OroClear for the soul

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.

Greenery Gate Bridge

Greenery Gate Bridge

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.

Happy to be off work

Happy to be off work

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.

How big do they get here?

How big do they get here?

After swapping lies we parted ways. Randy and I fished out the day pounding the rock walls wind drifting methodical yet relaxed.

White grey rock was MONEY

White grey rock was MONEY

This is a special lake. April is a prime time to go.

A Life Aquatic

A Life Aquatic

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.

plenty of this

plenty of this

Wildflowers were abundant

Blues

Blues

Lupine?

Lupine?

Fish were easy

Elvis Lives

Elvis Lives

Ditch Pickles

Ditch Pickles

Over eater

Over eater

Lots of fun in trout rods and 8# test.

Kosher Dill

Kosher Dill

Fishing Partner

Fishing Partner

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.

The Clear

The Clear

Yuba

Yuba?

Rice in the desert

Bound for Japan

Bound for Japan

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.

Edgewater

Edgewater

Funky simple cabins with a samll launch ramp and docks.

Cleared

Cleared

Lots of big fish cruising beds but sloooooow fishing.

beds all up in the tules

beds all up in the tules

Got some action on the yellow head flippin the bird. Love that bait. Full moon was glorious but disruptive.

Guarde Que Luna

Guarde Que Luna.

Had brunch back at cabin 7 Sat and Sunday. Yes.

Pork Shoulder Fritatta

Pork Shoulder Fritatta

Clear Lake almost always gets the best of me but I keep going back for more punishmentIMG_3599

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