The start of June is busy with Dads, Grads, Aarons Bass and a Doves Car Show, families are occupied.
Hi, This is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service at Pine Knot Landing with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.
With the warm weather of recent, that blue jewel got out of its topsy turvey state of going up and down like a yo-yo and has started its summer warming trend. Current ‘limno’ shows she’s 59 degrees on top and 56 degrees on the bottom from the Boom Line at the Dam up to Papoose Bay, it’s 61 and 59 at the West Public Ramp, 64 and 60 are read off that Big White Dome and it’s 66 degrees surface and floor in the East End around Juniper Point. The dissolved oxygen content is starting to tier and an oxycline where we drop below 5 parts per million is forming 33 feet down at the Dam, 26 feet off our old favorite “Honey Hole” up to the West Ramp and 16 feet down off the Observatory. These are levels not to penetrate as Trout can’t live where they can’t breathe. Our SECCI dish shows an average of 7’ of clarity or light penetration.
The catchin’ part of our fishin’ has been all over the place. One morning it can be tough, mid-day great and late day only good. The following day can be just the opposite. The fishing recently has been just like Big Bear weather, if you don’t like now, just wait a couple of hours and it will change!
With the formation of some sort of oxycline, it’s now time to change from the KISS theory for you bait boys to slip bobbin. The Stans Slip Bobber rig is a controlled depth fishing float that allows you to fish deep from the top down rather than fishing from the bottom up. The bobber stop will place your offering at the exact desired depth that the fish are suspended and it’s mobile so you can change depths by simply sliding the stop up or down the line to change presentation levels. The biggest perk is you’ll never have to work that brushy bottom again!
Those burnin’ octane will want to “match the hatch” and use lights when it’s bright and darks when it’s dull in order to mimic nature. We’re just starting to see the very first of some suspended vegetation so watch your offering, check it often cuz trolling a “fouled “ lure is aboiut as much fun as watching the grass grow!
Paradise does exist here @7000’ so grab your gear and lets GO BENDO!
This is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service signing off with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.