With over cast skies and the possibility of some fish biting, I drove out to New Melones to see if I could scare up a holdover or two.
I parked a hair after 0900 and by 0915 had two lines in the water. In the photo below you can see how the skies were and the lake nice and calm.
|Southern direction from where I was|
I wandered around the bend to visit the little boys room (actually just a big rock for a little modesty) and as I walked back, I came across (out in the middle of nowhere and with zero vegetation around) this plant. At first I thought it might be a watermelon plant because of the little "fruit" right above the yellow flower, but in retrospect the flower looks more like a Zucchini. Anybody have a guess?
Shortly thereafter I put one on the stringer and then another. The second one weighed in a 1 lb. 10oz with the first one just a bit smaller. My guess is the one that got away was larger that either of these two, but we'll never know.
The whole catching thing lasted about 20 minutes and then nothing until we wrapped it up and called it a day at 2:00pm. Once again the no fish hex visited Yuki.
Till next time.