Got up early, loaded the truck with the necessary fishing accouterments and with the temperature at a nice freezing 32 degrees, headed for Lake Camanche.
When I got to the lake it was a balmy 42 degrees, but temperature wasn't the problem. If I hadn't been familiar with the lake, would have completely missed it in the fog.
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In 42 degrees, I had my parka on, gloves, ball cap, ear muffs, yes ear muffs, and in my gloves, chemical had warmers and I still froze.
To bolster my frozen body I also had a cup of coffee from Java Drive and a couple glazed donuts.
And there I sat. I think there were other people out there, but I couldn't see them. Like fishing blind.
Alright, I'll stop with the super fog stuff. It wasn't quite that bad. I could see all around the cove and out the peninsula, barely, but it was still freezing. I'm getting wimpy in my old age.
I watched the other people and no one was getting any bites. Quiet as a mouse out there. Then right at 10:00 just like a week ago yesterday I got the first bite. Oh, forgot to mention I replaced one rod with a Power Bait called Hatchery Pellet and fresh rainbow on the other. If you haven't seen Hatchery Pellet Power Bait it's a solid color dark brown. Looks kind of like poop in a jar.
The bite came on the Hatchery Pellet, but it was just a bite and then gone. While I was reeling in that rod, I got a bite on the other one. I think what happened is the fish hit the Hatchery Pellet and when I didn't pick up the rod fast enough (hard to sometimes with gloves on) he went on to the next one.
I turned out to be a Mt Lassen Rainbow about 14 inches and maybe a pound or pound and a half. I gave to the guys at the end of the peninsula.
That was it. No more bites for me or the others. I think I got the only fish of the day, but it was a fish and once again I avoided the skunk.
I got out, froze, had trouble walking on the rocks, but I did catch one. A good day over all.