Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Well, I Got Out

This was the plan. Drive out to Lake Camanche North Shore and see if, A they are still planting, B if anyone is catching anything, and C see if there is any water in the lake.

I got there at 9:00 and at check-in the girl said they planted (I made sure it was a trout plant) last Friday. So I paid the entrance fee (an arm and a leg since my yearly pass expired) and drove out to the day use area.

Parked at the day use area

My destination
I was planning to put my chair and gear by that little clump of bushes in the center of the picture.

The lake
I was pleasantly surprised that the lake was FULL.

From the lot to the lake

Ready for action
For the next three hours I sat. Occasionally tossing a Kastmaster, in multiple colors, while one rod sat and soaked Power Bait.

There was a guy to my right who was there when I got there and left about 11:00 skunked. There was a couple to my left that showed up about 10:00, caught one about 10:30 and left so fast I didn't even have a chance to ask what they were using. THAT was a little fishy, no pun intended.

How will I feel after walking to and from the truck a few times on the uneven ground? Tomorrow will tell. BUT having to pay the usual $6.25 to fish, but an increase entrance fee from $8.00 before to $13.00 as of today (bad timing on my part) was a little stiff for continuing skunks.

At this point, I'm not sure what plan B is, but I'll be hard pressed to put out $19.25 again any time soon. 

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


  1. It's looking like rates are raising all over the place. Anyway, I'm happy to hear you got out and hope you feel great tomorrow!

  2. Two thumbs up on your effort. I hope your not to badly damaged in the feet...but your wallet felt a little pain.

  3. Mark
    I can't think of a better way to spend time, hope no pain tomorrow----steep price for fishing, considering most seniors really watch their spending, which includes me and my wife.