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Testing my new float tube, it works!
Last Post 28 Jun 2012 07:56 PM by
. 8 Replies.
22 May 2012 09:35 AM
My lovely wife presented me a new float tube for my birthday last month and this past weekend we took a trip up into the Sierras to a lake that just opened up after the winter thaw. Weather was super nice, water was obviously cold (wore thick sweats under the waders), but fish were willing.
Launch of the "USS Troutinator"
Some willing fish came from stripping a black crystal wooly bugger on sinking line.
Some gratuitous scenery shots.
After kicking around for a bit, I beached my tube and my wife, who had been tossing dry flies from shore gave me that look. Yep, she wanted to try the tube, and she had fun. she continued to toss her Goddard Caddis and managed a pretty nice one in the first 5 minutes on the tube while I was fixing our shore lunch.
Heck, then she caught this one after she got back to the shoreline as I was finishing up grilling a couple of tasty trout.
A last parting shot of the lake as we were leaving.
22 May 2012 11:33 AM
That’s a beautiful lake. looks like you two had a good time.
bass or bass?
22 May 2012 06:46 PM
Nice1 Thanks for posting the great photos. Happy Fishing!
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23 May 2012 06:39 AM
you can't beat that. even if you went fishless the scenery and tranquility makes up for it.
Fishing: The art of loitering in or near a body of water. Utah fisherman. lifer since 99
27 May 2012 08:41 PM
is that the lake on I-80 going east before you hit Nyack? i used to run up there a lot and it looked familiar
and some nice catches there
27 May 2012 11:28 PM
Trout live in the most beautiful places. Nice fish.
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the rod tosser
02 Jun 2012 12:05 AM
God blessed you with a great wife . Looks like a fun time was had . Now tell me the truth, did you flip the tube over and say my turn again ?
Take a kid fishing , If the fish aint biting entertain them.
06 Jun 2012 09:41 AM
Thanks for the comments. Our area in Central CA is blessed with countless (seriously) lakes with fish, many popular lakes, like this one called Wishon, and many, many more without names that require a backpack to reach to. This summer will see us backpacking to new lakes with float tube in tow, like many of my flyfishing club buddies. Naw, I didn't flip the tube over and say it was my turn. We finished our shore lunch of grilled fresh trout, Cheetos and Mountain Dew (yummy), packed it up and hit a couple of creeks with our 2wt and 3wt rods. We were looking for wild browns but the water was just a wee bit high from the spring melt. These creeks run super clear around mid-summer all the way through late full before the snow arrives and the wild browns, rainbows, brooks and golden trout make any hike away from the road worthwhile.
28 Jun 2012 07:56 PM
Nice fish and pics of the area, they made me home sick for the Black Hills of South Dakota and the lakes of Central Spain, 2 of my duty stations with the Air Force. I sure miss those places and not just the fishing, friendly folks, good eats.
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