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currdog7
12-12-2013, 02:13 PM
So for the first time in awhile I was able to take my son fishing. (We just had our fourth so getting a little time away with my little man is more scarce).

Anyways we went to Tuttletown Recreation Area at Melones. If you are wondering it measured at 15".
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Fished all the way down past the boat ramp. Got their about 9:45 AM and had our limit at 11:05 AM. This was a first for me. Usually we just catch a few.

So we used Chartreuse and White Power Eggs. 1 of each color on each hook. Ran a 24"-36" lead and let them float the hook up off the bottom. With a kid Power Eggs have worked well for me.

Here are a few pics.

salmonid
12-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Looks like a good time for both of you!

Best,

Rugby Lock
12-12-2013, 02:41 PM
Three generations of anglers! Brilliant stuff!

sollimes
12-12-2013, 02:51 PM
Congratz on ur best day at Melones!! Im sure there will be more to come.
Now its time to take the kids. Lots of fish around that area.

currdog7
12-12-2013, 03:01 PM
Maybe is was the good luck of bringing a trash bag and filling it with trash on our walk in. I remember someone on Fish Sniffer always saying something about taking the trash with you. We took our trash and several others.

PapaGreg
12-12-2013, 03:36 PM
currdog, GREAT job on the trash, we need more people like you!!!!!!! Super going with your son, he'll remember this trip for life. You got there just about the time I was leaving, there were probably 8-10 people fishing right near the boat docks before you got there and they all limited early. I could see some BIG fish when I stopped and checked the area out before I left, wish I could have gotten them to bite when I was there.

heatsource
12-12-2013, 03:58 PM
Thats great!
heartwarming images
:)

Steve079
12-12-2013, 07:25 PM
Congrats on a great day for you and your son. That power egg set has been a great set up there, nice to be able to catch multiple fish on them.

RideNfish
12-13-2013, 10:26 AM
Way to go Currdog,
I got there at 10:45 and think I saw you on the point. I never sat down just kept throwing lures and walking.

THANK YOU on the trash. What a wonderful thing to teach your kids. It might of been me and Marv you saw about the trash. I carry trash bags in my backpack and if I sit in an area for awhile I will pick up extra. I have even taken before and after photos in some areas.

So for any of you readers that leave trash SHAME ON YOU! I had about a 12' piece of line I had to break off and rolled it up and put it in my pocket. :-)

Sorry to get off track....


So good to see you and your son get into fish. Especially since they can get bored easily if the fish aren't biting. I thought I saw you haul up the stringer to the parking lot.

Cheers,

Troutoholic
12-13-2013, 10:45 AM
Maybe is was the good luck of bringing a trash bag and filling it with trash on our walk in. I remember someone on Fish Sniffer always saying something about taking the trash with you. We took our trash and several others.

Your awesome!


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CAL916BEAR
12-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Great job man! On the fish and trash, sounds like u cleaned em out for real! Lol. Im hopin to make my first trip to NM next week hope I can say the same!

currdog7
12-13-2013, 11:06 PM
RideNFish, That was probably us, we had a basket and a stringer. We had family in town visiting so we got the fish home, cleaned them, and grilled trout for a surprise lunch for everyone. Hard to beat grilled trout.

Funniest thing my son said (He was using an ultra lite rod). He had reeled in a few fish already and then a 15" hit and for his little arms he was giving it all he had. He finally said, I am all out of strength so I got to help reel it in some. Very funny moment.

Brutus20
12-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Loved the pictures. The smile on your boys face in the last pic is priceless. I'll bet you got a fan for life. Great job and thanks for posting. Well done on the trash pickup. It seems like it should be automatic , but unfortunately for a lot of folks its not.

.................Brutus........

Marv
12-16-2013, 11:55 AM
Congrats looks like you guys had fun. Thanks for picking up after sloppy people. Look at my signature under my post :)

I need to catch some planters for the grill myself :)