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Fishbucket
06-06-2010, 06:20 AM
GNappers and I took off outa here at 3am. heading up to the S.Yuba to a spot I havent been to in 30 yrs. Hoping that the water wasnt flowing to much. We had made plans kinda loose , and that we could always hit some of the lakes around if that was to happen.

Well, It happened...

Going over the Bridge and on the way down We could see that the water was running a little fast. Still seeing some smooth water though we gave it a shot.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video1200006-04.jpg

But it wasnt going to pan out.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video1600007-01.jpg

I knew of some other holes down river and thought about going, But I knew it was going to be a hike and scramble to get there. and it may not work out.. deciding it wasnt worth it we scrambled back to the top.

We got back to the car and decided to try and make for Bowman lake...

Um nope..

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video1700000-30.jpg

least not in the PTCruser... hindsight...Should have brought the truck.

Passing Fuller lake on the way to Bowman, We figured we'd stop and give it a try.
We walked across the dam and out to the point.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video1900016-19.jpg

Pitched some Glup eggs out. some floating worms.. bobber and worms. Kastmasters, Lil cleos... nothing. I got one small bump on the eggs, But that was it.
Saw one caught at the launch ramp... but none of the 4 boats out in the lake were catching....As we were figuring to leave. What looks like some club was launching tubes and toons.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video1900004-24.jpg

So we buzzed down from Bowman Lake rd. and head for Scotts Flat ( another place I had'nt been to since GNappers was born, he's a young punk.. doncha know..)
get to Scotts Flat. the Store guy says the dam is the place to be.. "make a left at the lightpole.. follow the trail..cant miss it "

So off we go..

He didnt say it was a 1/2 hour walk !

Anyway, Found a nice spot cut in the shoreline trees and settle it. GNappers was going to hit the dam proper.. Me, I like shade. I wasnt going anywhere.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video2200021-26.jpg

5 mins after pitching out 2 white Gulp eggs with a 1/4 in. piece of Gulp worm... Pulldown
Fiesty lil 13 1/2 incher.. Hey, Not bad .. only took 5 hours of "fishing" for this one.
Called Gnap down on the dam and GBG at Home to let them know I am the greatest fisherman in all the land... :naughty:

Threw out the bait again. didnt get it in the same spot as before, But thought. Hey.. it's only like 20 foot diffrence. Well, let me tell you. It had to be spot on or fish were not going to be caught. Some other people were on the dam throwing out to the same general area.. only one other hit for them. in 3 hours of fishing. Gnap even conceded that I was on the hot spot and threw not 10 feet from me with the same 2egg/worm combo. I caught 2 more fish... while he waited.

We ended the day with my limit and after Gnap got his bait in the zone he put a few fish on the shore.

My legs were killing me by then from walking the mountians this morning ( I've gotten out of shape... I know, with my physique..it's hard for you to believe..) I was not relishing the walk back to the car carring all the gear. So I headed off with just the keys and drove the car back, right down to the corner of the campground. We loaded up and burned it home.


The catch.. 15 in. for the biggest.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/theotherbigjoe/FishSnifferpixs/ScottsFlatLake/Video2700001-022.jpg

Brutus20
06-06-2010, 09:27 AM
LOL Great report Fishbucket, I enjoyed it more than any story in todays sports page. Nice job getting after em. Glad to see you folks got into some fish. Appreciate the pics and cool story.

........................Brutus.............

Fishbucket
06-06-2010, 10:40 AM
thanks...

Are you going to make the Collins Lake Fest in 2 weeks?

Marinpaul
06-06-2010, 11:04 AM
Great report (and funny). I love those hikes to the good spots!

GNappers
06-06-2010, 12:01 PM
What about my run back to the car to get lunch and ofcourse put on some short's. Thank you for the ride I think nuxt 1 is on me, and by next 1 I don't mean Collins.

Ikan_Mas
06-06-2010, 12:27 PM
How far in was the snow on the road to Bowman Lake?

Fishbucket
06-06-2010, 12:45 PM
What about my run back to the car to get lunch and ofcourse put on some short's. .



Yeah, While he was gone I caught 2 more fish. that was at the part where he casted right next to mine and it just sat there?

Thanks for lunch... I could have starved if it wasn't for you. :rolleyes2:






How far in was the snow on the road to Bowman Lake?

I say about maybe 2 miles from Fuller. Ya know... it was probably clear 200 yrds beyond that.. :surrender: If I would of had the Truck, I'm sure we could have made. Locals in off-road rigs most likely had already been there and a good tired 4x4 would have made it...

JTroutMan
06-06-2010, 12:50 PM
Yeah, While he was gone I caught 2 more fish. that was at the part where he casted right next to mine and it just sat there?

Thanks for lunch... I could have starved if it wasn't for you. :rolleyes2:







I say about maybe 2 miles from Fuller. Ya know... it was probably clear 200 yrds beyond that.. :surrender: If I would of had the Truck, I'm sure we could have made. Locals in off-road rigs most likely had already been there and a good tired 4x4 would have made it...
Hey nice post. YOu definitely get the "most peseverance" award for the day... and sometimes it's good when last stop is best to show hard works pays off. Now, trying to get to Bowman this time of year, what PT Cruiser you said? That one would have got you maybe the Darwin... :) just kidding....I got stuck in snow at French Meadows a few years back trying to get there too soon in May. My bet is Bowman is at least two weeks away....JMeadow still snowed in past on call I made a couple day ago to Ranger.