With the arrival of August, we’ve don’t the biggest Tour de Big Bear ever, we’ve got over 500 pieces of eye candy coming to Fun Run and then it’s Air Faire!
Hi, this is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service at Pine Knot Landing with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales!
Well I’m giving up on trying to figure out that oversized swimmin’ pool in the respect of why she wants to act like a fall turnover in the middle of summer. It’s been weeks since she’s been topsy turvey but the quality of the fishin’ is great for August so we won’t knock it. That blue jewel is currently 66 degrees on top and 65 on the bottom at the Boom, Line, 66 degrees throughout the column of agua out of Papoose Bay, 67 throughout at the West Ramp, 68 surface and 67 on the floor off that Big White Dome and finally it’s 69 and 67 up in the East End. The dissolved oxygen is incredibly high everywhere with no oxycline present thusly no levels that are not to penetrate. There’s an average of 6 ½ feet of light penetration as shown by our SECCI dish.
As I said, the catchin’ part of our fishin’ has been incredible for this time of the year. Our numbers have been fantastic, but there’s a lot of cookie cutter fish and thankfully a large portion of our clients are practicing catch and release, which is easy to do with lures that have a single hook like Needlefish or Dick Nite Spoons.
For bait fisherman, catch and release is easy also as long as you follow a few simple rules. Don’t handle the fish if at all possible. Don’t try to rescue deeply lodged treble hooks used with dough baits. Use small bronze trebles that are designed to dissolve and simply nip the leader at the mouth and let the fish go hook and all. As long as it’s not bleeding, the hook will disintegrate and that trout will live a long happy life! Handling them a lot however will remove the slime coating which protects them from infection and disease. So let your net do most of the work there.
Summer’s tickin’ by and there’s no time like the present to go and enjoy 3000 acres of medium green H2O. Yup, paradise does exist at 7000’ so let’s GO BENDO!
This is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Guide Service signing off with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.