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.

1 comment:

cyndi claws said...

The guy behind the counter with the camouflage hat told us to use a Texas rig. It looked easy enough. Any experience with these? Maybe one of your blogs could be about setting up your stuff and what to wear so we don't look like newbies.