Big Don Pedro rainbows continue to bite 6-23-2107

Return clients Robert Cain and Dave Costa brought along Mike Callizo for a days fishing trip to Don Pedro. They arrived at the lake early and we headed out fishing, now it had been a week since my last trip to the lake as I was at Shasta fishing for a few days. The weather had been very hot, I set out four rods and it didn’t take but a few minutes before we had our first fish of the day coming to the net. Seems like I never left the lake. We had a good bite going and their was a little breeze that made it comfortable. Now these three guys were all class mates of mine and it’s always a great day to catch up on the B.S. that  went on during the school years and later on in life. Ten thirty in the morning the bite seemed to be tapering off, however we had 12 fish in the boat and by 11:00 we had two more in short order and at 11:45 the final fish was caught. The guys caught some very nice fish on this trip,  with Mike catching the biggest fish of the day that weighed 4 pounds and Robert catching one over three pounds. A great day with great guys!!! Thanks again.

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Don Pedro rainbows 6-11-2017

New clients Chris and Mary were onboard with me on Sunday June the 11th at Don Pedro to see if we could catch some of those big rainbows swimming around in the reservoir. We arrived early to dark clouds and a cool 45 degree weather. We headed out and started fishing and no sooner after getting the four rods out we had a fish on and Mary was into her first fish of the day, soon after that it was Chris’ turn in a few more minutes they had three fish in the cooler and after a short time we had another fish on that was lost, then the bite died for us. We took a bathroom break and returned to fishing, continuing working the area, after probably two hours of nothing, all of a sudden the starboard side rod doubled over hard and Mary was into a great fish, that fish turned to be three pounds, just after netting it the port side rod was hit so Chris grabbed the rod and as the boat slowed the back rod went off and Mary grabbed the rod, but lost that one while I netted the fish that Chris had. I continued searching new water and we would boat a fish here and there, and as we came to our last spot of the day we had two fish back to back hit the rod hard and peel off-line it would come off. However by the end of the day they ended up with a very nice ten fish limit of big rainbow trout from the waters of Don Pedro. A great day with a great couple. Thanks again!!!

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Don Pedro rainbows 6-9-2017

Long time client Harry brought along his buddy Mike for a days fishing at Don Pedro. The morning was cool dark and cloudy and later we had some light showers. The fish were on the bite and Harry and Mike took turns, we worked this one area for some time and continued to put fish in the cooler, but after a while the fish get what your up to and stop biting, so after landing eight fish, we trolled to a new spot landing two more and called it a day about 1:00. A great day with a couple great guys !! thanks again

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Don Pedro Rainbows 6-7-2017

New Client Ron Zinger brought along his two boys and their cousin and his wife. Their cousin and his wife were from Israel. The trip was to be a four hour trip only. The trip was started later about 8:00 in the morning, so we had to get down to business and try to catch fish quickly, well it didn’t take but a few minutes after setting lines to start catching fish. Time flew by and after only loosing a couple of fish they ended the day with eight very nice rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro reservoir. They did not want any photos taken, so sorry for that. A great short morning with great people. Thanks again!!

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Hogan Stripers 6-6-2017

Returning client Andre brought along two of his buddies for a trip to Hogan reservoir to chase stripers. I set out four rods fishing, now the bite was suppose to be a little later in the morning, however it didn’t take 30 minutes to put our first fish in the cooler, Then we missed a couple and finally after a couple hours we started putting stripers in the cooler. The day was filled with laughing and joking, we had a great time on the water and by the end of the day they had landed 13 stripers from the waters of New Hogan reservoir. Thanks again guys!!!

