In the heat of a Northern California summer we ventured off to two destinations in hopes of some big fish. We had two spots in mind, 2047 and The Sac River in Colusa.
We (Me, pops and rigo) arrived at 2047 at around 3:00 with some chicken livers and nightcrawlers for some big cats. The only problem is that the catfish didn’t get the memo. Not only did we not catch any but they didn’t even bite our baits. An hour went by and nothing! I got bored and went to a shady area where Ol Pops was fishing. I saw a snake swimming around in the area so I dropped my slip bobber rig in and when I pulled it up, something chased my chicken liver. I realized right away that there must be some sort of panfish in the water. A little history, we have fished 2047 since I was 4 or 5 and NEVER, not even by mistake, have we caught a bass or a panfish. You would think that in all those years we would have accidentally caught some other species but only c atfish and carp.
Well anyway, down goes, my bobber so I put on a smaller hook and after a few tries, out popped the first bluegill we have ever seen in 2047. And not only did I get one but 4 more hand sized panfish. I have also heard rumors of Largemouth bass being in 2047 and this is only a step in the right direction.
After about 10 minutes of gilling we stopped by the store for some anchovies and then went to The Sac. I was hoping for another fatty striper to take home. I started the day with a pretty fat pikeminnow that put up a pretty good fight. I noticed the bite at this hole has slowed down quite a bit but still productive.
Unfortunately the biggest striper it produced for me was a 12 incher. My dad also ended up catching one just as we were running out of bait. Unfortunately nothing of any real size was caught.
Total Fish:5 Bluegills + 5 stripers + 1 Sacramento Pikeminnow = 11 fish