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Northern California Trout

  • 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.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Northern California Trout Nov 23, 2017 | 11:44 am

    From our house to yours.

  • One Don't Make A Dinner

    Northern California Trout Nov 22, 2017 | 19:23 pm

    One Don't Make A Dinner My wife had the day off work today so I thought I'd drive out to Lake Camanche and give her some time at the house by herself.I got to the lake at 8:15, parked out at the point where I usually fish and put out two lines with rainbow PB. Somewhere between then and about 11:00 I got, either a couple hits I missed or fish hitting the line on the way by. In either event, nothing stayed hooked.So I sat and sat and sat and finally decided to go further out on the ever widening peninsula.I tried one rod with rainbow PB & a little Pro Cure Garlic and one rod with rainbow PB & a little Pro Cure Trophy Trout (one can hope after all) on the other.Then I reeled in one line and started throwing Kastmasters. Now, I don't know what they want this year. For the last six years or so, it's been something different every year. For the last two, it's been silver. Before that, pink was hot for about four years. If you've been following this blog, you know that already. So this morning I started with silver. Then progressed as follows: gold, pink, green/silver,[…]

  • Just A Quick Trip Before The Storm

    Northern California Trout Nov 14, 2017 | 15:40 pm

    Just A Quick Trip Before The Storm Started the morning with breakfast with my son Ken. My Grand-Daughter is getting married December 21st, so I wanted to find out what was going on a little bit early. That and bring him up to date on the Genealogy hunt.Then I headed out to North Shore Lake Camanche. A couple posts ago I mentioned 4500 lbs and 1200 lbs planted. Last week they planted another 800 lbs at North, South, and the Pond. They are those wonderful Mt. Lassen Rainbows with the orange meat.We have a big storm coming, tonight I think, so I decided to see if I could sneak in a couple hours of PB soaking. Got to the lake at about 9:15 and put two rods out with rainbow PB. Lake sure looked different from when I left back on the 8th.Sunshine & blue skiesEven other people fishing out there.The others had the same idea I had. Sneak in a couple hours before the storm.First, and only fish of the day came about 10:15. Notice the beaten up tail. It's tough being a hatchery trout.About 2 lbsI took a photo and then sent him back for someone else to catch. A nice size, about 2 lbs, but[…]

  • A Veteran I Knew Little About

    Northern California Trout Nov 11, 2017 | 17:41 pm

    A Veteran I Knew Little About My Dad was a Veteran of WWII. I'd like to share some pictures I received from my Sister-in-Law a while back that I didn't know existed. She's sorting through boxes of stuff my mother had packed away years ago.The picture on the left is my Dad on the left and some of his Coast Guard Cronies. The picture on the right is my Dad and Uncle Richard, Dad's brother and the youngest of the Kautz 11. The 11 are the 11 children of my Grand parents. I never knew Uncle Richard as we lived in Wisconsin and he lived (and died) in California. Actually lived South of me in Fresno and he died just North of Sacramento in the town of Woodland.  DadYou see where I get my fishing ability from. That's a pretty big one. My guess would be Northern WisconsinCoast Guard in ActionSo there are a couple pictures of a Veteran I knew little about.Trust me, I was blown away when I got the package. There was about 50 pictures of my family that I never knew existed, in it.

  • A Scouting Mission

    Northern California Trout Nov 8, 2017 | 15:35 pm

    A Scouting Mission I sent Yuki and email asking if he'd heard anything about stocking of Lake Amador or Lake Camanche. He heard that they were indeed stocking Amador, but nothing on Camanche.Since it's supposed to rain this afternoon. and I can't really do anything outside I thought I do a scouting mission out to Lake Camanche and see what was shaking.Just as a side note, I take the recycle cardboard we have and cut it down and box it up. Then when Fall or Winter comes, I drop it off in the recycle dumpster at the County Dump off Buena Vista on the way to Lake Camanche. That was the plan this morning. So I threw my fishing gear in the truck and several boxes of recycle cardboard in the back and headed out.I got to the dump, deposited the boxes, and then noticed my fishing license wasn't hanging around the back seat headrest as it always is. I had forgotten that, because my truck was in the body shop for the last two weeks I had taken my license out of the truck and hung it by the fishing rods in the garage so I wouldn't forget it the next time[…]

  • How Was Your Halloween??

    Northern California Trout Nov 1, 2017 | 11:48 am

    How Was Your Halloween?? When we moved into this neighborhood 2 1/2 years ago, I queried my neighbor across the street as to how much candy I should get. They had been here several years and I figured out they would have a handle on trick or treaters.They said to get 3 bags of candy. One for the kids and two for us to eat. Works for me. We had about 15 hit the door and of them, 10 were the minions from the end of the court and their friends from school that were having a party at the Minion House. There is a story behind this (minions), but that's for another day.This year I got one bag and proceeded to eat it. OK, went back to the store and got another bag with 100 pieces in it. Should handle about 15 trick or treaters.First to the door were two. I gave them 4 each. Wanted to makes sure I had enough for the rest. What rest? That was it for the night. The minions from the end of the court went to a party over in Sutter Creek and took their group with them.Now if I can subtract correctly that left 92[…]

  • Three Shocks In One Day

    Northern California Trout Oct 25, 2017 | 09:59 am

    Three Shocks In One Day I would have posted this yesterday after I got home, but I was watching the Dodgers beat the Astro's in the World Series game 1.About a week ago, Yuki and I planned a trip to the Secret Lake. After looking at my journal, Fall was the time where most of the fish were caught there so it was time to go.Since my truck is in the repair shop (my wife had a yellow post, you know the kind in a parking lot, jump out and hit the truck one day when she was driving it) so Yuki drove.Keep in mind that the road to the Secret Lake is one of those mountain roads that is straight up on one side and straight down on the other. Kind of scary for one who doesn't drive those kind of roads very often. Now, I didn't hold Yuki's hand (he had both tightly on the steering wheel), but gave him words of encouragement like "Don't be a weenie", "It's not the fall, but the sudden stop at the bottom". Words to keep him focused. I think he'll make me drive the next time.We got to the lake about 10:30 and started floating crickets[…]