Today we (Bob and I) were supposed to do the "gravel the main road" thing. Two transfers of Class1 road gravel had been ordered for delivery starting this morning. A transfer is two trailers totaling about 24 tons of gravel. Late last night, we got an email from our "money" guy (a neighbor who collected the donations from all the other neighbors for road maintenance) saying the truckers rig was in the shop and wouldn't be available until later in the week. So I did what any good guy would do and that's go fishing. You just have to flexible about these things.
Howard at WDSTK 3 Handcrafted Lures sent me a half dozen of his lures to try in the lakes here locally. Last Friday when I was out at New Melones I stopped and picked up a box of treble hooks at Glory Hole Sports. I got them all attached and wanted to give the lures a shot at Lake Camanche this morning.
|WDSTK 3 Handcrafted Lures|
I pulled out of the house at 0715 and hit the North Shore Day Use Area at just before 0815. At most of the lakes in the area the water level is going down. Not so at Lake Camanche. Much to my surprise, the peninsula I parked on last week was now under water. That's OK, just be flexible.
|Used to be dry out there|
|First time parking in the lot|
|The first fishing spot|
|First fish of the day|
See, my wife is right. I thought I should go over there and there wasn't anything that looked like a fish in the pond. Oh, there were guys out in float tubes catching a fish here and there and from what I could glean from their conversations they were using Power Worms on fly rods. That is just not right.
I did give the lures about 10 casts each, but with the lack of fish anywhere in the area, It wasn't a very good test. Next time maybe I'll try them at Lake Amador. I didn't get any hits on Power Bait either.
We're expecting the rain and snow to start tonight and go through tomorrow and into Thursday so I might try and get out again on Friday unless the gravel comes. I'll let you know.