 

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Big Rainbows at Don Pedro 6-4-2017

Returning client John and Jack Thompson were onboard with me on Sunday June the 4th at Don Pedro. After a tough day on Saturday, we were on the water early again and as I was setting the rods and explaining of what to do when the fish hit, only the third was out and already had a fish on it as soon as I set it and jack was fighting the fish that quickly went into the cooler, then the second rod was bouncing and John was fight his fish that cleared the water and quickly came off, then another rod was it and unfortunately jack lost that fish as well. Things settled down and we had a nice bite going for us, now on this day they only wanted to keep a few fish for dinner, so that meant releasing the rest. The were catching some very nice fish and letting them swim away was great to see. We had one rod that no matter what lure I put on it would not get hit. We were working a good size area and it was apparent that the fish were on to us, so we trolled into another area to see if we could fool a few more fish and we found a good area that was holding fish, it was after noon now and the one rod that hadn’t been hit finally got hit and Jack grabbed the rod and began reeling, the fish made some good runs and I was finally able to net the fish and WOW! was all we could say. This fish weighed four and a half pounds and measured 23 inches long, what an awesome fish. Jack asked his dad if they could have the fish mounted, and so they are. They landed ten rainbow and six of them went back to the depths of Don Pedro. What a great day with a father and son. Thanks again guys!!!

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Don Pedro trout and kings 6-3-2017

Returning client Aaron brought along his daughter and dad for a day’s fishing trip to Don Pedro reservoir on Saturday June 3rd. We started early because of the weekend boat traffic. We made a couple passes in front of the damn just to see if anything was there. We picked up a smaller king that quickly made its way into the cooler. I made another pass and one of the back rods got hit hard, I could tell that it was a very nice fish the way it was taking lots of line, being the inside rod, I could not turn into it since we were up against the damn, after a short fight the line became tangled with another line and the big fish was gone. I picked up things and headed for new ground. We caught a few fish, but as time went on the recreational boaters arrived in force and this made catching fish difficult. By the end of the day they had landed six fish, lost three others and they threw back a couple small bass back. A nice day with a great family. thanks again!!

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Don Pedro rainbows 5-31-2017

Returning clients Mark Largent and Holden Shultz were onboard with me on May the 31st at Don Pedro to try to catch some jumbo kokanee and trout. I set four rods at various depths in search of. The morning we were greeted with dark black and grey clouds, after some rain on the way to the lake that went a way, however it followed us to the lake. After about 45 minutes one of the back rods was hit and Mark was soon into a really nice fish that turned out to be a three pound rainbow. After some time it was Holdens  turn, however it was lost half way to the boat. Things were not looking good for the hunt on kokanee, after about three hours we all agreed to switch things over and just target trout. I set out four rods and I was not even able to get all four rods out and we had a fish on one the rods. We continued to work the area for more fish and things looked like we made the right decision, The clouds broke way to sun and the fish were biting and we ended the day with 8 quality rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro. Thanks again guys for the great day! Thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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Hogan stripers 5-24-2017

Return clients Mike and Lori brought along a coouple of friends for a day of chasing stripers at Hogan reservoir. We set out in search of and after awhile I was wondering what happedned to the stripers as we were not marking many fish, then fianlly it happened as one of the plainer boards was hit and we were into our first fish of the day and soon it was in the cooler. We started catching more fish, it wasnt fast by any means but we had a bite going for us and we continued to put fish in the cooler. We were having a great time laughing and joking all day, the morning weather was cooler and we had some clouds to help us out with that. By the end of the day about 2:00 oclock the four anglers had thirteen stripers from the waters of Hogan reservoir. Thanks again everyone for the great day!!!!

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Don Pedro kokanee and Rainbows 5-23-2017

Return client Mike fished with me on May the 23rd at Don Pedro in search of trout and kokanee. We got an early start and started fishing and very quickly mike was into his first fish of the day, the fish was a stubby but fat rainbow. The second fish turned out to be a very nice solid two-pound kokanee, what an awesome fish, and just shortly after that he landed another kokanee but smaller and after working the area wehad another big fish on that made it close to the boat, but not close enough, that seemed to be it for some time as we continued on looking for more fish and changing many lures, I put a brads kokanee cut plug on and within minutes the starboard side rod got slammed and mike reeled the fat rainbow in and that was it for the day. A great day with a great guy. Thanks Mike!

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