Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lake Pardee Today

Had to go to Jackson again, so I decided to cruise out to Lake Pardee and drown a couple of worms. Small problem, I left the worms at home and I wasn't going to buy more when I already had nightcrawlers in the fridge and meal worms on top of the fridge. Oh well, next time. I parked in the lot at Rainbow Point and walked down to the lake. The water had risen considerably since I was there on February 11th and the outlook was good.

I put out a slip sinker rig with Chunky Chartruese Berkley Gulp Trout Dough. On my 7' rod I tried the usual Panther Martin's in gold and silver. Little Cleo in burgandy/bronze, blue/nickle, and firetiger colors. Kastmasters in silver, gold, silver/orange, solid orange, and silver/blue. I also tried something I found at Lake Amador that looked like a Roostertail in an orange with black spots. Nothing produced a follow up or hit. In between I changed the slip sinker rig to Berkely Gulp Trout Dough in Orange Pulp and then Rainbow Candy. Still nothing.

I didn't see anyone catching anything in the 3 or so hours I was there until the guy next to me caught one on Power Bait Nuggets in an orange color. A nice 13"-14" Rainbow. That was it. As I was leaving, the guy parked next to me was leaving at the same time, I asked if he had any luck and he said he caught a couple of small ones, but not worth keeping. I didn't ask what he was using, he seemed to be in a hurry.

Well, that's it for Thursday at Pardee. That make it 0 for 2 this season and zero for all the times I've fished there. One of these days, though, there will be a break through.

Thanks to Wandering Owl for stopping by. Welcome aboard.

Till next time, remember: "A bad day fishing is better than any day at work".



  1. Shoreman - I wonder if all the fresh, cloudy water has the bite off? Still a little unsettled from the influx of new water. What do you think?

  2. Shoreman - You can't say you haven't been willing to change your set up and lures often to try and find the secret. Could be the off color water, could be the lake is in some sort of transition phase.

  3. You know, guys, I just don't know, but I'll keep trying. Die hard and all that. I did go up to Bear River Reservoir this morning (Mel, it's at 5800') and it's still frozen over and the snow at the side of the road is 3-4 ft. This being the lowest lake up Highway 88, it's going to be a while.