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fishinone
06-18-2010, 05:04 PM
After Hearing about the bite from T/O, Kahn and I went up to Lake San Antonio to fish for a day with fishingfools#1-local#33 (FarmerJohn) who's camping up there this week.

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Lake San Antonio is a beautiful spot. Actually it's many spots, the have 2000 camp sites.


We had a slow start. As we crossed one small cove, Khahn's rig was hit with a vengeance. The drag peeled then accelerated and the clicker screamed. We tried to get John to bring this one in but he wanted his guests to catch fish.

So Khahn did the honors. By the time Khahn got the fish to the boat John had handed me the net and we were ready. At the surface just out of reach the 9 - 10 lb fish made a beautiful turn with a twist and a roll and just unhooked the hook. It was a beautiful move but we would have preferred something a little different.

Things were slow for most of the day. We trolled and explored and got a little advice from our friends. Cell phones are useful fishing tools. We would see groups of large fish in areas but they were just letting us pass.

In the early afternoon John suggested a spot that he thought looked promising the night before. We headed there trolling and as we approached the point, the striper came up on the shad and we went out of our heads untangling topwater rigs. We were ready by the time we got in range but we were to late to make good use of the boil.

We cast for a while then set the troll back up and made a pass on that same point. As we passed the point we were in close. I picked up my rig to reel and put a little room between the rig and bottom. As I picked it up the tension increased a little and I pulled to free it from bottom then the tension increased a lot and I set the hook. Fish On!

So this is when things went awry. I moved my reel hand, hit the engagement lever with my knuckle and knocked the reel out of gear. Instant Birds nest. I was stunned. I just stood there for a moment looking at the birds nest, then grabbed the line at the tip of the pole handed the pole to John and started hand-lining. Of course the fish charged the boat! I threw the line on the floor of boat. Khahn was ready with the net and boated the fish as I brought it up, he didn't give it a chance to turn and run again.

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This one weighed 7lb 1oz. I'm glad it wasn't any bigger.:LOL:

After taking a break late in the afternoon at the camp site and making a few steaks and some shrimp for lunch we headed back out.

Since things were slow we took up nature photography.

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I didn't see this deer squat down because I was looking at the screen.

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Once I realized what was going on I had to take another picture. Don't drink lake water!:LOL:

At the end of the day we started seeing scattered small boils along the beach and on points. These were quick little wolf pack blitzes. We kept trolling and would stop on the boils and cast topwater but they were so quick that we were often late.

Finally a boil started in front of us. Khahn was driving. He pulled us up into range and we all started casting. I cast short, John got birds nest, then Khahn put a KPN Topwater Shad right in the middle of the boil. As was I was reeling I watched him patiently begin working his KPN Topwater Shad. He bumped it twice and it disappeared. He calmly worked this fish as I tried get video with my phone.

John retrieved his lure and reached down to get the net. The lure on the pole in his other hand wrapped Khahn's pole and stuck to one of the eyes. So Khahn worked the fish and I took video as John untangled the lure from Khahn's pole. We got this worked out without losing the fish and John did a great job netting the fish.

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Here's Khahn with his hard fought reward.

Khahn is a master fisherman and lure maker. The KPN Topwater Lures work beautifully on the surface and subsurface. The action just underwater is amazing.

As for the video! I have no idea. I took video. Apparently I didn't save it. I updated the operating system on my phone the day before the trip. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


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(6/20/2010) I found the video. Here it is.

Well, that was our day. It was slow, something went wrong on every hookup, the deer decided to take a pee during the nature photography session and we caught fish.

We had a great time fishing with friends and doing things the hard way. Thanks, John and Khahn for a great day and great company.

John and Khahn have pictures that they are planning to add later.

Thanks T/O that's a great spot that you put FNN on.

Fishbones
06-18-2010, 05:54 PM
awesome and funny (deer pee in lake) report Ron, glad you guys beat the skunk with some sweet chunky stripers
congrats to khahn with his magic kpn skillz put to use, way to make it happen with the net john,.,
theres a saying,.,.,. a good fisherman is nothing without a great net man.

