This has been an extremely mild winter. We have gone fifty-two days without rain. The average high temps right now in Northern California are about 72 degrees. It feels like spring. It feels so much like spring that we thought we would hit a few of the local bass ponds to see if we could catch some bass. The first pond we fished was near Georgetown. It is an interesting pond because it contains both largemouth bass and brown trout. In California that is a weird combination for a small pond.
A front moved in and made the fishing very difficult. Andy managed to catch one small brown trout before we decided to head to another pond at lower elevation.
Andy with a small brown trout from our bass pond.
When we arrived at the second pond, there was somebody fishing from the shore. They had caught three bass already and we felt pretty good about our chances of catching fish. It is a very small pond and the bass are very small as well. I believe the small subtle flies we use are perfect for this fishery. We started catching fish right away. Andy and I both caught fish on our first casts. I caught six fish on my first six casts. We had multiple double hook ups and by the end of the day we estimated that we caught between seventy and eighty fish.
One of many many many hook ups.
The lake is just loaded with these little guys.
After a few hours of catching lots and lots of small bass we decided to hit a local pub for a few beers and my favorite hamburger of all time, the Nutcase. The Nutcase is a hamburger that is made with pepper jack cheese, thick cut bacon, raw onions and too top it off, thick gooey peanut butter. It is amazing.
What could be better after a day of fishing?
The most amazing burger of all time...... The Nutcase.