Since my wife worked late last night and had to do more work in the middle of the night (2 am to 5 am that IT crap sucks) I got up at my normal 5:15, threw myself together a blasted out the door just before 0700.
I had to get gas at a little market in town so I took a chance on a cup of coffee for the hour trip out to the lake. Turned out the coffee was pretty good.
I got to the lake at 0830 and noticed that the water level has risen some. The weather guessers said that New Melones went from 43% of capacity to 44% of capacity after the past storms we've gotten. I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but for a lake this size (2.4 million acre-feet) that's quite a bit of water.
Once I had two rods out, yeh rainbow Power Bait on a slip sinker rig, I went looking for the log we usually fish over.
Since I was standing there with my camera in my hand, I took some shots around the lake.
|Down one cove|
|The cover around the corner|
|Out toward the lake|
|15 inch Rainbow|
Second is that fishing from the Float Tube Cumberland is a lot more fun on this lake. Yuki decided that we were going to launch (he with his kayak and me with the FT Cumberland) sometime next week.
I left at 12:30 and by then Jim had missed one and landed one, Yuki was fishless, but if the day was to be normal, I had to leave for him to catch fish. The Yuki hex, remember?
Till next time.