Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Mark update

I suppose that if I didn't post until I went fishing you'd probably go read some other blog like Howard's  or Mike's 

So, since I've been buried up to my wazoo with this remodel thing for the past six months I thought I'd, at least, show you the end result even though it is not quite finished, but finished enough to report.  

What it looked like when we moved in. 

 Here are the things to look at.
1. The walls are gray not beige.
2. The oven is now stainless steel not white.
3. The floor is tile not laminate.
4. The dish washer is stainless steel not white.
5. The range top is stainless steel not white.
6. The hole above the oven has the microwave oven.
7. The hood over the range was removed this morning and will be replaced with a stainless steel & glass one.
8. The counter is Corian not tile.
That is about it except the cabinets are due to be painted a light gray to match everything else, but that is a future project.

Now fishing. Yuki solved the non-catching at the Trout Pond. Seems even the two foot leaders we were using were not long enough to get the PB out of the weeds on the bottom. Last week he used a six foot leader and scored a few.

General Trout Season opened Yesterday, but I was unable to wander upcountry to try a little fly fishing due to several things that still needed to be done at La Casa Kautz.

BUT, I am going, probably, Tuesday. I would go tomorrow, but I need a day to recoup the Geezer body from all the time I spent on the ladder this weekend.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I'm Thinking About Taking Up A New Hobby

Yuki and I started early. We met at Starbucks in Valley Springs at 7:30. We got to South Shore Lake Camanche before 8:00. We had lines in the water at 8:09 exactly.

When we went through check-in the girl said they planted North Shore and South Shore ramps as well as the pond yesterday. We decided to fish the South Shore ramp since we hadn't fished there before.

As we sat, I took some pictures. What else was there to do? We sure weren't catching.

The lake from a different angle

See, rod in the water.

Nice Houseboat

Looks just like the one at North Shore.

That's North Shore way over there.
Fished about 2 1/2 hours without a nibble. Decided to hit the pond instead.

Nice Irises around the pond.
Nice Irises, but no fish. Guy across from us on the dock said he could see the school, but couldn't get them to bite. Yuki saw a couple big Carp cruising the shallows. Guy next to us caught a couple small Bluegills. We sat in the sun.

A guy walked by with three on a stringer. He caught them with Kastmasters. One with a pink Kastmaster. I used one. One with a Firetiger Kastmaster. I used one. One with a rainbow Kastmaster. I don't know what color that is. I thought the pink was a rainbow. I tried silver/green, Panther Martins (both gold and silver), and the Magic Bullet.

Yuki thinks I'm not focused because of the kitchen disaster. It is always on my mind especially since it should be completed this next week.

I'm going to quit fishing until the general season opens. Damn good thing it opens next Saturday. Look out Cat Creek if we can get down there. It snowed down to 4000 ft yesterday. We had a one day "gully washer" yesterday. Got more than an inch of rain at the house.

Stay tuned.