Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Had A Dream

This is not a Martin Luther King Jr. thing. That was "I have a dream".

Last night I had a dream that was kind of weird. You have to understand that my wife works in computers so that's probably where part of this came from. The dream was a florescent green computer with a florescent green screen and when the alarm went off at 0515 I got a florescent green flash. Since I was going fishing this morning I took that as an omen to what I should be fishing with. 

I left the house at 0730 and after a stop at Starbucks for coffee, hit Lake Camanche at 0845. Since the last time I was out there, the water has risen even more so there there is only a small spot at the tip of the peninsula (if you can call it that) where you can pull a vehicle out to. In the picture below, that is where the white truck is parked. Other than that, it's parking lot all the way.

Set out one rod with chartreuse Power Bait (the closest I could get to florescent green) and one with the old standby, rainbow with a couple of dabs of Pro-Cure garlic scent. Then I waited.

While we're waiting, I should explain why I went fishing today. For the last couple of days I've been raking and burning pine needles (yes, it's that time of year again) and shredding my little heart out. When we first moved to beautiful Volcano I had aspirations of burning, in a burn barrel, all those credit card applications you get on a daily basis only to find out you're not allowed to burn anything except natural vegetation in a burn barrel or a pile or anywhere else. So here I sat with nine years of our recycle stuff, all the recycle stuff from my Mother-in-Laws house when she passed away, and she never got rid of any. Two years ago I found myself with about fifty (50) shopping bags of stuff to be shredded. We had a shredder and I started shredding. Since then I've been on a mission to get all those bags done. Two weeks ago, our little shredder we've had for years finally died. I guess you could say I killed it. Anyway I went to Sam's Club and bought a new one. Got the $55 special and it lasted 12 pages, then I returned it. Came home with the $150 super duper model. It says you can shred 5300 pieces in 40 minutes of continuous shredding. So I ran about 50 pages through it and it never wavered. I'm now down to the last three bags with the end in sight. That is until I get to the filing cabinet that has stuff to be shredded that goes back, some of it 15 years.    

So that's why I went fishing today, to rest recuperate, and get ready for the final shredding push.

It's now 11:00 am and I've soaked the chartreuse Power Bait for the first hour and changed it to plain old rainbow for the second hour. In between that time my friend Yuki showed up (I emailed him this morning letting him know I would be out at the North Shore) and then suddenly the rod with rainbow started dancing. I set the hook and reeled in this nice 1 lb. 15 oz. rainbow. Thanks to Yuki for the I-Phone pictures. 

A little dark
Took this one from the other direction
From 11:00 am until I left at 12:45 pm, nothing happened to us, but the guys in the white pickup (top picture) landed one that was 3 lbs. even. I guess dreams don't always come true and maybe the green was from all the Corned Beef and Cabbage I ate over the weekend. Yuki stayed on after I left. You know he always catches fish after I leave and if he did catch anything I'm sure he'll put something in the comment section so check there.  

We might take a ride out to New Melones Thursday or Friday since they are stocking both Glory Hole and Tuttletown this week and see if we can't catch one or two.

I'll let you know.

Mark

20 comments:

  1. I vote for the corned beef and cabbage. I was seeing a little green myself. I had a dream also. It had to do with that sweet little weather girl I posted a few days ago.

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  2. Oh yeah. Really nice looking bows!

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  3. Way to get back on the fishing wagon, Mark. Real nice trout! I don't suppose the "Green Dream" had anything to do with St. Patrick's day.

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    1. Probably from the corned beef and cabbage.

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  4. Very nice fish. You know the rainbow PB would not have worked if you hadn't used the chartreuse first. It was the Dream.

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    1. Rainbow always seems to be the best. Covers a lot of bases.

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  5. Nice fish. Chartreuse is a pretty good color to blend into a streamer.

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  6. Mark
    That was a nice haul with the power bait. Were you using your ultra light combo to land that trout? Is this one of the lakes they stock with trout? Glad you were able to connect.

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    1. 6'6" with 4# line and a slip sinker rig. They do stock this lake although I think this one was a holdover. It had Copepod slime on it.

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  7. There's a trout!! Way to go! Nice fish Mark!

    Brian

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    1. As they say south of the border, Muchas Gracias.

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  8. Very nice trout there! Too bad the dream didn't work out or you could have started a new career: "Man With Uncanny Ability to Predict What Fish Will Eat Making Millions Helping Fishermen Catch Fish!!!"

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    1. Thanks David, but I've already had three careers. Although that would have been interesting.

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  9. No, I did not catch a fish after you left. Not even a nibble all day. You were so lucky.

    Well, you were talking something sexy and all of a sudden that fish hit you. For some reasons sex and fishing are closely related. It often happens like that.

    Yuki

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  10. Burn that paper trash, after all it is/was wood which is natural.
    Nice fish.

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  11. If power bait wasn't so stinky, I just might pick up my spin rod again. Glad to see that you with such a nice catch!

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  12. That's a good looking trout. I have to hook up with you one of these days and get into some trout!

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