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dave_in_el_dorado
10-23-2008, 11:09 AM
best weather, best company, best fishing in years...... *boat limits everyday except one, fish to 5 pounds........every method working, what a great trip, i love that place.........

did you know the dude w/ the castle was the guy who invented road reflectors?

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fish on.....

Mackattack
10-23-2008, 11:13 AM
Could his name be Mr. Botts ?

Mackattack

Slapabow
10-23-2008, 11:47 AM
Thanks for sharing.
I have a really good friend there now.
Rubbing it in via phone updates >:(

Berryessa Kid
10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Nice job at Eagle.. Real nice pictures. Beautiful fish. Which one of you uses the little yellow Zebco??? Steve.

Big_Country
10-23-2008, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the report. Did you put in at Spaulding? How's the water level?...I will be making the annual pilgrimage in just few more short weeks...BC

dave_in_el_dorado
10-23-2008, 02:18 PM
Could his name be Mr. Botts ?

*Mackattack

i dont know. *someone in our group mentioned the story and i immediately thought of pet rocks......maybe i'll come up w/ something someday. *his boat dock is at least 15 feet high and dry though.

thanks slapabow, too bad yer buddy doesnt have nextel, my cell was deader than a door nail up there.



Nice job at Eagle.. Real nice pictures. Beautiful fish. *Which one of you uses the little yellow Zebco??? Steve.

funny, i didnt even see that in the pic. *the fella on the left uses "tweety" *he caught a 5 pounder last year and had the pic w/ himself, the fish and the rod submitted to the print edition fishsniffer but it didnt make the cut for some reason *::) *this year he caught another beauty around 4.5 lbs w/ tweety, the pic is hanging in the RV marina general store in spalding.


Thanks for the report. *Did you put in at Spaulding? *How's the water level?...I will be making the annual pilgrimage in just few more short weeks...BC

there are shallow mixed mud and rock mounds on either side of the approach/departure to/from the spalding ramp. *you need to stay in the middle and putt out a ways to clear the super shallow stuff. *the direct center line to ramp is about 1.5 feet of water. *be careful. *on the last day pulling out the boat, wind took me off course only a few feet and i got mud in the intake and had to backflush it. *on the same day during higher winds, another guy in our group approaching the ramp bent his prop and broke the skag. *the rock and mud mix is bad on both sides of the approach to ramp but its still doable.

mrsockeye
10-24-2008, 05:00 PM
Dave, I almost missed your post. Awesome pictures, and glad you had a great trip. Time to spend less time looking at rocks, and more time fishing. If you're interested, maybe I'll take you out on Pyramid.

dave_in_el_dorado
10-24-2008, 08:16 PM
thanks sockeye, that means a bunch coming from you.

i'm drooling to fish pyramid.....tops on the bucket list. i cant believe i havent been there yet.

i'll send you a pm or e-mail soon to chat about it, as you can guess, things are really hectic after taking a week off ........no rest for the weary.....

steveo79
10-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Nice fish, and beeyootiful pics to boot. yeah pardee might be a bit of a let down after those babies..... ;)

dave_in_el_dorado
10-26-2008, 10:14 AM
steveo, pardee held its own yesterday, see the farewell to pardee post. not the ELT beauties, but not bad for the backyard.

a friend in our group sent some pics off his camera, he managed more fish pics than i did this trip. *thought i'd share a few. *

i caught (the most beautiful fish of the entire week if i do say so myself :) ) an awesome ~4.5 lb red phase buck, my bro caught some nice ones too.........enjoy......

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stonesfan
10-26-2008, 01:57 PM
Hey dave in el dorado, did you get a chance to get any autographs
from that guy from ZZ Top, that must have been awesome fishing
with the Band Members.................................... [smiley=old.gif]

Stones [smiley=rollingstones.gif]Fan

dave_in_el_dorado
10-26-2008, 02:39 PM
;D

i guess i forgot to mention, my brother is billy gibbons, my son is tom cruise, and my dad is santa claus * :D

if you look closely, yours truly is aka "the edge"

i'll bet you didnt know all of us celebs like to fish too. *;)

lildude
10-26-2008, 03:23 PM
Ever hear the term Botts Dots?. Great pics and great job catchin some nice eagle lake trout. I don't think there's a finer fishery this time of year.

dave_in_el_dorado
10-27-2008, 06:32 AM
you know that rings a bell lildude, and thanks for the kind words. its so beautiful up there even i can look like a professional photographer.