North Freshwater Fish Report
Updated June 8, 2021
ALMANOR LAKE — John Crotty of Quail Lake Lodge reported the hex hatch has begun with small hatches taking place around the dam and along the west shore, and it will be a few days before we see prolific hatches as it will take some time for the fish to key in on the hatches as well. The hatch and the bite will only improve from here. The bite remains tough for trollers as fish continue to feast on insects. Hamilton Branch remains your best shot from shore. Bass fishermen are picking up quality smallies shallow early, moving into deeper water as the sun comes up. Boats are beginning to search for fish throughout the lake with Big Springs, A-Frame, Peninsula and the East Shore seeing some pressure. Traffic has picked up at both USFS boat ramps and the ramps get busy late morning and early afternoon. Most of our campgrounds with some operating at half capacity.
AMADOR LAKE — Trout plants have been completed until October/early November. There are cutbows holding over in the deepest part of the lake from the dam to the mouth of Jackson Creek, but few trollers are targeting the lake. The bass holding off of submerged islands or rockpiles. Crappie can be taken at night under lights around structure and the boat docks. The summer gate hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 on Friday, and 5 to 9 on Saturday are now in effect.
AMERICAN RIVER/Sacramento — The American shad run continues to dwindle as the evening scores are dropping from over 30 shad to less than 10. With the shallow water, smaller 1-inch grubs on a 1/32nd jig head are working best. Drift boats are necessary to access the upper river in the low water, and there are fishermen on every spot with running water. Numbers of huge striped bass remain limited. The flows are low, but they have jumped up significantly this week from 985 to 1587 cfs at Fair Oaks.
AMERICAN RIVER/Above Folsom — The upper river opened this week for the take of trout until September 30th. Previous trout plants in the South Fork at Coloma and Chili Bar have left fish in the system, but additional plants in the Silver Fork, Coloma, and Chili Bar are scheduled this week.
LAKE BERRYESSA — The kokanee bite remains solid for those willing to find their own fish at depths from 45 to 65 feet with Rocky Mountain Tackle’s spinners, Radical Glow spinners, Uncle Larry’s spinners, RMT planktons, Apex spoons tipped with Pautzke’s Fire Corn and Fire Gel behind a RMT 5.5-inch dodger on the hardware. Moving the presentation to within 10 feet of the downrigger cable will provide more wiggle for the aggressive fish. Trout are present throughout the reservoir at 10 to 20 feet below the surface, and they are holding on the shad schools. The bass are hitting everything with topwater Spooks or Poppers, buzzbaits, chatterbaits, jigs, or crankbaits. The larger bass are coming out of the grass on the reaction baits. Numbers of bass are possible but finding the larger fish has been a challenge. The lake dropped to 66 percent. There is a new No Wake zone stretching from the point of Spanish Flat to the point of Steele Canyon making the entire area from Spanish Flat, Capell Cove, Willy’s Cove, Steele Canyon and everything in between a no wake zone. Markley cove is still launching off the main ramp, but it will be on the second ramp soon.
BOCA — The kokanee action is slowing down as fishing pressure has ramped up. There were only 25,000 kokanee planted in 2019, and many of these fish were taken out as 2-year olds last year, leaving fewer kokanee in the lake. Limits are possible, but they are taking longer than normal for the largest kokanee in the region. You have to launch off of the bank as the launch ramp is 40 feet out of the water. Despite the slowdown, it remains the best option for kokanee in the region.
BULLARDS BAR — Easy 10-fish kokanee limits in the 10- to 12-inch range are the story at depths from 35 to 40 feet early in the morning before dropping to 55 to 60 feet. Orange hoochies or spinners along Brad’s KCP’s are working behind a flasher in the Willow Creek arm along with around Garden Point. Bass fishermen are catching numerous spots to 1.5 pounds off of the shorelines and into deeper water. The lake dropped to 57 percent. A trout plant is scheduled for this week.
CALERO RESEVOIR — The water level at 25 percent. The bass are post-spawn and slow on the bite. Some crappie being caught. The boat ramp is still open.
