I drove out to Lake Camanche North Shore this morning with the intention of throwing in the Float Tube Cumberland. The weather was supposed to be in the high 60's to low 70's. When I got there, it was overcast, cold, and the wind was blowing. I decided to park myself on the shore and soak some Power Bait. Two hours later, and I was still sitting on the shore without a bite.
OK, plan B. I went over to the other side of the penninsula and fished in the cove where I had planned to fish from the Float Tube Cumberland. Nothing there either.
Plan C. I packed up and drove to Lake Amador. Checked in and went out to the spillway (which is over flowing again) and set up one rod with power Bait and another with Kastmasters. Just a note, I now carry 4 rods. Two for Power Bait, one for lures, and a new one with 2 lb test for grub jigs. Easier than changing all the time.
Didn't get anything on the Power Bait even though I fished it in the lake and in the spillway. Didn't get anything on Kastmasters. I did get one on the new rod with a white grug jig, but I don't think I set the hook enough and I got the jig thrown back at me. That and trying to tempt one in the spillway with everything in my tacklebox, that was it.
Which brings me to the title. I spent the drive home thinking about all the days I've been fishing in the last two years. At least once a week and many times twice. That's a lot of days. I came to the conclusion that I'm tired. Not tired of fishing, just tired in general. So I'm taking a vacation or hiatus or personal time off or what ever you want to call it for a few weeks. I'm pretty much done with fishing the lower lakes and the ones upcountry are still iced over, at least I think they are.
I checked my journal (Fish to cost of license ratio) from last year and I didn't start fishing upcountry until March 26th. I think I'll take off, until the end of the month, but I'll check out the lakes up the hill and see what's happening. I'll continue to follow all you guys out there and will post if I find anything interesting. I still have pictures to put over on California Dreaming, so watch for new posts there.
Till I find something interesting.