San Luis Yesterday with Vaughn Willett

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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2018-02-03 12:35:51

Well, from reports it looks like San Luis Reservoir is fishing better than the delta right now. Fished it yesterday with Vaughn Willett again and even though it was only a couple of days after that big full moon, which always makes the bight tougher on the lake, I was able to score 9 stripers to hand, all from about 20 to 24 inches (5-pounds), fishing from about 9:30 to 4:30. Got them all but one on my little white/yellow/brown Darting Jig Hook Face Mask Minnow, size 1. Unfortunately Vaughn didn't lake a single fish and it wasn't for the lack of skill or trying.

The only thing I could think of that gave me the edge was the fly. It darts on the pause, was heavier than the flies Vaughn was using and accordingly dropped quicker right at the base of the flooded trees. Lots of takes came on the first or second pull/drop or just a few feet out from the tree line.

We metered lots of fish in deeper water, some nice size marks but couldn't get them of open their mouths. I think I only caught one from one of those schools.

It was a gorgeous day on the lake, almost like mid-Spring. There was no breeze to speak of. It was fun, as, always fishing with Vaughn. Hey pal, you'll get them next time. Remember last time - you kicked my butt with the Green Meanie.


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