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Jfitalia
01-14-2014, 07:15 PM
I haven't heard many great reports from the boaters at Amador. So that only made me want to go even more today! I picked up my buddy Gary at 6am and we were at Amador by 7am. I made the long trek down to the launch. That was when I realized that I wish I had a bigger vehicle! My small arse SUV wasn't long enough to get the boat off the trailer. Good thing I though ahead I brought my freaking waders! Once in the water we set out our spread of grubs and trout worms and went to work.

Nothing for our pass across the dam and spillway. It wasn't until I went across the RV cove that my pearl grub on a side planer went off. After a good fight I boated a cookie cutter 1.8lb trout and the skunk is gone! I decided to dump the trout worms and speed up to 1.4mph and run grubs and a minnow style bait that runs great at slow speeds. I make the turn into big bay to work the tree lines and BOOM! My buddies gold power shad gets blown up and it's fish on! Right as I net his fish my fire tiger lure gets destroyed and we have a double! Just like that we have 3 in the box.

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_084115_zps50pnpkwl.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_084115_zps50pnpkwl.jpg.html)

While making this pass I notice a huge bait 25ft down and there were a bunch of arches working it. We circled back and went through again and sure as heck his power shad gets bit again. Then of course my fire tiger goes off. I net his fish and as mine gets close I notice it a HUGE crappie! I slid the net under a fat arse 17.5 inch 2.63lb crappie! This is a PB for me

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_133402_zpsmbdvowss.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_133402_zpsmbdvowss.jpg.html)

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_133435_zpshx35c2ud.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_133435_zpshx35c2ud.jpg.html)

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_134041_zpszbbc7xur.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_134041_zpszbbc7xur.jpg.html)

We proceed to work this same area for 3 hours with many doubles and singles. All fish came on the gold power shad, my fire tiger lure and also purple lure. Sorry for blacking out the lure.

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_092917_zpsxz1z2rp8.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_092917_zpsxz1z2rp8.jpg.html)

We hit the fish hard for 15 to the boat with several lost. All fish were all cookie cutters from 1.77 to 2.5lbs. I did lose a pig that I couldn't stop from getting into the trees. He hit a 4inch purple worm and was well over 7lbs. He tried to jump twice but his fat ass couldn't get out of the water. I buttoned down the drag when he was dancing by the flooded trees and I pulled the hook!

We tried going back and finding the shad but they were of course gone so we couldn't find the crappie again.

here are the 9 trout we caught and the shad from the crappie.

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_133329_zpsxz3urphb.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_133329_zpsxz3urphb.jpg.html)

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/jfranchini82/fishing/20140114_155515_zpsevooejok.jpg (http://s890.photobucket.com/user/jfranchini82/media/fishing/20140114_155515_zpsevooejok.jpg.html)


set backs were all over the place from 65ft to 110ft. Speed was 1.3 to 1.5 gps

redneckpunk
01-14-2014, 07:27 PM
DANG!!! Thats one heck of a crappie. Great job out there.

~RNP

Kaban12
01-14-2014, 07:43 PM
Nice job man! U definitely own that lake.

justintheegreat
01-14-2014, 08:01 PM
NICE

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CAL.NDN
01-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Nice crappy that things half your size at 17'. Hawg for sure bro.

salmonid
01-14-2014, 08:04 PM
That's a great slab, J!

I think you get lots of good fishing karma from all of the stuff said about you on here! LOL. Anyway, you deserved that good trip.

Awesome,

Adoboat
01-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Way to go J! I might go out there on Friday. Was it crowded?


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murph
01-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Nice photos and report, thanks!!

Jfitalia
01-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Way to go J! I might go out there on Friday. Was it crowded?


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49erbassman
01-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Ya fat slab crappie for sure!!


Fish on!

CAL916BEAR
01-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Whoa dude nice crappie! Trout aint bad either! Great pics and report! A mixed bag is always nice. Today I caught a striper while steelhead fishing along with a 12 lb buck lol at the AR

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RideNfish
01-14-2014, 09:34 PM
Don't make me PM a mod to take that crappie pic out of the trout forum. LOL Way to go Jeremy!

Mr. Limpet
01-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Not sure what's bigger the smile on your face or the crappie your holding. Nice job, makes for a good day out on the lake.

BIG FIN
01-15-2014, 07:23 PM
Thats a pig for sure bet it tastes great !!!! What are those black crappie ? Tightlines BF:areportmq5:

mikeandkristy
01-15-2014, 07:47 PM
That Crappie is huge! Good job on the rest of your catch!

Reel Fun
01-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Its that time of year for the crappie (black crappie) Now that's a big one!!! I have caught some OTW at 20ft before but they were not quite that big. A 2 lber is huge......that's over 2.5 and that's super huge!! RF

XPL051v3
01-15-2014, 08:14 PM
After going over that bait ball you didn't stay put? Think about all those slabs you could have caught :grin: Nice report and pictures! I haven't been to Amador in a few years since I moved away. I use to live about 30mins from the lake. I will be making a few trips this year though.


-Xzi

Jfitalia
01-15-2014, 08:51 PM
After going over that bait ball you didn't stay put? Think about all those slabs you could have caught :grin: Nice report and pictures! I haven't been to Amador in a few years since I moved away. I use to live about 30mins from the lake. I will be making a few trips this year though.


-Xzi


Ahhhh I know :help:

I'm going again on Monday so I'll have a jig tied on and a spoon. I'll see if i can spoon or jig some up.

ej22t
01-15-2014, 09:58 PM
I was at amador yesterday as well. They planted yesterday. I caught 3 and my buddy caught 8. I was using a rapala he was using a rattle trap. We caught a tagged fish and won a free day use as well. I'll be there again tomorrow and, little 14ft kalamath if you want to say hi!

RideNfish
01-16-2014, 07:48 AM
I was at amador yesterday as well. They planted yesterday. I caught 3 and my buddy caught 8. I was using a rapala he was using a rattle trap.!

If you don't mind, what size and rattle trap color? I have used them for trout before but not much luck yet. I have used the real tiny ones that are about 1.5" long.
Thanks,

NaughtyFlashLures
01-16-2014, 09:02 AM
If you don't mind, what size and rattle trap color? I have used them for trout before but not much luck yet. I have used the real tiny ones that are about 1.5" long.
Thanks,

Give me a call rnf, lets hook up and go out. I have the custom lures you requested for stripers too.