Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday at Pardee

Took the chance to go out to Pardee on a day between storms. Weather was fairly cool and breezy. When I drove across the dam on the way to the entrance, I saw one fish being pulled in at the East side of the dam. I checked in and the "mud hole" was where I was told there might be fish. The "mud hole" is right across from the marina and seems to be a good place to fish. There was about 25 people fishing in the area when I got there. The first thing I noticed was the water was really shallow. I talked to a couple of guys there and they were of the same opinion. I threw a sliding sinker rig with Power Bait and fished my second rod with lures. All I got was moss on both rigs. So I decided to wander over to the dam.

When I got to the dam, there were another 20 or so guys fishing there. The two I talked to earlier were there too. Again, the water seemed to be really shallow. I again casted out my slip sinker rig with Berkley Gulp Trout Dough in Orange Pulp color. My second rig I tried Panther Martins (both gold & silver), Kastmasters (silver, gold, silver/blue, and orange), and Little Cleo (burgandy/bronze). After an hour or so, I moved further out to a point and tried again. Same lures, but this time I used Rainbow Candy and Chunky Chartreuse as well as Orange Pulp Power Bait. I might have gotten a bite on Chunky Chartreuse, but if I did, I missed it. The line went straight and then slack. There was nothing on the end, fish or bait. I fished for about an hour and then moved to the other side of the hill.

The place where I went was across the lake from the marina, opposite the "mud hole". I walked along casting all the lures listed above and added a Tasmanian Devil into the mix. Mostly moss on the hooks. Nothing that looked like fish. I've fished Pardee three times in the past year and been skunked all three times. But I'm a die hard, I'll keep trying.

I'm off to paint the livingroom wall I've been working on for the past couple of days. Can't do anything outside since it snowed Monday night, last night, and we are expecing more snow during the day, today.

Till next time, remember: " A bad day fishing is better than any day at work". Lately I've had to concentrate on this. Bad day fishing has been the norm. That's OK, Summer is coming.


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