Headed out of La Casa Kautz at 0715 this morning and with New Melones in mind and a stop at Starbucks in Angels Camp for coffee and a butter croissant. I had two lines in the water by 0845.
And as Porky Pig would say "That's, that's, that's all folks". I tried plain rainbow PB, pink PB, rainbow with garlic. Rainbow with sweet corn. Spitting in the water. Everything and couldn't get even the slightest interest.
So while I was sitting there soaking up the sun. Not too much, I'm already on the calendar for partial ear removal, I noticed a couple guys float tubing by.
I thought, "Hey, I know these guys. Just talked to them last night at the fly club meeting". Truth be told, I over heard them talking about coming out to New Melones today so I wasn't too surprised.
I hung around for a little over 3 hours and without a bite, called it a day. One can only be bored so much.
Both the guys to the left and right of me were in the zero fish category just like me. Out in the tubes, one fish on, but lost and that was it until I left.
Might quiet at New Melones.
Those are the frustrating days, but those days make the great days all the better.ReplyDelete
It is a slow day for sure, when the avid float tuber is getting zero's! When you get ready to launch The Float Tube Cumberland, I will send you along a little care package, I want too see if Northern California Trout like my flies!ReplyDelete
I'm going to try for Monday or Tuesday next week. I have a couple Bill sent me to try this time. Send them along and I'll put them in for the next trip.Delete
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Could be worse...It's only gonna be like -27C tonight here in the Central Great Lakes Region. :0(ReplyDelete
I lived the first 8 years of my life in Kenosha, WI and know it got cold, but I've been gone so long that -27C in unfathomable.Delete
We all have those days when the fish win out. I hope those guys in the tubes were well insulated. I think I would only try that in the summer even where you guys live.
Hi Bill. We tube year around. Just like our fishing, upcountry in the summer, downcountry in the winter. Just add some sweats and wool socks in the winter.Delete
Glad you got to visit melones and breathe some fresh air! Nothing better than the fishing life!ReplyDelete
That's why they call it fishing and not catching. I know, not very original. Go Mark!ReplyDelete
Still beats a day working.ReplyDelete