I heard a rumor (I hear a lot of these) that they stocked Lake Camanche on New Years Eve. North Shore, South Shore, and the Trout Pond. That would make today the perfect day (Stocking + 2 days) for me to hit North Shore.
But, it's been cold. Twenty -Seven (27) degrees this morning when I left, but I was ready. I had my parka in the truck. I had my gloves I wear when snow blowing. I had hand warmers, I had hot coffee (from Starbucks). I had lemon pound cake (what does that have to do with keeping warm?). I had ear muffs. I was ready, bring on the cold.
I got to the lake just after 9:00. The sun was shining, there was no wind, it was pretty nice actually.
All I had on was my hoodie and my pair of Eddie Bower fingerless gloves. Didn't need anything else.
The spot I picked wasn't very deep in fact I figure 4 to 5 at 75 feet or so. I shortened my leader to 12" and out went two lines of rainbow Power Bait a little over 25 feet from shore. That was where they were the last time. OK, so how did I know it was 4 to 5 at 75 feet? Never mind, you know how.
I sat for a couple hours and as neighbors came and went, nothing.
|My spot for the day|
|That far from the truck|
|Can't even find a trash can or take it with them.|
Since I didn't bring any lunch, I planned to leave around Noon, but just before, my neighbor (to the left) saw a fish jump right where my line was. A good indication that I had a fish on one of my Power Bait rods since the line went straight. This one came in at 1 lb. 15 oz.
|1'14" on the left, 1'15" on the right.|
Disclaimer: I did not catch the fish in the picture below. Would have been nice if I had.
|A Mount Lassen Rainbow|
My neighbor John and his wife are having a nice fish dinner tonight.
27 degrees is cold. I notice the coffee from Starbucks....where's Cooks Station.ReplyDelete
Cooks Station is on the way uphill. Lake Camanche is downhill, thus Starbucks.Delete
Good going, Mark.ReplyDelete
And Happy New Fishing Year!
Marisa and I thought about joining you, but we realized that you did not have new fishing license yet so that we couldn't.
So, Kastmaster is the one to use now... I wonder jigging Power Egg + Worm would work.
Nice. That's a great start to the new year (trash aside).ReplyDelete
Nice job. I'm envious.ReplyDelete
Mark, just admire the fact that you were ready to give that cold weather a kick in the teeth if necessary. Preparation is a key part of being successful, and, that you were my friend! Those are some pretty trout to kick off the season.ReplyDelete
Nice catch for the new years!ReplyDelete
What a great way to start the new year, did you and the wife get invited for the fish fry your neighbor was having? Glad to back with you guys---thanks for sharing----colorful trout!!