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Jeff213
08-14-2009, 09:42 AM
I was house sitting for my uncle for the last two weeks, and my dad came up and went fishing for trout with me at the Stanislaus river on boards crossing road near Dorrington.

We started out fishing at around 9 am after the 2 hour drive from my uncles house up to the river.* A little bit late, but we didn't feel like getting up at 5 and I don't regret the decision to sleep in a little bit.

I started off in a place where I have had luck in the past.* I baited my first rod with some green gulp and tossed it out, then moved 10 feet down and started tossing my crappie jig.* I fished this spot for about 45 minutes, and had one strike on the crappie jig, nothing on the gulp.

I walked downstream about 100 feet to see how my dad was doing.* He was also fishing a crappie jig, and I could see the trout following in his lure.* I asked if I could fish next to him and he said he didn't mind.* I tossed in my crappie jig and bam I had a trout.* It was a small trout, about 10 inches.* I released it unharmed without ever taking it out of the water and forgot to take a pic.

Next trout was a large rainbow caught on the gulp 15 minutes later.* It was guthooked so I decided it was best to keep it for dinner.
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Next one was a monster (2 pounds is a monster for these waters) caught just 10 minutes later on that same brown and black hand tied crappie jig that I had been using. This one was put on the stringer to take home.
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The last fish for the day that I landed was also on the crappie jig.* It was about 10 or 11 inches long.* I snapped a pic as I was releasing it without ever taking it out of the water.* You can kind of see the crappie jig in my hand, that is what I held the fish by for the pic.
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bigdewy
08-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Sweet! Thanks for the pics!! [smiley=areportmq5.gif]

dilbeck
08-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Very cool report, and yes that 2 lber is a nice sized planter.

Be careful as I think 2 rods are a no-no where you were.

Michael

Jeff213
08-16-2009, 05:13 AM
Nah, 2 rods are fine in all inland waters except waters with special catch and release regulations such as barbless hooks or artificial lures only waters. 2 rods are perfectly fine in rivers. They changed it 2 years ago.

Mackattack
08-16-2009, 01:22 PM
Nah, 2 rods are fine in all inland waters except waters with special catch and release regulations such as barbless hooks or artificial lures only waters.* 2 rods are perfectly fine in rivers.* They changed it 2 years ago.

It used to be lakes and resviors for the use of the second rod stamp but now as I read it ! it can be used in all inland waters ?

Mackattack