We met at Cooks at 0830 and after grabbing coffee we headed up the hill. We got to the lake and had our pick of spots. Most of the shore is rock heavy with the exception of the little cove in the picture below. I usually fish on the point just beyond where Yuki is standing. Because we were in a sandy area we were able to use our rod holders that our friend Jim (from New Melones fame) crafted for us. It's been a while since I could use mine. Seems I'm always on a rock or something.
We set our rods out, Yuki's two and one of mine with Power Bait and my other one with a mini-crawler and a couple white floaty things to keep it off the bottom.
Barely had I gotten both lines in the water and the first 10" rainbow came to hand.
|Our spot for the day|
|Unknown duck species|
Being the energetic person he is (unlike yours truly) he had hiked up the hill behind and taken a couple of shot from above. Click on the picture for the full effect.
|High view of Upper Blue Lake|
Which brings me back to the hex. I caught three, missed maybe four or five, and Yuki didn't get a bite. He told me I should go home so he could catch something although I reminded him that I had the truck and the keys so it would be a long walk home for him. He thought I could leave him the keys and the truck and I could walk home. He has a good sense of humor.
At 2:15 we decided to head down to Silver Lake and try the spot that was good last week. We parked and set up at the dam. I put out one rod with PB and one with a crawler. Yuki put out one with PB and one with a crawler and then we sat.
|Fishing from a picnic table, how cool is that.|
|Photo around the dam area|
|Out toward the lake|
|To the right|
Once again the hex seems to be in place and I thought we had gotten rid of it.