As you all know (how can you not) today is Black Friday. It started yesterday sometime and will continue until who knows when.
Now, I could have gone to some mall shopping, but no one in their right mind would willingly experience something like that. Just look at the pictures below.
|Another mass of people|
This is what I was thinking. Most people were at the malls shopping, so there shouldn't be many at the lake, right? That's what I get for thinking.
Not that the parking lot was packed to capacity, but there were a good number of boat trailers there and during the time I was fishing, many more came and went.
|Boat Trailer Parking Lot|
My usual spot at New Melones Reservoir was taken so I set up a little to the right, but not intruding upon them. Attempting to beat the hex, I put out one rod with rainbow Power Bait and the other with Salmon Eggs (per the suggestion of Howard (Windknots & Tangled Lines) under a bobber. This worked OK for the first hour or so, but then the wind picked up. Using a bobber in the wind is a lesson in futility. I don't think an explanation is necessary. No bites either.
From then on it was PB, PB with garlic, PB with Anise, PB with Sweet Corn, and Kastmasters in numerous colors.
Almost four hours of sitting and nary a bite. There wasn't anyone in the area catching anything and there was a lot of anyone's within sight.
I packed up a little after 1:00 pm and headed home. Maybe I should have gone shopping.
Stopped on the way home and took some pictures of more of the Historical Markers between the lake and home. Check back for those posts.