Wishing I was Fishing

I can’t stop thinking about going fishing. I started working full time at a winery in Napa, CA just over three weeks ago. Needless to say, I haven’t been able to swing by the lake as much as I would like to… The winery I work at is situated just above Lake Hennessey, so I’ve been keeping 3-4 rods in the truck (more then I need) in true bass angler fashion. Short trips after work have been satisfying some of my hunger to get out on the water, but I’m going crazy for a tournament.

This past Saturday, my former roommate and OBT teammate, Nick Doring and I headed to the Delta. We hit the road at 5:30 in the morning, rushing to beat the light. I was relieved to find the boat fired
up nicely after sitting around for weeks.

We fished some areas around Frank’s tract and little franks, focusing on current around breaks in the tules. We ran into our good friend Carter Troughton and his father Greg, who had their day cut short by a trolling motor issue, but not before we watched each other pull in dink after dink. It was a dinky day. Tournament fish, keepers, toads, pigs, whatever you want to call them, were far and few between. We ran down to Little Mandeville, fishing inside on the incoming tide and around the flowing current breaks on the south end. Nick was able to bring a largie just short of five pounds into the boat and another one around two pounds. It was a small moment of victory to finally get some “Real fish” into the boat on what was a rather relaxing day on the water. It was just what I needed… but I still have the itch.

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I have a lot of video footage from Berryessa and the Delta I’m trying to piece together. Until I get it up and going into the new year, I will be trying to post more frequently. As of now, I am planning on fishing the FLW Everstart series as a co-angler next year, as well as enter some WON pro-am events. Come the new year, I really won’t be thinking about anything other then fishing.

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