Then I wanted to pass along a little statistic I saw this morning. The US flood fatalities graph I saw went something like this:
66% died while driving.
7% died while walking
5% died while playing (what I have no idea)
12% died by falling in
7% fell into an other category
3% died while fishing.
So, I've come to the conclusion that if you have a flood, fish. You'll be the safest you can be.
Now on to fishing.
Yuki and I decided to try someplace besides North Shore Lake Camanche since it's been rather fishless out there lately.
We met at Lake Amador out on the point where we've fished many, many times.
It looks a lot fuller that it has in a loooong time.
|Toward the dam.|
|Across the lake from the point|
|Across to the left.|
|Over to the left|
|Out toward the spillway|
Unfortunately their hatchery fell to the drought just like the hatchery that supplies the Highway 88 corridor. So they started getting trout from the Mt. Lassen Trout Hatchery just like Lake Camanche does.
The only difference between Lake Amador trout and Lake Camanche trout is that Amador gets trout called Lightning Trout. Ever seen one? You are in for a treat.
Put out one rod with rainbow Power Bait and started throwing Kastmasters. Nothing on the Kastmasters, but a nice bump on the Power Bait. To our surprise, it was a Lightning Trout. First one I've ever caught. I heard they were in Lake Amador, but had no idea they looked like this.
|First fish of the day.|
So here is what a Lightning Trout looks like. Nice huh! Double click on it and it looks really big.
|About a pound and a half.|
Then Yuki got his first Lightning Trout. His a little bit bigger than mine about two pounds.
We got a couple bumps each that we missed, then we sat for the rest of the day. I decided to call it about 1:00, go home and watch the Giants lose to the Dodgers. Should have stayed and fished. I packed up enough gear to make one trip up to the truck, but left my rods in the water.
Back down to the lake for the rods and my tackle box and one rod started bouncing. Actually it was a little bounce. Well, maybe a rod tip movement, but I picked it up and sure enough there was a fish on.
Our neighbor came over with his long handle net and scooped it up and boy was it a biggie.
I tried to put it on the Handy Dandy Berkeley Digital Scale, but forgot to put new batteries in it the last time I tried (it has new batteries now) to use it. fortunately one of the other guys had a manual scale and the fish (a run of the mill Rainbow) came in at about 6 1/2 pounds. I happened to look at mine just after and it said 6 lbs. 6 oz. so I'll go with that.
|And there it is.|
Just might have to go back out there again.