Well, the lake had risen 43 feet with all the rain we've had so today it was "let's take a look at Tuttletown".
I got out there about 9:30 (it's a rather long drive) and Jim was just setting up. As you can see there is water.
|The launch ramp is behind the hill beyond Jim.|
I rigged up one rod with rainbow Power Bait and the other with a mini-crawler and a couple white floaty things.
Then I took some shots around the area to show you there really was water there. In the picture below, you can still see the green weeds. The water rose so fast that the weeds are still green out to about 10 feet.
|Across the lake|
|To the left|
|Used to float tube in this cove.|
Only took about three casts and the first fish of the day came to hand. Right after that I had a second one on, but it was gone in seconds. Must not have had enough Superglue on the lure. I might mention that that was the first fish on my "new" little Okuma.
|I took first blood|
We called it a day shortly after Noon with Yuki needing to get one of his dogs from the vet and me having some errands to run. There is always next time.
The picture below, if you can find it, is of a Black Widow Spider I found on the top of my tacklebox as I set it in the truck. Make the picture big and it's right in the center at the top of the picture.
That was right before I stepped on it. Spiders fall in right next to snakes in my book. I'm not squeamish, but then neither is Indiana Jones. We just don't like snakes or in my case snakes and spiders.
Well, we have another storm coming in tomorrow and lasting to the weekend and another one starting on Monday so I'm not sure when we'll get out again.
With the weather rapidly warming we should be aware of black widow and rattlesnake.ReplyDelete
Rattlesnake is a solitary creature and they usually don't crawl together. But, once in a while they run into each other on the trail. Having a rare occasion to have a company they start a conversation.
"We are venomous, aren't we?"
"I just bit my tongue."
This is the second time you've told me this joke and I still don't get it. Maybe I'm too old, ya think?Delete
Jim Stafford sang a song in the 70s I believe that must have been dedicated to you Mark. Spiders and Snakes. If you don't remember it, check it out on Youtube.ReplyDelete
I remember that song. Those were the days, Jim Stafford, Ray Stevens, and the king of the road, Roger Miller.Delete
Yup, Howard beat me too the punch here on "Music To Stomp By". Me no likey spiders or snakes, too. Great to see all the water that you Californians' have too play with right now. Oh, can;t beat Kastmasters!ReplyDelete
The weather in California this year is like a Ginsu Knife commercial. "Wait, there's more". We area about to get dumped on again.Delete
Mark, spiders are good, they catch a lot of fish for me.ReplyDelete
Spiders and ticks not friends of mine, seems the submerged vegetation would attract some trout??