Since today was the only day Yuki and I had open, we decided to throw his boat, yes Yuki has a boat, into the lake and see what we could scrape up. I use that phrase (scrape up) because there just isn't a lot of water in the lake. That is until you get out into one of the coves and then you find there is really a lot of water still in the lake. Some of the coves were probably 25 or more feet deep.
We launched about 9:30 and headed up the first cove we came to. We just drifted. Yuki put out two rods with crawlers and I put out one with Power Bait and the other with a pink Kastmaster. We drifted. We drifted some more. Then the wind picked up and we drifted a little faster.
|Yuki in the drivers seat.|
|Yours truly waiting for the first bite|
|Yuki wrestling with what ever was on the line.|
For the next 3 hours or so we trawled back and forth on the lake pulling:
2. Salmon Eggs
5. Crawlers under a bobber
6. Salmon eggs under a bobber
7. Flashers with crawlers
8. Flashers with a Rapala and a crawler
I don't think I missed anything. You can say we gave it our all, but there wasn't a fish to be found.
Finally with Yuki's back hurting and me having a muscle spasm in my left leg, we called it a day.
The only thing that was a real bummer is that fish were popping on the surface, but weren't interested in anything we offered. I did check water temperature when I was at the office and they said it was 65 to 70 depending on where you were on the lake. Lake Camanche said they aren't planning to stock until sometime in November. I think it was just a little too early for downcountry lakes.
On the other hand, it is supposed to rain on Sunday with snow levels down to 5000 ft. That would be Cook's Station level. Might be the end to fishing upcountry, maybe.