Return clients John and Rich from the previous day were back on-board with me again and I again picked them from their houseboat. After setting the four rods we waited for our first bite that seemed to take awhile as we were marking fish but they were reluctant to bite, after 40 minutes we landed our first fish of the morning. The bite was much slower than the previous day, however the catch ratio was much better in this day. The Guys were expecting more out of me on t his day from what they said, the fish must have know this just to prove a point, by 8:30 we only had five fish and didn’t make the deadline, however we did make two limits of New Melones kokanee by 9:30 and we headed back in. Another great day with two great guys again. Thanks again guys!!!!!!
New clients John and Rich were on-board with me on Friday June the 14th at New Melones. I picked them up from their houseboat at the marina and we headed for the fishing grounds. I was setting rod number four when I looked over and the front starboard side rod was bouncing, John quickly grabbed the rod and soon we had fish number one in the fish bag, then it was Riches turn soon after and they boated the first three kokanee then for some reason the next three didn’t make it to the net. The morning was a little cool but quickly warmed up just the fishing was. The fishing was great as we started putting fish in the bag again and by 8:30 they had their ten kokanee from the waters of New Melones. A great morning with a couple of great guys enjoying their retirement. Thanks again guys!!!!
Long Time returning clients Mike and Chris were on-board at New Melones with me today June the 12th to chase the hot the bite on Kokanee salmon. We arrived early at the big reservoir and launched the big 24 foot Willie boat in the water and headed out, after setting the four rods at various depths we were fishing and with in moments we had our first hookup, only to be lost and this one rod on the starboard side continued to get hit and also they kept coming unbuttoned after loosing the first five fish we finally was able to start putting kokanee in the reliable fish bag, and before we knew it we had seven fish and lost seven, then we marked a very large school of kokanee and we had a triple hookup and landed them all, so now we had ten kokanee and soon Chris landed a three pound rainbow trout and I was able to land my five kokanee for the day. Thanks for coming out and choosing Gold Country Sportfishing. A great day with two great guys!!!!!!
Returning clients David Gina and Arnold were out again with me for a days fishing for kokanee. Now in the past every-time they went fishing with me we have had a fish on in the first five minutes and on this day it would be the same thing, so now they call me five minute Monte. They were boating fish as we had a nice early morning bite going for us then things started to slow down as the sun became higher in the sky and boats were surrounding us, so i left the area and boated two more fish and lost one but we were not marking any fish so I headed back to where we started and everyone had left the area. I had found a nice pocket of fish and the bite really turned on for us, and I glad it did because it wasn’t looking like we would get three limits, But I was able to pull the ol rabbit out of the hat trick and they went home with three limits of kokanee salmon from the waters of New Melones. Thanks again everyone !!!!
New client David had some co workers in from England and wanted some fun for them to do so he booked a trip with me and we met up at the lake and headed out, now these guys have fished before but not trolling for kokanee, I explained on what to do and told their was no pressure. We instantly had our first fish hooked up was landed by Andrew and we were then under way for a great day. They we having a great time landing and they also lost some fish as well. It was Andrews turn once again and it turned out to be a four pound Rainbow trout, In the process i had somehow tore a big hunk of skin out of my pinky finger and was bleeding so after fixing myself up and a few photos we were fishing again and about thirty minutes after netting a fish i was taking the hooks out and somehow the hook impaled itself into my thumb clear past the bend and i could see the point sticking out so after thinking it over I cut the shank of the hook off and proceeded to push the hook all the way through, I made it bleed real good and fixed myself up once again and we finished off with all our fish and headed in. Thanks again guys for the great day and for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing!!!!!
Returning client Henry brought along his other grandson for a fishing trip. The morning was really cool and windy and the bite started off really slow as it took along while to catch our first fish off the day. The wind was finally laying down and we began to put kokanee in the boat. Then one of the rods went down hard and i knew that this wasn’t a kokanee and it turned out to be a three pound rainbow trout, then a few more kokanee and then the same rod again caught a two and a half pound rainbow and they finished off their kokanee limits. What a great day they had and shared together. Thanks again!!!
Client and friend Butch wanted to go kokanee fishing so since my dad is great friend of his we all went fishing for the day and the action was great as we had landed 15 kokanee salmon from the waters of New Melones by 10:15 A great day or should I say morning!!!!!
Returning clients Pete, Phil, Jack and Paul were on board with me for their annual trip and this time went to New Melones to chase kokanee. We met at the lake loaded everyone’s gear into the boat and headed out to the fishing grounds. I set one rod and grabbed the second and the first rod already had a fish on, so we landed that one and we were under way. We had a pretty good bite as they action was sporadic throughout the day. It was a great day with these guys and by 1:30 we were done. Thanks again guys!!!!!
Returning clients Robert, Dave and Tom were back on board with me on May the 31st at New Melones. We loaded all their gear and we headed out, the bite was good, but most of these fish were biting very light so we missed the first five, then all of a sudden the shallow rod was thumped hard off the clip so Tom grabbed the rod and after a few seconds we could tell that this fish was not a kokanee as it was peeling line then it appeared 30 feet out and WOW, I shouted its a brown trout and then it made several good runs and and the Phenix kokanee rod did an amazing job, I was finally able to slide the big fish into the net, we quickly took a few photos and released the six pound brown back into the waters of New Melones. We finished the day with twelve kokanee and I do know that they lost at least that many. A great day again with these three guys!!!!
Returning clients and brothers Mack and Richard and this time they brought along a friend Phoebe for a fishing trip, as you’ve read before its a later start for them, this it was even a little later than that. We headed out and fished until 1:00 in that time frame they boated three kokanee and two rainbows and they lost four fish and missed a few in the process. Thanks again everyone.
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