Friday, January 25, 2013

It Ain't Right, I Tell Ya

Left the house at 0730 amid fog and rain heading for New Melones Reservoir. I had everything loaded just in case. Waders, boots, fly bag, fly rod, and all my spinning gear.

I had no expectations because of the fog and rain and the report Yuki sent me about yesterday. What the report said was cold, raining, foggy, and generally miserable. That's OK, I had my parka which is water proof, gloves, hand warmers, and watch cap. I could handle anything.

Got to the lake at 0900 (takes me an hour and a half to get there) and the sky was blue, the temperature was long sleeved tee shirt warm, and couldn't have been nicer. What a contrast to what it was when I left home. When I got home, there was a morning email from Yuki saying cold, foggy, and wet at his place. What a difference a mere 25 miles makes.  

When I got down to the lake, the fog (with the fog comes the wind) was just starting to come over the hills across the lake so I didn't bother with fly fishing and set up two rods with rainbow Power Bait and Pro-Cure garlic scent and there I sat.

Good place for a fog horn

Later in the morning it got calm and a few fish started surface feeding so I went back to the truck and got my fly rod. Tried a Baetis dry, nymph under and indicator, stimulator, and several streamers, but they weren't having any of it.

Back to two rods with Power Bait. Mean while Yuki, sitting next to me, kept reeling in trout after trout. Now you all know about the Yuki, me, and the jinx. I catch fish and Yuki catches them after I go home. Back on the 17th the jinx was broken when Yuki caught 3 before I left.

Which brings me to the title of this post. Today, Yuki caught ALL the fish. I even tried what he was using but couldn't catch a fish for the life of me. Don't get me wrong, I had a bite here and there, but I couldn't get one to stay one the hook. Guess my expectations on Wednesday's post were a little too high. Come hell or high water. Yeh, right. Looks like the jinx is on me now.

That's OK though, it's about time the tables were turned. Besides, Yuki has a new smoker that needs to get fired up.

Next Wednesday is on for Glenn and I to take a shot at Chrome. Well see what happens. 

Till then.



  1. I've always had a hard time understanding how two people sitting side by side, fishing the same stuff the same way and one guy gets skunked.

  2. There is no explanation for it, I tell ya'! I have been on both sides of the coin many times in my life. Somewhere along the line one has to start thinking about the lucky rabbit foot thing.

  3. A buddy and I once were fishing the same hole for browns with the same setup and the same caddis fly in the same size. our presentations were the same and we took turns casting in the hole. I hooked up on every other cast while he got nothing. To this day I can't explain it. sometimes it just comes down to plain ol luck

  4. Isn't fishing wonderful.
    I have experienced the same.