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vvbob
04-29-2007, 07:11 PM
Last day of my fishing trip. I am thrilled with the perfect weather I have had all week long, unforgettable!
ToDay was another beautiful morning, flat calm & warm. Had my jacket off at 7:15.
Buoy 33 fished with me today, & Cuhogn had his Dad on board with him, Dad caught some nice fish, & one beauty that I will let Cuhogn post with pictures.
Was able to talk with 40 Love today & trade waves, pretty boat 40 Love.

Slow fishing from 7 till about 9am fishing the willows & Wizard cove. I caught a beautiful female that looked a lot like a Rainbow, green back, black dots, & pink on the sides. Beautiful fish & she went 23" & weighed close to 4#, no pic because I left the batteries out of the camera too long last night, had to do all the set up & I didn't want to hold the fish out of water that long.
Headed to Hells Kitchen about 11:30. Started trolling at the North end, didn't go 50 feet & had a take down. Reset the rigger sat down.....fish on.
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/979/429cuttsmallml4.jpg
Then it was the Buoy 33 show, he hit 4 fish in a row, three 23 +inches in a row
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/7614/ron22inchcuttsmalleo3.jpg
I noticed the dust blowing at the needles so we headed for the safety of Pelican. Trolled 10 minutes & Buoy 33 nails this beauty
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4167/roncuttsmallcj2.jpg
He weighed in at 4.8 pounds, a real hog for his length

So now its back to reality, & all the catching up on chores around the house.....It was a blast this past week 8-) 8-)
The best part; besides catching all those pretty fish, is sharing with you guys, Sniffers are the BEST!!

Topaz_Tom
04-29-2007, 07:21 PM
Thanks Bob, enjoyed reading them all!! Tom [smiley=angling.gif]

Scott R
04-29-2007, 07:27 PM
That sure is a nice looking lake. *It must be hard to leave. *Great report and pics.

gone fishin
04-29-2007, 07:29 PM
Great job guys and looks like the weather was awesome. My last trip up there was slow at hells kithen, but warrior point was hot for 24" plus fish. That buck you caught is gourgous....awesome colors...

way to go....Ron

freon
04-29-2007, 07:30 PM
Bob, great report and pics, you and Ron look real happy with those fish :D
Glad all of you got into them, seems like the bite is back to normal.

tyeroflies
04-29-2007, 08:10 PM
Thanks for sharing Bob. Sounds like a fabulous week.

Tyer

lemonsp
04-29-2007, 08:27 PM
Hey VVB. Thanks for keeping us posted everyday. All those posts just made me want to get out but I just couldn't manage. Your posts were almost as good as being there myself. Okay, maybe not but they certainly were better than nothing. Thanks again.

cuhogn
04-29-2007, 08:29 PM
What a great weekend, thanks Bob for sharing the "tin tent" with us, very nice and good to be on the water with you. As Bob said my dad showed up this am to fish with me, so Ron jumped into Bobs boat to get an early start on the fishing. We headed up to Wizards 1st thing and covered a bunch of water before I picked up 2 quick fish around 22", then my dad starts pulling out his "special" lures, you know the one's, those catch all the fish lures that are just a bit different then anything you have although you've got every subtle color around it ::). *He quickly puts a 21" fish in the boat and then hooks up with the big fish of the day on a purple flatfish, 6lbs 8oz beauty. The bite slows and we decide to head over to the needles and he gets the next lure out a purple prism tape spoon he ordered from some back east 8-). He proceeds to put 4 fish on board including a beauty male, at least he let me drive the boat. ::) Wind starts picking up and decided to head over to Spider and troll toward the ramp, Finlay something decides to hit my lure only to have my dads rod get hit while the boat is drifting. Ended the day with 10 and some more great memories with friends and family.

Dads Big Fish
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/dads6_8.jpg

The Male
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/dads_male.jpg

One of the fish that had that "Rainbow" color
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/rainbow_color1.jpg

Check out the goose on 1 of the Needles
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/goose.jpg

You decide is Bob good or Ron lucky (note: the lure above the net)
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/just_in_time.jpg

The "weigh in"
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/the_weigh_in.jpg

lemonsp
04-29-2007, 09:00 PM
Cuhogn. You gotta love going out with our dad and having him show you how its done. One of my most favorite things. My dad just gets this look on his face like "i have no idea why I am catching all the fish and the biggest fish" but he has this subtle look that says...."remember I am your dad and I will always know this better than you...remember I taught you how to fish". God you have to love it. Makes for a great father/son moment.

Thanks for sharing and I am glad you and your dad had a great day on the water. VVB....is he lucky....of course not. Catching that fish in the net is because of his expert guiding :o ;D

cuhogn
04-29-2007, 09:07 PM
You gotta love going out with our dad and having him show you how its done.
Nothing better.


Catching that fish in the net is because of his expert guiding

Bob made the quick "scoop" just as the lure came loose.

Gill Collector
04-29-2007, 09:19 PM
Thanks VB for the all info and updates during the week. To be able to spend the time you did up there, with the weather you had, well, it's just a blessing ;)

Maybe some day that will be me!

I'm still planning on going up there on May 10 so I hope to see other sniffers there.

gonfishin
04-30-2007, 07:40 AM
Hate to rain on anybody's parade, but have seen too many photo's of fish with fingers in their gills to let this slide. Just a friendly reminder, if catching and releasing, please avoid putting fingers in/around the gills. In all likelyhood the fish is going to die after realease if the gills are damaged. Photo's are nice and we all like to see them but drives me crazy to think some of these fish are being put back in the lake. Barbless hooks are nice too! No barbs on my hooks and I lose very few fish!

Martinez Frank
04-30-2007, 08:08 AM
Hey Bob, you had a good run. Man I wish I was retired and able to stay longer :D thanks for all the info, hope to see you at Melones

vvbob
04-30-2007, 04:44 PM
Forgot to put in my post.
Frog with red dots was the "HOT" lure on Sunday for Buoy 33
20 ft
2.0-2.6 mph

Kneedeep
04-30-2007, 05:58 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Thanks for the reports and pictures Bob.
Kneedeep

Mr_Ed
04-30-2007, 06:17 PM
VB;
Thanks for the reports and the great pictures.

You got er done just in time !!

Tue the wind will be 10mph getting up to 20 by noon and gust to 35!!

Going to stay that way til Friday night , with rain!!

Sat. at 65 degrees and calm...so far?