Collins Lake

KIRBY'S KATCH

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KIRBY’S KATCH

After my last couple of unsuccessful trout trips to Collins Lake, I started targeting bass, just to get some kind of action. It turns out that bass can, in fact, be caught when the ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

After the last column (News Messenger, Nov. 2), I figured I should expand on my trolling tips and talk some about the gear I use. These tips are mainly for trout, but can be modifi ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Before we get to the fishing report, my condolences go out to anyone who has suffered loss from these terrible fires in our area. I lived in California for over 30 years and, while ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Before we get to the fishing report, my condolences go out to anyone who has suffered loss from these terrible fires in our area. I lived in California for over 30 years and, while ...

Kirby's Katch

My daughter Raina and I were trolling for trout up at Collins Lake last week and I noticed one rod had bent over and looked like it was dragging something bigger than a Rapala thro ...

We caught some fish!

It’s challenging out there right now, but fish can be caught if one can put in the time. Last Wednesday, I fished Collins Lake with my buddy Green Crestliner. He is a hardco ...

Limits and a skunk

Got a call from my buddy Green Crestliner last Monday to inform me the trout were back on the bite at Collins Lake. He and a friend had pulled in a dozen or so nice fish and did I ...

Unsettled weather brings spotty fishing

Fishing has not been great lately, as the recent rains have stained the water and thrown off the bite for a lot of species. At the annual Purple Heart Anglers event held last Oct. ...

The water giveth and the water taketh away

In last week’s column, I admitted to buying a lot of fishing gear. In my defense, some of that is to replace gear that gets lost out on the water. I don’t know where I ...

Fall bassin’ takes off

Besides the hot salmon action going on in the rivers right now, this is a great time to target bass in our area lakes. As the water temperatures start to drop, bass start to get ac ...

A swimming bear and trout on Mother’s Day

Last Wednesday a friend and I traveled up to Bullard’s Bar to see if we could get some of the big bass the lake is known for. We launched at Dark Day, pleased to see that cou ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...