Friday, October 13, 2017

Well, At Least I Tried

I texted (21st century phone guy) Yuki yesterday about fishing. Basically I said I'd go fishing if they ever planted again. The last place they planted ANYWHERE was Silver Lake back on 9/3. Before that was the end of July.

He suggested Middle Bar Bridge. So I said, OK I'd check it out this morning. 

This is how the morning went. I started the truck, 37 degrees outside and frost on the front window. First time this year for frost, first time this year I've had to scrape frost off the truck windows, and the first time this year I've had wear gloves while driving. That's OK though, I'm over the 100+ degree heat.

The bridge, you've seen it before. 
I cruised over (It's only about 4 miles from my house) and when I got there, the bridge was empty of people, a bad sign. The shot above was not this morning. 

I stopped in the middle of the bridge, there wasn't any traffic in fact there wasn't anybody anywhere.

When I looked over the side the water level as 12" deep, maybe 18" at most. You could see everything on the bottom in great detail. That would make it about 4 feet lower than it needed to be to do any decent fishing.

It wasn't quite as low as the shot below, but close.

Back in 2011
All I can hope is that Lake Amador and Lake Camanche start planting soon. 

One last item, flippering in the Float Tube Cumberland (as mentioned in the last post) doesn't seem like something that's going to happen. I'm experiencing quite a bit of pain in my feet because of the neuropathy, so the movement of flippering is definitely not in the cards. Maybe one of these days I'll just suck it up and give it a try.

Stay tuned. 


  1. Mark you will get a A+ for effort.

  2. Nice try Mark! And you haven't even mentioned the wild fires burning all over the place. Damn Mother Nature!

    1. Howard, it's California. We're on fire most of the time.

    2. Well, I hope you and Yuki get out soon. I need some Mark smartassery!

  3. Mark
    Sounds like a good road trip, even if the fish were not biting