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fishmaster
03-22-2009, 06:40 PM
Well, we were one of the few to hit the lake today. The weather was beautiful, sunshine, no wind, temps in the 70's............ Yeah right! It was cold, miserable, windy and there was a fresh coat of snow on the hills. Did I mention it was windy?
Hit the water at about 8:30. Started out at the south end with Rapa..........I mean BIG rooster tails ;D. Caught quite a few small planters. Headed down to the dam to try our luck there with Gru........I mean BIG rooster tails. Caught a few more planters scattered around the dam and Heron. We managed to land my nephews new PB 6lb. 10ozs. The whitecaps got to be just too much so we called it a day.
I'm still rocking back and forth typing this.


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Captain Compassion
03-22-2009, 06:47 PM
Brave folks. Beautiful fish. Wonderful smile. Sometimes you have to suffer for your art. ;D

CC

johnbfishin
03-22-2009, 06:55 PM
I gotta hand it to you guys for even going, it sure paid off for your nephew and what a smile.
So when trolling down wind were you in reverse or was it speed trolling. ;) ;D

fishmaster
03-22-2009, 07:02 PM
We were going sideways most of the time. Going with the wind wasn't an option. Way too fast!

Woody
03-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Fishmaster great job on getting your Nephew on a big fish. That thing looks a lot bigger then 6pnds 10ozs.



Woody

EricJust
03-22-2009, 07:25 PM
What color rooster tails and how deep? ;DGood job Mark.

fishmaster
03-22-2009, 07:28 PM
What color rooster tails and how deep? ;DGood job Mark.

Chartreuse with chartreuse spots and 6ft otw.

EricJust
03-22-2009, 07:33 PM
Sweet. :P

mikeandkristy
03-22-2009, 07:59 PM
Hi, We were out there today. You probobly saw us near the dam in our fisher boat. 2 guys one girl.
We failed in a big way today. Del Valle is very fickle.
Super nice trout! I think I saw it's head in the garbage at the cleaning station.
Thanks for the report.....Mike and Kristy.
P.s.- We are still rocking too. even after two dramamine!

SlyDog
03-22-2009, 08:08 PM
Fishmaster -Great job!Big smile on that boys face.Way to hang in there.-SD

untalan1
03-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Fishmaster you're alot braver soul then I.Glad to see that smile on your nephews face.I chose to go to Fw to buy more tackle instead and hit up the san jose flea market.Efren

The Reel Deal
03-22-2009, 08:30 PM
hahaha, when i saw the weather reports I knew one of you nuts would test the waters. i had my money on Fishmaster, I had a feeling you were crazy enough to try it.

Nice job, I just ordered some Chartruse rooster tails with Chartruse spots from Cabelas ;D

jesballs
03-22-2009, 08:31 PM
wow sweet fish..good job!

fishreaper
03-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Fishmaster, tell your nephew congrats on the fish. *I would have thought Fishmaster Jr. would have caught one bigger though. *I hope he's not getting rusty. ;D *Looks like another great day even with the bad weather.

fishmaster
03-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Fishreaper, I think we are going to change Jr's name to Rusty Hooks ;D. He's been missing more than he's landed the last few trips. He is getting better with the net though. Now if I could just teach him how to drive the boat, I might catch a few! :D