Jerry and I launched from Lautizens at 6:00 AM just in front of Long. Fog on the deck made for an interesting drive by wire into Sherman.
He pulled this fish out of the tules in 4 feet of water on a blue/chrome rattle trap after a great fight. Jerry broke his brand new rod reel combo in properly. We worked numerous spots in Sherman and then moved through the maze into Broad slough. Conditions were perfect with a dropping tide and fog on the deck.
In deference to the other participants in the derby I was fishing without hooks. I was sure my partner was going to pick up a second fish to put us in the running. Texts were coming in from the other boats every couple minutes but I did not want to look.
We tried the San Joaquin down to Eddos and all over inside Big Break. Very slow day considering the conditions. We finished the day trolling back to the ramp and were on the trailer at 1:30.
We found our campsite at Sugar Barge which was setup perfect for the after party.
Bernard and Greg brought their fish to the party.
It was great to meet many new friends. Rare Pile sighting on the water
Behind door #1
Door #2 Yes it was a motley crue So good Party on the leveeThanks to Long for setting this up. You guys are lucky I left my mojo at home.