So, I'm on the way to see if Lake Camanche is fishable. One would think that with all the recent rain the lake would be mud as opposed to water. On the way to North Shore I cross the creek that is the drain for Lake Amador's spillway and it was running high and muddy. The consensus was that Amador was probably not fishable not only because of muddy water, but Amador tends to have a lot of debris after a rain like we've had. Things like branches, tree limbs, and trees floating around until they have time to settle.
When I left the house it was 28 degrees. When I got to the lake it was 37 degrees. I went through check-in, but didn't get a fishing permit (I have a pass) until I saw the lake. I asked the kid at check-in "Was the lake clear?" He said it had a lot of water in the lake. "Not what I asked". That was all he knew. I drove out to the Day Use Area and after chatting with Dave (from the last couple posts) and Rubin who is a fellow Geezer and repeat fisherman out there, I drove over to the marina and got my permit.
The water didn't have it's usual clarity, but since there were several people fishing I thought I'd wet a line. Anything to break the shack nasties. It looked just like the two photo's below.
|Out toward the point which is rapidly disappearing.|
|That is the South Shore ramp.|
What else would you expect from Friday the 13th.