View Full Version : lazy and fun days w/pics

03-09-2009, 07:20 PM
Got the week off so went to Turlock to scratch my itch. Headed down to the inlet and the wind was howling, drifted jigs tipped with worms, a few minutes in fish on!!! then fish off. *No worries, a little while later fish on!!! again...then fish off :(. *Nothing after that so its time to head to the main recreation area. Began fishing and tried every color of Powerbait and Powereggs I own and tossed jigs, then casted shad raps for 0, maybe the fish I lost were the only ones for today. Set up my bait rod with floating worms after about 10 minutes my rod begins to tug, pick up the rod and set the hook...fish on!!! The fish begins to fight and strip line, then my line goes limp, is it off? No it is just swimming towards me as fast as possible leaving tons of slack in my line (I've lost fish to this trick before) I reel in the line as fast as I can and stop it, it then takes off and goes airborne, not once or twice but three times in a row 8-), the way this fish fights I would think it was a steelhead. I play the fish and after 3 runs and more jumps its in and its a beautiful 18in holdover chrome rainbow :) (it even looks like a steelhead, lol). Tossed a worm again and a little while later another fish, and this one is fighting hard, it comes in close, its a bass???, no a sucker ;D. Well my aunt eats these so its in to the cooler for it. After that no more fish. *The wind was howling hard and fast today, I got a stiff neck.

Only rainbow of the day

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6129/lures005450x338.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lures005450x338.jpg)

Another look (somewhat dirty)

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2789/springbreak002450x338.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak002450x338.jpg)

Trout and Sucker

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5324/springbreak009450x338.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak009450x338.jpg)

Green Hills

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/960/springbreak013450x338.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak013450x338.jpg)

looking out into the water

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9276/springbreak011450x338.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak011450x338.jpg)

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4742/springbreak006450x338.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak006450x338.jpg)

On the chopping block

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One fish three fillets

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/939/springbreak020450x338.jpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak020450x338.jpg)

And the rest for fish and chips

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1223/springbreak022450x338.jpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/my.php?image=springbreak022450x338.jpg)

03-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Forgot to mention that the water at the inlet is way up and flowing nicely, pretty fisheble.

03-10-2009, 07:32 AM
Well, if you can manage a few bites and land a fish or two then it was a good day.

Thanks for sharing.

03-10-2009, 09:30 AM
Great report and nice catch. BTW, if you use a non serrated knife (straight edge), your fillets will turn out bigger and better ;)

03-10-2009, 06:02 PM
if you use a non serrated knife (straight edge)

I was using a fillet knife, the thing was I was trying to fillet it in 25 mph winds at 7:00 pm so I messed them up a bit, that's how I got 3 fillets out of one fish with a bunch of random chunks *;D. I use the other knife to open them up to see what they have been eating.