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tortuga
12-16-2006, 04:56 PM
Cruised the west side around the dam and Rose Island in the cold. Had a bunch of hits on toplined silver dodger and apex with a little worm tail. C&R6 and missed another 6 or 7. Ran another line at all sorts of depths with all the usual and nothing. Those little dinks all jumped as soon as they hit. I saw one jump just before the 16' rigger twitched. I had to pop it to reel the little fellar in. It was too durn cold to stay any later.
Tight lines
Tortuga
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Here's what they look like

http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/6/12/16/t_planterdi_3c7bm_b1be53a9.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?srv=img01&img=/6/12/16/f_planterdi_3c7bm_b1be53a9.jpg)

zinger
12-16-2006, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the report tortuga. Sounds like things are pretty slow for the trollers up there. Any idea why all of these bank fisherman can catch the big ones on lures and we can't? I guess that's why they call it "fishing" ;D

reeltor
12-17-2006, 02:39 PM
Zinger- I have fished Melones for years, and it always seems like the bankies outfish the boaters this time of year, as the fish are shallow and a boat will spook them (that's why side-planers become so popular). Only problem I have found is that the bank areas can be very muddy at times. I still prefer the boat, just to get out and cover some water, but the results are sometimes minimal. Longlining can work well in a boat, but you have to respect the shore fishermen in the coves.

*Deltadog*
12-21-2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the report tortuga. Sounds like things are pretty slow for the trollers up there. Any idea why all of these bank fisherman can catch the big ones on lures and we can't? I guess that's why they call it "fishing" ;D
When the water turns cold, the fish move into the shoreline because the rocks hold heat. Every lake right now is probably having similar scenarios. Save your gas, fish the bank....
* Dog