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Topaz_Tom
01-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Happy New Year!!! *Well this had to be the nicest weather for opening day that I can remember in 17 years of being there on opening day. *My wife caught the first fish of 2007 just as it started to get light. *There were definately more shore fisherman than boats. *The boats really didn't get out there till after 10:00, then it was pretty crowded. *We ended up catching 6 with the biggest at around a pound and a half. *The ranger at the county boat ramp told us that a nice 5 pounder came in from a boat. *There were also 2 - $500.00 tagged trout caught, didn't hear if it was a sniffer. *We met JFish from Manteca at the ramp and said they had limited with nothing over 1 1/2 pounds. *Several shore fisherman were cleaning fish by the ramp and had some nice fat 2 & 3 pounders. *I think the shore fisherman caught nicer fish than the boats except for that 5 pounder. *Well the tagged trout are good through April, so we'll keep trying. *Tom * [smiley=angling.gif]

My wife with the first fish of 2007
http://home.pyramid.net/hardhar/sherry.jpg

The shore crowd
http://home.pyramid.net/hardhar/crowd.jpg

R.I.P. with his wife and dog "Mac"
http://home.pyramid.net/hardhar/kenny.jpg

http://home.pyramid.net/hardhar/rock.jpg

http://home.pyramid.net/hardhar/lake.jpg

fsh_on
01-01-2007, 04:40 PM
Nice fish Sheri ;) We had pretty much the same results as Tom,I picked up 2 on a AC plug and my wife did 7 on a variety of rapala's,all in all it was a nice day,the weather was great.

keciga1
01-01-2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the pictures and report Tom. I never fished the lake but it looks great.

Ivan

fishon_chris
01-01-2007, 05:31 PM
Tom nice report looks like fun hope you and you family have a great new year. ;D

Chris :)

Danksta408
01-01-2007, 10:48 PM
Nice fish!!!!......So they have fish that can land ya some cash,huh??......That's pretty cool.......I might have to do that for living ;) ;) J/K.......Does anybody know the regs at topaz??.......Opening/closing times??.....Beer??......Stuff like that......Any info is much appreciated

Empire
01-02-2007, 07:04 AM
Great first of the year report! It is great that you have a new years day tradition that has lasted 17 years. I wish new years day always started on my days off so I could start something like that.

Mickey_Thomas
01-02-2007, 07:11 AM
Nice report and pics' Tom, boy I've never seen that lake so smooth :) sure was a beautiful day on the water 8-)Looking good Kenny, but I think the little women was a bit cold ;D

fish_junky
01-02-2007, 08:27 AM
Good report and nice pictures. Looks like a great day to be on Topaz. Thanks for sharing. :D

haarhouse
01-02-2007, 02:20 PM
great pics topaz tom hope to see you at the end of jan for a fish fry bearfish

troutfan
01-02-2007, 06:42 PM
Sorry to hear about the two $500 fish caught Tom. I was hoping on getting one ;D because I think the $1000 fish is just a myth like bigfoot. Has anybody ever really seen one? Thanks for the report, you'll get them next time.

MattMan
01-02-2007, 07:24 PM
Looks like a beautiful day. Thanks for those pics!