Sunday-December 10, 2017: As the water cools down on the lake in December, so too the fishing at San Luis Reservoir. Despite alot of talk about surface boils in the coves at daybreak, I wasn’t able to score early in the morning. I did see one legit boil near the shoreline in the morning but couldn’t get a fly on it fast enough. I fished the BOP , Romero and the Trash Racks hard with not even a bite till 11:00. At 11:0 I went to the old reliable Guardrail and caught a couple fish . Our office party was last night and everyone stayed late and had a great time. When the alarm went off at 5:00 this morning, I still felt like I was partying. I can see why the fish weren’t that anxious to eat.
I wore my new Chicago Flyfishing Outfitters Hat that I bought over Thanksgiving. The first fish I hooked and lost of the day hit a really slow fly . I didn’t feel like the fish hit the fly very hard and I lost it on the 4th strip to the boat. It happened a second time on a slow paused fly. The last two fish I caught were also on slow retrieves. I think the winter cycle is upon us. I might be time to fish the forebay .
The fish I cleaned today were full of Diptera and small grass shrimp. There have been reports of fish cruising tight against the shoreline gulping food. I find it kind of odd behavior for the beginning of winter. For sure the fish seemed uninterested in moving bait.
The underwater shots were made with a GoPro Fusion. Im slowly learning how to use Fusion Studio but I think the real power of the 360 GoPro Fusion is underwater shots under the boat. Its hard to point a camera at a fish that is swimming around the boat. One of these days Ill get that big fish as it comes in from the depths .
Next week is time to to check out the Forebay..