New Melones 2 day operation

I drove up solo Friday morning and launched from the Glorious Hole at 10:00 AM. Cloudy, no wind and 50 odd degrees. Perfect.IMG_0310I ran all the way up Angels Creek tossing a silver kastmaster on the prowl. Had many big followers swipe at it right at the boat but they would not commit fully to the relationship. After an hour I pulled up and motored east of the 9er bridge, the site of former carnage. It was on but slower than weeks past. Had many bald eagle interactions.

IMG_0313Still plenty of willing takers up the C creek arm.

IMG_0322 IMG_0323 IMG_0325 IMG_0326 IMG_0329I explored the Stani river arm sightseeing.

IMG_0335IMG_0338 IMG_0340 IMG_0341 IMG_0344 IMG_0346I  fished until sunset.

IMG_0349 IMG_0350 IMG_0353The dreaded contrails were milking their deadly spew into the sky.

IMG_0359 IMG_0367 IMG_0368 IMG_0369 IMG_0372I checked into the Jamestown Railtown Hotel (not bad) and had dinner at the Willow Steakhouse (est 1862, two thumbs way up). Steak, shrimp, baked potato, salad, bread, stoly grapefruit and a bottle of Bogle Zin!

 

Saturday morning I was joined by Chef Jerry and Dr. Gallaty at GH Sports 7 AM. We launched in the fog and headed east.

IMG_0374 IMG_0376We were the first boat back in C arm.

IMG_0380Fishing was decent.

IMG_0381 IMG_0384A beautiful January Global Warming day.

IMG_0386Steady biteIMG_0387 IMG_0390.We traveled as far east as we could.IMG_0388And as far west as we could

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Jerry whips out his stove and proceeds to grill up Sauteed shrooms, burgers with OA red chilli flakes, proscuitto, 2 kinds of queso on Ciabatta bread. OMG!

IMG_0391 IMG_0397 IMG_0402 IMG_0403Lots of bait and a couple fish at the dam.

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A stray spot fell for our stuff.IMG_0404We dabbled in M creek for a bit but nothing doing despite many feeding birds.

IMG_0407We had a run in with the Bandit.

IMG_0405Kept 9 for the table. Good times!

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One thought on “New Melones 2 day operation

  1. Good job. Now I know what color your boat is with a pic from the outside. I know we saw you Friday on the flats just east of the 49 bridge.

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