Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President's Day Holiday, The Fish Take The Day Off

Without thinking what day it was yesterday, I headed out to Lake Camanche to give the North Shore a shot. My friend Yuki said that he heard some rumors that the fish had been biting. 

Since the wife is still off work after surgery, I slept in (for me that's somewhere around 0600) and finally got going about 0800. Got to the lake at 0900 and set out two rods with rainbow Power Bait, one plain and one with garlic.

In the picture below, my truck is parked right at the beginning of the day use area. Not much of the peninsula left. The lake is getting full. 

If you double click on the picture below and look to the right of the car and the green patch, there are some bushes almost underwater way off in the distance. That's where I usually fish. 

What's  left of the peninsula
Ten minutes into the day I got one tug on the rod with garlic, but when I picked it up, nobody home. After an hour or so without any further hits, I moved out to the end of the peninsula.

Same spot as above, just a different angle
I sat for another two hours and nothing, but in between I worked Kastmasters on my little Okuma in several colors including the rainbow pink one that works so well out there. I even walked over to where I those two good hits last time, but not this time.

Seems even the fish took the President's Day Holiday off. I checked with several of those fishing and nobody had anything. Maybe I should have gone to Pardee? Ya never know.  

Till next time.



  1. Looks like a great place to sit in the sun for awhile.

  2. Mark
    You know you are dealing with patriotic fish there--spring is just around the corner