MonsterGuppy
06-18-2010, 06:55 PM
Great report! those SA stripers seem to know just when to mess with ya :)

trail blazer
06-18-2010, 07:28 PM
FANTASTIC REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS my strriper hunting brothers!!!!.


Your day went much the same as my and c,baits and bucks trip last week,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Glad to see you guys made it up there,,,WTG

GREAT PICS!!!

TRAIL BLAZER

Troutman65
06-18-2010, 08:28 PM
Nice going out there guys . Thanks for the post

cutbait
06-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Congrats guys on toughing it out and making something happen.

KPN, master of his own bait!

marzocchi
06-19-2010, 05:24 AM
awesome and funny (deer pee in lake) report Ron, glad you guys beat the skunk with some sweet chunky stripers
congrats to khahn with his magic kpn skillz put to use, way to make it happen with the net john,.,
theres a saying,.,.,. a good fisherman is nothing without a great net man.

I dont think the deer was peeing....

Those are some nice fish. WTG .

fishinone
06-19-2010, 08:36 AM
awesome and funny (deer pee in lake) report Ron, glad you guys beat the skunk with some sweet chunky stripers
congrats to khahn with his magic kpn skillz put to use, way to make it happen with the net john,.,
theres a saying,.,.,. a good fisherman is nothing without a great net man.

Thanks Alex, When fish like I do, you'd be lost without a sence of humor.:Big Grin:


Great report! those SA stripers seem to know just when to mess with ya :)

Thank you, they sure did have our number.


FANTASTIC REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS my strriper hunting brothers!!!!.

Your day went much the same as my and c,baits and bucks trip last week,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Glad to see you guys made it up there,,,WTG

GREAT PICS!!!

TRAIL BLAZER


Thanks T/B. I've been hearing about your trip up there but somehow I missed or brain glitched the report. I'm gonna go find it.


Nice going out there guys . Thanks for the post

Thanks Patrick, You'll have to make the trip up there it's a great spot.


Congrats guys on toughing it out and making something happen.

KPN, master of his own bait!

Thanks C/B, Kahn and I left Castaic at 2:00 am and got back there 2:30 am the next day. I guess that's toughing it out.

I've got to find the report from your trip.


I dont think the deer was peeing....

Those are some nice fish. WTG .

Hi Marzocchi, thank you.

It could have been a buck just cooling down. It's 4 or 5 months to the rut, you know.

fishinone
06-20-2010, 11:16 AM
The new Operating system changed the way the videos are organized. Whew!

I'll edit the report and put it in there.

kpn
06-20-2010, 05:40 PM
First of all I'd like to thanks John for the invite and Ron for the ride & company. You too are fun to fish with.
It was just a exploratory trip and we caught some fish.
Here are some pics I took.

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Also Thanks Gary & Shock for some tips.

The video is awesome Ron. Thanks.

Khanh.

trail blazer
06-21-2010, 03:06 AM
Great video!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks

TroutOnly
06-21-2010, 09:13 AM
NOW STAY OFF MY LAKE BIZATCHES,,,LOL,,,,,,WORLD CLASS STRIPEY FISHING,,,,,,,,,,IM GOING BACK FOR SOME MO,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,t/o,,,,,,,,,,,

Shock
06-21-2010, 09:13 AM
Good job out there guys!!! Great video!!

fishinone
06-21-2010, 05:58 PM
Great video!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks

Thank you, I felt so bad when I thought I had lost it. I had been telling Khahn that I would post it then I couldn't find it.


NOW STAY OFF MY LAKE BIZATCHES,,,LOL,,,,,,WORLD CLASS STRIPEY FISHING,,,,,,,,,,IM GOING BACK FOR SOME MO,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,t/o,,,,,,,,,,,

It was very nice of you to find us a new lake!:LOL:

Thank you for being willing to help us out.

You're awesome!


Good job out there guys!!! Great video!!

Thanks Shock, Thanks for the advice also.