Originally posted by: Scott Randall on 3/11/2007 10:14:04 PM
Yes, it's true. My daughter and I drove about 2 hours this morning to meet with lbt for some trout, striper and bass fishing. lbt caught a small trout in the morning in the Merced River on a rooster tail. We then headed to Lake McClure, a pretty decent sized reservoir for some spotted bass action. Now it's after lunch, totally sunny with air temp around 75 degrees, water temp around 60 degrees and just a slight breeze. Nothing was caught until I started to toss senkos, then the spotties started to come in. lbt had never tried senkos, but after seeing me miss a couple and catch 2 or 3, he rigged up. Imagine his suprise (and especially mine) when the first fish he ever catches on a Senko is a land-locked chinook salmon! Or course, we thought it was a nice rainbow at first, until we realized, there's no rainbow coloring, just straight chrome. Then I remembered that a couple of these reservoirs had salmon, and a brochure at the gate confirmed it. Pretty wild, huh? Oh, he did manage to catch a couple of spotties as well before we called it a day. The largest spotty was this 16 inch specimen. Just wasn't any biddies this day. Here's also a pic of lbt and me at the end of the day.