CAMANCHE LAKE — Trout plants are over for the season until October at the earliest, but Robbie Dunham of Koke Machine Guide Service continues to find early limits of rainbows working Speedy Shiners naked in the main river channel at depths to 60 feet. Dunham limits his group to 10 fish per day, but there are other guides removing as many as 25 rainbows per day. With a limited number of rainbows in the lake, there is a strong possibility that the action will slow considerably by mid-summer. Reactional boaters take over the lake by 10:00 a.m., particularly with the hot temperatures in the valley. There are unmarked underwater hazards throughout the lake. Bass fishing is best with plastics in natural colors such as green pumpkin on a Ned-rig or dart head at depths to 15 feet with deep water access. The reaction bite remains slow with an occasional fish on topwater early in the morning. The lake is at 48 percent.
LAKE CHABOT — The rainbow trout bite has started to slow but some nice fish in the deeper cooler water are still to be had. Some bass reported.
CHESBRO RESERVOIR — The water level at 25 percent. Fishing is slow, but there have been a few bass and crappie caught out near the dam.
CHETCO RIVER, Brookings, Ore. — Sea-run cutthroat trout are hitting Rooster Tail spinners in the tidewater area. Surfperch are biting along the jetties. Salmon won’t show up until September, but could move in and out of the estuary to feed on anchovies.
CLEAR LAKE — Bass fishing remains solid with a variety of techniques despite low water conditions. The Best Bass Tournaments held at 91-boat event on Saturday won by a limit in excess of 25 pounds. Senkos in green pumpkin or 4.5-inch MM3 Roboworms are working in the northern part of the lake along with Whopper Ploppers or Spooks while spinnerbaits, ripbaits, or 2.8-inch Keitechs on an underspin are another option. The bass are feeding heavy, and they can be found in the shallow or deep water. Herbicide spraying has taken place around the County Park as the weed growth is expanding. The crappie bite is best in the southern part of the lake, but it is slowing down. Several launch ramps are closed, and boaters need to get on the lake early to find a parking spot at the available ramps at Lakeport, Red Bud, and the Oaks.
COLLINS LAKE — With the low lake levels, the planted rainbows are holding in the main river channel. The lake levels in June are as low as they would be in the fall, and the bass and red ear perch are nesting along the shorelines near the rocks. Red worms or meal worms are picking up the panfish while catfish to 8.5 pounds have been taken lately on nightcrawlers.
COYOTE LAKE — The lake closed to boats and the docks have been pulled with the water level at 27 percent. There are some bass, but crappie are spotty.
DAVIS LAKE — Jeanne Graham of J and J Grizzly Store reported good trout action for trollers pulling Hawkin’s Baby Simon’s in Flame with fly fishermen scoring with damsel pre-emergents or nymphs. Bank fishing is best from Mallard Cove and off of the Grizzly Campground with Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Mountain catfish are taken at Eagle Point or Fairview. The Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District is running the annual Lake Davis Trout Derby on June 19th. Information is available at J and J’s Grizzly Store at (530) 832-0270. A trout plant is scheduled for this week.
DONNER — A trout plant is scheduled this week, and the action for planters along the west side with Power Bait or nightcrawlers should improve. Mackinaw remain elusive, but experienced trollers are finding macks to 8 pounds pulling crankbaits in the shallows as the deep bite has slowed. There is a tremendous spawn of 4-inch tui chubs, and the cutthroat, rainbows, and mackinaw will be feeding on the bait fish. The lake held at 91 percent.
DON PEDRO — The lake will be inundated with kokanee trollers this week through Saturday with the annual Phil Johnson Memorial Kokanee Power Team Derby. The kokanee bite remains good for some who are finding their own water at depths from 40 to 60 feet with Apex or J-Pex lures behind a gold 5.5-inch dodger. The kokanee are coming up to feed at mid-morning before dropping back down. For bass, there is a topwater bite in the mornings with bass pushing shad into the coves and open water. After this bite dies, smaller plastics, jigs, or tubes are working for the suspended fish. The lake dropped slightly to 65 percent.
