Post By GuyBrown
Camanche Rainbow January 22, 2013
One bite, one 1# 10 oz Rainbow, no HNS, LDR, SDR. Bill Crooks joined me and 15 other SIR/Jolly Hookers for a non-derby outing at Camanche. It was a tough day. Were continuing to blame it on the cold weather. Bill and I trolled most of the day on the electric motor at 1.1-1.5 mph. We tried everything in the tackle box from the surface down to 25. The one fish we got was at one color of lead core with a 60 mono leader on a two-hook 1.5 orange/white Apex with Trophy Trout gel & a Power Bait rainbow nugget. We bait fished two different locations for about an hour for nothing. 6 hours (6:45-12:45). Three locations (North Shore launch area/bay, narrows, bridge). 14 miles. Water 49.3-50.4*, semi-clear to clear. Air 36-55*. Sky clear. Wind 0-3 mph. Sunrise 7:19, % moon visible 76%. 20 other boats on the water. A slow day at Camanche.
At our weigh-in Art Sutter was 1st with 1# 14 oz Rainbow on a white Kripplure at 3 at 2.6 mph. I was 2nd with the 1#, 10 oz. Rene Villanueva was 3rd with a 1#, 4 oz Rainbow on a Dick Nite 1 copper/chartreuse at 3-4 2-2.3 mph 150 back. Nelson Wong was 4th also with 1# 4 oz fish on an orange grub naked 100 back at 0.8 mph. I believe our group caught a total of 7 Rainbows, a very slow day!
P.S. For those readers who don't know, SIR stand for Sons in Retirement, and is a large social club of retired, nearing retirement men. If you are interested in finding a SIR Branch near you go to http://www.sirinc.org/ChooseACity-20120107.pdf. A member of SIR can join our fishing club which meets once a month for breakfast, and has outings every month to northern CA lakes, the delta and the ocean. Other SIR activities include golf, bowling, walking, travel, dining, etc.. If you are interested in joining us, check out our web site http://www.thejollyhookers.com/ or give me a call at 916-979-9589. See you out there.