I like fishing on Friday since Saturdays are usually pretty busy. When I pulled up to the boat ramp at the Oneill Forebay , I was surprised to see 20 boats had beaten me out. Then I remembered it was Veterans Day. I spent the last week struggling with the decision to fish the delta with Wayne for a day but the two hour trailering of the boat in both directions and the having to get re inspected for Quagga Mussels to fish San Luis made me choose to fish the forebay or lake this weekend. Many large fish are being caught in the delta this week . Eventually , ill make it over there but until I can figure out a convenient way to keep a boat over there, I think I’ll keep fishing the forebay and reservoir till it gets slow.
Today, I found most of the fish in the Flats in 8 feet of water. One of these days, i might get bored catching 17 inch stripers but I still enjoy catching lots of them with a nice amount of keepers over 18 inches. A day of fishing catching over 30 stripers and coming home and having a couple for dinner is my idea of a good day. The fish were hitting light today. Not many of the fish committed suicide on the fly. I caught several fish right at the boat as the fly rose and sat a foot from the top. Its a good idea to keep an eye on the fly all the way to the top.
The forebay was a couple feet lower than last week but the weather was great, with warm temperatures and no wind. I stuck with small yellow and white fishmask rear weighted craft fur clousers size one.