Saturday, April 23, 2016

I'm Thinking About Taking Up A New Hobby

Yuki and I started early. We met at Starbucks in Valley Springs at 7:30. We got to South Shore Lake Camanche before 8:00. We had lines in the water at 8:09 exactly.

When we went through check-in the girl said they planted North Shore and South Shore ramps as well as the pond yesterday. We decided to fish the South Shore ramp since we hadn't fished there before.

As we sat, I took some pictures. What else was there to do? We sure weren't catching.

The lake from a different angle

See, rod in the water.

Nice Houseboat

Looks just like the one at North Shore.

That's North Shore way over there.
Fished about 2 1/2 hours without a nibble. Decided to hit the pond instead.

Nice Irises around the pond.
Nice Irises, but no fish. Guy across from us on the dock said he could see the school, but couldn't get them to bite. Yuki saw a couple big Carp cruising the shallows. Guy next to us caught a couple small Bluegills. We sat in the sun.

A guy walked by with three on a stringer. He caught them with Kastmasters. One with a pink Kastmaster. I used one. One with a Firetiger Kastmaster. I used one. One with a rainbow Kastmaster. I don't know what color that is. I thought the pink was a rainbow. I tried silver/green, Panther Martins (both gold and silver), and the Magic Bullet.

Yuki thinks I'm not focused because of the kitchen disaster. It is always on my mind especially since it should be completed this next week.

I'm going to quit fishing until the general season opens. Damn good thing it opens next Saturday. Look out Cat Creek if we can get down there. It snowed down to 4000 ft yesterday. We had a one day "gully washer" yesterday. Got more than an inch of rain at the house.

Stay tuned. 


  1. Mark, I don't know what to say. I feel badly for you. Maybe Yuki is right with not being focused. After the kitchen work is done, we'll do a complete physical and come up with a diagnosis.

  2. Mark
    I saw some guys at the tailrace the other day that were landing 15 to 16 inch trout using Extra Scent Glitter Powerbait green. They were fishing right off the bottom. They were not using an indicator just tight lining.
    The wax worms as opposed to the mealworms I told you about is better because of the crème color. Might give both a try

  3. Mama said there will days like this.
    Keep at it buddy.

  4. Keep your head up, Mark. The stars will align, and you're going to be up to your chin in fish, ready to be prepared in your kitchen.

  5. Looks like a good day from here in the cubicle, fish or no fish. :) I'll be missing Opening Day, so that's one less person crowding the waters. Might get up for quick day about mid-May. Hoping at least. Good luck this weekend!

  6. Mark, I think it was you and Yuki fishing by the inlet of the trout pond last Saturday. I called your name and you didn't respond. I was in a green Outcast float tube. I met you years ago as you fished from a float tube. The fish were out further and towards the middle of the pond. I hesitated to call your name again as I misidentified you weeks earlier when I thought you were a guy fishing on the beach in the southwest corner.

    1. Yup, that was us. Sorry, but a bit hard of hearing. Yuki found out that using a 6' leader scored fish. Next time if I don't respond, throw something at me.