Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Today's catch!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Keeping an eye out....




First trout of the day!

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Fishing before Thanksgiving.... Fishing for a rainbow trouturkey!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

From 7:30am to 9:50am 10 whopping rainbow troutssssss! Both my wife and I caught our limits today....that makes for a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Check out the jaw on this trout.

Fishing has been unreal! Started fishing on tuesday November 4th, and the next day, I decided to do it full time since I love it some much so, I fired the boss... Well, kinda. I don't start the new job until the 12th so I decided to fish as much as I could before I resume being an adult again. The past three trips I was dialed-in because I found where the trizout were hiding and it even got to the point where I was releasing the little ones because I thought there were bigger fish to adobo.The weather has been perfect and recently seems to be that rare time where you could catch trout and catfish. So within 5 days and an average of 6 hours per day on the water, I caught 9 trout, 2 catfish, and 6 or 7 released to be caught another day.

The fish you see in the picture has a hook jaw, is darker in color, and the color of his gill plate is brighter than that of the females.

You might also notice that I've grown out my mustache to emulate the Gordon's works!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Today's catch!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Sena's very first fishing adventure!

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

First catch of the day! Catfish 3lbs

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bass Pro Shop, Manteca CA



Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

...yummy trout adobo!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

...view from the kayak.

Shadow Cliffs, Livermore CA

Getting ready to go kayaking and fishing with my wife.

No catch today. Last trout plant was last week 500 lbs.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lake Pillsbury, Mendocino CA

No catch.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lafayette Reservoir, CA

One tiny rainbow trout!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lafayette Reservoir, CA

Fun-fishing with Chris, Virgie, Jeff M., Michelle, Juscill, Jalina and my wife... Ten poles in the water, ONE tiny rainbow trout! And guess who the lucky angler was... yours truly!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA - Rainbow Trout 9.5lbs!!!

Decided to go fishing this easter sunday at shadow cliffs even though i got home last night from playing poker until 3am. I got there as early as i could to beat the easter crowd, and because the last few times i've gone fishing in the afternoon i did not even get a nibble.This is a 9.5lb, 27.5 inch rainbow trout i caught at personal best. I used rainbow powerbait and cast out as far as i could using a 1 oz. weight. This was the only fish for the day until i left at 12:30...i figure the fishies might've gotten hungry again around 6pm or so when the sun's rays aren't so direct. i thought twice about keeping it because i thought it might not taste as good as a "normal sized" trout, but if i released it, i would've run the risk of not being able to corroborate my story. This trout is proof that most all fish can continue to grow indefinitely, but it's also proof that 4 pound test line is enough to land a bigger fish.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA

A big storm was expected this weekend, but my wife and I decided to risk getting wet for some fun fishing. Fishing has been good from all of the lakes around us so every time we go out, I don't expect anything except catching enough trout to stock our freezer for some fun eating. We've pretty much perfected several recipes from adobo trout to a simple grilled trout, yum!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA

Shadow Cliffs, CA

Shadow Cliffs, CA 4lbs. Rainbow Trout

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA teenie tiny... catch a

Shadow Cliffs, CA
teenie tiny... catch and release!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA

Shadow Cliffs

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Lafayette Reservoir, CA

FISH ON!!! three beautiful rainbow trout!
total weight: 5.5 lbs.
the 2008 storm season is here but, that just means i'll be having to add funky yellow rain pants(for some reason rain pants typically only come in this color) to my wardrobe because, unless the rain and wind is accompanied by bolts of lightning, i'll be fishing one of the beautiful lakes nearest to me on one of the two days of my weekend.
bait used: orange powerbait
people have asked us, what is powerbait? i'd be glad to share with you my friends. it is a synthetic, bite-inducing (sometimes not so much), doughy, aromatic (smells scrumptious to fish but to humans, ehhhh, not so much) puddy-like concoction. it comes in many colors and can even be bought in a rainbow color with glitter (cause you know how much trout like glitter). it can be freely formed into any shape (mon even tried shaping it like a fish, ha ha ha, that was funny)...
another form of powerbait is called powereggs. these emulate roe and also emit a yummy smell to attract hungry fish but, they are much less messy and stay on the hook better (powerbait can dissolve if it sits in the water too long or, when fish nibble at it, it can eventually fall off of the hook...this won't happen with powereggs) as they seem to be made out of a very soft rubber but they are much less harmfull to the environment and to the fish than if it were really rubber.
get either one of these to target trout and catfish.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lafayette Reservoir, CA


two rainbow trout.

total weight: 3 lbs.

bait used: orange powerbait