Register Calendar
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
CatchemCaro

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 2,048
Reply with quote  #1 

   Today I dusted of the mountain bike and road up to Sanj. What a great ride. The legs felt great and I grannied it all the way up canyon trail. The grass is green and the creeks are all flowing still. The ditch's on the side of the road are still filled with water. I even found what I have always called a Horse Hair. They are like a piece of spaghetti that is only thinner and it moves. The wild flowers are totally blooming and the sun was great. When I crested the hill I could see that the lake was full to the brim. It was like a breath of fresh air to me to see that the water had been going over the road. I walked the shore and and found spawners and saw lots of small bass and bluegills in the shallows. I also was able to see fry swimming around. I walked around the lake twice and was just in my high heaven.

     I think I'll be putting on a turkey shoot up there next weekend. This is where it all started and I can't wait to get on the water in my round tube while she's over flowing like days of old. I'm sure the fishing will be tough and there will probably only be small ones caught if any. The flipping should be the trick, but who knows. I'm setting the Ilsanjo turkey shoot for this coming Saturday. Check-in at 6:00AM on the dam Blast-off at 6:20ish or if we all are already in the water. $21.00 buy in and winner take almost all. We go to the middle of the lake and I'll blast us off from there. One dollar will go to who ever catches the first fish. This is how it was done back in the day. Who ever catches the first 12" keeper simply yells it to the rest of us. 1st place big fish will get a delta craw CatchemCaro Uncle Manny Minnow. 1st place for the turkey shoot will also get a CatchemCaro bait. It's a color not listed. I call it the white flake. It's white with blue flake.

     I don't expect many if any of you to make the trek and I totally understand, but this old dude will be there weather permitting. If it's totally rainy weather we'll put it off for a sunny day. I figure we'll fish to 2:30PM.
I hope to see at least one of you guys there. This will give you a small taste of what it was like for the pioneers of the SCBBBC as they where the guys who made the trek in the dark to catch Sanj bass. I think Bill Sweet and Mike Boggs are the only active current SCBBBC members who remember these old Sanj days. So find a round tube and fish a real float tube tournament at the Wholly Grail, Lake Ilsanjo. I can't wait to start the hike. All fish will be weighed in while we are in the water. We will also be taking lot's of pictures and some group pictures too if we have a group.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CATCHEMCARO#p/u/10/w8O_8O_-oxI

Rich


__________________
Scbbbc Founder &  President "Fish fear Bass Tech Kickboats & Round Tubers" Want a new swim bait? http://catchemcarobaits.com/index.html
http://www.scbbbc.com/bassanglerprofiles/richcaro.htm
0
1stchild

Avatar / Picture

member
Registered:
Posts: 185
Reply with quote  #2 
how long is the hike? im guessin you hafta use tubes? lend me one and i would go.

__________________
big fish 2011:
0
crankbaitmaster

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 1,097
Reply with quote  #3 
Its a good 40-45 minute walk up the hill
0
1stchild

Avatar / Picture

member
Registered:
Posts: 185
Reply with quote  #4 
ahh piece of cake i used to some brutal 4 mile hikes to kent lake. well 1 brutal, 1 mello, both 4 miles.

__________________
big fish 2011:
0
asfacci

Avatar / Picture

Angler
Registered:
Posts: 313
Reply with quote  #5 
Rich-

I'm in!!

Matt

__________________
2015 SCBBBC Angler of the Year
2013 SCBBBC Angler of the Year
2011 SCBBBC Angler of the Year
2009 SCBBBC Rookie of the Year
-------------------------------------
0
bagdadfisher

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 1,533
Reply with quote  #6 

Never fished there, will have to give it a whirl in a few months

0
joshdafishndude

Avatar / Picture

member
Registered:
Posts: 245
Reply with quote  #7 

sounds like fun rich, ive never fished alsanjo but i have seen it before, if i can get a belly boat before saturday id definitly be down


__________________
Bass fishing is my passion, my obsession, and my life.
0
bassmaster95401

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 365
Reply with quote  #8 
I will be there.  The hike is about 20 minutes if you use the secret access spot!!. I am going to break out the old U Boat.  
__________________
Wannabee Jim Reese Biggest Bass 2016 1. TBD 2. TBD 3. TBD 4. TBD 5. TBD
0
stankfinger

Avatar / Picture

Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 181
Reply with quote  #9 
I hiked up there a month ago for the first time and got skunked. It looks fun for a tube.

__________________
Have swimbaits, will travel.
0
bassmaster95401

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 365
Reply with quote  #10 
Looking forward to this!!!
__________________
Wannabee Jim Reese Biggest Bass 2016 1. TBD 2. TBD 3. TBD 4. TBD 5. TBD
0
bassmaster95401

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 365
Reply with quote  #11 
Come on guys!!!
__________________
Wannabee Jim Reese Biggest Bass 2016 1. TBD 2. TBD 3. TBD 4. TBD 5. TBD
0
billythekidd44

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,529
Reply with quote  #12 

I`d like to but I`ve got baseball saturday and mothers day sunday.


__________________
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." Jimi Hendrix
http://www.scbbbc.com/bassanglerprofiles/billsweatt.htm
0
flippinbaits

Avatar / Picture

Elite Bassmaster
Registered:
Posts: 1,099
Reply with quote  #13 
i would love too, however I have a salmon trip planned.  Plus there is the Human Race Event planned that day.  thats atleast 2,000 people in Spring Lake and its surrounding areas between runners and event staff.  parking might be a B*T*H.

have fun, i love that place!!!!

__________________
Lake Calvi 4 Life
--------------------------
Biggest Fish 2012
1.) 3.5 Frog (Sanjy)
2.) 3.5 Wakebait (Mendo)
3.) 3.0 Frog (Sanjy)
4.) 3.0 Frog (Sanjy)
5.) 2.5 Frog (Sanjy)
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Click!

fin junkie lunkerhunt fish 30 ccre float tube forum net baits bass team tackle
CatchemCaro Baits Little Creeper Baits Monster Fishing Tackle California Reservoir Lures
Dobyns Rods Trokar Hooks
gamakatsu histackleboxshop d and m baits just wing it baits camelbak jigs snakebite baits

Belly Boats, Kickboats, Pontoon Boats, Bassfishing Forum