Friday, September 22, 2017

That Was A Bust

As mentioned in the last post, this past week we were at Upper Lake for our September camping trip.

The week went like this:

Tuesday when we arrived it was cold and the wind was blowing at about 19 mph across the length of the lake. No float tubing that day. Or Inflate-a-Yaking.

Wednesday morning, wind blowing at about 14 and raining. Rained most of the day and the rest was windy at 14 to 19 mph across the length of the lake. No float tubing that day.

I did brave the wind with my little Okuma rod with 2# line and caught one little Bass on a blue/silver Little Cleo lure about the same size as the one I caught last year.

Thursday morning it was 45 degrees and the wind was blowing at 14+ across the length of the lake.

We called it and came home. A severe contrast to last year (same time of the month) when it was hot enough to run the A/C in the trailer and hot enough to be out on the lake.

Next year we've booked late August instead of mid September. We'll see how that goes.

I did take three pictures, but lost them sometime during the download to the computer.

It's supposed to be hot next week (of course) so I may drop the float tube into the trout pond (there's Bass and Bluegills in the pond) and see how flippering goes.

Stay tuned.

Oh, did I mention that it snowed (SNOWED) up the hill yesterday and this morning. No wonder it was so cold this morning. Snow level this morning was 6000' which is Bear River Reservoir elevation.


  1. What about that snow? If it continues like this fall fishing in the high country will be tough. Sorry about the tough trip.

  2. Hey buddy seems like you can't catch a break. A+ for effort.

  3. If it isn't the weather, it's aches and pains. The times they are a changing.

  4. Mark
    Glad to see you are making it back on the water. Hope the back is better!!

  5. Seasons are changing alright and snow is upon us. Hope I get out of here to visit Howard in time before the flurries hit! The fall colors never seem to be out long enough. Haha