Norcal Roadtrip With Stops At Shelter Cove And Clear Lake
This spring I enjoyed an EPIC weekend of fishing the North Coast and Clear Lake with Drew Gregory and Jameson Redding, team pros for Jackson Kayaks.
We got in late Friday night after a long drive up from the SF Airport. A big group of us went in on a house, which made it nice to just roll in and crash as oppose to setting up a tent and trying to get all our gear ready.
The next morning was tournament day. 190 plus kayak anglers showed for the event. The weather was sunny and warm with little to no wind in the AM.
After a nice paddle out to the Red Buoy we dropped lines and started jigging. On the very first drop I caught a legal sized lingcod. The action was steady most of the day for our group. We all boated a 8-12 fish a piece. We caught everything from lingcod, greenlings, vermilions, black rocks, crabs, and a china rockfish.
In the afternoon the wind picked up but by that time we were off the water with beers in hand. Despite having a great day of fishing none of us caught anything of size, therefore none of us placed in the tournament.
The day before and the day after however delivered two really nice fish for our team. On Friday team member Adam Koons caught a nice 25lb salmon, and on Sunday Jameson Redding landed a 35" lingcod in big seas.
For more information about kayaks and kayak fishing visit the Headwaters Kayak website at http://www.headwaterskayak.com.
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