I headed out to fish rainbow trout last Sunday accompanied by my son Dennis, my cousin Tim Deal, and friend Mark Olson.
This show you cover up for fishing, SPF 1000, with Mark Olson
A planned later than normal start got us from home to the Irvine Lake tackle shop and out the boat ramp in no time, no wait, well rested, and anticipatory of a live-well full of rainbow trout. Motoring across the lake to join the fellow Harbour Rod and Reel Club members, the contrasts of the cool, foggy Huntington Beach to sunny, hot Silverado Canyon sunk in, more like burned in, and after a while without any bites, a day of easy limits fishing was out window.
Andrew’s custom sunshade, notice the zip ties, never leave home without them.
Instead, a long and hot day crammed in a small boat with few fish was on our minds. “A hungry fisherman is a frustrated and angry fisherman”, so out came the snacks, fresh fruit, PB&J and turkey sandwiches, chips, and cool drinks all set our fish- less minds at ease. A few short moves around the drought stricken, low water, crowded lake and a few pit stops, I got a helpful tip from a limited- out fellow boater that led us to fishing outside the west shore boat launch.
No so crowded, low lake
Upon arrival to the supposed primo spot, the splashing of a freshly hooked trout from a neighboring boat lifted our spirits, then the tight lines and ripping drag from Dennis’ kids spin cast set the boat in a frenzy, as Dennis fought the trout, and a log size rainbow trout appeared under the boat then a few more pulls and the fish was in the net, Bite- ON maize dosed Berkley power bait fooled him to capture.
Bite- ON scent Mark won at the HRRC trout seminar
A short bit later, the runt of the school fell for my Bite-ON maize dosed chartreuse body orange headed Berkley mice tail. Our efforts didn’t run shallow, as the last boat on the lake afforded us picture time, an unrushed end to the day, easy drive home to dinner ready to eat, thanks Heidi.
Cousin Tim Deal, me, and Dennis with our catch, way to go Dennis