Monday, February 13, 2017

Lots Of Information

First on the agenda today is yours truly was asked to participate in a website post about fly fishing called . I have to admit that I'm among some pretty special people, many who you already know like Orvis, Mat Wagner (The Driftless Angler), Jason tucker (Fontinalis Rising, and Kirk Warner (Unaccomplished Angler). I am humbled that they would ask me "What are the 3 most important things you wish you knew when you started fly fishing?". So go out and take a look at Epicwilderness and see what you think about their site.

Second on the agenda is that I'm sure, if you watch National News that you saw the problem they are having at the Oroville Dam. It was pretty shaky last night with the evacuation of the towns along the Feather River (below Oroville Dam) to the tune of 100's of thousands of people. BUT the dam held and the water level is dropping although most are still not allowed back home quite yet.

Third, since it rained most of last week and we are expecting five more days of rain, starting Thursday, I headed out to Lake Camanche this morning if for no other reason, to get some fresh air and sun. Want to know about the water level? It's full. You saw the pictures in the last post of the Mokelumne River running under the 49 bridge. That runs into Lake Pardee (which is full) and then into Lake Camanche and back out into the Mokelumne which has been flooding the valley down Wilton (Ca.) way.

So with two lines out, one with rainbow PB and the other with orange Power Eggs, I sat, chatted with Rubin and Dave (you know them from previous posts) and Yuki when he arrived. It's getting to be like a family out there. Rubin caught one on Chartreuse PB right when he got there, but the rest of the time was spent socializing. We were waiting for 11:00 which seems like the time the bite starts.        

In the picture below, if you make it big and look right in the center, that little bush is the big bush on the island we used to fish off. 

The cove
North Shore ramp
That's Yuki down there.
The only fish came at about 11:30 on white Power Eggs. I guess it was my lucky day. Probably should have gotten a lottery ticket.

Fish on
How do you like the new boots?
Got tired of muddy socks caused by a blow out of my old sneakers.

And there it is.
Probably a pound and a half to two pounds. Gave it to Rubin (behind me) to go with the one he caught earlier. You'll notice I'm in a tee-shirt. Nice low 60's with ample sunshine. A nice day, all in all.

Next time out probably not until next week.


  1. Mark
    Good looking boots to go with the bow---Jason is glad he is not living in Marysville, could get some heavy flooding up that way if the dam breaks.

  2. The boots look great, and that bend in the rod even looks better.

  3. I'm amazed at the amount of water you guys are getting. I wonder if the dam gives out what they'll do? Nice boot there too buddy.

  4. I had just sent an email to you asking how you all were fairing with the Oroville Dam situation before I checked out my BlogRoll and found your new post. Great to see that you are still getting a line wet safely at this point.

    What type boots are those, Mark. Looks like they do the job well.........