We found ourselves with a beautiful summer evening free so headed to Lake Siskiyou with our float tubes. The Lake has been fishing well for trout and smallmouth who willingly attack surface poppers. A local friend and retired judge was hooked up and on his way home for dinner when we arrived. He reported a couple dozen smallmouth over the two hours he spent on the lake with the 10 incher he was landing being the smallest. It was a bit breezy and kicking hard into the waves didn’t suit our mood so we opted to fish a cove around the corner instead. Jerri chose a sinking line and bugger while I stuck to Poppers. I had no idea such small bass would try to eat it, one fish couldn’t have been much more than three inches! I landed several though only three fish topped ten inches. Jerri only had a couple but they were both larger. A friend fishing out on the main body reported finding several trout including a handful of eighteen inchers. Sunset dinner at The Goat rounded out a Shasta summer evening nicely.
Lake Siskiyou, August 9th
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