Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just A Quick Trip Before The Storm

Started the morning with breakfast with my son Ken. My Grand-Daughter is getting married December 21st, so I wanted to find out what was going on a little bit early. That and bring him up to date on the Genealogy hunt.

Then I headed out to North Shore Lake Camanche. A couple posts ago I mentioned 4500 lbs and 1200 lbs planted. Last week they planted another 800 lbs at North, South, and the Pond. They are those wonderful Mt. Lassen Rainbows with the orange meat.

We have a big storm coming, tonight I think, so I decided to see if I could sneak in a couple hours of PB soaking. 

Got to the lake at about 9:15 and put two rods out with rainbow PB. Lake sure looked different from when I left back on the 8th.

Sunshine & blue skies

Even other people fishing out there.
The others had the same idea I had. Sneak in a couple hours before the storm.

First, and only fish of the day came about 10:15. Notice the beaten up tail. It's tough being a hatchery trout.
About 2 lbs
I took a photo and then sent him back for someone else to catch. A nice size, about 2 lbs, but before I sent him back I asked the guys behind me if they wanted it to go with the one they caught, but they said no and back he went. First downcountry trout this Fall.

After that, nothing. I tried Kastmasters in a few colors and Power Eggs in white with a Mice Tail, but nothing seemed to be interested or the fish are already widely dispersed. The Kastmaster was a test of sorts. For the last two years silver has been the color of choice as was pink the previous three years. Haven't found the right color this year it seems.

Hey, there's always next time.

The said storm I mentioned above is heavy rain with 30 to 40 mph winds (per the weather guessers) and not very conducive to fishing.

I'll be back out again soon.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Veteran I Knew Little About

My Dad was a Veteran of WWII. I'd like to share some pictures I received from my Sister-in-Law a while back that I didn't know existed. She's sorting through boxes of stuff my mother had packed away years ago.

The picture on the left is my Dad on the left and some of his Coast Guard Cronies. The picture on the right is my Dad and Uncle Richard, Dad's brother and the youngest of the Kautz 11. The 11 are the 11 children of my Grand parents. I never knew Uncle Richard as we lived in Wisconsin and he lived (and died) in California. Actually lived South of me in Fresno and he died just North of Sacramento in the town of Woodland. 

You see where I get my fishing ability from. That's a pretty big one. 

My guess would be Northern Wisconsin

Coast Guard in Action

So there are a couple pictures of a Veteran I knew little about.

Trust me, I was blown away when I got the package. There was about 50 pictures of my family that I never knew existed, in it.