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jeffrm20
01-28-2007, 01:51 PM
Got my first skunk in my boat today. But it was good to get the boat out on the water after doing some improvements. (fixed about 200 leaky rivets, new raised seat brackets and a new fishfinder) Left Tracy at 6 am sharp to THICK fog, got to the boat ramp at 7 am to a foggy lake. Surface temp was 42 degrees which made it's way up to 44 degrees after the sun came out. Marked about a dozen or so fish but all on the bottom. No strikes, nothing. A lot of duck blinds with a lot of them seeming to shoot at nothing, lol. Meet a kayaker out there who was doing better than I was, he caught two nice planters. What a nice guy, he noticed the Sniffer Stars on my tailgate and says he peruses the board. He offered to help me load my boat into the back of my truck..... But what a very shallow lake. I marked 52 feet in the deepest and seemed to average about 20 feet or so. Here are a few quick pics I took today.

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Tried to snap a picture of a school of about 12 fish but barely got the last 3.

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jiggity49
01-28-2007, 03:28 PM
Hey Jeff, did you see any shore fishermen out there today? I was gonna take the kids out there about noon today but when we went to leave it was raining which doesn't bother me but I don't need sick little kids.

jeffrm20
01-28-2007, 05:21 PM
There was a couple shore fishing when I was pulling in. It was cold after I got wet from the rain. I am sick myself but after working 6 days this week I needed some water time.

bankerbull
01-28-2007, 05:46 PM
This is so awesome, finally a nearby lake that is going to produce top quality trout and scenery and its close to Modesto...I said the lake was pretty shallow guy, I thought there was one spot close to 60 feet, but as you say, about 20-= or so feet around the perimiters, which is not that bad for a lake in the middle of pasture land, When these trout start producing eggs and begin multiplying its going to be great because not a lot of people even bother with this place, its had a bad reputation in the past as a slow trout lake, its always been dynomite for bass and catis=h and bluegills, soon as the crayfish and snails settle into the lake for food, the fish will get nice and plump...what did u say u were using? later Steve [smiley=angling.gif] [smiley=cheers.gif]

jeffrm20
01-28-2007, 06:42 PM
I trolled a bunch of different things. Yeah when the stock builds up in the lake it should be pretty good fishing. I saw tons of huge snails already near the rocky shores so thats a good sign. Are they going to stock it once again with bass and catfish? And when? Was hoping they restock the smallmouths but I guess not.......