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  • Camping Like Howard

    Northern California Trout Feb 18, 2018 | 13:20 pm

    Camping Like Howard When my wife and I met 21 years ago, one of the first trips we took was a camping trip to a place called (yes you've heard it before) Silver Fork of the American River. Because my Assistant Supervisor was being a bitch and wouldn't let me leave work early, we didn't get going until after 8:00 pm. The other error we made was camping on a 3 day holiday weekend. By the time we got up there, there wasn't a camp site to be found. We ended up pitching our tent in a little spot next to a side road, drank a bunch a wine and crashed. 5:00 am the next morning the dirt bikes started. We packed up and went home.The next time we actually went camping was in August 2013 at Hope Valley Campground.Hope Valley Space 9So Much To BringThere were two things we found about tent camping. One, somebody has to sleep against the tent and the other is crawling out in the middle of the night to take a wizz is just a pain in the ass. It was at that point we decided to look into trailers. Enter the Coachman Clipper.  Note Single AxleShort Queen[…]

  • Socks On My Ears

    Northern California Trout Feb 17, 2018 | 11:18 am

    A few weeks ago I emailed my cousin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They were having temperatures in the -11 area. I asked him how they stood those kind of temps, He said it was a "little annoying". For us warm temperature Californians, -11 is WAY beyond annoying. There is more to this.Yesterday I met Yuki out at the Trout Pond. He had mentioned in the past that on Friday he saw people catching limits left and right. OK, so yesterday was Friday. We met at the Pond. We caught ZIP. Not just us, everybody got ZIPPED. He felt that because he brought his fishing pole this time is the reason we didn't catch anything. Good logic as far as I can see.What about the "socks on my ears". I'm getting a little annoyed with fishing. Every time I get annoyed, I'm reminded of the Domino's Pizza Noid and the socks he has on his ears. Make any sense? Probably not, guess you had to be there. Maybe I need a new hobby (other than searching for my ancestors). I suggested ping-pong to Yuki, but I think not. Maybe building those little metal "Fascinations"  like my son does. Don't know these? Here[…]

  • It Was A Nice Day To Read

    Northern California Trout Feb 2, 2018 | 09:30 am

    I got out to Lake Camanche North Shore about 9:30 yesterday morning. I know that seems a little late for me, but I'm still taking my wife back and forth to work. The operation she had on her foot didn't go as well as expected. Something about the stitches inside and needing another surgery. In any event, she can't make the walk from way out in the parking lot to the office, so I drop her off at the door. I set up two rods with rainbow Power Bait and with coffee in hand, parked in the red camping chair to read (for Yuki's benefit) a paperback novel. He was a librarian for most of his career and using an e-reader is just not in his make-up. Obviously I didn't have any expectations since the last few times I've been out there I've been skunked. BUT it's the only place I can sit in the shade of the truck and fish or in this case, read.Then, this guy showed up. I don't think it was the same warden in the picture, but like Larry Bird and Tweedy Bird, "they looked an awful lot alike".California Game WardenIf you followed this blog for[…]

  • Fishing 1.11

    Northern California Trout Jan 11, 2018 | 15:50 pm

    Nope, not some new Microsoft application. Just fishing today 1/11/2018.Lake Camanche.As you can see from the picture below, 2018 is starting right where 2017 left off. It's not like they aren't stocking. They've planted thousands of pounds of fish this Winter seasonJust meI have to tell you, something has to change. I'm starting to seriously question my abilities as a fisherman. On top of that, I'm running out of skunk pictures.Yes, I tried everything.Maybe next time.

  • Cat Under Stress

    Northern California Trout Jan 6, 2018 | 11:15 am

    Cat Under Stress Is this a cat under stress of what?Jasper

  • Nothing Like Ending 2017 With A Skunk

    Northern California Trout Dec 29, 2017 | 08:45 am

    Lake Amador yesterday.One for YukiHe gets to go first today. One for meThis for the rest that didn't catch anythingThat's a wrap. See you next year. 

  • Christmas Food Memories

    Northern California Trout Dec 20, 2017 | 09:41 am

    Alan over at Small Stream Reflections suggested we post memories of food from Christmas.OK Alan, here it is:Fruit CakeEVERY YEAR..............I think I'm going to be sick now. Merry Christmas everyone............

  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    Northern California Trout Dec 7, 2017 | 15:47 pm

    North Shore Lake Camanche.One for meOne for Yuki

  • Fishing Has Been Kind Of Crappo

    Northern California Trout Dec 5, 2017 | 10:03 am

    Fishing Has Been Kind Of Crappo Just thought I'd get everyone caught-up on what I've been doing.First of all, the fence project is complete. Here are the results:21 - 8' sections, 2 gates, and 2 replaced posts, 1 new post. I don't think I need to explain the pictures below. I have been fishing a couple times, but since I didn't catch anything I didn't feel the need to stick my skunk out there. OK, you can laugh now.Several doctor appointments lately. Had another skin cancer removed, from my chest this time. Last night I had a, my doctor calls it a "Barnacle", removed from my face. Don't know if it is cancerous, but it's being sent out for biopsy. As a kid, I lived in the sun. Paying for it now.The next project has been put off until the beginning of the year. Wife wants, after painting the dining room, all the base board replaced. It was a deal I made so I could justify buying a pin nailer. Didn't want to get into another project with Christmas, a foot operation (the wife), and my Grand-Daughter's wedding on the 21st. Too much going on in December.Oh yeh, statistics update: 1071 posts since January 2009. Just short of[…]

  • 2018 Calendar

    Northern California Trout Nov 30, 2017 | 09:54 am

    Once again, Marisa (Yuki's daughter) has produced another amazing calendar for 2018.Keep in mind that she has taken all the pictures that comprise the calendar.It's awesome, well done, and you can get it here at Lulu.com.I've already gotten the ones I ordered. Delivery is 3 to 5 business days.Sure, you can buy a calendar in the store, but never one that is this good.Let's get out there and support Marisa.