When I usually go, I leave when she does for work, but today her being off, by the time I got ready to leave, it was the same time. Go figure.
I want to note that it was warmer this morning compared to Tuesday. Tuesday it was 28 when I left. Today it was 29. When I got to the lake on Tuesday it was 37, today 39. We're definitely in a warming trend. Not. We have a storm coming in tomorrow that should (according to the weather guessers) drop the snow levels to about 3000 ft. As much as 2 feet in the passes.
OK, so let's talk about the lake. Got there at about 9:00 after picking up coffee at Starbucks. Two rods out, one with rainbow Power Bait and the other with a orange/green mice tail, at about 50 feet. Reports say the fish are cruising the shallows.
|Where I was Tuesday.|
|Where I usually park.|
I worked the peninsula with Kastmasters in the following order. Pink, Firetiger, orange/silver, German Brown, and for the finale, the Magic Bullet (replaced after the last one was lost) in green/yellow. There wasn't a fish to be found.
Somewhere around 11:30 I reeled in one line and restrung it with about 3 feet of leader and slung that sucker out as far as I could. It barely hit the water and "fish on". Goes to show you just can't trust the reports.
There were a couple gentlemen across the peninsula (having arrived a half hour or so earlier) so I asked if they wanted what ever was on the end of the line and they said sure. New friends made.
Since they were keeping the fish, out came the handy dandy Berkeley Digital Scale and the little gem in the picture below weighted in at 2 pounds 5 ounces. Had they not been there, I would have snapped a shot and put it back. This one was planted this year unlike the one Tuesday that was a holdover. How do I know it was a holdover? Copepod slime.
|No skunk today|
So once again the one fish a day rut continues, but with fish this size, who cares.........
Next Tuesday the Float Tube Cumberland will be launched in the Trout Pond for the final trip this year.
One more thing before I go. There was a young man, his wife, and small child in a boat cruising by and none of them had PFD's on. Stupid, stupid, stupid.