On Friday June 28th the temperature (in Sacramento) was right at 100 and by the Fourth of July it topped out at 110. You have to keep in mind that there is a straight shot from the Bay Area (San Francisco) where the Delta Breeze (it can get up to 35 or 40 mph) blows across the bay, up the delta, and into Sacramento and cools things down. When they have temperatures like they had this past week, there is no Delta Breeze. AND, once you hit Sacramento going north and south in the middle of the state the temperatures go up the further you are from Sacramento.
Now Bill Trussell's son is in Marysville about 50 miles north of Sacramento and they experienced temperatures upwards of 115 degrees. I'm sure he's in the well done to burnt to a crisp range.
What the hell is his point with all this weather shit, you ask? The Delta Breeze returned.
We are finally getting some cooler temps and my wife and I decided to take a drive up to Caples Lake and have a picnic today. That was our first mistake. The only thing that went in our favor is that we were able to get the picnic table I was shooting for on the peninsula by the dam.
As far as anywhere to put out any fishing rods, there was only one spot available. There were people on both sides of me. In fact there were people all over the place. It was, after all, the 4th of July Holiday weekend.
|Only place to fish|
|Notice no snow left|
After a couple hours of that we gave up and headed for Woods Lake. I wanted to get a picture of the lake for an article I'm doing for Sport Fishing Weekly. That was mistake number two. It was so crowded at Woods Lake I couldn't even stop long enough to take a shot for fear of my life. There was a row of cars in front and a row of cars in back of us and it's only a one lane road through the camping/day use area. I skipped the picture and squirmed my way back out to the highway.
On the way back, as we passed all the places I fish at Caples, there were hordes of people in every spot. Same with Silver Lake, people everywhere. Probably should have just stayed home.