WONews READER REPORTS
Reader Report by Diego Gamboa, Navy Chief Petty Officer (Retired)
Good morning, these pictures are from the closing weekend in the Sierras, we (Trout King Pro Staff) spent three days in the Sierras (Nov. 8 – Nov. 10) fishing Crowley and various rivers and lakes and landed these beautiful trophy Brook Trout. We caught them using Trout King Mini Jigs in the Grass Hopper and Crawdad pattern. It was an amazing trip ending the season with these beautiful fish. Thank you and I hope you had a Happy Veterans Day!
My good friend, Mark Quilici and his 17-year-old daughter Angelina from El Sobrante, on her first pheasant hunt at Sacramento NWR managed to bring these fine roosters in with the help of my flat coated retriever Stella this past weekend. Gramma Quilici will be cooking them "Italiano" style per Mark. I hope I'm invited to that dinner. It would be awesome if Angelina can get her pix in. Long time reader, fan and subscriber.
Wyatt Thomas Age 11
On Nov. 10, four hunters got a blind limit on the Salton Sea. 28 ducks, shovelers, ruddys, scaup, bufflehead. The Junior's did a great job.
It was a big day for my 6-year-old nephew Lucas Mcclelland on Sat., Nov 9. We fished Corona Lake. He casted his own line and pulled in 3 trout with the largest at 6½ pounds. He said it was fun and they really fought. Fish were caught on nightcrawlers
Reader Report by David Onizuka
My buddy Johnny Tran from Westminster caught his lifetime best rainbow this past weekend, Nov. 11, out of Owens River near Lone Pine...he's too modest to boast about it but I'd like to see this published, I think it'd make him happy. We didn't get to weigh it officially but by the looks of it, our guess is somewhere near 6 to 7 pounds. The trout fell for a Kastmaster and gave up quite a fight...makes the other trout on the stringer look puny! Nothing wrong with fishing in lakes, but it doesn't beat bush whacking and pulling a battleship out of the shadows!
Capt. Bob Black, Harry Trembley, Erik Dimond and Curby Dimond enjoyed limits of good quality dungeness crabs, 5 miles out of Bodega Bay.
I caught and released this 3.5lbs Rainbow on Nov. 10 on Lower Lee Vining Creek camp ground. Great end to the 2013 season.
LEN GORECKI — This one is my 5-pound ’bow out of June
We fished the June Loop area and did fairly well at Grant and June. Between our group, we caught nearly 15 fish both Friday & Saturday out of June that ranged between 3 & 7 pounds. We also caught a couple of Grant ’bows in the 2-pound range as well. Also fished the Bridgeport area on Wednesday and Thursday morning, but the fishing was slow for us up in that area so we stayed in the loop Thursday afternoon through Sunday. There were a lot of big fish coming out on June in the reeds area and they mostly seemed to be biting on the garlic PowerBait.
My brother in law, Stan Clemmensen and I took the Volaris flight from Tijuana for a week long fishing trip to La Paz Last week. The next morning we arrived at the Fisherman’s Fleet office for a quick breakfast and then an one hour ride to Bahia de los Muertos where our friend and captain, Efrain, was waiting for us. We were also greeted with a strong west wind and not much in the way of bait. We used cut bait to get a few very small Dorado and a lot of needlefish. We opted to skip the next day and let the water settle a bit and go back out on Thursday when the wind shifted to the north.
On Thursday I went out by myself and found the conditions were much better with the breeze coming from the north. It only took about 10 min to catch enough bait to last the day and within a half hour I had landed a nice 20-pound class dorado. Since the Cocineros we had for bait were about a foot long we were not bothered with the small Dorados although we did have some of them try. About 2 hours into the day I hooked up with a striped marlin on my dorado outfit. I was using an Avet MX reel and an old saber stroker 15-40 rod. I managed to land him in about a half hour but unfortunately he was hooked deep and died. He became dinner for some of the local pangeros and their families.
The next day Stan went with me and it was pretty much the same and the day before with limits of Dorado and two Marlin. The one I hooked on Friday was larger and meaner and took me two hours to land.
As it turned out we had a very good trip with nice weather and good fishing considering this is a transition time with the fish on their way south.
This is what Verdugo Adventures is all about guys! Fishing and having a blast while out on the water! Jesse caught this 13½-pound 32-inch striped bass on Nov. 12 on the Rio Vista Fishing Pier while using Arts Custom Sliders whole shad for bait.