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".