New clients Kim and Carl were onboard with me on Thursday August the 16th at Don Pedro in search of kokanee and rainbows. We met up at the lake, launched the boat and headed out. The fishing has been really good and today was no different as soon as I set the four rods fishing it was only a couple of minutes and the starboard side rod was bouncing and within a minute it was in the cooler. This day we had steady action and the company was great with limits of kokanee even I was able to have a limit of kokanee for myself, they also had 7 rainbows. A great day with a couple great guys. Thanks again!!!!
Returning client Bryan brought along his two daughters and dad for a days fishing trip to Don Pedro on Tuesday August the 14th. We met up at the lake, launched the boat and headed out. We had some cloud cover that really made it a great cooler day. After setting four rods all rigged with something different and at different depths we were underway. It wasn’t but only a few minutes when we had our first bite and one of the girls was reeling in the first fish of the day and was soon in the cooler. The two girls ages 9 and 12 took turns reeling in fish not loosing but only one. At one point after going awhile without a bite we had a triple hook-up, so it was a mad scramble and everyone onboard did a great job getting all the fish in, this did not happen only once but twice getting all fish aboard. Then around 9:45 we had 14 fish and the sun made its way through the clouds and was beginning to get warm and Bryan said that’s good enough Monte I do not want to burn the girls out. After putting everything away and a few photos we headed for the dock to clean fish. What a great day with great people. Thanks again everyone!!!!
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Returning clients Tony and Dan were onboard with me on August the 10th to chase kokanee and rainbows. After setting four rods at various depths the catching proceeded. The action was good and steady and by 9:30 we were only a couple short of limits. We then needed a bathroom break, so after returning and resetting the rods we quickly started getting bit a again. We ended the day as it was very hot at noon with 14 kokanee and seven rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again !!!!
New Client Lorenzo and his son Lorenzo Jr. came up from Southern California for vacation and while being here they hired me for a day’s fishing at Don Pedro. I headed to the same spot as the day before, after dropping four lines I told the two of them on what to expect when we get a bite and how the down- riggers worked. It wasn’t long and we were getting bit, now we were mainly after the kokanee and they turned back all the trout except two. The kokanee were somewhat elusive as we would land some and loose some, remember these silver bullets can be hard to land with their soft mouths. They did a great job especially never before fishing for kokanee. The bite would go in spurts and we would also have some long times in between bites, we were marking fish but they can be very finicky at times. We ended the day with a triple landing two, so I suggested lets take a photo, so as I grabbed the fish board I could see a rod was getting hit, so I quickly grabbed the rod and Lorenzo Jr. reeled in the last fish of the day. They finished the day with eight kokanee and two trout. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again for coming out..
New Client Bob Costa and his family came out to Don Pedro on August the 8th to hopefully get his kids into fishing. They wanted a later start so we met at the lake at 8:30 and headed out. I set out four rods and it wasn’t long before we started getting bit. The three kids each picked a rod that was there’s and mom picked one for herself. Well as it went only one rod was getting hit for a while, as I continued to keep changing set ups on the other rods finally they were getting hit and they all was able to reel in some fish. Then at about noon Bob said that, that was enough for the day as he didn’t want to burn the kids out, so after putting everything away we headed in and we cleaned the fish. A great short day with a great family. Thanks again everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Return client Mike brought along a friend Bryan with him to Don Pedro on July the 30th in hopes of catching mixed limits of kokanee and trout. The morning started off with a few fish being caught, then it seemed that it slowed down, but was slowly picking away at them, then it finally turned on, and they landed some very nice kokanee along with two limits kokanee and two limits of trout. Thanks again guys!!
Hank Shaw cook book writer was again fishing with me and regular client Dan were onboard with me on July the 26th at Don Pedro. I set these two single anglers up and they got along great. We set out in search of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout since the new law lets you catch and keep five kokanee and five rainbow trout per person. We stared out with a few trout and then the kokanee we finally found where they were hiding. Hank brought along some smoked salmon that was very tasty. The duo took turns reeling in their limits of trout and kokanee. It was a great day with two great guys. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!
New client Pat and his two buddies Dan and John were onboard with me at Don Pedro on July the 25th to chase some kokanee. They were on time and we headed out to the fishing grounds. I set four rods rigged with kokanee gear at different depths it wasn’t but a few minutes and we were under way of catching kokanee and rainbows. The day was filled with laughs and stories. They caught 15 kokanee and turned most of the rainbows back. It was a great day of fishing and catching with three great guys. Thanks again guys!!!!!!
New client Dan brought his friend and his two boys out to Don Pedro on Saturday the 21st. After arriving art our location on the big reservoir I was only able to set one rod and it was getting hit before I could set the second rod, that fish was lost and I was able to set the four rods, the fishing started out kind of slow however we were putting a few fish in the boat and releasing some, there were other boats fishing the same area and this could hamper the bite so I made the decision to move to a new area, well we started putting fish in the boat right away and missing many, we boated a few kokanee but not what I wanted so we continued on looking and searching and after a few hours were back into our first location and the recreational boats were out in full force, we continued to work the area and by 1:30 they had 12 kokanee and six rainbows. They released a lot of trout on this day, since kokanee is what they wanted. When we ended the day we had a triple and after I boated two the kokanee I had thought we lost the third, but it was tangled in another line so we had to hand line the fish in to the net. What a great day with great people. Thanks again everyone!!!!
Returning clients Mac and Richard brought along their friend Dave for a day’s fishing at Don Pedro to chase kokanee and trout. After leaving the dock we encountered a in distress, so thankfully it was close to shore that it only took about 15 minutes, then we were on our way to the fishing grounds. I quickly set out four rods and very soon we had our first fish of the day hooked up. The day was a very hot and Smokey day from a local fire and it became so bad that at times we couldn’t see 500 feet, however by the time our day ended a breeze came up and blew it away. They ended the day at 1:00 o’clock with 14 kokanee and seven rainbows, they released many rainbows as they were after the kokanee. A great day with guys!!!! Thanks again