New Melones trout 1-31-2018

Return clients Mike and Chris were onboard with me at New Melones on January the 31st to hopefully catch some rainbows. The day was tough as I tried many different techniques and places, when after about three hours of nothing I brought out the ol standby lead core and my custom-made spoons and finally at the last spot of the day is when we had the starboard side rod was hammered hard and double backward towards the fish and Chris jumped up and grabbed the rod and began reeling and the big fish jumped and was instantly gone, we all seen it and it was a very large fish, so we continued on and then on the next pass through the same area the same rod again was pounded this time Mike grabbed the rod and soon we had a four and a half pound rainbow in the box. This was all we would end up with. A slow but great day on the waters of New Melones with two great guys.


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New Melones trout January 17th 2018

Return client Joe brought along his buddy Rodney at New Melones in hopes of catching some rainbow trout, we met at Don Pedro and was greeted with pea soup fog that didn’t look to be clearing, so I made the suggestion of heading to New Melones where I knew there was no fog, so off we went. We launched the boat and started fishing, we found a lot of nothing and finally one of the rods doubled over very hard and soon Joe had a very nice and colorful rainbow in the cooler, however that would be the only fish we caught that day. The best part of that big beautiful fish was it would end up on the cover of the FISHSNIFFER MAGAZINE. Thanks again guys!!!




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Don Pedro fishing trip 12-29-2017

Returning clients Chris and Stan were onboard with me on December the 29th at Don Pedro. I tell ya this was a very tough day for catching we covered a ton of water finally finding one, after a short battle it was lost, it wasn’t until the end of the day again when we finally found a couple of fish, No pictures in this day, a slow but nice day with these two great guys. Thanks again for coming out.

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Don Pedro fishing trip 12-18-2017

New clients Paul and Gertrude were onboard with me on December the 18th to see how I fish the lake. Well to say the least we had a very nice day but very tough day on the water after covering many miles in search of fish and close to the end of the day we were rewarded with two very nice trout, but by the this time it was time to call it a day. A very nice weather wise day on the waters of Don Pedro with two great people. Thanks again you two!!!

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Don Pedro fishing trip 12-17-2017

New clients Tim, Loretta and Amber were onboard with me Sunday December 17th to hopefully catch some rainbows. We met about 7:30 and headed out after Saturdays tough trip I knew I had my work cut out, we lost the first fish of the day close to the ramp and after working the area and finding nothing, we picked up and mover on to a favorite spot that had been holding fish I worked the area hard and finally had some action and ended the day with three nice rainbows and two bass. A great day with some great people. Thanks again !!!


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Don Pedro fishing trip 12-16-2017

returning clients Harry And Robert were wanting get one last trip in before the year’s end. I told them lets meet at Don Pedro at about 7:00 A.M. on Saturday the 16th of December. The weather called for very windy conditions in the valley and I thought we would be okay. I was within a mile of the lake and I could see a fog bank, so we waited till it seemed to be clearing after launching the boat the fog came back in and by 9:00 o’clock the sun came out and we headed out but after getting about a mile out the slight breeze started blowing the fog back to us, but was short-lived. We fished many areas on the day for only two nice rainbows and one lost made for a tough day.

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Don Pedro Rainbows 12-7-2017

Returning clients Butch and Garrett came for a day’s fishing before Garrett went off to basic training. We headed back to our same spot and instantly was greeted with a screaming drag from a very large rainbow, we kept that one and the rest of the time they released the fish, its great watching big trout swim away. This day was great watching a grandfather and grandson enjoy some fish and time together. They landed some very large rainbows from Don Pedro only to release them back into the lake. Thanks again guys for the great day!!

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Don Pedro Rainbows 12-6-2017

Return clients Mike and Dan came out and enjoyed the day fishing at Don Pedro with on December the 6th. After doing good a few days prior, I headed back to the same area and within minutes we were on our way for another great day of catching quality rainbows, after boating several nice trout it slowed somewhat so I decided to try another spot and we found fish also and finished the day with 8 very nice rainbows up to five pounds and even a fat crappie. Another great day with two great guys. Thanks again !!



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Don Pedro Rainbows 12-1-2017

Returning clients John and Mike were onboard with me on December the 1st at Don Pedro. Now I had not been to Don Pedro since late August as I was fishing the sac river for king salmon, so after the slow day at Melones I suggested let’s try Pedro since it couldn’t get much slower. We met and headed out I put out two rods fitted with lead- core and after our first spot was a blank I headed to our second and with in five minutes we were hooked up with our first rainbow of the day and for the next three hours john and mike had a great time landing many rainbows to four pounds releasing most of them and only keeping mikes five as john like release them, and that is great with me. Its great watching large fish swim back down to deeper depths. A great day with two great guys!! Thanks again.IMG_1823



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New Melons Rainbows 11-29-2017

I had two new clients onboard with me on November the 29th to see how I fished the lake for information so they could fish it at a later day on their own. The day was a bright cool sunny morning. I tried the lead core rods first thing for a while with no luck, after locating some fish on the sonar I set four rods on the downriggers and trolled the area heavy at different depth again with no luck, then I decided to slow things down and I set out the rods all rigged with shad at various depths and finally we ended the day with two quality rainbows that weighed four pounds and  three and a half pounds. A nice day with two great guys. Thanks again guys




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