After a stop at Starbucks in Angels Camp, I got to the lake (Note I didn't call it a puddle. Explanation to follow) at 7:00 am. That is almost still dark. I think that Sunrise this morning was 7:01, but down in a hole the sun didn't touch me until about Noon. OK, maybe 8 or so.
As the sun was crawling down the
|Just the tip|
|Half way down|
|OK, hit the water|
|Sun sitting on the hill|
Before Yuki arrived, in fact between 8:00 and 8:45, I put three Rainbows on the stringer all caught on rainbow Power Bait with 12" of leader and only 20 feet out from shore.
Sometime between the time Yuki arrived and we left for lunch at Noon, Yuki put two on his stringer using chartreuse Power Bait and I hooked one more.
|#4, the fight is on.|
|And fight some more did I.|
|After hours of fighting|
All the fish today were those 14" ones we've been getting at New Melones. Some bright pink, some not so bright. Some almost silver.
The lake, with the torrential rains we had this past weekend, if you watched any National News California was washed into the ocean once or twice, the lake level rose what looked like a good 6 feet. Hey, 6 feet of water in that lake is a LOT of water.
Here at La Casa Kautz we got 9 inches of rain from Friday through Yesterday. The pond went from no water to running out the drain tube (about 2 1/2 feet deep) over night Friday into Saturday. This morning it was till running out the drain tube and we haven't seen that in quite a while. Had I blocked the drain tube the pond would have probably filled (about 8 feet deep), but it's one of those things you have to watch. It can go from empty to over flowing in just a couple hours and I was going fishing today. No time to spend watching the pond fill.
Yuki and I are thinking about kayak/float tubing it on Camanche on Friday. We'll let you know.