We drove over to the launch ramp and parked by the bottom of the ramp in the 'No Parking" zone. There wasn't anyone else up there so why not? Walked around to the right and found a spot that looked like it might be somewhat deep out a ways. We both put out two rods with Power Bait on slip sinker rigs and sat down to wait. While we were waiting, I took some shots around the lake.
From right to left, the dam (notice how low the water level is) and across the lake.
Over to the left and next to us. You can see Yuki's rods.
Same spot with Yuki's rods, just a little inland view. Give you an idea of the snow still on the ground. Ice House Reservoir is at an elevation of 5450 ft. We fished from 0930 to about 2:00 pm and then called it a day. Probably a good thing too, I got fried. It was sunshine, blue skies, and in the mid-50's. An absolutely beautiful high mountain day.
Oh yeh, want to know if we caught any fish? We did. Four between us, two small ones (about 9") and two larger ones about 10"-11". Considering the guys in the only boat we saw got skunked and a group of three guys on the far bank got skunked, I think we did well.
I also took my little "find junk" tour around the area where we were and you won't believe it. Another golf ball. This time a Titleist 2 Pro V1.
Believe it or not, we are expecting snow on Thursday, AGAIN. I'm spending the rest of this week cutting trees and cleaning up around the house. I may sneak out on day and fish Spot X (from the April 2nd post) and see if I can scare up a fish or two. Let you know if I can get out.
Next week I want to run down to Rancho Seco Lake and try out a fly that Bill Trussel (Fishing Through Life) sent me. He says it's a good Crappie fly and Rancho Seco is supposed to have trophy Crappie in it, so I just can't resist. Let you know if that happens too.
Good to be back. Now I'm off to cut trees.