Friday, March 6, 2009

Mather Lake Thursday

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I could only stay at the lake for about an hour and a half. But, here are some of the things I found. Looks like DFG planted early in the week since there weren't many fish caught while I was there. In fact, I only saw one caught.

The weed problem was slightly less, but still there. One fisherman said that he was using a slip sinker rig with about 18" of leader and the Power Bait was barely above the top of the weeds. I fished to the left of the dock with a floating bobber rig using meal worms and nightcrawlers with no results. I also tried the usual Panter Martins (gold and silver) and Little Cleo (burgandy/bronze) with no results.

I moved over to the right side of the lake and fished two locations, with the same set ups above, with no results. I know that Panther Martin's and Little Cleo's will produce fish in this lake, because the have in the past, but not this time. As the weather warms, the weed problem in this lake is only going to get worse. I also noticed that the screen that covers the outlet was pushed down in one corner. Makes one wonder if any of the trout went down the creek on the other side of the dam. Might explore that sometime in the near future. I'll have to look at a map to see where that creek goes.

The one good thing that happened yesterday, was a delivery from Fisherman's Warehouse. I stocked up on Pro-Cure Super Gel in flavors I didn't have, some backup Panther Martin's, and colors in Little Cleo I didn't have. The blue/silver color I got was the one that caught a trout at Lake Amador when I was there, Friday 2/27. I got a couple of other colors to try too and I'm waiting for some from Cabela's. I'll report results as I try them.

I now stand at fish 7, Shoreman zip. This year is not starting out very well, but that will change.

Till the next time I can get out, remember: "A bad day fishing is better than any day at work". I keep reminding myself of that.


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