Then last Sunday came phase two. This one was oh, so much better. Four days of running to the Porcelain God almost every time I moved. For those who have had this one, my sympathies. For those who haven't, you lucky dogs.
But, I'm back (I hope) and am planning on getting out next week. Don't want to push it and end up back in bed. Us old guys don't bounce back as easily as we used to.
Now, if you've been watching the tube, you know that California is in a major drought. 2012 was the driest calendar year ever. All the lakes are mere puddles and the temperature had been in the mid 60's for what seems forever.
This is what January should look like.
The normal winter program would be to fish downcountry, but with the warm temps I'm thinking of taking a drive up the hill. Don't know what I'll find, but the local forums are showing nobody fishing up there.
I know I posted a trip on the 8th, but I paid for that short trip to Camanche by spending another three days in bed which is the reason I'm not pushing it this time. I have to tell you, it's really tough when you find out you're not bulletproof any longer. Very damaging to your ego.
The DFW is planning on planting Camanche and New Melones next week so if upcountry doesn't pan out, I still have those two lakes I can hit later in the week. Monday is MLK day so I would avoid any downcountry lake unless you enjoy combat fishing.