EAGLE LAKE — The warm daytime and nighttime temperatures pushed the trout out of the shallows into deeper water, but cooler temperatures this week are bringing them back in around 15 feet. Most of the Eagle Lake-strain trout are in the 16-inch range, but there have been trout to 4.25 pound landed. Orange trolling flies or Needlefish in various colors are working at depths from 15 to 30 feet near Shrimp Island or in front of the Gallatin Marina. There is an early morning slip-bobber bite by the Eagle’s Nest. The only launch ramp is at the Eagle Lake Marina.
EEL RIVER (main stem) — The main Eel is open all year to fishing. From Fulmor Rd. to the South Fork, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 through Sept. 30. A few summer steelhead are reportedly being caught near the mouth of the Van Duzen.
ELK RIVER, Port Orford, Ore. – The river re-opened this week, and sea-run cutthroat trout are the best option.
FEATHER RIVER — Shad remain the main species, and they have migrated has high as the Yuba River and along the rockwall at Live Oak, but the run is quickly coming to a close in the low water. A few striped bass are taken at night from Verona to Nicolaus with topwater lures or ripbaits along with pile worms or cut baits. The low water has exposed tons of construction debris which are navigation hazards near the mouth of the Yuba. The flows rose from 2157 to 2339 cfs at Boyd’s Pump.
FOLSOM LAKE — The lake held at 37 percent, and the only available launch ramp remains at Brown’s Ravine. A few boats are launching off of the shoreline at Granite Bay, but there is a potential to get stuck off of the dirt. Trout action remains solid with nightcrawlers behind a small sidekick dodger along with plugs such as Wee Tads or GVF Draggin’s at depths to 30 feet. Most trollers are working from the launch ramp to the dam in the South Fork. King salmon continue to be taken on Speedy Shiners or pearl hoochies behind a dodger at depths from 50 to 80 feet. The speed limit remains at 5 MPH, but there are many boats either unaware or unconcerned about the speed limitation. Bass action is outstanding for small post-spawn spotted bass with plastics on a variety of presentation along with spinnerbaits, crankbaits, or topwater lures.
KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — Spring salmon season opens on July 1 on the Klamath. The fall run salmon quota has been set at 1,221 adults. River flows on Sunday were 4,600 cfs at the mouth of the Klamath, 2,270 cfs at Orleans, and 1,370 cfs further upstream in the Seiad Valley.
LAKE DEL VALLE — 600 pounds of Mt. Lassen catfish were planted this week. Stripers being reported on anchovies and sardines near the dam.
LAKE TEMESCAL – 600 pounds of Mt. Lassen catfish planted during the week of May 31st.
LOS VAQUEROS RESERVOIR — Received another load of Mt. Lassen rainbows, and the fishing remains solid on Power Bait or Kastmasters in South Cove, near the island or around the piers. A few stripers on cut anchovies.
McCLURE LAKE — The bass bite is good for numbers in the river arm with a topwater bite with the Berkley El Choppo in open water as the bass are pulling off of the banks, chasing shad. Tubes, jigs, or small plastics on the drop-shot are best by mid-morning. The majority of bass are small, but there is a change for largemouth to 7 pounds. Crappie fishing is decent with minijigs or small minnows in the shallows. Barrett’s Cove, Bagby, Horseshoe Bend, and McClure Point North launch ramps are closed due to water levels. The lake dropped to 43 percent.
NEW MELONES —There is a great topwater bite for schooling bass in the main lake and river arm with the Berkley El Choppo, Whopper Plopper, or Reaction Innovation’s Vixens in open water as the bass are chasing shad to the surface out into 200 feet of water. Working submerged or exposed island tops with 5-inch Senkos, jigs, or plastics on a Neko-rig or shakey head are also effective at depths from 10 to 25 feet. Kokanee fishing is best near structure as the fish are starting to orient closer to structure. The kokanee are coming up in the water column by mid-morning to feed on plankton before heading back into deeper water. The middle ramps at Glory Hole Point and Tuttletown are open along with one ramp at Angels Cove. The Bureau of Reclamation administration office and visitors center is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends only, and annual passes for the lake are available there. The lake dropped to 56 percent, and there are numerous unmarked hazards throughout the lake. Boaters have to be extremely cautious.
