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Brutus20
12-31-2009, 09:15 PM
Up early today for work as i called in sick yesterday to get 1 more day out of my lic. I've fished DV for close to 40 yrs,caught lots of fish but never any thing of real size. Dont ever weigh any of my fish ( i have a good scale,mostly use it for guessing the weight of pots & pans) never really caught anything worth weighing, until yterday. i apologize for the rambling post but catching a 7lb 13 oz (can i call it a 8 lber?) on ultralight tackle made my year.
Happy New Year All Brutus
Little cloudy but never really threatened to rain

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af12/millhand1685/123109/DSCN4445.jpg

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af12/millhand1685/123109/DSCN4448.jpg

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af12/millhand1685/123109/DSCN4453.jpg

Rainbow PB .We usually have the best luck casting close to shore, But i flung it out there pretty far and it hit as soon as it hit the water. I landed it 15 min later 60 yards down from where i started. (4lb test ML 2lb leader)

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af12/millhand1685/123109/DSCN4456.jpg

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af12/millhand1685/123109/DSCN4512.jpg

Phantomic
01-01-2010, 12:53 AM
Nice Fish!

Do you mind me asking where at Del Valle you caught that fish?

Tigerfox
01-01-2010, 01:15 AM
very very nice catch. What a way to end the fishing year. Wonder how you're gonna top that.

A.Estep
01-01-2010, 01:18 AM
Fantastic way to end the year.Nice catch & thanks for the pics

Brutus20
01-01-2010, 01:34 AM
Nice Fish!

Do you mind me asking where at Del Valle you caught that fish?
Right of the marina, down about a mile

Phantomic
01-01-2010, 02:09 AM
Nice Fish!

Do you mind me asking where at Del Valle you caught that fish?
Right of the marina, down about a mile

Is this before the Hetchy Campsite or after it? I might take my 7yr old son to Del Valle this Sunday. However, his patience isn't very good so I am trying to find a good spot for him. ;)

Brutus20
01-01-2010, 03:15 AM
Nice Fish!

Do you mind me asking where at Del Valle you caught that fish?
Right of the marina, down about a mile

Is this before the Hetchy Campsite or after it?* I might take my 7yr old son to Del Valle this Sunday.* However, his patience isn't very good so I am trying to find a good spot for him. ;)



then your best bet is to fish right out front of the marina as thats where they stock it.

lq9hd
01-01-2010, 04:12 AM
Hot damn Brutus!!! Good stuff man. I hope I dont have to wait 40 years for my DV whopper. See you out there. Imma try to head out today after the M inlaw takes off.

Phantomic
01-01-2010, 05:02 AM
Nice Fish!

Do you mind me asking where at Del Valle you caught that fish?
Right of the marina, down about a mile

Is this before the Hetchy Campsite or after it?* I might take my 7yr old son to Del Valle this Sunday.* However, his patience isn't very good so I am trying to find a good spot for him. ;)



then your best bet is to fish right out front of the marina as thats where they stock it.
Thx! :)

dinos marine
01-01-2010, 05:19 AM
brutus,
nice job on the pb. i have only fished dv this year, and i am hoping for something close to your nice fish! man the water is pretty shallow where you were fishing. really nice job!
dk

PapaGreg
01-01-2010, 07:34 AM
:)Brutus, what a whopper!

I didn't realize DV has been there 40 years, for some reason, I thought it was newer.

Phantomic, the bite has been good at New Melones, might be a place to take your 7 year old.

Brutus20
01-01-2010, 01:43 PM
brutus,
nice job on the pb. i have only fished dv this year, and i am hoping for something close to your nice fish! man the water is pretty shallow where you were fishing. really nice job!
dk

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af12/millhand1685/Del_Valle_Trailmap1-2.gif

Yes brother it is real low. I think it drops off quick at this spot though but you could prob. tell better than me w/electronics.

Brutus

roguehawk
01-01-2010, 11:45 PM
Ya..I guess you can really say Happy New Year !!!! congrats. :)

chelsea92
01-02-2010, 08:59 AM
Nice job on lite tackle, Makes the 8# feel alot like a fish twice its size, good way to finish the year till the last day.Efren

fishmaster
01-02-2010, 10:40 AM
Nice job Brutus20, Looks like your gonna need a bigger cooler! Way to end the year.

Old_School
01-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Nice Job! Congrats! :)

LuckyIrishFan
01-03-2010, 01:15 PM
Awesome fish Brutus ;D!!! Congrats, many more to land, and FISH ON ;D!!!

HmongMinnow
01-03-2010, 01:39 PM
Dang DV looks good, ive never gone there but i think im going to hit that place pretty soon. Nice trout BTW it looks awesome !