Got to the Camanche Trout Pond at 0745. Several fish had been caught by other anglers, so the prospects looked good. Put out one rod with a slip sinker rig and Rainbow Power Bait. Used the second rod to throw out a gold Kastmaster. Wasn't long and the line on the rod with Power Bait went straight. The fish was about a pound and lightly lip hooked, so I was able to release him. I then hooked one on the Kastmaster and this one was about a pound and a half. I released him also.
After that, nothing happened on either rod. About 0930, Rich showed up and with his Power Worm, Power Eggs rig, hooked up one almost immediately. I changed to the same rig and nothing. Must be attitude. I went back to Power Bait and caught one on Rainbow. Then nothing for a while, so I switched to Berkley Gulp Trout Dough (remember this before, when I got my butt kicked in the Power Bait challenge) in Marshmallow Cluster. White in Power worms and Power Eggs seemed to be a good shot, so I thought this might work. Yup, did the trick. Caught one about a pound. Then caught one on the German Brown Kastmaster about the same size.
Changed the Marshmellow Cluster to Orange Pulp (the one that works so well at Bear River Reservoir) and hooked up with another the same size. One last fish was caught when I went back to plain old Rainbow Power Bait. I had five on the stringer (for my neighbor Bob) and called it a day.
While I was changing between this and that, Rich pulled one in on a broken back Rapala in Firetiger color that went 3 lbs 4 oz or there abouts.
So all in all, it was a good day at the Trout Pond. Did a lot for my confidence, that has been crushed by the Steelhead pursuit of late. Doesn't mean I'm giving up on Steelhead, just yet.
There's a good chance we'll be back at the Trout Pond on Friday. I'll let you know how that goes.
Till then. Tight lines and full creels.
COFTLR 2010 (Cost of fish to license ratio) $7.58
Sounds like fun, Shoreman, wish I could have been at your side. I am starting to get a little rusty.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great day fishing. I miss fresh trout pan fried in butter. The steelhead will happen for you. you are just doing time and then it is all going to happen.ReplyDelete
I think you have the right routine now, Mark. Mornings on the pond to get your confidence up, and those days on the river chasing steelhead won't seem so long. Besides, after that 1st steelhead - you'll forget all about the fishless days leading up to it.ReplyDelete