NORTH COAST RIVERS – Sections of the main Eel (South Fork to Cape Horn Dam), South Fork Eel (South Fork Eel River from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek) Van Duzen, Mad, Little River, Mattole and Smith re-opened on Saturday, May 29th. On most rivers, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. For a complete list of river openings and regulations visit https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=190456&inline
NORTH BAY LAKES — Walk-in fishing is allowed at Lagunitas Creek, Alpine Lakes, Kent Lake, Bon Tempe Reservoir, and Nicasio Reservoir, all managed by the Marin Municipal Water District.
LAKE OROVILLE — The king salmon keep getting larger as a 13.75-pound massive inland king was landed this week by Will Shearer III with most anglers picking up from 1 to 4 of the big fish for trollers rolling anchovies in a Trinidad Tackle’s Bait Head, pearl hoochies behind a dodger, or Brad’s Cut Plugs behind a flasher. The 8-inch Tornado 360 or TopCoat flasher in green remains the best producing flasher with the fish found at depths to 90 feet from the dam to the Green Bridge. The smaller king salmon remain elusive with nearly every king landed weighing over 6 pounds. Bass fishing is wide open for numbers with a variety of techniques including topwater, plastics, jigs, or tubes, but finding consistent quality is a challenge. A lightly-attended three-day pro/am was held over the weekend with top weights pushing 12 pounds per day. The water level dropped from 38 to 37 percent. Bidwell Canyon, the Spillway, and Lime Saddle ramps are currently open with Loafer Creek remaining closed. Updated information available at 530-538-2200.
LAKE PARDEE — 1000 pounds of Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted at the launch ramp on June 4th, and it takes a day or two before the trout move through the Narrows into the main lake. Kokanee fishing remains challenging for numbers with the best action in the river arm at depths from 50 to 70 feet with Apex lures tipped with corn behind a dodger. It will be difficult to pick up a 10-fish kokanee limit this season. Trout trolling is solid in the main lake and around the South Arm with Speedy Shiners at depths from 35 to 45 feet. The water temperature is 57 degrees at 60 feet, but it is pushing 80 degrees on the surface. The marina has been relocated to Blue Heron Point. The new hours for the Pardee Marina are from 7 A.M to 6 P.M., and the Café is now open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
PYRAMID LAKE — Wind affected the ability to troll this week, and the bank fishermen have been mostly absent as the cutthroat trout have moved out into deeper water. The season for Lahontan cutthroat closes for the summer on June 30, but the lake is open year-round for Sacramento perch with a 10-fish limit.
ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Ore. — A few boats have been trolling the Rogue Bay without success for salmon. Expect a few kings to be caught in June as warm water forces salmon to begin holding up in the bay. Peak season for the bay is late July through early September.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding to Red Bluff — The river flows rose slightly from 7287 to 7469 cfs at Keswick. The low clear water has led to guides dropping down to 4-pound fluorocarbon line. The wild rainbow trout action remains excellent for fish in the 18- to 22-inch range on nightcrawlers or live crickets.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff to Colusa — Striped bass are moving quickly downstream in the low water conditions, but a few shad remain in the area with small shad grubs on a light jig head. There are signs of impending disaster for the winter-run salmon spawn with dead unspawned salmon located and fungus patches on living salmon. There are still some shad in the river near Colusa. The launch ramp at Colusa is open, but the flows have dropped once again this week from 4674 to 4436 cfs at the Colusa Bridge this week.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Verona to Colusa — This is probably the most productive area for striped bass in the system with nighttime action for trollers pulling F-18 Rapalas or tossing jerkbaits from Ward’s Landing to Colusa. The majority of striped bass are on the way back to the bay. Shad are found near Colusa, but the run is quickly coming to an end. The flows at Verona dropped from 5899 to 5689 cfs this week.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento — American shad are the top species around Freeport to Discovery Park, but the run is winding down. Small shad grubs in lime chartreuse/red head, white/red head, or white/pink head on a 1/32nd – jig head are working best in the low water conditions as the heavier jigs are avoided. Few striped bass are moving upriver. The river came up from 6892 to 7980 cfs at Freeport due to increased releases on the American River.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR — The trout bite remains solid, and a number of catfish up to 13 pounds have been caught out near Scow Cove.
