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dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 08:49 AM
Summary:

first time to fish camanche

fished river arm most of day..narrows to above bridge and back a few times

6 fish caught,

one spotted bass (nice 2.5+ lb fish-released), and

5 scrappy rainbows………4 in the boat and one SDR, biggest ~1.5 lbs.

several short strikes and bumps

fish caught between 0900 and 1300, no afternoon bite whatsoever for us

nice day on water, and got to introduce a good friend to boating and fishing.....he'd never done it before.

productive lures = jointed rapalas, "naked" grubs, "naked" gold spoon (wobble type)

enjoy the couple pics........

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/0208035.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/0208034.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/0208037.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/0208041.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/0208042.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/0208045-1.jpg

edited post to make a couple pics fit better...

fshn_4vr
02-27-2008, 11:49 AM
Great report along with some really nice pics, thumbs up! ;)

dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 12:38 PM
thanks fishn_4vr, nice boat ya got there.....mine's green.

i sure was hoping to add another report of a 13 pounder....didnt happen, but we had fun.

fishnmike2002
02-27-2008, 12:43 PM
Good report and pics Dave. You did ok for your first trip to that lake. Comanche fishes very different than most lakes and takes a bit of time to learn. Stick with it, its worth it.

FishnMike

B-RAN
02-27-2008, 12:54 PM
nice job guys ! looks like you guys had alot. by the way nice lookin bass you caught

dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 03:35 PM
thanks for the encouragement fishnmike...next time out i'm interested in seeing new areas, maybe by the big island (hat island?).

when the spot hit, i was sure it was a 3 to 5 pound trout, but was still real pleased.....he was a beauty....

fishnmike2002
02-27-2008, 03:54 PM
Dave,

The usual big fish spots for Comanche are around Big and Little Hat Islands and the dam. The fish will move around a lot in those areas and each day there will seem to be a sweet spot. Although this winter there have been a lot of fish coming from the river area too. It will keep getting better as it warms up in the next month.

FishnMike

dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 04:29 PM
thanks fishinmike, at the end of the day we went west/southwest of the northsore boat ramp, not very far, and found some amazing underwater structure along there (like submerged canyon walls/river channel), there was a line of flat topped islands (probably underwater at full pool) dropping to 80 feet almost vertically....you could troll right up next to them......the structure was holding alot of fish, but the light was about gone and we had to give up....next time :)

kokemachine83
02-27-2008, 05:27 PM
dave in el dorado, Those sure were some nice pictures you have there!! It can be a tough lake at times. So, if that is your first time out, you did really well. Usually the big boys hang out around the marinas and down near the two islands. BIG hat and little hat and the spillway and the dam are great places to start. Glad you got out and were able to catch some nice fish. Keep up the good work!!

Robbie (Koke Machine)...

dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 05:58 PM
thanks robbie, i have to admit, yer my recent hero:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/jdsmith2/fish/13lb10ozcamancheRT1.jpg

it made me try camanche, and i liked what i saw...lots of underwater structure and marked alot of fish, its just that small problem of getting them to hit what you throw at em *;)

i really look forward to trying more out there. *i was struggling a bit w/ mixed presentations..things that needed different trolling speeds. *considering i dont yet have a GPS, dont know what speed i'm going, use the rod bounce to tell me if there is lure action. *i think during the hours committed to one style at a time is when the fishing was best (for example all grubs or all rapalas). *.....i'm glad we didnt get skunked :) *

clamkin
02-27-2008, 06:44 PM
That stringer pic of Robbie's is a hoot *;D

SSTiddy
02-27-2008, 06:47 PM
Way to go Dave! I'm glad to see you got out there and caught a few *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]! Those are some nice looking fish! I've never caught a spot trollin' before, I bet that was fun! Looks like your brother (?) and your friend were having a good time too. Lots of potential in them waters .
Nice report! I'm hoping to get out to Pardee again this weekend. I'll let you know if I have any luck.


* Steve * aka * SSTiddy

dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 07:09 PM
thank ya steve...the spot really liked the J-9 pike..hint...

we might possibly see you at pardee on saturday if we dont go to camanche, but havent confirmed w/ my regular pardner.

clamkin, that pic ought to be the centerfold for all "inspirational" 2008 calendars :D

edited post: [self hijack on......] wow! i just noticed one more post and i'm at 100......WHAT DO I WIN??...lemme guess, a paid guide trip to tahoe courtesy of the sniffer GODS ? :) or not... *::) [self hijack off....]

steveo79
02-27-2008, 08:09 PM
.WHAT DO I WIN??

Gold....

fish_feeder32
02-27-2008, 08:49 PM
Hey dave in el darado I was going over the bridge last week and stoped to look down at the water and saw a trout that big jump about three times. I hope it is the twin of the one you caught. I am gonna have to get out there and try to catch it. 8-)

dave_in_el_dorado
02-27-2008, 10:07 PM
gold it is...i'll take it *:)

fishfeeder, we marked alot of fish up there, in fact, while trolling "upstream", one of the smaller trout we caught bit while the boat was at the concrete pilings *:o chinese fire drill *;D .....lure was about 150 feet back...and good thing there wasnt a strong current.