As we come to mid June, family life is still bustling and Lynn and I even had my father in law get married and that’s at 84 years old!
Hi, this is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service at Pine Knot Landing with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.
That blue jewel is continuing on with her slow summer maturation and she is looking absolutely AWESOME as our MWD continues with the alum treatments making that agua look like we’re somewhere in the Caribbean! Current skinny in the form of a “Limno” shows she’s 62 degrees on top and 58 on the bottom at the Boom Line, 63 and 58 are read off Papoose Bay, 64 and 59 off the West Public Launch to that Big White Dome and finally it’s 64 surface and 62 on the floor up in the East End. A slight thermocline is forming 26’deep at the Dam, 16 feet off our old favorite Honey Hole, 13’ aroung Boyer and dropping back to 16 around the Observatory. Our oxycline is forming but she doesn’t drop below 5ppm so specific holding levels have yet to develop, but will happen very soon. With the Alum treatments our clarity as shown by our SECCI dish are 7 ½ feet light penetration.
The catchin’ part of our fishing has radically increased this week as our fish counts have gone to as many as 12 fish per trip. Yeah, there’s a lot of small ones but we’re still sticking often fish in the 1 ½ to 2 pound class. We’re doing about 50% C.P.R. (catch photograph release) but the good numbers of recent are directly related to the MWD’s purchase of the 1.2 million trout from the deceased Calaveras Fish Hatchery.
The garden hackle died but Needlefish thrived especially in Red Dot Frog, Silver Shad, Chicken Wing and Lemon Lime. You need a huge arsenal of finishes in Big Bears favorite wobbler cuz we gotta “match the hatch” and those finishes can turn off and on in an instant.
Carp are getting real frisky and boiling all over in the shallows so you bow fisherman need to take advantage of this and sharpen your skilla and aim prior to the annual Carp Round up later this month. The more we rid the lake of this invasive species, the better.
We’re lovin’ life here a mile and a quarter closer to heaven so grab your rod, grab your sweetie, pull up a rock and go teach a worm how to swim.
This is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Guide Service signing off with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.