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steve092
01-19-2009, 07:39 PM
Saturday January 17th, 2008

I got to the lake pretty early, around 7, and paid my dues (which it was good to see a line of cars because everyone was paying). It took me about 30 minutes to get the pontoon setup, and I hit the water around 7:30. That day wasn't so much about catching fish (although I did want to), it was more of a test with the new swimbait set up. I finally settled in one area near the pumphouse. I threw out the BBZ i fairly shallow water, maybe 15 feet, to try deadsticking it. While that was sinking, I threw out some Rainbow Powerbait on my other pole to see if the trout wanted to play. As I go to reel up the BBZ, SNAG!!!! Man I was so pissed. After about 5 minutes of messing around with it, I finally pulled it out of whatever it was stuck on, then, somehow, it gets stuck on my anchor line. SO I had to pull up all the gear, head to shore, and get the BBZ unhooked. After that mess, I went over to Miller Canyon to go see about some trout. I saw a few caught, nothing big, but I did see quite a few holdovers swimming around. I fished Miller and Cleghorn to no avail. So, I ended my 6 month skunk-free streak. Oh well! It was a nice day out, so I couldn't complain about anything. Here's some pics.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-17-09/SilverwoodLake01-17-094.jpg

I've been fishing Silverwood for the past 5 years and this is the first time I saw a Bald Eagle.


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-17-09/SilverwoodLake01-17-096.jpg

Looking towards the marina around 11. The water was pretty much glassy until 1.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-17-09/SilverwoodLake01-17-098.jpg

A little choppy, but tolerable.








Sunday January 18th, 2009

I was going to get up early again, but I went later on in the day instead. I arrived at Cleghorn around 2 and setup a pole with powerbait and another with a droshotted powerworm. Talk about slow. The last few times in Cleghorn I didn't see a single fish caught. So I worked the powerworm for a few hours with no luck. I left out the powerbait while I worked the BBZ off of the dock. No followers whatsoever, but I am getting the hang of tossing the big baits. Around 5 I decided to quit on the swimbaits and just work the powerworm. I must have thrown about 3o casts when I finally got a hit. Fish on! I landed a nice purple and pink rainbow. The sun was leaving our hemisphere about 5:30, so I hit the road!


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-18-09/SilverwoodLake01-18-09.jpg
The wind was on and off.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-18-09/SilverwoodLake01-18-091.jpg
My 1st attempt at an underwater shot. The only problem with flash is that the light reflects off of every little particle in the water.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-18-09/SilverwoodLake01-18-093.jpg
2nd attempt. The only problem is without flash, you need a steady hand. Keeping a steady hand is hard to do in 45 degree water.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-18-09/SilverwoodLake01-18-095.jpg
On the cutting board. She was a tough fish. She survived on the stringer for 1 hour, but also survived a 10 minute ride to my house.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f367/steven92/Silverwood%20Lake%2001-18-09/SilverwoodLake01-18-096.jpg
There was a reason she had a belly.

DCCTrouserTrout
01-19-2009, 08:26 PM
That's a cool pic of the bird... Don't see that every day

DccFISHerMan
01-19-2009, 08:30 PM
Cool pics, sure deflated that fish!

PureAle
01-19-2009, 09:03 PM
trout got a lipo.nice bald eagle pic!

PureAle

sidified
01-19-2009, 10:24 PM
Is that trout row any good as bait?

steve092
01-19-2009, 11:10 PM
Is that trout row any good as bait?

I've heard that roe is killer with trout. I just don't know how to cure it.

Team Santana
01-19-2009, 11:20 PM
That stuff is awesome, i dont cure it though, i dont know how, i put it in a ziploc, and put it in the freezer, and on a slow fishing day thaw it and throw it out in front of you, and "HERE THEY COME" I use it as an attractant to spark the bite, save that stuff!!

Seng90806
01-19-2009, 11:30 PM
any signs of striper around? Great job on the trouts :LOL:

steve092
01-20-2009, 08:29 AM
any signs of striper around? Great job on the trouts :LOL:

None whatsoever. I even threw some chovies and no bites.

steve092
01-21-2009, 03:56 PM
That stuff is awesome, i dont cure it though, i dont know how, i put it in a ziploc, and put it in the freezer, and on a slow fishing day thaw it and throw it out in front of you, and "HERE THEY COME" I use it as an attractant to spark the bite, save that stuff!!

I'll remember that next time I catch a trout with roe.

Ifishtoolittle
01-21-2009, 06:39 PM
WOW a bald eagle, didn't even kow we had those guys in socal. Nice job on the trout!

one_leg
01-21-2009, 07:01 PM
Great report(s) and pics as well. Congrats on beating the skunk......finally.

To cure the roe you can use 20 Mule Team Borax from the detergent section of your local supermarket. Add some salt and maybe a lil sugar with some food coloring of your choice.

Just cut the fresh roe skeins into small bait sized pieces and place layer upon layer with enough Borax to cover each layer as it is placed upon the last. Then leave it in the fridge for a couple days. This will cause the moisture to be drawn out of the eggs ad then it will be reabsorbed through osmosis while making the individual egg cell walls tougher

SoCalGuy7
01-21-2009, 07:19 PM
Great pics, I skunked there yesterday.....for stripers!

socalrippin
01-21-2009, 07:21 PM
i like the underwater pics....way to throw the bbz dude better luck next time.

crappiemike
01-21-2009, 10:22 PM
nice shots of the lake... that bite should be picking up right before
the moon phase rolls in!!!

cm

steve092
01-21-2009, 10:48 PM
To cure the roe you can use 20 Mule Team Borax from the detergent section of your local supermarket. Add some salt and maybe a lil sugar with some food coloring of your choice.

Just cut the fresh roe skeins into small bait sized pieces and place layer upon layer with enough Borax to cover each layer as it is placed upon the last. Then leave it in the fridge for a couple days. This will cause the moisture to be drawn out of the eggs ad then it will be reabsorbed through osmosis while making the individual egg cell walls tougher

Thanks, I'll have to pick up that borax tomorrow and try it out.

steve092
01-21-2009, 10:49 PM
WOW a bald eagle, didn't even kow we had those guys in socal. Nice job on the trout!

Oh yeah! Every year at Silverwood they hold Eagle counts.

Adam_B.
01-22-2009, 10:41 AM
I was there Sunday in Miller Canyon and got the skunk. The wood hasn't been good to me lately? Thanks for the report.

Are they still stocking Silverwood?

steve092
01-22-2009, 07:56 PM
Are they still stocking Silverwood?

I haven't checked the stocking reports lately, but if they are, they must be stocking trout by the marina. I haven't seen many trout come out in Cleghorn.

FISHBAIT
01-22-2009, 08:21 PM
Nice pics, especially of the Eagle never knew we had them so close to home.