Thursday, May 18, 2017

I Think Trout Fishing Is Done Down Country

Yuki and I took one more shot at Lake Amador this morning. After today the temperature is going to rise rapidly. It's supposed to be 77 degrees today, but by Monday it's supposed to be 90 here and about 96 in Sacramento. After Monday, who knows, but much too warm for trout.

I also wanted to take one more shot at those little Bluegills, but with "3". And take a shot I did. Only problem I ran into was the wind. It was pretty calm when I got there about 9:00, but by 10 is was blowing hard enough that fishing with "3" was no longer an option, BUT I did manage a couple before I put "3" away. Fun.

I went to the truck and got my little Okuma and continued to hammer the Bluegills. I probably caught and released a dozen, but just didn't keep count.

Yuki had a couple lines out and I had one with rainbow Power Bait. And as luck would have it, Yuki went to the "little boys room" and he got the only bite of the day.

Being the nice guy I am, I reeled it in and it was a nice Rainbow going 1 lb. 10 oz.

Only fish of the day.
Now the question is who owns the fish? It was on Yuki's pole, but I landed it. Thoughts?

We also made a new friend. Ozzie (like Ozzie Osborne, his words) from Stockton. We filled him with stories of big catches, how to fish the lake, what to use, and managed to bomb with great flair.

Since my instructions (from the wife) were to bring home two Lightning Trout (which I obviously didn't) and Yuki was headed to the casino to lose more money, we gave the trout to Ozzie.

So I think it's time for my yearly Spring trip to Ice House for ice out. Maybe next week.

Stay tuned.


  1. One more reason not to be a fly fishing snob. If it's too windy you can always spin. I'm really rather amazed about the size of trout you pick up out of those lakes.

    1. When they stock them big, you catch them big.

  2. Good to see you getting a few on "3" before the winds came. I agree that is no match on the bigger lakes when the wind starts blowing. Changing up the gear didn't matter, those Bluegills were ready for some fun. You enjoyed yourself, too! Good decision on what to do with the Trout you both sort of caught. Your new friend will enjoy it.

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  3. A nice fish, a nice gesture, followed by more fun and good times? Sounds like a perfect trip to me.

  4. Mark it was a nice thing giving Ozzie that trout.
    It has been hot here for a couple of days, now it going to be in the 70 degree range, just how I like it.

    The lakes to warm now try the streams.

  5. Mark
    Another nice rainbow----Mark should own this trout---bathroom break counsels Yuki out!

  6. I lived in Stockton at one time. And that's all I will say about it. =) Good on you to give the trout away to the OZ... Good karma will come back to you.

    1. I don't know what could be worse, living in Stockton or "Stuck in Lodi again".

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