Now, Winter fishing downcountry. Back on October 30th, Yuki and I fished Lake Amador, but to no avail. I found out later that the fish were hanging out at the 35 to 50 foot depth. Had we known that at the time, we would have fished differently. Instead of trawling, we would have fished deep with Power Bait and worms out in the middle of the lake.
I heard a rumor that they began stocking Lake Camanche last Friday with a triple load of those nice Mt. Lassen Rainbows split between the North Shore, South Shore , and the Trout Pond.
Today was the first day I could get out (still dealing with the kitchen remodel thing) and the options were the three mentioned above. I wanted to fish the North Shore Day Use area that we did so well last March, but in a late decision, decided to fish the other side of the North Shore launch ramp.
I was hoping for flat ground, some place I could put out a couple rods, and enjoy the bright sun and blue skies. The place I picked was exactly that.
Have a look.
Somewhere around 10:30 or so I took first blood with a 1 lb. 6 oz. Rainbow on rainbow Power Bait of course. Nothing on the "secret" bait. In fact, I reeled in the line to check and the hook was empty. Re-baited with "secret" bait I put it back and tried the pink Kastmaster for a dozen or so casts.
Then Yuki landed one almost 2 pounds on rainbow Power Bait (I think he's a believer). His other rod had a crawler. A little later he got his second of the day, again on rainbow Power Bait. This one about a pound and a half.
We sat for almost two hours without a bite so decided to call it at 1:30. I was going to take part of my gear to the truck and as I got up, my rod started bouncing. I picked it up and waited for the bite, set the hook, had a split second fight and it was gone. Must have been barely lip hooked.
So with that excitement we decided to give it another half hour or so and finally left at 2:00.
Yuki decided it was my day for a picture with the fish, so here you are. I think there is a smile there somewhere.
|Me plus three|
By the way, I reeled in the "secret" bait again and it was gone. I think it melted because it was marshmallows. Mike's Atlas Glitter Glo Mallows to be exact, in pink of course, and I didn't have bite one, but they were gone. I'll give them another shot next time.
Last thing on the agenda is Yuki's Daughter Marisa's 2016 calendar. I've never steered you wrong and this years is just as awesome as the last ones. So go here: Marisa's 2016 Calendar and check it out. This young lady is a Biologist and one hell of a photographer. Invest some of your hard earned bucks and buy one. I'm going to.