Fast forward to this morning. I was ready to go about a half hour before the wife was ready to leave, so I got into the truck and headed out. First stop was the corner by Bob's house to put all the trash (both Bob's and mine) back into the trash cans. Want to bet that what I saw wasn't a Coyote, dog, or Big Foot? Second stop was Kat's to put her trash back into the can. Third stop was the trash guys truck who was picking up trash from the "pie lady's" trash can. It was certainly turning out to be a bear of a morning. No moaning please.
So my early get away was now about the same time I usually leave. I stopped for coffee at Cooks Station and headed up the hill. I got to Upper Blue Lake at about 0900 and the plan was to put out my red camping chair and soak some Power Bait. Nothing more strenuous.
Pretty much an instant replay of the last time I was here. Toss out the PB, wait a minute or two, set the hook, and reel in the fish. OK, they've been stocking the crap out of this lake and most other lakes in anticipation of "Free Fishing Day in California" tomorrow. I brought 6 to hand, put one back, had one put itself back (you know how that goes), and put 4 on the stringer for Bob. After all, he was nice enough to run his tractor with the gravel grader up and down my driveway while I was catching fish for him.
So here are some shots of the lake.
|To the left|
|Across the lake|
|To the right|
A quick stop at Red Lake (which is still green with algae) produced NOTHING. No further discussion needed.
That's it for this trip. Till next time.