I met Yuki at the North Shore Day Use Area of Lake Camanche for a day of sitting in the sun. It was also a day for giving "Hatchery Dust" a second chance.
Just like at New Melones, one rod with plain rainbow Power Bait the other with Hatchery Dust. First test, out about 50 feet.
Second test out as far as I could cast it.
Results: NOTHING. Four hours of soaking up Vitamin D from the sun.
|A good spot at Camanche|
Since both the tests proved to be negative, below is a picture of the Hatchery Dust in three flavors in the trash can. $19.00 down the tube.
BUT, Yuki and I came up with a fantastic idea. See, at Lake Camanche the wind blows from right to left most days. Here's our idea. Leave one truck up by the parking lot and take Yuki's Kayak and the Float Tube Cumberland, in the other truck down to the far end of the peninsula (now about a half mile) and launch. We can, in my case, flipper out to the buoys and let the wind push us back to the other truck. Yuki can paddle out in his kayak. What a concept.
Little effort on either of our parts and we can strip Wooly Buggers (or maybe a Thin Mint) all the way back. Don't know why I didn't think of that before. Must be getting old. Maybe next week or the week after.
I wish I had the money back I've spent on gadgets to improve my fish catch. The one item I've found that works for me in the spring to increase my crappie catch is the crappie nibblet, tipped on the hook point.
I guarantee you that if you give Yuki's idea a try, a Wooly Bugger or a Thin Mint will hook a fish if there are any in there. Besides. an ol' saying comes into place. "If I am not going to catch any fish, I might as not catch any with a fly rod".ReplyDelete
Worth a try, but congrats on making up your own mind. I like the new plan. The best defense is a good offense.ReplyDelete
Never do today what you can put off til tomorrow...yep, geezerhood.ReplyDelete
I had to look up Hatchery Dust after reading this, looks like some people use it for cat fishing… but raised similar concerns with not catching any trout on it.ReplyDelete