Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's Finally Friday

I had originally written this post yesterday afternoon and Blogger made such a mess out of it, I just deleted it, so I'll try again. Pisses me off when Blogger does stuff like that, but I'll get over it.

I put a couple of new pictures over on California Dreaming and here's the story. Thursday afternoon we got the hail storm I showed you on the last post. In a matter of 5 minutes, we had an inch of hail on the ground. Shortly there after we got 4 inches of snow on top of the hail. My wife called from Rams Horn Grade (see and said she was stuck on the last pulloff just before the top and couldn't get home. I went and got her (thus the explanation of my slipping and sliding) and got her home.

Friday morning took her down to get the car and see her off to work. Since I was part of the way to town, I decided to take a run down to Spot X (I'm sworn to secrecy) and do a little fishing.

I put out two rods with Rainbow Power Bait on a slip sinker rig and parked my butt. In approximately 3 hours I got nothing. Since I wasn't really in the mood to fish and spent most of the 3 hours chatting with the guys, I packed up and went home. I did see two fish in the pound to pound and a half category caught with what looked like a night crawler with a mini-marshmallow under it for lift. Rumor has it that the total catch for Spot X is over 100 fish this year. Not too bad for a secret spot.

I made a comment on the Ice House Reservoir post about going to Rancho Seco Lake to try the fly Bill Trussel sent me. Tuesday is the day. I'll let you know how it went when I get back.

Till then.



  1. A Marshmallow under a nightcrawler. Thats the first time I have ever heard of that trick.. What ever does the job.. Once when I was little a kids dad told us to use black licorice jellybeans for ice fishing...Needless to say when we returned with zero fish in hand the Dad had a huge sh!t eating grin on his face....lesson learned!

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