Monday morning we had snow.
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Just as I parked, there were a couple guys getting ready to launch their kayaks. I heard one guy yelling as he sat in his yak. "Little nippy?" I asked. He had stepped into the 50 degree water getting into his yak. I told him that's why I'm fishing on shore and not in my kayak.
About 10:00 the guys at the end of the peninsula left fishless. About the same time one guy way out toward the island left fishless.
That left me and a new friend named Peter from Sacramento. We chatted and I discovered we've fished the same places many times. Harrington Access of the American River for Shad, Sunrise access for Steelhead, Lake Amador, Lake Pardee, and many others. I'm surprised we'd never met formally until yesterday.
Back to the cold. I had on my parka, Eddie Bauer fleece gloves, and even ear muffs and I was still cold. Either it was REALLY cold or I'm not handling it very well this year.
I hung out until Noon and left. Peter was the only one that hung on.
Between the time I arrived and the time I left the lake (fishless), the temperature had risen 1 degree.
Peter didn't have anything on his stringer either.
Probably too cold for the fish to bite.
Rain through next Tuesday and probably snow, again, on Monday Morning.
Have no fear, Summer's coming.