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Northern California Trout

  • 4th of July 2018

    Northern California Trout Jul 4, 2018 | 11:22 am

    Should be Happy 4th of July.Should be Happy Independence Day, BUTAdd captionIt's slowly being taken away by those in Washington.My question is: Why can't people see this?

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  • A Great Loss

    Northern California Trout Jul 2, 2018 | 09:46 am

    A Great Loss I've pass along this site to many, but this morning I found out..........Gone, but not forgottenIt's gone. The last day was Saturday 6/30/2018. If you're a Geezer, as you all know I am, it was one of the mainstays of online music for, not only oldies, but many different music styles. I can remember listening to this station on my computer back when I had a real job and that was more than 12 years ago. Rest in peace Boomer Radio. You will be missed. 

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  • I Wanted To Go Last Week, BUT

    Northern California Trout Jun 25, 2018 | 09:46 am

    As life does, it got into the way of me fishing last week. My wife is still recovering from foot surgery and I'm her Uber driver (my son coined this) until she's back on her feet.If you want to see some awesome scenery and fish, check out Bill Trussell's blog Fishing Through Life.This week is iffy. Yes, I pulled one (actually two) of my stupid stunts I'm so famous for. Last Friday, watering the hill behind the house, I decided to pull a couple weeds that have been bothering me. The first "trip" I jammed my left leg (the one that hurts all the time). Couldn't have been the right one, noooooo. Had to be the left one. Then coming down the second time, I tripped and took a little header out into the grass. This stuff is hard on this old Geezer. So I spent the weekend limping around and taking drugs.Maybe I'll get out later this week.

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  • An Almost Perfect Day

    Northern California Trout Jun 8, 2018 | 16:44 pm

    An Almost Perfect Day I made it. Met Yuki at the house at 9:00 and headed up to Silver Lake. Sunshine, blue skies, and about 64 degrees. Who could ask for a better day.Got to the lake about 10 and decided to fish the cove instead of the dam.Walked to the right side about 50 feet and set up 2 rods with rainbow Power Bait.To the leftAcross to the leftAcross to the centerAcross to the rightA little snow shot.Yuki set up about 20 feet to my left.Yuki contemplating the next fishWasn't long before "FISH ON" It was your normal stocker about 9" so after a quick photo, back it went.  But it was the FIRST fish of the year. About time.First bloodMy blog photographer needs a little practice. The first fish of 2018In between that one and the one below, Yuki caught 5. So I did the most natural thing for a fisherman and that was, since he limited, I threw my line where he was fishing. Hold stillThe second fish of 2018This one was a bit larger at about 11". The third one I caught (sorry no picture) was the same size as this one. All 8 were caught on rainbow Power Bait. Not bad[…]

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  • I'm Going No Matter What

    Northern California Trout Jun 3, 2018 | 10:29 am

    This week.UpcountryStay Tuned. 

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  • The Follow-up To Last Tuesday's Trip

    Northern California Trout May 9, 2018 | 09:57 am

    Like I mentioned last Tuesday, I made a couple trips across the stones from the truck to the lake.Actually it took two trips to get my gear from the truck to the lake and two to get it back to the truck. I'm talking about 50' over rocky ground. In between I made one trip past the truck to the little boys room and back.Now the good and the bad. The good is that I can still walk without a cane. The bad is that the pain started Tuesday afternoon when I got home and didn't subside (I say subside because there is always pain somewhere between my lower back and my feet) until Friday morning.During the time between Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning I have to "carefully" walk with a cane or I will fall flat on my face.At this point, I just don't know if it's worth it. 

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  • Well, I Got Out

    Northern California Trout May 1, 2018 | 16:46 pm

    Well, I Got Out This was the plan. Drive out to Lake Camanche North Shore and see if, A they are still planting, B if anyone is catching anything, and C see if there is any water in the lake.I got there at 9:00 and at check-in the girl said they planted (I made sure it was a trout plant) last Friday. So I paid the entrance fee (an arm and a leg since my yearly pass expired) and drove out to the day use area.Parked at the day use areaMy destinationI was planning to put my chair and gear by that little clump of bushes in the center of the picture.The lakeI was pleasantly surprised that the lake was FULL.From the lot to the lakeReady for actionFor the next three hours I sat. Occasionally tossing a Kastmaster, in multiple colors, while one rod sat and soaked Power Bait.There was a guy to my right who was there when I got there and left about 11:00 skunked. There was a couple to my left that showed up about 10:00, caught one about 10:30 and left so fast I didn't even have a chance to ask what they were using. THAT was a little fishy,[…]

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  • I Found Bigfoot

    Northern California Trout Apr 29, 2018 | 17:15 pm

    I Found Bigfoot He's pitching for the San Francisco Giants.On a lighter note..............Fishing TuesdayStay Tuned

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  • Almost A Month Later

    Northern California Trout Apr 24, 2018 | 09:59 am

    Almost A Month Later I'm going to try a trip out to North Shore next week. Not sure which day, but probably mid to late in the week.I've discovered several of the "side effects" of this Spinal Osteoarthritis. Let me explain.A weekend ago I did some weed pulling on the hill in back. Two things are involved in this process. One, walking up and down the hill and kneeling down to pull the weeds.The following Monday and Tuesday I could barely walk. By end of the day on Wednesday I was back to normal. Wednesday and Thursday were normal days.Friday I decided to mow the yard. It's a pretty good sized yard.BackyardDisregard the snow, about 1/4 acre.Saturday morning I did the trimming and noticed some weeds below the front window. Being "Mr. Neatnic" regarding my yard, I got down and pulled the weeds. Between mowing, trimming, and pulling those weeds, Saturday afternoon and Sunday I, once again, couldn't walk. Conclusion: Pulling weed on hands and knees and walking on uneven terrain is the cause of not being able to walk. The wife mentioned that what it looks like (and it never crossed my mind) is that movement causes a pinched nerve in my hip. Thus gimping[…]

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  • I'm Not Quite Ready To Return

    Northern California Trout Mar 27, 2018 | 14:05 pm

    Last Friday I had spinal x-rays to try and determine why I'm having all the pain I am.Doctor called it Spinal Arthritis. Not a lot that an be done at this time. Heat, cold, drugs. With that said, walking the river is definitely out. Walking around the lake is definitely out.Looks like all I have left is parking at the lake.Don't know if I'll be able to float tube, but I will certainly give it a shot.With the help of drugs, I'll be back.Oh, I was also informed that I'm no longer bulletproof or indestructible.This getting old is for the birds. 

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