Don Pedro kokanee May the 18th 2019

Returning clients Bill and Jay were back on-board with me on Saturday May the 18th. We were greeted with blue sunny skies and cool conditions, and I knew their would be clouds and some possible rain later in the day. After arriving at our fishing location I set the first two rods and getting ready to set the other two when I looked over at the first two rods as they were both bouncing as bill and jay went to grab them, they both missed them and this would go on a few times as they missed or lost the first four fish and finally Bill was the first to put a kokanee in the boat and after that it became easier as  they began putting fish in the bag. The clouds started appearing and the incoming storm started to make it known that rain be coming,, we continued to put very nice kokanee in the bag and before we knew it it was 12 noon and we had 11 kokanee and two rainbows in the bag and we headed in to clean the fish. A great day on the waters of Don Pedro with two great guys. Thanks again you two…………………………………………..IMG_3472

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Fat Don Pedro Kokanee on 5-15-2019

Return clients Mike and Dan were onboard with me on May the 15th. We arrived at the lake to a disturbing scene, as I pulled up i could see a boat what I thought was at the dock however it was actually floating away with the truck still attached to the trailer and a fisherman in distress standing on the dock watching it float off. I made contact with the man and we called the sheriff  and I made sure he was okay and that help was on the way and after the truck went under we went fishing since there was no more that we could do… We had clouds some rain and some wind at times. thew bite seemed to be on the tougher side because of the impending storm front, however I was persistent and it paid off with 8 very nice kokanee and two rainbows and several fish lost and a few missed opportunities. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again you two.


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Don Pedro kokanee 5-6-2019

New clients Rick and Bob were onboard with me @ Don Pedro Monday May the 6th. I had the boat in the water and waiting on a beautiful morning. We headed out to our same spot as the day before in hopes of the fish still being there. I set the four rods and within minutes we had our first kokanee of the day on ice, i continued to work the area and another fish came this one being a trout, the bite was a slower  on this day however the bite has been later in the day so i wasn’t worried. we would get a fish here and there and occasionally loose one, after some time it seemed that we were stuck on five fish, then it happened we had a quadruple hookup!!!!! and they were able to get all four kokanee in the boat!!! Then we boated one more kokanee after that and it was time to head in. A great day with great guys.. Thanks again!

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Don Pedro kokanee 5-5-2019

New Clients Jeff brought along his son Rykert and their friend John for a days fishing on Don Pedro reservoir on Sunday May the 5th. The morning was cool and breezy and the fishing was cold as well, we boated a single trout within the first hour on the lake, I had received a text from some friends saying they had a some kokanee in the box, so I picked up and headed there way. We were not marking much and only had a couple lost fish, but I was confident we would catch fish. The bite turned on later and we found where the fish were and we started boating some nice kokanee. The day was turning into a great day and at one point we a had a triple hookup and they were able to land all three of the fish. We ended the day with nine kokanee and two rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro. Thanks again everyone for a great day…..IMG_3416

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Trout and Kokanee trip 4-25-2019

Return client Mike and his wife Nancy were on board with me on April the 25th. We met up at the lake as I had my boat in the water ready and waiting. We headed out to where i thought there would be fish and it was not maybe 30 minutes and we had our first fish of the day in the bag that turned out to be a fat kokanee, we continued on working a large area and although we were not marking much i gave it better than fair chance, but after a whole lot of nothing I decided to leave the area and it turned out to be the right move, once we made it to our new location we started catching fish. They finished the day with three kokanee and two rainbow trout and a couple missed opportunities. Thanks again you two for coming out. It was a beautiful day on the water.


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Don Pedro kokanee and Trout 4-7-2019

New clients Ed and Charlie were on board with me on Sunday April the 7th, we met up at the lake, launched the boat and headed out, after setting the lines we were under way. The morning was cool but i knew the day was suppose to be a nice day. After a long while one of the back rods was struck hard and the fight was on while Charlie was doing battle and half way to the boat the fish jumped a few times and spit the hook. that would be the only bite for a long while as i kept trying different lures and depths, finally the starboard side back rod was hit and Dan reeled in a nice fat kokanee. we continued on and again nothing, so i kept searching and hour later we had another fish on and we landed another fish. we then made it to an area that looked good and we had another fish on and this time it was a nice rainbow, I continued to work the area and this would make the whole day worth it as we ended the day with five kokanee and five trout from the waters of Don Pedro. A great day with two great days. Thanks again !!!!!

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Trout, kokanee and Bass on tap at Don Pedro 3-29-2019

Return client Henry brought along his eight year old grandson for a fishing trip again at Don  Pedro. Soon after launching the big Willie boat were fishing on this cool and breezy day. It wasn’t long and we had our first strike and after a short battle it was in the net. Then that seemed to be it for a while, so the hunt began I was hoping the fishing would be better as the water was considerable clearer than previous trips and a slight bit warmer. We would finally get another fish however the action was slow, so after along while I made a total change in presentation and it wasn’t long and we began to see a little improvement. The day ended with a surprisingly three kokanee, three rainbows and three small mouth Bass and one lost fish.  Thanks so much for coming out again!!!!


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Trout Fishing @ Don Pedro 3-17-2019

New client Troy brought along three of his friends for a day out on Don Pedro on March the 17th. After launching the boat we started fishing right away and maybe 30 minutes we had a solid hook up and Steve was up first since this would possibly be his first fish, after a good fight just beyond the net the came unbuttoned, we continued to work the area for a couple of fish. After no further action we kept moving in search of……. This day would prove to be another challenging day, with only one lost fish and a few solid strikes they ended the day with four fish… Still better than nothing…. Thanks again guys for coming out… No pictures were taken.

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Don Pedro trout trip 3-16-2019

New clients Dan and Todd were onboard with me on Saturday the 16th of March. It was great being out again due to all the rainy and stormy weather. I Knew the fishing would be challenging with the rising and dirty water, however I was very confident that we would catch fish, so after meeting at the lake and launching the boat we were soon setting lines and away we went it probably took 30 to 40 minutes before we had our first strike and hookup and we boated our first fish and after finding where the fish were holding we continued to find some action along with lading some a loosing a few. The day was a beautiful day to be on the water with the warm sunshine on us. We made a move to different water as the bite died and after a long great day on the water they ended up with just four fish, but we had the opportunity of eight fish. It was still a great day with two great guys. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Don Pedro Trout Fishing 3-1-2019

Returning clients Dan and Mike were on-board once again with me on the 1st day of March, we had cloudy conditions and the water clarity was not the best at four to five feet visibility at best. After launching the boat we headed out and started fishing with two lead-core rods. It wasn’t long when Dan spoke up and said that the starboard rod had been tapped and finally after a minute the rod finally doubled over, as mike reeled in the fish it was a great way to start the morning. The action was not fast however the bite seemed to turn on after an hour so we continued to thoroughly work the area for seven nice trout. After the bites stopped we moved to another location and we had one very hard grab, but the fish did not hang on, so we moved on to another location for nothing and after heading back to our original location we tried a different technique  to no avail. So we called it a day and headed for home. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again guys…

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