Don Pedro continues to produce quality rainbows 7-6-2017

New Client Bryan Doss brought along his two daughters Clare and Jocelyn on the girls first fishing trip. We arrived at the lake early. After getting to the fishing grounds,  and after setting the first three rods the second rod was already bouncing, after slowing the boat down Clare was into her first fish of the day, the girls would help each other out by reeling the fish half way to the boat before the other would take over. We had some great action on the day, then the portside rod got hit and as the girls would take turns and not gaing much ground i was wondering what we had, when bryon had to help finish the deal  after a great battle it was a very large black bass, I removed the lure we released it back into the water. At one point we had a double hook up and was only able to land one of them by then it was 8:45  when they landed the tenth fish, not wanting to burn the girls out on fishing and waiting to get that 15th fish they called it a day, a great choice and a great memory for all. Thanks again!!!

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July 3rd 2017 Rainbows on a good bite

New Client Kris Kopy and his son Ryan were onboard with me on Monday July 3rd at Don Pedro. We met at the lake early just as it was breaking daylight. The parking lot was nearly full, so I looked for a place to park before launching the boat. We headed out and began fishing it wasn’t long and we were into our first fish of the day. I was skeptical as the previous night the lake had a firework show, however the fish wanted to bite, it wasn’t a fast bite but they were biting, after landing four quality fish they wanted to catch and release since they were camping. We continued our day and after keeping two more nice fish, we called it a day at 1:00 o’clock. I was hoping there wouldn’t be a long line at the boat ramp to try to get the boat back on the trailer, as we pulled up I couldn’t believe it one boat waiting, we pulled up to the dock and went and cleaned fish. They landed 14 fish, keeping just six for dinner. A great day on the waters of Don Pedro with a father and son. Thanks again

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Big Rainbows continue to bite at Don Pedro 6-27-2017

Returning clients Mike and Dan were onboard with me on Tuesday  June 27th. We all met at the lake, launched the boat and headed out to where we have been catching fish. I set four rods at four different depths and started searching. After some time had went by I was starting to think the fish might have left the area, when the port side rod came off the clip and Dan was into the first fish of the day, however it came off. As time went by I spotted a mark on the sonar and dropped the rod about ten feet and while I was holding the rod I could feel the fish take it off the release, and Mike was into a really nice fish. The day was slower that it had been. We continued our search and left the area in hopes of more fish, well we only found two that wanted in the boat, so back to the first area, where we found some fish they just moved about 100 yards and we finished the day at 1:30 with ten quality rainbows  from the waters of Don Pedro. Thanks again guys!!

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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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