So, where does the title of this post come in, you ask? Well, the weather guessers said that this was going to be a warm storm and the snow level would be 6000 feet.
Now, if you look at the first two pictures below, you'll notice that the white on my truck and the white on the roof of the house is SNOW. Photo's taken this morning.
To me, that would mean that I now live at 6000 feet instead of 3200 feet where I previously resided and somebody moved my house. Can you see the logic in my thinking?
In my infinite wisdom the only logical thing to do, since it snowed last night, would be to go fishing today. I didn't want to launch the Float Tube Cumberland, because I'm heading out to New Melones on Monday to tube. I decided to try Lake Camanche one more time on the off chance that I just might catch a fish. Boy am I stupid sometimes. Even my stupid pills can't correct this one.
Three hours, every Kastmaster in my tackle box, the 1/4 oz. Magic bullet, a Thin Mint behind a bobber (too windy for my fly rod) and rainbow Power Bait plain and with every Pro-Cure Bait Scent I had. Absolutely nothing.
While I was sitting, I decided to take a Selfie. Everybody is doing it and thought I'd take the plunge. After all if the President can so can I.
When I checked in, the guy at the window asked if I was going to the Day use area or the Peninsula? It didn't dawn on me what he was talking about because I had no idea what the Peninsula was so I just naturally said the Day Use Area. After three hours of nothing, I drove back to check in and asked what he was talking about.
He gave me a map and said that a lot of people he talked to would catch fish at the Peninsula while those at the Day Use Area wouldn't. OK, time to see what the Peninsula was all about.
Drove out there to find the roads with a good access to the lake were closed and also had signs that said "No Day Use". The only place to park would have been a dry camping area where you had to hoof it a half mile or so to the lake.
Let's compare this. Day Use Area, park next to where you fish, but don't catch anything. Peninsula, park in the dry camping area and hike a half mile (carrying all your gear) and maybe catch something. This is a no-brainer for me, quit fishing here.
Next stop, New Melones on Monday with the Float Tube Cumberland and the ever faithful Thin Mint.