LAKE SHASTA —The lake is producing good numbers of rainbow and brown trout with some quality kokanee in the mix, and trollers have the opportunity to land five different species of rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee, king salmon, and bass in a single outing. Micro-hoochies tipped with Pautske’s Fire Corn behind a dodger are best for kokanee with kings found by rolling anchovies in a bait holder along with Brad’s Cut Plugs behind a dodger. Spoons are best for trout in the shad schools. The colder water is found from 40 to 50 feet with the best action in the main lake from the I5 Bridge to the dam. The bass bite is wide open with topwater lures, spinnerbaits, or plastics with the fish holding around submberged timber or wood in the river arms. 70 fish days are possible. There are unmarked hazards and submerged trees throughout the lake, and boaters have to use extreme caution when running as there have been more than one boat running into a submerged island or tree. The public docks of Centimudi, Sugar Loaf, Jones Valley, and Packer’s Bay are open. The lake dropped from 44 to 43 percent.
LAKE SONOMA — At the evening shootout last Wednesday, the winning bag limit weighed in at 11 pounds all mostly caught on jigs. If you want to enter just show up by 5:30 p.m. with your $20 entry fee at the public ramp. Lake is super low at 36 percent, and there are new “NO WAKE ZONES” up the Warms Springs side and on the main body north of Falcon Campground.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR — The launch ramp is accessible now, but the lake level is extremely low, holding at 41 percent. Mackinaw to 11 pounds have been landed as the macks are feeding on the plentiful small kokanee. Interest in kokanee fishing is limited due to low water conditions and the small size of the fish. The Kokanee Power Derby originally scheduled for Stampede was moved to Bullard’s Bar in August due to the low water and size of the kokanee.
LAKE TAHOE — Mackinaw fishing remains solid with live minnows, trolled spoons, or 2-ounce P-Line’s Laser Minnow spoons at depths from 80 to 200 feet along the north and west shores. Brown trout are also found at depths to 70 feet. Kokanee are showing up with Tahoe Sport Fishing picking up 38 kokanee to 14 inches with most in the 10- to 12-inch range, but the kokanee are not schooling up as of yet.
TRINITY RIVER, Willow Creek — Flows coming out of Lewiston have been reduced and will be back to the summer base flow of 450 cfs by June 18. Some summer steelhead are being reported in the upper stretches near Rush Creek. Spring salmon season will open July 1 upstream of the confluence with the South Fork. As of Sunday, flows were back down to 1,370 cfs on the Hoopa gauge.
TRINITY LAKE — Crankbaits and spinnerbaits are working for largemouth bass to 4.5 pounds at depths from 16 to 20 feet. There are still largemouth bass on the spawn, but the smallies are completed with their spawn. The lake dropped to 51 percent.
TRUCKEE RIVER — Despite the current water conditions on the Truckee, there is cause for concern with the above-average temperatures. Anglers are advised to get out early in the mornings and stop fishing by mid-morning or once the temperatures hit 65 degrees as the pressure on the fish in the warm water will be deadly. the smallies are completed with their spawn. The lake dropped to 51 percent. The flows have dropped from 681to 667 cfs at Farad.
UVAS RESERVOIR — The water level at about 30 percent. Crappie bite is fair at best.
BASS LAKE — There is a window for trout and kokanee from the Sheriff’s Tower to the dam in the early morning with Todd Wittwer of Kokanee.net Guide Service reported a few huge kokanee to 18.5 inches at depths to 32 feet with holdover rainbows found from 12 to 22 feet. Jared Romero took his first guided trip for 8 rainbows, a kokanee, and two spotted bass. The kokanee are all large at 16 to over 18 inches. There is a topwater bite for bass in the early morning. Boat pressure ramps up after 8:00 a.m. The Sheriff’s Motor Fee remains in effect. The lake held at 70 percent. With the lake being held so low for an extended period of time, there is concern about the survival of the lake’s kokanee population.
COURTRIGHT/WISHON RESERVOIRS — Both Wishon and Courtright are accessible with boaters launching off of the dirt road at Wishon with the ramps and the docks are in the water at Courtright. Trolling action is solid at both lakes with trolling flies or spoons near the surface. The best bank action at Wishon is in the upper part of the lake near the river inlet, and mostly rainbows are taken from the banks on Power Bait or inflated nightcrawlers. Both lakes will be planted the week of June 20th. Dinkey Creek is scheduled to be planted for the next three weeks.
