Picked up Yuki at the Wells Fargo in San Andreas and headed to New Melones (not so much a puddle any more) lake.
Since we were meeting our friend Jim who hails from Sonora (California) we stopped under the Highway 49 bridge where we expected to find him. You know where I'm talking about, we've been there a dozen times before.
Jim had just gotten there when we arrived. He had one rod out with Power Bait and a crawler on the other. I put out two, one with rainbow Power Bait and the other with white Power eggs. Yuki had one out with orange Power Eggs and was throwing a pink Kastmaster with the other
|My spot, my shadow|
I took second blood (on orange Power Eggs) with another nice 12/13 inch Rainbow. It also turned out to be my first fish of 2017.
|First fish of 2017|
Yuki put one more on his stringer so that he took home two and Jim with his and mine took home two also. Keep in mind that they haven't planted New Melones since October 23rd. last year.
I took the picture below to show you how much water has gone into New Melones. Used to be a long way up to the 49 bridge.
No more fishing this week. Rain from now probably through the weekend. We'll be back out next week.