Tips

Tips for successful trout fishing

Jim Matthews Outdoor Editor Rigging for Trout The Floating Bait Rig The most effective way to catch trout at The Lakes is to use a sliding sinker rig and one of the prepared floating baits such as Eagle Claw Nitro Bait. The rig is very simple. Take a small egg-shaped sinker and slip it on your main fishing line. Tie the end of the line to a small barrel swivel (without a snap attached), and then tie on 18 to 24-inches of two- to four-pound test leader

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Trout Beginner Knot Tying by Team LGE

http://youtu.be/GxGc2aB5PXo

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Trout Worms – How to use them and why the work so well

NOTICE: Inflatable Navy, and want to be Navy Members, we are now an official Outcast Float tube dealer and we should have some basic inventory in stock shortly. We are working out details for a special offer and if you would like to be notified, please send us an email with your contact information to aaron@fishinglakes.com     WOW - Here is another fantastic piece of work just put together by Aaron, (sapdawg11) which he posted on FNN. 

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HOW TO FISH IN MURKY WATER AFTER A BIG RAIN – BY FNN Member sapdawg11

Here is a GREAT post one of our regular customers (Aaron) sent in to FNN to help you catch more fish after a hard rain.  His FNN user name is sapdawg11. Thank you Aaron for the time you spent putting this together.  All we can say is WOW what a great job, excellent advice, you are exactly correct. What a great thing to do!! If any of you see sapdawg11 out on the water, please tell him THANKS!!   Techniques for beating the murky water at SARL

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TEAM LGE – CATFISH TIPS & TRICKS VIDEO – HOW TO USE SHRIMP & MARSHMALLOWS

// Post by Team LGE.

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Tips and Tricks video from Team LGE on FLY LINING your bait

Tips and Tricks video from Team LGE on FLY LINING your bait. See how effective this method can be.

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Lake Guide Eddie’s catfish tips & tricks article

Waiting... Waiting...bang! The bobber goes soaring in the air, followed by you frantically running for your pole, which is about to go flying into the lake from a huge catfish. Ahhh the joys of fishing and as a lake guide at Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake, I get the privilege of showing people how to have such experiences. Being a part of Team LGE, the official team of "The Big Fish Lakes", is all about helping others catch more and bigger

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Phil Friedman and staff fishing at Santa Ana River Lakes

  Listen to the radio broadcast that was LIVE at SARL on 1-30-13   Listen to internet radio with PhilipFriedman on Blog Talk Radio

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Phil Friedman Outdoor Show 1/23/13 – SARL & Corona Lake
It ain’t the same ol’ Santa Ana River Lakes…

Check out the Western Outdoor News article about the NEW Santa Ana River Lakes!! Excellent story about how the recent improvements will make for some FANTASTIC fishing. https://www.wonews.com/t-FeatureArticle_SARLReopening_120612.aspx.

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Anaheim Lake 7/19/2012: You can lead a horse to water..

...and even he could smash fish here! I am still in a bit of shock. All of the footage above was taken over all of 1.5 hours after work...The camera never stopped rolling. I've been keeping this under wraps for the last few days, pm'ing those that I knew would be interested to go get their butts on the water. Several followed suit, did the right things and were rewarded accordingly. I promised to give them a few days shot at this and obviously, it's

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Great Article on Imperial Catfish Farm

On a tranquil summer morning in the Imperial Valley, quiet surrounds a series of large ponds off a county road. The only sound is the gentle movement of water and the occasional croak of a great white egret. Then, the quiet is broken as a tractor rumbles to life and makes its way onto a dirt road overlooking one pond. As the tractor reaches its destination, a machine much like a snow blower begins hurling its contents over the pond. What follows

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Tournament/Contest/Lake Rules Update

Santa Ana River Lakes . Corona Lake . Anaheim Lake Tournament/Contest/Lake Rules Update: 4/15/12 1) Failure to abide by Tournament and Lake Rules will result in immediate disqualification from the Tournament or Contest. Disqualified contestants will be ineligible for any prizes and/or points awarded during that event(s). Disqualified contestant(s) may be asked to immediately leave the Lake and NO refunds will be made for either the Lake and or the

