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Messages - ThreemoneyJ

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Thanks for the report. We were up there in Feb and they were already pushing 16Ē back then. There should be some real nice ones come fall.

Eddie on a board with a helper holding and somebody else measuring that thing would definitely go 40 inches at the lower lobe!

Good luck Eddie! Hope we can fish soon, itís been too long.

Tips wise the fish should still be up on any flooded bushes/trees so flipping something weedless in there should get bit. Thatís up in the arms. For the main body dragging a green pumpkin colored jig along points or deep cranking a Shad crankbait is a good bet.

The road to yorty is pretty beat up. Single lane lots of big potholes. On a weekend I would mostly avoid the main body, it gets really busy. On a weekday I would do the main body since there are less boats.

Sam and I had so much fun! Weíre already looking forward to next year!

We packed up the rig on Thursday morning and hit the road around noon. Easy drive up to the lake. We relaxed Thursday. Fished a little Friday. Fished Saturday. Fished a little Sunday and hit the road home around noon.

Great company, great food, great fun! 

Some highlights were everyone coming through when Sams downrigger weight and release went to the bottom of the lake. Julian, Troy, and Brian all came through to get us back up and running! Me falling out of my kayak and into into the lake while trying to help out a dead motorboat. Sam getting a hook past the barb directly into her thumb, but having some medical staff in the group resolved it quickly without drama (thanks Brie!). A great potluck with everyone. Brian being kind enough to Ken me try out his PA14 (tempting boat for sure!). A out of bald eagles beating up an osprey to steal his fish. The monster carp that were trained to be hand fed at the marina, and the big trout lurking a few feet below hoping for scraps. The goddamn hill that gets me every time ugh!

It was a great weekend. Weather was great. Fishing was great. Company was great. Thanks Kevin and Brian and everyone else that made it possible!

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: Napa River
« on: May 08, 2024, 08:59:34 AM »
I was thinking of getting out there last week, but got busy doing other stuff. Now I wish I had gone! Nice fish and thanks for the report!


Sam and I are going to make some green chili shredded chicken and bring some tortilla shells etc for some shredded chicken tacos.


Iíll bring something to throw in.

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Lake Sonoma 4/27
« on: April 29, 2024, 01:29:16 PM »
Wow the lake is full!

I took the stealth for an afternoon paddle at yorty creek. I even brought a fishing pole with me. The wind was ripping pretty well, which made fishing a little difficult. Steady 15mph with gusts to 30. I still averaged 4mph into the wind though!

The water was very high, most of the day use area was flooded. Water was pretty clear with temps in the low 60ís.

I was throwing small swimbaits at flooded trees and bushes. There were fish in all of them. Nothing big but a mix of lmb, smb, and crappie.

Now is really the time to be hitting those local lakes. They are full of water and the fish are biting!

AOTY / The return of the big measure board.
« on: April 27, 2024, 11:47:34 AM »
I started with a regular 30 inch board for my AOTY fish way back when.

I caught a few that exceeded the board so I moved on to a tri fold 36 incher. It was ok, but a little flimsy and a few decent fish flopping on it broke it.

At one point I made my own 50Ē board by cutting two 30 inch boards. That thing was pretty neat and I was fortunate enough to put 3 different 40+ inch fish on it (lingcod, halibut, and sturgeon). But hard use over the years took its toll and the plastic finally broke.

Then I started using a 32Ē board, which is nice most of the time, but there are quite a few fish swimming out there that are longer than 32Ē.

That leads me to my latest board. Itís a Ketch folding 48Ē metal board. Hopefully sometime soon it will be put to good use. Maybe a clear lake catfish hookup is in order or something hmmmÖ.

Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Clear Lake 4/25
« on: April 25, 2024, 04:27:19 PM »
A few weeks ago I was out on Clear Lake looking for crappie. All we found was crappy weather, and the fish werenít really biting.

Today I decided to try to make up the bad weather trip. Well guess what? I got rained on  :smt010 It was a little cold, a little windy, and a little rainy. You donít always get to pick the best days to fish, and the fish are already wet so they donít mind the rain.

I started off throwing a 2 inch keitech 1/16 head on a light powered rod 10lb braid to 6lb flouro. I didnít put that combo down all morning.

I got into the crappie pretty quickly and had a nice 14.75 AOTY upgrade pretty quickly. I sorted through a lot of other crappie, finally landing a great 15 incher!

I also landed a few bass, but nothing to get too excited about.

I even got a big ol catfish throwing the crappie lure around. 31.25 inch which was a really nice AOTY upgrade!

The fish are there. Sort of all over the place relating to structure. They were biting from about a foot of water all the way out to 15 feet of water. No real pattern to it.

AOTY / AOTY Catfish
« on: April 24, 2024, 06:43:55 AM »
In case anyone hasnít been paying attention there have been some huge catfish hitting the AOTY boards!

Corey entered a very nice 30Ē

JoeDubC then entered a 34.25Ē which is the 5th largest ever entered into AOTY!

Then tommcdo threw down with a 35.75Ē. The biggest ever entered into AOTY. Wow!

Great fish you guys! The catfish certainly seem to be on the chew right now and spring fishing is really going strong.

AOTY is still wide open, check the links in my signature for more info or click the AOTY link at the top of the page.

Awesome to see!

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