I decided to stop half way because I found a nice little beach area that would be flat enough to find a place to park my butt.
There was also this nice path already cut in and it wasn't very steep. Being a Geezer I have to take advantage of everything I can.
|This is only the top half of the path|
|To the left.|
|Yuki's first trip down the hill|
Being the Power Bait die-hard that I am, I put out one rainbow Power Bait and the other rod I put a crawler with a couple of those white floaty things I got a couple weeks ago at Glory Hole Sports.
Between the time Yuki went up to get his gear and he made it back down I landed one in the two pound range. I'd not been there 30 minutes yet so I put it on the stringer. The outlook for more was good. I also rigged up the rod that had the Power Bait on it with a crawler and a couple white floaty things just to keep the crawler off the bottom.
Yuki got rigged up using crawlers on both rods and within a half hour he hit the Motherlode. Once he hooked up it felt and looked like the two pounder I caught, but the closer to shore it got, the BIGGER it got. In fact, by the time we got it into the net (it didn't fit all the way in the net, by the way) it was HUGE. On a side note, it was 26" long.
|Yuki's personal best 7 lbs. 15 oz.|
In less than a half hour I got my second hit. It started out just like the two pounder earlier, but the more it fought, the harder it fought. It was several minutes before I even saw the fish and when I did, it was BIG.
|My personal best trout at 7 lbs. 10 oz.|
How about another WOW?
Then in an anti-climatic finish, Yuki landed another two pounder. That is if a two pounder can be anti-climatic.
We got back up to the trucks and took this picture of Yuki holding the stringer with just short of 20 pounds of trout destine for Yuki's smoker.
|A whole lot of trout|
There be BIG fish in Lake Amador.