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DFG Reminds Dog Owners to Protect Pets From Salmon Poisoning Disease

DFG Reminds Dog Owners to Protect Pets From Salmon Poisoning Disease December 30, 2010 Media Contacts: William Cox, DFG Fisheries Branch, (916) 358-2827 Dana Michaels, DFG Communications, (916) 322-2420 Dog owners in the Feather River drainage area are reminded to take precautions to protect their pets from Salmon Poisoning Disease. Salmon Poisoning Disease can be contracted by dogs that come into contact with fish from infested waters throughout

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New Rules For Stocking days
The beneficial purposes of the nets at Santa Ana River Lakes

Hi Martin, We are happy that you have just recently began fishing our Lakes, and that you are excited about all of the fish that we stock on a weekly basis.  It would be sad for us to lose you as a customer because you were given the wrong information about how we manage the fish at Santa Ana River Lakes, because what you were told was incorrect. Thank you for your email, I know that this is a little long, but I have been meaning to put together

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How to clean and fillet Sturgeon – Step by Step Photos

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLETING STURGEON Illustrated below are photos taken at the commercial processing facility at Sterling Caviar LLC. You can visit the Sterling Caviar website at www.sterlingcaviar.com. You will find all kinds of interesting information about their Sturgeon and the highly praised caviar they produce and sell all around the world. You can even order caviar right from their website. Also here is a great YouTube "HOW TO"

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Great Sturgeon recipes and other interesting stuff

FARMED FRESH WHITE STURGEON QUICKIE COOKING HINTS THERE ARE COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF WAYS TO PREPARE/COOK/SERVE STURGEON.  HERE, WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A FEW SIMPLE WAYS OF PREPARING AND COOKING.  IT IS EXTREMELY VERSATILE AND DELECTABLE. ·        SLICE THIN – DAB IN FLOUR – SAUTÉ IN BUTTER, MARGARINE OR OLIVE OIL, GARLIC AND OTHER FAVORITE SPICES. ·        KABOB IT -- CUT SMALL SQUARES, MARINATE IN LEMON OR LIME AND SOME OF YOUR

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How to catch Sturgeon, rigging techniques, and bait to use

HOW TO CATCH STURGEON      Sturgeon are bottom-feeding fish, like catfish, that will eat just about anything that lives on the lake bed and ends up there when it dies. Large sturgeon living in Pacific rivers and bays feast on salmon and shad that die after spawning. They will eat all kinds of roe, clams and mussels, crawdads, or bottom-dwelling fish like freshwater sculpin that try to hide instead of fleeing. In Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona

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Sturgeon Info, History and Tidbits

Sturgeon History: A prehistoric survivor of the ice age, Sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in the world, some exceeding 2,000 pounds! Ancient Romans thought Sturgeon an aphrodisiac with life-extending properties. Henry I of England declared it the "Royal Fish." King Edward II was so devoted to Sturgeon he issued a decree that any Sturgeon caught must first be offered to the throne. In 1609 Henry Hudson noted abundant Sturgeon in his namesake

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WHY DO THESE LAKES HAVE THE BIG FISH?

WHY DO THESE LAKES HAVE THE BIGGEST TROUT Santa Ana River Lakes Previous Lake Record Rainbow Trout Previous State Record Rainbow Trout 26.08 Pounds - Robert Vandevelde - Whittier, Ca Jim Matthews Outdoor News Service EDITORS/WRITERS: This story is on the Mt. Lassen Trout Farms triploid trout that are planted in Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake. Mt. Lassen provides the largest and finest trout available from any hatchery in the Western United

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A “how-to” in the basics of catching CATFISH!!!! Its summer time…you need new techniques!!

