Client and friend Butch wanted to go kokanee fishing so since my dad is great friend of his we all went fishing for the day and the action was great as we had landed 15 kokanee salmon from the waters of New Melones by 10:15 A great day or should I say morning!!!!!
Returning clients Pete, Phil, Jack and Paul were on board with me for their annual trip and this time went to New Melones to chase kokanee. We met at the lake loaded everyone’s gear into the boat and headed out to the fishing grounds. I set one rod and grabbed the second and the first rod already had a fish on, so we landed that one and we were under way. We had a pretty good bite as they action was sporadic throughout the day. It was a great day with these guys and by 1:30 we were done. Thanks again guys!!!!!
Returning clients Robert, Dave and Tom were back on board with me on May the 31st at New Melones. We loaded all their gear and we headed out, the bite was good, but most of these fish were biting very light so we missed the first five, then all of a sudden the shallow rod was thumped hard off the clip so Tom grabbed the rod and after a few seconds we could tell that this fish was not a kokanee as it was peeling line then it appeared 30 feet out and WOW, I shouted its a brown trout and then it made several good runs and and the Phenix kokanee rod did an amazing job, I was finally able to slide the big fish into the net, we quickly took a few photos and released the six pound brown back into the waters of New Melones. We finished the day with twelve kokanee and I do know that they lost at least that many. A great day again with these three guys!!!!
Returning clients and brothers Mack and Richard and this time they brought along a friend Phoebe for a fishing trip, as you’ve read before its a later start for them, this it was even a little later than that. We headed out and fished until 1:00 in that time frame they boated three kokanee and two rainbows and they lost four fish and missed a few in the process. Thanks again everyone.
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Returning clients Mack and his brother Richard were back onboard with me on May the 22nd at New Melones. The brothers always like an 8:00 oclock start so we met up and were under way. The weather forecast was for it to be windy and sure enough it became windy and cold and made it a tough day, they did however land six kokanee and lost at least that many. Still a nice day with great guys. Thanks again
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…………………………………………..
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.
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!
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…..
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.