Early limits @ Don Pedro 8-11-2017

Returning clients Dan and Mike were onboard with me on Friday August the 11th at Don Pedro. After launching the boat we headed out, shortly after getting the four rods set it was fish on! with Mike being the first one at the rod. That fish was landed and on ice then it was only a few minutes later and it was Dans turn with his first fish of the day in the cooler. The bite was strong and the bites were coming quickly along with fish being scooped up in the net, with four fish being lost and after boating some very rainbows it was ten minutes after nine and the tenth trout of the morning was in the cooler. After putting the rods and all the gear back in its place we headed back to the dock. A great early morning with two great people!! Thanks again for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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Round two for young angler @ Don Pedro 8-10-2017

Thursday August 10th was a continued trip for Brayden only this time it would be with his grandma Lori. I went back to where we found the fish a few days before and with in five minutes Brayden had the first fish of the day in the boat. The bite was not red-hot but we had a good steady bite going and before I knew it we had six fish onboard. Then the bite started slowing down, with a fish here and there, finally after getting three more fish we could just not get that devil-fish to the boat with a few lost fish. Still a great day and lots of memories for these two great people. Thanks again !!!!

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First fish for young Angler @ Don Pedro 8-7-2017

Return client Mike brought along his grandson Brayden for a days trip to Don Pedro to see if we could get him his first fish ever. We launched the boat and headed out, after setting four rods at various depths we were on the hunt. After searching and searching and finding nothing I moved onto to new water while trolling all the while, after what seemed like close to two hours finally the back port side rod was hooked up with what would be Braydens first fish ever, he did a great job of fighting the fish with some coaching along the way. We continued on and soon we found where the fish had been hiding as we had double hook ups and at one point we basically had a triple landing only one fish.We had a very nice bite going for us, not even being able to sit down long enough to eat a Sandwich we lost e few fish and had some missed opportunities. By ten o’clock we were looking for the devil-fish as the bite seemed to be slowing we lost two fish just behind the boat and before we new it I was scooping the tenth fish in the net at 11:00. A great day on the waters of Don Pedro with great people. Thanks again!!!!

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Big Rainbows caught at Don Pedro 8-3-2017

New clients Matt Ames and his buddies Hank and Richard were onboard on August the 3rd at Don Pedro.They origianly wanted to catch kokanee, however i told them that this year was bust on the kokanee, but the rainbows were of great size so they decided that they still wanted to go. We met Don Pedro and headed out. I had a large order to fill with three guys and after i told them that the fish were of very nice size. I set out four rods at all different depths and colored lures. Sometime had went by without a strike and i was wondering when this would happen. probably what felt like an hour went by, finally we had our first strike of the day with Matt grabbing the rod and reeling on a nice fish that was taking lots of line and soon i had scooped the big fish into the net that turned out to be a three-pound rainbow. The morning was slow and after about another 45 minutes we had three nice fish in the cooler. After the third fish hit the deck it was apparent that the bite was turning on for us. For the next hour we had some great action and soon we had nine rainbows in the cooler, then the bite seemed to slow down. After boating a nice black bass that we quickly threw back it became tough with no more action, I decided to head to new water and after a 100 yards we had fish number ten in the boat and another 100 yards we found yet another trout. With four more fish to catch I was hoping we could get 15 fish, so i turned the boat back around and within 30 minutes we had one more fish to catch and that would mean getting the devil-fish as I call it, the last fish of the day and sometimes the toughest to catch, however the devil fish was not the devil at all and came quickly and this was all done by 12:30. A great day on the waters of Don Pedro with a great grade of fish along with three great guys. Thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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Don Pedro fishing trip 8-1-2017

Returning client butch Betschart brought along his two grandkids for a fishing trip before the school year began. We arrived at the lake with no one else in the parking lot. I readied the boat and we soon headed out to the fishing grounds. I set the four rods fishing and with in minutes we had our first strike, however it was a missed opportunity. We continued on and soon we had our first of the day in the cooler. They decided to only keep four fish for the dinner table.  They lost six fish on the day and boated their four fish and about 9:30 they wanted to call it an early day before the heat really set in. A great morning on the waters of Don Pedro with great  people. Thanks again!!!

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Great action @ Don Pedro 7-21-2017

Return clients Mike and Charlie booked me for a day’s fishing trip on Don Pedro on July the 21st. We arrived at the lake early and I began to ready the boat for the days trip. I set the four rods at various depths and within ten minutes Charlie was into the first fish of the day, the bite seemed very strong as we quickly had six fish boated releasing one smaller fish. After working the area hard I decided to move on to the previous day, we only found one fish, so I moved back to our original location and soon we boated number 8 and when I was thinking of changing a couple lures we boated fish number 9 and almost immediately number 10 was in the boat. Another great day on the waters of Don Pedro with great people, and  thanks again for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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Don Pedro rainbow trout 7-20-2017

New Client Doug and his son Lucas were onboard with me on July 20th to hopefully catch some rainbow trout while camping at the lake for a couple of days.  The morning had a fairly thick smoke lingering over the lake from the big fire going on nearby. With four rods fishing it took maybe 30 minutes to get our first strike of the day that produced a very nice rainbow for Lucas. The bite was defiantly slower than the previous day with a fish here and there being landed. We still were doing pretty good with six fish in the boat by 9:00 o’clock then again the bite really fell off and I ventured into some different water looking for fish and we found some, however some were lost in the process and by noon we had 8 rainbows in the cooler, with fish number nine close to the net and almost touching it, it got off, we ventured on and at 12:45 we decided to call it a day when one of the back rods was hit and we had number nine in the cooler and we called it a day. A great day with two great people, and thanks for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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Fast action for Don Pedro Rainbows 7-19-2017

Return clients Mike and Chris were onboard with me on July the 19th. We arrived at the lake early and still fairly dark with the strong smell of the nearby fire, it began getting lighter and soon the boat was ready to be launched. I set out four rods and soon we had our first fish of the day on and in the cooler, the bite was an early strong bite and by 7:15 we had boated 7 fish, releasing one then the bite was tapering off and became slow, however by 10:30 they had two limits of very nice rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro. Thank again guys for choosing Gold Country Sportfishing.

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Large Don Pedro rainbows dominate days catch 7-12-2017

New client Jerry Shannon his grand son DJ and friend Brad Buttry. We stared at 5:30 and was soon fishing. The first fish came before I could get all the rods fishing. The bite was not fast but the fish we were catching were very nice fish, Jerry caught the biggest fish of the day that weighed in at three and a half pounds, however we had some others that were very close in size. It seemed that the bigger fish were out on this day. The bigger fish would really take some line and put up a great fight. We kept moving looking for new areas that held fish and it paid off. We ended the day with fourteen fish. A great day with great people on the waters of Don Pedro. Thanks again guys!!!

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Don Pedro rainbows 7-11-2017

New client Joe Wells was onboard with me along with his wife and son, it was suppose to be two people fishing, however his son forgot his wallet that had his license, so it turned out to be just Joe fishing. They wanted a late start at about 9:30, we started fishing at 10:00 and very quickly we had our first fish in the cooler. The full moon seemed to be working in our favor, Joe caught some nice fish on this day and by 1:30 Joe had five nice rainbows and a king salmon in the cooler as we called it a day. Thanks again. No photos were taken.

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