Thursday, March 21, 2013
Breaking The Mark At Misson Viejo Lake
I'm hardly ever wrong (yeah right) but I can say I ate a big shit burger today. MVL was absolutely stellar perhaps one of our best. Chul was the first to hook up with a 2 pound bass. After a few casts I was on one about a pound and a half to three quarters. Never could I break the 2.5 pound mark on largemouth bass until today, kind of. I danced my fly near a submerged tire and was hooked on a monster bass. I managed to get it to the boat before shaking off. While I didn't get a photo of it I did get it on the headcam. We estimate it to be 4.5 to 5 pounds. Like always I fished my favorite 5 weight T&T Helix saltwater version and it was bent to the cork.
Off topic now, while in this cove a mother and son were on their floating deck not far from us. They were close enough that I could hear what they were saying. She picked up the phone as it rang and I heard her say that her father was dead. Distraught she yelled out crying. It was a sad scene but what made it more sad, as I watch this poor woman weep, was that her shitbag-skater-punk-dressed-in-all black kid do absolutely nothing but text on his cell phone. Nothing. Nothing to comfort her or put an arm around her. Nothing. I wanted to go over there and punch him in the face. We stayed at that cove long enough to see her eldest son come out and as she wept he at least had the common decency to give her a hug and console her. What the hell is wrong with kids today!?! It is no wonder there are so many mass shooting in America. Kids today have no compassion or even the decency to try and calm their own mother down after tragic news.
Nebraska Tailwalkers. We fished closer in the shallows and drifted down hoping for more bass. I got a bump and had a fish momentarily. The next cast or so I got hit again this time I had him on. It was one of those stockers. These fish do not quit. I talked shit on Chul for over a year for wanting to fish these trout and here I am laughing and giddy as this trout swam around the boat. I can say these stock trout are fun (never taught I'd ever say that). The fish was full finned and although the photo may not show it was nicely colored. I'm used to CA DFW hatchery trout that look half dead when you catch them. Since you are supposed to keep the trout in this lake, I did and according to Chul are great table fare (unlike the DFW ones). It should be nice in the frying pan.
Chef Chen's in Irvine. The fish and preserved vegetable soup, Chinese beef roll pancakes and Kung Pao chicken hit the spot and filled our growling stomachs since neither one of us ate anything all day.