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tortuga
02-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Froggie and I have been reading all the posts so we decided to hit Camanche...again. *We were skunked there back in Dec. *We got on the water around 7:30 and heard the chatter from Hat Island and decided to do our normal thing...head away from the crowd. *We trolled up the narrows until like 10:00 and had nothing. *Not a bite. *We decide to join the armada at Hat. *We get to the island set up our rods and head of towards the causeway. *Boom! my topline goes off and I fight and lose a nice fish. *We troll around for a while and around 11:00 and I decide to try a glitter crip-l-lure and we speed up to like 2.6 mph. *I set it at 10 otw on the rigger and we troll around Hat and head back towards the cause way. *The rod goes nuts and the battle (and chinese fire drill) is on. *This fish did not want to join us in the boat!!! *After it wraps me around another line (which we get to the boat and Froggir clips *off my line as I continue to fight. *I finally get it nearby and Froggie slips the net under and boats my first Comanche trout. *I throw it quickly on the scale and see 3 15....or thought I did. *I had just said to Froggie "this is the biggest bow I've ever caught" so I was a little suprised because I have caught trout over 4 pounds several times. *We'll come back to the weight!!! *We keep trolling until like 2:00 *and Froggie started trying spinners and actually had a couple hits and an LDR. *She goes back to the Rapalas and wham, Fish On. *A couple minutes later I net Froggie's first Camanche bow. *A chunky 15" battler. *We give it up and head for the dock. *We make it home and take the fish out of the cooler. *Froggie says "Man! That thing looks bigger than 4 lbs. *She digs out the scale and we re-weigh the bow. *The scale reads 5 pounds 15 ozs to 6-4!!! *I turned it off and on, I checked several times and took pics of the scale....A 6 LB TROUT! *That is definitely my personal best! *
We did not "clean up" but we had a great day. *We saw a bunch of people. *Nice talking to Kokemachine, Jonesy, Troutwagon. and a bunch of other fisher people. *
Looks like we are learning a new lake!!
Thanks for all the info Robbie
See you on the water
Tortuga

Froggie will get the pics on.

2sanchezs
02-28-2009, 06:51 PM
Way to go Guy's on Camanche. Glad you got that skunk off the boat. Looks like rain till next weekend, what are you going to do with Froggie until the striper bust lose. Maybe one more trip to camanche for you guy's? See you two on the water sometime.

trollin4life 8-)

froggie
02-28-2009, 06:58 PM
Well...Tortuga manages to get the big one again...I'm sure getting experience with netting & maneuvering the boat while he reels in some nice fish. Oh well...I know it's only a matter of time, especially after reading all these posts of some beautiful fish being caught all around me. It was great talking to Robbie, Trout Wagon & JoneZ. Here's today's pics:
The narrows- like glass just before we head outta there to join the fleet at
Hat Island: *http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/43861/2381802650067872317S200x200Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2381802650067872317cNhRqP)

Mocha is enjoying the weather up front in her spot:http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/42093/2320867450067872317S200x200Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2320867450067872317RflwRh)

Sure glad I was able to net this fattie:http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/42283/2226116360067872317S200x200Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2226116360067872317DuGNvh)

Tortuga's a happy man:http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/42385/2391879320067872317S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2391879320067872317FvLsWP)

On the board, mine looks pretty puny:http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/15251/2969419710067872317S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2969419710067872317oobtKZ)

Weighing it at home:http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/30719/2121410560067872317S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2121410560067872317lzFnNj)

Before making the 12" fillets, one more pic: http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/42249/2471142720067872317S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2471142720067872317vPFFMM)

Looking forward to our next trip to Comanche, soon I hope, right Tortuga??
Froggie [smiley=cheerleader.gif]

fis-n-fool
02-28-2009, 07:03 PM
nice personal best me and the wife were out their too not a bad day good fishin

EddieTee
02-28-2009, 07:21 PM
6 lb. way to go there Torguga!!! ;)
Eddie Tee 8-)

kokemachine83
02-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Tortuga and Froggie: It sure was a surprise to see you two up there today. Glad Tortuga got his Personal Best today. Looks like we will be seeing you again up there. Keep in touch and we'll see you on the water again soon!!! Robbie (Koke Machine)...

Jonezin2fish
02-28-2009, 10:53 PM
Nice Job guys I think I passed you just after you boated that thing. We'll definitely be back next weekend hope to see ya out there.

tortuga
03-01-2009, 09:02 AM
Jonesz
Yep you were there...in fact it looked like you kinda curved around to give us some room then and a couple other times when we got squeezed heading back and forth to the causeway...a true gentleman.
Robbie
You bet you will see us there again...we are tired of the little dinks coming out of NM.
Eddie..thank you sir
Fis-n-fool...we heard yor wife on the radio, sounds like you guys cleaned up...congrats
Trollin 4 life, we're trying to figure out how to do both...and then kokanee should start up soon. So many fish so little time!!!
See you on the water
Tortuga

Mickey_Thomas
03-01-2009, 09:12 AM
Way to go Ben and Judy, that is one fat hog you got there Ben, I can see you smiling all the way from here :) ;D

vvbob
03-01-2009, 09:32 AM
Your on a roll Ben......Very, very nice Rainbow!

froggie
03-01-2009, 01:19 PM
I should have taken pics of the 2 fillets from Tortuga's trout. They were 12" long & the widest part of them was 5" across. Wow, those will be our annual Smoked Trout appetizer for next year's Thanksgiving Dinner at my sister's home.

Now, hopefully it will be my turn to land one of those beauties. We'll be back next weekend for sure!
Froggie [smiley=cheerleader.gif]

egg
03-01-2009, 01:28 PM
and to make things nicer, camanche is filling up quick !!

tortuga
03-01-2009, 01:45 PM
Welcome to the boards Egg. I've never seen Camanche full so its all good for me.
Tortuga