Re: catfish killin Saturday, July 9, 2011 6:00 PM From: "geoffrey" To: "Fishinglakes.com" <fishinglakes@yahoo.com> Yea thats cool cuz its the truth. I cant wait to go again, last time I took my 5 year old nephew and he is hooked, next will be the 8 year old neice. thanx again. From: Fishinglakes.com <fishinglakes@yahoo.com> To: geoffrey Sent: Saturday, July 9, 2011 5:57 PM Subject: Re: catfish killin Man that's great!! I would like to

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HOLY HECK what a day!! + a bit of info so you can join the fun!!! – Corona Lake

ZING!!! POW!!! YOINK!!! BOOM!!! CROOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKK!!!!! Fishing is fishing and sometimes you go out there and simply put in work. I use the term “work” lightly as any day on the water is a blessing, but there are definitely those days where you hunt and hunt and hunt with little, if anything at all, to show for it at day’s end. Well think of one of those days, do a mental 180 degree turn with that thought and you’ll have a pretty

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Corona Lake…so good to be back!!! LIMITS of cats on the ‘tube (New VIDEO!)

NO NO NO!!! This is NOT that kind of report…. IT'S CATFISH LIMITS FROM A TUBE KIND OF REPORT!! THERE!!! That’s more like it!!!!!!!!!! A mouthful of sunflower seeds and a whiskerfish in the net, WOOHOO!! The catfish out at Corona decided to wake up and I crawled out from a mountain of “nose to the grindstone” paperwork just in time to hear the alarm GOING OFF…unreal fishing and good grief did it feel good to pay a visit to an old friend.

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ANGLER SPOTLIGHT… The man, the myth, THE LEGEND – KIRK YAUCHZEE!!

Some fish as a hobby. A way to escape the daily grind. A way to spend time outdoors. Others fish to keep themselves sane. Because the water beckons every time they are away from it. Because the thought of big fish keeps them awake at night. And because they are absolutely addicted to putting a serious bend in the rod. Fishing is not just a “hobby” or even just a “sport” to these anglers. Fishing defines them. These people are exceptional

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Advanced FLOAT TUBE RIGGING: Arming the INFLATABLE NAVY for BATTLE!! “How to” w/ pics

When I began float tubing, like most people I started with the bare minimum…A float tube, a pair of waders, fins, a PFD, and a single fishing rod. I used the provided Velcro lashing straps sewn into the float tube’s canvas shell to hold my rod when it wasn’t in use, held my fishing rod in my hands when it was in use, and fumbled with the stupid thing when I actually succeeded in catching a fish! Watching me from the shoreline HAD to have provided

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Corona Lake Lightning Trout… CAUGHT ON TAPE! 5 fish, 1 net!

I, like many of you, have been having an absolute BLAST with the Lightning Trout this season. Besides being beautiful fish that are absolutely delicious to eat, their tendency to stay schooled up, hang out about 6 inches below the surface, and eat EVERYTHING that crosses their face makes me think that these fish want hooks in their mouths and to find themselves sideways on my dinner plate. It's been a whole heck of a lot of fun taking part in killing

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The Inflatable Navy SARL Float Tube Homecoming Event and Tournament REPORT!

My head is swimming like I've been up for 2 days talking fishing with the most amped group of fisherman I've ever seen...because I was! My voice is gone like I've been joking, laughing, hootin' and hollerin' for 24 hours straight with friends old and new...because I have been! And I've got a stupid smile on my face stretching from ear to ear like I just witnessed an event of epic proportions...BECAUSE I DID!!! THE INFLATABLE NAVY SARL FLOAT TUBE

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WFO Lightning trout, wetting my pants and voyeurism via ‘yak (Pic heavy)

Sometimes, a picture can say a thousand words…this is one of those times. The picture below came Thursday via text from my friend Matt: I was sitting in my office when that gem came through. Talk about having a hard time finishing out your day at work knowing your buddies are sitting on that! Of my friends on the water, every single one of them had the same story from Thursday…”Wide open…”, “Looked like a koi pond”, “Followers on

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Basics of Float Tubing

By Aaron Sappenfield                 Fall, 1996…the Salton Sea.  It’s 6 am and the dry desert heat joins forces with the distinct odor of decaying fish to create a cocktail of some of the most disgusting air you could hope to not ever have to breathe.  Despite the putridity of this setting, I’m inflating a float tube for the first time in my life, gearing up to wade through a mass of rotting fish carcasses in search of monster

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