I met him at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot in San Andreas (yes, like the fault line), threw his gear in the truck and off we went. A short stop at Starbucks in Angels Camp for coffee and up the hill we went (all 63 miles).
I'm not sure what time we got to Kinney Reservoir, probably somewhere around 9:30 - 10:00. We parked at the dam and each put out one rod with Power Bait and since we could see the fish swimming in front of us, used the other rod with Kastmasters and Panther Martin's.
Here are some photo's.
|From where we parked by the dam|
|The gate need repair|
|To the left|
|The knob on the center left has an American Flag flying on it|
|The the right and part of the dam|
We hung out for a couple hours, but since the fish didn't seem to want anything we offered, decided to head back down the hill to Lake Alpine. Steve, the UPS driver when I lived up in Volcano kept telling me I should go fish Lake Alpine, so we did.
We wandered around a couple of areas and finally settled in the Day Use (sound familiar) Area. Once we passed by all the people lounging at the lakes edge, we found a somewhat free of swimmers, area. Yuki put out one rod with a crawler and the other with the now infamous "brown" Power Egg.
I, on the other hand, am still in the rainbow Power Bait rut and both of my rods went out that way. Shortly after settling in, Yuki needed something from the truck so off he went and no sooner did he leave and I got the first fish of the day.
|First fish of the day|
The third and final fish of the day came within the next half hour or so. Once again the Yuki Hex took hold.
In between fish, I took some shots of Lake Alpine to share with you since none of us has been there before.
|Across the lake|
|I used that log to tie the stringer to, after I pulled it ashore.|
|Across to the left|
|Down where all the swimmers were|
|Some more of the lake|
|A rear end shot|
|OK, munch away|
We'll do this one again, another day.