So I guess I do guided tours & trips now. Last Saturday was my first time taking non-friends out on an official tour. I’ve wrestled with the idea in the past, and decided to push it aside for the longest time. Finally went out and did my first official one this past weekend (non-friend group). Jonas contacted me asking if I could take him & his family out poke poling.
Gave it some thought, liked that he was bringing his kids out, and decided I’d give it a shot. It went pretty smoothly considering there were a total of 7 people, 5 of which were kids. So I guess that passed my test, and I’m open to taking more groups out there, though I need to hash out some details first (group size, gear rental if necessary, etc). For those of you interested, please head over to the jetty tours page where you can find all the details (once I’m done building it out). Do note that what I teach is a variation on the traditional poke poling. I use a normal rod/reel set up (20lb+ mono) which allows me more flexibility.
So…I’ve managed to fall waaaay behind on updating unfortunately. So we’ll start way back on August 28th with our fishing adventure on June Lake. Going to keep the three trips as separate posts so they can be organized properly (grouping of posts and what not).
Just to back up and give myself a little bit of excuse (heh ^^) I’ve been pretty busy @_@ Reason for this one not being on time is we were on vacation that week, and I didn’t have access to my computer. Soon as we got home we had to clean up the house since we had it fumigated while we were gone. Also the morning after we got back we had a Farallon Islands rock cod trip scheduled, and that was just exhausting…and so it goes d= Anyhow! On with the June Lake fishing report!
Here’s a short clip on our way out there from David Walley’s in Nevada. My mom wanted my Dad to take a picture of I think Mono Lake if I remember correctly…
Anyhow, we scoped the place out the day before and saw some cool stuff. There were 2 boat rental places and we decided to go with Big Rock Resort (a word of warning, never rent from them…you’ll find out why later). So we headed back to our place after wandering around town for awhile and got ready to come back the next morning.
Next morning rolls around and we hop onto a 14′ aluminum boat. Was pretty amusing leaving dock since my dad was having trouble controlling the boat d= If you’re wondering where the fish are, head to the left of the Big Rock Resort buildings (while facing it). Go past the reeds and don’t stop until at least you reach the little dock sticking out after the reeds. Shouldn’t be more than a 5-10 minute drive. Anchor off shore if you can, and fish the ridge between you and the shore. All along the coast from here on out seemed to produce.
We were using 1/2oz of weight on a carolina rig with power pait marshmallows (rainbow colored). This will probably depend more on the day, but the fish we caught were all suspended about 3/4 of the way down. My brother and I fished towards shore, my mom fished away, and my dad was tossing lures in every direction from the back of the boat.