EASTMAN — There is very little change with catfish providing the best action along with a few small bass. Cut baits, chicken livers, or nightcrawlers are working for the whiskerfish while plastic worms or Senkos are best for bass. Green algae is forming as the lake has remained stagnant at 11 percent.
HENSLEY —Similar to Eastman, fishing interest is limited with the lake holding once again at 23 percent with only 15 cfs. of inflow. Catfish remain the top species with cut baits or chicken livers from the shorelines in the evenings. The lake held at 23 percent.
HUNTINGTON — The lake has risen to 94 percent, and the docks are in the water at the launch ramp. Limits of small kokanee are taken on hoochies or spinners behind a flasher or dodger at depths from 20 to 25 feet. Planted rainbows are taken from the mouth of Rancheria Creek on Power Bait or nightcrawlers.
MILLERTON — The lake continues to rise with inflow from the San Joaquin River watershed, and it is currently at 51 percent. Small spotted bass remain the rule with shad-patterned plastics such as Robo Worms Prism Shad, Pro Gold, or Hologram Shad along with Merritt Gilbert’s custom Casper on the drop-shot or split-shot. The best action is from Finegold into the river arm as the spotted bass have moved off of the banks and suspending around rock. Striped bass remain a mystery.
O’NEILL FOREBAY — There are continued reports of the occasional huge striped bass in the 20- to 30-pound range on anchovies, but the majority of stripers are undersized. There is a topwater bite in the mornings with Poppers or small shad-patterned plugs, but cut baits, pile worms, or blood worms remain the best option. Fishermen continue to cull through many shakers for a legal limit.
PINE FLAT/LOWER KINGS — Other than a 10-pound largemouth caught and released a few weeks ago on a Whopper Plopper, the bass action is limited to numbers of spotted bass on plastics on a Texas-rig or jerkbaits when the wind is blowing. The best bass action remains around Trimmer into Sycamore Creek. Trout trollers are working the main lake around the shad schools at depths to 65 feet with shad-patterned spoons such as Needlefish in Cop Car. The crappie action has slowed to a crawl. The lake has dropped slightly to 40 percent. In the lower Kings River, trout plants are over for the near future, but there are holdovers from the heavy planting schedule throughout the spring. Salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, or trout dough bait along with spinners such as Panther Martins or Mepp’s near moving water adjacent to an eddy of slower water. The harvest zone is between the dam and Alta (Cobbles) Weir, and between Alta Weir and Highway 180 is a catch-and-release zone with a zero limit.
SAN LUIS — Windy days, falling water levels, and a slow bite are the story at the big lake. The water is falling about a half-foot per day, and the Basalt dock is sitting at angle off the launch ramp making it very hard to launch or pull out a boat. In addition, there’s some heavy mud that’s piled up due to the constant winds. The Dinosaur Point ramp might be the best choice, especially in a northwest wind. The falling water has the fish moving a lot with trollers finding a slow bite working points at 40 to 70 feet with either Rapalas and Yo-Zuris . The bait bite has also been slow overall but finding an active school is providing limits of school fish. Roger George of Roger’s Guide Service scouted for several hours this week for 10 fish to 7 pounds working at 60 to 70 feet with silver/black minnow lures for the best pattern. He said, “Regular anglers have been concerned about reports of big fish being taken lately since releasing the big brooders is the key to the health of the lakes striped bass fishery.” The lake is at 42 percent.
SHAVER LAKE — Limits of kokanee remain the rule as the bite has been best in the early morning on most days, but there are times when the action doesn’t start until mid-morning. Orange or purple Koke Busters and pink Mountain Hoochies with scented corn behind Mountain Dodgers in watermelon, gold/ orange foil, and purple/pink are working at depths from 25 to 43 feet. The trout bite remains slow with the rising water levels bringing insects off of the shoreline to the surface. Anglers are requested to complete the kokanee survey at https://bit.ly/kokesandkings upon the completion of every trip to provide accurate information to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The lake rose slightly to 79 percent.