I get a kick out of Oroville and various towns around Clear Lake. God fearing people with a whole lot of shit heads mixed in. Cultural mecca yes or no? Discuss amongst yourselves.
My friend Turhan took my brother and I to Oroville mid april around 10 years ago and we have been going ever since.
I was looking forward to seeing him on the water. Randy and I left Pleasanton at 5 AM Thursday and were on the water at 8:30 AM.
We found Turhan in the south fork with a big smile on his ghostly white face. Sensei of the Delta, Persian Prince and Champion Pilot.
After swapping lies we parted ways. Randy and I fished out the day pounding the rock walls wind drifting methodical yet relaxed.
This is a special lake. April is a prime time to go.
I figure we missed the golden window by a week (early) but we boated 100 fish easy. Not much size this year, 2 lbs tops. All spots.
Wildflowers were abundant
Fish were easy
Lots of fun in trout rods and 8# test.
On the water for 11 hrs LOL. Hit up Papacitos in Oroville for a pitcher of Patron Margaritas and decent grub and crashed early at the shabby bass fishermans hotel. Up early Friday and saw slower fishing so we headed for Clear Lake at 2 to meet the ladies. The drive from Oroville across the valley to Clear Lake is a slideshow of agriculture vs Nature. 3 rivers crossed.
Rice in the desert
Met up with the ladies Friday evening. They drove up through Napa and provisioned accordingly . Friday night we ate well 1 mile from our resort. Highly recommend the mexi restaurant where Ferndale used to be west shore.
Got our asses kicked at Clear Lake for 2 days. We stayed at Edgewater Resort near the old Konocti.
Funky simple cabins with a samll launch ramp and docks.
Lots of big fish cruising beds but sloooooow fishing.
Got some action on the yellow head flippin the bird. Love that bait. Full moon was glorious but disruptive.
Had brunch back at cabin 7 Sat and Sunday. Yes.