare. The water continues to drop and the big schools of fish we found over the last couple weeks have all scattered. The Kokanee are pretty much […]

6/19/14 Lake Tahoe Kokanee Fishing

Lake Tahoe Kokanee Fishing We fished Lake Tahoe today with John and Scott Harmer. We launched at Cave Rock and ran over to the South Shore in search of Kokanee. We found a couple small schools and landed a few up to 18″. I was surprised to hook fish from 30″ to 75″. The Kokanee were caught on Sep’s 4/0 […]